Tuesday, 30 June 2015

New Masai Collection | Gemini Clothing

Yesterday I modelled the new collection from Masai, available today from Gemini. It was such a beautiful sunny day, so we managed to get some great shots of the outfits. This collection is based on neutrals and wearable day time styles. Their are some key prints in the collection, including florals, spots, stripes & safari as well as pretty pastels & Nudes. I felt really comfortable in everything, hiding a multitude of sins while being light and breathable.

I had such a great time doing this shoot and really loved all the pieces from the Masai Collection at Gemini. What do you think? 

You can shop the new collection here

Monday, 20 April 2015

How I got nails of steel

How to get strong nails

We all have the desire to have healthy nails don't we? for me, I've tried several fixes to give me healthy, strong and fast growing nails, including herbal remedies. Everything I've tried previously worked for a while, but after a few short weeks my nails would return to their usual state. I had never found anything to fit into my routine that didn't include taking a daily vitamin or supplement. I had just excepted that was the way they were and got on with my weekly mini-mani's.

When I was contacted to try out the Nail Magic nail hardener and conditioner, I was of course dubious, but with nothing to lose I accepted the gift. 

Ill be honest, this wasn't one of those PR's I was desperate to try immediately and it had sat on my 'To Try' pile for a while. That was until I had ran out of base coat and was looking for anything to use as a replacement. I came across my nail magic and had a little look at the instructions where I found out it could be used as a base and top coat! great news. Following the directions I applied one coat, followed by my nail polish before applying it as a top coat also. 

To be honest it had just fell into my routine and I was really enjoying the product, and although my nails were starting to grow a little faster and didn't break quite so easy it wasn't one of those products that I was dying to write a review about. That was until two weeks ago. 

I had some acrylics done by a friends training sister, after about a week one had fell off and due to me not being able to schedule a new appointment, I proceeded to bite each one off. I'm sure most of you have done the exact same thing, and the result is always the same. Rough, weak and sore nails lie miserably underneath. Not for me, not this time. My nails were exactly the same as they had been before, with no soreness. I just couldn't understand it. 

It wasn't until last week when my Sunday routine popped around again and I got my Nail Magic out to apply as a base coat that I realised, this little beauty was the reason for my strong nails not being destroyed by those acrylics. There is no other explanation as to why they were fighting fit after chewing the extensions off. 

Now this little pot of magic is a holy grail in my routine and I truly believe in its ability to strengthen and condition your natural nail. Its so simple to include in my routine as a base coat, all the while its giving me nails of steel. I'm only sorry that it took me so long to try it out!

If you would like to purchase the Nail Magic nail hardener and conditioner, you can order here 


* This product was gifted to me, however as always, all opinions are 100% my own. 
please see full disclaimer for more information
Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Recent Beauty Haul | Eskay Beauty

Beauty Haul Tanya burr book

Whilst in Birmingham a few weeks ago I did a spot of shopping and picked up a few things I needed wanted, while I had the opportunity. Shopping with blogger friends is great, I can pick up whatever I like, without being guilt tripped into putting anything back. Shopping is such a stress reliever for me. I could be in the worst of moods and just purchasing something. Anything, and having that little money parting, bag collecting moment will make everything seem better. That's until I get home and realise the damage. Then all hell breaks loose!

The first thing I got was the raved about Nars Sheer Glow foundation. To be honest, I had been a little against getting this, because it was everywhere (I'm stubborn like that) but finally it got the better of me, so I went over and asked to be matched. I've got to admit that the sales adviser was a little useless, she recommended completely the wrong colour, it was far to light. luckily I noticed and requested the next one up which is Fiji. I've been using this now for just over a month and I absolutely love it so far. I'm giving it a proper test run and then I'll do a full review.

I was then at the Urban Decay Sping collection event where I got way to swatch happy and ended up purchasing their sheer lipstick in Slowburn. Its a gorgoeus coral red with an orange tinge. It was a tough decision between this and Sheer Shame, but I'm really pleased with this choice and think it will be a staple product though Spring and Summer. Who knows I might stop buy for another cheeky purchase :)

Of course a shopping trip is never complete without a quick look in Superdrug. The lovely Sophie recommended, the Rimmel Brow Gel, which sounded amazing. I picked this up in the mid brown shade, and having used it for a few weeks now I think its fantastic. If its been a while since you tamed the brows then I'd recommend something that gives you the ability to define them a little more. But if you have perfectly plucked brows and are just looking for a quick fix to fill them in this is fabulous.

My penultimate purchase was the Makeup Revolution Bronze Shimmer Highlight I was yet to delve into Makeup revolution, even with all the hype on social media, and to be honest I didn't even really need any more bronzer but it looked so lovely I couldn't help picking it up to try. If you have a pale complexion and struggle to find a suitable bronzer, I really recommend this! I have found this so natural and it is now one of my favourite bronzer's.

My final purchase of the day was the Tanya Burr: Love Tanya book. How could I turn it town, being on offer at WHSmiths, I just had to pick it up. I know their is so much hype around all of these bloggers/vloggers coming out with books but I was actually really intrigued to get an insight into Tanya's life and how she has got to where she is. I am yet to start the book, But ill be sure to let you know when I have read it.

Have you tried any of the above products? what are your thoughts?