Wednesday, 29 July 2015

#BraHijack - ASOSxCoppafeel

So as some of you might know, I'm a part of Access All ASOS, which is ASOS' blogger programme that allows bloggers to work on cool projects with the brand and others and recently they were looking for bloggers to help spread the word about what is probably their most important collaboration to date, and that is with the breast cancer awareness charity Coppafeel!


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Monday, 27 July 2015

Raspberry Nails with Barry M Raspberry

I remember Barry M Raspberry (the same bottle I have today) being the FIRST nail polish I bought myself when I thought 'Oh, I've left school, I can paint my nails again'.  I thought the pinky-red would be the perfect shade to dabble into the world of nail polish, cut to five years later and its one of over 200 shades I own (I destashed a few months ago) but its always been a popular shade for both myself and my Mummy when we want plain nails.  Saying that, I do love a good fun nail art design and we see so many fruit themed nails like strawberries, oranges and lemons, watermelon or kiwi but I've never seen raspberry nails (I don't recall anyway) so I thought to tie in with Yoomoo's latest competition #FASHIONFREEZE, I'd try my hand at raspberry nails!

 Barry M Raspberry, Coconut, Red-Black, Key Lime and Color Club Wild Cactus
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Friday, 17 July 2015

Models Own Sarong Wrap and Turquoise Sea (Polish for Tans)

So the new additions to the Polish for Tans range (previous swatches can be found here) have been out for a while and I've only just gotten around to buying some.  My excuse is that there is only one Models Own stand in town and its always a bit bare and sad looking so they usually don't have what I'm looking for when I'm looking for it and while I wanted to pick up Cocktail Hour (a coral shade) there were none there but I decided to finally bite the bullet and check out what these new shades had to offer to the collection.  I chose Sarong Wrap, a lovely banana yellow and Turquoise Sea, a bright blue-toned turquoise.


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Monday, 13 July 2015

Going Dotty - Inspired by #UOFestivals

So I was shopping the Urban Outfitters sale a few weeks ago, as I am a perpetual bargain hunter and was given some cool stickers with my purchase.  They were to promote Urban Outfitters' festival competition and I fell in love with the quirky illustrations and immediately thought NAILSPIRATION.  I've no festivals booked in this summer (boo) so I might just give it a cheeky enter as well (I'm waiting on the Way Out West comp) but here's the nail art in question.



It's a pretty fun manicure that's actually really easy to do, it just looks far more complicated than it is, you just can't go wrong with a good dotticure.

I finally got to use American Apparel Passport Blue in this mani, which is the indigo shade in the nail art.  It's such a deep, slightly unusual shade and I am a big fan of the AA brush.  Other shades in the mani include Models Own Powder Blue and Pink Icing, as well as Barry M Cotton and Kiko Milano 676 Yellow.

Do you ever have random moments of nailspiration?  Let me know in the comments below and be sure to like, follow and subscribe through the sites below, until next time :-)


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Friday, 10 July 2015

Benefit They're Real Beyond Brown Mascara Review

So if you follow ANY beauty blogger you'd probably be aware that Benefit has released several new coloured additions to their They're Real mascara and eyeliner range.  I'm a fan of the original black They're Real mascara and am yet to try the liner but when I found out that they would be releasing a brown version of it, I got really excited because I love the effect of They're Real but because it's such a dramatic look, jet black mascara during the day can look a bit too much.  I really wanted They're Real mascara in brown to be my go-to daytime mascara that would still achieve the visible results of the black version so follow me under the cut to get the skinny on what I thought of this much hyped release.

 Benefit They're Real Mascara (Beyond Brown)
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Monday, 6 July 2015

Serving Underwater Realness with CND Vinylux Lost Labyrinth*

A second post in less than a week?!?  Miracles do happen!  Yes that's right, I'm back with another post that I hope you like, as well as a new blog layout!  I fancied a bit of a change since I was fed up with what I had before and while I still have a few tweaks to do, please let me know what you think.

Moving onto the nail art at hand, I've been wanting to show off this GORGEOUS shade from CND for ages.  I actually trialled this a good few weeks ago but didn't get around to taking pictures but I'll still discuss the results below but continue on to read more about the shade that just gives me all of the Little Mermaid feels.


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