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Hey I'm Emz and if you must know one thing about me it's my ability to ramble about anything. Perhaps this makes me a great blogger, but then again could also make me a crazy person. I like to think it makes me a good candidate for a career in Journalism... which happens to be exactly my dream, HOORAY FOR COINCIDENCES *wink*
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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

My To Do list

let me begin by first apologising for severely neglecting my blog as of recent. There was a time (2 months ago), when I would write practically every day but then of course came January exams and then the stressful problem of coursework. I myself stupidly took very coursework-based subjects and as a result now find myself almost completely overwhelmed with coursework and looming deadlines that make me want to curl up in a ball and cry :'( Now you may be thinking, 'but Emma, you take art? What is the stress with that?' The answer if you dared asked me that question I am reluctant to say would be mainly a demon-like stare and menacing tone, 'Art is the bane of my life'. Literally. I cannot WAIT to drop it at the end of the year and be free. I used to LOVE art but now I find myself dreading the lessons which is such a shame as I used to have such a passion for it. I also took product design which is another subject, although I enjoy, feel is becoming another bane of my existence because of the fact my deadline for five, yes FIVE projects is in just two weeks. Dear Lord. Needless to say I felt I had to at least begin a solution to my never-ending coursework problem and that was to write an in-depth (I say in-depth but I'm merely skimming the surface unfortunately) To Do List. I have said that it's 'in-depth' as it's more that just 'Do art' and 'Do tech' which is what I have previously written. Here is a beautiful picture of said list:

I'm not going to go into detail but that's a LOT of work to do in just a couple of weeks and can I just clarify that my coursework deadline dates have been brought forward and so my stress is perfectly justified :') K?

Now, the aim of this blog post was not to complain about my stress and work load (although I know it has turned into that), but just to inform everyone that I have found To Do Lists extremely useful in relieving certain parts of the stress because by writing down what you have to do, I sometimes find it enjoyable to complete something just to cross it off. If anyone is currently stressed about a work load, then I advise you to create a list like mine if you haven't already just because it is something I never did previously and now I have it stops me hyperventilating every night :') This is obviously not the only thing on my mind recently what with UCAS and work shadowing, running a Young enterprise business and preparing for my future and all that jazz so I just felt I had to inform everyone that I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth, I have simply been very stressy and busy. I'm so sorry for not writing all the time but to do so would be simply impossible with the pressure being put on me at the moment and if I need to take a break once in a while to stop me melting then it's just the way it will have to be unfortunately :')
Thanks for reading all the way to the end if you have reached this point, I know it's not beauty related but sometimes I like to write about different 'life' things and perhaps this will help others under a lot of stress at the moment :) Anyway, enough of the negativity, I hope everyone is happy and well and I will get back to you as soon as is physically possible for me, cheerio! Oh and my new video is up :') It's a DIY!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Zj6J_KsyE&feature=youtu.be

Sunday, 3 March 2013

I ORGANISED: Makeup collection :)

HEY GUYS! Yes I know I have been very lazy with posting but I assure you it has simply been down to not having enough time :( I really really don't have enough time at the moment due to lots of coursework getting in the way and I'm getting very tired which is a bad thing for me and my condition so the more time I spend resting and less stressing over extra things such as my blog and youtube, the better for my health. Sorry if that means neglecting it but I have so many things to do at the moment such as driving lessons and work also that constant blogging just really isn't likely. HOWEVER, I did film a video yesterday and I hope it will be up tomorrow :D I also re-organised my makeup collection about a week ago and am loving having everything so pretty already :') This is just a quick post to show you what I did but I'm not going to go through all my products as that would take a long time and I'm sure it would be far less impressive than others that are floating around YouTube and blogspot.

 So this is my products shelf where you can see I store all my face, some body and hair products as well as perfume in the centre.
 The next shelf down is my first shelf of makeup with my tin of everyday essentials such as foundation, powder and mascara, my pot of brushes and my tin of blusher and bronzer. At the back in the wicker basket is where I have all my makeup bags and just general things I will probably never use.
 So this is the cutest section with my nail varnish at the back which you can't see, my hand and nail products, lip products and pot of eyeliners/brow gel and then finally all of my single eye shadows and palettes. 
 So starting with my brushes, I basically just keep all of my brushes I will ever use in here. I don't own any amazing brushes yet, they're mainly ones I have been given by my mom or have had in sets for christmas/birthday. I am hoping to purchase some real techniques brushes soon though, fingers crossed! I actually found these plant pots downstairs when I was looking for something to store all my brushes and I think I painted them when I was really little! Not to everyone's taste but I think they're handy and cute :3
 So this is my tin of blushers and bronzers, not so many as of yet I know but who knows what the future has to hold? Haha! Anyway, this tin is one that my mom used to use for cakes and it's quite old so I nabbed it and am using it for my makeup. I really like it and it saved me having to buy tins that looked brand new as I like the older, vintage sort of feel.

 This is all of my everyday essentials, you see I have foundation, BB cream, concealer, powder, liquid eyeliner and mascara. The tin is from France when I went on French exchange in year 9 and I just think it's oh-so-cute :) Below you can see my products better.

 This is one of my favourite parts of my makeup collection now, my lip products! Before I organised, the majority of these products were just hidden away and not easily accessible but now everything has changed! This is a smaller version of my bronzer and blusher tin and it just about fits all of my glosses, stains and lipsticks. I have kept lip balms separate. 

 Here is where I keep all of my eyeliners and one clear mascara which I use as eyebrow gel. It was only when I was re-organising that I realised just how many eyeliners I own, haha! I used to use eyeliner a lot but as I've grown older I tend to stick to liquid except on a night out. I also have a sharpener and some cotton buds in there because... I don't even know :') This plant pot is a smaller version of my brushes one. 
 I am so glad I kept this but it HAS MY NAME ON! :D HOW CUTE?! Aw it's so adorable and so I just had to use it :') I have stored all of my single eye shadows and cream shadows in here :)

 This little box is from a Cath Kidston box of nail essentials I was given by a friend for my birthday and I have simply reused the packaging to store even more nail essentials!
 I love this section! I can see all of my colours of nail varnish so they are easy to select and the whole tin is easy to take out and choose from. Once again, all of them just about fit... I think this means I am going to have to lay off on buying any for a while... This tin as you can see is simply a Fox's biscuit tin that was previously used by my mom for storing cakes.

Finally, here is my palette collection and duo eye shadows/random shimmer :') I simply placed them all on the lid of the fox's tin so that they are easily accessible when I want to choose.

So there we go, my makeup re-organised and looking pretty. I hope that if you have read all the way to the bottom you have enjoyed it/picked up some ideas for your own. I really enjoyed organising all my products which was weird but it gave me a sense of satisfaction and I usually LOVE watching makeup collection videos so I hope that this blog post hasn't bored you too much :') Tarraaa for now amigo's <3