23 April 2015

My New Makeup Storage

I've joined the stereotypical blogger/vlogger makeup storage clan. I have officially purchased the Alex storage unit from Ikea. At £90 I think this is one of the best, most affordable chest of drawers for makeup storage. Plus the amount of drawers means it's large enough to split up all types of makeup. 

To go with my new drawers, I bought these cute silver buckets which were on sale at Tiger as part of their Easter range. They were £1 each and the bow is so cute! I probably should have bought more whilst they had them ... nevermind!

Onto the drawer tour... 

 For the moment the top one is quite empty. I'm currently using it as my everyday makeup drawer. So all the things I'm loving at the moment are within easy reach. I'm sure this will end up changing over time and no doubt as my collection expands this will fill up!

 The second drawer contains all my lipsticks. My current favourites live in my handbag but it's something that changes quite regularly so I thought they should live near the top. This isn't even all of them as I have some in my kit too!

Ok, so I have a lot of mascaras. Don't judge me! I really hadn't realised how many I had until I moved them into here! I definitely won't be buying mascara for quite a while! This draw also has eyeliners and odd eyeshadows.

We then move onto face, excluding foundation. This one is full of primers, blush, bronzer and highlighter. Again, well stocked in every area!

The foundation and concealer drawer. Most of these are personal foundations however as you can see I do have some along the front that are kit ones as I'm definitely not as tanned as some of those shades! Towards the back I have coloured powders and concealers.

I'm pretty sure you've already guessed that this is the palette drawer. Again I've got quite a few in my kit that aren't being stored in here for the time being. I've got my most used ones at the front for easy access.

So this drawer is a bit of a random one. I've got my spare/rubbish set of brushes, all my false lashes at the back and some eye makeup removers. Along with other various randoms such as the bright orange face paint, fake blood and eye drops! 

This is my kit storage drawer so all the cases I'm not using as well as my special effects makeup. As my collection expands this will probably end up being just a special effects drawer.

Finally, right down the bottom is my hair drawer. It has all my spare products, some clips and ties and some padding. Oh and it's also currently storage to my extra cotton wool and wedge sponges. 

So there you have a whistle-stop tour of my makeup storage. It's not overly organised at the moment as I've not really got the time to play around with it. For the moment I'm happy it's all in storage and not floating around on my bedroom floor! If there is anything you would like to see in more detail please let me know! 

What do you think of my storage? Would you order it differently?



10 April 2015

Quote of the Day #14

You have probably noticed by now that once again I've been a bit quiet on the blog recently. I have to admit I'm finding life a little bit of a juggling act at the moment. This quote sums it up perfectly. I had this image in my head of how everything was going to fit into my life once I finished my course, and, well, to be honest it's not as pretty in real life. 

I feel like I am all over the place at the moment. I've been working really hard on setting up my website and gaining contacts through networking. I'm pleased to say my website is now up and running after much time spent redesigning it (and not blogging). If you pop over to my makeup portfolio tab you'll find my website. As well as website building, I've been juggling job applications with working with being ill. 

Hopefully now I'm getting better and I've mastered this juggling act malarkey, things will get a little easier. Thank you all for sticking by me and please feel free to share my website with anyone!



1 April 2015

Pretty Pastels - Shell Pink

Whilst I was doing a bit of online window shopping yesterday, I came across rather a lot of pastel pieces, which made me so excited that warmer weather is hopefully on it's way! Pastels are a staple for spring so what better way to start April than with a peek at New Look's prettiest pastels in shell pink. I love this sahde of pink as it's nice and casual but you can easily dress it up for the evening too. Unfortunately being pale means that I don't tend to wear much pastel pink. And unfortunately due to very low bank funds, my wardrobe won't be getting a pastel pink update any time soon!

What do you think of pastel shades? Do you like shell pink clothes?