Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! I spent mine with my family and relatives in Wales. It was a lovely day with a lot of stress to get the food made on time, way too much eating, and catching up on the Christmas special of Eastenders and Mrs Browns Boys.
Monday, December 23, 2013
I have an array of red glitters I am thinking of wearing for Christmas Day, but couldn't help trying out this little number Snowflakes from Models Own. I have used it over a layer of Bright Red in 262 from Barry M and it is the perfect Christmas combo.
I love the flecks of gold that give a subtle sparkle without overdoing it.
How will you be wearing your nails for Christmas?
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Having been out of action for a while due to Asif having his back operation and me travelling between Maidenhead on weekends and London during the week I have had little time for anything else in the meantime. But during a few moments of downtime I thought I would show you this delightful Organic Pharmacy Rose Balm.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Chalkboard Nails. I will try my best to stick to the challenge, or at least try out new designs for the challenge.
I hope you have all had a great weekend. Mine has been super-chilled and I have been spending some quality time with Asif ahead of his back operation next week. It means he will be out of action from a few weeks to a few months.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
I don't often show Glossybox pictures, purely because I have them delivered to my parents' house, so when I do pick them up it's ready for the next box. But on this occasion I happened to be home for Eid when this one was delivered. It is the highflyers August box with products for girls on the go, including products from around the world from Brazil to Sweden.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Have you been to The Real Greek?
The Real Greek, Chestnut Plaza, Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Road, London, E20 1GL Tel: 020 8503 1844.
Other restaurants are available at: Bankside, Spitalfields, Covent Garden, Westfield London, and Marylebone
Saturday, August 3, 2013
My husband is a Nerf blogger, I need to preface this post with this to explain why a bunch of 20 and 30 somethings were running around Hyde Park with Vapor Blasters shooting each other. Asif got sent a bunch of blasters and water pellets to review and we roped in some blogger friends, Joanna, Kacper, Aysha, Aysh, Grace, Banke and decided to turn it into a picnic and a battle. What we didn't account for was:
A - That rain can potentially dampen a picnic and a water fight - but thanks to Kacper we decided to stick it out and the rain passed, leaving us with the most glorious sunshine.
B - How much fun it would actually be!
C - Just how vicious those bloggers can get when in a battle - I'm looking at you Aysha and Joanna! Don't let their height and sweet faces fool you - they are quick!
So we were the first to get these new Vapor Blasters, which hadn't been released in the UK yet, and the aim was to try out the four different types - Atlas, Delta Sport Atlas, Delta Blaster, Delta Sport. I personally liked the mid-size ones - Delta Sport - easy to load up, hold and shoot. I found the pellets got stuck in the smaller and biggest blaster more quickly, but this could be as much down to technique as anything else as Asif found them easy to use.
The pellets themselves were great. We had about 4,000 between us (they cost about £10 for 1,000 on eBay), and they are like little gel capsules filled with water that burst on impact, but this only gives a tiny burst of water - no chance of getting totally soaked.
They were pretty easy to load up, just went into the bullet compartment, locked shut and you were ready to go. I prefer these to Nerf blasters as you don't have the chunky bullets which you have to search for afterwards, or water fighting, as lets face it, if girls have made the effort to get dressed up we really don't want to get soaked.
*Pictures were taken by me and Asif, and also courtesy of Joanna and Banke.
Sometimes you just need a break – you know – to switch off and recharge your batteries. I decided to take a break from blogging to spend more time with Asif and chill ahead of Ramadhan. It wasn’t until I met up with Julie and Joanna this week, and them chastising me for being away for so long that I realised it has been two months!
Well I won’t lie, it has actually been a good break, and sometimes it is good to take time out from the blogosphere, but I have missed the people behind the blogs more than blogging itself.
Well I haven’t been totally switched off, I have been cooking quite a bit and trying out new recipes and I am quite liking it. I have been setting up another blog focused solely on food which I will be letting you guys know about soon. I will post a few taster recipes here soon.
Ps. Do you like the picture above?! No effects on it, it was just the sun shining behind my head.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Tweezerman tweezers eight years ago, along with a magnified mirror that sticks to my bathroom mirror. I have never needed to buy any other tweezers, as I love the look of them for starters - pink - and I can get them sharpened for free.
So when I was recently invited to a Tweezerman event at The Groucho Club to celebrate the launch of some new products from the range I was intrigued to see what else they had coming out. They had some more magnifying mirrors, which are ideal for seeing those stray hairs, and they had a range of patterned mini tweezers which were funky. I also loved the rose-gold eyelash curlers shown above. But it was the range below I was most interested in.
But take a look at the diamante tweezers! I LOVE them! They are not cheap at £79, but if you want to add a special item to your beauty collection, this would be it, and like I said before, you only need one of these tweezers for life, as you can get them sharpened for free.
Which is your favourite out of the collection? And how much would you pay for a pair of tweezers?
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I love spring, the sunshine and warm weather, especially after the never-ending winter we have just had. But if, like me, you have kept wrapped up over the winter and maybe not given your skin the attention it deserves, you will certainly need to hydrate it if you are planning on getting those pins out. My only antidote to the harsh, cold weather has been amping up the central heating, which can play havoc with my skin, drying it out. With the recent sunny weather I have been turning back to my moisturisers to see where I can get a quick burst.
Dove Intensive Hand Cream. I tend to paint my nails a lot, which means using a lot of nail polish remover, which dries out my cuticles. I have been trying out this hand cream, and I like that it's not greasy and sinks into the skin well without leaving a residue. I have been keeping this on my desk at work, and like that it doesn't take long to absorb into the skin before I am back on the phone or typing. It has shea butter in it and smells lovely, which is a bonus!
Dove Silky Beauty Body Cream is thick, and is good for extra dry skin. But my favourites were the Dove Essential Nourishing Lotion and the Dove Intensive Nourishing Lotion, because they were so easy to use, and it didn't take long too apply and for it to be absorbed before I could dress.
And I have to give a mention to the Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Body Wash. It contains shea butter and warm vanilla, which sounds delicious in itself. Asif said was his favourite of the lot. Yes, I made him test them all out too, but he said the bodywash was his favourite. He even ditched his own to steal mine. Think I will have to claim it back.
What are your dry skin tips? And how do you hydrate your skin?
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