Friday, 26 April 2013

French Manicure

Good evening

I have bought some more nail varnish again, I bought the Rimmel Nail tip whitener a few weeks ago, people who follow me on Twitter would have saw a few posts about how good this is.
I bought this from Boots for £4.59 this is so easy to use, I used to try and buy the white strips to make the line straight or try my best with a normal brush, I ended up just leaving it. This has made life so much easier.

I used one coat of my base coat, Star Nails. then I painted the tips of my nails with the whitener. I left it to dry for a minute or so then applied two coats of Maybelline Forever Strong nail varnish in shade 76 French Manicure. Finally I used my top coat to make it dry super fast, Seche Vite. Below is the finished result.

I don't have a really steady hand but I think that looks quite good and I had lots of compliments from people asking me where I got my nails done. Have you tried this before?

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Handbag necessities

Hi Everyone!

I thought I would do a quick post on my handbag necessities, these teeny 4 items are a must in my bag! I went on a motorbike trip this weekend and kept these in my jacket as I didn't carry a bag, tad impractical while on a motorbike.

  • Apple Chap Stick- I use my apple lip balm all the time I have never been a person to reach for a lippy unless I am wearing a full face of makeup or its a special occasion etc. 
  • Soap & Glory Hand Maid Anti Bac- I am obsessed with this it smells amazing and it doesn't dry out my hands which is great especially with all the rock climbing I'm doing at the moment.
  • Liz Earle Hand Cream- I used to carry around the massive bottle of this but my friend bought me the small tube for me to carry in my bag. I have to admit she was right it was daft of me to carry the huge tube! This smells amazing and helps with my dry hands!
  • Hair Brush- I got this from Boots a long time ago, I used to have one of those folded ones but lost it somewhere.

Available at:
Apple Chap Stick-
Soap & Glory Anti Bac-
Liz Earle Hand Cream-
Hair Brush-

What are your handbag/jacket necessities?

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint

Hi all

It has been a while since I bought any Barry M Nail Varnish but I had to try the new Gelly Hi Shine Nail paint. when I saw it in shade watermelon I needed it! In my opinion this is more of a racing green than watermelon but thats why it appealed to me I love this colour. I got this from Boots for £3.99, Bargain!

I painted my nails with my base coat Star Nails as seen in previous posts, 2 coats of colour (you really don't need two coats but there were a few tiny areas I could notice which were a bit pale) then my Seche Vite Top Coat. 

What do you think of the Barry M Hi Shine Nail Paint?

Friday, 19 April 2013

Hair Products


I thought I would write about what hair products I use if I want my hair to be amazingly soft etc. It sounds silly but I have average shampoos and conditioners which I know will make my hair look and feel nice but if I want to go all out I will use my more "special" hair items.

For Shampoo I love my Neal & Wolf Daily Ritual Cleansing Shampoo, I use this while alternating with other shampoos its guaranteed to make my hair feel lovely, you only need a small amount! For Conditioners I like my James Brown Hair Mask, I use this as a quick fix conditioner. I am too impatient to wait a long time this product works wonders even if on for only two minutes. For intense treatments I use my Macadamia Deep Repair Hair Mask, this smells amazing! I don't use this that often because I'm a shower person mainly but now and then a soak in the bath is acceptable so thats when this comes into play. I bought this from BeautyBay which had an offer on I have to admit I would never pay full price for it!

Available at:
Neal & Wolf Shampoo:
James Brown Hair Mask:
Macadamia Deep Repair Hair Mask:
I love my tangle teaser for applying hair masks in the bath and getting knots out of my hair after if any are left. I got this in a Beauty Box from BeautyBay which they have on at certain times. 

If I am going out for a special occasion and I am either curling my hair or pinning it up etc I use Matrix Biolage Shine Endure Spray. This is basically a pump hair spray, its none crispy and makes your hair lovely and shiny. The biggest bonus for me is that you don't get that hairspray taste if you breath it in!

Day to day I don't really do much with my hair I usually just blast it with the hair dryer and let it flow, I use Bed Head After Party on the ends to tame my hair after it has been blow dried, this smells lovely and just smoothes everything out. I try not to wash my hair every day because its bad for your hair and makes it more greasy. It took me ages to get out of that habit, now I can go up to 3 days if I must, especially with using Batiste Dry Shampoo I am so glad I found this it just makes my hair feel fresh again. I still wont leave it down if I have used dry shampoo I still tie it up.

Finally if I want my hair to smell like I have just been to the salon I use Lisap Fashion Illuminante. I have never saw this in the shops I bought it direct with my hair dresser. This smells beautiful and always reminds me of a fresh hair chop so my hair feels fabulous!
Can you recommend any amazing hair products to me?

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Sweets /food im loving at the moment


I came back from the Netherlands about two weeks ago now and I am on my last cow biscuit they are amazing we need these in the UK. I also bought these hard jelly's on the ferry home. They are berry flavored or so they say. All I can tell you is that they are addictive and extremely chewy my jaw was hurting for a day after getting carried away with a whole tub!

On another note in the UK Mars have learned that I actually can't live without those limited edition rabbits they bring out at Easter and that it is me clearing the shelves when Easter is coming to an end. Well I didn't have to do that this year because they have brought "Teasers" out, this is the best thing ever! at the moment it was on offer at £1.50 a bar  at Tesco you can also get it a small bar pppft big bar all the way! Cheers Mars! one happy bunny!

What's your favorite snack at the moment? Have you tried the new "Teasers" chocolate?

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

New sunnies

Good morning!

What miserable weather! Lets hope for more sun :-)

I have been on the hunt also for some sunglasses, my other pairs are Police and Ray Ban. My husband stole my Ray Bans from me so I didn't really get to use those lots. My old Police ones were slowly falling apart. I found two pairs of  sun glasses which I liked but ended up picking this pair.  

I will only use sunglasses which offer 100% UV protection my eyes are very important to me so I will protect them. This is my main reason for not skimping out on glasses. I got these from Fenwicks Newcastle.

Have you bought some sunglasses recently in the hope for a summer like me haha?

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation


Foundation hunt again, I went to YSL at Debenhams in the Metro Centre and was not that impressed with their service at YSL it took them ages to even realize I was looking. When she did come over she shade matched me by getting a colour which was BR20 and giving me a lovely tribal stripe down my chin with her unwashed hands over the top of my make up. She then handed me a mirror, classy! I just rubbed it in and asked for a sample and ran away basically. I was not impressed by that  at all. I had heard to many good reviews on this foundation all I needed was some great customer service and I would have bought it!

Anyway I went to Boots but their YSL person had went home so there was no one to serve me apart from a lady who stunk of fake tan and kept chewing gum in my face, quick exit yet again. This time I went to House of Fraser, the lady was lovely bit on the quick side only put it on one cheek but a least she took my other make up off first. She gave me the sample B10. Which weirdly wasn't my shade but she didn't have the next one up? This had me confused but I have been giving them a go anyway

Available at:

Top= B10
Bottom= BR20
I have had these for about a week now, I am not sure that they are my colour they seem a bit pale. The photo makes them look yellow but they are not. I don't think this is the right foundation for me I just feel slightly washed out. And for £29 thats not so cool. My search continues.

Have you experienced the tribal stripe/ crap customer service from YSL before?

Monday, 15 April 2013

My Mascara's and Base

Good Morning!

To start off my blogging everyday this week here is my main Mascara collection, I was wanting to give a proper review on these so I have waited a while before I posted this. I have 
  • Seventeen Doll'd Up in black £6.29 (3 for 2 at the moment!)
  • Benefit They're real in black £18.50 is what I paid but its went up to £19.50!
  • Liz Earle Smudgeproof Mascara in black £14.50
  • Liz Earle Lash Care intensifying Mascara Base £10.50

I bought the Liz Earle mascara and base when they first came out, I Iove anything by Liz Earle. I really like the mascara base it separates my lashes and makes them look more defined. I wasn't too impressed with the mascara, at first I thought it was amazing, no clumps. I did struggle with the straight wand getting the tiny lashes in the corners but when I eventually got all of them it worked with the base beautifully. 
There is only one thing I was really disappointed with the mascara base was that I was using it one day and I think there must have been too much pressure inside the container or something but it practically exploded and I lost most of it after about the 4th time using it. Now I am just scraping the excess left. I would recommend the mascara base I have been using it with other mascara's too and getting great results.

Available at:
Smudgeproof Mascara-
Lash Care Base-
The Benefit mascara I bought also when that first came out, it is so expensive but at the time I was going to a party after work and thought I should treat myself. I was so impressed like everyone else but now I have had it a while its not my go to mascara because it has went quite clumpy quickly. The first few times using it it was fantastic. I wont be repurchasing this one again mainly because of the price tag and how long it lasted. 

Available at:
Benefit They're Real-
Seventeen Doll'd Up-
I bought the Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara again as it happens when it first came out, I got a free liquid pen liner which I was so excited to use until I noticed I had managed to knock the lid off and it dried up oopps. I love this mascara! The shape of the brush is so good, it can reach all my lashes in the corner of my eye which I find quite difficult to get with a straight brushes. It has not went clumpy and I have has this for a while now. I love the results I get when I use it with the mascara base by Liz Earle. 

Which Mascara's do you have? have you tried any of the ones I own?

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Fabb Events Newcastle 13/04/2013


I thought I best get this post up pretty sharpish since some people had theirs up an hour or so after the event!

On Saturday I attended a @FabbEvents Newcastle bloggers meet up. I am useless at parking in town so I took the metro, brave move. The event was held at Tiger Tiger near The Gate. I have never been to Tiger Tiger before drunk or sober so I think I amused a staff member by asking if I was in Tiger Tiger because inside it doesn't say it anywhere. The event was held upstairs in the Kanola room. I was met outside the room by Ray(@raywhoisshe) and Tor (@tornumber9 ) and had one of those "they are real!?" moments. It was lovely to meet them they were so nice and down to earth.

I went inside noticed everyone was huddled in little booths I felt like a bit of a fool and walked back out to where Ray and Tor were. They asked me if I had spoke to any of the other girls before the event which I had luckily the night before, Elaine (@Elaine_the2BBs). Tor and Ray helped me find her which I was so pleased about.

The Kanola room was beach themed there was flowers everywhere, beach hut styled booths and fancy cocktails. A couple of the girls got a treasure chest which was huge! no one really noticed until the barman walked over with a sparkler to finish it off haha.

We had a few guest speakers, Rosie from Tinned Bananas who spoke to us about her fashion line, she had brought a few items into show us the SS13 collection. The patterns on the clothes were amazing I would have love a pair of hot pants for when I do trampolining!

Later on Sandra Tang spoke to us about Newcastle Fashion week, we were all lucky enough to get a ticket to the event. What I loved most about this talk was that the tops for Newcastle Fashion week are being sold at Fenwicks and all the money raised goes to Cash for Kids which is such a great cause!

I ended up sticking with Elaine most of the time we were there but mingled with a few other people. We ended up talking to Maddie (@Madi_jonesx) and Sarah (@MissBosson) near the who were both lovely! I am sorry if I didn't mention you I am useless at remembering peoples names!

Throughout the event there were giveaways where we had to tweet to win the prizes, I was lucky enough to win some of the items. Below is a photo of all the lovely freebies/ prizes I got from the event.

Thank you Ray and Tor for arranging this event it was a fantastic way to meet other bloggers and I will happily meet up/ go to another blogger event again!. Anyone unsure about attending a Fabb Event you should 100% go I also feel like I have made some new friends in the process!

I have also decided after attending the Fabb Events Newcastle I need to get my butt into gear and start blogging again. I had never stopped the shopping just the writing. I had lots of pictures taken and even a few drafts so to make up for it I am going to blog every day this week :)