Thursday, June 24, 2010


Hey everyone, 

Here are my first essie polishes. I ordered them off ebay from enchantedbeautyspot who were great, i have since ordered candy mint apple which is currently on its way and i can't wait to get my hands on it. They arrived the day before my last exam and boy it was hard not to be tempted to paint my nails instead of study!

Left to right: Tart deco, Van D'go, Neo Whimsical, Lilacism, Chinchilly

I have only tried Van D'go since i got them and so far i love it. No doubt you can expect lots of NOTD's coing up. 

Like a true addict i am already lusting after more, i like the look of jazz and angora cardi. At this rate i need more hands and fingers!

Anyway i'm now on my mid year break from uni and am heading to New Zealand next week, i can't wait. I will be attempting to ski but i am sooo uncoordinated it will be very interesting haha. I'm sure i'll manage to fit some shopping in too - duty free here i come!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ready Set Go

Hi there girlies!

I bought this new Australis Ready Set Go finishing powder the other day and so far it ticks all the tight boxes; it increases the wear of my foundation, soften the appearance of imperfections (big tick) and blurs lines.  

 (It's hard to take a decent photo of a white powder!)

It’s a translucent powder that is I think is similar to MAC’s prep + prime finishing powder, which i just finished up a sample. I do want to get Mac’s version but on my very sad student’s budget this will have to do for that at the moment. The main ingredient in the Australis one is silica which is also an ingredient in Mac’s finishing powder - so they do have similarities. I did a little google on silica and found out the it’s what gives nail polish the smooth surface appearance – very interesting.   

I have only used it a few times but so far I find it absorbs oil well which will be handier for my skin in summer but it seems to be doing an okay job at keeping my pores and uneven surfaces concealed.

For a cheapish product i'm reasonably happy


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Natural Brows

My eyebrows look absolutely shocking at the moment. I had the brilliant idea of trying to start over with them. My aim is to get them threaded. I just wasn't happy with the shape and how they sat - those things just can't stay in place! So in the name of beauty i have been growing them out.

I have since realised that i can't find anyone who does eyebrow threading where i live so will have to hunt someone down elsewhere. The only downside is that I'm currently in the middle of study week for my exams (hence the lazy posts) so won't be able to get them done for a while which means i am stuck with less than fabulous brows. I am trying to convince myself that natural brows can look fantastic, unfortunately these are not what mine look like!

Anyway here are some photos of some natural brows (Oh if only this is what i was channeling...)

 Armand Basi one


(Snaps from google images) 

Knowing me i will probably be lazy and cave and not get them threaded but here's hoping. 

Has anyone got their eyebrows threaded before? If so what are your thoughts? 

Friday, June 4, 2010


I really should be doing uni work but decided this would be much more fun.

Leopard print nails - my really bad first attempt haha. I'm definitely not going to show you my right hand!

I have to say this is the first time i have ventured into patterned nails so they are quite dodgy. Oh well no one will really be looking that closely. I kinda like them, they're a bit of fun.

Here is what i used. Looking at the colours now they seem more suited to a tiger, maybe next time...

I started off with two coats of Ulta3 Spring fling. I then used the small brush which i picked up really cheaply at spotlight to paint random splodges of China Glaze V and once that dried added an outline sort of thing in Ulta3 black stain. I then added a top coat and was done.

Don't know if this will be a regular thing as patience is not something i have lots of but i'm already thinking about what i can have a crack at next. I might have to check out the Konad kit.

Anyway back to the uni work i go :)