20 May 2012

Revision Avoidance Wishlist!

I'm currently studying for my final university exams, so what is really on top of my wishlist is Bernard's watch so I can stop time and fit everything in! Failing that, a lovely holiday somewhere sunny would be lovely! However, with neither of these things really being a possibility, I thought I'd put together a more realistic wishlist.


Lace Pencil Dress: This is from Dorothy Perkins and costs £30. I need to start thinking about graduation dresses and I think this is gorgeous. The colour is so lovely and I adore the shape; it's so classic and demure, but also fitted which makes it flattering. I also think the price is really reasonable, and Dorothy Perkins also offer student discount all year round which is another plus (although I won't be a student much longer!) If you couldn't tell, I really like this dress!

Topshop Nail Polish in Forget Me Not: I love Topshop nail polish and think this colour would be lovely for the summer and (hopefully!) the sunshine.
NARS Blusher in Orgasm: The classic! I recently purchased Deep Throat on Buyapowa and although I haven't had the chance to use it I'm pretty sure I'm going to love it! Orgasm is the classice NARS blusher that all beauty bloggers rave about so I'm definitely going to treat myself to some soon. I think the peachy sheen would be lovely in summer with lighter make-up, and I also just want to be part of the crowd!
Steam Cream: This is probably just like any other moisturiser but the packaging is so cute! It's sold in Topshop for £10- I think- so it is a bit pricey. However, moisturiser is a daily staple so it would probably be worth it- even if I'm only really attracted by the ladybird.
MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipstick in Reel Sexy: I adore the new MAC collection. The packaging is divine and the products look great. Unfortunately, as I'm revising, I haven't really been out much and I definitely haven't been on any shopping trips so I'm probably going to miss out on this little beauty- it's already sold out online. I've never owned a MAC lipstick before either so it's a bit of a shame. I might have to treat myself to another as a post-exam reward...
Well, that was a lovely distraction from work! I hope you're all well. What sort of things are you lusting after right now? 

14 May 2012

Barry M Magnetic Nails- Red

I don't really buy into the whole nail art thing. I like to have my nails one really nice colour, so I was a bit sceptical when my friend gave me the new Barry M Magnetic Nails in Red as a birthday present.

 I really liked the packaging of the polish. I'm a huge Barry M fan as it is, so the rectangular glass bottle didn't disappoint.The magnet is removable to make it easier to use,and this also means if you buy any more of the set you can mix and match the designs.  The instructions were clearly printed on the side of the bottle so it was easy to work out what to do.

I was a bit apprehensive before I used the polish as I thought it may not live up to the hype. When I painted on the first coat I was pleased that at least the colour was nice, so I could still use it if the magnetism failed to attract me. (Sorry, that was an awful pun!)

However, I needn't have worried. Once the first coat was dry, I applied a second coat then quickly held the magnet over my nail. The result was amazing! The diagonal lines were distinct and looked quirky. I was really impressed with how easy it was to use and the result was great for very little effort!

 The picture on the left shows my nails under flash, while on the right my hand is in natural lights.

 The finished product! Overall, I really liked this product. It was easy to use and I loved the results- I couldn't stop looking at my nails and even my boyfriend noticed and thought they were cool.
My friend purchased the dark blue for herself and loves it as much as I love the red. The product lives up to the high standards I expect from Barry M and provides something a little different, but the price is still very reasonable for the excellent quality.

The Magnetic Polishes are priced at £4.99. They come in 4 different colours and patterns, and you can use the magnets on all the colours. They are available from Boots, Superdrug and the Barry M website.

What do you think of the magnetic nail polishes? Have you tried them or do you want to try them? Or do you think they're just more hype?

5 May 2012


As you can see, I'm having a few issues with font size in the last post. I've been fiddling about with the settings but can't seem to change it. Hopefully it isn't too difficult to read! If you want to ask me anything about either product please feel free, and if you know how I can fix the font then please let me know!

Garnier Summerbody & Topshop Domestic Goddess Nail Polish

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Just a quick little post today about some new purchases I've made recently. 

I got the Garnier Summerbody Moisturiser on a recommendation from a friend and I've used it twice now. I know that's not very much time in which to form my opinion, but so far I've been very impressed! It goes on well and dries quickly, and the result is a really natural looking tan. I have had a few teething problems as the cream is white so you can't see where you've applied it and if it's applied evenly, but even the uneven patches weren't too bad! I also leant the hard way to rub some other moisturiser into your knees and elbows or it can collect there and make them quite dark. However, aside from those minor issues, which were mostly down to me being a bit rubbish at this kind of thing, I really like this product.
 The lotion is currently half-price in Boots, Superdrug and Tesco, I believe, and I'm sure it is on offer in other places too. I'll keep you updated with how I progress with it- I've just put some on before writing this post!

The nail polish is one I've been lusting after for ages- Topshop Domestic Goddess, priced at £5. My friend surprised me with a trip to London as a birthday present. We aimed to find dresses for the Summer Ball at our university but unfortunately couldn't find anything suitable. However, determined not to leave empty handed, I picked up this. I've wanted it for so long and couldn't resist. I haven't got round to using it yet but I've always been impressed with with the Topshop nail polishes I've used before, so I'm sure it won't disappoint. I'll do a little post about it when I get a chance to put it on!

Hope you're all well!