Wednesday, 22 October 2014

W7 Review

We're always on the look out for bargain makeup but we always consider surely it won't work as well as it's so cheap ?

There are a few high street brands out there that I love but we really need to discover more.
I had heard a little about the  brand w7, So I was excited when they kindly sent be some of theirs product to review !


The brand w7 has actually been around for many years and all of there products are £5 or less.

Lips :
Butter kiss lipstick - I liked the lipsticks as they were easy to apply and 'butter' implies that they are moisturising which they are indeed. I received the shades 'red light and fabulously fuchsia'and both shades are lovely.
However There  personally not colours I would choose as in the autumn I like to wear darker shades or nudes.
If you like pinks then these would be perfect.


A hint if Bali -This is a cheek and lip tint and it's perfect for autumn as it adds a natural blush to your face and it lasts a long time too.



Zoom - This is a mascara with 7x more volume and I have been wearing it since I received it. Perfect for bottom lashes as the brush is slightly smaller than my other mascara.

Thank you to w7 for sending me some products.You should all go and check out there brand as they are a great price  and quality.W7 help achieve  that cheap are just as good !

Love carla x

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Meeting Zoella


 So last week I had the chance to be involved in something really exciting !

On the 14th October I got to meet the amazing Zoe Sugg,I am still super buzzed from last week.Im so gratefull for getting this opportunity.

As it was an awesome time for me I thought I would write a little post for you all to see :)

The reason I got to do this was because I entered a 'competition ' thing and I was over the moon to have got an email saying id been selected.The event was a secret meet and greet for a brand cast event.

So on Monday 13th October I went to London to collect my wristband which was bright pink ! This was held at Google on St Giles street.


The next day was 'the day ' ! I met two friends  and we went together to the event which was held in Battersea park and as it was a secret we all felt very special.

Whist we queued we were giving some popcorn by YouTube team as they are so awesome 


We then went inside and were handed these adorable zoella canvass bags :)
I was so excited along with all the other subscribesrs and then It was my turn and I was greeted by a happy Zoe who gave me a hug and we had a mini chat but I was so excited i can't actually remember what I said :/
We  then had some photos and then it was the next persons turn.from my few minutes with Zoe she seemed so lovely and beautifully I wish we all and longer with zoella.

I had an amazing day and I met some great people and I am so gratefull that I got chosen!
It's a day I will always remember 

Lots Of love 

Carla x

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


26: The reason I joined blogger ? 

I've always had an interest in beauty and fashion and so I thought I could give my own blog a go.Hopefully a way of communicating with others and maybe bringing a smile to someone's day.

27: Fears ?

My little fears are spiders and insects.My bigger fears are wasting my life and regretting not doing something.

28: Last thing that made you cry ?

When my grandad passed away a few months ago :(

29: Last time you said you loved someone ?

Last night i say 'I love you' to my mum every night even if we're in an argument.So that I know she knows I love her if it is ever the last time.

30: Meaning behind my blogger name ?

I was trying to think if something creative,I was just combinding some names together and I came up with thatcarlagirl.

31: Last book you read ?

Lola and the boy next door -Stephanie Perkins 

32: The book your currently reading ?

Looking for Alaska -John Green

33: last show you watched ?

Pretty little liars

34: last person you talked to ?

My mum this morning 

35: The relationship between you and the last person you texted ?

My friend

36: Favorite food ?

This is a tough one but I love roast diners and pasta dishes.i also love chocolate as I have a sweet tooth 

37: Place you want to visit ?

I want to travel the world but first I want to travel America and I'm going to New York in April !!!!

38:  Last place you were ? 

I was in London last night for a secret Zoella meet and greet :)

39: Do you have a Crush ?

Doesn't everyone !

40:  Last time you kissed someone ?

Last night on the cheek

41: Last time you were insulted ?

Maybe a week ago 

42: Favorite flavour of sweet ?

Strawberry or chocolate 

43: What instruments do you play ?

I don't play any now,when I was younger I used  to play the Keyboard

44: Favorite piece of jewerelly ?

My rose gold Michael Kors bangle and necklace 

45: last sport you played ?

I have played a proper sport since PE.i sometimes go for a jog and I walk my dog.

46: last song you sang ?

I'm yours - Jason Mraz

47: Favorite chat up line ? 

I don't really Have one 

49: last time you hung out with anyone ?

Last night at the Zoella meet and greet 

50: Who should answer these questions next ?

Anyone feel free to answer and I'd love to read yours

Lots of love 

Carla x

Sunday, 12 October 2014



Thanks to origin of style for tagging me !

1: What are you wearing ?

My Paul frank pjymas,they are the comfiest ever

2: Ever been in love ?

It sometimes feels like  it but, no not  yet 
3: Ever had a terrible breakup ? 


4: How tall are you ?


5: How much do you weigh ?

That's for me to know ;)

6:  Any tattoos ?

No but in the future I may get a couple of small significant ones if anything occurs during my life 

7: Any piercings ?

Two lobe piercings on each ear

8: OTP ?

I don't know to be honest I find too Many couples cute 

9: Favorite shows ?

Gossip girl,pretty little liars and KUWTK

10: Favorite bands ?

One direction and at the moment I'm liking GRL

11: Something  you miss ?

Being a child and everything is perfect and you don't have a care in the world :(

12: Favorite song ?

There's too many but at the moment Fireproof by One Direction 

13: How old are you ?


14: Zodiac  sign ?


15: Quality you look for in a partner ?

Funny,trusty worthy and charming 

16: Favorite quote ?

I have too Many  as featured in my recent blog post 

17: Favorite actor ?

Saorise Ronan and Jennifer Lawrence 

18: Favorite colour ?

At the moment  I'm into grey and black boring I know and rose gold

19:  loud or soft music ?

Either depending on my mood

20: Where do you go when your sad ?

To my room or I go hug my puppy .... Well he's 3 but he'll always be my pup

21: How long does it take you to shower ?

About 20 minutes 

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning ?

I'm not much of a morning person as I love my sleep too much but once I'm out of bet about 45 minutes

23: Everbeen in a physical fight ?


24: Turn on ?

I kinda dig the messy hair tattoo guy but also someone who is caring  and funny 

25: Turn off ?

Ignorance and vain 

I thought I would split the tag into parts as it's a long one, so stay tuned for part 2

Lots of love 

carla X

Wednesday, 8 October 2014



Your mood can change in an instant,then your whole day will be affected.Whether  you had an argument with your mum or you just got out of the wrong side of bed !

If your having a bad day you can change that :You need to get some positive vibes going.Once you feel good inside you'll change your perspective on everything.

If your feeling down or having a bad day try one of these :

1. Listen  to music - Make  a  playlist on your iPod or spotify that you can go to and don't  be scared to sing along and having a boogie. Taylor swifts 'shakeit off' is a perfect uplifting song warning :you will have the lyrics in your head all day :) 

2. Watch something - your all time favorite movie or a youtuber you like,it can be as silly as you like as long as it makes you laugh.

3. Take a shower or bath - Have a bit of time  out from the world and unwind in a hit bubble bath.For those ten minutes the world doesn't matter YOU DO !

4. Go outside - Doing some light exercise or going for a walk will make a huge difference.Exercise  produces the feel good hormone,your blood will be flowing and your heart pumping and you'll feel good about yourself .Now  we're coming into autumn it's a great time for walks as you can warp up warm and take a stroll though parks watching everything unwind.

I love this quote because it's honest and completely true.We all have aspirations and dreams that we think are out of our reach,but if we act upon them instead or just dreaming we will be steps closer towards being the Happiest !

5. No social media - Turn  off your  phone and shutdown your laptop,take some time out and stop comparing yourself and life to others as your PERFECT the way you are.

6. Write  down your thoughts - Jot down what's bothering you and how you can improve the situation,this will help to clear your mind.

7. Talk - We all get sucked into social media but you need time for yourself and to spend with your family  and friends.Go out for a coffee and catch up with your friends you can unwind all your troubles away and have a natter.

8. Cuddle  - When  I'm down I love having hugs and my dog is great when I'm sad as he is so cute and soft and just uplifts my mood.As strange  as that sounds it's true  and he makes me feel a little better !

Life really is short and we need to be doing what we love with those we love.

This is harder than it seems but try to be optimistic and your will have a completely different outlook on everything 

Say YES more.If you get invited out but are really not in the mood just go when you'll get theirs you'll problem feel 100% better and proud in yourself for going.

Stop comparing yourself to others -This is extremely had  and something that We're  all Guilty of but if we focus more on our life's and start to appreciate what we've got life will be great.

What makes you happy ?

Love Carla X

Monday, 6 October 2014

Vanilla Cupcakes


I love baking and i try and do it as often as possible.Cupcakes are my favourite to bake as you can experiment as much as you like and be creative.

I thought I would share with you my Vanilla cupcake recipe and if you want any other flavours feel free to comment !

Ingredients : Makes 12 cupcakes (depending on case size )

      Cake mix :

      170g butter
      170g caster sugar 
       3  medium eggs
      170g self raising flour 
      1 tbsp vanilla extract 


     Buttercream icing :

     700g icing sugar
     300g butter
     1 teaspoon vanilla 
      Edible decorations off your  choice (I used gold glitter and some Dr.Oetker decorations )


Method : butter and sugar into a mixer and then  Gradually add the eggs one at a time 
2.add in the flour and vanilla extract and mix for a few minutes
3.line your cake tin with cases of your choice 
4.fill the cases with cake batter I use a ice cream scoop
5. Place in the oven on 160 fan for 20-25 minutes depending on your oven

6.once the cakes are cooked place on a baking wire to cool

Buttercream icing :

1. Sift the icing sugar into the mixer and add the butter,vanilla extract.whisk for a few minutes and add more ingredients if needed 

2.pipe the icing onto the cake with a piping bag and a can also spread the icing onto the cake do what ever you feel happy with 

3.decorate your cupcake until your hearts content 

4. Now you've got 12 delicious master pieces to share with your friends and family or save all for yourself :) 

If you'd like more baking blogs be sure to leave me a comment or follow my twitter @carlaslifex

Love carla x

Thursday, 2 October 2014

September Favourites

I  can't believe that we're in October already ! Autumn/winter are my Favorite seasons. There's nothing better than having a bubble bath and having a cosy night in in the sofa having a movie jam with blankets and a hot mug of tea.

                             Now back on topic here is what I've been loving in September 


IPad Air -  I plunged and bought myself an iPad Air and I don't  regret it at all ! It's the perfect size for everyday use,binging on Netflix and YouTube so it keeps me happy.
On Netflix I am currency watching pretty little liars 


Salted caramel green tea - this twinings tea is tasty and good for you ,an extra not a huge fan of green tea but you really can taste the salted caramel.i give it a thumbs up and recommend if you are trying to branch out you tea collection

Dry shampoo - herbal essences clearly naked 0% dry shampoo is from the herbal essence newest and dry shampoo have a love hate relationship .ive experimented with a few over the years and think I have found the one for me 

Brow drama - I fill my eyebrows in with a mac eyeshadow in brun and I just wanted something extra to hold my brows in place,Maybelline New York sculpting brow mascara does the job and my brows are tame and in place all day 

Aqua boost sorbet -  this is my second tub of the body shop vitamin e sorbet.after the summer and going on holiday my skin was looking a bit dry after being in the sun all day and my tan is starting to fade:( this product really does do as it says and my skin feels rejuvenated and moisturised. I love every aspect of this product  form the packaging to the well done body shop your awesome 

Pumpkin spice latte - of course my favourite fall time drink the Starbucks pumpkin is amazing and super yummy especially with the cream.i have already started drinking it and will continue to do so through out  October 

Favourite songs -  home : Edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros
                             Ugly heart :G.R.L

What is your favourite fall time drink ? 

Love Carla x