Sunday, 31 August 2014

Get The Look: Zoella

Today I thought I would blog about my latest Get The Look video that I uploaded over on my YouTube channel. I was inspired by the amazingly awesome youtuber and fellow blogger Zoella to recreate her daily look as she really has become a fashion icon for young people around the globe. 

My makeup consists of a few products Zoe loves and uses herself. For example, The Body Shop All in One BB cream is a must-have, particularly if you're in school or wanting to wear minimal/natural makeup. For my eyes, I used the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette, again, a favourite of Zoe's. The palette is full of lots of warm tones that will be perfect for autumn/winter. On the lips, I have used one of Zoe's favourite lipsticks, the Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in the shade "107". Though it's a matte lipstick, it isn't drying in the slightest, and honestly, I love it SO much. Currently it is my favourite red lip product. 

Zoe's hair is long, ombré and full of beautiful, bouncy loose-curls. I didn't really have the proper equipment to create those gorgeous waves, so I decided to fasten the top half of my hair into a bun, a look Zoe has been doing a lot in her most recent videos. 

The outfit is exciting as Zoe actually has this dress (and guys I did buy it first)! This River Island dress is obviously perfect for this Zoella look. Not only does she have it, it has a collar, and pretty much anything with a collar will be Zoey approved. I paired it with my much-loved black leather Warehouse jacket, which makes the outfit slightly less girly. For the first time in a long time I put on some tights, and finally I wore my Topshop Chelsea boots which have honestly lasted me so well. 

I think this look is actually a perfect look for winter, with the tights, boots, red lip and all. I really enjoyed recreating her look! If you haven't seen the video, you can check it out here: 

Thanks for reading! 
Kiera x 

Twitter- @magicalmay_
Instagram- @kieramgreen 

Monday, 18 August 2014

Get The Look: Emma Watson

Last week I uploaded a video on my YouTube channel about how to look like Emma Watson (or at least try to copy that perfection). I thought it was a good idea to write about the look also! 

My makeup wasn't full coverage as Emma always has more of a natural, flawless finish. On the eyes, I used a black eyeshadow from Urban Decay as my liner, achieving my long lashes using the Benefit They're Real mascara, which is excellent at adding volume and separating your lashes. I didn't particularly contour in this look. I just used my no7 blusher in the shade "Romantic" which is a beautiful peachy colour. My lipstick is from the amazing Kate Moss Rimmel collection (one of my absolute faves), in the shade 107. Emma loves to have a bold lip, as seen in the picture above. 

My hair is all down to my brother who is excellent at all things hair. It's quite complicated to explain but not too challenging to do (well it is for me who can barely put my hair into a ponytail!) I'll just say, watch the video which will be linked below (shameless self promotion there). We decided to put our own twist on the hair. Emma loves her curls, braids and her legendary, statement quiff, so we contributed the three things together to achieve this hairstyle! 

I absolutely LOVE the outfit. I think it's very classy and very Emma! Firstly, I took my white Warehouse blouse and tucked it into my River Island Jeggins. Already, without the Warehouse blazer, I think this is a super cute look! Adding the blazer just makes it a bit more mature and smart. The shoes are my favourite item, as they are Christian Loubitons! Sadly, they don't belong to me and are from my mums wardrobe (also far too small for me), but the stiletto style heel was perfect for this classy look and I like how the red sole tied in with my lip colour. 

Thanks for reading! You can check out the video on my channel here: 
Kiera x 

Twitter - @magicalmay_
Instagram- @kieramgreen

Friday, 15 August 2014

Huge Beauty Haul

Oops, I did it again! I may have a few new products in my makeup drawer after last weeks makeup splash-out. Though I don't feel too guilty as it has been a while since I went out and bought new makeup instead of picking up the odd product or two. I expect product reviews will be on the horizon, but for now, here's a little bit about my new buys...

1) Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet "03- Hot Pepper" - I finally decided to grab one of these revolutionary lip products as currently they are a lip product must-have! All beauty bloggers rave about how great and striking these lipsticks are, and I love a good matte lipstick for winter, especially one that isn't drying! I'm excited to try this out, and for £8.99 I imagine you can't simply go wrong! 

2) Soap & Glory Wonderbronze - This is actually my first S&G product which really excites me! I thought this bronzer looked absolutely gorgeous. It's full of sparkly pigmentation and I love the colour scheme. I have never been one to wear a sparkly (relatively powdery) bronzer, so I'm looking forward to trying this one. The mirror, might I add, is a fantastic mirror, and well..I love a good mirror! This cost me £11. 

3) MUA Eyeshadow Palette "Undressed" - As a lover and constant user of the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette, I fancied a little change and this MUA palette really caught my eye. I really like the colour scheme and think it's a great Autumn/Winter palette full of lovely warm tones. I can't comment on what it's like, but for £4 I thought it would be worth trying out.

4) Bourjois 1 Second Nail Polish Remover - This product I will either love or hate. It's supposed to remove your nail polish in a second, just by dipping your finger into the bottle and it's contents. I have seen numerous videos where this works amazingly and I've yet to try it out. For £4.99 I thought it was a must-have! 

5) The Body Shop Honey Bronzer - This is yet another product everyone is raving about at the minute. I have used this product and honestly I love it! It's a matte bronzer and I think it looks so elegant on the skin. It's around the £12 mark I believe. Great and affordable. 

6) The Body Shop All In One BB Cream - This is a favourite of mine and was simply a stock-up. I've been loving wearing this over the Summer as it feels really light on the skin. Be warned.. it isn't high on coverage, but with the right amount of concealer it gives a nice flawless finish. This is £12. 

7) The Body Shop Brush On Highlight - This highlighter is like no highlighter I have ever seen before, and the concept is totally new to me! The container holds within it small pearls, of various lovely colours. You dip your brush into the pearls, pop it onto your cheeks or your designated area and boom! You'll be a shimmering highlighted Queen! This cost me around £14 I believe. 

8) The Body Shop Blusher - Finally, I picked up a gorgeous pink blusher. It really caught my eye as the shimmer brick is full of various pinky tones which together, work really well. I have also used this as an eye shadow, taking out the various shades I wanted. And I love a product where you can use it for multiple purposes. This was £16. 

Thanks for reading! 
Kiera x 

Twitter- @magicalmay_
Instagram- @kieramgreen
My YouTube-

Monday, 11 August 2014

Holiday Outfit #2

So this post is all about a tropical green themed playsuit I have been loving wearing, which is from Oasis. The shortsy playsuit is perfect for Summer, and I love the little green belt that it comes with. I paired it with some Carvela sandals by Kurt Geiger, which I have to say are the comfiest shoes ever! My rings are from Topshop, and my sunglasses are warehouse. I love this look and I definitely think it's one of my favourites of this Summer! 

Kiera x 

Twitter- @magicalmay_
Instagram- @kieramgreen

Monday, 4 August 2014

Holiday Outfit #1

I've decided to make a little blog series where I write about a few of my holiday outfits! 

Today's look has to be one of my favourites. I bought both the Zara parka styled jacket and green jeans on holiday. The jacket is not only incredibly comfortable, I also feel really nice when wearing it, and that is essentially what is important. The fur collar makes the look very chic and also quite editorial. I paired my Zara purchases with a white lacy tee from the Oasis Loved By Mollie collection, which I wear TOO much. I forgot to take a picture of my shoes (bravo Kiera), but on my feet I was wearing a pair of black Toms, AKA the comfiest shoes ever. The snake bracelet I have mentioned in a previous post. It was from a quirky, little non-descript jewellery shop and I love it A LOT. My hair is naturally straight, but it was curled using a babyliss hair curler. 

Kiera x 

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Friday, 1 August 2014

Liebster Award Nomination!

Hello everyone! I have been tagged by the ever-so lovely Rhin ( ) to do the Liebster Award Tag! The rules are pretty simple:

1. Post the award on your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
3. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 500 followers.
5. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions. 

Facts About Me: 

1) I am crazy obsessed with Harry Potter 
2) Penguins are my favourite animal 
3) I am a dancer and a singer (musical theatre) 
4) I love the girl band Haim 
5) I love YouTube and Youtubers 
6) My favourite smell is freshly-mown grass
7) I'm meeting The Saturdays in September
8) I once went on stage with Westlife in front of 13,500 people
9) Tanya Burr liked my video on YouTube 
10) I have a fetish for Salt and Vinegar Pringles 

Rhin's Questions: 

1. Favourite song?
Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners, though my favourite song of 2014 so far is Only Love Can Hurt Like This by Paloma Faith 
2. Early bird or night owl?
Night owl! 
3. Favourite colour? 
Duck Egg blue
4. Favourite clothing store? 
I go through phases, but I've really liked Oasis this season and I can always rely on Zara to find something nice! 
5. Favourite youtuber? 
To pick only one is SO hard! But I'd have to say the lovely Tanya Burr. She was the first youtuber I ever watched and I feel she's helped me in many ways. 
6. Biggest pet peeve?
Weird but I hate it when lipsticks stain straws and glasses and things. 
7. Hunger Games, Divergent or Harry Potter?
To ask a girl who is a Potterhead, Initiate and Tribute this is quite a hard question to answer! Though I'd  have to say Harry Potter. As lame as it sounds, it's a big part of my life! 
8. Snow or sunshine?
Hmm...I like the snow when it snows and I like the sunshine when it's sunny 
9. Favourite tv show?
*SQUEALS* this excites me!! My favourite has to be The Vampire Diaries, but I also love The Originals, Grimm, Revenge, The Blacklist and Hawaii 5-o. Oh, and I can't forget The Kardashians!! 
10. What do you get complimented most on?
People compliment my height as I am quite tall. 
11. Your guilty pleasure? 
My guilty pleasure has to be Jedward! They make me VERY happy!! 

My Questions! 

1) Where would your dream location to live be? 
2) If you had no fears, what would you do? 
3) Favourite song? 
4) Where would you like to see yourself in ten years time?
5) Favourite store? 
6) What would you say is your greatest asset?
7) Favourite makeup brand?
8) If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would you meet and why? 
9) Favourite fictional character?
10) Any regrets?
11) Worst nightmare? 


If you have been tagged, the reason I have tagged you is because you've all been lovely enough to comment on my blog, and that means a lot to me so thank you very much! I am a big fan of all of your blogs! 

Thank you to Rhin for tagging me! Don't forget to check out her blog! I hope you've all enjoyed getting to know me a little bit better! 
Kiera x 

Twitter- @magicalmay_
Instagram- @kieramgreen
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