3 Mar 2014
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17 Feb 2014
Pastel nail colours tend to come out every Spring, but it's the kind of colour palette I'll never tire of. There's something so fresh and pretty about ice cream shades after a dark and dull winter, and it gets me every time. L'Oreal's latest Spring offering has four beautiful pastel shades in formulas so brilliant that you'll want them even if you already have these colours in your collection.
14 Feb 2014
As it's Valentine's day I thought I'd use it as an excuse for some heart themed nails. I'd been meaning to try out some water decals for a while, so I ordered these cute hearts from ebay.
11 Feb 2014
7 Feb 2014
With Valentine's day coming up it's a great excuse to be playing with some romantic makeup looks in soft rosy shades. Bare Minerals have launched a mini collection called True Romantic featuring the most stunning rose gold packaging - I'm a total magpie for all things rose gold, so I absolutely love this collection.
5 Feb 2014
I'm waving a pretty cheery goodbye to January - it's possibly my least favourite month of the year. Not only is the weather dull and dreary and Christmas is over but I almost always have absolutely no money left over after Christmas and the sales and have the longest wait for payday ever. I don't know whether it was delirium induced by my spending ban, but new products seemed to be launching ten a penny in January when I could least afford to buy them, so I've built up quite the wishlist. Now that February and pay day are both here, my only concern is what I'll buy first.
3 Feb 2014
As it's now February I'm deeming it acceptable to start talking about Valentine's Day. I think men are really hard to buy for when it comes to Valentine's gifts, as most stores gear up with gifts for women. I guess the problem is the guys get spoilt for choice! I think a necklace is a fairly safe choice for a Valentine's gift as you don't need to guess any sizes, or check for pierced ears. I've picked out some of my favourites across all budgets.
31 Jan 2014
29 Jan 2014
27 Jan 2014
Everyone's been going bright hair crazy over the last six months or so, and as a brunette I've been feeling rather left out as generally the candy hued hair dyes and chalks only work on blondes. KIKO however, have just released some hair shadows that are so pigmented that now everyone can play at being a rainbow unicorn - yay!
20 Jan 2014
I hardly recognise my skin in Winter - the weather really changes it, and I struggle to keep up to treat the dryness and dehydration that sets in. As I usually have quite oily skin, I find myself needing completely different products to combat the cold weather and drying central heating - these are what I'm currently trying out.
15 Jan 2014
14 Jan 2014
If there was one US shop I could magically have open up in the UK tomorrow, I think I'd pick Bath & Body Works. It's such a lovely brand with gorgeous scents and the products always look so pretty either stored or in use. This is my current collection...
9 Jan 2014
Back when they first landed, everyone was obsessed with Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable lip stains (as they were then called) – almost as much as the lip butters. I ended up with quite the collection and bought all of the colours I liked and thought it was a shame they didn’t bring out a few more. Well, now they have - they're renamed as colorburst balms, and they’re not just new colours but new textures too....
6 Jan 2014
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3 Jan 2014
2 Jan 2014
I feel a bit like a meanie for saying this, but I might be over beauty boxes. You can have too much of a good thing, and for me, I think having had a couple of years of back to back beauty boxes, I need a little break. It's funny because I was so excited for them at the beginning, and recently one of my non-blogger friends and my boss asked me about how beauty boxes worked and whether they should get a subscription. Of course I told them both that they should, and I know they'll really enjoy the surprise and anticipation, but right now for me, I need to downsize my products rather than add five more little extras each month!