Saturday, 31 May 2014

BarryM Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint - Sugar Apple 21

This is another beautiful pastel nail polish that I know I will be using frequently this summer. I'm a little bit confused as to why it's called Sugar Apple if it's a light blue....but meh. (Also on the boots website the colour appears much.much darker than it actually is!) - Look further down to see how it looks on me!

The colour is a very flattering light baby blue colour and as it is part of the Gelly Hi-Shine range it has a very plastic looking/shiny finish to it which I absolutely love. It is also really nicely bright. (okay I really like it...)
You will need at least 2 coats for full colour payoff but luckily it doesn't take too long to dry.

Please excuse how red my hand looks...I was sunbathing but don't worry!  I USED SPF!
I would recommend this shade for those of you who love a good baby blue shade and want to try and incorporate a couple of inexpensive pastel colours for this Spring/Summer. I imagine that this will suit all skin tones 

You can get this at:

L.F.A. Xx

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

EcoTools Six Piece Starter Brush Set

After having looked around and having countless discussions with fellow bloggers and my lovely bestie Summer.  I have decided to finally buy myself this brush starter set that includes:
  • Blush Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Eye Shading Brush
  • Angled Eyeliner Brush
  • Lash & Brow Groomed
  • Cosmetic Case

Now you guys may be horrified to find out that I didn't have and haven't ever used make up brushes. Like at all. I would just use my fingers, which I have been fine as I feel I have more control with but in certain circumstances (i.e. Wearing light colours or when I'm in a hurry,) it's been a bit of a bother. Therefore, I thought I'd go for a set of EcoTools.

I have heard wonders about these brushes and I absolutely love the fact that these are ethical. (To be honest I only got these because it looks really you see where I'm coming from?) 
The handles are made from Bamboo and the bristles are Taklon Synthetic and 100% Cruelty Free Vegan Friendly.
Also the ferrule is made of Recycled Aluminium and the cosmetic case is also made from natural cotton and hemp. Which makes me feel like I'm supporting a sustainable trade!

I think this set is incredibly complete, and one thing that I really love is the fact that on the other side of the logo it tells you, what the purpose of the brush is for so brilliant if your a wally like me. However I'm more than certain I will end up using them how I please...hehehehhe.
I especially like the fact that it brings a Lash & Brow Groomer as brows are really in and my brows always need grooming!  
They are also incredibly soft, like ridiculously soft, so feels lovely to apply my makeup. I also really like the size of the eyeshadow brush as it large enough to just pick up eyeshadow one and cover my eyelid.  It's honestly lovely! And the Angled Eyeliner brush is phenomenal! I love to use it for an instant easy flick!

I also like the fact that this set doesn't bring a foundation brush. Wait! I haven't gone mad but it's just because there are loads of types of foundation brushes and it's good that they left it for you to decide what ones you want.
I really recommend that if your looking for a starting kit that you get this one!

ASDA for £9.50
Boots for £15.99

L.F.A. Xx

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Tierra Jewellery (Amigos De Tierra)

Last I went to Stratford City Westfield I was tempted into this cute little Spanish Jewellery store [Tierra] (well a sales woman gave me a flower at the door and I felt bad not going in) but I was glad I did.!.

All of their products are NATURAL, ORGANIC, & HANDMADE which I think is brilliant.!.  I bought a ring which has these Strawberries, Hearts, Bells and Blue Stones hanging from it.!. (They are adjustable so they can fit any ring size) Which did cost me £15.!. ...

BUT this also included a cute Little Bag to put the ring in, a Note Book, and I got to spin a little wheel and got to get a free gift which was a Hairpin. I had to pick from a basket which had many other colours but the girl who served me was sooo nice that she offered to get me a blue one to match the ring.!.!.!
"...Love filtrates like water leaving dampness forever..."
Considering most places do charge for the bag and, don't give you a free booklet or hairpin.And don't even take the environment into consideration I actually think this is relatively cheap.!. This is perfect as a gift for someone (as you can write or draw in the Note Book) or even for yourself.
So why not give this cute boutique a try?

P.S. The ring does come in Red and White so there is variety.!.And there's loads of cute stuff too.!.

L.F.A. Xx

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

BarryM Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint - Rose Hip 20

Pastels are decently sweeping the shelves, replacing dark colours and welcoming the spring/summer. 
This shade in particular Rose Hip (Weirdly enough called Pink Lady on Superdrug website) has been currently liked by many bloggers and I can definitely see why. It is such a lovely shade of pink, honestly I can't even describe how flattering this colour actually is.

Now it's Gelly Hi-Shine aspect. I had never ever tried a Gelly/Gel Nail Polish Ever. Which is surprising as I love shiny nails (sorry guys I'm not a Matt nail fanatic...) Now they promise Hi-Shine and I must admit it actually does. I find it gives a very plastic looking finish, in a good way!!

You will just need 2 coats for full colour payoff, and since it does dry quite quickly it is easily doable.
I would absolutely recommend that you get this shade in particular as it's so flattering, so cheap and very very cute!

You can get this in:
Boots: Rose Hip 20 - £3.99
Superdrug: Pink Lady 20 - £3.99

P.S. Why not pair this nail polish with a cute pink Nail Art Deco Bow?
L.F.A. Xx

Sunday, 18 May 2014

eBay Bargains!

As a crazy bargain hunter I delved into the world of eBay to see if I could find some needed accessories! Bear in mind everything I bought was FREE DELIVERY! So YAY me!

Soooo sorry about the difference in quality!
First and foremost I got myself an Animal Art Printed iPod Hard Case for £2.45 of an artistic cute red cat which honestly is ridiculously cheap! and matching Red Headphones with a Mic for £2.99! There are loads of other animal options that are awesome! I will definitely be ordering more from them. And this headphone style is really comfortable for me!

Now for the good stuff! If you know me well enough you may know that I am obsessed with Nail Decals; so that's nail stickers, gems, caviar, drawn on designs etc. and usually this doesn't come cheap unless you go to Primark or Poundland. So I figured why not get some stuff from eBay instead.

So firstly I ordered some Nail Glue (10x 2gram pieces) because I bought and have many nail art decals so instead of using a top coat to glue them I thought I'd try this, and as this only cost me 99p I really consider it a good price.

I also got a 3 Piece Tiny Acrylic Nail Brushes, so that I may draw my own nail designs. I got them through bidding for 21p (free delivery) I almost died! They are perfect except I wasn't expecting them to be so large/long but for £0.21 I can deal with it! Also look around and bid for them for a bargain.

Lastly I got three 3D Nail Art Wheels for 99p each. I got a Floral one, a Heart one and a Character one (so one with teddies, frogs and Micky Mouse!!!) which I'm most excited on using!

So what have you guys gotten recently from eBay?

L.F.A. Xx

Friday, 16 May 2014

BarryM Pastel Nail Paint Haul

Now we are seeing sunnier days we can see that we are heading into Spring/Summer so after having used pretty much only Burgundy and Purple colours this winter I figured I should go out and buy a couple of pastel colours, and of course making the most of the 3 for 2 deal in Boots and Superdrug I bought these 6 lovely BarryM Nail Varnishes' 

I got 3 from the Gelly Hi-Shine Range £3.99 each as believe it or not I have never tried a Gelly Nail polish before! Ever! ( yep I'm late to the party again) So I got Green Berry 12, Sugar Apple 21 and Rose Hip 20 (online called Pink Lady - not really sure why..) All of these colours are probably the nicest colour in the pastel range in my opinion.

From their normal range I got Peach Melba 318 for £2.99. And of course two glittery nail polishes Gold Glitter 339 and Aqua Glitter 340 also £2.99 each. 

I've seen a lot of fellow bloggers are really loving Rose Hip. Which is your favourite? Any other recommendations?

L.F.A. Xx