Thursday, 27 November 2014

Week 47 manicure challenge

This week I got into the Christmas spirit after making a good start to my Christmas shopping. I decided to try a cute penguin design on my nails, because doesn't the John Lewis advert just make you fall in love with penguins?! 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

These boots are made for walking

I have spent the past couple of months trawling the high street for the perfect pair of boots to see me through the colder months. I have tried on loads! Twice, I thought I had found the perfect pair, only to find the shop didn't have my size, so I ordered them online. Then once they arrived - disappointment - they looked clumpy and made my feet look massive. No surprises then that they had to be sent back.

Last week, I was browsing Tesco's Florence & Fred website to replace a pair of loafers I have for work, when I stumbled across these little beauties. They caught my eye straight away but I didn't want the repeat hassle of ordering online and sending back for a third time so I left the page but bookmarked it on my browser. A few days later I had to go to my local Tesco Home to pick up said loafers (click and collect to save on postage costs, yeah baby!), so I had a little look around. There, on the shelf were the boots.

Tesco, F&F, gold, heel, trim, boots

I tried them on and it was love at first step. The first thing I noticed was how comfortable they are. F&F shoes always have quite padded soles. They don't feel particularly high, I think I could walk around in them for hours at a time. And they only cost £28! I practically skipped to the till with them.

They look great with skinny jeans and leggings. Equally I think they'd look good with the right casual dress/skirt.They are really on trend with the gold trim (I've seen lots of gold trim around on my travels such as these from Miss Selfridge, which are more expensive, higher and not as comfortable).

You can find 'my boots' here.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Herbalife Skin review

I first heard about Herbalife Skin via Facebook (I am FB friends with a girl who makes dresses and has recently started selling Herbalife). She claimed that she used this 7 day results kit and it changed her skin and made it look amazing. Being someone who has struggled with my skin since puberty, a claim like this made my ears prick up. 

She was selling it for £20 plus P&P, but I found another distributor via eBay (shh) who did it a couple of pounds cheaper. For what you get in the kit (3 small tubes and 4 sachets), it's bloody expensive! 

The kit contains:
Mini Soothing Aloe Cleanser 50ml 
Mini Daily Glow Moisturiser 15ml 
Mini Replenishing Night Cream 15ml 
Firming Eye Gel Packette – 2 x 2ml 
Hydrating Eye Cream Packette – 2 x 2ml

Herbalife, skin, 7 day results kit

 It arrvied a few days later and at this point I started to wonder how a cleanser and a couple of moisturisers could have any major impact on my skin. Not even a toner?!

Still, I thought I'd give it a go, after all I had spent my hard-earned cash on this. So for 7 days straight I used nothing but the kit. 

A couple of days in I had a spot breakout on my forehead. I kept going though, put it down to the possiblity of monthly hormones. The Herbalife rep actually messaged me on day 5 to ask how it was going (and if I'd like any full sized products!). I told her about the breakout, and she likened it to when you get a facial, that the products bring out all of the impurities first.

It is now day 9. The breakout on my forehead is still there - not any worse, but not any better.

Maybe if the kit came with a bit more, like a toner, or a face scrub it might be a bit more effective for spot prone skin. But for me, it's not really done much good.

I'll finish the kit, but wont be ordering any full size products.

Week 46 manicure challenge

Red, gold, stripy nails, manicure

Stripy accent nail. A little messy, but it was my first ever try. Practise makes perfect. 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Week 44 manicure challenge

I wanted to make an extra effort with my nails for my birthday, so I picked these falsies up in Superdrug. They were on offer, so only £3.29 I think.

The glue they came with didn't seem to dry very quickly, so I didn't hold up much hope for it. I ended up using my Nailene quick dry glue, which holds very well.

They are quite short, but very neat and looked pretty classy. They had a nice shiny, freshly manicured finish, although that faded after acouple of days.

Loving the look in the photo below with the ring from my boyfriend.

Best tweezers ever!

Tweezerman pointed tweezers: ★★★★★

It was my birthday this week and I was so lucky to get lots of lovely presents from my family and my boyfriend.

These tweezerman pointed tweezers have been on my wish list for a while, so I was really excited when I unwrapped them.

They really are amazing! The point could take your eye out, so you have to be careful, but this allows for brilliant precision. You can get even get fine and short hairs with it.

With these and my 10x zoom mirror, I have no excuse not to have perfectly shaped brows from now on.

£19.50 from Boots

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