Sunday, 28 April 2013

Harry Potter World

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It has been 8 months! Or 220 days (for those who like numbers ha) since I last posted on my bloggy blog and I can only apologise!

 My main reason why I haven't is that I started a new job (it's not new now as I started October 1st but it was new then). I am now a fully fledged Dialysis Nurse ands the hours are crazy, 8 hour shifts, 12 hour shifts and 17hour shifts, I've done them all! Trying to fit in seeing my boyfriend, friends and family was challenging enough so my blog took a serious back seat for a little  long while! Now I'm 7 months in and am able to juggle the hours and everything else in life I thought I'd give blogging a second go!

It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and my lovely sister and her fiancĂ© took me to Harry Potter World and it was A.mazing!! Here are just a few photo's:  

If you are a Harry Potter fan then I urge you to go, you will have the most amazing time ever, you actually feel like you're in Hogwarts and even get to drink Butter Beer! 

Enjoy what's left of the weekend and I will definitely be posting more regularly haha!

Adios Amigos 

Thursday, 20 September 2012

What's In My Make-Up Bag...

I did this post a good few months ago but I felt it was in need of an update as I have chopped and changed many of the products that I previously used which has given my make-up bag a whole new look. 

Left to Right Clockwise

Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner
Rimmel Exaggerate Pencil Liner
Revlon PhotoReady Eye Primer and Brightener
ELF Clear Mascara and Eyebrow Thingy (technical term there haha)
L&B Blending Brush
N07 Winter shades Quad
Primark Eyelash Curlers
Clinique Pink Chocolate Quad
Benefit High Beam
Ruby and Millie Shader Brush
Japonesque Crease Brush
MAC Quarry
Revlon Pink-A-Boo Highlighter
Estee Lauder
Estee Lauder Double Wear Sample
Estee Lauder Duluxe Face Compact
Chanel Viatlumiere Aqua
Elizabeth Arden Skin Ceramide Smoothing Concealer
Maybelline Collosal Volume Cat Eyes Mascara
Hair Bobble
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
N07 Blending Brush
Ruby and Millie Blush Brush
Optrex Eyedew Eye Drops
Real Techniques Contour Brush

Any questions ladies, ask away...

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Review

I just want to start off by saying that I am ridiculously late on the bandwagon with this foundation, but if you're anything like me, when it comes to foundation, I find something I love and stick to it. 
This was the case for around about 18months where I'd stuck to Clinique's Superbalanced Make-up and no matter what other foundation I tried, I always ended up returning to my trusty Clinique foundation.

Then there comes a time when you buy something on a whim, and you have to explain to your boyfriend why you can't pay your half of Pizza Express as you've just spent £32 on a foundation! Part of me wanted to hate this foundation so I wouldn't have to spend this ridiculous amount of money again, but alas, I love it.

As this foundation has been around for a long while, there are a fair good few reviews floating around on blogs and YouTube, which you have all undoubtedly read/watched, so I won't bore you with all the technicalities, but I will share a few of my thoughts on this pricey little beaut of a foundation!

Firstly I've always wanted to have something from Chanel in my make-up bag, as superficial as that sounds, it really is the luxury in make-up and it makes me feel like a grown up when I see it in my bag ha! The packaging is exactly what one would expect from Chanel, but ladies this really isn't a good enough reason alone to buy a foundation!

 I was colour matched at 20 Beige, which is pretty much perfect for me. Colour matching my skin is something that many ladies at make up counters struggle to do as I'm relatively pale, with pink undertones. Once at an Estee Lauder counter, 6 shades were tried on my face before one that matched was found, and even then when I got the sample home it was far too dark!  

 Anyway back to this foundation....
The fact it has SPF 15 is perfect for me as I'm not one for putting on sunscreen before my foundation as I am far too lazy and forgetful . The chanel website states 'its crystalline fragrance accentuates the sensation of freshness and pleasure on application' which I'd have to agree on, it has a nice,clean, fresh scent which makes it all the more luxurious! 
The website also says to apply the foundation with your fingers to work it into the skin, but as I am wild and play by my own rules, I apply it with a Real Techniques buffing brush. I find this way, I get the desired 'second skin' flawless look and just generally find it easier with a brush. 

Overall this foundation gets a massive thumbs up for me, as it is pretty much perfect!
I do urge those of you who are stuck in a rut with your foundation to try this beauty from Chanel, but maybe do the sensible thing and get a sample first as £32 is a lot of money to part with if you don't get on with it.

 Obviously this foundation isn't for everyone and there may be a lot of you who have already tried it and didn't get on with it, but this is my new love in foundations and I will continue to repurchase even if I can hear  my debit card screaming haha.....

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Face Of The Day...


Seeing as I'm heading off out to the London Eye tonight with my ever so lovely boyfriend, I thought I'd take some extremely vain and posey (it's not a word but you get my drift) pictures of myself and do a face of the day post!

Benefit That Gal Primer
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (review very soon)
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Smoothing Concealer
Revlon Photoready Eye Brightener
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer
Estee Lauder Radiant Peach Blush
Benefit High Beam Highlighter

Benefit Low Profile all over lid
Clinique Stone Violet in crease
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner
Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner in water line and smudged in lower lash line  
Lancome L'Extreme Mascara 

Estee Lauder Orchid Passion Shimmer Gloss (review very soon)

I have fake tan on so this is why I have a slight orange tinge to my skin...I shouldn't be allowed near fake tan as Nicola + Fake Tan = Disaster

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Nail Of The Day....

After seeing many nail of the day posts on other blogs, I decided, like a sheep to do my own.
I used Barry M Nail paint in Mint Green (very messily as I find doing my nails a chore) as a base colour, then I wanted to do a cute little cupcake design on each nail.
It turned out that I was far too lazy to do it on each nail so I stuck with just one. I think it looks quite cute and was perfect for a evening out with the girlies. Not too sure work would approve of this haha.

Have a lovely week ladies.

P.S Xtrasonline which you can find HERE are currently selling a small selection of Essie nail polishes for £2.99 so I urge you to head over there before they all sell out!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Flower Show

I'm not in any way knowledgeable about flowers. I know the basic flowers that you learn when you're like 10 but when it comes to fancy names and different types I have no clue! This weekend I went to a flower show with the boyfriend as my uncle was showcasing some of the flowers that he had grown.
We were luck enough to take a few of them home so I took a few pictures and wanted to share them with you, I think they are the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen!!

Aren't they just the most beautiful flowers? I look at these and it just makes me smile!
Wedding flowers are the first thing that come to mind when I see these. They would make such beautiful table decorations, hurry up and propose Aaron haha.....