Monday, 12 December 2011

Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, and a kick-ass lipstick

How have I never seen/heard of Front Cover before?! I swear I must walk around Boots in some kind of daze!

While buying a few last bits for Christmas I decided to treat myself on the 3 for 2 deal, I mean it would be rude not too ;) After a bit of browsing I came across this...


20 lipsticks all for £16, I couldn't resist :)


I've swatched a few of my favourite colours...

(L-R Pink Papaya, Arson, Santa)

(L-R Roseate Tern, Glow Worm, Roseceaous, Firework)

(L-R Net Curtain, Amaranthine, Cats Nose, Chintz)

I love how pigmented the colours are and the fact they are so creamy! I also like how the box has lot's of tips and tricks for getting the perfect look, good for a lipstick novice like me :)

I can't wait to try more from Front Cover!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Boudoire Privie

Okay, so this is probably post number 65479856785 on Boudoire Privie but, bugger it, I'm going to do one anyway so :p....
This is my second Boudoire Privie box, I've already been receiving Glossy Boxes for a few months so as I soon as I heard about this I signed up ASAP :) And I am super glad I did! I was super impressed with the first box and now even more so with this one! Compared to the Glossy Boxes it feels like you get a wider variety of products and also are receiving more, which is always good in my book. So let's have a look inside this months...




(L-R: Cetuem Illuminating Mask £25 for 50g, Leonor Greyl Huile de Palme £24 for 95ml, Sundance Eau De Parfume
Memo £60 for 30ml, Rose & Co Rose Petal Salve £5 for 20g, KorresQuince Body Butter £12.50 for 150ml, Cetuem Creme de Lite £45 for 50ml, Studiomakeup Liner Style Pen Black £12 for 1.1ml)

What I like about these boxes is that I want to use everything you get and it actually includes things that I would consider buying. Sometimes the things you receive in the Glossy Boxes can be a little hit and miss. I am massively excited to use the Leonor Greyl Huile de Palme, I love trying out new products for my hair. This is a 'pre-shampoo conditioner' that basically nourishes dry hair. Which is always needed for my dry, frizzy mop :( I've never come across a pre-shampoo conditioner so will defiantly be trying this, plus it smells so lovely and rich :)


The Rose Lip Salve smells absolutely divine ( a bit like Turkish Delight, yummy!) and feels so soft and creamy too. This is a bit like Vasaline, an all round product. According the the description it can be used on lips, to tame eyebrows, on lashes, brow bones and cheek bones to give a nice shimmers glow :) You only need a little of this as a little goes a long way and feels so nice and instantly soothes dry lips, which unfortunately I suffer from boo :(


This perfume is probably something I wouldn't normally choose, but I guess that's the good thing about these boxes they introduce you to things you would never normally buy! It's quite a nice one to wear in the day and is light and fruity with Pear, Lemon and Bergamot in it :) I really like how it's a sample bottle with a spray top making it much easier to use unlike a lot of other sample bottles that just come in the little glass containers!


The eyeliner is something that I am also looking forward to trying. I'm always on the look out for a new eyeliner and I have high hopes for this one. It's a felt tip style liner which quite a think nib. I like how, as it's thin, it's good to use in the day for just a simple line but can be built up for night time wear to create flicks and a thick line. The nib is also super, super soft! I tried it on my hand the first line is just one application and the second is after a few coats...


So, I have to say that I love the Boudoire Privie boxes and have to say I prefer them to the Glossy Boxes. I am excited to see what I will get in November's box :)

Friday, 23 September 2011

In a Galaxy far, far away...

How have I only just found out about Galaxy nails?! Duh...

I love, love, love them so glittery, sparkly and I love space type things. So these were a must to try. I admit I thought they would be a little fiddly but thanks to tutorials from this Youtube video and Katie's blog. The end results looking like this....


Ta da!! :)

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Models Own

I only own one Models Own Nail Varnish and I have to say I was never massively impressed by it! I just found it too runny and didn't like how it went on, so have always stuck to Barry M.
But whilst browsing Boots I noticed that Models Own had a 3 for 2 offer on and was instantly drawn in my the gorgeous colours they have! The fact that I also had a £15 gift voucher helped :)


(L-R Pearly Queen, Gold Rush, Champagne, In The Navy, Juicy Jules, Utopia)

The camera on my Iphone doesn't do them justice but the colours are just so lovely and shimmery. I have the say the Champagne is my favourite it's so dreamy and sparkly :)


I have to say I am now a Models Own convert they have some gorgeous colours!! I also treated myself to the legendary Wah Nail Art Pen...after reading about it on so many blogs :)


Friday, 9 September 2011

Everybody loves a panda

I'm lovin' this nail art malarky! Admittedly I'm NOT the greatest at it but ya'know, practice makes perfect :) Painting my nails is one thing I really miss! I always had them painted but now I'm a nurse it's a massive no-no :(...although I do sneakily paint them with clear varnish. Oh yes, I am *such* a rebel, haha.

Anyhoo this is my latest attempt to join the nail art bandwagon...Panda's on my fingers (everybody does indeed love a panda) and a Converse'esque design on my big toe. I am unfortunately not blessed with nice toes so couldn't fit the design on the rest of my little piggy toes, boo ;(




Friday, 26 August 2011

Art Attack

I have to admit I love anything nail art related, myself I am absolutely rubbish at it but love looking at what other people have done! I've also noticed a massive trend for nail foils. Up until now I've kinda avoided them as all the ones I've seen in the shops have been quite garish and not my style. Until I received these in this months Glossy Box.



Okay, so it's not the greatest design but I find it quite cute with the skills and flowers on them :)
I thought they would be super tricky to apply but actually they were surprisingly easy! I good tip I found on line was to heat them with a hair dryer before applying them. The heat makes them more flexible and they stick a lot better too.

I unfortunately have horribly shaped nails so it was hard to fit them perfectly but they do come with a range of sizes to fit most nails. Simply stick them on then cut them down to match the length of the nail :)

And ta da the end result....


(please ignore my awful piggy feet!!)

Thursday, 11 August 2011

I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes

I had to share my lovely new pair of shoes! Mother bear bought them for me as an early Birthday present (which is Sunday, if anyone was wondering *hinthint*).

They are super comfy, perfect for dancing the night away ;)



(do ignore my fat canckles!)


Monday, 8 August 2011

Mahoosive thank you kindly... Franki for mentioning me on her blog for the Liebster Blog award! It is very much appreciated :)

Basically it helps to get people's blogs noticed which is always a good thing in my book, especially with some of the amazing blogs that are out there! All you have to do is make sure you post about the award and link to the person who nominated you and then pick three blogs and let them know you nominated them...simples!

So congrats to my chosen three...the first one I defiantly encourage you to follow as she is a very good friend of mine!!

Frightened by the bite, though it's no harsher than the bark...

J'adore <3

I apologise massively for my complete lack of blogging these past few weeks but work has been super busy! I promise I will be much better in future :)

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Art Attack

My first attempt at nail art with my new nail art pen...I'm rather pleased I must say :)


Barry M Turquoise and Pink Flamingo
Andrea Fulerton Nail Art Pen



Barry M Mint Green
Andrea Fulerton Nail Art Pen

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Double Scoop Sundae

So yesterday me and my friends ventured off to the Ben & Jerry's Sundae festival in Heaton Park Manchester and had a fabulous time :)...all you can eat free ice cream and music, what more could you ask for?!


They had something for everyone, rides, a petting zoo, cookie decorating, stalls and lot's and lot's of free ice cream! They had every favour available...Cookie Dough has to be my absolute fave, nomnomnom :)





The headline act were Maximo Park, who I use to be a massive fan of. I forgot how good they are until I saw them last night! We managed to get right to the front and survived the mini mosh pit that erupted around us, eek :s Although, unfortunately, my shoes didn't survive the mass of mud and people jumping up and down on my feet.


Gary Numan was also there who I have to say was really rather good and obviously played the classic 'Cars'. But I can't think of Gary Numan without thinking of this, haha...

It was a really good day, the weather was lovely. It was just a nice chilled and relaxing day. I would love to go back next year, it was worth the £19.50 for the ticket :)

Saturday, 9 July 2011

A-mez-ing give away...

So after my week away in sunny Kos I've been catching up on all the blogs I follow and just discovered this fantastic give away by Vipxo who's blog I love!

Checkout the giveaway :)


Ohh I have to say I am very pleased with my first ever attempt at nail art :)


Barry M Strawberry I/C as the base
Barry M Mint Green for the spots
and (believe it or not) a Sharpie pen for the detail :)

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Boudoir Prive...

So after everybody's dissapointment over the GlossyBox this month I've seen talk of another company that offer a similar deal, Boudoir Prive. It's the same price as GlossyBox, £10 a month, and is sent out monthly. Check them out Boudoir Prive :)

Friday, 24 June 2011

She's so sweet with her get back stare

So I've been in search of a good, high street, gel eye liner for a while now. I've heard all the amazing things about Bobby Brown and MAC'S gel eye liner's, but unfortunately I don't have Bobby Brown and MAC make-up money at the minute *boo* :(

So when I spotted this Maybelline one in Boots for £7.99 I thought I would give it a go.


The packaging is simple yet stylish, the same for all Maybelline products. The brush you get with the eye liner actually appears to be really good...the bristles feel nice and soft yet make the eye liner easy to apply.


The gel eye liner itself is actually really soft and creamy and is so easy to put up :)


This is just after one coat! I am very impressed and defiantly recommend it :)

Friday, 3 June 2011

Leave the sewing to the women. You go get some trimmin'

I'm a little bit in love with the matching necklace and bracelets I've made (not to be big headed or anything, ha)





I don't know why but they just make me think of Cinderella...hence the post title :)


Also a quick mention about Emily at Trash Fashion's amazing giveaway, defiantly worth entering :)