Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentines Day


I hope you all are having a fabulous day, whether you're spending it with your other half, with family or friends! What are your plans?

Tonight, my boyfriend and I are having a nice meal in tonight. I was going to get the Dine in for Two for £20 from M&S but I couldn't be bothered in the end, decided that I'd put together our own meal. I'm so looking forward to it.
I do think Valentines is a bit over rated (another Hallmark holiday) but I do like to do a card and something silly. You should be able to celebrate your love any day of the year but I think sometimes, you just don't make time for you and your loved ones. Life gets taken for granted so often. So, whatever you're doing, have a wonderful time! :)
Muchos love

Monday, 11 February 2013

February GlossyBox

Happy Monday chicas!

Is it really Monday already?! I feel like we skipped the weekend! Oh well.

Onto the job at hand. I received my February GlossyBox on Saturday which was a pleasant surprise! I didn't expect it to come so early. I'm quite excited to try out my items! :)

This months GlossyBox is a Valentines Edition. I like the sound of that! I thought the box was adorable and the wrapping was lovely. Oh and a heart lolly? Don't mind if I do!

Micabella Cosmetics
Mineral Blush Powder in Siera Suede
I've never heard of this brand before. I don't really like these tiny pots for blushers/bronzers as I find them so fiddly. I tested this on my hand, as you can see. I really liked how it came out, it has a really nice pigmentation and the colour is lovely.
Full size: £34.95 for 9g

MeMeMe Cosmetics
Beat the Blues
I've never used anything from MeMeMe before though I've wanted to. I'd say this is a dupe for Benefit's High Beam which I have at home but I haven't used for a long while. I'll have to try this out properly and let you know what I think. I thought it had a nice texture and pigmentation.
Full size: £5.50 for 12ml

Helen E Cosmetics
Moisturising Lipstick in Marshmallow
I've never heard of this brand either. I'm not too keen on the packaging but the lipstick itself is stunning. I'll have to give this a test run. It was lovely to try out on my hand though. Haha. It's a lovely pink colour though I'm not too sure if it'll be too frosty for my liking but I'll try it out properly tomorrow and give my verdict.
Full size: £8 for 3.5g

Docteur Renaud
Raspberry Soft Cream
Ok, I haven't heard of this brand either! I haven't heard of a lot, have I?! Haha. This smells lovely so I look forward to using it. I may try it out as a night moisturiser.
Full size: £25 for 50ml

Narciso Rodriguez
For her l'eau
I quite like his perfumes from the samples I've tried. I haven't bought one yet so maybe this could be the one? Haha. It seems pleasant enough but I haven't worn it yet so can't comment completely.
Full size: £23 for 30ml, £46 for 50ml and £66 for 100ml

Do you subscribe to GlossyBox? What do you think? Or do you subscribe to another beauty box?

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Shellac - French stylee

Hola chicas!

I hope you're all having a fabulous weekend! I'm currently playing around on my iPad mini while the bf has fallen asleep! Lol.

I had my nails done today (and thank god too, they were desperate! Lol)
I decided to go for the French mani as I haven't had that look since Sept/Oct last year and I keep seeing people with it and old pictures of me. Haha.

I think it looks elegant and it actually makes my hands look tanned! A plus in my book!
What do you guys think? Have you had Shellac before?

Have a great rest of the weekend! Muchos love

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

We Heart It

Hola chicas,

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Mine was nice and relaxing - though on the Sunday, I spent a few hours on a rugby pitch freezing my arse off and my brother didn't even play! Lol. They won so its all good.

I guess a few of you have heard of We Heart It - it's a great site full of some amazing pictures and you can "heart" them if you like them and put these pictures into sets. I've just started using the app on my iPad. I think it's great for inspirational pictures/ideas.

I've made up a couple of collections below to cheer ourselves up - personally I'm waiting for Spring to come! I am fed up with this cold weather. Haha.

Do you browse through We Heart It or something similar?

Friday, 1 February 2013

Real Techniques Brushes

Hola chicas!

It's nearly the weekend now! Finally! Today has been dragging.

Anyways, onto the topic at hand. Real Techniques Brushes! They're amazing. They're so soft, don't shed and easy to clean. Oh and they're a bargain too!
I had bought two brushes last year, the Blush Brush (£9.99) and the Shading Brush (£7.99). I also got the Starter Set and Core Collection (both £21.99 each) for Christmas. I really couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Below are the two sets (I should have pictured the other two brushes! Doh):


Hola Chicas,

Let me give you a little history of my nails.
I've always had crap nails, breaking at every opportunity. I loved painting my nails but couldn't stand it when they chipped. Maybe that's a bit of OCD or me being a perfectionist? Haha.
I then started getting acrylics done when I was about 18-19 but stopped when I moved to Kent (I'm a Surrey gal, born and bred). I then starting getting them again, solidly from the age of 21 up until October 2012 (Roughly). The lady that comes to do my nails, started doing Shellac and I thought I'd give it a go.

She uses CND Shellac. She charges £20 a time and I roughly have it done every two weeks.
I really like it! My nails feel pretty strong with it. It doesn't chip and is as shiny on the last day as it is on the first.

Here are my nails from the last few months: