Monday, 18 June 2012

7 things for 7 days - SprinkleofGlitter's motivation week!

Hello lovelies.

So today I have a bit of a different post for you. I am a great follower of Louise at and also as SprinkleofGlitter on YouTube. Recently, she did a post about doing 7 things in 7 days. I thought this was a fantastic idea and have decided to participate.

1) Learn - I want to learn how to speak a very basic 5 words of a language. I'm thinking Japanese or Turkish at the moment.

2) Write - I want to begin either a new story or finish up one of my ongoing stories as I love to write and it's just so relaxing for me.

3) Relax - I've just had a week of exams and am definitely feeling the pressure. Thankfully we finished today but I want to try and do some relaxing baths and what not!

4) Read - I've been wanting to read more lately as I've been neglecting it lately, and since re-reading for the 3rd time 'The fault in our stars' by John Green I've decided to get back into reading.

5) Smile - Now I'm not entirely sure if this would count but it's my list so I guessed I could add anything. Sometimes I'll be on a down for weeks before I can be happy again, as I tend to be more of a Pessimist (with myself and the situation rather than other people!) so I'm hoping that smiling will make me happier!

6) Participate - I'm not a huge participator in class and social activities as I'm quite an introvert, so I thought if I try and get into things then it might be something I enjoy.

7) Spur of the moment - I want to try and do things a bit more 'in the moment' things.

I am going to start this next Monday so wish me luck!
Thanks for reading

Saturday, 9 June 2012

NOTD - Essie's watermelon

Hello lovelies.

I'm back with another nail of the day, just 1 day after I painted my 'nude sparkle' ones. I went shopping yesterday, and on seeing the brand new Essie stand in my local boots rushed over there and went to picking a shade. It was a close call between 'Watermelon' and 'Mint Candy Apple' but I was in more of a hot pink mood so went for 'Watermelon'. I want to go back and get 'Mint candy apple' at some point.

Watermelon is a gorgeous hot pink, cream shade with hints of red. It painted on like a dream, and I think that made the experience so, so much better. This is without a topcoat, but it's still really shiny and I can't fault the formula.

I took a couple of comparison pictures to show you the size of the brush, as when I first opened it I thought it would be impossible to paint as it's so big. In actual fact, it was the best brush I have ever used and I would buy Essie again just for the brushes! I took a photo next to a China Glaze polish (Aqaudelic if anyone's wondering!) just for comparison.

Essie polishes retail for £7.99 in Boots.
Please go check out my giveaway here

Do you like Essie?
Thankyou for reading.x

Thursday, 7 June 2012

NOTD - OPI french mani with a twist!

Hello lovelies.

So today my mum and I went to Sally's, and she treated me to a polish. I noticed 'You callin' me a lyre?' because of the gorgeous milky pink colour, and the cheap price tag compared to the usual OPI price (only £5.25). Sadly they had sold out of the 'Pirouette my whistle' which I also wanted, but never the less this colour is nice.

It's very sheer, and it took me 3 coats to get this sort of opacity. I love this colour as it's so natural but really just improves the overall look of the nail. I wanted to do a traditional french mani, but couldn't find a white polish so decided to do sparkly tips!

I used Models own 'Juicy Jules' for this. It was a bit of a pain as my bottle has gone badly gloopy, which makes it hard to use but the colour is gorgeous!
Gloopy but the glitter is awesome!

Don't forget to check out my thankyou giveaway to win some makeup goodies, and click here!

Thankyou for reading.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Giveaway time!

Hello lovelies.

So I noticed I've recently hit 10 (well, 11 now!) subscribers, which is very exciting for me. I know for some of you this would seem like a tiny number, but for me to have 10 people who want to continually read my ramblings is so amazing! I thought to thank all of you lovely people I'd do a little giveaway just to show my appreciation for your amazing comments and support!

So the 1st of 3 things in this giveaway is a sleek blush called Rose Gold. It is a fantastic Nars Orgasm dupe, so if you've been wanting that or even just after a great blush this is a good option. Also, I know that sleek is only available in the UK so I thought that'd be good for any international readers amongst you!
You can see the lovely gold shimmer running through this blush!
The next (and last) full size product is Rimmel's scandaleyes mascara. It comes in this bright orange tube, and I have a review on it if you'd like to check that out. It's a nice, thickening mascara.

Lastly, I thought I'd throw in a mini body lotion from ComoShambhala which I got recently in a Glossybox and never used.

So to enter, all you have to do is:

  • Be a subscriber!
  • Leave a comment on this post saying 'enter me' or anything along those lines!
  • For extra points, you can refer people to my blog. If they subscribe, then I'll enter you again and so forth for how ever many people subscribe from your recommendations. If you refer 2 people, that'll mean you will have 2 extra entries along with your original one. Make sure to say in your comment who you  referred so I can count the extra entries.
The giveaway is open internationally and will close in 30 days time to give you plenty of time to enter. The winner will be picked using a random generator, where I'll type in your names.

Have fun, and thankyou for being so lovely!