Tuesday, 28 July 2015

TK Maxx Bargain Find - Stila In the Moment Palette

TK Maxx is rather hit or miss for me, most the time I leave empty handed or with the occasional perfume or homeware item. I was in there on Sunday having a little browse when I spotted the Stila In the Moment Palette, my eyes lit up! It was the only one remaining, and I was expecting it to be broken or swatched (like most the beauty products in TK Maxx are!) but thank jesus this beauty was fine, and untouched. That seriously annoys me, why do people open products, swatch them and just put them back down? Ew, please stop! 

I have a few Stila palettes in my collection, and really like them. I brought the In the Light palette from the in flight duty free when I went away last year, and it soon became one of my must have palettes, so I was glad to be adding another one to my never-ending collection!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

MAC Lipstick Collection & Swatches

MAC Lipstick Collection
Lipsticks are my favourite beauty product, and one brand in particular seem to have a very special place in my heart, and that's MAC! Something about the simplicity of the sleek black packaging, the scent, the formulas, the names, and the adorably packaged limited additions that seem to have a "Samm, you must buy this right now" effect on me. It's an addiction, seriously. 

I remember the day I brought my first MAC lipstick, I walked away with the MAC bag feeling like a million dollars (or should I say pounds- just doesn't sound as cool!). Since then my collection has grown and grown, and currently stands at 24. 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

What's In My Holiday/Travel Makeup Bag

Am I sat here writing this post in my pyjamas wishing I was on a plane to somewhere exotic? YES.
Going on holiday is literally one of my favourite things to do. I love travelling, exploring new places and spending a week or two around the pool relaxing! I also love flying, and the whole airport experience. I have a real plane geek side to me, I love aeroplanes! Back when I went to college, I actually studied beauty therapy with the aim of becoming an in flight beauty therapist. Samm's life ramble over.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

IMATS London 2015 Haul

I've been home from the IMATS for under 24 hours and I already miss it. Being surrounded by makeup and some amazingly talented makeup artists is basically heaven to me. The IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) is an event held annually in LA, New York, Vancouver, London, Toronto and Sydney. I've been once before back in 2013, so I was super happy to be going back this year. I shared my few of my photos from the day in my last post

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Makeup Tips and Advice #1 : Creating the Perfect Base

Yesterday I shared my summer-proof foundation and concealer routine, and I also mentioned some tips on helping your makeup last longer. That post began to get super long so I decided to split the post up and share some more tips and advice in this post today. 

I often get asked makeup advice by friends, family, blog readers, and on Instagram/Twitter. Being a blogger and having studied beauty therapy and makeup at college, I've picked up some tips and tricks along the way that I want to share with you. For some people these might be too basic and stuff you may already know, but I think back to when I just started out in makeup, I had no idea, so I wanted to create a series sharing tips and tricks that past Samm would have seriously appreciated!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

My Summer-Proof Foundation & Concealer Routine + Tips To Help Makeup Last Longer

The Summer is well and truly underway here in the UK. We've had some really hot days over the past week or so, which I don't mind when I'm on holiday and can just get in a pool to cool off, but when it's in the UK and I've got lots of things to get done it can be super annoying!! Anyway enough weather rambling, onto the post...

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Sunday Summary + IMATS London 2015

It feels like forever since I've sat down and done a weekly summary style post. Back in 2012 I used to post something called "10 questions" every Sunday, as a sort of look back at my week. I totally forgot about those posts and they faded out, but today I'm kind of bringing it back.. well only 6 of the questions. I wanted to start sharing more personal lifestyle type of posts, so I thought this would be a good way to bring back good old days of SColvinBeauty.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Makeup Storage: Muji 5 Drawer

First up, I apologise for the quality of these photos! I'm still trying to get to hang with my DSLR camera. Although I've had it for almost a year, it still confuses me! 

Today I wanted to share a post on the Muji Acrylic 5 Drawers, which I use to store most of my eye and lip products in. I've done a few full makeup collection and storage posts before on my blog (2012, 2013, 2014), and its probably about time I do another full updated post as its changed a lot even since last year! I store most of my makeup in the IKEA Alex 9 Unit and my IKEA Malm Dressing Table with this Muji 5 Drawer on top of my dressing table.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

June Beauty Favourites 2015

It's been ages since I've done a monthly favourites on my blog. I'm sure this is my first one this year, which seems strange to say as they always used to be my favourite type of posts to do. I've not really had many stand out products in previous months as I've had a fairly crazy/busy year I kind of stayed in a cycle of using the same products. Then when I've had favourites, I take the photos and write up the post and end up forgetting about it until 2 weeks into the next month! 
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