How To Wear Leggings: 3 Ways

Leggings. They’re a fashion staple, but can sometimes feel tricky to style. Now that the Autumn/Fall months are here, I know I’m going to be wearing leggings non-stop, so thought I’d show you how I wear them! I have quite a few different ways of putting them together in an outfit, but picked out three choices for my brand new video.

Let’s go through the looks outfit-by-outfit and I’ll let you know where I picked up each piece of clothing!

Outfit 1: Casual

♥ Leggings: Topshop
♥ Long Vest Top: H&M
♥ Jumper: TK Maxx (there are some similar ones here!)
♥ Shoes: Converse from Schuh

Outfit 2: Dressed Up

♥ Leggings: American Apparel
♥ Top: Iron Fist (I always keep an eye on eBay)
♥ Jacket: Boohoo (there are similar ones on their site)
♥ Boots: Kurt Geiger (lots of gorgeous ones on their website!)

 Outfit 3: Patterned

♥ Leggings: River Island (these are a lighter shade)
♥ Jumper: H&M (keep an eye on the site, I bought it recently)
♥ Boots: Primark

How To Wear Leggings 3 ways

Which outfit did you like best? Let me know!

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox

Huge Hair & Haircare Q&A!

I have rather a lot of hair. It’s a fact that cannot be denied – my hair is ridiculously long, and now officially reaches the bottom of my back (I didn’t even realise until the other day!). I get asked a lot of questions about it, ranging from how I keep volume in it to how I have it highlighted, and decided to answer all of the queries in a huge Q&A video!

I mentioned quite a few products in the video, from hair brushes to shampoos and conditioners, so if you’re interested in any of them here are some handy little links! What a helpful/totally enabling soul I am ;)

♥ Michel Mercier Brush
 Tangle Teezer
 John Frieda Luxurious Volume Range
 John Frieda Sheer Blonde Range
 Percy & Reed Really Rather Radiant Conditioner
 Redken Color Extend Magnetics Range
 Mark Hill Hairdryer
 Schwarzkopf Heat Angel Spray
 Batiste Blonde Dry Shampoo

Hair Haircare questions answers

I’m super sorry if I wasn’t able to answer your question in the video – I’m more than happy to reply to any questions in the comments, both on this post and my video! Just leave them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

There was one particular question in the video that I’d like to pose to you guys too – if you could have the hair of anyone else in the world, who would it be? Let me know!

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox

Weird & Wonderful Tag: Questions

I’m often asked to do Tag  videos over on my YouTube channel, but I sometimes find that a lot of those videos produce the same answers from everyone – you can almost hear the whispers of ‘Urban Decay Naked Palette’ ripple around YouTube when the ‘favourite palette’ question comes up!

That’s why I decided to create a brand new tag, where everyone’s answers would be totally different. Introducing…the Weird & Wonderful Tag!

In the video I tagged four awesome girls – Gemma, Bunny, Zoe and Becky – and I also tag all of my viewers too! If you’d like to take part in the tag, here are the questions:

1. What’s the most weird & wonderful thing in your room right now?

2. What’s one of the most unusual things you’ve ever bought for yourself?

3. What’s the weirdest gift you’ve ever given to someone else?

4. What’s your most unusual piece of clothing?

5. What’s the most unusual pair of shoes you own?

6. What’s the most unusually awesome beauty product you use?

7. What’s the most bizarre book you own?

8. What’s the most weird & wonderful Instagram photo you’ve ever taken?

9. What’s the most unusual item in your home?

10. Who is the most weird & wonderful person you know?

If you decide to take part in the Tag video, let me know! I’d love to watch your video and see your answers to the questions :)

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox

Do I Still Like Avril Lavigne?!

YouTube Update: As of this week, I will be posting videos on YouTube every Wednesday and Saturday. I think it’s about time I had a proper schedule and I’m excited to post more regularly too!

Avril Lavigne Fan Chyaz Meet

If you’ve been a viewer of mine on YouTube for a while, you’ll know that lots of my early videos were about my favourite singer, Avril Lavigne. I gained some of my most loyal followers through Avril-related make up tutorials and update videos, and I’m often asked questions about whether I’m still a big Avril fan, and what I think of her music, style and life.

I decided to make an FAQ video where I answered all of these questions! I also showed some of my favourite Abbey Dawn pieces (if you’re not familiar with the brand, it’s Avril’s clothing line!) and addressed some of the controversy surrounding her video for Hello Kitty.

I answered certain questions about things like my favourite songs from each album, and what it was like to meet her back in 2011. I’d love to hear your answers to these questions too! If you’ve been lucky enough to meet Avril, what was your experience like? Plus, which songs do you love most from her 5 albums?

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox

P.S. if you hadn’t already guessed…the answer to the question in the title is YES!

3 Ingredient Healthy Cookies Recipe

3 Ingredient Healthy Cookies Recipe

Ah, if only cookies could be healthy…well, I’m here to tell you that they can! I have long played around with various ‘2 ingredient cookie’ recipes and they’ve always left me a little bit disappointed. I decided to give the classic ‘oat and banana’ 2 ingredient cookies another go recently, but added in one extra ingredient to see if it spruced them up a bit. I am thrilled to report that this extra (though more indulgent) ingredient really did make all the difference…it is coconut sugar!

Coconut sugar is perhaps not quite as ‘healthy’ a sweetener as, say, honey or maple syrup, but it’s still a huge step up from things like artificial sweeteners and refined sugar. The one I use, by Tiana, is 100% raw and claims to be unrefined, unbleached and unfiltered, and contains no additives or preservatives – this instantly makes it a very decent option for sweetening up the cookies, and whilst it will add a few extra calories I’m not too fussed about it. The sugar is natural, so I’m pretty happy! I am currently trying to lose a few pounds, and I view these cookies as pretty weight loss-friendly (when enjoyed as a treat, say in place of a normal shop-bought cookie).

Here’s how I make the cookies:

3 Ingredient Healthy Cookies Recipe

Ingredients (makes around 10 cookies)

♥ 2 medium ripe bananas

♥ 1 cup of oats

♥ 1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut sugar

2 Ingredient Healthy Cookies Recipe

Method

1. Mash the bananas together in a bowl – I just use a fork and make sure they’re nice and mushy

2. Finely mill your oats in something like a Nutribullet – this blender comes with a special blade for milling, and it really does make all the difference to the finished cookies!

2 Ingredient Healthy Cookies Recipe

3. Place the milled oats, the mashed bananas and 1 1/2 tablespoons of the coconut sugar into a bowl (preferably pink…but that’s optional, haha!)

4. Mix together well, ensuring that all of the ingredients are totally combined and that there are no huge lumps of banana left

2 Ingredient Healthy Cookies Recipe

5. Spoon the mixture out onto a lightly sprayed baking tray (I spray with Fry Light Olive Oil) – it should make around 10 cookies.

6. Bake at 170 degrees celsius (increase slightly if you’re not using a fan oven) for between 9-12 minutes. I baked these for around 11 and they came out all lovely and squishy!

7. Allow them to cool slightly before transferring to a plate to enjoy!

Are you planning on trying out my healthy cookie recipe? What else would you add into them as additional fillings? I’ve heard people love to add dried fruit, nuts or even chocolate chips (if you were feeling like having a treat!)

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox