Thursday, 17 August 2017

My Makeup Storage // Budget Friendly

Hello darlings

Today i thought i'd do a different kind of post. I have spent hours of my life scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest looking for storage ideas for my new house. I have had quite a few of these  bits and pieces for a few years but recently i bought a couple of new things and i think i almost have my ideal set up. Today post will focus on my makeup, its all on a budget, i hope you find it useful! I'm thinking of making this a series and doing each room, let me know what you think! 
This is the famous IKEA Malm desk, in white. I only bought this the beginning of this year when we moved in, i'm a little late to the party. But i'm so glad i have it! I finally have two separate desks, one for my makeup and one for my work/laptop etc. Its the perfect size, without being to bulky or too small. I love the shape and size, i love that its one large draw, its much easier to find everything an organised it. 

My Chair:
My mother-in-law picked this chair up in a charity shop, i think it was £5 which was a bargain! i love  it and the red matches my curtains and winter bed sheets.
Another huge blogger you tuber favourite is the again IKEA flower pots that we use for brushes, i also have a pen pot that i use for my mascaras and eyeliners. I love them, the white and grey matches my white ad grey bedroom. 
Lipstick Holders:
I'll start with the storage on top, the small round pot i bought in the Poundshop a few years ago. The larger square one i bought in TKmaxx when i was in Uni, i believe it was around £6/8? I love both of these, they are so handy for displaying my lip products. It is also handy as it helps me switch things up regularly so that i'm using all my products! (sorry its not the tidiest) 
Storage Draws:
The small grey storage draws i bought from the pound shop, i have two sets of twos stacked on top of each other, they were £1 each. I keep my perfume samples in the top draw and makeup samples in the second draw down. Then i have concealers in the third draw and finally face/eye primers in the bottom.

The clear draws, these are from Muji, i bought when i was in London three of four year ago, i remember i did a post about them (link) at the time. I still think they are amazing and one of the best things i've bought for my makeup. The top draw contains my eye shadows palettes than i'm currently using. The second draw has single eye shadows and brow products.The third draw has powders, blush, bronzers, highlighters. Finally the bottom draw has all my foundations in.  
Inside the large draw i have a couple of old boxes that i keep my skincare in but other than that i just have it places i here. I usually keep gift boxes or chocolates boxes and use them but i know that quite a lot of bloggers that look good and more organised, but this works for me. I don't need to spend a lot of money on something that only i see and my partner Will. 

The Jewelry Tray:
I picked up this cute floral tray while i was in Amsterdam at the Rijksmuseum.
Lastly my latest purchase, i love my cube boxes that i bought to display my perfumes! I bought them in B&M (the place of wonders!) for about £6.99. I have some similar ones in my bathroom but they are a larger version from B&Q that i display all my hair product, but i plan to do a separate post of my bathroom storage! I think they are so hand and look so chic!

I'd love to know how do you store your makeup? 

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

5 minutes // 5 products // Mummy Makeup

Hello darlings.

I used to spend so much time getting ready in the morning, i'd spend time choosing my clothes and applying my makeup. But since having a baby i'm lucky if get ten minutes to get ready in the morning and most of that i'll be in the shower! So i have perfected the 5 products in five minutes to make me look a little more human! 
The most important part of my makeup routine is brows, my all time favourite which is no stranger to my blog is the Seventeen Brown Pencil in 'Natural Brown', this is the BEST brow product i have ever used. The best apart is it is only £2.89! bargains. I also love using a pencil as its quick and easy to fill in my brows compared to using a powder or a pomade which i would be more likely to use if i as going out for a special occasion.

Now for eye shadow, i love my eye shadow palettes, i love doing cut creases, smokey eyes, golden eyes etc but when i'm in a hurry i need something quick, thats where the Maybelline Colour Tattoos are brilliant! I have a few in my collection but today i used the shade Creamy Beige.
I don't have time for contouring, bronzing and highlighting, unless Will is home to watch little man, so i put a little blusher on the apples of my cheeks going back to my hair line to create a makeshift contour. I choose another Seventeen product for this, the blush in 'Plumb puff'. This is the perfect natural all year round shade.

You can't forget mascara! A very important part of my makeup, i have short stubby lashes that need a little mascara magic! Everyone and their mother have tried the Maybelline Lash Sensational so i wont mention it too much, it my favourite mascara and always have one in my collection.  
Lastly, concealer this is every new mum savior, a product to cover those bags from pulling all nighters. The concealer that i' loving at the moment is the Rimmel Match Perfection in 'Ivory. This not only hides my bags it also brightens the under eye area. Its a quick and easy product. I love the brush, makes it quick and easy to apply! 

I'd love to know what is your quick and easy makeup routine? 

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

e.l.f Lusclous Liquid Lipstick // Lip Of The Week # 29

Hello darlings

I'm not normally a lip gloss kinda girl, i have very long hair, so as you can imagine me and lip gloss don't mix well. But i got this e.l.f liquid lipstick, in the shade 'pink lemonade' (which is definitely a gloss) at the beginning of the year in a budget haul i did. And i forgot all about it! So i picked it out to give it another go. I do really like e.l.f i don't own many of their products, now that Superdrug stock the brand i can now pick up more. 
The Colour: Its a very pretty pink, i'm normally a nude lips kinds girl, but i do really like this pink as its not too bright or too baby pink its the nice in between. It has a little shimmer, but don't worry it doesn't make your lips look glittery, which is great in my books. (unless thats the look you're looking for, then this product isn't for you)

Texture: Its a thick gloss but not sticky which is brilliant, so good for my hair! I love the applicator, its a cute sponge, you twist the product up to the top and then pop it on. 

Longevity: Its not as long lasting as you'd expect with a liquid lipstick, but as i said its much more of a gloss. Not a huge amount of staying power. But saying that it wears away nicely so you don't have to worry what your lips look like after an hour or so. 
Overall i'm happy i have this product, its not the same as my million and one other nude matte lipsticks. I think its good for a real girly or natural look. Its also the kind of product that is brilliant for on the go. I think its good for young teenagers/girls who want to start in makeup as its budget friendly and subtle its a brilliant starting point!

Buy it here for £0.64!!! (link)

I'd love to know have you tried this product?

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

My Current Favourites // July 2017

Hello darlings!

Can you believe it is already the end of July! What? Where is this year going? I can't believe Isaac is now 5 months old. I haven't done a favourites post for a while as i feel i'm not using enough different products month to month to fill a post and to make it worth reading and i don't want to just put products in a post for the sake of making a post. So i'm just going to do them when i feel like i have something i really want to share with you guys.
Botanic Eye Serum: i reviewed this in my previous post (link) this has been my favourite skincare product this month, i haven't put it down! I use it in the morning before i put on my makeup, i have always found putting a eye cream under on before your concealer it make sit last longer. I also put a lot of before i go to bed, i really smoother it on! The product is great for reducing my dark circles and frown lines, its one of new holy grails. 

Calvin Klein Lipstick in 'Undressed': this is one of the best everyday lipstick i own and it feel a little special as its a high end one that i got form less than £4, to find out how (post). The packing is so cute, i love the feel of it, it feels expensive. The product smells wonderful, like Mac lipsticks but stronger. Its pigmented and glides on the lips beautifully. I think this will definitely be making it into a lip of the week soon, so look out for that one! 

Makeup Revolution Contour Palette: Who doesn't own some sort of contour palette from Makeup Revolution? They are so amazing, you can see i've already hit pan on the highlighter shade. I wear the highlight daily, i provides quite a strong highlight so you might not like it if you prefer more subtle sheen. I try to wear a light contour as much as i can but lets be honest who has time, especially with a 5 month old, can i get an amen from the mummy bloggers out there....

Nuxe Rev De MielThis is a luxury lip balm, its so creamy and smells wonderful, like oranges, mmm just thinking about it makes me want to put it on. I wouldn't recommend wearing this as a everyday product, its more of a mask that is best applied at night or as a treat during a pamper day/evening.  
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I'd really appreciate it if you could check out my new Instagram page, i use to put all my blog posts on my personal one but now i've decided to split the two.  Let me know if you followed, put your Insta link in the comments and i'll check out your Insta! 

I'd love to know have you tired any of these products?
What are some  of you July Favourites?


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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Finally A Good Eye Cream? // Botanic Hydrating Eye Serum

Hello darlings

When it comes to skincare i just have to try everything, aren't we all looking for that miracle product?  It was buy one get one free on Botanics products when i popped into boots a month or so ago, so how could i resist? I mean how could i turn down getting a product for free? I love the botanic range in boots, i always feel they do something good to my skin as its plant extracts. Its great to see products that aren't full of harsh chemicals. I picked up the Hydrating Eye Serum Triple Age Re-Wind and the Hydration Light Serum. I'm going to review them both in separate blog posts otherwise this will be a long post! I'm starting with the Eye Serum, so look out in the week or so for part two! 

This eye serum really appealed to me, Isaac is not sleeping at night and the bags under my eyes are insane!! I've never looked this tired before, he wakes up every two hours and then decides at 5 am he wants to start the day... Now i've tried a million and one eye creams in my short 22 years on this planet, i mean who doesn't want a wonder product?
I should first tell you little about my skin type first, i have dry/normal skin that is acne prone. I'm also 22 years old so i'm not the target audience for age rewind product but that doesn't mean i'm not obsessed with anti aging products, if i start now i can at least say when i'm 50 that i tried everything?  
Packaging: Its basic, the outer packaging very pretty,  i'm loving the purple as its one of my favourite colours. But (pic 3) the inside tube is very plain. You get 15ml which is standard for an eye cream. Its a pretty decent amount as you only need a little as your eye area is only small. Also a small amount goes a long way! 

Scent: The Botanic range of made from plants so it has a slight floral smell, i was worried would be overwhelming as i'm not a floral fan but this range has only a mild scent. But once on the skin it wasn't noticeable. 
Texture: Its more cream like than a serum. Only a small amount needed, spreads and blends into your skin beautifully. Its a pretty thin texture which is what makes it blends so well. 
Absorption time: I have found it absorbed into my skin really quickly, good if you're in a rush. But if you apply to much it does take a few more seconds to disappear into the skin. But saying that i do have dry skin so i find products tend to absorb quickly. I would love a opinion form a oily skinned girl/guy who has tried this?

Results: Now the important bit does it work? Its taken me using it for a good few weeks to see a real difference. My dark circles look a little less dark and puffy. And my frown lines are not as visible, so i'm really impressed. I rarely see results from eye creams, i normally just think they are a fad, but this time is not the case. 
Another great thing is it is affordable at only £11.99 and they don't test on animals! 

I'd love to know have you tried any products from the Boots Botanic range?

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