Saturday, 30 April 2011

She paints her fingers with a close precision

Afternoon my lovelies :)

Today I have opted for a nail colour, or rather a shade, I've never worn before. In the spirit of trying something new, I opted for a new brand and a new shade of blue. And a bit of decoration of course!


*Natural Light*

Products Used

Beauty UK Glam Nails Blue Moon #49
China Glaze White on White
Dotting Tool
Seche Vite Top Coat

At first I wasn't overly sure if the colour went with my skin tone, but I think it did and I have to say I've really enjoyed wearing this shade. I was impressed with the polish too - a fabulous two coater. I'll definitely be trying some more shades from Beauty UK in the future.

Have you branched out of your nail polish comfort zone and tried any new nail polish brands or colours recently? Were they a hit or a miss? Let me know :)

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Saturday Summary

Morning :)

♥ Treating myself to new perfume, makeup, and jewellery

♥ Having an Easter Egg for the first time in years!

♥ Online window shopping for new shoes

♥ Winning an incentive at work

♥ Nude nails

and last but not least

♥ The Royal Wedding - Kate looked stunning, the service was beautiful, and William and Kate looked so very happy. A truly magical day for all!


Listening to: Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar, Mann - Buzzin' & Noah & The Whale - Tonight's The Kind Of Night
A few to follow: Catherine, Felicity & Heather


How are you spending your bank holiday weekend? Have you been up to much in the last week?

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Friday, 29 April 2011

The Royal Wedding

Good afternoon my darlings :)

I couldn't not post about this, possibly the most anticipated day of the year! I've been looking forward to this day for weeks and I wasn't disappointed! I found the build up quite emotional, please tell me this wasn't just me being soppy?

Kate on her way to Westminster Abbey


Kate travelled with her father from The Goring Hotel to Westminster Abbey


The Dress:
A Sarah Burton for House of McQueen creation


The rumours were confirmed the moment Kate stepped out of her wedding car at Westminster Abbey that her dress was from Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. The dress was absolutely stunning and Kate looked so, so beautiful, radiant and happy.


Westminster Abbey


They look so happy here. Lip-readers confirmed that William told Kate she looked beautiful!
William and Kate emerging from Westminster Abbey as man and wife


The procession to Buckingham Palace


The Kiss


The last glimpse of the happy couple

This was a truly magical day, and I think it was lovely to see so many people come together to celebrate.

It remains for me to say, and congratulations and all the best to HRH The Duke & HRH The Duchess of Cambridge :)

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Want a Fabulous New Look?

Morning lovelies :)

Aren't we lucky having another long weekend? If like me, you're heading to the shops, you might want to pick up the News of the World first!

"Why?" I hear you ask?

It's the perfect time of year to update and overhaul our wardrobes with lots of on trend items for Spring and Summer. What better time to start than our bank holiday weekend? Luckily for the fashionistas amongst us,  Fabulous magazine is teaming up with New Look to offer you a generous 20% off!

All you need to do is pick up this Sunday's copy of News of the World to get your free Fabulous mag, available every Sunday, cut out your voucher and skip down to any participating New Look store to spend. Simples!

Don't worry if you aren't going shopping this weekend, the voucher is valid until May 9th!

I hope you all have a Fabulous weekend! Will you be picking up the News of the World and heading down to New Look? I can't wait to see what you all get!

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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

I've been a-hauling!

Morning cupcakes :)

After what seems like months, I've finally made another e.l.f. order!


♥ Studio Make Up Mist & Set - verdict is still out on this one!

♥ Studio Angled Eyeliner Brush

♥ Nourishing Cuticle Pen

♥ Studio Cream Eyeliner in Ivory

♥ Studio Blush in Peachy Keen - loving!

♥ All Over Color Sticks in Lilac Petal, Pink Lemonade and Golden Peach

♥ Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black

♥ Liquid Eyeliner in Stardust - loving this to add a bit of sparkle


I'm yet to try most of the things I've bought but I shall do and will get round to reviewing them shortly. I hope haha!

Have you ordered from e.l.f. recently? I really want the new Studio Stippling Brush but it's always out of stock :( Have you picked up any e.l.f. gems recently?

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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Blog Shop Update

Hello my darlings

Just a quick post to say that prices have been reduced on my blog shop and everything really must go. So if you want to take a look you can do so here and don't be afraid to make me an offer!

Happy browsing ♥

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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Saturday Summary

Hello lovelies :)

♥ Enjoying some pampering time, baking, Britain's Got Talent for the first time, and some well deserved days off work!!

♥ I went to Ikea in Nottingham to buy the last pieces of furniture for my new bedroom and I also managed to pick up some new bedding and some very lovely decorative items

♥ Spent a lovely day in Yorkshire with some family, picked up a few more bargains, and kind of ended up at Ikea Leeds, resulting in a very empty bank account. Oops haha?!

♥ Catching up with friends at work after what seems like an age without seeing them

♥ I had a good old sort out of my old room and chucked lots out and have re-homed lots of miscellaneous bits and bobs. I definitely need to go through my wardrobe next!

♥ Polka dot nails

♥ Beach wave hair :D


Listening to: Panic! At The Disco - Memories, Cee Lo Green - Bright Lights, Bigger City & Lady Gaga - Judas
A few to follow: Katie, LaCaraLaura (Psst... go and vote for her in the Matalan Style Project!)


Do you have any plans for the Easter Weekend?

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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Holo Effects

Hello poppets!

Sorry for the lack of posts, I've been a rather busy bee lately but normal service should be resumed shortly :)

Just a quick post today - this is the mani I sported before the lush weekend we've just had!

Products Used

GOSH Holographic
Barry M Nail Effects
Rimmel Lycra Pro Crystal Clear

What are your favourite polishes to use with Barry M's Nail Effects? Did you have a good weekend and soak up some rays? Let me know, I've missed you guys! :)

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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Saturday Summary

Good morning sunbeams :D

Ah what a glorious day. I have 3 days off. BLISS!! Super excited for an Ikea trip on Sunday :D


♥ Relaxation time

♥ New MAC purchases

♥ Panic! At The Disco's new album - I think they're back on form

♥ Sleep

♥ Pink lips & cheeks

♥ Time spent with friends

♥ Wine o'clock :D


Listening to: Panic! At The Disco - The Ballad of Mona Lisa (again), Jamie Woon - Lady Luck & Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work
A few to follow: Rachel, Daisy & Nicola


Have you got much planned for this weekend?

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Thursday, 14 April 2011


Hello lovelies :)

I've made a couple of MAC orders recently so I thought I'd share with you the goodies that arrived!

Well Dressed Powder Blush - this is the perfect pink shade for my skin tone :D

Bare Study Paint Pot - believe the hype, it's so worth it!

Studio Finish Concealer in NC15 - possibly the best concealer in the world?!

Viva Glam Lady Gaga Lipglass 2 - a perfect neutral shade

and a bonus freebie Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara - for lush lashes




L-R: Viva Glam Lady Gaga Lipglass 2, Well Dressed, Bare Study, Studio Finish Concealer

Have you made any MAC purchases lately? Do you have any recommendations for products that I should try next? I'm looking forward to the release of the Fashion Flower collection next month *hoards wages*

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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Review: Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner

Good morning possums!

If you haven't dipped your toes into the world of gel liner yet, you're missing out. Maybelline have introduced their Lasting Drama gel liner to the high street and I think it's well and truly earned it's popular status amongst us liner addicts. I'm so impressed with this product, I couldn't not review it!


Maybelline say: Our liner revelation: Intense colour and lasting wear in an easy to apply gel. Create a natural or dramatic look - you choose!

I say: I was incredibly surprised at how fabulous this liner is. The gel is the perfect consistency and the colour is opaque on the first application. So whether you want to add some definition to your lashes or get your Amy Winehouse on, this is the product for you.


Applied with the brush supplied with product

Maybelline say: Designed to give an intense black line. The long lasting gel formula means up to 24 hour hold. Easy to apply with the brush which is included. You can create different looks and intensities with this one product. No transfer. Easy application (fine or thick line). 1 step application. 

I say: As I mentioned above, the colour of the liner is opaque and it really is a true jet black. I've found that the liner can withstand a long day with no smudging (applied around 5:30am and lasted perfectly until about 10pm). I was surprised at how good the brush was. I find it easy to use and very precise - perfect cat-eye flicks anyone? I find if I use a primer and then eye shadow I don't get any transfer to my lid but if I don't use any products on the eye I do get a teeny bit of transfer, but to be honest it's not really that mentionable. It's not very often I don't wear colour on my eyes. The packaging says to use waterproof eye makeup remover but I find this comes off fine with a make up wipe. Overall, a little gem of a product!

Price: RRP £7.99
Available from: Boots and Superdrug

Product: 9/10
Price: 9/10
Packaging: 10/10
Overall: 9/10
Repurchase: Definitely

Have you tried the Maybelline Gel Liner? What are your thoughts? Do you have another gel liner to recommend?

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