Wednesday, 9 February 2011

China Glaze - Crackle Glaze

So ever since I introduced Barry M Nail Effects nail polish to my friend Liz she's been banging on about why isn't it availble in other colours! I had no answer to this question... until now!

The lovely people over at China Glaze have just introduced a new collection called Crackle Glaze and... you guessed it... it comes in more than just black!

It comes in 6 different shades; Lightning Bolt, (white), Crackled Concrete (grey), Black Mesh (black), Crushed Candy (light bluey-green), Broken Hearted (pink) and Fault Line (sparkly purple).

I really like the look of all the colours, a nice mix that will go well with lots of different colours. Right now I can't find anywhere in the UK that is selling them but let me know if any of you do. I know Beverly Beaute sells China Glaze so maybe they'll get the Crackle Glaze soon. I shall leave you with a little video demonstration from China Glaze...

Sunday, 6 February 2011

lip gloss galore

So the other day at work a friend of mine was doing some "Handbag analysis" as part of some research for a project she was doing for one of our clients. She asked me to fill in a questionnaire and then asked me to empty out the contents of my handbag and then asked me questions about it. When I did this I discovered that there were SIXTEEN lip glosses in there. No wonder my handbag is so ridiculously heavy! Anyway I've decided to do a little post showing you my lip glosses. I'm pretty sure there's at least another 5 in my desk at work but never mind.

So that is my collection. 70 in total, but like I said there's definitely more at work but they're my least favs anyway. I do think this little collection goes some way to explaining why I'm in so much debt!

So my ultimate favourite lip products are...

(L-R: MAC Lip Glass in Revenge is Sweet from the Disney Villanous Villains collection, Lancome in 001 lip plumping gloss, Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de gloss in Insolence, Dior Addict lip polish in 002 and 003, MAC Creemsheen Glass in Melt in Your Mouth, Clarins Instant light natural lip perfector in 01 and 02 and finally Covergirl Wetslicks Amazemint in Pink Positive and Freedom of Peach and finally a pot of Vaseline in Rosy Lips.)

Have to say I love the Covergirl glosses mostly because you can't get them in this country so my Canadian best friend or her mum picks them up for me when they're there. Plus every time I put them on in my head (OK, sometimes out loud) I say "Easy, Breezy, Beautiful... Covergirl" like I'm in ANTM! But for cheap lip glosses these ones are actually really lovely and they taste like mint!

If I did have to whittle down my collection it would definitely be those 10 glosses and the pot of Vaseline. Cannot live without them!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Cowshed Spa

So this evening I was lucky enough to be taken to the Cowshed Spa in Soho. I work in media as a PA and we're always sending off our directors to lovely events with media owners and all we do is sit in the office... so the lovely ladies over at The Metro decided that we deserved a treat so organised a little spa evening for a few PA's from different agencies. I went with my lovely friend and fellow PA Karen and we had a great time.

We all met at the Cowshed Spa in Soho and had the spa to ourselves for the evening. We all got to have 3 treatments each, lots of champagne, canapes and a goody bag at the end.

I ended up going for a manicure, pedicure and back massage. All three were just so amazing. The back massage almost put me into a coma it was so good. It was only a 30mins one but it was so good it felt like longer and my back is just feeling so relaxed and good now. I also smell absolutely gorgeous. I really like the smell of their products. I love that about going to spa... you just leave smelling so tasty!

I also had a mani/pedi done and it was great. My poor tootsies looked a right mess when I went there and they are now looking beautiful! They use Essie nail products which is great as I love Essie and they have such a huge range. I ended up going for a gorgeous pinky purple colour, I didn't check the name but I think it might have been Splash Of Grenadine from the Resort collection.

I had a really wonderful evening and would totally go there again. Now I'm off to check out my products from little goody bag I received...