Sunday, 29 September 2013

Question time!

I thought I would do a question blog today, as I'm not feeling well and everybody asks lots of different questions!
Here are some of the questions I got asked today, and some that I get asked frequently!
What camera do you use?
I use the canon 600D with 18-55mm lens.
How do you do your hair?
I literally get asked this everyday, so I did a post before this on 2 hairstyles. I will be doing more soon, so just leave a comment on which other hairstyles you would like to see done!
What's your hair care routine/what shampoo and conditioner do you use?
I usually wash my hair every other day, and use dry shampoo on the second day (batiste dry shampoo). The shampoo and conditioner I use are Aussie (Miracle Moist) it's so so good!
What foundation do you use?
Recently I've been using 'Hello flawless!' Oxygen wow liquid foundation by Benefit. Its pretty expensive but really good with a good coverage, and doesn't make you feel like you're 'caked' in foundation. However, I also use Rimmel London's foundations, I find they are good also.
 What other make-up do you use?
I'm using 'seventeen - blow out' mascara at the moment, its so cheap and really good! I use Rimmel London stay matt powder, which everyone seems to rave about, but it is actually good.
Favourite items of clothing that you own?
I'm going to be simple and say jumpers, you can never have enough jumpers. Also shirts, they're so comfy just to wear oversized or however you like to wear them.
Is blonde your natural hair colour?
Yes. Although as I was getting older it started to get darker, so now I dye it to keep it light.
What hair dye do you use?
I dye it myself, and don't particularly use the same brand every time. No matter what shade I get, if its a light one it will always go the same colour for some reason!
How do you take your photos?
I have a tripod
Do you model?
No I don't
Will you make YouTube videos?
At the moment, probably not. I would probably be pretty shy talking on the camera, and I find it would take so much time to record and edit. Maybe after Christmas!
Where do you buy most of your clothes?
A lot of them are from Topshop, but some others river island, new look, just the general ones I guess!
So, I think that covers MOST of the questions!
I hope you now know what you wanted to, if you didn't before:-)
If you have any other questions just leave a comment.
Ella x 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

School / College easy hairstyles


People ask me a lot how I do my hair, and how I do many different hairstyles. So, I have chosen 2 hairstyles to show you how to do! They are really simple, and you can have your hair like this at any time or place.
Wavy/Curly hair
This is really easy to do, and can be done so quickly!
Your hair can be any length and style to do this.
1. First of all, obviously brush through your hair, and part it the way you like.
You will need your straighteners for this hairstyle, so turn them on and let them heat up.
The straighteners I use are by Mark Hill and can do multiple things to you hair, so they're pretty good!
2. Next you need to section off your hair into small, or medium, or even large pieces, depending on how many waves/curls you want in your hair.

3. If you want wavy hair, then just rotate the straighteners down your hair, turning them 90° one way, then 90° the other until you have reached to the bottom of that piece.
If you want a mixture of curls and waves (which is what I usually do) then continue to do waves through random parts of your hair. Then to add the curls, you rotate the section of hair 90° with the straighteners and pull down until they have reached the bottom. (As shown by the pictures).
You can also add salt spray, which you can get from pretty much any beauty or drug store. This also makes your hair wavy, and gives it the messy textured look.
4. Finish by backcombing a little, and adding hairspray of your choice, (if you like to use hairspray). I use L'Oreal Paris' 'Elnett' hairspray. Its quite expensive compared to others but I find it doesn't make your hair sticky.
Here's the finished look!

Simple messy bun
I have never actually done my hair this style before, but I thought it would be easy to do, and also look a little different! Your hair can be almost an length and style to do this.
1. First of all you need a bun donut/ring. I did have one but I have lost it so I made one. I will be showing you how to make one also, they're really easy!
You need to get a sock, any sock will do, and cut the top off.
Once you have cut the top off you will need to roll the sock down into a donut shape. That's all you have to do to make the bun donut!

2. Next of all you will need to gather all of you hair at the top of your head, and tie it in a bobble. Use the bun donut to put onto the pony tail like so

3. Spread all of your hair around the donut. You can add plaits for a different look, and back comb the hair to make it more of a messy look (which is what I do).
4. Next, tie a bobble just once around the donut with your hair covering ever part of it. With the remaining hair outside the bobble, use hair grips to secure in place. If you want a messy look don't be too bothered about pieces sticking out! You can also add a plait and the back of your hair and secure it with hair grips.

5. Pull of any sections of hair that you don't want left up. I usually pull on my hair around the donut also to make it less tight and more messy.

6. Finally, finish with hairspray to secure and hold your hair.
Here's the finished look!

This post took me so long to do so I hope you all enjoyed it, and I hope it helped!
Let me know if you have any other tutorials you would want to see.
Ella x

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Step into my boring life.

HIIIIII! I seriously have no idea what I am doing on here yet..
A lot of people off Instagram asked if I would ever make a YouTube, and I have wanted to but it's so time consuming. So I thought I would make a blog instead, and I can show you tutorials, etc, with pictures. Here goes!

25 FACTS (also random) ABOUT ME
1. My name is Ella-Jay
2. Im 16
3. I live in Wales
4. I have a best friend who likes to shit
5. When I get drunk my teeth go numb
6. I still act about 5, its great
7. I'm scared of everthing, literally
8. My favourite movie is probably Matilda
9. I fancy men with facial hair and tattoos, so much recently.. (If you're one of them please come my way)
10. I shit myself when I have to leave the house on my own, I think people follow and stalk me
11. Most of the time I have to have my hair differently every day
12. My favourite programmes are Towie, Geordie Shore, Next Top model, and..I can't think
13. My first word was 'boobies', lovely
14. I sleep talk so much, about the most random things
15. I find the weird things funny
16. I have no realistic idea what I want to do in life, help
17. My fav celeb is Zayn Malik mmmm
18. I love summer in winter, and I love winter in summer, confusing
19. I'm so lazy
20. I want to live in LA
21. I cant use chalk or rub paper because it makes me feel sick
22. I get so stressed when I cant do something, right now I'm stressing because I cant think of any more facts..
23. I get jealous easily
24. I find weird things cute, and feel sorry for people for weird things 
25. I always want to do crazy things with my best friend, were crazy people, how crazy

VOILA, hope you enjoyed!
Let me know what you would like me to post for my next blog,
Ella x
Instagram: @hey__ella