Decluttering my makeup brushes and simplifying my vanity| Gimmemymascara

I’m a 20 year old, university going, beauty blogger and vlogger. I think it’s safe to say I spend about 80% of my days in my bedroom. This is my happy place.

And, considering I spend so much time in here, I like having pretty things to look at, and clean things are prettier than dusty old things. I’m not a neat freak, but I appreciate a good Spring Cleaning as much as the next gal!

A specific problem area of mine I’ve been meaning to work on for weeks now is my makeup brush collection. If you’ve read my post about what a Makeup Addict I am, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If not, check it out, here!

My biggest problem with my brushes was A) There were just too many of them and they wouldn’t fit in the DIY Brush Holders I made them and B) They were filthy. Cleaning makeup brushes is definitely one of those daunting tasks that I try to avoid for as long as possible.

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Kate Spade Inspired Planner Stickers Printable | Gimmemymascara

Hello my loves!

I’m so glad you’re all enjoying my planner posts and planner videos! Planning is so fun and I made my first sheet of homemade stickers today! When I say homemade, I mean I took a bunch of different stickers from other pages, Pinterest, blogs, Google images, ect, and fit them all on one page. I know how hard it was to find my own full sheet of girly, fun stickers so I thought some of you might find this helpful. I tried to find images that relate to Kate Spade, that’s the general theme of my planner! 🙂 Screen Shot 2015-07-11 at 10.10.35 PM

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Planner Addict Tag | Gimmemymascara

Welcome Back! I recently saw Elle Fowler and Belinda Selene create the planner addict tag, and I thought I would answer some of the questions for you here! Enjoy.
IMG_17181.) How many planners do you have/own?

I usually switch planners at the start of every school year, not calendar year, and I’ve used a planner since the first grade, you do the math. I’m pretty sure my mom has kept a few of my planners from grade school, but I’m not sure where they are right now… I do have my high school planners and the ones I’ve used since the start of University. Here’s what my planner from 2012 looks like, I was in my senior year of high school! I found this gem at PINK by Victorias Secret and we had a lovely time together. Fun Fact: I only started using the monthly view page of my planners this year, I use to find them so strange before! LOL

2.) How many planner do you actually use at one time?

One! I use my planner to eliminate stress and anxiety, having more than one would be totally counterproductive. To see the planner I’ll be using starting August 2015, click HERE.

3.) When did you first start using a paper planner?

First grade! I started real young.  Continue reading

The Beauty Blogger Tag | GimmeMyMascara

You’re probably asking yourself a million questions right now, who is this Gimmemymascara girl? MEWhat’s she like? What’s her story?  I’ve decided to share myself with you by answering a list of Beauty Blogger related questions. Without further ado, here we go!

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight? 

Neither. It’s uncontrollable and has a mind of its own. It can be pin straight one day and VERY wavy the next.. Sometimes it likes to play along and dries into soft waves.

2. What is your natural hair colour?

Dark brown, almost black!

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

A salon, always.

4. How often do you wash your hair?

About 2-3 times a week, which is scientifically the healthiest for your hair (at least that’s what twitter said. ;)) The other days I just spray in some dry shampoo and I am good to go! To read about my full hair care routine, click HERE.

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?

I think the whole point of beauty and fashion is self expression. I love my basic pieces and do have a defined style to a degree but I am always willing to try something new, especially with my makeup! Continue reading