Friday, 21 November 2014

New Nail Polish Additions

When I saw Barry M had released a few new shades for Autumn/Winter I couldn't help but pick some up!

I got 3 new shades Ballerina (Dusky Pink), Paprika (Burnt Orange) and Vintage Violet (Dusky Purple). I also got the Nails inc polish as a freebie in this months Glamour magazine and thought I would include it in this post as I adore the colour, its a warm toned grey (it has a hint of brown to it).

L-R Ballerina, Paprika, Vintage Violet, Marylebone Mews

I'm currently wearing Marylebone Mews and I love it! Had to apply 4 thin coats to get the desired opaqueness, but it hasn't chipped yet!

What do you think of these shades & have you got any?

Amanda x

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

My Christmas Jumper Picks

My Christmas Jumper Picks

So I have been trawling the internet for the best Christmas Jumpers, so you don't have to! 

1. Oasis Heart & Snowflake Jumper £45 here 

2. New Look Red Coca Cola Christmas Sweater £19.99 here 

3. Boohoo Hollie Reindeers and Snowflake Christmas Jumper £15 here 

4. Boohoo Addison Reindeer Love Christmas Jumper £15 here 

5. M&S Christmas Snowman Flecked Effect Jumper £28 here 

6. Warehouse Kissing Reindeer Jumper £38 here 

7. Olaf Do You Want To Build A Snowman (ebay) £6.99 here 

8. New Look Brave Soul Stone Fluffy Reindeer Jumper £27.99 here 

9. ASOS This Girl Loves Christmas Jumper £30 here 

So what do you think? Will you be wearing any of my picks this season? 

Amanda x

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Empties #3

Time for another 'Empties' post! I've finished up a few bits so thought i'd share them and do mini reviews...

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Shower Gel. This smells gorgeous! very zesty but also sweet. It's really moisturising and leaves the skin feeling clean and fresh. I have already repurchased!

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel is a must have for me! I love everything about this, the smell, texture, results! I have a full review here if you want more info.

Something negative I have to say about this is that the packaging has changed and I don't like it! The pump isn't as good as the old packaging and there is 50ml less product than before but the price remains the same! I still love it but feel very disappointed with these new changes.

Pai Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream. This is a great moisturiser for sensitive skin and is particularly good for me when I have an eczema/dermatitis outbreak!

Original Source Vanilla Milk & Raspberry Handwash. I am very scent driven by hand washes and this doesn't disappoint! It smells like drumstick lollies, which I love! It's a lovely handwash, lathers well and leaves hands clean and smelling lovely. 

So what do you think? any of these take your fancy?

Amanda x

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Lush Christmas Wish List

I love Lush but only really tend to shop there when the Christmas/Holiday collections come out.

Here are a few of the things on my 'want to try/buy' wish list!

1. Candy Mountain (Bubble Bar)

2. Snow Fairy Shower Gel (a must have every Christmas!)

3. The Christmas Penguin (Bubble Bar)

4. So White Shower Gel

5. Father Christmas (Bath Bomb)

6. Rose Jam Shower Gel

7. Northern Lights (Bath Bomb)

8. Santa's Lip Scrub (Cola flavoured)

9. So White (Bath Bomb)

So what do you love about Lush at this time of year?

Amanda x

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Monday, 17 November 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

So it finally arrived! This has been on my wish list since I knew they were releasing it so it's been a bit of a wait!

L-R Luminous Flash, Incandescent Electra, Mood Exposure

The palette is limited edition (although if it follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, The Ambient Lighting Palette, then it may become permanent later down the line) and comes with 3 beautiful blush colours combined with ambient lighting powders to give you a different type of blush experience! 

Luminous Flash is a pink/rosy blush combined with Luminous Light which is one of the 'all over' setting powders so added with the blush will blend seamlessly onto your skin.

Luminous Flash

Incandescent Electra (exclusive to the palette) is a peachy blush combined with Incandescent light, which is a highlight shade so you can apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks and sweep it up onto your cheekbones to highlight at the same time!

Incandescent Electra

Mood Exposure is a plum blush combined with Mood Light which is the pinkest ambient lighting powder and the one I've not had any interest in as a stand alone powder. (Hourglass say: Mood Light – Soft, sheer lavender pink powder that mimics the softest most forgiving light and reveals your brightest complexion.) Sounds lovely and the colour really is beautiful on the cheeks.

Mood Exposure
L-R Luminous Flash, Incandescent Electra, Mood Exposure

Cost: just looking at this palette you know it's not cheap! It retails at £56.00 but I got it during a Space NK promotion and used my points, so I paid £41.00 and i'm happy with that.

Was it worth the wait? Most definitely! It's a beautiful palette and the colours are all completely different so I'm happy to have 3 new blushes in a convenient little palette, perfect for travel as you really wouldn't need any other colours! 

You can get this palette from Space NK, Liberty and Sephora.

Let me know what your thoughts are on this second, gorgeous, palette from Hourglass and is this going to be on your Christmas list this year? 

Amanda x

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Autumn Nails!

So going into the colder months out go the bright & pastel hues and in come the darker more intense shades and a few deeper nudes, well for me anyway!

Below is a list and swatches of the nail polish I will be wearing this autumn and winter! Whether on their own or with glitter over the top, which is how I tend to wear the 2 clear glitter shades.

I've seen a couple of new releases that I like so might be adding them to my collection soon!

Tanya Burr Penguin Chic (link)
Barry M Diamond Glitter (350) link
Essie Fishnet stockings (link)
Essie Penny Talk (rose gold) link
Essie Go Overboard (link)
Avon Golden Wine (discontinued, sorry! similar here)
Essie Sole Mate (link)
Avon Decadence (link)
Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter (349) link
Essie Eternal Optimist (link)
Essie Beyond Cozy (link)
L-R Penguin Chic, Diamond Glitter, Fishnet Stockings, Go Overboard
L-R Penny Talk, Golden Wine, Sole Mate, Decadence
L-R Rose Quartz Glitter, Eternal Optimist, Beyond Cozy

What are your favourite colours to wear this season? 

Amanda x

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

10 Signs Christmas Is On Its Way!...

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I don't know about you, but for me there are few sure fire signs that Christmas is well and truly on the way!

1. The Coca Cola and John Lewis Adverts come on TV!
2. Starbucks red cups arrive!
3. Lush release Snow Fairy
4. The Boots Gift guide comes out
5. X Factor & Strictly Come Dancing start!
6. October payday arrives and you realize you only have 1 more payday before shopping time is up!
7. The radio debate starts! Is it too early for Xmas songs?
8. Your husband tells you No! before you even open your mouth (he knows i'm asking if I can get the decorations up)
9. Winter Wonderland opens!
10. Sky Christmas channels start!

What are the signs for you? Please share i’d love to know 

Amanda x

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