Friday, May 22, 2015

Reveiw: Burt's Bees Shampoo & Conditioner

Ever want to try out Burt's Bees shampoo and conditioner? See what I thought.

Have you tried this before? What is your favorite shampoo and conditioner?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Best Eye Drops - Rohto

It’s getting to be allergy season and I am noticing that more and more often I am reaching for my eye drops. My favorite ones are from Rohto and are in Cool.
These eye drops relieve redness and dryness fast. They also give your eyes a nice cool feeling. The cooling sensation can be overwhelming for some people so I would not recommend using them if you have super sensitive eyes. I personally love them and have never had an issue but I also use the weakest ones. There are two stronger ones that give you an even more powerful cooling sensation, Ice and Arctic. If you decide to try them I would start with Cool and then work your way up?

How do you combat seasonal allergies?

Friday, May 8, 2015

Empties Ep. 10 May 2015

Here are some of my current empties and mini reviews of each product.

What are some of your favorite products right now?

Monday, May 4, 2015

May Hidden Gem: TheBelleAdventures

This month's Hidden Gem is Zerina of TheBelleAdventures. I met Zerina through a Facebook group and love her content. Her videos have a style of their own and are fun to watch.
When did you start your Youtube channel and why?

I started uploading videos to my channel the first week of November 2013. I've always wanted to make beauty videos ever since I discovered the beauty community on YouTube around 2008. It was just something I didn't have time or equipment for until I finished college and found myself with so much free time on my hands. I figured I'd finally take the leap and start my YouTube journey. 
What is the main focus of your channel?

I mostly do makeup tutorials because those are the videos I enjoy watching the most. I'm in no way a professional, but I've realized having a channel is such a great way to track your skill growth, and I believe I've come a long way since I began recording. Other than that, I enjoy filming DIY videos as well. I haven't had a chance to do as many fashion videos as I would like, but hopefully that will change with the warmer weather. I've been thinking about starting a series on my channel and I'm almost done planning it, so I'm really excited for that!

What or who inspires you and why?

I get inspired by people in the community the most. From big gurus, to smaller channels. A lot of people might think running a beauty channel is superficial, but I see them as a vessel for empowering women all over the world. There's nothing wrong in being passionate about this form of art - but I especially respect those who emphasize the importance of loving yourself in your bare skin and feeling as confident then as you do with a glammed out full face of makeup. That's a message that I would also like my channel to portray, which is why I make a point of starting every tutorial with a bare face that I love, imperfections and all. Smaller channels inspire me in the way they keep going and uploading content even though it's so hard to get your channel out there and reach a wide audience. 
What has helped your channel grow the most?

Probably the relationships I've formed with other content creators. I love supporting other people and most often those people reciprocate. Joining Facebook groups geared towards beauty channels has also been a major helping factor. Other than that, I'd like to think the videos themselves are a big deciding factor whether or not someone will subscribe.

What would you like people to know about you?
I use to be a very outgoing person but over the years I've grown more timid and I have cynical sense of humor. Some people who don't understand this about me might see me as off-putting. I know many prefer watching content creators who are bubbly and loud, but that's just not how I am and I'd rather be myself than pretend to be something I am clearly not - that would be counterproductive and exhausting.

Where you can find her:

See last months Hidden Gem.
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