Monday, 29 November 2010

Let it snow!

I LOVE the snow! 
It's still a fairly rare occurrence here in the UK but especially unusual in November, I have never known it before! I hope it stays until Christmas! A white Christmas in the UK happens once in a blue moon!

I am lucky to live in such a beautiful part of England and even more so in the snow, so indulge me here and have look few piccies of the fluffy stuff in and around my village!


Saturday, 20 November 2010

Ginger Nuts!

Since winter has firmly arrived my skin has freaked out! My body has gone especially dry and I am trying whatever I can to keep it moisturised.

However I hate moisturising! I need to use a product that I love or I just won't do it!

Browsing around the John Lewis beauty department I happened across the Origins counter where they enticed me in with their fab Christmas displays, I'm a sucker for anything red or snowflakey!

Most of the display was devoted to their Ginger range, I have encountered this range before and last year I purchased a body wash and absolutely loved it. I thought I would try some more from the range and purchased the body oil from the range but had a terrible reaction to it and left Origins well alone for a while.

Despite my reaction to the product the scent of this range is divine, and even more-so at this time of year. 

The scent has always drawn me to this range and something I haven't forgotten, being a little wary I thought I would try some body lotions on my hand and leave it on for a while to test it out. Thankfully no ill-effects were encountered so I went back and purchased Ginger Rush.

Described as an "Intensely Hydrating Body Cream" this is a thick rich cream that leaves my skin velvety soft. I I use it after a bath for a warming wrap of moisture and yummy fragrance.

The aroma of the cream is rich and spicy but not sweet, its very appropriate for this time of year. I may be fickle but I can't see me using this outside of winter, it just seems wrong.

I'm sure I'll use this little pot up this winter and go back for more next year! 


Sunday, 14 November 2010

Getting WAH'd?

I don't mid a bit of nail art, nothing outrageous, a little leopard print, some polka dots or a few stripes will do me.
I recently came across a nail art salon in London called WAH and quickly became a fan of their work. They have their main salon in London and they are available at Topshop on Oxford Street too.

They do some fab nail art and their artists are very talented.

They have a blog where they post many of their manicures from the day, here are a few of my favourites.

I could go on.....!

Depending on the design a manicure costs around £30, I'd love to go. Check out for more pics!

Models Own and WAH have teamed up to create some nail art pens, the first colours will be black or white. I will most definitely be trying these out and upgrading from my usual cocktail stick dipped in polish! Nail art is huge at the moment and this is just the right time to bring something like this out, Models Own claim eventually their whole colour range will be available in pen form allowing you to create some fabulous designs. 

What do you think, would you sport any of these designs?


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

NOTD - Grey Leopard

My obsession with leopard print is not subsiding so I thought I try a different colour-way.

I used,

♥ China Glaze Recycle
♥ Nails Inc Kingly Street
♥ Chanel Black Satin
♥ Nails Inc Albert Bridge Topcoat


Monday, 1 November 2010

Chocolate Nail Varnish?

Yes you read that right! 
The wonderful worlds of chocolate and nail varnish have collided and created the Dairy Milk Bliss collection from Nails Inc. To launch the new chocolate bar, Bliss from Cadbury's, Nails Inc have launched two new colours. Vanilla Bliss and Cocoa Bliss.

I picked up Vanilla Bliss.

Obviously the lighter of the two colours, Vanilla Bliss is a cream colour with gold shimmer running through the polish. The gold shimmer is quite obvious and very pretty. I really like the colour it felt quite retro and a bit vintage whilst it was on. This was three coats.

Check out Cocoa Bliss on the Nails Inc website.

On a chocolatey theme I also purchased Cadogan Square one of Nails Inc's most recent colours.

Cadogan Square is my favourite colour of the moment, camel. It looks amazing with black, maybe a little nail art could be done here! It feels very sophisticated to wear and very high fashion. Camel is everywhere this season, coats, jumpers, bags all straight off the catwalk. This was two coats.

Without the flash you can see the colour a little better.