Archive | January, 2013

It’s got to be perfect

26 Jan

Last week during a lunch time trip to Boots I noticed that there was a No7 offer – buy two make up products and get a gift box full of goodies for free.
Unfortunately I can never resist offers like this. Not only does it give you the chance to try out products you wouldn’t necessarily have bought before but you can’t beat the satisfaction of getting something for nothing can you?!

 

 

After what seems like hours of deliberation I settled for a nail varnish and blusher.

The nail varnish I chose was a pinky-red shimmery shade called Salsa from the Stay Perfect range.

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A Minnie manicure

20 Jan

I have had my eye on OPI’s Vintage Minnie Minis set for months now. The girly pink and red lacquers, combined with my love for all things Disney meant that this collection was right up my street. Fortunately, my wonderful friend Steph surprised me with the set for Christmas and to say I loved it would be an understatement – I haven’t used another polish since.

The set features the RapiDry Top Coat and three shades; the deep red The Colour of Minnie, the gorgeous pale pink If You Moust You Moust and the red/dark pink glittery I’m All Ears. 

The Vintage Minnie Minis set

The Vintage Minnie Minis set

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Hey Sugar, Sugar

14 Jan

Baths are perfect for relaxing and soothing aching limbs. As I couldn’t even pick up a cup of coffee without wincing this morning after a hardcore exercise session yesterday, I was couldn’t wait for a nice, long soak tonight.

I took the opportunity to use a new product that I got in a set for Christmas – Along Came Betty’s Hey! Sugar Sugar sugar scrub.

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I like big buns and I cannot lie

10 Jan

Possibly the most popular hair style at the moment is a bun.
Once reserved only for old ladies, the bun is back and it’s bigger than ever.
I am a huge fan of this look, it looks good and it is achieved within five minutes, perfect if I’m in a rush.
As I’ve mentioned before, my hair is very fine so I need a helping hand with this style.
My saviour is a Superdrug large brown hair doughnut (£5.09) and it is so easy to use – other colours are available to suit other shades.

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NOTD Minnie Minis OPI

6 Jan

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Nails of the day are The Colour of Minnie by OPI, part of the Vintage Minnie Minis set.
Full review of the whole set coming soon.

Lashes fit for a Christmas tree

5 Jan

Happy New Year everyone!

Hope you are all keeping to your new year’s resolutions? I have a few, including blogging more and I have actually managed to stick to them so far (I’m not going to blow my own trumpet too much, we are only four days in) but hopefully I’ll continue to do well.

For my first post of 2013, I’m going to share my thoughts on Urbanista’s On the Lash eyelashes. Instantly I loved the name, it is as witty as Urbanista’s other products and it just makes them sound fun.

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Bejeweled lashes.

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Silver glitter lashes.

 

 

 

 

My second thought was that they would have to be saved for a special occasion as they are quite out there. That occasion arose just before Christmas, when guilty pleasure Rylan from the X-Factor was appearing at Birmingham’s superclub, The Nightingale.

I’d already said I’d go with my best friend Sarah to see him as payback for dragging her along to see last year’s reject and even guiltier pleasure Johnny Robinson. But the truth was, I wanted to go – his camp, in your face stage presence made me smile, I couldn’t not like him.

Anyway  his appearence coincided with our annual Christmas fancy dress girl’s night. Me and Sarah decided to steer clear of the sexy Santa look this year and instead dressed ourselves up as a Christmas tree (me) and a Christmas pudding (Sarah).

This, I thought was a good time to pull out the lashes. I gave Sarah first dibs and although she loved the bejeweled lashes, she agreed that they were more suited to a Christmas tree so opted for the silver glitter ones.

Sarah has enviable long lashes anyway but insists on wearing fakes for extra va-va-voom. Although she liked the lashes once they were applied, unfortunately these Urbanista lashes weren’t long enough for her and she had to apply another pair on top.

This meant that you could no longer see the pretty silver glitter along the lashline, but I did manage to snap a pic beforehand.

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These lashes come with their own glue but I can’t comment on it as we didn’t use it. We never use anything but W7 Lash Adhesive (£2.17) because not only is it clear and doesn’t leave white gloops everywhere but we know it works. Your lashes aren’t coming off half way through the night when you use this badboy.

Due to the sheer amount of wine that was consumed while we were getting ready, I forgot to take a snap of my lashes and sadly, none of the pics from that night show the beautiful, delicate detail on them that matched my outfit to a tee. I had no problem with the length, they were perfect for me. As I have tiny lashes anyway, an extension is a huge improvement in my book!

The On the Lash lashes are available here at a competitive £4.99.

I’ll leave you with a few of the pictures from our night out and for the record, Rylan was nice enough but he can’t sing very well….

 

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My friend Bekki and I

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My friend Chelle got to meet Rylan after he performed.

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Standard pic of my holiday nails.