Saturday, 19 March 2016

How to clean makeup brushes

HHHHHEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Its me, and no, I'm not Adele but Anna, writing another blog post. Today I am gonna be sharing with you how I clean my makeup brushes and what I find most effective.
 There are many different ways of cleaning your makeup brushes, with olive oil and soap  and all sorts of other things. But the way I find most effective when cleaning my makeup brushes is using shampoo!!! Now the best shampoo for your makeup brushes is normal baby shampoo as it is really soft on the brush. Although, as I don't have a baby in the house, I just used my normal Herbal Essences shampoo, which worked perfectly well. All I did was run a sink of warm mater and then rub the shampoo into my brushes thoroughly and then rinsed out with the warm water. This worked very well, as my brushes were in need of a clean and I even hate to say, still had some fake dried blood on them from world book day, a couple of months ago! Ooopss!!!Oh well done now, my brushes are all glossy and clean, plus they smell really good!! ;)

Sunday, 21 February 2016

W7 in the buff: Review

Hi guys it's me again and I know, it's been ages since I last blogged. This post is gonna just be a quick and short one about the W7 in the buff makeup pallet I recently purchased!
I ordered this from amazon at an amazing price of £4.44!!! This seemed very reasonable as well as being a no.1 best seller as well as getting four and a half stars. So if you want to go and check it out, click here.

Lovely box, easy to open, maybe slightly to chunky for my liking but that doesn't really matter, lovely copper colour and quite big. I think I would have preferred it slightly smaller for travelling wise, although it is absolutely amazing to have on your dressing table!!!

When opened, there is no mirror, slightly disappointing but you can get round that!!! The most amazing colours varying from metallic to matte and a huge range of colours to chose from as well! There is a handy brush with an applicator side as well as a blending brush on the other end.

The actual eye shadows are wonderful, very pigmented and easy to apply as well as I absolutely love all the colours! These colours are identical to the Naked pallet, Urban decay and from what I can see they are practically identical, apart from the huge price difference! While urban decay is £51.49 and in the buff being £4.44, I would personally opt for in the buff. Yes, Urban decay may have slightly fancier packaging and a nice big mirror as well as NAKED written massively on the front of it, there is absolutly no difference! I mean, are you willing to pay £47.05 more for just a brand name and a mirror??? Cos I am deffo not!

To conclude, I feel that the W7 in the buff make up pallet was a great purchase and I have really enjoyed using it! It is such a reasonable price and  such great quality as well, I think I am going to really enjoy using this more!!

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

4 ways how to use washi tape

Today everyone, I am going to write about 4 ways how to use washi tape! Washi tape is basically patterned masking tape, which although slightly expensive, is soooo good and I would recommend it soooooooo much, I got it in my stocking for Christmas, and I have been loving it!  So let's get started!

1. Pencils

These are so easy as well as super cute! They only take a moment to do and are perfect for going back to school or work! I find that the non ridged ones, plain and circular work best! Basically all you have to do is wrap your washi tape around the pencil and if one strip isn't quite enough, just use two!!! I absolutely love these and am gonna be using then a lot!

2. Planners

Now you might have already seen my post on this but I have absolutely been loving decorating my planner recently with all sorts of things (including washi tape, obviously!) This just really helps me to keep my 
planner neater, because I am REALLY rubbish at being neat! So if you havent seen my post on three ways on how to decorate your planner, click  here

3. Bunting Pegs

Now before you say, why would you want PEGS???? Think about what you what tou could do with them, so I love to hang little bits and pieces like christmas cards and all such things! So just to make those pegs look a little nicer and cute, you could add some washi tape to them, just like I've done!!

4. Cards

Now who doesn't love these cards? They are so sweet and lovely and really shows you've put and effort in as they are hand made. They are quite self explanent. I will also be doing a post on three ways to decorate cards with washi tape so keep an eye out for that!!

So that is it for today! I hope you have enjoyed this post and that it has given you some ideas! Until next time, bye!!!

Monday, 4 January 2016

Three ways how to decorate your planner

Hellllooo again! Happy New year by the way! I was out with my friends on new year, and I hope you all had a fabulous new year! Now that Christmas is over, Boxing day is over, New year is over and now the holidays over, you are thinking about preparing for going back to school or work. And this ultimately means getting organized. Now I find what really helps me to be organized and neat in my planner is to decorate it before hand so that I have to keep up the presentation. I almost turn it into a mini scrapbook! So here are three ways to decorate your planner:

1. Simple washi tape

This one is so easy to do, all you need to have is washi tape and a permanent marker! You basically just outline the bits you want to have in washi tape, so I have gone for boarders and then written the date in permanent marker onto the washi tape. I feel you need permanent marker because the washi tape is glossy meaning it will just rub off if done with a normal pen! This is actually for this week, when I am going back to school so I have just done a pretty font for when I have still got holidays!

2. The watercoloured doilies

This one, I have too say is probably my favorite out of the three, I just find it so beautiful and delicate and I just love the colours! Plus it is very easy! It is pretty self exoplanet, you basically just merge water colours together on a doilie, getting a lovely merged watery effect, wait for it to dry and cut it up into bits, placing it on corners and edges of your planner. Then just to make it a little more interesting, I did bubbles in thick marker around the dates!

3. The rainbow water colours

This one is also very easy, and lovely and colourful! All you do is fill in your days with water colours in rainbow order, merging colours together to give it that fabulous look! Then I just added a bit of washi tape on the days and at the top, then again, just wrote the dates in that permanent marker on the washi tape! I feel you could be really adventurous with this one and really just play around with how you do it!


Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post and that it has given you some inspirations, comment down below which one was your favorite and be sure to show me your interpritations! See you soon! I think I might do a DIY Kate Spade post so be sure to keep a look out for that, and just so you don't miss it, hit that follow button over there, just so you are up to date! Love you!