Tuesday, 26 February 2013

February Update

So again I apologise its been a few weeks since I last updated and I'm happy to its good thing that have been keeping away.
As you know I qualified to be a make up artist last summer and I started working on small films to gain experience as it happens nearly a year later I am still working as a make up artist for more productions company's and also gaining more experience working on student films. I absolutely love my job I have met someone wonderful people and last weekend got to work with my first horse :) do not worry I did not apply make up to the horse.

As well as working in make up after a few months of my aunties passing I decided to apply to the hospice that she stayed with to do voluntary work I went for my interview last week and started my first shift today I did write a post how wound full the Bolton hospice where but there is never a way you can thank anyone enough for what they do at the hospice so volunteering seemed the best way and maybe I can pass that on to some one else. I get name badge I know how mundane that may seem but it's nice to work with people on a regular basis have a name badge :) I do love meeting new people on sets but its nice to have something familiar.

And of course no hiatus would be complete without me going gallivanting to a snooker match :) yes I have already been once this year I went to the masters in London in January and I loved it it was my first time watching snooker there but after I went to the welsh open last year I Knew I had to go again so I booked the tickets to go watch judd trump. Now it's a four hour drive from where I am so we only just made it to Wales on time and then of course judd had to kill the match off in an hour and ten minutes yes all that way for an hour luckily we had chance to meet judd and get our tickets signed then the four hour journey home :) promise no more snooker talk until the world championships :)

So apart for that of course I have been shopping and its been valentines day so I got some lovely gifts and has I haven't filmed any of these yet I will give you a sneaky peek.

And as I always mention my laptop is nearing death I swear I hear it sigh every time I turn it on, so I have started the search for my new BFF I decided no more windows I'm going mac mac I'm leaning to MacBook Pro so if you have any ideas or have any advice you would love to share I would be grateful. I'm pretty much surviving using my iphone and iPad which is great but I need my laptop.
I hope your all keeping well and see you soon my lovelies

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Collection & Storage ideas

I've been asked for years for a collection video and how I store my make up but I've never have purely because haven't stored well :) everything has just been thrown in various places to be honest. Last few years I've noticed I keep loosing things so something had to be done. And thanks to the wonderful YouTube I browsed many videos on storage a few things stuck but I wanted my own little spin.

Just to put this out there before I start showing pictures I did not do this to brag I am not showing my collection to say look how much money I have spent. These things were not purchased at once this is something that has been built over many years and hard work yes I'm proud of it and was hesitant to show everyone because I don't want people to think I'm showing off so I've just took a few pictures as an over few. The biggest part is the storage itself you spend a lot of money over the years and when you have a few items its important to organise things or it turns into a nightmare when your trying to find one thing.

The best thing I purchased is the muji storage drawers one it looks clean and you can see what your looking for. The big drawers for my lipsticks have been a lifesaver I can see what I want and grab it and they fit perfectly and I have another for lip-glosses. The smaller drawers fit various things currently holding paint pots and liners.

The six section pot is a great idea I get to separate eye-liners lip liners, primers all that jazz really and I also have one for my brushes I just put a few beads in so they stand up right.
One thing I couldn't live without are tins I am a little obsessed yes but they are a great cute way of hiding items.

Earrings are a nightmare for me if I didn't have this stand I swear I would not have a pair! So this a great way to keep them all together.

My drawers now we go into unknown territory everything used to be thrown in :( hangs head shocking I know. So to keep things organised I use my empty glossy boxes to keep things separate one for samples face creams lashes and then in my bottom draw all my palettes. Yes I have a real urban decay problem I do have another palette but its MIA :(

So as you see not that fancy or expensive most are biscuit tins and plastic I'm sure there are lots of muji style cases available on eBay to purchase cheaper to be honest.
I keep all my kit make-up separate and I don't think that's so interesting and still needs organising :) I hope this gives somebody tips and ideas i think it's just a nice way to display and organise without going Cray Cray.

I am not affiliated with glossy box or any other company mentioned all products and storage was purchased by myself with my own money.