Sunday, 31 August 2014

Nails Inc Chandos Place

Even though it's still technically 'Summer' it sure doesn't feel like it! So I've been switching up my brightly coloured oranges to greys and deep blues. This week I'm sporting a colour which I usually only paint on my toe nails called Chandos Place by Nails Inc.

In the bottle it looks like a deep midnight blue with a slight shimmer however when applied onto the nails the shimmer is almost invisible. It took about three coats to get the desired look (I did do quite thin coats) plus it only took a few minutes for each coat to dry. Five days on and the manicure it still going strong with no chips what so ever - very impressive! I definitely reccomend to not be lazy and go without a basecoat as this will surely stain your nails. Even though I'm a Topshop and Models Own nail polish fan, I'm starting to put Nails Inc at the top of my nail worthy list.

To note: I don't know if this shade is still available (I've seen some being sold on ebay) but you are bound to find some high street dupes.

Also before I round this post up I just wanted to give a little shoutout to one of my best friends Poppy's new blog! I have helped her create her design which is still not finished but I would love it if you give her a sneaky follow to help her out, you can find her blog here.

So do you love Nails Inc?

What's your most worn nail polish?

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The Makeup Timer Test Tag

 I first saw this tag on Lily Pebbles blog and thought it was such a good idea. The concept is very simple - just grab your stopwatch to record each section of your makeup, write down the time then reset the timer for the next item. You don't have to feel rushed but just exactly how you would normally do your makeup. I was very surprised at my time of five minutes and forty-four seconds which is a lot faster than I would of expected! Here's what I used...

Eyes: Sleek Au Naturel Palette // Rimmel London Wonder'ful Mascara // Soap & Glory Smoulder Khol in 'Cocoa Bean'

Concealer: Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer

Primer/Foundation: Natural Collection Pressed Powder (Mine had broken into thousands of pieces!)

Blusher/Bronzer: Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette // 17 Cheek Stamp Blush in 'Stare-Struck'

Brows: Sleek Au Naturel Palette using the shade 'Bark'

Lips: Most days I tend not to wear anything on my lips...

I did find it quite hard to not rush and try to beat the clock but apart from that I think I did quite well. As this was my everyday makeup I didn't have any crazy eyeshadow or eyeliner to complete! If you want to take part in this Tag then follow the instructions above and just have fun!

Are you going to give this tag a go?

Are you impressed with my time like I am?!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Who To Follow on Instagram

Recently I have been really into Instagram (@florencexoxo - sneaky self promo) even though I haven't posted in a while but I still like to see other peoples photos and what they've been up to. I thought I would share with you some of my current top favorite Instagram feeds to maybe give you some inspiration.

Kayla, a blogger herself, posts a lot of her outfits in the streets of Berlin as well as all her many travels. Her style is amazing - always looking very sophisticated. Her feed is filled with healthy foods, flowers and interior inspiration.

Even though Gigi is an amazing model so is her feed, crammed with lots of photos of herself bound to make you jealous! Obviously her clothes are to die for but also you get to see into her personal life with all her friends and family. 

This London living teenage girl is the definition of perfect! Whenever I see a post from her I am blown away either from her style or just the fact that her hair is so cool. She even makes some of her own clothes and goes to premieres! I always am wanting everything I see on her feed (including that fur coat or one very similar!)

I hope this has given you some inspiration and a few more people to follow on Instagram! Feel free to comment down below your Instagrams and any of your favorites too.

What upcoming posts do you want to see?

Friday, 22 August 2014

Mini Beauty Haul

Yes I know I haven't written a post in literally ages but that's mainly because I have had no inspiration, but now that it's nearly the end of the summer I want to start the new school year off with some blogging. 
Throughout these past few months I realized that I surprisingly hadn't done any beauty shopping until recently when I only bought a few things due to me being broke! 

The first thing I picked up was just a replacement of my old concealer which is the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. I assume all of you have heard of this much loved and raved about product and let me tell you it lives up to it's expectations. I have bought many of these and I know I will be buying many more!

Next up is a new release from Rimmel London which a friend recommended  to me (and it was luckily on offer at boots) - the Wonder'Full Mascara. This mascara has argon oil in its formula to make your lashes feel conditioned. I have only used this once but so far I am in love! 

Lastly I bought the Sleek, Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette, this was kind of a spur of the moment purchase but definitely not a regretful one! I am planning on doing a full blown review of this so I won't go into to much detail but all I can say is that my makeup looks a whole lot better! 

I definitely picked up some great beauty products and even saved some money, a very small £2, but now I need your help! I would very much appreciate it if you commented down below some blog post ideas you would like me to do and then maybe you will see it soon?

What have you picked up recently?