Monday, 31 December 2012

End of 2012 - Happy New Year!

Well 2012 is almost over and I thought it would be nice to reflect on my year and all the good things about it.

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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Collection 2000 Sweet Tart

My mum picked this up for me a few months ago for my birthday and as soon as I seen the colour I instantly loved it. I am a bit of a sucker for pink lipsticks.


NOTD Leighton Denny Rebel


Hubby was paying extra special attention this year and got me 4 Leighton Denny nail polishes and the crystal nail file as part of my Christmas.  He actually picked out the colours for me and did very well including this amazing purple called Rebel.


Friday, 28 December 2012

NOTD Barry M Xmas Special


I recently picked up 2 Barry M nail polishes (you can view the previous posts here - pink silver and here- plum) and as I spent over £6 Boots were giving a free limited edition polish away so I picked up this intense sparkly pink.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas Time Mistletoe and Wine

Sorry I am a little late but thought it would be nice to share my Christmas with you all.  I will try and not to bombard you with too many pics :)

Last weekend my friends came over and we had a Christmas night in, was such a fun night! We made cocktails, had pizza and had our onsies on.  The boys played PlayStation with some beers will we danced the night away, was a great night.


Monday, 24 December 2012

NOTD Candy Cane Nails

Since this year I don't have a cheesy Christmas jumper thought I would do some cheesy nails, so candy cane nails were my inspiration.




Saturday, 22 December 2012

Cake Pops

On Monday 7th December I attended a lovely blogger Christmas party organised by Roisin, Gillian and Claire at the Monkey Bar in Glasgow.  This was my first blogger meet up and it was great fun! Can't wait for the next one.

Part of the night was a secret santa and I picked out a lovely present from Juliet which was a cake pop machine! I loveeeee cooking and cakes so this is my ideal pressie.


Friday, 21 December 2012

NOTD Barry M Plum

Not really one to wear really dark colours I was surprised that this caught my eye, probably as its purple and I like the look of the finish on it. 

Barry M | Gelly High Shine

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Christmas Candle Love

I have seen a few posts of people sharing their favourite candles so I thought I would share mine, Christmas themed posts are always fun.

Yankee Candles

Monday, 17 December 2012

NOTD Barry M Pink Silver Glitter

Firstly I would like to apologies for my missing blog love lately! Christmas craziness has taken over and I feel like there isn't enough time in the world to get everything done :(

So i'm back and have at least 3 new posts this week!

I have only ever purchased Barry M glitter pots and they are fantastic and to be honest I don't know why I have never purchased more Barry M as every time i'm in Boots I always have a sneaky peak at the stand.

So last week I took the plunge and decided to pick up some of their lovely polishes, I picked up 2, this Pink Silver Glitter and a jelly polish called plum and as I spent over £6 I received a free Christmas treat! I will be doing a post on it later on in the week.

For £2.99 this was excellent value and I will be picking up more Barry M polish in the near future!


Monday, 10 December 2012

NOTD Nails Inc St James

Nails Inc is a brand I have been lusting after for a while, while channel surfing they always seem to pull me on in QVC and when I heard Glamour were offering a freebie with the mag I instantly snapped this up!

Nails Inc | St James

Thursday, 6 December 2012

NOTD - Models Own Lilac Dream


Models Own
As its now December I still hang on to my summer nail colours! I wanted to make my nails a bit special since I have my first christmas party tomorrow so need to sparkle.  

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Boux Avenue - Silverburn Launch


On Thursday last week I attended a lovely store opening at Boux Avenue with Lori. 

Boux Avenue Ltd. is a chain of lingerie stores based in the United Kingdom. The chain is owned by entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. This is the second store to open in Glasgow and the Buchanan Galleries branch was the first in the UK!
 
They stock a lovely selection of lingerie including DD+ starting from 30 back! I really struggle to get a bigger cup in a small back so for me I was spoilt for choice, so many different styles and designs.

Boux Avenue

Monday, 3 December 2012

Fave Posts #2

These are the posts in the last 7 days that I have been loving!



Nail posts always instantly catch my eye and this week I noticed a post by Danielle on Models Own Northern Lights, a polish that I don't own but now need to get a hold off. Worth checking out if you are after a sparkly party look for your nails!  You can view the post here.



A girl after my own heart Corrie's posts are always right up my street and this one is no different.  Posting her 3 autumn lip colours (1 of which I currently own you can view my previous post here). I think these 3 shades are perfect and worth checking out if you want to experiment with a darker lip but are unsure of what to go for, you can view Corries post here.



A nail obsessive like myself I really enjoyed this post by flutter and sparkle.  This xmas nails gift list is all things that I would pick for myself so if anyone is looking for some great xmas pressies check out the post here.



After recently purchasing the Revlon lip butters and falling in love, the kissable stains are next on my list and after reading Emilys post I will be on the look out to pick these up! You can view the post here.



Thanks for reading!

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Rimmel Stay Matt Foundation Review


Rimmel Stay Matte





Sunday, 2 December 2012

My First Giveaway - CLOSED

Recently I reached 50 followers and as a huge thank you I wanted to do a little giveaway!  Only starting my blog a few months ago I never expected to get past 5 followers.  I started blogging as a hobby and now its safe to say im hooked :)

I love lipstick and I have yet to own a MAC item so as this is something I would love to own then thought it would be nice to giveaway.

The prize is a MAC lipstick in your colour of choice from the MAC Website . 

When the winner is announced I will contact you to choose a lipstick from here.  This is open to UK followers only.

All entries will be monitored and any verified before winner is contacted....good luck!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Christmas Wishlist #1

After seeing the gorgeous Kayleigh's post (you can view it here) on a great list generating site I thought I would create my own.  I think you should always have a vision and then it has a better chance of coming true  (ahh a girl can dream eh!) so here is what I am lusting after just now and maybe my lovely husband will spot the list which I will accidentally leave open on screen for him and buy me everything! 

You can create your own list here - http://www.beautysets.com

Saturday, 24 November 2012

NOTD - 2True Shade52

 

Fave Posts #1

Fellow Scot lass Lynne did a wonderful blog post yesterday on posts she is loving just now so thought I would do a similar thing and make it a weekly thing!

I decided to keep it to under 5 posts and when you follow about 70 blogs, that is just a teeny bit difficult!

So here is the posts this week I am loving;

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

MUA Eye Primer Review

MUA is a really great affordable makeup brand stocked online and in Superdrug but unfortunately this eye primer does not seem to be available anymore :(

This is the first eye primer I have ever purchased so I don't have anything to compare it with but based on my thoughts, I love it.

MUA Professional Eye Primer

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Colour Freeze Review

I have recently been testing out proper good quality shampoo's, mainly silicone and sulfate free to see if I it makes an improvement in my hair.

For my birthday this year my mum picked me up the Loreal Ever Pure range of shampoo, conditioner and treatment mask.  This was my first time using a nasty free range and I was happy with it but this Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Colour Freeze range is what my hairdresser uses on me and she told me a few months ago that this is the best shampoo for colour blonde hair so I was on the look out for it ever since.

It is described as;
A rich formula for damaged and dull colour-treated hair. Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Colour Freeze Shampoo restores over-processed coloured hair.

Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Colour Shampoo is also suitable as a post colour shampoo for dry, porous and damaged hair.


Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Colour Freeze

Monday, 19 November 2012

NOTD Essie Lights

It's official I love Essie! 2nd time I have used the brand since getting the great deal at fragrance direct last week. 

This colour is called lights and the images with the flash on show it better than without, its almost a neon Barbie pink, gorgeous colour, really happy with it, don't own anything else like it.

First post I did on Essie you can find here.

The shine and gel like quality is amazing, my off the shoulder mani lasted me 5 days with no chips, which is a record for me! On my nails it feels so smooth and silky and like its staying put!

You can get Essie from Fragrance Direct and Boots.



Sunday, 18 November 2012

Revlon Lipbutters Review

I remember the hype that surrounded these before they came out here but then once they arrived I actually don't remember hearing much about them. Last week I was in Boots and while admiring the Revlon just bitten stains I spotted them.  I actually didn't expect the colour to be so bold and plentiful but I was happily surprised!

Revlon LipButters


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

NOTD Essie Off The Shoulder Review

Essie has been a nail polish brand that I have lusted after for a while but the £8 price tag put me off to be honest.  Well not so much put me off but I was hesitant to pay this price when I can get Rimmel, Maybelline and Models Own for much better value.

Then last week the lovely Holly Arabella tweeted that fragrance direct were some new shades for £1.99 so I literally jumped of my chair to pick some up!

I picked up lights, off the shoulder and cascade cool;
Last night decided to try them out and opted for off the shoulder, its a mix between and pink and coral.  Depending on the light the shade can look so different but on the nails its a gorgeous colour

I am really happy with the coverage and quality of Essie and will be looking out for more deals on them.  All these 3 shades are no longer available from fragrance direct but you can still get them from Boots.

Have you used Essie before?

 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Tangle Teezer Review

I had spotted this little beauty from afar for a while and one stressful lunchtime decided to pop over to boots and guess what happened! A bit of an emotional purchase I know but now I couldn't live without it and wonder why it took me so long to buy.

It is described as: The Tangle Teezer’s unique teeth configuration delivers rapid, pain-free detangling as well as polishing hair for high shine.

Original Tangle Teezer

Monday, 12 November 2012

NOTD - Models Own Jade Stone

Todays nail of the day is Models Own Jade Stone, a gorgeous pale green minty shade from there ice cream sundae range.  This is the first I have worn this and I love it.  Most of my nail collection is brights as I think they always brighten up my mood and I love to wear these shades all year round.


Thursday, 8 November 2012

Fake Bake Mousse Review

Wanting gorgeous glowing sun kissed skin is something we all lust after right? 
The thought of fake tanning usually brings me out in a sweat but when I actually get round to doing it I soon realise that it doesn't take much time at all and I think why did I fuss about it??
Fake Bake Mousse - Purchase Here

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

My Makeup Storage

A great makeup storage system is worth its weight in gold I say.  When you don't have one and all your pretty things are lying around everywhere it can cause complete chaos, trust me I know!


Monday, 5 November 2012

Batiste XXL Volume Dry Shampoo

My dry shampoo love!




Batiste XXL Volume Dry Shampoo
 


I have tried various types and brands of dry shampoo and this is by far my favourite, as I have fine, limp hair I need every inch of volume I can get!  This is just like the normal formula of Batiste dry shampoo but with added powder to give the XXL volume, probably like the dust it powders you get for your hair.  So basically this is an all round perfect product for me.  I typically have greasy hair but this can see me through a few more days which is perfect for days when I'm a bit lazy..whoops!











Empties October

My first empties post, yay!!


I actually didn't think I had many empties until I went through all I had and noticed a few empty ones
 in my stash.

Left to right they are:
Garnier ambre solaire, Batiste dry shampoo, Witch foaming wash, Clinique moisturiser, Lee Stafford hair that doesn't grow past that length, Tresemme hairspray, Witch face wipes.






Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Monday, 29 October 2012

About me TAG

After the success of Sunday nights bbloger chat regarding personal information and how much to share thought I would tag some lovely people that I spoke to on Sunday so I will complete below and then tag others;

I TAG:
Gem Twitter                                         Blog Link
Raspberry Kiss Twitter                       Blog Link
Faith Twitter                                        Blog Link
Sarah Twitter (Modern Damsel)        Blog Link
Jessie Twitter (Copper Garden)         Blog Link
Chloe Twitter                                       Blog Link

Sunday, 28 October 2012

W7 Nail Polish Haul

Yesterday I took a trip to b and m and spotted some new colours in the w7 range (may not be new but new to my local store).

W7

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Garnier 3 in 1 and Witch foaming face wash

My Beauty Love

About 6 months ago my skin went through a change and after being normal/dry for 6 years decided that it would break out in full teen acne and be extremely oily.

I went through all of this in my teens and I was glad to see the back of it! When this change happened, as you can imagine I was not prepared.  All my products were aimed at my dry skin and I never ever got spots so my daily routine was basically Clinique 3 step program and that was it.  I never really bothered with skincare since my skin was pretty much perfect then I just kind of  though ahh what's the point! 

Monday, 22 October 2012

NOTD Maybelline Forever Strong And Models own

Nail of the day is Maybelline Forever Strong Professional Nail Varnish in hot salsa which is a gorgeous red/orange/coral colour and models own snow white.



Estée Lauder Double Wear

I have been after this foundation for a while and I have asked for a sample at my local boots twice this month but with the Christmas event they have been running low on stock.  I then found a sample in Glamour magazine this month but the shade is cashew which is far to dark for my pale skin.  

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Rimmel Grey Matter and Models Own Peaches and Cream Review

Until 6 months ago I never ever bothered with nail polish, wasn't really interested in nails and when I tried it in the past it would chip within 30 minutes so I deemed it as failure for life!

Then one day I took an interest and started experimenting and now I'm a complete addict.  Most of my blog will be nails inspired as its something I have a lot of time for and I love sitting for hours practicing new designs and techniques.