Wednesday, 30 November 2016

12 DAYS OF ELTMAS!| THURSDAY 1ST DECEMBER, 6PM!

Ok so tomorrow is the first day of the 12 DAYS OF ELTMAS and I am super excited! Each day for 12 days I will be posting a new video on my YouTube channel so be sure to click here to subscribe- it is going to be awesome. I have challenges, collaborations, makeovers, humour and tip videos all lined up so it is going to be a little crazy (but something for everyone). On the 1st of December I shall be kicking off 'ELTMAS' with a HUGE PRIZE GIVEAWAY worth ££££. It is essential to be subscribed to my channel to enter so why not get a head start by doing so now (click here). 


Each video from the 1st-12th December will be uploaded between 6-7pm so be sure to tune in then. All give away details will be posted on this blog and mentioned in tomorrow's video at 6pm. So I shall see you all there Eltorians!

What are you hoping to see on my channel this Eltmas?
Much Love 
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent Does YouTuber Makeup Actually Work? (click here)

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Caseapp| The Fashionable Way To Protect your Gadgets

Having the latest phone or Apple MAC isn't the only thing you have to think about these days, you also have to think about their protection. Not only does a good case or skin protect the gadget in question, but it also offers a personalised finished which truly stamps your ownership. Since getting a new Apple MAC and an iPhone 6+, I needed a couple of cases to guarantee their safety. So I personalised this 'ELTORIA' white marble skin for my Apple MAC (don't you just love how I incorporated the Apple logo to represent the 'O') and this sturdy marble white phone case from Caseapp.

Not only do you have the option to personalise your skins and cases with your own photographs, stickers, and logos, there is also a catalogue of designs that you can choose from on the website. For instance, I chose the 'Ideal Marble Design' and then added the 'ELTORIA' text onto it. The whole process in choosing the right case and skin size is made so simple as all you have to do is click on the name of the right model of your gadget (it even displays a picture icon). You can also select its finish (matte or gloss) and there are so many other designs for Samsung, HTC, Nokia, iPads, iPods, and PCs to choose from. So get protecting your gadgets in a fashionable way this Christmas!

On the 1st of December I will be hosting a huge Christmas Give Away on my YouTune channel where one of the prizes will be from Caseapp so click here to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so that you do not miss out! If you cannot wait any longer, here is a 20% off code: ELTORIACASE20

How would you design your very own phone or MAC case?
Much Love
Eltoria x 

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent Does YouTuber Makeup Actually Work? (click here)
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Monday, 28 November 2016

How To Put Together Your Very Own Christmas Outfit For £40!

Guys... it's December in a few days! Where on earth has this year gone? So with December being the month to dress all festive it is sometimes a struggle to find the perfect outfit, well, one in your size if you are shopping online. On Friday (25th November) it was my engagement party and I was on the hunt for the perfect outfit. I found so many dresses that I liked but unfortunately 99% of them were not in my size... frustrating! So in the end I decided to piece together my very own outfit and the above is what I ended up with (and I'm actually in love with it).

Piecing an outfit together admittedly does take a bit of time but when you get it right, it can look so much better than a dress that you buy from the internet. If you are a bit of a fashion nerd like me, studying fashion and the clothes available on each and every single website is going to be a lot of fun.  So grab a cup of tea and expected to get carried away until the early hours!

The first thing to do is find one piece of clothing that you really like, for me it was this Pretty Little Thing Lore Bronze Sequin Thong Body SuitThe next thing to do is think about the colour of the next item that you are going to piece it with- trust me this saves so much time. For this body suit I knew I was going to pair it with a dusty pink or a nude skirt so I narrowed down my searches and doing so saved me a lot of time. I was originally on the lookout for a dusty pink leather asymmetrical skirt (because I wanted to change up the material textures) but every single one I found was sold out or not in my size. Therefore I settled for this Missguided Slanted Wrap Skirt and I think that it matches the body suit beautifully. I then thought that a belt was needed in order to blend the bodysuit and skirt nicely together, so I went for this Missguided Rose Gold Metal Plate Skinny Belt and I am totally in love. Altogether this outfit cost me £40.50... bargain right? Here are a few more shots from my engagement party:

What will you be wearing to your Christmas Do?
Much Love
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent Does YouTuber Makeup Actually Work? (click here)


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Friday, 25 November 2016

Ray Bans| The Perfect Everyday Sunglasses

Yes we may be heading into Winter but I tend to find that the sun can still be quite bright (especially the glare from the snow if we get any). That is why having the perfect pair of every day sunglasses is essential. Ray Bans by The Sunglasses Shop are really affordable and there is a well stocked range to choose from. This time around I chose these gorgeous Jackie Ohh II Black sunglasses and don't they look very Victoria Beckham? I chose these glasses for a number of reasons, for one, they are black and will go with any outfit, two, they are lovely and large, and three, they are easy to slide back onto your head (they don't have those annoying eye grip things that get tangled in your hair). As I will be away this Christmas in the Caribbean, these sunglasses will be the perfect sunglasses to wear and go.

Get subscribed to my YouTube channel as on the 1st of December I will be launching a huge prize give away where one of the prizes will be winning a pair of Ray Bans (along with many other prizes). So click here to check that out. There are many other brands that the Sunglasses Shop stock so go and check that out in the meantime.

What are your go to sunglasses?
Much Love
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent Does YouTuber Makeup Actually Work? (click here)
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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Strong Not Skinny| Maxi Nutrition

When someone refers to me as a 'skinny minnie' I am quick to think that such phrase is so said out of context. In this day and age I think that too many people are quick to associate going to the gym with weight loss, but such conclusion isn't always true. Sure a lot of people go to gym to shift some weight before or after a holiday, but a lot of people like me go for other reasons. When I left university I felt seriously weak- riding my bike up a small hill was a bit of a challenge and lifting the simplest things were exhausting. It got that bad I was starting to feel a little limp which of course isn't healthy. So two and a half years a go I decided to change my ways and I wanted to get a lot stronger. Sure I may be 'skinny', but a skinny girl cannot squat 90kg comfortably on her own! So here is why the 'skinny minnie' phrase is so misused.

There is a huge misconception that women picking weights will end up looking like a body builder, but this is far from the truth. Picking up weights and using them correctly has serious health benefits and you aren't going to get that desired tone (that most women vision) just by running on a treadmill. But I do get why some women choose to stir away from the weights, I mean, stepping into a gym where there a lot of fuelled men can be extremely intimidating- especially when most of them flock around the weight area. But taking the plunge and just being confident is the key thing here, I actually get so much respect from the guys at my gym and they are so friendly and helpful. I find that if you go at a specific time each and every day you will find the same bods up there and you begin to form a relationship with them. Every week I get stronger by lifting weights and it is something that my old skinny self wouldn't be able to do.

Click here to check out my workout videos on YouTube
Skinny girls... they must not eat a lot of food right? This is completely untrue. As I train between 5-6 times a week I often end up eating 5 times a day (smaller/moderate portions). When it comes to eating I really think that people struggle when it comes to 'portion control' (with the size of the plates you can buy these days you can see why it is hard). I am a huge fan of clean eating but I of course have days where I want to go for a GBK for dinner or eat a biscuit with my tea, I never ever have the attitude of 'I can't eat that', I just eat 'cheat food' in moderation.

Above: click on the image to check out 'My Fitness Story'
In addition to having a clean diet, I have written a blog post on my 'Fitness Supplements' in the past (click here to read that) but more recently I have been introduced to Maxi Nutrition BCAAs. BCAAs are a great alternative if you prefer flavour to your water during a workout and they have huge benefits in training too. BCAAS help to ensure that you are burning fat and not muscle. They also help to increase muscle retention and trigger the protein synthesis (which is important for when you take a protein shake after a workout). I have been taking the Maxi Muscle BCAA 3000 in the flavour Grapefruit and I have been loving the benefits. Not only do BCAAs get me all geared up for a training session (great if you aren't feeling motivated in this cold weather), but I have found that my abs are much more defined. Maxi Nutrition also have some other great products like protein shakes, so be sure to go and check them out.

Will you now think twice about using the 'skinny minnie' phrase?
Much Love
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent Does YouTuber Makeup Actually Work? (click here)
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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

What To Buy Your Mrs, Sister & Mum For Christmas

Tis the season to wonder what on earth your Mrs, mum, and sister would like for Christmas. Do you ask them (or even yourself) 'what do you want for Christmas' for those crippling words of 'I don't know' being echoed back. Well gents (and ladies) I have the ultimate Christmas picks that will take the worry away from yourselves. Over the last years I have had my fair share of bad and good products so I thought that a good and trusty guide is what some of you will need in order to make a decision. So let's take a peek into my top picks.

So let's start off with all things Soap and Glory. I have done a fair few posts on Soap and Glory products (click here to check them out) and I absolutely love them. This Foam & For-Tune gift set really is something to sing about... literally. Not only is this box jammed packed with some of Soap and Glory's best sellers; Clean On Me Shower Gel, Sugar Crush Scrub and Body Butter (just to name a few) but the tin also sings to you. So if you want something to chirp up your female other on Christmas day morning, then this is gift set to go for.

These Lord and Berry eyeshadow pots make the perfect stocking fillers, just look how pigmented and gorgeous these colours look! If the female(s) that you are shopping for are makeup addicts, then these are just perfect.

If your other half is in to getting her eyebrows done then these HD Brows Gift Sets are a must! Not only will their eyebrows be the envy of everyone but these Lip Essential lip glosses will guarantee the perfect smooch underneath the mistletoe. So what are you waiting for? Add them into that basket.

Sienna X tanning products are hands down the best currently on the market (and I am not even exaggerating). Are you fed up with your girlfriend, sister, or mum looking like a streaky Wotsit? Or smelling like a gone off Indian Curry? Then buying the Xmas Pamper To Party gift set is your next calling. Not only is the tan really natural (just check out the photo above) but they also smell like vanilla- goodbye awful curry smell. I 100% reccomend this gift set if they are a huge tanning fan.

Are you bored of hearing the words 'I want to try something new', but they continue to buy the same thing and then complain about it later? Then the monthly Cohorted Beauty Box is something to invest in if you want to keep the females in the family smiling all year around. Each month they will receive a box of on trend beauty products that they wouldn't necessarily pick up shopping. In this months box I received a gorgeous Cargo Cosmetics eye shadow palette containing some of the best nude colours that I have ever seen, Laura Mercier foundation primer (which is just a dream), Dr Paw Paw Original Balm and a Evolve Organic Beauty Hyaluronic Serum. This month I have particularly fallen in love with the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer and Dr Paw Paw's Original Balm- and these two products are not something that I would usually pick up.

Which one would you choose?
Much Love
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent Does YouTuber Makeup Actually Work? (click here)

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Eltoria TV Update!

Above: click on the image to check out my 'Testing Weird Kids Products' video
Ok so a lot has been going on since my previous 'What's On Eltoria TV' blog post so I thought that I would update you all. First of all I'M ENGAGED and my now fianc√© (I still cannot get my head around saying that) filmed the whole thing so I uploaded it onto my YouTube channel (apparently you may need a tissue as a few people have gotten quite emotional watching it). Also K-POP... I am literally addicted and so are you guys from the 'likes' of things. I created my own little angle on the whole K-POP craze and started up the 'British Girl Reaction' and I have created 4 video on the series so far so be sure to click here to check that out. I have also done a number of other fun videos like showing your around my studio, reviewing more kids products, and testing Zoella and Tanya Burr products to see if they actually work. So here are a few videos that have been up on the channel recently, be sure to subscribe if you like my videos!

Which one was your favourite video? What do you want to see next?
Much Love
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent Does YouTuber Makeup Actually Work? (click here)
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