Monday, 30 December 2013

Beauty brand of the year

Hey guys

2013 saw me trying a load of new brands and as we come to the end I thought it would be interesting to try and decide which brand was my best for this year. 

It's a tough decision but I think I'll have to say MAC.
2013 was the year I finally gave in and bought some MAC products.

Everybody had been telling me how great their products were but I was just being cheap so kept putting off buying their products. 
Then I decided to buy a foundation as I was sick of trying cheaper foundations and none of them impressing me.
The studio fix pressed powder.
I returned like the next day to buy their skin base visage and studio fix fluid foundation.
A couple of months later I bought 2 lipsticks, translucent powder and concealer.
And I've need looked back.
I don't really have any complaints.

The prep+prime products in particular are life savers.
I am constantly battling the oiliness of my skin so I can remain shine-free for as long as possible.
The products I have from the prep+prime range (the skin base visage and translucent loose powder) have helped me achieve remaining shine free for much longer than I ever have.
And in these winter months it's basically all day!
Another brand worth the hype, but I secretly wish they would bring their prices down so I can buy the whole shop!

What has been your beauty brand of the year? Is it the same as mine? I'm always looking for new brands to try so please do let me know!

Thanks for reading!

x x

Hair product of the year

Hey guys

It's another best of 2013 post. This time it's all about the hair.

I haven't really talked much about hair on my blog but hair products also get a good chunk of my money spent on as well.

I've bought quite a lot of decent hair products this year. I can't remember actually buying a disappointing product so I'll probably review some in the near future.
This year I finally invested in Argan oil. I had heard loads about it but I'd also heard how expensive it can be.
You can buy shampoo and conditioners and sprays etc with Argan oil but I always worried that they contained a minimal amount and would be seriously watered down and wouldn't be worth the price.

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So I bought a bottle of Argan oil. Had to make sure it was genuine as there are fakes out there. This didn't cost me as much as I was expecting and it's lasting me.
It has helped add shine to my hair. My hair feels so soft and just generally looks and feels healthy and
It's definitely worth the hype.

Have any of you tried Argan oil? What's has been your stand out hair product of 2013? I'd love to know!

Thanks for reading!

x x

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Stand out product of 2013

Hey guys!

2013 is very nearly over so I thought I'd share with you my ultimate stand out product of the year.

I've bought a lot of stuff this year and I've had a lot of disappointment but this produce makes up for them. My stand out product has got to be Soap and Glory's 2 in 1 facial peel.

fab pore facial peel soap glory

This was my first and only Soap and Glory product I've bought (shocking I know) but this is the best face mask I've ever used and I recommend especially to those with oily skin like me.

fab pore facial peel

Every time I use this product I'm amazed at how clean and refreshed my face feels.
My skin feels totally cleansed and soft.
Can be used as a quick cleanse or kept on longer for a more deep cleanse. I like face masks to be used for a deep cleanse so I keep it on for a minimum of 15 minutes (although that's the maximum recommendation).

fab pore facial peel soap glory

I love to use it before a special event to help minimise the appearance of pores and keep my skin as shine-free for as long as possible.

I'll definitely be buying more Soap and Glory products in 2014!

Thanks for reading! 
Any thoughts on this product? Any soap and Glory recommendations?

What has been your standout product of 2013? 

I'd love to know!

x x

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Eve

Hey guys

So it's Christmas Eve. I've just got back from work. I'm so tired but I'm determined to stay awake and watch all the Christmas specials and movies and stay up to at least midnight like I used to do as a kid.

There's no real theme to this post.

It's just really to wish all you lovely readers a Happy Christmas!

Have a great day and I hope you get everything you were wishing for and more!

x x

Monday, 23 December 2013

Mani Monday- Christmas edition!!!

Hey guys!!
It's officially Christmas week!!!

Unfortunately I only have Christmas Day off from work but I refuse to let that stop me from getting into the festive spirit!

So what better way than to express my Christmas than to do a Christmas inspired mani!
I didn't have time to some fancy design with Christmas trees or candy canes but I just went with the red (it's actually pink but you can't really tell) and white theme and used my beloved striping tape to achieve this look.

Please ignore the smudges. I was so annoyed when it happened especially as I couldn't start again. I spent so much time and my patience was wearing thin but it paid off in the end.

What do you guys think?

manicure monday nail art striping tape

Do you have any festive manis? I'd love to see them.
Please leave your links below!

Have a great Christmas!!!

x x

Sunday, 22 December 2013


Hey guys!

It's time for another post for the skin project!

 This time it's about serum.

I must admit, I have never used a serum before and knew nothing about the topic so this post led me to do some research into it. 

From what I found the main reason to use a facial serum is to get added nutrients and vitamins into deeper layers of your skin that a regular moisturiser may not be able to reach.
There are many types of serums such as anti-aging serums, skin brightening serums and even acne preventative serums. It's best to apply the serum after your toner and before your moisturizer.

Serums can be oil based or water based. For drier skin, it would be advisable to use an oil based serum. As I have super oily skin I would run from the oil based and use a water based one.
Serums are meant to leave your skin leaving soft and smooth giving it a nice glow... 

I don't know if I'm totally convinced to use a serum as I feel that the more I add on my face, the higher chance there is to build up oil on my face.
However I would like to know any recommendations you have and maybe you can persuade me to try them.
Do comment and let me know! 
And if you're part of this project, do post your links. I'd love to read them!

Thanks for reading!

x x

Wednesday, 18 December 2013


Hey guys 

I was busy on Monday so missed manicure Monday so here's my latest nail of the day featuring striping tape of course!

If I'm totally honest it's a bit of a boring design but I kinda like the simplicity and the colours.

What do you guys think?

notd nail art striping tape

Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow me on twitter and bloglovin!

x x

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

I heart Christmas review

Hey guys

It's time for another book review and it so happens to be another from the 'I heart' series by Lindsey Kelk. 

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This latest installment is called 'I heart Christmas' and as I'm sure you can tell by the title, is the perfect book to read during this festive period.

I must admit, I haven't been feeling totally Christmassy but this book definitely helped me to get more in the mood.
The book so happened to be set in New York. I unfortunately haven't had the chance to visit New York but hopefully one day I will especially during Christmas. This book, along with movies seem to describe it as the perfect place to spend Christmas. Maybe I'm just imagining it snowing and going ice skating in Central Park.

In this book, Angela, now being a married woman is dealing with the typical worries married women face (not that I would know anything about it). On top of that she's trying not to stress about her job and figuring how to deal with the return of her nemesis.

What I love about this book, and the series in general, is how while reading it I feel like I'm Angela's friend and I personally feel involved in the situations she goes through. Like I feel her frustrations or sometimes I myself feel frustrated with how she's reacting to a situation. Like I just want to be like "Wake up Angela! You seriously can't be doing this!"

I would totally recommend this book, especially for this festive period but it'll still be equally as good any time of the year.
This book had me laughing like a weirdo to myself on the train which is never a good look but a good reflection of the book.

Thanks for reading and if you've read this book I'd love to know what you thought about it! 

x x

Sunday, 15 December 2013

#theskinproject- toning

Hey guys 

I know I'm a little late joining but when I read a few of the skin project posts going about I had to see if I could join in.
I emailed the lovely Lianne (you can find her blog here) and she let me join in mid-way!

Skincare is something I've been trying to get into. In my teenage years (I'm now 21), all I was trying to do was get rid of my spots and make sure they don't come back. After achieving that I kind of slacked on continuing to look after my skin. However, I now know the importance of having a good skincare regime so I thought this project would make me do a little bit of research and also allow me to gain some great tips from fellow bloggers also taking part in the project.

This week's project is all about toning.
I must admit I haven't always used a toner. It's only something I've used properly and consistently for about a year.
I had heard different opinions about how you don't need to tone or how it's a waste of time
I decided to find out for myself what toning really was all about which led me to find out that using a toner helps to reduce appearance of pores.
This is a good thing for me to hear as I have greatly oily skin so anything to help shrink pores is a bonus for me.

I currently use the tea tree toner from Body Shop and I think it's great and doesn't cost too much either (£5.00) especially as Body shop always have great offers. It's clinically proven to produce clearer looking skin and to be honest I must admit it's true. I've definitely noticed a difference since I've started using this product. It helps to remove impurities and if used regularly can help reduce breakouts.
I use it in conjunction with the tea tree oil facial wash which I think definitely helps (they compliment each other) but I missed the post on cleansers so I'll have to rave about that in another post.
I use the toner every morning after I've had my shower. It has to be shaken well, then put some on a cotton pad and wipe over the face. I put more focus on where gets most oily.

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I've previously used the seaweed toner from Body Shop which is quite good as well but I just prefer the tea tree toner as it helps to keep my face shine-free leaving my face more matte and is great for blemished prone skin.

Before going to bed, after I have washed my face I use Nivea's 2 in 1 cleanser and toner.

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It helps to remove that little bit of make-up or dirt off my face. I use this as I find it quite moisturising and because I have oily skin I worry that I may not be hydrating my face enough as I run from adding too much moisture. However this doesn't leave my face greasy but I worry it doesn't help keep my face shine-free which is why I use it before going to bed.
I put some into my hands and rub on my face. I then remove it using a cotton pad.

Do any of you guys use a toner? If so, which one? If not, why not? I'd love to know!
Have you used this one and what was your experience with it?
Also, if you're taking part in this project let me know! I'd love to read your posts!

Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow me on twitter and bloglovin!

x x

Monday, 9 December 2013

Mani Monday!

Hey guys

It's another short (and hopefully sweet) nail related post!

You may have seen my previous post on my recent Sally Hansen purchase. If not you can get find it (here).

Here's my recent nail art with the sugar coat polishes.

sally hansen nail art

This look can be created using Sellotape which will produce finer edges but I couldn't be bothered with tape as it was a last minute decision to add the black effects right before bed so I used one of my nail brushes. 

What do you guys think? Any of you obsessed with nail art like I am?
Do let me know. I love to see people's designs as mine can be quite basic at times.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!
x x

Sunday, 8 December 2013

How much is my face worth tag?

Hey guys

I've been seeing quite a few of these how much is your face worth tag and thought it would be fun to do my own.

Simple Oil Balancing Moisturiser- £4.25

MAC Prep+Prime Skin Base Visage- £20.50

MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder- £20.00

MAC Studio Fix Fluid- £21.50

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus- £21.50


MAC Select Cover-up- £15.00


Collection eye definer- £2.79


MUA Undress me Too- £4.00


Collection Extreme 24hr Felt Tip Liner- £2.99

Helen e Eye Pencil- £8


Maybelline Colossal Volum' Cat Eyes Mascara- £7.99


Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss- £7.99

That all totals at £136.51!

 That's a lot more than I was expecting but thankfully I don't buy it all in one go!!!

Have you done this tag? Do let me know. I would love to read them and if you haven't I tag you now! It's interesting to see how much you actually spend on your everyday face.

Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow me on bloglovin and twitter!

x x

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Christmas chocolates!

Hey guys

It's been a while and since I'm having a bit of a fat day I thought I'd write about my must have chocolates for the festive period. It was difficult to just pick 3 as I am a chocolate junkie but here's what I chose:

1. Ferrero Roche

My ultimate favourite is Ferrero Roche.
I can't go through Christmas without eating these.
I would class these as 'premium' chocolates as they do cost a bit more than I would like to pay for chocolates which is why I get others to buy it for me :)
Debenhams do some really cool Ferrero Roche collection presents with the different flavours but to be honest I'm a fan of the original, gold wrapper chocolates.

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2. Chocolate coins

These have been a favourite right from childhood. My parents always bought my brothers and I countless bags of these. I'm surprised we haven't gotten sick of them yet.
Too bad it wasn't real money.

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3. Celebrations 

Out of all the festive chocolate collection tins this one has got to be my favourite.
It's the tin where I eat most of the chocolates and now they've added Twix!
In my house we're always fighting for the Maltesers.
Milky way and Mars always get neglected and are left till last. We eat them when we have no more chocolate in the house.

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What are your favourite Christmas chocolates?
Any of them include these?
Do let me know!

Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow me on bloglovin and twitter!

x x

Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmas tag

Hey guys!

It's December! The month of Christmas! So my first post of this month has to be a Christmas themed one so what better than the Christmas tag?

1) Do you prefer a real/synthetic Christmas tree? 

Synthetic. I'm not the biggest fan of nature and I don't really like the smell.

2) You're in a coffee shop, its December, what do you order?

It has to be a hazelnut hot chocolate. Starbucks do the best!

3) What's your favourite colour scheme to decorate the Christmas tree?

I love the classic colour scheme of red, gold and silver with loads of tinsel and baubles.

4) Do you prefer to give or receive gifts?

I can't pretend I don't love to receive gifts. Who honestly doesn't? So I'm going to say I prefer to receive gifts. However, you can't beat the feeling you get when someone opens a present you got them and they genuinely like it.

5) Do you like mince pies?

I've tried to like them but it just doesn't happen. I love the pastry though but nobody wants to eat the filling by itself and give me the pastry. Lol.

6) What's your favourite Christmas lunch?

I don't really eat traditional Christmas lunch. Don't get me wrong, I do eat Christmas dinners at like work and uni Christmas dos but on Christmas Day I don't eat the traditional as some members of my family aren't keen on it. But I love pigs in blankets and that is somehow incorporated into my unconventional but delicious 'Christmas lunch'.

7) What's your Christmas day fashion?

If it's just my family at home I'll be in something comfortable like leggings and a big jumper (not a Christmas one- I actually don't own one...). Loads of room for me to eat as much as I can :)

 If we're having guests then I'll wear a more presentable jumper and skinny jeans. (That way I eat a more reasonable amount...)

8) What's your favourite Christmas song?
There are a lot to choose from and after posting this I'm sure I'll remember others. I'm a big fan of Last Christmas and Rocking around the Christmas tree.
And you can't forget the classic 'all I want for Christmas is you'. 
(I hope those are their titles lol)

9) Favourite Christmas film?

I love Home alone or the grinch. I can't choose one. It's impossible.
I also love Merry Madagascar, a short but funny Christmas themed film from the Madagascar series.

10) Open presents before or after lunch?

I'm not waiting till after lunch! It's a struggle to wait till Christmas Day!

Hope you've enjoyed this tag and I tag you all! It's Christmas and I think you should all do it! If you do, let me know. I'd love to read it!

x x 

Saturday, 30 November 2013

November favourites

Hey guys

I can't believe its December already! Christmas time soon!!! Super excited. 

While writing this I realise I did a lot of shopping this month. I'm not quite sure why. I think it's because life got super busy for me and I used shopping to relax/procrastinate. Also, the weather became colder so I needed to adjust my wardrobe.

Favourite nail polish

I recently bought a load of Sally Hansen polishes which you can read about here.
So I think I'm going to have to say my favourite range for November is the Sally Hansen sugar coat polishes.

Favourite app

It has to be a toss up between the Move app and Zumba dance app. 

You can check out my post about them here.

Favourite item of clothing

I've been buying quite a number of shoes lately but favourite of this month has got to be these pair of black heels from ASOS. 


I'm a massive fan of ASOS but I haven't actually ordered from them for ages as I'm trying to be better with my money habits so I end up having a lot of save for later items.
But I couldn't resist when it came to these shoes.
I've been looking for closed back heels for ages and these were on sale from £42 to £12!! How could I say no? And they have a little nude stripe making it a bit more interesting than your average black heels but still being able to go with any outfit!

Favourite book
I heart London by Lindsey Kelk.

I love this series and this is the newest book in this series. I was meant to read this book over the summer but life got in the way and resulted in me reading it this month. It's a great, funny book and you can find my review of it here.

Favourite miscellaneous item

Striping tape! If you're a regular reader you'll be aware of my obsession with nail polish and nail art. This item has helped me create great designs! It does require patience and time but it's a lot of fun and the results make it worth it and it's so cheap! You can find out more about it here.

What have been your favourites? I'd love to know. I'm always looking for new things to buy.

Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow me on twitter and bloglovin!

x x

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Fitness apps

Hey guys 

It's time for another fitness post. 
I've been feeling quite bad about my fitness the month. I've been crazy busy and now beginning to stress a bit.
This has equated to less visits to the gym.

However I have discovered 2 great apps that I got free for my iPhone that have helped me fit and track my fitness around me in the comfort of my home and in my day to day life.

The first is the moves app.

So happy I got it while it was free. Can't believe its £1.49 now! But it's such a great app and I guess they realise that which is why they are now charging for it. Helps me with my weight loss plan. As I mentioned, November has been a busy time for me and I barely made it to the gym so this app really helped me. I do a lot of walking and it shows me how much calories I can lose while walking!

 It made me feel less bad about not going to the gym. I used to always say walking was a pointless exercise as it's not intense enough but I'm actually burning off more calories than I thought! The one  that shocked me was all the calories I most while shopping! Definitely justified those purchases! lol 

The second is Zumba dance app.

I actually love Zumba but I haven't been to a class in ages! Then the other day I came across a Facebook ad (as you do) and they were promoting this app free for a limited app. (I like free stuff. Can you tell? Lol)
I love this app! It's so fun. Brings the gun of Zumba into my house. I'm so happy about it because I don't have any of my games consoles at uni which I normally use as an alternative to the gym.

I occasionally have used YouTube videos but I get bored of them after a while.
This app is a must have for Zumba lovers and those that feel a bit self conscious in classes you can do this in the comfort of your house. Can embarrass yourself however much you want, wearing whatever you want without fearing people watching you. It's perfect.
It has a screen so you can see yourself on the phone while copying the virtual trainer.
It would be even better on an iPad because of the bigger screen
The one time Facebook ads have helped me. Lol
The one thing that is annoying is that as I got it free, I only get 6 tracks. To get more I have to pay which I personally don't feel like doing right now as I do still have a gym membership...
I'll just stick to the free ones for now

These apps are exactly what I need just before Christmas. Shed the weight I'll put on so in a way I'm not gaining any weight! .

I must say, even though I got these apps free I would definitely say they are worth purchasing especially if you struggle to fit in exercise in your daily routine

I'm not sure if they are available on android but hopefully they are as I'm planning to get an android tablet soon and I'm hoping their App Store has the same kind of variety.
Have any of you tried these apps? Have you got any fitness app recommendations?
Do let me know

Thanks for reading!

x x

Monday, 25 November 2013

Sally Hansen Stash

Hey guys 

I've heard a lot about Sally Hansen nail polishes but as I'm trying to save money I wasn't keen on buying them from Superdrug or Boots as it's a bit more than I wanted to spend.
So I went to eBay and found a UK seller who was selling a few Sally Hansen polishes for £2. Of course it wasn't the full range Boots and Superdrug offer but they had a few and for £2 and £2.50 so I can't really complain.
I bought 6...

sally hansesn haul nail polish

Four of them are the sugar coat effect (at £2.49) which is different to any kind of nail polishes I own which is why I felt the need to buy 4...

nail art striping tape

I'm not sure if you can truly see the effect from the picture and I'm not quite sure how to describe what it looks like. It's a bit like pavement and it does look a bit sugary; hence its name.

sally hansen nail polish haul

The salon manicure polishes (at £2) aren't textured or have any special effects but they're good quality and don't require many coats. 

notd sally hansen polish

So far I'm impressed with these polishes. They last and haven't chipped or peeled and the bottle is a decent size so I'm happy to say it was a great purchase. To be totally honest they probably are worth the money drugstores sell them but I like to save money where I can (whilst still spending money... I have a problem I know and I'm working on it...)

Have any of you tried these polishes?

What do you think of them?

Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow me on twitter and bloglovin!

x x

Saturday, 23 November 2013

I heart London review

Hey guys 

I thought I'd do a book review and the book I've just finished reading is 'I Heart London' by Lindsey Kelk.
I love these series and if you haven't read them I would highly recommend them.

I actually started reading this book in the summer but life got in the way and I didn't have a chance to finish it but I found myself a copy and finished it in a couple of days!

The main character, Angela Clark has gotten to travel to a load of big cities that I would love to go to and in this installment, she has returned home to London. This time city landmarks referred to make more sense to me. Although I'm not a Londoner, I have many friends who are and have been many times and so know many of the references making it easier to picture and relate to.

In the book there's a wedding to plan so I couldn't help but catch wedding fever.
She's also trying to sort out her career and in true Angela Clark style both can't get done without hitches and glitches.

One of the reasons why I love this book (and series in general) so much is because Angela is such an easy character to relate to.
She has problems just like you and I would have such as worrying about whether her parents would like her boyfriend, hoping her friends from different environments will get along, dealing with exes etc.

It's a great book that will make you laugh and sometimes want to slap certain characters (maybe that's just me).

It's exactly what I needed as all these science textbooks just aren't doing it for me.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?
Do let me know.

Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow me on twitter and bloglovin!

x x

Sunday, 17 November 2013

My first time with striping tape

Hey guys 

It's been a while. I've been pretty busy with work and uni but I finally had some time to myself so what better to do than do my nails?!

I recently found out about striping tape after seeing a beautiful design by thenailluxxe
And so I had to go get some for myself. I bought some from eBay. I got a set of 10 for only £1.99 and surprisingly it was a UK seller so I didn't have to wait for ages!

I had been looking for something like this to produce thin fine lines but had no idea what it was called.
I decided to use a dark blue shade by Revlon and a white by Barry M.

The tape can get a bit fiddly and requires patience as you need each individual layer of nail polish to have dried properly.
But it's all worth it!

notd striping tape nail art

I know I'm going to have a lot of fun with this tape! 

Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow me on twitter and bloglovin!

x x

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

2014 blogger challenge

Hey guys

It's scary yet amazing to think 2014 is a couple of weeks away! I'm actually quite excited to see what it holds in store for me!

I just wanted to update you on a challenge I'm hoping to start and stick with next year.
I found out that Gaby from anothergirlyblg is running a blogger challenge for 2014. You can check it out here

The main reason I wanted to join in was because I'm hoping it'll give me focus. Sometimes I experience 'bloggers block' but I'm hoping this challenge will help me especially when I can't think of things to write or when life gets too busy and I feel like I'm not posting regularly enough.

If you want to get involved just email Gaby ( with your blog URL, email address and name.

Thanks for reading! x x

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

You just got lit up!

Hey guys

I thought its about time I reviewed a product. It's been a while and this time I chose a non beauty product.

Unfortunately, here in the UK, it's autumn/winter time so it's freezing so I don't particularly like leaving my house unless it's necessary. I have to contemplate if lectures are necessary and going to the gym seems like a myth at the moment... Although I did manage to go today!

I've been wanting a scented candle for ages! I really wanted to buy a Yankee candle but I can't quite justify spending that much on a candle. Maybe when I finish uni and find my own place.
I saw one in tk maxx that I almost bought. It was called Copenhagen candle and the scent was Christmas spice. It smelt amazing but then I had to stop myself as it's not a necessity for me and even though it was a lot cheaper than a Yankee candle, as somebody who's trying to save money (haven't even done my Christmas shopping yet...), it wasn't needed.  

Anyway, I got into Tesco and came across candles they had on offer. They had candles my Glade, for £2!
I got the scent 'honey and chocolate'.

I was a bit hesitant as to whether it was going to be rubbish but I thought £2 wouldn't hurt me if it was.
I'm happy to say it wasn't! Despite burning it over 24 hours ago for like 20 minutes and sitting quite far from the candle I can still smell it's fragrance!
Unfortunately this is my first personal experience with scented candles so I don't really have anything to compare it to but for £2 I really can't complain. 
I highly recommend it!
It's such a pretty candle and smells great!

Prefect for staying cosy at home with a great book (or textbook...) or watching tv or something.
I don't know if it's a range out for Christmas but I need to get some more just in case!

Has anybody tried these candles? Or have you got any recommendations of scented candles that won't break the bank? Do let me know!

Thanks for reading! (And sorry if anybody is a Suits fan and because of the title thought it would be a Suits related post. I love Suits and thought this phrase was an appropriate lol- just me? Ok lol )

Don't forget to follow me on twitter and bloglovin!

x x

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Nail therapy

I haven't been having the best couple of days so I decided to treat myself to some treats.
Superdrug is currently doing 3 for 2 on cosmetics and I'm trying to cut down on spending so I thought I'd buy some nail polishes.
If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know I love Maybelline's color show range. (You can check out the review here) And at the moment they have a limited edition range of 'brocades' nail polishes. I got the shades 'woven skyline' and 'rosy rosettes'.

They're a kind of gilttery effect.
I haven't used them yet and to be honest I don't think I'll use them until I have an event to dress up for but as soon as I do I'll definitely review them. I just bought them because limited edition stuff always gets me and I feel I have to buy them.

I then needed to find my free nail polish. I must admit I'm finding it difficult to find in drugstores nail polish shades I don't already have. My collections is already filled with almost duplicates. 
But I found a shade in Barry M's gelly hi-shine range that I don't have.
It's shade guava and I love it

I'm currently wearing it now with Maybelline's color show black shade:

What do you guys think? Have you tried any of these products and are they working out for you?
Do least me know. And if you have any nail polish and/or nail art design recommendations please do comment below.

Thanks for reading!

Don't forget to follow me on twitter and bloglovin and if you haven't already do check out my giveaway!

x x