Saturday, 31 March 2012


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Nails of the Week: Pokadot Minx

I would love to be able to have lovely nails all the time but unfortunately i find it difficult to squeeze time into sleep into my schedule these days never mind doing my nails. However that said i am going to make a good effort to have a pamper session on a Sunday that will include doing my nails for the week.

I think this is a good habit to get into and make sure i dedicate some well deserved time to myself. I decided to go for the pokadot minx last Sunday. they are great as they look fab but actually only took me about 15 mins to put on. They lasted perfectly until around Thursday and by today (Saturday) they are starting to look a little bit rough round the edges but its Sunday tomorrow and i will freshen the up then. Wonder what to do with them .......

Do you have a dedicated pamper day ? How do you fit in some me time ?

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Summer Trend: Canary Yellow

This Spring and Summers hot colour trend is Canary Yellow. From clothes and accessories to your make up nails it is easy to embrace this colour into your summer wardrobe. This colour is full proof it works with every complexion and looks even better with a hint of summer tan.

Below are some of my favourite trend setting canary yellow bargain buys . Have you purchased anything in this colour recently ?

G21 Super Skinny jeans £14.00 from Asda George 

 Crochet Waist Skater Dress £21.00 from AX Paris

Barry M Yellow Nail Paint £3 from Inlovewithfashion 

Yellow Chiffon Maxi Skirt £22.99 from New Look 

Across the body bag £4 from Asda George 

G21 Rope Print  Peplum Top £10 from Asda George 

Box Pleat Skirt £14.99 from Missguided
Selena Platform £34.99 from AX Paris 

Yellow Spot Skater Dress £22.00 from AX Paris 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Boots Vs Clairns: Battle of the Lip Balms

I was reading a blog post from on No7 new summer range when i noticed a remarkable similarity between there new peach and pink Lip Balms to the Clairin's Lip Perfectors. 

They look suspiciously alike. I personally love the Clairn's Lip Perfectors and i am really excited to try No& versions. I hope that they are cheaper :). They will be available from Boots from May 16th - July 10th. 

Garnier BB Cream Review

Garnier BB Cream avaliable at Boots  
I requested a free sample of Garnier's BB cream from their Facebook page, which is still available so get in there. I was really pleased when it came through my letter box and realised it had three samples in it. The samples have lasted me almost a week and a half. I was sent the light/medium colour. I was sceptical about this as I am quite olive skinned but it matched perfectly.

Garnier call this little beauty their "miracle skin perfecter" promising that the cream will reduce sun spots and imperfections and in just one application it will protect, moisturise, unify and brighten your skin. It can be used on it's own as a tinted moisturiser a makeup base or as a touch up on top of make up.

I had just got in from work and I couldn't wait to try the BB cream so I ripped open a packet and added a little on top of what remained of the makeup I had put on that morning. It instantly brightened my skin up - even my Mr commented that my skin looked "better" as he puts it. I have also tried the cream as a makeup base and on it's own.

I never thought I would get away with just a tinted moisturiser, but this truly makes my skin look fab. Garnier say you can even add a layer of the cream ,let it dry, and then add another layer on top to increase coverage. I have exceptionally oily skin so I have found that if i am wearing it on it's own i will need to add a powder to set it.

The product is currently avaliable from for £9.99 for 50ml which is fantastic value for money. Foundation normally come in 25ml quantities. It last for ages too. It comes in Light/ Medium or Medium/dark. You can also still pick up a free sample from their Facebook. 

I will definitely be buying this although i just spotted on that the No7 BB cream has a higher star rating and comes in Normal/Dry or Normal/Oily so I might give this a go before I make a final decision. has anyone tried this one or know where I could get a sample ?

Monday, 5 March 2012

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Niki Minaj OPI minis

I was so excited to try the Niki Minaj range for OPI but I thought going for this mini set was a great way to try them all out. It comes with four shades - which is not the full collection but its a great start. From left to right me have:

  • Did it on' em - a fantastic bright lime green colour, which I fund needs a couple of coats. In my pictures below all the colours have had two coats. 
  • Fly - A kingfisher blue, which I wasn't that excited about I thought Niki Minaj range would have been a bit more wild. 
  • Pink Friday - I love love LOVE this colour. Its what I decided to use after swatching them all and I will defiantly be buying the full size version of this.  
  • Metallic for life - Probably my least favourite but I'm not really a fan of glitter. This would also need a black undercoat to really pop I think. 


I am giving away this OPI miniature set to one lucky reader. I will make you work for it and to enter you must add me on Google friend connect, twitter and Facebook, and i will check. I will announce the winner on my blog on Friday. 

Good Luck Xx