Wednesday, 25 January 2012

NOTD + Blog sale

I have seen a few cat inspired nails online and with me being a self-confessed crazy cat lady I thought i would give them a go. I picked pastel base colours and black cats.

These would have worked a million times better if I had a better white nail art pen rather than one i got from a christmas when I was about 12 in my first nail art kit haha! and of course if I had a steadier hand! I know they are pretty shabby but I like having different nails and haven't done and nail art in ages.

I don't know how many of you like blog sales and actually buy from them?! Personally I love them and recently had a clear out and started my own wahey! 

Click on the polishes to go there ;)

Friday, 13 January 2012

Sale Items #2

These are yet more items I managed to find in the poor Christmas sales. Apologies they have taken far too long to post but have been quite busy for once this year! I also need to do some outfit posts but I haven't done one before and I am not very photogenic!
River Island Purse:
RRP: £13.00 SALE: £7.00
I just know all my friends would hate this and call it tacky, i'm not sure if it is tacky or not but I definitely love it! I bought it for a 'nights out purse' as its smaller than my daytime purses and hasn't fallen apart like my other evening purses. It has space for all my coins, notes and cards, not that I really take cards out on a night out, except my casino membership card. Yes, I now love a bit of a drunken gamble! Done quite well recently I must add ;) I bought it from the new River Island accessories boutique in the Victoria Centre Nottingham, I really like the idea of having a store just for bags, shoes, jewellery, hats, make-up etc. especially as I am on an accessory hype at the moment!

River Island Bag/Make-Up Bag:
RRP: £20.00/£28.00? (Anyone know?!) SALE: £10.00
Not sure how much this was prior to the sales but I wanted a new make-up bag. I swap make-up bags so so often, I get bored quite easily. This is a faux leather bag, with a gold zip and gold studs and yes, that is a detachable handle too! I don't know if I would ever take off the handle but I like the option of being able to remove it! 

River Island Fur Headband:  
RRP: £13.00 SALE: £3.00
This was yet another purchase from the River Island Accessory Boutique. I already have a fur headband that I bought from topshop last year (2010) for about £16.00 that I wore constantly but haven't touched this year (2011/12) but for £3.00 I couldn't resist, in love with dalmatian prints at the moment too.

New Look Coat:
RRP: £49.99 SALE: £10.00
I have just realised how frumpy this coat looks here but in real life looks so much better. I will have to do an outfit post wearing it. Not 100% sure on this coat yet but for £10.00 what a bargain!

The Body Shop Body Butter:
RRP: £12.50 SALE: £5.00
I bought this brazil nut body butter whilst browsing in the body shop, it's literally one of my favourite smells in the world! This tub is huuuuge, but I get through lotions, milks, butters and so on really quickly, I lather on loads whilst i'm getting ready and let it do its magic, then rub it all in properly. Wish I had bought a couple more now, need pay day now.

Topshop Earrings:
RRP: £8.50 SALE: £4.25
IN LOVE WITH THESE. Worn them every night out I have been on since boxing day (which is a lot!). These are the earrings I grabbed at the tills in this post here. I love topshop sale jewellery! Need to go to outfit and stock up really.


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

January Feel Unique Beauty Box

My first beauty box of 2012 arrived this morning, the Feel Unique box. I have always promoted the FU boxes to people I know and to other bloggers but the past 2 months boxes I have felt really disappointed with and for me, nothing has really felt exciting but I know other people have been quite impressed.

Lierac Coherence Lift Infrared Lifting Cream
£56.55 - 50ml
Sample: £8.48 - 15ml
So, this is an infrared lifting cream helping skin regain firmness. The infrared factor does sound interesting but i'm only 18 so 'age-defense' products don't appeal to me yet so this will probably be one for my swaps basket.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing
£12.25 - 500g
Sample: £1.70 - 2 x 50 ml 
I really like samples like these that are usable for most people. This is a scrub that exfoliates and helps to reduce cellulite and relaxes you. I have tried this before and liked it so was happy to receive in this months box. The scent is really nice too and I like how the sample has been given in 2 sachets rather than one larger on so that if its not something you wont use after sampling, you can give it to someone else rather than wasting.

Caudalie Vinotherapie Nourishing Body Lotion
£21.50 - 400ml
Sample: £2.83 - 30ml
I love body lotion, so appreciate more of it! This is a nourishing body lotion that helps to soften, tone and radiate. It has a quite soapy, clean scent and is once again perfect handbag size. I quite like Caudalie as a brand and have enjoyed a few samples previously so i'm sure this wont let me down either.

Phyto PhytoBaume Colour Protect Express Conditioner
£10.20 - 150ml
Sample: £1.80 - 20ml
I enjoy haircare samples the most and will definitely try this out, It is aimed at coloured/highlighted hair helping to lock in colour and prevent fading. My hair is always coloured so I am looking forwards to seeing how this works. 

Green People Gentle Cleanse
£8.95 - 50ml
Sample: £3.58 - 20ml
I have several cleansers cluttering up my room at the minute, i'm quite naughty and don't cleanse properly a lot of the time, so I doubt I will use much of it but I will definitely test. It is a make-up remover and cleanser and is also organic. It smells of aloe vera, chamomile and marshmellow! A bit of a mixture but why not?!

EXTRA: I like getting extras but this is another anti-wrinkle product that i am not going to use. Bring back perfume samples! 

What's this box worth? - £18.39

Overall, in this box there are some pretty usable items but nothing stands out, I hate getting anti-aging products too. I think feel unique are playing it 'safe' at the moment but it doesn't do it for me. Looking forwards to my Carmine box. I'm debating dropping the FU box but I will wait to see what we receive next month. What do you think of this months box? xoxo

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


So, here they are:

They are more NOTW really as I took these photographs 4 days after application, no chips! pretty impressive ;) Although glitter polishes do hold really well. Still so into glitter nails and I love the nude colour, I think it looks so nice matched with this glitter polish too. I used: 

  • Models Own - Juicy Jules
  • Models Own - Nyla Nude
These are probably my favourite simple nails xoxo