Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Top 5 Wednesday: Settings You Want to See More Of

Hello lovelies,

It's that time for Top 5 Wednesday, as created by the awesome GingerReadsLainey and now moderated by the lovely ThoughtsonTomes over on Goodreads!

This weeks topic is...Settings You Want to See More Of!

At first when I seen this was this week's topic, I was like "oh no!" but when I actually spent five minutes thinking (which is about 5 times more than I usually do!) I realised this could be pretty fun!

I'm really interested to see what everyone else picked but for now here's mine!

My choices for this are;

Well let's be clear here, all Harry Potter Magical places IS A GIVEN.

Monday, 27 June 2016

[RETRO POST RETURNS] Top 5 summer nail polishes!

Hi lovelies,

So there seems to be LOADS of "top 5" this and "top 5" that going around at the moment and this is me hopping on board! (HOP!) 

I'm painting my nails ALL the time at the moment but if it isn't bright and bold or pastel I'm just not interested.  So here is short list, the creme de la creme of my favourites! 

1. Models Own (Ice Neon Collection) in Pukka Purple (love the name of this!) it's one of those that you can't decide whether its blue or purple and it's just so original. 

2. Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Papaya (neon coral) and Key Lime Pie (Lime..believe it or not). If I was pushed to pick Papaya would be my summer in a bottle shade. It's the most perfect neon pastel coral blend! Key Lime Pie holds a place in my heart cos Key Lime Pie is my favourite dessert! 

3. Models Own (Hed Kandi Collection) in Beach Party. This is pure zesty bright orange goodness. A party on your nails!

4. Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Color (and breathe!) in Mint For Life. This is my favourite mint nail polish, EVER. It's very pastel, very mint and very creamy! Out of interest this is my favourite formula and brush out of all mentioned!

Lastly, a note. 

I don't do high end nail polish so all of the above are available in the drug store and come in at £5 or under. I don't find any of these (apart from the maybelline) particularly long-lasting chip-wise however I do find they all dry super quick! 

What are your favourite summer nail polishes? Let me know below!

***first published 23/07/2013, link and prices correct at time of republish 27/06/2016***

Friday, 24 June 2016

Blurt Buddybox Unboxing June 2016

Hello lovelies,

Today I am bringing you an unboxing of the latest Buddy Box from the fantastic and fabulous Blurt Foundation!

Now as you folks might already know I work with Blurt. I've been there for the past few months after four years of volunteering with them, so they are of course a organisation very near and dear to my heart and I am OF COURSE bias, however I still think the Buddy Box is amazing idea in it's own right especially with so many people struggling with mental health issues.