Sunday, 28 July 2013

New Textured Nails

I've been feeling like I need a change recently so I was mooching around Superdrug to see what different nail colours there was. I'm a bit of a nail bore. I stick to pinks and reds and I rarely bother with anything more than a block colour. But in the Barry M section, I came across this lovely blue/green colour. The bottle also said there was a texture to it. At first this put me off but then I realised I wanted something new so why not give it a go.

The texture was actually more subtle than I thought it was going to be which was a slight relief as it is a very bright colour (seriously, I swear it's gonna glow in the dark). It's quite a sandy texture, almost like those new nail decorations you can get than look like the 'Jazzies' you used to get in pick and mix. I wasn't sure whether a top coat might ruin the effect so I tried it on one nail and it almost blends in with the sand although I don't think it's a necessity because the point of the effect isn't to be shiny and reflective like normal polish. 

This is what it looked like and I was so happy with it that I had no choice but to Instagram it!

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Friday, 26 July 2013

Book Worm!

So today I finished a book I have been reading since about May because I've been such a busy bee! The book was 'Nine Uses for an Ex- Boyfriend' by Sarra Manning. I found this in the cheap section in Morrisons for £3, as Sarra Manning was my favourite author when I was 14 (I read the 'Diary of a Crush' trilogy about 10 times) I thought I'd try one of her 'grown up' books.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

MUA Reviews

Hope everyone is enjoying this amazing weather! Nice to have a summer for once...

Now, if anyone has read my blog before you may be aware of my love for MUA Cosmetics. I discovered the brand thanks to a friend in one of my early posts and you can see that here.

Anyway, as the months have gone on, I have managed to sample enough MUA products to pick 4 of my favourite, staple items that I thought I would share with my lovely readers.

Photos from MUA website, my camera was not loving life today unfortunately

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Festival Fashion

Festivals are the highlight of the Great British Summer. We make the most of the rubbish weather by donning our wellies and jumping around on muddy fields all over the UK to some of the best music in the world. Over the years, festivals have developed and grown and now you can find one for almost every genre of music possible. Most are largely televised in some way so the less brave of us can still enjoy the atmosphere.

For the girls, a lot of us like to use a festival as an excuse to purchase copious amounts of clothing, regardless of its inevitable ruin during the weekend. Alas, I am not going to a festival again this year. I have yet to pluck up the courage or funds to go to one, so instead I thought I'd follow my festival music post with a festival fashion post (not really the same as going but I vow to go to a big festival one day).

Monday, 1 July 2013

Let's Get Musical...

So this is a Wish List with a difference. Like many poor music appreciators, I did not go to Glastonbury this weekend. Instead, I turned the living room lights down, switched on the surround sound and jumped around my house with it on the TV, with vast amounts of wine (I couldn't bring myself to have a beer, I was not that desperate to embrace the almost full festival experience), pretending I was there. With my parents. Needless to say, me and my Dad positioned ourselves in the living room half an hour early purely so we didn't miss The Rolling Stones. Well the hour of it they were allowed to show (I sound bitter. I'm really not. You don't pay £300 to stand in a muddy field to see a legendary set that would be broadcast in full from your sofa, I'm just jealous) but it cannot be denied that it was a bloody good hour, Keith Richards existence being my personal highlight, Mick Jagger's fur coat being a close second. 

Anyway, back to the point of this blog post. Summer is arguably the best time of year to spring clean your iTunes and fill your iPod to bursting for the endless lazing around and thus this post will consist of a selection of CD's I am going to spend my first pay packet on (yes I am a working girl now. At last).