Friday, 29 April 2011

Nails Of The Day - OPI Japanese Rose Garden

Hi Ladies,

I've been really boring with my nails lately, but yesterday I had a much needed pamper session and decided to paint them in this lovely pink - OPI's Japanese Rose Garden.

This is a pretty rosey pink - perfect for summer. In the picture I am wearing two coats of the polish, which is all i needed for a really opaque finish. The formula is lovely too, not streaky and applies really well :) I feel fantastically summery already!

I have had a lovely day watching the royal wedding with my mum and my nan, drinking tea from my royal wedding mug (yup I bought it!) and eating scones with jam and cream yum yum! I thought the whole day was magical and Kate looked absolutely stunning.

Hope you've had a fantastic day, and enjoy the weekend

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Favourite things :-)

Hi Ladies,

Gosh its been a long time since my last post! I've been super busy lately with what feels like one thing after another, but I've finally got a little bit of time to catch my breath and I thought I'd do a little update post on some of my favourite bits and bobs at the moment :)

Chocolate! - I came home from a few days away to a lovely little pile of Easter eggs. I like the cadbury ones best, especially flake's as they are perfect for dipping in tea - yum yum!

Ipod's - My boyfriend bought me an ipod for my birthday (I've never had an ipod would you believe!). Last week I finally got round to buying a few songs for it, and I havn't put it down since. It is one of the new nano's (pink of course) and it fits perfectly into the front pocket on my handbag, I love it!

Cute Tupperware - I'm always enticed by the lovely bits and bobs in paperchase, and last year I bought a set of three of these ridiculously cute cake tupperwares. I have been using them lots lately for packed lunches to sit and eat in the sunshine, they always seem to evoke an ''awww'' from people when I bring them out of my handbag!

Royal Wedding - I'm really looking forward to watching the royal wedding on friday, I think kate Middleton is absolutely lovely and I can't wait to see her dress! I love Cath Kidston's royal wedding products and have my eye on this very cute mug - what better way to celebrate than with a lovely cup of tea :)

So you think you can dance - I love this programme, I find all the different dances really exciting to watch and I really admire the skill of all the dancers. I like the contemporary and lyrical hip hop routines best. Matt is my favourite so far!

Pampering! - Last night I treated myself to a face mask and a foot spa. I use the liquid talc sachets by Chantelle on my feet when they are in need of a little TLC and they are so lovely and refreshing. The face mask I used was Amie's spring clean cooling face mask which is my favourite face mask ever (and its £2 off in superdrug at the moment - bargain!

Hope you're having a lovely week,

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Tara Smith feed the root shampoo and conditioner :-)

Hi Ladies,

As a hair buff I was very excited to be sent samples of celebrity hairdresser Tara Smith's haircare range for review purposes. I had heard about the range before, as all of Tara Smiths products are made with natural and organic ingredients and are free from parabens, sodium laureth sulphate and many other harsh chemicals. I have quite a sensitive scalp so i was interested to see if specifically using a SLS free shampoo might work for me :)
The packaging is really cute and sturdy, the tag line is ''Tested on film stars not on animals'' which I though was great! The first think I noticed was the fresh minty smell these products have - absolutely lovely.
I received the feed the root shampoo and conditioner, which is formulated with bamboo extract to stimulate and nourish dry hair and five yeast extracts to supplement the hair and scalp with essential minerals. I also noted that both the shampoo and conditioner contain menthol and tea tree which must account for its lovely scent!
So what do I think?
As these products do not contain SLS the shampoo does not lather up as much as standard shampoo's do, So it is very easy to try and compensate by using too much product which can leave your hair feeling greasy (something I did the first few times using this!). However, once I wised up to what I was doing, I became suitably impressed with these products. The shampoo quite literally leaves your scalp tingling - its lovely and refreshing. The conditioner was by far my favourite though, it is really light in consistency and this definitely translates to your hair. It left my hair feeling light, sleek and hydrated - and remarkably tangle free (my hair is usually a long, blonde tangley mess!).
After using these products my hair feels squeaky clean, and even my boyfriend complimented me on how nice my hair smelt (it must have been nice!).

You can buy Tara Smith hair products online at Cult Beauty :) Hope you're having a great weekend enjoying the sunshine!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Primark Nail Foils :-)

Hi Ladies,

Last month I was really excited when I found these nail foils in primark for the bargain price of £3.00! A few days ago I finally had some spare time on my hands and decided it was about time I tried them out. They were a little fiddly to apply, and I definitely didn't do the best job ever on them but for a first attempt I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out!

The foils only lasted a couple of days before they started to peel off and I decided to remove them, so they're not the type you can expect to last for a long time, but I think they're great for a bit of fun or nights out so I'll definitely be picking some more next time I'm in primark.

Hope you're having a lovely week,