Friday, January 30, 2015

Feature Friday #1

Hey Guys
So i came up with this really cool idea (i know it's not totally original, but i'm all for it) at the end of each month i share my most favorite people on the internet that month. Either they made me smile, i enjoy their posts or just that i'm totally in love with everything about them. So we'll see how long i can keep this up for and if it goes well or not..
And yes this is totally like my last post but for some reason i couldn't include them on that post, so really this is just people I've been really liking whether they're small, big or whatever.

Jennifer Cooper
Ohmygoodness she is so sweet! She always likes all my photos and comments on Instagram and her blog is so amazing!
Instagram: jennifercooper99

Naomi Upton
She's the one who introduced me to the Liebster Award and she was so nice ta ask me if i would like to take part in it.
Instagram: naomi_alice

Gemma ie. Miss Makeup Magpie
I always thoroughly love to read her posts, she reviews loads of high end as well as drugstore products and thust her thoughts more than anyone.
Instagram: missmakeupmagpie

Cute Instagram
Mostly i just follow Julie on instagram but she does also have a blog, she writes the most inspirational paragraphs and her pictures are always so stunning.
Instagram: cuteinstagram

I hope you find these people and their work as amazing as i do.
Liv xoxo

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Liebster Award- Sort of

Hey Guys

I actually had no idea what this was until i saw it on Naomi's blog and she kindly said i was able to participate in it. I think the gist of it is to spread the word of other bloggers? Is this right? 
So I'm going to answer the questions Naomi asked, create another 11 of my own and ask as many people to answer my new questions. 
I think it's aimed at people under 200 follows? I really don't know if this is right, there are so many versions of it online i got quite confused. Anyway yeah i'm going to go with those rules (this could turn out to be another totally different award altogether).

What's the one beauty product you couldn't live without?
Probably a good mascara or strong brows
What's your favorite season?
Either Autumn or Summer
If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
I took ages to try and think of someone and i couldn't come up with anyone- is that bad?
What's in your handbag right now?
Loads of school books...
What's your favorite quote?
'Nothing is impossible, the word itself says i'm possible'- Audrey Hepburn
What's your go-to nail colour?
Hmm i wouldn't say i've got a specific one but probably lilac (my favorite colour) or of course black
Who is your favorite blogger/YouTuber?
Again i don't have just one, but my favorites right now are Lauren Elizabeth, Bunny from Grav3yardgirl, Anastasia from FloralPrincess and Jessica from JAMbeauty89 oh and my favorite blogger is Gemma for MissMakeupMagpie 
What's your favorite place in the world?
Most likely London or New York, i love how busy it always is and of course since one of my favorite sports is people watching, it makes perfect sense. 
What is your desert island album?
I'm not too sure what this is but i'm going to just go with my favorite album at the moment which is BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2014
What book would you recommend everyone reads?
Night School, it's just the best mystery but it may be kind of young i don't know or if your not into things like that how about A Street Cat Named Bob
What's your biggest fear?
And my biggest fear is hard but i think i'm going to say losing people i love

Okay so there are the questions answered, now for the questions i came up with...

Your favorite high end and drugstore products?
Your favorite movie or TV show?
Your favorite candle?
Your favorite Instagram account?
Your Holy Grail product?
Your Favorite pass time activity?
Your favorite high street shop?
Your favorite colour of lipstick?
The craziest most outrageous thing you've done?
Something you regret?
The thing you lust for most?

And here are the people i tag to do it... and i know some of these have more than 200 follows but who minds really, they're just some of my faves.

Francisca Rockey
Dream in pink
All About That Makeup

And that's all i could think of... This has turned out nothing like it intended to.
Anyway sometimes you just have to break the rules, this is very long with lots of writing, i'll try and make my next not so much.
I hope you've found new bloggers through this cause i sure have.
Liv xoxo 

Monday, January 26, 2015

New products I want to try

Hey Guys
There are soo many new beauty products i'm dying to try right now, so of course i decided to make a list of them because why not?!

Benefit Roller Lash
A sneak preview sample is being released with next months Elle magazine and i don't know about you but i'm defiantly going to pick that up.
From The Benefit Facebook Page

Makeup Revolution Lava Lips 
Many say they are extreme dupes for Too Faced Melteds.

Loreal Infallible Setting Spray 
Don't know when this will hit the Uk or if it ever will (if anyone knows let me know) but i badly want to try this out.

Maybelline Lash Sensational
I know this is now in stores so i'll be grabbing as soon as i can.
Maybelline Website

Viva Glam Miley 
My friend is sick to her back teeth with me going on and on about wanting this lipstick. I've sent soo many photos of it to her so she's not going to be surprised when she see's this. So yeah i reallly want these.

That's all for now, i really enjoy doing these type of posts.
Liv xoxo

Saturday, January 24, 2015

My Favorite Cake

Hey Guys

So as i mentioned in last last Snow Day Fun post, i recommend baking a cake and i said i would share my favorite chocolate cola cake recipe! Also i found this recipe off of the BBC food website but of course i have modified it slightly.
250g self-raising flour
300g golden caster sugar
3 heaped tbsp cocoa
generous pinch of bicarbonate of soda
250g butter
250ml cola drink
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract

Set the oven to 180 degrees celsius

Add the flour, sugar cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and mix them together.

Melt the butter and cola together. 

Add the butter and cola mixture to the dry ingredients as well as the egg and vanilla extract.
Don't be alarmed when the mixture goes extremely runny when the cola is added, it's supposed to!

Once they are mixed, pour into two cake tins and put into the oven for 40 minutes. Check with a cocktail stick to see if its cooked all the way through- if it comes out clean its done. 

I let it cool for 15 minutes then decorated it with chocolate spread and smarties. Make sure you #liv.white14 on instagram sharing your cakes, i'd love to see them!
Liv xoxo

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Snow Day Fun

Hey Guys

Today I'm stuck at home because of the weather and i was thinking of things i could do to make use of this precious time. I thought I'd make a list on here in case anyone else was off or in case of future snow days.

#1 Firstly, snow days to me always mean baking. Later on i'm going to be baking a cake and i was thinking of recording the recipe on here since i always forget it, so it will be a good way of keeping track of it.

#2 Rearranging and tidying, whether it's your room, office, house or possibly even your blog! You may have noticed the newly added header i was successfully able to create last night thanks to a lot of researching and following steps precisely!

#3 Writing, maybe a story, blog posts or lists, i always find it useful to keep a pen and notebook handy as sometimes my mind wanders and ideas just come to me! I've managed to write a few posts today already which i'm super excited about!

#4 Working out, i know this may not be appeal to some, but those who do workout, i find it extremely rewarding doing the extra few crunches if i have the spare minutes- use your time wisely.

#5 Just watching a couple and i mean a couple of tv episodes of a show, i find it hard to fit in the time to just sit down and watch something. Although keep the urge back to watch a whole series in one day as afterwards you feel completely drained- well i know i do!

#6 Taking photos, i know i always take advantage of this as when i get home from school it gets dark soo early and i find it incredibly hard to take good well lit pictures, so whenever i'm home in the mornings i always take a few pictures.

I hope these helped if your stuck indoors and loads of posts have been written so lots of them will be coming soon!!!
Liv xoxo

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Room Tour 2015

Hey Guys
I spent today totally rearranging my room as i always like a bit of a change. I said in a blogmas post last year that i may or may not do an updated one the result being a may not. So since i have rearranged it all i thought it was the perfect opportunity to do so as it may be more interesting then the way my room was arranged just with the decorations up. So here you go my new arranged room... and yes, that is my Frozen bed set.

Liv xoxo

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ways to wear the Ribbon

Hey Guys
A long time ago, in the distance past, ribbons were all the range to stick in your hair. I don't mean to brag, but I'm pretty sure I was the one who started the trend, at my school anyway- my friend would totally disagree. I was clearing out things in my room, as I normally do, what every few hours or so (or that's what it feels like) I came across my old trusty black ribbon. Some girls chose to expand and venture into the colour side of the spectrum, but I chose to stick with what I know best (and what didn't get me humiliated by asked to take it out at school). 
So naturally I pulled my hair back and tied it round for that loose half up, half down look and also naturally I had to try and take a picture for my Instagram ( not even realising that it would soon lead to a long, rambling, unnecessary long explanation of how to wear it). 
As it was, I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, so went ahead and started to write the caption for it. It was only then did I realise, this would make an awesome post (in my opinion anyway) so I added the promising "ooh that gives me a blog post idea". 
And here were ended up. I played around and found some other possible ways of wearing the oh so simple ribbon, included is the instagram picture that started it all.

Obviously there are loads more like tying it around a bun or weaving it through an over the head braid, hashtag me pictures on instagram using #livwhite14 i'd love to see them!

Liv xoxo

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Welcome to 2015

Hey Guys
This year has slipped away from us crazily fast, but just to let you know i am so ready for this new year.

Things i want to accomplish
  1. Finally work out how to change my layout of my blog, have a switch around and create a header and/or logo.
  2. Plan my posts much more carefully and thoroughly, i'm not fully okay with all my blogmas posts as i thought some of them were scruffy and not the best but i wanted to complete blogmas so this year i'm going to plan each and everyone of my posts to ensure that they are stretched to there full potential.. 
  3. Branch out in the subjects i talk about, maybe include more books and music.
Things i want to improve

  1. My hair care, seriously i hardly brush my hair which i know is terrible and i want to find something that helps my hair grow stronger, shinier and just generally healthier.
  2. My skincare, you see where this is going, i want to fall into a set routine that actually benefits my skin.
  3. My workout regime, i want to get my splits as well because some of you may not know but i am a dancer, even so i am the most inflexible person on this planet so i have a mission this year, if all else fails i want to get my splits.
  4. The amount of time which i spend reading, i used to be the right bookworm, i religiously read every single night before i went to bed , but now i can never find the time, either i too busy with school work, my social aspects or YouTube and blog reading. I guess there is some reading going on there but i miss reading a really good book so that's what i'm going to get back into this year.
As well if some of you follow me on Instgram (liv.white14) you may know that yesterday i made the decision to restart my feed and begin again with themed photos. At the time i started this account i had no idea what a 'theme' was, but now i realise its just making all the photos the same aesthetically. I chosen to try and keep my photos in a tumblr style theme. Of course they will all be my own photos and i will incorporate things i do and blog about as well.  

This year i also want to be so much more active and supportive of others. I want to comment more on others blogs, and on peoples photos on Instagram. I think its so important that we encourage one another, i want to make any place i enter a happy and positive place. I think that this is so important for our self esteem and confidence. The sort of world we live in now is doomed with all things negative and discouraging, i hope to make people in not only one a day smile. 

Also this year i hope to maybe, i'm not saying anything is definitely, start posting on YouTube. I love the idea of that and what an incredible thing that would be, yet another place for us to interact and make one another smile.

So until i speak to you next i hope you all have had an amazing start to 2015 and i wish everyone the best for it and that your new year is filled with joy and happiness as it should be. 

Liv xoxo