I popped into Superdrug when I was in London and was immediately drawn to the NYC counter. I loved all the pretty colours but decided to allow myself to get one polish only because I was worried it would be taken off me at the airport. Anyways, I selected Uptown (# 242B) which is a beautiful pink colour that I wear almost every weekend!!
This colour is absolutely beautiful... but it is a little warmer in real life than in these photos - flash ruins everything!! These photos were taken after two coats, but I normally only wear one coat. I find that this polish lasts for a few days without chipping, with no top coat, it goes on easily and evenly, and it dries really quickly. Love it!
ps: please excuse how disgraceful the skin around my nails looks - my hands got totally wrecked at work, but I'm getting a manicure tomorrow!!
"Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" was my favourite non-fictional book growing up. Last winter I visited Amsterdam with my friends, and we paid a visit to Anne Frank's "house" where her family hid for years - it was incredibly interesting, but also terribly sad. If you haven't read this book, I seriously recommend it.
Here are two photos of the (now commercial) outside of her house - cameras were not allowed inside...
Animal testing is horrendous and should be illegal. It is sick. Some companies that test on animals are L'Oreal, Max Factor, Procter & Gamble, Garnier and Clairol. For a list of makeup companies that test on animals, you can check out PETA or the Caring Consumer website
In my strive for perfect skin (for graduation) I have been trying out Lush's Grease Lightning Tea Tree Spot Treatment
Made from natural ingredients, this product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans (and those with sensitive skin) - it was recommended for me based on this description of my skin: "Combination-Oily skin, with a tendency to get several small spots on my chin and sometimes on my nose"
Two pumps of this would provide you with plenty of product to coat a full face of flaws. One pump is perfectly sufficient to deal with a problematic t-zone like mine. The product is a gel-like consistency and smells yummily of tea tree.
As for its affectivity, one blob of gel on a problem area and the redness dissipates almost immediately, leaving a minor blemish that heals over night.
Warning: be careful when pumping, you don't want to waste this product and it shoots out of the bottle very quickly.
With graduation being less than two weeks away, I had left things to the last minute and was under pressure to find the right outfit... thankfully, I had a very lucky weekend and found the perfect outfit
Dress - Monsoon, €115
Shoes - Dune, €108
Bag - Accessorize, €51
Fingers crossed I don't fall over in those stilettos, that would not be very elegant!!
The friendly folks over at MyPure were listening to our (and your) concerns that blogs would be swamped with identical reviews every month and that people would start to get fed up. This month, we each got a few products that were specific to our hair and skin types.
I submitted the following information to MyPure:
Skin Type: Oily/Combination
Skin Tone: Warm
Hair Type: Dry and Damaged (but gets greasy quickly)
Hair Length: Medium/Long
If you have similar skin and hair types, then stay tuned for upcoming reviews of these products:
These products are created for people with oily, combination hair.
I'm so excited to try these products out!!
Please note: I was sent these products free of charge, but was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are my own - they are completely honest and unbiased. I am not affiliated with any of the above mentioned companies.