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October 2013

Clothing and Fashion, Make-up, Nails, Skincare

Oct/Nov’s Most Wanted

October 30, 2013

It’s the time of year when I should be focusing my purchases on others, ready for Christmas. Unfortunately all this does, is fuel my longing for products that I happen to spot along the way. There are so many things that I want -need- this festive period that I have no idea where to begin! First up, Dior in “Rouge Dior 999″, because even though I already own over 9000 red lipsticks, I really need this one! I don’t know…

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Studs and Flicks Competition Win Review!

October 28, 2013

I was lucky enough to win a giveaway run by Shannon over at Studs and Flicks and my prize just arrived! I won a Collection Hot Looks nail polish in Milkshake, Calvin Klein Tempting Glimmer in Sage Shimmer and an adorable compact mirror. Milkshake is a very grown up pink-ish nude. I actually only own a few nudes and I love fast dry varnishes so I was really excited to try this out. The brush is amazing and covered my…

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Libby’s Hen Night: A Timeline

October 28, 2013

5.30pm > I head over to Amie’s house to get ready. Literally take enough beauty supplies to open a medium sized Boots. 5.33 > First bottle of wine opened. 5.40 > The bride-to-be arrives and gives me the most gorgeous black glittery Hell Bunny dress to wear! Lucky me! 6.00 > All the make-up. All the hairspray.   7.15 > Mother of Steel arrives and we pose for some tasteful photos 7.30 > Our chauffeur takes us into town, with…

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Make-up

MUA Glamour Days Eyeshadow Palette Swatches & Review

October 26, 2013
MUA Glamour Days Palette

MUA have a reputation for amazingly pigmented eyeshadows at unbelievably low prices. I already have three MUA palettes – Undressed, Glitter Ball and The Immaculate Collection, and I picked up Glamour Days and Starry Night in a recent haul. I will be posting a review and swatch of Starry Night soon, and will add the older palettes too if requested! Okay onto the lovely colours. Glamour Days has 12 different shades with a mix of matte and shimmer finishes. I…

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Skincare

Working 9-5 (made easier with nails)

October 25, 2013

As mentioned in a previous post, I have now been self-employed for two months, leaving behind the NHS, a well paid job, an almost Senior position and a life spent inside prison walls. (Yes I was a prison nurse.) Although I still work as a nurse occasionally to keep my practice up, one of my main issues was with the direction of the NHS in general and my general frustrations at not being heard with my ideas being pushed aside.…

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Nails

Halloween Frankenstein Nails

October 25, 2013
halloween frankenstein nail 6

  I have another festive nail design to share with you all. This one is simply adorable! Things you will need: Black nail varnish/nail art pen Green nail varnish White nail varnish/nail art pen Top and base coat Dotting nail tool or toothpick As always prepare your nails with a base coat. I’ve used my usual Avon peeling and brittleness solver and base coat. I’ve picked NYC’s In a Minute quick dry varnish in “High Line Green” for my green…

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Skincare

October 2013 Bargains

October 25, 2013

For those who may not know, I am now in me second month of self-employment. Working from home has it’s perks, but it does mean I have had to curb my enthusiasm for the purchasing of ad-hoc beauty products and really take control of my spending habits. Going from a relatively well paid job, to one that has no certainty of ever having money again is quite a daunting leap and has meant I’ve had two months of strict budgeting,…

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Facemask Friday

Facemask Friday – Sugar and Spice Self-Heating Mask

October 25, 2013
sugar and spice

I usually go for deep cleansing and pore refining masks, but this was picked up on a whim in a 2 for 3 offer a while ago, and I figured I may as well give it a try whilst my pores are behaving for once! The warming sensation is lovely and very soothing. I was having quite a stressful morning and felt instantly more relaxed once the facemask started heating up beneath my fingers. The smell is a delicious vanilla…

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Nails

Halloween Pumpkin Nails

October 24, 2013

It’s that time of year -again- where we have just a few precious months before Christmas and Halloween strikes! What better way to celebrate than to play around with lots of funky nail designs. This is just a quick one to get into the spirit of things so I hope you enjoy it. Things you will need: An Orange Nail Varnish A Black Nail Varnish Obligatory base and top coats Nail brush/dotter or tooth pick/cotton bud First of all coat…

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Festivals

Wacken Open Air tickets are here!

October 24, 2013
Wacken 2014 tickets

After what can only be described as the most soul destroying few months thinking I’d have to miss Wacken when it sold out right after the ’13 fest, I managed to get my hands on two tickets in the recent re-draw and they arrived this morning, and I’ve also just heard that Amie has received hers today! Wacken Open Air is the ultimate international heavy metal festival, and though you can no longer buy tickets (unless they announce another draw!)…

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