Sunday, 24 February 2013

e.l.f Haul!

Sooo! I finally got my first set of elf cosmetics.

I mentioned in the previous post that I ordered their All Over Cover Stick, Mineral Infused Primer, Mineral Foundation, Lip Stain with Gloss, Lip Liner and Powder Puffs.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Quick Update! e.l.f haul!

Hey guys!

Just a short update to let you know I ordered a ton of stuff from last night and you can expect a review in the next week or two!

(I'm sooooo excited!)

I ordered their mineral infused primer to go with their mineral foundation as I haven't really found a foundation to write home about as of yet. The BB Cream by L'Oreal is taking my fancy but I've never worn mineral foundation apart from getting it done in the department store, and I have to say, I really liked it.

I also ordered a Cover Stick too as I like them for concealer/foundation. The other thing I ordered which I have wanted for aaages but never found a decent priced one, is Lip Stain, especially in pink, of course to go with it I got some Lip Liner as well!

Other than that it was just some powder puffs as per one of The Beauty Department's recommendations. I was looking forward to getting a stippling brush and their mineral powder brush too, but sadly they are high demand items and as such were out of stock. Boo!

The prices are amazing, and I'll definitely be going back there. As for the quality, I'll be letting you know shortly!

Ta-ta for now!

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Fizzy Bath Bombs!

Hey Everyone!

I love bath bombs and I think they're the perfect gift for valentines day for your boyfriend of girlfriend, add some candles and you're set for a beautiful romantic, relaxing night in.

So, let's begin with..
What you need (find these in chemist's/craft shops/health food stores):

  • 2 Cups Baking soda
  • 1 Cup Citric Acid
  • 1-3 Drops of any essential oil (I like orange & ginger personally!)
  • Witch Hazel (or Just some distilled water)
  • Food colouring (optional)
  • Spray bottle (diffuser)
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Egg Carton

Now to the..
How to: 

  1. Mix the Baking soda and Citric acid in your bowl (be sure to get rid of any lumps by sieving mixture)
  2. Add a few drops of essential oil until the mixture smells sufficiently perfumed.
  3. Add 1-3 drops of food colouring, or until the desired colour has been reached. 
  4. Spray your witch hazel or water onto the mixture until it becomes damp enough to form pretty solid balls - not too much though!
  5. Shape the mixture into evenly sized balls (or you can do small, medium and large sizes!)
  6. Place them into your egg carton and leave to dry for 24 hours
  7. Et Voila! 
You can decorate the egg carton with confetti, ribbon, glitter or anything you want to present them to your other half. 

Some essential oils you could try are lavender and rose, orange and ginger, peppermint, tea tree, patchouli, ylang-ylang or bergamot. 

Thanks for reading, and come back to see how to make Solid Perfume!
Ta-ta for now!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

New phone = more posts on the go!

So my little pretentious kittens, I got a new phone the other day and, as such, I will now be able to post on-the-go!

Also I will able to impliment glamour IRL feature.

Its a galaxy y and its really adorable! Its a bit fiddily to type with but I think im getting used to it. Im looking for a cute cover for it atm, and ill let you all know if and when I find one.

Look forward to more valentines day DIYs!

Also check out my instagram- borntrippy for some on the fly fashion/beauty snaps (dont forget pinterest too!).

Ta-ta for now!