March Love Me Beauty Box & Other Purchases

Someone whispered in my ear about beauty boxes just over a year ago and I got rather excited!
They told me they were like Graze boxes but with beauty products instead! Whoop! 🙂
I went through a few months of Glossy boxes and She Said Beauty boxes! They were ok but I got bored after a while!
Anyhow I saw on a couple of other blogs recently that people had been getting Love Me Beauty boxes and when I saw on my pals blog Bookishness the contents of the March box I then had to purchase one!
I was not disappointed!
Inside was a full size Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix! That’s about £15 right there! It’s a cooling, roller ball eye gel! It says it targets dark circles and fine lines!
It feels awesome to apply, especially after a long day at work! 🙂
There was also a full size peppermint foot stick called Deep stick that moisturises and cools!
A mini Blanx toothpaste, ideal for travel I say! A Murad pomegranate face mask sachet was also included and I LOVE face masks!
There was a set of false eyelashes that scare me a bit! But I’ll give anything a try once!
I had a bath with the bath salts included, which smelt delish and were very relaxing in my bath! The relaxation ended abruptly through, when the large dried flowers that were floating in the bath scared me!
I was getting dried and I though for a nano second that I had a dead moth stuck to me! Cue flapping and full length bath skid!
It was only a soggy flower!
Rather impressed with all of that for a tenner!


I purchased these cute Easter treats from Lush! Easier on the old waist line I feel than a chocolate egg! Although if the Mr is reading this I still want a big chocolate egg!
The egg one is a bath bomb that smells like Snow Fairy! Nom! The cute little bunny is a bubble bar that smells like the Creamy Candy bubble bar! Also Nom!


Lastly here are few make up treats I got the other day! I thought I would give the Collection concealer a go after reading many a blogs claims of its magical abilities and high coverage! No one was lying, it’s really good for a cheap concealer and covers up my dark circles a treat!
Same goes for the Rimmel powders super power of not letting me have a shiny face! Epically cheap and it works!
The 2true cheek and lip stain is a product that I tried once on a whim and loved it! It’s stupidly cheap and gives a lovely cheek glow and tints the lips to perfection! I like to use this in the summer instead of powder blush! It’s less than £2 in Superdrug!
Lastly is the 17 eyebrow pencil from Boots! I was NOT impressed! I got this because my usual Maybelline brow pencil hasn’t been in stock for ages and I’d run out!
This was hard to apply and I looked like I had a couple of pet caterpillars upon my brow for the day! Yikes!


Cath Kidston Inspired Nail Art

I was scouting the internets for new nail art ideas and I decided I would like to try a Cath Kidston style mani!
I found the absolute best tutorial from One Nail to Rule Them All. A really cool nail blog for you all to check out!

I started by applying Rimmel Nail Nurse then added a coat of my new Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Guava. Only one coat was needed!
All of the nail art details were done with Barry M Nail paint in White, Seventeen Gel Colour in Emerald Tropics, Collection Lasting Gel Colour in Think Pink and a lovely pale pink Essie polish in Muchi, Muchi.
I then finished it all off with a coat of Seche Vite!
I decided to do one accent nail and polka dot all the others!
I am MEGA pleased with the outcome!




Ps check out my new little treat from H&M! 🙂


Fimo Cane Nail Art

I had another go at fimo cane nail art!
Not the most imaginative nail art but it’s a neat little look!
Beside I don’t want to scare all the other librarians with mental talons! 🙂

I used Rimmel Brit Manicure in English Rose for the base then on the thumbs I stuck some fruity slices to a thin layer of top coat.
For the pink tips of the other nails I used Collection in Raspberry!
I finished it all off with another layer of top coat!



Rimmel Brit Manicure & Cath Kidston Lustings!

I’m a bit obsessed with nail polish and have been hunting for the perfect barely there pink! I think I may have found it in the Brit Manicure range.
The Brit Manicure range has the usual pinky tones but with the option to change up the white tips with some patriotic red and blue tips!
I purchased English Rose which you can find here.
I was majorly, majorly impressed with it’s staying power. I used a Rimmel base and top coat.
Below is a pic of mine nails after 7 whole days of wearing it! Barely a chip!



I went for a lovely day out with my family yesterday and my Mum bought me a beautiful skirt from Cath Kidston!


I also spied some beautiful cardigans that I’m totally lusting after !

You can get it here!

You can also get this one here!


Rimmel Precious Stones and a bit of jewellery!

Today I attended a bead fair with a friend and the Mr!
At first I was completely overwhelmed by all on offer but soon my inner magpie had turned me into Gollum!
I ended up with some good sterling silver goodies and some beautiful 10 mm round amethyst beads! They are gorgeous and shine like delicious sweets!
I shall turn those into a beautiful necklace soon!

My silver smithing course marches on and we have moved onto stone settings! We were asked to purchase a stone cabochon of our choice from an excellent online company called Kernow Craft.
I purchased a beautiful citrine stone!
Below is my progress on a ring! I have made the bezel and the ring shank so far!


When browsing for Christmas presents I came across this beautiful looking nail polish from Rimmel London! It’s precious stones in 001 diamond dust!
It’s absolutely packed with glitter particles large and small!
The pics below show my nails after three coats, so I would suggest using a darker base coat first.
Also without a top coat it looked quite matte and felt like sandpaper, but that may be the look One is after. I decided to use my Rimmel ultra shine top coat.
I really like the fact that I’ll be going to work tomorrow with a mini disco upon my hands!