Sunday, 28 September 2014

Mustard on my nails...

EI'm not usually a paint my nails kind of girl and I didnt even have them done for my wedding. Shocking for a beauty blogger but all that is changing slowly.

I'm still not a cuticle pusher backer or a file em down to perfection girl but I have recently been enjoying kicking back in front of some trash tv and slicking on a fresh lick of paint.

At the moment I have Barry M's latest offering Mustard on my nails.  As the weather changes I'm enjoying the transition from brights and neons to more muted dirty colours.  Having picked up the entire Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Autumn collection *looks sheepish* I figured I would review them all seperately.  So far the verdict on Mustard is a positive one, I've had numerous compliments from complete strangers in stores to the ever hard to please spouse... shock horror!

The formula of this range I have found to dry slightly quicker than their previous offerings however this shade did begin to chip after 2-3 days whereas I have had Greenberry on my nails for well over 7 days before I noticed any wear and tear..

Does anybody have any Autumnal recommendations for polishes while this new love of painted nails overcomes me...?

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Adding some more drama in my life...

Yes I am literally adding some more drama in my life, Maybelline Color Drama to be precise.  Whilst perusing the aisles of Superdrug in search for a new anti-aging moisturiser yes I can see wrinkles! I was very easily distracted by these beauties.  As Autumn is imminent I was searching for a orangey-browny-red brick shade to add to my collection but haven't had much luck as of yet.  Fab Orange does however come very close to fulfilling my lipstick needs.  Although very orange there is also a very obvious red hue which deepens slightly when applied.  These are very aptly named Intense Velvet Lip Pencils as the feel is very velvety matte on the lips and color payoff very intense. 
 Currently buy one get one half price in Superdrug I decided to go for Nude Perfection to make a pair.  The Pinky-browny nude is a great everyday choice for those days when you don't want to layer on a bright fuchsia or do the whole red lip, lip liner jazz however this line does have quite a range of colours from your pinky nudes to your fuchsias, corals, reds and deeper berries there's something for everyone and call me old fashioned but in the day of the twist up lip pencil era it's quite nice to have an old school wooden pencil to sharpen once blunt.  
Anybody else get a secret satisfaction from sharpening a lip or eye pencil to a fresh new point ready for action...?

Monday, 1 September 2014

20 Facts About Me....

1.  I have incredibly low self-esteem..just looking at my mug shot headlining this post is giving me anxiety but I'm working on getting over it!

2.  I'm 27 years old, don't let that baby face fool you! I still get ID'd in stores...

3.  I'm very recently but very happily married, he's my rock when things get too much and gives me a kick up the derriere when I'm slacking! Love you babe!

4.  I've had my blog for almost 3 years now but I'd given up on it for a while...It was hard doing something I'd lost all passion and drive for but it was actually the aforementioned hubzy who encouraged me to get back into it and I've realized just how much I enjoy being a part of this community.

5.  I'm a fully qualified Adult Nurse, I love my job, hate what it's become...

6.  I am physically incapable of functioning without my daily dose of caffeine.

7.  I've always wanted to start a YouTube channel but my nerves keep getting the better of me, I'm working my way up to it though so maybe one day in the not so distant future i'll bare my YouTube soul for the world to see.

8.  Beauty and Fashion are real passions of mine, the ultimate life goal is to turn those passions into a career.

9.  My ultimate beauty blogger babe has to be Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup and fashion fave the beautiful Ascia from Hybrid In A Headpiece.

10.  My all time favourite film is Scarface...that is all!

11.  I am an Aries, yep I'm an April baby

12.  I love giving gifts, even more than I love receiving them!  I get so excited and spend ages wrapping them, tying ribbons and topping with bows although sometimes it is wasted on boys...

13.  I also love painting, drawing, calligraphy, and all general arting and crafting...

14.  I suffer from horrendous panic attacks, I've had them on the bus, while out having coffee with friends or just lying in bed at bedtime.  They're horrible, even worse when you don't understand them.  They are probably the reason I don't do half the things I'd love to...

15.  My guilty pleasures in life are Made in chelsea (any forms of trash TV will suffice), Catfish (the tv show, not the scaley kind), and Emmerdale, gotta love the Dales in the evening.

16.  I love baking, the satisfaction of the rise in the oven, I havent heard the husband complain either...

17.  I would love to live abroad for a few years, and ultimately travel the world.

18.  I can't wait to have children! I've been maternal since puberty hit and it's been a long time coming! I want babies!

19.  I to this day don't own a designer handbag or piece of clothing, all my money went on getting through uni and living out so I could work and get as much experience as possible.  The first thing I'd want to buy is a pair of red bottoms, it's still a dream though.

20.  Writing this post took 3 days, numerous coffee breaks, utter frustration and the realisation that after 27 years I know squat about myself!  Hope you enjoyed this little insight into me.

I've loved reading these sort of posts and learning new things about all of you lovelies so link me your posts below so I can curl up and read all about you...