Saturday, 27 February 2010

New Essie Collection!

I was just cruising to see if any new collections are coming up and came across this lovely collection from Essie.

The Wedding Collection

Now I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be getting married this year but I totally love this whole collection. I just adore these colours at the moment, pretty pastels and natural colours. I haven't seen any swatches yet but I really hope they are creams, Essie's last few collections have been creams so heres hoping!
They will be available from April 1st.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Leopard Print Nails!

Ever since the Minx nail craze hit the style magazines and the internet I have been obsessed with getting either the gold done or the leopard print. There are many nail tutorials on You Tube for leopard print nails but I finally had a go myself and I am really pleased with the results!

First I took three polishes, I used OPI I Get A Kick Out Of Gold, OPI Brisbane Bronze and Chanel Black Satin. If you don't have these polishes you can use any gold base, a light brown and any black.

I first used my base coat, I am currently using OPI Nail Envy, then I painted two coats of the gold.

OPI I Get A Kick Out Of Gold

I waited a few minutes for this to dry then took the Brisbane Bronze and painted random dots on each nail.

Again I waited a few minutes for this to dry. Then I took a cocktail stick, I was going to try a nail art brush but I found it a little to big and it got a bit messy, dot some black onto a piece of paper and dip the stick into the polish.
Then I made random C shapes around each brown spot, do some with one black shape some with two or three, make it totally random.
Make sure the black is quite dry before you apply the top coat as it can smudge and you don't want to ruin the whole nail at this stage!

The finished manicure!

I absolutely LOVE it! I am so happy with the outcome! I have had many compliments at work and a few funny looks, I don't think they understand the concept! I am so pleased that I really feel that I am not too bothered about getting the Minx version done! I will be doing this look on my toes for summer, I think it will look amazing with gold sandals and some bright sunshine!!

Monday, 22 February 2010

Totally Obsessed!

I made a previous post about the Saturn handbag from Tabitha but now it comes in another colour which is way more me!


OMG I love it so much I had to put my feelings out there!! I can't stop looking at it! Its amazing how a handbag can make me go all giddy! Click here to go to the Tabitha site

Fearne Cotton has one in black.

I always loved the bag in black but in the back of my mind I just wished it came in another colour way. I know black is a classic colour but I just prefer things a little more colourful! I hope to buy the Saturn next month just in time for the weather to start warming up and when I have saved a bit more!!

Another handbag that gives me the same googly feeling is the Fendi Spy


It gives me goosebumps! I know this is an over the top reaction to something as trivial as a handbag but we all have something that makes us go all squealy and silly when we see it!

What's yours? Shoes? Rings? Chocolate?!


Sunday, 21 February 2010

Fabulous fragrance!

I have been trying to find myself some new perfumes. There are so many available that I must be able to find one that I like. Well I can't! I must be quite fussy with my fragrance!

My perfume of choice for years was Clarins Eau Ressourcante,
Its a very fresh scent, Clarins describe it as a "woody-floral" and I would agree with that description. It is also designed to calm and restore balance, I'm not sure if that's true but I do enjoy wearing it.
I still love it but I haven't worn it for a while because I absolutely loooove Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche.

I'm not sure what attracted me to this perfume, I think I bought my first bottle in the Duty Free at the airport. Again its a floral fragrance. I just love wearing it! It makes me feel glam and grown up because its Chanel!

I recently borrowed my Mums Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and I adore it! I've always loved the scent on her and have steered away from buying it as its my Mums smell and it reminds me of her! I am most definitely buying this soon!

I'm starting to see a pattern here as Chanel describe Mademoiselle as oriental fresh. This is obviously a fragrance that attracts me.

Chanel is clearly my brand too! I was very excited to see that with the Summer 2010 collections they will be releasing a new version of Chance.

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre, I really hope this lives up to my expectations! I hope its a rosey scent, I'm probably saying this because its pink! I do hope its floral, actually the model has flowers wrapped around her so that has to be a clue! I really dislike vanilla or musky fragrances and anything that is sweet and sickly.

What are your fave fragrances? Do you have any floral suggestions for me?!