26 Feb 2014

Beauty: skincare update


As winter drags on, my skin is still feeling about as dull as the horrible weather, so it’s a great time to try out some more new skin care to pick me up a little.  We’re tackling all of the Winter’s dreary ‘Ds’ dullness, dryness, discolouration and errr, drunken injuries!

17 Feb 2014

Nails: swatches of the L'Oreal les blancs and top coat collections for spring / summer 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

Nails: Valentine's heart mani with water decals


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.  

7 Feb 2014

Beauty: bare minerals true romantic collection


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

Wishlist: Exciting new beauty launches

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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

Valentine's day necklace picks


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.