Monday, April 14, 2014

How I Organize my Dresser/Vanity !

I have to admit that I am very excited about this post. 
It is probably because am very happy about the way my dresser is currently organized and how everything I need daily is so visible and easily accessible. 

It may also look a bit cluttered to you, but to me it is what I like to believe as organized clutter :)

I truly believe in the power of organizing (I know, I sound dramatic), not that I am a domestic goddess or any such thing, but then it is the simple joys of life like this, that makes one happy, isn't it ? 

Without any further let's get on to it, "How I Organize my dresser or What's in my dresser ?"

Drawer 1
In this drawer I keep all stuff I need for manicures, all nail stuff - nail polishes, nail polish removers, nail cutter, buffer, nail correcter pen, q tip, etc., it helps that everything is at one place. 
This drawer also houses some of my hair stuff, some clips, brushes, hair ties and section clips mainly.

The white baskets in the picture are from Kmart.  They come in a pack of 4 from what I remember and are super affordable.

Drawer 2
Drawer 2 is mainly for my watches, perfumes and some jewellery. I have my watches lying on my GHD straightener box. There are some bold and bright lipsticks on the left corner that I don't wear on a daily basis, the lipsticks that I wear daily are on the top of my dresser or my makeup cube. The three boxes contain some of my rings and bracelets. This drawer also has perfumes and some hair bands. Finally I have some dainty necklaces in one of these white baskets (the same from Kmart). This drawer is definitely a bit all over the place, but I prefer to have all of this in the top drawer.

Drawer 3
Drawer 3 is hair tools, my GHD Straightener and Hair Dryer. Simple and the most sorted drawer :)

Drawer 4
Most of my jewellery is set up in my Jewellery Armoire. Check out my previous post on my jewellery storage. Some pieces here and there live in my dresser. This drawer has some necklaces and bracelets. I keep some of my hard to store statement necklaces in here.

I also have some silver jewellery in the right corner that I keep in bags so it doesn't get tarnished.

Drawer 5
In this drawer, I keep my palettes, samples and some makeup/skincare stuff (my stock as I like to call it) that I am not using currently. I do buy some extra stuff sometimes but I don't open it all at the same time.

Drawer 6
Last but not the least this drawer contains some makeup bags, my watch boxes and my GHD case. Also some velcro rollers which nearly got stuck in my hair and I have no plans of using in the near future.

Previous Organization/Storage Posts

Do you like organizing ? Any organization tips ?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Jewellery and Bag Haul !

A while back Colette had 50% off on all jewellery and needless to say I shopped ! I have also been wanting to buy a new bag and I found something that I really like. Today's post is my recent bag and jewellery haul :) Enjoy !

I bought three necklaces from Colette. 

I bought this fun colorful chunky necklace from Colette as I don't have anything in these colors. I got this for 8.48$.

I bought this diamante necklace in the black metal. I love this because it is a neutral piece and will go with everything. I got this for 8.48$.

Finally this pearl necklace, I love it because it is edgy as opposed to a lot of pearl necklaces. I got this for 6.48$.

On to the bags, I bought this bag from Strandbags. It is by the brand Marikai. This was for 69.99, I got this for 39$. 

I wanted to buy a black cross body bag. I bought this black with gold hardware from Sportsgirl (discounted 23$). 

What has been your recent best bargain ?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My Current Face Masks on Rotation !

Let me start by saying that I have never used a face mask that has made me feel that I have completely new skin, but nonetheless, I love me some face masks. 

I usually have some pamper time on the weekends comprising of a face scrub, face mask, body scrub and a hair mask. 

Anyways, lets get on to today's post, and have a look at my current face masks on rotation..

I have been using the above pictured four face masks since a couple of months now, and these are (from L to R) Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask, Racinne Ultimate Aqua Blanc Brightening masque*, Origins Clear Improvement mask and Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque.
Note - I have normal to dry skin.  

The 'Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask' and 'Racinne Ultimate Aqua Blanc Brightening masque*' are cream like masks, you just apply them like a cream and you don't need to wash them. 

The Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask (100 ml - 34$) is an intensive hydrating mask which works its magic overnight and helps make skin feel refreshed, hydrated and plumper. This mask smells awesome. It has a cream type consistency which you can just slather over your skin and your skin will soak it all up. I find that my skin feels a lot softer, smoother and full on moisturized after using this. I have been enjoying this as an overnight pampering treatment and would now be getting more use of this with the cold season just around the corner.

The Racinne Ultimate Aqua Blanc Brightening masque* (75 ml -37$) is also on the same lines as the Origins one. It is additionally also supposed to help with pigmentation and help skin looking smooth and youthful. I cannot vouch for the pigmentation as I have not been using just this, but overall I have been really enjoying it. I use it when I have to go out for that brightening pick.

The 'Origins Clear Improvement mask' and 'Queen Helene Mint Julep masque' are more focused on deep cleaning and clearing the pores. I don't have big pores or problematic skin (knock on wood) neither do I have oily skin, so I am not the best person to review these, but I like using them. 

I would classify The Queen Helene Mint Julep masque (226 gms - 4.14$) as a summer mask, not that you can't use it in winters, just that its fun using it during summers. Its a cooling, refreshing, minty and awesome smelling mask which just screams summer. My skin feels cleaner, smoother and much more better after using this. I purchased this from, its a damn good mask for the price.

The Origins Clear Improvement mask (100 ml - 34$) is also on the same lines of the Queen mask, but more like an expensive sister of it. I use it when I am not feeling good about my skin and my skin is giving me problems. I don't think you need both the Queen and the Origins one, one can do and the cheaper one is definitely the bomb.

Which masks are your favorite ? Do you have a life changing mask ? 
 *This product was provided by the company for consideration.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Manicure Monday - French Cream and Purples !

This Manicure Monday features purple french manicure

I bought the Manicare 'Perfect French Tip Tapes' from Priceline a while back, tried them, failed and forgot about them, but then I stumbled upon them while cleaning and tried them again. 

Let me know what you think about them.

I have used Chi Chi 'Capital Him' as my base, Sportsgirl Nail It in 'Bossy Boots' as my french tip and Fing'rs nail polish* (no name on it) as my accent nail. I love how the Fing'rs cream shade looks as an accent nail.

The Manicare 'Perfect French Tip Tapes' are a quick and easy way to do a french manicure at home compared to doing a free hand tip. 

One big tip for using them is, make sure your nail polish is completely dry otherwise you will end up ruining your mani, which is exactly what happened when I used these the first time. This time I used them the next day after applying my nail polish to be super safe :)

If you are not comfortable doing a french mani free hand, give these tapes a go.

Have you used french tip tapes before ?

*This was provided by the company for consideration.