Friday, 31 October 2014

NOTD: Nail Art Fun ♡

I was a little bored last night so I decided to pull out the old nail varnish box. I wanted to play about with my nail art tools as I haven't used them properly in years. When I was about 15-16 I was obsessed in nail tutorials online and was always doing my nails up in funky styles - my school teachers hated me for this and I was constantly sent to the vice principals room to go and remove all of my hard work (stupid uniform policies.. it still didn't stop me!).

 I feel like I've lost my touch a little bit as it has been a while since I last tried anything like this but you know what they say... "Practice makes perfect!".

My favourite nail would have to be the leopard print index finger. I've never tried a leopard print before so I was pretty chuffed with how it turned out for a first attempt. I'm looking forward to trying out some new designs & purchasing a few more tools & accessories!

♡ Products Used ♡
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint - Papaya
Barry M Nail Paint - Matt White
Nicole by OPI - Modern Family - Haley Good Lookin'...
Essie - Licorice
OPI RapiDry Top Coat

Monday, 27 October 2014

A Teeny Tiny LUSH Haul ♡

So I've been feeling a little under the weather this past week or so. There's this nasty cold-virus thing going around (as always around this time of year) and I managed to contract it thanks to mother-dearest. It's always such fun being ill! Anywho, I managed to pop into town this weekend for a little fresh air and thought I'd treat myself to a few goodies from LUSH to perk me up. Who doesn't enjoy a bit of pampering?

What I got...

♡ Shoot for the Stars Bath Ballistic (Christmas Collection) - £3.50
"Paint the swirling colours of the night sky over the surface of your bathwater with this multi-coloured bath bomb. Drop this in your bathwater and watch it shoot around the bath releasing multiple colours before leaving a trail of quicksilver. As the spinning and swirling orb comes to a standstill, enjoy the sweet scent found in Honey I Washed The Kids and the calming, shimmering midnight blue water."
I think it's safe to say that I'm already in the festive spirit. It was so hard not to pick up every item in the Christmas collection but I managed to hold myself back! I figured if I waited just a bit longer I wouldn't ruin the xmas atmos for myself and I could purposely go Christmas bath-bomb hunting in a month or so. This smells GORGEOUS and I'm so excited to try it out! I've never purchased any festive-edition items from LUSH so it's pretty exciting trying something new! You can check it out here if you're interested.

♡ Twilight Bath Ballistic - £3.35
"If sleep is evading you, this combination of essential oils will help get you ready for a good night's rest. As Twilight dissolves, it turns from the colour of the setting sun and gets darker, turning your water a shimmering deep purple. The fragrance has been designed to help you sleep: lavender is a soothing, mind-clearing and calming fragrance, used in aromatherapy to treat insomnia and aid restful sleep, while benzoin and tonka call to mind a milky caramel malt drink."
I have purchased this a few times before. I was debating whether I should get this or not when another customer noticed me oogling at it (how awkward) and came over and told me it was of her absolute favourites and that I wouldn't be disappointed with it. Of course I didn't mention that I had tried it before but her enthusiasm for it made my mind up and into the basket it went! This is a lovely bath bomb that gradually turns into a beautiful, deep evening purple with little specks of shimmer acting as little stars - gorgeous! It's the perfect thing for a hot bath in the evening as it helps you unwind and get all cosy before bed. You can check it out on LUSH's website here.

♡ Space Girl Bath Ballistic - £2.35
"A space-dust filled bath bomb with a sweet and fruity fragrance. Once you drop this into your bath, Space Girl crackles with space dust (popping candy) as it spins around your orbit, restoring your good cheer. Grapefruit oil is refreshing and uplifting for the mood, clarifying and toning the skin, while bergamot makes you feel relaxed and cheerful."
I can't believe I've never purchased this before. I've bought it for my sister in the past and she absolutely loved it so I thought I'd pick it up and try it out for myself. This smells so fruity and girly - perfect for young girls and teens alike! Or for anyone who loves sweet fruity fragrances. I'm a bit of a child at heart so I was delighted when I discovered it has POPPING CANDY inside it halfway through writing this post *childish squeal*! I think this may possibly be a new favourite - it smells absolutely beautiful and I can see myself purchasing it again.You can check it out here if it tempts you.

That pretty much sums up my miniature haul. I find LUSH bath bombs so comforting and cosy, especially around this time of year. I'm looking forward to having a series of nice hot baths soon - I'm definitely starting out with 'Shoot for the Stars'.

My living room smells delicious right now. Thought you might like to know.