nails inc. 3D glitter 'marylebone' £11
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Sunday, 24 February 2013
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
I have an obsession with Barry M nail paints lately. Every time I go into a shop that stocks them I have to go and have a little wonder to see what's new in the Barry M section. The most recent purchase is Gold Mine a black polish infused with gold glitter.
Barry M Jewel Glitter Nail Paint 'Gold Mine' £2.99
Monday, 18 February 2013
I honestly have the roughest hands in the world. I always used to get told I had a builders hands when I was younger..insult much?! I have tried different hand creams and moisturisers for years but always forget to use them. Thats why the size of this hand lotion is so handy, i just end up chucking it in my handbag. I got this kensington caviar hand lotion as part of a set and I absolutely love it.
Kensington Caviar Hand Lotion £15 (full size) This lotion is 'enriched with caviar extract' and claims to 'help reduce the appearance of fine lines'. I must admit it has left my hands feeling really soft and I feel that I no longer have builders hands ha! I also have to mention that it smells amazing! Kind of a mix between cocoa butter and jasmine or something similar. I think this might be one of the reasons I am addicted to using it, for the smell alone. I cannot find the 50ml size anywhere so I think this may only come as part of a set. Instead the full size 100ml version is available direct from nails inc. ♥ ♥ RSS ♥ hellocotton ♥ bloglovin ♥ facebook ♥ twitter ♥
I know, I know it's not Sunday! I worked a 12 hour shift yesterday and literally couldn't fit in time to post Sunday nails, but didn't want to leave it out completely so thought I would slot it in today. This isn't the most adventurous design I have done, but I knew my nails would be taking a bit of a bashing with stock take so opted for a simple design. I used nails inc. Manchester Square as a base and chose nails inc. Finsbury Park on my ring finger to add a bit of glitz.
Base - nails inc. manchester square
Ring - nails inc. Finsbury Park
Friday, 15 February 2013
So, I have finally jumped on the bandwagon and purchased Benefit 'they're Real!' mascara. Only a travel sized one I admit, but nonetheless I finally own it. I have wanted to try this mascara for ages, but have been on a mission to use up some of the others I have hoarded away first. Like anything there is only so long I can go before I cave in *damn willpower* and being at the till point in Boots certainly didn't help my cause! Purchase complete. The main question is does it live up to the hype?
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
MAC sheen supreme 'quite the thing!' £14.50
Quite the Thing! is a sheen supreme finish, which I think is a mix between a gloss and a lipstick. It sits like a lipstick but has the same shine as a gloss, although it doesn't feel tacky on the lips. I don't mind this finish, but I wouldn't say its my first choice when it comes to choosing. The colour comes across as a light raspberry plum. If you look closely it has tiny blue glitter particles which give it that bluey/purple sheen.
I am so glad I chose this colour in the end, it is really pretty. I find that its definitely more of an wintery colour and whilst it is snowing here, now is the right time to be wearing it!
Are you a fan of sheen supreme finishes? ♥
Monday, 11 February 2013
Due to the snow and my fear of driving in it, I have been stuck in all day which only leads to one thing...window shopping. Me and Lewis have been talking about moving out for ages, but I can't even afford a new mascara let alone a house! Can you hear those violins ha. This doesn't stop a girl from dreaming though and aside from the swimming pool, games room and makeup room we have dreamed up, I want a vintage feel with the accessories and this is where Cath Kidston comes in. I absolutely love her prints and hers is always the first fabric I go to when dressmaking, before I go to one I can afford ha!
Anyway here is a few items I am currently lusting over...
The straighteners come in this beautifully embroidered cherry blossom case.
So this is my natural hair, slightly wild and extremely thick...
And these are the results...
ghd cherry blossom styler £129
I am more than impressed with these stylers, they managed to straighten my hair with ease and the whole process seemed a lot quicker than with any previous straighteners, so who knows maybe I will start straightening more. Another thing I love is that they are PINK, my inner Barbie is squeeling with joy! On the ghd website it states that 'for every pink cherry blossom styler sold in the UK, £10 is donated to Breakthrough Breast Cancer' which I think is such a nice idea.
I'm so happy with these ghd's, in my opinion if they can get through my hair, they can get through anyones!
What do you prefer curly or straight? ♥
Sunday, 10 February 2013
I have had such a lazy day today, obviously planning my week off as I mean to go on! I went to see my friend who I haven't seen for a while and we ended up having an afternoon filled with Lion King, Chocolate and painting nails. As you can imagine this is the best kind of afternoon, although I always find time goes too quickly when you're enjoying yourself.
Anyway onto today's nails. As it is Valentines this week, I thought I would opt for something to suit the occasion. I brought barry m nail paint 'pink sapphire glitter' earlier in the week and thought this would be perfect as it is a mix of different pink and holographic glitter pieces.
Friday, 8 February 2013
Hello sweets, I thought that I spend a lot of time reviewing makeup and showing swatches but I never actually show you how I wear it in my day to day life. I think that more FOTD posts needed...
For this look, I used...
Face - L'Oreal anti redness primer
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation 'NW20'
MAC blush 'Springsheen' (swatch)
Brows - Benefit Brow Zings 'medium'
Eyes - Urban Decay 'Naked' eyeshadow
Umberto Giannini Painted Lady Feliner 'Black'
Bourjois Blackjack mascara (swatch)
Lips - L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipstick 'Rock 'n Mauve' (swatch)
What do you think of this look, would you enjoy more fotd posts? ♥
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
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