from the ritz to the rubble


This is the lovely little view from the breakfast bar in my kitchen. Sitting in the morning gazing out at the back gardens of the ridiculously HUGE houses on victoria road is actually quite relaxing (we even have our fair share of footballers and their 'whatever of a million quids...' worth of houses around the corner) I'm certainly a nosy neighbour.

Now that its winter, my sugar puffs and a cuppa in the morning does not include sunlight beaming through the window. This picture was taken at about 4.30pm on saturday afternoon, and its this kind of setting that gives the best natural light for doing my makeup and taking pictures. Shame its a bit bloody late in the day eh! I have been wearing zero makeup to work during the week, so at the weekend it was really nice to eat my breakfast with the sun shining through the window, and taking my time to put a nice 'face' on.

On sunday afternoon I went into town and got my mum's birthday present, items for my swap with lovely Tennille, and the remainder of my 400 followers giveaway pressies. I was in WHSmiths having an oogle over the stationary (as ye do... I mean, who doesn't love a good bit of stationary?) and I came accross these drawers, reduced from £19.99 to £9.99 and thought they would be perfect for my makeup! Since it has pretty much taken permanent stance on the breakfast bar with my swirly mirror - I thought this would be a much neater option!


(Yes I'm a saddo who still has one of our 2 year anniversary card's up, even though it was almost 2 months ago! Love the card too much!)


Top drawers: Lipsticks, lipglosses, eye pencils, mascaras, blushers.


Middle drawers: Foundations and eye stuff.


Bottom drawer: bases, brushers, powder, highlighters, mineralised skin finish, benefit mixed boxes.

How do you store your makeup? I tag you to share with us!

Anyways, onto the giveaway :) I am completely overwhelmed at reaching this amount of readers, from what started as a blog for uni to grow into something that is now a certain hobby of mines, well it is really overwhelming and it wouldn't be happening without all you lovely ladies. So really, the biggest thank you from the bottom of my heart! Here is what is up for grabs...

Prize 1 - Me and Zena Anchor Bracelet

 
Prize 2 - 'Toxic Tale' Lipstick (which is still sold out, as far as I am aware)
from Mac's Venemous Villians Collection. This was just my bloggy pic but you'll be getting it in the original box of course!



Runner Up Prize - Sleek Blush in 'Flamingo' and Barry M Nail Polish in 'Cyan Blue'


Here's a pic (which I nabbed from ebay) of the blush - just to show you the colour! Its pretty :)


The conditions are as follows:

To enter, you need to be a follower of my blog.
This isn't to generate lots of new readers, but I genuinely just want the prizes going to you girls who love to read my ramblings on the little blog of horrors! Of course, new readers are welcome too ovb! :p

Just leave a comment in the box below saying whatever ye wish and that shall be your entry :) Make sure to leave your email address along with it too so I can contact you if you win.

For extra entries, tweet or mention on your blog that I am having a giveaway
(winners will be chosen via random number generator, so let me know if you have mentioned on your blog, or tweeted about it, and link me to it so I can give you an entry +1 or +2. I am yet to be on the twitter bandwagon yet, but in terms of blogging I can see it's benefits so I may be signing up soon!)

You have until next week, tuesday 2nd november, to enter. Competition will close at 7pm GMT and I will draw and announce the 3 winners later on that evening.

Also, since names are pulled at complete random I can't control what prize you will be getting if you win. All of the prizes were bought with my own money, and I tried to make it things I thought most of you ladies would like. So if you really dislike the prizes, but are a regular reader and don't want to enter, I won't be offended :p Thanks again for everything girls, and good luck!

Ayden x

64 comments:

  1. That is a really cute set of drawers!! Seems to hold quite a lot as well...

    http://teacupsandbuttondrops.blogspot.com

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  2. You are so generous! Great prizes; I have my eye on the bracelet so fingers crossed!! x
    jadefung03 [at] gmail.com

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  3. ooooh enter me please doll
    congrats on all the followers
    although it really does not surprise me, your blog is one of my favs:)
    p.s. i order a blender from csnstores inspired by you!

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  4. i never noticed any of the me & zena pieces in jodie's boutique! love that shop <3

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  5. Wow, that makeup box has inspired me immensely! I crave that kind of organisation in my life! Especially with my makeup. Mine's all hanging out of a travel vanity bag thing. Not a good look. Defo on the look out for a lovely box now!
    And OBVIOUSLY enter me into your fabulous comp!
    You should think about specifying for entrants to post separate comments each time they tweet or whatever to get an extra entry, then you'll only have to type '1-[no. of comments]' into the generator and then count down the comments to find the number it picks. Does this make sense? If this is what you were planning anyway, just ignore me!
    And do get twitter Ayden, it helps the blog tenfold! Great for networking and making bloggy pals too.
    Hearts!!
    x

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  6. YES AYDEN GET TWITTER! <3

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE your make up box! It's so cute! I use an old cutlery tray for mine (a lot better than it sounds)

    Your giveaway is AMAZING please enter me :) xo

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  7. Definitely get Twitter, it's amazing!

    I'm jealous of your super organised makeup drawers.

    Enter me please :)

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  9. wow what an awesome give away!! particuarly after that lipstick!

    R x

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  10. aww what a lovely view! i'm a nosey neighbour too haha i get it from my mum! :p

    what a lovely giveaway too miss! i'd love to be entered. sailorjennie@googlemail.com

    xoxo

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  11. those drawers are so cute and useful, my makeup is just strewn around my bedroom- not good!

    ENTER ME PLZ!

    beth.x@msn.com

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  12. Ayden I LOVE YOU, please get twitter. I would also like an entry if i'm allowed ;)

    Hope you're well cupcake. You so deserve the followers. Thanks for my comment.

    gem.johnson@gmail.com

    xoxo

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  13. I love that bracelet, could you possibly post a link for people who want to buy it seperately from the giveaway? Haha. enter me,please, lauren_rawr@hotmail.com x

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  14. I love the makeup box! It all looks very organised. I keep my make up in a 'really useful box' - have you seen them? I am a bit addicted to them and love them nearly as much as I love stationery! Oh and those prizes are absolutely gorgeous, I shall keep my fingers crossed! I tweeted about it too, here: http://twitter.com/rosieoutlook
    Ooh, and join Twitter please!
    xxx

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  15. I would love to enter your giveaway !
    The makeup box is very cute and I like your choice in picking out the items .
    very thoughtful of you

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com
    thank you

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  16. I tweeted too, look see -

    FromGemWithLove Gemma Johnson
    The wonderful, magical ayden has a fab giveaway on her blog, please make her get twitter too http://mydollface.blogspot.com/ xxxx

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  17. Oh hey twin we use pretty much the same make up, i have most of that collection in my makeup bag!!

    oh i'd love to be entered please!!

    my email is nfgchimp@hotmail.com

    and get yer bum on twitter!! xxx

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  18. I have those drawers for storing my makeup! They're kind of overflowing though, I need more space!

    Thanks for the giveaway! The anchor bracelet is gorgeous x

    rachel_claire@live.co.uk

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  19. Love love love the colour of the blush! Definitely enter me please :) Lauren xx

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  20. enter me please :)

    nrogers11@bigpond.com

    xox

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  21. I've seen those cupcake drawers being used for storing makeup a few times now, such a good idea & so cute :)

    Great giveaway - I'd love to be entered please!

    My email is: dlw1210(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

    Thanks a lot :)

    This isn't really relevant, but seeing the sentence 'next week, Tuesday 2nd November' has freaked me out! Can't believe it's November next week - how did that happen!?

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  22. Ooh I was sorely tempted by that drawers set last time I was in Smiths but it was just that little bit too pink for me. I wish they did it in other designs :(

    Such a fab giveaway - I'd love to be entered into it please. Email addy is oddsocksandprettyfrocks@hotmail.co.uk

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  23. Please enter me!!! I love Julies - I was so happy when I saw another shop had opened outside of the argyle arcade! And I agreeee, get twitter!!!

    magicsinthemakeup@hotmail.co.uk

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  24. THOSE CUPCAKE STORAGE BOXES ARE AMAZING! i'm so jealous :(

    please enter me :D ♥

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  25. I have those cupcake drawers :)
    I love your blog and the bracelet you're giving away is gorgeous - congrats on the followers!
    xxx

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  26. AMAZING idea with the makeup storage - it's all so neat and tidy! Mine is all currently squished into one makeup bag, which is a right pain in backside! Also, I'm exactly the same with stationary - even though I'm not at school/uni anymore so don't really need much, I always have a little browse through the stationary sections in Smith's, I love it!
    Wicked giveaway - enter me please! (will give you a mention this week on my blog) And well done for getting to 400 followers - that's awesome! xxx

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  27. enter me please

    lisatoms3@gmail.com

    x

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  28. I've just shoved all my make up into a revlon bag that goes EVERYWHERE with me. It's totally unhygenic nd it takes ages to ruffle through everything to find what you want but I love it all the same. =]

    fionnualasweeney93@gmail.com

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  29. that is an adorable set of drawers to store your makeup in! i definitely want to get one like that. atm i'm using a two storey storage drawer thing thats white, but ultra boring and super crampy with everything i have.. so it's all my desk! i hope to revamp 'vanity' area for xmas time and then i'll show you my makeup storage when it's neater ;) and that card is SUPER cute and it's awesome you keep it up! and fab giveaway darling. enter me please xxxxxxx :)

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  30. Don't ever stop blogging! n_n

    pfefi.pfefi@gmail.com

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  31. Fistly OMg! To the toxic tale and that bracelet is super cute, I love anything sailor. Wow I need to get my butt done to WH smiths that is the cutest storage I have seen, I love that it has alot of small drawers too. What a bargain, my makeup storage needs a bloody good sort it is just all over the place. I really need to sort it, I will need to add that to my to do list.
    It's so crap that it gets dark so quick, that is a nice view you have there at least you have what's left of the light coming through. We have some flats at the back of ours and in winter it just gets so dark. I had to buy lamps, still hopeful it will fly by and the sun will be beaming again soon :) vintagechicuk@yahoo.com would love to be entered xxx

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  32. Oh I got my makeup storage from WHSmith too but my box is boring black - yours is much nicer!

    And what a fabby giveaway - girlwiththearabstrap@hotmail.co.uk

    xo

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  33. Ooooh I love that chest of drawers so much!! Unfort I don't have a dressing table to put it on (our bedroom is way too small)! Please enter me in your comp! nicolamcc82@gmail.com

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  34. Ok first up, love those drawers, and the card, never take it down. :)

    Doesn't surprise me one bit on the followers front, you deserve more.

    Please enter me in this fab giveaway. Love that bracelet.
    klg_hair@hotmail.co.uk

    xxxx

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  35. Tweeted also!!
    Please join twitter, I'm there (what other incentive do you need!!) haha!
    http://twitter.com/#!/KLG_Hair

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  36. I'm a fllower on bloglovin!

    Enter me please!

    blogslou@gmail.com

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  37. I have that box for my jewellery!xx

    lyddi69@hotmail.com

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  38. Enter me please :)

    abailey_89@hotmail.com

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  39. wow great giveaway! all those prizes are amazing you picked really well xxx

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  40. Ayden i am so jealous. you have an absolutely stunning view. i wish i could see that every day. instead i am stuck with a fence, a tree and overgrown grass *sighs* .. must look beautiful in any season !!
    Your set of drawers is so lovely, i really need to get my butt into gear to clean up my collection & make it look pretty like yours. ^^
    LOL cute about the card ;] dont worry i have all the letters, cards, poems etc jayv has given to me and there placed around my house for everybody to see ;]
    dont know if this is relevant to your post but my verification was "obiawe" .. ummmmmm -________-
    X

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  41. The view from your window is gorgeous! Have to admit I'm also a bit of a curtain twitture when it comes to the neighbours ooops!! Love your blog xx

    Amanda_Samuel1@hotmail.com

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  42. My make up lives on top of the chest of drawers I share with the bf and takes up way more than half the space...That little chest of drawers is a nifty idea, might have to copy it ;)

    Oh and please enter me in your give away!

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  43. I love the cupcake storage, they are really sweet! I should invest and get my stuff out of random shoe boxes.:s
    Lovely giveaway, I posted about it and put it on my sidebar.:)
    http://www.gemx.co.uk/sparkle/

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  44. I used to live off vicky road!

    Enter me please. Love the prizes.

    milkyway_magic@hotmail.com

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  45. Gorgeous prizes they are so lovely. Hope all the set painting is going well.

    Helen

    HDRedpath@googlemail.com

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  46. enter me please :)

    laura_turner91@hotmail.com

    xo

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  47. aw, how lovely are you!
    please enter me.

    and ooh I love those drawers x

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  48. Enter me please you lovely lady! I am a bit jeal of your breakfast view. It looks so calming xx

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  49. Enter me please - such amazing, generous prizes :)
    x

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  50. What a wonderful giveaway, lovely Ayden! Consider this an entry.

    I love the view from your window, by the way. Stunning. x

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  51. Hey wanna let u know that WM Style shop is currently have an online shoe sale!! go take a look over my blog or WM Style facebook page for crazy sale prices!

    http://www.facebook.com/wmstyle

    Follow WM Style on FB and the blog for the latest updates on products!

    much love,
    Kitty

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  52. wowzers! such awesome prizes!

    nanasamboy[at]hotmail dot co dot uk

    :) x

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  53. Just gave your giveaway a mention on my blog :)

    x

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  54. BIG CONGRATS lovely!! I adore your blog!! Amazing prizes too, very spesh. :D

    I also tweeted about your give away:
    http://twitter.com/#!/FrillsandFrocks

    My email is jessreeves7@gmail.com

    x x

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  55. I REALLY need to find a way to store my makeup. It's currently strewn across my floor and in random too-small containers.

    That bracelet is gorge! And you should totally get Twitter. Be warned though, it's addictive! x

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  56. Gadz..I really should sort my make up box. Currently I've got my foundation and facey stuff in an old perfume gift box, my lipsticks in a toilet bag and eyeshadows and brushes in a pink box I got when I bought my Estee Lauder goodies. It would be nice to have everything together though opposed to seperate.

    Go on and enter me as well missus, why the heck not.

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  57. Oh wow great giveaway! I'd love to win that lippie... now I'm a brunette again a whole avenue of colour has been opened up to me that I couldn't try when orange-haired lol! My email is jazzpad@hotmail.co.uk jazzy ♥

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  58. I'm following on bloglovin' :)
    Enter me please.

    Love the set of drawers. My makeup is scattered between various too-small makeup bags and drawers and god knows where. I really need to have a sort out and organise it all!

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  59. Your makeup is so organised now, I am slightly ashamed of how mine is stored!!

    Great giveaway! I have tweeted about it www.twitter.com/ladybugsays

    ladybugsays@hotmail.co.uk

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  60. These are the cutest giveaways! Pretty please enter me.

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  61. Congrats on the followers!
    Amazing giveaways, I would like to be entered please!
    I'm going to do a little tweet about it too xx

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  62. Hello! I think the view from your window is absolutely amazing and so I am uber jealous!

    and yes, toxic tale is still OOS. i was in the UK last week, and it was OOS everywhere! and then i flew back to the philippines via dubai and it was still OOS and i almost cried.

    so yeah, im praying very very hard i get to win this *crossing fingers*

    congrats on your many followers

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  63. Oh please enter me!

    I love those drawers!

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