Monday, 31 December 2012

Nail colour collection: woodland escape

Hey guys!

For Christmas, amongst many of the amazing gifts I received was this nail polish set. I'm always painting my nails and it's a passion that I definitely share with my mum and due to this, she picked up this lovely set for me which is from wilkinsons for only £5!  

The first thing I noticed about this amazing little set is the packaging, I don't know about you but I'm definitely the sort of person that gets attracted by packaging and not actually the product itself. When I finally focused on the colours I was able to see that they are the perfect colours for autumn/winter.

(The swatches above are in the same order as the nail polishes in the photo's)

Overall I absolutely love this set and for only £5 I think it is a complete bargain and I will definitely be looking in wilkinsons to see if they have any more sets that are similar.

Have you tried this nail colour collection set?

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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Revlon lip butter: berry smoothie


So recently I was lucky enough to win a lip butter from Revlon. I hadn't actually realised I'd won until it arrived at my house so it was definitely a nice surprise. If you have been reading my blog for a while then you will know that I love the Revlon lip butters and did a post on them here.

The shade I received was berry smoothie and as I'm generally into paler shades I was slightly worried that I wouldn't be able to wear it. However, I've been wearing it almost everyday recently so it's safe to say I was worried over nothing!

I won't go into too much detail about the actual product as I'm sure you would have heard of the Revlon lip butters before but what I will say is that the colour is perfect! It's definitely not as pigmented as some of the other colours that I have but it gives me lips a lovely colour and a colour that isn't too over the top for me.

Have you tried Revlon lip butters?

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Thursday, 27 December 2012

NOTD: cookie nails

Hey guys!

As the title suggests, today's post is a NOTD and is definitely a simple one to create. The two colours I used here were 'brownie' by W7 on four nails and for the dots and 'case study' by Essie. 

I really love this combination as it's so simple but I think the colours work really well together and thought they looked rather like a cookie!

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and I hope you've had a brilliant day. I've had an absolutely amazing day spent with family and filled with laughter. I got some amazing Christmas presents this year which I love and the food was AMAZING! I'd also like to say thank you so much for reading my blog!

Below are some pictures I have taken throughout the day and please excuse the quality as they are photo's that I have been posting on instagram throughout the day.

Monday, 17 December 2012

NOTD: Red Glitter

Hello guys!

Is everyone else as excited for Christmas as I am?! Today's nails are Christmas inspired and are extremely plain and boring but I think they look really nice! They are red and glittery which is perfect for Christmas. The nail polish I used is called 'red dazzle' by W7 and I bought it from here for only £1.30. 

What is your favourite nail polish for Christmas time? 

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Saturday, 15 December 2012

Review: John Frieda sheer blonde shampoo & conditioner


Today I thought I would share with you all my thoughts on the John Frieda sheer blonde colour renew shampoo and conditioner. 

Personally I haven't been one to always dye my hair, for the past few years I was dying my hair red with home dye box kits but recently after debating for ages, I finally decided to get ombre hair. 

My hair is naturally brown which means I wanted blonde on the ends of my hair and another shade of brown through the middle. To get brown hair blonde it generally needs to be bleached and therefore I knew I needed a toner to ensure that my hair stayed as healthy as possible and didn't turn orange! 

After speaking to my hair dresser about what product she would recommend, I went and bought the John Frieda sheer blonde colour renew shampoo and after seeing they did I conditioner I decided to try that too.

So on to the actual product...

The idea of both the shampoo and conditioner is to reduce the brassiness in bleached hair meaning that it stays blonde and doesn't go a sort of orange colour. The shampoo does look quite scary when it comes out of the bottle as it is bright purple but it doesn't turn your hair purple so don't panic! The conditioner however is just a white colour.

The first couple of days after having my hair dyed it went extremely orange and although it didn't look that bad I panicked because I wanted it blonde so I started using the shampoo and conditioner and after just one wash my hair had changed completely and was a very light blonde, just what I wanted!

Both the shampoo and conditioner have quite a nice scent to them, not my favourite scent but not a bad one either! Another thing I noticed is how much product you get in the bottle! They are only 250ml bottles but I still have product left in each bottle and I've been using them for about two months which in my opinion is amazing!

My hairdresser advised me to use this shampoo and conditioner only 1-2 times per week and use an alternative shampoo and conditioner in between however I think it depends on how often you would like to use it as I don't think it would damage your hair if you wanted to use it more.

Overall I am extremely impressed with these products and will definitely be repurchasing them!

You can buy them from superdrug for £5.89 each or they are currently on offer for buy 2 for £6.99 here and  here.

Have you tried these?


Monday, 10 December 2012

NOTD: touch of mauve

Hello guys!

This is just a quick post to show you what I am currently wearing on my nails. I decided to just paint them one colour this time and go for something plain with the colour I used being 'touch of mauve' by Revlon. I love the formula of the Revlon nail varnishes and absolutely love the fact that they are extremely quick drying. 

The photo below doesn't really do the colour justice as I have just taken it from my instagram so sorry about the rubbish photo!

What are you currently wearing on your nails?

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