30.3.14

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Spring Nail Paints

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Spring Review
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Spring Review
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Spring Review
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Spring Review
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Spring Sugar Apple
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Spring HuckleBerry
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Spring Rose Hip

Last year when I was in Brighton for my birthday, I picked up my first Gelly nail polish in the shade Blueberry and it lasted on my nails for 10 days! I quickly fell in love and went on to purchase five more in the shades Lychee, Papaya, Dragon Fruit, Greenberry and Prickly Pear. I'm now completely obsessed with them, they are perfect! The formula is lovely and applies like a dream and because it isn't gloopy and thick it dries pretty quickly and leaves the nails with really glossy opaque finish!

When I heard about the new Spring collection I knew that I'd have to have them! There are three shades in the collection and they're all really pretty milky pastel shades!


Sugar Apple - a pastel minty turquoise 
Huckleberry - a milky pale blue
Rose Hip - a pale milky pink


As soon as they arrived I applied Rose Hip really quickly, I didn't even bother to apply a base or top coat and they still looked really lovely and glossy. You only need about two coats and they're opaque. If I was doing my nails properly I probably would of applied around three coats, but two is fine if you're in a rush. Rose Hip is the only one I've tried so far and it's a really lovely strawberry milkshake shade and it's one of those colours that make your hands look more tanned than they actually are!

Overall, I'm really in love with these and I think they will definitely be my go to polishes for Spring. When I purchased these you could only buy them from Tesco or Superdrug, but I think you get them from Boots and all the other regular places now too! 


What are your thoughts on the Gelly Nail Paints? 

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26.3.14

Beauty Haul

Boots Haul March 2014

21.3.14

The Lipstick Tag

The Lipstick Tag 2014

16.3.14

Growing My Hair

Growing My Hair
This is my hair completely natural (without product or heat used)

My hair is something I don't usually talk too much about on my blog and recently I've been getting a few questions regarding my hair so I thought I'd do a post all about my hair and some products I'd recommend if you're trying to grow your hair, or improve the condition!

Since 2009 until probably around 2012 I constantly dyed my hair and I always used heat without any protection. I dyed my hair various different colours ranging from black, brown, red, purple and blonde. The dye I always seemed to go for was XXL Live, I loved this dye and so did a lot of my friends, but it's SO damaging! I didn't ever think about how healthy my hair was until I was at the hairdressers and I really wanted to go blonde and they basically said how rubbish the condition was and if they did attempt to colour it there was a chance a lot of my hair could snap and break off. They suggested I tried a couple of products from Kérastase to help restore it, so I did! 

As you can imagine I had a lot of colour build up, so I thought It was best I finally got rid of it all, if you've read my blog for a while you'll know that I used Colour B4 {review here} and I actually haven't dyed my hair since then!

My hair has grown huge amounts in the past two years, I probably only get it cut around twice a year now, just because I found it felt more healthy the less it was cut. I am thinking about changing my hair colour in the next couple of months so I'll let you know how I get on if I do!


Kerastase Shampoo

This is the Shampoo my hairdresser recommended, this literally restored my hair. I didn't blog back then, but I really wish I had before and after pictures to show you. If you have really damaged and weakened hair I 100% recommend this!



Avon Planet Spa Hair Mask
Avon Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Hair Mask | £5.50 200ml
When I was trying to get my hair back into a healthy condition, I loved trying out different hair masks and treatments, I bought this on a whim, but little did I know how amazing this would be! I actually haven't bought this in a while and I think they've changed the packaging now, but this is so amazing there is literally nothing I have ever tried that makes my hair any softer than this. I recommend this 100%



Herbal Essences Hello Hydration

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner | £3.99 each 400ml
Even when my hair was really damaged I found that my hair did still get oily pretty quickly and most hydrating shampoos just added to that. These left my hair feeling amazingly soft and hydrated, but also lovely and clean without weighing it down! I haven't actually used these in a while, but as I've been kind of neglecting my hair recently I thought I'd pick them up again. I also saw that they now do a 'Hello Hydration Treatment' which I definitely need to try, it sounds amazing!

Avon Morrocan Oil

After hearing all the hype surrounding Morrocan Oil I really wanted to try it, but I really didn't have much money to spare at the time, so I thought I'd pick up the dupe from Avon. I love this, I can't believe how well it works for the price! I hadn't used this for a while, so I used it the other night and couldn't believe how soft my hair felt,it smells amazing too! 

Tangle Teezer

Tangle Teezer | £10.99
I literally cannot remember what I used before owning a Tangle Teezer. Having long hair means it does get tangled a lot, but since having a Tangle Teezer it's literally not a problem and I think the main reason my hair finally started to grow was because my hair wasn't constantly being damaged from various hair brushes!



I feel like this post was a massive ramble, but I hope you enjoyed it anyway!




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12.3.14

MAC Heroine

MAC Heroine Review
MAC Heroine Review
MAC Heroine Review
MAC Heroine Review
MAC Heroine Review

I still remember how excited I was when I bought my first MAC lipstick, as soon as I got into reading blogs I started to really lust over trying them, but as there wasn't a store near me I waited until I was at Duty Free. Since then, I've picked up a fair few and I'm pretty obsessed with them, I just don't think other lipsticks compare. (I'll probably do a MAC lipstick collection soon, if you'd like to see that!)

The newest addition to my collection is Heroine. At the beginning of the year I became obsessed with purple lips and was on the hunt for the perfect purple lipstick, that was until I saw the beautiful Emma Willis wearing Heroine, I instantly fell in love and knew I needed that lipstick in my life!

Heroine was originally released back in 2012 with the Reel Sexy collection, before MAC brought it back permanently. I'm still gutted I didn't pick up 'Watch Me Simmer' from the Reel Sexy collection and I'd love them to bring that back too!



MAC describe this lipstick as a 'bright purple' with a matte finish. 


For a matte lipstick I found this really lovely and creamy, it glides on the lips easily and is opaque in one swipe. It's lasting power is pretty good and lasts a good few hours, before fading and leaving a pink stain on the lips. I know a lot of you may think this is a really scary shade, but I love it. I do think I may be currently slightly too pale for this and it would look better with a little bit of tan though!




What are your thoughts on Heroine, or MAC lipsticks in general? 

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9.3.14

Boots Haul

Boots Haul 2014

5.3.14

Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser Review
Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser Review
Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser | £4.99 200ml 

Hot Cloth Cleansers have been something I've wanted to try ever since Louise raved about the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser ages ago. I'm terrible when it comes to skincare, but as my skin has been pretty bad recently, I've been trying to stick to a routine. During a recent trip to Superdrug, I thought I'd pick something up from the Vitamin E range, as I'd heard so many good things about it and I was really happy to see they had a Hot Cloth Cleanser!

In the box you receive one muslin cloth and 200ml of product. The texture of the cleanser itself is pretty thick and creamy, I actually really like the smell, it's sort of a sun cream/cocoa butter type of scent. The muslin cloth is quite rough which I like because you can really feel it removing your makeup and cleaning your skin.


I've completely fallen in love with this cleanser and I will definitely repurchase when I run out! I love how soft and plump this leaves my skin feeling, the cleanser I was using before was pretty harsh and always left my skin feeling dry, which I really didn't like. I really want to try a few more products from the Vitamin E Range, they also have another Hot Cloth Cleanser, that is meant to help with brightening the skin which I'm eager to try!


Have you tried this before? What are your thoughts on 'Hot Cloth Cleansers' ?


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2.3.14

Room Tour // March 2014

Shabby Chic Room Tour
Shabby Chic Room Tour
Shabby Chic Room Tour
Shabby Chic Room Tour
Shabby Chic Room Tour
Shabby Chic Room Tour
Shabby Chic Room Tour
Shabby Chic Room Tour
Shabby Chic Room Tour
Shabby Chic Room Tour
Shabby Chic Room Tour

Since I redecorated my room in October, I've been really wanting to do a room tour, but I just kept forgetting... Until I received an email a couple of weeks ago asking If I had one on my blog, so I thought it was time I finally do it! I really love reading these posts myself and I must of watched hundreds of different room tours whilst I was getting inspiration! I did try to label where everything was from, but if there is something I've missed or if there is something you would like the direct link to - feel free to either leave a comment, or tweet me! 

xo


UPDATE APRIL 2015: My room has changed SO much since this, so I'm thinking of doing an updated room tour very soon! :) 
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