Monday, 30 March 2015

1 YEAR OF BLOGGING

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Well here we are, elwillmer.blogspot.co.uk's first birthday! I can't quite believe it myself, and can't believe I've managed to keep it going this long!! My 100th post is also coming up soon.

I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who follows, reads or generally keeps updated with my blog. Whether you've been here from the beginning or have only just joined, thank you so much for being here for me! I have met so many lovely and fantastic people from doing my blog, the blogging community is so positive and I love it. 

So thank you all again for being part of my very exciting journey and I can't wait for many more years to come!

Love El
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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Urban Decay - Naked 3 Palette Tutorial 1

Another makeup tutorial for today's post, and this tutorial is part 1 of 2! I have 2 very different looks to share with you, both created with the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.

This look, I personally think, defines the eyes beautifully as their is almost a cut crease look about it. I also feel it makes my eyes look much bigger. It is certainly a glamorous look and that's why I wanted to add some liquid liner!

First I applied the shadow "Dust" all over my lid, which was then followed by applying "Factory" through my crease and outer corner. I took the shade "Factory" quite high up so when I applied "Blackheart" you could see the transition. After that I just made sure I blended everything together for a seamless look, and then to open up my eyes I used "Strange" as a inner corner highlight. 

Then to finish off I used some mascara and liner.



















P.s. please ignore my eyebrows, they look so awful in these pictures but I have sorted them out since!

Love El
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Monday, 23 March 2015

Week In Photos - Cornwall Edition

I have always wanted to do a "Week In Photos" post but have never been sure what pictures to take or if my weeks are actually interesting enough, so seen as I have been in Cornwall for the past week I thought it would be the perfect opportunity!

If you have read previous posts from me you may know I am obsessed with Cornwall and have been going since before I was one. This past week me and my family stayed in a gorgeous self catering bungalow in Padstow and here are the photos from last week.

Also be sure to follow me on Instagram as I will be posting different images on there! 
Follow me HERE.


Looking across the Estuary to Rock from Padstow


Port Isaac 

Trelissick, National Trust




St Mawes 



Padstow Harbour


Boscastle 



Again be sure to follow me on Instagram HERE to see some different images from my week away!

Love El
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Thursday, 19 March 2015

One Product Eyeshadow Tutorial

Today I have maybe the easiest smokey eye tutorial ever?! 

The tutorial only needs one product, a black eyeshadow (or any dark shadow of your choice.) Today I am using a Matte black shadow out of the Sleek Sparkle Palette and an angled eyeshadow brush.

First thing you will need to do is create a wing using your eyeshadow and brush. Once getting the shape blend your dark shadow through the crease and on the outer half of your lid, be sure to blend the line with the rest of your shadow. I found the best technique is to pack on the eyeshadow using your finger just by the line and to then blend it out using a brush. This technique will also create a gradient of the colour through your crease and lid.

And that really is it! I love this look, it certainly seems like you have put in a lot of effort when in reality it took about 2 minutes!








This is such a quick and easy way to create a smokey eye, prefect for transforming a look from day to night.

Love El
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Monday, 16 March 2015

My Hair Care Routine & Hair History Pt. 2

Now before we get into this timeline of my hair history, I want to say prepare yourself for some very old and embarrassing images. 

We're going to start from a very young age, I always had curly, very very blonde (basically white) hair. So our first image is showing you why I was labelled "cloud head" by my family, a name I seriously did not care for.


Next up you can see my hair colour has drastically changed although there is still some serious frizz going on!


In Year 10 (aged 15) I decided I was throughly done with the dark blonde hair so went for half a head of blonde highlights. Looking back they were slightly streaky when I didn't straighten my hair but all be it the condition of my hair stayed perfect, soft and healthy.


As you can see in this image there are some slight streaks, this is my natural hair, wavy and frizzy. Also can I please be this tanned again?!


I then decided when my roots were very bad I wasn't going to get them done but I went back to my natural hair colour (aged 17). I actually really like the look of my hair here, looks so silky (and it was).


I then had "curtains" put in, don't think thats the technical term, that I actually quite liked!



And then beginning of Summer 2014 I went blonde, full head of highlights twice, far to close together leaving the condition absolutely dreadful.



And finally, an image you have seen, my healthy hair is back and I'm still blonde.  I am loving my blonde hair at the moment, although I do get bored easily, and I seriously need to get my roots done, but there will be no big changes soon!


Hope you enjoyed this timeline of pictures.
Be sure to find out how I restored my hair to a healthy state HERE!

Love El
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Thursday, 12 March 2015

My Hair Care Routine & Hair History Pt. 1

As a girl who has gone from having soft, silky hair to having bleached, dry and damaged hair I feel I have tried and tested enough products to recommend some that really work and can restore your hair.

After going very blonde in the beginning of Summer 2014 and having 2 sets of bleach highlights far too close together my hair was in the worst condition it has ever been in. Before having my hair dyed it went through so much heat damage but with stood everything and was always so healthy but when all of that changed I was not happy! I then went on to try many products and here are the ones that have saved my hair and restored it back to a great condition!

First up is Head and Shoulder's Dry Scalp in the almond oil scent (which is an amazing smell by the way!) I use this as sometimes my scalp can feel very dry and tight and this seriously helps. Then we have Aussie's Mega Shampoo, I use this every so often as a clarifying shampoo, but wouldn't use this every time I wash my hair as it can be quite drying.

This brand and these products I cannot talk about highly enough, they genuinely saved my hair! I use the Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo and Brazilian Keratin Smooth Conditioner. These have honestly saved my hair and bought it back to being healthy. I discovered the brand at the end of the Summer and even though the products aren't cheap they last so so long as you don't have to use a lot.

Next up is a L'Oreal product, this is my favourite hair mask, I've used a lot but this one has benefited my hair the most. It also really does make my hair feel and look thicker, I also discovered this at the end of the Summer. I use this after my shampoo and before my conditioner. BUY HERE.

I have been using Aussie's Light Weight Miracle Recharge Hair Insurance
 and Herbal Essence Split End Cream for many many years not and I will never stop using them, they are great products. This Organix Coconut Weightless Mist is of course another saviour! It feels amazing in your hair and makes it feel so soft.

These three really are my saviours and I don't think I will ever be without them again! I bought the coconut oil spray end of Summer 2014 and use it every time I wash my hair (every 2-3 days), so it really is amazing how long it's lasting!

I never used to use a heat protector but now I feel I have to to help my hair, and this has to be my favourite. BUY HERE.

And those are the products that restored my soft, healthy hair.
Monday is going to be a timeline of my hair over the years, so look out for some very embarrassing pictures!

Love El
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