Monday, 25 July 2011

Golden Sunset...

Inspired by this rare period of sunshine we've been having I decided to paint my nails a sunny golden orange...

I found it really hard to photograph this look so hopefully you get it from the following pics.

This was created by using Nails Inc Atomic all over the nails and Sephora's I'm a rich girl on the tips. I used scotch tape to enable to to get a nice neat line. I'm really happy with the overall look - very bright and summery!!


Friday, 22 July 2011

Now I'm Heels Over Head...

Shoes. A girl can never have too many...

I was in need of some new black court heels and whilst trawling around the Next website I came across these little beauties.

Very nice huh? They're beautiful black platforms and if you look closely you can see that they are snake print.

My favourite thing about these shoes?

When I ordered them, they were a reasonable £30. BUT when they arrived, my bill stated £15...the guys at Next were SO nice as to charge me sale price even though I ordered 3 days before the sale started. Thanksssss......


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Nail Polish Addict

There really is nothing I love more then freshly painted nails. With pretty and chip free fingertips I am one happy girl. My collection has grown and grown in the last 6 months, so what's another 4...??


Essie Splash of Grenadine
Nails Inc Atomic by Fabulous Mag
Nails Inc OMP again by Fabulous Mag
OPI Suzy Sells Sushi by the Sea Shore

I really like the two Nails Inc ones which I, as I'm sure most of you did, got free with Fabulous  Magazine's offer. OMP (Oh my pink) is my favourite of the two.

The Essie polish is a gorgeous pinky lilac. It applies like a dream and wore pretty well. It has a gel like finish unlike the others which are quite creamy.

The OPI polish is the newest to my collection, bought in another spur of the moment Ebay but. It's pretty-ish but definitely not my favourite. I think of it as more of a colour my gran would wear, as it's a bit BLAH.

Do you have any of these? What are your all time favourite nail polishes??


Sunday, 17 July 2011

I'm Being Interviewed...

Just a quick post to let you know I am currently being featured on the ever so lovely Melanie's blog (HerRoyalHighstreet) in an interview.

Melanie is a gorge blogger and you tuber and I'm sure you'll enjoy reading/watching her as much as I do...

So go on over and have a read of my interview and check out her other fab posts as well :)


Saturday, 16 July 2011

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer

I think I may be the last person in the world to try out this concealer.

OK, that's perhaps a teeny tiny exaggeration, but it seems this product is everywhere on the blogosphere and almost everyone had good things to say about it. So I decided to try out for myself.

I'm pretty lucky in that I never really get too spotty on my face. If I break out it's usually on my chin and they're generally not horrific. So I'm not in need of cement like concealer which applies an inch thick. I like concealers with a nice, smooth consistency and that blend in well with my skin tone. The shade I use in this product is 2. Fair.

I am really impressed with this concealer. It applies really well. I use the applicator to apply it to the areas I want to conceal then use my finger to dab it in. It covers really well and doesn't look cakey. As for the 16hr wear, I'm not so sure, but it definitely wears well. I use my powder to set it and it does me for the day. And it's so cheap, it's such a bargain.

What do you guys think of this? And what are your favourite concealers?


Thursday, 14 July 2011


So I've seen recently that Superdrug have brought out their own brand of false lashes and I'm pretty keen to try them out. To be honest, I'm surprised this hasn't happened a lot sooner, but I'm definitely going to pick some up as soon as I can make my way to Superdrug. These are retailing at £3.99 which is a great price, I just hope the products are equally as great. I've had a little nosy online and here are a few of my top picks...

Have any of you guys tried these yet? I'm keen to know what you think...?


Monday, 11 July 2011

Dotty About Spots

I've really been enjoying playing about with my Cena white nail art pen. Here is my current favourite look. so easy and pretty...
Using Essie Splash Of Grenadine

Using Rimmel Sky High

I think this is such a pretty and girlie look but really so simple to create.

What do you guys think? Are you rating the spots?


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Hair Haul

Big and Beautiful.

That's how I like my hair. Sadly, my hair is somewhat lacking in the volume department so last week I picked up some goodies in the hope that I could put some life back in my locks.

I had saved up quite a few points on my Boots Advantage card so decided to use them to buy my goodies.

The first three items are from Trevor Sorbie. (These are currently 3 for 2)

Beautiful Volume Hairspray

This claims to be a day long hairspray which is designed to hold your 'do in place without weighing it down. I've not yet managed to put it to any serious styling tests yet, but so far it seem like a decent hair spray and it doesn't have that usual choke-me hairspray scent.

Beautiful Volume Thickening Shampoo

This shampoo smells lovely and fresh and lathers really well. After blow drying I can definitely feel a difference in body in my hair and it feels really nice and soft. I'd definitely recommend this and I will repurchase as I think it has become a new favourite.

Beautiful Volume Volume Booster

This styling spray should be used on towel dried hair to help boost volume after drying. I do like how this adds volume to my hair but I feel like you need to be careful not to use too much as it does leave a bit of stickiness in your hair if overused. It also has added heat protection which is a bonus.

All 3 products cost £5.10 each.

The final product I got was one that I'd heard a lot about and that I was keen to try.

Schwarzkopf Got2be Powder'ful Volumizing Styling Powder.

As stated in the name it's a styling powder which focuses on adding instant lift and body to the roots. You sprinkle some powder onto your fingers and work it into your roots. The powder disappears and you're left with good lift and texture which gives the hair a voluminous appearance. It's a great instant boost however the powder does leave a residue in your hair so it doesn't leave you free to run your fingers through your hair. I think this is a great product to use when backcombing and creating a style which needs lots of height.

Have any of you guys tried these products? What are your favourite hair care and volumising products?


Monday, 4 July 2011

I want a new room!!

I've recently been giving my mind a treat about how I'd like to decorate my room. As much as I'd love to, me and the boy are planning on moving out in the next year so there really is no point, so I suppose this is how my new room could look...

I saw this pretty dressing table on the Ikea website and thought it was a beauty. I love the simplicity of it.

I've always wanted a white iron bed, and this one, also from Ikea fits the bill blue bed linen though!!

I think I'd leave the walls blank apart from one feature wall, with something dramatic like this wallpaper from

I would love to add some pink, twinkly fairy lights like these I found on

I also fancy a white, thick pile rug like this one from

...And of course lots of shoes, clothes, bags and make up, just to make it lived know?

Wonder what my other half will make of his new bedroom...? haha...


Friday, 1 July 2011

Oooh La La...Sephora Paris Palette

I got this little beauty as part of a giveaway prize from the lovely Louise at Get Lippy...thank you!!

As soon as I saw it I was instantly excited. As you know I only just had my first ever trip to Sephora and to get some more goodies was great. Also, who doesn't love Paris <3

The packaging is really sweet, it's shaped and styled like a Sephora carrier bag with some Parisian landmarks printed on the front, and the signature Sephora stripes on the side.

The two red straps at the top can be pulled to open up the palette.

Inside there are 8 shimmery eyeshadows and one matte. The colours are really wearable and pigmented. My favourites are light shimmery champagne/brown in the top left hand corner and the matte brown in the bottom left hand corner.

There are also two sections that pop out of each side of the palette, one containing 4 pretty lip colours and the other has a shimmery pink blush. Again, the colours are really wearable and the blush is gorgeous.

Since I've had this I've used it almost every day. I think it's a great palette for everyday use. It's really compacts so a great size to pack in your handbag and the mirror inside is really useful for on the go touch ups.

Have any of you guys tried this palette? What are your faves from Sephora?