Sunday, 9 March 2014
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Oh welcome to my life my perfect pinky red lip liner. I have craved this lip liner for a good year now after seeing numerous people use it as a full lip colour. I picked it up for £10 at Gatwick Airport before boarding the plane to Mexico back in October.
Along with the intention of using this as a lip colour on it's own I wanted to find a lip liner that would work well with all the red lipsticks I own. After seeing so much of it on blogs I knew that this would be the way to go.
The first uses I had of this was on holiday in the boiling heat and humidity, well it didn't budge. I'd apply it around 6/7pm when getting ready for dinner and it would still look perfect at 11pm after eating and drinking with no touch ups. As a full lip colour it is very matte and borderline drying, for me this is perfect. I love matte lips because for me that means no touch ups all day. But if this isn't the look that you want a bit of lip balm over the top will completely change the look.
As a liner, it does the job perfectly keeping my lipstick on my lips and not all over my face making me look like a clown - this has happened. Rimmel Apocolips I'm looking at you. I haven't needed to sharpen it yet, this is where the pencil could go all sorts of wrong - I don't have the best track record with sharpeners, but at the moment. It's love.
Monday, 3 March 2014
This weekend I did something that I haven't done in a long time and that is cut my nails right down. Not down to "boy nail" length - that's what I call it when one of my nails rips down, but to a length that gets rid of all the flakey-ness. Just look at that middle photo. I'm ashamed that my nails even got that bad. In my defence I hadn't left the house with them like that, this was after 3 hours of cleaning the flat,, cleaning out some very messy guinea pigs, six hamsters and a rabbit. So I have a justification for the state they are in.
I had been trying to grow my nails but ran out of OPI Nail Envy and other base coats just weren't cutting it. Whilst browsing on ASOS I saw this Rimmel Nail Nurse and (especially as it was on offer) I decided that it was a dupe for Nail Envy and added it to my basket. I think it's still in the sale too!
So far so good. Very easy to apply and leaves a lovely pearly finish to my nails. Whilst I can't comment on the long term wear of this just yet, it does make applying a polish on top a lot easier because it smooths out the ridges in my nails. Nail polishes tend to chip less too which is always a bonus.
Fingers crossed it's a winner.
Any tips on growing nails?
Sunday, 2 March 2014
This week has absolutely flown by, the weekend even more so. It seems like only yesterday I was moaning that Monday had come around again, although I'm feeling the same tonight. This Sunday has been pretty awesome though. Daylight is actually here at 7 in the morning so I know getting up next week will be easier, we were both up and ready to go out at 9 this morning! Although this backfired because we realised that nothing opens until 10 on a Sunday.... fail.
After a quick trip to the supermarket we drove up the local aquatic centre to buy some more fish for our tropical tank. We settled on four Gouramis, two are peach, one is gold and the other silver and blue - they look amazing. Not surprising that shopping for animals is one of my favourite things to do, but I find it so relaxing strolling up and down looking at all the different fish. Today I learnt there is a breed of fish that actually have no eyes, they are super aggressive though and try and attack anything that comes near them. Honestly... I think they should have died out with survival of the fittest etc... they have no eyes!!
After that I went to see my friend who is back home for a couple of days, she's moved away to teach but when we catch up it feels like we only saw eachother yesterday. It's nice to have something that even though you don't see them often you still remain really close. I have a few friends like this. We had tea, cookies and cuddles with her crazy woofers, time flew by but it was the perfect way to spend my afternoon.
Currently I am waiting for my youtube video to upload. It's my February favourites video where I talk through why I love all those products up there ^. My ebay link is either on the side or below this post! It was a nightmare to film, taking ages to upload so who knows it may eventually go live tomorrow!
If you have done a February Favourites video or post please link me because they are my most favourite things to watch/read!
Hope you have had a lovely weekend...