Sunday, 15 July 2012

My Make-up Story Tag

Hi everyone! Today's post is my makeup story question number 4 with an added photography ramble.

Q4. What does makeup mean to you?

A: Makeup means 2 things to me. First of all, when I feel I want to make myself look and feel good I like to use makeup. Secondly, it also means FUN. I really enjoy experimenting with makeup, trying out new looks aswell as new brands. Makeup is something I really really enjoy and I don't feel like I NEED to wear it, I only wear it because I want to and going bare face doesn't bother me at all. 

Hope you enjoyed!




Friday, 13 July 2012

My Top 10 Mac Products ♥

Hi everyone! I decided to film a video talking about my Top 10 Mac Products. All of the products I chose were personal to me and each of them I would wear or use on a everyday basis. Its on my youtube channel, if you haven't seen it then simply click on the link below ----->

I also took some photos of the products that I mentioned and I have little descriptions about which collections they are in, but most of them are still available from the Mac Cosmetics website. 

The products shown were: 

1. Mineralize Skinfinish in Triple Fusion - not in the permanent collection but available on Ebay

2. Blush in Prism - permanent collection

3. Cream colour base in Pearl - permanent collection 

4. Eyeshadow in Jest - permanent collection

5. Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe - permanent collection

6. Eyeshadow in Trax - permanent collection

7. Paintpot in Bare Study - permanent collection

8. Lipstick in Creme Cup - permanent collection

9 Lipstick in Up The Amp - permanent collection  

10. Lipgloss in Partial to Pink - permanent collection

If you have any questions about any of the items mentioned then PLEASE leave a comment and I will get back to you :)

Thankyou for reading!

I hope you enjoyed it :D




My Make-up Story Tag

Hi there! If you saw my previous posts on my Make-up Story then I hope you enjoy question number 3 :)

Q3. What are some of your favorite brands?

A: For high end brands I love Mac and Chanel, for drugstore brands I love Revlon and Maybelline. My makeup collection consists of a mixture of these brands and I don't only use a product because it looks nice or is expensive. I find different brands are better for different things. I like Chanel for foundation (the Vitalumiere Aqua to be specific :P) and then Mac for eyeshadows and lipsticks. The same applys for Revlon, their eyeshadows and lip products such as the lip butters are of really high quality and colour selection. Maybelline have a great choice of everything to be honest and the quality is pretty great.

What are you favourite brands?

Thanks for reading!



June Favourites 2012 ♥

Hi everyone! For some reason its been 7 days since my last post and it feels like only yesterday! Anyway, todays post is a quick one (I promise I have some rather juicy upcoming posts soon), I uploaded a new beauty video and youtube and wanted to make sure anyone who reads my blog got chance to check it out ... Its my June Favourites consisting of some skincare, makeup, books and random PANDA favourites haha, wouldn't wanna miss  it would you? ;) 

Here's a link to the video ---->

I hope you enjoy it and leave me any comments, it would  make my day :D


Saturday, 7 July 2012

£20 Makeup Challenge Tag

After watching missglamorazzi and fleurdeforce (my 2 favourites beauty gurus on youtube) do the £20 Makeup Challenge, I really wanted to give it a go as my everyday makeup products are pretty much all high end and thought it would be fun to find all the products and then film! 

Some of the makeup items that I chose were on sale so this made it fairly easy to find some great products which don't need to be thrown to the back of my makeup drawers after one use. Currently, Superdrug are having this crazy sale on most of the  makeup and I couldn't believe my luck haha! 

The reason that I didn't just go for all £1 makeup (not that I don't think its good) is because rather than come back with all these products, I wanted to create a look which had items tailored to what I would wear on an everyday basis. I don't usually wear eyeliner (unless I'm going out at night OR feeling a bit more adventurous that day) so I didn't get any for this look, but rather put that part of the budget into another product. 

All together I bought 5 makeup items which doesn't sound a lot but I feel like I have quality over quantity but still at such a great price :D 



The products I used: 
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 100 Ivory £6.99

Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad in Decadent £5.99

NYC Showtime Mascara in Black £1.99

NYC Blush in Central Park Pink £2.99

LOOK Lip Slick in Peaches £2.00

Some of these including the Revlon Quad, Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation and LOOK Lip Slick are actually really great quality and I will be doing a review on these products once I have used them for a bit longer. 

I hope you enjoyed reading and if you would like to see me do this challenge then click the link above to my makeup channel.

Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Rainy Day :(

Morning! The weather really isn't that  great today, off 
 and on rain :( but I'm quite content just sitting beside my window listening to Chris Brown's new song, Don't Wake Me Up which I LOVE! Whilst I;m listening to this awesome song, I am replying to some lovely comments I received on my youtube channel.. I know its not much but I'm up to 86 subscribers and I'm getting into the swing of things with filming :) ...Plus, Ive had almost 100 views on this blog and 2 followers which is definitely a motivating factor haha .. Have you seen my latest Summer Clothing and Accessories Haul? Check it out ! ---------->

 Wow look at that face!? I hope I can make it to be a youtube partner, I'm a long way off but ONE DAY :D
Anyway, I'm off to do some more 'work', I hope anyone who has read this short babbling post enjoyed it! I will leave you with a cute little photo about cats as I am a huge cat lover, I have a beautiful kitty called Peaches. You can see photos on my instagram - ashleighailsa 

 How cute is this? aww :)



Sunday, 1 July 2012

Decorating Ideas!

Ok, this post is something different to what I usually write about, but I have recently discovered Pinterest which is a site where you can catagorize your hobbies, likes and ideas through pins or photos. It can get quite addictive! Anyway, I was flicking through the 'decorating' section and came across a photo of a lovely decorated living room/lounge. I fell in love with it straight away and when I ever move out to my own place I have decided this is how I would like to decorate. 

The colour is a grey/taupe colour and I think the white furniture and mirrored accents go really well together. This photo is definitely an inspiration and Pinterest is such a great inspirational site for almost anything you can think of. 

I would like to do some other bedroom decorating videos and posts as at the  moment I am really loving white furniture with light pink accents so once my bedroom is fully finished I will post some photos :D

Quite a quick blog post, but I wanted to share this with anyone who reads my blog!

Thank you for reading