Thursday, January 8, 2015

Monthly Beauty Favourites- December 2014

 Hi everyone. I've just created my very first youtube video which you can see here. When I mentioned in my last post that I wanted to start a youtube channel I never expected that I'd actually start creating it that weekend. I also was surprised by how many of you said you'd watch my videos. Thank you (and I hope you don't change your mind after you actually see them). It's a big deal to put my first video on the Internet; I've thought about it for so many months but never thought I could actually do it. I still think my video is very basic and wish I was much better at appearing in front of the camera! I cannot believe how much work it takes to create a video. There are so many small aspects to consider such as the background of the video, what to wear and whether my hair looks acceptable on the camera.  I downloaded some video editing software and I've only used the very basic features but it takes an incredible amount of time. I'd say it's probably taken around eight hours for me to edit the video. I've become so involved in  it, there just isn't enough time after work, I've been staying up way too late. I can definitely see this getting in the way of my full time job. After putting so many hours into filming and editing, I just wanted to finally get the video out there. I now have so much respect for youtubers considering I now know how long it takes.  I don't know how people are so articulate in front of the camera as I can't seem to finish a sentence without pausing or repeating myself. I'm no expert at video editing. I know I tend to waffle on and there are a couple of places where it's way too obvious that I cut off the end of a word while editing. I did the best I can.

I decided to film a beauty favourites video because I've been intending to write a blog post on this for about six months now (never got around to it, worst blogger ever?!) . I'm also no expert on beauty.makeup products (I know so much more about clothes and shoes) so this is just some products that I've come to love in recent times. Let me know if you have any recommendations for videos you'd like me to film. I have a few ideas but I' definitely up for suggestions. Here are the products I featured in my video:

Beauty Favourites- December 2014

Rimmel Provocalips Lip Colour in 500 Kiss Me You Fool
Savvy by DB Ultra Matte Lip Colour in Icon
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Hard as Nails Polish in 470 Bubblegum Pink
Dirty Works Bath Soak Bubble Bath
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush
Incredible Things by Taylor Swift
MaxFactor False Lash Effect Mascara in Black
Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in 60 Silver Strike


Rosa Mimmino Styleyourselfinstyle said...

You look beautiful in the film!! Sadly I don't understand English that well to really follow it, but I like it anyway!


Kezzie said...

I don't think you paused or lacked confidence at all. You seemed v assured. I only watched about 4mins because it is 1am and I really need to go to sleep but I enjoyed what I saw. And hurrah for Kitten d'more dress!!! X

Kelsey & Kenecha said...

Red lipsticks are the best I totally agree! I feel like I wear red more then any color as well haha :)
Need to look for that red lipstick though sounds so good!
I have a few duller colors but I really enjoy brighter lipstick.

Just love the name of the nailpolish!! I just love getting all kinds of colors as well, even more so when I love the product. I hate nail polishes that chip off easy, annoys me haha :P

Ah yes I find powdered eye shadow can get pretty annoying, this one sounds lovely though!

This is such a great video, really enjoyed watching it :)

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Snoskred said...

" I don't know how people are so articulate in front of the camera as I can't seem to finish a sentence without pausing or repeating myself."

Well first up, I've watched the video and there is a *disturbing* lack of umms and ahs. Maybe you edited them out as I can see a few cuts but if you didn't edit out a bunch of them, then let me be the first to tell you that you are born to be on camera.

What it takes is practice. I can say this as someone who used to audio bait the scammers and record the audio and also as someone who has worked in call centres long term - each time I would listen back to my calls, I heard things I wanted to cut out and it is a conscious effort to do it.

They say it takes 21 times to create a new habit, so stick with it and you'll get to where you want to be, plus, the editing etc will become easier the more you do it - and the more you do the videos the less editing they will require. :)

If you watch people speak on tv, eg politicians, some of them are very bad at speaking. I can name one very high profile politician who has an aaah tic. If you listen not to the words but for the aahs you'll know who I mean right away. That person starts nearly every single sentence with aah.

Now knowing what I know, I am aware that person could easily work on that tic and get rid of it if they wanted to. Which kind of leads one to wonder why they do not. If one needs to speak publicly and do interviews for a living, one would probably want to work on stuff like that.

So, my advice to you if you want to do more of these - spend some time with your camera, practicing. The footage will never make it to the web, but it will be a valuable learning goldmine for you. :)

Mica T said...

You did really well editing the video! What a cute backdrop - in your cut scenes and in your main video! Is that your house? It's very pretty! :)

I find video editing soo time consuming and confusing too - so I take the lazy way out and don't edit the video! I keep it short too so if I mess up badly or forget what I was going to say...I just re-take it :) That's the lazy way of doing it, saves editing.

Hope you had fun doing the video though - you should be proud of it! Remember as it does take a lot of time you want it to be fun - so do what you can to enjoy the process, shooting and editing! :)

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Mica T said...

Oh and I always have umms and aaahs and a bit of waffling on my videos - I just try to remember not to do that in the next one I film - it doesn't have to be perfect to get your point across :) Good luck with all your future videos! :)

laura said...

I loved this video! You have the sweetest accent too!

Aurè said...

Cheers...Wow,Your first video is great...You looklike a shining Star...ongrats! very nive video...and Your outfit is so so so charming...You look very very vey pretty...maybe you did need to wear a earring...anyway you look cool!
Hope to see a video feat You showing a Your fabolous,chic outfit...fashion in motion...would be grea to see!

cassie cadiz said...

Great video honey... Happy Happy New Year! new outfit posty: http://cassiecadiz.blogspot.com/2015/01/pretty-indie-first-outfit-of-year.html

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Kathryn said...

Definitely going to be checking out your channel, I love hearing what products people have been loving!

Jeanne said...

You've done an amazing job Imogen! I think you can be proud of yourself!
I wish you an amazing weekend ahead!

Larissa said...

Nice video and post! And nice overview of your favorite products :)

Flora Fascinata said...

Phoarrrr! I don't want to be on the end of your cross-examination! You were brilliant! I have worked out who you remind me of, too. The stunning Coco Rochas. Or, at least in a shoot I just saw Coco in. Great job. Xxx

Bisma Rauf said...

A few of these are my fave too!

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Couture Carrie said...

Fab video and products, darling!
You are a natural!


Cvetina Cekova said...

wow such a lovely video! Great post as always! Have a nice day!

Pooja Mittal said...

Ahuge congrats on starting your youtube channel
u look so confident in the video , i was so nerves when i did my fitd one
just subscribed :)
thanks for subscribing to mine too
keep in touch

Emmylou said...

You're a natural! Keep doing your vids, Imogen:) I love your accent...you sound like Nicole Kidman:D

Jackie Harrison said...

How cool like the products but to be honest love the Audrey Hepburn pillow on my right view, where did you get it girl? You did great of cause is nerve racking but is normal for first video until you feel comfortable in front of the camera but you did great I admire no fear going for it. Thumbs up and I follow

Aimeecakes said...

Fab video! You did a great job - I didn't see any of this waffling you mentioned in your post.

Some great products too - I'm also a big fan of the red lip. I like the Maybelline Color Tattoo eye shadows too, although I tend to use them as a base. If you're having trouble with pigmentation and getting your powder shadows to last you could maybe try a eyeshadow primer (I like the Too Faced and Smashbox ones).

And in terms of eyeliners I love the Maybelline Master Precise liner - Its got a fine felt tip which I find a lot easier to use than the liquid liners with a brush. :)

MilanoTime said...

So pretty hun <3 <3
Wish you a nice Thursday!
New post on my blog: http://www.milanotime.net/fashion/denim-jumpsuit/

Shannon Jenkins said...

So many amazing products! I've heard such great things about that dry shampoo! I definitely want to give it a try!

<3 Shannon
Upbeat Soles

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

LOVE Maybelline Colour Tattoo - it is hyper-pigmented!


Lizzy said...

great stuff!

The Real Arnolds said...

Congrats on your first video. I need to check some of these products out.

Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Leah and Rachel Collins said...

can't wait to see more videos from you! You done great :) x x


Оксана Золотухина said...

Love your choice! Thanks for sharing))


monika berdnik said...

Love your accent, your voice has a lovely tone,
the video is so cute and great,
lovely post :)


Silvia Negretti said...

Very nice video, hun!
You look just adorable, great done!

Ana Pejkanovic said...

Great product selection. I love Sally Hansen nail polishes and this baby pink is gorgeous.

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Andrea Krux said...

I like your style ! you are so cute :) please check out my blog apoljakovi.blogspot.com
would you like to follow each other please let me know :) xoxo

Lenya said...

Great video. You have done an awesome job on it. So keep them coming.

Glamour ZONE said...

wow,this is awesome.
for your first video you did agreat job

Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

Wonderful products. ;-)
Lovely greets nessa

Red Rose Alley said...

IMOGEN, YOU ARE ADORABLE! You are such a poised speaker, and for some reason I wasn't expecting an accent, silly me. But us Californians probably have a distinct way of talking to you too. I loved the unicorns at the end. Nel used to love them when she was little. You are so cute, my dear. Keep doing the utube videos, you are a doll.


Mel said...

Such amazing video, you are absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing. Kiss, Mel

Corinne said...

I LOVE PROVOCOLIPS. I can't even tell you how much. I actually have a review about the 3 shades I have tomorrow.

It was fun to see you on video after all this time of reading your blog. It won't always take so long to edit videos, you'll get faster at it don't worry :)

Corinne x

Launna said...

Imogen... You look so great... you did an awesome job on YouTube... I adore your accent... you have a great voice and you spoke so clearly...

I don't mind talking to crowds of people but I do say um and ah a lot, I am thinking of joining Toastmasters in the Spring at work, I think it would help me even more...

You are incredible... and thank you so much for the beautiful and thoughtful comment you left on my blog... have an amazing weekend xox <3

Lostvestige said...

What a great first video, you are a natural! I adore your accent by the way :)

meandmr.com said...

Looks like some amazing products!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Busola Coutts said...

Oh wow, surprise, surprise! I didn't know you did videos. How cool is that? Very and brilliant post.


Jointy&Croissanty said...

Great video and review!

Ivana Split said...

what a lovely video! your Aussie accent is adorable!

Great reviews...I plan to make some video myself soon but I never edited a video in my life and I' pretty sure I'd mess it up.

Jeanne said...

Thank you for your adorable comment on my blog Imogen!

Kizzy Von Doll said...

This was marvellous, it was nice to see you and hear you too ;)) I would be far too timid to be on camera, haha!!! I loved the review, so good :)) Xxx

Be Blondie said...

I love Batiste shampoo! It's fantastic


Shopping Lady said...

Me too love the red lipstick!
Great video!

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Georgie ジョージ said...

Great video! Glad to see you're venturing into youtube :) And I loove the apocalips range, one of the best products from rimmel in my opinion! xx

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Kriti Jaitly said...

hey u have al ovely blog...do u wanna follow each other on GFC.....follow me and let me know by leaving your URL on my blog...i will follow u back immediately
keep in touch

Shaira Manalo said...

Wow!!! Great post and video. It's my first time to watch and hear you. Nice :)

Looking forward to see more of your posts!

I'm now following you on bloglovin. Hope you'll do the same :)
Have a nice day, Imogen! :)


June said...

Great video Imogen! Was nice to hear your voice! You know what, I never knew you were Australian! :)

June Wants It All

Susann said...

I really like the Batiste dry shampoo and Maybelline Colour Tattoo too :)

Sakuranko said...

On reply to your comment on my blog i must say that with the proper hair care your hair can improve. And well I think your are in your confort zone with that hair style you said it. But that is not always the best, and please don´t take thi like a critic, take this comment like an advice. You are very pretty but you can be more cute. Lovely video I enjoyed! I want see more videos like this


Paola Lauretano said...

Lovely video, well done!!!
And... great products!!!
Keep on smiling!
Kisses, Paola.


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I don't like my voice on film so, Well done to you. You did a great job with your video. Have a nice weekend dear.
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Sara Gerard said...

Ah! I am at work and cannot watch this just yet, but, I already like some of the products that you have posted here!

Amy-Anne Williams said...

Batiste dry shampoo is good, I have like three mini ones c:

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katie // a touch of teal said...

I will have to give some of these a try!

xo katie // a touch of teal

Maggie Dallospedale said...

Hi sweetie
amazing video.
So cool tips
Maggie D.
Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary - Fashion blog

SuperLux said...

You always have the best collection of beauty stuff here. :)

Shireen L. Platt said...

You look a little nervous but it's normal to feel so! I love your thoughts on all the items and seriously want to get my hands on Rimmel Kiss Me You Fool too, it's such a stunning red! Hopefully it won't dry my lips out.

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Raya David said...

Wow Imogen, I totally with red lipstick as it's always a fave, we just can't go wrong with red lipstick,I love Rimmel products too! you look so confident in the video. :) Stay in touch beautiful!

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Natasha Hill said...

I just watched this earlier and subscribed to you - it was so nice to hear your voice! I love the monthly favourites videos too, always good to see which things everyone loves. Thank you for your incredibly kind comment on my last post too, Imogen. - Tasha

Laura said...

good job on your first video, it was lovely:-) you definitely don't give yourself enough credit, you look more confident in front of the camera than you think:-) and you're so cute. i really want to try the provocalips, everyone keeps on saying how good they are! also, the rimmel exaggerate eye liner is what i first started using and still do. i don't think it's the absolute best, but it has worked for me:-) xx

Dressed2dNines Blog said...

The bath soak looks like just the thing I need after my trainer kills me at the gym!


Kim Alston said...

I loved your video so, I'm having Kizzy purchase me some Dirty Works! You're great at this! Keep it up!

Elizabeth Lee said...

you look gorgeous in the video. thanks for the great tips! ;)
love, liz

Cristina Fdez said...

Me encantaría probar la laca de uña rosa :)
Unos productos geniales!

Tijana J. Dominguez said...

Your favorites are my favorites, too! :)
Enjoy the weekend!


Kati said...

I also really like the Batiste dry shampoo, my favourite!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Anonymous said...

I absolutely can't wait to see more! What a great video! You have such a nice voice to listen to and you look beautiful :)

Z | J. POTTER said...

I haven't tried most of these products, but I always hear good things about the color tattoo shadows. And I've used the xtreme color polishes too! They're pretty good :) Lately I've been loving Topshop's polishes for my dark colored nails.


Desirèe D'Aloia said...

nice post!!!


Heather Herod said...

Great products! Congrats on your first video!


Jurika said...

Thanks for sharing~
follow back~ My new post♥

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

I can understand about time and doing up the video. In fact blogging can also be time taken thing too.

Worth the hours you put in for the video. Btw, am following you on blogger and appreciate the same. TQ.

Beauty Unearthly said...

Beautiful post, really interesting
......thx for sharing

My Own Fairytale said...

You did so well!
Thanks for your sweet comment and understanding on my blog.


Alessandra Heidelberg said...

Great video and beautiful products!

Motive to be Pretty said...

Wonderful for your first video!
Love all the product!

Window On My Wardrobe said...

Great favorites! I'm a hoge fan of Batiste dry shampoo myself as well!

X Sara

F-lover Fashion Blog said...

very nice!
kisses Gi.

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Coco said...

Imogen it's so lovely to hear your voice!!!! I had to register an interview once and I decided Youtube wasn'r for me, too complicated! I hope there will be more sweetie!!
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Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love your video! The pink nail polish is so pretty.

Shirley Tay said...

Gosh, you look totally cool in the video! You did great, Tia! Happy Monday, dear! xoxo
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libys11 said...

great products!! thanks for sharing the video too!! i really enjoyed that!

have a great week!
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Eleonora Petrella said...

Love it! <3

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Süslü Şirine Blog said...

I love your blog :)
Following your blog now, hope you'll follow too :)


Elle Sees said...

some favorites of mine too!

SydneysFashionDiary.com said...

I can't watch the video at work but def will check it out when I get home. Thanks for sharing your favorite products.

LEN K said...

Wow! I do love Rimmel items!

LA FLO' said...

I'd try rimmel lipgloss.


IN & OUT said...

nice video!!

Vita said...

Your voice is deeper than I expected! But your accent is so nice and you're really comfortable to listen to!

Marisa Noelle said...

You already seem like such a pro in front of the camera. I'd be stumbling all over my words, hehe. Job well done! I want to try that bath soak!

Caro * said...

I must try Batiste Shampoo !
Kisses :)