Wednesday, 23 July 2014

nail polish storage

Hi everyone!

Monday marked a month since we moved into our new home. I thought this would be a good time to show you the 'housewarming' present my lovely fiancé made for me.

The house is 3 bedroomed, so we have a spare room, our room, and then I got a makeup/dressing room (squeal!). I knew I wanted to have my nail polishes on display as anyone who knows me will know how often I paint my nails different colours. I have known for a long time what I wanted to do, I saw this post (I think it was a video initially) from Dulce Candy and loved how it looked. 2 years on, I have one of my own!

Nail Polish Rack

Nail Polish Rack

Nail Polish Rack

I am so happy with it! You can see in the first picture there is room for one or two more shelves on the bottom, which I'm sure will be needed eventually! I'm still not entirely pleased with the order of colours at the moment, but that will come with time I'm sure.

Anyway, I don't have much more to say. I just wanted to share this with you as I'm so pleased with it and also wanted to say a big thank you to my fiancé, if he reads this, for building it from scratch for me!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

life #7

Hi everyone!

I've been super busy for the past few days, so this week's post is going to be a bit of an update/instagram catch up. To be honest, most of these are food pictures, so if you're not interested in that, don't read on!

As you might know, almost a month ago I moved out. My job in the house is to cook, so I've been experimenting a lot more with cooking and food in general.



Vegetable pasta with salad - Paella (I was so proud of this!)
Chili time! - Tortellini (This was tonight and we got to eat outside, I love the sun!)
Snacking on sugar snap peas - Apple & Snickers pie

and some bonus non-food photos:

Cool floor in Giraffe - I love having this as my new view
Reunited with my favourite for the night last weekend - This week I went to see Chance the Rapper, which is why this week's post is late. Awesome night!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

collection nail polish - lilac daze

Hi everyone!

Bit of a late post from me this week, and not much different from last week, but I just wanted to share the latest colour I've been loving for my nails.

I would first like to apologise in advance for the state of my middle finger in this photo. I had a tragic accident (!) at work and yes, it is very painful!

Anyway, this is Lilac Daze from Collection's Work The Colour range...

Collection Nail Polish - Lilac Daze

After painting my nails, I realised I have something like this in my collection already - Prickly Pear from Barry M, which I talked about here. I painted them next to each other on paper and it turns out they are identical, but the Collection version is cheaper!

The fomula is a little thin and streaky on the first coat, but because it's thin it dries super fast, so it doesn't really take any longer to get my nails looking good - I think I did 3 coats in the end. And this photo was taken without top coat! I know this is more of a spring colour but the weather isn't exactly blazing sun and blue skies at the moment, so I think it's okay :)

I am pretty impressed with my second polish from this range - I find Collection to be one of my favourite high street brands, I think. Such a great price too!

Are you a fan of Collection polishes, or the brand in general?

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

collection nail polish - tropical pink

Hi everyone!

Another quick one from me, today I just wanted to show you a new nail polish in my stash. 

Collection Nail Polish - Tropical Pink

This is Tropical Pink from the Work The Colour range by Collection. It was actually a little hard to photograph this - it's a bit more pink than how the camera picks it up, but it's still very coral toned.

I found the formula of this to be really easy to work with, some fingers needed 3 coats but most are fine with 2. The shine you see here is without top coat. I just love the colour, it's perfect for summer but still slightly "safe" I think for those who don't like to branch out too much.

One last thing to mention - the price. This is £1.99! I think that's an absolute bargain! Here it is on the Superdrug website, I would definitely recommend checking this out. I have another shade from this range to try, hopefully I like it just as much as this one!