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January 2014

Cosmetics Storage, Nails

Roo Beauty Zebra Print Travel Nail Polish Storage

January 31, 2014
Roo Beauty Nail Varnish Storage Zebra

      Today I want to share this awesomely cute nail varnish case from Roo Beauty! I travel around a lot with my band (not to mention the frequent trips across the channel to see my boyfriend who is studying in Rotterdam!) and I always loose my nail varnishes in the bottom of a travel case somewhere. Cut to ten minutes before stage time and I’m frantically trying to find a black sharpie to cover up all the chips…

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Make-up

the Balm cosmetics “time balm” concealer

January 30, 2014
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I know, I know … January is not the time for spending. But before I’m given the look of disapointment, I didn’t spend a penny! I promise! Thanks to Birchbox though, signing up to that wonderful beauty box of joy means that when I complete surveys on the products I receive, I get points. Luckily for me, these points can be used in their online shop which contains many beautiful products including a favourite of both Gem and I –…

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Nails

Using Magnetic Nail Varnish

January 29, 2014
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Some months ago now, I posted a Nail of the day which included Avon’s Colour Attract Magnetic Nail Varnish. Since then, I’ve had a few people asking me how to use magnetic wands/blocks with their nail varnish and I have to admit, looking back to when I first tried these out – I too was a little confused. So to help you all out, I’ve taken a few photo’s to show you. First off, start by painting your nails with the…

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Nails

Models Own Velvet Goth Trio

January 28, 2014
Models Own Velvet

  I can’t believe how long it has taken me to get a review up for this set – they’ve been on my nails almost constantly since December! I’ve only tried a few Models Own polishes, and despite my love for all things glitter they were all traditional finishes, but I can see my collection growing very swiftly on the basis of this set! The Velvet Goth Trio is an ASOS online exclusive that takes three shades from the  collection…

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Make-up

Real Techniques Limited Edition Duo-Fibre Collection

January 22, 2014
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  When the Real Techniques brushes launched a while back, the blogosphere went into total melt down over them, and my lust to own some grew and grew! It’s harder than you think to find synthetic pro-standard make-up brushes that don’t cost the earth, but finally I have found my match in make-up brush heaven! The duo-fibre collection contains three brushes – a face brush, a contour brush and a eye brush. There’s no travel case as with the core…

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Lifestyle

Thriving off Thriftiness

January 21, 2014
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Since I took up self-employment, I really do see money in a completely different light. Both my partner and I often assess things in hours – “Hmm, this food shop is half a day’s work” etc etc. Keeping in spirit with Gem’s “Wham Bam Jan Spending Ban” I too have banned myself from over indulging in the hope that I can get back on track after the Christmas spend. Inspired by one of my fav bloggers “Miss Thrifty” I figured…

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Beauty Boxes

Birchbox January 2014

January 21, 2014
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It seems like a lifetime ago that the December Birchbox came and after my completely overwhelming Christmas period where I was spoilt rotten, I had nearly forgotten about beauty box time. In fact I was at Gem’s house when suddenly the strange delivery lady appeared with her box, so I instantly hurried the fifteen feet or so back to my own house in excitement! A new look to the Birchbox was pretty surprising, but great. Gem and I are suckers…

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Beauty Boxes

Glossybox January 2014

January 21, 2014
Glossybox January 2014

  It seems like only yesterday I was oooing and aaaahing over December’s Glossybox, and already here is the first box of 2014! The first thing of note is that the box itself is bigger and well…glossier! This months theme is “Back to Basics” and contains five products, only one (almost sort of two!) of which is full size.   I have to say I wasn’t all that excited upon first impressions, the lack of a make-up item and the…

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Nails, News

Shatter by O.P.I

January 16, 2014
Shatter by OPI

I am very much a latecomer when it comes to the crackle nail polish scene. I had one or two when they first hit the market but never really bothered with them much, I think these three polishes from O.P.I have completely changed my mind! I found these in Pound World of all places, and picked up Shatter the Scales, Super Bass Shatter and Black Shatter. I remember reading a review on these somewhere that hinted that if you applied them directly…

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Make-up

Contouring here I come … (featuring W7 & Benefit)

January 15, 2014
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  I have been most spoilt over the festive season. My dad Neil brought me a benefit tin which I was absolutely over the moon with (I’m guessing it has something to do with his beautiful daughter pointing him in the right direction and I don’t mean my good self!) the contents of which contained the Hoola bronzer. Gem also brought me Candy Floss highlighter and Africa bronzer by W7. Although the Africa was largely due to the beautiful animal…

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