Thursday, 29 July 2010

Nails of the Day

Yesterday I had my nails taken off, and a new set put on. Now I normally have the "pink and white" done. This is the most expensive set, at £30 a full set and £20 an in-fill.

The difference is, instead of just using a pink acrylic, they put a white acrylic on the top (where your french tip would be) and a pink at the bottom, this obviously prevents the chipping of the white polish or air brush. And I really rate it, it is worth paying the extra to have nails that go the two weeks without being all chipped and horrible.

However, yesterday, I fancied a change, I felt like having a colour put on my nails instead of the usual pink and white. So I got them to put the normal pink acrylic on, and paint them. This was the outcome...

With flash:

Without flash:

They are shorter than what I would normally have or what I would have liked, but the guy in the salon was a bit clipper happy, and once they're short, there's not a lot you can do. My boyfriends first comment when he saw them was "they're really short". But having a colour on my nails, it probably is best to have them shorter, where as if I had white tips, I'd want them longer.

Anyway, it's change, and of course I can change the colour of them myself, with my many polishes I showed you in my collection post.

I'll probably get bored and go straight back to white tips, but this is them for now.


Haul From the Past Week & Bargain of the Year!

Over the past week of so, various mini shopping trips have occured, whether it be quickly before work, or before going to lunch with my boyfriend on Sunday, or online but I've managed to grab a few nice things.

Bangle, £2.50
Cream Earrings, £2/£2.50
Gold heart ring and stud set, £1
All Primark
Maxi Dress, Republic, £26.99

Maxi dress, Miss Selfridge, £30

Cream tunic dress (same as the black one from my last haul), Next, £45

And saving the best until last...

I popped into French Connection just to have a look to see if they had any nice dresses in as possibilities for my birthday dress. It turned out all their dresses (apart from new season ones) were reduced to £45. I took four to the changing rooms, without looking at the was prices. I tried one on and I automatically liked it, so I took it off and tried the rest, which I didn't like, so I decided to get just the one. Then to my greatest shock/excitement, I looked at the was price. Was £230. OMG!

Bargain or what?!

Whilst at the til I mentioned to the girl what a great bargain it was and she said that this week they were having a bargain bonanza, and they had slashed all the sale prices to £45, then as of Monday they go back up to their original sale prices again. I can't remember what the sale price of my dress was, and they take the price tags off in French Connection when you pay, so I couldn't even find out, unless it's on the website. But lucky or what?

Here is the dress in its full glory...

Beaded dress, French Connection, was £230, now £45 (for a limited time only!)

I know it doesn't look that special on the hanger, and just looks like an oversized t-shirt, but once it's on a body, it clings nicely round the bottom area, and is looser around the top, which is a sheer see-through material, but with all the beading and sequins, the fact that it is see-through isn't noticeable.

When I get a chance, I'll put it on and take a picture for you, so you can see what I mean.

I'm not sure if it's going to be what I wear for my birthday yet, because knowing me I will see something else I want!


Collection Series: Nail Polish

For the third installment of my Collection Series, I'm moving on to nail polish. The majority of the time I only use nail polish on my toes, because I have a french manicure on my fingers 90% of the time (except now that is, look for an up and coming post on my new tallons).

So lets go for it.

My nail varnish is kept in a pretty little box, which is about the size of an average shoe box. I got it from Sainsburys, and it does the job.

:: BARRY M ::

Top to bottom, L-R:
NPP1 Limited Edition
(305) Pink Flamingo, (296) Coral, (279) Bright Pink
(273) Raspberry, (166) Orchid, (272) Shocking Pink, NPP1 Limited Edition
(47) Black, (292) Navy, (293) Grey, (180) Marine Blue, (303) Bright Purple

:: RIMMEL ::

L-R: (378) Posh Trash, (393) Desire, (430) Coralicious, (420) Sunrise, (230) Portobello Pink, (061) Exotica, (193) Black Cherries, Nail Tip Whitener


L-R: Candy, New York X2, Paris, Milan, London

:: 17::

L-R: Tropical Island, Nightshade, Ruby Slippers, Nightshade, Chateau


L-R: Black Cherry X2, Antique Coral, Oyster Pink

:: 2 TRUE ::

L-R: Shade 3 & Shade 5

:: COLLECTION 2000 ::

L-R: (232) Pink Passion, (5) Siren


L-R: Elephantastic Pink, Absolutely Alice (Alice In Wonderland collection) China Glaze Ruby Pumps

:: NYC ::

L-R: 227 X2 & Quick Dry Topcoat


L-R: (547) Blue Monday, (064) Frou-Frou, (086) Rose, Models Own Pink Punch

:: MISC ::

L-R: Ruby & Millie Nude, Boots Top Coat, George Coral Pink, MUA Shade 4, Barbie All Dolled Up, Claires Accessorise Black, Eyeko Punk Polish

So there you have it, that's my nail polish collection in all it's glory.

What are your faves? Reccomendations?


Friday, 23 July 2010

Thursdays Treasures

Last post of the day guys, I promise!

Yesterday I went to London's Westfield to see a very important man about a very important bag, all will be revealed on my birthday... And along the way I managed to pick up a few nice bits and bobs.

White Chiffon dress, Dorothy Perkins, £40

However I have 40% press discount for DP's so yay!

High-waisted denim shorts, Next, £16...bargain!

Black flowy dress, Next, £45

Hareems, Next, £15

Structured, shoulder pad dress, Next, £40


The Next Sale Haul

Hello again lovelies,

So as I said in my last post, although I haven't been posting much, I've still been taking piccys in preparation for some posts, so here's another one for you.

Last Saturday the Next sale came to town, so here's my goodies from it:

Floral playsuit, was £30, now £15

Floral playsuit, was £26, now £10

Yet another floral playsuit, can't remember the was price, but now it's £10

Pale pink lace top, was £18, now £8

Yay for colouttes, I've been wanting some for ages!
I really can't remember the prices for these, except the one that shows £10, sorry I'm rubbish, I know.

Boyfriends Birthday Face & Outfit of the Night

Helloooo my pretties,

Long time no blog, I know, I know. I have been snowed under recently what with work and it was also Jack's birthday, so all pretty hectic. However, I of course haven't forgotten about you all and have been snapping away along the way, to show you what I've been wearing and buying.

So last weekend was the boys birthday, and we went out in Central London, and here is what I wore.

Dress, Lipsy
Ring, Mikey
Bracelet, my Mum's lol
Bag, New Look
Nude peep toes, Primark

And here is what my face looked like:


Thursday, 8 July 2010

Dolly Bow Bow

For any of you who follow Kate on YouTube, you might know about her amazing online store DollyBowBow

She sells quirky little vintage jewellery, so a week or so ago I placed my second online order with her.

I ordered the floral rose necklace and the love birds necklace.

The floral rose necklace was £5.99 for the 18 inch necklace, or £6.99 for the 24 inch necklace. I got this one in 24 inches.

The love birds necklace was back in stock, and was the same prices, however I decided that this would be better in the shorted necklace, so I only paid £5.99 for it.

The shipping was free to the UK, and really fast.

I'd really recommend DollyBowBow if you're looking for something a bit different and a bit more personal.


Thursday, 1 July 2010

Confessions of a Shoe Addict

So since I got back from Jamaica a week ago, I seem to have gone a bit shoe crazy. Over last weekend New Look had a 20% off summer sandals offer on, so I had a look online and ended up ordering a pair that I liked the look of, which I hadn't seen in the shop before. Then after work on Friday I popped into New Look and ended up buying two more pairs. Over the weekend I went shopping with my boyfriend, where another pair of shoes were purchased this time in Primark and finally on Sunday I popped into Primark again and got another three pairs! Ooops. So, thats a total of 7 pairs of shoes in a week. Kind of extream I know. Oh well, it was pay day, and they're pretty so never mind.

Here they all are anyway::

:: New Look ::
:: Primark ::
Whilst on the subject of shoes, my Mum and I had a big clear out of our spare room (walk in wardrobe lol) today, and I ended up getting rid of 29 pairs of shoes! I was brutal, and if I hadn't worn them in a while, they got binned, there were even shoes I have never worn, but I just knew I was never going to wear them, so they might as well just go. We can actually walk around our spare room now, and it is no longer a dumping ground, horray!