Sunday, 10 March 2013

Food of Late #1

Hi everyone,
 I thought I'd do a post compiling all my recent food pictures from main meals to yummy things I've baked. Hopefully it might give you some inspiration if you're stuck in a cooking rut?
Chocolate Brownies with White Chocolate Chunks
Chicken breast stuffed with low fat mozzarella, wrapped in parma ham, with a creamy mushroom sauce, new potatoes and salad
Crispy Bacon, Avocado, Egg Salad
Salmon, Crispy Bacon and Avocado Baguette with Chips and Onion Rings
Sweet Chilli Salmon Salad with Lemon and Garlic Mayo
Beef Lasagne with Salad
My Favourite Chicken Salad
Crispy Potato Cubes
Small Homemade Vegetable Pizza
Thanks for reading,

NOTD - Essie's Island Hopping with Gittery Accent Nail!

Hi everyone,
Last night I went out for a few drinks with some ladies from work and I thought it was a perfect excuse to use a really pretty but neglected Essie polish from my collection.

This is Essie's Island Hopping, I bought it last summer in a pack of three Essie polishes for only £7! It's a creamy, plummy mauve that only needs two coats for an opaque finish.
For my accent nail I used L'oreals Purple Disturbia (2 coats) and topped it with Barry M's Pink Irridescent polish. I really love this look, it feels sophisticated, yet pretty due to the glitter.

What are your favourite nail looks at the moment?
Thanks for reading,

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

NOTD - Essie's Footloose

Hi everyone,
So this weekend I made quite an exciting discovering, my boyfriends Mum has a stash of aboout 30 Essie polishes that I didn't know about! She wanted me to help her paint her nails, while helping her she said I could use them if I wanted, yay!
I picked out this gorgeous purpley raspberry colour called Footloose.

This is a cream finish polish and is pretty much opaque in one coat, but I applied two coats just to make sure.
Application was really easy and it dried very quickly too. I applied Essie's top coat over it to make it extra glossy :)
Do you love this colour as much as I do?
Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 3 March 2013

New Maybelline Color Tattoos - 24K Gold and Light In Purple - Swatches and Mini Review

Hi everyone,
A couple of weeks ago I noticed two new Maybelline Color Tattoo shades in my local Superdrug and without hesitation I bought both. These two new shades are 24K Gold and Light In Purple.

I think both of these new shades are beautiful! I've worn them each a few times now and I'm impressed with the quality, they do seem to differ slightly from the other color tattoos I have in texture. They seem a little more slippery and are less opaque than most of the others. Even though those things sound negative they actually work for me, the Light In Purple shade is beautifully irridescent and adds a sheer wash of shimmery, purpley colour to the eyelids.
24K Gold packs a bit more of a punch pigmentation wise and I've found it works really well on its own with black liquid liner or as a base for a golden eye look, I've topped it with Half Baked from Urban Decay and it looked fantastic. 
I found the wear time with these was as good as the other color tattoos and neither shade creased on me at all throughout the day. I did wear UD primer potion underneath them but I do with everything.
Here's a picture of when I wore 24K Gold topped with UD's Half Baked...
These cream shadows retail for £4.99 each.
Thanks for reading,

Saturday, 2 March 2013

February Favourites

Hi everyone,
Time for February favourites!

Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean Cleanser
I love this stuff! I've been using it since I got it for Christmas, it leaves my skin feeling really smooth and clean. It's a really active product but it doesn't irritate my skin.
Nivea Stress Protect Deodorant
I bought this a few weeks ago on a whim, it was half price and seeing as I'm a fan on Nivea deodorants I thought I'd give it a go. I'm not sure how it works, but it really does, I barely seem to sweat when I wear it!
DermaV10 Cocoa Body Butter
This product is an absoloute bargain, I picked it up in Home Bargains for only 89p! It's a thick butter that sinks in pretty quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised. The best bit about this product though is definitely the smell! It's a sweet, cocoa scent and I've had loads of compliments on the smell from people at work who said I smell like coconut and chocolate! That works for me!
Soap and Glory Perfume
This has been my everyday perfume for this month, it smells like Soap and Glory's signature scent, which is a perfect, light daytime scent.
L'oreal Lumi Magique in Shade 1
My favourite product for helping to conceal and brighten under my eyes, I've tried the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch that loads of people rave about but I much prefer this product. Let me know if you'd like to see a review/comparison. :)

L'oreal Volume Million Lashes Diamantissime Mascara
I got this as a gift with purchase back in December and didn't love it when I started using it, but this month I started using it again and I've made it work for me. I've been using it as a seperating and lengthening mascara after applying a volumising mascara and it's been working really well.

17 Va Va Voom Mascara
 This mascara has a massive brush and is great for building volume even with my lashes
which are tiny and skinny. I've been loving using this in conjunction with the L'oreal mascara for volumised, long and seperated lashes this month.

Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose
I've been quite into using tinted lip balms this month instead of lipsticks and this one has to be my favourite. It melts into my lips so quickly and leaves a pretty hint of colour and healthy sheen. I really want to buy the Korres lip butter in the shade Plum now too!

GOSH Soft'N Shine Lip Balm in Scarlet
This is a product that lives in my handbag and I use all the time but I've never included it in a monthly favourites post even though it is definitely a favourite! It's a lovely moisturising lipstick/balm that's a muted soft, rosey pink colour that is fairly sheer when applied. It smells like vanilla and is so easy to apply on the go without a mirror. :)

What were your favourites this month?

Thanks for reading,