Saturday, 31 December 2011

Belated Birthday/Christmas Prezzies and Sale Shopping!

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 (1) Sale Shopping - Zara Top - £16.99 (2) Sale Shopping - Allsaints Kite Chinos - £49 (3) Sale Shopping - Jack Wills Pjs - £29 (4) Belated Birthday Present From My Brother - Vera Wang Lovestruck (5) Best Friend Belated Birthday Present - Lee Evans Roadrunner (6) Best Friend Belated Christmas Present - Crown Charm (7) Best Friend Belated Christmas Present - Cath Kidston Notebook.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Elegant Touch Flawless French Manicure Kit



I brought these after seeing them on other blogs recently. I loved the idea of them and they seemed to be getting relatively good feedback. So as you would expect, I ran out to get them at the nearest opportunity and tried them on over the Christmas period. I did not enjoy these! They look absolutely stunning on. There is no doubt about that. And if you are only planning to wear them for one day or for a special occasion then these are a great idea. But for their selling point, that they will last a week, with enough tips to last you a month, they really do not work out!
I put these on and they didn't last one day without one coming off. So I put another back on and the next day two more came off. This happened for about 5 days until I decided to remove them all as they were too much hassle. I couldn't do anything without one coming off and they didn't look great when one was missing. I was starting to put so much glue on to try and keep them on that it was getting all over my fingers and they still were peeling off like crazy. 
I was a little disappointed about the overall outcome and will not be repurchasing them.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

GlossyBox Product Review : Deborah Lippmann in Razzle Dazzle

I really like this nail polish from the December GlossyBox. I have never tried a Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish before but the consistency is great. Although it is a glitter nail polish, it isn't difficult to work with. The polish is reasonably thick and that aids with easy application. Topped with some Seche Vite Top Coat really brings out the true colour and makes the glitter pop. I would definitely buy some more of her products and use this again. 

Daylight.
Artificial Light.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

OOTD - 28/12/11

'Baby it's cold outside' - His and Her OOTD.







Her:
Topshop Faux Fur Coat - £89
Topshop White Blouse - £35
Hollister Jeggings - £40
Aliya Shoes - £35

His:
Chelsea Sports Barbour - £150
Hollister Shirt - £44
AllSaints Ink Scoop - £30
AllSaints NFL ShortKicks - £85
AllSaints Montgomerey Boots - £155

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Haul - Topshop, H&M, MAC, and more!

Here are a few bits and pieces I got just before Christmas and in the Boxing Day sales. Thought it might still be of interest to some :)


Topshop Faux Fur Coat - £89 - I have wanted this for a while and it was in the last chance to buy section with only one left so I had to snap it up! (The pink version is in the sale at the moment.. Personally I prefer the colour I brought though!)



H&M Peter Pan Collar Rabbit Top - £12.99 - I just thought this is so cute. I haven't got anything with a peter pan collar yet and really wanted one so thought I would incorporate this into my wardrobe.


Mac Blot Film - 30 Sheets - £10.50 - Review here


Mac Strobe Cream - Complimentary Sample because my order came to over £20 on the MAC website. It was a deal they were doing over Christmas but I don't know if they still are - 30ml



MAC 168 Large Contour Brush - £26 - I have been wanting one of these for a long time and this works perfectly with my Sleek Contour Kit.


Elegant Touch Flawless French Manicure Kit - £14.95 - A review and pictures of this coming up soon. I just want to try it out and see how long the french tips actually last so that I can give you full, informed feedback :)


Sally Hansen Midnight In NY Nail Polish - £6.99 - I saw this range of nail polishes in Boots that I had not seen before. I know of the Sally Hansen Nail Polishes but didn't know they had been brought to the UK. This colour caught my eye because of the different coloured shimmer in it so I thought I would try it out :)


Mug - £6 - I saw this mug in Boots and thought it was super cute. My boyfriend has already got one so he brought me one to match since they are in the half price sale at the moment for £3. Bargain.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Christmas Haul :)

Merry Christmas Everyone! I have a bit of time before I have to sit down for 5 hours at the table and stuff myself with food :) Thought it would be nice to share with you a few of the gifts I was lucky enough to get this Christmas. I can't thank everyone enough. I am so fortunate. 
Anyways, here we go... beauty, followed by clothing, followed by randoms! hehe

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 (1) OPI Muppets Collection Nail Polish in Devine Swine. (2) Essie Nail Polish in Madamoiselle. (3) OPI Nail Polish in 'Its my year!' (4) MAC Make it perfect Brush Kit in Mineralize. (5) Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci Perfume. (6) Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Toilette. (7) Elemis Loving Lips Quenching Lip Balm. (8) Pandora Snowman Charm. (9) Pandora Flower Spacers. (10) Pandora Glass Hearts Charm. (11) Dune Side Bow Cuff Court Shoes. (12) Aliya Pink Suade Shoes. (13) Micsha Barton Handbag. (14) Jack Wills Quilted Jacket. (15) Ralph Lauren Jumper (Also got this in bottle green.) (16) Microwaveable Cuddley Toys. (17) The Maze Runner by James Dashner. (18) An Idiot Abroad - The travel diaries of Karl Pilkington.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

NOTD - Barry M Nail Paint in 273 Raspberry

Hurry and enter the Christmas Giveaway whilst you still can!!

If you have been reading my blog for a while then you will know my infamous blog post on Barry M Navy Nail Paint and how much of a disappointment it was to my life!! From that point on I swore to never use Barry M again. But look what's gone and happened...
Yes. I tried Barry M again... Did I like it?... Well.. it was OK I guess. :)
Truth be told, it was lovely. I really do think this colour is a perfect twist on Christmas. The pictures don't do it justice I'm afraid. This red with undertones of pink is the perfect way to girlify your Christmas nails even further. And if you have nail art pens at hand, having snowmen on your ring finger would look so cute. Unfortunately I do not have anything like that but I will no doubt be purchasing some soon. This or a thin layer of gold glitter nail polish would be stunning.
Have I reverted back to using Barry M Nail Polishes? Well this one I borrowed from a friend, but you may see some more in the future if I find a colour I really like.

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Two coats.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Beauty Box Product Reviews

Only 3 more days left to enter my Christmas Giveaway!!

I received these three products in my monthly subscription beauty boxes. SCR Gold Illuminating Mask came in my October Boudoir PriveFC5 Cooling Foot Creme came in my November GlossyBox and Bionova Eye Wrinkle Treatment came in my December GlossyBox. I have been trying all three of these products out recently and have come to the conclusion that I really don't like them unfortunately. The Illuminating Mask made me break out after a few days. I do have sensitive skin when it comes to new products however so this was no surprise to me. I just love the idea of it revealing new brighter skin so I thought it was worth a try. I also have really dry skin on my feet so I thought that the FC5 Cooling Foot Creme would be perfect. It does smell really nice - almost like something you would find in a spa. However the results really weren't that great. It didn't keep my feet soft and supple at all. It was too thin for my liking as well. When you rub it in it almost feels like a lotion. Not my cup of tea at all. Finally the Binova Eye Wrinkle Treatment started off as being really lovely. I enjoyed the consistency and although I hadn't been seeing many results, I figured that it would be worth while finishing up the sample. However since my skin in sensitive, the skin under my eye seems to have reacted and a little bump as come up below on the outer corner of my eye. I have completely stopped using this product now. Unfortunately it is just not for me. Hope these reviews help you if you feel you have similar skin to mine. However everyone reacts differently and these are just my own opinions.



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