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December 2013

Nails

Snowman Nail Art Tutorial

December 20, 2013
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It’s not long before I ditch the festive cuties for the elegant red and gold nails for Christmas day. (I’ll show you guys nearer the day!) So here’s another quick and easy cute festive nail art! What I used: Etos Quick Dry in White Kate Spade Nails inc in “New York Noir” Kate Spade Nails inc in “Soho Silver” Avon Nailwear Pro + in “blue escape” Jesse’s Girl in “Beauty Guru” Nail art brush/dotter (you can use an old painbrush…

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Hair

Lee Stafford – Wonder Spray “Blow Dry Faster”

December 20, 2013
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  If you’re anything like Gem and I, during the festive season you will be run ragged with errands, presents, squeezing in visits to nearest and dearest and trying to prepare for the run up to Christmas. A perfect time to shout about Lee Stafford’s Wonder Spray! My hair is pretty long – granted about 10 inches shorter than it usually is, but if I don’t blow dry, it can take 24 hours for my hair to actually dry properly,…

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Facemask Friday

Facemask Friday – The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask

December 20, 2013
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I absolutely love tea tree products, one of my firm favourite’s used to be Superdrug’s exfoliating Tea Tree Face Pads before they changed the product slightly and they now don’t seem to resemble sandpaper as closely. (I know I know, bad for your skin but it feels so good!) When my skin is feeling a bit drab I love using this tea tree face mask from The Body Shop. It’s also probably one of the nicest face masks to apply due…

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Nails

Reindeer Nail Art Tutorial

December 18, 2013
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My second festive nail of 2013! These cute little reindeer’s are pretty easy to do. What I used: Etos quick dry in blue and white (see here for my latest Etos Rotterdam spoils) Kate Spade New York by Nails inc in “New York Noir” (This colour is absolutely amazing) for my black Avon Nailwear Pro + in “Vintage Boutique” Révérence de Bastion “No 4″ A brush and dotter tool Obligatory Nails inc top coat   Start with your base colour…

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Nails

Rotterdam Spoils

December 18, 2013
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Gem and I recently hopped across the channel for a long weekend in Rotterdam. Gem went to see her partner and Brains and I decided to attend the Rotterdam Deathfest. Besides the bonus of feasting on cheese and Stroopwaffles whilst on the mainland, Gem and I had a gleeful skip to their local “Superdug-esque” store “Etos”. Many shiny things live there, but the shiniest of them all is probably their Etos nail varnishes at a mere €2.50 euros. Unable to…

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Beauty Boxes

Glossybox December 2013

December 16, 2013
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In some sort of strange parallel Universe, this month Gemma received her Birchbox but not her Glossybox and I, the other way round. Fortunately, the arrival of my Glossybox was enough to momentarily distract me from my missing box and my excitement at the red theme for this month sent me giddy with joy.     With a beautifully festive red box complete with candy cane tissue paper inside, this months products included the follow: Wilkinson Sword Intuition – Naturals…

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Nails

O.P.I Mariah Carey

December 11, 2013

As some of you may know, in August I left my full time job as a Community Psychiatric Nurse, to work from home as a web developer with my partner Brains at our web development company BIOSTALL. (Shameless plug I know!) My new career means I spend a lot of time building websites, but it also means my friends and family get to take advantage of this for ridiculously discounted prices. My latest site outside of work was for Solihull…

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News

Penguin Nail Art

December 4, 2013
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Well it’s official, we are now in December and Christmas is flying full speed and head first towards us. The best thing about this time of year, is being able to paint your nails with lots of festive things, so my first Nail Art for the Christmas period is this totally adorable and really easy peasy Penguin. Honestly, this is one of the easiest nail art’s I have done in a long while, so for those that are a little…

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Make-up

Elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

December 4, 2013

As mentioned in my HD Blush post here, I found a few treats hidden away that I had completely forgotten about. The Elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in black was one of them. I think I bought this before I discovered Eyeko, so when I found it still packaged I was sceptical after using such a great product already, but I dived straight in there and applied this a few days ago. It’s very black unlike some pen’s I’ve tried where…

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