Thursday, 23 February 2012

Fantasy Fire FINALLY!!

Finally Managed to get my hands on the Hottest Nail Polish of the moment
Max Factor 'Fantasy Fire'
Its a UK exclusive polish, and is a dupe for Clarins 230 'unicorn pee'
I saw that everyone in the Beauty Community was going mad for this colour, so i naturally had to see what all the fuss was about, lol.
It truly is a unique, multi dimensional colour and i don't have anything like it.
If you get the chance to try out this colour i would say go for it, i truly think you will Love it!!

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

March glitter swap

So I've been watching alot of videos on Youtube lately, mainly about Nails, (i am a qualified Beauty Therapist and Nail Tech) but no longer do it as a living, but lately I've really been missing doing nails, so I've decided I'm gonna get back into it.

So while i was browsing Youtube, i came across a video which is a glitter mix swap, basically you make a glitter mix that can be added to your Acrylic powder.

I have a HUGE glitter acrylic collection from EZ Flow, but thought it would be great to try other peoples mixes, so i signed up for the March Swap, it was an Easter/spring theme.

You have to send 5 mixes in, they can all be the same or different, you also have to add a little bag of nail art items with each of your mixes, send them all in, and you get 5 different mixes sent back to you.

Here's a couple of pics of the mixes i made for this swap, i chose to name mine 'Easter Explosion' but you don't have to give your mixes a name, its entirely up to you.

These are my 5 mixes all bagged up and labelled with the name of the mix and my user name, so people will know who they came from.

This is another little bag attached to the back of my mixes with the nail art items in, i included tiny bullion beads, and fimo flowers.

You simply make 5 glitter mixes, use at least 3 different glitters and package 1tsp in a plastic baggie, attach a small bag of nail art items to your mix and your done!

I also put my mixes into a slightly bigger plastic baggie, just in case any glitter comes out, so it can be saved.

Here is the link of the glitter swaps, you can read all the rules and find out exactly how it works.

Friday, 17 February 2012

My Homemade Sushi

I've always loved sushi, but it gets pretty expensive to buy all the time, so after watching a few YouTube videos on how to make your own, I decided to give it a go.

I bought all my ingredients from Sainsburys.

These are the basics which you will need:
*Rice vinegar
*Sushi rice (apparently you can use plain short grain rice too)
*Sushi rolling mat
*Sushi nori (seaweed sheets)

You can have any filling you want in your sushi, I decided to just stick with basic ones for my first go, so here's the ingredients I used.

*Tuna and mayonnaise
*imitation crab meat with mayonnaise
*cucumber and avocado 

All rolled up!

Finally all sliced and looking lovely!!

They were absolutely delicious, and everyone loved them, even my mam who has never really been a fan of sushi.

Here's the video i watched on how to make these:
This is a great channel all about Japanese cooking.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!

Hope uve all had a lovely day
(pics from weheartit)

Monday, 13 February 2012

Sleek pout paints

I recently picked up theses Sleek Pout Paints and thought id do a quick review on them.
Ive already had a little play around with these and made some custom mixes.

I picked up these 3 colours in:
* Pin Up
* Cloud 9
* Peachy Keen

Here's the 3 mixes i made, you can make tons more shades.

and finally swatches of the 3 i bought, along with swatches of my custom mixes.

These retail at £5 each, and are the UKs version of the USs OCC Lip Tars which retail at $13.50 each.
Now i do own some OCC Lip Tars, and they are very comparable, in fact i think i actually prefer them over the OCC ones.

*They are the same size as OCC and alot cheaper.
*They are thicker in consistency which is great when doing your mixes in little jars because they don't leak out around the lid.
*They have a nice selection of colours, not as many as OCC but you can literally make tons of colours from just a few tubes.
*Easily accessible, they are in most branches of superdrug and online.
*They have a nice smell.

I really don't have anything bad to say about these, i think they are absolutely fantastic, and i love them, i will defo be buying more of these!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Collective NOTDs

Ive just been reading back through my blog, and love my NOTD posts, so thought id do a little collage of all my NOTDs that ive featured on my blog.

Pretty good, even if i do say so myself lol.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Mini Paris Haul

Just a quick post to show you what I picked up while I was in Paris.

*2 Kiko Nail Polishes both from the 'Sparkle Touch' Line in 232 and 270.
*Cute little notepad with Minnie and Mickey design
*2 Diamante leatherette strap bracelets

The Kiko Cosmetics shop was AMAZING, but it was sooo overcrowded, i only managed to grab 2 polishes, i will feature them in upcoming NOTD posts.

Look how cute the little note pages are.

and look at these little beauties, i jut HAD to bring them home from our hotel, they are too cute!!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

January 2012 Valentines GlossyBox

Just recently got back from my trip to Disneyland Paris, and when i came home my Glossy Box was waiting for me :o)

I was over the moon with the colour for this months box, its gorgeous!

Such cute wrapping, love the little pink heart.

The contents of this months box

*Eyeko Skinny Liner in Emerald Green
*Clarins extra firming night cream
*Clarins extra firming day cream
*Murad skin perfecting primer
*FAB Body Moisturiser
Also, we got a little glossybox sweet thrown in.

Closer look at the products.

Eyeko Skinny eyeliner with swatch below.

What do you think of this months GlossyBox??

Back from my Travels.....

So I'm back from my little trip to Disneyland Paris.

We had a good time, but the weather was absolutely freezing, it was -10 degrees!!!!
I seriously don't know how we managed to walk around the parks for so long.

Alot of the rides were closed because it was so cold, which was a shame as i would have loved to go on them.

We got a timetable of what was going to be on during the day, and my little boy was super excited to see that Rapunzel (from Disney's tangled) was set to make an appearance, so we promised we would go and see her, she was due to show up at 12pm outside of 'its a small world'. We got there a few minutes early, but come 12.20pm she was still nowhere to be seen, we asked a park member what was going on and he simply told us 'shes running late'. I was pretty peeved at this point, people pay good money to go and see these characters in Disney, so there is no excuse to be 'running late'! Anyway we continued to wait, it was so cold we had to keep moving on the spot, i could see alot of other parents getting angry and annoyed and children getting upset.
At 12.40pm Rapunzel still hadn't shown up, so we asked another member of staff what was going on as people have been waiting since 12pm to see her and its timetabled in that she would make an appearance, this member of staff told us that 'shes not coming because its too cold', i was absolutely livid, we had stood for 40minutes in the freezing cold, getting our sons hopes up that he was going to meet his fave princess to have to break his heart and say she wasn't coming!!

All the family's we spoke to were livid too, how can they say shes not coming because its too cold, when there are tons of children standing in the cold waiting to see her. it was damn cold for them too, but they didn't complain, for a place like Disneyland to come up with such a pathetic excuse is ridiculous, its supposed to be a magical, dream like place for children, and the price we pay to get in and see the characters we do not want to be fobbed off with pathetic excuses for not doing your job properly!!!

Anyway i said i would show you guys some pics from my trip, but i hardly took any, it was too cold to even take your hands out of your gloves, i had to put heat pack in them to stop my hands falling off lol.

I did manage to take a sneaky few from my i-phone so here we go
My son meeting Mickey Mouse, (somehow it didn't seem to be too cold for him) lol.

 Pretty Castle :o)
 To infinity and beyond!
 It was that cold the ponds and water features were frozen solid, you can see the ducks sliding on the ice.
Jack and the beanstalk.

My son got tons of toys and i picked up a few goodies from the local shopping centre which i will feature in another post.

Overall i would say the trip was OK, i wouldn't be in a hurry to go to the Paris one again, although it would probably be better if the weather was warmer, i personally feel that this one isn't a patch on the Florida one. The prices in Disneyland Paris are ridiculous too, it was 4euros for a can of coke, and 7euros for a sandwich, if you are planning a visit i would definitely say take your own food, we filled my sons backpack up with pop and snacks, even though id heard you aren't allowed to take food in, well the backpack did get searched but they were absolutely fine and let us straight in.