Monday, 20 May 2013

Essie Ballet Slippers

Hey Everyone,

So I've finally got around to trying Essie's Ballet Slippers! I love the shade Fiji and just wanted to try something which was slightly more opaque and pinker.

I do really like Ballet Slippers however I did have to do four coats before it looked even! It was worth it though as Ballet Slippers is a lovely natural pink shade! 

I love Essie polish's as they seem to last for ages on the nail without chipping or fading! I will definitely be adding more to my collection!

I purchased this Essie polish from Boots and it cost £7.99.

What shades do you recommend that I try?


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Garnier Moisture Match Face Moisturisers

Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to share with you the moisturisers which I am currently using. Now I have to admit that when it comes to moisturisers I hardly ever re-purchase the same one! I can never find one which I completely love, price wise and quality wise!

 I have oily/combination skin but occasionally have a few dry patches (due to this horrible cold weather in the UK!) so when I ran out of my No 7 Beautiful Skin Moisturiser I decided that I wanted to try something different and possibly two different ones to combat oily skin and dry areas on the face.

I decided to try the new range brought out by Garnier called 'Moisture Match' as they had 5 different moisturisers to suit different skin types. I had also seen these advertised on the TV and in magazines and thought that they sounded perfect for me! The packaging also did it for me! Ha ha. 

In Boots I noticed that the Garnier moisturisers were on 3 for 2 so I bought one for Combination to Oily skin (green), one for Dry to Very Dry skin (pink) and one for Normal skin which was an Illuminating light lotion (yellow) which I thought would be perfect for the summer months when I may not want to wear foundation.

And I can tell you that I LOVE these moisturisers! They are excellent quality and they all smell gorgeous! Its a kind of fruity smell but very subtle. 

I use the moisturiser for oily skin during the day to combat shine and at night I use the one for dry skin to re hydrate my skin. The moisturisers sink in to the skin quickly and are a great base for makeup.

As you may be able to make out from the picture above, the illuminating one is slightly runnier that the others and the pink one for dry skin is much thicker. The green one for oily skin is much lighter and mattifies the skin after application. 

The Illuminating moisturiser is also a great buy, I haven't used it as much as the other two as I'm saving it for summer (if it ever comes!) plus it is the only one containing SPF 20.

I will definitely be repurchasing these moisturisers! The other two available in this range are for Normal to Dry skin (blue) and a 'Wake me up' hydrating gel (orange). I may try these in the future seeing as though they only cost £3.99 at Boots.

Have you tried these moisturisers? Are you tempted? What moisturiser is your favorite?

Let me know please :)


Monday, 18 March 2013

Zara Office City Bag

Hey Everyone,

So I was catching up on some other blogs over the weekend and a certain handbag featured on several different posts. Which bag I hear you say? The Zara Office City Bag of course!

If you haven't heard of it, where have you been?! This bag has been hugely popular for Zara and amongest bloggers and it's not hard to see why. Being black it goes with every outfit and is perfect for work or dressing up an outfit! Its also a great medium sized square bag with several different pockets to store everything you need to carry ( if your me, that's a lot!)

The lining is a lovely plum colour and the zips are gold which I love! The only thing about this bag is that it does have a lot of pockets so sometimes when your in a rush it is hard to find stuff that you've just thrown in very quickly!

This bag is also ideal for those who carry their laptop/ipad around as it can fit both in very easily.

This bag is one of my favourites and you can always count on Zara for great quality, long lasting handbags. It cost £49.99 which is very reasonable.

What do you think of this bag? Does it appeal to you too? or do you already have it?


Sunday, 24 February 2013

Essie Fiji

Just wanted to share my new nail polish purchase!

 This is my first Essie nail polish I've always wanted to try it but none of the shops in the town I live stocked it until now! I found this beauty in Boots for £7.99. A little more than what I would usually pay for a nail polish but I've heard so many good things about Essie and this particular shade of polish (Fiji) so when I saw there in Boots and there were only two left on the shelf I just had to have one it was almost calling my name!

It's the perfect shade of pale pink almost a milky pink! One coat left it looking a bit streaky a second improved it but a third made it look flawless. So it was a little time consuming applying it but it was worth it!

I can see this shade being one of my most used ever! It goes with every outfit and looks even better with a tan. The name and shade 'Fiji' has me dreaming of warm sandy beaches! If only...... until then I'll have to make do with my own little peace of heaven in a bottle! 

Have you tried this shade? I'm also tempted by Essie 'Ballet Slippers' it looks almost the same but a little pinker, has anyone tried that one? Let me know please :) 

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend,


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Black multi glitter nails

Hey Everyone,

This is one of my fave nail polish combos at the moment, Black nails with glitter on top!

Here I used a black nail polish by Bourjois with a multi colour glitter from wet n wild which I got in America. Its not available here in the UK but Barry M do similar glitter nail polishes.

What do you think of these nails?