Thursday, 30 October 2014

How I Store My Makeup

Hey guys,
Following on from my 'How I Store My Jewellery' post, I thought I would show you how I store my makeup. Enjoy!

I love storing my makeup brushes in glass jars, I don't know why. I just really like the look of them. I think the jars I use are actually supposed to be used as wedding decorations but I got them anyway. You don't have to buy fancy glass jars or anything though, you can just use jam jars, I use jam jars to keep my pens and paint brushes in. The white brush holder on the end is actually for your bathroom to keep your toothbrushes in but I bought it for my makeup brushes anyway.

Clear Lipstick Holder
I got my clear lipstick holder from eBay for £2.47 with free p&p and I'm really happy I got one, this one holds 24 products and it's been really useful in tidying up my makeup and making it easier for me to get to certain things. It's great for storing my lipsticks, mascaras, eye creams and other things. If you're looking for something to save you some space then I'd definitely look at this one. It's cheap and really helps to declutter you're draws.

Unused Products
Whenever I have products I don't use or don't like I put them into this bag instead of throwing them out. I don't know why I don't just throw them out, but for some reason I like to keep them. I like keeping them in this bag because it means they're all in one place and can be put somewhere out of the way.

Mirror Compartment
This was actually my mums when she was younger but when I got my room redone she decided that I could have it. We got it painted the same colour as the rest of the room and now it sits on my dressing table. I love having this as it's a great place to keep the makeup that I use everyday. I'm not a fan of keeping my everyday makeup in a makeup bag as I don't like having to root through, so having this little compartment is great!

I hope you guys enjoyed seeing how I store my makeup! How do you store yours?
Holly x

Monday, 27 October 2014

OOTD - 27.10.14

Hey guys,
Jumpsuits and playsuits rarely look nice on me, they just don't suit my body shape and they always look really weird. However, I came across this one and I really like it. I think the pattern is really pretty and I think the fit is nice.

Holly x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

On The Go Beauty Kit

Hey guys,
I always like to be prepared for anything as most of my friends will know. In Year 9 I went on a trip to Poland with my school for a week and I literally had everything I would ever need in my backpack. I'm still like that so I thought I would show you guys what I have in my small makeup bag... I call it that but it only has 5 beauty things in it... Oh well. The bag itself is really small but you'd be surprised by how much you can fit into it.

Cotton Buds - You never know when you might need these so I always like to have a few in my bag just in case.They're good for cleaning up and eyeliner or mascara that's smudged and they can help neaten up your lipstick.

Contact Lens Case - I wear contact lenses so I always like to have my contact case with me just in case something happens or I need to clean them. It's super useful and it's small enough to fit easily inside of my makeup bag.

Cream Blush - Powder blushes are a hassle because you need to have a brush with you but with a cream blush you can just apply it easily with your fingers. I like using this one as the colour is really pretty and it's easy to just touch up if I need to.

Hand Cream - I like having a hand cream in my bag because you can use it on your elbows and knees as well and one of my friends complains about having dry elbows so at least I can help out.

Powder - I like this powder because it came with a powder puff and I find that the best way to apply makeup when I'm on the go as you don't have to take a brush with you. It also has a mirror so that'll save you some room as you don't have to take one with you, plus, the compartment at the bottom can also fit two pieces of chewing gum which is an added bonus.

Clear Nail Varnish - Clear nail varnish can be used for so many things but I keep it in my bag mainly to put onto my tights if I get a rip in them. By applying clear nail varnish you stop them from being able to tear further!

Concealer - I prefer to take a concealer out with me instead of taking foundation, it's smaller and I normally just need to touch up certain areas.

Clear Bobbles + Hair Grips - Buns and ponytails give me headaches really easily so I much prefer to have these small elastics so I can put my hair into a plait instead, I like having some hair grips as well just in case I want to put my hair out of my face.

Paracetamol - I like having paracetamol with me just in case I get a headache or one of my friends does, it's useful to have a packet in your bag.

Lipstick - This shade is my go to one so I that's why I like having it with me. Especially if I'm wearing a bold lip that day and later on decide I'd rather have something a little more toned down.

Hand Wipes - You never know when you might need to wipe something up so I like having at least one of these in my bag. I got this one from KFC last time I went... and I may have grabbed a handful just because they're small enough to fit into my makeup bag.

Roll on Perfume - I don't have an atomiser so I prefer to have a roll on perfume with me instead. It's smaller than bringing a bottle and the smell tends to last longer which is an added plus.

Eyeliner - I normally wear eyeliner and even when I'm not I still like to tight line my lashes so they look fuller, so I like having this one with me just in case.

Tissues - I have always got a cold. Always. So I nee to have a packet of tissues on me at all time.

Lip balm - Lip balm is a must for everyone. No one wants dry lips and whenever I don't have one on me I always need it.

I hope you guys found this post interesting! What's you must have in your on the go kit?
Holly x

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday #10

How To Easily Clean Up Eye shadow/Eyeliner Mistakes

Hey guys,
So I don't know about you guys, but I'm terrible for making mistakes when I'm doing my eyeliner/eye shadow, however have no fear, for there's a super easy trick that'll get rid of that mistake in a second! All you need is a q-tip and some form of makeup remover.

All you need to do is put the small amount of makeup remover onto the q-tip and then just carefully remove your mistake with it. It's that easy!

I hope this helped!
Holly x

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Get To Know Me

Hey guys.
I thought I would do the 'Get To Know Me' tag today, I hope you guys find it interesting :)

1. Are you named after anyone? 
Nope, I'm actually called Holly because of when my birthday is. I'm a Christmas baby, 22nd December, so my parents decided to name me Holly because it was fitting. They almost called me Sky but decided against it in the end, which sucks. I mean, how cool is the name Sky?
2. When was the last time you cried? 
An hour ago. I cry at everything though, no matter if its sad or happy, I'll still cry. Especially if it's on the tv, the music that goes along with things just really gets to me. I'm also terrible for crying when other people are. I once turned the tv on and started crying because someone on the screen was, I had no idea who they were or what the show was about but I still cried. No lie.
3. Do you have kids?
Nope, and I don't plan on having any, pregnancy freaks me out, although I'll probably adopt :)
4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? 
I think so, I mean, we'd have all the same interests.
5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Um... Maybe just a little? Okay, I use it a lot.
6. Will you ever bungee-jump?
I would love to! I hate heights, but I think that's why I also love them so much, I love the rush of adrenaline you get!
7. What’s your favorite cereal? 
Coco Pops. My ex-boyfriend once bought me a box randomly because he knew how much I loved them.
8. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
I don't know...Their face? Is that cheating...?
9. What is your eye colour?
10. Scary movie or happy endings?
Definitely scary movies, I love them :)
11. Favorite smells? 
Vanilla, Snow Fairy from the Body Shop and Bubblegum.
12. Summer or winter?
Winter. I'd rather be too cold than too hot.
13. Computer or television?
Computer all the way. I can watch TV on the computer, but not the other way around.
14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
I went to Poland on a school trip with my school for a week in Year 9, and I live in England so that's pretty far.
15. Do you have any special talents?
Nope, I'm rubbish at everything.
16. Where were you born?
17. What are your hobbies?
Watching TV shows... A lot of tv shows. I love photography, I might make a post in the future with some of my photos on it, would you guys be interested in that? I love reading, my favourite series is His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. I also have my blog too :)
18. Do you have any pets?
No, but I’m dying to get a puppy or kitten!
19. Favorite movie?
Hmm... This could go on forever... I really like Easy A, The Hunger Games, Mulan... The list is endless.
20. Do you have any siblings?
Unfortunately, one, a younger brother.
21. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I'd love to be an English teacher :)
I hope you guys found this interesting!

Holly x

Monday, 13 October 2014

OOTD - 13.10.14

Hey guys,
This was of a while ago but I didn't get round to ever putting the outfit up, well now is as good a time as ever so here you go :)

Holly x