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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Mother's Day

Heyyyy everyone so today is only a short post because I am performing in my school play this week. So you may or may not know that mother's day is coming up, its the 9th of March I think. I thought I'd give you some ideas and tell you what I'm doing to make it a special day for your mum or any other special women in your life.

The first idea is breakfast in bed. We always give my mum breakfast in bed so she doesn't have to give up and work in the morning. I think it's a really nice thing to do as it is different and I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated.

The next is something that I have only done this year. But what mum doesn't like home-made gifts from her children (aswell as some bought ones of corse). So we painted some pottery for her. We did this with glass paints and created our own designs. This is the plate I did with cupcakes on it.

The other thing I did was the glass jar that I painted with some patterns. I plan to put some flowers or water and glass stones in it to make it seem a little different. 

The final thing is just to make sure that your special woman has a special day. Pamper her and help her to make the day a little different to usual.

Thanks everyone for reading today. I apologise that the post was a little short and I've realised that my pictures weren't great today. Thanks anyway and I hope you all have a lovely mother's day or treat someone so they can. See you next week, byeeeeee

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Washing Make-up Brushes

Heyyyy everyone, so today I am going to do a tutorial on how I wash my make-up brushes. I think that washing your make-up brushes is really important as it helps to keep your skin in a good condition and prevent the build-up of spots on your face. So lets get on with the washing....

The first thing is to get everything you need ready before you start. Obviously you need your make-up brushes and also a sink full of cold water, and some shampoo. I like to use a fairly cheap one so I don't waste the expensive ones, today I am using the Alberto Balsam in sun kissed raspberry. Also I use cold water to wash the brushes in as it ensures that the glue holding the brush together doesn't melt.

First off you need to wet the end of your dirty brush. I do this by just dipping the end of the brush in the sink.

Then put a small amount of the shampoo on your hand, don't use too much other wise it will be a waste of shampoo.

Now lather up the shampoo to create a foam. The colour of the foam should be a pale brown colour when the make-up starts to come out of the brush.

 Then dip the brush in the water to clean off the shampoo. Make sure you get all of it out so that you don't get any in your make-up, also the brush won't dry properly.

Repeat with all of your brushes and place them out to dry.

I advise that you place the ends of your brushes hanging over an edge because if they were laid on the middle of a table it may deform the shape of them. Ideally leave your brushes to dry for 24 ours though I find that 12 hours is long enough.

I hope you all enjoyed today's post and liked the idea of this. I don't know about the rest of the world but here in the UK it is half term. What are you guys doing for halfterm?? Follow my twitter @eleanabog for updates on my posts and if there are changes to my posting schedule. Enjoy your half term, byeeeeee

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

January Favourites

Heyyy everyone I know that its quite late into February now but I really wanted to do a favourites. I found this favourites quite hard to do and I don't know why. So back to January...

So the first thing is food related. It is the White chocolate raspberry jam from Hotel Chocolat. I has both the sweet and sour tastes from both ingredients. I like to use it in my porridge as it adds a little more flavour and it's a change.

The second thing is DIY accounts on instagram. I am always looking for life hacks and interesting things to do. They always have things to interest everyone, some beauty and some lifestyle. I don't know why iv'e been loving them I just have been! (let me know if you want me to do a post with some of these that I use)

Onto beauty now and one of my favourite products is the Rimmel London Stay Matte pressed powder. It is lighter than my previous powder so I feel like it has brightened up my face. It goes son smoothly and it doesn't go patchy throughout the day. I feel like it is going to last a long time as I have only just started using it.

Next up is nail polish. I got these two for christmas from one of my friends and have recently tried them out. I prefer the pink to the blue as I feel it shines more than the blue. It goes on your nails really smoothly and the colour is great!

I have also recently been loving to do my lips in a 'cupids bow'. I think it looks really professional and finishes up the look. The lip liner I have at the moment is from my mum and it matches the colour of my favourite lipstick perfectly! The pigmentation is amazing and it lasts for at least the whole school day. 

My final favourite is the shop H&M. I find that the quality is really good yet affordable. I have at least three skirts and two tops from there. I actually love it! Especially because I am still in school and paying for my clothes with my allowance or money I get for my birthday this is a great shop for me to buy good quality clothes but not be skint.

Thanks for reading todays post and I hope you really enjoyed it. Let me know either in the comments or over on my twitter @eleanabog what you think or what posts you would like to see in the future. Thanks again byeeeeee

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Heyyy everyone so this post is a little bit different to usual so I would really appreciate any feedback you have and if you would like this style of post again. A friend of mine requested a room tour but I thought that it would be difficult to do on a blog post so I thought id give you all some decorating ideas that I use in my own bedroom.

The first thing that I like in my room is a bedside lamp. The picture doesn't show the lamps very clearly but they are white with a sliver stand and pull chord. Especially if you have a double bed I think it makes the room neat as it is symmetrical. They are great for reading or when you don't what the ceiling light on. I think these were from Ikea and are great value as they are really bright.

The second thing is a bag rack/hooks. These are also really handy as they hold as many bags as you want. As I have a pillar in my room this is a great thing for me to put on the back of the pillar. Though it can work just as well on a wall or on the back of your door.

I think this is one of my favourite ideas and it can be for anyone to use. A magnetic notice board is very handy as you can put any paper under the magnets. It comes with three heart magnets and I love to have a piece of paper that I can write blog post ideas on.

My next decor idea is probably my other favourite out of the lot. It is these 'floating' shelves from Ikea. I think they look really sleek and neat as they appear to be floating. I have put a lot of things on my shelves so they don't look as nice as some peoples, though I do still love them.

Related to the shelves is the hearts I have hung below it. I have only recently put these on and I love them! They are metal with rope strings, on them they have pictures of butterflies and flowers which makes them feminine and this is why I love them even more.

The final idea is a little specialist to my room because of the pillar I have. However a large mirror is a must for me. I use this one to do my hair in as I have a smaller dressing table one for my makeup.

I hope you liked this style of post and let me know either in the comments or over on my twitter (@eleanabog) if you would like me to do another post like this. I have realised after reading this through that it was a little short but remember a picture is worth 1000 words! Let me know what great decor ideas you have in your room and I hope you all have a lovely week, byeeeee