Thursday, 16 December 2010

Fun Makeup Storage

Makeup storage can be SO boring. just plain white sets of plastic drawers or worse just a box full of everything all getting lost. Here are a few more fun ideas to brighten up your makeup storage

Small Storage:

This is an adorable little hello kitty tin I found at TK MAXX. If you have just a small amount of makeup it's really good for just putting everything you need in. Its sits on your desk and looks so sweet :3

Here I've put just a few of my favourite items in so they're always on hand.

Another good use I found is to store my barry M dazzle dusts in. This would also work really well for MAC eyeshadows or pigments and glitters or any other brand of round eyeshadow of small pigment tubs. I also found it was good to fit nail polishes in, I got 14 average sized ones to fit.

The other thing I like is this rack, its supposed to be used as a letter organiser. but I find its great to fit palettes in!

Usually I just use it to hold the 88 matte/satin and shimmer palettes but I put two of my urban decay ones in too, just to see in they fit. Also sleek palettes work nicely

I got that at TK MAXX which I would really recommend if you're looking for fun storage, there's all sorts of cute boxes and drawers in thereand anything can be spiced up with a little creativity.

These for example were plain ones that I found in Asda (walmart) WhichI spiced up with a tissue paper flower and some cute sparlkly black butterflies I just stuck on.

In here I keep my eyeliners and bases, my mascaras brow stuff and tweezers, and my back up drawer.

Hopefully you found that helpful for ideas and tips on makeup storage ad how to make it fun. Because makeup should make you smile, and it cant do that if its all stuffed away in a drawer!

thankyou for reading :) xx

Friday, 10 December 2010

Barry M Nail Paint Swatches

I just have a few new Barry M polishes that I picked up a few days ago and I thought Id show you them and their swatches :D

280 'Spring Green' ~ a lovely fresh mid-tone yellow green. Looks especially good on yellow toned skin such as mine :3

295 'Pure Turquoise' ~ A light pastel turquoise, far more blue than green. Not really a winter colour, but I love mixing things up a little.

310 'Mushroom' ~ A creamy mid brown. Could be considered a nude on darker skin tones. Makes me think of hot chocolate :3

290 'Grey' ~ Just what it says, a simple grey, towards the gunmetal shades. Great for wintertime and the office, more interesting than black or red but still professional.

303 'Bright Purple' ~ A beautiful dark magenta, great to pair with berry toned lips or eyes.

They are just some new ones I bought to try out. I love all Barry M's nail paints and these are great additions to my collection

Thanks for reading xx

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Blue and Yellow Leopard Nails.

Hey everyone

Just a quick post to show my new nails. Im rubbish at doing my nails but this is surprisingly easy! You just scrape off most of the blue polish off the brush and used it a bit like a stippling brush to pat on C shapes and little circles.

Its gives a lightly furry effect and it doesnt matter if its a little messy, after all, what leopard has perfectly neat spots?

Here it is:

Hope you like them :) took me probably 20 minutes to do all my fingers including drying time.

I used Sally Hansen's Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat with Barry Ms nail paints in 307 'lemon ice cream' and 292 'navy'.

Give it a try :D xx

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Bunny Bouquet Necklace and failed attempts

Hooray for little bunnies and flowers! I'm really proud of this but LAWD it took a while to actually get to this point.

Im just gunna show you the attempts beforehand so we can all have a laugh at my fails and it shows that most of us find it hard to get stuff right first time :)

I started out with this

Obviously this is crap so I tried another which was so bad I screwed it up before I could take a picture.

So I did a few doodles to figure out what I actually wanted my bunny to look like

and eventually came up with this, not perfect but decent:

nearly there

a few tweaks later aaaand:

Im very proud of my little bunny It's on my DeviantArt.

I'm really sorry that none of the pictures are done in especially good lighting or anything, but I'm still sick and its nearly midnight and a cold won't get me off school tomorrow.

I hope you liked it and maybe found it helpful too :) xx

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Random fun things :)

Hi everyone

This really isn’t much of anything but I thought It’d be fun to show you some of the bits I’ve gotten recently from shopping places and a little gift from the bf, so here we go:

I got this baby in temptations and its gorgeous! I’m a Hello Kitty nut so it’s always fun coming across something like this to add to my little collection. I’ve yet to find something to put in there but I’m becoming quite interested in cocktail rings at the moment so if I pick up a few they would go nicely in there, it’d be a great way to keep them safe and organised. The few I have get lost in the abyss that is my jewellery box. >.<

The second thing was this bottle of Miss Dior Cherie! :D It was given to me by my lovely bf when he went away to Monaco recently. I’ve wanted it forever so it was a lovely surprise when he got home. I’m trying to save it for special occasions but I love it so much I can’t help spritzing it over everything! I need to learn some self control I think haha.

Oh my gosh this excited me so much! I found these on ebay and they are adorable! They’re makeup brushes from Tokidoki and each one has the head of a character on the end. Mozzarella is the cow girl, Donutella is the mouse with the donuts for ears and the skull one is Adios Amigos. The handles are really pretty and detailed too and the brushes are soft and fluffy and all really good quality. They were £30 for the set so considering MAC brushes can cost over that for one I think it was a steal! I’ll be doing a more full review soon.

Sorry I don't know what's wrong but this one won't post the right way up... sorry guys :(

This is a little pack of Stila makeup that I picked up from my local TK MAXX in Watford. I was so excited when I saw this! I've longed to try out Stila for a long time but its not sold in England except for on e-tailers and I'm always reluctant because I can't tell sizes and shades from online.

But this stuff is lovely! The lipstick is in Chelsea and is a very sheer crimson colour which is beautiful to wear during the day. The quad is in Marrakesh and consists of two soft pinks and brown and a gold. All very muted shades but all good pigmentation and very pretty. The last thing that came with the pack was the stila sun gel which I was dubious about but I found I can use just a touch underneath my foundation to give a glow to my skin. As especially in this cold weather with me being so pale I've found I can often look ashy and a bit sick.

Sorry I've been mia a while, schools piling up and I've been getting a bit ill recently. But I'll be back soon with a more in depth review of the brushes and of the Stila. Remeber to look out for them if you're anywhere near a TK MAXX.

bye guys! xx

Polymer Clay crafts.

Ahh I do love sculpy clay

For some reason I can't stop making little treats with them. Here a few of the ones that didnt burn, collapse or get sat on by the cat and/or my brother:

I know they arent THE most professional things, but I'm very proud of them :)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

H20 Plus review update

This is just a quick update on my trying out the H20 Plus Sea Pure range.
So far I have found that this really isnt the product for me. It makes my skin far too oily and the moisturisers really don't work under makeup. However My mum loevs the stuff. I guess it really works for anti-aging, as skin often gets dryer and thinner as it ages and a deep moisturisation is great to help plump up the skin and replenish that youthful glow we all strive for.

So I personally really liked the toner, but other than that if you don't need any anti aging products steer clear. however if you do I can say myself that my mums skin looks brighter and healthier so thats great :)