Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The Disney Series / 014 / The Final Countdown!

I've definitely let this little series lapse a bit lately and for that I can only apologise. We are now down to the final few days before the trip and I am starting to get just a little bit excited! I've packed and repacked my suitcase several times, I've been watching YouTube videos on repeat and have been watching the weather forecast religiously (Tropical Storm Grace needs to disappear asap!).

I have a final few days of work to get through and have my birthday celebrations to look forward to on Saturday (not actually my birthday but I won't be in the UK for it!). I've already opened one of my presents which was the most amazing gift - a Nintendo 3DS from my friends Michelle & Dru so that I can play on the plane. I bought Olaf's Quest (obviously) and so far haven't been able to put it down!

We have become inspired by the many YouTubers we watch together and have decided that for this trip we might try our hand at vlogging. At the very least making videos for ourselves and once we have enough footage, we might but together a few videos for YouTube. We will also be periscoping throughout the trip (wifi permitting - we have heard it's very fleeting and not very strong!). My periscope is @ImpatienceBlog if you would like to follow me beforehand, I will also be tweeting a lot during the trip and using Instagram. We will be creating the hashtag #keyesdisneymoon if you would like to follow along on our adventures!

Over the last few months I have been speaking to other bloggers/vloggers who will be over in Florida the same time as us - I just wanted to give a huge shoutout to Amy at Cocktails in Teacups who hopefully I might bump into while we are there! *waves*

I'm not sure whether this will be my last post before we leave so for now I shall leave it here. Be sure to check back here when I return for photos and videos or come and say hello on Periscope or Instagram!


Monday, 24 August 2015

The Disney Series / 013 / Photographs I Want To Take

Photographs are a wonderful way of preserving holiday memories. Although I wouldn't say I was particularly good at photography, I do enjoy it and I will be taking A LOT of photos during our trip. I've even bought two extra memory cards...you know...just in case!

Bradley and I have also invested in a Memory Maker for our trip because we figure that this will be a once in a lifetime holiday and we would like to get some amazing photographs. What we also love about the Memory Maker is that we will be able to get all of our ride photos and character dining meal photos too, it takes away some of the stress of capturing photos because someone will be doing it for us and also means we can both be in them! We have done a little bit of research into where the photopass photographers will be and each time we see one we will take the opportunity to have a photo taken but I have also compiled a list of "must have" photos for each of the parks.

Magic Kingdom
- At the entrance to the park, with Main Street Station in the background
- On Main Street with Cinderella's Castle in the background
- Outside Cinderella's Castle
- Meeting Mickey at Town Square Theatre
- Meeting Anna & Elsa

- Trying to lift Spaceship Earth
- At the entrance with Spaceship Earth in the background
- Trying on hats around the world!
- Meeting Belle in France
- Illuminations Fireworks

Hollywood Studios
- Hollywood Boulevard
- Tower of Terror
- Trying to defeat Zurg on Toy Story Midway Mania
- Fantasmic
- Photo with the Toy Story Green Army Man

Animal Kingdom
- In front of the Tree Of Life
- Expedition Everest
- Festival of The Lion King Show
- Elephants on the Safari
- Photo with Rafiki at Rafiki's Planet Watch

What photographs would you like to see of Walt Disney World?


Saturday, 22 August 2015

Beauty Trends - Autumn/Winter 2015

Let's face it, we haven't really had that much of a "summer" in the UK, but as far as I'm concerned that's ok with me. I'm not really a summer person and much prefer it when it gets to the time of year where the leaves start to fall from the trees, the weather turns a little colder and you can get the berry tones and boots out! I've recently been given the opportunity to work alongside House of Fraser to create the perfect autumnal make up look and take a look at the key beauty trends that we can look forward to over the coming months.

Bold Statement Lips
Statement lips are back this season, with bold colours featuring heavily and even black lips were featured by several designers. A key colour to look out for is oxblood red (NARS have a new lipstick available Autumn 2015 called VIP Red Lipstick which is sure to be a sellout this season).

Barefaced Beauty
One of my favourite current beauty trends, the "effortless/minimal make up look" (which to be honest actually takes a lot of effort!) Featuring a natural glow with slightly stained pink or nude lips and groomed brows to create effortless glamour. Complete the look with a sleek side ponytail or natural scrunched waves with a center parting.

Oversized liner 
Just when I was getting to grips with my cat flick, it looks like AW has upped the ante with oversized liner. Think big bold lines above and below the eyes.

Grunge Meets Glamour
Sexy tousled hair with heavily kohled eyes, black lipstick and dark smokey eyes.

Sequins & Glitter
I really wanted to include this trend as I am drawn to all things sparkly! Designers have been featuring glittered eyes and crystal eyeliner! Maybe not an everyday look, but definitely something to consider for the festival season or Christmas party!

I've tried to create my own barefaced beauty everyday look using these products:
Benefit - The Porefessional Primer
Rimmel - Match Perfection Foundation in Ivory
NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer* £22 House of Fraser
Rimmel - Stay Matte Powder in Ivory 
NARS - Blush in Orgasm* £23 House of Fraser
NARS - Duo Eyeshadow in Silk Road* £25 House of Fraser
Guerlain - Rouge Automatique Lipstick in 168 L'Heure Bleue
MAC Highlighter - Pink Blossom
Benefit - They're Real Mascara

The three key trends this AW are the bold red lip, the flawless "no make up" look and the smokey eye. I think these trends are the most popular are they are easily achievable in real life. Although I love the innovation of the catwalk, especially with eyeliner this AW, these are creative ideas and subject to your own interpretation for everyday wear. I know i'll definitely be trying to perfect my smokey eye and rockin' a bold red lip this year!

What trends are you most looking forward to this AW?