Friday, 13 December 2013

Simple Nail Art - Barry M Lychee and Vanilla

So I've has very Christmass-y nails the past few days but it was taking up a bit too much time. I finally decided to do something simple for this week until I go all out with the sparkle next week.

Keeping it neutral I picked my favourite of the Barry M matte shades which is Vanilla and the similar gel shade of Lychee.

I used Vanilla as my base and then took my brand new dotting tool and used Lychee to place a line of large dots down the centre of the nail. I'm not the best with nail art but I love this colour combination and the matte contrast against the shine of the gel. I've had so many compliments on these and the usual question of "where did you get your nails done".

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Cutest Christmas Earrings Ever!!!

We all see those Christmas earrings this time of year, you know the ones that are all sparkly and shiny and oh-so-tacky and the ones that will most probably turn your earlobes green. I love Christmas but for everyday wear tacky just isn't a good look, so imagine how excited I got when I saw these!

Adorable right? Christmassy but not at all tacky, the snowflake ones are probably my favourite but I love all three. The best bit? These are only £2.99 from H&M.

Another little treat came in the post today. I've shared my love of quirky jewellery on here before so when I saw this beauty on ebay I just has to have it. This was on my finger within seconds of being delivered and I'm in love already!

Again this one was a bargain at £2.99! eBay is probably one of my favourite places for jewellery because there's always something that's a little bit different and it's never expensive!

What's everyone else's favourite places for jewellery and accessories?

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Eylure Individual Semi-Permanant Lashes

As soon as I use these I knew I was going to have to do a post about it.

I'm such a huge fan of false eyelashes... in theory. I'm not sure if I have weird shaped eyes or I'm just not good at the application but false lashes never seem to quite fit right one me. I've tried and failed more times than I can count. So I'm a huge fan of them, but only on other people. After getting tired of wasting my money on lashes I'd never wear I decided to venture into what I thought would be the scary world of individual lashes.

I figured Eylure was a pretty safe brand for my first try and so picked up the mixed pack of individual lashes in black. 

This pack comes with 3 different lengths. The pack suggests using the short for inner lashes, the medium for the centre lashes and the long for the outer lashes. The long lashes were never touched by me, they were just too long and this is from someone with reasonably long lashes to begin with.

Rather than length I was looking for a bit more volume. I ended up placing 3 to 4 short ones on the centre lashes and 3 to 4 medium ones on the outer lashes. I was SO happy with the results and the application was easy peasy. Just grab a pair of tweezers, cover the end of the lash with glue (make sure you use a generous amount) and stick them as close to the lash line as possible without actually attaching them to the lash line. These attach onto the actual lashes rather than the eyelid. 

Here's the results (excuse the quality I wasn't home when I did this so handy iphone camera is all that was available):

So the above is the results with no mascara. Best thing about these lashes, those pictures were taken the morning after the lashes were applied. The lashes are semi permanant and include a solution to remove them, these lashes lasted a night of sleep, a day at work, a Christmas party with a lot of cocktails and the long sleep which followed. Pretty impressive right?

Being individual lashes these can obviously be applied to give a more or less dramatic look than the one I was going for.

This is definitely my new favourite product for a big night out. I've been raving about them ever since. 

P.S - I promise I don't have a black eye, the iPhone camera is just very unforgiving to my early morning eyebags haha.