Saturday, 28 July 2012

Shake it till you Samba - Gelish Manicure

ZING ZING!!!! How bright is this colour?!

I've been eyeing it up for a while & finally gone for it.... it's from the beauty brand Gelish and it's from they're RIO NEON collection. The collection is such an eye catcher, very bright, very colourful AND they last for 3 weeks... basically perfect!!!

The formula is a UV Polish, which is set under a LED or UV lamp. The treatment starts with the basic nail prep and then the application, the brilliant thing about this treatment is that it is dry istantly meaning you can step out of the salon without having to worry about smudging or knocking your beautiful nails...  the manicure will then last up to 3 weeks!

The colour range offered by Gelish are amazing, check out their website for your nearest salon:

Monday, 23 July 2012

Miners Lip Colour - Lipstick Review

I was recently sent some lipsticks from Miners Cosmetics ... If you've ever watched my YouTube channel you will know how much I rave about these!!!

I will be separating my reviews up into the different types of lipsticks so you can get a full idea of each different product.

Today I'm going to be focusing on the 'Lip Colour' range - these lipsticks promise a full punch of colour, and come in 12 different shades and are a bargain at £3.99 each.

Glamour Girl - Vogue - Icon

I was sent 3 different shades: Glamour Girl (pink), Vogue (red), and Icon (plum). These lipsticks have a really moisturising feel to them which is the main reason I love them - my lips get so dry in an office with air-con. When applied they go on very smoothly and are well pigmented, the colour is evenly distributed and looks brilliant when on. I also find the colours very warming which is really complimenting. 

If I have to name one negative with the product I would say the packaging, the plastic is quite thin on the lid so I worry it may crack, also I have found the writing can rub off the side... on the other hand though where the packaging is pink it really stands out from all my other lipsticks in my collection - also the base of the lipstick has been changed so its a block of the colour which is helpful.

Overall I would give the Miners lipsticks 4.5/5 - the colours are all really cute and wearable, they feel incredible on and also have a delicious smell of parma violets!!!

Whats your favourite brand of lipstick? Have you ever tried Miners Cosmetics?

Glamour Girl - Vogue - Icon

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Fashion Haul ...


Has anyone else noticed how amazing this seasons sales are?! Sooo much harder to be controlled when you getting something at a fraction of the price!

I thought I'd give you a quick peek at my most recent purchases, I can confirm I'm very happy with my bargains. I've also put a few ideas on how I'll be styling them...

As you can see I seem to of obtained a bit of an obsession with lime green/yellow. Think it's going to need a bit of tan to pull it off!

All links at the bottom...

Open Back Black Dress from Mango £34.99 £16.99

This is such a classic LBD. For night time I'm going to dress this up with some chunky heels and a bright blazer. I can also dress this down with some flat sandals and a thin scarf or cardigan

Topshop Tan Chelsea Boots £75 £40
I saw these cute booties on the shop assistant and had to get them.... ONE PAIR LEFT... they we're a size 8 and I'm usually a 7 but luckily they fitted well. I will be styling these with skinny jeans and oversized jumpers for A/W. I think these will also look great with a plain tee and a khaki grunge style jacket

River Island Wrap Necklace £8 £4
I thought as this was £4 even if I wear this a handful of times I'll get my monies worth. It will go with so much because of the colours in it (black, yellow, green, blues, pinks...)

River Island Lime Textured Mini Skirt £12 £5
Again it was the colour that drew me to this skirt! I think it's going to look great with an oversized tee and the River Island necklace or a silver collar necklace. It can then be dressed up more for the evening with more of a fitted top and perhaps a black blazer!

Mango Tropical Dress £34.99 £16.99
I wasn't 100% sure on this dress, I LOVE the colours, print and dip hem but it's such a bright dress I'm not sure how much wear I will get out of it. Again in the day I would wear flat sandals, and then in the evening probably tan heels and a light cardigan or denim jacket!

Hope you like my buys... If you have any more outfit suggestions for my purchases or comments pop them below!


Sunday, 15 July 2012

Somewhere Over the Rainbow...

Being 'summer' (although I'm pretty sure it hasn't stopped raining?!) I love mixing up bright colours to create different looks! I've taken 5 various nail colours from Miners and jazzed up my toes...

Although it may look random I did experiment a few times with the bottles to see what order I preferred for my toes. To recreate this you just need to grab different nail colours that look cute together... you don't always have to have five either, recently I used 3 pastel shades (lilac, mint & peach) and this looked super cute too <3 

It's really easy to do and will give you something fun to try when you have a spare hour! I also got a lot of compliments once complete!

Let me know if you give it a go and what colours you use.



Step 1:
Make sure your nails are completely clean by removing all existing nail varnish and soaking feet

Step 2: 
Clip toenails and clean under nails using wooden stick. You can also go onto push back the cuticles if necessary using a hoof stick

Step 3:
Decide what colours your going to use and in what order. On a covered surface paint each toe in turn (I used two coats of each colour, to be honest I could of got away with one coat as the Miners polishes are really well pigmented but I done two coats just to safe)

Step 4:
Finish with top coat and tidy up and scruffy edges with a varnish removed pen or the wooden stick dipper in nail varnish remover

Step 5: 
Find some summery flip flops, sun & show off :)

Bring on the beach!

Saturday, 14 July 2012


I recently had a night out to celebrate turning one year older... my birthday was on a Saturday, so although it's nice to have all weekend I think I actually prefer having my birthday on a weekday... that way you can celebrate in the week and then at the weekend also! 

I went for a lovely lunch at Prezzo in the day and then in the evening had some prinks (pre drinks!) then hit the town for some cocktails, shots & boogieing!!!

For my makeup I recreated an amazing video I had seen on YouTube... link below

Me & Sissy Wissy <3

My hair I had in rollers in the afternoon - clipped in my HeadKandy extensions (these were VERY loosely curled so they looked blow-dried). 

My dress is from the brand Hybrid, it cost £85 which I wouldn't usually pay for a dress but because it was my birthday I thought I'd splash out :)

Apart from the weather the night was brilliant... hope you enjoy the pics 


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Prezzo Restaurant: