Monday, 30 December 2013

NOTW: Barry M Glitter Nail Paint

This Barry M Nail Paint in number 217 is a gorgeous blue glitter shade. This is fairly old polish but is perfect for the winter party season. Enjoy!

What's your favourite party season polish?

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Festive NOTW: Special mention - Models Own Catherine Wheel

I hope all of you have had a wonderful Christmas with lots of presents and even more food! I am still in the festive spirit and so so excited for what the New Year has to bring!
My Christmas day choice for nails of the day were the beautiful red Nails inc St. James and the chunky glitter Models Own Catherine Wheel.
Nails inc St. James
Models Own Catherine Wheel
Both of these nail polishes = amazing!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


Sunday, 22 December 2013

The Final Boots Star Gift // No7 Ultimate Collection

This week's star gift at Boots is the amazing No7 Ultimate Collection, and they have saved the best till last. The kit contains:
Completely Quenched Moisturising Body Lotion
Blissful Body Wash
Sumptuous Bath soak
Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion
Protect and Perfect Day Hand Cream
Beautiful Skin Dry Rescue
Protect and Perfect Intense Day Cream
Protect and Perfect Intense Night Cream
Lash Adapt Mascara in Black
Limited Edition Lipgloss Marshmallow
I haven't really used many No7 products but the ones that I have have be very effective. I already have soo many products so I had to refrain from getting one for myself but thought it would make a perfect gift for my mum!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

NOTD: Barry M and Essie Lux Effects

Embracing winter and wishing for a white Christmas, these nails reminded me of snowy winter mornings and glistening snow flakes! After neglecting my nails for a while, this week's creation entailed a Barry M Nail Paint in 66 Matt White and an Essie Lux Effects Multi Dimensional Top Coat in Shine of the Times.

The matt white polish was a recent purchase, as I have so many glitter top coats and nothing to wear underneath them. I usually find Barry M polishes to be reasonably nice, unfortunately this one did not impress. I could do purely down to the colour, but I did not feel like the consistency of the polish was sufficient to stop it from being opaque after 2 coats. will stick with it though and attempt to improve my application methods!

The Essie Lux Effect polish on the other hand is absolutely AMAZING! It is gorgeous and so soo versatile! It can be worn over the top of any colour, and would look cute worn on its own if you wanted just a pinch of sparkle.


Enjoy :)

Thursday, 5 December 2013

November Empties

This month's empties have all been make up staples and other essentials but have included some amazing products. I will definitely be looking to repurchase all of the products mentioned. This month we have:


MUA Face Powder shade 2 - bit of a love/hate relationship with this one. For a £1 I was pleasantly surprised, as for such a bargain steal you can't always guarantee results. I love it because it's compact, quick and convenient and looks good when applied in small quantities. On the downside, I did struggle with using it sparingly and reached the tipping point.. making it look rather cakey
Me Me Me Fat Cat lashes mascara - a massive fan of this mascara as I find it genuinely gives your lashes a lot of volume. One of the most favourite mascara I've ever used so would definitely buy it again when my current mascara runs out.
L'Oreal Infallible 16hr Concealer in Vanilla - the best high street/drug store concealer ever! The coverage and lasting power are wonderful and I find the lighter shades are perfect for me, as I usually struggle to find concealers that suit my skin tone. Not a single bad word to say about it. There is always one of these floating around my make up collection so I am well stocked up. I do think it may be time to branch out and try something new and as I've heard so much about Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer it would be rude not to try it. Will always keep this lovely little concealer stick as my trusty, reliable back up though.

L'Oreal Glam Shine Lipgloss - this lovely little gloss has received a lot of love over the past year or so. So much so, that most if the label has rubbed off. The lid indicates the shade was 403 Magnetic Rose Glow, which is a shimmery pinky-beige shade (unfortunately probably not available on the market anymore as I've had it for ages). I absolutely love how shimmery it is and the lovely scent, as well as the heartshaped wand! How cute is the heart shaped wand?? Definitely prefer it to the usual doefoot applicators.
Scholl Foot Therapy Rough Skin Remover Scrub - delivered AMAZING results! I've been using it for several months now, leaving my feet feeling wonderfully soft after the damaged caused by flip flops over the summer. Quite sad this product has ran out as I haven't had a chance to pick up anymore and I don't want my feel to lose their amazing softness. Would highly recommend this! Leaves your hands feeling overly soft after application too! Double whammy.

Sure Clear Aqua Deodorant - does the job, keeps you feeling fresh for ages.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Hello December!

I can't believe it's December already! It has been 6 months since I finished University and seriously... where has the time gone? It seems as though summer was only last week.

December is going to be such an exciting month, I absolutely cannot wait! Firstly, a couple of days ago I got tickets to The Clothes Show at the NEC in Birmingham next weekend and I'm SOOOOOO EXCITEDDD!! A bit ott there I know but I haven't been for what seems like so long and it is so much fun. Can't wait to see what bargains are going to be up for grabs this year! I think I'm most looking forward to checking out the Model's Own, Barry M, Rimmel and Elemis stands, but no doubt I've missed off one of the really important once. There will be a very detailed post to come with all the crazy things I buy, leaving my bank card hating me.

December is of course a very festive time with lots to organise, presents to but and decorations to put up! I'm so so behind this year, as by the time I eventually get my decorations up it will be well into December. Better late than never eh? And the shopping list, wow the shopping list! I am composing an efficient regime to acquire all Christmas gifts in one go.. will this possible.. guess we'll have to see.

With added festivies, December also brings my birthday! With so much to plan and sort out an coordinate everybody's plans for new year NYE can get quite hectic. Edinburgh is supposed to amazing for new year, but seeing as I am currently based in the Midlands it seems a bit of a trek to head to Scotland for only a few days. Although I've still never been to Scotland!... Should probably get onto that at some point. Seeing new year is all about fun, excitement and spending it with your favourite people!

What are your special plans for this month?