Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Barry M Nails Haul

This is a post that I've been meaning to write for such a long time! Barry M nails were on a 3 for 2 offer (I'm not sure if they still are as this was a couple of months ago now) and I picked up quite a mixture. The first is a lovely winter berry shade which has become one of my favourites over the past month or so, the second is much more of a summery, bright shade which I haven't worn too many times yet and the third is a lovely nude-grey which I think you could wear throughout the year, and it's also matte!

The shades are below....

I never use to be a big fan of Barry M nail varnishes, back in school and college (okay, so maybe 5 or 6 years ago) I remember my friends raving about the brand and their nail range but I was never too keen. But how many years later and I think I own more nail polishes by Barry M than any other brand so I'd say they may be my favourite! The photo above shows each one with two coats of the polish on and I think they look amazing, they're so shiny (even the matte one looks quite shiny, there's another photo of this one on my instagram which you can see here).

Let me know what your favourite nail polishes are below or tweet me!


Sunday, 27 December 2015

A Christmas Walk - Donna Nook

I've always been a lover of animals and wildlife and for our Christmas walk this year (two days after Christmas) we decided to go to Donna Nook to see the seals. They've been coming to Donna Nook at this time of year every year lately to have their pups, I've never been before and it was great to see them in their natural habitat (the fence is there as a viewing point) and I've learnt that they're really not camera shy.

So I thought I'd share with you some of the many photos I took of the seals today, I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did and I'll be back with another post very soon!

Have you ever been to Donna Nook, or anywhere similar?


Saturday, 21 November 2015

Born Pretty Store Lipstick Review

If you've seen some of my most recent blog posts you'll know that I've been obsessing over lip products lately. From lip liners and balms to lipsticks my most recent lip product to talk about is this rhombus shaped expert color lipstick by Born Pretty Store* in shade #108, available here.

I wasn't sure when I received this lipstick if the shade was going to be too bright for me and to not suit my pale skin tone. However I really like this shade, although the photo shows a bright orange colour it isn't anyway near that bright maybe you could build it up to that with a few more layers but I actually prefer the way it did show up on my lips. When applying this lipstick with the rhombus shape was at first quite odd but it still does the job and gives it a different look to your ordinary lipstick. The formula is also great, it's quite creamy and soft and although you need to top it up throughout the day I'm really enjoying wearing this shade at the moment. Even if it isn't the usual shade I'd go for during autumn.

You can also get 10% off Born Pretty Store makeup here using code FALH10, and it's also free shipping!

*This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.


Sunday, 18 October 2015

Steal her Style: Rachel Green

'Steal her Style' posts have always been one of my most popular posts read by you wonderful readers. I haven't written one of these posts in a long long time but whilst watching Friends recently I remembered just how fashionable the character Rachel has been over the ten series. One of my first 'Steal her Style' posts was actually of Jennifer Aniston which you can read here.

This first outfit I really love and is one of my favourites that I've seen throughout the show, I'm also getting into wearing skirts a lot more now than I use to and I really want this one to add to my collection. I was quite surprised at just how near a match I could find to the one worn by Rachel, well done Topshop!

Skirt, Topshop

This second outfit is from later in the series when Rachel is clearly a lot more into fashion and is in one of her work outfits. I personally love work wear and 'dressing up' and think this is another great outfit. Over the knee boots are in at the minute so I chose to include these in this post, by Public Desire who are making too many good shoes at the minute I just can't.

Which outfit is your favourite?


Thursday, 15 October 2015

Rimmel London Exaggerate Lip Liner Review

One make-up item which I think I need more of in my collection has to be lip liners. I have thin lips which I think lip liners make look a lot more fuller than just using a lipstick, although I still often forget to use them. So one of my latest beauty purchases has been this Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in 'Eastend snob' which was only £3.99.

Firstly, the shade of this lip liner is absolutely amazing. I think it has to be one of my favourite lip products just due to the shade, if you know any lip sticks which are similar to this please let me know because I've even been wearing this on its own without a lipstick on top because I'm that obsessed with this shade. I loved the shape of the end of this lip liner because I haven't seen any like that before they're usually just pointed. Although now that I've used this product quite a few times the shape has been lost, especially because it's not one you can sharpen, but nevertheless it's still a good product.

The shade on the lips is very true to what you see in the packaging and it does have a great staying power although I find it does get quite drying over a long period of time. These Rose pink shades are my favourite at the moment now that we're into autumn, but I'm still loving the darker shades too which I'm looking forward to wearing more of in the winter months. For just £3.99 I think I'll definitely have to purchase a few more of these lip liners from their wide range of shades.

What are your favourite lip liners to use?