Saturday, 24 October 2015

Autumn Nail Polish Picks

  L-R: OPI - Bright Lights Big Color / Essie - Dressed to Kilt / Loreal - Parisian Rooftops / Essie - Madison Ave-Hue 

The weather is cooling down and with the clocks going back an hour this weekend, it finally feels like Autumn is here.  I definitely am someone who wears which ever colour I want at any given time (regardless of season) but I do find myself reaching more for darker colours as Winter approaches the same way I reach for brighter ones in Summer. I'm not quite ready to go to my super dark polishes just yet, so thought I would share with you what I have been enjoying to wear as we transition into Winter.. 

Essie - Dressed to Kilt /  This is a little deeper than your average red, so I think it works really well for this time of year. I love wearing red on my nails but like all reds, this was a little unforgiving. Any chip or scuff was very noticeable!

Essie - Madison Ave-Hue / I find the dustyness of this blue toned pink really tones the colour down, which makes me really enjoy it for this time of the year. It also has a silver shimmer which is very evident in the bottle but a little hard to spot on the nail.

Loreal - Parisian Rooftops / I have quite a few grey coloured polishes in my collection but this is definitely one of my favourties. I like how deep it is and that it is a little more blue toned than my others. It also lasted really well, didn't chip for days!

OPI - Bright Lights Big Color / This is one of my absolute favourite polishes so really I try to make it work all year round.. Something about the gorgeous shimmery orange just seems very autumnal to me though.  

What have you been wearing on your nails recently? I'd love to know!
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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Lush Haul!

With the release of both the Lush Halloween and Christmas collections along with the fact that some of their other newer products are slowly finding their way into general stores, I thought I would pop into my local shop and pick up a few goodies! 

I forget where I first heard about this but I knew straight away that I had to try the Salt and Peppermint Bark scrub just from the name alone. I love peppermint scented body products and can't wait to try this.. I already see myself grabbing a couple more before they're gone!

I'm a big fan of Fun and last year really enjoyed using Snowman (top) which smells beautiful, so along with treating myself to another one of those I thought I would try a newer one too. They had 2 or 3 out which I don't believe they had last year and I decided to go with Santa (bottom).

I also picked up a couple of bathbombs which aren't part of the Halloween/Christmas collections, the first being Intergalactic. I had heard that Lush had released a minty bathbomb when they released all their new products earlier in the year and for some reason had it in my head it was 'Frozen'. To my disappointment Frozen smelt nothing like peppermint and after giving Intergalactic a sniff in store, I realised this was it. It smells amazing!

Finally I got The Experimenter bathbomb. If I'm honest I only grabbed this one because it's pretty and it smelt good ;)

What have you been picking up from the Halloween and Christmas collections?