Happy Easter!

20 Apr

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This is just a quick post from me to wish all my readers a happy Easter, no matter where you’re from or how often you read my blog. ^_^

I’ve had a lovely relaxing day with my boyfriend, where we pretty much stayed in bed all day playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf all day, played with some Japanese DIY sweets we bought from Cybercandy yesterday, and ate cold leftover macaroni cheese that I cooked for us last night for lunch.

It’s not the traditional way to spend Easter with chocolate eggs and bunnies, crappy films on the TV with family and a huge roast dinner, but we like being different!

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I do have a chocolate bunny in my fridge waiting to be devoured, but I’m waiting until I have a real chocolate craving… Which will probably be tomorrow after work.

Other than that I’ve had a lovely day and I wanted to wish everyone else a lovely day too.

I’ll be trying to write some posts for next week, I have some ideas I want to get written down and once again I apologise for being so quiet lately. It makes me sad that I don’t write as much as I used to. :(

But let’s not get a downer started!

Now my boyfriend has gone home, I’m off to play more Animal Crossing: New Leaf, watch a movie and later on cook myself some noodles.

Until next time, take care and have a lovely Easter!

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The 90′s Tag!

15 Apr

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Okay I know I haven’t posted on my blog for a week now, but I have been pretty busy! It was my boyfriends birthday the weekend and let’s just say I’m still recovering from it and that isn’t due to drinking too much alcohol, I didn’t drink any. We just went to a lot of places, with a lot of people.

We went for a meal with his old work friends on Friday evening, Milton Keynes for snowboarding with one of his friends on Saturday, Sunday we chilled out all day but in the evening we went round to a friend’s house and watched films and ate Chinese, and finally for his birthday on Monday we both went to Warwick Castle.

It was a hell of a tiring weekend and now I’m just sat in bed relaxing after a busy morning/afternoon at work.

SO LET ME GET ON WITH THIS TAG!

As I was born at the start of 1990, I am indeed a 90′s child, and for a while I saw this tag floating around Bloglovin’, as well as around the blogging world and when I finally saw this tag done on Lauren’s blog over on Keep Calm It’s Only A Blog, I thought I would take part too.

So without further delay, let’s get on with it! :P

 

1. Favourite Disney film?

I’d probably say Pocahontas. I remember how much I loved that film as a kid, as well as when I went to the cinema to watch it. My parents and I had been out shopping beforehand and during that trip my Mom bought me a Pocahontas sweater, which I loved. It was a dark red and had a picture of Pocahontas on it. I don’t remember where she bought it from, but I’m gunna guess Marks & Spencer. Anyhoo days later we went to the cinema to watch the film, where I wore my sweater. I loved that sweater so much and as well as that for the following Christmas I received a Pocahontas doll with a Meeko hair braider, which I still own somewhere! Picture of said toy down below…

2. NSYNC or Backstreet Boys?

Neither, I wasn’t into either of those bands and I couldn’t sing any of their song lyrics if I tried…

3. Favourite candy/sweets?

I didn’t each much chocolate or sweets as a kid, I was and still am more of a crisps person… Although I do remember blue dolphin sweets, I loved those as a kid.

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4. Weirdest fashion trend?

Mmm… I’m not sure to be honest. Probably jelly shoes, so wrong but oh so right, cool and strangely comfortable!

5. Favourite music artist/band?

I had a soft spot for Simply Red when I was younger, as well as Oasis and I loved S Club 7… Which I am embarrassed to admit. xD

6. Favourite game? (board game, playground)

Playground game I loved to play was What’s The Time Mr Wolf, that was a fun game to play! Board game I used to love spending Saturday and Sunday afternoons playing Scrabble and Monopoly with my Dad. :)

7. What would you watch on TV after school & Favourite TV shows?

SOOTY! My Mom always made sure to get my home to watch Sooty & Co in the 90′s and although when I look back it was never as good as The Sooty Show, it didn’t stop me loving it just as much. As well as that I loved SMTV Live, even though that was more towards the late 90′s. Also Art Attack was a good show to watch, as well as Rugrats, Kenan & Kel, Tot’s TV, Brum, The Queen’s Nose, and many more.

8. Favourite book?

I won’t lie, I didn’t read much when I was younger, which I feel quite sad about to this day as I really do love to read now. I do remember reading Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse though and I really did love that book! I want to re-buy it as I don’t have a clue what I did with the original copy I owned, plus I would love to read the sequels that came out after it. It’s a children’s book, but who doesn’t like reading back on books they loved as a child, eh?

9. Favourite clothing store?

I want to say New Look… But that seems too old, doesn’t it?! Every time my Mom popped into New Look she would end up buying me a nice funky t-shirt to wear. I still own a couple of the quirky ones I had from back in the day, including one of a dog called Afro Ken, which in hindsight may have fueled my intrigue of anything Japanese related.

10. 90′s beauty memories?

My cousin was really into make up when we were approaching 10 years old and it wasn’t that I wasn’t into make up, but I wasn’t into it quite as much as she was. She would do my make up for me and popped glitter gel on my cheeks and all this stuff and from day one of her popping eyeshadow onto my eye lids, I wasn’t a fan of the stuff but I LOVED glitter gel and to this day I wish I could still use it and get away with it, but I’m old now. I can’t be doing that anymore! I loved glitter gel, whether it came in a small jar, a roller ball tube, or a spray bottle, I loved to apply it wherever I could.

11. Favourite McDonald’s happy meal toy?

When the Snoopy World Tour toys came out for the first series! My cousin’s and I went mad for them and every weekend we would have Happy Meals just to see how many we could collect, as well as who could collect the most. I still own all mine to this day (please don’t ask why!) and the reason why this was my favourite toys is purely because I love Snoopy, I have done from a young age and I don’t think that love will ever leave me.

12. Favourite toy?

Favourite toy… I’m not 100% sure to be honest with you. I loved playing with my Barbie’s, but I also loved playing with my cuddly teddies too… But I think my most memorable toys were my TY Beanie Babies, one in particular being my big black and brown cat, which was called Chip. I took it everywhere with me, especially to school and I just loved it a lot. I can’t remember where it was bought from, but I just loved it so. As well as that when 102 Dalmatians came out, I fell in the love the cartoon versions of the puppies Oddball, Domino, and Little Dipper. Knowing how much I was in love with the film my parents bought me a plush version of Oddball, which I fell in love with for quite a long time. It was the last teddy they ever bought me and last one I ever grew to love as a child. I still have it somewhere and it’ll never be thrown away!

So that was my version of the 90′s tag!

I wasn’t tagged to do this post, but I’m going to tag ALL OF YOU WHO READ IT to take part!

If you do take part please let me know in the comments down below so I can come and read your answers. :)

I hope you enjoyed this tag post, I really enjoyed doing it as it brought back a lot of memories for myself.

Until next time, take care all!

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Models Own Sticky Fingers Nail Polish in Sweet Candy – Review

8 Apr

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Recently as you’ll have seen on my haul of Models Own products, you’ll have seen this nail polish in there. The Stick Fingers collection by Models Own is a new addition to their ever growing nail polish collections and is one I’m glad to have bought from.

I decided I was going to go for the 6 for £20 offer as soon as Models Own announced that their Speckled Eggs collection would be a part of the offer and as there are 5 polishes in said collection, I just had one more product to pick up. I didn’t really want any lip products and as regular readers of my blog will know, I don’t wear any other make up other than lip and nail products. So I left off ordering for a while so that I could have time to think what other product I could pick up.

After seeing Brit Nails review and swatches of the Sticky Fingers collection, I knew what I wanted to add as my sixth item! I also knew which one of the seven polishes in the collection I wanted, Sweet Candy.

As I just mentioned there are seven different nail polishes in this collection, Pastel Petals (which comes in Green Gladiola and Lilac Dream), POW Nails (which comes in Red Alert and Black Magic), Bows (Pastel Pink), Blobs & Drops (Snow White) and finally the one I have which is Sweet Candy (Nude Beige).

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As I mentioned before Sweet Candy comes with a Nude Beige nail polish, as well as with some stickers that you apply to the nail. Each polish in the Sticky Fingers collection comes with these and due to the theme of sweets and candy, mine came with stickers related to these, such as ice cream, sweets, candy, candy floss, doughnuts, cake, cupcakes, cupcake sprinkles, lollipops, candy canes, as well as two cute little gingerbread men, which I doubt I will EVER use!

Now enough of the minor details! Let’s get really into depth about the nail polish itself, as well as how the stickers apply!

The nail polish is Nude Beige (sorry I know this is the third time mentioning this now!) and applies to the nail beautifully in two coats. One coat COULD be enough but as I wanted the colour to be pigmented I went with two to be on the safe side. Personally I felt that this dried with a slight gel feel, which I really did like.

Lasting power was really quite good with this nail polish and I didn’t even wear a top coat with it… Well apart from the middle finger that I applied one of the stickers onto. I got a lot of compliments on the polish itself when I went out wearing it and since then I’ve worn it quite a few times.

Even without the stickers this polish would have been gorgeous alone and I can see me wearing it like this in the future, especially for both spring and autumn!

Now onto the stickers! I would have worn a sticker for each nail but I want to make sure that the stickers last, so I decided just one on my ring finger would look gorgeous and alas, it did! The stickers apply really easily and boy, do they stay! I applied a top coat on top of the sticker mind to ensure to give it some staying power but I probably didn’t need it to be fair.

The way you’re meant to apply the stickers is to paint your nails as usual with the Nude Beige shade and when it’s dried you apply your stickers to the nail and hey presto, you’re done! Of course apply a top coat if you do so wish.

I won’t lie, a part of me did think that the sticker would fall off within a few days and begin to peel away but hell no, this baby stuck! When I sadly had to remove this nail polish for work, the polish itself came off with a few twists in my nail remover pot but no matter how much I scrubbed with cotton pads and twirled my nail around in the pot, it wouldn’t budge! In the end I had to pick off the sticker with my nails, which wasn’t so bad considering! It shows their staying power, which is pretty awesome!

Overall I LOVE the Sticky Nails collection and although this is probably the only nail polish from the collection I’ll have, I think it’s the best one of the bunch as the stickers are just so cute and due to the gingerbread men and candy canes as stickers of choice, this polish can be used at Christmas too.

Here are some pictures of my nails with Sweet Candy applied!
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What do you think of the Sticky Fingers collection? Have you seen them before and added them to your wish list? If so which ones do you want? If you have any questions about this polish, please feel free to leave them in the comments down below.

Models Own Sticky Fingers nail polishes cost £6.00 each and are available from Models Own website, as well as from Boots stores.

Models Own are still doing their 6 for £20 offer, so you could pick up 6 of these for £20 if you do so wish, but hurry as the offer finishes soon! Go to www.modelsownit.com for more details.

Until next time all, take care and I hope you enjoyed my review. :)

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P.S. This is my 300th post on my blog! HORRAY!

April Wish List

4 Apr

Okay I won’t lie, I did infact write up a brief post about how I wouldn’t be writing up a wish list post this month, due to not having anything to really talk about wishing for this month… But after thinking for a while I came to realise that there are at least 5-6 things that I would like to get my mucky paws on soon… Whether it be this month or not, I dunno but soon would be nice. Some things are pure lusting after and some are more expensive treats, but either way I would like them and rather than not writing up a wish list post and thinking half way through April, “Bloody hell Nat! Why didn’t you do a post about those few things at least?” I thought I would get something written, as to be honest out of the three posts I write up and schedule for my blog at the start of each new month, the wish list is my favourite one. So I won’t put it off a second time, here is my wish list for this month. :)

April Wish List

  • Fearne Cotton Stripe Cardigan – Was £35.00, Now £24.00.

I’m a fan of Fearne Cotton’s collection for Very and have been for quite some time now, infact since she released her first collection, which I have a few pieces from. This cardigan is currently in their sale and although it isn’t exactly cheap, it looks extremely comfortable and something I could imagine myself living in throughout the mild spring days and evenings, as well as the warm summer evenings. I’d team it with my gorgeous black skater skirt, a quirky t-shirt and some boots. On the reviews for this cardigan it is said to be a little over sized but that isn’t a problem for me as I like my cardigans like that quite frankly. This wouldn’t just be worn in spring and summer either! It’d be great to layer up during the autumn and winter months too and although I probably don’t need another cardigan, I really can see me picking this up soon before they’re all gone!

  • Barry M Limited Edition Birthday Nail Paint for Superdrug – £2.99.

This nail paint is so gorgeous and when Brit Nails reviewed it on her blog recently I just fell in love with it and I already know that I NEED it in my life and at £2.99, can I go wrong or break the bank? Not really! Superdrug has been open for business for 50 years and Barry M has created this nail paint to help celebrate just that. I have a lot of childhood memories of joining my Mom as a little one in Superdrug and watching her buy all her beauty products and make up, not knowing I would go with her into the same store 10 years later to purchase my own beauty and make up products. If you want to know more about this polish, as well as see for yourself how beautiful it is, go and check out Brit Nails post here. It’s not available to buy from Superdrug until 9th April but as soon as it hits the shelves in store I’ll be popping into Superdrug to pop one into my basket! I can see this being one of my nail polishes for the summer this year!

  • Disney Store WALL-E 3D Mug – £9.00.

I know this mug isn’t cheap, but it is hella cute! I’ve had my eye on this mug for months now, but only recently has it become available to buy online again after being out of stock for quite a while. I don’t exactly need a new mug, I am rather fond of my 101 Dalmatians Lucky one from the Disney Store but I can’t really resist WALL-E. I loved the film when it came out in 2008 and it still has very fond memories for me, 6 years later. I had contemplated picking up the WALL-E mug for myself and the EVE mug for my boyfriend so that we would match, or the other way around with the whole girl and boy thing, but I’m not sure right now. I would love to pick this mug up though, as the Disney Store mugs are somewhat of a collectors item for myself and I know when I move out all I want to serve people their hot beverages in are none matching Disney or cartoon mugs, because I’m just quirky like that. :P

  • Muru Anchor Pendant In Sterling Silver – £37.95.

Victoria’s Vintage recently posted about this on her blog and as soon as I saw the necklace I fell in love with it. I only have two proper pieces of jewellery, my Pandora bracelet and a heart locket necklace my Mom bought me years ago. I don’t wear my locket much anymore, not for any reason in particular other than I just don’t think it’s very me right now and plus due to my anxiety I find I click it all the time which at times can drive other people, as well as myself crazy! This being said I do want to wear it more, as well as get myself something new and more delicate. So when I saw this anchor necklace I just fell in love, it’s very me and the meaning behind it is also very me too. I love the whole background of sailors and why they would get anchor and swallow tattoo’s and at one point I contemplated getting either, if not both of these tattooed somewhere on myself, only to realise later how everyone is doing that and I’m not everyone. This necklace isn’t expensive, but it isn’t cheap either but as I don’t have much jewellery and thus don’t spend much on it (if anything!) I might treat myself to this necklace very soon.

  • New Look Black Chunky Double Strap Biker Boot – Was £34.99, Now £17.00.

I have wanted these boots since February when I spotted them in New Look whilst shopping with my Mom. Sadly they didn’t have any in my size and since then I’ve searched in both the Birmingham New Look’s, as well as two in Coventry and at some stores they didn’t have my size, and some they didn’t have any at all! So when I searched New Look’s website for these boots, I was delighted to see that they not only had them, but they had them in my size too! I have wanted some of these boots for a while and whilst I might not pick THESE boots up, they are pretty much what I would like and New Look are pretty good when it comes to shoes. I just want to update my grunge look a little for when the summer comes upon us, but I’m keeping my options open, so we shall see if I pick these up or not.

  • piCture pOlish Nail Polish in Aurora – £13.50.

Another nail polish that I heard about from Brit Nails and another one that I NEED in my life… But really I need this polish in my life and I doubt very much that I am the only beauty blogger, nail polish lover, or woman for that matter that feels this way. This polish is just the galaxy in a bottle. It looks just like it without having to go to all that hard work of using 5 different coloured nail polishes, dotting tools, sponges, and all sorts of nail polish tools to get that look on the nails, only to have to remove it mere days later due to chipping, being bored of how it looks, or work. This isn’t cheap but for how much it is, the fact that it is limited edition, and finally how beautiful it is it is worth EVERY penny! If you can’t take my word for how gorgeous this polish is, then head over to Brit Nails again to see the swatches she took of it and see for yourself… I shall say no more apart from if you think it is gorgeous then comment down below telling me what you think of it. Well that’s pretty much it for my wish list this month! Plenty of nail polishes on there, some clothes and some other bits and pieces. What are you lusting after this month? Let me know in the comments! I’m meant to still be on my spending ban this month, so I’m going to try and be good, the only things I can see me being naughty and splashing on are the nail polishes and the necklace. But we shall see, eh? Until next time, take care all and I hope you all have a great weekend!

March Favourites 2014

1 Apr

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I’m sorry to say it (like I do on pretty much every favourites post) BUT I can’t believe we’re into a new month already and the fact that it’s April already is somewhat scary, but not so bad at the same time. I’m really excited that Spring has started and quite frankly I can’t wait for Summer next. I’m bored with cold weather now, I want some sunshine so I can wear my dresses, baggy t-shirts with my skinny fit jeans, and my skate shoes for a slouchy look…

However this post is getting off track, this is my favourites from the last month, so let’s get on with them before I start talking about clothes! xD

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  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.

Another beauty product that my Mom has given me… I know I say this a lot but I seriously don’t ask her to buy me these things, she just buys them and ends up giving them to me to try/use as she finds another product to lust over! I love her for it though, and my skin does too. :) BUT this cream is beautiful and I am really glad she gave it to me. This is an anti-aging cream and whilst I’m only 24, it’s good to protect my skin from aging now whilst I still have the chance to, so this is a great cream for that. As well as that this cream has lots of good things about it! First of all I want to comment how lovely this cream smells. I hate when face creams smell gross and chemically, as the last thing I want to apply to my face is something that has a smell that makes me gag and I have to keep sniffing for max ten minutes after applying. It has a delicate floral scent to it, and due to it being delicate it isn’t a strong smell either, which is an added bonus for myself. The cream is light and gel like but still very moisturising which I like, as due to my combination skin I hate thick creams as they never seem to sink in! Plus with a gel style face cream a little goes a very long way! This has certainly done wonders for my skin the past couple of weeks of using it and I recommend it to anyone who is after a high brand moisturiser. I love this face cream and I can see it reappearing on  my blog in the future.

  • Imperial Leather Japanese Spa Nourishing Bath Cream.

I love a good bath like any sane person and I’m always on the search to buy and try out new bubble baths to use after a long day, or at the start of the day to get myself ready for one! When this bath cream popped up in my bathroom at the start of the month I knew I would love it! I’ve used Imperial Leather’s Japanese Spa range before and I would be lying if I said I didn’t like it all that much. As regular readers will know from my Japanese Series (posts here, here, here, and here) I love anything Japanese and due to this containing ingredients related to Japan, I knew I would love this bath cream straight away! It contains green tea (yum!), rice milk and jasmine, which are all good at soothing the skin, as well as relaxing the mind, which is what I need after a long day or week after work. I love to use this one in the evenings after a close shift at work, as I’m usually shattered and in need of some TLC. After using this in the bath my skin felt soft and smooth, as well as smelling gorgeous! This smells really floral and fresh which I liked! I have another one of Imperial Leather’s bath creams in my bathroom cupboard, so I’m excited to try that one out once this ones finished. :)

  • The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector (mentioned here and here).

Ever since discovering this hand cream before Christmas last year, it’s been a staple for my hand bag ever since! I love this hand cream and it’s been a life saver in the mornings before work when I forget to put any hand cream on before leaving the house! Not just in the mornings though, but throughout the whole day, whether I’m working or not. It always stays in my hand bag as it’s just my favourite hand cream to go to when I’m out and about. It’s a thick hand cream, designed for people with very dry skin and due to my on and off eczema on my hands, I indeed have very dry skin! My eczema has eased a lot now that the winter months have come and gone but that doesn’t stop me from having dry hands, however Hemp Hand Protector is a life (well hand) saver and there’s nothing that beats it for me when I’m on the go! It does have an odd scent to it, but it’s nothing that I can’t handle. This is featured on My Top 5 Hand & Foot Creams post, so make sure to go and check it out for a more detailed review on it, as well as a swatch of what it looks like!

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  • Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence.

Another product given to my by my Mom! We love Philip Kingsley products in this house and as she ordered herself some new shampoo, she received this hair spray free, which she kindly gave to me. This is a lovely product to use on my hair and a real treat to be honest as whilst my hair is really long and taken good care of, I never really use hair masks, conditioners, or anything like that! I’ve been using this once, sometimes twice a week on my hair after washing it. You spray it onto wet hair through the middle of your hair and on the ends and without washing it out, use whatever heat you wish on your hair. I don’t use any tools on my hair, just my hairdryer so I apply this before I blow dry my hair. My hair feels and looks gorgeous after I use this product and it does feel like a real treat for my hair! It also smells really fresh, which I like as nasty smelling hair products aren’t exactly a treat are they… More like a torture for your nose! I feel this really does give my hair that oomph it needs mid-week and at the end of the week when I wash my hair. I think I would buy this product in a full size bottle as it’s just a lovely product to use for my hair.

  • Thierry Mugler Angel EDP (mentioned here).

I have to say going through my blog and finding that I haven’t spoken much about Angel on here since purchasing in 2012′s sales, is a big shock to me! I LOVE Angel and the fact I haven’t spoken about it much is rather shocking, and disappointing to myself. Angel is one of the first perfumes I smelt and fell in love with, thanks to my Mom. With my first proper job and the New Year sales shouting “BUY ME, I’M HALF PRICE!” I couldn’t resist the Angel gift set and I left the shop a mixture of excited and worried due to how much it cost at the time. Over a year later I don’t regret buying the gift set at all and I don’t have much of this perfume left, lucky for me though that I have a refill bottle! ANYWAY… I’ve been in love with Angel this month gone and have used it most days at work. It’s been rather warm lately and as it’s a perfume I can wear all year round, I decided to keep Angel in my bag for the majority of March and I’m glad I did! A couple of sprays of this and you’re good to go for most of the day and when I wear this for work I get a lot of compliments from customers. Angel is a very unique scent and one I know I’ll love for my entire life. I’ve recently been trying out the EDT version of Angel and although I don’t necessarily prefer it to the EDP, it does make a pleasant change and I can see me picking the EDT version up in the future for the summer months when I don’t want something too strong on my skin. I have a 25ml size bottle and although there isn’t much left now (MAX 20%) I can’t believe it’s lasted me over a year. Shows what a great perfume it is! :D

  • Easy Nails Fast & Fruity Nail Polish Remover.

This isn’t a well-known brand nail polish remover pot, but it’s better than the well-known ones, that’s for sure! Just yesterday I had to pick myself up a new pot of this, as my current one is falling apart due to wear. I picked this up a while ago in Body Care for less than a £1.00 and since then I have been in love with using it. It smells of yummy peaches which is a definite bonus and not only that it ACTUALLY removes all my nail polish in max 7 twists of my nail. It has a spongy inside, as well as plenty of nail polish remover and with some turns of the pot, or your nail your nail polish will be removed! It doesn’t quite remove glitter nail polish, but I find that if I twist my glitter covered nail around in the pot for a while, remove, and then apply a cotton pad covered in nail polish remover to the nail, the glitter comes away in one easy rub. I’ve tried Bourjois nail polish remover pot before and I’m not going to sugar coat it, it’s crap… REALLY CRAP and it makes me somewhat angry that I wasted nearly £5.00 on it when I picked up this beauty for less than a £1.00 and it works 100 times better! Oh well, I guess you live and learn eh? Just so you know too if you’re thinking of picking this up, Home Bargains sell it for less than a £1.00 too, which is where I picked my new pot up from today.

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  • L’Oreal L’Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick by Color Riche in Ruby Opera (mentioned here).

I heard about these liquid lipsticks from L’Oreal a couple of months before they arrived in the UK thanks to Eating Lipstick over the pond and although she didn’t rate them highly, I still wanted to give them a go, especially Ruby Opera, which is a gorgeous true red shade. At the moment I’m loving my red shades for lips and it’s all I’ve been wearing during March! Red really does suit my skin tone and as my lips have been a tad on the dry side on and off this month I’ve found myself reaching for Ruby Opera more so than any other lip product. I don’t want to go into too much detail about Ruby Opera here as I plan to review it this month at some point so I want to save all the details for then. I will say however what a gorgeous glossy lipstick this is! The texture of this and application is more like a lip gloss than a lipstick but it has the staying power of a lipstick, this being said I do find I have to reapply this after a few hours if I’m drinking a lot, but with a lip liner underneath I have no problems. These come in a lot of shades and I’ve already got my eye on another one… Which I would have bought yesterday if I had of had 20p extra points on my Boots card! But oh well, I can keep saving those towards a new perfume. :P This is a great liquid lipstick and I love it so much and recommend them to everyone who wishes to try something different.

  • Models Own Sticky Fingers Nail Polish in Sweet Candy (mentioned here).

Although this is a very new purchase, I haven’t been able to stop wearing the nail polish in this set on my fingers and toes! It’s called Nude Beige and when applied to your nails it looks glossy and almost gel like. I wore this last Thursday and it looked gorgeous, I was sad to have to take it off for work the next day. I applied one of the cute little stickers on my ring finger, which refused to come off, that isn’t a bad sign but next time I’ll be tempted to leave it on there. :P I recommend these nail polishes to anyone who wants to try something a little different as they’re definitely that and for £5.00 you won’t be breaking the bank giving these a go. I can’t wait to wear this nail polish again and I can safely say that I think it’s going to become a favourite for spring and summer this year.

  • EOS Blueberry Acai Smooth Sphere Lip Balm (mentioned here).

When my friend Amy came to visit me in Birmingham a month ago we wandered off around Selfridges to look at MAC, Illamasqua, as well as lots of other high brands to drool over, but I gave into one of my items from my March Wish List by buying this lip balm and I’m SO glad I did! I did somewhat worry to myself that I would buy it and not use it after a while but I find that I can’t put it down and I use it at home, work, on my days off, before bed, just everywhere, whenever and however I can! It smells of a blueberry green tea I drink, which is lovely and it also feels gorgeous on the lips. It does help keep them soft and smooth, the only thing I dislike about this is the price, seeing as it’s £5.99! But well worth the money if you ask me. Aside from that, the only other thing I sort of dislike is people commenting and asking me what I’m applying to my lips, which is more annoying than anything, but with a short explanation, their questions and confusions are answered.

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  • Nintendo 2DS Handheld Console in White & Red. Captain America bought separately (mentioned here and here).

Okay now I know this isn’t a beauty related item but I HAD TO mention my Nintendo 2DS here as since buying it it has become something I play on everyday if I can, and right now I always make sure to make time to play it. I mentioned on the first post mentioned above how I had wanted one for ages and a very hungover and tired me decided to take the plunge and buy one, seeing as  my boyfriend was. Now we play on our 2DS’s together and whilst he has three games, I still have two, Pokemon X and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I already want another game and I know that won’t be the last, as the Nintendo Store has loads of games I wish to get my grubby paws on! I love my 2DS so much and I really can’t stop playing games on it. ^_^

So those were all my favourites for this month!

What were your favourite products, beauty or anything for that matter? Let me know in the comments down below!

If you have any questions about any of the products I mentioned in this months favourite, please feel free to ask.

Until next time, take care all and here’s to April, hope no one got fooled.

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Models Own Haul

26 Mar

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Okay I know I’m meant to be on a spending ban, but I just couldn’t let this offer by Models Own pass me by!

At the moment Models Own have their 6 for £20 offer going on pretty much everything (well there are some things not on the offer…) and it was included on the Speckled Egg collection, which I’ve wanted since they announced it earlier this month. I calculated whether or not it would even save me money to just buy the 3 shades I wanted the most, but alas it wasn’t worth not taking up the offer and so, I went for it!

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The Speckled Egg collection were all popped into my shopping basket and I had the choice of one more product to pick up, seeing as there are only 5 polishes in the Speckled Egg collection.

There are five shades altogether, Dove (pink), Goose (yellow), Magpie (green), Duck (blue) and Swan (purple).

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So after seeing the polishes I also popped one of the Sticky Nails polishes into my shopping basket too. I opted for Sweet Candy as I thought it was the cutest of the bunch! The polish for this is shade Nude Beige and comes with lots of cute sweetie themed stickers! This was my favourite due to the fact you get some cute little gingerbread men on the sticker sheet, which I doubt I will ever use.

Upon ordering these I had the money to pay for them there and then but as I decided to pay with PayPal it enabled me the choice to pay for them two weeks after I ordered them. I love that PayPal does this, but I only thought they did it with eBay. So if you don’t have the cash straight away but will have it two weeks later, you can order away with no worries, which is awesome!

I ordered my polishes on the Friday after a long day at work and to my surprise they arrived on the following Wednesday morning. I wasn’t due at work until later that afternoon so I got to have a good stare at the polishes, but sadly due to my job I can’t wear polish for work… However I did paint my toes with these and they look gorgeous, so much so I can see me painting my toe nails with these for quite a long time now!

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I’m really quite pleased with how long these took to arrive as it didn’t even take a week and Models Own did state in my receipt via email that it might take longer than usual for my order to arrive, due to how popular the 6 for £20 offer was turning out to be. So well done Models Own, this was my first order from them and boy am I impressed! Not only did my order arrive quickly, but it also arrived in lovely packaging and it made a nice change. I can’t see me getting rid of the box it came in! xD

As I don’t work weekends, I FINALLY got my chance to try these out, after what felt like years to finally try! I didn’t paint my nails all too great (well not photo worthy on this post anyway… Well maybe just to show them off!) as my boyfriend and I were in a hurry to drive over to Coventry after I finished work. So anyway! I painted my nails with two coats of each shade but I think I could have done with three coats, so I think next time I wear these I’ll be trying it them all as three coats.

I have found one problem with the Speckled Egg polishes and that is not all the brushes are the same… I don’t know if I’m the only one who has noticed this, but it’s certainly affected/affecting the way I apply some of the polishes. The two shades that are having this issue are Swan and Duck.

So far my favourites are seeming to be Dove, Duck and Magpie.

FYI I WILL be reviewing the Speckled Egg polishes as they’re all gorgeous when applied to the nails. So keep your eyes peeled for those. ;)

I still haven’t tried the Sticky Fingers polish I ordered, but I shall be very soon as I really can’t wait to give it a go!

Have you taken part in Models Own 6 for £20 offer? If not do you intend to and if you did, what did you buy? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all and I’ll see you again soon!

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Yay To 50 Followers!

25 Mar

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I just wanted to make this quick post to wish all my 50 followers, well 51 followers on Bloglovin’ a huge and heart filled THANK YOU for following my blog!

I never thought I would reach this many and the fact that a day after reaching it I’ve gained another follower means a lot to me and it makes me really happy.

Less than 50 followers left until 100 now, which I’m super excited for!

I apologise again for being so quiet lately, I’ve just been so busy, tired, and stressed out about all sorts of things that sadly blogging hasn’t been a priority right now. I intend to change this though, especially when April comes around as a new month will mean new changes to my blog and that includes regular posts again!

I’ll have a post up tomorrow, a VERY exciting one, so make sure t keep your eyes peeled for that!

Until next time though, take care all and I send my love to each and every one of my followers, MWAH!

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