Sunday, 22 July 2012

NOTD: DIY French Manicure

There will come a time in our lives when bright nails aren't appropriate, or we want to feel posh. A french manicure is perfect for these times, and with a little practice, theres no reason why we can't do one ourselves! 

Of course there are hundreds of polishes out there you can use to do this, but these are the ones i like to use.

L.A colours in French Nails Pink - here
OPI RapiDry TopCoat - here
Barry M Nail Paint in Matt White - here

The steps could not be simpler!
1. Paint 2 coats of a half moon shape over the white part of your nail (if you have shorter nails, you can cheat and make your white bit look longer ;) ) and wait to dry.

2. Paint 1 coat of the pink (i found that 2 coats don't work with this particular polish) and wait to dry.

3. Use a top coat to keep manicure in place for longer

4. Wear pretty jewellery on your hands so that everyone notices your lady like hands!


Saturday, 21 July 2012

A Big Haircut

A number of weeks ago, i did a post about a change of colour regarding my hair, which you can see here . Although the John Frieda go blonder didn't particularly damage my hair as such, i noticed it just wasn't in the same condition as it used to be (the ends in particular were quite dry) and so i decided i wanted a good haircut. This time last year i had a bob, but my hair grows fairly quickly (lucky me!)
I wanted a fresh look for summer, so heres what happened...

These are the before shots..

Dum dum dummmmm........

Heres my hair now! Its kind of a long bob, although i got this done a  couple of weeks ago and my hair has grown already so its slightly longer. Im not sure if i prefer longer or shorter hair, but i was glad to get rid of all those dry ends, and its always fun to find new ways to style your hair!

What do you think?


Thursday, 12 July 2012

BIG collective haul

Im getting to the stage now where I'm running out of my favourite products, and whilst I'm trying to use up as many things as i can in a bid to downsize my collection, I'm still on the hunt for bargains and wonder products! So this is what happened... 

I found these in Sainsburys, and the fact they were 70% off (meaning i paid around £1 for each product) made this a no brainer.

Buff Your Stuff Body Scrub

Bare Necessity Body Lotion

All of a Lather Body Wash

Superdrug are currently holding a 3 for 2 offer on all cosmetics, and seen as id ran out of 2 of my most favourite products, i thought there was no better time to stock up.

Barry M Nail Paint in Berry Ice Cream £2.99

Collection 2000 Naturally Matt Foundation in Ivory £2.99

MUA Mosaic Blush in English Rose £2.50

This was a repurchase as i LOVE it!

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Hot Cloth Cleanser £5.99

Ive heard too much about this, and if its anything like Liz Earle ill be one happy lady!

 I took a trip to TK Maxx for a spot of holiday shopping, and got these instead. Essie seems to be all the rage at the minute, and with 3 polishes for £9.99, i couldn't resist!


I have no idea what shade this is which is really frustrating!


I saw these and thought they were PERFECT to take on holiday, they're teeny tiny and for £7.99 i thought this was great!

(L-R) 54, 51, 46, 52, 37

£2.50 - Tesco

This has fast become one my most favourite makeup products. Although some products from this range are priced a little higher, i couldn't believe how cheap this was! 

Simple Facial Wash - here
Simple Moisturiser - here

Ive nearly ran out of my clearasil gear, which means a change in my skincare routine!
To try combat my dry skin, I'm going to try out simple.


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Empties no1

These are my empties from the past few months. I initially was going to do a monthly empties, but i just don't use enough things up each month to warrant a post dedicated to just that!
Ive linked as many things as possible, but there are a few random products which i just couldn't find - enjoy!

Tea Tree Moisturiser - £2.99 here

MUA Pressed Powder Shade 1 - £1 here

Soap and Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths - Available from most Boots stores

Sweet Treats Body Cream - I have no idea where this is from (it doesn't seem to be a brand)

17 Hide and Chic Concealer in Light Rose - £4.99 here

Palmolive Soft & Gentle Body Responsive Deodrant 

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation Sachet - £6.99 here

Chilli Pepper Body Lotion

FAB Face Cleanser - £13 here

Revlon Mini Polish ( I have no idea of the shade)

Tea Tree Cleanser and Toner - £2.99 here

Barry M Nail Paint in Berry Ice Cream - £2.99 here