Friday, 18 October 2013

These are a few of my favourite things...

I'm back! 
Trying to write a blog about pretty things is rather difficult when you've been living in the library in a hoody for 6 months (Dissertations are not as fun as they sound...) however I'm back into the swing of things again -I'm showering, wearing makeup and even on the rare occasion painting my nails! Madness!!

Here's a few of my favourite things that I've been obsessing over recently:

I've been smelling like... Juicy Courture - Viva La Juicy
I've been blushing over... MAC - Stay Pretty
I've been decorating myself with... Turtle Ring/other cute rings.

I've been looking all fancy in... Dresses that resemble carpets, in the best possible way courtesy of River Island 

I've been styling myself... A lot of black, studs, grungy/glam?! Bag and skirt both Primark.

I've been getting cosy in... These beautiful velvet slippers from Boden.

What have been your favourites?

So this happened...


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Bubbly nails !

On a recent venture to SuperDrug I came across a product I've been waiting to try out, some call them 'bubble nails' others call them 'caviar nails' but I shall refer to them as 'creepy nails'.
Mua were selling the sets of the coloured little things for £2 so I decided to give them a try!

My initial verdict was that they were pretty fiddly to apply but the process was quite therapeutic. You gently pour the beads on top of wet nail varnish and even more gently tap them into place.
Once set they feel weird.
Really weird...

Within minutes I felt unable to do anything with my hands, my cardigan kept catching on them, as did my hair! I kept accidentally eating the beads when they fell off into food! Nightmare!

The next morning they looked awful and did not look anything like they has the night before; they had chopped off, discoloured and just looked gross.

My verdict: creepy. Very creepy.
Not for me! But maybe fun for one night out...

Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Aveda is a favourite brand of mine. When it comes to skincare, their enbrightenment cleanser is the stuff of dreams so I was very excited to try another product from the enbrightenment range.

I got this moisturising correcting creme for Christmas and have been indulging in it daily since. It smells amazing thanks to the delicious organic ingredients including shea butter, lavender, sandalwood and rosemary. The combination off essential oils and vitamin enriched ingredients help brighten the skin and diminish the appearance of any dark spots or scars.

Looking on their website they claim you can notice a difference after 8 weeks but I am already seeing an improvement. My scars are looking much lighter and the dark areas under and around my eyes look much brighter which is strange seeing as my sleep routine is terrible at the moment!

I have a combination skin type with a really really oily t-zone and dry patches around my neck and on my cheeks but this seems to work perfectly for me. It provides a great base for foundation and sinks into the skin quickly so theirs no need to sit impatiently while it does its work.

Unfortunately, like any Aveda product this is pretty pricey at an eye watering £45 *gulp* ! This is definitely not something I would by myself on my stusent budget however it makes a great gift and because it is so concentrated one pot can last much longer than usual moisturisers.

So until I become wealthy I will just treasure this pot and hope it doesn't run out anytime soon!!