Wednesday, 23 February 2011

My recent nail designs..

Hey girls!

The past few weeks i thought i would switch up my boring one colour nails and try some nail art. I have never really tried before just because i thought i wouldnt be that good or because im too impatient.
I tried doing some leopard nails last week and this is how it turned out..

Now i certainly know these are not was my first time at them and i liked them for the fact id never tried it before. I used topshop "big smoke" as the base colour, a random white rimmel colour and then liquid eyeliner, i got lots of compliments whilst i had my nails like this and i loved it ! Next time i am going to make the leopard spots as such a lot smaller and also do some gold ones aswell as white!

next i used my barry m instant nail effects for the first time! i got it the day it was released but ive never been sure if i actually like the crackle look or not. Since then i keep seeing swatches and reviews of the new china glaze crackle polishes so i thought it would use it !

I actually like how this came out, i only painted a really thin coat as i wanted the crackles to be small not really chunky. The base coat colour is chine glaze "cheers to you". I do really like this now and regret not using it sooner!

Do you have any crackle polishes?


Friday, 18 February 2011

Just a quick update!

Hi girls, I haven't been that active on blog this past week. Half of the reason is because we have new owners in my work, which means lots of hard work and extra effort put in which mean extra hours , therefore I come home have tea then go to bed lol!!

The second reason is that my parents went on holiday last weekend and have Taken my camera that I use ! I will try and do some posts with my iPhone but it's really not the best quality! All will resume as normal from next week :)
hope your all well.


Monday, 14 February 2011

My Valentines Presents!!

Hey girls,
Me and Boyfriend have been together for 4 years soon, and he always treats me on valentines day but i was so suprised when these got delivered to me at work today!!

The biggest, prettiest bunch of pink and red flowers and some Tiffany earrings!! These are them..

Aren't I a lucky girl!! :)


Friday, 11 February 2011

Top 3 Hair Saviours!

Hey Girls, i dont really blog about hair as it has always come after makeup to me, but recently i got extensions sewn in so i have to pay waaay more attention to it now.
Naturally my hair is very curly and if brushed frizzy, so i have straightened it constantly for about 4 years!
I have found these 3 products the best for my hair and have been using them for a while here they are !

Tresemme Heat Defence Spray

This spray has become my best friend! It protects your hair from heat upto 230 degrees which is sooo useful for my GHD'S and my curling irons. I spray this on my wet hair before drying and then again in my dry hair before straightening/curling. The pump type spray gives a really good amount of product and it smells nice.
This is sold for £4.28 in Boots.

Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly

I use this when i wear my hair in its natural curls, this leaves my curls bouncy all day and doesnt leave that crunchy feeling. Its also really light so it doesnt pull your curls down.
I use a fairly good amount of this on towel dryed hair and scrunch it using my hands, i then dry my hair with a diffuser.
This retails for £4.79 in Boots also but you can quite often find it in Umberto Giannini deals like 3 for 2!

Tresemme Restructing Deep Conditioner

I have only been using this for the past few weeks since having my extensions done. I was aware that to keep my extensions keep their shine and feel soft i had to use a good conditioner as they dont get the natural oils like my own hair.
The first time i used this i was sooo shocked at how soft it left my hair feeling!
This is a huge tub and retail for £4.98 in Asda, definately worth the money!


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

MAC blending brush Vs Bobbi Brown eye blender

Hey girls, I'd say that a blending brush is my second most important brush after my foundation one. So i thought i would do a quick review and comparison of my two fave.

Bobbi Brown eye blender brush and MAC 224 blending brush.

I purchased both of these last year and i love them both equally. Ive tried several different brands including ones from No7 and GOSH, but these are at the top. They both look similar and kind of do the same job.

As you can see the bobbi brown brush hairs are alot longer and not as dense as the MAC one, this can make it a little harder to control but still does the job.
I use the MAC brush for blending eye shadows together and blending out the crease and then prefer to use the Bobbi Brown one after to soften all the colours out as the longer hairs help to do this.
The MAC brush is priced at £21.00 and the Bobbi Brown at £25.00
They are both definately worth the money in my eyes as i always blend out my shadow but if you dont do this everyday the price tag may be a little high.


Friday, 4 February 2011

Nail Art ..NOTD

Hey girls.
This nail of the day is something a bit different. Ive never tried nail art as to be honest i dont have the patience..but i was in boots and found these nail art designs and this is how it turned out !

I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 seconds polish in "rose libertine" and chose the star pattern to put on my nails.
These are stickers and the packet came with about 4 sheets of different shapes, hearts, stars, jewels ect.
I just stuck them where i liked at painted over them with a topcoat as stated and there we have it!


Wednesday, 2 February 2011

My 5 Must Haves from MAC!

Hey girlsss!
I thought it would be pretty cool to do a top 5 of my MUST have products from MAC ever.
These are my favourite products that i couldnt live without! Obviously i love more than 5 but these are my top top 5 !

Mineralize Skinfinish

This is a definate must have! they come in a great range of shades and are sooo soft.
They are best used for setting your foundation and touching up through the day. They blend beautifully and just leave your skin feeling flawless.

Creme d'Nude Lipstick

Probably one of the most popular MAC lipstick. The most perfect nude colour the best finish (cremesheen ) in my opinion lol!
I know there are thousands of other brands selling lipstick in gorgeous colours but i always find myself coming back to mac lipsticks as they really are the best quality.

224 Blending Brush

My fave MAC brush ever, i couldnt live without this, i use it every single day to blend out my crease colour and its perfect.
Again there is lots of other brands bringing out blending brushes, but this has to be the best.
It is perfect size, density and very worth the money!

Creme Cup Lipstick

Of course i had to add another lipstick. Creme Cup is my fave pink, its such a pretty baby pink colour and again a cremesheen.
They apply perfectly and last a long amount of time. You must have well moisterised lips before wearing these colours as they will show dry lips very clearly.

Satin Taupe Eyeshadow

My go-to colour. This is most used colour from both of my palettes and i love it! Its again one of MAC's most popular eyeshadows.
Mac describes it as "Taupe brown with silvery bronze shimmer" it applies so softly and blends out amazingly with the 224. This looks great as an all over lid colour blended or with another colour in the crease.

Should i do a 5 must have MAC lipsticks?