Thursday, 19 June 2014

Birthday haul


Hi guys!

If you watch my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/ellieminett) then you might know what I got already but as on all videos, you can't really see things as well as if you take a picture of it.

So this is what I got.

Firstly, from my parents I got a travel kit: foldable rucksack, after bite pen, mosquito repellent and money belt. Oh and I completely forgot to show you in the video but they also got me a pandora charm (it's a globe).








From my sister I got these cacti for my room that I named Judith and Bob.

Bob
Judith

My boyfriend got me a box of Neuhaus chocolates (the best!) and made me my favourite dessert: mi-cuit.



From my aunt and cousin I got a £20 amazon voucher (I've bought a book and a film so far and still have a little left).

From a really good friend of mine I got a lovely letter (hand decorated) and a bracelet she made me.




My sister's godfather gave me a book on travel safety.



And last but not least, the rest of my family and my neighbour gave me money for traveling!

I hope this might have given you some ideas if you're buying someone a gift.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Summer clothing haul!

Hi guys!

As promised in my last video, here are a few pictures of my new clothes and what they look like on.

Firstly, these trousers are from Lola & Liza. I've paired them with all the t-shirts I bought from H&M.







I then went on boohoo.com and bought this playsuit.



Again from boohoo, I found this jumpsuit.




Lastly, I fell in love with maxi dress! It's also from boohoo.



I'm not going to show you my socks on because that would be a bit silly but you can see them on in my video if you really want to. All the links to these clothes (that I could find) are in the description box beneath the video. You can watch it here.

That is everything I bought! I hope you liked it!

Ps: do you like my new hair? I literally had it cut this morning!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Tanya Burr's nail varnish in Penguin Chic review

Hi guys!

So I have another review this week, I promise next week will not be a review!

I've just had the chance to paint my nails. I work with food so I can't paint them very often. But anyway, I thought I'd try out the one I bought most recently, Penguin Chic. This was also featured in my spring haul video that you can watch here.

One coat

It's a very nice taupe colour, it doesn't resemble anything I own. It's quite opaque on the first coat although I would recommend 2.

It's very easy to apply as the formulation is not too liquid and not too gloopy, just right.


I've been wearing it since last night and I did about an hour of painting this morning and got gloss paint all over my fingers (I'm a bit clumsy...) and when I washed it off, it didn't chip the nail polish in the slightest so it's quite resistant which is good.

I also found it dried quite quickly and I haven't needed to apply a top coat.

2 coats

This range is quite affordable too, around the 10€ mark.

I don't have anything bad to say about this so I'm very pleased with it! I will have to purchase some more colours!

I hope you found this interesting!




Saturday, 10 May 2014

Tanya Burr’s lipgloss in Exotic Island review

Hi guys !

I have another lip product review for you this week. This was also in my haul video and my favourites video.

It’s a gorgeous fuschia pink colour and I chose it because I don’t have a colour like it in my collection.


The colour pay off is very good and it smells and tastes yummy like sweets (or candy).


It also lasts quite a long time with minimal touch ups. I find that even when most of the product has come off it leaves a tint of colour on your lips.


I’m very fussy when it comes to lip gloss and I hate anything to sticky. This is slightly sticky but it’s not too bad. The stickiness seems to only be when you apply the product too so I feel like it wears off after a few minutes.


The packaging is nice and sleek which I love.

The only thing I would say is that the applicator is quite small and flat which I find a bit harder to work with but that’s a minor detail.


I think it costs around the 10€ mark so it’s quite affordable.

I think that pretty much sums it up ! I’ve been wearing this a lot lately and I’m very happy with it so well done Tanya !


If you want to check out her channel, you can do that here.



I hope you found this useful !

Friday, 9 May 2014

Maybelline Baby Lips Hydrate review

Hi guys!



It's been a while since I've been on here and I'm sorry for that.

I recently (ish) purchased Maybelline's Baby Lips in Hydrate. It was in my monthly favourites video which you can watch here and also in a haul video that you can watch here.

Anyway, I promised a review for pretty much everything in that haul video so I'm starting with this as it has been the most used since I got it.


I've had very dry lips recently and this has helped a lot. It's a very soft texture and seems to lock in a lot of moisture.

It smells lemony and it's completely sheer just like a normal non-tinted lip balm.


I also really like the packaging, it's small, practical and colourful and fits perfectly in your handbag.

This is very cheap too. I can't remember the exact price but it was definitely under 5€!


All in all, I have no bad comments about this lip balm. I would thoroughly recommend it.

I hope you found this useful!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

If you go down to the woods today...

Hi guys!

Spring is well underway and it has been gorgeous here in Belgium!


The other day, I finished work early and took Harry out for a longer walk (Belle had been running around in the garden so didn't need walking). I decided to take him to the woods next to where I live: best decision ever.




It was beautiful - everything was green, it was just the right temperature and there was no one there. I even spent five minutes just sitting on a swing made out of a log and some string just enjoying the singing birds and the blissful temperature. I only managed five minutes though because Harry had other ideas and seemed very confused as to why we had stopped walking!



It was really nice to just relax and appreciate everything around me. We live our lives at 100 miles an hour and never take the time to just look at every detail we have around us. This half an hour walk really made me a happier person for the rest of the day and boosted my mood for the week.



Anyway, moral of the story: take the time to look at what's around you and stop, think and listen.


I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend and if you don't celebrate Easter, just a lovely weekend. I  ate lots of chocolate to celebrate!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Redecorating my room!

Hi guys!

Sorry there's not been a blog post for a while but I've been so busy lately.

I just started my job, I've been ill and I'm redecorating my room!

So far, we've moved all of my clothes and things downstairs into the spare bedroom which is where I'm sleeping.


We've also dismantled my desk, taken the shelves out, removed the curtains and curtain rail
and started painting the walls and the ceiling white.


We're going to dismantle my bed next (we didn't think it would be necessary but it is) and that requires clearing out the huge draw of stuff underneath it.


After that we'll finish painting the walls and ceiling white and start with the colours. Two of my walls are going to be a chocolate brown colour and the other two will be an off white. The ceiling will remain white.


We also have to paint the window frames and the door with gloss paint, then we can finally reassemble my desk and maybe buy a new, bigger bed. We're going to rearrange the set up of the furniture in my room.

I feel like it needs a bit of a freshen up as it's been this way for 6 years almost so it was about time for a change!

When everything is finished, I'll take a picture and show you what the end result is!