Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Vaseline Pink Bubbly Limited Edition

My boyfriend knows me so well, he got me a pot of the limited edition Vaseline Pink Bubbly as a little "stocking filler" type birthday present.

It's in a smart looking baby pink and black tin with gold lettering and the actual Vaseline itself is rose coloured. It's tastes delish!

Stock up now, before there are none left!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

A classy stripe - nail art with decorative tape

A little while ago I came across this picture on Instagram:

I thought it looked like a really classy manicure and wondered how they got the silver lines looking so crisp and straight. Then one day, whilst browsing on eBay, I discovered the answer - nail art tape!

I ordered a set of 10 different colours from Hong Kong for the bargainous price of £1, and they took a couple of weeks to arrive.

When they arrived I had just painted my nails blue the day before, so I picked the red tape as I thought it would go nicely against the blue. I hastily watched a couple of videos on YouTube on how to use the tape and set off on my "easy" hand.

It is very tricky to do on yourself, particularly cutting it close to the edge of the nail. If you aren't careful you will pull the tape to a funny angle or even completely off.

After sticking the tape on, you need to put a top coat of nail varnish to seal it. I liked the look a lot! What do you think?

I only got round to doing one hand as my boyfriend came round for dinner. I was going to try do the other hand after, but disappointingly the tape had completely come off one finger and was peeling at the edges on 2 other fingers. This may be down to the fact that I used a matte finish top coat rather than a normal one, so I'll have to give it another go at a later date when I've got a bit of time (this is not a quick mani by any means).

Black and gold version:

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Update: Muji acrylic make-up storage

Original post here.

My second lot of Muji acrylic storage has arrived! On my return home from work today I spent nearly an hour re-organising everything and I'm loving it!

What do you think?

I've got two sets of the wide 2 drawers and the small and large 3 partition desk pots. See my original post for pricing and links to the Muji shop.

EOS organic lip balm

EOS lip balm:

I discovered EOS lip balms in some YouTube makeup collection videos I had seen and loved the idea of an organic lip balm with lots of yummy sounding flavours in such an adorable egg-shape container.

EOS is a USA based company called "Evolution of Smooth" and unfortunately there aren't currently many stockists in the UK at present. For the reason these little beauties are quite pricey at the moment. I got mine from Amazon for £6.99 (free P&P) in the Summer Fruits flavour.

Absolutely love it. The egg-shape container is cute and quirky and the lip balm leaves your lips feeling thoroughly moisturised. It seems like it will last for ages too. Although I will mention that I'm not 100% sold on the summer fruits flavour, but it is growing on me.

I've given it 4 out of 5 stars at the moment as £6.99 is rather expensive for a lip balm. I wouldn't actually be willing to pay this, I just happened to have an Amazon voucher I was looking to spend.If the price comes down to around the equivalent of what it is in the USA ($3.29 on EOS website) then it would definitely be worth 5 stars. 

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