Saturday, 18 May 2019

NOTD: Almost Bare Nails

Having had my blue nails on for around a fortnight and the whole fiasco with suffering from serious princess problems and not enjoying the first design, it was time for a change.  

I think having such a bold colour on for so long when I actually looked at my nails with nothing on them I really fancied going for something really sheer.  

I love a bit of a science experiment so I chose six different glitters as I wanted green but with all the hints of shades like golds and silvers.

Finally I added random polka dots to jazz up my bare look and you know what?  I’m enjoying these for now!

Thursday, 9 May 2019

NOTD: The Recycled Nails

I know that you all laughed at the meme that I put up the other day on Facebook about not liking the nails you’ve done for yourself.  There is nothing more frustrating is there?  Chances are if you’re a nail tech yourself it’s probably taken every ounce of strength to be bothered to do your own after doing hundreds of sets for other people. 

Normally if I do my nails and I don’t like them I will just put up with them but probably take them off a little sooner than usual.   There wasn’t anything actually wrong with the nails that I did a few days ago but I just wasn’t feeling them, you know?  Sometimes it’s the colour, sometimes it’s the design or the combination of both but they were going to drive me crazy if I kept them on. 

This time I decided I wasn’t going to do that and instead I would do a little “recycling.”  I wanted to see how I could change them into something that would hit the spot rather than completely re-doing everything.  

I removed the middle and ring finger and re-applied a silver glitter and painted almost a bubble effect on them in black.  Voila!

Monday, 29 April 2019

Solid Cologne UK - For The Gentlemen

If there’s one thing that you should know about me it is that I am absolutely fragrance obsessed!  Ever since I was a toddler I would literally sit and sniff empty perfume bottles that my Nanna would save for me so when Marc from Solid Cologne got in touch offering for me to try one, I jumped at the chance!

Made with natural wax and skin friendly cologne which is applied directly on to the skin.  Solid Cologne UK was created for those who travel, as it’s made from wax it doesn’t need to be put into a clear bag whilst going through airport security. This also means it’s impossible to spill and you won’t use as much as only a little wax will help you smell great all day. The cologne comes in a small tin, which fits perfectly inside a pocket or bag. All the colognes have the highest quality of natural ingredients including Beeswax, Shea butter & Jojoba oil. which all support and protect the skin.

The concentrated wax fragrances are portable, natural and moisturizing. It’s so easy to apply, handy and compact too.

With an option of four scents (more are available on their website) I chose Alexander as the description sounded divine!

A sweet, rich and sophisticated scent. The cologne begins with fresh grapefruit, leading to the heart of aromatic bay leaf and jasmine. The woody base includes patchouli, oak moss and ambergris. A truly unforgettable Cologne.

I was really surprised to find that it doesn’t leave a waxy later on my skin at all like I expected.  The moment it’s applied it’s invisible which is great.  The fragrance really packs a punch in the best way possible, when I wear fragrance I want to apply something that actually does smell to others as well.  For a small tin I can imagine that I would get as many uses out of it as a standard smaller sized cologne bottle making it a fraction of the cost of and a lot more travel friendly.  Longevity is actually pretty fantastic and I could still smell it hours after initial application.  

Overall I couldn’t fault this product at all, the fragrance quality was spot on, the application was seriously impression absorbing instantly and I now think I’m converted to Solid Cologne!