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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Pinky Brown NOTD


If this Scheduled Post works, i will currently be on a plane some where in the sky on my way to sunny Egypt!
Another nail of the day for you; including one of the Models Own Beetle Juice Collection.

I've now tried all the colours from the ones i bought, see previous post.

 2 coats, with flash

 Artificial lighting
2 Coats in artificial lighting
Keep Smiling Beauties. xo xo

Friday, 25 November 2011

OOTD


Hey Guys :)

I'm trying out a Scheduled Post as i have so much to do before i go away on Sunday! i have to be up at 5:30am Sunday morning :O that should not be legal!
Just an OOTD for you today, I'm currently loving these chunky winter knits from Primark. They are such a steal at just £8.00, they have them in about 4 colours i think. Burgundy and Cream, Black and White, Light Grey and Slate Grey also Navy Blue and Camel. Get down to your local Primark and pick one up, they are so warm and cosy :)

 What I'm Wearing:
Striped Jumper; Primark, £8.00
Denim Shirt; H&M (men's section), £19.99
Black Leggings; Next, £8.00
Gold Necklace; Primark, £2.00
i used my Focco Handbag; eBay, £30.00
for shoes i wore my Black Brogues from Primark.

Keep Smiling Beauties. xo xo

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Cobalt Blue.

Hello Lovely People *cheesy smile* 
i owe you guys an apology, so I'm sorry :) i haven't posted in a while; bad blogger i know! 

But i have a NOTD for you today; I'm going to Egypt on Sunday with my best friend so i wanted some bright and bold and the colour that jumped out at me when i opened my nail train case was Barry M's Cobalt Blue. I think this colour is perfect for holiday and will look wicked with a tan :)


 I love this colour, the colour is so opaque and creamy when you apply it, which is for the price is amazing.
Pick this up for £2.99 from Superdrug.



Keep Smiling Beauties. xo xo

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Winter Knits

Afternoon lovely people, i have an OOTD for you guys :)

although its quite mild for the time of year here in the UK, its gradually starting to get colder. All the papers have been saying we're in for a big freeze due to hit the UK end of November/ early December with temperature reaching -20!... seriously? 
Thank god, I'm in Egypt for a week, a final bit of sunshine and warmth before getting into the Christmas spirit, to be honest I'm already feeling christmasy and getting super excited; i love this time of year all the festivities and coming together as a family. it really makes me realise how lucky i am :)

anyway enough rambling... here's what i wore the other day:

 What I'm Wearing:
Striped Jumper; Primark, £8.00
Denim Shirt; H&M (mens section), £19.99
Black Leggings; Next, £8.00
Gold Necklace; Primark, £2.00
Focco Handbag; eBay, £30.00
Black Ice Watch
for shoes i wore my Black Brogues from Primark.

Face of the Day:
Garnier Skin Naturals Eye Roll-on Concealer in the shade Light
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light 2
Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation in Shade 103
MAC Mineralised Skin Finish Natural in Medium
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Make-up Base
Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner in Black (Waterline)
Sleek Ink Pot Gel eyeliner in Dominatrix (Waterline)
LO'real Volume Million Lashes Mascara in Extra Black
MUA Eyeshadow in shade 19 (to fill in my brows)
Body Shop Clear Mascara (set my brows)
17(boots) lipstick in Flirty
Keep Smiling Beauties. xo xo

Monday, 7 November 2011

Beetle Juice

NOTD for your lovely people :)

These new polishes have been the upcoming excitement for nail polish addicts and beauty lovers everywhere, when i heard about this collection; being a nail technician i was super excited! I love Models Own polishes; they are such great value for what you get inside that bottle, the polishes apply like a dream, and last just as long as a high end polish would. 


"Models Own's BEETLEJUICE collection consists of five multi-tonal shades. Each bottle contains four pearlescent colours mixed into one gleaming shade for an optimum high finish. Inspired by the beautiful wings of a beetle, this collection mimics the complex colour-shifting with flashes of vivid tones and ethereal hues giving a shimmering duo chrome finish."

 

I chose to pick up Pinky Brown, Purple Blue and Aqua Violet;


I decided to try out Purple Blue first; the application may not be great as i had to paint my nails in the car on the way to a birthday party, probably one of the hardest things I've tried to do! You can get the gist of how amazing these colours are :)


If you wanted to change up the way your nails look, you could add a matte top coat, i used Rimmels Matte Top Coat. The finish it gives is gorgeous, looks like velvet and feels like it too :)



Keep Smiling Beauties. xo xo

Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween Nailssss

Hey Guys,  Happpy Halloweeeeeen! 

quick NOTD for you, inspired but the time of year :)

  What i used to create this halloween nail look; 
1; apply a base coat
2; paint all your nails with an orange colour, i used one by Missguided in the shade Misstaken.
3; once dry apply a black shatter polish very thinly over the nails except your thumb, i used Barry M's Nail Effects
4; Take any black nail polish, i used Rimmel's Black Cab. Apply some to a piece of paper, take a cocktail stick or orange/cuticle stick to create the 'BOO' on the thumb. I applied mine so it wasnt perfect looking, more crooked and leave to dry.
5; Once your nails are dry apply a top coat, i choose to use Rimmel's Matte Finish Top Coat.

Keep Smiling Beauties. xo xo

Denim&Satin

What I'm Wearing:
Black Boyfriend Blazer; Asos, £45.00
Denim Shirt; H&M (Male Section), £19.99
Bow Tie; Primark, £4.00
Black Leggings; Next, £8.00
Black Brogues; Primark, £8.00
Focco Handbag; eBay, £30.00
Ice Watch; Black

Face of the Day:
Garnier Skin Naturals Eye Roll-on Concealer in the shade Light
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light 2
Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation in Shade 103
MAC Mineralised Skin Finish Natural in Medium
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Make-up Base
Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner in Black (Waterline)
Sleek Ink Pot Gel eyeliner in Dominatrix (Waterline)
LO'real Volume Million Lashes Mascara in Extra Black
MUA Eyeshadow in shade 19 (to fill in my brows)
Body Shop Clear Mascara (set my brows)
Carmex on my lips
 
Keep Smiling Beauties. xo xo


Retail Therapy

Hello lovelies, hope you all had a good weekend!

i did indulge in some retail therapy at the weekend and it felt so good ;) it was nice to go out and spend some time with my mum :)

Here's some of the stuff i bought;

 Kimono/Cardigan; Primark, £16.00


 Jumper; Primark, £10.00



 Necklace; Primark, £2.00

 Bow Tie; Primark, £4.00


Now for some beauty bits :)

 Barry M Red Black & Black Nail Effects; Superdrug; £2.95, Revlons Facets of Fuchsia, Boots; £7.49 and Rimmels Matte Top Coat; Superdrug. Boots and Superdrug both have 3 for 2 offers on at the minute :)



I'm so into knitwear for autumn this year, and i cant wait to try out my new polishes :) stay posted for NOTD'S :)

Keep Smiling Beauties. xo xo

Friday, 28 October 2011

Heritage Inspired.

 Hello lovely people, i know its been a couple of days. I'm still new to this bloggin' thang and not always sure what to post. 

i have an OOTD for you, i really feel I'm starting to find my own personal style, but taking inspiration of people and things i see everyday. i like to follow trends, but i don't feel i have to or need to if they don't suit me or my body shape. 
Heritage is a big trend this autumn, I've seen it in magazines, on YouTube, all over the catwalk etc but wasn't sure it was one i would be following and wasn't too sure how. however, i bought a couple of new clothing items on Wednesday when i was out with my dad; we were wasting time as my car was being serviced. perfect timing to do some shopping ;) When i put my outfit on this morning... okay, maybeee it was lunch time! It had a heritage feeling about it, and i quite like it!

 What I'm Wearing:
Cardigan (Hunter Green) Dorothy Perkins; £32.00
Fur Stole, H&M; £12.95
Beige Silk Shirt/Blouse, New Look; £27.99
Blue Super Skinny Jeggings, New Look; £24.99
Brown Boots, Matalan (Last Year); £20.00
Focco Bag (Black) ; eBay, £30.00


Face of the Day:
Garnier Skin Naturals Eye Roll-on Concealer in the shade Light
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light 2
Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation in Shade 103
MAC Mineralised Skin Finish Natural in Medium
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Make-up Base
Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner in Black (Waterline)
Sleek Ink Pot Gel eyeliner in Dominatrix (Waterline)
Mac Vanilla (all over lid)
Buck; Urban Decay Naked Pallet (crease)
LO'real Volume Million Lashes Mascara in Extra Black
MUA Eyeshadow in shade 19 (to fill in my brows)
Body Shop Clear Mascara (set my brows)
MAC Russian Red lipstick (Matte finish)
 
Keep Smiling Beauties. xo xo

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Champagne Stripe

NOTD: Raspberry & Champagne.

Base Colour: Raspberry by Barry M, £2.99 from Superdrug
Stripe: Champagne by Models Own, £5.00

Keep Smiling Beauties.xo

Feeling Formal

Hey Loveliesss, 
i know its been a while, i apologise. Haven't really been sure what to blog about!

i have a OOTD for you today, i had an interview last Friday and thought I'd share with you what i wore :)
hopefully it'll inspire some of you, if your not sure what to wear to an interview or formal event, you could even take pieces of this outfit and make them your own. I'm a big lover of blazers in any colour; so i think a good place to start is a blazer and black trousers or skirt, whatever you feel most comfortable in :) 
i kept accessories minimal, wearing just my ice watch and gold stud earrings from H&M.

 What i'm Wearing:
Colour Block Blazer; New Look Sale, £14.00 Red&Navy
Beige Silk Shirt/Blouse; New Look (last winter) £24.99
Black High Waisted Trousers; Next, they were probably about £25.00
Tan Mocassins; Primark, £8.00
Focco Bag; Ebay, £30.00

 Heres a close up of the blazer, i think this colour combination is perfect for autumn!

Keep Smiling Beauties. xo

Friday, 14 October 2011

NOTD: Model's Own Sophie's Pink

hello again my loves,
Just a quick NOTD, its Sophie's Pink by Model's Own. Don't be fooled by the colour in the bottle, it may look like your average bubblegum/barbie pink. Certainly not; its super neon! 


I was inspired to paint my nails pink, due to it being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this October i think its so important we are aware of the daily struggle some women have to go through.
Don't judge me; i have quite an obsession with Model's Own polishes. seriously? they are just amazing for the price, they have an incredible range of colours and the application is a nail technicians dream, that's me then!
When i bought my first polishes of theirs i was amazed, i cant recommend them enough :)

My pictures are just not doing this polish justice, although its not a 'autumny' colour its perfect for Spring/Summer :)
This is the best picture i could get, 2 coats natural light.

Here you can see how it looks like a creamy pink, similar to Rose Libertine by Rimmel

Keep Smiling Beauties.xo

Something Fishy?

Hello Beauties,

I recently learnt how to do a Fishtail Braid, which i was rather excited about, kinda sad?! who careeess! 
I've never been able to do a French Braid, although i will keep practising!
its a great way to where your hair this Autumn/Winter, its a keen fave in the celeb world! Celebs such as Cheryl Cole, Blake Lively, Tulisa, Fearne Cotton and many others!


images courtsey of Google

Althought on those guys it looooks gorgeouss, mine doesn't seem to have the same effect somehow :/
maybe its the lack of length, damn you curly hair. you probably don't know but i have extremeeeely curly hair, i wear my hair straight 99.9% of the time as it gives me an extra inch or so in length! i have been growing my hair since i was about 4 years old, its finally starting to look long... ish. 





Keep Smiling Beauties. xo

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Androgynous Inspired.

Hello again lovely people, i just posted a NOTD post as i mentioned at the start i've been trying to publish this post for 2 days now and Blogger wasnt having any of it. pfffft. On a more positive note i hope you all had a good weekend, and your week is going good so far!


Yesterday i reciveve a parcel from New Look with some items i'd ordered in their Mid-Season Sale. After trying on a Black Oversized Shirt, i was feeling inspired to channel a certain look that has been all over the catwalks this season; 'Androgyny' ; 'The whole world seems to be changing. Men become more like woman and woman strive to look and act like men. Fashion just cant escape this global trend. And as a results we see mannish shirts, suits, boots and hats in majority of Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 designer collections: Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga and many more.'