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July 2013

Beauty Boxes, Hair, Skincare

Latest in Beauty – Little Beauty Box

July 18, 2013
LIB little beauty box

  I love my beauty boxes, but sometimes waiting a whole month for the next one can be so tedious! Latest in Beauty offer two different types of box that offer some much needed “ooooh a shiny box” in between Glossybox and Birchbox deliveries. Firstly are their LIB collections, themed sets of pre-determined products where you can see exactly what you are going to get before ordering. The collections are usually somewhere between £7-£20 depending on the nature of the…

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Nails, NOTD

NOTD – OPI I don’t give a Rotterdam & Revlon Stunning

July 17, 2013

  This was my first OPI varnish and I have to admit it was the name, not the colour that sold it to me. I purchased “I don’t give a Rotterdam” purely on the basis that I missed my boyfriend (who lives in Rotterdam!) and the name cheered me up! Luckily I found it on Fragrance Direct for £3.99 so managed to grab a bargain with full RRP at around £11.50!     It’s a lovely bluey grey with a…

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Make-up, Nails

Elf haul part 1 – Gemma

July 17, 2013

  I accidentally talked Amie into ordering a massive Elf haul with me on one of their frequent 50% off days recently and here’s what I chose!     Mineral Infused Face Primer – Clear This has been on my wishlist for a very long time! I love a good primer and I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one! I’m also tempted by the green toned one at some point to deal with my awful red cheeks.  …

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NOTD

NOTD – essie “braziliant”

July 15, 2013

A few months ago I had a coral Revlon nail varnish sent to me in a beauty box. I though “hmm not really my colour” but gave it a whirl anyway. What can I say, I am not a convert! I am really into the coral shades at the moment, especially with the sun turning my hair into a lovely “coralesque” shade *frowns*, but no a real beautiful shade that works well with most skin tones and just the right…

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Clothing and Fashion, Jewellery

Shirley Carnival Spoils!

July 14, 2013
Shirly carnival spoils bracelets

A large part of my job as the co-owner of a part time music school involves hanging around at carnivals, fetes and other community events promoting the joys of learning music, so of course I take up every opportunity I can to peruse the plethora of craft, jewellery, organic and plant stalls that often crop up at such events! Yesterday was Shirley Carnival and it was blisteringly hot so I only had one quick sprint around, however there were three…

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Beauty Boxes, Make-up

Trial By “Sweating”

July 14, 2013

  This evening I went to see Blood Red Throne, Flayed Disciple and our good friends Kataleptic. It’s been a scorching hot day but despite this, I thought I would try out some new products. I was originally going to write about this pre gig, but I’m glad I waited!   So this is my face pre gig, before leaving the house. And here the low down on what I used: Face elf Mineral Infused Face Primer in clear Clinique youth…

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Beauty Boxes, Festivals, Hair, Make-up, Nails

July 2013 Glossybox

July 13, 2013
GB inside July

  Glossybox day is always the most exciting day of the month! I’ve been doubly excited about the July box since I saw the gorgeous turquoise print a few days ago as part of the “ready for summer” theme, and I’m glad to say the contents were just as exciting!     After a long day in the sun at work organising a performance for some pupils at my music school, I was filled with glee at my lovely blue…

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Nails, News, NOTD

NOTD – Etos Quick Dry 8

July 13, 2013
NOTD Etos green

This was a bit of a rushed job on the way to work, but I loved the colour so much I had to do a post (my poor cuticles)! I picked this up in Rotterdam on a visit to see my lovely other half for the bargain price of €2.50! I’ve got a few of the Etos quick dry range, you could consider Etos to be the Dutch equivalent of Boots and thus this is a bargain own range line. It…

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Music, News

The first band practice

July 12, 2013

Just a quick post about practice tonight – sans pictures I’m afraid, we were all a bit wrapped up in music and excitement (and very hot, sweaty and shiny!) So obviously things were sounding very different with the lack of a male lead voice, a second guitar and keyboards, but it really feels like all the songs have a new lease of life! We also tried out a few new cover ideas for a bit of fun, and well, had lots…

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News, Vegetarian

Veggie vs Vaccine

July 12, 2013

  I don’t know how many people know, but I am a Psychiatric Nurse in my spare time (OK for 37.5 hours of the week when I am not playing with metulz and makeup). Part of this role, exposes me to lots of health risks as I work in an environment where lots of bugs are passed on. Today I had to attend Occupational Health regarding my immunisation status. I was given an MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine when…

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