Violet And Jimmy’s Grand Europe Expedition Part 1

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By now you can all guess that James and I went to Switzerland and Germany recently ^_^ After struggling (and failing very badly) to beat the jet lag of coming back I thought I would finally share some photos with you guys! I’m going to do a basic run through in this post but I took sooo many photos that I’ve got some special themed posts to put up as well so look forward to flowers, architecture, food and more soon. There are daily vlogs going up on my channel now as well which will be posted here when they’re all up.

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The Beginings of Violet and Jimmy’s Grand European Expedition

So as you guys might have guessed, we made it home alive! Very long flights, over 2400 photos and videos between us, a lot of walking and far too much cheese later we are back and super jet lagged!

While I go through all of the emails, edit the photos and vlogs and get everything else back on track I thought I would start with a series of photos that I took while we were over there. I want to continue this series here in Aus too. It’s really interesting to see places I walk at a different angle!

Hope you enjoy and I’ll be back tomorrow with some more trip photos!

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Bonus photo from the other side of the camera of me setting up one of them!

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See You In Switzerland!

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So in case I haven’t mentioned it a billion times already, we’re going to Switzerland today for 10 days! YAY! I’m super excited as we’ll be spending time in both Zurich and across the border in the Black Forest in Germany. It’s going to be so much fun. This is the first time I’ve had a holiday where we’re actually going to relax and do holiday stuff (not just work) since like… 2007! So excited to eat cheese, chocolate and do very little other than take photos!

Business out of the way first, I won’t be replying to emails while I’m gone. In fact I probably won’t even be checking them so please don’t be mad if you don’t get a response from me.

I probably won’t be posting or uploading videos either so I’m not distracted on the trip. I will most likely be instagraming when I have internet access so…

Make sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date!

The third issue of The VLB is scheduled to come out early next week but as I’ll be away I’ll be sending it tomorrow morning! It’s travel themed so make sure you sign up below if you haven’t already to get it in your inbox!

Anyway, I’ve got to go get my last minute stuff together so I’ll see you all when we get back! Have a great time while we’re gone!

 

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Retro Beach Friendly Hairstyle Video Tutorial

It’s been a while since I was able to put together a video tutorial but I finally got to do a new hair tutorial! I totally love this style because once it’s in place it’s not going anywhere no matter how windy it is!

It was fun filming on the beach too!

Hope you guys enjoyed it ^_^

Transcript:
Finally a new video! I’ve made a lot of changes in my life recently and videos will return to being a weekly thing as of now. I’ll be starting a new beginners sewing series on the blog next week as well as an art series here. Hope you enjoy the video 🙂

Also I’m still trying to get in contact with the winner of my last competition so please check your inbox/channel walls to see if it was you! .
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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

Email: [email protected]
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Mail: PO BOX 372, Collins St West, VIC 8007, Australia

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Music: Garageband unless otherwise credited

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How To Do A Retro Beach Hairstyle

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Hello and welcome to another hair tutorial.
This one is a little bit special because we’re at the ocean!
We are at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.
For cute beach looks it’s best to have your hair up as it can get pretty windy!
This hairdo is kind of vintage and has lots and lots of rolls so let’s get started!
This view is a pretty good change right?
Pin your friend and take a small section of hair from the top of your head.
Brush your hair straight upwards and using a teasing comb, tease the backside of it.
The teasing is important otherwise the rolls will separate when you try to put them up.
So with this section of hair, roll it backwards until it forms a loop.
Tuck the ends inside and then pin it to your scalp.
You should have something along these lines.
Now for the hairspray!
This style requires a LOT of hairspray. I have a little mini one that I take with me on travels.
It’s pretty tiny but it packs a punch!
Grab a section of hair next to the first roll.
Pull it outwards and tease the back of it again.
Twist it about half way down.
Then fold it backwards so it forms a loop.
This time, just leave the ends hanging down and then pin it in place.
So now you have one middle loop and one side loop.
Repeat on the other side in the other direction.
Pull it up, tease, twist and fold into a loop.
Pin it in place and add hairspray.
You can never have too much hairspray especially at the beach!
Grab the rest of the hair on the side making sure you don’t have tails of the other loops that you already made.
Tease it.
Twist it.
And form another loop beneath the other ones till you have something like this.
Pin it in place.
Once this style is done, it’s not going anywhere no matter how windy it is!
Or if it decides to rain on your holiday like it always seems to on ours.
Repeat on the other side.
Tease, twist, loop and pin underneath the other loops.
From the back you’ve got this!
Speaking of, let’s do the back.
Grab a section at the top including the tails of the other two loops as well.
Or you could just leave it like this fo a different cute look.
Pull it upwards, tease and roll it forwards to form a loop.
Make sure you poke the tails of this one in.
Roll it so it’s just behind the first loop that you did and pin it in place.
Now separate the remaining hair into two sections.
And roll upwards.
Pin those bad boys in place.
You can do more loops here if you’d like but I was in a hurry so this was as far as I got.
The back doesn’t look great but my mirror was a shiny table surface so this was as good as it got!
Now pick a fringe!
You can tease it and pin for a quiff.
Roll it.
Or sweep it off to one side.
Or just curl it like I did.
The next thing you need is a scarf. Isn’t this nautical one cute?
Now tie it loosely around the rolls.
You don’t want to tie it too tightly or it will squish your rolls and come off at the beach.
A cute tropical flower to match my swimsuit and we’re done!
Except for hairspray… you can always use more hairspray.
Taadaa! Now that’s a hairstyle that’s not going anywhere no matter how windy it is!
We went down to the beach to see the rockpools at low tide, it was really cool!
It looks so cute and sunny here but it was actually storming and rainy for most of this.
You can see here, when I actually had a mirror I fixed the back of my hair right up.
And I added a couple more rolls.
Hope you guys enjoyed my holiday tutorial, thanks so much for watching and I’ll see you guys next week. Bye!

Cheese, Beaches and Flowers – Snapshots from QLD 2

On to the next day of our Queensland trip!

There weren’t any tours because it was Easter but we sat down for a very cheesy lunch.

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Here is the matching vlog, there are bits from The Big Pineapple there too!


I made fun of Celina and Tobias for not being able to finish their deep fried Brie… then I failed too >_>

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10 Tips To Pack In Style – Win A Hideo Wakamatsu Beauty Case

As you guys know, we recently did quite a bit of traveling. I get a lot of questions about how I pack so I thought that doing a video in the style of the Friday Fun ones I used to do would be the easiest way to give some tips! I’ll be bringing back the Friday Fun videos soon too so let me know if you have any requests!

Luggage is from: http://www.hideo.com.au/

If you want to win a Hideo Wakamatsu beauty case like mine just check our this blog post: http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2013/04/10-packing-tips-win-a-beauty-travel-case-from-hideo-wakamatsu
This competition is for Australian residents only. .
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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

Email: [email protected]
Advertising: [email protected]
Mail: PO BOX 372, Collins St West, VIC 8007, Australia

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Music: Garageband unless otherwise credited

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10 Travel Tips.

Hello we’re currently on holidays in Brisbane. We got back a few days ago from The Sunshine Coast and now we’re staying at James’ parent’s place.
Trip? That means time for packing tips!
I get a lot of questions about how I fit all of my clothes and junk in because I try to pack fairly light.
So I thought I would just make a video and show you guys!
Travel Tip #1.
Get the best suitcase you can afford. Hard case with 4 wheels is my favorite.
Two wheels is not enough, two wheels is never enough!
The four wheel ones are so good because you can pretty much push them around with a finger.
And I’m not very strong so I need a suitcase that wheels itself.
So for this trip I’m taking my new pink Cherry Blossom suitcase.
It’s from Hideo Wakamatsu and they were nice enough to send it to me.
My suitcase is a bit different to most other suitcases because it has a lot of other extra features.
For example it has a little coat hanger that comes with it.
It also has these dividers which unzip and then the second one on this side which clips down over here.
So when you open the suitcase everything is completely flat and nothing will have moved around which I really like.
Travel Tip #2
Use space bags or smaller bags to separate everything.
By space bags, I mean these vacuum sealed bags, I’m sure they have other names in different countries.
Even if you don’t plan on vacuuming them up they are really useful for dividing things and then if you have to open your suitcase in the airport or at your destination nothing will have moved around inside.
So you won’t get an avalanche of junk falling on you. k
Tip #3.
Bring a scarf.
Especially scarves you can crush up and they basically stay the same.
This one goes will pretty much everything, it’s light enough that it’s good for summer but when it’s bunched up it will keep you warm in the airport.
I hate being cold on planes
Tip #4
Pick good crushable fabrics.
I like to take things made of chiffon because they are floaty and breezy for a holiday but also easily crushable and they never crease.
You could roll this skirt up and throw it off a cliff and it would still look like this.
You know, unless it got snagged on some branches or something or a condor stole it and flew away and ate it because it thought it was a fish.
I don’t know what condors eat…
Anyway!
Chiffon is really good so I always pack lots of chiffon.

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