Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Goodbye... For Now!

Bonjour Mes Amis!
Since school is back and we are all really busy, we have decided to keep The Little Chatter Boxes as a Summer collab blog. So this is the end to Summer 2015, so it will be the end of The Little Chatter Boxes 2015. Hopefully we will be back in June 2016! But if you are really going to miss us, we have are own blogs:
We are planning to do some collabs on our own blogs in the future so stay tuned for that!
Goodbye, for now.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

What's in Bella's Back To School Makeup Bag

     This week on The Little Chatter Boxes we are doing back to school makeup. Typically, for school I don't like to wear a ton of makeup or continue to re-apply it throughout the day. But, it's always nice to have a few products on hand in case of emergency so today I'm going to be showing you what's in my school makeup bag. 

Face: I like to have a concealer with me for touch-ups, a powder to reduce shine (the Rimmel Stay Matte is my favorite), a small concealer brush for application, and some moisturizer for dry spots. 

Eyes: I find it easiest to bring the Maybelline Rocket Volume Express Mascara for emergencies, although I hardly ever use it.

Lips: I love the Electro Babylips because they are really moisturizing and add just a bit of color, this one is in Strike a Rose. I also like to have my NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie because I wear it almost everyday. 

That's all for this post! Thank you so much for reading and be sure to tweet me what's in your school makeup bag!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Back To School Natural Makeup

Bonjour Mes Amis!
This week on The Little Chatter Boxes we are doing back to school makeup. I hope you enjoy!

As I have said from previous posts from here and my own blog, my school is strict especially when it comes to makeup. The rule is that you are only allowed to wear a natural foundation and that's it but I have found personally that if you keep it really natural looking and using no fabulous volumising mascara, you won't get caught.

This is the look I would normally wear to school every day.

Primer: Catrice Prime and Fine Anti- Red Base
Foundation: L'Oréal True Match Foundation R1C1 Rose Ivory
Concealers; Seventeen Phwoarr Paint concealer in Fair
                    Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory
Powder: Catrice Prime and Fine Powder in Translucent
Blush: Rimmel Stay Blushed 004 Sunkissed Cherry
Mascara: Maybelline Big Eyes Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara in Black.
I use the smaller wand to add tint to my eyelashes
Eyebrow pencil: Essence Eyebrow Designer in 04 Blonde
Eyebrow gel: Rimmel Brow This Way in 004 Clear
Setting spray: NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray
Tinted lipbalm: Maybelline Baby Lips Pink Punch, Cherry Me and Pink Shock

It seems like a lot of products but it gives a natural look!
See you,

Friday, September 4, 2015

Pauline's Sixth Form/College Equipment Advice

I've done my time at sixth form now so I feel like it is wise to pass on my knowledge of what you need for it. Also, since I'm slightly older than the other bloggers on this (only by a year or two), the equipment you need for the higher years are slightly different to that of the lower years. Most of it is the same but sometimes it's worth spending a bit more money on the useful stuff.

I did a stationary haul a few years ago before I started sixth form on my own blog here!
WARNING: There's a lot of photos of my face so be prepared.

For some courses, you may be given an equipment list for it, you know, essentials that you really need in order to survive the year or whatever. I have one from my uni which is about two A4 pages long (*sigh* goodbye, money) so make sure you read into that and get as much of it as you can.

Don't expect the school or college to provide you with stuff. There's no doubt that they'll have some just in case but it won't be enough to supply the whole class and you waste time waiting for the equipment you need. Trust me. If you can, it's also worth talking to those who have already done the course or class that you are about to start so you know what else you may have to get. It's better to be over-prepared.

I hope you all have a good school year ahead. Mine doesn't start until the 28th September (woohoo!) so I still have time to organise money and stuff. University is expensive.

That's all for now. Stay beautiful x

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ró's School Supplies

Hello Fabulous Internet!
This week on The Little Chatter Boxes is another instalment in out Back To School series, it is school supplies haul. Enjoy.

This year, I didn't have to get that many things for school as I am going into Transition Year (if you don't know what transition year is click HERE). Basically it is a more relaxed year for my brain and my back. Since I didn't need to get too much new things I thought I would do a sort of 'What's in My Schoolbag, Supplies Addition'.

My schoolbag is a JanSport Big Student in Purple Night Preston Plaid (Click HERE). I got this bag last year on Amazon as I really needed a large bag for the next school year and they are so hard to get and expensive in Ireland. I think when I got it is has around $40/€30.

I got 2 two-ringed binders , one in blue and the other in pink. I know they are very plain but I hope to make them a bit more pretty. I also got some plastic pockets for my folders and a huge refill pad. I got this new pencil case but it can just about fit everything in it.  

This does not all fit into my pencil case, it is not Hermione bag that has endless amount of space! As usually I have Bic 4 Colour Ballpoint Pens. I normally just use the red out of these but they are great if you forgot your pencil case and only have that pen.
 Bic Evolution Hb Pencils, I am not that fussy when it comes to pencils as long as the nib doesn't break every time you try to pair them and these Bic ones do the job.
Since I am left-handed, I normally can't use gel type pens as it will just go everywhere. I really like Staedtler Blue Ballpoint Pens as they dry instantly and are nice to write with. I found these last year and I keep repurchasing them.
You can never go wrong with highlighters, so I just have a random blue and yellow one.
Of course everyone needs a calculator and I have a standard Casio Fx83 Scientific Calculator which does the job. 
I also have a rubber, dolphin ruler (because I'm classy) and a pencil parer.
I don't know why but during class my lips can get real dry so I always keep a lip balm in my pencil case. Currently I have Nivea Pearly Shine Lip Balm and I really like it as it is moisturising and gives a bit of colour.

That's all for my school supplies haul (that rhythms)!
See you,