Friday, 31 May 2013

New MUA nail varnish review

MUA nail varnish:

Since discovering MUA, my makeup collection has been able to grow wildly without me spending wildly. On my courtesy look through the makeup stands in Superdrug yesterday I discovered they had a new nail varnish range out. Cute little bottles with the MUA letters shaped on the glass and a lovely range of bright colours ready for the bright weather (we can but hope), and they only cost £1!

I picked up a lovely bright pink with a hint of orange called Bright Coral and a white called All Nude. Obviously too excited to try one at a time, I tried them together, here are the results.

The colours and great, and so far so good on the chip-free staying power. The brush was a good size and got a nice even coverage of the nail. They were also quite quick to dry. The only downside is that they are quite thin and require 3 coats to ensure that they are opaque. I did 3 coats on the white and only 2 on the coral and I'm regretting that now.

Overall, I'm really happy with them and for £1, I can't really fault them at all, so for that reason I am giving them 5 stars!

Thursday, 30 May 2013

The Graze Craze - free voucher code

Graze boxes have been around for a couple of years now. For those that don't know it's like a food version of a Glossybox. You sign up to receive either fortnightly or weekly boxes at £3.89 each including P&P and the box comes through your door with 4 snack boxes inside.

The food you get given is based on preferences you put into the website. You can give foods a rating of either "bin, try, like or love" and this will affect how often you get those foods in your box. Ratings can be updated as often as you like.

I thought I'd give it a go as I had a voucher for a free box and I was really impressed with my selection, so I'm going to keep it up for a little while longer and see how it goes.

In terms of feedback for Graze, I do wish there was 5 foods in each box rather than 4, as this would give me a breaktime snack for each day of the week at work. Also, it would be good if there was other options than just weekly and fortnightly. But overall, I really like it.

If you would like to give it a go, have a free box on me, using the voucher code: W6H7RT1D

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Dressing table area and make up storage UPDATE

I am now the proud owner of the Ikea Alex 9 Drawers!

I know every girl and her dog owns this so it's far from a unique set up, but I loved the look of it in so many Youtube videos and it really is the ideal size.

It costs £85 from Ikea but I managed to pick up a second hand one from eBay for £35. It was in excellent condition just needed a bit of Cif to get it shiny white again.

I've put it next to my dressing table and it is storing my beauty products such as toner, moisturiser, nail varnish remover, fake tan etc, a wide range of hair products and my hair tools. I'm also a bit OCD, so I've got a 'stock' drawer of some spare products for when others run out. 

I know the blue walls don't look great, we only moved a month ago so have not got to decorating this room yet. The plan is duck egg blue, white and a bit of silver/grey.

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