Since it's almost time to go back to school, I thought I'd continue with my back to school series, this one being about hairstyles. The other two posts received some lovely comments and a lot of views, so I'm hoping this one will go down just as well. I've listed 3 easy hairstyles that you can quickly do before school, all of which can be adapted to your school rules and personal style. So here they are!

1. Preppy twisted bun

This hairstyle is definitely one of my favourites, as I love wearing my hair in a bun. It stays out of your face, looks presentable and is really easy to do. I started by brushing all of my hair over to one side and decided where I wanted the bun. I decided to go with a low bun that was below my ear and I secured all of this hair with a bobble (you might call them hair ties or elastics). Once you've done this, twist all of the hair and wrap it around itself to create a bun. It's hard to explain but it's really easy to actually do. Once you've done this, you can either secure it by tying another bobble around the bun or using bobby pins to hold it. I used bobby pins as well as some corkscrew clips, which are optional but I love them as they keep the hair in place better than any other clips. Some extra things you could do are add a hairband, put something around the bun or pull pieces out from the front.

2. Cute side plait

Plaits are really versatile and can be worn in many different ways to look cute and unique. This four strand plait is easy to do yet will leave your friends amazed! Start by taking a section of your hair from one side, either from your part line or by your ear. Now all you have to do is split it into four sections and braid it. Start by taking the first strand and crossing it over the second strand. Then, take the third strand and cross it over the fourth strand. Finally, cross the new third strand over the new second strand. Continue these three steps until the braid gets up to where you want it. Lift up some of your hair where the braid ends, so when you bobby pin it in place they won't be visible.

3. Girly waves

This hairstyle is probably the easiest of the three, but it still looks really cute. Before you go to bed, tie your hair into plaits. Remember that the waves will be tighter if you do more plaits, whereas they will be looser and more natural if you do less plaits. Sleep with your hair like this and when you wake up your hair should be really wavy. I'd keep the rest of your hairstyle simple to really draw attention to the waves, so maybe opt for a pretty hairband.

So they are three easy hairstyles that can all be done before school. Each one looks really pretty and I'm sure you'll be getting lots of compliments when you go back to school. I hope you enjoyed this post and are looking forward to some more back to school posts!

Love from Daisy x
Hello everyone! Today I thought I'd bring you an OOTD post since I haven't done one in forever, despite it being a highly requested post. Since I went shopping yesterday, I also thought I'd share my purchases with you. I hope you enjoy it!

Before I properly start this post, I'd just like to thank everyone who read my previous post, which was my Back to School Supplies (you can find it here). I didn't think it'd be that popular, but within a few hours of being uploaded, it became my most popular post of all time, which is crazy. My blog is growing rapidly and I want to thank all of you for being a part of it. Anyway, on with the post!

The top I wore today was actually one that I picked up in Orlando back in October. It's white and has lots of sequins on that form different patterns, which reminds me a lot of aztec print. It's very sheer, so I wear it with a vest underneath. I really like this top and I think it looks pretty and feminine, but unfortunately I couldn't find it online as I bought it almost a year ago.

I paired this top with my new skirt from Zara. I was dying to wear this skirt and since the weather wasn't too bad today, I wanted to try it out. It's high-waisted and has zip detailing at the front, which was visible as I tucked my top in. The patterns throughout are huge roses but it's more abstract in my opinion. I especially like the colours, as it's primarily pink with hints of orange and blue. Again, I couldn't find the link as they don't sell this skirt in the UK.

To tie these two items together, I wore a basic pale pink cardigan that I picked up in Primark. It was only £3 which is super cheap, especially as I only wanted something to take the chill off of me. It's a simple design and isn't anything special, but I actually like how it complimented my outfit. If you want a cardigan, these ones are really good quality and don't break the bank.

On to the purchases! The first thing I bought was a pair of black leggings from Primark. My old ones are getting a bit small and worn out now, so seeing these for only £2.50 was meant to be. They're really elasticated and comfy to wear, yet they aren't baggy or loose. This is great as a lot of leggings can be too tight to wear. They're also long-legged, so if you can never find pants to fit you, these will be great.

The next thing I bought, also from Primark, was a pair of denim skinny jeans. These are another basic item that I needed a new pair of. I've had jeans in the past but they're all too small for me now, so I got these for only £5.90. Again, they are quite long in the leg but tight fitted around my thighs, yet not uncomfortable. They're a dark blue with gold stitching, which I feels really adds to the jeans. I'll definitely be wearing these a lot throughout the winter.

I went in Forever 21 and spotted a lovely dress for winter, which I just couldn't resist picking it up. It's more like a smock style as it flares out at the waist, yet is meant to be looser in the body. It's black and covered in blue and white flowers, which I think are very simplistic yet pretty. The skirt part is quite elegant and flowing with a few sections missing where it's filled in with black lace. Overall, I think this dress is great and it'd be nice to wear with tights and boots in the winter.

My final purchases were from Boots and they're the Collection Lasting Perfection concealers. I've talked about these loads and have used them for a long time now, but mine had been running out more recently. Since they're such a good product and they cover redness, spots and dark circles excellently, I had to repurchase them. The reason I bought two is because I vary between being a shade 2, shade 3 or in between. At £4.19 each, it was a great deal buying these and I'm glad to finally have them back in my makeup collection.

Thank you for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I was wearing yesterday and my purchases; I enjoyed sharing them with you. If you want any more posts like this, let me know in the comments down below and I'll make sure I write more for you. Thanks for reading and I'll see you tomorrow for another Back To School post, which will be featuring hairstyles.

Love from Daisy x
School is a week away for most of us, meaning that I'm continuing with the back to school posts. I've really enjoyed doing them so far and I really hoped they've helped you as well. This one is all about school supplies, stationary in particular. Depending on whether you're starting high school, finishing high school, in college or university, you'll need different things. I'm going to cover as much as I possibly can. Just a disclaimer, sorry about the lighting in the photos, England doesn't have the best of weather and it kept changing from sunny to cloudy.

First of all, you'll need a bag. This is necessary as you'll have books, stationary, homework sheets etc. and they all need somewhere to go. For me, the most suitable option seemed like a satchel. It fits A4 work, so I don't have to fold up worksheets or carry around books that won't fit. Satchels also help you be more organised, as you can see everything that's in your bag, opposed to a backpack or a handbag.

You will also need blue or black pens, and lots of them. For me, good pens produce good work. You don't want one that will be scratchy when you write, or one where you have to constantly scribble in the corner of your page to get it to work. You need a good pen that will work well, write smoothly and the ink will last you for a long time. Make sure to buy a pack of them as well, in case you lose one or a friend needs to lend one. The pens I recommend are Bic Roundstic's as they're all of the qualities above and more. I'd also say to get both colours, as quite often teachers might ask you to show your corrections in a different colour.

If you're doing a subject like art, where you will be drawing often, or maths and science, where there will be countless amounts of graphs and tables, you're also going to need pencils. With pencils, you get what you put it, meaning if you opt for cheap pencils, chances are they won't be very dark or may break a lot. Any pencils will do, but I'd say to get HB or 2B. To go along with these, you'll also need a good rubber that doesn't smudge and a pencil sharpener.

Key for almost every subject is a ruler. Whether it's underlining titles, drawing graphs or measuring, you will need one of these. Make sure the one that you buy is quite good quality, otherwise you could be at risk of it breaking or the numbers rubbing off. If you're doing maths and science, I'd also go ahead and get a few other measuring tools, such as a protractor and set squares (the two triangular rulers), as well as a compass and scientific calculator.

If you've got all of this stationary then you're going to need somewhere to put it all. Some people might just put it all in their bag or blazer, but that's hardly organised. Instead, you should get a pencil case that is just the right size. You don't want one that is so small that you constantly struggle to get your pencils in, yet you don't want one that's too big to go in you're bag. Try and get one with different pockets, or if you can't, look for tubs that you can separate things with. My pencil case is actually a makeup bag, which I prefer as it is bigger and better quality than a pencil case.

If you're preparing for your GCSE's (or equivalent) or are in college, you may need other things such as plastic folders and ring binders. I'd say to get a folder that you can carry around every day with you to store your homework and other worksheets that you currently need. Your ringbinder can be kept at home and used to store any of these that you don't need to be carrying around, as well as revision notes and practice tests. I'd also buy some dividers so that you can separate it for each different subject and locate them easier. You can either hole punch papers or put them in plastic wallets.

My school supplies each pupil with a journal, or you might call it a planner. If you're not given one, it'd be really handy to go out and buy one. You can write your timetable in it so you never forget what lessons you've got, as well as record homework, tests and anything else you might need to remember. It may seem like it's unnecessary, but having one will stop you from getting into school without a certain book or piece of homework.

If you've got important tests this year, you might want to buy some revision tools, such as index notes, coloured pens and highlighters. These make revising so much more interesting and enjoyable, which will make you want to learn. You could also get some coloured pencils and use them to make revision posters fun and colourful. These would also be handy if you're doing art or technology. If you're wondering where I got my pen, I was given it for being a reading activist.

Two things which are often overlooked are hole punchers and staplers. You never know when you might have to staple lots of revision together, or when you need your paper to have holes in so it can go in your ring binder. Make sure you get them both in, as you'll be prepared for when you do need them.

The last thing that you will need are notebooks. I bought an A4 spiral bound notebook which I will use for neatly writing up pieces of homework, revision and assessments. I also bought a set of these A5 shorthand notebooks which I painted black to match the bigger one. I plan on carrying one of these with me and using it for jotting reminders and writing notes in class.

So they are all of my stationary necessities. Obviously there are many more items that you could buy, and some that are specific to certain subjects, but these are what I think every student will need at some point. Thanks for reading and I'll see you on Thursday with a back to school makeup tutorial.

Love from Daisy x
School starts back in September, meaning everyone's getting ready for a very important year ahead. I decided to start a mini-series of posts, starting with this one, that will help you prepare for a new year at school. Today, I'll be showing you an easy and natural back to school makeup look. It's really quick, so if you sleep in you'll still have time to put on some makeup. This can be adapted to your preferences and your school rules, depending on how much makeup they allow and what you feel comfortable to wear.

After going through my daily skincare routine, I skipped foundation and opted for concealer. It's school, so you don't need to be wearing a lot of makeup. Plus, concealer is quicker for the mornings when you lie-in by accident. I started by using my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. It's only £4.19, so it's affordable for any students that are on a budget. Instead of applying it straight onto my face, I put some on my hand and used my finger to cover up the spots, as I feel that this way you can manage how much you use. Once I'd applied it to any spots and redness, I buffed it in with my Bare Minerals kabuki brush.

I then powdered my face using the Naturals Collection powder, which is also pretty cheap and from the drugstore. Powdering ensures that your makeup lasts all day, which is crucial if you can't top up at break or lunch. Also, it stops your skin from looking shiny, especially after PE. If you have really oily skin, I'd also recommend taking some blotting powder with you to school or keeping your powder in your gym bag.

I didn't apply any eyeshadow as my school is quite strict when it comes to makeup, but if you feel like you could get away with it, any neutral shadow would do fine. For mascara, less is definitely more. You want it to open up your eyes and make you look more awake, but it should look natural. You need to be stealthy, so make sure the one you choose doesn't make your lashes huge and isn't clumpy. Also, you don't want mascara  running down your face after PE or dance, so try and go for a little or waterproof. I don't wear mascara for school, but for the purpose of this tutorial I used my Collection Fat Lash mascara.

After applying a lot of concealer and powder earlier, your face probably looks washed out and one colour. To brighten us up a bit, apply some blusher to the apples of your cheeks. Go for a light colour that will look natural, preferably a pale pink, coral or peach. I'd also recommend going with a cream blusher to ensure that it will last all day, so I used my favourite Bourjois cream blusher. However, if you're doing PE you could probably use a powder blush as if it comes off you'll still have rosy cheeks afterwards.

Last is lips, which can often be really noticeable. As you're going to be talking all day, people will notice if you're wearing lipstick, plus it could rub off at lunch and you might not be able to reapply it. I'd recommend going with a tinted lip balm that is quite sheer, such as a Chapstick. That way, you'll still be adding a bit of colour to you lips but you're also caring for them. Also, no-one will stop you from applying a lip balm.

This is what my school makeup looks like. It's not too heavy and gives a natural, fresh-faced look, which I really like. The products I used also ensure that it lasts all day, even after doing sports.

So that is my back to school makeup look. I hope you liked the final look and all of the products I used. If you have any more tips for school makeup or want to share some amazing tips, send them to me via my Twitter, which is linked in the sidebar. Thanks for reading!

Love from Daisy x
From Monday to Thursday, my family decided to take a short break to Wales. Since I went to Spain with my grandparents, it was great to spend some time with my family and my dog was also allowed to come with us. I took this opportunity to take lots of photos over the holiday and document what we did, so I thought I'd share it with you. Note, this is a lifestyle post, so if you're only here for my fashion, makeup and hairstyle posts, this might not be for you.

The holiday started with a tedious car journey that took 3 hours, despite the fact that it was supposed to take 1 hour. After getting stuck in traffic and being lost numerous times, we finally made it to our new home, a lovely cottage in the midst of a cute little village. It was very welcoming and cosy, already feeling like home after being there for only 5 minutes. We were even greeted with a welcome hamper, which had plenty of basics in it, as well as biscuits and dog treats! Here are the photos of the cottage that I took:

Since it was about 3 o'clock by the time we'd unloaded the car, we decided to spend our day exploring the local area. We weren't short of a country walk as we were surrounded by many fields and hills, and there was a local shop and post office which we also had a look at. You may not know this about me, but I love the countryside and walking, it's something that makes me feel happier and I can fully relax. I captured some beautiful images of the hills, rivers and scenery in general. While walking, we actually found something called Tegla's Well, which supposedly had healing properties. I found this super interesting but didn't fancy trying it.

When returning back to the village, I noticed that they'd recently had a scarecrow festival, where each villager makes a creative scarecrow and there's a competition. There's one of these near where I live, so it was cool to see their take on it and marvel at their creations. Most of them had been taken down, but I took photos of the few remaining.

The rest of the day was pretty relaxing. I read a lot of my book, Insurgent, before heading out for tea. We had to find dog friendly places to eat, but luckily there was a few pubs and restaurants nearby that were suitable. After eating, we decided to go for another walk as it was just going dark. We went in the cemetery that was opposite our cottage and past a spooky field which looked haunted, but the rain cancelled our plans of going very far.

Skip forward to Tuesday, our first full day in Wales. We decided to go to a town which was about 30 minutes away from us for the day. When we arrived, we noticed that there was a huge river, so we spent some time walking along the promenade. I took some photos of the lovely sight, as well as another church and some cute houses in the hills, which were really pretty.

In the afternoon, we visited the train station that was also in the town. It was a dog friendly steam train, so luckily we could all get on it. It was really old fashioned and was like trains used to be, which I loved. We got on the train for a 30 minute journey to another village, where we was allowed to spend 45 minutes before returning. It looked like a nice place but it rained the entire time we was there, so I couldn't get many photos.

After eating at another dog friendly restaurant that night and returning home, we went for the same evening walk as we did the day before, except we managed to get a lot further without the rain. I then went home, read some more of my book and woke up ready for our final full day left in Wales. The next day, I had a very filling breakfast/lunch, where I basically ate lots to keep me going. I had a bowl of Greek yoghurt with strawberries, a bowl of cornflakes, a dozen mini sausage rolls, 2 pieces of chicken and 2 dark chocolate and ginger biscuits which was very filling. 

We then decided to do a walk in the forest throughout the day, which was probably my favourite part of the holiday. Apart from trees, hills and the reservoir, there wasn't much there, but I loved just being able to walk and talk to my family. Our walk was supposed to last for 2.5 miles, but we were enjoying it so much that we decided to change route and ended up doing 4 miles. We saw some beautiful scenery and there wasn't much rain, which was lucky.

We finished a lot earlier than anticipated, so we went into another local town, this one only being about 10 minutes away from where we stayed. Most of them were closed because it was a half day on Wednesday, but I still enjoyed just walking around. We passed yet another church and some old fashioned houses which I really loved. After eating our meal and going home to watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes, I fell asleep and had one of the best sleeps in a long time, probably due to me being shattered from the previous days.

Thursday soon arrived and it was time to head home, which I was really sad about. I didn't want to leave as I was having such a good time, but it was a great experience that I won't forget. I saw some amazing sights and spent quality time with my family and dog.

I hope you enjoyed this post and liked seeing a brief overview of my holiday! It isn't my usual blogging content, but I thought it made a nice change and it'd be good to get to know me better. I am aware that the photos aren't the best and some are probably out of focus. I took all of them with my iPhone camera, so they're not the best quality, but I still think that they're pretty good, considering I usually photograph products and makeup looks, not scenery.

If you want to read the daily blog posts from this week, each one is linked below for you to enjoy!

Wednesday- Summer Lovin Tag

Thanks for reading and I'll see you again tomorrow for the first post in my back to school series!

Love from Daisy x
I've done two interview posts before and they both went down a storm on my blog. After thinking of someone else who I could interview for ages, I realised that Georgia would be a perfect fit. Her blog, Teacups 'n' Makeup, is well-loved by many people including me, so I thought it'd be interesting to get the inside scoop. I was thrilled when she said yes to doing this interview, so without further ado, here it is!

1)How long have you been blogging for and why did you choose to start a blog?

I've been blogging since about August last year... before this I did also have another blog that I'd started to do with beauty and makeup but I wasn't happy with the content so I started again with a fresh start and a new blog. I chose to start a blog as beauty, makeup and fashion has always been something i've been really interested in and I had been watching youtubers for a while and was then introduced to reading blogs and it all started from then on :)

2) Have you always liked fashion and beauty or is that something that starter when you made your blog?

I've definitely always loved fashion and beauty since however long ago I can remember. I always enjoyed watching makeup tutorials and playing around with what outfits and looks I could think of. Even when I was younger I like to watch my mum do her makeup and that is mainly where I got my inspiration from!

3) What products or items can't you live without and use on a regular basis?

I can't live without concealer and mascara. I use them everyday and they help to brighten my eyes up and make them look awake. I always like to make mascara because it makes such a big difference to how you look and is quick and easy to apply.

4) Are there any products you're hoping to try out?

There are lots of products out there that I'd love to try out including some of the Limecrime lipsticks...especially in the colour 'Cosmopop'..its such a pretty pastel orange and a colour that I don't own currently.

5) What posts do you enjoy writing and have the most fun with?

I love writing about fashion trends and new wishlists of things that I've seen around and about that I think everyone should know about :) I also really enjoy writing 'NOTD - nails of the day' posts as nails are also a big obsession of mine hehe :)

6) Do you have any exciting blog related things coming up soon?

Unfortunately no, but hopefully in the future some exciting things will pop up :)

So that's my interview with Georgia. She was such a lovely person to talk to and all of her opinions are really sincere and honest. If you'd like to check out her blog, then you can find it here. Thanks for reading and I'll see you later in the week for another post!

Teacups 'n' Makeup

Love from Daisy x

When I was on holiday in Wales (which you can read about here), I received the news that I had been nominated for the Versatile Award by the lovely Georgia from Teacups 'n' Makeup. First of all, thanks so much Georgia, I love your blog and it was an honour for you to nominate me. Secondly, if you'd like to see more of her (which you definitely do), her blog is here and we also did an interview together, which will be uploaded tomorrow. 

The Versatile Blogger Award is an award given to you from your blogger peers, for writing quality posts that have somehow touched them, having good quality photographs, and the uniqueness of the subjects covered. The award is to honour the bloggers who bring something special to your life.

Once you have been nominated for the award, it's then your turn to choose 15 people who you think are worthy of the award and then post 7 interesting facts about yourself. 

The 15 People I'm Nominating:

4. Katie from
9. Charlotte from
10. Hayley from
11. Laura from
15. Jessica from

These girls are all such amazing beauty bloggers and I aspire to be like them! Their posts are all of good quality and all of their photographs are clear and look professional. Also, they're all such lovely people and worthy of the Versatile Blogger Award.

7 Interesting Facts About Me:

1. I did a musical theatre exam earlier in the year and got a distinction
2. I'm doing volunteer work this summer at my local library
3. I have a bucket list, which currently has 60 things on it
4. I love writing and I've written multiple long stories in the past year
5. I came first in a photography and photoshopping competition
6. I'm really close to my dog and I love being around him
7. I've planned a lot of exciting things for this blog, which will be coming soon

Thanks for reading this post and if you've been nominated by me then well done, you deserve it. Your next step is to nominate 15 other bloggers and also post 7 interesting facts about yourself. Have a nice day and I'll see you tomorrow with another post!

Love from Daisy x
Since it's August and I've just been, I thought it'd be quite fitting if I did this tag today. My last tag post went down really well, so I've been wanting to try this one for a while now. Fleur de Force created this tag about a month ago and I've been dying to blog about it ever since, so now is the time! Instead of tagging someone to do this post, I think everyone who reads this should have a go at it!

1. Summer lipstick you're loving?
Although I've had this lipstick for some time now, I haven't used it much until this summer. It's an MUA lipstick in the shade 16, nectar. There wasn't any samples in the shop so I just bought it on a whim and I honestly didn't like it at first. However, I discovered that instead of applying it in one motion, creating a bold look, I prefer to apply a bit and blend it with my finger. This creates a more natural look yet still adds a pop of colour to my neutral based makeup looks.

2. Summer nail polish you're loving?

This one is hard for me to answer, as I never really paint my own nails. I can't wear nail polish for school as it's prohibited and when I go on holiday, I always have them done in Shellac. I don't have a photo of what I had them like, sorry.

3. Bikini you're loving this summer?

Back in about March, when Primark started getting in their summer swimwear, I picked up a really cute bikini. It's really bright and colourful, featuring white, purple, blue and green. It's perfect for summer and wearing it gave me a lot of confidence as it's really flattering. I love the style of the top and how the bikini bottoms are high waisted, as they look really 1950's style.

4. Favourite summer Frappuccino from Starbucks?

I can't really say that this is my favourite frappuccino from Starbucks, but I do really love it. I got the Mocha Cookie Crumble (except without the coffee) and it was delicious. However, I've only been to Starbucks once and that's what I got, so I don't know what the other frappuccinos are like.

5. Favourite fake tan?

I actually get a spray tan done before I go on holiday, but not by myself. I love it as it always turns out a really nice colour, has never been smeary or streaky and it leaves my looking glowing and healthy. The brand which is used on me is either Nouvatan or Suntana.

6. Favourite summer song?

This song is actually a fairly old one (it's from 2007) but I've been loving it this summer. A while back, when I was choosing what songs to download on my phone ready for my holiday, I picked Good Girl Gone Bad by Rihanna, as well as a few other songs from that album. For me, it brings back so many memories of summer and holidays, as I used to constantly listen to this song on repeat on my MP3 player from the age of 7 (when it came out) onwards. This summer I've really been loving it again and the obsession is continuing.

7. Favourite summer accessory?
Something that I've been loving for the past few months and was actually vaguely mentioned in one of my blog posts, is this daisy bun crown. Since my name is Daisy, I always get tons of compliments when wearing something with daisies in. This simply slots around your bun and is a simple but super cute way to jazz up a boring hairstyle. You can see a post where I'm wearing it here.

8. Favourite summer fragrance/perfume?

I don't often try new perfumes or fragrances often, as I like to use the ones I've got first. However, I was given a small sample of Katy Perry's Killer Queen perfume and I'm in love with it. It's hard to describe a smell but it truly is amazing and I've worn it quite often recently.

9. Summer book you're loving? 

I read a lot of books while I was on holiday, but the one that really stood out to me was Divergent by Veronica Roth. So many people had talked about it but I never got around to reading it until a few weeks ago. I love the whole concept of it, it's incredibly well thought out and intricate, which is what I love. I also really enjoyed Freaks by Lisa M Forrester, which I'd never heard of. It's all about genetic engineering and stuff like that, which is very interesting. The characters are all really developed and there are quite a few huge plot twists!


10. What are you most excited to do this summer? 
This summer, there are two things which I'm most excited to do. The first is go on holiday! I go on holiday for 3 weeks every summer and we always go to Spain, which I absolutely adore. In fact, as you're reading this I'm currently on holiday. The other thing is volunteering at my local library. As you can probably guess from the above question, I love books so being given the chance to help the kids at my local library will be a really good experience.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! It was a bit different than my usual blog posts as it was a tag, but I liked how it was more relaxed and you could get to know me better. If you'd like to see more tag posts then let me know down in the comments, I'd really appreciate it.

Love from Daisy x
Below you will find so many makeup tips and tricks that are really useful and will save you time and money, check them out! From making clumpy mascaras better again to getting free products, I've included some of my favourite tips that will be useful and save you lots of time and money. Keep reading to find out more!

Dry or gloopy nail varnishes:

If one of your favourite nail varnishes is drying up and becoming thicker than it should be, it can easily be fixed. Just add the tiniest bit of nail varnish remover, be really careful that it's only a small amount. This will add more liquid to it, making it thinner and wetter, like it should be. This also works if you have a colour that you absolutely love but it's running out. Just add a tiny bit of nail varnish remover and you will be able to use it for longer.

Clumpy mascaras:

If a mascara that you once loved has went clumpy, there's still hope for it in the future. Get some contact solution, or if you don't have any then olive oil will do, and squirt 2-3 drops of it into the mascara tube. Tightly close the lid and give the mascara a good shake. If it still needs more help after this, fill a mug with water and microwave it for 3 minutes. Place the sealed mascara tube into the mug for about 5 minutes. You're mascara should now be good as new!

Return your empty packaging:

A few brands such as Lush and MAC have great deals that not many people know about. If you have any empty packaging, you can trade it back in for free items. In Lush, if you bring back 5 empty black pots, they will reward you with a face mask of your choice, whereas in MAC if you bring in 6 empty product containers, they will give you a free lipstick of your choice. It's such a cool idea that barely anyone knows about!

Free samples:

Some brands such as No7 will give you a free colour match service in any of their stores, telling you which shade of their foundation you are. Once this is done, they will also give you a reasonable sized sample of the products you liked in your colour. You can also say that you'd like it a shade either way as well and they will give you the samples, which in the long run is a lot cheaper than buying their foundations.


In shops such as Sephora, MAC and Ulta, they place all of their most expensive items at eye-level, as it's where you're most likely to look. If you're not wanting to pay their expensive prices and are looking for more of a bargain, check the higher and lower shelves, as that is where the cheaper products will be.

Buy out of season:

Brands such as Nars will higher the prices of eyeshadow colours that are in trend at the moment, such as pastels in spring or jewel tones in the autumn. Despite this, they often sell these products all year round anyway, so buy your winter shadows in summer and vice versa to avoid paying unnecessary prices.

These are just a few of my tips, but I have many more that I know. If you'd like some more posts like this then please let me know down in the comments and I'll write them! Bye from me,

Love from Daisy x