Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Year's Eve Nails

If you are tired of all the glitter that has been around this Christmas here's something not quite so glittery for New Year's Eve.  Just to add an elegant touch of sparkle to your night.

What I used:
Boots 17 Base Coat
Collection 2000 Nail Polish in Silver Incas and
Seche Vite Top Coat

And here it is:

A simple but elegant silver tip.  Just enough to add that little touch of glamour but not OTT.

As you can see from the pic my hands are in need of a little TLC.  That will be my first beauty project of 2012.

I've nothing special planned for tonight but whatever you are doing make sure you stay safe and stay with your friends.  Have a great night and I'll see you back here in 2012.


Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Goodbye My Pretty

Today I finished my 2nd bottle of a firm favourite.  It does feel great to get through 500ml of cleanser and move on to a new bottle.  I do love the feeling of using stuff up:)

I am, of course, talking about my all time favourite cleanser Bioderma Crealine H2O.

This stuff is, apparently, a cult favourite with models and was brought to my attention on YouTube.  The only down side is that it is not available in the UK but is available from a close neighbour, France.  I bought mine from a French website here.  The website is in English and I'm unsure if they now have a UK base as their prices are in £ rather than Euros, as they were when I bought mine about a year ago.  I'll not be trying their website out just yet as I still have 2 bottles in reserve.

Have you used this stuff yet and do you like it?

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and have a Happy New Year xx

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Hitting Pan Again!!

A couple of days ago I hit pan on my beloved Mac Patina eyeshadow.  It's so satisfying to see that little bit of pan peeking through.  It really makes me feel I am giving my makeup the love it deserves.

If you look really closely you can see an teensy weensy bit of pan showing on the Patina.  It is the shadow on the bottom right of the palette.

What have you hit pan on lately?

Monday, 5 December 2011

Boots and Boots Haul

The snow has arrived in Britain!!  Yesterday afternoon it went from being nice and sunny to a major snowstorm within the space of about 20 minutes.  Luckily, as I live near the coast, it's never quite as bad here, so when I got up this morning there was only a slight covering of snow which had frozen solid.  It took me ages to defrost the car.  A major pain when going anywhere in a hurry!!

So, taking the weather into account, I put on my cheap Ugg like boots from last year.  I knew they didn't have much life left in them but I was determined!  However, after stepping in a huge puddle at the filling station, I realised that they had even less life left in them as my feet got slowly wet.  Yukky!!  As I was going to the shopping center anyway I decided to have a look for some replacements.  I spied myself a pair of Sketchers that had good sensible soles on them and looked like they could withstand more than one winter.  And with the price already reduced and a further 20% off I was intrigued.  So I tried them on, paid for them, and am now showing them some love.  Here they are:

They have fur on the inside and can be worn with the top folded over, as above, or not, as below:

They have really nice buttons on the outside, which are lost from view when the top is folded over.

And here is a view from the back, just to prove that they are really Sketchers:)

These boots were originally £65 but today with the extra discount and the 20% off I got them for £44.  I was very pleased with myself:)  I bought them in Barrats.

And as I was in the mood for Boots I made a quick visit to Boots the Chemist.  I needed a new 17 nail polish in Risky Red.  As you know from my YT videos it is a firm favourite of mine.  Boots had an offer on 17.  When you bought 2 products you got a little sparkly purse free.  The purse contains the nail polishes of the season.  Of course, knowing my luck, one of the free polishes was Risky Red.  So now I have 2.  The free polishes are smaller in size though.  They are 8ml instead of 10ml.  There is also a free nail file in the purse.  Perfect for me as I always break nails when I am far away from my nail file, so this one can be with me at all times!!

I also bought a 17 nail polish in Woo Me to get the freebie.  The polishes that come in the purse are Risky Red, Nightshade and a Glitter Top Coat.  Perfect for the party season.

I also bought some Neutrogena hand cream.  This was also on offer at £2.50.  It's the perfect friend to hands during this cold weather.  My hands are always very dry and do suffer during winter.  Hopefully this will help to keep them nice and soft.

What winter purchases have you made?


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