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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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Festivals, Make-up, Metal, Music, News

Welcome to January …

January 5, 2014

2014. How did this even happen? Suddenly Christmas appeared and now we are in yet another year. So here is an obligatory summary of some of the better bits of 2013. Last year was a pretty monumental year for both Gem and I: Brains and I moved into our “actually proper just for the two of us” house – situated approximately 7 doors or so away from Gemma at the same time as going to Norway for the first time…

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The “Wham Bam Jan Spending Ban”

January 4, 2014
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I. Have. Enough. Make-up. This is the mantra I will be repeating throughout the whole of this month. Same goes for nail varnish, perfume, skincare and all luxury cosmetics. No more “Oh but it’s on special offer”, no sneaky “Oooh free P&P”. Nothing. Does that mean I will blog less with no new shinies? Not at all! In fact quite the opposite, as I plan on going through my stash of treasures to find some hidden gems! Plus the fact…

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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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Down with the sickness

November 6, 2013

    WELL! Sometimes the weekend (and half the week!) just passes you by in a blur and suddenly it’s Wednesday, you have a cold and you’re thinking “what happened to all those blogs I planned this weekend?” We’re both knee deep in tissues and lemsips, and reeling from a very busy weekend so bear with us and usual service will resume shortly! Totally not hellbent for for the lurgy Gem & Pants  

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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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News, Skincare

The Body Shop Vitamin E Skincare Range Part 2

October 5, 2013

Here is Part 2 of my Vitamin E blog. From left to right: Moisture Cream, Illuminating Moisture Cream, Intense Moisture Cream, Nourishing Night Cream Moisture Cream: This was the first Vitamin E moisturiser I bought. It’s light weight, gives enough hydration to last the day and is wonderful for mixing with foundations. I absolutely loved the texture of this and how my skin felt when I used it for the first time, I blame my Vitamin E devotion on this…

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I listened to Carcass’ new album, and I liked it – how elitism should work

October 3, 2013

In my eyes, there are two types of elitists when it comes to metal. First up there’s the ones who, no matter how much jazz they listen to, will always f*****g love metal. They would -die- for metal, and are the truest of the true. They understand the concept of wearing a different band hoodie to the t-shirt they’re wearing and would never wear the t-shirt of the band they are going to see. They are open to new bands…

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News, Recipes, Vegetarian

How do you like your eggs in the morning? – Baked with Mushrooms!

September 20, 2013

No make up here today, just a lovely easy to make Breakfast recipe! Since working from home with Brains for his Web Design and Development company BIOSTALL, I have the luxury of actually having cooked breakfast in the morning should I so desire. I love cooking and I especially love baking so I’m always trying out new recipes and throwing stuff together to see what happens. So here is a recipe I tried for the first time the other day…

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