Monday, 22 December 2014
Sunday, 7 December 2014
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Monday, 3 November 2014
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Sunday, 28 September 2014
EI'm not usually a paint my nails kind of girl and I didnt even have them done for my wedding. Shocking for a beauty blogger but all that is changing slowly.
I'm still not a cuticle pusher backer or a file em down to perfection girl but I have recently been enjoying kicking back in front of some trash tv and slicking on a fresh lick of paint.
At the moment I have Barry M's latest offering Mustard on my nails. As the weather changes I'm enjoying the transition from brights and neons to more muted dirty colours. Having picked up the entire Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Autumn collection *looks sheepish* I figured I would review them all seperately. So far the verdict on Mustard is a positive one, I've had numerous compliments from complete strangers in stores to the ever hard to please spouse... shock horror!
The formula of this range I have found to dry slightly quicker than their previous offerings however this shade did begin to chip after 2-3 days whereas I have had Greenberry on my nails for well over 7 days before I noticed any wear and tear..
Does anybody have any Autumnal recommendations for polishes while this new love of painted nails overcomes me...?
Thursday, 4 September 2014
Monday, 1 September 2014
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Friday, 15 August 2014
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Every girls dream is Zara, so that's where I headed on my fictional tour first where I spied this Leather Pouch. Its small, it's cute, it says 'stressed' hence it's perfect for me. Also from Zara's offerings come this gorgeous Pique Blazer and this cute Bucket Bag. I don't wish for much...
Now this wouldn't be a fictional shopping trip without some makeup thrown and who doesn't want Tom Ford makeup! I don't own anything from Tom Ford's beauty range but if I could first on the list would be this Eye colour quad or the ever popular Lip Colour in wild ginger.
And of course you can't end a virtual mooch around the shops without paying homage to space NK. First stop, the By Terry stand where I spotted the ever talked about ombre-blackstar in brown perfection and of course I couldn't leave without perusing the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes.
Sometimes virtual tours are better than the real thing....
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Thursday, 27 March 2014
I haven't done a healthy eating post in a very long while so I figured why not start there! I've always believed that while a good skincare regime is important its equally as important if not more to feed yourself from within. I know I bang on about it a lot in my health posts but if it feels good on the inside, it'll show on the outside.
Drink lots of water! Water helps aid digestion, helps keep your body well hydrated, works wonders for glowy skin and has 0 calories! If you're like me and don't think water tastes as good as a can of diet coke try adding some fresh fruit to your bottle of water and popping it in the fridge to keep it nice and fresh. My favourites are lemon slices, strawberry and kiwi chunks and blueberries for that extra antioxidant hit! Drinking a glass of water half an hour before your meal will ensure you probably eat a bit less and having another glass half an hour after your meal will help aid digestion.
Don't skip breakfast! It sounds so simple but it really really helps! Eating a well balanced healthy breakfast will keep you going until lunchtime, it'll stop you from craving sugar and fats mid morning and give you all the energy you need to achieve your full potential rather than feeling lethargic and grouchy like I often did. My favourite breakfast choices have become porridge oats with 1% milk topped with blueberries and sometimes a cheeky banana if I'm feeling devilish or A slice of wheat free toast topped with rocket leaves, poached egg and sliced smoked salmon....mmmm delish!
Freeze your fruits! Buying larger fruits or fruits in bulk means you can freeze what you don't eat immediately, frozen fruits taste great in smoothies or just as they are as a refreshing hit and it means you don't waste what doesn't get eaten the day you buy them.
Switch to Coconut Oil! The apparent benefits to this new wonder product are endless so obviously I had to jump on the Coconut Oil bandwagon! Now I've not been cooking with it long enough to sing its praises too much just yet but according to the numerous articles that have popped up recently the possibilities are endless with this product. You can cook with it, cleanse your face with it, condition your hair with it, moisturize your body with it as well as it's endless digestive and medicinal properties. I'll leave you to make your minds up about this one for now while I continue to test it out.
Until next time