Thursday, 23 October 2014

Cheap Halloween Decorations!

Hello Everybody,
Today I am doing a post about some really cheap decorations that you can buy or even make for Halloween to make your room look a little less ordinary and a bit more jazzy! Do people even use the word jazzy? Anyway, this was going to be another DIY post with a pumpkin, but I soon discovered once I got into town, that there was no way in heck that I was going to be carrying a pumpkin all the way back to my house.
The first thing I did to make my room look a little more "Halloweeny" was I swapped my usual cupcake calendar for a wooden board on string that says the words, "Happy Halloween". I thought it was a really cool wall decal, and super cheap considering it was only a £1 from ASDA and is a rather decent size. I also really like the the orange, white and black colour theme it has, because although I don't normally have that colour in my room it actually looks quite nice with my lilac wall.
The next thing I bought was a miniture fake pumpkin that is black with 2 white zig zags going around it's perimeters. I looks so funky sitting onto of my books and magazine that I keep on my bedside table and it truely does put me in the Halloween spirit. It is also glittery so even though it is quite dark and mysterious it still has a little bit of a girly vibe. It was also a bargain price of £1 at ASDA again!
And, of course I couldn't forget the Ghost bottle that I made on Tuesday, which sits very nicely on my bedside table along with everything else, which I really like. It is nice to have something a little more handmade on your festive table as well as some things that you bought.
I hope you enjoyed this Halloween post and this post helps you think of some cheap and easy ways of decorating your room for the haunted season.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

DIY// Ghost Bottles!

Yayay!!
You will be excited to know that today I am doing another DIY post after this post went down really well and I love doing little DIYs sometimes, I just struggle to find the time occasionally. But I have had a bit more time at weekends lately and therefore I have a Halloween themed one for you all today!! I am making some Ghost Bottles.

You will need!

Empty coke bottle
White Water Based Paint (that stuff washes off of your hands).
A Paint Brush
Newspaper
A Sharpie

Method!

1. Remove the sticker from the coke bottle so that the outside of the bottle looks completely plain.
2. Lay out some Newspaper on the surface that you are choosing to do the DIY on, so that way you do not make a mess.
3. Paint a thick coat all over the outside of the bottle with your paint, make sure you also paint all over the bottles lid so it matches the rest of the bottle.
4.Leave the bottle to dry for at least 20 minutes, it may still be a little damp after that, but do not worry about it too much.
5. Draw on the eyes and mouth onto the centre of the bottle, and if you want to you can write a word of your choice, I chose the word BOO!.

I hope you enjoyed this little DIY!
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Monday, 20 October 2014

My style inspiration!! #teenblogseries

Hello Everybody,
Today I have another #teengblogseries post and I am going to be talking about the person that inspires my style. Obviously, my life is influenced quite a lot by people on the internet, so to be honest it would be pretty tricky for my style inspiration to come from offline.
It did, however, take me quite a long time to work out who my style inspiration is, because style is very personal and I wouldn't necessarily say that I have anyone in particular that I want to look like. But this person has definitely increased my style confidence... and that is Bethany Mota!
I don't really know what I love so much about Bethany's style, but I suppose it's because it is so girly, but also very varied. I like to think that varied styles are better and can suit your moods at certain times of the year better. For example, if I am am in a really great mood I don't want to be wearing some really dark clothes.
I love how Bethany mixes so many different styles together and makes them look absolutely amazing. From flannel shirts, to shorts and tights. Her bright choices in dresses for events are amazing because it shows confidence, yet it makes her look so fresh faced, and I like to look that way too.
Honestly, I love her style so much and she does inspire my style quite a lot. I have even bought things that she has bought after me and it has made me laugh so much, because it is almost as if our minds work exactly the same way.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Easy Halloween Makeup Tutorial #2014bloggerchallenge

Hello Everybody,
I'm pretty sure we all get excited for Halloween here, but even so, we struggle to know what to do for Halloween makeup; that is cheap, easy and quick to do. Let's face it... Halloween should be more about the costume over the makeup anyway, so we don't tend to have time to be fussing around with our makeup too much. But today I am planning to solve all of your problems and I am going to be showing you the easiest and quickest makeup you will ever be able to do on Halloween. YAY!!
This tutorial is particularly great for pale people like me because it makes you look kind of ill and zombified, which in my opinion is pretty creepy, so I highly recommend it for any of you fellow pale people out there.
1. Do your base, that means apply a primer *if you have one*, Apply concealer to any blemishes and under your eyes and apply on your foundation. If you do have a bit more of a natural glow, think about going a shade lighter and blending it in thoroughly into your neck to really give yourself the haunted factor.
2. Doing your eyes is really simple, just use the darkest eyeshadow that you own, mine is Blackheart in the Naked 3 palette and put it all in your crease and blend it over the rest of your eyelid. Also add a bit under your eyes. This gives your eyes a very dead and ghostly look. Don't add any mascara or eyeliner because dead people don't wear makeup.
3. Then get a dark lipstick and put it all over your lips, I used the Rimmel Kate Moss 107 lipstick but you can use a different red, or even a black! I prefer to do this step with a lip brush because it is easier to apply dark lipstick that way.
4. Finally use a muted black eyeshadow for your cheekbone instead of your normal bronzer. I used the Naked 3 Darkside. You will need to buff this thoroughly into your face to ensure that it looks natural and also doesn't leave a line across your face.

I hope you enjoyed this little Halloween tutorial and I will see you on Monday!
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Easy Halloween Makeup Tutorial #teenblogseries

Hello Everybody,
I'm pretty sure we all get excited for Halloween here, but even so, we struggle to know what to do for Halloween makeup; that is cheap, easy and quick to do. Let's face it... Halloween should be more about the costume over the makeup anyway, so we don't tend to have time to be fussing around with our makeup too much. But today I am planning to solve all of your problems and I am going to be showing you the easiest and quickest makeup you will ever be able to do on Halloween. YAY!!
This tutorial is particularly great for pale people like me because it makes you look kind of ill and zombified, which in my opinion is pretty creepy, so I highly recommend it for any of you fellow pale people out there.
1. Do your base, that means apply a primer *if you have one*, Apply concealer to any blemishes and under your eyes and apply on your foundation. If you do have a bit more of a natural glow, think about going a shade lighter and blending it in thoroughly into your neck to really give yourself the haunted factor.
2. Doing your eyes is really simple, just use the darkest eyeshadow that you own, mine is Blackheart in the Naked 3 palette and put it all in your crease and blend it over the rest of your eyelid. Also add a bit under your eyes. This gives your eyes a very dead and ghostly look. Don't add any mascara or eyeliner because dead people don't wear makeup.
3. Then get a dark lipstick and put it all over your lips, I used the Rimmel Kate Moss 107 lipstick but you can use a different red, or even a black! I prefer to do this step with a lip brush because it is easier to apply dark lipstick that way.
4. Finally use a muted black eyeshadow for your cheekbone instead of your normal bronzer. I used the Naked 3 Darkside. You will need to buff this thoroughly into your face to ensure that it looks natural and also doesn't leave a line across your face.

I hope you enjoyed this little Halloween tutorial and I will see you on Monday!
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Desk Organisation

Hello Everybody,
Today I though would share with you all a few desk organisation tips, because I'm sure you all at some point have to use a desk, whether it be for work, studying or even blogging. I hope this little post helps, but I should warn you that I am no "tidy" expert.

Buy an organiser

I bought a caddy thing from Homebase to store all of my desk bits and bobs quite a few years back. It might not necessarily be tidy, but it keeps the mess out of the way. My caddy has a place for storing my pens and pencils as well as any loose bits of paper, cables and even my camera. So it is super handy at keeping any clutter tucked away from the rest of my small desk space.

Get rid of that clutter

To be honest, I'm pretty rubbish at staying tidy, but I do try and throw away any pieces of paper that might be useless, even though I am really bad at doing this. The better you are at keeping your desk clear, the more motivated you will be to do your work, or whatever you normally do on your desk. So, try at least once a week to check all of the bits that you have floating around your desk and bin anything that will not be needed anymore.

Get a binder

If like me you have a lot of notes and bits and bobs that you collect from your school classes, then investing in a  binder is a great idea. With a binder it keeps all of your work together, and if you section everything with dividers then you shouldn't have a problem with finding the work that you need.

Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

How I edit my Instagram Pictures!!

Hello Everybody,
Today I have a post that's a little bit different to my usual posts. Firstly, because it is to do with a social media app that I probably talk about the least on here, and that is Instagram, and if you do not know, I do have account that you can follow... here. On instagram I like to document life events and all things that I suppose deserves a little bit of a photograph, but to make everything look nice (as I am a bit picky about my feed) I like to edit my pictures with an app called VSCO.
I am going to be showing you a step by step tutorial of what I do on my VSCO app, so for that reason I highly recommend downloading it from The Play or App store (this is totally NOT sponsored by the way).
1. Firstly, I obviously take the picture that I wish to take, for me this can vary from landscapes, food, outfits or even the occasional selfie.
2. I then open the VSCO app and choose my favourite photo from a selection I have taken, I normally take a few purely because I'm not the best at taking photos most of the time.
3. Once I have chosen the photo and selected it I click on the edit tool which looks like a spanner and screwdriver, On this setting you will be given a load of filters, but I generically choose the T1 filter because I like my images to be consistent.
4. I then click on the arrow up and click on the spanner to edit the image even more.
5. On this I will turn the exposure up a tad and also play around with the highlight and shadow colours, mostly opting for pink and purples and playing around with their levels until it looks just right.

I have only recently been using this app, but I much rather it over what I used before because it is quick, easy and all on one app.
I hope you enjoyed this slightly different post.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x