Make-up And Beauty Storage/Collection

It's taken a year but I am finally at a stage where I am happy with how my bedroom looks! After finally finishing my dressing table, (technically a chest of Hemnes Ikea drawers) I thought it'd be a nice idea to show you my collection of both make-up and other beauty products. 

It was extremely hard choosing furniture for my room as I have such limited space yet need a lot of storage. Ikea's Hemnes range always stood out to me as I hate glossy white furniture, instead I prefer classic stained wood pieces . I also decided to purchase an Ikea Kolja mirror and place it above my drawers even though I already have two mirrors in my room, as it gives it more of a dressing table feel, so not only is it actually easier to apply make up using this mirror but it looks prettier.

On the top right side of my chest of drawers I have two lots of make up brushes, larger ones stored in a classic white Skurar pot and my smaller brushes in a recently purchased pastel toothbrush pot that matches my duvet, not sure if that's cute or cringe though. Next to my brushes I have a large tin I bought from Tiger which I have used to hold my cotton buds, I just adore the colours of it. 

On the opposite side I have two sets of the classic Muji Acrylic 2 wide drawers, which I've filled with jewellery, my favourite and most used make-up items. On top of the Muji drawers I have an acrylic storage pot bought from TK Maxx which I use for my frequently used bottled products, this includes deodorant, hairspray, sea salt spray, body mist and dry shampoo. Other items on my drawers include a small candle, a tin of hair pins and a trusty box of tissues! 

As you can see from above, the top drawer includes all my make-up products- excluding the ones in my Muji drawers. I'd like to point out that this collection has been built up for around a year or more, a lot was thrown away when I moved and none of these products are PR samples either, it's purely what I've chosen to buy or I've been gifted. It's all separated using three large PP baskets, three long PP baskets and one small square PP basket all from Muji! This amount of baskets managed to fill my draw perfectly leaving small gaps that fit my cleansers, fake lashes and other small beauty bits.

The middle draw is my hair draw, so there's my curling wand, straighteners and hair dryer, then a Muji long PP basket filled with my hair bands. I then used Martha Stewart desk storage pieces to hold my hair brushes and next to those is a selection of general bits I like to keep by my bed.

The final bottom draw is full of my haircare, body products, perfumes and a few other products as well as accessories such as nail files, razors etc. I've kept it all separated using acrylic storage from TK Maxx and more Muji PP baskets- they're a life saver for storage! 

The last part of my collection includes these two wonderful Soap and Glory vanity cases that store other beauty products and beauty bits. The large case is one I've had for years, in fact it was featured in this very old post. It's filled with a variety of girly pamper items such as face masks, bath bombs, body lotions and more, it's my go to for any pamper evening! The small case is very new and I've decided to keep it filled with cotton pads, face wipes and all the boring stuff I'll always need.

There we have it! All my current beauty bits in a post, I hope you've enjoyed this post as I've never done one before and as another year of blogging goes by my collection shall be bigger and better! :)

I'd love to see any of your make-up and beauty storage/collection posts so comment them below!


Bournemouth Air Festival

The Bournemouth Air Festival is a four day event that showcases everything from jets to parachute groups. It's been in held in Bournemouth in the South West of England for seven years! I've been going for the past three years and I've always enjoyed it. 

I thought I'd share with you some of the photos I snapped to give you an insight to what the show is all about, though the photos do not do it any justice especially as I only went for one day.

Unfortunately I missed some of the best displays such as the Red Arrows, but I've seen them so many times I don't feel like I've missed out. 

Have you ever been to the Bournemouth Air Festival? Maybe you've been to another big air show, tell me about it?


Sample Review: Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt

You may have already seen your favourite bloggers post about this brand new Jo Malone fragrance but I have finally received a sample (keep reading to find out how to receive yours) in the cutest card like package.

This addition - Wood Sage & Sea Salt - is a little unique for the Jo Malone range as it doesn't include any floral tones, instead it's a very English scent, filled with the aspects of a windy day by the sea. The words that first jumped out of my mouth were "Oh my God this is amazing" because I was in utter shock at how gorgeous it is, especially when I dislike most scents, in fact I only own two perfumes because I'm that choosy. 

Believe it or not, it's actually a scent for unisex due to it being non-floral and quite musky, it's hard to explain using words. Of course the best way to find out if a scent is suitable for your taste is to simply order a sample just like I did, which you can do just by visiting this link

This fantastic collection hit the counters on the 1st September so it should be avaible in Jo Malone retailers.


Reuniting With A Best Friend

As you can tell from the title, I've recently reunited with one of my best friends, though it's a little bit different than how it sounds, but before I go into the details I'd like to explain that I'm writing this rather different than the usual post as it's a little insight in to my life and why I have slacked on blogging over the last week. I promise not to rant and write an essay!
Around four years ago, I was very into virtual gaming similar to Habbo which led me to connecting with a massive community of people though I truly connected with a few. As we all grew older and wiser, we focused more on our real life rather than games which meant we grew further apart and one by one we all left the virtual space.

One person I lost contact with is a guy called Nathan, he was easily my closest friend on the game but we somehow lost contact for more than a year. Over that period of time I frequently wondered how to get back in contact with him, searching many social networking sites and messaging friends who knew him, but I had little luck.

My luck soon came into play a few days ago when I decided to re-download Skype.. of course he was online, I could of screamed with happiness. I can't word how pleased I was to finally get back in contact with him. We've been speaking everyday since, including many long Skype calls, it's just a massive shame he lives in America. Having a relationship with someone who you've never even met can be very daunting and strange, but true friendships know no distance.

I do however want to calm the nerves of anyone who is worried about my safety as obviously there's a lot of internet scandal in regards to fake identity and so forth, but I'd like to express I am more than aware of what I should and shouldn't be doing/saying etc. 

I'd love to know if you've reunited with any old friends or even family? Online or in person, let me know! Maybe you even have an online friend you've now met, tell me your stories!


August Favourites

Unfortunately there were no favourites during July purely as I was using the same old favourites and hadn't purchased anything new, this month however I have managed to gather a few items I've been thoroughly enjoying over August, including two that are non-beauty.

Molly Makes Blogging Magazine
Read more and find out how to get it here.
You have seen me post a picture of this on my Instagram at the beginning of the month. It's a magazine full of the best blogging advice and lots of blogging inspiration. I've enjoyed reading through the pages slowly and taking in all it has to offer, there's a section for everything from what font to use to how to earn an income. You may not be able to pick up the print edition, in fact I was very lucky to find a single copy in a WHSmith store but you're able to download the digital version right now!

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm: Super Strawberry - Post 
Find the range of balms here.
I sung positive praise on my review for this so there's no surprise it's in my favourites. I have used it everyday since I held it in my hands and I can't stop using it, it's so beneficial and I definitely need other shades.

Barry M Nail Paint: Berry Ice Cream - Post
Find this varnish here.
I haven't worn nail varnish for a little while as I'm not allowed where I work, but I decided to try out one of my newest polish additions. This colour is a gorgeous pale lilac that really complements a fair skin tone. It was extremely easy to apply and dried quickly. I applied two coats as well as a base and finishing coat which helped preventing chipping, in the end it peeled off rather than chipped off after a few days wear.

Drumstick Chews
I could not resist including something sweet in my favourites as since getting a sweet jar I have been enjoying the sugary treats on display. I've always loved Drumstick lollies but the chews are so much nicer, they're just a nicer version of Chewits really but I love them!

What have your favourite beauty/non-beauty products been throughout August?

See my past favourites here.

August Snaps

August has been an excellent month in regards to me posting on Instagram, I posted over 20 images which is definitely a record. I spent a lot of time creating quote images and taking random pictures so I had posts ready to ensure my timeline stayed exciting!

August has really been a month of none especially as I have spent most of it working at my current job as well as doing lots for my blog, including me changing my URL which has meant a lot of my back links have stopped working and I've lost my bloglovin followers, but I'm hoping the change will be for the better!

There was however some exciting news when my friends announced their new baby boy, although he was just 5.9lbs he's doing well and easily one of the cutest babies I've seen! I've also spent days browsing online as I've been trying to find specific bits for my bedroom, which did lead me to purchase quite a bit, see some of it in my recent home haul. I hope August has been a good month for you!

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Four Quotes #2

Last month I decided to stop doing the "Image I love" posts and instead do this instead, it's a lot easier to me and I believe a lot more beneficial for you. I also believe it's a nice little change from my usual posts.

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Share with me your favourite quote/typography/image in the comments!

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