Sunday, 31 March 2013

[CLOSED] My First Giveaway : Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette


Hello everyone! I'm back with a really exciting post today, my very first giveaway! That's right! I thought I would celebrate my two years of blogging with a little contest to thank all my readers!

I'm giving away a Naked 2 Palette by Urban Decay. It's been on top of my wishlist for ages and I reckon a lot of people would like to get their hands on it too, so now is your chance!


Step 1 : Like my new Facebook page.

Step 2 : Follow my blog.

If you're unsure of how to follow with Google Friend Connect, find more information here.

Step 3 : Finally, leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what your favorite beauty product is! 

-The giveaway will be open from March 31st to April 30th.
-The giveaway is open internationally.
-If you're under 18 years old, make sure to have permission of your parents before entering because I will need your address for shipping the prize out to you.
-I'll choose a winner randomly and let you know on my blog and on Facebook soon after the giveaway ends. I will also contact the winner directly.

I hope you all participate to celebrate with me my two years in the blogging world. :) ♥

Saturday, 30 March 2013

My Affordable Beauty Storage : Makeup, Nails, Hair and Accessories Organisation Tips and Ideas!

Today I'm back with a post about beauty products organisation! I love to have everything organised in my home so I have been perfecting my makeup, nail, hair and accessories storage system ever since I started getting into makeup a few years ago.

I'm relatively pleased with how things are organised at the moment, so I thought I'd show you all how it looks along with a few tips and tricks I have picked up along the way to store everything neatly. Right now, everything is easy to reach and I can find what I'm looking for super quickly. It looks nice (in my opinion at least :P) and it's efficient! Do you have any makeup storage tips for me? Let me know in the comment section! ♥

Full Set Up

A few things you need to know about my set up :

- The white dresser does not contain any beauty products. It's just my clothes in there.
- I don't have a very big collection of beauty products. My full makeup collection fits within the first three drawers of the rainbow tower. Everything else is other beauty related items.
- Most of my nail polish is is the pink basket on top of the dresser. For reference, it can contain about 50 polishes (but they are tightly packed in there). I got the pink basket at Dollorama.
- All of the dividers that are inside the drawers were bought at the dollar store as well.
The vast majority of the stuff I use for organisation is very affordable and budget friendly.


Rainbow tower

This rainbow tower contains all my makeup, nail tools, hair accessories, skin care and hot tools. I got it at Costco for 35$ It's great for keeping organised and it's super cheap :)
At the top, I keep :

- my light up double sided mirror
-a cute box (from the dollar store) which I store rarely used nail polish in
- my everyday skin care items : moisturizer  spot treatment, eye cream, lip scrub, eyelash curlers, body splash, eye makeup remover, hand lotion.

Dresser top

This is what I keep on my dresser. 
- I keep my makeup brushes in three vases I got from the dollar store filled with small plastic bead to help the brushes stand up.
- I keep my large palettes in a clear plastic file sorter from, you guessed it : the dollar store!

 Necklace organisation and clear tower

In the second white and clear tower, I keep hair products and tools plus travel sized items. I got this storage system at Walmart for 30$.

At the top I keep :

- 2 Double sided mirrors (both from the dollar store)
- My makeup wipes in their plastic container
- Cotton buds in a glass jar from the Dollar Store
-  Cotton Balls in an empty  Bath and Body Works candle which I recycled
- A small 8X magnifying mirror

As you can see, this is also where I keep my necklace collection. In order to help me find what I'm looking for quickly and to keep the necklaces from tangling up, I keep them on small nails that I have attached to the wall. They are divided by length and color.

This storage idea couldn't be more simple and cost-effective! It only costs 4 nails (so I'm guessing no more than a few pennies) and it looks cute on display like that!


Now let's have a look at what's inside the drawers!

 ♥ First up is my eye makeup drawer! ♥

As you can see, I have divided this drawer using three plastic baskets. I have left one portion of the drawer empty to fit larger items. 

First basket : Liners and bases
Second basket : Mascaras
Third basket : Eyeshadow singles

To the side I have larger eye shadow duos, quads, small palettes, etc. I also keep my lashes and eyelash glue there.

 ♥ Lips drawer ♥

You can easily spot my lip balm addiction here :P

I have divided this drawer using 4 baskets.

First basket : Lipbalms (there is more than one layer of lip balm and it could fit another one easily)
Second basket : Lip sticks (also has two layers of products)
Third basket : Glosses
Fourth basket : Lip balms in a pot and backups

Super easy and neat looking, in my opinion :)

♥ Face drawer ♥

These pink dividers a a little different from my grey ones but they are also from the Dollar store. The small long ones are 3 for 1$ and the large rectangular one is 1$.

The baskets aren't exactly divided by type of product, more by the size and shape of the products. As you can see, the third basket contains small round products while the fourth has concealers and primers mostly.

 ♥ Bracelet drawer ♥

In this drawer, I squeezed four long and thin dividers.

First basket : Watches (mostly my boyfriend's watches)
Second basket : Fabric/string bracelets
Third basket : Stretchy bracelets
Fourth basket : Bangles

♥ Nails Drawer ♥

Again, different dividers, but also from the Dollar Store. These clear ones were a tad more expensive, but still not over 1$ a piece. The are also longer than the other plastic kinds. I love that they are clear they look very nice and clean.

First basket : Nail art plates, nail art stamp and scraper, buffing blocks, nail clippers, nails files, nail polish thinner.
Second basket : Cotton rounds, cotton swabs, pure acetone and toes separators
Third basket : Rhinestones, sponges, tweezers.

This is my least favorite drawer because it's a little messy looking in my opinion. Please let me know if you have any ideas for improving on this one :)

 ♥ Skin care drawer ♥

For this drawer, since product size vary so much and since some products are quite big, I couldn't find a proper way to place them into baskets. Instead, I chose to place an anti-slip fabric at the bottom so the products don't roll around when opened. 

The drawer is a little empty looking right now because I'm working on using some of these products!

Beauty Tools drawer

In here I keep makeup sponges, cosmetic cotton swabs, backup makeup wipes and perfume samples (inside the pink makeup bag - which is from the dollar store). Not very exciting, but you gotta put these things somewhere right?

Bath and Body Works drawer

Right now it's pretty empty looking, because I'm working on using up my products. I haven't been to Bath and Body Works in a few months! This drawer is divided with four baskets, three thin and one square.

First basket : Hand sanitizers
Second basket : Spare wallflower with recharges.
Third basket : Backup body splash
Fourth basket : Empty at the moment

Hair accessories drawer

In this drawer, I keep all of my hair accessories. This is the only way that I have found that is neat and organised to keep them. Otherwise I keep loosing all my hair ties and my clips. I think this looks very nice and clean and it's probably one of the drawers I am most happy with. I can always find what I'm looking for uber quickly.

First basket : Large hair clips
Second basket : Small hair clips and bobby pins
Third basket : Hair ties
Fourth basket : Headbands

 ♥ Hair tools drawer

This is where I keep all of my hot tools. A great tip that I picked up from my mother is to keep the cords inside an empty toilet paper roll. It's not the cutest thing, but it helps keep the cords organised and protected. That way you're not damaging them by twisting them around the straightener. It also doesn't cost anything which is brilliant!


Second tower

First hair products drawer

In this drawer, I keep my hair products which are in large cans or bottles.

 ♥ Second hair products drawer ♥

In this second drawer I keep smaller hair products.

Hair brushes and combs drawer

In this drawer I keep all of my brushes and combs. I have one basket which I put all the combs and small travel sized brushes in. For the brushes I like to put them side by side, but facing different directions so that the larger part of the brush isn't always on the same side. That way, I can save space and cram more brushes into the same amount of space.

I skipped two drawers after that because they just contain rubbish pretty much XD

Travel sized products drawer

Nothing too fancy in here. This is just where I keep all of my travel sized products and bottles. 

 ♥ Candles drawer

Last but not least, this is my candles drawer (and the reason why I'm trying to finish off products before I go to Bath and Body Works again :P).

That's it for my affordable beauty storage tips! I hope you enjoyed this post and that it was helpful! I hope that it gave ideas to those of you who are still trying to figure out inexpensive ways to store your products!

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2013 Beauty Wishlist : Drugstore & High End

Just because I feel like it, I'm posting this beauty wishlist of the current items I'm lusting over. Let me know if you have tried any of these and what you think of them! ♥


Wet' n Wild
WnW princess bronzer
WnW pearlescent pink Blush

Almay Get up and Grow Mascara

Magic Lumi Foundation
Magic Lumi Concealer

Collection 2000

Eye Shadow Palettes
Contour kit

Healthy mix foundation

Full brush set

Katty Perry - Meow
Juicy Couture - Viva la Juicy
Hello Kitty

China Glaze Nail Polishes

Amazonian Clay Blushes

PRO Palette

Soap & Glory
Righteous Butter

Erase Paste
Bo-ing Concealer

Urban Decay 
Naked 2 Palette

The Balm 
Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette
Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter
Hot Mama Blush

Too faced
Natural Eye Shadow Collection
Natural at Night Shadow Collection
Smokey Eye Shadow Collection
Shadow Insurance

NYX (pretty much anything by NYX)
Caviar and Bubbles Shadow Palette

All Over Shimmer Duo

Z palette
Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask

Callipygian, Enchanting Otters, Otherworld ,Sleepy Hollow, Wicked, Hypercool, Herbivore, Mephisto, Freya, Purgatory, Pumpkin fire, Shinigami, Soceress, Leshii, Immortality,
Pixy Epoxy

Darling Girl
Loose shadows (too many to list them all!)


So my list is pretty long I guess :P Thankfully most of it is Drugstore/inexpensive! Let me know what items are on your beauty wishlist for 2013! :)

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