I Love Glitter!

I throw my hands up and admit that I am seriously attracted to shiny things. I am just like a magpie. 

I see anything in a shop that is shiny or covered in glitter then it’s a must have (obviously to a certain point I draw the line, I don’t like tacky! haha)

But one thing I absolutely love is glittery nails!!!

My growing collection of nail varnishes is a a major deal. Addicted to different colours, even if there is only a slight hint of difference I must buy. Of course my collection is the mother of all collections (no, seriously, you should see my Mum’s collection!)

I have a selection of nail varnish brands in my big box but my all time favourite has to be BarryM! for the price of them the quality is amazing, doesn’t take forever to dry and last quite long! (my nails never last too long because I used my fingers and nails quite a lot). 

They sell a wide variety of colours and different nail paints, such as the Gelly Hi-Shine selection. I have a bit of everything but there are a few I have as my favourites. 

 

This copper colour is absolutely stunning and is perfect for the Fall. 

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It layers nicely and isn’t too thick and gloopy like some polishes can be! I definitely recommend this colour. Perfect colour for the season and a slight hint of glitter for people like me! 😉

 

 

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This is called “Pink Silvar Glitter”. I LOVE this colour when I fancy something light and attractive. I flicker between my dark and deep colours to my barely there colours and this fits perfectly with my “if it chips it’s not so obvious” colour!

Again it is a thin polish but plenty of strong pigments there, so the colour only need 2 coats. Can’t stop looking at it!

 

This is how I have painted my nails about an hour ago… 

 

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The other day when I went to my Mum’s house, I asked her to paint my nails as she absolutely loves painting them. She has a very artistic streak in her. So, when my Mum paints my nails, I give her my ‘requirements’. It gives her an idea of what I want and she picks the colours and design. (I am hopeless at making decisions, and when you see my Mum’s nail vanish collection, you will agree with me that, that alone is completely impossible to not want to have every colour painted. )

My requirements on this day were “deep and autumny”. Not a lot to work with but she manages! She picked me a very nice deep purple, and then complimented this colour with some bling! (She knows me better than I know myself, and it is scary how true this is!). I feel in love with the glitter (as did my mum) that I just had to buy it for myself….I would have stolen it from her collection, but she would have chopped my hands off 😉

 

The colour of the glitter was called “Amethyst” and is found at Superdrug or Boots for just £2.99!!!! BarryM products tend to be as cheap as £2.99 which is a reasonable amount for the quality of the product!!!

 

Make sure that if you are going to paint your nails a dark or bright colour, it can stain your nails. Investing in a decent base coat will solve your problems, and if you buy the £2.99 2in1 basecoat AND topcoat (topcoat is to seal the colour and add shine) in the BarryM section, you will not be disappointed!

 

My other favourite brands of nail colours are Rimmel, and NYC. They all have very different brushes, but all are such good quality in their own ways. 

NYC was a beauty that I found out about in the US…(Why does America always have the best products/finds). Ever since spotting them over the pond, NYC can be found at Superdrug in the UK and their prices are amazing! In the USA a nail polish was about $0.98….ermmm bargain!!! in the UK I have found them to be anywhere between £1 -£4 depending the colour and type you choose, but I found them to definitely be worth the price. If you haven’t already, make sure you check them out next time you are looking for the perfect colour!!

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This isn’t even half of what I have in my box, but just a quick sneak peek at what sort of colours you could find in there!!

 

What is your favourite colour to wear?

 

xo

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First Blog in a Couple of Weeks!

Shame on me! I haven’t been the best of bloggers recently, but I do have reason!

As I have been working a lot and haven’t been very well, I have been sending myself to bed early and my brain isn’t functioning well enough to share my findings with you guys.

But just because I haven’t been writing doesn’t mean that I haven’t been hunting for bargain buys and the next best beauty product.  (Even with an extremely tight budget)

I have also been sorting out my dressing table/blogging desk as I have been getting ready on the floor or at the dining table (ewww) The chair is temporary until I get a nice chic stool… check it out 🙂 

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Since writing my blogs, I have been trying to find the perfect combination of products to help my skin which can be dry, sensitive and quite spotty. (A girl’s worst nightmare).

I am not going to lie to you, but I think I may almost be there!!!!!!!!

 

I start with Neutrogena  Visibly Clear Oil-Free Facial Wash. This was an absolute bargain and smells lovely! I am really enjoying using this in the mornings, it leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean, without irritating. Exactly what you want in a face wash!!

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With a Nivea Face wipes to follow, this allows my skin to feel fresh and clean even more so, whether it be after my morning face wash with cold water to wake me up, or that before bed cleanse. The wipes are soft and full of moisture, (something which I found Johnson’s wipes not to be). I wouldn’t say they were the cheapest on the market, but they certainly weren’t the most expensive. They are most definitely worth the money, however! £2.99 per pack in Boots. They frequently run offers in different stores, but I was desperate!! The wipes have a slight bumpy feel over the cloth which I love because it can allow for a very slight exfoliation when wiping off the makeup!

 

My next step is moisturising! I used to be soooooo bad at moisturising, that my skin was in terrible condition. it was dry and I didn’t have a nice base for ready for my foundation to be applied, making it patchy and never lasted all day despite buying the 18hr ones on purpose! When rooting through my beauty box full of supplies that my mum bought for me at xmas (she literally buys in bulk to the point where I don’t need to buy any more deodorant for at least another 6 months! I do love my mum!!)

I came across something that I had completely forgotten about. My Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion.

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Clinique is something that I have always loved and has always done wonders for my skin, but I always go through phases of using it. It is simply because of the price tag. I will stock up, use it for a while, realise I am running out and then “save it for the important days”. It is so worth the cost because it is one of them pricey products that do in fact work. 

I now feel dirty and greasy if I do not use this products before I apply my makeup and after I take it off. It does NOT leave my skin feeling clogged whatsoever and soaks in rapidly so you don’t get that uncomfortable greasy feeling for ages. And the best part is, you do not need a lot. Two pumps on the tips of my fingers (so your hands don’t soak up the goodness before your face gets the chance) and gently rubbing it in across your face and down your neck. Do not forget under the eyes!!

 

In the mornings when I am getting ready, I finish this process of by applying my Nivea Primer (see below) giving me that perfect base for my foundation. Lovely jubbly!!

 

What is your morning and night regimes? Is there something you cannot forget to do??

Hair, Hair, Hair!

I am soooo bored of my hair right now, that I need a drastic change, and I do need some help from my readers! I want to be blonde again but the cost is a lot and the damage it does to hair is horrible. So I am going to show you guys what colours I have been and get your opinions! 

 

I do work in retail, so I don’t think it would be appreciated if I went a completely wild colour…or is that my excuse as I am not quite brave enough? Who knows! 😉

 

I have been blonde….

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I have been a red head… 

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I have had Black Hair…

 

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Brunette… 

 

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and Natural!

 

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I am not being vain, I am just completely stuck. 

 

I get bored sooooo quick and my family and friends all say different things, so they aren’t much help 😉

 

All these photos range from the last 4 years!!!! Can you tell which ones are from 4 years ago and which ones are from now?! I can’t. Hint: I’ve put alot of weight on in more recent pics! hahah!

Would love to hear back as to what you guys think! 

 

Counting on you! x

 

Shame On Me.

Long time no blog!! I feel so ashamed that for the past week I have abandoned my blog, but honestly guys, I have been suffering. The common cold is horrid, and it followed straight after a weekend of my usual monthly migraine. 

 

I am indeed a sufferer of migraines, and sometimes my meds that I take just aren’t enough, but the docs say that only being once a month, isn’t enough to take an everyday preventive. I have recently read a few interesting articles on migraines over the past few days, and one most interesting one was about the NHS are discussing about giving migraine sufferers FREE botox. I am not too sure about what that would do to help, but it must do wonders if there are discussing this as a treatment to save money overall.

Would I be brave enough? I am not too sure to be fair, mainly because of how some people look after having botox and it would have to be injected in the head area. 

I do believe that my main trigger for my migraines is that awful thing that happens to women once a month. It comes hand in hand with my cramps, but as I have the Implanon inserted into my arm, thankfully that’s all I get! It is a small price to pay to live my life until I am ready for children though. 

 

Some times I do feel guilty using contraception though, as I am really scared that one day someone will turn around and tell me that one day I might not be able to have children. But I think right now being only 20, it’s the right choice for now. (wow, sorry guys, getting a bit deep there). Would be interesting to hear thoughts on the topic!!

Anyway, let’s move on to something that isn’t too serious. 

 

As I was saying, I haven’t blogged in about a week because I haven’t been well, but now I am feeling a little better, I am still left with a chesty cough and really bad skin. 

Having a cold ALWAYS leaves my pores clogged and red. So right now I am quite spotty. I always forget about this and always forget to prepare my skin the way I should as I generally about too busy looking for sympathy haha! however today, I was applying my make up and got fed up of looking in my mirror. What ever I used it was not covering my spots and I having ran out of primer a short while ago, I got even more fed up. 

So, on the way back from the meal with my boyfriend’s parents and sister, before they go on holiday, I stopped off at Boots and took advantage of the final day of their 10 points per £1 spent if you spend over £15. I am a sucker for Boots points and saving them for a rainy day when I have no money but want to spend spend spend!!

 

Anyway, I had been doing my research on primers for a few weeks finding a few I liked but were too expensive and some cheap ones that did absolutely nothing for my skin. but on the Boots website, I found something that caught my eye. It caught my eye because I absolutely LOVE Nivea skin products. I love the hand/body/face moisturiser, I love the face wipes, the lip balm is amazing and I love the face scrub. I love the way my skin feels and smells when I use any of it!!

As you do not need a lot of primer you can get the smallest of tubes with the hefty price tags attached, this was a generous amount for a small price. PERFECT!!

 

As you guys knows I can be quite tight with money, and I like to share my finds with you all. It is all well and good blogging and reviewing products that cost the earth, but not everyone can afford to spend vast amounts on things, nor do they want to! (I am in the middle between the two!)

 

The usual price is £4.99 but I purchased on offer at £3.33. I do love my a bargain!

http://www.boots.com/en/NIVEA-Daily-Essentials-Express-Hydration-Primer-Normal-Combination-Skin-50ml_1360804/

 

It is a little runnier than I anticipated but it feels good and that way will last longer. Thankfully I don’t get oily skin, but as it feels quite runny I probably wouldn’t recommend if you are prone to oily skin. It says it is designed for “normal” or “combination” skin. I am probably combination, but sometimes my skin can be quite sensitive. 

 

The Nivea face wipes are amazing too, I found these on offer which is why I picked them up and I completely regret not buying them the last time I needed them. I tend to buy the ones that are on offer, buy one get one free tends to be what entices me. Which is why I picked up the Johnson’s Makeup Be Gone. 

My opinion is they feel like I am using a dry sponge to wipe my face compared to the Nivea, however they are good for removing the eye makeup!

 

Do you guys have anything particular favourites that you always regret not buying when you try something new?!

 

xo