Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Pay Day news!

Morning all! I'm in a very good mood this morning as it is PAY DAY!! Woo hoo. January has been the longest, most depressing month of my life as I have been living off about £3 for the past 4 weeks. Not good for a shopping addict, that's for sure.

But the drought is over, I've been paid and am trying to carefully budget what I can buy this month. First stop was over at Luxury Haircare.co.uk to buy some Kerastase as my poor dyed locks have been very unhappy with me for not using it for 2 weeks. Luxury Haircare is the place I've found it the cheapest and they've been really good whenever I've ordered from them so I'd definitely recommend using them.

Next up Nails Inc have released the Cashmere Collection which looks simply gorgeous...

I definitely have to get my mitts on one of those, really gorgeous and creamy which I'm very into right now.

Also Lookfantastic.com have finally got the Katy Perry OPI collection which is quite exciting. I think the only one I really want is Teenage Dream but I might buy the little mini set as I think its a great way to try them all. They've also released their Shatter nail polish which is great but I still think I'd rather buy the Barry M one which is amazing and much cheaper.

And finally MAC have had the Cham Pale collection online for a few weeks but now I've been paid I can finally buy some of it. I think the paint pots and the highlight powders are the best but by the looks of things they're all sold out. Gutted. Still a lovely collection though.

Oh and I'm massively excited that MAC are bringing out a Wonder Woman collection. Temptalia has all the details and pics but let’s just say it looks awesome and comes out in March in the UK.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Nails Inc and Diet Coke Promotion

So after posting about the Diet Coke and Nails Inc promotion on Wednesday I have been trying to get my hands on them ever since. Annoyingly Boots in Holborn didn't have them, apparently they had them in stock but the person hadn't turned up to do the display so they had to wait. So after checking AGAIN today I gave in and decided to trek to Chancery Lane and pray that the boots there had some and lo and behold... they did!

Woo hoo!

So I bought my 8 bottles of diet coke, picked up the 4 colours of nail varnish and dragged my rather heavy bag back to my offices. I now have backache but it was worth it.

The colours are different to the image I posted on Wednesday from the boots blog. For some reason they had a pinky colour up there and not the Caramel that is actuall in the collection. But all the colours are gorgeous anyway.

l-r: plum, caramel, denim and heather grey

Can't wait to try them out this weekend!

And now back to work and working my way through 8 bottles of diet coke!!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Nails Inc and Diet Coke

Everyone head to Boots to pick up your free Nails Inc nail polishes today! They've brought back the same deal from last year - when you buy two bottles of Diet Coke you can pick up, in store, a free bottle of Nails Inc nail polish in limited edition colours. The colours are even better than they were last year and this is SUCH a bargain.

Love Nails Inc. Love diet coke. Match made in heaven!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Top 10 Nail Polishes of 2010

So I thought I'd share with you guys my favourite 10 nail polishes that came out last year. 2010 was very much the year of the nail polish and I hope it continues this year because, for me, nothing cheers me up more than getting new nail varnishes and have pretty nails! So on to my top 10...

Dior - Timeless Gold
I was searching for somewhere that had this colour in stock for 4 weeks and when I finally found lets just say I was pretty pleased. It is just frigging gorgeous, it has a look of brushed metal to it if you know what I mean. Not cheap at £16.50 but totally worth it.

Chanel - Nouvelle Vague
Ah Chanel, how I love thee so. Nouvelle Vague was a cracker of a colour and I had to resort to extremely expensive measures to get my hands on a bottle but it was worth it. Such a vibrant and lovely colour.

OPI - Ogre the Top Blue
I LOVED the Shrek collection that OPI did, probably more so than the movie! All of the colours were great but the blue was definitely my favourite, it really pop's and I always get lots of comments on it when I wear it.

Nars - Pokerface
My first ever purchase of a Nars nail polish and I'm now a fan. Love the bottle, love the nail and most importantly, love the colour. It's a gorgeous shade of lilac with a lovely slight shimmer throughout it. Gorgeous.

Chanel - Khaki Vert
Another great Chanel colour that came out this year was Khaki Vert. Was released with 2 other limited edition Khaki colour but the vert was definitely my favourite. Such a gorgeous colour.

Models Own - Purple Ash
I discovered Models Own this year and I'm so pleased I did. Such a gorgeous range of colours and really quite reasonable price. My favourite was hard to pick but I went with Purple Ash which was part of the "Car Keys" collection which was kinda a take on Chanel's Khaki collection! Genius!

Nails Inc - Cadogan Square
Ah Nails Inc, got to be one of my favourite nail brands, they started off my obsession and I own pretty much all of their colours! This was one of my favs of 2010, such a gorgeous Camel colour, VERY autumn/winter 2010!

Nails Inc - Devonshire Row
Another gorgeous nails inc colour, this time from the Ice Cream collection and it was hard to pick one from that collection because the four colours in it were just gorgeous and I loved them all.

Andrea Fullerton - Julia
Superdrug got together with Andrew Fullerton in 2010 and brought out a whole range of awesome products. My favourite nail colour is Julia which a gorgeous kinda brick pink colour. But it's also worth mentioning the nail tattoos and stickers, peelable nail varnish and nail art sets as well. The whole range is well worth checking out.

OPI - Ski Teal We Drop
Big fan of OPI and I loved their Swiss collection. Really lovely autumn colours but Ski Teal We Drop was definitely the best colour. It's a really beautiful bluey teal colour that looks gorgeous on.

A special mention needs to go to Barry M's instant nail effects nail varnish. Everyone went crazy for it and every time I wear it I have people asking me about my nails.

And another special mention to Models Own for their collaboration with WAH nails in bringing out their nail art pens. They're amazing, easy to use and I've been practicing my leopard print skills!

So there you go. Hopefully I'll be making a similar post next year with even prettier colours!

Rodial Glamtox Night

Just a quick one to say that I'm selling a brand new bottle of Rodial Glamtox Night over on ebay if anyone is interested and a bottle of Essie's Limited Addiction as well.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Model's Own and Fabulous Magazine

If you haven't seen already Model's Own have teamed up with News of the World and Fabulous Magazine to give away lots of gorgeous free make-up for every reader. The set includes liquid eyeliner, tweezers, an eyelash curler, mascara, eyeshadow and a make-up bag. You also get 25% off orders at modelsownit.com.

To get hold of this awesome set you just need to collect two tokens from Fabulous (free in Sunday’s News Of The World) or also at Fabulousmag.co.uk Once you've got your tokens you take them to Tesco to get your free make up. More details over here but it's a pretty awesome deal.

I love their nail varnishes so can't wait to try out other bits of their range.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Some link love

Hope everyone who went back to work today had a great day. I had a nice day, eased myself in gently so it wasn't too unpleasant!

Today I thought I'd share a few links with you guys. A few of my fav blogs have posted some exciting stuff over the past couple of days and if you haven't seen them then I've done a link round up of link love for you!

First up over at British Beauty Blogger she's been posting about a new Benefit product Finding Mr Bright which is just such a gorgeous set that has some of my favourite products in it. I'll definitely be getting my hands on that one when it comes out in the spring.

Next up over at Perfectly Polished there's a great post on this years Nails Inc & Diet Coke collaboration which I beyond excited for. They did the same thing last year and I got one of each colour and the colours this year are even more gorgeous.

And last up head over to Temptalia to vote in the readers choice awards for all of your favourite brands and products.

Three of my favourite beauty blogs so I hope you enjoy reading over there. Oh and whilst we're talking of awesome blogs, if you haven't already, then check out Musing of a Muse. She's awesome!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Benefit's Her Name Was Glowla

Happy new year lovely people! Sorry I've been MIA for the month of December, it's a crazy month at work with so many parties I had no time for anything else. It's a hard life I know!

Me at a couple of xmas parites

So I got lots of lovely things for Christmas but my favourite bits of make up that I really wanted were Benefit's Her Name was Glowla and Urban Decay's Naked pallette. I simply adore them both. I think most of you have seen the Naked pallette so I won't show you that but I don't think Her Name was Glowla has been given enough attention so thought I'd take a few pics to show it off.

It's a really gorgeous pallette that includes everything you need to do your look so really great to shove in your handbag in case of emergencies or unexpected over nighters! It includes the following:

- Mini CORALista (coral-pink blusher) with mini brush
- Mini high beam (pinky highlighter)
- Mini moon beam (golden highlighter)
- 5 eyeshadow's
- Mini BADgal mascara
- Full size Lip Gloss in "life on the A list" (peachy/pinky gloss)
- Fluff shadow & hard angle brush

I really can't say enough of how much I love this product. The colours are gorgeous and it's so handy having a mini of everything. If you manage to get your hands on this limited edition product then get it!

Oh and on a different note I'm selling Essie nail polish in Limited Addiction over here on ebay if anyone's interested.