Monday Manicure & My New Birchbox Manithon Tee

Morning! My manicure today was done the other day as Birchbox sent me this fab Models Own Hyper Gel Polish and I just couldn’t wait to try it, they also sent me a fab Birchbox Manithon Tee which I can’t wait to wear to the event in London this Friday.

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The Models Own Polish in Turquoise Gloss glides on beautifully with a strong colour straight away and no bubbling, it’s nice to apply and I love the finished result.
I combined it with The Nails Inc Kensington Passage a gorgeous bright coral to make it really pop, I recieved that from Grazia Daily as part of my Monday Manicure prize.
I also reverse painted the underside of my tips to make my nails really eye catching.

Now more about Friday…
I will be getting a manicure from someone else wooohoooo! It’s a rarity I know but it’s also for an amazing cause.

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Birchbox are hosting a Manithon in association with Models Own, in London Soho Square. They have the gorgeous Sarah Jane Crawford who I love listening to on 1xtra and is now the face of the xtra factor, plus she retweeted my bright red lips last week, I’m actually a bit excited!  I met her before at a boxing fight but I’m feeling confident enough to actually say hello and introduce myself if I meet her this time haha! Pretty nails crossed!

Coppafeel the breast cancer awareness charity will be receiving 100% of the proceeds from all the appointments and all the t-shirts sold! Now if that doesn’t give you reason to take time out of your day Friday I don’t know what will book your appointment here, but if you can’t make it order a fab tee like mine designed by renowned fashion illustrator Sally Faye Cotterell it’s limited edition too amd only £12 buy yours now

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Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish

So featured in Last week’s #Mondaymanicure I’m just about to take my Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish off and thought I’d give you a quick run down.

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I’m bored of the colour after a week but I think it’s lasted amazingly; it may be gel effect but it is essential a nail polish for home use! I have been decorating that’s how I smudged the ring finger, I have been doing beauty treatments, tidied my house ready for the birthday party, entertained 14 kids at finleys 7th birthday, tidied up the house after the party and daily housework and cleaning plus running round like a nut most the time oh and a trip to the coast!

It’s chipped but I’m a pain in the arse nail picker (if you are one of my clients this does not mean I allow you to do that follow my aftercare advice!) Anyway this polish won’t pick my thumbs been chipped for 3 days and no matter how hard I sit a chip away at it, it won’t budge I’m impressed but also slightly frustrated at the same time haha!

The shine and depth of colour hasn’t lasted as much a simple would expect an actual gel polish too, but I could of topped up on top coat mid week if I had the time or wanted to rejuvenate the shine!

I have steered clear of nails inc for a while because I was really dissapointed with the overall performance a few years ago. Have you tried them lately what were your thoughts? I’m impressed and may have to book an appointment to go see what else they have on offer 💅

xoxo

FOTD Wednesday looking Dench

Morning!!
My bin men asked me at 7am how I can say that smiling (as I put out my bins in my marvel pj’s!! Haha!!) but I’m bouncing back after a weird day yesterday and as I said to him, the sun is shining it’s a nice day what’s not to smile about?

Now just on that happy buzz I’ve done my make up, blogged for u guys, enjoyed a cuppa in the garden and I’ve listened to YouTube videos all morning that make me laugh.  Including loads by Lethal Bizzle which is where I got my title from!  Dench is a descriptive word in the dictionary as well as STAY DENCH being a brand!  I like using the word and I really want Bizzle and Frimpong to bring out a Girls range because all the Ts are unisex and I don’t want Dan to get all moody when his looks more Dench on me!

Anyways I digress my make up today started like this

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Used these

Prep products
Eyes Arbonne Calm Soothing Eye Gel
Lips Dr Lipp original nipple balm for lips
Primer MAC Prep & Prime Skin Base
Cuticle Oil Nails Inc Vitamin E oil pen

Make Up Used
Foundation trying a new sample from Une Natural Beauty, Skin Glow Foundation in G08
Bronzer Arbonne Bronzing Powder
Blusher a coral colour from an old Ruby and Millie palette brand doesn’t exist anymore which is such a shame I loved them
Eyeshadow Lancome Colour Focus Duo Thelma et Louise
Mascara Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara in black
Brow Powder HD Brow Professional Palette using ash blonde
Lipstick Arbonne Lipstick in Candy

To create this finished look.

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What do you think? What product would you like to try?
Back later with my Wednesday Wishlists
xoxo

Monday Manicure

So a few weeks back no I won the Grazia Monday Manicure competition…

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I won an amazing nails inc set worth £50…

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And tonight after a long day catching up indoors and decorating I used my Nails inc prize to create my Monday Manicure…

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What do you think it’s a gorgeous summer colour, I’ll add a daylight pic in the morning.

Products Used
Nails Inc Caviar Base Coat
Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish in Kensington Passage
Nails Inc Caviar Top Coat

I’ll do full review of the products this week as loads of product updates getting down to the nitty gritty are coming together
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Thanks You I won Grazia Magazines #MondayManicure Competition

Just wanted to say to everyone who liked my post last week and went ahead and voted for me in the Grazia Manicure Monday Competition thank you so much I am hugely grateful as I won with these beautiful textured french nails using OPI Liquid Sand in Solitaire and Pussy Galore.

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I have a box of Nails Inc goody’s winging there way to me, I’ll be sure to share a blog about it and indulge you all in the products too.
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Christmas Wish List Part 1 BEAUTYfull Stocking!

Ok I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas and so each week I’m going to be posting a Christmas Wish List of must have gifts to either put on your list or spoil others this week I’m starting with my forte BEAUTY!!! This week is all about the little gifts; the Secret Santa or Stocking Filler type pressies!

I will start with the stockings then move on to the fillers for 2 beauty inspired stockings you could begin with these limited edition ones from Arbonne.

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Each one is £35.00 when you make a qualifying purchase, I think they are über cute and the products are so luxurious whilst being safe and beneficial. If you would like to know more about Arbonne, it is a product range I work alongside in my beauty room, feel free to pick my brain. There is a post coming later on why I choose to work with them.

So lets fill our stockings, just so I don’t limit the amount I will go through them as quickly as possible and you just have to imagine the stocking is as big as the one on the right haha ….

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So in no particular order 10 must have Budget Beauty stocking fillers …

1. Ted Baker Nail Varnish & Lipgloss set £8.00
This gorgeous set not only looks beautiful presented in a lovely box with the traditional italic TB complimented by floral designed packaging but also comes with a choice of two shades a rich berry red (“Lovely Lindy Hop”) and a bubblegum pink (“Foxtrot”)
2. OPI Limited Edition Christmas mini set by Mariah Carey £11.55
I love stocking the mini sets in my beauty room they always go down a storm with customers and I think these gorgeous liquid sand polishes from the Mariah Carey OPI Christmas collection are amazing with two collections to choose from you can buy one as a gift and keep the favourite to yourself 😉
3. Liz Earle Christmas Star & Hot Cloth Cleanser £5.50
My mum has used Liz Earle for over ten years no matter what brand I have worked with or for she has stuck by them and this is one product so worthy of all the awards it has won, it leaves you fresh, clean and awakened and what a beautiful gift so cute!
4. Origins Bauble £12.00
Exclusive to Selfridges. Five of the most indulgent must have products from the gorgeous Origins range squished into this delightfully bright bauble!
5. Gingerbread Man Sponge from The Body Shop £3.50
This just had to be added because I think it should be making everyone’s bathrooms Cute & Christmassy!
6. Aromatherapy Associates Little Bell £10.00
What is it they say about small packages? This one is just simply delightful and delivers the most luxurious bath or shower oil that awakens the senses with a blend of grapefruit, rosemary & juniper.
7. Floozy by Frost French Bath Fizzers £6.00
12 individual sweetly scented bath Fizzers perfect pastels to be wrapped under the tree to help anyone unwind.
8. Soap & Glory Scrub Gloves £4.00
Essential part of looking after your skin in the winter months is exfoliation, these gloves are the perfect way to buff skin leaving it refreshed & resurfaced.
9. Bliss Mistletoe Musthaves £
Get lips ready to pucker up and hands ready to hold with these lovely duo of essentials including hand creme & lip balm.
10. Champneys Spa Indulgence Trio Gift Set £14.00
I love this gift set quite simply because it contains one of my most favourite indulgences, that all came about as a birthday gift from one of my besties sophie Champneys Mediterranean Bliss Bubble Heaven as well as minis of Distant Shores Body Scrub & Exotic Retreat Body Cream.

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10 Indulgent Luxurious Beauty stocking fillers …

1. Benefit BADrageous Love £18.00
With a huge brush (defiantly something you have to get used to) this mascara delivers BIG lashes it adds a lotta length & volume and this set comes with a mini all packages sweetly for just £1 more than the mascara on its own!
2. Clinique Whole Lotta Candy Set £20.00
This is the perfect treat when you don’t know what to get someone, these are super subtle, just adding a hint of soft shine whilst keeping those chapped lips at bay and delivering tons of moisture!
3. MAC Nocturnals mini lipgloss set £29.00
Everyone loves MAC for their variety of colours and they have not failed to disappoint with the Nocturnals Collection I found it hard to pick one but thought I’d share the bright pink set which includes Dazzleglass in Dressed to Dazzle and Cremesheen Glass in Fashion Scoop, Colour Saturation and Petite Indulgence.
4. Liz Earle Christmas Star & Signature Lip Colour £14.00
Enriched with vitamin E, avocado oil and shea butter, this lipstick delivers an irresistible, colour pure finish. Presented beautifully in a Christmas Star and with two classic shades to choose from a gorgeous red or classic rose.
5. OPI Top This £23.95
Contains 3 full size top coats each one able to complete transform nails and make for an amazing gift because you don’t have to worry about knowing what colours they like! It has the original OPI Top Coat that delivers maximum long lasting shine, the Matt top coat that literally doubles up any nail collection straight away and the Limited Edition Snowflakes in the Air Top Coat that adds a top coat of shimmering sparkle and beauty to any nail colour. (Also available in my beauty room!)
6. Bobbi Brown Date Night Lip & Eye Palette £24.00
This is slick and stylish and everything a woman needs to transform her look from day to night with two gorgeous shades of eyeshadow (one doubles as an eyeliner too!), two luscious lip colours and a gorgeous gloss to complete the look and top it off! This one is defiantly going to feature in my letter to Santa 🙂
7. Fake Bake Silver Bag Cosmetics Collection £15.00
This is a bargain gift that looks SOOO much more (ill also have some in the beauty room before Christmas!) in a beautiful silver mesh bag, full size bronzing powder and bronzing brush, coral legal sunburn blush and a lipgloss worth £39.00 another perfect stocking filler!
8. Nars Fling Lip kit £30.00
As well as being limited edition this is just so unique and by one of the most innovative make up brands that deliver amazing results in their products. This contains sheer signature lipstick shades & two travel size jumbo pencils. There is also a competition to win £150 to spend, if you enter and win please buy me the lip tin 😉
9. Nails Inc Christmas Cracker Selection £29.50
OMG!! 1. These would look gorgeous on any table on Christmas Day (or at the Christmas get together with the girls. And 2. There is over £69 worth of products for under £30 (at that price I think you could even be aloud to indulge in a treat for yourself)
10. Laura Mercier hand creme sampler collection £20.00
Ultra rich creme, leaving hands soft & hydrated perfect for the winter months for anyone on your list you want to spoil a little this Christmas. With a variety of 4 iconic fragrances everyone is sure to have a favourite! ( minds almond coconut milk!)

QUICK SNAP IT UP JUST WENT TO GET LINKS TO ADD AND FOUND IT ON SALE AT SPACE NK FOR JUST £10!!! GoGoGo!

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So what do you think? What would be your top 3? Will you be making any purchases from my list?

I have included a couple on this list but mid week ill be sharing The Top 10 Beauty Crackers
xoxo