Makeup Setup and Storage

Hi Guys! So, I decided to clean my room tonight; it’s been a stressful day and I just needed to clean my space and organize everything before I relaxed in my room. After tidying up a little, I thought I would share with you how I set up and store my makeup, I mean, for the most part. By the end of the week, it gets disorganized again but this is how I’d like it to stay all the time, if it could!

Jewelry/Lip Product Storage
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Let’s ignore the fact that you can see my computer screen shining bright (like a diamond) in the mirror. I store most of my lip products on my dresser because I don’t really have another place to put them near my actual makeup storage. I like how it looks though all display nicely. And then beside it, I have this large tower for my jewelry (mostly necklaces). Below are some closeups of how it’s displayed.

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It’s kind of hard to get a good picture of this, but I really like this jewelry stand. It has four arms on top and four on the bottom with two “pegs”, I guess, on each arm so you can stack jewelry nicely. I can finally hang my longer necklaces! And then in the bottom portion, I store some bracelets I have.

003I just put out the third container (the right one) tonight to add more storage since my lip stick collection keeps growing!

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The first container holds a couple glosses, in the bigger portion I’m just storing my remover and a couple lip balms, and then it has 12 slots to hold lipsticks.

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The middle container actually has two parts to it. So, the top part holds 24 lipsticks and then you can remove the top part to store items in 3 compartments underneath. I just have extra lip balms and glosses I barely reach for down there for now.

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In the third container, I’m just storing most of my glosses for now since you couldn’t really see them displayed nicely where they were before.

Makeup Desk
009Overview of the setup for my makeup.

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In this corner here, I have my makeup mirror balanced on an old Claire’s palette that I don’t use anymore. Behind it is my desk lamp, which I use for extra lighting. The back brushes are the majority of my face brushes that I use everyday. And in my small makeup bag, I have my everyday face powder, my brow shade and eyebrow tools.

010On the top of the shelf storage, I have a selection of perfumes I use including full sized ones and samples.

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On the left side of the shelf/cubby storage is my most reached for foundations/items. The pink brush holder at the back is filled with brushes I don’t tend to use a lot, and then in the glass container, I have all of my eye brushes stored. There’s a small silver container at the back that holds my most used products or items I want to test out like concealers, eye liners, primers etc. ¬†The foundations you see there are all the ones I’m currently using. Well, actually I need to repurchase my L’Oreal True Match and my Maybelline BB Cream, so those are just kind of there to remind me!

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On the right side of my cubby, I store my large eye shadow palettes in a file organizer. That Classy Bitches box is for bandaids that my friend gave me for my birthday. The few face products I have there are for a couple foundations/BB Creams I rarely use and then my setting sprays.

Makeup Drawers


014The top two drawers of this organizer is where I keep the rest of my makeup.

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The bottom of the two drawers holds items I don’t necessarily reach for that much. At the back I have false eyelashes and the giant travel container that came with the Tarte Carried Away palette. Then there’s some face sponges from Sephora (I bought when I first started getting into makeup and I hardly use). I have a small container of sample primers. The container near the front stores mascaras that I don’t like or other concealers/gels I don’t use right now. The long container holds all my eye pencils, pencil eyeliners, and some lip liners.

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This drawer is organized so nicely! At the back right, I have a face powder, a bronzer and a blush. In the back left container I store smaller eye palettes I don’t reach for frequently, as well as eye creams/pigments I rarely use and a couple blushes I don’t use a lot either. The container on the front left is filled with the rest of my eye shadow palettes. These ones I tend to use more often to. The tiny square container inside the other container has the three L’Oreal Infallible eye shadows and one of the Maybelline eye colour tattoos in it. The rest of the container holds an old bronzer palette, a gel eyeliner, two other eye studio tattoos, some colourpop eye shadows I have and three blushes that I use most often!

There you have it! Hope you enjoyed! If there is anything you’d like to see a review on, let me know! ūüôā

 

 

 

 

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My Favourite Big Brother Houseguests

In honour of the third season of Big Brother Canada which premiered tonight, I thought I would round up my favourite houseguests from my favourite reality show (includes both U.S. and Canada seasons!)

  1. Dr. Will Kirby¬†from Season 2: One half of “Chilltown” and arguably one of the best players ever, he was charming and hilarious to watch in season 2, but even better in Season 7: All Stars.
  2. Nakomis¬†from Season 5: She invented the “back door” scenario (called then the six finger plan) and that’s why they had to change to randomly picking players for Veto competitions.
  3. Kaysar from Season 6: He was smart and calculated in his moves, and partnered up with some great players especially Janelle.
  4. Janelle from Season 6: Also one of the best players ever, she was strong, great at competitions, and sassy to boot! She kicked butt in season 6 as well as season 7: All Stars.
  5. Daniele Donato from Season 8: Stuck in a house for 3 months with your estranged father must have sucked, but again, she was a great player and aligned herself with the right people.
  6. Dan Gheesling¬†from Season 10: Arguably the¬†best¬†player ever, he was mesmerizing to watch and deserved to win too. His “funeral” in Season 14 may have been one of the best game moves ever.
  7. Rachel Reilly from Season 12: She was frigging annoying to watch, but she was a strong competitor, and she was even better in Season 13.
  8. Britney Haynes from Season 12: Her diary room sessions were just hilarious.
  9. Frank Eudy from Season 14: A lot of people disliked Frank, but I enjoyed watching him. He was a great physical competitor and it was kind of funny to see him get screwed over by so many people.
  10. Ian Terry from Season 14: The student becomes the master. Literally amazeballs.
  11. Jessie Kowalski from Season 15: BB Producers gave her the worst edit, but live feeds she was fun to watch.
  12. Elissa Slater¬†from Season 15: Rachel Reilly’s sister and again, great competitor, and she was always out casted or fighting for her life.
  13. Judd from Season 15: The bear shirt.
  14. Zach Rance from Season 16: Very fun to watch, but not the best competitor.
  15. Nicole Franzel from Season 16: Everyone underestimated her, and she proved them wrong. She was just so cute and innocent.
  16. Donny from Season 16: This man is a saint! He looks like one of the guys from Duck Dynasty, and he was one of the best competitors in this season! He holds the key to my heart.
  17. Heather Decksheimer from BBCAN2: Her voice is hella annoying at first, but she grows on you and becomes a fierce competitor.
  18. Jon from BBCAN2: He was nice to look at and his partnership with Neda was great to watch.
  19. Neda Kalantar from BBCAN2: SHE SHOULD HAVE WON. THE END.

Hope you enjoyed my list! Who are your favourites on BB? Or do you watch other reality shows instead?

50 Random Facts About Me

Hi guys! So, again I wanted to post something today but didn’t really have anything planned so I decided to do the¬†50 Random Facts About Me¬†tag! Let’s get into it! ūüôā

  1. I love to write. I’m in the process of writing a novel, but I used to write short stories and even picture books when I was little.
  2. I didn’t really get into makeup until I was in university.
  3. I’ve never had a boyfriend or been in a relationship.
  4. I got my first kiss when I was 19.
  5. I suffered from depression when I was in the 8th grade.
  6. I love reality tv.
  7. I’m afraid of the dark and have a nightlight.
  8. I’m a very picky eater.
  9. I hate all fruit except bananas.
  10. I’m a giant scaredy cat; I hate horror movies or tv shows.
  11. When I was younger, I wanted to be a dentist when I grew up.
  12. Now, I have no idea what I want to do in the future.
  13. I went to school for media studies and specialized in public relations.
  14. I’ve had a total of 6 different jobs since I was 16.
  15. I work at a Plato’s Closet and I love it.
  16. I’m much more confident now than ever before.
  17. I think it’s because I started venturing out with different lipstick shades during my co-op in university, and I received lots of compliments so I kinda just kept doing it.
  18. I’m overweight though.
  19. I think it scares my mom how happy I am even though I am “fat”.
  20. I love to read.
  21. I have too many favourite books to name but some include: Lord of the Flies, Harry Potter, The Darkest Minds and The Lovely Bones.
  22. I can do the “clover” tongue.
  23. I love Nicki Minaj and that surprises a lot of people.
  24. I used to have an eating disorder.
  25. I like to say to myself I am in “recovery” for it because although I am better, the thoughts and disordered tendencies are always right there in the back of my mind waiting for me to slip.
  26. I’ve never really told anyone outside my family and close friends that.
  27. I used to play T-Ball and Soccer and did gymnastics when I was little.
  28. I bought Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s for no reason, and I have no idea where to wear them.
  29. I had my first date back in November and it was so frickin ridiculous.
  30. I love fairy tales.
  31. My favourite disney princesses are Cinderella or Belle.
  32. I would love to have the library that the Beast has in his castle in Beauty and the Beast.
  33. I’ve been to Disney world 4 times.
  34. I’ve also been to the Harry Potter theme park at Universal.
  35. I don’t have my ears pierced.
  36. I got my tattoo on a whim with only a couple weeks thinking about it.
  37. Spring is my favourite season.
  38. I love to swim.
  39. I always used to pretend I was a mermaid when I was in the pool.
  40. I still sleep with stuffed animals.
  41. I’m afraid I’ll never have a boyfriend.
  42. I still live at home with my parents.
  43. I want to move out before next March though.
  44. I love to play board games.
  45. Especially scrabble or Life.
  46. I used to play with Barbies until I was like 11 or 12.
  47. I believed in Santa until grade 5.
  48. I bought a Tarot card kit because it interests me.
  49. I’ve seen at least one ghost.
  50. I get night terrors and sleep paralysis.

Hope you enjoyed and I tag anyone who wants to do it!

TMI TAG

Hi guys! I really wanted to post something today but didn’t have a review or haul planned, so I thought I would do the TMI tag for you and just answer those questions. You can get to know me really well haha ūüôā

Questions:
1: What are you wearing?
While posting this, I am back in my pjs after a mid-afternoon shower. It’s my day off, I’m allowed to!
2: Ever been in love?
No.
3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
No, I’ve never been in any relationship.
4: How tall are you?
5 ft. 8
5: How much do you weigh?
Does any girl ever answer this question?
6: Any tattoos?
I have a piglet with a bowtie and glasses tattooed on my right forearm.
7: Any piercings?
Nope.
8: OTP?
Oh gosh, too many to name. UM:
Zack/Kelly from Saved by the Bell
Nathan/Haley from One Tree Hill
Monica/Chandler from Friends
9: Favorite show?
Again, too many to name but the ones I can think of off the top of my head: Saved by the Bell, One Tree Hill, Rookie Blue, Orphan Black, Teen Wolf, Big Brother
10: Favorite bands?
Paramore and The 1975
11: Something you miss?
I miss having more free time and days off
12: Favorite song?
For Blue Skies by Strays Don’t Sleep
Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
Here we Go Again by Paramore

13: How old are you?
Just turned 24.
14: Zodiac sign?
Pisces
15: Quality you look for in a partner?
Funny and has a sense of humour, respectful, responsible, charming
16: Favorite Quote?
I don’t really have a favourite quote. I usually like lyrics from songs mostly.
17: Favorite actor?
Miles Teller, Garrett Hedlund, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck
Shailene Woodley (just not in SLofAT), Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Emma Stone, Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon
18: Favorite color?
Ocean blue
19: Loud music or soft?
Soft.
20: Where do you go when you’re sad?
I usually crawl under my covers in my bed in the dark and listen to sad music.
21: How long does it take you to shower?
10 minutes, fifteen at most.
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Without eating food, probably like half an hour, but I like to eat breakfast and watch tv too.
23: Ever been in a physical fight?
No
24: Turn on?
You’re kind, funny, witty, have tattoos, maybe a beard, wear some plaid.
25: Turn off?
You’re rude, misogynistic
26: The reason I joined WordPress?
I wanted to try blogging.
27: Fears?
Never being in a relationship, dying, heights, spiders, butterflies.
28: Last thing that made you cry?
I watched the new movie Cinderella last night and I teared up a little.
29: Last time you said you loved someone?
Last night to my dad before I went to bed.
30: Meaning behind your WordPress url?
I had used it on an old site before and it just means that every once in a while, we should stop and pause and be happy.
31: Last book you read?
The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag
32: The book you’re currently reading?
I’ve been stuck reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close for months now.
33: Last show you watched?
Saved by the Bell. I got the box set for my birthday.
34: Last person you talked to?
My mom.
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
My sister.
36: Favorite food?
French Fries, a good deli sandwich, cheese, mashed potatoes, pizza, roast beef
37: Place you want to visit?
Like all of Canada, England, Greece, Ireland
38: Last place you were?
In my hometown? I visited work today. Outside of Canada? A couple years ago, I went to Mexico.
39: Do you have a crush?
Not really, i kinda miss having a crush on someone
40: Last time you kissed someone?
Went for a girls’ night in January, made out with some randoms at the bar.
41: Last time you were insulted?
Probably by a customer at work.
42: Favorite flavor of sweet?
Watermelon or orange
43: What instruments do you play??
Used to be able to play the flute.
44: Favorite piece of jewellery?
I only wear necklaces and right now I wear gold jewelry a lot.
45: Last sport you played?
Haha.
46: Last song you sang?
Probably something from Nicki’s new cd
47: Favorite chat up line?
I’ve never used this, but if you went up to a hot bartender you could say: What time are you getting me off at?
48: Have you ever used it?
Oh god no.

49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
I went to a movie last night with my mom.
50: Who should answer these questions next?
Anyone who is willing to!

Fashion in Review II

Hi guys! It’s been quite a busy couple of weeks! My birthday was two weeks ago and then this week is march break so I’ve been extra busy at work lately. But, I thought better late than never posting my latest fashion in review posts! There is just three outfits, but I really only take pictures/instagram my outfits if I can remember to; I am so very forgetful and always rushing around to leave before work!

This is from two weeks ago where I just wanted to be comfy at work haha. The pug shirt is from Aeropostale.

This is also from two weeks ago. I love this outfit combo; about 4 or 5 pics on my instagram are this exact outfit with a different hairstyle. High-waisted jeans from Bluenotes, top from Bootlegger and kimono originally from Forever 21, but I bought it at Plato’s Closet.

From the weekend, a casual outfit for work. Jeans from bluenotes, top from Forever 21 and cardigan from Plato’s Closet.

Hope you enjoyed! I’ll try to get back into a routine with posts soon!

Nighttime Skin Care Routine

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When getting ready to settle in for the night (either by sleeping or playing on my computer before bed), I like to change into comfy pjs and put my hair up in a messy bun so that it’s away from my face.

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Next, I use a makeup wipe to remove all the makeup from my face. I’m currently using Covergirl’s Clean makeup wipes but I honestly just buy whatever is the cheapest usually. If I wear a dark lipstick or one that’s hard to take off I use my Maybelline Superaway lip colour remover. It’s like a clear gloss and you put a little on your lips, move it around and then wipe it off with some tissue and voila! all the colour is gone. I got this tube from a friend who’s placement (2 years ago) was at a fashion magazine and she got some free samples.

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After all that is done, I look like this! And look at that new pimple on my chin! It literally popped up within the past couple days!

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I usually use my Clean & Clear advantage oil absorbing cream cleanser (top), but I thought I would try out a new one which I picked up today. It’s the Clean & Clear continuous control acne cleanser that has 5% benzyl peroxide medication in it (and peroxide helps to dry out zits). So I just wash my hands first with soap, and then wet my face with water before applying a small amount of product all over my face. I let it sit for about 30 seconds before washing it off with warm water and patting my face dry.

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Ahhhhh, so much more refreshed!

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I use these two products when I get breakouts. The white tube is a prescribed lotion that I apply to my pimples (and I used to use it a lot more frequently a couple years ago when my acne was much worse). The blue tube is a spot treatment sample that my friend received from Sephora.

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Finally, I use these two products right before I go to sleep (which is usually at least an hour after I’ve used my prescription cream). The top is my Neutrogena moisturizer for combination skin, and then I apply my favourite lip balm to hydrate my lips overnight. My all-time favourite is the Nivea lip balm.

 

Hope you enjoyed this post! I’m hoping to get an outfits of the week post up by Sunday. ūüôā