Wednesday, 23 July 2014

You Left Your Mark On Me | OOTD

Top - Camden (similar) | Skirt - Primark | Sandals - Peacocks | Sunnies - Primark | Watch - Claires

Another incredibly windy day, so hiding in a door frame seemed appropriate. It's okay, soon it'll be winter and i'll be able to get back into tights and trousers! I grabbed this skirt in the sale at Primark for something ridiculous like £3.50?! The crop top is a firm favourite of mine, Mr Nolan bought it for me when he was in Camden last year, he knows me so well! It was actually our 4 year anniversary yesterday, aww.

I've been wearing these sandals a lot lately, when I first bought them it was because my work shoes were giving me horrendous blisters, and at first I hated them and deemed them "the ugly shoes" but now i've really grown to like them, plus they're super comfortable and have a teeny tiny heel, this girl needs all the extra height she can get!

Sorry i'm not very chatty today, mid week blues and all that! But here's a funny one, Nolan took these photos for me, as always bless him, and he began shouting things out like, "lean against the wall" "put your leg on the side" and "pout, POUT!" so I did, haha! Please note that I have the smallest lips in the history of ever, so my pout is very.. not pouty haha! I hope everyone's week is going well! Have you picked up any bargains lately? 
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Seventeen Gel Colour Nail Polish | Review

Not that I need any more nail polish's, but whilst I was in the UK back in March, obviously I made numerous trips to boots, because what else does a girl do whilst she's back in the land of Boots heaven? I found myself at the Seventeen counter at boots and it hit me, i've never had any Seventeen products, so of course I had to snap something up to try it out! I hadn't seen any reviews on these polish's but the colours were all so lovely and with the 3 for 2 offer(plus they're super cheap anyway, £3.99 each), I had to get three didn't I? I'm actually surprised I didn't get six, somehow I managed to restrain myself. So I chose a bold pink, a lovely mint green a "milky" neutral shade.. someone please throw some adjectives my way, maybe a dictionary? Can one even describe anything as a milky shade? 

Moving on, "Mocha-tini" (the milky one) is a great everyday colour, great for those who can't wear bold colours to work/school but still want something subtle. I really do think that this is my favourite of the three, surprising when there's pink up there, I know! It sort of has a bit of a purple undertone to it, if that's possible, which doesn't really show in the photo, but overall it's a lovely neutral colour that I think would suit everyone!

Next up we have "Pink Flamingo" a bold Barbie shade of pink and I love it! It's probably in my top 3 pink polish's and I have a lot! I personally prefer the lighter shades of pink to the darker more neon shades, but that's just me! Unfortunately, my nails are pretty short at the moment(they got pretty brittle after the last time I used hair bleach, so I blame that) but I reckon this colour would look killer on slightly longer nails!

Lastly, we have "Mint BON BON" a slightly darker than usual mint green. I currently have this colour on my toes, no foot pictures though because who likes feet? I think it's such a lovely shade for summer! I actually have a thin coat of Collection's bedazzled nail effects in shade #4, Glittersweet (which is only £2.99, bangin!) and I feel like a mermaid!

All of these colours are very opaque and with two coats, they're super opaque and shinny just like gelac or shallac mani's, but at a super affordable price! They're super easy to apply, the brush is nice and thick which makes life 100% easier for people like me who just suck at painting nails! All the colours apply evenly without loads of those pesky streaks. Sadly, my nails aren't.. smooth, but I assure you if you're a normal human being with nice nails, it's a dream! As for the 8 day wear, I don't think i've ever had a nail polish be chip free for that long, but with these, they do seem to last around 4 days chip free and even then the polish is still shinny looking and gel like!

There are a total of 15 shades to choose from this collection and I think I might need to get them all.. I think I have a problem! Have you tried these polish's? What's your favourite shade? Let me know! 
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Monday, 21 July 2014

Quote of the Week #39

"Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive."

Whether that's a person, a family member or friend, a place like the seaside or that little field through the forest, make sure you make time to spend with them or there. I hope everyone's Monday has gotten off to a great start! 
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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Aint It Fun | OOTD

Dress - Primark | Belt - Peacocks(part of a 3 pack) | Sandals - Peacocks

I feel as though i'm always apologising at the being of outfit posts.. well today's apology is for the general look on my face and my hair, it was so ridiculously windy when we shot these but I was so determined to get the shots there and then and these were the best shots from the lot. I should have probably tied my hair up and put make up on but hey ho, live and learn. Erica, if you're reading this, once again the editing has made me look even more ginger, enjoy! 

You may remember this dress from this post from back in May where I styled it with a pink blazer and to be honest, I hate that pair now haha! I decided i'd wear a little belt with this dress to bring it in at the waist, even though it's made to not be fitted at your waist at all but y'all know I like to bend the rules. Seeing as it's now around 3,000 degrees, I didn't wear anything over my shoulders, jeez I was sweating in just this!

This dress will always hold a special little place in my heart, because collars and daisies are just lovely. I'm sure i'll be re styling this dress in the winter, so keep your eyes peeled! What do you think of this little dress? Do you love it as much as I do? Let me know! 

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

After 8 | 3in1 Face Wash/Scrub/Mask

After 8, 3in1 Face Wash, Scrub & Mask - £7.99 | Gibraltar Soap Shop

I'm definitely one of those people who's always trying different face washes and scrubs, always striving to find the best one for my skin type. Fyi, I have combination skin, my T-zone is so oily you could fry an egg on it and my cheeks are so dry they just feel gross and flakey 99.99% of the time. I'm pretty sure I mentioned this in a previous post, but just in case you missed it, I work at this really great place called the Gibraltar Soap Shop and one of our products is this bad boy.

After 8 is a 3in1 face wash, scrub and mask, best suited for normal and combination skin. Made using real chocolate and mint leaves, meaning it smells just like those naughty after 8 chocolates that everyone's mum buys at Christmas! Basically it smells delicious, i'm sat here writing this with the pot in hand, having a good whiff every now and then, just to tease my taste buds! Please don't taste it, it's not very nice and please don't ask why I tried it, I just did.

But is it any good? Well, yes it is! In fact, it's become such an important part of my skin routine. I use After 8 twice a week as a face wash and scrub, I simply rub onto a wet face and then rinse off with warm water and viola! Not only can you smell the deliciousness that is this little pot of joy, but your skin feels smooth, cleansed and refreshed! I personally prefer this product used as a wash and scrub but it's equally effective as a face mask, i'm just impatient! 
I really feel like this product gets into my pores and removes all the excess oil and dirt that's hiding in them, sorry that sounds a bit gross but it's true! At the same time it seems to give moisture to my dry patches, honestly it's like magic. I've also found that it lasts a really long time, there's still just under half left and like I said before, i've been using it two to three times a week. You really only need such a small amount, especially for a wash and scrub. 

The only fault in this product is that you can't eat it, haha! Such a great product and did I mention that it's all natural ingredients, The Gibraltar Soap Shop don't test any of their product on animals and this product is suitable for vegans, woohoo! If you're in Gibraltar, you can grab yourself a pot now for £7.99  from The Gibraltar Soap Shop, 61 Main Street, Gibraltar. If you're not on our little rock but you are interested in purchasing one of these bad boys, drop me an email ( and i'll see what I can do for you!

Have you tried out this little pot of dreams? Or are you thinking of purchasing it now? Let me know! 
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*Disclaimer: Although I work for the said company, all views and opinions are of my own and not a representation of The Gibraltar Soap Shop. I would never give a false opinion on a product review, no matter what connection I have with the company.
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