Thursday, 28 June 2012

Colour Crush: Mint

1. Mint cropped top from New Look £4.99
2. Parisian lace cross back skater dress from New Look £22.99
3. Metallic crochet shorts from Topshop £15.00
4. 'Gone fishing' nail polish from Topshop £5.00
5. Skinny jeans from New Look £16.99
6. Canvas strap block heels from New Look £24.99
7. Beaded braceles from New Look £5.99
8. Patent formal clutch from New Look £7.99
9. Sandals from ASOS £15.00
10. Beaded knot tie bracelet from New Look £4.99
11. 'Mint candy apple' nail polish by Essie from Boots £7.99
12. Shorts from New Look £14.99
13. Jersey blazer from Dorothy Perkins £30.00
14. T-bar block heels from New Look £39.99

You may have noticed that the colour mint has been popping up all over the place this spring and summer in the forms of nail polish and bags to dresses and shoes. It wasn't a colour I was too keen on until I bought Essie's 'Mint candy apple' polish, wore it on my nails and fell in love with it!

How will you be sporting mint this summer?

Saturday, 23 June 2012

NOTD: Essie 'Flawless'

Essie's Flawless is a pretty blue toned pastel pink colour. I was expecting it to be streaky and difficult to apply but it surprised me and in two coats I was able to get the opaque colour that I wanted. I wore a topcoat over it and it lasted pretty well.

You can buy Essie at Superdrug and also here at

What is your favourite colour polish by essie?

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Graze boxes!

A couple of days ago, I received my first ever Graze box and liked it so much I thought I would do a whole blog post on it. Graze is a subscription service which, every month, sends you four healthy and natural snacks through the post.

Before your box comes you can go on line and choose which foods you like and which foods you don't like - this way you can be sure not to receive anything you know you're not going to like in your box. I love the box and how the snacks come packaged, you even get a little tissue!

I got:

1. Apple and Cinnamon flapjack: a rustic rolled oat flapjack with apple and cinnamon
2. Inspired by Jaffa Cake: belgian dark chocolate, orange sultanas and roasted hazelnuts
3. Billionaire's shortbread: belgian milk chocolate, almonds, cranberries and fudge
4. Habas Tapas: jumbo chilli maize, roasted maize and chilli broad beans

I'm not too keen on the Habas Tapas, so I'm going to go their website and say I don't want to receive it again. 

You also receive a little welcome booklet and a booklet telling you all the nutritional information of your snacks and some codes to give to your friends so they can try a Graze box for free. 

I really like this idea and loved my first box. I plan to stay subscribed for a few more months to see what the next boxes are like!

If you bought this month's Glamour magazine, you may have spotted a coupon in there for a free box but if you didn't and would like to try Graze, I have the code 2PZYFJ4D, which (for a limited time only) entitles you to try your first box for free and I believe the following box is also half price!

The boxes usually cost £3.79 with free postage to the UK. If you want to read more about Graze, you can do so on their website at

Do you already receive Graze boxes? What is your favourite snack?

*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Graze. I used the coupon inside Glamour magazine to receive this box for free. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

NOTD: Essie 'Mint candy apple'

Essie's 'Mint candy apple' is a pastel green colour which is perfect for summer and would look perfect with tanned skin. This polish isn't streaky which I thought it could be since it's a pastel colour and I was impressed with the longevity of it. In the picture I'm wearing two coats with Barry M's clear polish over the top.
If you would like to buy Essie online, you can do so here at

Do you own Mint candy apple?

Saturday, 9 June 2012

NOTD: Essie 'Cute as a button'

'Cute as a button' is a solid red/pink colour which dries with a super glossy finish . It goes on pretty opaque but after applying two coats you could just faintly see the white tips of my nails which I don't like but I think you would have to look pretty close to notice it and could always add another coat. I didn't wear a top coat over this and noticed it started chipping pretty quickly which was disappointing. 

What are you favourite Essie polishes?

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Blue nail polish!

NYC - Water Street Blue £1.79 
Barry M - Cyan Blue £2.99
Models Own - Indian Ocean £5.00

I have never really been a big fan of blue nail polish (except for the odd dark navy blue colour here and there) but I recently saw someone wearing Butter London's 'Slapper' and absolutely loved the way the bright, vibrant turquoise blue looked on their nails. So, I decided to creep out of my comfort zone and pick some blue polish up for myself. After doing a little bit of research, I decided the best high street dupe I could get for 'Slapper' would be Barry M's 'Pure Turquoise' which I thought I had picked up but - and this will teach me in future to actually look at the names of the products I pick up before buying them - I ended up with 'Cyan blue' which, as you can see from the picture, is still a pretty bright colour.

I purchased all three of these polishes from either Superdrug or Boots.

What are you favourite blue polishes for summer?