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April 2014

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MTV FORA VLOG: DIY Prom Dress

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GUESS WHO WAS ON MTV FORA (AND MTV ON TV)!!!!! THIS GIRL WAS!!!!!! So basically I’m still freaking out and having minor (aka major) excitement attacks about having the opportunity to go DIY with MTV fora. And then on top of that, my prom dress segment got some air time to be on tv! Talk about surreal. Since I never vlog, mostly due to the fact that my life doesn’t consist of many interesting events, I decided to take you guys around with me to see the behind the scenes of the day! I’ve also included the link to the final cut of the DIY on the fora channel/site. Shout out to all the amazing girls at fora!!

MTV FORA DIY PROM DRESS VIDEO

Friday

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April 2014

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2014 Night Routine

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I think everyone has a soft spot for routine videos, there’s no better feeling than seeing someone procrastinate to the same degree as yourself during their night routine. And trust me, you’ll most likely relate to my routine! Here’s my typical every day routine starting from when I arrive home to when I finally conk out from too much twittering.

Day Outfit:
Moto Jacket – Topshop
Boyfriend Jeans – Forever 21
Black Booties – Lovely Wholesale

Night Outfit:
RVCA Tee – West 49
Leggings – Dynamite
Bootie Slippers – Ardene

Skin Care Products
Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser
Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask

Lip Products
Lush Lip Scrub in Mint Julips
EOS Lip Balm

Sunday

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March 2013

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Q&A

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I just wanted to thank you guys for all the interesting questions you asked me on Instagram, and I hope I was able to answer the majority of them in this video! If I wasn’t able to get to your question or you have more, leave them in the comments of the video and I’ll get back to you there. Thanks for watching lovelies!

YouTube Related Questions!
1. Why did you start making videos?
2. What camera do you use?
3. Where do you get your ideas for DIY?
4.Tips on how to start doing YouTube?
5. How did you get YouTube famous?
6. How did you get your username laurDIY?
7. What’s your fav part of being a YouTuber?

Boyfriend Related Questions
1. How long have you been dating?
2. Are you in a long distance relationship?
3. What’s the most romantic thing he’s done for you?
4. How did Baz prompose?

Miscellaneous Questions
1. Who’s your fashion icon?
2. How old are you?
3. Do you workout?
4. Do you have any siblings?
5. What’s your major in university?
6. Sloths or hedgehogs?
7. What are your plans for the future/where do you see yourself in 15 years?
8. What’s your favourite song right now?
Song link here!
9. Do you have any quirky interests?

Sunday

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February 2013

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Snowboarding Vlog!

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My boyfriend Sebastian and I celebrated our two year anniversary a little bit ago at the end of January, and we decided to bring your guys along with us (seriously still can’t believe it’s been 2 years)! We headed to Glen  Eden snow resort, and had a great day on the slopes with a minor amount of injuries. Our first date was actually at Glen Eden, so we thought it would be awesomely cheesy to recreate our first date. Make sure you stick around to the end of the video to watch the wipeout of the day!

Sunday

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February 2013

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Share The Love Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

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I’ve teamed up with some other youtubers who want to share some love with our wonderful subscribers this Valentine’s Day. You all know I’m not huge of this pink and red occasion, BUT once I go into detail about the prizes to be won, I’m sure we’ll all be feeling more in touch with our inner cupids. The rules are simple!

1) Be subscribed to all of us

GIRLS IN THIS GIVEAWAY:
LaurDIY (me!!)
Anna6belle
Balletandpinkroses
Glitteralittle
Beautifulyoutv
Plusmodelinthemaking
Missbeautyblonde
Yunging19
Makeupfreeek
Ilyjessicaomg
Mysecretglambition
Lx3lally

2) You can leave ONE COMMENT PER VIDEO stating ”What is your favourite thing about Valentine’s Day?” Link to the youtube video page here

3) EXTRA ENTRIES:
Like my facebook page!

4) You must be 18 + or have parent’s permission

5) This *IS* an international giveaway – Anyone can enter!

6) This will be open for 1 month from the date the videos are uploaded!

PRIZES:
-”The Naked Palette” by Urban Decay + Eyeshadow Primer
-Benefit ”Finding Mr Bright” Gift Set including ”Girl Meets Pearl”, ”Posie Tint”, ”High Beam” & ”Erase Pate”
-Vera Wang ”Princess” Perfume
-Maybelline ColorSensational Popsticks in ”Pink Sugar 010”, ”Pink Lollipop 030” & ”Cherry Pop 080”
-NARS Blush in ”Orgasm”
-Revlon Nail Polish in ”Gold Coast” & ”Facets of Fuchsia”

GOOD LUCK!

 

Sunday

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February 2013

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How I Got My Laptop Skin

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This video needed to go up ASAP, as I can actually say that I feel harassed by the amount of complaints/requests for this video! So low and behold, here it is! I hope I don’t disappoint any of you who have been patiently waiting for this mini tutorial, because it’s not your typical DIY-style video, it’s more of a “this is how I did this” type of video. Again, I’m sorry for the delay in posting this, I was just trying to keep to my upload schedule of videos to keep it consistent! Hope you enjoy the tutorial and order yourself a super cute laptop/phone skin :)

 The Website!

Sunday

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January 2013

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Room Tour!

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Decorating my room at home has been a year long process, but it’s finally starting  to come together! I’ve had a lot of requests for this video, which was the final push to motivate the finishing of my room. I had a lot of fun planning out the design (especially of the gallery wall) and spent countless hours on pinterest putting together a collection of ideas that I could apply to my own decor design. So a whole year later, and my room has finally reached “Room Tour” status. Enjoy! (All products linked below)

Bed – Ikea
Canopy – Ikea
Nightstand – Ikea
Lamp – Ikea
Vintage Tin – Value Village
Round Mirror – Value Village
Rectangle Mirror – Goodwill
Small Frames – Dollar Store
Big Frame – Home Sense
Snowboard – Drake “Charm” 146cm
Dresser (with writing on it) – Ikea
Clothes Rack – Walmart
Filming Lights – Amazon
Round Chair – Walmart
Bath Robe – Lasenza
LAPTOP COVER TUTORIAL COMING SOOOOON!!!! ITS ALREADY FILMED!!! I PROMISE!

Dresser – DIY:

DIY Fishtail Bracelet – DIY:

Thursday

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January 2013

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“Like” D&I On Facebook!

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Hey lovelies! Make my day and throw a like on the facebook page for Desire&Inspire for prompt updates every time there’s new content! I also have decided that Sunday will be the designated day of new videos every week. So I hereby swear to you, that there will be new laurDIY content every Sunday from now on. You can jump to to the facebook page here!

Also, I’m loving the banner I made for the facebook page, and have been thinking about making it the banner for the D&I website as well! What do you think?

Sunday

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December 2012

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The Boyfriend Tag!

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This video has got to be most highly requested video after Sebastian made his first appearance in the ‘Boyfriend Does my Makeup’ video (he secretly loves the camera). So here it is for everyone! We had a lot of fun filming it so I hope you guys enjoy it :) . Stay tuned for bloopers at the end!

Thursday

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December 2012

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What I Got For Christmas 2012!

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This past Christmas has been the best Christmas yet! I can’t think of a better way than to spend the holidays with family and friends, having great times over great food (waaaay too much great food). I’m thoroughly enjoying this holiday break and will be so sad to return to school in a few weeks (videos every Sunday will still be scheduled to happen though!). I hope you all had an amazing holiday celebrating whichever holiday it is that you celebrate, filled with fun times enjoyed with the ones you love! (I sure did!)

I know I mentioned this in the video, but I just wanted to reassure you that I am in no way trying to brag about what I received for Christmas. This video has been requested multiple times, and it took me a while to feel comfortable with the idea of showing people publicly what I got for Christmas. So this is for you guys! I hope you enjoy  it xx.

Where Things Are From! (if I didn’t mention it)
Leather Jacket – Topshop
Bathrobe – Lasenza
Combat Boots – Spring
Bootie Slippers – Ardenes
Bird Notebook – Marshalls
Seal – “Sirotan” Seal (ordered from Japan through a private seller)

Tuesday

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December 2012

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Tis the Season Tag!

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I was recently tagged by Cait from the popular YT channel ‘caitbarker’, to do the Tis the Season Tag! I actually love doing tag videos like these, they’re so fun and require much less effort than a DIY video hahah. I unfortunately am not sure who the original creator of this tag is, and can’t give proper credit where it’s due, but thank you for making this cute and festive tag! Also, can we all just take a step back and take in the fact that I’ve posted 3 videos 3 days in a row!??!?! I LOVE CHRISTMAS BREAK!!

The Questions
Top 2 Winter Beauty Essentials
Top 2 Winter Fashion Essentials
What shoes do you tend to wear the most in the winter?
Favorite Winter Nail Polish
Hot Cocoa or Apple Cider?
Favorite Winter Candle?
Snowboarding or Skiing?
Have you ever gone Ice Skating? Are you any good or do you FAIL miserably?
Does it snow where you live?
Have you ever made a snowman?
What holiday do you celebrate?
Favorite Christmas/Holiday song?
Favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?
What is your favorite winter treat? (candy cane, gingerbread, etc…)
If you were to ask Santa for one thing and you were guaranteed to get it, what would it be? (even if you don’t celebrate christmas)
Do you have anything fun planned for this winter?

Sunday

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December 2012

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Collective Haul!

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It’s been forever since I’ve done a collective haul, and I’ve definitely done more than enough shopping lately… This haul features clothing and shoes from the last 3-4 months from Brandy Melville (they had a killer black friday sale but most of that stuff will be shown in a Christmas Haul), H&M, Topshop, Forever21 etc! And I also wanted to apologize for the poor lighting quality in this video. I usually film at home and not at my apartment, so I had to make due with crappy orangey lights! Also, I just wanted to tell you guys to keep an eye open for the Christmas DIYs that are coming as soon as my exams are done! I’ve been dying to get started and plan on posting a video every other day or so as soon as I’m free from this exam nonsense. See ya soon! xx

Ps – I’m hating the new Youtube layout and think it’s kinda confusing, so to make sure you don’t miss a vid make sure you ‘like’ the D&I facebook page! I’ll love ya forever and you can do so here!

Tuesday

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November 2012

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FAQ: Get To Know Me!

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I’ve started to get a lot of repetitive/odd questions that are getting hard to answer over and over so I figured I’d just a make a video about it! I asked you guys on twitter and tumblr to shoot me some questions and I compiled the questions from my regular comments and those which were sent to me via twit/tumblr! It’s kind of humorous for me that people want to know such random things about me… It’s flattering at the same time but still a little odd hahah! Hope you enjoy the video! And also, I had a DIY filmed and scheduled to be publicized instead of the FAQ video but unfortunately lost the footage :( . So I promise I’ll stop making chatty blabby videos for a little bit and get some DIYs out!!

Friday

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November 2012

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My First ‘Follow Me Around’ Vlog!

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This follow me around video actually happened pretty much accidentally to be completely honest! Baz just got a new camera (the GoPro Hero3) and it has literally been attached to his head/hand/skateboard etc. at all times (I swear he sleeps with it). So naturally, when we adventured to the Pumpkin Patch the other day, the GoPro was in tote. As we were watching our silly little videos from the farm, I figured I had just enough footage to put together a little vlog for you guys! The audio didn’t end up working out because although Baz is super obsessed with the cam, he’s also super protective of it… and there was a waterproof case on it…. for the pumpkin farm… in a field… (hahah). So yeah, the sound came out barely audible, but for the next vlog I’ll definitely take care of this! Hope you enjoy it :) .

Saturday

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November 2012

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Life in Instagrams

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Omg! Why have I been so MIA posting my instys? Because I couldn’t find a proper site to view them in a grid-style, but low and behold… I have found one! I’m a little behind, and I’ve been a little instagram crazy lately, but here’s some pics from the past week!

Instagram: @lriihimaki

Starting at the top left:
1. I set up a cute little DIY station in my room for filming!
2. Asking my viewers for the videos they want to see!
3. DIY: Tshirt Reconstruction
4. Awards night outfit
5. My throwbackthursday picture of me and the bf last year!
6. BFS BDAY! 21 years old.. such an old fogie now
7. Red velvet cupcakes anyone?
8. My soulsie <3
9. A photoshop edit I did for a class project
10. My peacock costume for halloween (night 2)
11. London Tap House bar
12. Me and the roomie


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