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Halloween Nails!

Hi Everyone! 😀

It’s that spooky time of year again, All Hallows’ Eve aka Halloween! To get into the spirit, I created 2 spooky manis to celebrate 😀

I recently picked up a new polish from Rimmel London that was actually on sale due to being a summer shade – 504 it’s a scorcher! – but it is perfect for a Halloween pumpkin orange!

Rimmel London It’s a scorcher and Illamasqua Boosh polish using a dotting tool

orange-batsRimmel London It’s a scorcher, Konad Special Polish in Black, KONAD and Bundle Monster image plates

I can’t wait to cuddle up on the sofa with the duvet, hot chocolate, Ghostly Treats Yankee Candle and a scary movie. :3

Until next time, have fun!


LOTD: It’s an Apocalips!

Hi Everyone! 😀

It’s been a while! But I’ve had a lovely rest and I’m bright-eyed and brushy-tailed. I’ve dusted off the cobwebs and I’m ready to party. Please do bear with me while I get back into my swing, I’ve recently moved (again) and still have boxes to unpack.

I’d heard about the new  Apocalips Lip Lacquers from Rimmel and finally picked up a few shades on the Boots 3-for-2. My Lips-of-the-day is:-

Apocalips: Apocaliptic

Rimmel: Apocalips in shade Apocaliptic

I don’t really have many lip lacquers (although Temptalia really sold me Chanel Dragon) as I’ve been put off by the promises of lip stains and glosses in the past, but these apply and wear a dream. Really soft and buttery on the lips. They really stain the lips and last through my countless cups of tea all day!

Until next time, have fun! :)


Rainy Day Bling Nails

Hi Everyone! :)

It’s been raining and pouring the last few days – we’ve even seen some hail stones!

I was feeling something to cheer up the horrible grey day – so I grabbed my The Make Up Store Strazz crystal stones in Aquamarine for a little sparkle.

Natural light – outdoors

  • Models Own: 3-in-1 base coat, top coat and gloss
  • Illamasqua: Caress
  • Rimmel: Grey Matter
  • The Make Up Store Strazz Crystal Stones: Aquamarine
  • Seche Vite Top Coat

Natural light- indoors

I started with a 2 coats of Illamasqua Caress on the ring finger and went on to paint the other remaining nails in 2 coats of Rimmel Grey Matter. I then used a coat of Seche Vite as a base for the gems on the ring finger and used my dotting tool dipped in Seche Vite and carefully placed the gems on one by one. I then finished off with generous helping of Seche Vite.

Until next time, have fun! :)

Grey Matter Swirls Konad

Hi Everyone!

I picked up Grey Matter from Rimmel as I realised I don’t have a nice plain grey! I can always do with one for a nail art, I’m thinking of doing a My Neighbour Totoro nail art soon 😀

  • Rimmel: Grey Matter
  • Konad Image Plate: M65
  • China Glaze: Millenium
  • Seche Vite Top Coat

Until next time, have fun!

FOTD: Christmas Holly Look

Hi Everyone :)

Here’s a Christmas’y look based on rosy winter cheeks and lips from the biting cold and holly green leaves.

Please excuse the wet hair again, I always try to let my hair dry naturally to avoid harsh hot temperatures (reserve that for the occasional hair straightening/curling!)

The Eyes:-

• M.A.C. eyeshadow: Juxt
• M.A.C. eyeshadow: Humid
•  Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner in black

The eyes are a simple green look using Juxt all over the lid and Humid in the crease and outer corner. I lined the eye with my trusty black liquid eyeliner and a lashing of black mascara.

The Lips:-

• No7 Wild Volume Lipstick: Forever Cherry

On the lips I used my bright red No7 lippy. The consistency is lovely and creamy.

The Face:-

• M.A.C. (pro) blush: Red Apple
• Illamasqua: Skin Base foundation

I wanted the cheeks to have a natural rosy flush like I’ve been it the chilly and snowy outdoors.

So that’s it! A simple Christmas-y look which (for me) is an everyday look! What sort of Christmas-y would you like to see? Go on, let me know and set me a challenge!

Until next time, MERRY CHRISTMAS! 😀

July Favourites

Hi Everyone! 😀 It’s time for July Favourites. It seems July was a bit of a wash out weather-wise but come 1st August the sun is blazing!


First up for my top monthly favourites is an app called Instagram. Yes I’m a little late to the party on this one, a friend introduced me to it but I think its fab. What is it? Well:

“It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look and feel, send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr – it’s all as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented. Oh yeah, did we mention it’s free?” – Instagram website

The filters are fantastic and its great to see my friend’s photos on the app too! If you have an iPhone I really suggest you try it out :)

Illamasqua: Medium Pencil in Vow

This pencil is a god send when I’m sick and not looking my best (of which I was sick for most of July!). I use it on my waterline and it really opens the eyes and takes away any redness- making me look human again! This shade is for lighter skin tones, so if you are looking for a pencil to use on your waterline but your skin tone is a little darker than you should check out the shade Hex.

Clarins: Crystal Balm in Crystal Coral

At first glance I thought this was a plain old lipstick when I stopped by my local Clarins counter, but on closer inspection I saw it was transparent and in fact a lip balm! I love Clarins skin care but haven’t tried any Clarins make-up before. Lisa at my local counter showed me the 3 colours which are light pink (more clear really), orange (known as coral) and red. I already own red lip balms that stain the lips and I thought the light pink one would be a waste as I have clear lip balms already, but the orange (coral!!) really stood out to me. I tried it on and when mixed with the natural colour of my lips it really does show up coral (hurrah!). It’s the perfect colour for the Summer and encourages me to keep my lips moisturised. Lisa also told me that it was limited edition AND there was a promotion on at the time, it was meant to be!

M.A.C: Blush in Style

I bought a pro pan of Style after disappointedly missing out on M.A.C My Paradise cheek powder that came out in the Surf Baby Collection ’11. My Paradise is a gorgeous peach with golden over-spray but sold out day (morning) one in my local store and online. The MA suggested to me to try out Style; it’s not as bright but it’s still a really lovely coral-peach with gold pearl.

Rimmel: Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner in Black

This liquid liner is my staple liner product; if I’m in a rush or don’t fancy wearing gel liner I’ll reach for this in a heart beat. I have the brown and black version and use them depending on the look. I can’t stand leaving the house without at least eye liner and mascara on my eyes and the cat eye look is definitely my favourite. The brush itself it felt and stiff (although it has enough give when applying to the eye) which I find easier to achieve the cat eye I want. If I’m after a thin fine line for a cat eye then I’d use my M.A.C 210 precise eye liner brush.

So that’s it for my top 5 favourites of July, seems I’m really into the corals/peaches this summer! let me know what you’ve been loving in the comments below :)

Until next time, have fun! 😀

Lady Bird, Lady Bird!

Hi Everyone! :)

This weekend I thought I’d have a go with my Model’s Own Wah Nails nail art pen I picked up in black and do a lady bird! I don’t yet own a decent nail art paint brush for the leaves (but I will be picking one up soon!) so they are a little ropey shall we say.

  • Rimmel London: Hot Gossip
  • Model’s Own Wah Nails nail art pen: black
  • Model’s Own Wah Nails nail art pen: white
  • Barry M: Spring Green
  • Rimmel London: Peppermint

But I thought the Lady Bird was looking a little lonely all by herself, so I thought I’d bring her friends a long too! :)

Fun Facts:

Lady birds, also known as the coccinellidae, are found worldwide with over 5,000 species described, more than 450 native to North America alone.

I’ll definitely be trying out this beautiful butterfly design soon!!

Until next time, have fun! 😀

FOTD: Spring Petal

Hi Everyone! :) Today I wanted to try something a little different, although I’m a little nervous about it!

I’ve seen other people posting Face Of The Day (FOTD) so I finally thought heck why not? I love make-up as much as I love nail polish and nail art as there are lots of styles and designs you can try out playing with colour and more.


  • M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid in NW15
  • Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation SPF 20 in Opal 15 (for imperfections)
  • M.A.C prep+prime transparent finishing powder


  • Benefit Posietint
  • Benefit Bella bamba


  • Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel


  • Urban Decay Primer Potion (original)
  • Purple shade from the Glam Rocks Eye Palette
  • M.A.C eyeshadow in Vibrant Grape
  • M.A.C eyeshadow in Noir Plum
  • M.A.C eyeshadow in Juxt
  • M.A.C Zoom Lash Mascara in Black


  • M.A.C lipstick in Love Lorn
  • Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Air Kiss

I super struggled with not picking up my black liquid eyeliner, I’m totally addicted to it and wear it everyday~! But as its finally spring I wanted to try a lighter look. My brows are super light (like almost blonde) so I often fill them in although this shade is a little too light and the shade darker is a little too dark! When i’m feeling a little lazy or I don’t have a lot of time i’ll use a pencil (like today!) instead of my Benefit Browzing.

Let me know what your favourite spring colours are to wear! 😀 I’d also love to see your Spring FOTDs!

Until next time! :)

KOTD: Fading Rose

Hi Everyone!! :) I spent the weekend with family and Mrs B and I had a good pamper session with a few drinks, face masks and nails (yay for girlie nights!) and here is the result (although this was the next day, after Mrs B and I had been moving the kids bedrooms around and cleaning, so they aren’t as pretty as they were after bleach etc!)

Fading Rose KOTD modelled by Mrs B

  • China Glaze: Something Sweet
  • Rimmel: Rose Libertine
  • Konad Special Polish: Black
  • Konad Image Plate: M65
  • China Glaze Anchors away collection: White Cap
  • China Glaze Anchors away collection: Ahoy!

Until next time! :)

Northern Lights Snow Nails

Inspired by this design by pamperedandpolished.co.uk

Loving the snowing effect on the design by pamperedandpolished I thought i’d add a colourful northern lights twist :)

  • Pink, Lilac, Blue & Green Polishes by George
  • Rimmel I Heart Fruities: Lemon Drop
  • OPI: Alpine Snow
  • Dotting tool

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