Sunday, 18 October 2015

Twin Gender Reveal ♥ We're having...

It seems like only yesterday I was telling you that I was pregnant with twins and I'm back already telling you the gender! I'll let the video do the speaking because it's much more exciting to watch the surprise than to just read it. I hope you enjoy the video - I made such a mess filming it! 

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Huge MakeUp Empties!

Be it a lipstick, a blush or a foundation. They all last a surprisingly long time. For the average person this is fantastic news, but for the make-up addict like myself this can mean the make-up stash can build up! I've been trying to reduce my stash a little recently by finishing things up. I think I've done a pretty good job, there's a lot of Empties in my latest video - all reviewed for you too!

DHC Q10 Base MakeUp - Natural Ocher*
Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Foundation - Light Beige
Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation - Light Ivory
Maybelline Rocket Volume Express Mascara
Essence I ♥ Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara
Rimmel Sandal'Eyes Rockin Curves Mascara
Benefit They're Real Mascara*
Rimmel Scandal'Eyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner
Benefit It Stick
MakeUp Revolution The Matte Effect Concealer - Fairest*
DHC Clarifying Pore Cover Base*
2True Pro Prime & Perfect 
MakeUp Revolution Arch & Brow
MakeUp Revolution Awesome Double Flick Liquid Liner*
Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Nude Mauve
MUA Pro Base Prime & Conceal Powder

Thanks for Watching!

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Monday, 24 August 2015

Double Announcement - Life Changed Forever!

When you have something important to say, finding the right words is never easy. You may already have a sneaky suspicion on what the announcement is.... But... I'm Pregnant! ...With twins! The first part, wasn't too much of a surprise, but the twins part definitely was! But I'm definitely very excited for the future. Although I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little scared. Getting my head around having 2 babies is a little crazy! How they're going to fit into my 5ft tall, Size 6 body is also a little daunting! But I'm going to take you along for the ride! 

If there's any pregnancy videos/posts you'd like me to do aside from the standard updates, please let me know. I'm completely new to this so if you have any words of wisdom or advice, I'm all ears too! 

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Too Much MakeUp? - The Story of a MakeUp Addict

It's no secret that I, like many of you reading this am a massive make-up lover. Or should I see obsessie. Today I wanted to take some time to speak to you a bit more about my story with make-up, how I ended up with what I have and how I feel about my collection. 

Lets start by saying, I don't have the smallest collection, in fact it's pretty huge. Here is what it was nearly 2 years ago, it's grown since then... Trust me when I say I'm not boasting about this, I actually think it's rather stupid that I've got to this point. Who needs 20 bottles of foundation (all in the same shades), 50 nude eyeshadow palettes and 40 odd red lipsticks. Nobody. Especially not me. That's not to say I don't enjoy the make-up I own and lovingly chose each purchase (yes even the impulse buys!). 

I love pulling things out, rummaging and redescovering old favourites. But that's just the problem, I feel like I can't enjoy everything that I own properly. I have so many favourites and not enough faces. I always used to say that if something had a slightly different tone/texture/formula then I was completely justified in owning it. I still believe that this is true, especially when it comes creating more interesting and artistic looks. But lets face it, how often do I do that anymore. I used to do it all the time. Note to self, get the colours out and get playing with new looks. 

When I first started blogging, way back in 2011 the blogging world was a completely different place. It was basically a field of reviews with some tutorials throw in. I got so caught up in this, posting daily reviews all the way up until about a year ago. This kind of culture encouraged hoarding and over-buying. I won't lie I did get engrossed in this, blogging was and still is a huge passion of mine, as is make-up. It just went hand in hand. These days blogging is a whole different kettle of fish, although that's a post for a different day! 

What I have now is an amount of make-up that no one person could ever use up. But if someone was to ask if I used it all I can genuinely say that yes, I do use the majority of it. Although of course not all in one go or in the same day or even week. But it doesn't just sit gathering dust, never being used. However the question of whether I'll ever use it all up is a completely different one. The answer is of course no. But if it's being used and loved, is that a problem? Perhaps.

Something I have started doing lately is focusing on some of my older products and getting some love in them before they have to hit the make-up graveyard. I'm even actually finished a lot of products - I have a whole make-up empties video coming very soon. I've also started being a lot more generous with my friends. If they mention they need a new blush etc or they come over, I let them take a few bits with them to love and enjoy. My mum never buys make-up anymore, she comes 'shopping' at mine! 

My make-up buying has also greatly reduced, I dread to think how much I have spent on make-up throughout the last few years. I'm not even going to attempt to make a guess. But it's a lot. Again not something I'm proud of, just a fact, I dread to thin of the holidays and memories I could have had with the money. However there's no point dwelling on the past, you can only change the future. I'm pleased to say that my make-up spending has greatly reduced this year. I don't feel like I have to buy everything new anymore and make sure it's up on my blog as soon as possible. These days I buy what I'm truly interested in buying either because the colour's too beautiful to leave behind or because the concept of it really intrigues me. 

So to answer the original question, yes I do have too much make-up, But I'm not going to let it ruin my day, nor am I going to let it prevent me from buying the odd bit of new make-up if I want to. It's a work in progress, maybe one day I'll go cold turkey, but not today. However I am making a conscious effort to use and share what I already have. Call me shallow, but it's my passion and hobby, what makes me happy and my place of comfort. That will never change. 

How do you feel about your make-up collection?

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