Sunday, 24 May 2015

grey days

I have been a bit of a hermit lately and I do apologise. All of a sudden it feels like I take one step forward and 400 hundred steps back. You know when it feels like as soon as one thing starts to look up another gets worse? Well, that. I don't want this to turn into a woe is me kind of post, so i'm not going to go into any detail, but just wanted to let you know that I am still here and haven't neglected you all.

I really hate not blogging but sometimes when your mind isn't there, you simply cannot write. I'm just trying to plough through my bad luck and I'm positive that blogging should resume as normal from now...

Love you guys.

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Monday, 4 May 2015

bargain alert: nails inc at house of fraser

My love for Nails inc. is well documented on this little blog, so when I popped into House of Fraser yesterday and spotted a clearance corner of Nails inc. shades for £2.50 each it's safe to say I got a little excited! Naturally, I couldn't resist buying a few shades, especially as there was still a pretty good selection to choose from. After getting over my initial excitment, I managed to pick up: Devonshire Row, Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill Carnival, Haymarket and Hammersmith which are perfect spring/summer shades!

nails inc bargain
nails inc

Now I am gathering the discount is because the shades are a bit of an older selection and that the packaging has changed to the new square type bottles, but that kind of thing really doesn't bother me at all! I have looked online and the discount is not on the House of Fraser website, but I am thinking if you live local to a store it may be worth popping in to see which bargain shades you can pick up!

Sorry for the lack of swatches, I just wanted to share this discovery as soon as I could as I'm not too sure how long this offer is on for!

Have you picked up any Nails inc. shades for £2.50 yet? ♥
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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

l'oreal color riche nails - scarlet tinsel

Sometimes a glittery pick me up is needed in life! I was feeling a bit on the dull side, so thought I would jazz myself up with a bit of a midweek glittery nail session..rebel! I chose Scarlet Tinsel by L'Oreal when looking at my box of nail goodies, as it glistened the most.

l'oreal color riche scarlet tinsell'oreal color riche scarlet tinsel nail swatchAvailable from Boots.

I love the sparkle that this nail varnish has to it, it's glittery but isn't too in your face. It catches the light, but in a more subtle way than a holographic glitter. I think because the shade is quite a dark fuchsia it creates a bit more depth.

I do find it a bit rough to touch though, even with a top coat on I managed to ladder a pair of tights putting them on this morning! Saying that, I am that clumsy I probably would have found another way of laddering tights as I seem to be a world champion at it anyway.

This definitely makes me feel a little less dull and is perfect for days when a bit of sparkle is needed.
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Monday, 27 April 2015

MAC powder blush - peachykeen

I very rarely buy blushers, whenever I go make up shopping it is usually a lipstick or an eye product that I leave with. I kind of get stuck in old habits when it comes to blushes and when I find a shade I like, I usually just end up sticking with it. As spring usually means new make up for me (any excuse!) I decided to get a lighter more shimmery blush to take me through to summer.

mac peachykeen reviewmac peachykeen swatch

I don't know why, but I find buying blushers really hard. Swatches look completely different and I just have trouble knowing how it is supposed to look. Let's face it, I am already one step closer to looking like The Joker with green hair, I probably shouldn't take it any further in terms of make up! In the end, I usually pick a shade that I just like the look of. I know, worst blush buyer ever!
mac peachykeen blush swatch
Available from MAC and Debenhams.

I ended up choosing Peachykeen after staring blankly at the blush section for ages with my mum losing the will to live behind me. The blush itself is a lovely pastel peach shade with a slight pale gold shimmer running throughout. You only need the tiniest amount before it looks a bit OTT but is perfect for that everyday glow that I was looking for. 

If anybody has any tips on choosing the right shade, please let me know! ♥
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