Thursday, 31 October 2013

Beauty Gurus You Should Check Out

Hey everyone so I'm not sure if you are aware of this but I really love watching beauty gurus videos on YouTube! I feel like you can learn so much from them and I love seeing other girls perspectives on makeup and fashion etc. So today I have decided to do a post on my favourite YouTubers!
1. I think 'Shaaanxo' ( was probably one of the VERY first beauty gurus I ever saw! She is from New Zealand and she is so amazing and down to earth! I met her when she did a meet up and she seemed like such a genuine person and was so gorgeous! She is EXTREMELY good with her posting and posts a video every other day at 2pm. She is so creative and does amazing special effects tutorials as well as beautiful day to day ones.

2. Saturdaynightsalrite ( or 'Karissa Pukas' I found out about through Shannon. She is from Vancouver but now lives in Australia. I have been watching her for about 1 and a half years now and I'm truly in love with her channel! She is such a lovely girl and has such a great style. Would definitely recommend checking her out!

3. Lauren Curtis is an Australian beauty guru who is known online as 'Lauren Beauty' ( She does amazing dramatic tutorials which would be perfect for clubbing or going out to night events! She also has tonnes of amazing tips on fake tanning for girls who are looking to try it out. She also gives AMAZING advice and has done some really good advice videos on getting out of relationships and moving on which are very maturely done and would be really helpful for young girls.
4. Chloe Morello ( is also an Australian beauty guru (see a trend...) who is literally a makeup wiz! Apart from being absolutely stunning.. Chloe does amazing makeup tutorial and has literally perfected winged eyeliner like no one else has! Her makeup tutorials are so simple but look so beautiful and are all very wearable.

5. Another amazing Beauty Guru, whom all of you have probably heard about, is Michelle Phan ( Michelle was one of the very first beauty gurus on youtube and since then she has built up a beauty empire and has recently come out with her very own make up brand, em cosmetics. Michelle constantly makes professional innovative videos that are always so flawless and well put together. Her looks are so creative, but can easily be replicated by the average person at home.

6. Zoe Sugg ( is probably one of the cutest things to ever happen to YouTube. She is an absolutely adorable British YouTuber that is so hard not to LOVE. She is very well known for her 'Hauls' and collaborations with other well known British and American YouTubers. She is so stunning and has amazing style, which she has recently shown off in her latest look book which you can find on her channel.

7. And last but certainly not least is the lovely Tanya Burr. Tanya is a professional makeup artist from the UK and is the one to watch if you love celebrity and seasonal makeup tutorials. She is one of the sweetest most likable people on YouTube and always seems to be smiling. She also does amazing 'Get Ready With Me' videos which she films before she goes out to bug events such as fashion weeks and movie premiers which are really interesting to watch! You can check out her channel at

Autumal Lush Haul/Review

So a while ago I took a cheeky trip into town and bought a few Autumn-ish lush products. In my opinion these three soaps have the perfect autumnal scents and I would happily re-purchase any of them. I love visiting Lush and if I could... would've most likely ended up with every product in the store...

I was interested in the 'Godmother Soap'. I just couldn't resist the specks of purple glitter on the sides of this soap. I instantly fell in love with this soap, and have only just come to realise that the scent of this reminds me of red liquorice. I had this soap sitting beside my bed for a while, whilst I used up my Rockstar soap (also from Lush) and the smell of it always hovered around my head. This soap is so smooth and had no textured bits in it which I personally prefer. I have pretty sensitive skin so most of the time soaps with exfoliating properties tend to irritate my skin. I do find that some lush soaps also don't lather and foam up very much due to them not containing harsh chemicals which cause regular soaps to do so.

I had really wanted this 'Honey I washed the Kids' soap for a very long time. Even when I went into the store the shopping assistant recommended it and I knew I couldn't walk out of Lush without it. This soap has a very soft honey scent to it and I think out of all the Lush soaps it is one that would definitely appeal to most people as it is a very neutral smell. This soap is so creamy and leaves your skin feeling so smooth once you have washed it off I was truly astounded! One negative of this soap though is that the honey wax part (dark part on top of soap) is not actually soap and doesn't really wear away so you are left with these hard edges when you are nearing down to the end of the soap which don't feel as nice on your skin. Overall though, I am definitely planning on repurchasing this.
The last soap, which was recommended to me by my mother, was the 'Kharma Soap'. This soap has more of a musky citrusy smell which is a nice change from my regular sweet florally soaps. I feel like this soap has a more 'mature' scent and it would appeal less to younger people who would opt for the sweeter scents like 'rockstar' and 'godmother' (which is featured above). This gives off a super nice scent even when it is wrapped up in its packaging in the bottom of your drawers! It has no textured bits and feels so smooth on your skin but it definitely isn't as creamy as the 'honey I washed the kids' soap.
I hope you liked this style of Haul/Review. I bought all these products in fall so I feel like this post is very fitting for my Northern Hemisphere readers, and Southern if they are interested in purchasing from Lush. As soon as my exams are over I am aiming to get back into a very regular posting routine and I am even considering making a YouTube which I am a little frightened about...
talk to you soon

- ellaarosee

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Fall Staple: Lipstik 'Metric' Ankle Boot

In New Zealand we are currently heading into spring, but I thought I'd do a post on these boots I have been loving as it will still apply to those who live in the Northern Hemisphere.
Recently I have been obsessed with ankle boots and had my heart set on getting the perfect pair for autumn. This may seem very simple, but let me tell you I tried on ENDLESS pairs of boots in order to find a pair that complemented my style the most. Some pairs were too chunky, too cheap looking or just plain uncomfortable but luckily I ended up finding the perfect pair, and for a reasonable price.
I purchased this pair from Hannahs, they are the Lipstik 'Metric' boot and I am absolutely in love! these boots are so comfortable, I have walked for miles in these. I love the side cut outs also, I felt that they added a little bit of 'edge' to a plain ankle boot. The tassels on the sides are also removable depending on your personal taste, so you wear these boots on many occasions.

(boots with and without tassels)