Saturday, 3 January 2015

2015 - GETTING ORGANISED

2015 - GETTING ORGANISED

Hello lovely readers, Happy New Year! In this blog post I want to share with you some of the ways that I am going to be getting organised this year. I want start the year off my getting more organised and declutter my room to create a tidy and more usable space. 
I am going to do this by trying to use what have in order to organise what I own. For example using small boxes to divide up what I have into categories - using small decorative boxes will keep everything looking pretty but will also act as an organiser to keep your things together.

I have used this Ted Baker gift box that I got as a gift to hold all of my mini bath and shower products, but this can also be used to hold a variety or other items including: Makeup, Nail Polish and other Accessories. I love the design of this box so keep it out on display in my room, it looks really lovely as a decorative piece but also has a dual purpose as it acts as extra storage.







Using other small boxes like shoe boxes (I have used a Glossybox) can be used to divide up space in your Drawers. I use a Glossybox to hold my Deodorants, Perfumes and Moisturisers etc. This way they all have their own set space and are much easier to find when you open up the Drawer as they are all positioned upright so I can just grab them when I need them. 









I also really love these new mini wooden Drawers that I was given as a gift, any small storage box will work but this one is great as it looks very Shabby Chic and matches most of the storage that I have in my room. At the moment I am using this to divide up my Lip products but again you could use something like this do divide up any number of products - (that may be a future post!)

Hope you liked this post - what is your favourite way to store your Makeup/Accessories?

Best wishes :)




Thursday, 1 January 2015

MY 2015 NEW YEAR'S BEAUTY RESOLUTIONS...

MY 2015 NEW YEAR'S BEAUTY RESOLUTIONS...

Hello lovely readers, for today's post I wanted to share with you some of my New Year's Beauty Resolutions that I want to take forward into 2015. There are a few areas that I really want to focus on including... Skincare, Makeup, Nail Care, Hair Care, Body Care and Fragrance. 

So here are what I am hoping to do this year...




SKINCARE
I'm hoping to try out some more Skincare brands this year and invest in a good Moisturiser as my skin has become really sore and dry over the past few winter months, so I'm going to have a look for a new one. I'm also going to spend more time on looking after my hands as they have become very dry too, so I'm going to try and use a hand cream every night in order to keep them feeling soft and well hydrated.

MAKEUP
For Makeup I'm hoping to use up the products I have already opened and try and create a number of new looks with them. I don't like to waste anything so I am going to try and use up what I have before going out and buying new products. I am hoping to use up the Foundation and BB Cream that I have before going out and buying a new Foundation/Base product, this way nothing goes to waste but I am still able to try out a new product. I also want to start using the Lipsticks that I own, they are all really pretty but I always seem to wear the same shades so this year I am hoping to experiment with the different shades I have to create a look for each season. 
I also want to try and use up the products that I have opened before they expire, this way I don't waste anything but also begin to save space as the products I will have will start to decrease. Then hopefully by Spring I will have used up quite a lot of my 'older' products so that I can buy some new products for the new season.




NAIL CARE
I'm not the best at looking after my Nails so this is something I am going to try and work on during 2015, I also don't paint my nails that often so a lot of my Nail Polishes don't get used but I am going to change that this year and spend a little bit of time each week or so re-painting and maintaining my Nails so that they keep in good condition. I love seeing my Nails painted so I am going to try and make some time to make this a priority - this way my Polishes will get used and my Nails will hopefully look a bit better.

HAIR CARE
I still have lots of product left up to use so I am going to continue with my 'Project Pan' for my Hair Care products, this way I can make some more space to try out new products. I still have way too many Dry Shampoos and other Finishing Products so I am going to continue to use these up before buying more Hair Styling Products.
BODY CARE
This year my main aim for my body is to moisturise at least once a day in order to keep my skin soft and well nourished. I have quite a few Body Moisturisers to use so I can't wait to try them all out!

FRAGRANCE
Much like my other resolutions I am hoping to use up the Fragrances that I have already opened, this way I can try out new ones in the Spring. I don't have that many Perfumes but do like to have a few to change around so I am going to try and keep these ones and use them up over the next year.

Hope you liked this post :)
Best wishes :) 

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

DECEMBER 2014 - MOST USED MAKEUP PRODUCTS...

DECEMBER 2014 - MOST USED MAKEUP PRODUCTS



Hello lovely readers, in today's post I just wanted to share with you some of the most used products I have been using over the past month. There are only a few products but I've really liked using them all so just wanted to show you all. Most of the products are for the face as I haven't really worn that much makeup on my eyes lately.

Here are my most used products of December 2014...

Rimmel London -- BB Cream in Light - This gives a nice light coverage works well for an everyday
base

Rimmel London - Fix and Perfect Pro Primer - This helps to smooth out the skin and creates a smooth even canvas for makeup


Maybeline Lumi Under Eye Concealer - Brightens under my eyes and adds a highlighted affect to the skin which I love!

Glossybox Blusher in Rosewood - Adds a bit of colour to the cheeks and works well during the Autumn/Winter months as it is a Berry tone

Model Co Cheek and Lips Tint - This dark red shade adds adds to any neutral look to create a Vampy edge. I love this shade and the colour is really long lasting, but make sure you moisturise your Lips before applying as this can dry them slightly.

And finally.. the Collection Concealer - Simply a must have that is always in my makeup bag. It works great for everyday!




Hope you liked this post :)
Best wishes :)


Monday, 29 December 2014

CHRISTMAS PRESENT = NEW STORAGE SPACE


CHRISTMAS PRESENT = NEW STORAGE SPACE


Hello lovely readers, for today's post I wanted to share with you a gift I was given for Christmas from my family. It's a lovely 3 drawer storage unit that's really sweet and compact and is something I couldn't wait to use as a new storage solution. 

At the moment I am storing my lip products in the drawers but I can think of lot's of other ways to use them, they are really lovely and match the other storage boxes I already have. I'm not really sure where they are from but I'm sure there will be similar storage solutions at stores like Next and TKMaxx.






I used all three of the drawers to organise my lip products - Red Lipsticks - Orange/Pink Lipsticks and then Nude Lipsticks. This way they are easy to find and are in a set place.

Did you get any organising products over the holidays? - I'm still on the look out for a Lipstick holder but love this for storing them in at the moment.

Best wishes :)

Sunday, 28 December 2014

SOME OF MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MOMENTS OF 2014

SOME OF MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MOMENTS OF 2014...


Hello lovely readers in this post I wanted to share with you some pictures I have taken from this festive season, hope you like them :)

Our Tree...  Decorated in gold and silver with white/blue lights.

 The table...  Red and gold themed with lovely brown paper Crackers.
 Some lovely sweet treats and an amazing new Disney film to add to my collection - Rainbow Drops and Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups and... FROZEN - It's so good!

 Lovely scented bath time treats... Ted Baker gift set - full of lovely scented goodies, plus the box is so cute. I can't wait to store lots of other lovely things in it.
 I got a new Camera so hopefully this year I can do more blog posts and maybe even start making my own Vlogs. I was so excited to open this and the next present...
 This is my first ever Tripod - its great, I love how easy it is to use and it is really compact so I can store it easily and also carry it around with me.


Hope you all have a lovely Holiday season :)

Best wishes :)

Saturday, 13 December 2014

A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE ROOM ACCESSORIES

A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE ROOM ACCESSORIES...


Hello lovely readers, for this post I wanted to share with you some of the Accessories I use to decorate my room, there are only three but they are all really cute and I just wanted to share them with you all. I may do room tour type blog post in the future when it is completely decorated if anyone wants to see an read about that? 





But for now here are a few of my favourite home decorating accessories...



This Candle is so lovely, it smells just like sweets! I often just take the lid off it to fill the room with a sweet fragrance. It was a gift from couple of years ago but the scent is still there, I have never used it as a candle because I like it so much I just wanted to keep it as it is. It's also quite a strong smell so I like it just as it is.


This next item is a sort of DIY project, I got the blue/green frame from TKMaxx and just put in this Postcard of Audrey Hepburn I purchased (I think from Paperchase) a few years ago. I love th frame it has a modern shape but the colour makes it look rustic and traditional - a combination I really love.

And finally... I purchased this Camera Ornament from Next a few years ago, I love Camera's and really wanted a vintage on to put on my shelf as a sort of 'display piece' but I could never find the right one for me, so when I saw this mirrored Ornament I thought it was just so unique that I had to buy it. I think it just adds a bit of character to my room and really helps to portray part of my personality.


Hope you liked this post :)

Which item is your favourite?

Best wishes :)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

EMPTIES - BEGINING OF DECEMBER

EMPTIES - BEGINING OF DECEMBER


Hello lovely readers, in this blog post I wanted to share with you some of the products I have been using lately. There are just a few but I thought they all worked really well so couldn't wait to tell you all about them. 
The first product I used up is the Calvin Klein Euphoria perfume - this smells really good and is the second bottle I have finished, I got this last year as gift and have used it lots throughout the time I had it, it's a lovely scent for the autumn and winter months as it has a 'warming' scent that I love to wear during the festive season.

The next product is the Figs and Rouge Hand Cream in Mango - I did like this cream as it did moisturise my hands well, but I wasn't really sure about the scent. I usually love all things Mango but the cream worked really well so I think I would try this again but just with a different fragrance. The small tube is also great for travelling so it's something you can easily carry around in you handbag.

The third product is the Mitchell and Peach Body Cream - This had an amazing scent and really helped to moisturise my skin. I only had a small sample of this but think it would be lovely to buy the full size. It smells that good that you don't really need any Perfume on.



This next product is something I use nearly every day - The Neutrogena Visably Clear 2 in 1 Wash and Mask is something I just love, I really like that it is a 2 in 1 product as this makes it more cost effective and also saves space. I love using this as a face was as it works quickly at removing dirt and Makeup, I also use this occasionally as a mask to clean and unclog pores, I only do this once or twice as week as I have quite sensitive skin. This is just a product I always end up going back to, so it's not a surprise that this is my third bottle. 


LOVE THIS ANANOMICALS FACIAL SPRITZ - This smells just like Lavender and works so well at refreshing my face. I just love this! It's great for a quick refresh and is a product I especially love in the warmer months.

The final product that I have used up is the Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hands Stronger Nails Cream - This did make me feel like my Nails were in a better condition and it has a nice subtle fragrance that I quite liked. I used this quite a lot during the day to help add extra moisture to my dry hands. I think this is a good product to keep in your bag or on your desk (that's where I keep mine).


Hope you liked this post :)
What products have you been using recently?

Best wishes from Lauren