Sunday, 28 June 2015

Nails of the Week: Sun Kissed

Hey everyone!

This week I went back to the same line by Sally Hansen, but chose this orange in Sun Kissed.


Not my favourite, not gonna lie.  It's too much of a pumpkin-esque shade when it's on your nails and has dried.  But if you like that kind of colour, you'll like this!

xoxo
Laura

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Video: L'Oreal La Palette 1 & 2 Review

Hello everyone!

My video that went up on Thursday talks about the L'Oreal La Palettes, a pricey drugstore buy that might be worth it.

Check it out.


Clickable link HERE

Enjoy!

xoxo
Laura

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Day Out: Babies Everywhere! (Ducklings of Course!)

Surprise, surprise, I went to the park and took a lot of pictures!  I never get tired of this place.




Saturday, 20 June 2015

Beauty Hacks? Testing: Mattifying Lipstick with Blush

Hey everyone!

Today I'm testing out the claim that you can use blush to mattify lipstick.

Basically, it's as simple as putting on your favourite lipstick, then using blush over the top.  The same kind of idea as using a translucent powder.


Tip: Try to keep the lipstick and blush in the same colour category (I feel like this shouldn't even need to be said but...) I used the Rimmel by Kate Moss lipstick in 08 and the Essence blush in Adorable.


Obviously this definitely mattifies, but I have to say, in person, it looks a lot more powdered.  It doesn't have the same effect as a matte lipstick, it just looks dry and cracked.  Not a huge fan of this trick, it just doesn't work very well.

xoxo
Laura

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Nails of the Week: Hot Magenta

Hey everyone!

I've been painting my nails a lot more recently.  This week's shade is the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polish in Hot Magenta.


This has a really pretty blue iridescence to it, I love it!  I only did one coat because I was feeling lazy, but I'd probably recommend you do two.

xoxo
Laura

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Video: May Favourites

Hey everyone!

A few days ago I posted my May Favourites video.  If you haven't seen it, click and watch below!



As always, comment and subscribe!


xoxo
Laura

Saturday, 13 June 2015

That Time When I Have Strong Feelings: My Thoughts on KSI

Hello everyone.

This is actually a serious post, and I don't know exactly what I'm going to say, but I will be saying something.

I watch a lot of YouTube, and today THIS video by Theodora Lee popped up in my sub box.
***EDIT: Last I saw, this video had been made private, along with the video on the KSI channel***

She talks about how a YouTuber, KSI, made vulgar, sexual, and derogatory comments about her in a video he made with her brother.

I assumed it would be mild.  Not acceptable, but nothing too terrible.  This is YouTube after all, aren't there standards?

Apparently not.

I clicked to see the video, and after he finishes saying how he would "rail" her and other horrendous comments I felt fucking SICK.  I ended up watching a video made with Joe Sugg as well, where he talks about how Zoe is "bangable."

I physically could not watch these videos in their entirety.  I don't care if I missed him saying some other disgusting comment.  I honestly felt nauseous to the very pit of my stomach hearing him say these things.

I am not a YouTuber.  I just make videos.  And I don't pretend to know what YouTubers do when they aren't on camera.  but I sure as HELL know that what was said about women in these videos was COMPLETELY and UTTERLY unacceptable.

Women are not objects.  We are human beings.  Living, breathing beings who deserve to be treated with respect.  The presence of a uterus does NOT mean that we can be treated and talked about in such derogatory terms.  I don't care if you would "bang" some girl, you don't get to talk about her like she's a piece of meat (or the better comparison, a drum).

I can't even bring myself to repeat what was said in those videos, so I can't quote it and RIP IT TO SHREDS like I want to.  Event thinking about what KSI (or whatever his real name is) said makes me want to vomit.

Maybe, if we didn't allow these sick, perverted "role models" on the internet, the world would be a better place.  Young, impressionable boys and girls watch YouTube like it's a religion (I should know, I was/am one of them) and if they watch these videos and think that those terms are acceptable ways to talk about and treat women, then I shudder to think about how they will grow up.

Kudos to Theo for standing up for herself.  She admitted that she almost didn't, and it took a lot of strength for her to change her mind.  She is the kind of role model that YA's watching YouTube need to see, not disgusting boys parading as men such as KSI.

I'm sorry that this has nothing to do with my usual posts, but I couldn't handle this situation without venting, and my blog is the safe place where I can do that.

I don't want you to go watch the videos  on the KSI channel, because I don't want that sleeze to make any money from your views, but if you have seen the videos, please tell me what you think below.

xoxo
Laura

Thursday, 11 June 2015

A Weekend in Muskoka

I was lucky enough to have a very impromptu weekend at my boyfriend's cottage and it was so beautiful and relaxing and MUCH NEEDED! <3












<3

xoxo
Laura

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

O.O.T.D.: Shorty in a Maxi Dress

Dress: Pink Rose
Flower Crown: Garage


I love this outfit.  The dress is perfect, it falls just short of the ground so it doesn't make me look shorter than I already am, and the bust area is so flattering.

The hair was super easy, I made 3 small ponytails then wrapped them into individual buns and pinned them in place.  A flower crown headband wrapped around just added to the boho feel.

As for other accessories, I added a silver charm bracelet, a few rings, a dainty silver necklace and some chunky pink gemstone studs.  Perfect!

xoxo
Laura

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Beauty Hacks? Testing: The Longer Ponytail

Hello everyone!

All over the internet I seem to see these so-called 'beauty hacks' promising to make your life and makeup routine easier and faster.  I am going to test out some of these claims to see if they're fact or... well, fiction.

Today's endeavor: making your ponytail look longer.  The post I took this from claims that by making two ponytails, one just below the other, you can make your hair look longer even though it's in an up-do.

Before and After (Pardon to lack of focus)
As you can see from the photos, I think we can prove that this hack is just that!  My hair really does look longer.  On the con side of things, I did find it tricky to hide the second ponytail that is below the first.  Definitely make it smaller than the one above it, and use hairspray once you have it in place.

The verdict? This one really does work, if you work for it.  I'd recommend this one if you're looking to make your updo look a little longer!

xoxo
Laura

Thursday, 4 June 2015