Monday, February 28, 2011

Orly Mini Mania

Happy Monday everyone :)

I'm going through a massive mini nail polish phase. I am a fan of Orly polishes anyway but can't get enough of these mini bottles. I'm such a sucker the teeny cute bottles!

I think mini nail polishes are a great idea; they don't dry up, are super affordable, take up less space and I don't feel guilty about adding to my collection! I don't know about you but it's really rare that I actually finish a nail polish. I am always wanting to try new colours and have only ever really finished few bottles of my all time favourite colours.

Life's a peach, Orange Sorbet, Holla, Lola, Haute Red, Ruby & Chocolate Martini 

I picked these up at a few different shop over the past few weeks and they were ridiculously cheap. I have only worn Life's a peach so far and loved it. Think i will definitely be picking up more of these babies.

Do you like the idea of smaller bottles?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Step by step NOTD

Hello lovely readers, 

This post was completely inspired by the gorgeous Saskia the Style Fairy. She did a post the other day showing her nails she got done at WAH Nails and I fell in love. I can't get enough of WAH Nails so thought I would give it a go at trying to recreate her fantastic nails. 

It's just a black matte nail with glossy black dots. It's not a brilliant job but i had fun doing it! 

If you're interested in how I did my (somewhat shonky) version keep reading...

All i used was a black nail polish, a matte top coat and a black nail art pen

I started off by applying the plain black polish. 

After that dried I applied one coat of the Rimmel Matte finish top coat. This is a new purchase and the first time I used it. It's pretty cool. Easy to apply and dried really quickly. Going to have fun with this product, especially in winter!

I then used my black nail art pen to draw on small dots. Alternatively you could use a clear top coat or polish (which would probably be easier) but I didn't have a paint brush to paint on small enough even dots so I just used the pen. 

Wait for it to dry and that is it. Super easy and pretty nice if you ask me :)


Saturday, February 26, 2011

First FOTD eek

Here is my first FOTD feat. the gorgeous Mac Pink Nouveau lippie.

The photo has washed the colour out a bit but in real life the lips are much bolder. A perfect way to add some colour to my black and white outfit. Ignore my brows they are in a world of their own!

Revlon Photoready foundation
Bobbi Brown creamy concealer
Laura Mercier Loose setting powder on my t-zone

Nars Laguana Bronzer
Mac blush in Dollymix and Pink swoon on the apples
Mac Pearl cream colour base along the cheekbone

Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Mac naked lunch all over the lid
Mac all that glitters in the outer corner and along the lower lashline
Mac Nylon in the inner corner
Mac liner in Coffee
Covergirl Lashblast volume mascara
Benefit Speed brow

Mac lipstick in Pink Nouveau
Here is a better pic of what pink nouveau really looks like

and finally the aftermath!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Current LOVES

This could almost be a February favourites but I'm too impatient so here are my current favs :)

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder; 
I purchased this stuff before I went to Thailand as I knew I wouldn't want to be packing on the liquid foundation but would want some coverage at times. I also bought it because it has SPF15+ and I ADORE it! It has pretty much become my staple foundation since I got back and I don't know how I lived without it. As it's been summer I haven't really been bothered with putting on much makeup so this stuff is brilliant to quickly apply for a bit of coverage. It applies easily, is not cakey and provides a nice natural finish. Will definitely repurchase this when mine runs out!

Batiste dry shampoo in Blush; 
Total life-saver. I have been so lazy with washing my hair lately so this stuff has been majorly helpful in streeeeeching my washes out. I recently lightened my hair and I feel I can get away with using it a bit more now as it doesn't make my hair look to dull like it can with darker hair colours.

Revlon Photoready Foundation;
I finally jumped in the photoready bandwagon and I'm liking it. I like that it's not to dewy but it's not too matte. Full review to come..

Maxfactor false lash effect mascara;
Bought this stuff a while ago after seeing Pixi2woo talk about. Great mascara! It doesn't clump and gives great volume, nice curl and a bit of length, not sure about the false lase effect though :) I thought i lost it and was so disappointed but found it and have been using it everyday since. I did find when I first used the mascara it was quite wet so i would have to wait ages for it to dry so it didn't smudge but now i've had it a little while I find it's a much better consistency.

Benefit Speed brow;
My eyebrows are pretty bad at the moment and I haven't got around to getting them done again so this stuff is great at keeping them tame until I make it back to the Benefit brow bar for them to work their magic. It doesn't add much colour at all but as I dyed my hair blonde recently it works really well for me at the moment.

Becca Beach tint in Peach;
This is my new best friend. I absolutely love Becca products and finally got around to buying this.  You only need a pinsized amount and it provides a gorgeous healthy glow. I'm a sucker for anything peachy or corally so this is totally up my alley. The finish is great too; not too dewy and seems to stay put most of the day. It is ridiculously overpriced for a teeny tube but i do like it and it's especially perfect for this time of year.

What have you been loving lately?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fresh start

This is my afternoon - a polish change and a trashy magazine yay! I just bought the Rimmel matte topcoat and am itching to try it so expect a matte NOTD v. soon! Has anyone tried it yet?


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stoned Love

I spent a lazy hour on Etsy looking for new rings and handmade jewels until I laid my eyes on these little numbers (or should i say big numbers!). I think they are gorgeous.

This seller has beautiful jewellery items and I definitely recommend you check her out here if you're interested. Think one might be headed my way in the near future.

Hope everyone is having a brilliant Tuesday