Thursday, 26 March 2015

EyeCANDY Gel Wrap System

Ever since I tried the Fuse Gelnamel nail kit I have been all about the gel polish. I have always struggled to keep the perfect manicure, with nails chipping after just 1 or 2 days, and the Gelnamel kit kept polish on for over week. Although I love it, it does take a bit of time to sit down and apply gel polish from start to finish. So when I found out about gel topcoats, which provide a long lasting gel like finish without the need for a UV lamp, I was super excited to try them out.

The EyeCANDY gel wrap system contains both a base coat and a top coat, that act as a wrap around your nail polish. The base coat is an acrylic gel formula, creating a smooth foundation base and the top coat is glossy and fast drying. You apply them like a normal base and top coat and they can be removed in exactly the same way, no need to soak in acetone, but by using nail polish remover. I tend to apply two layers of the top coat as I find it gives more a gel polish finish as it looks a little thicker.

So in terms of results, I am SO impressed. My nail polish lasted 6/7 days without chipping - much much longer than usual, and they kept their glossy shine the whole time. I now use nothing else. EyeCANDY polish can be found in Tesco and online at Amazon for £10.99, so if you see it I would highly recommend you try it out!

What is your favourite top coat?

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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Wanderlust Wish List

I have the travel bug. All I can think about is travelling. All I want to do is travel. There is nothing I love more than exploring a new country, learning about its culture and soaking up the atmosphere. To satisfy my craving for now, I have put together a wish list of some places I hope to visit at some point in the near future. For the purpose of this post I have limited my wish list to 9 places for now, however if I was to post my full wishlist it would be endless.

I have wanted to see the Northern Lights for as long as I can remember  I don't mind where I see them, as long as I get to see them! I have not ventured to South East Asia so would love to visit Vietnam and experience something a little different. We are hoping to travel to Australia early next year, so fingers cross this one happens. There is something about Cuba that I am drawn to, particularly Havana, I especially love the old school cars. Bora Bora is high on my wish list, it looks like the perfect place to just relax and get away from everything. There is so much of Japan that I would love to see, especially the gardens and temples. Slovenia looks like such a beautiful country and one I don't hear about enough. I have been to Greece many a time, but never ventured to Santorini. The blue and white building are perfection. Lastly, Brazil - which looks just stunning.

Where would you most like to travel?

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Thursday, 12 March 2015

ESPA ProSerum

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Serum is quite a recent addition to my skincare routine and what a difference it makes! I have been using the ESPA ProSerum* for quite a few months now and I am super impressed. The ESPA ProSerum is a cross between a serum and a treatment that combines proactive natural ingredients Turmeric, White Lupic and Sunflower with Frangipani, Rose and Patchouli essential oils. It aims to nourish and strengthen the skin, and helps to brighten and even skin tone whilst protecting against premature aging.

I use ProSerum every night by gently patting 2 drops onto the skin. It is a very light oil that is absorbed instantly, and therefore can be used day and night, and my skin is glowing by the morning. Like with most products I find you don’t really notice how good something is until you stop using it – and this certainly was the case. It really helps to hydrate my skin and bring it back to good health. The ingredients are 99% natural and therefore it does smell quite herbal, but it is paired with a very sweet scent which is very calming and relaxing, especially when applied before bed . The packaging is absolutely beautiful and the pipette makes it feel all that more luxurious.

This serum is perfect for younger skin as it works to prevent damage, rather than reverse the effects. At £48 a bottle (30ml) this is an expensive purchase, but more than worth it - see it as an investment in your skin. Each use barely makes a dent and I can see this lasting a very long time. Imagine my horror when I came home one day to the serum on its side with product with spillage…thankfully I didn’t loose much.

Which other ESPA products would you recommend trying?

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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

3 Year Giveaway; The Perfect Smokey Eye

I have reached 3 years of blogging and so as a massive thank you to every single one of you who has subscribed, left a comment and even just read my blog I wanted to host a giveaway. Technically I have already missed my 3 year blog anniversary, it was all the way back in December, however I couldn't decide what I wanted to giveaway! After much thought, and the fact this is also my 300th post, I decided I wanted to giveaway my favourite product at the moment, the By Terry Ombre Blackstar as it is just so beautiful. I have paired it with a few other favourite products to create the perfect smokey eye - I hope you like it!

To be in with the chance of winning the following, just enter below on the Rafflecopter Widget. This giveaway will end at midnight on the 10th April 2015 - please see terms & conditions for more information.

  • By Terry Ombre Blackstar in a colour of your choice
  • Millie Mackintosh False Lashes in Carnaby
  • Collection All About the Eyes Palette
  • Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara
  • Bourjois Mega Liner in Ultra Black
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