Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Week 14 manicure challenge

Matte blue this week beautiful people.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Week 12 manicure challenge

Spring is here! So I have reflected the season in my nails by going with two pastel shades and topping off with a matte top coat.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Week 13 manicure challenge

Coral with a little bit of subtle bling on the ring finger this week. 

Used my new Seche Vite top coat too. Not overly impressed with it though. If you look closely at the nail tips, you can see some white where the polish has worn off after less than 24 hours.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Original source coconut shower gel

I have moved into a phase in my life where I am obsessing over coconut. Yes, coconut! I am now one of those people who gladly finish the Bounty's left in the box of Celebrations. I am also up for trying anything beauty related that has a coconut scent. 

Once I heard that Original Source had brought out a coconut shower gel, the race was on to get my hands on it. I found it in Asda for £1 (bargain basement).

If you have ever tried other original source shower gels such as the mint one, you will know that they aren't shy about strong smells.

On opening this and taking a sniff, it does smell deliciously coconutty. On first impressions, this made me a happy bunny. It's more of a shower cream than a gel really, which I don't mind and understand from coconut. On first application you breath in the fresh coconut scent. However, when you start to lather it up, it goes to a slightly sickly sweet smell. Disappointingly, on leaving the shower (or bath) there is no lingering scent like you'd get from other washes (like Soap and Glory for example) on your skin. 

In summary, I will use it up, but my first impressions are that of an anti-climax. Can you suggest any other coconut products I might like? 

I could really eat a Bounty right now, mmm.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Week 11 manicure challenge

When I saw this nail varnish on another blog, I HAD to have it. It is Rimmel's space dust in Aurora. It retails at £3.99 but ASOS have it on offer at the moment for £3. Isn't it just gorge?!

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Trying to be fit!

This month (March) will see me trying to get fit. I know a lot of people make new year resolutions for exercise, but I can't face it in the cold winter months. But now spring is arriving, the days are getting longer and hopefully the weather is improving it seems like a great time to get into shape for the summer.

Last night I went to the gym - the first time in a year! Strangely I really enjoyed it and realised I had missed the buzz you get from doing some good old fashioned exercise. 

This morning my sister sent me this ... 

... The March ab challenge. 

I shall be trying to stick to this as well as doing the odd bit of gym work, occassional exercise DVD and maybe even an outdoor run or two.

The only downside is that my gym wear is rather outdated. Best head over to Primark this weekend as they have quite a good fitness range. Yayyy for shopping! And yayyy for getting fit!

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