Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A small, odd, shopping trip

** I just need to apologize for the quality of pictures, my camera broke so I was having to use a cheap old one**
Hi everyone!
 Recently I went shopping. I set out just to pick up a birthday card for my Auntie and then got distracted by other things...
I thought I would do a little haul on them. They aren't the most interesting things, just a few cheeky little bits an bobs. However, I am waiting for a few things to be delivered from online shopping. My plan was to blog about those items but they still haven't arrived which is annoying! So as I time filler, I thought I would blog about these.

Firstly, in the cards aisle, I found the latest Company magazine. These are my favourite magazines and if you haven't read them, I don't know what you're doing with your life. One of the reasons why I started blogging is because I would love to be a columnist in a magazine like this. Is it cheesy to say stuff like that?
Anyway this months issue featured all the Christmas jumpers which are a must have on anyone's shopping list. Also their 'hot new hair' section is a life saver for me as I never know what to do with my hair in winter months.
If you are wondering, the magazine costs £2.50

Secondly, I bumped into this. It is the Simple Skin Care eye makeup corrector pen. Every morning I mess up my eyeliner or smudge my mascara so I am hoping this will really help. The tip is exactly like a liquid eyeliner which looks like it could be really easy to use and be precise with. Let me know if you would like a review. I may do a massive one on all things I buy at the end of the year.

Lastly, I couldn't help but fall in love with this. It is the Asda Christmas duvet set. How cute is this though? Ah! I've put it on my bed and it is so cute and puts me right in the Christmas mood. I definitely do not regret buying this as a cheeky purchase.

Have you had any cheeky purchases lately? What were they?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Top 5 Autumnal/Fall Nail Polishes

Hi everyone!
I am addicted to painting my nails. I will constantly have a colour on them as I think it really brightens up your look and adds an extra little touch to your outfit. In the summer you like nice bright summer-time colours however my favourite nail polishes to wear are fall colours. So to celebrate fall colours coming back, I thought I would tell you all my top 5 Autumnal/Fall nail polishes.
{I just thought I should add in that these nail polishes are not in any order because I couldn't decide!}

This is the Essie nail polish in Midnight Cami. It is a really dark gorgeous navy blue. I adore this colour for fall. I wanted something dark which wasn't black and this is perfect. The blue is dark yet still distinguishable between blue and black. In the daylight the blue really shows and shimmers and I found it has a very slight shimmer to it. The brush is really wide and flat making it so easy to apply. I only had to do 2 strokes before the whole nail was covered and only 2 coats until the colour was strong. Also, I find that Essie nail polishes stay on for ages. It took 5 days before one chip even started and that was without a top coat! I would definitely recommend this and all the other Essie nail polishes!

 This is the Maybelline Express Finish nail polish in shade 17. This is the classic black nail varnish however what made me purchase it is the '40 second drying time' on the packaging. I always smudge my nails as I get impatient so something that dries quickly is always a bonus. Once I tried this out I found that it really did dry quickly and I was actually presently surprised. The brush is thinner than the Essie ones but still easy to apply. I would definitely recommend it for it's speed and because you always need a black for fall! It's a classic!

This is the Rimmel London nail polish in 320 'Rapid Ruby'. I love this colour. It is a deep musky red, perfect for fall. Like the Maybelline polish, Rapid Ruby is also a speed drying. It says 60 seconds and it does just that. You just apply it and a minute later you have a dry coat. Also the brush is different to all others. It is rounded and flat to fit the shape of your nail, This made it easy to apply than most other traditional brushes. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for speed and a beautiful musky red.

This is the Rimmel London nail polish in the shade 500 'Disco Ball'.It is a glitter glue polish with really pretty silver, white, blue and purple specks. I use this over a dark  polish like the black or blue. The glue is really long lasting and I would definitely recommend it for that extra detail on your nails. I couldn't get a picture of the brush because the glue was just dripping everywhere.

This is the 17 nail polish by Boots in the shade 12. It is an auburn sort of  colour which looks really pretty and autumnal on the nails. It has a very slight shimmer which I find looks better than a completely matte nail. The brush is quite thin and takes a couple of strokes and layers to be complete. However, once it is fully applied it looks gorgeous. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for something different and gorgeous. 

So these are my top 5 favourites what are yours? Have you tried any of the ones I have mentioned?