Thursday, 20 March 2014

NOTD: Abstract Green

So these nails are a bit crazy but I think they are super fun! I wanted to do something funky and green for St Patrick's Day but didn't feel like doing the typical shamrock or rainbow and pot of gold nail art. So I came up with this sort of abstract art-esque nail art.

It was super simple to do! First I painted my nails white and then applied a light coat of a green glitter, and then a gold glitter to add some sparkle. Then I used 2 nail art pens in different green shades and swiped these on from the bottom corner of my nail fanning outwards. I then took a more dense green glitter and put a blob at the base of the green, wiped off my brush and then pulled the glitter outwards over the green. I then stuck a green gem in the corner and finished off with a topcoat. Phew that took a while!

(I made a ring out of a real shamrock hehe!)

I thought this look was perfect for St Patrick's day and also the days after as it wasn't something like a shamrock which would only be appropriate on the day.

I hope you enjoyed this quick post!
Helz xo

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Christmas Videos!

Aloha lovelies!

Just thought I would update you on all things YouTube related in the world of HoneyLushHelz.

Christmas videos are go!!

To kick things off I uploaded a Christmas Decoration Haul. I love watching decor videos as it gives me ideas to use myself. So hopefully you enjoy this video and find it useful :)

Next I decided to go with another haul, but this time more Wintery themed rather than Christmassy. I shopped online at and got a bunch of winter items as well as some party items, perfect for all those Christmas parties! Also thrown in there are a bunch of nail polishes I picked up, went a bit crazy oops! Hope you enjoy!

And finally, I decided to have another shot at a makeup tutorial, seeing as I have better lights and camera now! I went for a" night out" look which would be perfect for any Christmas party! If you like this tutorial please let me know by leaving a comment or liking the video, this way I'll know to keep doing makeup tutorials as I don't normally do them.

So that's it for now! Still a whole bunch more Christmas videos to come so keep those eyes peeled!

Much love, Helz xo

Friday, 29 November 2013

I'M BACK! ((Quick Update))

Quick update guys! I have taken a bit of a hiatus from YouTube and blogging lately, but I'M BACK and raring to go! (I've missed it!)

So to kick things off, on YouTube I have a new "Empties" video, basically I show all the beauty products I've used up over the last 6 months (and there's a LOT!!). So if you enjoy those kind of videos then feel free to head on over and have a gander at it! Clicky clicky!

Sticking with YouTube, I have a bunch of Christmas videos to put up throughout December! Makeup tutorials, haul videos, DIY gift ideas and lots more. So if you don't want to miss that then I suggest you subscribe to my channel here! You will not be disappointed :D

On the blogging front, I have a bunch of blog posts lined up ready to go! I plan to keep on top of this blogging malarkey as I've been a bit of a bad blogger since I started..but NO MORE! Get ready for happy fun blog times! :D

Follow me on Twitter: honeylusthelz, to keep up to date with new videos, blog posts and generally what's going on in my little world! :)

Thanks for reading guys! Helz x

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Something A Bit Different!

Here's something a bit different for you lovely blog followers of mine! I got together with my friend Steph (OohLaLashes on YouTube) and filmed a little challenge video! It was disgusting and fun and I now feel sorry for babies! So check it out below, the baby food challenge!

Hope you guys enjoy it! Subscribe to my YouTube if you haven't already, I have lots of fun beauty videos coming up in the next few weeks!

Helz xo

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Review: Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks

I picked these two gorgeous gloss sticks up a couple months ago and have been in love ever since! I hadn't really ever tried Soap & Glory's makeup line, but after hearing about the Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks from FleurdeForce I had to try them for myself, and boy was I impressed!

These stick type lip products have been popping up all over the place recently, and until now I hadn't tried any. I wasn't sure how moisturising they would be, but after trying them, all doubts I had instantly vanished! These gloss sticks are super moisturising, even more so than the Revlon Lip Butters (which I love). They really do feel like a gloss, but without being sticky. The pigmentation is great, also. They give enough colour that you wouldn't need (or want) to wear a lipstick underneath. Oh and did I mention, they smell uh-mazing! Just like vanilla! Yum!

(Top: Plum Jam Bottom: Fuchsia-ristic)

The two I picked up are in the colours "Fuchsia-ristic" and Plum Jam". Fuchsia-ristic is a gorgeous coral pink shade, while Plum Jam is a beautiful berry shade. I'm not one for dark lipsticks, so I was a bit wary of Plum Jam as it looks so dark in the stick, but once I tried it I fell in love! This has been basically the only lip product I've been wearing for the past couple of months! There is also a nude colour which I did not pick up as I'm not a fan of nude lips on myself.

(Left to right: Plum Jam, Fuchsia-ristic)

These retail for £8 in Boots in the UK which isn't super cheap, but isn't going to break the bank either. I definitely think they are worth the money and highly recommend you check these out!

Have you tried these? What do you think? Which colour is your favourite?

Monday, 13 August 2012

Review: ImPRESS Nails in Vamp It Up

I'm sure most of you will have heard of ImPRESS Nails by now. They've been raved about throughout the blogging world for quite some time now, so I thought I would give them a go and see if they lived up to all the hype.

A few weeks ago I was going to a local music festival and wanted some funky festival nails, so decided this would be the perfect time to try the ImPRESS Nails. There were loads of designs to choose from. From simple block colours to funky animal print. I decided on Vamp It Up, a neon stripy design with graffiti style hearts on.

(Credit to for this photo)

So what did I think of them? The packaging is super cute! They come in a nail polish shaped bottle which I loved! I liked the simplicity of it all. Simply peel the plastic off the self-adhesive nails and press them onto your nails. No fussing about with nail glue and getting your fingers stuck to your nails by accident! I also loved the design! I'm big into nail art and love funky designs, so the choice was pretty awesome in my opinion. They're also super easy to take off, I just peeled mine off.

However, sadly that is where the positives end for me. I felt like there just weren't enough different sizes of nails. I struggled to find ones that fitted perfectly to my nails and often my own nails (which were cut short) were actually longer than the ImPRESS Nails. Due to this I ended up with 3 nails in a row with the same design. I also thought the nails were very chunky, a lot more so than regular false nails. As for the staying power, it wasn't great. I had mine on for 24hours and only one came off, but my friend's all came off within the 24hours at the festival, and it's not like we were doing anything physically demanding on our nails! Also the self-adhesive tends to pick up dirt under the nails, which, let's be honest, isn't very attractive. From afar I think these nails look great, but up close they really don't. They look so obviously fake due to the chunkiness and bad sizing.

(Photo taken at the festival. My hands look weird haha!)

Another slight negative to them is the price, which I believe was around £8 if I remember correctly. For the quality of these nails I really just don't think they're worth the money. I could have created just as funky a design myself for a whole lot cheaper!

I really was hoping to be able to give these nails a good review, as that's all I've read in the blogging world, but I just couldn't, I really was that unimpressed with them. Perhaps they'll work out better for you though, it could have just been down to my own nails that they didn't work for me.

Sorry ImPRESS Nails! :(

Sunday, 10 June 2012

My DIY Ombre Hair Experience

I'm sure everyone knows what ombre hair is by now, and if you don't, where have you been for the past couple years? Ombre hair is a graduation from dark to light, or light to dark, whichever floats your boat! The trend first became popular in 2010 and gradually lost it's appeal over the following year or so, but now, in spring/summer 2012, it is coming back! And it's not just hair, ombre make-up and clothing has become very popular lately too, and in my opinion I think it's great! So great that I thought I would embrace the trend and have a go at ombre-ing my hair!

I have bleached my hair in the past, but usually it was just highlights or all over, never had I ever tried to create a gradient effect. To be honest I was pretty scared! But it turned out great and I am super happy with it! The picture below is when I just did it (3weeks ago). I have been using purple shampoo ever since and the blonde has become a lot more blonde.

If you would like to see how I created the ombre effect in my hair, I filmed the whole process, so you can check out my video below.

Helz xo