Monday, 28 October 2013

Spooky Halloween Nails


Hey Everyone,

As Halloween is just around the corner I thought I would sit down and create some easy spooky nail art.
My favorite one has definitely got to be the witches cat nail art but you can mix n match any of these, to make a vibrant and fun nail look!

1. Ghostly Face Nails - This was simply done with just a black nail art pen, very self explanatory. (Polishes used: Models Own Snow White and Models Own black nail art pen)

2. Witches Cat Nails - To create this nail art look I outlined a cats head and filled it in with black. Then I added some green eyes and I even used a silver glitter to add effect to the cats ears. (Polishes used: Claires' orange, Rimmel London Green Grass, Nail Inc Kingly Street and Models Own Black nail art pen)

3. Frankenstein Nails - This was all done with the black nail art pen, but if you want to make it easier you can used a fine liquid eyeliner. However, remember to seal with a topcoat so it doesn't rub off. (Polishes used: Rimmel London Green Grass and Black nail art pen)

4. Freaky Eyeball Nails
-  I always though it was really hard to create these nails but discovered that it's really simple.  It consists of creating different dots and just some red lines for the veins. Very easy but also very effective! (Polishes used: Barry M Blue Moon, Barry M Red, Models Own Snow White and black nail art pen)

5. Googly Eyes Nails - This is definitely the easiest, just create a small white dot then an even smaller black dot! (Polishes used: Barry M Black, Models Own white and black nail art pens)

I hope that this gave you some ideas on how to be in the Halloween spirit!

What was your favorite look? What are you planning to be for Halloween?




Saturday, 26 October 2013

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Review



Hey Everyone!

Yes, I have finally got my hands on some Maybelline Colour Tattoos! I was so excited when I received these for my birthday, I straight away knew I wanted to do a review on them!

The shades that I have are On and On Bronze (Which is a bronze metallic shade) and Permanent Taupe (A matte taupe colour with purple and grey undertones)

They come in almost identical packaging to the Benefit ceaseless eyeshadows and the MAC Paint Pots, with the hard glass durable containers. They all have that slightly greasy but blend-able feeling which dries into a hard solid colour base.  With these, you have to work quite quickly otherwise they will dry and literally not move or crease! Which is amazing for me as I do have very oily eyelids. They do claim to last 24 hours, as the name suggests, but personally I don't think I will be wearing makeup that long, however they do last a good 12 hours at least. Also, the colour pigmentation is top notch! These could easily be mistaken as a high end beauty product.

I like to wear mine either just sweeped across the eyelid on its own or used as a base for any eyeshadows. Or I even use them as eyeliners which adds a cool smokey effect.

Overall, I am really impressed with these as they are great for a quick makeup look!
Have you tried these? Which one is your favourite?

Price - £4.99 at Superdrug or Boots.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Brandy ♥ Melville


Hey everyone, 

Sorry for being MIA but I have had such a busy month with it being my birthday but hopefully I will be posting more regularly now!

Brandy Melville clothes have been on my wishlist for quite a while now so I was really excited to finally go to the shop in London. 
It certainly lived up to my expectations and I loved so many of the clothes but sadly I couldn't have all of them!

I bought two tops and a skirt but I'm saving one of the tops for a future post. The clothes are super soft and their 'one size fits all' seemed to work, for me at least! I was also super happy to buy a pair of Topshop Chelsea boots, I know I'll get a lot of use out of them. 

Anyway, let's get on with the pictures!



Top - Brandy Melville // Skirt - Brandy Melville // Boots - Topshop

Hope you love this outfit as much as I do! 
Have you been to Brandy Melville?




Monday, 23 September 2013

Loreal 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution


Hello! 
I have been using this cleanser/make-up remover for quite a few weeks now and I can definitely say I'm in love! This product has been compared with the very famous Bioderma, which you can only get in French pharmacies so unfortunately I can't compare the two but I can tell you how great this product really is!

So what really is Micellar Water?
Micellar water is a free from alcohol make-up remover that is combined of water and oil but doesn't just sit on top of each other. This formula is great for removing make-up but without leaving the oily residue on your skin, which is good for all skin types especially oily ones!

Using as a Quick Cleanse
If I'm super lazy and just want to get into bed, then I quickly sweep this over my face and it surprisingly does do the job! It removes all my make-up and tones my face with a fresh and clean feel. However I don't recommend doing this every night!

Using as a Pre-Cleanser
When I do a full cleanse of my face I would use the Micellar Water to get rid of pretty much all my make-up but mainly my mascara. Then go in with a face wash to really get rid of the grime and oils. I then feel like my whole face is thoroughly cleansed and I won't wake up with any panda eyes!

I really recommend this product as it definitely did not disappoint! It gets rid of any waterproof mascara and any oils. 

Do you prefer this than Bioderma? 

You can pick it up at Boots for £3.33 here







Saturday, 14 September 2013

Bath Time Pamper Perfection!




Hey Everyone!

We all love a pamper - don't we? Well I know I do, and it's super easy! All you need is a hot, bubbly bath and some lovely beauty products to indulge in, it's that simple.

Here are the products that I use:

1. Marks & Spencer, Rose Moisture Rich Foaming Bath Essence
£?
To create the bubbles of my bath, I use a foaming, rose scented bubble bath. It leaves the bathroom smelling of a rose garden - the perfect pamper scent!

2. Hello Kitty Liberty Body Scrub
Came as a set 
By the end of the day we probably will have dry skin, so to ex-foliate I use a body scrub. I tend to use one with less harsh grains, as otherwise it will be too ruff on my skin. I especially try and concentrate on my arms which is the most affected area of my body. 

3. Mark Hill, Big Night Out Get Ready To Party! Pre Styling Shampoo
£6.29
I always like the feeling of fresh hair, so I lather up a shampoo and rinse thoroughly with water. The one which I use at the moment is great for styling and getting volume. 

4.  Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask
£2.99
When I get out of the bath I apply a peel off face mask. When I take it off my skin feels clean and fresh. My skin also looks more radiant.

5. Biore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser
£4.99
Before I use the face mask, I wash my face to get rid of any excess makeup, dirt and oil. Also leaving my face feel clean and fresh.

6. The Body Shop Body Butter, Peach Vineyard
£13
After my long, hot bath I massage The Body Shop, body butter onto my skin. The reason why I like this is because it's very very thick. It also sinks in really well and leave my skin feel super soft!

7. Schwarzkopf Seah Hair spa, Winter care mask
£?
Instead of using a conditioner, I use a hair mask, this just locks in more moisture and leaves my hair looking super duper shiny and very healthy!

I hope this post gave you some ideas on what to use for your pamper evenings! Also, can you see a difference in my blog design?!  The amazing Rachelle from Beloved Bluebird was able to re-design my blog and I am so grateful! Please go check out her blog and also follow, she is nearly at 100 followers!!

What do use in your pamper evening?



Thursday, 5 September 2013

Trend Spot: Plaid

Trend Spot: Plaid

*Made on polyvore here*


Hey Eveyone!

I have a whole new series this upcoming fall/winter, the 'Trend Spot.' I'll be keeping you updated on the newest trends from fashion and maybe even beauty! So let's get started...

When the leaves start to fall one trend always makes its comeback, plaid! Sundresses may be a staple item for your summer wardrobe but when the weather starts to cool, cute plaid smock dresses are going to be on your wishlist! 

Years ago you wouldn't have thought that tartan would be a massive trend to wear, it was mainly associated with kilts, but now it's seen on literally every type of clothing item - even trousers. However you would need to be brave to pull those off! If you want a more easier way to style plaid, then a smock dress like the one above is perfect as just wearing simple accessories to go with it, like some gold jewellery, black ankle boots or even maybe a bowler hat

There are so many ways to wear plaid and this winter I know I will be rocking it. So hit the shops and stock up on all the latest fall trends.


Are you going to be wearing this trend?

What would you pair them with?



Thursday, 29 August 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me


MAYBELLINE BABY LIPS, CHERRY ME

Hey everyone,

Maybelline Baby Lips have definitely had a lot of talk about them recently and with them being only in the US it was hard for so many people to get their hands on them. However, now that they have been released into the UK we don't have to wait any longer!


It surprised me at how soft these balms feel on the lips, even though it looks like quite a hard balm. It's said to give you 8 hour hydration well sadly it doesn't, more close to 3 or 2, once the balm is on your lips it will be moisturising but when it starts to wear off the benefits do too.  What's also surprising is that they cost under £3 for a balm that has high quality ingredients including, vitamin E, aloe, shea butter and also has a sheer tint. 

At the moment Maybelline has released 6 lip balms, 3 of which include an SPF: Hydrate (lemon and basil scent), Mint fresh (mint scent) and intense care (cherry almond scent). All of those apply clear and add a nice glossy shine to the lips. The other 3 are tinted but only slightly. However these ones do not have any SPF and come in these shades and scents: Cherry Me (cherry scented with a red tinge), Pink Punch ( Passion fruit scent with a light pink shade) and Peach Kiss (nude with a peach scent). 

Overall, I really like these Baby Lips and would definitely buy more however I do hope they bring more shades out so there is more of a variety. 

Have you tried these?

You can pick these up at boots for £2.99 here.




Monday, 26 August 2013

Seasonal Snaps - Summer



Hey Guys,

This is the second seasonal collab with Charlotte better known to you as, To the moon and back. Of course as it's August it's the Summer post! We had a great day picnicking and munching on homemade cakes and we also took a change of outfits to show you.  
It wasn't quite as scorching as the weather forecasters predicted but that's British summer time for you! It just meant that the pesky breeze stopped us from playing badminton, but you should have seen us trying to hit the shuttlecocks....

Anyway, we had lots of fun so here are the outfits





♥♥ Charlotte's Outfit - Dress, M&S Angel //  Rings, Primark & New Look // Nail Varnish, Models Own True Blue ♥♥ 


♥♥ My outfit - Dress, New Look Generation // Sandals, New Look // Nail Varnish,  Accessorize Winter Berry and  Molten Copper // Bracelets,  a gift from A beauty bloggers secret ♥♥




♥♥ Charlotte's second outfit - Top, New Look // Shorts, Miss Selfridge // Socks, Topshop // Shoes, Primark ♥♥



♥♥ My second outfit - Top, Topshop // Shorts, H&M // Sandals, as before ♥♥







If you haven't already, check out our previous Spring post. Without wanting to wish Summer away, we're already really excited about our Autumn collab and have some great ideas for it!

What have you done this summer? 





Monday, 19 August 2013

Galaxy Print Nails



Hey Everyone!

If you have read my previous nail posts then you would know I love to do nail art  and experiment with different colours and glitters. Then, when I ordered these nail wheels I thought they would be great for doing nail tutorials. For a long time now, I have been wanting to try out these galaxy print nails as they are very unique and pretty cool! I never thought how easy they were until I actually tried them out.
There are a lot different styles of this design but I thought I'd show you my spin on it.

Here's What You'll Need:

Basecoat
Black nail polish
Dark blue polish
Light grey polish
Pink nail polish
Silver Glitter polish
White nail art pen or you could use a white polish with a toothpick (optional)
Sponge
Topcoat

Let's get started! 












I hope you liked this quick and easy nail tutorial - if you want more posts like this than comment down below any nail art requests!