Monday, 20 October 2014

We're Moving!!!!!!

Hello lovelies,

So, I started this blog a good long while ago... long before I discovered youtube and so I set it up on a seperate google account.

Trying to keep up with both accounts, logging in and out constantly makes it difficult to work on both at the same time and so I thought it's about time I moved my blog over to that account.

I am slowly moving across all posts from this blog to tarafrostedplanet.blogspot.com

Along with the old post I'm hoping having everything in one place will inspire me to work more on new posts... especially as things are slowing down work wise as we get closer to Christmas.

So come over and follow my new blog.... can't wait to see you all

Tara xxx



 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Spring is here....

Ok, so this is kind of a bold statement but I think spring is the absolute best time of the year! Yes summer is great and I know tons of people who love the cosy dark nights of winter (I'm certainly not one of them) autumn has its own pretty charm but spring for me is the belle of the ball.

I looked out of my windows this morning, and was greeted by this stunning view in the photograph. I couldn't even capture it all. Just beyond the left edge there is the tallest tree, covered head to toe in white blossom.
Spring beauty and fashion take their lead from nature because that is what spring is all about, bright, light bold colours. So crack out that fuschia dress, that all white playsuit, all the sparkly blossom accessories you can find. Enjoy it while it lasts and share all your favourite spring outfits with me on Twitter: @frostedplanet I would love to see them. I'm hoping to out together some of my favourite spring looks to share with you guys either here or over on my youtube channel here

So happy Easter, happy spring. And happiness to you all.

Lots of love

Frosted Planet x

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Blogging vs YouTube

Hello lovely blog readers,

A few months back I decided to start up a YouTube channel : www.YouTube.com/tarafrostedplanet I was very nervous to post my first video and had no clue what I was doing... Surely blogging is so much easier than this?! Well actually,no.

I found that once I'd had a little mooch around and got into the swing of things YouTube was an incredibly simple site to use with lots of resources and help at hand. Not only that but the impact of my video (after a little Twitter) promotion was immediate! Unlike blogging, YouTube displays a lot of your personality within the the first 5 seconds, which of course has pros and cons... But I feel it means the people who stay longer than that tend to stick around as they already like you and want to see what you have to say. Not only that but paricularly for me, being able to physically show viewers products as I talk about them was a great improvement to standing round for hours trying to get a good photo.

Don't get me wrong, youtube is not for everyone...if you're camera shy, impatient with video editing or find writing more therapeutic, blogging is the one for you but personally, YouTube has my attention for the forseeable future,and as its not a personal blogsite,it brings a nice steady flow of traffic.

Come over to my channel and say hi.

Bye lovelies...

Frosted Planet
Twitter: @frostedplanet
Www.YouTube.com/tarafrostedplanet

Friday, 6 December 2013

Sweater Weather Tag xXx

I'm going to do another tag today... (why not I like them) and it's the Sweater Weather tag!! Here we go...

1. Favorite candle scent?
I love a bit of Red Velvet Cake by Yankee Candle. Not sure it's specific to sweater weather but it makes me feel all warm so it's number 1 for me :)

2. Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
 I do love a marshmallowy hot chocolate but it has to be tea for me. Nothing better than putting your feet up with a huge sugary mug of tea when you come in from the cold!

3. Do you switch up your makeup routine for the season?
 I tend to use darker browns on my eyes and go for a bolder lip, without the bright light of summer I think there's a lot more room to experiment.

4. Favorite Thanksgiving food?
 I don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK but I did spend one in LA with friends and I thought the pumpkin pie was delicious!!

 5. Hats or scarves?
 Scarves! I love a cute hat but you can wear a stylish scarf everyday. Hats can give you 'hat hair' - not a good look.

 6. Most worn sweater?
I have a pink and white striped one that I've worn so much it all stretched out of shape! I wear it in this video here.... (It was also my first ever video!)



 7. Must have Fall nail polish? 
OPI Visions of love....


 8. Football games or jumping in a pile of leaves?
Football????? Really??????? Anything wins over that :)

 9. Skinny jeans or leggings? 
Skinny jeans. Leggings aren't quite thick enough for me and I prefer tights with a nice skirt or dress if I'm going to go for anything other than jeans.

10. Boots or Uggs? 
Boots. Uggs make me feel too slouchy, I just want to laze around. I love winter/autumn boots, comy yet stylish...

11. What is your #1 favorite thing about Fall? 
Am I allowed to say my birthday? It's in October... :)

12. Do you have a song that gets you in the Fall mood or just a song you're loving at the moment?
There isn't any one song... and as we're nearing Christmas I'm going to pick my most Christmassy song that I always turn up on the radio.... Have yourself a merry little Christmas - the Judy Garland version if you're wondering.

 13. What is the Fall weather like where you currently live?
Well it's been VERY cold, but it's only going to get colder over Christmas. Yesterday we had super fast winds in the UK which meant lots of falling leaves and even some flooding. But today it has all calmed down and we even had a little sunshine. It made all the leaves from yesterday look very pretty.

And that's it! I tag you! and let me know if you have anymore requests....

See you soon...


Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Christmas tag!

I decided today to do a Christmas tag. Hoping you enjoy it and I tag you to get in the spirit! 1. Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic? I'be had both in the past and I have to say, I don't actually feel strongly either way on this one. The decorations are the important bit! The pros and cons kind of balance out. This year I will have a real tree as I don't have a great deal of storage space where I'm living. 2. You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick? Absolutely a mint hot chocolate. Not a huge fan of coffee and they are delicious. 3. Whats your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree? I love pale pinks and silver. A HUGE amount of bows and glitter. Colour wise I like soft and understated but glitz wise I go all out! 4. Giving or receiving? Absolutely giving. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one to turn down a pressie but nothing beats the feeling of finding the perfect gift for someone and seeing how excited thy are to get it. Only thing is it takes me forever to choose what to get, so I trail round the shops for hours on end and I'm not such a big fan of that part. 5. To mince pie or not to? Well I've been having a mince pie after dinner every night since they hit the shops in November, so I think that answers that question! How can you not? And one things for certain, no matter how old I am, father Christmas is having one on Christmas eve. 6. What's your traditional traditional Sunday lunch? Everything! As much as I can pile on my plate. Any trimming you can think of we have it. 7. Christmas day fashion: I am highly stylish of course on Christmas day... I wear my pyjamas! I always work everyday before and after so its my day to just chill out, eat loads and look a mess. 8. What's your favourite Christmas song? Doesn't every girl love a bit of Mariah??? 9. What's your favourite Christmas film? Elf!! If you haven't seen it yet you need to go watch it now. It actually is strong competition for general favourite film. So what are you waiting for.... Go watch it! 10. Open presents before or after lunch? You are a very brave person if you think you can stop me from opening my presents the second I sale up! So there's my take on the Christmas tag. I would love to see yours. Until tomorrow Bye! Xxx

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Save ££'s On Black Friday UK: What is it and how do you save money on your Christmas Shopping!?

The USA have been benefiting from and loving this 'tradition' for years and the UK have slowly but surely jumped on the bandwagon!

On the 29th November... it's Black Friday!!!!!!!!!!

What the heck does that mean?? I hear you ask. I shall tell you my lovelies...

In the United States, the Friday after Thanksgiving is seen as the first day of Christmas shopping,  retailers drop all their prices and give DRAMATIC discounts. The deals supposedly last for one day only (actually a lot start the Monday before, 25th Nov) and so the shops open earlier and earlier to cram in the customers!

If you're a fan of any American sitcoms like 'The Middle' or 'South Park' you've probably seen the stampedes of deal hungry shoppers, battling their way through the crowds to grab the perfect Christmas present at the perfect price. It looks like a nightmare, discounts or not! But here in the UK, we are at a crucial point in time. Some British retailers are shunning Black Friday and simply ignoring the 29th, a lot of the British public have never even heard of it!! This means that most of our Black Friday offers are actually online! No queuing out in the freezing cold, no elbows to the face, just sweet sweet savings! :)

So, which online retailers are taking part?

Amazon have done since 2010
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Friday-Deals/b?ie=UTF8&node=161428031

Asda are slashing prices across a large spectrum of products
http://www.asda.com/

John Lewis reported record sales this time last year, due to discounts
http://www.johnlewis.com/

Debenhams (code MB62 today only) offering 25% off all designers
http://www.debenhams.com/sale

But the fun doesn't stop there, Cyber Monday (2nd December) also offers money off online purchases although perhaps the cuts aren't as big as Friday.

And if you're wondering why they call it 'Black Friday', simply put, with the huge profits it brings in, it moves any retailers in the 'red' (loss) swiftly back into the 'black' (profits).

Hope that answers your questions and you get lots of bargain goodies! Let me know on Twitter @FrostedPlanet what you get and any more questions just comment below.

Until next time....

http://www.youtube.com/user/tarafrostedplanet

Monday, 28 October 2013

An Old Hollywood Inspired, Autumn Makeup Look!

So... I've been meaning to do a makeup tutorial on youtube for quite some time now but as it's my first one ever I wanted to make sure it was a really great look.

I wanted and Autumn feel to suit the season but at the same time my favourite EVER look is always old Hollywood. So then I thought, why not both?!! And the product was this:




I'd love to hear your feedback on my first tutorial along with any requests for the future.

Until next time...