Wednesday, May 26

When I start blogging, I don't want to stop..

So here is a tag I got from Victoria at Lily loves lola :)

What shoe size are you?
Size 6 UK. I feel disadvantaged when it comes to sales. 6 is such a popular size.

Where do you work?
At a plant nursery. Kind of like a warehouse for plants. This is only temporary and part time are I am still at college.

Favourite piece of clothing you own?
Probably my shorts at the moment. Maybe I will do an outfit of the day next time i wear them so you can see them. Just black shorts but i really like shorts at the moment.

Your favourite blog?
So many. Becca's (im bias though), Lilyloveslola, Bubblegarm always has great product reviews and photos and Hellcandymakeup was one of the first ones I started reading regularly. Ill stop now because it will get too long!

(From Google Images but Too cute!)

Do you have any pets?
Yes. I have a german shepherd named Holly. She is quite small for her breed. She is 7 but still has the energy levels of a puppy.
How many siblings do you have?
1 sister and 1 brother.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I'd say somewhere like Florida because it looks fun, but I think I would miss home.

What were you doing before this?
Reading blogs, blog post on make up storage and playing Sims 3

Your favourite food?

Do you have a middle name?
Yes. Kathleen :)
Your favourite websites?
I love browsing clothes websites, amazon, and looking for cars. I also check this, this and this alot :) 

Who do you tag?
Becca! and anyone else who wants to do it! Link me to your post :)

Make up Storage

Leanne over at Do Not Refreeze posted her make up and nail polish storage and i felt like joining in the fun! I love seeing others storage and collection, so here i am sharing my organised mess!

Luckily, I am able to keep my make up and nail stuff in a couple of draws. I used to have an ikea draw thing, which is a popular way of keeping orangised, but i just got annoyed with it after a couple of months. I reused the draws from the ikea set, to put inside the draws i used now. And i'll show you what i did with the main part of it at the end of the post :)

I sit here, just behind my bedroom door every morning to get ready. Not the best lighting but my vanity mirror lights up!

On the top I have my vanity mirror, brushes, a small pot for hair bands and pins, my small jar of brushes, hair stuff and daily moisturisers, perfume, hair brushes and my alice in wonderland palette.

In my the top draw I keep most of my make up. For left to right, lips stick/balm/gloss, eye stuff in the next, eyeshadow, foundation, eye lash curlers and foundation in the third, in the pink chocolate box is face stuff (concealers, blushes, highlights etc) and finally standing in the side is palettes. 

Then in the draw underneath I keep miscellaneous things with my nail polish.  On the left there is a couple of hair curlers, pocket tissues, a small box with bows and other hair clips, under that is a box of sea salt.. yep.. its for cleaning piercings :P

And this is what i did with the base of the ikea draw set.

It fits at the side of my desk perfect to hold my college folders!

So that is it! My humble collection of goodies :) Please link me to your posts or leave a comment telling me how you organise yours :) xx

Tuesday, May 18

Stila Ultamate Set

I said I wanted to try some more Stila in my last post, and i just couldn't help myself when i saw this.

This set contain illuminating tinted moisturiser, eyeshadows in Golightly, Mystic, Kitten and Wheat, lipglaze in 'Ultamate', a mini convertible colour in Peony and Major Lash Mascara in Black.

I have had this set for a couple of weeks now and I am pretty impressed. The only thing that i was disappointed with was the blue eyeshadow. The pay off is awful. I'm thinking what makes the other shadows so buttery and dreamy is the fact that they are so shimmery.

L-R Wheat, Kitten, Golightly, Mystic (boo) and Peony

Kitten is definetly a favourite of mine already, showing a very slight dent already.

When i get around to it i want to review these products in full! This probably won't happen for a while because of damn college :( but once my exams and coursework are out of the way, there will be no excuse for my lack of blog posts!

Let me know if there is anything you want a review on :)

Sunday, May 2

Review: Stila Eyeshadow - Cloud

I recently bought a few things from CheapSmells. A website i found when looking for make up. They sell discounted perfume and cosmetics from a range of brands. I was excited mostly over the cheap Stila and the fact they sell NYX - I'm always interested in trying different brands.

I got this one eyeshadow - Cloud - and i love it.

It's smooth, blendable and buttery almost. I could see this easily breaking if it was dropped, but it is a dream to work with. The color looks very, very neutral grey-brown in the pan but comes out as more grey, and is quite shimmery. The colour pay off is fantastic - I am impressed.
One critism i have, which wouldn't bother everyone, is that it does come in pan form. I am keeping it in the plastic case it comes in but i think i will buy a magnetic palette eventually.

This cost £3.45 (RRP £11) from The postage can become pretty pricey if you buy a lot, but for a few things, its not so bad. This took 3 or 4 days to come, i can't remember exactly so not bad shipping and all products i bought were packaged in loads of bubble wrap, so weren't likely to break.

Have you tried Stila? Do you recommend any products from them? I definetly want to try some more :)