How I Style: Black Pinafore

I did a video like this about white shirts a while ago and it is my most popular video, therefore I thought I would make another one about one of my new favourite clothing items which is my black pinafore. It also happened that I pretty much styled this monochrome style. I am just loving a bit of black, white and grey!

I hope you like this!

Which outfit is your favourite?

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~Ciara~

Red Lipstick Collection

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Now I don’t know whether you know this about me, but I love a red lip and I have a heck of a lot of red lipsticks and all are different I promise! So because I have quite a few I thought I would show you!

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Ok, so I have mentioned this lipstick on many occasion because it is my FAVOURITE lipstick of all time. This lipstick is Dangerous by MAC. It is has a matte finish, which is my favourite kind of finish. This is sort of your standard pillar box red shade which I just love. I bought this lipstick back in 2014 and it was my first ever ‘high-end’ product. Around this time I was looking for that Taylor Swift type vibe because I just loved her makeup looks and I wanted to give it a go. and like I have said before, I think this suits me! As all MAC lipsticks the quality of this is insane. The pigmentation is so strong. Most of the time that you see me wearing a red lipstick, it is probably going to be this one!

All the rest of my lipsticks are on the drugstore side!

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This Velvet Lips red lipstick is from Topshop. Like I said in my 2015 favourites the packaging will have most definitely have changed since I bought this! This again is a matte lipstick that when is on the lips and it dries looks like velvet! It’s amazing and I love this look! This shade is slightly darker than your pillar box red and it is just such a beautiful colour. The only problem with this lipstick is that it is very drying and also often needs re-applying.

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This one is one of the One Direction lipsticks that I got a few years ago. This one is Liam’s one. It is more of a corally red that has a slight shimmer to it. I don’t tend to wear this one that often, but now that I have re-discovered it again you could see me wearing it a lot more.

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This one was one of the first red lipsticks that I bought because it is less pigmented than all of my other lipsticks. This was when I was trying out red lipsticks. This lipstick is by Revlon and it is super hydrating. Because it is less pigmented than other lipsticks it does need re-applying for the best pigment.

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I believe that this is the last lipstick that I own (at the moment). I have put this one in because it is a darkish red and purple type shade. This is the Maybeline creamy matte in divine wine. Like it says in the name this matte shade is so creamy and does not dry out your lips! I bought this in October last year as I needed that autumnal colour and I fell in love with this one, plus its pretty cheap!

Do you wear red lipstick? What’s your favourite?

~Ciara~

First Birthday

A year ago today I posted my first ever video on YouTube. It was a video all about how to make a cup of tea. It wasn’t the best video in the world, but I still like it.

I still can’t get over the support that I have had from friends and family (mainly my Mum because I haven’t told anyone else!). Also along the way I have also had not so much support from certain people, but you are putting yourself out there on the internet so therefore you are going to have people who don’t support it. However, I would like to thank people that even though they don’t support it now they encouraged me to do it in the first place and were so happy that I did! (I feel like they don’t support it because they think I am doing this for ‘fame’ and also when I asked to keep this thing that I was doing on the down low, they couldn’t help themselves and told everyone and were being rude about it). So even though they don’t support it, thank you for encouraging me, thank you for telling everyone at school because I have made more friendships and made certain friendships at school stronger with people that I never thought I would become close with!

I can’t believe that I have only been doing this for  year and I am already so close too 200 subscribers! Here is to the next 200! As a little celebratory video I have decided to create a little video. It is mainly me saying thank you and a little montage of the years videos!

Thank you so much for joining me on this YouTube journey! I hope we can continue to travel together and make more friends a long the way!

THANK YOU!

~Ciara~

The History of St Valentines Day

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We all know on Sunday that it is the either most loved day or hated day, which is Valentines Day. For me I am spending this Valentines day alone. In fact, I’ve never actually had a date for Valentines Day, so I can’t find it in me to tell you what to buy your loved one because I have never had to buy anything.

So I thought a great idea would be to teach some of you the history of this day as history is definitely something I could quite easily write about.

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Credit to whomever needs credit….

However, the history of the origins of St Valentine’s Day is a little hazy, as the Catholic Church recognises at least three different Saints that were named Valentine and all three of them were martyred.

Legend says that St Valentine was a priest who served in Rome during the third century. The Emperor at the time realised that young men who were not married made better soldiers than those who were, so he banned the marriage of young men. Valentine defied the Emperor and married people in secret. When the marriages were discovered the Emperor ordered the death of Valentine.

Another theory is that Valentine could have been killed as he attempted to let Christians escape harsh prisons where they were beaten and tortured. According to legend, the imprisoned Valentine was the first person to send a ‘valentine’ after he fell in love with a young girl who visited him during his confinement. Before his death he signed the letter with ‘From your Valentine’ which is an expression still used today.

Even though the history of Valentine is a little hazy, all the theories/legends seem to portray Valentine as a sympathetic, heroic and romantic person.

I hope you found this interesting!

Are you doing anything nice this Valentines Day? Let me know!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

~Ciara~

Survival Tips for When You’re Sick

For the last week I have been feeling pretty ill, and when I say ill I have been in bed for a week, not left the house or seen anyone!

So I have had plenty of time to think of things to help me survive this illness (or whatever it is I have) and I thought that this would be a great video idea for those of you who are ill like me!

If you have any different suggestions please do let me know because at this rate I am willing to do anything to make me feel better!

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~Ciara~

My Pancake Day Recipie

On Tuesday it is pancake day! This is one of the best days of the year because you get to eat pancakes!

I thought I would show you how I make my pancakes which any Americans would call them crepes, but to me they are the best tasting pancakes in the world!

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So all you need is:
– 40z Plain Flour
– 1/2 pint milk
– 1 egg
– & your favourite toppings!

Pancakes 002The best thing about this recipe is that all you have to do is bung it in together and mix. Now when I say mix, I mean you are gonna have dead arms by the end of it!

I find it easier to use a fork as then you can see if you have got all of the lumps out of it.

Pancakes 004Once all of the lumps are out heat a frying pan and add some butter so when you put the pancakes on they won’t stick to the pan! Once the butter has melted add enough mixture into the pan to make a decent size pancake. You will know when a side is done when it starts to go a golden brown colour, once it has flip it!

Pancakes 005Pancakes 006After the pancake has been cooked then you can add whatever toppings you want. One of the classics is lemmon juice and sugar, but my favourite toppings have to be banana and white chocolate. But you can have whatever you want!

Pancakes 007I hope you have a great pancake day!

What toppings do you like on your pancakes?

~Ciara~