19 February 2013

LFW Inspired: Tortoiseshell Nail Art

I should really start by apologising for my long absence from the blog, I've been incredibly busy with uni, I have pretty important exams coming up in a few weeks so something had to give and it was blogging.

However I have been following some of the London Fashion Week coverage and read the House of Holland post by Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup (here) and could not resist a little procrastination in the form of tortoiseshell nail art, I mean who couldn't?

I rummaged through my nail colours looking for something along the lines of beige, yellow, orange and brown... This is the best I could come up with, not bad but not fabulous, so if anyone has any colour suggestions I would love to hear them!

I started with 2 coats of a Ciate Nail Varnish in Cookies and Cream, I then used a hair pin to add random dots in Big Yellow Taxi, Speed Dial and Jack Wills Clayton Nail Varnish in Moss. I finished with a dab of gold glitter on my ring finger and the Top Coat I used was Sally Hansen Diamond Shine but any glossy polish will do the trick!

What do you think?

4 December 2012

A Little Piece of Alice Temperley: Creston Zip Wallet

Somerset by Alice Temperley Creston Leather Zip Wallet 

Today I'm bringing you something a bit different, straying away from beauty to tell you all about a new little fashion thing I think you will like!

Alice Temperley is a London based fashion designer, famous for her line Temperley London, she has dressed the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Lana Del Rey and many more famous lovelies! And now you can have a piece of Temperley in your lives, she has collaborated with John Lewis to create the Somerset range, a capsule collection of classic pieces perfect for any British girls wardrobe.

My lovely family bought me the Creston Wallet in Red Leather for my birthday. It's a beautiful double length wallet with plenty of card slots, a lovely leopard lining and cute zip detailing. A smaller purse version is available for those that don't like a big wallet to lug around.

2 December 2012

New Release! Batiste Graffiti and Paisley Dry Shampoo

Batiste Graffiti and Paisley - £2.99 each *

The lovely people at Batiste were kind enough to send me two of their new Dry Shampoos to try out after I reviewed the Floral and Flirty fragranced one (here). As I said in my previous post, these really are a saviour when you're in a rush and also offer a quick volume boost! The new packaging is incredible, just look at those beautiful cans, they'll look great on your dressing table. The Paisley scent is my favourite, described as rich and elegant, it smells like an expensive perfume so you won't be followed round by a cheap powdery traditional dry shampoo smell. The Graffiti is also a nice addition to the range but I'll definitely be picking up the Paisley when I've finished this!

There is also a red tinted addition to the collection for those lovely red heads out there.

1 December 2012

Advent: Ciate Mini Mani Month

So today is the first of the Month, and also happens to be my birthday... I'm 20! How do I feel about this? Slightly scared, I no longer have the excuse of 'being a teenager', I guess I have to start taking a bit more responsibility, but hey, I don't feel all that different and I'm about to hit the town for some shopping with my lovely mum!

I was lucky enough to get this wonderful Ciate Mini Mani Month advent calendar this morning, I opened up the first window to find the beautiful Cupcake Queen! This really is a treat for beauty lovers and I can't wait to work my way through all the polishes. If you can still get your hands on one it is a great deal, it also includes 4 of the mini caviar pots which I can't wait to try out!

Happy Holidays everyone!
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