Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Weekly Fashion/Beauty Fix From NZ!

 Clothing: Casual- Chick, simple but dressy! Pairing a simple legging with a casual t-shirt can be so effortless but make you look like you made an effort without putting too much in! Next with the shoes (my personal favourite) JELLY SHOES! Yes they are back in style and can purchase them from Factorie.
Concealer- Maybelline fit me
Blush- Maybelline dream bouncy blush in the shade fresh pink
Lip Stain (Smitten) - Revlon
Eye Liner - Rimmel London
Mascara - Covergirl (clump crusher)

Clothing: Casual-lounge. This outfit is great as it is quite a dress-down look but if you are just popping into town to buy a few essentials or a quick stroll to the beach or just a laid back family BBQ (The possibilities are endless). A leisure-like jacket just for a bit of warmth perhaps. A simple pair of leggings and a print/plain tee will give the outfit a laid-back vibe. Again, the Jelly shoes really make this outfit I think. The jelly shoes are different and are coming back into style (Personally I love that).
Makeup:Concealer- Maybelline fit me
Blush- Maybelline dream bouncy blush in the shade fresh pink
Eye Liner - Rimmel London
Mascara - Covergirl (clump crusher)
Hair and Accessories: Giving your hair a slight crimp gives this outfit a more Grunge-esque feel especially paired with a black bandana. This changes up the outfit and my model seemed to love the idea!
Thanks so much to my beautiful model Marlece Jensen! She has a youtube channel where she uploads beauty/fashion/tag videos and she is amazing! Here is her blog!

Lots of Love! Heather x x

Monday, 19 August 2013

Birthday time!!

Hey there fellow Bloggers :) So on the 18/08 we celebrated my Father's birthday (he was born on the 19th but we had to do it on the Sunday because the following day would have been a Monday and that would just not have worked out in our favour) and we had the greatest day and my dad had the greatest birthday too! It all started off with my dad waking up and getting ambushed with presents from overseas from the relatives and presents from my brother, mum and I. He was thrilled with all the presents (not being bias here) but he loved my montage video of memories/photos/songs that revolved around our family. It was a great start to the day we had planned ahead.

Next we headed to Ransom Winery were we see from the photos above we had a platter and an amazing view to add to that :) It was an extraordinary day as it had been raining all week and cleared up just for his special day! We made the most of the day and really soaked up all the rays from the sun!

After leaving the Ransom Winery, we headed to Sandspit were we witnessed Dolphins in the wild for the very first time! That really made the day all the much better :) You can see from the 3rd photo down and you may have been wondering what that photo was actually all about. Well now you know! The Dolphins came in toward the harbour and then they swam back out to the coast, for a brief 10 minutes we were all just in shock that we saw Dolphins for the very first time in their natural habitat and especially on my Father's birthday!

All in all The day we had was a great day! We had so much fun and then we stopped off at the Orewa lookout and took family photos (That is me and my dad). I can't say how much I love my family and proud to be apart of the Brook-clan! We sometimes argue and fight but we are family and I couldn't have asked for a better day!

Lots of Love ya'll, from Heather x x

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Welcome to my blog :)

Hi there! My name is Heather Brook and I live in New Zealand. Originally from the UK I seem to have lost the accent a tad. I am trying this whole 'blog' thing out because I seem to enjoy writing and sharing my stories :) Now, I'm not sure generally what I am supposed to be writing about on here, so I will just tell you a little bit about the life of Heather so far!

As you have read, I come from England but my family and I immigrated to New Zealand when I was 8 years of age. From living in Manchester to moving to Auckland, my life changed drastically! I didn't realise the full impact of this move until I was about 12. Things were a lot different compared to the UK, like people from New Zealand replace the e's in a word to i's. As in 'pen' they would pronounce it as 'pin' and I could not get the hang of it at first but I adapted to the language :) Coming from the UK I was used to such cold weather temperatures but when I came to New Zealand it was another story totally! The weather is beautiful in NZ and they have the loveliest coasts, that is something I could only get in Blackpool, a beach. Still, the beach we always went to never had any sun shed on it. Everything in New Zealand was utterly confusing to me, like the kids always seemed to go to school with no shoes on. WHAT. This came as a surprise to my family because you would have never seen anything like this in England. There are pro's and con's to England and NZ but I now class NZ as my home and I love everything about it.

Now me, I found a few questions from the 'all about me' tag:

1.Do you have a middle name?
I do indeed, it’s Lee

2. What was your favourite subject in school?
English and dance!

3. What’s your favourite drink? 
My favourite drink is probably vimto :)

4. Favourite song at the moment? 
Sundown by Charlie Simpson
5. What would you name your children? 
 I've never really thought about this, but when I was younger I always wanted kids with rhyming names.

6. Do you participate in any sports? 
 It depends if you count dance as a sport or not?

7. Favourite Book?
Right now, probably the pretty little liars series, I recommend highly!!

8. Favourite Colour?
mint green or baby blue

9. Favourite Animal? 
I would say right now it's probably an elephant :)
10. Favourite perfume? 
Pure seduction by Victoria's secret

11. Favourite holiday?
I went on holiday a fair bit when I was younger but I went to Spain and that was great!

12. Have you graduated College?
No, I am currently in it. Year 10 and hating it :) But we all have to do it so I don't really have a problem with it.

13. Have you been out of the Country? 
Well, I come from the UK so I had quite a privileged childhood to visit a lot of countries in Europe.

14. Do you speak any other Languages? 
I speak like the tiniest bit of Spanish!

15. Do you have any siblings? 
I have 1 younger brother called Kyle.

16. What’s your favourite store? 
General Issue (Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister, Gap)
17. Favourite Restaurant?  
Chand :D (Indian restaurant)

18. Did you like school? 
I don't have a problem with school, I enjoy school I guess, but if I had the option to change my 'option' classes, I wouldn't hesitate.

19. Favourite YouTubers? 
Zoella, Tanya Burr, Jim Chapman, Joe Sugg, Caspar Lee, Marcus Butler, Alfie Deyes, Tyler Oakley, Kingsley, The Shaytards, Louise and Marlece Jensen are just a few :)

20. Favourite Movie? 
I watch the Perks of Being a Wallflower quite a bit :)

21. Favourite Tv show?
Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries are my top 2 right now

22. Pc or Mac?
I would probably say that I would prefer a Mac just because I love the look of them and all

23. What phone do you have?
I have a lovely iPhone 3GS

Personal Q's:
1. What do you order at Starbucks?
Grande Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino

2. One thing in your closet you cannot live without?
Basically all my clothing is shared equally, so my whole wardrobe?

3. What’s one thing most people probably don’t know about you?
Hmmm, I think people don't know that I am a serious baker and I love cooking :)

4. Name one thing you want to do before you die…
I want to travel the world with my best friend, we promised each other we would

5. What’s one food you cannot live without?
 cookies omg

6. What quote/phrase do you live by?
fall down seven times, stand up eight.

7. What’s your most listened to song on itunes?
Air hostess by Busted

8. What kind of style would you define yourself as having?
I love all styles and I think I can't really define myself as having a style because I love changing up my style

9. Favourite number?

10. Two Hobbies? 
 playing guitar and shopping

11. Two Pet Peeves?
People who eat noisy/messily and people who don't get/understand where I am coming from or just don't listen to me.

So that is just a little glimpse into my world and I am so excited that I decided to start Blogging! I hope you guys enjoy reading about me and my thoughts on life. I love you all and hope you are having/had an excellent day!

Lots of Love from Heather x x