Tuesday, 30 August 2011

#134 -- New nail polish storage!

I had previously been storing my nail polishes in the Fearne Cotton hatbox which I got for Christmas last year, and it was just overflowing, so I decided some new storage was in order. I seen these boxes in Card Factory of all places and they matched my room so I picked up the largest one for a mere £2.99!

This is how it now looks inside...

In here you can see my fearne cotton, models own, 17 cosmetics, seche vite, beauty uk, opi, china glaze, e.l.f and barry m nail polishes! However this isn't all of my collection, so I need another box!

These are what don't fit in the box, a makeup bag FULL! Including rimmel, maybelline, collection 2000, mua pro quakes and nails inc!
The makeup bag is from a Fearne Cotton set again from Christmas last year!!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

#133 -- A different kind of post...

...This is what I've done with my day today,
baked Vanilla Cupcakes and Chocolate Chip Cookies!
I have always loved baking, well more so the outcome and I made these out of Asda packets instead of them being from scratch. But I definitely want to get more into baking from scratch :).

Also Baxter, my dog wanted in on the action and some yummy goodies!
Hehehe <3 cutiepie!

Monday, 22 August 2011

#132 -- E.l.f swatches and better pictures.

I have decided to post a better picture of my e.l.f competition prize as the one from my Blackberry wasn't very clear at all!
And what I got:
Therapeutic Conditioning Balm in Strawberry Creme
Nail Polishes in Fluorescent Pink, Teal, Coral, Purple Dream and Fuschia
Nourishing Cuticle Pen
Eyeshadow Duo in Butter Pecan
Studio Powder Brush
Brightening Eyeliner in Black

And onto some swatches!
Brightening Eyeliner in Black.
£1.50 from the e.l.f website, this is perfect for me as I love black eyeliner, it comes with a handy pencil sharpener and has good pigmentation in the swatch you see.

Eyeshadow Duo in Butter Pecan.
Beautiful colours, definitely the types I wear the most of, I love natural eyeshadows and the pigmentation of these is really good. You can use them dry for a more muted look over the e.l.f eyelid primer or wet for a more dramatic look.

Therapeutic Conditioning Balm in Strawberry Creme.
Lovely pink colour in the tube and it smells delicious! It keeps my lips nice and soft throughout the day and its rather scrummy too hehe!

Nail Polishes in Fluorescent Pink, Teal, Coral, Purple Dream and Fushia.
I love e.l.f nail varnishes, they are opaque in 2 coats and have a super quick drying time. My favourite from this set I have and my favourite polish currently is coral. It is a beautiful colour. It's a mix of pink and orange with gold tinges you can see it better in real life, but it is definitely gorgeous, I'm going to do a NOTD soon with this to show you all :).

e.l.f cosmetics are available here.
Prices start at around £1.50.

They also hold regular offers on their facebook page.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

#131 -- A BIG thank you!!

Last week I won the 2nd prize in Life of a Sweetaholic's summer competition and it was to spend £10 at e.l.f cosmetics.
My prize arrived today and I have to say it is amazing!
It includes: Nail Polishes in Teal, Fluorescent Pink, Coral, Fuchsia and Purple Dream, A black eyeliner, Duo Eyeshadow in Mocha Swirl, a lip balm in Strawberry Creme (Smells yummy) and a Studio Powder Brush!
Much more than £10!! Rachel is so generous :).
I picked Teal, Coral and the powder brush and Rachel chose the rest for me, I have to say she knows me extremely well :D
Thank you Rachel!

I will get some better pictures and swatches with my camera.

Also coming soon on my blog:
- A D.I.Y task on a picture frame.
- A haul from town including my first ever MAC purchase!

Monday, 8 August 2011

#130 -- NOTD

Today I decided to go with multi-coloured pastel nails as I could not decide on a colour hehe!
Thumb to Pinkie -- All Barry M -- Strawberry Ice cream, Blueberry Ice Cream, Lemon Ice Cream, Berry Ice Cream and Mint Green!
I love them!

Sorry for so many NOTD posts at the minute, I really need to start doing other posts too!!