Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Autumn wishlist. 2015

Hiya friends
Next month October 14th I will hit the big old 4-0, and to mark the occasion
I have compiled a collection of items which I’ve had my eye on for a while,
which not only are suitable for a birthday but also Christmas time!
I would be very grateful to receive any of these as gifts (*nudge nudge wink wink* family!).
From top left to right..
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate  
JH - Jaclyn Hill Favourites palette. Jaclyn Hill site 
 .Liz Earle Cleanse Boost Eyebright & Repair Kit Dry/Sensitive Skin 
 benefit coralista face powder 
 Real Techniques Nic's Picks
theBalm Balmsai multi shades palette  
 Urban Decay De-Slick - Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray
 Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
 Color Club Nail Lacquer Halo Hues, Over The Moon Number 997
LUSH  The Comforter Bubble Bar
Wooly animal print scarf
Nails Inc Mini Gel effect Spring Summer collection 
These are just a few ideas I would love for a birthday or Christmas gift! 
Hope you enjoyed my wishlist!
Don't forget there's still time to enter my giveaway click HERE
more posts shortly.
Keep smiling. :)
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Monday, 28 September 2015

Moyou Nails stamping plate & polish review!

Hi friends
I hope you all had a nice weekend!

In the next few weeks I will be bringing you some stamping plates and nail polish reviews from Moyou Nails!
I love Moyou Nails for stamping it is one of the easiest simplest ways to brighten up any manicure and make your nails look fabulous!
Today I have Moyou Nails plate No 128  and Moyou polish in Silver and Moyou Nails top coat!.
I love how easy Moyou stamping plates are to use and the polish is very good for stamping with and to use alone.
The top coat gives a great finish and shine to seal your masterpiece!


One of our most popular plates, the image plate 128 it is all about lines and geometry. You will find geometry everywhere in nature and not only. Try a mermaid tale design with the full fish scales rectangle.

Below is the items I used to create this mani and the picture of them.
  • Barry M paint in Coconut.
  • BeautyUK polish in Pink lemonade.
  • Moyou Nails polish in can purchase it HERE
  • Moyou Nails polish in Shocking can purchase it HERE
  • Moyou Nails plate can purchase it HERE
  • Moyou Nails stamping can purchase it HERE
  • Essence polish in Awesome Blossoms.
  • Pink sequins.
 I started with a base coat of the creamy coconut polish on each nail apart from the little finger I used 2 coats of the Moyou Nails silver polish.
I gave the thumb nail 2 coats of the essence polish then the pointer finger I gave 2 coats of the coconut polish.I then stamped a pattern using the Moyou Nails silver polish.
The middle finger I used the Beauty uk polish as the base and Moyou pink polish for stripes and stuck some sequins across the nail.I used the same pink to stamp on the ring finger.I gave them a Moyou Nails top coat to seal it all.

I hope you enjoyed this review for Moyou Nails I am looking forward to bringing you more Moyou Nails products reviews in the next few weeks!
Don't  forget you can win your very own Moyou Nails stamping plates all 5 of your choice! as the  giveaway is still on my blog click HERE to enter!

Thanks Moyou Nails for sponsoring the giveaway and for the products to review. 
Have a great day!
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Saturday, 26 September 2015

The Autumn Tag

Hi friends 
I love this time of year! All the lovely colours of autumn.
 I came across this tag while browsing Hayley's blog
So I thought I would join in!

Favourite thing about autumn
I absolutely love being all cosy with my woolies on all wrapped up warm taking brisk walks in the crisp fresh autumn air.
Watching the leaves fall.
I also love making lovely hot dinners such as Sheppard's pie and sausage casserole great for cold weather to warm your insides up!
I love getting into my cosy pjs and fluffy socks and relax with the living flame fire on.

Favourite drink
I love my cup of teas anyway but I do like having a nice milky opitions hot chocolate with a sprinkle of chocolate on top.

Favourite scent/candle
I really love warm spicey scents to have around the home such as apple cinammon warm winter berries and gingerbread.

Best lipstick
I have a few days I like but mainly pinky Mauve's and reds is great for this season.I've been loving Maybelline lipsticks lately!

Go to moisturiser
I really like L'OrĂ©al Paris Dermo-Expertise Triple Active Day Multi-Protection Moisturiser - Normal/Combination 50ml I also love kheils midnight recovery for the evenings!

Go to colour for your eyes
I love urban decay naked palette the colours are great for day and night.

Favourite outfit to wear
I love cosy warm jumpers and jeggings with my furr lined boots and when it is very chilly I will add a fluffy/wooly scarf.or I'm in my pjs!

Autumn treat
I would treat myself to a new outfit or boots! other treats would be for Christmas time giving to family.

Favourite place to be
I Love being at home cosy and warm with my husband Ste and daughter kim and our 2 cats!

That's it for this tag! I hope you all join in and if you do leave your link in the comments so I can see your answers.
Have a great weekend! Review post coming up on Monday.
Don't forget my giveaway click here to enter!
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Monday, 21 September 2015

A-Z Tag

Hey friends
I seen Danielle from aship load of polish. do this tag and I thought I would take part.
So here is my answers.
 A. Age: 39

B. Bed size: Double

C. Chore that you hate:washing dishes.

D. D. Dogs: Love dogs I had a few dogs in my lifetime all sadly passed away.

E. Essential start to your day: medication then breakfast.

F. Fear: losing the ones I love.

G. Greatest achievement: silly to say but being a Mum to Kimberley!

H. Height: 5’4″ 

I. Instruments you play: Guitar my Dad taught me when I was a child.

J. Job title: Housewife/Mum

K. Kids: 1 daughter

L. Love: Husband Ste

M. Mother’s name: Irene

N. Nicknames: Dory,Bun,not many thankfully haha.

O. Overnight hospital stays: When I gave birth to Kimberley.

P. Pet peeves:  Rude arrogant people with no manners.

Q. Quote from a movie: “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” — Forrest Gump

R. Right or left handed: Right

S. Siblings: Older Brother and Sister.

T. Television show/program: Supernatural.

U. Underdog moment: Being silly I dunno haha

V. Vegetable you hate: Runner beans.

W. What makes you run late: Needing the toilet!

X. X-files: cool tv show yeah!

Y. Yummy food that you make: I make a nice chicken pasta and sheppards pie.

Z. Zoo animal: I love Tigers and Meercats

p.s The T was missing so I made a prompt for it.

Let me know if you join in you are all tagged!

Don't forget I have a giveaway on my blog enter HERE
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Monday, 14 September 2015

Moyou Nails products review & nailart

Hi friends
Hope all is good with you all? I have some exciting news today!
I have a review for Moyou Nails kindly sent me 2 stamping plates and 2 nail polishes to review!
Moyou have also agreed to sponsor a Giveaway for my readers too! 
More about the giveaway at the end of this post!
Here are the lovely items I have for review.
Here is the list of the items above.
  • Moyou  plate number 300 you can purchase it HERE
  • Moyou Nails plate 303 you can purchase it HERE
  • Moyou polish in White. you can purchase it HERE
  • Moyou polish in Royal Purple. you can purchase it HERE
  • Moyou stamping can purchase it HERE
  • Moyou Nails Catalogue 2015.
I decided to do a nailart for each plate first up is the plate No 300
Image Plate 300
You can purchase it HERE 
Music is food for soul and a girl will never give up on her favourite band. Stay in trend with the full design image plate 300 and tell everyone what your style is. With plenty of designs to mix and match, this is the stamping plate to have.
Items I used for this nailart.

  • Moyou polish in White.
  • Moyou plate No 300.
  • Moyou polish in Shocking Pink.
  • BeautyUK polish in Pink lemonade.
  • Moyou polish in Royal purple. 
  • Barry M paint in Silver foil effect.
  • Color Club Holographic polish in Harp on it.
  • NYC top coat.
  • Makeup sponge.
  • Nailart stamping polish in Black.
I started with a white base coat on all nails apart from the thumb and middle finger nails as I gave them a coat of the silver polish as a base first then I gave a coat of the Holographic polish.
The pointer finger nail I gave 2 coats of white then I used the stamper and the black nail polish on the thumb nail also.
The ring and little finger I did a gradient effect using the makeup sponge and applying the royal purple at the top of the nail then the shocking pink middle and the pink lemonade at the nail tip I did this step about 4 times then blended them using the NYC top coat..
I then used the royal purple to stamp on the middle finger. I used the silver polish to stamp on the ring and little finger. 

Last up is the animal print nails.
 Image Plate 303
You can purchase it HERE

Inspired from the safari world, the Concept Collection Image Plate 303 will give you plenty of design ideas for your nail art. Mix and match different colours and different techniques with this full design plate.

Items I used for this nailart

  •  Moyou polish in White.
  • TarasTalons indie brand polish in Tigerlily.
  • BeautyUK polish no name (mustard yellow)
  • Saffron polish no name ( mustard yellow)
  • Revlon polish in Hot Chocolate.
  • nailart stamping polish in black.
  • Moyou plate No 303.
  • Moyou stamping set.
  • Makeup sponge.
I started with a white base 2 coats then I stamped the  ring finger and little finger using the black polish.
I took the saffron polish and used it on the pointer finger then used the black polish to stamp.
I used the beautyuk polish on the middle finger and I used the hot chocolate polish to stamp.
I did the gradient effect using the Tigerlily polish and the beautyuk polish applying it with a sponge about 3 times. then I dabbed a little white in the middle of the nail. I used the black polish to stamp.

I enjoyed this review I you did too!

Now for the Giveaway information!

This giveaway is an international giveaway!
The winner can choose 5 Moyou Nails stamping plates of there choice.
The 2 runner ups can choose 3 Moyou Nails stamping plates each of there choice. I am not responsible for any duties, import taxes that you may incur. Entrants must be over 18 or seek parents/guardians permission to disclose their address. This giveaway is open to everybody, apart from SPAM or COMPETITION ACCOUNTS. Any invalid entries will be removed. You MUST complete ALL mandatory entries to be in with a chance...I will be checking!  
The winner and 2 runner ups will be announced within 48 hours of the competition closing, and will be emailed with the winner name and the 2 runner up names posted on the Rafflecopter widget of this post. 
The winner and the 2 runner ups must reply to the email within 72 hours to claim the prize, or an alternative winners will be selected. The competition will run from Monday 14 September 2015 and closes on Monday 19 October 2015!. GOOD LUCK!

Thanks to Moyou Nails for the items for review and for sponsoring the giveaway!
Thank you friends for reading!
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Saturday, 12 September 2015

Quick post to let you know!

Hi friends
I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!
Sorry for the lack of posts this week as I have been resting my back again ugh its annoying!

This is a quick post just to let you know I have a surprise on Monday!
I will be posting a review and announcing a international giveaway!

So keep a look out for the post you won't want to miss it!
Hugs to you all.
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Monday, 7 September 2015

Floral peach nailart

Hello friends
It is already September were does the time go! and summertime in the UK has been wet and clody for the most part so I thought I would do another easy Summer flower nailart for you.
I used the items listed below.
  • Barry M paint in Coconut.
  • Barry M paint in Peach Melba.
  • BeautyUK polish in Kensington.
  • IMN out the door top coat.
  • Dotting tool.
  • Green sharpie pen.
  • Pearl beads.
I started with 2 coats of the Coconut polish on all nails apart from the ring finger I gave 2 coats of the BeautyUK polish.
I then used the dotting tool to create some flower petals using the Peach melba polish on the nails. then I used the green pen for leaves and a top coat.  to seal and place the beads in the centre flowers.

Thats all for today I hope you like this mani.
Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by.
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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

100 Questions Nobody Ever Asks, Tag

Hi friends
I seen Danielle from aship load of polish do this tag it looked fun and something different so I thought I would give it ago.

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Well I don't have a closet but I do have wardrobes and the doors are almost shut.

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels?
Depends if they are nice and smell nice! if so then yes.

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
Ttucked in I hate having a sheet that does not stay fitted on the bed.

4. Have you stolen a street sign before?
Nope I do not see the point really.

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
I do use them sometimes to remind myself of something I need to jot down.

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
I only use the vouchers from my Tesco clubcard and sometimes I forget to take them when shopping.

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?
Uh oh neither! but if I have to choose I would say a bear hopefully I can leg it away from it before it crushed me!

8. Do you have freckles?
Yes only a little across my nose and cheeks but they are very faint.

9. Do you always smile for pictures?
Yes I try to smile big!

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
I really dislike rude and arrogant people it cost nothing for manners.

11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
No I haven't done that since I was a kid!

12. Have you peed in the woods?
Yes once when myself and my Husband took our dog for a long walk I was so desperate I had to go by a tree and have my husband stand guard haha

13. Have you ever pooped in the woods?
No never!

14. Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?
Well I do sometimes dance along if I like the song and I am cleaning(housework) but not if there is no music.

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
No I have never done that to be honest as it looks horrible haha.

16. How many people have you slept with this week?
1 My lovely husband of course!

17. What size is your bed?

18. What is your song of the week?
I like a few but at the moment I love The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face see it on YouTube 

19. Is it OK for guys to wear pink?
Depends on the skin tone some pinks can look awful. but each to there own if a guy wants to wear pink so be it.

20. Do you still watch cartoons?
Not anymore.

21. What is your least favourite movie?
Thats a diffifult one as there is a few but I would have to say Interstella was so boring and long and did not have a great storyline.

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
If I tell you Id have to kill you!

23. What do you drink with dinner?
Either Orange and mango Juice or a cup of Tea.

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
Ketchup or BBQ sauce

25. What is your favourite food?
Chinese takeaways.

26. What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?
I like The Godfather films. The Lord of the Rings films. Rocky Films. and The Terminator films.

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
Ste my hubby.

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
It was a note to my blog Giveaway winner recently.

31. Can you change the oil on a car?
Urm no.

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?

33. Ever ran out of gas?

34. What’s your favourite kind of sandwich?
Tune and sweetcorn with mayo and salad!

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
A grill up! eggs bacon beans mushrooms sausage black pudding.

36. What is your usual bedtime?
Usually around 12 sometimes earlier if I am tried.

37. Are you lazy?
I would say sometimes I can be although I try not to be if that makes sense?

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
Only sometimes if my mum could spare the money to dress me up.

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
Year of the Rabbit.
For Chinese people, the rabbit is a tame creature representing hope for a long time.
It is tender and lovely. The moon goddess Chang'e in Chinese legend had a rabbit as her pet, which stimulated the thought that only this creature was amiable enough to match her noble beauty.
People in Rabbit sign are not aggressive but approachable. They have a decent, noble and elegant manner.

40. How many languages can you speak?

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

42. Which are better: legos or lincoln logs?

43. Are you stubborn?
I have been told I can be very stubburn sometimes!

44. Who is better: Leno or Letterman?

45. Ever watch soap operas?
I like to watch Eastenders, Corrination street.

46. Are you afraid of heights?
I am very scared of heights yes.

47. Do you sing in the car?
Sometimes depends on the song.

48. Do you sing in the shower?

49. Do you dance in the car?
If Im a passenger yeah I have a little boogie.

50. Ever used a gun?

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
Gosh must have been a family Christmas portrait in 2005/6

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
I think some can be but some are fun.

53. Is Christmas stressful?
Not really I start early buying gifts mid year a few items at a time it adds up! and that takes a lot of stress out of the festive season.

54. Ever eat a pierogi?
Never heard of it before.

55. Favourite type of fruit pie?
Apple or strawberry.

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
A singer,dancer a teacher.

 57. Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes we are spirits heaven they are around us often.

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
I do sometimes yes.

59. Do you take a vitamin daily?
when I remember to yes.

60. Do you wear slippers?
Sometimes when it is cold but in warmer weather I wear flip flops.

61. Do you wear a bath robe?
If I am getting out the bath or shower yes. or in winter time over my pjs.

62. What do you wear to bed?
Usually a T shirt nightdress or Pjs.

63. What was your first concert?
We took our daughter to see The pussycat Dolls live in Manchester arena in 2007 it was fantastic!

64. Walmart, Target, or Kmart?
I live in the UK, but if I lived th USA it would be Target.

65. Nike or Adidas?

66. Cheetos or Fritos?

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
no dont think I have.

69. Ever take dance lessons?
no although I was always dancing as a kid.

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?

71. Can you curl your tongue?

72. Ever won a spelling bee?

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
yes I have cried at certain times in my life that have made me happy.

74. Own any record albums?
Level 42 LP.

75. Own a record player?

76. Do you regularly burn incense?
Sometimes I do but I mainly burn wax melts or scented candles.

77. Ever been in love?
Yes still am!

78. Who would you like to see in concert?
Ive seen Enrique Iglesias twice in concert and he is brilliant! I would like to see Beyonce or Usher or Justin Timberlake.oh and def leopard!

79. What was the last concert you saw?
We seen Enrique Iglesias back in 2014.

80. Hot tea or cold tea?
Oh Hot for sure.

81. Tea or coffee?
I do like both depends on my mood. but I mostly drink tea.

82. Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles?
Cookies but only a little as I am diabetic.

83. Can you swim well?
No I cannot swim at all.

84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?

85. Are you patient?
I would like to say I am as when I am doing nailart you have to have a lot of patience.

86. DJ or band at a wedding?

87. Ever won a contest?
yes not many though

88. Have you ever had plastic surgery?

89. Which are better: black or green olives?

90. Can you knit or crochet?

91. Best room for a fireplace?
The living room/lounge

92. Do you want to get married?
I am married!

93. If married, how long have you been married?
19 years this year!

94. Who was your highschool crush?
wow that is hard to remember if I did have one!doubt I did.

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
No I dont cry or throw a fit I try to talk calmly and discuss things if I dont see it going well I either get moody or sulk.

96. Do you have kids?
Yes 1 daughter she is 18. and my furr babies 2 cats called Sophie and Bella.

97. Do you want kids?
I would want more but I cannot.

98. What is your favourite colour?

99. Do you miss anyone right now?
Yes a few people and pets.

100. Who are you going to tag to do this video/tag next?
Anyone who wants to give it a go.

Let me know if you fill it out,

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