Showing posts from December, 2011

NOTD: Rainbow Tips

My first ever NOTD, yey! This is quite a simple nail look and didn't take me very long at all. I got OPI's infamous 'Rainbow Connection' nail polish for Christmas and wanted to give it a whirl. I already had my nails painted in a lovely red OPI colour (not sure of the name sorry guys!) as I'd been to get my nails in-filled and painted just before Christmas. I opted for red as obviously nothing says Christmas like Red does. 

I've been itching to try the 'Rainbow Connection' but obviously I didn't want to spoil my pretty red nails so I decided I would just try it out on the tips and I LOVED the effect it gave. I think it looks so Christmassy and would be perfect for New Years Eve on Saturday. I only tested it out on both of my ring fingers but I think I'm going to do it on all of them soon.

Also, I just thought I'd quickly add, I got a new camera off my dad for Christmas and it is BRILLIANT. I totally love it, the quality is amazing and I got so…


I saw this Tag on another blog and I thought I'd do it myself as my first ever tag. As MAC is one of my most used and favourite beauty brands it seemed like an appropriate one for me to do so I hope you enjoy reading and feel free to do this Tag aswell .....

How long have you been using Mac?
I first started using MAC products around 2 years ago. My main Christmas present from my mum 2 years ago was a LOAD of MAC products. Since then.. It's safe to say the obsession has spiraled out of control.
What was your first Mac product?

I didn't have just one first as like I say, I got a selection of things for Christmas. Primer, foundation, powder, bronzer, highlighter, eye-shadow, lipstick and a lipgloss. The girl in MAC told me these were the 'basics' .. Pretty extreme and untrue looking back.

What is your favourite MAC product?

I'd have to say the Studio Fix Fluid foundation just because I use it every single day or Woodwinked eyeshadow.
What's your least favourite Mac p…

OOTN: Boxing Night

So every year me and my friends meet up on Boxing Day for a night out. This year was no different and I decided I needed a dress that was Christmasy and GLAM. Being a sucker for sparkly things, I opted for a verrryy sparkly, pretty dress. I actually received it as part of my Christmas present from my mum. It's from River Island and it was love at first look. I saw it on their website and ordered it straight away, waayyy before Christmas. 

I wasn't disappointed either, it arrived in the post and looked gorgeous! The PERFECT festive Christmas dress in my opinion. It cost £65.00 which I didn't think was too bad for a sparkly sequin dress. It kind of reminds me of the ones in All Saints apart from the ridiculous £300.00 price tag they have. I was slightly gutted though, I went into River Island a couple of weeks later and it was in the sale half price. *sob* It also comes in black which was lovely too but I just have some weird gold obsession so had to have the gold! 

I teamed i…

Chrismas Clothes Haul

Thought I'd share with you some of the clothes I got for Christmas .. I usually get a mix of beauty products & clothes (my two faves). I love seeing what other people got and reading these type of posts so I thought I'd do my own ..... Enjoy!

Merry Christmas Everyone

I know I'm a day late but I would just like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas! I was SO busy yesterday I didn't even have five minutes to go on the laptop and blog! I travelled home to the Lake District on Christmas Eve with my boyfriend ready for the big day and I was SO excited. I absolutely LOVE Christmas and I'm always like a big kid the night before, getting all excited and not being able to sleep.

Anyway, the anticipation and excitement for the big day was so worth it... I had the BEST Christmas day I have had in a long time. My family are mad about Christmas so it's always a real big occasion in my house. Everyone makes a fuss and gets in the Christmas spirit.

My 12 year old little sister woke me up at 6.45 *yawn* so we could open all our presents! We started with out stockings then made our way downstairs for the main presents. I can't believe how much I got, I am so so so lucky! After pressies we had yummy bacon & egg sarnies and then started getti…

Silver Shampoo

This is for all the blonde girls out there ..... I thought I'd do a quick review on my favourite silver shampoo, 'PRO:VOKE Touch of Silver shampoo' for grey, white or platinum blonde hair. I always call it purple shampoo, as it does comes out of the bottle purple after all. I guess they call it silver as it adds a silver tint to grey hair. The reason it is purple is due to the violet pigment it contains. The pigment counteracts any yellow tinging the hair might have. 

Quite often, blonde hair that has been bleached (like mine) can go yellow, brassy and dull if you don't use this type of product regularly. I like my hair to look a really light, white blonde. In my opinion there is nothing worse than yellow hair as it can look cheap and tacky. I don't want to spend a fortune on highlights for it to fade a week later and end up looking like a home-dye job. This product stops this from happening, genius! My nanna has also used this kind of product on her grey hair and i…

A HUGE thankyou

So I haven't been online much for the past two days as I have been absolutely swamped with work and last minute Christmas shopping. I have only been checking my blog on my Blackberry when someone has commented on a post. My phone is so slow it decides not to load up my followers so I didn't know how many I actually had!

I have just come on the laptop now and have 122 followers, I can't believe it! It was only 6 days ago I was over the moon for reaching 50! It really means a lot to me that people are interested in what I have to say and enjoy reading my blog! I know how hard it can be to become an established beauty blogger as there are SO many out there! 

I love reading everyones blogs, getting ideas and inspiration for my own blog and generally seeing what people around the world have been getting up to! It is something I thoroughly enjoy doing and I am glad I have had a positive response, it makes it all worth the while!

I have decided I am going to do my first ever giveawa…

Barry M Fine glitter dust

I recently bought the Barry M glitter dust in number 4. It's a gorgeous Christmassy, sparkly silver and I thought it was perfect for the festive season. It certainly didn't disappoint, it is so sparkly and looks beautiful! 

As you can see from my last post, I was going out dressed up as Miss Santa and I originally bought this to swipe across the tops of my cheekbones so my cheeks would sparkle when they caught the light. I did this and it looked lovely but I realised there are so many different uses for these little beauties! They can be used on top of eyeshadow, along the cheekbone, on the body or even mixed into nail polishes.

Barry M sell a MASSIVE range of these, pretty much every colour you can think of! I opted for silver as I thought it was a pretty classic colour that would go with all make-up looks and it seemed to be more bright and vivid than the gold. I plan to do a eyeshadow look over Christmas with this on top so I will do an update then. They only bad thing about …