Tuesday, 11 August 2015

My Beauty Book

Beauty Diary

No, I'm not an author bringing out a new book.

If you like to write lists, and doodle on pages, this might be something for you.

I thought I might share with you a project that I've been working on lately. Its something that I hope you'll enjoy, you can take this idea and put it towards all of your hobbies. One of my hobbies happens to be playing with makeup, so if this isn't one of yours, I hope you can apply this idea to something that suits you. 

I am someone who loves to write things down. I'm a list maker. I love art, and I love working with ink - be in calligraphy or just your general pen, I enjoy the art of handwriting so I decided to combine all of these things and create a work in progress called my 'Beauty Book'. 

It is a place where I keep wish lists, and blog/video ideas all nice and neat - I'm not one to use the 'notes' section on my phone. I find that very impersonal and I like to talk (to myself) in notes. It is no way complete, but I'll show you what I have so far. I hope you like it. 

Front Cover; Title Page; Videos to Film
The book is actually from Ikea. I think it was about $4? ish, not very expensive, otherwise I wouldn't have picked it up. The main reason I liked it is that it has blank pages. It comes with an insert that has lines on one side and a grid on the other so you can slide it under the page you're writing on so you can write in a straight line etc. I think thats pretty darn cool. (it took me a while to figure out what it was for though) The name of the book from Ikea is the 'Tjenis'. It comes with a few different colour schemes on the front cover.

Wish lists / Products I want to buy; Ideas for Blog posts
As I said, you can take this idea and apply it to your hobbies. Its basically a place I can jot down my ideas and keep track of the lists of things I want to buy. Now yes, there is a hell of a lot of stuff on there and don't worry, I'm not a massive spender, I believe in moderation and I have recently purchased things from the 'Makeup Wishlist' page so I will have to cross them off! I have many pages that are the same 'Makeup Wishlist #2' etc but for the sake of boring photos I didn't include them, I just wanted to show what the pages look like. 

Now, whilst I love art, I'm no artist and my hand writing is a little messy at times (times like in this book  it seems) I love typography and that style and yeah.. thats why I have it how I do. On the blank pages (because I'm not writing back to back) I think I might cut out things from magazines / catalogues and make arty fancy mural pages to bring some colour to it. 

I hope you like this idea and if you do use it for something, be sure to send me a pic because I think that'd be just awesome! 

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  1. Wow, I love your handwriting....its so neat haha! My sister has a similar hobbies :) She makes stickers for her Kikki k planner. It really is an art form :)

    Celia xx


    1. Oh thank you so much! Kikki K planners are gorgeous, some people are just so talented (:

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read and comment on my post! (: Xx