Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Glam winter party look

Glam winter party look.

Hey guys!

I want to start todays blog post by saying sorry I haven't written for a while. I've had lots of things going on and just haven't had the time to sit down and write a post. I hope all you guys are good and had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year and had everything you wanted. I had a great time and had a lot of events and parties with friends and family which brings me on to todays post. The look above has been my staple winter party look. It's quite glam, super feminine and is perfect for the winter months. So this is how I got my party look! (Warning, the photo's are bad quality because my camera is broke so had to use my phone so sorry in advance!)


1. Foundation- Elizabeth Arden 'Flawless Finish' £22
2. Concealer- Dream matte mouse £8
(I know it's a foundation but I find it works amazing for covering dark circles and blemishes)
3. Bronzer- Bourjois 'chocolate bronzer' £7
4. Blush- Bare skin minerals 'Cambridge blusher' £19
5. Eyebrows- Sleek brow set £9
6. Eye shadow- MUA merged trio eye shadow 'Emotions' £2.50
7. Mascara- Maybelline 'mega plush volume' £8
8. Lipstick- Revlon super lustrous lipstick 'black cherry' £7.50

  • First thing I did was apply my foundation and concealer. This foundation is new and I was really looking forward to trying it and have so far loved it. I'm going to do a separate post on my recent beauty purchases so don't worry.
  • Next I added my bronzer under my cheekbones to contour my face. I also applied some bronzer up to my temples and on my neck because it makes your face look thinner.
  • I then added the bear minerals blush. This is quite shimmery and sheer so works as a highlight as well so I just added it to the tops of my cheek bones, above my bronzer.
  • Next I filled in my eyebrows. The brow box from sleek is so easy to use and makes sure your eyebrows stay put all day so I love it for a party.
  • I then use the eye shadow palette by putting the light shade all over, the gold shade on the lid and the darker shade in the crease and edge.
  • I then applied a few coats of mascara to my lashes because I didn't want really dramatic eyes because of the darkness of the lipstick.
  • Lastly I applied the lipstick and then blotted it so it wasn't too dark.
I really love this look and think it is perfect for this time of year! To finish it add your favourite pieces of jewellery, a posh dress and a hair accessory and you're ready for a Hollywood glam party!
I hope you liked this look and enjoyed my post, sorry again it's been so long! I promise I won't leave it too long again. I am still part of the British blogger selection and will be writing posts soon just a bit later than the other bloggers involved because as I mentioned a lot has been happening. I'm also thinking of starting a YouTube channel where I post tutorials and hauls etc. things like that would you guys be interested? I hope everyone is having a great 2014 and if you read to the end comment telling me what you got for Christmas!
Love you all

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Q&A/ an interview with me - week 2

Q&A/ an interview with me

This weeks theme for the #BritishBloggerSelection is Q&A's so without further ado here's my post!

Question One: Why do you like blogging?
I enjoy writing and sharing things in posts with anyone who wants to read my blog!
Question Two: How did you come up with your blog name?
This for me was the hardest part of starting my blog! I wanted a blog where I shared real life experiences and shared things that I could talk about so I thought about what could show that, so I finally came up with Being Heather.
Question Three: Where from the UK do you come from?
I come from a little village in the south of Wales.
Question Four: Favourite colour?
It varies but most of the time it's either a teal colour or a burgundy red.
Question Five: Do you like Lana Del Ray?
Yes I do, she isn't my favourite singer or band but I really enjoy listening to her music.
Question Six: Hidden Talents That You Have?
I'm trained as a classical singer so I can sing but it's not really hidden but apart from that the only thing cool I can do is the splits!
Question Seven: Celebrity Crush?
Liam Hemsworth.. mmmm                              ------------->
Question Eight: Favourite Blog Of All Time?
Zoella, I think her posts are so lovely and anyone can relate to them so I really enjoy reading her blog.
Question Nine: What made you want to join #BritishBloggerSelection?
As I'm new to blogging, I wanted to join a community where I could get to know new people and enjoy doing what I love to do! So far I'm loving it and can't wait to continue with it!
I hope you've enjoyed this weeks post and if you did make sure to leave a comment saying so! Make sure to follow for more posts soon!
Love you all

Monday, 18 November 2013

The sunshine award

The sunshine award

I was recently nominated by Jo (http://www.beautyfashionlifestyleaffordable.blogspot.co.uk) for the sunshine award. This is an award that goes to bloggers who are 'Positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere'. I was honoured because I've only recently started blogging so to know that people already love my blog posts, makes me feel amazing so thankyou!

The Rules
I will share 11 facts about myself, then I will answer 11 questions that were set by the blogger that nominated me. I will then think of 11 more questions and nominate 11 bloggers to answer them and I will inform them that I have nominated them. So here we go!

11 facts about me
1. I live in the south-east of Wales in a little village
2. I have 1 sister and 3 brothers
3. I have 2 dogs called Monty and Butch
4. I love to perform and be on stage
5. Chocolate is my favourite thing in the world
6. I know every word to 'baby got back'...
7. My favourite colours are pastel pink and purple
8. My favourite make-up brand in Benefit
9. I love to do my hair, I find it oddly therapeutic, don't ask why
10. I used to play saxophone and clarinet but I stopped 2 years ago and wish I hadn't :(
11. I live for Drama, I even love studying it in school, I'm weird I know.
The 11 questions from Jo

1.What is your favourite animal?- A dolphin, I've always wanted to swim with them.
2. What is your favourite bath/shower product?- All of the lush comforters, they're heavenly!
3. What is your favourite movie?- The Lion King, always has been, always will be!
4. What is your 'go to' item of clothing?- Leggings, you can style them up or keep them casual and are perfect for all times of year.
5. What was your bargain of the year?- I bought a dress the other day which I was expecting to be £10 and it ended up being £4.99, bargain, am I right! :)
6. What is your favourite item for the winter?- Chunky knit jumpers, especially in the UK where it's freezing!
7. Can you say the alphabet backwards?- I actually can!
8. Where in the world do you live?- I live in south-east Wales.
9. What is your favourite word?- 'myriad' why? I don't have ac clue..
10. Who was your inspiration to start a blog?- Probably zoella! I always love reading her posts and they brighten up my day!
11. What phone case do you have on your phone at the moment?- A pastel coloured Aztec one.

My nominees;
(sorry I can't do any more, I'm super new to blogging so I don't actually know that many blogs yet, sorry again)
My 11 questions;
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What is your favourite colour?
3. Favourite food?
4. What is your best achievement?
5. What is your favourite song at the moment?
6. Who inspires you to blog?
7. What is your favourite brand of make-up? 
8. Do you have any brothers or sisters?
9. How old are you?
10. What is your favourite food?
11. What is your bargain of the month?
I hope you all enjoyed todays post! Make sure to follow and comment for more posts and Thanks again to Jo for tagging me!
Love you all


Sunday, 3 November 2013

British Blogger Selection

British Blogger Selection

Hey guys!
I just thought I'd let you know that I'm going to be taking part in the British Blogger selection. It's super exciting and it's going to be so much fun, it also isn't too late for you to join!

Every week you'll be given a different theme i.e Christmas or beauty or fashion, it could be anything and you just have to write a blog post about it! It'll be a great way to get more people coming to your blog and also it'll be great way of meeting other British bloggers.

Your blog can be about anything, cooking, fashion, beauty the only rule is you must be British!

If you're interested email Ellie on littlevintagecamera@gmail.com or go to her blog http://littlevintagecamera.blogspot.co.uk and if you want, tell her Heather sent you!

I look forward to getting to know lots of amazing bloggers

Love you all

Friday, 1 November 2013

Fall fashion 2013

Fall Fashion 2013

Fall is my favourite time of year, all the pretty colours of the leaves, Halloween and then of course Christmas. One of the things I love most is fall fashion and so I thought there would be nothing better to do than show you some of my fashion staples for this year. Enjoy!

1. Tartan- I love tartan, I think it's an easy way to add a little something to an outfit. You don't have to go quite as full out as the picture above but adding a scarf or a jacket can make a great outfit even better!

2. Leather- I love leather at the moment, whether it be a jacket, a leather-look skirt or top, I think it just makes an outfit look sophisticated and is the perfect way to dress up a casual outfit for the evening or even work.

3. Maroon and berry shades- I think these are perfect colours for autumn winter/ fall. Dresses, skirts, tops, jumpers, anything in this colour is so cute and perfect for this time of the year. You don't have to have clothes these shades, nail polishes are gorgeous and finish an outfit perfectly and also adding these warm autumnal shades to your make-up bag can make you look flawless in the winter months.

4. Layering- I love jumpers and warm cosy cardigans because I can't stand being cold. This is why layering is the best in the winter months, it's fashionable and still cosy at the the same time. I like layering dresses, tights, socks, boots and jumpers or cosy cardigans. I think these kind of outfits look so cute and girly, add a jacket and a snood and you're ready to go!

5. Ankle boots- I love boots, I think they're so comfortable but also warm and fashionable too. I think paired with some frilly socks and a dress or skirt they can make an outfit look super feminine and they're practical when it starts to snow and rain so your feet don't get cold and wet!

So these are my autumn winter/ fall staples. I hope these have given you some inspirations for some cute outfits this fall! Be sure to send me any pictures or comment your favourite bits from this post. Make sure you follow for more posts!
Love you all

Saturday, 26 October 2013

A quick catch up, Britain's got talent & Some advice

A quick catch up, Britain's got talent & Some advice

Hi guys, I know it's been forever since Iv'e written a new blog post but I've been so busy lately, so I thought i'd have a little catch up with you guys and try and give some advice. Since I last wrote a blog post, loads of different things have happened. 

First, I got given a lead role in my school production of 'We will rock you' which is super exiting. Last year we did 'Hairspray' and I was lucky enough to get the lead role of Tracy so this year I wasn't expecting anything brilliant this year, but I managed to get the role of Killer Queen. She's the really cool, evil character so i'm really exited to start rehearsing! Some advice I would give to anyone auditioning is;

1. Have fun and don't panic. If you don't get a part it doesn't matter, there's always next year, just enjoy yourself!

2. Act confident. Even if you don't feel it, act it! You seem more appealing to the judges if you seem like the audition doesn't faze you so act act act!

Secondly, me and my singing group, 'Dolce' (That's us in the picture!) auditioned for Britain's got talent and got through the first round! We haven't been told yet if we're going through to the televised audition, we should be told around February time so fingers crossed!

Lastly, I've had loads of exams and revision because it's my last year of GCSE's which really hasn't been fun but is really important. If I could give anybody one piece of advice while doing their exams it would be not to leave anything until the last minute because then you panic and freak out (I've learnt from experience guys!). Just make sure you stay focused and keep on top of everything, that doesn't mean you can't have a social life, it just means plan when you will do homework or revision and when you will go out. I promise, this really will help, honest.

Anyway, that's all for this blog post, be sure to follow and comment. Any ideas are welcome and I promise i'll be back to making beauty posts soon, I just thought a good catch up was needed.

Make sure to follow me on instagram, twitter, and tumblr, my links are on my contact me page!
Love you guys

Monday, 19 August 2013

25 questions about me

25 questions about me | Tag

When I started this blog, I threw myself straight into the deep end with reviews, buys and make-up routines so I didn't do anything to introduce myself to you, therefore today i'm going to tell you a little more about me!

My names Heather Plow, i'm 15 and I live in a small town in Wales. I'm in year 11 or high school as some of you may know it. I love all things to do with beauty and fashion but I also love performing arts. Recently my performing arts school won the title of best show choir 2013 in the Llangollen international eisteddfod which is pretty cool if I don't say so myself. To tell you a bit more about me, I've decided to do the 25 questions tag so here are my answers.

1. Do you have any pets? Yes, I have 2 dogs called Monty and Butch.
2. Name 3 things that are physically close to you. My phone, nail polish remover and my laptop.
3. Whats the weather like right now? Slightly chilly but not too cold.
4. Do you drive? If yes, have you crashed? Nope, i'm only 15 haha!
5. What time did you wake up this morning? About half 11, it's the summer holidays in the UK and i'm super lazy, sorry not sorry!
6. When did you last shower? This morning before I got dressed.
7. What was the last film you watched? I went to watch the conjuring the other day, I thought I was going to die.. no joke.
8. What does your last text message say? received: 'Love you too, don't reply cos I'm in Greece, I'll get you something okkk! speak when i'm back, lyyy xxxx'
9. Whats your ringtone? One of the iPhone presets because I can't be bothered to change it, like I said, i'm super lazy!
10. Have you ever been to a different country? I've been to France a few times, America once, Spain a couple times, Ibiza and the Spanish Isles.
11. Do you like sushi? Where i'm from, you can buy sushi with cooked meat instead of fish so I like that but not real sushi.
12. Where do you buy groceries? Asda, Tesco, Morrisons anywhere really.
13. Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster? No, as I may have mentioned earlier, i'm super, super lazy so I have problems falling asleep.
14. How many siblings do you have? 4, 3 brothers and a sister.
15. Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop? We have a family desktop computer and a laptop each.
16. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 16 woop woop!
17. Do you wear contacts or glasses? Neither of them.
18. Do you colour your hair? I ombre it now but I used to colour it red.
19. What are you planning to do today? Go shopping and spend more money than I have!
20. When was the last time you cried? The other day because I managed to slam my knee against a radiator and now I have one mighty bruise.
21. What is your perfect pizza topping? Meat feast and sweetcorn, I looooove me some meat feast haha!
22. Do you prefer hamburgers or cheeseburgers? Cheeseburgers, mmmmm i'm so hungry now:(
23. Have you ever had an all-nighter? A couple, mainly at parties and things.
24. What is your eye colour? Green.
25. Coke or Pepsi? I can't tell the difference so what ever is there.

Well thank you guys for reading, I hope you enjoyed it and if you did be sure to follow to keep up to date on my new posts coming soon. Sorry about posting twice in one day, I didn't post yesterday so felt like I needed to make up for it. Don't forget to comment any requests or if there are any products you would like me review let me know! Also let me know if this inspired you to do you own 25 questions tag.
love you all