I have decided to do a blog today about tattoos! How to clean them, care for them and what it’s like getting one!

I have wanted a tattoo for years, but tattoos have a lot of planning behind them and aren’t a thing to rush into as its going to be with you for life! I recently got one (two days ago to be exact) so I’m going to tell you what mine means to me and what the pain is like! Then near the end of the blog explain how you care for it!

I thought long and hard about this tattoo for months and because it means a lot to me I decided to go for it! The meaning behind mine? Well.. I have seven swallows on my arm which are a memory of my seven beautiful family members which have sadly past away since ive been born. i will add to it when another sadly goes! So whenever i look at it, it reminds me of them said people who meant a lot to me! (tattoo below)

This tattoo was done by an amazing romanian artist in fort william which is near my home town, its called ‘extreme tattoo and piercings’ and id definitely give it a look at! There work is fantastic!
How painful is it!?

Me personally i never found it sore, i actually laughed a little as the vibration of the gun made my whole arm shake! If you have a good pain thresh hold like myself then you well be absolutely fine! Afterwards, I’m not going to lie to you, it is painful especially when cleaning it! Which brings me on to the last topic…
How to care for your tattoo!

You have to take great care of it as its just like having a cut, but a really big one! When you get your tattoo you will get cling film around it, keep that one for about an hour or so, until the bleedings stops then wash it withi9 warm soapy water! Then apply bepanthen, which is just nappy rash cream for babies! (photo below) and id do this for about 5/6 times a day, which is what i’m doing at the moment! Yes, it can be a pain and you have to leave a lot of time in your day to look after it but after the healing process it is totally worth it! Whatever you do, do not itch your tattoo or take of the scab when it does, or if it does! As you can take of ink and then have to go back and get it redone which is a pain! 
Oh, and don’t be afraid to take showers incase it “falls off” as i was at first, haha! Don’t listen to other peoples opinions on getting tattoos as its your opinion as everybody is different, i listened to a lot and for me? it wasnt bad at all! Have fun, and i can garentee you will spend all your money on more! 
Karina, xoxo

So recently I started buying new things for my room, and whilst cleaning I realised I have a lot of make up and make up brushes just lying about and I never knew how to store them! I didn’t want to store them away I wanted to show them on my dressing table as it would be easier access to them!

So a recent trip to ikea with my boyfriend and his family I had an absolute field day their! I still hadn’t found any storage for them until u hit the outdoor/plants area. I loads of pretty pots from large to small, bright pink to white! I fell I’m love with these two white plant pots (shown below)  they are so pretty and go really well with my room as its quite a bright room with loads of shades of cream in it.

All my brushes fit snugly into these gorgeous pots and I also found the purple pot from whsmith, it’s actually a pencil holder but I love the designs on it! Also I put my earrings on the pot to just brighten it up a bit without ruining the pot! 
I hope you like my idea and if you have any please share them below!
White pots | ikea
Purple pot | whsmith 
Earrings | forever 21 and new look.
Make up brushes | fearne cotton and Victoria Jackson.

Recently I decided to start trying out more expensive make up to see if there was a difference between that and cheaper make up like mua and rimmel.

I was going to go and buy benefit mascara as I’ve heard so much amazing reviews on that product and decided I’d give it ago! But, I found out that ‘Elle’ were selling it with this months issue (may) and I’d be saving £9 on it. So I went out and bought Elle, and this is the small tester I received with this magazine.

The magazine cost me £4 which I thought was a good deal seeing as I got such an expensive make up product with it! This is the tester I received (photo above) I’m absolutely in love with it! Compared to my rimmel mascara I use you can see the difference straight away! It makes your eye lashes look more thicker and stand out compared to other mascaras I have used! So I’m thinking of going out and buying some as opinion don’t think I could ever replace this amazing product!

Dainty doll is the make up range from Nicola Roberts ( girls aloud) if you aren’t to sure who she is!

I had been dying to try out her range for a while but the prices range from £15-20 and I didn’t want to spend that much on just one item of make up. So I do what I do best and I browsed the Internet to see if i could find anywhere cheaper, but you do have to watch these days as a lot of the make up people put on ebay for example can be fakes. But on amazon i found her make up for only £2 and her other products were ranging from £5 to £8 which I thought was absolutely amazing, and it’s 100% legit!

I bought a blusher and a lipstick. ( here are the photos below)

Lipstick: the lipstick is creamy/pink shade which I adore, as I said in previous blog posts i always buy lipstick but never wear it! But this i always wear! And I need to invest in some more, it’s such a nice light shade and its not to in your face, which I like! I don’t suit bright colours so this shade is perfect for me! I highly recommend it!
Blusher: I have wanted a new blusher for months on end so I found this as a good opportunity to buy one as it was going cheap on amazon! It’s not a bright pink its more natural so you can just tell you are wearing it and no more! The only problem I had with this product is i have it in my makeup bag and the powder split and is in little bits now and not all together which I was slightly annoyed at, but in future ill probably leave my blusher at home and not leave it in my bag which I dump and throw about everywhere! 
So on you go, go on to amazon and type in ‘dainty doll’ i promise you, it’s not a let down!

I recently bought some Mua makeup as its one of the cheapest I could find in my local super drug and can’t afford at the moment to splash out on £20 makeup.

Being cheap you can’t always tell if its going to be good or not so I took the risk and bought three products from the mua range! I now know I am going to think twice now on splashing out on mac makeup and other expensive ranges as this works better than most of them!

I bought the mua eye pallet, mua nail beads and a red/orange lipstick. (Photos below)

Eye pallet: This eye pallet cost me £4 which I thought was a great bargain, i tend to suit darker eye shadows so this pallet worked out great for me! It had darker eye shadows and a few lighter ones i wouldn’t tend to use and found out that I actually suit them better than most dark shades! There’s a few different bronze shades which I adore and can’t stop using at the moment and also have been asked a few times where I got my make up from!its unbelievable that when I wore expensive make up i never got asked but now I’m wearing a tad cheaper make up i got asked straight up!

Nail beads: I was worried at first when I bought these! I think they were around £2/£3. I have had nail beads in the past and they have fallen off after a few hours and felt like I had wasted more money on things I had to get rid of! But these beads are unbelievable! You put one coat (or two if to prefer) of nail polish on your nails and apply the beads straight on, if your nails start to dry they won’t stay on the same then hold done on your nail I’d say for about 20 seconds then realise! I added a matte coat over the beads which was a good and bad idea as the beads would not come off my nails at all but at least they stayed on right!? Maybe even add a clear coat of nail varnish over the top and that will make them stay on for sure!

Lipstick: I don’t wear lipstick like, ever! But I always end up buying it as I tend to go to strange dress up parties or wake up one day in the mood to wear it! I’m still not sure about the shade I bought but the lipstick does stay in and it applies nicely! I think next time I will get a lighter shade and I will like them better! Oh and did i mention.. They are only £1! YES, £1 for lipstick, amazing right!?

Here’s a photo of my products-