Friday, 14 June 2013


I thought I would just do a quick post on something I've never really shared on here before. I love art, and drawing whether it be doodling like this or drawing some particular. Abstract pictures like this I find so therapeutic just sitting, drawing and being able to just turn my brain off. 

For this picture I used a fine tip Sharpie, a Staedtler non-permenant marker and a Pilot ballpoint pen.

Brush Cleaning 101

I have had a few people in the past ask me how I care for my expensive make up brushes and if I am perfectly honest, I don't wash them as often as I should - but when I do, this is how:

There are several things you can use to clean your brushes, such as hand soap, disinfectant and olive oil to keep them soft etc, but I use Baby Shampoo as I think it is the softest option and still makes them extremely clean. 

Using the palm of my hand I pour on some shampoo and clean the brush in circular motions until the water runs clean or the soap is clear. I run the bristles under warm water upside down, making sure not too let the water get into the brush, so the glue holding the bristles together don't get wet - resulting in the brushes hairs falling out.

When I lay my brushes out after cleaning them, I lay them out on a towel rolling up the end to make the towel sit on an angle, with the brush heads facing down so if there is any water left in the brush it will run out instead of letting it get inside the brush.

Most of my brushes are MAC, Sigma, Napoleon Perdis, Eco Tools, Real Techniques etc if you have any questions about what I use for what, or my opinions on any brushes, please leave them in the comments.

Friday, 7 June 2013

LUSH AvoBath Bath Ballistic.

As I mentioned in my LUSH Haul, a few posts ago, I plan on doing a couple of reviews of the products that I got. The first I used was the AvoBath Bath Ballistic as I think this one I was most intrigued about; while everything else I got was quite floral and girly this one was quite different. The scent is very fresh, a little bit minty I think. While a lot of bath bombs make the water feel thicker, this did not do that as much although after getting out my skin felt lovely.

Although green bath water isn't the most appealing idea, this was definitely a great product and I am so glad I tried it. I usually gravitate more towards very girly scents when it comes to baths as you might have noticed in my haul post, but this one is definitely worth checking out and I will definitely repurchase this. I think it'd be great in the summer! 

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Daisy by Marc Jacobs.

I brought the original Daisy perfume about a year ago and used it religiously for months until I realized I had hardly any left. When I smelt the new fragrance I couldn't help but buy it and it is about twice the size so I know it'll last me much longer. I like this scent better than the oringial scent as I believe it is a little sweeter and I really love the bottle, this one has more flowers with white, yellow and pink and the perfume itself is a light pink rather than yellow.

One thing I love about this perfume is that it lasts such a long time, I sprayed myself before bed last night because I could not get enough of this scent and I could still smell it this morning.

This perfume is perfection, and it is giving my Jimmy Choo perfume a run for its money.