Beverly Hills Formula, perfect white black toothpaste.*

* I was sent these products to review and have given my honest thoughts on them, all opinions are mine and mine alone.

First of all, I would like to say I requested a sample of this and all opinions and facts give are all mine, I haven't changed this review in any way or lied about my feelings towards this product in any way. I have been using this toothpaste for a few weeks now, I was slightly put off by the colour of it, It's not exactly the kind I would go out and buy normally. I was actually slightly excited that they also sent me out a toothbrush with the toothpaste, little things like that seem to make me smile.

I'm always up to try anything that will make my teeth whiter, I mean who isn't? I was skeptical about how well this toothpaste would work and don't have high hopes. But it's actually surprised me it takes about two weeks for me to notice a difference but they do look whiter and for me, that is a big thumbs up. The taste is minty and leaves my mouth feeling refreshed after using it, not only is it suppose to help whiten your teeth but also fresher smelling breath. So why is the toothpaste black? The reason being is because it has charcoal as an added ingredient which is supposed to help make teeth whiter, it acts as a stain remover and helps kill bacteria in the mouth that causes bad breath, you can't taste charcoal in the toothpaste, it tastes like normal minty toothpaste. Another reason why I like this toothpaste is it uses a natural ingredient (charcoal) which is much safer then bleaching teeth. I personally would say this product is more for adults rather than children, although I know a few kids who would probably find using black toothpaste pretty cool. According to Beverly Hills website, the Sodium Fluoride within perfect white black keeps your tooth enamel strong and healthy which effectively helps decay and caries and protects against acid attacks. So essentially this toothpaste is an all in one product and perfect for everyday use.

I'm pretty happy with the results of perfect white black toothpaste as It left my teeth feeling smooth and whiter, I normally hate smiling with my teeth because I don't like them, but this toothpaste has helped my convenience. I've been using it every single day since I received it so I highly recommend it. If anyone wants to check out Beverly hills other products go HERE, you can also purchase their products from Superdrug for £4.99 (which is a little pricey).

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Hey my lovelies, I hope you're all having a fun festive week! I can't believe Christmas Day has come and gone it's come around so fast, I think back to last year and my life was completely different. Last year I was embarking on a new relationship and this year I'm spending my first Christmas (in a while) single. I personally thought it was going to be terrible and depressing but honestly I had a lovely day and it was nice spending it with my family. I know some people think Christmas is about presents but to me it's more then that, ,My family and I are very close and I plan to make new happy memories and try to forget the awful things that have occurred over the past 2 years. I wanted to just thank all of you for following me and I hope that you all have a happy new year, I'm not sure what I'm doing for it yet (most likely spend it in my room alone) but I'm planning on making the most of 2015 and hopefully good things will come my way!

I got a Pandora bracelet for christmas from my parents and a few other little bits from them, I can't wait to start building up my charms on the bracelet, I also got a few gifts from friends getting presents didn't bother me too much I was more interested in the food. Yesterday I decided to go into town and see if there was any good deals on, I only ended up getting a cardigan, underwear and slippers from Asda and this beautiful necklace from Newlook for £8, seriously look how gorgeous it is.


Maybelline colour tattoo 24hr eyeshadows.

Sorry this is only a short post! I know that this eye shadow came out a while now but I've only just purchased two pots on the shades 05 eternal gold and 35 on and on bronze. My reason for finally trying them out is because I was looking for a cream eyeshadow to wear over Christmas and an eye shadow that might just stay on my eyelids whilst the weather is wet, cold and rubbish.

I'm pretty impressed by maybellines colour selection, they range from neutrals, mattes and even bright colours so basically something to suit everyone's needs. I wanted to go for more autumn colours to make my blue eyes stand out more. This eye shadow very similar to MAC paint pots and they are a wet good dupe for them not just in price but also in quality. I love the cute little pots they come in, I can either use an eye shadow brush to apply or my fingers, they also make wonderful primers for powder and pigmented eye shadows. You can easily build up the colour with these and there is no creasing (for me anyways). I've been wearing both of these a lot since I bought them and I really do recommend them to anyone that is looking for a cream eye shadow that stays, I think next time I will try a light pink colour! Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

Kerpow comic con in St Austell.

I first heard about Kerpow from my mum who suggested me and my ex should check it out, I was a big skeptical about going at first because I didn't think it would be all that great considering it was being held in a club called The Club ha! But it was only £3 to get in so I thought why by may as well check it out, our mate Dan warned us the carpet was a bit sticky as the club had a funny smell (he wasn't lying!) so I was even less impressed, but alas I was wrong it was thoroughly enjoyable there were a lot of tables full of comics and geeky galore! Both me and my ex were in our element, I couldn't keep him away from all of the comics.

I came across a pretty awesome table that was set up with hand drawn illustrations and comics by Donya Todd and her boyfriend Jack Teagle. I instantly fell in love with both of their art work. I really wanted to find out some more about what inspired Donya to draw and what her inspirations are so I emailed her some questions to answer as I know a few of my followers love drawing and want to take it further, maybe her answers will be of some help to you!

(Jack Teagle artwork)

(Jack Teagle artwork)

What inspires you when it comes to drawing? 
Donya: Cute stories, wild landscapes, Old magic and other artists work.

Do you ever have days where you feel your art isn't good enough (even though it's awesome!!) 
Donya : Thank- you, all the time! The joy of being an artist is that you feel free when things are going great,
and you're being recognised for your efforts, and doing exactly what you want to do and it's
magically working out. The downside is that when things aren't going well, all those feelings of
insecurity and self-esteem get tied up in how work is going. If work is going terrible it
can be hard to pick yourself up out of a slump. How do you separate yourself emotionally from
something that is so integral to your ego?

Mostly when I have a low point it's because I'm not making much money. I get this feeling like 
art is the only thing I can do and I'm not succeeding at it fast enough. Sometimes it's so
easy to get caught up in my own pity party but it's such a toxic way of thinking. I have so much
support from friends, family and fans that it drives me to believe in myself, and in turn try to
support other people who are feeling the same way.

How would you describe your style of drawings/art? 
Donya : Surreal, Creepy cute, occasionally bonkers.

(Donya Todd artwork)

(Donya Todd Artwork)

How old were you when you realised that drawing was something you enjoyed?
Donya: I used to copy my older brothers sketchbooks. And later, in school 
I wanted to be the best! I spent a lot of my free time drawing, watching cartoons and making 
my own comics. I realised I wanted to be an artist when I was chosen to help paint a
mural of Noahs ark in our primary school canteen. There were only a few of us - including somehow my
nemesis, a girl I had fought with and had to be separated from, as she copied my
drawing of an apple (something she denies to this day.) Later I was torn between wanting
to write or to draw. I came to the conclusion that I should do both and make my own books!

You and jack both run chubby together, how did you end up with the idea for this and the name?
Donya: The Teeshirt idea was Jacks, The name Chubby was mine. We both worked on the Logo,
Jack did the text and I made the wiener dog. We had both had a bit of clothing design work
and were realising the potential for profit rather than the pittance we were paid per 
Percentage of sale. Jack had some savings so we went for it. People seem to really enjoy
our style, and we keep seeing Chub-club gangs wearing the same tees which is amazing.

You and jack are very creative do you get inspiration from each other?
Donya: We live together, but we don't work together. Jack has a Studio up the road
in an old shipping container and I work in our bedroom.
We tried working in the same room but it turns out living and working together
is just too much... It's healthier for us just to meet up every now and then and 
show off what we've been working on individually. If one of us needs help we will sit down 
and work it out together - but mostly we are very solitary.

Lastly what advice can you give to people who want to show sell their art work but are afraid people won't like/buy it?
Donya : Firstly, Make sure you have a professional website. A smart looking tumblr will do (but not
deviantart...) Get your work out there, make friends with people online who do work like you.
Set up an online shop - Etsy, BigCartel, Storenvy, Folksy, Shopify. I have not one but three shops, 
all with different advantages and audiences. Even if you don't sell much at
first, all the traffic from your networking online can be driven to your products, and set you
up for a steady (or nicely erratic) income.

Next take your work to sell at places. As comic artists there are several conventions we 
can do every year, and we do rather well at them selling face to face. Apply this to your
Art style, find a gallery/store that sells similar work and get in touch about exhibiting, Try 
and get your products into shops where people will see them, go to places and 
socialise/network. We live in the stix and do most of our work through the internet
but you can't beat going for a pint with like-minded, passionate people who will initiate
new opportunities, ideas, and adventures. These people will be your friends and allies and
should be clung to as long as you impact positively in each other lives.

The only way your going to find out if people like your work is by getting it out there, 
building a small fan base, and trusting that everything will be okay if you keep making
the work you are passionate about. 

Finally, just keep making work. It will evolve dramatically over time and it's only by doing
this that you'll find out what people like. Good luck!

If any of you would like to check out Donya and Jacks work i have included the links below:

Donya Todd:

Jack Teagle: