Sunday, 26 June 2011

#121 -- 17 Cosmetics

When I was told by a fellow blogger about the offer 17 cosmetics had on at the minute I knew I had to buy some of the products!
They are offering a free "Nail Bar in a Bag" gift bag when you buy 2 of their products.
I ended up getting two of these because me and Jonny went to the till separately, I picked up four new nail colours to get my gift, Fairy Cake, Parma Violet, Sherbet Lemon and Orange Soda!
Sooo pretty :).
This is what's in the bag...
A super cute little gift bag which has a leopard print bright pink nail file and leopard print heart nail stickers and 2 nail colours, these are Pink Grapefruit and Knockout Red!
I have wanted Pink Grapefruit for ages so I'm really happy I now have it twice, hehe!

Here are some swatches of the colours..
Knockout Red, Pink Grapefruit, Fairy Cake, Parma Violet, Sherbet Lemon and Orange Soda!
Beautiful :). I think I love Sherbet Lemon.

17 Cosmetic polishes are such cheap, bright and creamy colours that state on the bottle they last for 5 days!! Wowie!
Now my dilemma is what colour to have on my nails...


#120 -- Thank you...

This is a big thank you too Rachel at Life of a Sweetaholic!
I won one of the prizes on her secret giveaway holiday competition!

I won a really cute Hello Kitty bag, and she also was thoughtful enough to send me a tiny wee thank you card as well!
Thank you Rachel!
Check out her blog, its awesome :)

#119 -- Another haul!

I had a trip into Newcastle yesterday with the boyfriend and he ended up spoiling me as usual and got me a few bits and bobs :).
Big daisy duck cosmetic bag -- £3.99 from H&M, really good to fit everything I need product wise for Blackpool this week, and also super cute!
Smaller daisy duck makeup bag -- £3.99 from H&M also super cute, and fits all my makeup in perfectly.
Aviator Sunglasses -- £4.99 from New Look, I've wanted a pair of aviators for ages and these ones are perfect and so reasonably priced! The legs of the glasses are leopard print :).

John Frieda Shampoo, Conditioner and Lightening Spray -- 3 for £10 in Asda.
Batiste Dry Shampoo for blondes -- £3.99 from Boots.
Lee Stafford Miracle Growth Treatment -- Usually £7.99, but I used a £2 off professional haircare voucher from Boots so I got this for £5.99...I will let you know how I get along with this baby :).

Hehe, yes more new nail paints!
I won't give too much away as I'm going to blog about them separately!
These were £2.99 each at Boots :).

Hope you enjoyed seeing my purchases, I also got a couple of pairs of new shoes which I forgot to picture!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

#118 -- NOTW!

This is a nail of the week not of the day because I haven't been able to wear nail polish with being at College doing treatments all week :(...and next week will be the same!
This NOTW is too cheer me up :).
OPI - Sparrow Me The Drama!
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat!
Love it <3

#117 -- Models Own Smash-Ups

Last night I went to the Metro Centre for a look around and bought two new Models Own Smash-Up polishes and the new version of the Nail Art Pen.
Smash-Ups in Black, Silver (which I already had), Purple and Pink and the new Nail Art Pen in Black.
I got the Smash-Ups on offer 2 for £8, when they are usually £6 each from Boots, which has 2 for £8 on all Models Own nail polishes! and the pen was £6.

Here are my swatches.
Pink over Barry M - Matt White
Purple, Black, Silver and Purple again over Models Own - Sophie's Pink
Pink over Barry M - Limited Edition
I also tried the Zebra effect and Polka Dots over Barry M - Limited Edition, to try out the nail art pen!
Over all the Smash-Ups in my opinion are good if used in a thin coat! They don't crack at all in a thick coat!
The pen which I was most excited about buying since I wanted the old version and never got round to buying it was a bit of a disappointment for me, the brush was bend sideways and the product is a little gloopy, but I'll still use it!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

#115 -- Sally's Haul & Mag Freebies!

I went down to Sally's with the Mr on Saturday morning and decided to pick up some bits and bobs! 
French White Tip -- £2.99+vat
POTC OPI Mini's -- £6.30+vat
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat -- £4.59+vat
Seche Clear Base Coat -- £3.59+vat

I needed a new french tip polish as mine from College has gone goopy and disgusting, this one works fab, I tried it when I did my boyfriend's mams nails! I also tried out the base coat and top coat on her too, the base coat is amazing, leaves such a smooth surface to paint on, and the top coat is just wow, super shiny and hardwearing!!
I wanted the POTC mini's because I love the films and the nail polishes are sooo pretty.
L-R -- Skulls & Glossbones, Planks a Lot, Sparrow Me the Drama and Stranger Tides.
I want to get planks a lot and sparrow me the drama in the bigger sizes, and also try another colour I can't remember the name of, oh and the Silver Shatter :).

I have also like many others picked up some magazine freebies this week.
The Eyeliner duo from Company £2.
And Benefit Posie Tint and High Beam from Glamour, £2 each.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

#114 -- A to Z of Me!

Age: 22
Bed Size: Single

Chore you Hate: Dusting!

Dogs: Baxter - A Dachshund (sausage woggy)

Essential start of your day:  Check my phone for E-mails, messages, facebook, the time!

Favourite Colour: Pink, Black, Silver, Blue, Purple...any lol!

Gold or Silver: Silver

Height: 5"4
Instruments I play: None

 Job Title: Student - Studying Beauty Therapy :)

Kids: I have none!

Live: In the North East

Mum's name: Lisa

Nickname: Nat, Peo, Natts

Pet Peeve: Errm...I'm sure a lot of things lol.

Quote from a movie: Can't think off the top of my head...
Right or left handed: Righty

Siblings: 2 Younger Brothers
Time you wake up: 7:15ish on a College day, and between 8 and 10ish on a normal day.

Underwear: Whatever I get out of my closet first.

Vegetables you dislike: Cauliflower, broccoli, parsnips, cabbage, onions

What makes you run late: Me, I dilly-dally around!

X-rays you've had done: Just teeth

Yummy food you make: Cakes :)

Zoo animal: Monkeys :)

#113 -- NOTD

Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
White Nail Art Pen :).
As you can tell I love Polka dots at the minute and it's catching in the family, my mam has Polka Dot toes and so does my Aunty :) x

#112 -- Town Haul :)

I went into town (Newcastle) on Saturday day time with the boyfriend and picked up a few bits and bobs including some jeans and sandals which I haven't photographed, and my best friends birthday presents which are now all wrapped up :).
This is my haul:
Simple skin care, Pirates film guide, 18 month diary, Pirates Notebook, and 2 Barry M Polishes.
The pirates film guide was from HMV and cost £10.00
18 month diary was from WHSmiths and cost £8.99
Pirates Notebook was from the Disney Store and cost £6.00.
Barry M nail paints in Lemon Ice Cream and Blueberry Ice Cream, 2 for £5 in Boots. (I'll swatch these in NOTD's)

Hehehe, just for fun, mmm!

Simple skin care! The cleanser, face mask and toner were on 3 for 2 in Boots, and the moisturiser and wipes I got in a pack from Home Bargains for £2.99 :).
I love Simple as its a good range for my sensitive skin, I will review these more in detail at a later date.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

#111 -- Skincare Wishlist!

I love these face masques! I can't get enough, this are three I currently want to try :).

These are a couple of the only products my skin likes, so I want to try the cleanser, mask and toner to get myself into a proper skincare routine!

#110 -- New nail art storage and NOTD!

I have just sorted out my nail art stuff and put it into bigger storage. My old storage was bursting open and I couldn't fit any more in. This is a beauty case from Argos, it was roughly £20 and its actually quite big, and it used to hold my make up which is now all over the place for now!
This is it! My goodies :).
In the top I have some nail stickers and a nail polish remover pot, in the next part down we have my dotting tools, buffers, nail files, cuticle sticks, brushes etc. and in the bottom the best bits...rhinestsones, nail pens, nail art paints :D.

I have also done a NOTD since I was inspired after sorting out my box!
Polka Dot Nails <3 
Barry M - Mint Green!
White Nail Art Pen for Polka Dots!

I LOVE Barry M Nail Paints :D

#109 -- Nail Wishlist!

I currently (as always) have a big wishlist for new nail polishes and items.
I thought I would share with you my current list of items which I reeeeally want!

Barry M (L-R) -- Strawberry Ice Cream, Berry Ice Cream and Blueberry Ice Cream.
Barry M polishes are an amazing £2.99 each and come in a wide range of fab colours!
They are available in Boots, Superdrug and Online.

Models Own Pastel Boxset!
(L-R) -- Feeling Blue, Lemon Meringue, Pastel Pink, Lilac Dream, Top Turquoise and Fuzzy Peach.
You can get this boxset online only, for only £20, this would be £30 separately so that's an amazing £10 saving!!
Models Own polishes are also available to buy separately in Boots stores for £5.00 each!

Orly Instant Artist Starter Kit -- £17.95
I saw this on another blog and have always wanted to try out Orly polishes!
Available here.
You can also buy Orly polishes separately in Boots stores.

OPI - Silver Shatter -- £7.00
Available here.
OPI polishes retail for around £10, and are available at Sally's and online at Amazon.

 OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Mini's Collection -- £9.99
Colours (L-R) -- Planks A Lot, Skull & Glossbones, Sparrow Me The Drama and Stranger Tides.
Available here.
More colours are available in this collection. Available on Amazon and in Sally's stores.