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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Picture Perfect

We have all lived somewhere where there are refurbishing boundaries, I know my parents wouldn't be too happy if they came home & I had auctioned off their furnature and re-painted the walls - which goes the same for my landlord. So I have to buy little accessories to express my individuality. I always take a browse through Primark furnature section, to see what bargain household accessories they have. I saw these really nice deep picture frames which I thought could come in use with small desktop storage.
Primark, £1.50 each

At the moment, I am looking for some really nice make-up and jewellery storage accessories, so thought these would be perfect for jewellery, bobbles and other little things that have no place to go.. But pondering around my room putting every little thing I could find in them, I realised they would liven up my bed side dresser and organise some of my daily skin care, cancelling out the daily dominoe effect with my cosmetics.

They fit quite a lot in, so are well worth £1.50! They also come in a range of colours to suit any bedroom, I would definitely recommend picking some up if you are looking for some cheap storage containers, if not to use as picture frames.

I would love to take a look at any of your storage devices, I'm forever on the look out for cute desktop storage / organisers.

D E T <3

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Mascara Drama

I get a lot of people asking me for the best make-up items, items I swear by, and my friends rummaging through my make-up asking for tips and tricks, especially with mascara, this is one of the main questions I get asked about. I have naturally very long eye lashes, and to get my super long super separated look, I use a couple of mascaras. Not one, but depending on how big I want my lashes, I can use up to three to four.

First thing is, when you are looking for a mascara, DO NOT look at the advertisements. Mascara adverts are the most misleading adverts of them all. We all know that the super beautiful models have lash inserts on. This could be a couple of lashes at the ends, or a full set of extensions. So DO NOT be fooled by their amazingly long, super separated lashes, because they aren't real, and it is rare that we will achieve that amazing airbrushed look.

Secondly.. The name of the mascara. Don't be fooled by the name of the new mascara. 'Telescopic Lashes', 'Extension Lash Mascara', 'Define-A-Lash', 'Magnif-eyes' 'Volume Million Lashes' 'Collossal Volume', the list could go on. This name,  hence I have highlighted 'name', is a name only ! It is what the brand have called their new product. It is very misleading, but so is the advert displaying the product. The company aren't publicising that their product will do anything, the name - teamed with a picture of a beautiful set of falsies, are making you believe that their mascara will give that effect.

Thirdly, the reviews of the mascara. You will notice on some adverts that the company have interviewed somebody who LOVES the mascara, or have done a survey with a percentage of people who witnessed a change in their lashes. This again, is very misleading. The company will select certain people to give reviews on, they are not random females found on the street. They will go through a selection process, and those who have the lashes they are looking for - who will get the best effect from the mascara i.e 'long, dence' lashes, will be used.

Returns. The best thing for a mascara company is the health and saftey act. As the mascara has touched your eye, you cannot return it for health reasons. Which is why you cannot, or should not, try a mascara out in a shop. So if the mascara doesn't work for you, you're not alone, we've all felt our money go down the drain.

A key tip I give out, is find a mascara which will work for you and stick with it . The brush is everything ! I use MAC Plush Lash mascara as a base. This has a thick dense brush which grabs all my lashes separately without clumping them together as well as lengthening subtly. For certain occasions use Clinique on the top of MAC, as this darkens and clings to the already separated lashes, giving them an extreme length. A good mascara will separate and darken your lashes giving an elongated 'lengthening' look. So find a brush which will work for your lashes.

                   MAC Plush Lash £14 ,
 Clinique High Impact Mascara, £16

 Also, the amount of product which is distributed onto the brush. If it is too tight when you pull the brush out, you won't get enough product, if it is too loose you will be subject to clumpy lashes.

If you have a brush you like to use, but you've finished your mascara, try using the brush with a cheaper alternative and you should get the same if not very similar results!

TOP TIP if you are subject to clumpy lashes, do one coat and then wait for it to dry, then reapply. The extreme amount of wet product is what clumps your lashes together, so take some patience in drying time, it is all worth it when your lashes are looking amazing!

Hope this helps some of you .. Let me know if any of these tips work for you !

D E T <3

Monday, 2 April 2012

Ladies; Moxettes

This is in no way a review ! Everybody loves a bargain, so of course, scouring my local Home Bargains I came across these. Now, if you haven't seen these before, you're in for a surprise.

99pence. Home Bargains
(Tampons, yes ladies, these are tampons! )

No need to go into extreme detail of the product, however, these are the most stylist tampons I have ever seen! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw how delightful such a shying product could be. Very boudoir, stylish, feminine and pretty. They also come with a retro refillable metal box, which makes the awkward rumage in your bag safe and stylish in any situation. And for 99pence, these are no dearer if not cheaper than the standard Tampax tampons.

The brand Moxie, is an Australian brand designed by female, Mia Klitsas, (Her amazing blog - The Powder Room ) who has obviously thought about necessities as well as styling. Bringing females a very stylish and compact way of avoiding those embarassing shying moments. 

Who says we can't be feminine throughout the month?

How amazing is the packaging? What female wouldn't be shy to have these in their bag or on their dressing table. The re-fillable tin allows up to four tampons to be stylishly stored again and again.

Moxie has more female products, which I will - without a doubt - be checking out . With a very reasonable price tag, I personally feel everybody should check these out. We all should all be able to stay stylish no matter how we are feeling around the month.

What do you all think about this product? How amazing is the packaging !?

D E T <3