Friday, 30 March 2012



I guess at some point in life I decided I was more a "bronzed cheek" girl and avoided the rosy pink cheeks like the plague. So recently in a blog swap I opted for a load of pinky cheeky products that I'm going to try out! I know right, I'm living on the wild side!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Saturday, 24 March 2012

My week, click and it will get bigger!

Left to right, top to bottom:
The beautiful fellow work experience girls, Susan is missing from the photo though :(, ITV was never short of a few spectacular views here is the OXO tower and St Pauls, Bourbon tin in M&S, I fell over on the second day and here are my hideous bruises, my badge which I will treasure forever, Friday was cake day apparently - mega cute?! Dining Titanic style, I had an amazing pie & Friday I had the classic fish and chips, mmm! The view as you walk out the doors at ITV, on Friday a cosmetics sale was on in ITV's bar, I loved the little bag, Titanic airs on ITV on Sunday at 9pm but ITV staff got a sneaky preview on Thursday, because of a the launch of Titanic ITV was turned into Titanic itself, check out this ice sculpture!

Thursday, 22 March 2012





I mentioned last week about the new face wash I'd brought from Superdrug that I was really excited to try, it's from a  range by Ooh La Spa (I know right, what a name!) and its quickly become my favourite product.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

"At last, a manicure that moves at the speed of Manhattan. NYC's New York Colour Minute nail polish is a slick, glossy, polish that goes from wet to set in less than 60 seconds. With a special control brush that disperses the right amount for the perfect application"

Tuesday, 20 March 2012


Chris said to yesterday, glancing at my dressing table as we got into bed, "do you think you might have enough nail varnishes now?" instantly I said no and started watching some mindless Amercian drama and drifted to sleep. But now as I pour my basket onto my bed in a desperate bid of organisation, I can't help thinking about how he may have a point! How I got into this situation i'll never know, when I came to Uni I must have had 2 nail polishes to my name, which I used for my toes, but now I have them all!

From the greens...

.... to the reds...

... to the purples...

... to the blues...

... to the pinks...

... to the damn right miscellaneous!
I love them all, and still now, even though I must have every shade of purple going, I always want a new one! I guess the question is; how many is too many? I Chris' eyes, probably about 10, mine? About 1000!


So yesterday I started a work placement at ITV, working as a researcher on Surprise, Surprise. An absolute dream job on all accounts! Ive always been one of those people who have reaped the rewards of working at small independent companies, where working with work experience students were their sole priority, so a big part of me wondered whether I'd reap the same rewards, or whether I'd be a forgotten soul, left to my own devices! I have to admit it was quite the opposite, looking after work experience colleagues is a high priority! Which of course is lovely!

Monday, 19 March 2012



 
I brought this on Thursday, it caught my eye straight away, for some reason my nails have come over all girlie, I've definitely normally been a fan of the dark shades, but I really love this! I was looking for neutral colours to wear on work experience and I think this works; not boring, not OTT! It's actually the colour on the adverts on Boots Online when you click No.7 and then nails! Fun fact of the day! haa!




Sunday, 18 March 2012

I have to admit, if there is one item in my make up bag that has multiplied in the last 4 months, it's my concealer collection.

This week I was tagged by Rebecca to answer 11 questions;

You have to answer 11 questions then tag 11 people to answer your own individual 11 questions!

Saturday, 17 March 2012


I haven't done one of these posts for so long, have I really not brought anything for that long? Who knows! Anyway I had to head to town yesterday as both Chris and I managed to win on the Hotel Chocolat competition that was running, sadly all the prizes are gone now! But we both won a thick easter egg, worth £26 each?!

Friday, 16 March 2012

I'm a huge lover of Paperchase and whenever I head on their I fall in love with everything, here are a few of my favourite bits and pieces that I'm desperate to go and buy this week!

I've fallen into a bit of a deep love affair with MUA, a product I didn't at first 100% love, but now can't stop using! Today's shade is number 3 which is a really cute shade of pink! I don't think I've ever had proper pink nails, it makes me feel all girlie! I've done my standard and forgot to tidy up my nails before taking the pictures, but I'm sure you guys are used to it by now! I'm still on a mission to get a good french manicure set, can anyone recommend a good one?



Thursday, 15 March 2012





Without flash
With flash
This MUA Eye Shadow is number 24, again from the pearl range.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


I have to admit, I have found a flawless cracked polish, somewhere I never expected to find it!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


On my long list of nail polishes to try was ELF, I'd heard good things about the brand so far and their collection is insanely cheap, possibly the cheapest out there if you compare the sizes. I'd heard that the nail varnish had been a bit hit and miss to be honest, one of them things that some people love, some people hate, but for £1.50 I was not worried about giving it a go!

Monday, 12 March 2012

I brought this ELF cuticle pen in my recent ELF haul, which was also my first ever order I've placed with the brand. I'd been umm-ing and ahh-ing about what to buy for a while and I'd happened to make myself a bit of a list.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Quite a mellow Weekly Wants for me, not sure why, but here it goes! Out of nowhere I suddenly want a huge collection of make-up brushes, I brought a load from ELF this week, if they are good I'll be very tempted by this little set! My list of nail polishes that I want to try just keeps growing, so many brands so little time! Next have just released a load of new stuff, these little canvus' are to die for, I've needed a vase for flowers for a long time and am quite tempted by this one! My love for things with animals on it just keeps growing, I think my whole Weekly Wants post could easily all be things with animals on!






















I don't wear many bright colours as they are quite unforgiving for a messy nail painter, but I think this is transforming me!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

I've been looking at ELF for a while and had been resisting a few bits and pieces that I liked the look of. Last weekend they had a special offer of free delivery if you spent £10, so I treated myself to a few "necessities".

Friday, 9 March 2012


The one product I was quite eager to try from the prize Glossybox I was sent was the Pure Mineral Eye shadow by BM Beauty, they are not a brand I instantly recognised, so I looked them up.

When Halima at http://i-eat-london.blogspot.com revealed that she was giving her February Glossybox away in a giveaway I have to say I was a little bit excited. 





I'm still sporting my beautiful W7 Purple Paradise shade that I reviewed earlier this week, but today I've teamed it with the H&M Spark Me Up shade that I rave about! I love the combination! My nails took an absolute battering yesterday, somehow I managed to pick off all my nail polish and then bite my nails, gutted!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012





I purchased this item in a recent blog sale, I was eager to try a W7 polish as a lot of people have been reviewing them on here and I've heard good things. I brought this beautiful shade of purple which is called Purple Paradise which I just love.

 
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