Friday, 27 April 2012

Florence the swallow

New ink
@ Seven Sins Horley
By Jeff

Love it 

Sir Barnubus the third

The boy and I have a new addition to our little family... meet Barney
He's our little cutie. A Chihuahua crossed with a Shihtzu he reminds of a little gremlin.
A very cheeky little monkey but we love him :) 


Make up storage

I have become obsessed with all things interior based. I'm constantly on websites eying up millions of pounds worth of goodies which I can only dream of buying. I want to try and get into the car booting/charity shopping so many fellow bloggers seem to be so inept at. Any tips just leave them in the comment section lol! 
My ideas for my bedroom mainly revolve around white, sleek furniture, lots of roses, some subtle little lights wrapped around a mirror...everything girly. Not quite the shabby chic look as the boy isn't too keen on it but halfway there. 
We're in the process of redecorating the living room so photos of that will be up in due course, I'm rather excited to be honest...
Anyway this post is about my make up storage system, adapted from before since stealing a set of drawers from my Mother (once the Ikea Helmer is mine she can have it back of course)

So these are the drawers, from Hobbycraft I think
The bright colours are nice but I'd rather have just the white translucent set
Or even the white Helmer (*cough* hint *cough*)
On the top I keep various jewellery and bits 
One of my favourite drawers
Full of my lip balms (I'm hooked I admit) and various sample sizes of other bits and bobs
It's great having a cousin in the beauty industry she always lets me try out new products
Must start a regular reviewing regime
This drawer is home to all my pallets 
Left hand side are the two urban decay nakeds, two MUA pro pallets and three sleek 
The top velvet pouch is my Chanel travel compact, then a No7 compact mum bought me for christmas
My MAC pallet is hidden underneath these
At the bottom are my two larger urban decay pallets, Alice in Wonderland and NYC2 
A few lose face products too, the new Benefit foundation which I must review as I love it! And No7 BB cream which is my usual choice for work 
The body drawer...
I keep the majority of body moisturisers in the bathroom
I have a habit of collecting these without realising I must work my way through them before buying more! 
Three of my favourites are in here, Lush Dream Cream, The body shop Lychee body butter this smells divine! I love lychees and this makes me want to lick myself. And the Korres jasmine body lotion I won at my Aunt's hen night, only Korres product I own and I'm impressed, may have to purchase some more.
I never really bother with my hair, just some detangler and heat protection before straightening and I'm out the door.
I'm trying to make a conscientious effort to take care of my unruly mane so this is the starts of my 'hair' drawer
Current face product drawer
Just a few bits and pieces I'm using on my mug at the moment
Kiehls moisturiser, clinique moisturiser, Neals yard moisturiser, clarins toners and other bits
Top of the drawers.... 
These little drawers still house the majority of my make up
Top two drawers blushers to the left and other face products to the right
I looooove the blusher drawer
Lipsticks and lipglosses to the left and more face products to the right
Loose eyeshadows to the left and odds and sods to the left
I have to share a little bit of space with the boy so he gets half a shelf for his aftershave and deodrant :) That's it though!
Two shelves for perfume and a coffee pot for mascaras

These items are all things in my dream bedroom...I'm now saving my pennies for these beauts. Anyone with a spare two grand feel free to chuck it my way!!! 

 I have huge plans for this baby. Gavin has hinted at a birthday present
One happy Belle if he comes through on that one!

Hope everyone's all hunky dory :) 
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

China part two...

It's been a while since my first post about my trip to China for my 21st birthday..
The photos in this post are of our time spent in Xian, Chengdu, on the Yahtzee river and in Shanghai.

Extremely happy to be off of the train...2 hours with noisy strangers got annoying fast! 
 On the cruise ship on the Yahtzee river. I love my Mum :)
 Xian at the Terracotta warriors
 Trademark stupid Belle face
 Terracotta warriors
 In the evening we went to a dumpling banquet, they are my favourite thing on a chinese takeaway so I was in my element and LOVED it!
 Beautiful costumes during one of the shows we saw

 Hugely excited to see the pandas 
 One of over two thousand shots of the pandas
 All dressed up for my cuddles with the pandas
 Best moment of my life.

I highly recommend a trip to China..the mixture of culture alongside the modern day life there is amazing. I loved every minute of it and am so greatful my Mum thought to take me there for my 21st.
The best bit for me was always going to be the pandas but paying the extra money to spend time up close with them was a once in a life time thing and if you ever get a chance to do it seize it! Especially as they're so endangered *insert sad face here!* 
We booked with a company called China tours who sorted out everything, flights, hotels, shows, food, transfers. Flawless service! 

Take Care

Sunday, 22 April 2012 terrible blogger

So I know I'm always saying I'll get back into blogging properly and then it stops very quickly...
All I can do is apologise but things in my life are extremely complicated and busy at the moment
I have started an Instagram page if anyone out there fancies following me at allthatsbeautfiul
I'm always popping pictures up
I will try and get back on track again but it may well have to be a once a week thing which I'll need to schedule into my being a grown up!

Thanks for sticking with me :)