Box of Treats!

I have my work Christmas night out this Friday and I have been looking for a perfect nail colour to wear. I nipped into Boots on my lunch hour and found some lovely polishes in the No7 Stay Perfect range for £5.50 each. Two colours jumped out at me straight away.

These are ‘Damson Dream’ and ‘Salsa’ and they made me think of Christmas tinsel with their bright glossy colours and hint of sparkle! This is how they look on my nails.

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I would describe the polish as almost like a glaze for the nails. One thin layer gives a nice subtle translucent effect, but two layers (as shown in the photo above) really builds the colour and gives a lovely strong effect with an extremely glossy finish. I’m not wearing topcoat in the photo above, and you can really see the shine! Now I just have to decide which colour to choose for Friday!

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An added little bonus of purchasing these nail polishes was a free gift! Because I had bought two selected No7 items, I received this gift box full of No7 goodies, including Exceptional Definition mascara in ‘black’,  Stay Perfect lipstick in ‘Classic Rose’, Stay Perfect eyeshadow in ‘black gold’ and Stay Perfect metallic eyeliner in ‘blackest’.

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Now sometimes with these kind of free gift sets you are given colours that aren’t the most popular and perhaps wouldn’t suit the majority of skin tones. I was pleasantly surprised then to find that the colours are very wearable. The mascara is black which is the colour I normally wear (and I would expect a lot of other people do to!). I have swatched the other products on the back of my hand to let you see the colours a bit better.

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The lipstick is a lovely classic pink which I would expect to suit a number of different skin tones. I am impressed with the quality of the lipstick which is rich and gives coverage. The eyeshadow shown at the bottom of the picture is a lovely, blendable browny-black with gorgeous specs of gold through it – definitely one for the party season! And finally, my favourite of these four gifts is the eye pencil, a beautiful steely black which again has a lovely thick texture and would give a really dramatic and glamorous eye effect!

This offer is currently on at Boots for a limited time. If you fancy treating yourself to an early Christmas present, details can be found here!

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Casual Friday: Pink Denim

I’m loving coloured denim at the moment so for casual Friday yesterday I thought I’d break out my pink jeans.

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Pink denim by Salt Works Jeans @TK Maxx, Bird Print top by Warehouse.

I pared them with is cute bird print tee from Warehouse, and my old faithful brown ballet pumps from Faith:

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These are ancient and battered but so comfy and seem to go with everything!

I finished off the look with seventies style tousled waves…

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…and for a touch of movie star glamour, a pink chiffon scarf from Oasis.

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What’s your casual Friday style?

Oh My Gloss!

I have found a miracle hair care product and I just had to share it with you! It is Dove Nourishing Oil Care Express Treatment Conditioner.

This is from Dove’s Hair Therapy range and I must agree, it really is great for you hair! I used to have bleach blonde highlights which made my hair brittle and straw like. I coloured my hair brown with a home colourant to give my hair a rest from the bleach, however I found that the hair dye made my hair quite static. I have been searching for a conditioner which would sort out these two ailments – dry, brittle hair and static flyaways. This has done it! The conditioner itself comes out of the bottle with two ‘stripes’ – one white and one gold:

The bottle states the white stripe is a ‘conditioner that seals cuticles to lock in nourishment and smooth frizz’. The gold stripe claims to be a ‘weightless Nutri-Oil treatment to deeply nourish and replenish essential nutrients leaving NO GREASINESS’.

Well this is the end result. My hair is glossy, shiny, smooth and manageable without being weighed downed or greasy. I am so pleased and this is definitely my new favorite conditioner!