Saturday, 15 June 2013

NOTD & Blog Update

I am off on holiday Monday! I am going to Menorca for two weeks - I am so excited. I haven't got any posts lined up for the two weeks while I am away, so just bear with me and when I get back I bet I will be full of ideas.

The above manicure is using my current favourite, Barry M Nail Gelly in Greenberry. The nude colour is also a nail gelly in Lychee. I am planning to do this manicure on my toes for holidays as I don't really bother with my finger nails, they are prone to breaking and with the sun, chlorine, and salt water they will just go to shot . 

Gem x

Thursday, 13 June 2013

£1 Beauty Haul

I love finding bargains, and whenever I am in town I always pop to Poundland. I think I found some gems this time, especially the caviar nail beads. I also went to superdrug to have a look at the new MUA products and came away with two of their blushes - not exactly breaking the bank at £1 each.

Baker Days Letter Box Cake

I was recently asked on twitter by the lovely people at Baker Days whether I wanted to review one of their cakes. I am not one to turn down free cake, so I duly obliged :)

Baker Days are an online cake company offering a huge amount of designs - you can even send them a photo to put on a cake if you want. Their cakes come in 3 different sizes and start from £14.99.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Whats in My Handbag?

The folks over at Money Supermarket are challenging us bloggers to show everyone what is in our handbags and to add up the total amount to see what we carry around with us on a day to day basis. Show us what is in your handbag and you could be in with the chance of winning a Mulberry bag, purse and phone case - amazing. To find out more about the competition and how to enter, click here.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Freebie Alert | Mini Ciate Caviar Manicure Kit + Nail of the Day

Just a little post to let you know that with this months edition of Marie Claire magazine (June), comes with a free mini Ciate Caviar Manicure kit.

Read on to see it on my nails and a quick summary of my initial thoughts...

Monday, 10 June 2013

Whats in My Makeup Bag? | Summer Edition

I don't know about you, but I have a makeup bag where I keep all the products I like to use on a day to day basis and then the makeup that I don't use as often goes into my storage. I like to switch up my makeup when the weather gets a little warmer, so read on to find out what goes into my Summer makeup bag....

Saturday, 8 June 2013

NOTD Pink Roses


This nail art looks so pretty and complicated, but it is actually quite easy to do. I did it using a hair grip and a nail striper. To create the flowers you start with the lighter colour and use the hair grip to create an uneven blob. Then outline it with the darker colour and create a U shape in the middle of the flower, and hey presto you have a rose.

The green colour is Essie Navigate Her. Its such a pretty colour but on my nails alone it just doesn't work. With this I can get away with wearing the colour without it looking horrendous, haha.

Have you done any nail art recently? Link me up :)
Gem x

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Coral Makeup Favourites | From My Collection

I am loving Coral colours at the moment, for clothes and makeup (not at the same time - that would be coral overkill).

I think coral is a really summery colour and it looks perfect with a tan. So I decided to show you my favourite coral makeup items from my makeup stash.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

May Favourites

How quickly has the month of May gone? Lets hope that June will bring some sunny weather! Read on to find out my favourite products for the month of May...

Monday, 3 June 2013

Giveaway Alert | Win a Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch With EtailPR and Tic Watches

Hi guys, I hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather we are having at the moment.

Just a quick post to let you all know about the fantastic giveaway EtailPR are currently running on Facebook.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Greenberry Watermarble Nails

This is my first attempt at water marbling nail art. It was pretty easy and fun to do, but beware it is really messy. As you can see from the pic even though I wrapped the skin around my nails with masking tape, it still got pretty messy. I did do a clean up job with a brush and nail polish remover, but the flash showed up bits I missed.

If you haven't heard of the water marbling technique before, google it on YouTube, there are some great tutorials, and although messy its quite easy to do once you have the hang of it.

Next time I am going to use more colours, here I just used Barry M Greenberry and a white coloured polish.

Have you tried watermarble nail art before?

Gem x


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