Sunday, 27 November 2016

Weekly Summary: 4th Week Of November

Hi guys, it's a very sleep deprived Izzy typing this now and I just wanted to get this post up to share what I've uploaded on my channel this week, in case you missed it!

Transforming My Mum Into Me

Me and my mum had a huge laugh filming this video. I basically "turned my mum into me" by putting my makeup on her. The result was definitely interesting to say the least lmao!

November favourites

And today I uploaded my November Favourites where I talk about everything that I've been loving this month. And I decided to rock the purple makeup because, well, why not?!

Thank you very much for reading and watching. The song of the day is Drown Me Out by Ed Sheeran. I hope you're all having a lovely weekend,

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The Sunshine Blog Award

Hey everyone,

Today I decided to do the Sunshine Blog Award because I was so kindly nominated to do it by my wonderful blogging buddy Lou, who's post you can check out here! Honestly every single post she writes is perfection, so you'd be missing out by not reading her blog :)

The Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog in your blog post
2. Answer the 11 questions that your nominator has asked you
3. Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award
4. Come up with 11 questions to ask the bloggers you have nominated
5. List the rules and include the sunshine blogger award logo in your post:

Lou's questions:

1. Where do you want to be this time next year?

I literally couldn't even tell you. I can't tell you what I want to be doing this time next year, nor what my plans are. Right now I'm looking at going to uni to study media, but who knows what life has in store for me!

2. Who is the most important person in your life right now?

I honestly think it would be unfair to pick just one person. I'm truly blessed that 99.9% of the people in my life right now are absolute saints and they honestly keep me (somewhat) sane. So the most important people in my life at the moment are all my friends and family, and I'm truly so thankful to have them in my life #cheesealert

3. Who is your favourite blogger/vlogger right now?

Oooooooh that's a tough one! I have so many wonderful blogger and youtube friends that it's so difficult to pick just the one. I'd say my fave bloggers are everyone in Beau Bloggers, they always manage to put a smile on my face. And I'll be adding a feature on my channel where I link all my youtube friends in soon if you're interested in seeing who my faves are ;)

4. If you could create a superhero, what would you name them and what would their powers be?

I honestly think about what sort of superhero I would be a lot, so I'm guessing the superhero I'd create would be like that. My dream superpower would be to never feel tired, so I can be 110% productive at all times during the day. I'm a bit of a workaholic and I can never just have a chill moment because it honestly drives me crazy, and sleeping just seems like a chore to me. So if there was a way to never sleep again, I'd take that chance in a heartbeat. 

5. What video always makes you smile? Link it to make someone else smile?

I dare you to watch this without cracking a smile! :)

6. What was the last movie you watched? What did you think of it?

I watched Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them last night in the cinema and I loooooooveeeed it! I'm probably the biggest Harry Potter fan going so I just wanted to relive that experience of watching a Harry Potter (kinda) film again for the first time. And I really liked the fact you got to see a completely different part of the wizarding world, since it was set in a different country and time era. Arrghhhh I could just watch anything to do with Harry Potter 24/7

7. What cancelled TV show would you bring back for one more season?

I've been binge watching Gavin and Stacey over and over so definitely that. I don't think it was ever cancelled, I believe it just finished. Although, I personally think it had another good few seasons left in it!

8. If you could be in a movie or TV show (as yourself), which would you most fit into?

Harry Potter (I think my obsession is too real). My entire childhood was filled with waiting for my Hogwarts letter, so I think the passion would definitely be there if I was cast to be a part of that franchise. 

9. What's your favourite song of all time?

Photograph by Ed Sheeran. I don't think I need to even explain why this beautiful song is my fave to anyone that's ever heard it, and if you haven't heard it yet please do:

10. If you had everything you've ever wanted, what would you be doing right now?

Hmmm this is tricky because I genuinely don't know what I want from life. All I do know is my makeup collection would be hella big omfg!

11. If you had married your first celebrity crush, who would you be married to right now?

I can't quite remember my first ever celebrity crush for certain, but I'm pretty sure it must have been Tom Felton who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series (omg I swear I didn't even want to mention HP that much in this post!)

My questions:

1. How long did you think about starting a blog, before you actually started blogging?
2. Are you more of a Winter or Summer fan?
3. What are three things that you look forward to every year, and why?
4. Do you still remember the first blog post you ever read? If so, what was it?
5. What is one TV show you can't help but binge watch?
6. X-factor or Strictly? (or neither!)
7. If you had to delete one of your social media accounts forever, what would you choose?
8. What was the name of your first ever pet, if you had one?
9. Do you have a bad habit that you'd like to cut down on?
10. If you could watch any film/ read any book again for the first time, what would you pick?
11. What does blogging mean to you?

So thank you very much Lou for tagging me in this post, I had so much fun writing it. I won't be tagging 11 specific people for this post, simply because I know that a lot of people that I would tag have already been nominated. So if you'd like to do this post yourself please let me know and feel free to answer the questions that I asked above. Thank you for reading, the song of the day is Oops by Little Mix,

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Internet Communties

I recently celebrated my 3rd year youtube anniversary and it got me thinking about all the people I got to know within those years. It's so crazy to think that this major hobby of mine has been a part of my life for that long already, because it honestly feels like yesterday that I started posting videos. And over those years I've somehow ended up in a really wonderful, supportive community across all my social media platforms. So I just wanted to write this post as acknowledgement that you guys are seriously the best people ever, and for me to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in this little internet community.

#tbt Summer In The City where I got to meet so many of the people
I've been watching for ages!

Honestly, I just find internet communities and friendships the coolest thing ever. I class an internet community as anyone who reads/watches each other's content, leaves wonderful comments, or maybe just silently sits there and likes posts. The internet truly is just such an amazing invention, because it's just so awesome that it connects people from all over the world. It might also be the case for some people that without social media, they would have never stumbled across each other in their everyday lives. So it's really incredible that it unites people on a global scale.

In "real life" I've always been shy and quiet. In all honestly I just used to find it really difficult to gain the confidence to be able to speak to people face to face. I'm literally the most awkward person going so social interactions used to just go disastrously. But the great think about the internet is you can get to know people, whilst being behind the keyboard.

Its through the internet that I actually realised that there's people just like me out there. People with the same passions and interests. People with the same music taste and people who enjoy watching the same youtubers as me. I can't even tell you the amount of confidence that interacting with people over the internet gives me on an every day basis. It's made me feel like less of an outsider, and it's truly given me a place where I feel I belong.

And as time passes I'm starting to get more real life friends though the internet, which is something I never thought would happen. Like I never in a million years thought anyone would be interested in me or what I post online. Youtube events such as Summer In The City bring me so much joy you wouldn't even believe. It's such a surreal feeling knowing someone through their blog or channel for ages, and then finally meeting them in person. 

I would well and truly class internet friendships just as valid as real life friendships. Like, I can guarantee a lot of my online buddies know just as much about me as people who I see on an everyday basis and vice versa. 

So overall I just really wanted to say I can't believe that there's people out there who honestly spend time in their day interacting with me via social media. I've honestly been welcomed into the warmest, kindest internet groups and you guys have no idea how sweet you all are. Like, I seriously thought I'd get flooded with hate comments when I started being more active on social media. Thank you so much to everyone that's supported me with my content. I've really enjoyed getting to know you all well too, and forming friendships on line. The song of the day is I Need You by N Dubz because it's next on my playlist lmao. So this cheesy post is coming to an end and I just wanted to say thank you once again,

Izzy K xxx

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Weekly Summary: 1st Week Of November

As you guys might already know, every week I do a summary post of the videos you might have missed on my channel this week. So here we go:

Sick Day Essentials

When I was prefilming a couple of videos I was also battling with a cold. So I decided to finish the batch of videos up with a "sick day essentials" video. This is definitely a silly video, but I hope it was still kinda useful.

My 3rd Youtube Birthday

I really can't believe it, but on the 11th of November I celebrated my 3rd Year Youtube Birthday! I honestly can't even put into words the amount of fun I've had making videos, or the way in which making videos has changed my life. This might sound dramatic since I'm still a pretty small youtuber, but I didn't really have a hobby before youtube and it's so great just to wake up in the mornings and have a passion. Thank you so much to everyone that's supported my channel and blog.

Thank you so much for reading. The song of the day is High Hopes by Kodaline. Thank you sooooooo much to anyone that's supported me :)

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 10 November 2016

The Autumn Tag

As you may already know because I never shut up about it, this is my favourite time of year. As Winter is now fast approaching (not that I'm complaining) I thought I'd make the most of Autumn by doing an autumnal tag. So here we go:

1. What signifies the start of Autumn for you?

For me it's the start of September. I just feel like it's when people start to go back to work/school after the Summer holidays and everyone starts to get excited for the upcoming months. It's like everyone goes "goodbye Summer, hello pumpkin spice!"

2. What is your favourite fall scent?

I'm not sure if it's a fall scent or a Christmas scent, but I'm a sucker for cinnamon. So I've brought as many cinnamon scented candles as my bank account can cope with and I keep sniffing them.

3. What is your favourite Autumn colour?

For me I just luuurrrve burgundy. I love berry coloured lips, paired with the same coloured jumper. I just feel like that look slays.

4. What is your favourite Fall drink?

Costa have released their Christmas drinks already so I've been loving them! My favourite one is their Lindt hot chocolate. 

5. What TV show, new or old, are you looking forward to this fall?

AMERICAN HORROR STORY AMERICAN HORROR STORY AMERICAN HORROR STORY. Although I'm still waiting for Netflix to add season 6 because it's supposed to be incredible.

6. What is your favourite Fall fashion trend?

I love little hats, I only wish I could pull them off. But at the moment I'm loving bomber jacket and I just got the cutest one from New Look!

7. What is your favourite frugal Autumn activity?

I would say pumpkin carving, but I recently discovered I'm allergic to pumpkins #wounded! But I genuinely am loving reading other people's blogs when they talk about all the things they've been getting up to this season, and admiring the lovely photos they've taken. I'm just too nosey for my own good. 

8. What is your favourite makeup look come autumnal weather?

Berry lips for sure! I'm a huge fan of red and purple lips, and I do love a good combo of both. My all time favourite lipstick for this season (just in case you were wondering lmao) is Glastonberry by Charlotte Tilbury.
Look how beautiful this colour is!

Thank you so much for reading and feel free to give this tag a go yourself if you love autumn as much as I do. The song of the day is Ride by 21 Pilots. Have a lovely day,

Izzy K xxx

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Weekly Summary: Last Week Of October & First Week Of November

Hey guys it's time for my weekly summary post of what I've uploaded on my channel. Only this week I'll be sharing my uploads from the last 2 weeks since I couldn't do a summary last Sunday. 

So here we go this is what you might have missed on my channel lately:

First of all I uploaded my Izzynterview video. This is where I "interview" 3 of my youtube friends on my channel in the form of a collab. This month I collabed with my wonderful friends XOXOnella and Nic Nac. Please check out their wonderful channels if you haven't already!

Next up I have my October faves. I think you guys all know how favourite videos work; I basically just talk about what I've been loving this month.

Then I talked all about my tragic eyebrow past and included very embarrassing pictures from my awkward eyebrow stages! I also included my current eyebrow routine if anyone is interested in seeing that. 

And since I've been watching a lot of Netflix lately I decided to some of my all time favourite TV shows that I definitely recommend you watching.

Thank you very much for reading and possibly watching. The song of the day is The Greatest by Sia. I hope you all have a lovely week :)

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Bonfire Night Essentials

Remember, remember the 5th of November...

Bonfire night is fast approaching which means it's time for the preparation. This is one of my favourite times of the year because I just think it's the perfect time to celebrate. It's right in the middle of Autumn and Winter, which are my favourite seasons, and it's just such a festive time of year to have a little gathering.

So without further ado here are what I class as "essentials" for Bonfire Night:

1. A Bonfire- I think it goes without saying you can't have Bonfire Night without a bonfire. It's a great tradition to gather up with family and friends and roast marshmallows.

2. Warm clothes- Considering Bonfire Night takes place in November, you clearly need to wrap up warm. I suggest a nice bobble hat, a woolly jumper and thick gloves.

3. Chili con carne- Or since I'm veggie, I like to call it chili "non" carne. I really doubt this is an "essential" for everyone. But every time my family got together on November 5th we'd always have chili and jacket potatoes to eat haha! I think it's just the perfect meal to warm you up in the cold winter evenings.

4. Fireworks- Go find yourself the nearest fireworks display and enjoy an evening of watching the sky turn pretty colours. Who doesn't love a good ol' firework display?!

5. Sparklers- These are basically like mini fireworks... BUT IN YOUR HANDS! And less dangerous of course. But with that said, please remember to wear your gloves (which I mentioned earlier) and stay safe!

So who else loves Bonfire Night as much as me? (Probably not Guy Fawkes eh?) The song of the day is Superstar by Jamelia because I've been jamming to it all day. Thanks for reading,

Izzy K xxx