Wednesday, 29 June 2011

No7 - Hot Pink

I bought the Hot Pink by No7 polish from the Speed Dry range in my last nail haul that I posted here but I did not expect to like it as much as I do. This colour has been on my nails since this weekend which was fitting for the welcomed  rise in temperatures we experienced. I would describe this colour as a bright Fuschia colour instead of a Hot Pink as it is has a slight pinkish/purple colour to it. This colour looks great on my nails and looks brighter than I anticipated which is a bonus for me as I love bright/bold nail colours.

Natural Light                            With Flash
I used two coats of the polish and a top coat to achieve this look. The formula for this polish was great and  easy to apply and not thick unlike the No7 Poolside Blue colour which was also from the Speed Dry range but very thick.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Zara Sale Buys

Recently I have been quite obsessed with Zara and I have been spending a lot of my time shopping in Zara and this weekend was no different. With the added bonus of the sale I went slightly mad in Zara and bought way too many items and I ended up taking a few things back on Sunday after feeling (slightly) guilty.

Here is what I bought and kept.

Blazer - £49.99 (Not a sale item)

Mid-Length Body Con Skirt -aprx £15 (I actually bought this last month)

Dress - £19.99

Blouse - £17.99

Blouse - £17.99

Cropped Trousers - £25.99

Layered Dress - £29.99

Dress - £39.99 (This dress actually looks really nice on)

Purse - £12.99

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

O.P.I - Banana Bandanna

Currently I am wearing O.P.I's Banana Bandanna which despite the name looks like 'lemon' yellow shade. I am not too sure about this colour on me which is evident as I have had this polish for over 2 years now and I have never worn it until now.

I have on 2 coats of the polish and a topcoat. I don't think I will be in a hurry to wear this colour again, it just doesn't look good on my nails and it does not suit my complexion.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Nail Haul

Despite only needing to buy a bottle of nail polish remover I bought quite a few nail products this week.

I decided to use my £5 off No7 products vouchers that I had collected from Boots and buy some more nail polish from them after really liking the poolside blue polish I recently bought from No7.

l-r: Hot Pink & Minty Fresh

The Hot Pink colour is not very bright as a I would expect a hot pink shade to be but it is still a very nice pink colour and as the name would suggest the Minty Fresh colour is a mint blue shade.

l-r: Nubar - Diamont Seal & Shine Top Coat, O.P.I - Nail Envy (Dry & Brittle), Sally Hansen - Insta Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

I bought the Nubar Diamont Seal & Shine Top Coat after Yinka from vexinthecity kindly recommended it to me on twitter after a quick discussion about how Seche Vite has become a nightmare top coat polish. Since I stopped using Seche Vite I have been on the lookout for a top quality quick drying top coat polish to replace it and I hope this Nubar one may be it. I bought Nail Envy by O.P.I for the first time to trial as my nails are currently very dry and need something to help with that and I repurchased the Sally Hansen top coat as it is my current fave quick dry top coat which I use all the time. 

Cutex - Moisture Guard Nail Polish Remover, Sally Hansen - Maximum Growth Cuticle & Nail Treatment

I bought the Cutex nail polish remover to trial as I am so used to using really cheap nail polish removers but I don't think they are helping my dry nails at the moment so I need a change.

P.S. If you haven't already noticed I finally have a new blog design *smiles*

Friday, 10 June 2011

OOTD: Colour Blocking

I don't usually do bright coloured clothing but I was immeadiately drawn to this dress when I saw it in H&M whilst shopping for my recent holiday. I didn't manage to wear it on holiday but I wore it to dinner last weekend after much deliberation of what colour footwear & bag to wear as I didn't want to clash with what is already a loud dress. 

Dress - H&M, Clutch - Bought from a market in Nigeria, Wedges - Office, Watch - Gc

Worn with a Zara Blazer

(P.S. I still haven't learnt how to use my camera properly as you can tell from the pics...)

Thursday, 9 June 2011

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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Liverpool: OOTD

Last week I went to Liverpool for the first time for a few days which I actually really enjoyed and would love to go back. Unlike London everything is located centrally i.e. the museums, cinema, shopping centre, hotels and restaurants so we walked everywhere easily.
Coming from an 'arty' background I managed to fit in a visit to the International Slavery Museum which I found very interesting but unfortunately did not make it to the Tate Liverpool which I am gutted about as I love the Tate Modern in London and previously worked in the Tate Britain.

Here are a few outfits from my trip:

Blouse - New Look, Chinos - Zara, 'Mini' Wedges - Office, Chain - Miss Selfridge
Top - New Look, Jeans - H&M, 'Mini' Wedges - Office

Wearing MAC Brave Red Lipstick & MAC Cherry Lipliner

Batwing Cardigan - Interconationale, Blouse - Primark, Skinny Trousers - H&M, Scarf - Primark, Bag - H&M, 'Mini' Wedges - Office

Also I have fallen back in love with my Nars Taj Mahal blusher, I can tell I will be using it regularly this summer as I wore it all last week and this week. I am wearing it in the pictures but unfortunately I didn't get a good close up of me with it on.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

No7 - Poolside Blue

My current nail colour is Poolside Blue by No7 from the Speed Dry range. I would describe this colour as an electric blue which is bright but not too in your face.

I applied two coats of colour and a top colour to achieve this look but I would say that the consistency of this nail polish is quite thick. I did find that the polish dried quick after each application however my nails started to chip the next day which I probably is because of the thickness of the polish.