Friday, 15 October 2010

Lip of the Day; Revlon Stormy Pink

Bonjour my pretties!

It's Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiday!! 

Any plans for the weekend? I shall be glued to my tv watching XFactor......I can't wait to see what Cheryl/Dannii wear this week!


I think at the last count, I owned roughly 1422649856543997676 pink lipsticks. 
This means nothing now I have Stormy Pink in my life!

Blurry iPhone!

Another matte lipstick from the Revlon A/W range, this one is slightly creamier than Smoked Peach. Wearability is great, I only reapplied twice today. 

Again, Revlon lippies are available from Boots/Superdrug. 

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Lip of the Day; Revlon Smoked Peach

Hi Girls,

I think for Winter I'm gonna concentrate on some Lip of the Day posts.......with maybe a FOTD thrown in for good measure. I'm having some body confidence issues at the mo, so you wont be seeing me from the neck down for a while!

Anyway......I give you Smoked Peach by Revlon.

Ooooooh Pretty!

Part of the A/W collection created by Gucci Westman, Smoked Peach is a matte lipstick......which can feel quite odd at first. I got over that after about 30 seconds when I realised how goddam pretty it is! It leaves me with lovely peachy lips, not too pale, not too bright. Perfect with a cosy Winter wardrobe of taupe jumpers and camel coats. 

Available at Boots/Superdrug

FYI - this product was provided by the lovely PR folk at Revlon. It is something I was looking at purchasing anyway, so I was very happy to receive it!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

NOTD; Barry M Nail Effects

I hunted high and low for this bad boy....but my god, was it worth it.

The idea behind it is you just slap it on over the polish of your choice and then sit back whilst it does it's own thing. Hello arty crackly nails!

£3.95 in Boots/Superdrug or on the BarryM website. 

Sunday, 10 October 2010

NOTD; Revlon Emerald City

Hello chickies!

Are you all having a super weekend?

I was lucky enough to be sent some goodies from the Revlon A/W Collection, one of which being the new Emerald City matte nail polish.

Look at how beautiful it is!!

As always, I used two coats to achieve maximum opaqueness......and I gotta say, this polish applies like a dream! As you can see, its not totally matte, which makes it different to all the other polishes I currently own. I love it, and am considering spending valuable Boots points on the Ruby version. 

Whaddya think? Is a matte polish your thing?

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Guess who's back?! Back Again.......

Enough with the referencing to an Eminem song....
I'm back!!!! YAY! the past month I have;

  • Moved house! After 4 months of living with the in-laws, Bloke and I moved into a new flat. Its right next to a shopping centre, which will probably lead to disaster and I'll end up broke. Although at least I'll know how to get to at least one place in Edinburgh now......being a Southern Softie with no sense of direction doesn't bode well when people ask me to go places.
  • Got a new job! Having walked out of the Tanning Salon over fears for my safety and sanity, I am now back doing what I love and was born to do..........playing with makeup all day! 
  • Decided enough is enough! As soon as I have some spare pennies (end of Oct hopefully) I shall be joining Pure Gym in Edinburgh. Fit, lean and healthy is the new Black.
I have a mega backlog of things to blog about......please bear with me, we'll get through it together!

I shall leave you with this thought.........with less than 3 months til Christmas, have you started your list yet?

Nic x

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

A Quick Hello......

Hi Girls,

This is just a wee note to say I'm in the middle of moving house so won't have Internet for a coupla weeks. Posting from the iPhone is proving a complete disaster so if you wanna get in touch, contact me on twitter; @nicolalalalala

See you soon!

Nic x

Monday, 16 August 2010

NOTD; Chanel Paradoxal

I'm blaming this purchase entirely on peer pressure.

Picture the scene.........after weeks of umm-ing and ahh-ing about whether to purchase Paradoxal on it's release, I had decided to leave it. Somehow I found myself in John Lewis ridiculously early on Saturday morning hovering around the Chanel counter, having ran away from the Bloke who wanted to do grown up things like buying cushions.
 I only went to just look at the bottle in person.............honest. 

And then it happened...........somehow the Chanel Boy convinced me I needed it in my life. Out came my debit card and one £16.50 transaction later this little baby was mine!

It's mostly grey-based, with a purple shimmer through it. Blink and you'll miss it though.....

Having said that, I think I may have found my new most favourite thing ever. Just look at's all murky and dingy. 

And I LOVE it.

This is a ltd edition, so if you really want it I suggest you hotfoot it to your local Chanel counter ASAP.

FYI - this product was purchased by me for review.....i am considering purchasing a back-up cos i love it so much.... 

Friday, 13 August 2010

NOTD; Models Own Misty Grey

(with added bling)

I love this.

That's pretty much all I can say about this colour.

I want more grey polishes now.....

Pantene Aqua Light; I've got that loving feeling

Hi Girls,

Are you having a good hair day? 

I have long fine hair, and I have lots of it. In the past, this has generally meant I can wash my hair on Day 1 and by Day 1.5 it looks rank......all weighed down and a wee bit greasy.

It has been roughly 10 years since I used Pantene....I loved the smell, but it just did *nothing* for my teenage wannabe gothic hair. Luckily, that phase passed pretty quickly. I think it coincided with me discovering fake tan......but that's another story.

So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered Pantene were releasing the Aqua Light range, specially for crap fine hair like mine! Off I trotted to Sainsburys, where the whole range was half off. Not thinking about whether I'd like it or not, I bought the biggest sizes possible........

So.........what did I think?

It was love at first wash.

My hair has never felt so bouncy and swishy...and I can honestly say I can make it to Day 3 before I need to wash my hair again. Hurrah!

Girls, you need this in your lives.

FYI - this was purchased by me for review, and will continue to be repurchased forever more.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Review; Vaseline Cocoa Butter Gel

This doesn't look like the most exciting of things....does it?

For me though, this is my new Holy Grail body nourishment.

I've been a Palmers Cocoa Butter Oil girl for ages now, I tried the Johnson&Johnson Baby Oil Gel...neither of them were right for me. So imagine my delight when I spied this in Boots last was in my basket quicker than I could blink!

Now.....I haven't used this every day. I think if I had, I'd have probably left grease marks on everything I touched. But the two days this week I have used it have been the happiest, most moisturised days ever.

You can buy it from Boots here where it currently has 1/3 off.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Guess who's back?!

Hi Girls,

Firstly I'd like to apologise for the lack of posts recently.............I've had some personal issues and have quit my job in the Tanning Salon for fear of an imminent breakdown.

Anyway..............this means I've got much more blogging time on my hands!

Coming up over the next couple of weeks;

Yet more Models Own polishes
Nutrogena Pink Grapefruit cleanser
No17 Wild Curls Mascara
Pantene Aqua Light range

Stay tuned!

Nic x

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Lazy Sunday....


Mildly hungover and in need of food, this was my breakfast....

Bacon Rolls, Potato Scone, lashings of Brown Sauce......Scotland, I salute you!

Anyway.........moving on, this was my FOTD.

You Rebel Tinted Moisturiser
MAC MSFN - Medium+
NARS Super Orgasm blush
No7 Extreme Length Mascara

Nice and simple!

Sunday has been spent running around doing errands, having tea and cake with Bloke's gran, doing boring householdy stuff.....and now we're going to have pizza. YAY!

Hope you all had a great weekend chicas....


Saturday FOTD

Hiya loves!

Have you all had a nice weekend?

Whilst getting ready Saturday night to go out for dinner with friends, I was unsure of a lipstick colour.....

This is Lime Crime's Cosmopop.

Nice, but not quite right.......

Then I fished out my MAC Morange.......ladies, we have a winner!

My FOTD consisted of;

Estee Lauder Doublewear Light - 03
Benefit Boi-ing - 03
MAC MSFN - Medium+
NARS Super Orgasm
MAC MSF - Stereo Rose
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner - Graphite Shimmer
Estee Lauder Sumptuous mascara
MAC Morange lipstick

whaddya think girls, you likey??

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Things I'm Currently Loving........


Shampoo - Toni&Guy Detox Shampoo

Conditioner - any old conditioner knocking about in the bathroom

Hair Mask - ermmmmm...........

Styling Products - Shockwaves volume mousse, Batiste Brown Dry Shampoo


Body Wash - Tesco lime shower creme

Body Moisturizer - Palmers skin therapy oil

Fake Tan - Xen-Tan! Its the best thing everrrrrrr.


Makeup Remover - MAC Pro eyemakeup remover

Cleanser - Clinique Liquid face soap

Exfoliator - Clinique Clarifying Lotion

Moisturiser - Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion


Primer - none

Foundation - Either Estee Lauder Doublewear light or just tinted moisturiser

Concealer - Benefit Boi-ing in 02 or 03

Powder - MAC MSFN in Medium +

Blush - Nars Super Orgasm

Bronzer - Benefit Hoola

Highlighter - Nars Orgasm Illuminator

Eyebase - Urban Decay Primer Potion

Eyeshadow - something I hardly ever wear unless going out

Eyeliner - Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Graphite Shimmer

Mascara - Varies, mostly No7 Extreme Length

Lipstick - various shades of MAC

Gloss - none

Nail Varnish - Barry M Mushroom/Revlon Minted

Monday, 19 July 2010

MAC/ two penneth

Hands up if you want to look like this? neither.

Sure, the lipglass is pretty....but totally unusable for fear of ruining the stripeyness. And who the hell would buy the eyeshadow?! My eyes are red enough in the morning.

Happy where's my present?

Wednesday 14th July was mine and Bloke's anniversary........but due to both of us working, we decided to celebrate it on the Thursday instead.


Jumper - £12 New Look Sale
Jeggings - £18 M&S

After a hearty breakfast of bacon rolls in the M&S cafe, we headed off into town for some shopping fun. It wasn't long before we ended up in Mecca......I mean MAC, where I promptly fleeced that poor Bloke of mine out of £99.

My purchases;

I got the very last Stereo Rose in stock (cue stupid happy dance)

MSFN in Medium+

3 of the most amazing lippies ever!

I also walked away with Fix+ and some Pro Eyemakeup Remover.........boring things compared to the rest!

I'm sure you've all seen swatches of Stereo Rose on other blogs, as well as the lippies....but should you wish to see what they look like on my mug, gimme a shout!

Other presents included...

* Revlon Nail Polishes
* £25 iTunes voucher (so i can secretly download JLS without anyone knowing.........oops)
* Clinique Happy

Once we were all shopped out, we headed to All Bar One for foodstuffs....

He's going to hate me for posting this picture.

Unfortunately, we were far too hungry to take pictures of our food before eating (not that you really need to see what we ate!) but I have to say, I had the most AMAZING burger was all herby, with caramelised onions and camembert! Yum!

And they serve beer for girls!

It's pink!

What happened after beer and food is far too much of a drunken shambles to blog about.......all in all, a fucking brilliant day!

P.S - what did I buy Bloke? nothing as yet............I'm a bad girlfriend.

NOTD; A little bit of Revlon love.....

Hiya loves!

Hope you're all well?

Last week was mine and Bloke's anniversary.......I'll do a separate post on that later. Anyway, part of my present were these rather lush Revlon polishes.

L-R; Minted and Lilac Pastelle

I flippin love how they look on my nails!

Really soft pastels, nice creamy formula.......these are a definite two-coater to achieve maximum opaqueness, but they dry quickly so you don't have to hang about all evening.

I reckon Bloke did quite well picking these out himself, don't you?

Just looking at these colours makes me want some ice cream/love hearts/minty green bonbons right now! Bonbons are diet-friendly............right??

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Haul of Plenty!

Good Evening!

Over the weekend, I got a little chip&pin happy in my local Boots......

L-R; Mushroom & Pink Flamingo

Revlon Colourburst Lipstick in Peach

No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser

I also went a bit mad in River Island and New Look........there's far too much to picture here!
I'll provide proper reviews of my purchases shortly.

Did you buy anything nice this weekend?

Thursday, 8 July 2010

NOTD - Models Own Peach Sherbet

Models Own Peach Sherbet

Firstly.......what a lush colour!
It's a two-coater to give complete opaqueness, but its a total dream of a polish to apply.

Mannequin hands with a twist :)

What nail colours are you loving this Summer?

Monday, 5 July 2010

Monday Summary

Evening folks!

Today has been about 3 good things;

1. Lime Shower Creme

2. New Shoooooooooooooooooes!

3. Rice Krispie Cakes!

Oh.........and number 4.

I lost 6lbs last week!
Now.....must stay away from the rice krispie cakies.......

Sunday, 4 July 2010

The X-Files; Xen Tan Face Tanner Luxe


Do you fake it?

I do.......Bloke doesn't seem to mind either.

I'm talking about fake tan.....get your minds out of the gutter! Even though I'm currently running a tanning salon and can have a sunbed whenever I want, I don't. I don't want to end up with leathery skin and wrinkles

So this is my general pre-tanned state. Not too bad during the Winter, but come Summer I need to rev it up a little....

Xen Tan Dark Lotion has been my tan of choice for a long time now..........I love the cherry bakewell scent and the ease of application. However, I wanted something the same but different for my face (i know, i seem crazy)
"Where for art thou amazing face tanner" was my tweet.
Luckily, the amazing folks at Xen Tan UK heard my cries of distress and sent me a tube of the Face Tanner Luxe post haste.

The tube of fantasticness!

Compared to the original Xen Tan, this one has more of a greenish tinge and a rather lush vanilla smell! It contains Vitamin E and Shea Butter to give you a super smooth tan and a mega moisturised face. During application, Bloke referred to me as smelling like a cupcake.....spose that's not such a bad thing!

Top Splodge - Xen Tan Face Tanner Luxe
Bottom Splodge - Xen Tan Dark Lotion

So.........the application. Apply the Face Tanner Luxe to your face and neck with your fingers, then wash your hands. It may look green when it first comes out of the tube, but it applies a really nice sheer olive colour (no scary witch face here!)
Once that was done, I applied my normal Xen Tan to the rest of my body using a mitt. Simples.

Smug mid-application picture

Although you can just leave for 3 hours and then shower, I always prefer to leave my tan on overnight...the geek/freak in me thinks it'll go darker and darker the longer i leave it.

And here's the final picture! Tantastic!

It's not hard to look super tanned next to a Scottish Bloke...

So would I repurchase? Damn right I would!! This little tube of goodness has totally changed my face more yucky tan-filled pores, no dry bits, no biscuit/curry scent. Major WIN.
And I can guarantee I'll be first in the queue when Xen Tan launches the Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe..........cos for me, super dark = bestest!

FYI - this product was provided by PR. The fact I got it for free has made no impact whatsoever on my review, and I shall quite happily buy my next tube when this one runs out!