Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wheeeeree Have You Been?

Just thought I'd do a quick post to let you all know what the hell is going on with me as I just suddenly disappeared with only a brief explanation on Facebook. It's 3:29am and I can't sleep because I've been thinking about how unfair it is to just up an leave like that. I've been getting tweets and messages from subscribers asking me when will I be back and why aren't my videos there etc.

When will I be back? To be completely honest with you, I don't know :( It could be next week, it could be next month, it could be two months from now. Only thing I can say really is that I will be back as soon as I possibly can! That's a promise, I will be back. My subscriber count is decreasing which I totally understand as I just abandoned ye! But if ye are interested, I will definitely be back :)

Why did I stop?
There are a few reasons. Back when my videos were regular, I was only working 8 hours a week in a job which didn't involve much effort to be honest! So I could edit videos while I was at work and it worked out really well! Around the time I finished up in that job (because the place closes for summer) I got kinda depressed because I had no money & my best friend was leaving to go and live in England for the summer, I used to see her every day so it was hard when she was leaving. A lot of my other friends live not so close to me so I didn't get to see them much & I just hated being stuck at home with no money. So I lost all motivation to film. There were also a few little personal reasons for leaving but I can't really talk about them :(

Whats up now?
Everything is different now! I went from being totally depressed to living on cloud 9 :) I now have 2 jobs. Both of them are very tiring which means I'm always baaate.com . When I'm not working I am away in that place I like to go for the summer ;) And I don't have internet down there. This makes it really hard to stay on top of regular postings and shit, so I just don't know when i the right time to come back.

And...
A little problem that I have is that there have been a few companies who have sent me products to review. I have been trying them out and they are really great so I do want to share them. I feel really bad on the companies as I told them I would have reviews up as soon as possible if I liked their products and then this happened. The main issue is that I feel under pressure to get these reviews uploaded but I don't want to just come back at you guys with a shit ton of videos featuring products I got for free (even though I don't see a problem with reviewing free products, it is benefiting the viewer too!) but I don't want to come across as a teleshopping salesperson because I'm not! & of course I promise to be honest. But I don't really know what to do now as I need to get these out of the way but I don't want to be a walking ad!

HELP!


So...
For those of you who are still subscribed and those of you who are sending my supportive messages and the likes, thank you so much! I really do appreciate it! I hope the Junior Cert & Leaving Cert are going well for those who are sitting it this year! I hope summer tests & college exams went well for everyone too! & I hope  everyone's summer is off to a great start! I also hope Spain win Euro 2012 because, well....we have no hope ;)


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Weight Loss, Diet, Fitness

Enjoy my ramble :)




Leslie xo

Get Ready With Me

Hey guys,
I dyed my hair brown. Video on that soon.
Anyway to the point of this post, here is my get ready with me tag. It's long, and the music is annoying but hey, if you don't like it, mute it and throw on some of your own sexy choons!
If there's any certain step you would like a full tutorial on, let me know. I've already filmed the eye tutorial separately so if everything goes according to plan, that will be losing it's internet virginity by Friday :)
Make sure you check the description box of this video, it contains mucho info!
Enjoy:


Leslie xo

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Let's Discuss The Tights Issue....

     

  

If you are reading this post, there's a good chance you've already seen the above video, if not, watch it now so you know what I'm harping on about.

The idea came to post this video, after my friend Milli posted an outfit of the day video on her YouTube channel last week. In this video she was wearing a pair of tights, like any normal female would on any given day. The problem was though, these tights attracted so many disturbing comments, even though they were just regular tights, they weren't even sheer tights!
I will give a few examples of the comments left under the video now, so you will have an idea of what I'm referring to in this post.

Love the tights & I love your shoes esp. when you took off your shoe!

I don´t mind with what kind shirt shoes or clother you use I ´ll denude you anyway and I´ll make you cry under my body .

love the outfit. your legs look so sexy in those gray tights. can you try it with other colors as well possibly?

i love women in pantyhose!

You look sexy in your tights baby

There was also, of course the private message which I read out in the video. I received this exact message over a year ago when I uploaded an outfit of the day wearing a pair of tights. I also received a few comments similar to this, most of which were deleted immediately as they just turn my stomach.

Now, all the ladies who have watched this video have given me a very positive response, but as you can imagine, most of the men have not. Some of them argue that if I have such a problem with these men, that I shouldn't post videos on YouTube, some argue that fetishes are normal and should not be referred to as perverted.

Although I really really cannot see anything especially sexual about a pair of tights, I understand that there are people who do think they're attractive, just like many girls (not including myself) are extremely attracted to boys who wear chinos. There is nothing wrong with having your own turn-on's and turn-off's. My problem though, is that beauty channels on YouTube, which often feature outfit of the day videos are not the place for these men to fulfill their sexual desires.

Of course I understand that YouTube is a public website and anyone can watch any video they like and they are perfectly entitled to do so. But men need to understand that outfit of the day videos etc are not aimed at them, they are aimed at other women. Now of course men can watch the videos, but leaving comments like the ones above is just disgusting. I can't understand why they can't keep it to themselves. There are other websites there for them to satisfy their every desire, so why do they insist on preying on young girls, when their attention is unwanted.

They think of tights as such a sexual item of clothing and a lot of them don't realize, that we don't think of them the same way. We wear them as a fashion accessory, we wear them to keep warm, but then we have them asking us to make videos showing our feet in tights? I mean really?! Do they think it's ok to do that? Do they think that we are actually going to do that?! I hope there is no girl stupid enough fall for the 'top London photographer' creep. These comments are sexual harassment and they are perverted. They make you wonder 'do men think these things about me when I wear tights in public places?' They would almost make you paranoid about wearing tights, which is really not fair.

This whole experience has made me think, should I stop featuring tights in outfit of the day videos? The answer is no. I will not let any perverted old man keep me from wearing what I want to wear and from showing you ladies my outfits. I won't let the creeps affect my videos in any way, if I want to talk about tights, I will, if I want to wear tights, I will and if any creep leaves a comment like the ones above, I will let rip on them, because it's just not ok to make me feel uncomfortable wearing an item of clothing that I want to wear. Ladies we need to stand up for ourselves, we do not deserve to feel victimized and objectified over a stupid pair of tights.

Leslie xo.




Monday, April 16, 2012

Feelings & Gratitude...

I was talking to a really close friend on Facebook chat earlier on tonight, I haven't seen her in a long time so as you can imagine, we had a lot of catching up to do. During our conversation, she mentioned that she had been watching my recent Youtube videos and she told me she thinks I have become a lot more confident. Now that I think about it, she's right.

Many of you only know me from what you see on the internet. I've always been a very shy and introverted person, sometimes I find it hard to talk to people, I used to be a lot worse. What bugs me is how shyness can be misinterpreted as bitchiness or sometimes people can even think you are stuck up, which is the polar opposite of myself.

When I'm around people I'm comfortable with, there's no shutting me up, I'm crazy, I could say anything & I have no shame at all. But when I'm around people I'm not so comfortable with, I'm a lot quieter. But in the past year, that has changed a lot and I think I owe that to Youtube.

The reason I started making videos, was because I had watched other people, & I just thought to myself, these are the type of people I can relate to. I have amazing friends, and of course they are interested in makeup & hair etc but not to the extent that I am, & how others on Youtube are. Well, that's the way it was. But since I started posting videos, they watch them and now we talk about the things I am interested in a lot more than before.

I don't feel so shy anymore, I feel a lot more confident, it does sound cheesy I have to admit. Now I find it a bit easier to talk to new people, I feel as if I was going for a job interview, I would be a lot less nervous, when I think of how many people watch my videos online.

What I love about Youtube is how it's a community. In everyday life, there is a lot of bitchiness and cattiness, women hate eachother. But on Youtube it's more like women celebrating eachother, sharing advice to help eachother look and feel their best. Now of course there is a lot of hate and ignorant comments, but the positive comments and nice people just completely throw the negativity into the dark. What I have learnt from Youtube, is how many nice people there actually are when you know where to find them!

All the girls I have talked to on Youtube, don't seem judgemental in the slightest, which is a great change from everyday life, where people judge you all the time over the most stupid things.

I just want to say to all the lovely beauty girls on Youtube, keep doing what you're doing, in particular, the Irish girls. You are all so talented and inspiring and I love watching your videos and reading your blogs and at the meet up, you were all just as nice as I imagined you to be!
And my subscribers/followers who don't make videos, ye are the best!! Without yer helpful, positive and supportive comments I would probably still be as self concious and shy as I was before Youtube!

Anyone who is considering starting a blog or making a Youtube channel, I say go for it, you have nothing to lose and loads to gain! #YOLO ;)

Leslie x




Thursday, April 5, 2012

Everyday I'm Shuffling

Having a bit of a creep through some blogs today, I found this really interesting looking tag on High Life of Mars and also on Random Ramblings & Musings and I thought it would be fun to have my own version on my blog. Basically what you need to do is open your iTunes library and put it on shuffle (hence: Everyday I'm Shuffling) and the go on to the next song for each question. I did one of these before back in the BeBo days and sometimes it's weird how coincidental the songs turn out to be! And no cheating, no track hopping ;) So here I go, shuffling like a pro....

How am I feeling today?
Whatever You Like - T.I
Will I get far in life?
Get Naked - Britney Spears (Oh Lord)
How do my friends see me?
Let It Rock - Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne
Where will I get married?
You Can Do It - Ice Cube & Mack 10 ft Ms Toi
What is my theme song?
Buzzin - Mann ft 50 Cent
What is the story of my life?
Case Of Ex - Mya
What was secondary school like?
Fack - Eminem (Hahaha)
How can I get ahead in life?
Crank That - Soulja Boy
What is the best thing about me?
Big Shit Poppin - T.I
How is today going to be?
Phonography - Britney Spears
What’s in store this weekend?
What Goes...Comes Around - Justin Timberlake
What song describes my parents?
Check It Out - Nicki Minaj
What song describes my brother(s)?
Hotel - Cassidy
How is my life going?
Lovin' You Long Time - Mariah Carey & T.I
What song will be played at my funeral?
Happy - Ashanti
How does the world see me?
Take Over Control - AfroJack
Will I have a happy life?
Goodies - Ciara
What do my friends really think of me?
Hotel Room - Pitbull
Do people secretly lust after me?
Don't Let Go - En Vogue
What should I do with my life?
Fighter - Christina Aguilera
What is good advice for me?
Who's That Chick - David Guetta & Rihanna
How will I be remembered?
Dem Jeans - Chingy
What is my signature gig song?
On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez
What do I think my theme song is?
Run It! - Chris Brown & Juelz Santana
What does everyone else think my theme song is?
Get Your Number - Mariah Carey & Jermaine Dupri

So this was fun, whether it makes sense or not! Made me see how weird my music taste is anyway! Hope you found this interesting and let me know if you do this tag too, I think it's entertaining!
Leslie xo

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

How To Get BRIGHT Red Hair

I've posted before on how I got my hair red, but looking back on it, I realize how much brighter my hair is now!
A subscriber asked me to show how I actually do it so I decided to film a tutorial for those of you who are considering dying your hair red.
In this first video, I explain how I got my hair from a dyed dark brown colour to a medium red shade & includes all the products I used.


I had this colour for about 3 months & then I decided to go brighter. So I bleached my hair again and then I used the Revlon Nutri Color Creme to get the bright 'Rihanna Red'. This video explains how I do it, along with a quick demo of how I touch up my roots.


Some of you may be looking for the Rihanna-esque red colour, & I would consider this to be very similar to the shade of red Rihanna had last year:


But for me, I am a big fan of Holly Hagan from Geordie Shore & I love her hair!



Oh poor Holly...but it's the only photo I can find where her hair is that shade of red!

Let me warn you, this hair colour is high maintanence & would need to be done fully about once a month with a few top ups in between! Red hair fades like none other!
Hope this was helpful to you & that you have a great day :)

Leslie xo

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rihanna Inspired Hair Tutorial!

So I've finally got around to filming a tutorial for this look! I wore a look similar to this in a haul video back in November & so many people asked me to do a tutorial! It's pretty simple really & it can be worn during the day but it's still nice enough to wear on a night out!

I know some of you may be like: Red hair? Rihanna inspired hair tutorial? Definitely a Rihanna superfan/wannabe...but no, I'm not even a fan :O But she is everywhere, there is no escaping the woman!

If you want to recreate this hairstyle all you are going to need is:

- A curling iron/wand or you can curl your hair with a flat iron!
- Heat defence spray (optional).
- A comb/brush.
- Something to section your hair with.
- Bobby Pins.
- Hairspray.
- A headband/scarf.
- 20 minutes spare time!

If you want to wear it the way I had it, with straight bangs, you will need a fancy bobby pin or just a regular one, it's up to you, but if you want to wear it the way Rihanna did, you don't need this :)

Here's the tutorial, have a go, it's simple & you can have fun with it :)


Have a great hair day ;)

Leslie xo

It's That Time of The Month....

...and no, not the one that has us reaching for Panadol & chocolate & crying over how fat we think we are! Here are my favourites for the month of February, not a bad month. I'm totally in love with all these products, but I hope it's not the primer that's breaking me out because it is a really good primer!

Didn't wear my extensions in this video because my hair is fading like there's no tomorrow and they don't match anymore :( I washed it a while ago and it's literally coral now, time to buy a new color bomb! But I go so many comments on how much nicer my hair is without extensions, and now, since it's grown a bit, I'm starting to like it myself too! Does that mean the extensions will be kicked to the curb? HELL to the NO! I love my babies :)



Let's hope March is even better, I just finished my online course on teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and I didn't do too bad! 78% :) That's good enough for me anyway so I'm entering March on a high and I hope you are too!

Leslie xo

Monday, February 13, 2012

Another Penny's Haul...

Since my parents were away for the weekend, I intended to spent the whole of Saturday & Sunday filming videos as I never seem to get the chance during the week, but you know what happens when there's a free gaf, and drink becomes involved...yeah, my plan failed. Well not completely, I did manage to get myself together for a few hours today and filmed a reasonable amount of videos!

So here is a haul of some stuff I picked up in Penny's recently and a pair of pants from Only which I just had to get after seeing how nice they were on my friend Katie who will probably see this post ;)

Prepare for excessive eyelashes....



Also just want to throw this in, just to have it on my blog...I cannot stop listening to this lately, the instrumental version, I love a good instrumental and this has been my favourite lately, I'm Britney obsessed!



Leslie xo

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Calm Down....

Something that really really annoys me is people. People are irritating creatures. Not all people of course, but there does seem to be a large portion of the population that frequently WRECK MY HEAD. I'm sure most you reading this post, will not fall into this category of people.

The people who I am referring to are EASILY OFFENDED PEOPLE.

If you are a blogger or if you post videos on YouTube, you will totally be able to relate to me, if not...you probably will still be able to relate to me.

As a YouTuber, reading comments on both my own videos, and other peoples videos can at times be completely depressing. People constantly nit pick, and people always find the tiniest thing to have a problem with. What I have noticed is that most, but not all, of these people are AMERICAN. Now, I do not have any problem whatsoever with American people, I know American people, one of my BEST friends is American, I have many AMAZING subscribers who are American and are totally cool and never get offended! It's just a pattern I have noticed. Maybe I notice it more because I am Irish, and the Irish do tend to be a lot more laid back.

I will now proceed to make a short list of the things that i have seen people get offended/annoyed by. The majority of these things will be comments I've noticed on YouTube videos.

Racism -This one is totally understandable
Sexism -Really? Men are always going to be sexist, calm down like.
The way people talk -Who's forcing you to listen...?
People having 'dirty' makeup brushes - Is the brush going anywhere near your face? Didn't think so...
Cursing - Dude, come on like it's 2012
Using products tested on animals - YOU don't have to use the product, it's a personal choice.
Jokes - This is the most common one, seriously get a sense of humour, your life must be shit if you take it that seriously.
Using sunbeds - So what?? She's the one going to get skin cancer, not you!
Getting sent products for free - Are you really trying to tell me that you would say no?
Doing something similar to another YouTuber - Really, how does that affect your life?
Alcohol & Underage drinking - Again, no affect on your life whatsoever, just because you suddenly find out they drink, it doesn't change the person they are.
Smoking - They're going to get cancer NOT you, also does not affect your life.
Partying - I do not even have the words for this one.
Having an opinion different to yours - God forbid!
Religion - Grow the fuck up.
Lying to protect personal info: No comment, see below...

I could go on...but I'd be here all day! I'm just sick of seeing comments under peoples videos saying stupid things like 'I'm unsubscribing because you didn't use heat defence before you straightened your hair'. Yes, someone got bitchy with me on FormSpring before because I wouldn't tell them my real name, I mean come on, it was for PERSONAL SECURITY, I'm sorry I don't want stalkers, I don't want people finding out too much information about me because the internet is a dangerous place which you cannot trust, & I'm sure your life will go on if you don't know my real name, I'd say you'd get over it eventually. Not that it's an issue anymore.

People can take the smallest thing and twist it to make it sound a lot worse than it is, what these people do not think about is that at the end of the day, it's not going to affect their life whether you use sunbeds or not! I really wish these people would stop taking life so seriously, because that's boring.

People tend to put YouTubers on a pedestal and think of them as role models, which is so wrong. YouTubers are normal people. It is not their responsibility to be a role model to you or anyone else.

Also, do not confuse this with my rant videos, they are all in good fun!

I'm not sure if I even managed to say what I wanted to say in this post & I'm not even sure if it makes sense, I just had to let it out.


CALM DOWN!!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Update

Sooooo I've been missing for a month, I'm sorry! Just came on to my blog there and BAM followers! Whaaatt? When I created this blog I never expected followers, I was just doing it for fun and as an extra to my YouTube Channel, thanks though! I know some of you are probably like 'She thinks 28 followers is a lot??' but yes I actually do, because I don't think my blog is the least bit interesting!

So what have I been doing?? Well there was Christmas and then there was socializing and...I've been broke so I can't afford to do my hair and it's a hot mess right now, it's after fading so much that my extensions don't match it and my roots are terrible! Tuesday is payday though so the first thing on my 'to buy list' is of course, hair dye!

Something horrible recently happened in my life also, a brother of one of my best friends died. And he was also a friend to me, I'm not going to go into detail about this, I'm not going to mention any names or anything all I'm going to say is that it was totally unexpected and everyone is still in shock. My heart goes out to my friend and her family. So needless to say since that happened I haven't been in the filming mood!

I did get a new camera for Christmas though and hopefully I will begin filming next week or the week after! My next video will probably be my January Favourites, I'm getting really good with these monthly favourites, well, besides December, because...like...Christmas? Is that a good enough excuse?

So that's all the news I have really, that I can think of anyway...you'd think I'd have more after being gone for a month...but no.

Hope you all had a great January :)

Leslie xo