Pictures aren’t of the best quality, but I’m going to do a review on these two products. 

I’m in the middle of moving house, and everything is packed away, however I decided to treat myself to three new colours, and the hard as nails by Sally Hansen. I left my job and now my nails are looking fabulous!! So I decided to try these out on my natural new improved nails, as there’s no reason to use fake nails any more. I’m so skeptical, and really critical of nail varnishes. I don’t buy nail varnishes over £4, so they’re never the best quality, and probably why I’ve never been very impressed before. I decided to buy the hard as nails as I want to keep my natural nails as long and nice as possible, and so far it’s amazing. I used it as a base coat, then used two coats of the black sparkle, and then another coat of the hardener. I don’t think it’s meant for a top coat, and if you were using it over a design it would probably smudge, but for this it has worked wonders!! I can not express enough how bloody brilliant these two are. The glitter is so difficult to take off with nail varnish remover, you need to scrub it off, but that’s a good point in my eyes. It hasn’t chipped, it hasn’t snagged, it hasn’t dented, it’s just been absolutely fantastic. It’s slightly faded at the edges, but that’s just wear. It’s lasting a hell of a lot better then my shellac, my shellac was a very unenjoyable experience. I can’t wait to take it all off and reapply it, as I just did a quick messy job of it. I didn’t think it would last long at all.

Honestly, I can’t rave about this combo more! I suggest you go buy these and try them out for yourself. The black glitter is just perfect any ways, in love.

Pictures aren’t of the best quality, but I’m going to do a review on these two products.

I’m in the middle of moving house, and everything is packed away, however I decided to treat myself to three new colours, and the hard as nails by Sally Hansen. I left my job and now my nails are looking fabulous!! So I decided to try these out on my natural new improved nails, as there’s no reason to use fake nails any more. I’m so skeptical, and really critical of nail varnishes. I don’t buy nail varnishes over £4, so they’re never the best quality, and probably why I’ve never been very impressed before. I decided to buy the hard as nails as I want to keep my natural nails as long and nice as possible, and so far it’s amazing. I used it as a base coat, then used two coats of the black sparkle, and then another coat of the hardener. I don’t think it’s meant for a top coat, and if you were using it over a design it would probably smudge, but for this it has worked wonders!! I can not express enough how bloody brilliant these two are. The glitter is so difficult to take off with nail varnish remover, you need to scrub it off, but that’s a good point in my eyes. It hasn’t chipped, it hasn’t snagged, it hasn’t dented, it’s just been absolutely fantastic. It’s slightly faded at the edges, but that’s just wear. It’s lasting a hell of a lot better then my shellac, my shellac was a very unenjoyable experience. I can’t wait to take it all off and reapply it, as I just did a quick messy job of it. I didn’t think it would last long at all.

Honestly, I can’t rave about this combo more! I suggest you go buy these and try them out for yourself. The black glitter is just perfect any ways, in love.

Got my braces off bitches!!

Got my braces off bitches!!

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Decided I liked this one better.

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Decided I liked this one better.

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Bit of fun for my uni portfolio. All hand painted by moi. I’m in love with this look to be honest. 


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Bit of fun for my uni portfolio. All hand painted by moi. I’m in love with this look to be honest.


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Hey guys!! Heres some marbled nails for you. 

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Hey guys!! Heres some marbled nails for you.

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Sleek Lipstick in Coral Reef- £4.99

I received this lipstick in my Glossybox, and couldn’t help but wear it none stop. That has to be a good sign, right. When I first looked at the colour, I thought to myself, oh god this is a hideous colour, and why would anyone wear it. Yet I’ve worn it none stop, just in the house, for two days. I couldn’t wear it outside though, it’s not a colour I’d feel comfortable wearing in public. I personally don’t like wearing lipstick out and about, because it draws attention to my mouth, and my braces, so I prefer to wear pale transparent pinks, and clears, then draw attention to my eyes. I definitely wouldn’t feel confident enough to get away with wearing this colour. If you’re more on the daring side, I’d definitely recommend this colour though, it’s really cool.
So lets get down to the details. Firstly, I absolutely love the packaging. You can’t go wrong with matte black in my eyes. The colour is an orangey pink colour, well, like coral, quite obviously, and you can see the colour in the photos above. It has a very moisturising feel to it, and glides on beautifully. It’s very easy to work with. It’s very transferable mind, I have orange lip marks on all my cups. Even though it transfers onto everything, it still managed to stay on my lips well. After three hours, I’d say I needed to reapply it, but only a very thin layer. I did drink and eat during this time. It doesn’t dry your lips out at all, which is a bonus for myself. There’s not much of a smell to this lipstick, I’m a fan of flavoured lipstick and lipgloss, but I’d rather no smell then that horrible typical lipstick smell. I think it’s very good value for money, it doesn’t feel cheap, it feels like a more higher brand lipstick. I’d definitely like to try out their other colours, maybe when I have my braces off I’ll feel more comfortable wearing bolder colours. 

I’d give this lipstick a 6/10

Hope you enjoyed!

Sleek Lipstick in Coral Reef- £4.99

I received this lipstick in my Glossybox, and couldn’t help but wear it none stop. That has to be a good sign, right. When I first looked at the colour, I thought to myself, oh god this is a hideous colour, and why would anyone wear it. Yet I’ve worn it none stop, just in the house, for two days. I couldn’t wear it outside though, it’s not a colour I’d feel comfortable wearing in public. I personally don’t like wearing lipstick out and about, because it draws attention to my mouth, and my braces, so I prefer to wear pale transparent pinks, and clears, then draw attention to my eyes. I definitely wouldn’t feel confident enough to get away with wearing this colour. If you’re more on the daring side, I’d definitely recommend this colour though, it’s really cool.
So lets get down to the details. Firstly, I absolutely love the packaging. You can’t go wrong with matte black in my eyes. The colour is an orangey pink colour, well, like coral, quite obviously, and you can see the colour in the photos above. It has a very moisturising feel to it, and glides on beautifully. It’s very easy to work with. It’s very transferable mind, I have orange lip marks on all my cups. Even though it transfers onto everything, it still managed to stay on my lips well. After three hours, I’d say I needed to reapply it, but only a very thin layer. I did drink and eat during this time. It doesn’t dry your lips out at all, which is a bonus for myself. There’s not much of a smell to this lipstick, I’m a fan of flavoured lipstick and lipgloss, but I’d rather no smell then that horrible typical lipstick smell. I think it’s very good value for money, it doesn’t feel cheap, it feels like a more higher brand lipstick. I’d definitely like to try out their other colours, maybe when I have my braces off I’ll feel more comfortable wearing bolder colours.

I’d give this lipstick a 6/10

Hope you enjoyed!

Glossybox, introduction and first review.


 So today I received my Glossybox. I never knew these existed until a few weeks ago, but decided to try it out for a few months, as I’ve seen a lot of good reviews. They cost £12.95 a month, that’s including P&P and you get 5 sample products. A few of them can be full sized. I’m not sure if it’s worth the money yet, I’m going to judge that after a couple of months, if I actually use the product samples I receive, and if I like a product enough to go out and buy it full size. My first initial impression of the box and presentation its self is good, I love the silver and black look. As you can see my bed sheets are silver (and black), so that was automatically a good sign for me. It’s wrapped up with a cute little bow, and lots of padding. Everything was in good condition and no breakages. I think they’re normally pink and black, which I’m not as keen on, maybe this was a Christmas theme, but never the less it’s presented well, and it’s very appealing.

 The main reason I wanted to try Glossybox out, was to get some experience with high end products, and products I’d not necessarily choose in every day life myself. It definitely has me intrigued, and I’m dying to test out the products inside. Another reason I wanted to try these boxes out, is so I can do a few makeup reviews. As a few of you may know, I’m planning to go to uni next September(hopefully I’ll get in) and I want to practise writing, and you know getting back into the swing of things. It’s a makeup and prosthetics course, so this is definitely the right thing to get me back into writing.

 
What’s inside the box?

Rituals- Magic Touch body cream

Full size 200ml: £15

Seche- Nail lacquer, in the colour Magnifique

Full size 14ml: £9.95 (I received full size)

Sleek Makeup- True Colour Lipstick, in the colour Coral Reef

Full size 3.5g: £4.99

Mary Greenwell- Lemon by Mary Greenwell Eau De Parfum

Full size 100ml: £90, 50ml: £60

Argentum Apothecary- La Potion Infinie

Full size 70ml: £147

I also received a bonus Glossybox blusher.

 So I was pretty pleased with the items I received, and was quite surprised there was such an expensive cream in there. I was also happy with the fact i got a full sized nail Lacquer, which in its self is the same price as the box. I will be reviewing the lipstick, body cream, and nail lacquer. The reasons why I won’t be reviewing the others is because the Argentum Apothecary cream is an anti ageing cream, I’m going to give to my Mum to use. I really don’t like the perfume, so there’s not much to say about that apart from it’s not my cup of tea. I’m not a blusher wearer, so won’t be reviewing this either, but it’ll be nice to have, in case I change my mind. I will be popping some reviews up on the others in the next few days, so keep an eye out for them. I would review the nail lacquer sooner, but my hands are currently purple from dying my hair last night, it’s not a good look. I’d also just like to say that all the products I’ve received haven’t been tested on animals, and I made sure that was the first thing I checked out.


 Hope you’ve enjoyed, and please follow my blog for more reviews and updates on Glossybox and the products inside.

Glossybox, introduction and first review.


So today I received my Glossybox. I never knew these existed until a few weeks ago, but decided to try it out for a few months, as I’ve seen a lot of good reviews. They cost £12.95 a month, that’s including P&P and you get 5 sample products. A few of them can be full sized. I’m not sure if it’s worth the money yet, I’m going to judge that after a couple of months, if I actually use the product samples I receive, and if I like a product enough to go out and buy it full size. My first initial impression of the box and presentation its self is good, I love the silver and black look. As you can see my bed sheets are silver (and black), so that was automatically a good sign for me. It’s wrapped up with a cute little bow, and lots of padding. Everything was in good condition and no breakages. I think they’re normally pink and black, which I’m not as keen on, maybe this was a Christmas theme, but never the less it’s presented well, and it’s very appealing.

The main reason I wanted to try Glossybox out, was to get some experience with high end products, and products I’d not necessarily choose in every day life myself. It definitely has me intrigued, and I’m dying to test out the products inside. Another reason I wanted to try these boxes out, is so I can do a few makeup reviews. As a few of you may know, I’m planning to go to uni next September(hopefully I’ll get in) and I want to practise writing, and you know getting back into the swing of things. It’s a makeup and prosthetics course, so this is definitely the right thing to get me back into writing.


What’s inside the box?

Rituals- Magic Touch body cream
 Full size 200ml: £15

Seche- Nail lacquer, in the colour Magnifique
 Full size 14ml: £9.95 (I received full size)

Sleek Makeup- True Colour Lipstick, in the colour Coral Reef
 Full size 3.5g: £4.99

Mary Greenwell- Lemon by Mary Greenwell Eau De Parfum 
Full size 100ml: £90, 50ml: £60

Argentum Apothecary- La Potion Infinie
 Full size 70ml: £147

I also received a bonus Glossybox blusher.

So I was pretty pleased with the items I received, and was quite surprised there was such an expensive cream in there. I was also happy with the fact i got a full sized nail Lacquer, which in its self is the same price as the box. I will be reviewing the lipstick, body cream, and nail lacquer. The reasons why I won’t be reviewing the others is because the Argentum Apothecary cream is an anti ageing cream, I’m going to give to my Mum to use. I really don’t like the perfume, so there’s not much to say about that apart from it’s not my cup of tea. I’m not a blusher wearer, so won’t be reviewing this either, but it’ll be nice to have, in case I change my mind. I will be popping some reviews up on the others in the next few days, so keep an eye out for them. I would review the nail lacquer sooner, but my hands are currently purple from dying my hair last night, it’s not a good look. I’d also just like to say that all the products I’ve received haven’t been tested on animals, and I made sure that was the first thing I checked out.


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I’d planned to do nail art today, but instead ended up doing this. I’ve seen these tops all over the Internet for years, and I’ve been dying to do it for ages. So today seemed like a good day. I absolutely love them!!

I’d planned to do nail art today, but instead ended up doing this. I’ve seen these tops all over the Internet for years, and I’ve been dying to do it for ages. So today seemed like a good day. I absolutely love them!!

Perfect Pin Stripe.

I’ve tried free handing pin stripes so many times, and it just comes out awful. I do not have a steady hand at all when it comes to it, so this is great for me. Try it out, it’s so easy to do and it looks great. I wore these out last night and got so many compliments.

What you’ll need:

- Two colours of your choice and a top coat

- Striping tape

- Scissors


What you need to do:

- Paint your base coat (one or two coats) 

- Let it dry for at least a good hour or two. 

- Start applying the striping tape. 

- Once you’ve finished with the striping tape, paint over it all in your second colour of choice. Lighter colours usually take two coats.

- Once the second coat is dry, remove the striping tape. 

- Apply top coat, and your done. 


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Perfect Pin Stripe.

I’ve tried free handing pin stripes so many times, and it just comes out awful. I do not have a steady hand at all when it comes to it, so this is great for me. Try it out, it’s so easy to do and it looks great. I wore these out last night and got so many compliments.

What you’ll need:

- Two colours of your choice and a top coat

- Striping tape

- Scissors


What you need to do:

- Paint your base coat (one or two coats)

- Let it dry for at least a good hour or two.

- Start applying the striping tape.

- Once you’ve finished with the striping tape, paint over it all in your second colour of choice. Lighter colours usually take two coats.

- Once the second coat is dry, remove the striping tape.

- Apply top coat, and your done.


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1st of December nails. Lots of glitter, and Christmassy colours to get us in the mood. My tree went up today! Let the count down to Christmas begin!!

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1st of December nails. Lots of glitter, and Christmassy colours to get us in the mood. My tree went up today! Let the count down to Christmas begin!!

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