Wednesday 13 February 2013

My make up Storage

Does anybody else find it hard to figure out how and where to store their make up? Or am I just indecisive? I think I've had my make up collection in every corner of my room, and never really liked it. I bought a desk to act as a dressing table, and now I actually use it as it was intended - a desk. Which leads me onto the purpose of this post - How I store my make up:

I store all of my palettes in a toast rack that I got from Poundland. Wilkinsons also sell metal letter/paper racks that would work just the same

For my liners and eye brushes, I use these coloured glass jars that I got again from Poundland last summer. And for face brushes I use this DIY brush holder

Next shelf down is perfumes/smellies.I keep my Lush products in this V.I.P glass my friend got me for Christmas

The bigger set of drawers I bought for £5.00 from Morrisons. In the top drawer I keep all lipsticks and the bottom two are eyeshadows.
The smaller drawers are from Poundland and in the top drawer I keep mascara's, second drawer is primers and bottom drawer is liquid and gel liners

These are my faves! All three jars were gifts so I'm not sure where to get them but any cookie jars would do. In the pink 'cupcake' I have my loose MUA shadows, and in the blue I have all of my lip glosses. I thought that the little cup 'cupcake' would be ideal for cotton buds because it has a lid

Do you have an storage tips?

Thanks for reading :)

S xx

Monday 11 February 2013

Make up Monday

It's Monday again (unfortunately) Anybody else despise Monday's? I don't know why I do (well I do, first day back at work) Monday is the only day that seems to go so quick! Anyway, time for another 'Make up Monday' post.

I've been delving into my make up collection and picked out things that I haven't used in ages.


* The Body Shop eye colour pigment in 'Radiant graphite'
* Primark shimmer dust (doesn't have a name. Well done Primark)
* Barry M dazzle dust in '88'


* MUA cream blushes in 'Blossom' and 'Yummy'


* NYX lipstick in 'Tea Rose'
* MUA lipstick in 'shade 6'

Let's see how many of these products become this weeks faves.

Have a great Monday everyone!

Thanks for reading :)


Sunday 10 February 2013

Weekly favourites

Sunday again, which means weekly faves again:


 * Too Faced eyeshadows in 'Label Whore' and 'Jealous?' - I was so unsure about 'Label Whore' which is very similar to MAC's 'Club, because it's warm toned. However, after using it a second time through the week I really liked it!

* Accessorize volumising mascara- This was a Christmas present and I've only just started using it (I had a billion mascara's already open) It's a great mascara, definitely gives volume

* e.l.f Lock and seal - I've already reviewed this. It's such a great product for anyone who likes using loose shadows and pigments 


* Rimmel lasting finish blushes in 'Winter glow' and 'Summer fever' - I've used and loved bot of these so many times before. They're pigmented but are quite subtle


* MAC Viva glam Cyndi - Rather than going for a full on red lip, I've been dabbing this on slightly and blending in. It gives a perfect subtle rosy colour

That's it for this week beauts. What have you been loving?

Thanks for reading :)

S xx

Saturday 9 February 2013

Liebster Award Nomination

I've been nominated again for the Liebster Award again thanks to Beka and Erin so thank you both, and go check out their blogs :)

This is an award for bloggers with under 200 followers or less, and once you have been awarded this you do the following:

* List 11 random facts about yourself
* Answer the 11 questions given to you by whoever nominated you
* Ask 11 of your own questions to the bloggers you nominate
* Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers
* Go to each bloggers page and let them know you've nominated them
* Thank the person who nominated you and add a link back to their blog

11 Random facts about me:

1 - I hate the smell of Playdoh - It actually makes me retch (nice eh?)
2 - I'm 27 and can fit into my 8 year old niece's shoes
3 - I always wanted to be a gymnast growing up 
4 - I'm a huge Meat Loaf fan (The dude not the food)
5 - Dr Pepper sends me loopy
6 - I'm a complete bookworm
7 - I have a major girl crush on Rita Ora and Rooney Mara
8 - I'm a list freak
9 - I'm the biggest wimp when it comes to horror films
10 - I'd love a Kawasaki ninja 
11 - I'm REALLY not a morning person

Beka's Questions:

* Favourite Beauty brand?
There's so many that I love, but if I have to pick one high street and one high end, I'd say MUA and Urban Decay

* Favourite TV show?
Dancing on ice and Call the midwife

* Big night out or cosy night in?
Probably cosy night in if I'm honest - I'm getting old! :P

* What made you start blogging?
I started watching  so many YT video's and and always clicked on the links to the beauty blogs. I thought it looked fun, and that was that

* Where is your favourite place to eat?
Anywhere that sells pasta

* Favourite animal?
A horse

* Who is your favourite celebrity?
This is tuff, but I'm gonna say Rooney Mara and Rita Ora

* What is the best memory you've ever had?
I've got SO many that make me smile, they're all times I've spent with friends. The whole of 2010 was amazing

* Where is you're favourite place in the world?
California <3

* Hair up or down?
Up. I get too stressed when my hair's down, it blows all over and it's so flat!

* Do you reckon Kate Middleton will have a girl or boy?
A girl?

Erin's Questions:

* You're favourite lipstick at the moment?
Such a hard question! Probably Topshop 'Innocent' but that'll change in a day or two ;P

* An item on your wishlist?
Michael Kors Rose gold watch (I can dream)

* Tanfastic or English Rose?
English Rose

* You're favourite vintage look and why? (e.g 40's)
Pin up - It's simple classy and feminine

* Something which you couldn't live without?
Memories. Such a cop out I know but remembering the good times keeps me sane

* What kind of blogs do you like to read?
My fave are those with a mix of beauty and lifestyle - Books, cooking, fashion

* Best looking member of The Beatles?
Probably John Lennon

* Have you got any tattoo's or piercings?
No but I want a tattoo. I just can't decide what and where

* Favourite make up brand?
High street is MUA and High end is Urban Decay

* Best day of the week?

* Favourite brand of shoe?
I'm not really a shoe kinda gal, so I'm gonna say converse

My (very random) Questions for you all:

1 - What has been your favourite holiday?
2 - What is your favourite film?
3 - One thing you can't leave the house without?
4 - What is your favourite perfume?
5 -Who do you look up to?
6 - What is your favourite book? 
7 - Who is your favourite blogger?
8 - What is your favourite season?
9 - Your favourite brand of brushes?
10 - What is your favourite pizza topping?

Friday 8 February 2013

Latest in Beauty Box

This is my first latest in beauty box of 2013. I haven't ordered one in a while because the same samples kept popping up in my options and I wanted to try new things. However this time when I logged on these things jumped out at me:

Kim Kardashian - Kim Kardasian. This actually reminds me of Thierry Mugler's 'alien' so I think this may be a love or hate fragrance for most. I'm not too sure how I feel about it to be honest

Britney Spears - Midnight Fantasy. I love this, it's such a sweet girlie scent. Actually smells like sweets
Britney Spears - Fantasy. I think this one is more floral, definitely feminine 

Lady Gaga - Fame. I'm pretty sure most people have this or have least at had a sniff. I genuinely don't know where to begin in describing it, except to say once again it's a love or hate. And I love it

That's it for this months latest in Beauty.

Thanks for reading :)

S xx

Review - e.l.f lock and seal

If you saw my previous elf haul post you'll have seen that I bought the 'lock and seal' I got this to use with my Barry M dazzle dusts instead of just using water, and I have to say I love it.

All you have to do is add a couple of drops into the little clear pot, then dip your brush (I used a small angle brush as I used this mixed with Barry M dazzle dust as liner) into the lock and seal, and then into whichever product you're using.

When using a pigment/dazzle dust, I'd suggest tipping some of the product into the lid. This way you're not adding moisture to the whole product and ruining it.

When I've used just water before, the dazzle dusts are very pigmented and do stay put all day. However with this I noticed they have a foil effect to them which I love and as well as staying put, the don't smudge or crease. 

The lowdown:

* price - £3.75
* Product -  15ml
* Does what it says - Definitely
* Recommend - Absolutely 
* Repurchase - Yes

Have you tried this yet? What did you think?

Thanks for reading :)

S xx

Thursday 7 February 2013

January Lux Box

My January Lux Box came yesterday, Yey, so I thought I'd do a quick post of what's inside

I love the colour of this box, it's like a mink shade. Just thought I'd throw that in there :P

Here's what's inside:

* Dr Bragi Age management moisturiser - RRP £120 for 50ml (5ml sample)

* John Masters organics Citrus & Neroli detangler and Lavender Rosemary shampoo - RRP £16.00 each (both 30ml samples)

* Balm Balm fragrance free lip balm £3.99 for 7ml

When I opened this I did think that the samples were really small, with the exception of the Balm Balm. However last months box was amazing for product sizes so I'll let them off :P I'm going to give them a go nonetheless and put up some reviews after I've used each product. I'm still impressed wit Lux Box and would still recommend giving them a go if you aren't already subscribed. (I didn't get paid to say that, I just like the company)

Thanks for reading :)

S xx