Sunday, August 2, 2015

A brand I want to buy more from..


Recently i've been pretty reckless and by that I mean trying out new makeup brands. Okay, I know it's not that reckless, but i've managed to step out my comfort zone by trying out brands I am not familiar with. A friend of mine always wore this specific nude shade to school and I just knew I had to buy it once she showed me the lipstick. Yes.. if you can't already tell I decided to try the Gerard Cosmetics 1995 lipstick. It is popular in the blogging world, therefore increasing its reliability. 

So, how much was it? I got this stunning nude for just £9! I had to get it, I used Kaushal from Kaushal Beauty's 25% off code. You can find this on her Youtube Channel in the description so go check it out to get your money off too. 


Finally, a nude that is suitable for my skin tone. You will understand my pain if you have medium/dark skin lol. If the shade wasn't enough the formula is one of the best in fact the best i've ever tried. Although, it won't beat the mac lipstick scent it definitely beats their formulas. The Gerard Cosmetics lipstick have a creamy/butter-like consistency which is perfect for application and longevity. It gives a slight matte effect as well without the dry and chapped lips part.


Just in case you wanted to see the lipstick on me here you go guys. So, I hope I won you over and you are on the verge of trying out Gerard Cosmetics because I am. I definitely want more products from this brand.

Will you be trying any of their products or do you own any products of theirs that I also need? Share your thoughts in my comments - i'd love to hear from you guys!

Love 

Simple Synth xo

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Festival Lookbook

Hey everyone, hope you're all well! So, today's post is something a bit different. I don't usually talk or post about fashion; but, as it's festival season I thought this post was something I had to do. Next month I will be going to the Reading festival and because i'm such a neat freak I have already bought a few outfits and I would like to share them with you.

festival lookbook, topshop playsuit
TOPSHOP, PLAYSUIT, £29

festival lookbook simple synth topshop playsuit
TOPSHOP, PLAYSUIT, £36

H&M, DRESS, £19.99





Which one was your favourite?


Simple Synth xo
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Huge Lush Oxford Street Haul

Lush oxford Street haul cosmetics simple synth


Hey Guys, hope you're all well! I am back again and I promise I will be more active her on my blog as I know I haven't these past months due to exams and school. However, I have recently broke up for the summer and have two full weeks until I go on holiday! Recently I have been tempted to purchase a few Lush products, but I thought I might as well go all out and buy everything I wanted in the Oxford Street Lush store. 



Let me tell you now, the store is Oxford Street is beyond belief. It has 3 floors of never-ending goodness. There is a range of Lush Oxford Street Exclusive stuff which is only available in the store which is even more tempting to visit the shop. Usually I would walk past the store and think whats the big deal but trust me go and have a look for yourself. I'm going to be honest with you guys. I've never brought anything from Lush before. I have only ever owned two items from there as they were gifted to me. However, I am starting to think I need to give this store a few more visits. Check out what I got down below!


Lush oxford Street haul cosmetics simple synth

So, let me tell you a little about what I got and why..

Eau Roma Water

This toner water appealed to me as it was described as an elegant formula that was suitable to sensitive skins. Exactly what I wanted. Something soft and refreshing which would soften my face instead of stinging it like a tea tree oil would.

Dream Cream 

The Dream Cream was described as something that would calm down hot and itchy skin. Great, i'll have that too! My skin is very sensitive as I suffer from Eczema. Could this one be the miracle and cure to it?

Breath of God Toothy Tabs

No tooth paste needed? All it ever does is stain my clothes in the morning. These tabs are small, friendly and packable. Definitely something i'll use wen going to Reading.

The Comforter

Apparently this smells like Vimto? I'll take that.

Razzle Dazzle Bath Oil

It's pink and sparkly and I couldn't resist. I have tried this out the other night. However, I am disappointed as it didn't only turn my bath water pink... It turned me pink!

Marshmallow Melting Moment Bath Oil

The smell. Enough said.

The Experimenter

A bath bomb which smells like the glorious lush store. Yes please.

Sex Bomb

I got this as a present when I was younger. Don't ask why. I thought i'd give it another go. 

Frozen

A bath bomb that was related to the film. Who could say no to that? It was a no brainer. 

Pop Corn Lib Scrub, Ultrabland and Hair Doctor Scalp Mask (testers)

I wasn't sure if I wanted to invest into these products at the time. Therefore, I got some testers to check them out. I've failed in love with the Popcorn Lip Scrub it really does get rid of your dry lips and tastes amazing! I will definitely have to purchase the full sized version.

I also have a video up on my YouTube channel 'Simple Synth' where I show you guys what the products look like. You can check that out down below!





So, what do you think of Lush? Do you guys have any favourites that you keep repurchasing? Is there something I forgot to get? Let me know!

Have a lovely day!


Simple Synth xo
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Plans For The Future



Hiya guys! Todays post is a bit about my plans for the future involving my personal life and blogging/youtube life. I must admit I haven't been exactly that organised lately due to my AS exams that have recently been and gone and it is so hard to get that urge to get organised again. Apologies to those who are not interested in these posts I am just writing this as I feel like I need somewhere to write it down and it gives you guys an insight of my life in a nutshell.

My first future plan is to concentrate even more on my studies as I have learnt the hard way. GCSES were so easy I managed to do really well by revising a month away from my exams. I wouldn't advise you guys to do this and it doesn't work for all - I got very lucky on this occasion. I thought I could do the same this year. Let me tell you now take my advice and revise because the ratio of what you have to learn to what comes up in harsh. I really would like to do well in my A Levels and save myself from this year as I do want to go to University next September. I am stuck between Brighton and London at the moment.

My second future plan is to up my Blog and Youtube game. I feel like the blogging world is very competitive nowadays and I do admit when I look at my videos then watch others I can see a huge difference and it frustrates me how awful my videos look in comparison to others. This applies to blogging as well. I am grateful for my subscribers and followers I really am; but, I want to give you guys the best quality as others do as I love it when I see comments, shares and views from you lot and I wouldn't want to lose them because of the quality of my content. I don't know if that sounds weird in anyway but I hope you understand what I mean. So, I want to make sure my content is more detailed, I post more regularly and that I get more involved with the whole community as I still feel really new.

My third future plan is to change my lifestyle. I feel as if I eat so unhealthily and because of this I am always so drained and I am just not happy with my appearance. In addition to this I strive to get fit and toned as I'd love to look my best at all times. I embrace the way I am now because I know I have something to work with and thats always a good thing. It is not an easy step to go through with as it takes a lot of courage and effort. Yes, eating vegetables and running is effort; however, it is worth it. I know how good I use to feel and I just want to be as happy and energetic as I was before.

Anyway, I hope I haven't bored you guys too much. Let me know if you enjoyed this type of post!

I also encourage you to do this in a notepad as I found writing this out has really made me feel motivated to pursue these plans. If you would like to then let me know a plan or two of yours!

Lots of Love

Simple Synth xo
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My Prom Dress and Prom Dresses in General


Hey guys! Guess what? My exams are over so I am officially back and will be posting a lot more on here. Hopefully twice a week.  Recently I have posted my Prom GRWM on my YouTube channel. You can click here if you would like to watch it. 

Anyways this post is mainly about my prom dress and prom dresses in general. When going to prom us girls have a hug dilemma about what dress we are going to where mainly because it has to look perfect whether its the: length, the detailing or the fit it all has to be perfect. Either because we want to impress a certain someone or just ourselves. I chose my dress very carefully as I wanted it to be different from all of the other girls. Something no one really wears is a plain dress or a black dress so thats what I went for I kept it very simple and this way I managed to stand out.

So, you're probably wondering where my dress is from and how much it is? Well I can tell you that I got my dress for just £35. What a bargain, right? Yeah thats what I thought and it was from the TopShop website and it is from the Rare London brand. 

My Dress - https://youtu.be/1Jsp-je28zs

The worst thing is turning up to prom in the same dress as someone else. What my year did was create a Facebook page where all of the girls were guests on the page. We all posted pictures of the dresses we wanted and whoever posted their one first no one else was aloud to get it. This way everyone had their own dress apart from two girls who didn't post pictures of their dresses on the page. This proved a valid point that the page was necessary and actually worked. 

This dress was absolutely perfect for me as the long sleeves covered up my eczema. The black material slimmed down my physique. The low backless dress gave my look some elegance and the slit in the side of the dress added to the elegance and simplicity of the look.

Choosing a prom dress is hard and once you have found one you like my best advice is to get it. Obviously if it is within your price range and size. However, don't feel pressured to buy your dress to early as chances are you may find a better one nearer the time.

I hope you guys all have a lovely prom and leave a link to the dress you have or are thinking of getting :)

Simple Synth xo


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

MAY FAVOURITES


Hey Guys! I hope you have all had a lovely month. Mine has been very stressful with AS level exams. I'm going to be honest with you, they were very hard. Especially as I didn't take the nicest of subjects. However, another month has passed and this can only mean that we are one step closer to summer and I have a May favourites video for you.I'm sorry for the lack of effort I have been putting into my blog recently but soon my exams will be finished by the end of next week so I will have plenty of time to post.
The video is available for you to watch down below or you can simply click on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vIDoE7knXo and this will take you straight to the video!



Have a lovely day!

Simple Synth xo
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

DIY Tutorial: Marble Background For Blog Pictures





Good Morning guys! This week I was feeling very creative and inspired by other bloggers. A lot of you out there have noticed that many bloggers take their pictures with a lot effort put into them. A main theme lately is the marble background. It is absolutely gorgeous, right? But, many of us have not got a clue how bloggers achieve this look. I have managed to create my own marble background for £8 and I want to share it with you guys.

So, I have bought all the products you will need in order to make the blogging background and have had a go at making it. I have a video clip which will show you how to make the background so you can make your blog look more professional. 

Firstly, before following the clip you will need 3 things. Those 3 things are: a plain white canvas which is a suitable size to fit the roll, a marble adhesive roll and some scissors. I will leave the exact products I got below.



Dc Fix Marble Adhesive Roll from Wilko £4 -



I hope this post helped you guys out and thanks for reading!

Simple Synth xo
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Why We Really Want It



So, today I was looking at a few of my recent purchases and noticed there was some sort of pattern going on. Everything I bought looked very similar. How bizarre. Did I actually want the product itself or the packaging? I'm still trying to figure this out now, haha! But, everything is rose gold and black. Am I buying these expensive products for the packaging or do I generally need/want the product. This may be something you could start to think about too.

Do you really need all of these products? Especially the Real Techniques Bold Metal Brush as it is a bit on the pricey side. Have you ever wanted a flat contour brush before seeing this one? Probably not (let's be honest). It's an odd shape and a powder brush will pretty much do the same thing. It's a very pretty looking brush which is £22 and does the same thing as your powder brush.

Makeup Revolution on the other hand is no splurging, their prices are so freaking good and so are their products! But before this palette I had a minimum interest in blushers. I was contemplating getting the Naked Flushed palette but stumbled along this rose gold winner. The simplicity of the products packaging is what got me attached to this palette. It looks great in pictures! But, have I actually worn the product itself of spent £6 just to admire it's beautiful packaging.

You could walk into Chanel only to browse because you don't have that sort of money. However, a few minutes later you somehow manage to find the money to purchase one of their bronzing bases because of that lovely black and rose gold packaging it has. You will walk out of the shop with £32 less thinking, what even is a bronzing base? Haven't you got a bronzing powder at home already that does all the same contouring stuff, if not better.

Finally, to end with I would just like to apologise for all of my ramblings above. If you guys didn't get where I was coming from, I was implicating that we buy products for their packaging and it will usually be something with a hint of rose gold. Let's face it we are still obsessed with rose gold and will buy anything with rose gold on it. I need to take the time to think whether I actually need the product before I buy it. Not because it will look good in a blog picture or because the packaging has a hint of rose gold on it.

So, what about you guys? Do you need to do the same?

I would also like to apologise for my lack of posts as I have my AS exams starting next week. Someone save me? 

Simple Synth xo

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Spring Evening Makeup Look




Hey guys! I'm really sorry for slacking with my blog and everything lately. As an A Level student I am a very busy person with exams coming up in just under two weeks. Therefore my blog content has been pretty poor at the moment. However, as soon as this time period is over I have the whole Summer to do what I want and that will be blogging etc. 

So, you can expect to see a lot more of me in Mid-June onwards. However, for now I have a Spring Evening Makeup Look which you can watch on this blog post or over on my YouTube channel by clicking here. Or you can watch it down below! :)



I hope you enjoy my video and I hope you all understand my lovelies!

Love

Simple Synth xo
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Coloristiq Nail Polish Box Review

Simple Synth Coloristiq Nail Polish Box Review Rental

Hey guys! I hope you're all having a wonderful day today. I was kindly sent a Coloristiq box to review for you guys recently so here it is. Coloristiq is the UK's first nail polish rental service and I know you're probably thinking "that's just silly" but, once you put things into perspective it kind of makes a lot of sense. I must admit at first I thought that is an awful idea but with some thought I soon began to like the whole idea. 

So what is it?

Basically, you select 3 nail polishes that you would like to be sent within the month and then they get sent straight to your door. You are aloud to get 3 uses out of each bottle until your have to send the box back for free with the postage label you are sent with. So, really you are getting 9 applications out of your monthly box and when you think about it for someone who likes to wear nail polishes occasionally this is a great idea. You won't have to worry about your nail polishes drying up anymore or going out of date with this subscription. So, if you're someone who has a small nail polish collection and would like a variation in colour choices monthly and brands such as: Essie, OPI and China Glaze then this box is suitable for you.

How do I sign up?

You will get two months free using this subscription box as you are given your first month free with the company and you guys (my readers) will get an extra month free using my code SimpleSynth1 this will enable your second month to be free simply e-mail Coloristiq and they will refund your payment provided you send them your code. I know this sounds rather new a bizarre but give it a go with your two free months this will give you enough time to decide if you would like to carry on with the subscription. For pricing and additional information head over to their website - https://coloristiq.com.

The box comes beautifully packaged with 3 nail polishes in their protective wraps.

The instructions on the return comes inside the box and they are very quick and easy to follow as you can see.

In my box I received 3 nails polishes one from OPI, Essie and China Glaze. They are all reliable and brilliant brands as you may already know.


Thank you for reading guys! So, what do you think?

Simple Synth xo
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

HUGE SPRING PRIMARK HAUL


Good evening guys and what a lovely day it has been today, right? Anyways I have a Primark Haul for you guys over on my YouTube channel 'Simple Synth'. I love watching these videos so I decided I would make one myself as I popped into Primark the other day because it is just to tempting for me not to walk out with anything once I have been in there. However, I don't go in there often because I am never spoilt with choice in my local Primark, but this one time I got lucky so I took the chance to spend my money! I hope you guys enjoy this video. You can watch it by either clicking this link here. Or I have attached the video below so you can also watch it on this blogpost!



Love 

Simple Synth xo
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring Makeup Look


Good Evening guys! apologies for the late post today. I was at work for most of the day at my new job in House of Fraser Wallis. I have got a Spring Makeup Look for you guys which you can see over on my Youtube channel if you click here.I am very sorry for the lack of detail in my posts lately I have been really busy and have focused a bit more on my YouTube lately as it was all new and exciting. If you haven't yet then please subscribe to my channel it would mean the world to me. You can click the link above which says 'here' or you could type in Simple Synth into YouTube. 



How was your day?

Simple Synth xo
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Realistic Makeup Starter Kit




Morning guys! So today I have uploaded a Realistic Makeup Starter Kit over on my Youtube channel! You can watch the video by either clicking this link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLvXVE105wA  or watching it down below. 



Have a lovely day!

Simple Synth xo
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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Topshop: The Airbrush Primer Review

Topshop The Air Brush Primer Review Blog Post Simple Synth

Hey guys and Happy Easter! Are you ready for some great news? Well, my camera has finally came after a million years hence why the image quality looks a lot better in comparison to my previous posts. I am still working out how to use the best settings for my camera. So, I have an interesting review for you lot today and if you can't already tell by the title it's a new release from Topshop's makeup release and it is 'The Airbrush Primer'. There is also a Colour Correcting primer but I decided that the Airbrush primer was more appealing in my eyes.

The packaging is very simplistic yet very flattering at the same time. This primer has a lovely transparent gel/silicone like formula. It is smooth and glides onto your skin when applying it. You get 30ml which is really good as you do get your moneys worth for this product. I wouldn't say it was brilliant for covering up the appearance of pores. But, it works really well for keeping your makeup on throughout the day. When I use this primer I do not need to top up my makeup throughout the day which is great as I can save my makeup and time! So far I have been absolutely loving this primer, I would recommend you guys to invest in this primer as it is long lasting and you get so much product which is great. If you're looking at minimising your pores then I wouldn't recommend this primer as it has done a lot for me in that respect. However, it acts as a great canvas for my face products.

Have any of you guys tried this primer?

Have a lovely Easter guys!
Love

Simple Synth xo

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Nip + Fab: Are They Really Fab?

Nip + Fab Yoga Blend Simple Synth Blog Post

Hey guys! How have you been? I came across Nip + Fab on social media and especially as now Kylie Jenner is an ambassador for the brand so I thought I had to try this stuff out for myself. The packaging is lovely as you can see all the information is printed on the front it is so simplest yet so lovely to look at; but, to use is another level. So, I got the Yoga Blend Gift Set for myself and you're all probably thinking why on earth would you buy yourself a gift set Cynthia!? But, as I am so indecisive I couldn't set my eye on just one product but I also didn't want to be disappointed at the same time; therefore, I opted out for a mixture of smaller sized products and it was only £10 plus free delivery.

Inside the gift set I got a: Yoga Blend Body Wash 100ml, Yoga Blend Body Lotion 100ml and a Yoga Blend Body Scrub 100ml. The night before my birthday I decided to test out these products and my first impressions were that these Nip and Fab products turned out to be really Fab! The gorgeously lavender scented products sat on my skin luxuriously all through the night right through to when I woke up the next day. I was shocked how the scent had actually stayed on my skin. With any other body lotion/scrub etc. that I have used the scent had only lasted for the first ten minutes then it would be gone but these products sat on my skin like omg. The aim of this particular range is to make you relax and unwind and they weren't lying. I genuinely came out of my bathroom feeling calm and light and if you know me thats rare. 

The products themselves are all individually great and do they're jobs. The body lotion moisturises my skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth, the body scrub exfoliates my skin getting rid of that dry and scaly nastiness and the body wash simply washes my body and leaves it feeling and smelling squeaky clean. 

Are Nip + Fab Really Fab?

Yes! definitely. Especially as a new customer of theirs I can say that their products are Fab and I have even popped into Super drug today to try out some more of their products. There is not a lot more that I can say that this brand is Fab and you need to try them out if you haven't already!


If you have tried any of Nip + Fab's products please leave a comment and i'll check them out too!

Have a lovely Sunday evening guys and thank you for reading!

Simple Synth xo
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Miss Manga VS Miss Manga Punky


Simple Synth Miss Manga VS Miss Punky Review Mascara l'oreal

Hey guys, it was my birthday on Thursday so I decided to finally invest into a Canon 700D for myself to improve the quality of my photos and YouTube videos. I only ordered it yesterday so it should come sometime next week (hopefully). Anyway, today i've got a L'oreal Mascara comparison for you guys today. So which mascara do you think will win? Carry on reading to find out my opinions on the two products.

L'oreal Miss Manga

This mascara was originally the first one of the Miss Manga range to be launched. It is black with shiny pink. The mascara I think is meant to give you the impression that you are going to get those Manga cartoon characters lashes. Some of you will probably know what i'm not about but yeah haha! So, the brush has normal bristles in a unique conical shape. The narrowed tapered end allows you to get into your inner lashes and outer lashes easier. Just with one coat of the mascara I was very impressed. It separates the lashes well, gives them length and volume. It is everything you want from a mascara in one mascara. Although, if you're not careful the formula is really creamy and dries quickly so if you do not want clump lashes make sure you separate them quickly.


L'oreal Miss Manga Punky

If you haven't already heard there has been a recent launch for the new Miss Manga Mascara and this one is a Punky one. The plastic conical shape of the wand is designed to make your lashes look like spikes and omg it really does. The formula is wet so you will also need to make sure you separate the lashes before the mascara dries if you do not want a clumpy look as this is what the mascara is mean to do. 

Simple Synth Miss Manga VS Miss Punky Review Mascara l'oreal

Simple Synth Miss Manga VS Miss Punky Review Mascara l'oreal
Left is Miss Manga and Right is Miss Manga Punky


So, who is the winner?

For me the winner is L'oreal Miss Manga Punky as it really lengthens my lashes and makes them really stand out due to the intensity of the volume that it gives. Although this mascara is very wet and can get annoying and ruin my eyeshadow at times I am able to work with it by either making sure my lashes are dry before I flutter them around or use cotton swabs to remove and mess it has made. Although I am really not a fan of clumpy mascara I can really make this one work with patience and accuracy. When I coat my lashes carefully I am able to get that separated look with length and volume. However, if you are impatient and can't be bothered and want the mascara to do the job for you then go for the original Miss Manga as it will save you a lot of time and effort and still looks great with a toned down volume.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, I have decided I am going to attempt to post every Sunday so that you guys know when to revisit my blog for new posts.

Comment which one is your favourite out of the two...

Have a lovely Sunday!

Simple Synth xo
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Blogging Tips For Beginners


Blogging Tips For Beginners Simple Synth

Be Your Absolute Self

Put it this way, would you want to see the same thing twice? Probably not, so do something different with your blog whether it is the content you put on or the personality that comes through your content. I'm quite a chatty person when you meet me so I like to type to you guys as if i'm talking to you with a bit a humorous rhetorics to engage you guys. 

Good Quality Photos and Titles

I think the best way you can think of this is putting yourself as a blog reader. Ask yourself What would you click on? What attracts you to read a blog? Most of the bloggers I read are typically the well known ones such as DizzyBrunette3 and Couture Girl because their blogposts have high quality photos and a lot of effort has gone into their photography. They use props in their backgrounds such as flowers and have bright lighting along with a good quality image. No, you do not need a Canon 600D to achieve this. I use my iPhone 6 and this works perfectly. I make sure I take pictures when daylight is at its best and do not take just one photo I take a whole bunch of them and pick the best one. However, to make yourself different to others once the photo is taken you can always edit in a certain filter. I usually just use the brighten button on iPhoto. I know some bloggers tend to put a pastel effect, but do what you want - it's your blog! 

Also, another thing is blog titles make it suggestive to what the post is going to be about. However, do not over complicate it or make it boring. Not a lot of people will click on it otherwise. Instead of 'Blah Blah Makeup Review' put 'My Experience with Blah Blah, Was It Worth It?'. This suggests that your opinion on the product could be one good but then also suggests bad so in order to answer the question you are immediately attracted to open the post and find out.

Get A Domain For Your Blog

What is a domain? Basically, on my website you can see that the web link is www.simplesynth.co.uk. This is all down to me purchasing a domain name. I recommend you buy a domain name I got mine from Go Daddy. They are as cheap as £3.50 so it is definitely worth it. You can google how to do it etc online this is how I found out how to do mine. I recommend getting a domain name as it makes your blog look a lot more professional and someone is less likely to click on your blog if they see 'www.simplesynth.blogspot.com'. 

Have A Posting Schedule

For those of you who may have realised I do not have a schedule and this is where I should take on board my own advice. People are more likely to revisit your blog if they know when you upload. This may be one of the reasons I am lacking progress on my blog. I am a very busy person with A Levels and Work but I usually try to post at the end or the beginning of the week. Do something that will suit you; but, it is not compulsory as it is not your fault if you cannot post all the time.

Take Pictures in Bulk

When I take a photo of something I usually tend to take photos of lots of other things that same day. This is usually because of the lighting that day or due to being limited with time. it is also good to take lots of photos so that they are ready for you to use whenever you want. For example I have taken the photo at the top of this page a few days before I wrote this post because I knew I would be too busy for the rest of the week.

Blog Design

You may not have time to post on your blog on a certain day but you may have enough time to redesign it. I think you should go for whatever suits your fancy. For me I love simple hence my blog name ;) But if you like colours and everything then do it! It is your blog after all. Make sure that your font is not too wacky as it may put people off it and this is not what you want to do when you want to get people to like your blog. Design a header that is relevant to you with your blog name in. I used Canva to design my blogger header it took a while with getting measurements in the right place; but I am happy with it now. Also think about investing into a blog design you can get a range from Pipdig but they are very pricey at around £30 and for those of you who do not have that type of money then google free blogger templates as they are easy to download and install. I got mine for free too!

Google Is Your Best Friend

I'm not joking. Google is your best friend. If there is anything you need to know or if there is anything you have to ask then ask Google. The reason is say this is that you will unlikely get a response if you ask a blogger. They are so busy with their own blog and lives that there is rarely anytime for them to reply to you. They spent their handwork researching how to do things too. I spent a lot of time researching domains, coding etc online and i've been through a lot of struggle but Google was always there for my problems. Yes, it is a lot of effort but if you cannot be bothered to search things then ask yourself can you really be bothered for a blog? I don't want to sound mean when saying all of that but if you ask any other blogger they would agree with everything I have just said in this paragraph.

Anyway guys I hope I have helped you with this post as it has been requested from a few people. Please leave a comment down below if you have any relevant questions that I have left unanswered and I will do my best to reply!

Thank-you for reading my lovelies!

Simple Synth xo

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush Review

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush Review Simple Synth
Left is Seductive Pink and Right in Nude Mauve.


Hey guys hope you had a lovely day. Today I will be talking about Max Factor's new Creme puff blushers. Everything from the packaging to the product itself is absolutely gorgeous. If you get the chance to purchase these you will not regret it. Also, in case you guys didn't know I will hopefully be upgrading the quality of my photos by the end of this month as I intend to buy a DSLR for myself as it is also my birthday this month and I will be 17 YAY!



Anyway, back to the blushes I have brought two of the new blushes. One in Nude Mauve and one in Seductive Pink. The blushes have been designed to suit a range of skin tones although you do need to be careful which ones you pick. As I am a medium skin tone it is very hard for me to pull off a very light pink as most of the time it will not show up. As well as the gorgeously baked colours there is also a slight shimmer to give your face the additional glow when you really need it on a dull day. 



Nude Mauve is great for my medium skin as the dusky rose and mauve undertone really blends well into my skin. Not a lot of thought has to go into my outfit or makeup as it really does suit pretty much everything. So if you are looking for something quick and lovely then go pick this blush up right now. It is so effortlessly sculpting.



Secondly, Seductive Pink was something I didn't get on with too well and gave it to my mother straight away. My skin tone was far too dark that this blush did not show up very well and to get some colour from it I had to add several layers before you could even see anything. However, this would be a lovely pinky peach for those with a paler skin tone as the product is at the right pigment to give your cheeks that flattering flush of colour and glow.


So far the MaxFactor Creme Puff Blushes get a thumbs up from me as they are just so gorgeous and my advice to you would be spend more time in the shop swatching the blushes to see which ones suit your skin the best.

Have a lovely day!

Simple Synth xo
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Benefit Skincare Review

Benefit Skincare Review Blog Simple Synth

Hello guys! I hope you all had a lovely day today. Today, I wanted to focus on Benefit's Skincare as I have been using it a lot lately and have been absolutely loving their skincare products. They are all beautifully packaged in glass bottles and cork-style lids. It is definitely worth having these on display they just look great! Also, If you guys don't already know, I have started a YouTube channel. You can find this at the top of my blog on the navigation bar. I must admit it is not amazing but everyone has to start somewhere. Next month is my birthday and I now also have a new job so I am looking into getting a Digital SLR camera for better quality photos and videos. Anyway, before I go off on a tangent let me tell you about the Benefit Skincare products that I own and how I have got on with them. 


Benefit Triple Performing Facial Emulsion

Firstly, I got this for my mum as a birthday present last year then when it got to Christmas I decided I wanted to get some of this stuff for myself. I find that this formula is less creamier to the Total Moisture however it is still a very good moisturiser and my makeup sits beautifully on top of it and does not slide off which is always a good thing. This moisturiser is really lovely and lightweight but I find that it can run out too quickly due to the pump.


Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream

I got this moisturiser about 2 or 3 years ago now and I cannot stop repurchasing it is definitely my first and favourite moisturiser. Before this I never moisturised my face, but one day I decided it was time to so I went down to Benefit and this is what was recommended for my dry skin and boy it did a good job! If you love a thick moisturiser then this is something you should consider buying straight away. Also, a big bonus is the fresh scent although I can't quite explain it.


Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream

At first I wasn't to sure on this eye cream. I found that whenever I put it on my eyes just really stung. Before you ask I did not put the eye cream in my eye haha! However, I gave up using this product after awhile. Recently I have started to use this cream again and it has a lovely thick and creamy consistency which soothes and hydrates my puffy eyes. I also find in the morning now my eyes are a lot brighter after using this cream. 


Benefit Instant Comeback Serum

This is a clear and lightweight gel-like serum. It almost feels like water if I am honest. It is quite hard to tell if you have any of the product on your finger or hand when you pour it out. I put the serum on the dry patches around my face and I find that it can really help with overall hydrating my face. It really helps my skin feel plumper and hydrated. 

Would you like to try out Benefit's Skincare?
Thank you guys for reading!

Simple Synth xo
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

What's On My iPhone 6 2015


Hello my lovelies! So today I decided to film and edit a 'What's On My iPhone 6' video for you guys. I can just tell already that I am going to love YouTube and I am certainly going to be addicted to filming and editing videos for you guys. I hope you had a lovely day today and I hope you enjoy this video. The link to my channel is here 'https://www.youtube.com/user/cynthiaroyer'. I will also leave the video down below for you guys to watch on my blog if you would like to. If you guys have any requests for my next videos/upcoming ones then please leave a comment on this post or on the video. It feels so good to be making videos and blogging as well. So, if you enjoyed the video then please make sure to leave a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel for any of my future videos.




Thank you guys for reading!

Simple Synth xo
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Everyday Makeup Routine 2015 - I'm Now On YouTube!


Hey guys! So i've decided to join YouTube a lot earlier than I ever intended to. I just couldn't wait any longer. Therefore i've created 'My Everyday Makeup Routine' as one of my first videos for you guys to have a look at. Please check out my YouTube video if you get the chance to it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpZbFUz7gf0.
Please make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you would like to see more videos in the future and leave a thumbs up if you enjoyed the video. The video is available for you guys to watch in 1080p which is great if you like high quality videos. I will also leave the video in this post so you can watch it here on my blog if you scroll down. Anyways I hope you guys enjoy the video and I apologise for not posting at all last week I was very busy with it being the last week of my school term.




Thank you so much for reading and watching!

Love 

Simple Synth xo


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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Review

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Review..


If you haven't heard already, Maybelline have brought out a new Mascara called The Lash Sensational Mascara. It is now currently in boots and super drug for only £5.99 as an introductory price so go and buy it now because long story short its an amazing mascara and is totally worth the hype. Personally, I am not a fan of the Maybelline Mascaras but this one has certainly changed my mind. I find that the other ones such as Colossal make my lashes look clumpy and as I have said before in my other posts I am not a fan of that look. However, This Mascara is nothing like Colossal and the rest Maybelline have really upped their game with this new release.
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