Friday, 16 November 2012

Nail Polish Collection & Storage!

 Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Sally Hansen Insta Dri // No.7 Pinky Pure // No.7 Snowflake // Models Own Jade Stone // Models Own Champagne // Models Own Buff Pink // Models Own Thunder and Lightening // Models Own Hedkandi Hedonist // Models Own Pink Punch // Models Own Nude Beige // Models Own True Blue // Models Own Lemon Meringue // Models Own Hedkandi Ibiza Mix // Essie Good To Go Mini Top Coat // OPI Crown Me Already // China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara // Essie Fiji // Essie Mademoiselle // Essie Looking For Love // Essie Loophole // Essie Shift Power // Essie Antique Rose // Essie Scarlett O'Hara // Essie Bahama Mama // Essie Risky Buisness

Left to Right, Top to Bottom: No. 7 Silver Glitter // Primark Glo Baby Glo // Primark Glo Baby Glo // Revlon Gold Coin // No.7 Hot To Trot // No.7 Vivid Violet // No.7 Damson Dream // No.7 Totally Teal // No.7 Sing The Blues // Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter // Barry M Silver Glitter // Barry M Black Multi Glitter // Barry M Pink Silver Glitter // Barry M Mint Green // Barry M Blue Moon // Barry M Peach Melba // Leighton Denny Babydoll // Orly Mini Ruby // Look Nail Pop Bling // ELF Mint Cream // ELF Gum Pink // ELF Champagne // Rimmel Hot & Spicy // Rimmel White Orchid // Rimmel Urban Princess // Ciate Paint Pot Mojito // Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle

Hey ladies! If you have been following my blog for a while, you may know I am a huge nail polish fan. I am one of those people who co ordinates my nail polish with everything, outfits, bags, makeup, I love to match my nails up, add a complete contrast or pop of colour to any outfit. I find that painting my nails is the finishing touch to getting ready, and if I for some reason have two changes of clothes in one day, I will still change my nail polish twice depending on what colour I need! (Sad I know!)

Today I thought I would share my nail polish collection with you. I have instagrammed a picture to twitter before, but I thought I would go into a bit more detail for those who asked questions. For some my collection may be a lot, and for others it may be a small amount, but for me its just about right (although I do believe you can never have too many!) and manageable  and also means I actually wear what I own. 

I keep my polish on two acrylic storage stands, these can be picked up on amazon for around £10 each and are a great way of storing your little bottles of goodness. In terms of how many bottles they hold, it honestly depends on the shape and size of the bottles you own. One of my stands right now holds 24 and the other 26, so it really varies on what brands you own, obviously if you store the larger bottles (Opi, Models Own etc) you will fit less than if you were to store smaller ones. I love these as not only does it keep them neat and organised, it also allows them to stand upright and means you are able to see what colours you have. They also play a great part in decor for my dressing room. I like to keep them in order of brand rather than colour, as I find this means I can fit a few more on as the same brand of bottle seems to snug tightly against another. 

As you can see I have started to over flow my stands as my collection grows, although the way the stands are built it allows for another row to run along the front. This definitely gives me an excuse to start buying some more polishes, so let me know your favourite brands and colour recommendations in the comments! (I wonder if any of you Glossybox fans can spot the Glossy polishes!?)

Hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if there is any other storage posts you would like to see! I have my acrylic makeup storage post here and jewellery storage here, so please feel free to check those out! I am super excited that Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 has been released and can't wait to see it, although i'm not sure I am ready for it all to end! Are any of you Twilight fans?

Speak soon, 
Lots of love,

Friday, 9 November 2012

Happy Birthday To Me!

Lush Bath Bomb & Snow Fairy- My all time fave,so yummy! Love the limited edition packaging // Soap&Glory A Great Kisser Lip Balm- smells like peach, need I say more!? // Topshop gift voucher- They know me too well // Essie Bahama Mama- Gorgeous winter polish

 London Rebel Nude Wedges

Nude studded ballet flats

Asos oversized ring

The Perfume Studio- Perfume making set, excited to try this!

 Babyliss Volume Waves- I have wanted these for ages but I have so many curling tongs, I couldn't bring myself to buy another pair. I used these for the night out and I abso LOVE them, they give gorgeous body with a subtle wave. Review to come soon!
Mark Hill Blow Dry Brush- Although it doesn't look it, this brush is huuuge! and perfect for creating volume when blow drying. My hair also took half the amount of time to dry with it being so large. 
Drunken awkward posing-oh dear!

Fireworks night makeup- pinky red lip from 17 :)

Hey everyone! Remember me!? ;) Hope you have all been well. I have been crazy busy cracking on with my final year of uni, but last weekend I had a well deserved break as it was my birthday! On Saturday I turned (the rather boring age of) 22. Last year for my 21st, I went all out and had a big party, but with this year not being so much of a 'big' age step, I decided to keep it a bit more low key and celebrate with my nearest and dearest. 

On the Saturday morning I woke up and was greeted with breakfast in bed from my lovely boyfriend. I then excitedly unwrapped some presents from both him and my family all of which I loved! I then got even more excited as I went off to meet two of my besties who were travelling up from home, before heading back to mine for more catching up and prepping for the night ahead. We then went off to the train station to pick up another one of my very good friends from home. We spent the rest of the day chatting and eating pizza before starting to get ready for the evening.

One of my favourite parts of a night out is definitely getting ready, I love pampering and dolling myself up. I had been having a dilemma for weeks over what I wanted to wear and ordered far too many options from Missguided and Asos only to send the majority of them back. I ended up with two options, a black and white striped peplum dress, and a black peplum top which I would pair with a maroon coloured lace skirt. I decided to go with the maroon skirt and peplum top, as I felt it was more winter inspired. Once ready, a few other girl friends came over and we had a giggle over a glass (or 10..) of bubbly. We actually didn't even head out till about 12:45am, so you can imagine how late a night it was! I had a fab night out, (and one too many sambuca shots) and danced the night away, to the point where one of my heels actually fell off my shoe- oops! 

On the Sunday, a few of us went to get a yummy carvery to nurse the hangover, which did the job perfectly. And on the Monday was fireworks night, so we wrapped up warm and went to an event nearby and got fish and chips on the harbour whilst watching the fireworks which was fun. I had a wonderful birthday weekend and it was really nice to spend time with good friends and all have a catch up. Anyhoo, I thought I would get this post up to share a few of the beauty related pressies that I got with you, hope you enjoy :)

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