Saturday, 11 June 2011


One day I was searching for fake eyelashes online and I came across this gem..
I love this website! I always get my fake lashes from here now. At first I was sooo bad but I think i'm getting better. ;)
This website has free delivery across the whole of the UK!
These are a few of my favourites;

And this is my attempt at wearing them-
first I applied a thick winged liner, I used ELF cream eyeliner in black and used my Ruby and Millie eyebrush. I love that eyeliner....

Friday, 10 June 2011

mini e.l.f haul / review

Heeeeeey fellow makeup lovers
So a few days ago I made an order from ELF, arguably one of my favourite makeup brands purely for the price.. I took advantage of the 25% off the studio line and ordered some stuffs!

I got that little jump of joy inside my heart when it arrived, like I always do..

So i'll start with the studio line. I got 2 brushes, the blush brush and the eyeshadow 'c' brush (i really liked the c brush from the £1.50 line so thought i'd give this one a try).

So this is the brush. It's quite densly packed but its sooooo soft. I really like the packaging too. It does ''pack on'' quite a lot of colour, I do really like this brush. Plus I love the smell? That may sound strange but to me these brushes smell really clean.

The next brush I chose is the blush brush. It feels really sturdy in your hand so you have good control, and it is so soft on your face. I couldn't believe the quality, I think this is a really good brush however it does shed (for me) quite a bit.

Next, I got the nailpolish in the colour 'Desert Haze' - I think this is really good for £1.50. I do think you need a few coats to get the effect you want.. for the image above I used 2 thick coats. After the first coat is applied it just looks like clear nailpolish but I really like this colour so I don't really mind having to re-apply.

Next is the cream eyeliner in black. At first I was a bit skeptical about this product..but now, I'm so glad i've got it! It's really creamy and is so easy to apply AND it stays on perfectly for hours!

It comes with a brush which is a nice gesture but is nothing to write home about. the brush is very small, it's the width of my palm and I have very small hands, so it's hard to have control. This doesn't take anything away from the product itself though which I think is amazing, after all I did buy it for the eyeliner and not for the free brush.

In terms of colour, it's not a true black..but I didn't expect it to be. It is buildable so you can get it as black as you'd want which is great.

Lastly but definitely not least.. is the therapeutic conditioning lip balm in Strawberry Créme..and OH MY GOSH. it is conditioning. I can't believe this product is £1.50, sure the packaging isnt great.. but the product itself is amazing. It goes on clear so is a great base for lipstick, however it's also amazing alone. It makes your lips so soft in no time at all and the flavour is delicious! I love it so much, I prefer it to any other lipbalm i've tried.

And all this came to.. £13.84..BARGAIN! And that's why I am a loyal ELF customer ;)

Monday, 6 June 2011

practicing for prom!

just a short post...
i'm sooo excited about prom which is on the 24th june, so i thought i'd have a little practice before

Friday, 3 June 2011

beehive is back!

i've been really loving the beehive amywinehouse-esque hairstyle recently. it's SO easy to do and this is just a quick tutorial explaining how I did it in 5 easy steps!

you will need..
bobby pins which match your hair colour. a rat-tail comb. hairspray. a cute headband or bow.

2) Take about an inch section from each side of your head and put them together at the back of your head like a ponytail.
3) pull the pony tail up to the sky as if you were styling jedward's hair..
4) back comb the underneath of this little pony tail then place to your head (it should be very voluminous now)
5) secure the beehive to your hair with the bobby pins and then give a coat of hairspray. finally attach the bow or headband infront of the beehive.

This is what mine looks like: ( excuse the dressing gown, I just had a shower)

Thursday, 2 June 2011

makeup storage

sooooo.. my makeup storage isn't particularly organised but I always think it's interesting to see other people's so here's mine.

I have an old dressing table painted white (which goes with my room furniture) and i've had it my whole life. On the top I have a stand which holds all my necklaces, and I also have hairbands and bandana's hanging off one of the mirrors (it has 3 mirrors and i dont use them all ;) ) I have little pots which hold bobby pins and hair ties aswell. I also have a pot to hold my makeup brushes! On the actual surface of the dressing table I have all my perfumes, hair products e.g hairspray, mousse and leave-in conditioner, batiste dry shampoo and heat protectant. I also have my baby shampoo for my brushes, deoderant, body sprays, facial toners and cleansers aswell as my fixplus and hand sanitisers (im a clean freak).. I also have my hairstraightners and hairdryer on a heatproof mat because im soooooooo fire concious.. LOL.

So in each drawer I keep a different type of makeup.
In the top left I have face and lip products.

I apologise IN ADVANCE at how dirty some of the products look!! I honestly can't see it in natural lighting and the flash of the camera has really brought it out :(
So in here I have ALL my lip products in the leapord-print pink bag. To the left I have my face powders (foundation setting powders AND anti-shine). Above that is my foundations, I only have 3 right now as I threw the others out because they were getting old. My favourite one on the right which I wear EVERY DAY is amazing, it's the Maybelline 24h SuperStay micro-flex stretch formula in the colour 005 light beige. It has an SPF of 19 which is really good, and it's quite pale but the perfect shade for me BEFORE my summer holiday! :) I also have Maxfactor colour adapt in 45 warm almond which is the foundation I use after my holiday which matches my tanned skin perfectly. I also get a lot of freckles and this has a decent coverage so masks them slightly. I then also have a cheap foundation for when I CBA.. Rimmel STAY MATTE in 003 pale biscuit. I only use a tiny bit as this is a tad dark for me but I will wear this on days i'm not going 'out out' so if I were just popping to sainsburys or similar, it does not have great coverage but does the job.
Behind the foundations I have my blushers I have 2 ELF ones and a little freebie Maxfactor cream blush WHICH I LOVE! It has lasted me ages as you only need a tiny bit. Behind that I have my compacts, I have a NEXT bronzer which is actually amazing quality, underneath that I have the ELF H.D powder which i'm not totally sure about yet, and underneath that I have the ELF complexion perfection which is good for under-eye circles and then finally under that I have ELF blusher and bronzer which is basically a dupe of Nars (or so I have been told).
Next to that I have a ELF makeup collection (was a free gift) and then I have a cheapy 17 bronzer, and the NEXT shimmer powder which is a great cheek highlight.

(PHEWWW this is alot of writing)

The next draw down is my nail draw, I won't go into much detail as I go for all the same colour tones- pinks and pastel colours although I do have a few blacks and plums. In this drawer I also have nail files and handcream aswell as toe seperators.

This next drawer is my 'eyes' drawer. All my mascaras are kept in the black and gold bag. At the front left hand corner I keep my undereye concealers, eyelid primers and eyeliners. In the right hand front corner I just have glitter liners, one barry m two collection 2000 and 3 unbranded.. I also have a foundation in here but I think it is USELESS. it's the dream creamy foundation by maybelline but it's pants. Mine has gone watery after only 1 use and it's lump and just blurgh.. but it does do the job for an eyelid primer so I keep it in the eye drawer. I also have all my single eyeshadows (under the bag) and eyeshadow paletts and some eyemakeup remover pads.

Here are my mascara's.. I do have quite a few and this is after throwing out LOADS As you can probably tell I adore collection 2000 big fake mascara, the brush is massive and it's soo good, such a true black and it doesn't clump. I like to wear very thick mascara and this is excellent. i do have a few others but i mainly use that so i won't name the others.

And that is my makeup collection! I don't have THAT much but my collection is always growing ;) just a little bit of a growing obsession.. I do have some bigger 'kits' of makeup which go underneath my dressing table - I have a rubie and millie box set and a red herring nail kit and a little bag with all my fake lashes in.. but that's a bit boring to look at. I hope this didnt bore you too much! :)