A few weeks ago Boots had a deal where you could get a free set of No7 goodies if you bought two No7 products. I needed new mascara so bought two to get my freebies. One of the free gifts was the No7 Moisture Drench lipstick in Mulberry. I only own one other lipstick and it happens to be from the same range. I wasn’t sure I would be able to pull off a lipstick that looks so red but it actually looks ok as it’s not too bright. The colour is more sheer than it looks in the tube but you can build it up easily enough to a deep colour if that’s what you prefer. I love that this lipstick feels almost like a lip balm and doesn’t dry my lips out at all. It’s nice to be able to mix up my makeup a little with brighter than normal lips!
My first NOTW since getting back from Thailand and I had to cut my nails really short after biting them to death on the flight home – I’m quite a nervous flier!!! I’m wearing yet another Ciaté polish, this one is called Showgirl. Out of all of the Ciaté polishes I’ve tried over the past few weeks, this is my least favourite. I do like the colour but I wish the glitter was more obvious. The real life colour looks nothing like the picture on the website which is a bit annoying. The consistency of this one seemed to make it harder to apply although that might just have been because I hadn’t put any nail varnish on for the three weeks I was away…. The colour didn’t seem to want to go right up to the edges of my nails so looked as though it was wearing at the tips even though I’d literally just applied it – you can see this in the photos which were taken literally a few hours after I’d applied it!
What do you think of the colour?
I’ve never really been into wearing colour on my lips and usually just wear one of my excessively many lip balms. I decided that seeing as I now have my degree (yay!) it was about time that I bought some more “grown up” makeup so I popped into Boots to try and find my first lipstick. In the end I decided to go for a No7 Moisture Drench lipstick in the shade Pink Lemonade which is a really subtle pink shimmer.
The main reason I’ve been put off lipstick in the past (aside from the fact that I don’t think I could pull off a bright colour!) is that I had it in my head that lipstick would leave my lips really dry. So far I’ve not had that problem with the Moisture Drench – it is actually really almost the same as wearing a lip balm.
The Moisture Drench lipsticks cost £10 each but there always seems to be some sort of offer on No7 products! I really like this lipstick and it’s made me much less scared of trying new colours!
Recently I’ve only been wearing bright coloured nail varnish so I thought I’d go for something a bit more simple this time. I’m wearing a Rimmel 60 Seconds polish called Ethereal. It’s a subtle pink shimmer which has peach tones in some lights. I’m only wearing one coat here but I really like it!
Over the last year or so I’ve stopped wearing pink nail varnishes as I’ve just got a bit bored of them. That was until I found this lovely nail polish by Miners. The shade is called plum which I’d have thought would be a purple colour but you can see that’s not the case!
The colour is a bit darker than pinks I’ve owned in the past and actually looks quite purple in some lights. I love how much the colour stands out as well as the glossy finish. In this photo I’m wearing two coats but it was opaque after just one coat so you could easily get away with just wearing one – I always apply two coats of nail varnish as I tend to chip my nails really easily!
If you want to try out this nail vanish, you can buy it online for £2.99.
Think Pink is a website which sells girly items for people who love pink. They sell lots of different products from stationary to home accessories to dressing up costumes. This website is a great place to find pretty gifts for girls of all ages and if you spend over £30 then you get free delivery within the UK.
I love my new Union Jack Apron which I now wear every time I make my cupcakes. It is so much easier to make icing when you are not worrying about getting icing sugar all over your clothes!
I’ve also got some bright and fluffy new pink fairy lights. The website has all sorts of fairy lights including fluffy ones, flowery ones and heart shaped ones.
Lots of the stuff on the website is for younger girls but there is also plenty for older ones as well. The home accessories section has lots of colourful versions of boring kitchen items such as patterned oven gloves and flowery bread baskets. I really like the Union Jack Weekend Holdall in the travel section and the hot water bottle covers are cute.
The website also has a small section for boys called blue2 which sells stuff aimed at young boys.
I think this is a fabulous website and will definitely be back to look for birthday and Christmas presents for my friends and family.