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NOTD // Nails Inc Glamour Glitter

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
Avon Licorice // two coats Nails Inc Glamour Glitter // one coat CND Speedey Top Coat


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SKIN CARE DIARY // APRIL 2015

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Through out each month I'll be keeping a skin care diary and jotting down what I use on an every day basis. At the end of the month I'll tally up what has been used the most and share the products with you. I have combination skin that can change between being extremely dry, spot prone, oily and sensitive as well as having eczema flare ups. 

My Little Beauty Micellar Water | Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel | First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads | Caudalie Beauty Elixir | REN Tonic Moisture Mist | A-derma Epitheliale A.H Cream | The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil.
I am so happy to have the REN Tonic Moisture Mist back in my skin care routine but it looks like it's still out of stock on all websites despite being able to buy it from the Space NK sale at Christmas. It's one of my favourite hydrating toners and I always look forward to using it. Balance Me have a very similar toner which I'll have to buy once I finish this one. I've brought back the A-derma moisturiser in…

Favourites // April 2015

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Life NK Daily Fix Muscle Relief Bath Soak // Although I still love the Mio Liquid Yoga, this version from Life NK has been a nice, cheaper, alternative until I repurchase LY. It has more of a shower gel/bubble bath consistency so it does actually create some bubbles. It smells heavenly and really does help to soothe away tension and aches. It looks like it's sold out at the moment but if they bring it back then it's a must try especially if you can get it for the bargain price of £4 like I did. I may have also bought a couple more bottles!

Bumble And Bumble Sunday Shampoo | £18.50 // Recently, I have no idea why, but whenever I wash my hair I feel like it's never really clean and it'll get greasy quicker than it used to. I'm pretty sure it's not down to product build up as I don't really use a lot but I decided to buy a deep cleaning shampoo anyway. I feel like I've talked about this shampoo from Bumble And Bumble a lot recently but I really love it and …

NOTD // Models Own Ibiza Mix

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
Avon Licorice // two coats Models Own Ibiza Mix // one coat CND Speedey Top Coat

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Details // Bedroom 001

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New York skyscrapers print | wallpaper sample // Marc Jacobs Daisy Pefume bottle // Diptyque Figuier Candle // Ikea RanarpWork Lamp // Handmade wooden bird // Ikea Strandmon WingChair // IkeaGurli Beige Throw // NextOrange Multi Weave Knit Cushion.
I get bored of my surroundings very easily so I am constantly shuffling around furniture and swapping out accessories. I spent the whole of yesterday afternoon moving bookcases and switching the position of my bed. It's also a good way of mixing things up without actually spending a penny. I now also have a huge pile going to a charity shop which feels good as I haven't had a major clear out like this for years. Last week it was my clothes and this week it was my bookshelves. I thought I'd share a few photos of some of my favourite areas.


Handmade paper crane | gift // Bracelets | Zara // Ship | gift // Tray | Rituals
Taylor Swift 1989 // Books | Various // Milk jug | Asda. 
Glass door handles | B&Q // Cardigan | Topshop.…

NOTD // OPI Pink Yet Lavender

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
Avon Licorice // two coats OPI Pink Yet Lavender // one coat CND Speedey Top Coat
A Butterfly Moment | Anti-Bleak | Can’t Let Go | Get Your Number | Pink Yet Lavender | Sprung | Stay The Night | The Impossible.

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Mini Reviews 039 // The Body Shop | Caudalie

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The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter | £12 // I have both the chamomile cleansing butter and oil and I prefer the latter. While the cleansing butter works just as well as the oil, it’s the oil that lasts longer and is therefore cheaper in the long run plus you get 10ml more product and £2 cheaper. I take a small amount of the cleansing butter and massage it onto dry skin until it turns into an oil. I then take a damp flannel or muslin cloth and buff it off. I do have to make sure I thoroughly remove this though as it does leave a residue behind on the skin which clogs up my pores and irritates my skin. I tend to use this when I want to double cleanse so I use this first and then I follow up with another cleanser which is a bit more skin friendly. I'm glad I've tried it and I've enjoyed using it but I don't think I'd repurchase although I would recommend it. The reason I wouldn't repurchase is because it contains synthetic fragrance which you'll see as a …

NOTD // Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
Avon Licorice // two coats Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond // one coat CND Speedey Top Coat


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My Little Dream Box | April 2015

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Stamped With Love stamp & ink // Loved By Lou Lesage Tinted Lip Balm // Copacabana Soft Perfume // My Little Beauty Repairing Mask For Dry Ends // Bonne √Čtoile Locket. 
My Little Box monthly subscription - £11 + £3.95 P&P
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Week In Photos 224 - 228

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Mothers day presents // Watching the eclipse // March Glossybox // Fudge from Cambridge // Easter cakes // Tidying the messy desk // Organising for blog posts // New blanket // Starting 30 days of yoga // The cutest stickers for my diary // New sunglasses // Books I need to read.


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NOTD // NYX Pastel Lavender

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Mini Reviews 038 // Ojon | Sachajuan | Percy & Reed

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Ojon Revitalizing Mist | £20.50 // I got this for Christmas the year before last and it just sat in my cupboard until I finished the bottle I was using. If I had known just how good it is, I would have started using it immediately. It's a bi-phase leave in conditioner so you have to shake it up before you use it. It has quite a strong slightly masculine scent which I really like and it acts as sort of hair perfume. Just a couple of sprays of this throughout towel dried hair and once my hair has dried naturally it's left feeling softer, less frizzy and a lot more manageable. I don't brush my hair until I am just about to wash it again so I always have to use a leave in conditioner to avoid the dreaded knots that seem to form in my hair out of no where. The only downside to this is that I seem to being using the bottle up very quickly which makes the price even more expensive than it already is.

Sachajuan Leave In Conditioner | £22 // This leave in conditioner on the other ha…

NOTD // Orly Snowcone

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat Orly Snowcone // two coats CND Speedey Top Coat

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Sunday Pamper 017

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Bumble And Bumble Sunday Shampoo | £18.50 // Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque | £52 // Mio Body Brush | £14.50// OPI Dulce De Leche Nail Polish | £7.57 // LifeNK Tomato & Rhubarb Candle | £8.50 // Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Scrub | £37 & Honey Bath | £33 // First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask | £17.50 // The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins | £5.99. 
I haven't written a Sunday Pamper post for a while. In fact, looking back now, it was almost a year ago! I've still been having pamper evenings during that year but for some reason I just hadn't blogged about the products I was using. Maybe I felt like I was just using the same products over and over again so there wasn't much point in showing them, I've no idea. I'm back though and I'm going to try and make this at least a monthly feature although I would like to do this fortnightly.

Recently my hair hasn't been feeling very clean even just after I've washed it so I took the …

At Home Manicure

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Prep | Before I start painting, I always make sure my nails are in the best condition they can be so the colour lasts longer. I don't need to do every step each time I want to do a manicure, this is more of a Sunday pamper every couple of weeks. Other times I apply nail polish, I just use cuticle oil afterwards.
Step 1: Clean your nails.
If you have any old chipped nail polish on, remove it. You want to start your manicure with completely clean nails so it lasts longer.

Step 2: Clip your nails.
My nails grow extremely quickly but I prefer to have them quite short as I prefer how short nails look with nail polish. Use a nail clipper and trim your nails down to your desired length. I prefer small nail clippers (£2) for my hands but use what you like. This is also the stage you'd apply cuticle gel and trim your cuticles. I have naturally thin cuticles so I rarely have to do this stage.

Step 3: File them into shape.
Using a nail file, shape your nails and even out any jagged edges. …

NOTD // Zoya Storm

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat Zoya Storm // two coats CND Speedey Top Coat


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Thierry Mugler Alien

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Thierry Mugler Alien | £49.50 for 30ml, £66.50 for 60ml or £77.50 for 90ml.
Alien by Thierry Mugler. One of those perfumes that people know what you're wearing without even having to ask. It's a distinctive scent and I think this is why it's taken me so long to actually purchase it myself. I have found you either love it or hate it though.
A rich floral woody amber fragrance containing jasmine sambac, cashmeran wood and white amber it is a fragrance whose magic trails awakens your emotions. It's quite a rich sexy scent but the jasmine notes aren't too strong. Jasmine is a scent that crops up in a lot of the perfumes I love but it's either hit or miss for me. If it's too strong, I don't like it. This is probably a perfume a lot of people would wear solely in the evening but I like to wear it throughout the day as well. A couple of sprays of this and I know it'll last throughout my long shifts at work without any top ups. I also find it lasts a really…

Mini Reviews 037 // Fig + Yarrow | Rituals

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Fig + Yarrow Floral Milk Bath | £20.97 // What I like best about this milk bath is the ingredients list, it's pretty small and doesn't contain anything that will irritate my skin. Add in a scoop of this to your bath which softens the water and you skin. I prefer to use these types of bath products when my eczema is flaring up as it's really soothing. This also makes your bath smell amazing. It's a light floral and a mix of rosewood, ylang ylang, geranium and jasmine. The buttermilk also helps to gently exfoliate the skin keeping skin soft, perfect for in the winter.

Fig + Yarrow Bath + Body Oil Meadow | £25 // I'm not a huge body oil fan although I do prefer to use them in the winter but I bought this with the intention of mainly using it as a bath oil and by doing this, it's lasted a really long time, nearly a year in fact. It is packed full of sweet almond, olive, pumpkin and grape oils to absorb into your skin quickly and provide deep nourishment.You only nee…

NOTD // Essie Cascade Cool

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Project Sample Use Up 030

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Neals Yard Power Berry Daily Moisturiser // I think this came with a magazine subscription although I had wanted to try more Neals Yards products for a while. It's a brand I don't hear too much about but I really liked this moisturiser and it was a really good size as well. I'm happy with the moisturiser I'm using at the moment, Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream, but I'd keep this in mind for a future purchase.

Anatomy Body Oil // I liked that this was in a spray bottle as it made it easier to apply. I only tend to use body oils during the winter though when my skin is at it's driest. This didn't have much of a smell so I think I'll stick with Caudalies Divine Oil which is what I'm currently using.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate x2 // I'm still not sure if I like this serum/oil despite also having the full size bottle as well. I find it doesn't sink into my skin very well and I hate the feeling of product sitting on top of my skin. Li…

Shopping // Lush Easter

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Bunch Of Carrots Bubble Bars | £5.95 //  This is one of the reusable bubble bars that you swish about in the water to create the bubbles and then leave it to dry for the next bath. These came out last year as well and they lasted a really long time especially as you get three of them. The scent is a lovely mix of lemon and bergamot.

Hoppity Poppity Bath Bomb | £2.50 // This is another bath bomb that fizzes away quickly but has popping candy inside to make it a bit more interesting. It starts off white but as it dissolves it turns pink and you can really hear the popping candy. This is a lot smaller than the usual bath bombs so it's good that the price reflects this. I prefer the smaller size as I often feel like I'm wasting the larger bath bombs when I use it all in one bath. I really like the scent of this one and it's a bit different to the usual Lush scents as it combines lime, violet and lavender.

Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb | £2.95 // If you like the Think Pink bath bomb and S…

Empites // March 2015

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Jorgobe White Tea Balancing Cream* | £20 // I really enjoyed using this moisturiser but the only thing that would make me not repurchase is that it contains perfume which is one of the ingredients that irritates my sensitive skin. I have used up every last bit but from now on I'm trying to use products that don't irritate my eczema. If you aren't sensitive to certain ingredients like me, then this is a good one to try if you want a no fuss moisturiser that does the job and is fairly cheap. You can read my full review here.

Bioderma Hydrabio Micellar Solution | £10.20 // I prefer this version to the Sensibio Micellar Solution from Bioderma. It removes my eye make-up without any effort, even stubborn mascara and eyeliner, and it doesn't irritate my eyes. Again this is another product that contains synthetic fragrance so I'm unsure if I would repurchase. I do cleanse afterwards so it doesn't stay on my skin like a moisturiser does but I am trying to avoid it in my …

NOTD // Nubar Palisade

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat Nubar Palisade// two coats CND Speedey Top Coat


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