Friday, 31 December 2010

Garra Rufa Fish Pedicure

A while ago Goupon had a half price deal for a fish pedicure with Zoola Fish at Camden Lock Village London. The pedicure usually costs £18 for 30mins but I got it for £9 and decided to get one for a friend too. I must admit I was very sceptical about buying this voucher as I don't like insects, animals etc and the thought of a fish nibbling at my feet was not very tempting either. However, a few other friends bought the vouchers too and we all decided to go together for support.

Zoola say: 'We use hundreds of toothless Garra Rufa fish that gently suck and nibble away dead skin whilst creating a light and relaxing massage'.

Being the big chicken that I am I it took a while before I could put both feet in the water without screaming and removing them immeadiately. I found the experience to be very unbearable as I am ticklish on my feet and could not withstand the fishes nibbling at my feet or the thought of them doing so. I think in total I had my feet in the water for about 5 minutes out of my 30 min session. Due to this I was unable to tell if the fish pedicure actually works as Zoola claim *sad face*.

(apologies in advance for putting this image up of my feet)

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas xx

Today is Christmas eve and as I don't have anymore shopping to do I plan on doing nothing else but watching Christmas movies all day. I would like to wish everyone a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS and I hope you guys all have fun tomorrow xx

P.S. I tried the Gingerbread Latte at Starbucks for the first time yesterday and I am in LOVE with it now. I have been craving it ever since and I wish someone would go and pick me up one now hehe.

(images source)

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

A Day Trip to Paris

Last week I was treated to a trip to Paris for the day with a friend which was a belated birthday present from her. Despite the weather being ridiculously cold out there we had a great time shopping and to my surprise I didn't spend/buy anything special out there which is very unlike me. When it comes to langauges I am terrible and I never really picked up French whilst I was at school but luckily for me I had a translator with me in the form of my French speaking friend *smiles*.

Here are a few pics from the day, we didn't do the touristy thing on this visit as I went last year summer and visited all the tourist attractions then.

We visited two very big department stores on Boulevard Haussmann: Printemps and Galeries Lafayette which are probably equivalent to Selfirdges & Harrods in the UK and Nordstrom & Macy's in the US.
(The massive Christams Tree inside Galeries Lafayette)

I am not a fan of French food so we went looking for an Italian restaurant and I must say this has to be the BEST pizza I have ever had. It really makes me want to go back which is weird as I am not even a big fan of pizza.

I had to stop by Laduree for their infamous Macaroons which were delicious and there were so many different flavours to choose from but the Vanilla flavour was the best, they were so yummy!!

As mentioned before I didn't buy much but here are the beauty items I bought:
I Picked up the lavender exfoliating soap and green tea soup from the Christmas market near Champs Elysees. The stall where I got them from had a large selection of natural soaps to choose from and they all smell great especially the lavender. The soap were also really cheap, I got 3 for 10 euros. I was instantly drawn to the lavender soap as lavender is great to use to relax and de-stress especially in a bath which is why I gave the 3rd one to my mum.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Nars - Taj Mahal Blush

I have always been intrigued at the thought of having an orange blush and I didn't know where to start until I tried Taj Mahal at a Nars counter over the summer. I instantly loved the warm glow it gave to my skin and I bought it immediately, however after purchasing it gathered dust for a few months until I recently started using it again.

If you haven't already heard of using an orange shade as a blush I am sure some of you may be a bit confused but it really is a good colour to use for creating a warm glow to your skin no matter your skin tone. Orange blushes also really compliment tanned, brown and dark skin tones very well.
Taj Mahal is a burnt orange shade with shimmer in it. It is very pigmented so you need to be very light handed when using it especially if you are a fair to medium skin tone as you will end up looking very orange. To avoid this, lightly dip your brush into the blush and tap of any excess product and test it out on your hand first to see how much product yo have on your brush before applying it to your cheeks.
Price: £19.50
It can be bought from any Nars counter or online at

This is my first ever Nars purchase and I am really loving using this blush at the moment, I even sometimes mix it with one of my everyday staple blushes Raizin by MAC.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Beauty Icon: Iman

I have decided to do a series of posts sharing with you guys my Beauty Icons.

For the 1st installment of my Beauty Icons I have chosen Iman. Iman is a Somalian born supermodel who exudes beauty, in addition to being a supermodel she also created the make up range Iman Cosmetics for ethnic skin. Iman continues to looks amazing even at the age of 55.

(Images taken from here)

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Models Own - Magenta Divine

For the first time since my teenage years I am wearing a glitter nail polish on my nails - Magenta Divine by Models Own. I have shied away from glitter nail polishes all these years because of the large amount of hassle it takes just to get it off your nails but, seeing as it is the Christmas season and glitter seems to be an 'in' thing right now I was convinced to buy this colour and I must say I like the colour. I am going to admit that this is the first glitter polish I have in my polish collection and it MAY become the first of many. I am however, dreading taking it off my nails lol.
It took 2 coats to achieve this coverage with a topcoat.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Clothes Show Live: Young Fashion Photographer of the Year Finalist

Tomorrow I am off to Birmingham for the Clothes Show Live to support a photographer I worked with a few months ago as she is a finalist for the Young Fashion Photographer of the Year Award.

Here is an image from the photoshoot we worked together on, this is not the nominated image but one of many from the day. The theme of the photoshoot was Music/Fashion with make up references to the 80's, so bold/clashing make up.

Hair & Make Up by Me

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Happy Birthday to Meeee!!

This is just a quick post to say that today marks a year since I wrote my first blog post yay!!! I just want to say a big THANK YOU to all my followers and to everyone that has read/reads my blog. Please feel free to contact me anytime whether it is via my blog, twitter or email I am always more than happy to hear from you guys xx

In addition to marking my blogs 1st birthday I have also noticed that I have 99 followers, thank you again. Just to let you guys know that once I reach 100 followers I will have a little giveaway for all my followers to show my appreciation so keep an eye out for that.

I am now off to eat my imaginary birthday cake, yummy!!!.....