Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Lil Miss Resourceful: Castor oil for eyelash growth

Recently, I have noticed that my eyelashes have become thinner. Unfortunately L'oreal have stopped selling their eyelash serum (or maybe they do sell it, but it's always sold out in Boots and Superdrug), so I decided to look for more natural methods to increase the thickness of my eyelashes.

Cue a Google search, and I found the secret ingredient - Castor oil! 

After reading several reviews on the Internet, I decided to purchase it from Amazon for a mere £3 (including delivery charge for a 100ml bottle)

The first time I used it, I applied the oil directly on my eyelashes using my fingers, just after removing my eye makeup. The next morning - I noticed thicker eyelashes! The results were so quick it was unbelievable! You can also use a cotton bud to apply the oil on your eyelashes.

I have been using Castor oil for several weeks now and have noticed a major difference to my eyelashes. They are not necessarily any longer, but definitely thicker and healthier! 

The great thing about Castor oil is that it is natural and cheap! You can even apply it to your hair and eyebrows to promote growth! 

I love this oil! It's definitely something that I cannot live without right now (especially with the amount of mascara I apply!) 

Have you ever used Castor oil?

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Lil Miss Innovative: Emobox review *

If you're anything like me, then you've probably lost a few USB sticks in the past! 

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Emobox, who asked me whether I would like to try their USBs. When I saw that their USBs came in the form of a necklace, bracelet and a card - I immediately said yes! I love innovative and practical technology!

 I've showed this necklace to my friends and family, and everyone looked so surprised when I showed them the USB! My mum and sister both want one! This would make a lovely and thoughtful gift for any female! The company also sells USBs for men (in the form of wrist-lets)

It is no ordinary necklace!
Open it up... (the necklace is magnetic, which makes it easy to close!)
Wallet drive

Emobox also sell a 'Wallet drive' which slots inside your computer! I carry this inside my wallet - which prevents me from losing it! 

The necklace retails at £13 and the wallet card retails at £12! Both store up to 8gb of data. 

You can find out more by clicking here

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Lil Miss Homely: Homeware haul! #

Hi guys! Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! 

Last week, I decided to go to Ikea with my parents to buy some home decor items! Apart from makeup and health, my other passion is interior design! I just love browsing through interior design blogs and thinking about how I would decorate my own house! I love anything that is vintage inspired!

I purchased this gorgeous plant pot from Ikea. It cost £2. I was initially going to use it to store my makeup brushes, but it was far too big for them! Instead, I store tea lights inside this plant pot! I also added some fake flowers for decorative purposes :)

As I was browsing in Ikea, I found the most perfect makeup brush holder! It's vintage inspired, and big enough to house most of my brushes. I added beads to the holder in order to hold the brushes upright. You can buy beads from any craft store. This makeup brush holder was very cheap too - it cost £2.25!

I also went to Next, and picked up this beautiful table lamp from their 'Vintage Inspired' collection. It matches the decor in my room perfectly! It cost £18 - which again is a very good deal!

I adore the detailing on the lamp!

 The next item I purchased is not exactly 'home decor', but this hand cream complements my room really well! It's also very sanitary (due to the pump) and smells of coconut (one of my favourite scents!). I purchased this from M&S for a mere £2.

 I have blogged about Jelly Belly candles before, but I decided to purchase some more! They are highly fragrant and relatively cheap (£5 a tin). The packaging is slightly tacky, and definitely does not complement my room - but they smell fabulous! I purchased these from this eBay shop.

I also purchased some storage boxes from Ikea. I decided to buy 6 boxes and place them on top of my book shelf! I store items which I don't use a lot! My drawers are quite empty now which is great!

The last thing I purchased from Ikea was this bed throw. It's a gorgeous cream texture which makes my room look more cosy and comfortable! It cost £20. I also decided to take a photo of my iPhone - as I am in love with the case! My lovely brother bought it for me for Christmas!

Here's the favourite part of my room! My lovely candle holder from Oasis (Isle of Wight) just stands out so much!

Where do you buy from home decor from?