Saturday, 30 August 2014

Condensing and organising your make up kit on a budget!

When you're a make up artist, having to lug around make up of every shade so you're always prepared can become an issue when you end up with so many eyeshadows, lipsticks etc in millions of different pots and palettes your back feels like it's going to snap in two at any moment. 

Over the past few weeks I have been looking at ways to condense my collection, melting and depotting lipsticks, depotting random blushers/eyeshadow and making one big palette with them labelled and stuck in and I can see this being really helpful once I am back at college and having to lug my kit around.

Another really handy purchase are these handbag organisers from Primark costing just £3 each! They hold loads and have what seems like a million pockets so you can really see what you're working with! Definitely recommend checking them out. 

Care to share any storage tips? 


In the Navy - NOTD

As the colder months approach I think us girls love to pack away the bright summery colours in our massive nail polish collections and embrace the deeper, darker, chic looking nails!
For this I always turn to BARRY M Gelly polishes as the have some fab darker shades which look amazing with the high gloss finish that they give.

Blackberry is a creamy navy shade with a seriously glossy finish and is pretty much opaque with just the one coat, though I always apply two for maximum oomph haha. L O V E
*no flash*

What do you think? 

Seeing these images reminds me of how pale I am right now....time to dig out the fake bake I think, c ya later, Summer!


Friday, 29 August 2014

Depotting MAC lipsticks... the process of chopping, mushing then melting ALL of my MAC lipsticks into the palettes that you can buy now. 

It's time consuming and a bit heartbreaking but it's also going to save lots of space and faffing... 
What do you think? Could you bring yourself to do this? 


Thursday, 28 August 2014

To YouTube or not?

Morning chickas! 

This is just a quick post as I would love your opinion! 

Now I much prefer the blogging side of things If I'm honest but I have been considering filming some videos too? Maybe the odd VLOG? I like the idea of writing a favourites post/haul in pictures/ootd for example AND embedding a video to go with it.

What do you think?


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Carbooting, IKEA and a sneaky Topshop haul

It's rare that me and my mother spend a day off together but as neither of us had plans for today we thought we would take a little trip to.....a carboot! I'm really not a fan of car boots to be honest but this one in Fitzwilliam I can tolerate because it isn't too big and the coffee from the burger van is superb! 
We struck gold today actually, someone was selling lots and lots of sealed make up, Maybelline falsies, baby skin (which I bought then lost!!!) to name a couple! I hauled a few bits for my kit as they're sealed and I also got an Estée Lauder lipstick for my own make up because it was only 50p!! (Obviously I would never use used make up on a client, I only ever buy used make up for my own personal stash, and I of course sanitise it! :-)) 
So the car boot was good and I wore my big black school looking coat so I didn't even grumble about being cold! 

From there we decided to pop into Wakefield to have a browse at Trinity Walk and I just happened to fall into Topshop on my day off and pick up some Autumnal pieces that have caught my eye lately 😍
Then, on the way to IKEA, we nipped to subway for lunch but they had the air con on and it was freezing so we ate it in the car, fine dining indeed!! Hehe.
And at IKEA, besides taking pictures of my dream bedrooms and kitchen we found the bargain on the day! A crockery set for 21p a peice!
 Dreamy kitchen!

Is it just me or does anyone else love a random day out when you come home with lots of bargains?!! 

Over all a fabby day, especially loved the singing on the car journey home. Moves like jagger, crazy in love and the bee gees. Cringey but a good laugh indeed! 

How has your day been?


Monday, 25 August 2014

I'm back with a cheeky MAC haul!

HELLLLO! Wow, I haven't blogged in almost a year, and not through choice! I forgot my log in details - tried everything to get my blog back and failed, gave up and often just scrolled through my own little blog that I was locked out of....until this morning! I randomly tried and I only went a bloody managed to remember the security question to reset my password, hurrah!!! So yes, I am back, so much has changed I need to update you all. 

Anyways I thought I'd share with you some fab new lipsticks I picked up at the MAC counter a few days ago. As it's freezing at the moment I clearly had A/W I'm mind and so picked up these 4 beautiful autumnal plummy shades ....

Look how pretty they are <3

Top to bottom


I am so excited to use these on myself and others! Rebel is amazing, I cannot wait to rock this with really clean looking eyes with a slick of winged liner. They all suit my blonde hair, green eyes and pale skin (cry!) perfectly! 

So how is everybody? I have so much I need to update you all with, excited to be back :-)