Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Summer Lush Haul 2015

Hello everyone!

Today I am back with a Summer Lush Haul 2015, over on my channel!
Any long time reader of my blog will know that I am a HUGE fan of Lush and its products. So if you'd like to peep at what bits I picked up in my most recent trip to Lush then keep watching!

Until next time have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

July Favourites!

Hello everyone!

Well yeah, I'm a little off schedule aren't I, oh well at least I tried! Blogging to a schedule is a lot harder than it looks but I'm still here!

But today I am actually back with a new YouTube video over on my channel as I've decided to start going back on over there since posting my Malaga video. So if you would like to know more about my belated July Favourites then I'll leave the video below for you to enjoy! 

Until next time!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Current favourite Pinterest boards

Hello everyone!

Apologies for the lack of post, unfortunately some unexpected events happened leaving little time to takes photos and blog. So for this week only Wednesday's blog post is going up on a Thursday woooop!

And for today's post I will be showing you 3 boards I've been loving on Pinterest:

Autumn themed boards
Pinner: Jillbeans1963

Okay, so yes it maybe just a tad early to be thinking about Autumn, but I'm afraid I just can't help myself. Autumn is quite literally my favourite season EVER. And on a better note Autumn officially arrives in the UK September 23rd 2015 which is in only 47 days away!! So just about a month and 2 weeks away like WOOOOW! So feeling the Autumn spirit I've been pinning like mad, no joke I have about 3-4 Autumn themed boards which you can see for your self here. (Shameless self advertising) But anyway, this board contains stunning Autumn images that will make you forget that its even Summer, unless you live in a really hot country then maybe not haha! However this board is a definite one to go peep at if you're wishing to add to any fall or Autumn themed boards!

Inspiring words boards
Board: Words
Pinner: Bethanytrue93

Since around January this year I've really loved pinning inspiring word pictures, particularly those that are also beautifully illustrated. When in need of such I find my self on this board looking for any I wish to add to my own inspirational words board, and with this board constantly being updated I've literally loved coming back to this board time and time again to see what's been added. A definite recommend if you're in need of some inspiring quotes.

Baking boards
Pinner: TheRebeccaCoco

I've actually been a long time reader of Rebecca Coco's blog and even her YouTube channel so of course I followed her on Pinterest, which I have done for some time now. And with it being the Great British Bake Off season I've literally been so obsessed with expanding my own baking board and finding inspiration to bake my own goodies! It just so happens that Rebecca has a HUGE wonderful baking board with over 1k pins with all the inspiration one could need! So if you're ever looking to bake something completely new I would once again definitely recommend this board.

So there are 3 boards I have recently been loving!
Be sure to let me know if you liked this kind of post and maybe it can a kind of monthly thing where I show you really wonderful Pinterest boards. 
Also if you yourself have Pinterest be sure to link it down below so I can totally follow you and check out your board ehe!

Thank you so much for reading and there *should* be a brand spanking new post up for you TOMORROW!<3

Monday, 3 August 2015

50 Blog Post Ideas for Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle blogs

Hello everyone!

So being a blogger myself, I can totally relate to the horrible feeling of writers block. Not knowing what content I want to write or talk about can prove to be frustrating when wanting to get organised and plan blog posts in advance. So for today's blog post I thought I'd come up with a list of generic blog posts titles that anyone can take and adapt it into their own style for their blog. So here is a little burst of inspiration of blog content for anyone who is in need of it.

1.    Life through the lens: recent Instagram photos
2.    10 random facts about me
3.    Monthly favourites
4.    Face of the day
5.    Tag post (British tag, Me time tag etc..)
6.    Beauty review
7.    What's in my bag
8.    Favourite apps
9.    Make up storage organisation
10 . Outfit of the day/week
11.  Beauty/Fashion/Homeware wish list
12.  Favourite Pinterest boards
13.  Seasonal essentials  (eg Summer must haves)
14.  Haul- fashion/beauty
15.  College/ Education advice
16.  Hair time line
17.  Everyday make up routine
18.  Things I'd tell my younger self
19.  Products worth the hype
20.  Book review
21.  Current favourite blogs
22.  Product Empties
23.  Collection post (Lipstick collection, Shoe collection etc..)
24.  How to get organised
25.  Travel Diary- share recent travel experiences
26.  Current trends
27.  DIY project- (Pinterest/Tumblr/We heart it inspired)
28.  Everyday hairstyles tutorial
29. Top 10 candle scents (Yes this is a thing I actually look out for!)
30.  List post (Bucket list or one like this! etc..)
31.  Blogging advice
32.  Morning/Evening routine
33.  Pamper evening essentials
34.  What's in my make up bag
35.  Skin/hair care advice
36.  Beauty hacks that actually work
37.  Room tour
38.  Dupes
39.  10 things that make me happy
40.  FAQ or host a Q&A
41.  How I style ___
42.  Nails of the day
43.  Recipe post (Bakings, Drinks etc)
44.  Life ambitions/ Open letter to my future self
45.  ___ vs ____ (E.g High-end vs High-street etc..)
46.  Current favourite music playlist
47.  Accessories must haves
48.  Healthy lifestyle tips (Work out/ Clean eating)
49.  How I edit my blog photos
50.  Brand focus (All things; Mac, Ted Baker etc..)

So I hope this blog post was useful for any fellow bloggers out there or possibly any new potential bloggers who are keen to kick start a blog!

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you with a new blog post on Wednesday!

Friday, 31 July 2015

Malaga 2015 -Photos

Okay so I'm super sorry to anyone who tried to view this blog and be told it doesn't exist! For some unknown reason Blogger decided to draft my blog post and deleted all the text I had typed up to with which is unbelievably annoying, but hey ho here's round two.

Hello everyone!

So some of you may or may not know, that I went on holiday at the beginning of July to Malaga, Spain, with my best friend Izzy for 6 days. It was honestly such an amazing holiday and it was actually my first holiday on my own without any parents, which was scary being the responsible one with all the important documents, but thankfully all went relatively smoothly, phew!

So in terms of things we got up to while on holiday, we did spend ALOT of time sun bathing and chilling by the pool which was nice just to relax and get super tanned. Although getting really tan has it downsides of super bad tan lines oops.

But anyway we did actually leave the hotel and did some exploringof the local attractions. We visited Malaga beach, port and even Malaga park. Malaga park by the way is a definite must see as its absolutely stunning, and even has a little cafe halfway through it where you can stop for a bite to eat or even a cocktail if you're feeling naughty! While at Malaga port we booked to go on swimming at sea boat trip which was AMAZ-ing! Honestly such a fun time on it. While still in Malaga city we went shopping at the local malls and bought lots of clothes and make up so don;t be surprised if a haul pops up around here..

As well as that we also took a train to Costa Del Sol and Los Bliches. While at Costa Del Sol we went to visit its tourist areas such as its strip of restaurants all facing its gorgeous golden beaches, again a must see! Also while at Los Bliches we visited the Roman park which was filled with Roman Ruins which was actually really interesting to go look at, and with my being a huge lover of history this was generally really fascinating for me.

But if that wasn't enough for you I also got some footage of my time in Malaga:

So I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peak into my holiday!
I hope you're having a wonderful day and I will see you with a new blog post on Monday!

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

10 thing's I'd Tell My Younger Self: Beauty Related

Despite still being young and still in my teens being 18 years old I have been through many phases in the last few years; (Many I would like to forget but oh well lets laugh it off.) So for today's post I thought I'd share 10 things I would tell my younger self about beauty and make up.

1. Ease up on the eyeliner girlfriend Like seriously you look like a panda with that much liner on.

2.Dry shaving is a big NONO It may seem like a quick solution to a hairy problem, (pun intended) but it will leave a nasty rash all over your legs and everyone will know that you're the silly billy who dry shaved their legs in the summer.

3.Foundation shades do matter, one colour does not suit all Unfortunately you're just going to have to deal with the fact that you're not the 2 shades too dark warm beige, but instead more porcelain pale.

4.Do not dye your hair dark Stick to the palette of shades natural for you so it will suit your skin tone, but don't worry blonde's have more fun!

5. Give up with on the red lip dream Again continuing on with the point of skin tones, red lippy doesn't suit you at all, not that its a bad thing, just stick to the plums, pinks and peaches.

6.Blend Blend Blend Foundation doesn't end at your chin, blend down into your neck, as no ones likes a foundation line.

7. Extension point to no4: Do not try to cut your own hair You're not some Nicky Clarke, please please please just leave all things hair to your hair dresser. 

8. Avoid cheap make up If its seems too good to be true it probably is. You've mostly likely just purchased an orange foundation or something that guaranteed to make you break out with spots, nice.

9. Be careful with the tweezer, don't over pluck Thin over plucked eyebrows are not a good look, in fact thicker eyebrows can make you look more youthful. Its better off to not pluck enough then way too much, trust me.

10. Learn to love the skin you're in Stop putting yourself down by comparing yourself to others. More so, stop worrying so much about your flaws, imperfections are natural and real, and in most cases such as spots are just temporary and will fade in due time.

So there are 10 thing's I tell my younger self about beauty and make up.
I really hope you enjoyed this post and I will see you Friday with a new blog post!
Until then,

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Tuesday Thoughts

Hello everyone!

So I thought for today we'd have a small casual post where I'll just off load all my thoughts at the moment and also more importantly what I am wanting to do with my blog.

Slight Revamp

So if you're a regular to Kira Bassett blog, you may have noticed I have changed my header to my blog slightly. I decided that my previous design wasn't 'me', and over time I've grown to dislike it and wanted a change. I am sticking with the black and white theme for now, but I liked the personal touch of the  hand written looking header.

Blogging Schedule

Well I've said it many times on my blog, that due to college work load I never wanted to commit myself to a schedule otherwise I'd feel under pressure to post all the time. Blogging is not something I want to be stressing about as blogging to me has also been a hobby and something I wanted to enjoy rather than stress over. However with college far behind me I'm going to commit to a small schedule of every other weekday to start off with, and in the future I may step it up depending on how I feel. So from now on expect a new blog post on here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday! 

Being More Active On Social Media

With a come back on my blog, I have decided to be more active on my social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram, which if you don't already follow you can do so by clicking here for Twitter and here for Instagram. I've also gotten addicted to Pinterest again surprise surprise, which if you'd like to follow me on there then you can click here, and I'd be sure to check your boards out too as I need to follow more people on there!

So I do believe I covered everything that was on my mind in terms of my blog. 
I am super excited to start regularly blogging now and with an actual schedule its actually happening ahh!

So I will see you guys with my first regular blog post tomorrow!
Until then!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Toning Blonde Hair - La Riche Directions Silver Toner

Having blonde hair pretty much all my life has always been pretty simple, however as I've gotten older my natural light blonde hair colour has darkened to a dull dark blonde borderline lightish brown. So over the past few years, as I'm sure I've mentioned many times on my blog, I've been dying my hair a very light blonde as it matches my skin tone best.
As anyone who regularly dyes their hair blonde will know the hardships of maintaining it and more importantly toning it. When dying your hair blonde, you are more than likely going to deal with some unwanted tones of 'yellow' and even brassy tones to it, which when desiring a light silver or even white blonde can prove to be annoying.

Despite not going for a white/silver blonde I still personally hate having yellow and brass tones to it, and although I cannot rid them all unless I go blonder, I can at least tone my hair at its current shade to reduce all yellow and brass tones to a minimum. I usually use my trustly ol' Fudge Clean Blonde Violet Shampoo to tone my hair, however I find this doesn't last as long as I would like it too with it being a shampoo toner and its also quite pricey at over £10 per bottle. So I have recently tried out the La Riche Directions Silver Toner which is a semi-permanent hair colour which makes it last longer, and with it already containing conditioner you do not need to dilute this at all which again concentrates it giving you good colour coverage. It also has the added bonus of being very inexpensive at £3.75 a pot (including delivery). I purchased mine off eBay from here.

Now in terms of application,it recommends applying it on to wet hair, however I was a little bit daring and chose to apply on to dry hair as I found it took to my hair better when dry. And although it does look a little scary when applied remember that it is a toner and not a dye, so no blue or green tones will actually end up in your hair!

(Half way through application.)

When it comes to time its really subject to the inidividual as to how 'silver' you'd like your hair, but anywhere between 30-60 minutes is just fine. On this particular occasion I do believe I left it on for about 40 minutes. I just listened to music and ran a bath while I waited for the toner to take to my hair.

Then all is left is to rinse out completely and to dry and style as normal. The best thing about toners is that if its too silver for you then not to worry, as it will fade after some washes, also if its not silver enough you can repeat the process again without worrying about it damaging your hair as this is a conditioning toner and not a dye.



As you can see from the images due to my blonde being slightly too dark the toner can't eliminate ALL brassy tones, it has however toned the majority of my hair leaving me with less brassy tones and much more 'silvery' tones to it.This is a great alternative to stop the urge to bleach your hair constantly when you're unhappy with its tone and the plus side is that its none damaging!!

Over all I am really impressed with this product and would recommend it!! Although you only get a small amount of the product, at its cheaper price and its reasonable size you can get at least 2-3 uses out of it, and probably even more when used on shorter hair! This can be used as a weekly- fortnightly toner and can be even further maintained when paired with toning shampoo's.

So that is my impressions of the La Riche Directions Silver Toner, be sure to let me know if you've tried this product out as I'd love to know your opinions. 
Thank you so much for reading!
Until next time!

Friday, 3 July 2015

Drugstore Pinks and Peaches

Hello Everyone!

Summer time is one of my favourite times of the year, it is also however, the time of year when I wear primarily Pink and Peach coloured lip products. So for today's post, I will be showing you some of my favourite Drugstore lip products for the summer time.

For the first of the peaches, is my trusty 'ol Revlon lip butter in Peach Parfait. Now I'm sure if you're a long time reader of my blog then you've already seen me talking about Revlon lip butters, however if you are new here and would to read more about Revlon lip butters then click here to read a more detailed review in to them. I personally really love lip butters purely due to the fact that they are build-able in terms of colour. So on one occasion I could choose to merely tint my lips however if I changed my mind, I could easily apply more for a bolder and more peachier colour. Meanwhile the Maybelline Color Sensational may be a lipstick, however its sheerness in colour and the build-able nature of it, makes it a summer favourite. Plus out of all these products the Maybelline Color Sensational has the prettiest packaging.

The Kate lipsticks has always been a drugstore favourite of mine, and once again I have spoken about these on my blog before,and even used them in a make up tutorial over on my YouTube channel. Although I don't usually wear lipstick during the day time, (especially in high temperatures) I do however wear lipstick during summer evenings out when its much cooler so it doesn't end up with lipstick literally melting. The Rimmel Kate lipsticks have always been a high quality product for me and I definitely want to purchase more colours, but for the ones I currently own: 07 has a peachy-pinky tone to it meanwhile if you are wanting a much more "pinkier" shade but not a bright vibrant one then I find shade 17 to be a beautiful natural looking shade of pink.

Once again, another product I have owned before but in different colours, and I'm pretty sure I have spoken about this one too, oops. However I purchased this just before the summer and I've recently been wearing it ALOT. Although the swatch of it in the image above makes it look almost pink, on application its actually much more a peach colour. Again with this product being a balm and not a lipstick its makes it much more ideal for the hotter summer days, plus with the fun fact that the fact that this product is in fact long lasting and does actually live up to its name: "Rimmel Lasting Finish Intense Colour Balm". Plus you pick this beauty up for under £5 woo!

Now I know I have spoken about my strong dislike of lipgloss before, and yes I do not like the sticky-ness and over shiny-ness of lipglosses that has certainly not changed. However I have made an exception for these product as they literally do not hold any of those qualities! If like me, you have a dislike to lip gloss then lip lacquers may be your saviour. The overall application and quality of the product is amazing, unlike lipsticks when dried these do not dry your lips out which is a problem I commonly face when wearing lipsticks. Also when set I find that these do last a good few hours before having to top up. Rimmel has a wide range of shades and despite shade 300 Out Of This World being shimmery, the shimmer is so discrete when applied it creates a beautiful light pink shade making it my current favourite colour - ever. Aurora is a more darker peach shade and still equally vibrant and wonderful just at this current moment in time I swaying more toward pinks.

So there are some of my current favourite pink and peach drugstore lip products!
Thank you so much for reading and I will see you next time!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Newest Member..

Hello everyone!

And well, its seems like I'm always making excuses as to why I'm constantly coming and going when it comes to my blog and my YouTube channel to which I am really generally sorry and I feel super bad about myself, purely due to that fact that blogging and uploading to YouTube has always been a big deal for me, and they have always been my favourite hobbies and achievements. However as of now I have (finally) completed my A-Levels!! So my summer officially starts now and if I hopefully do get into university I won't be leaving until the end of September which leaves me a whole long summer to enjoy many of my favourite hobbies including my channel and my blog, yay!!

But in the recent large gap between blog posts and videos, a 'small' change has occurred in my family as we finally got a new kitten! After losing Molly in October 2014 my family found it difficult to bring themselves to get another pet, however come May 2015 this little one came into our lives and she is honestly so so adorable. This little black and white fluffy kitten is named Eva and as of now she is 15 weeks old. I have never in my life known a kitten to be as hyper and mad as Eva but she is a wonderful addition to our family and its been really exciting watching her grow and seeing her personality develop.

So I thought I'd keep this blog post short and sweet just letting you know that I will be back on here and I also will be posting new videos very soon!!

So until next time,
 I hope you're having a wonderful day and I will see you all very soon!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Spring Make Up

Hello everyone!

Yes I know, I'm here again once again apologising for the lack of content. But I do believe my education priorities are a pretty valid excuse if you ask me. It was recently coursework season so I was kinda caught up in that for the last two months ergh. Plus to top it off I've been ill so woo hoo. But on the plus side its half term meaning I'll have time to film and edit and it is also less than a month til my birthday yay!!

Anyway, back onto the title of this blog post, I have filmed my first ever collab video with the very wonderful Freya! I have done a fresh spring make up routine and Freya has filmed some spring outfits inspiration! So I really hope you'll enjoy both videos and without further ado, I'll leave my video linked below!

Until next time!

Monday, 2 March 2015

Monochrome Look Book

Hello everyone!

I have just finally filmed, edited and recorded my first ever look book! This took a considerable amount of time considering it is only a 3 minute video. However since the majority of my wardrobe is monochrome filled which blacks,whites and greys I thought I create different outfits for different looks and here is the out come!

If you'd like to see the full video a link will be down below:

Until next time have a wonderful day!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Primark Haul 2015!

Hello everyone!

I know I've been super bad at blogging lately but let just say life has been a wee bit manic. I have literally just had my last university interview. (it was only a few hours ago!) Also it's currently "coursework" season, where I have to submit 4 pieces of writing by April so my college work has pretty much taken priority for now! (But blog posts are on the way don't worry!) Once I've got myself into university I may do some advice videos/blog posts to help any of you hoping to apply!

I did actually film this about a week ago and since its half term I had some spare time to get it edited and uploaded for you lovely's! So if you would like to see what I've recently picked up from Primark then the link is down below:

Until next time have a wonderful day!

Friday, 13 February 2015

Bean Boozled Challenge!

Hello everyone!

I recently filmed my first video with someone else! The whole experience was actually so fun considering I'm so used to filming on my own. So I have my stunning friend Alice with me and we did the Bean Boozled Challenge over on my channel! Link below if you'd like to see our reactions:

Alice has been so there for me these past months so I really hope you guys will love her as much as I do! We're hoping to film together again soon ahhh.

Until time have a wonderful day!

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Valentines Pamper Evening Routine!

Hello everyone!

Over on my YouTube I've just uploaded a new pamper evening routine video! Which I think is perfect to do the night before valentines in preparation for a hot date or night out! Or if you are a independent sassy women who wants the night off, then spending the evening pampering yourself might just be what you need. (Besides pizza and ice-cream.)

Anyway if you'd like to what the video then link is right here:

Thank you for reading! 
I hope you'll all having a wonderful day/night wherever you are!

Until next time,

Friday, 30 January 2015

Me Time Tag

Hello everyone!

Today I am going to be doing the me time tag as I do love having some me time. Dealing with stress of everyday life can get a bit much so to get the occasional day or afternoon off is an absolute treat.

So I'm going to be answering 10 questions about what I like to do when I'm having some 'me time'.

1. What do you like to watch or read during me-time?

Well my favourite TV show I'm obsessed with at the moment is The Vampire Diaries but as that is only one episode a week (boo!) I've recently really got into Jamie McGuire book's as I'm currently reading the 'Beautiful' series and so far its amazing, I literally cannot put the book down.

2. What do you wear during me-time?

Definitely some comfy clothes so must likely some Pyjamas I can slouch in and most definitely some fluffy socks as I hate having cold feet!

3. What are your favourite me-time beauty products?

Face masks and scrubs are my absolute favourite. Helps battle spots and leaves your face feeling smooth and smelling divine, what's not to love?

4. Current favourite nail polish?

At this current moment in time I'm in love with Rimmel London's Space Dust textured nail polish in 006 Total Eclipse.

5. What do you eat or drink during me-time?

For drink its most likely a cup of tea in my adorable owl mug. My favourite meal of the day is breakfast  as I love choosing between different breakfast foods however I rarely have time to dish up a pretty breakfast, so on my me days I definitely make sure I have time to have something super yummy. 

(If I was feeling particularly unhealthy on a me day then I'll most likely be eating pizza or Galaxy minstrels.)

6. Current favourite candle?

Even though its a more Autumnal scent I still love my Yankee candle in cranberry zest. 

7. Do you ever have outdoor me-time?  

Sometimes I do enjoy going out on walks with my earphones in just to get some fresh air and some alone time out of the house.

8. Would you ever go and watch a film alone?

Personally no, I very much enjoy the experience of going to the cinema however its something I enjoy with company. I think I'd feel a bit awkward and out of place going on my own, Not that there's anything wrong with going alone but that's just not for me personally. 

9. Favourite online shop?

My favourite online store is ASOS. They have such wonderful clothes with great deals, free delivery and of course student discount yay!

10. Anything to add? What else do you do during me-time?

I really do enjoy taking long baths or showers as they give me lots of thinking time. I also really really REALLY love eating big bowls of mint chip ice cream mmm.

So that is all the questions!

I'm not going to personally tag any one but feel free to do this tag if it tickles your fancy!

Until next time have a wonderful day!