Morning Girls.


This morning I was woken up by a phonecall from my boyfriend telling me to look outside, well I did and I was faced with this...

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Now we were with hit with a little bit of snow the other week, but this is the most amount we have got where I live yet, so its a bit exciting! 

Unfortunately I was supposed to be going on a night out tonight but I think that may not be happening due to the weather now! (waiting for people to text back!) In which case as I had said in my previous post I was going to do an OOTN post I figured I would bite the bullet and do an OOTD post.. 
Now I have not done one of these before and I know my photos arent the best, any tips on how to get the 'perfect' OOTD picture, please let me know in the comments! :-) 

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Yeah.. so there are much better OOTD pictures out there, I did feel quite strange taking photos of myself outside. My mum was in the kitchen watching me and told me I looked really silly doing it! :-/ Thanks Mum. 

Also I am a walking advert for Primark here....

What I am wearing..

Snood - Primark - £4
Cardigan - Primark - £12
Shell Print Playsuit - Primark - £13
120 Denier Tights - Primark - £3
Bear Paw boots - TK Maxx - £39.99


See what I mean! :-) 

Much Love.

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Review: Avon Matte Nail Polishes

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Hi Girls

If you follow me on Twitter you will know that I have been promising this review for over a week now! Finally I have got around to actually writting it!

I first saw these polishes on Fleur's blog and I instantly fell in love! These are not avaliable to buy in the UK until the 23rd December, however I am lucky as my Mum is an Avon Rep so she got 3 of them for me to try out! 

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 The three polishes I got were "Violetta', 'Black as Night' and 'Inky Blue' There is another colour which is Grey and a reddish toned one too but I didnt get those! I would like to try those out though just to see what they look like! 

Firstly I love the matte look to nail varnish, its something different and may not be to everyones taste but each to their own. These polishes are really easy to apply, the brush is quite long and the lid isnt a awkward shape, therefore makes it easier to hold.
The consistancy of the nail polish is just right, It isnt too thin so you have to put lots of coats on, but not too thick that it takes ages to dry. Infact these polishes dry really quickly! And  like Barry M Nail Effects you can actually see the nail polish working as it drys and turns matte! 

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Violetta.
This is such a gorgeous colour, this photograph really doesnt do it justice! (silly camera) If you want a better look at the colour check out Fleurs blog as she has a great pic of it painted on her fingernails.

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Black as Night
All I can think of when I see this colour is a blackboard! I love it though, It's great as it makes a change from your usual glossy black nail. I will definately try out some nail art on top of this in the future. :-)

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Inky Blue
You can see reflects of red in the bottle but once you paint your nails you cant really see these. The polish comes out as a really nice navy colour! its gorgeous. One point though, make sure you wear a base coat under this polish - My nails looked like they had a blue rinse when i took the polish off! 

Unfortunately these polishes all chip really quickly! I would definately suggest wearing a base coat and a top coat when you use these. Obviously you will have to get a Matte top coat to put on top because if you used a normal one it would turn glossy and then you lose the effect!

These polishes retail at £6 each which some people may think are too steep or others may think its an okay price, personally knowing now how quickly and badly they chip without a top coat I cannot justify spending £6 on one nail polish, but that's just me! 

Has anyone else managed to try these polishes? What did you think, let me know in the comments! 

Much love. 

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Hi Ladies.

As promised here is a post for you!

Up for review we have the Vitamin E skincare range from The Body Shop. 
I really really rate this range! There are a fair few products within the range, I have the Cream Cleanser, Hydrating Toner, Moisturising Cream  and Night cream. 

First up we have the  Cream cleanser and  Hydrating Toner.

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Cream Cleanser.

The cleanser retails at  £7.00 for a 200ml bottle, You can get a smaller travel sized 60ml bottle for £2.50, which is handy if you dont want to carry the larger one when you go away. (I love it when you can get travel sized things dont you!)  The bottle states that this "Effectively removes make-up & impurities, Leaves your skin clean, soft and supple".. Well I have to say I agree! My skin really feels a lot fresher after using this and it definatley removes your makeup for you.  It contains Wheat Germ Oil, which really moisturises and conditions your skin, which is great, especially in the winter months when your skin needs a bit more TLC.
The consistancy of the cleanser I feel is just right, it isnt too thick so it feels more like a moisturiser but isnt too watery so it doesnt feel like its doing its job! It also has a really pleasant floral scent but it isnt too over powering at all. I think its really nice to be honest!

It is really simple to use, I just squeeze out a £2 coin sized blob on my hand and then dot the cleanser all over my face so that the 'blobs' are evenly spaced and cover my face and neck area. Then all I do is grab some cotton wool and in small circular motions I move around my face and neck area making sure Im using all the cleanser. Then your done and can move onto the next step! 


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Hydrating Toner.

After the cleanser you should use the hydrating toner again this retails at the same price as the Cream Cleanser. You use this to remove any traces of toner you may have not got off previously, its also an added extra just to make sure all makeup and dirt has been removed. The good thing though about using a toner is that it will not dry your skin out. It helps with the process of leaving your skin soft and supple and I definately feel like my skin has had a new lease of life after these two steps.  Very refreshing!

Like before the toner is really simple to use, You just need to get some cotton wool, pour a bit of the toner onto the cotton wool, then like before, in circular motions you just need to apply the toner all over your face and neck. 



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Moisturising Cream

This Moisturiser is brilliant! It retails at £9.00 for 50ml, but I have just double checked on The Body Shop website and it is now reduced down to £4.50. This moisturiser is lovely, its not thick at all, it is more like a body lotion, however does the job as a moisturiser. It sinks into your skin really quickly! It has the same scent as the cleanser which is scrummy! You dont need to use a lot of this each day, a little goes a long way, therefore it lasts you a long time. I had mine for months and Im only just coming to the end, I will need to repurchase soon!

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Nourishing Night Cream.

This is pretty self explanitory! You use the night cream after you have cleansed and toned your face in the evenings. This retails full price at £10, but like the moisturising cream, it is currently at a discounted price on the body shop website at £5.00. Bargin! This cream is thicker in consistancy than the daily one, therefore takes a little longer to soak into the skin but I feel that it means that it will really work during the night while im sleeping. I have to say when I wake up in the morning after using this my skin does look a lot brighter and fresh compared to the nights when i forget (woopsie) to use it. 

Overall I love this range, and I would definately re purchase them all. If you were thinking of giving any of these a try I would suggest purchasing this little set that The Body Shop have to offer with miniture versions of the four products I have mentioned here.

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 It contains:
Cream Cleanser 60ml
Hydrating Toner 60ml
Moisturing Cream 15ml
Nourishing Night Cream 15ml



I would like to try some other products within the range, do you have any recommendations at all? Or if you have used this range before what did you think? Did you rate it as highly as I have?

Much Love.

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