Sunday, 30 December 2012

The Review:My Favourite Products of 2012

As the year is coming to a close I thought I would share with you the products I’ve loved using the most during 2012. There are a range of products so I’ve split this post into categories; makeup, skincare, hair and others. Why not leave your favourite products in the comments section. Who knows, they may end up being my favourite products in 2013! 

Top 5 Favourite Makeup Products
Urban Decay Primer Potion
With the help of this bad boy my eyeshadow never creases and stays in place all day (and night). It's a hyped beauty product and now I understand why!

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The Wish List:Wintertime Wishlist

With the sale season now in full swing, I thought it would be a perfect time to create a Wintertime Wishlist. Do you own any of these products, I would love to read your thoughts so why not comment below? 
1 Philosophy Cleanser | 2 Clarisonic Mia | 3 Sleek Blush By 3 | 4 Brown Knee High Boots | 5 MUA Undressed Palette | 6 Topshop Black Pencil Skirt

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

As I'm writing this post I have one eye on the Turkey...somehow I got put on turkey cooking duties this year, hopefully it will come out well :). Merry Christmas, hope you are all well and are having a great day, try not to eat too much food, you will thank me in the New Year!

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas TAG

With Christmas literally just round the corner, I thought I would complete the Christmas TAG as it looked like fun. If you've done the tag leave the link in the comments section and I’ll have a read. Hope you enjoy reading my answers :). 

Q.   What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
Firstly, it’s the true meaning of Christmas, which I believe is the birth of Jesus. I also love spending time with family and friends.
What’s your favourite makeup look for the festive season?
It definitely has to be to a bold red lipstick (I'm loving Viva Glam 1 at the moment) or a smoky eye...maybe even together!
Viva Glam 1 Lipstick from MAC

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

2013 Goals and an Update

I believe goal setting is key, so I thought I would share with you my YouTube/Blog goals for 2013. Have you set any goals for 2013. Why not share them in the comments section?

My 2013 Blog and YouTube Goals Are...

Friday, 7 December 2012

Blue and Gold Eyes FOTD

A quick FOTD (face of the day post) showing the makeup look I had in my last video. I'm off to the Clothes Show Live tomorrow, which should be really fun.
Blue and Gold Eyes:
Blue and Gold Eyes:
Blue and Gold Eyes: and Gold Eyes:
 Have you been to the show before or are planning to go this year? Comment below and let me know :).

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Products I've Used Up/Empties #2

It’s empties time again, don’t worry there aren’t as many products as my last video! Let me know if you’ve used any of the products mentioned and what your thoughts are.

Products mentioned:

Sunday, 2 December 2012

3 Reasons Why You Should Take an Interest in Politics

Hope you’re well. Today’s post is slightly different to normal. If you’ve read the title I’m sure you can guess the topic...politics. Recently I got the chance to attend a debate at the House of Commons which inspired me to get more involved in the world of politics. Don’t worry, I’m not looking to change career paths, but you don’t need to be a politician to get involved in politics!  Below are my top 3 reasons why I think you should consider taking an interest in the world of politics.

1. You have the opportunity to let your voice be heard – I’m sure you’ve heard this reason before but it really is true. The people in power are there because we as a society voted them. If you don’t vote how will YOUR voice be heard?
2. The decisions politicians make affect YOU, often without you realising. Taxes, university tuition fees, jobs/employment, education, immigration, healthcare, the list goes on.
3. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain!

Do you vote? And if so why do you vote? Feel free to comment below.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

EbonyB's Real Hair:One Week Update

I thought I would make a video to update you on how I’ve been finding the hair I picked up from EbonyB’s Real Hair.  I really want to Ombré/dip dye the hair. Hair dye and colour suggestions would be great, so feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Friday, 16 November 2012

20 Things I’ve Learnt in 20 Years

Today's my birthday and I'm really grateful that God has added another year to my life. Since I'm 20 today, I thought I'd share with you 20 things I've learnt so far, including some of my favourite quotes. Hope you enjoy reading this post; feel free to comment with things you've learnt.   

1. Disappointments are inevitable, but the way you respond can be changed.
2. Organization is one of the keys to success.
3. There really are enough hours in the day if you plan your time wisely.
4. Start preparing now, "Private preparation processed public success".
5. Build your character, "Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open”

Monday, 12 November 2012

Autumn Fashion and Beauty Mini Haul Pt 2

A mini haul showing a few of the things i've been buying recently. Last haul till after Christmas. 

Products mentioned:

The Cost of Beauty

Recently I learnt that the average British woman spends roughly £2,055 per year on her looks (and around £133,575 over a lifetime), in particular on hair and beauty. As a beauty blogger, at first I was shocked. So I decided to look at things from a psychology student’s point of view, and did some further research. To my surprise I found two articles (Daily Mail and Cosmopolitan) which both confirmed these statistics!
I have to say, these statistics definitely got me thinking. Why do we females spend this much money on hair and beauty? Did I fall under this category or was I on the way to becoming this so called “average woman”?

Let’s break this down further. As some of you may know, I have a YouTube channel and often spend a lot of time watching other YouTube videos. All I had to do was, think back to any of my favourite YouTuber’s haul videos and the answer was clear. YES! It’s definitely possible to spend £2,055 per year on hair and beauty products and I’m sure some people may even spend more!

So, the question is, are YOU ok with spending this amount of money? £133,575 over a lifetime...according to Google that can buy a 3 bedroom house! Personally, I think it’s time to break this cycle of spending.

From now on I’m on a mission, a mission to look at my spending particularly on hair and beauty products. After all, you wash off your makeup at the end of the day! Remember, “No amount of makeup can mask an ugly heart.” - Kevyn Aucoin.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

EbonyB's Real Hair: Initial Review

I decided to pick up some Brazilian hair from a company called EbonyB's Real Hair. I picked up three bundles, one 12 inch and two 14 inch of the Wavy Virgin Brazilian Hair in the colour natural. I quiet like the hair so far, it's really soft. There's a bit of a smell to it, but after washing it with the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner the smell seems to have reduced.

I'm thinking of dyeing the hair but we will see what happens. If you know any good hair dyes feel free to comment below.

Friday, 2 November 2012

The Makeup:Sugar Plum Lipstick

This is just a quick FOTD (Face of the Day) post, featuring one of my favourite lipsticks at the moment. The lipstick is from the No7 Moisture Drench range in the shade Sugar Plum (3). 
What's your favourite lipstick at the moment? Comment below and let me know.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Hair Journey Update #1

So one of my lovely followers commented on an earlier blog post I wrote about starting my hair journey, which reminded when that I actually haven’t updated you guys. So here’s a quick update.

For those of you who don’t know, a hair journey (or healthy hair journey) is when you commit to learning about your hair, and finding way to help it grow and become healthier. I started my hair journey in May 2012 (5th to be specific).   Since then I’ve relaxed my hair once. And I’m currently trying to stretch my relaxer.

I currently have my hair in a weave; the Organic Root Stimulator Edge Control (pictured above) has been a lifesaver, when blending my hair/weave together. I would also be lost without my Castor Oil, which has been helping to thicken and grow my relaxed hair (click here for a mini castor oil review).
If you have any wonder products which you use for your hair feel free to share them in the comments section.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Autumn/Fall Makeup Look (Collab with DefinatelyDes)

Just a quick video, this a collab I did with Definately Des, if you don't know who she is feel free to check out her channel I've linked it above :). I've created a quick and easy autumn/fall makeup look and she's done a look book. 

Products used:
Eyeshadows from Clinique
Calvin Klein Lipstick - Desire

P.s What are your thoughts on voice-overs on videos? Let me know what you think in the comments section.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

NOTD: Ft Kiko Nail Lacquer

A quick NOTD (nail of the day) post. I picked up both nail varnishes whilst I was in Paris over the summer. Kiko is an Italian brand, although I did see a store in Westfield Stratford you can also check their website. I have on my nails the colour 319 and the Essie "Let it Shine" top coat, a perfect combo for those natural nail days.

What nail varnish do you like to wear for those natural nail days? Feel free to comment below.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Review: Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution

Firstly, I want to apologise for not posting the last few weeks, I’m back at uni and I’ve been trying to settle back into uni life.

Anyways, today I thought I would share with you my thoughts on a hyped beauty products and a current favourite of mine, Bioderma. I'd heard a lot of hype surrounding this product on youtube, so decided to pick up a bottle (well 3, as there was a 3 for 2 offer on) whilst in Paris over the summer (click here to see my Paris Vlogs: Vlog 1 Vlog 2). This product can be bought online from places such as Amazon and Ebay, so no need to fear!

Bioderma is a French skincare pharmacy brand, they offer a range of different products for all skin types. I particularly like the Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution (pictured above)  as it's gentle enough for people with sensitive skin, whilst also acting as an effective make up remover (taking off even tough mascara) and  a daily cleanser.

I personally use Bioderma as a cleanser in the mornings and a make-up remover in the evenings. I love how it really removes any make up I have on, whilst also leaving my skin feeling refreshed and revitalized. I've been encouraging friends and family to try out this products and would defiantly recommend it to anyone who's on the hunt for a cleanser, make-up remover or just likes trying new products.

Have you tried Bioderma? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

My Favourite Organic Lip Balms

I recently wrote a guest post for Bex (I Always Believed in Futures), about my favourite organic lip balms (pictured below). Check out the post by clicking here. And don't forget to say hi to Bex :)

If you would like to guest post on our blog, contact us at

Friday, 7 September 2012

House of Fraser Blogger Style Challenge

House of Fraser are currently running a blogger challenge to win £200 in vouchers, with fall slowly approaching, I thought I would share with you some of the items which I picked out.

I'm loving the peplum trend right now, and with the weather slowly starting to get colder a peplum jumper is perfect, the colour is simple making it easy to pair with a range of items.

I have to say it was the collar detailing which drew my eyes to this shirt,  I'd pair it with a bandeau top underneath and a nice thick cardigan.

A scarf is a must have for fall and also a perfect way to add a splash of colour to those dull and dark winter mornings.

Who said you can't wear skirts in autumn?! I love wearing skirts with black or even coloured tights.

It's been said, "a girl can never have too many friends or handbags". Ok, so I just made that up, but everyone loves a bit of arm candy, and this bowler bag is perfect. 

Studds are everywhere right now,  I really like these boots for those rock chic kind of days (although I don't think they will be snow friendly!).

No post would be complete with out a few beauty products. Mac's New York Apple screams statement lip colour. 

In  autumn our skin can become dry, so it's importan to moiturises, I like this moisturiser because it's light weight and leaves my skin feeling amazingly soft.

What  items do you have your eyes on this fall?

To find out more about the House of Fraser 'blogger challenge' just hit the link.
*Photos from and

Liebster Award

Hey guys,

So I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Bec, from Make-up, Not Made-Up. This award is for those blogs that are 'the best kept secrets' of the blogger world.
The Rules:
1.Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves
2.They must also answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for them
3.They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag
4.They must then choose 11 bloggers to tag with less than 200 followers
5.These lucky bloggers must be told
6.There are no tag back 
  Here's 11 facts about me:
 1.My names Feyi (but i'm sure you already know that). 
2.I'm 19 years old
3.My favourite colour is purple
4.I like sweets (a lot)
 5.I'm currently studying Psychology at university  
6.I'm 5 foot 3 and a half (the half is very important :) ) 
7.I like shopping, (maybe a little too much)
8.I love God
9.My favourite store is TK Maxx 
10.I love dressing up (any excuse to put on a pair of heels)
11.I make youtube videos
 Make-up, Not Made-Up 11 questions:   
1.Why did you start blogging?
I love make-up, fashion, hair, all things girly and I thought it would be a fun hobby  
2.What has been your most embarrassing moment?
Hmm... I can’t think of one.
3.If you knew today was your last day on earth, how would you spend it and why?
Probably with all my family and friends
4.If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
To be able to see into the future, that would be really cool.
5.If you could only have three electrical appliances in your house, what would they be and why?
My laptop (so I can blog and make youtube videos), microwave/oven (so I never go hungry) and my ipod/phone (so i can stay in contact with people and listen to music).
6.If you could be invisible for a day, where would you go and what would you do?
I would probably go to the vogue head office, raid the beauty and fashion closest.
7.Sweets or chocolate?
Sweets every time.
8.How many drinks does it take before you get drunk?
Not very many, i’m a bit of a light weight, but I stopped drinking at the beginning of the year :
9. What is your biggest phobia?
Not reaching my potential, I also don’t like animals
10.What is your dream job?
To work as Clinical Psychologist, helping young people who suffer from mental illness
11.What would you do with £1,000,000?
Buy a house, and a car (I recently passed my driving test), give some money to my family, go on holiday travelling all around America and invest the rest.

My questions for my nominees:
1.       What’s the one make-up or fashion item you can’t live without?
2.       What’s your favourite store?
3.       If you were stuck on a desert island what three things would you take with you?
4.       What’s your favourite season of the year and why?
5.       Why did you start blogging?
6.       What’s the top item on your wishlist?
7.       iphone  or Blackberry?
8.       Sweets or chocolate?
9.       What’s your dream job?
10.   Name three items you can’t leave the house without.
11.   If you won the lottery, how would you spend your winnings?

        My Nominees:    
1.Passion For Makeup
3.My World Of Style
4.Fashion And Beauty By Helena
5.The Simple View
6.Fab Fashionology
7.A Day In The Life Of A Scottish Lass
8.Anna Little Fashion
9.Chic Appeal

I'm looking forward to reading your answers.

    Love F & N

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