Thursday, 20 November 2014

New Essie Additions...

Those of you have been reading my blog for a while will be no strangers to the fact that Essie is my favourite nail polish brand. I love the shades, the bottles, the names and finish. The only thing I don't really like about them is the price, at £7.99 a bottle, it's not the cheapest addiction to have, so whenever I go on Fragrance Direct, I always check out their Essie section. Instead of the usual £7.99, Fragrance Direct offer them for £2.49 a bottle!

Whilst browsing this time round I came across some 2013 shades that I wasn't able to get my  hands on at the time, so here is a quick run down of what I managed to get...

For The Twill Of It...
This was the shade I was most excited to get my hands on, personally I think this just sums up A/W. It's a rich medium brown with reflective green shimmer and reminds me of oil slick. It's the perfect colour to team with big oversized comfy jumpers and winter boots.

After School Boy Blazer...
The perfect chic blue/black shade. At first glance on the nails it looks black but on closer inspection you can pick out the blue tones. I definitely prefer this to this years offering of Aruba Blue which is gorgeous but not as subtle.

Shearling Darling...
A rich, ebony red which gives a vampy look, also perfect for this time of year. What I love about Essie is their ability to differentiate between different shades of the same colour. I have Bahama Mama, Sole Mate and Shearling Darling now and even though they are all red toned polishes I could easily distinguish between all of them.

Even though these were last seasons shades I was pretty chuffed to pick all three of them up for the price of what one of them would have cost last year. Make sure you check out Fragrance Direct as they still have quite a few different shades in stock!

Do you own any Essie polishes?
What is your favourite polish brand?


Monday, 3 November 2014

Take a peek at my new make up bag

If you're a beauty blogger, then you know that there is no such thing as having too many make up bags. I swap my make up bags pretty much as often as I change up my make up. There is nothing worse than a dirty make up bag and there are so many lovely designs to choose from!

I recently came across Sew Lomax, a British company which specialises in hand crafted embroidered bags, and they were kind enough to offer me a sample to review and share with my readers.

All the designs are originally created by Emma Lomax, who creates the samples herself by hand, and then limited edition numbers of each product are produced. I chose the Lips and Clips* make up bag which is the perfect sized make up bag for on the go. I've given it a test run and you can actually fit a lot of stuff in there! It's the perfect size for popping in my handbag and as this make up bag has two different compartments, separated by two different zips, its really easy to keep everything organised and saves time fiddling around trying to find those kirby grips in between all the make up!

Sew Lomax also offer personalisation on some of their products, including the Lips and Clips bag. All you have to do is click on the customize button on the product and choose the text that you would like to be embroidered on the bag. This would definitely make the perfect gift for the make up lover in your life this Christmas!

The Lips and Clips make up bag retails at £26 and can be purchased via the Sew Lomax website here. Be sure to check out their other ranges as well, as they also have wash bags, purses and baby items! I will definitely be popping in an order for the Beach Hut Wash Bag for my holiday!

What type of make up bag do you use?


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Hello November

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It's finally November and Autumn is well and truly settled in here in the UK, here are a few of my favourite things about this time of year...

Autumn leaves
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate in Starbucks
Burning candles (especially my favourite YC scent - Salted Caramel)
Scarves, hats and gloves
Novelty Christmas items
Wrapping paper
Christmas songs start appearing in shops and on the radio
Wearing my onesie
Cuddling up on the sofa watching films
Darker evenings
Holiday movies appearing on Sky
Christmas shopping (totally acceptable in November)
Crisp, cold mornings
Big, thick socks
CHRISTMAS is officially coming!

What are your favourite things about this time of year?
Are you on the other side of the world to me and experiencing Spring instead?