Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Myleene Klass Nails Review

I've been wanting to try nail wraps for a long time as a girl that gets very impatient waiting for nail varnishes to dry. I couldn't wait to try out a product that promises zero drying time with no chipping or smudges and will last all week. However..let me tell you now, I was really disappointed!
I chose a vibrant red colour that luckily had 75% off, I believe they usually retail for around £6-£7. You get 24 wraps in a packet that will cover most sizes of finger nails and toe nails and also a nice big nail file (looking back probably the best feature!)
The instructions say to make sure that your nails are clean and free from polish or oil, then chose the correct wrap for the size of your nail. There are a good selection of sizes in the pack and also some extra pieces if one isn't quite a perfect fit. If you've never used nail wraps before the texture feels slightly like vinyl -that's the best way I can describe it.

So far so good...until you try to apply them! As you can see from the photo each wrap has a rounded side which fits to the shape of your cuticle and then you wrap the excess over the top of your nail and file away. I found this a very fiddly and time-consuming process.
'So quick and easy to apply', I wouldn't really call half an hour quick!
Firstly I had difficultly applying the wrap without any creases underneath, whichever way I tried to smooth it another crease would appear somewhere else!
Secondly I found removing the excess a challenge, the instructions say file downwards over the top of the nail to remove. However I just kept filing and my nail was definitely being removed but not the wrap, and even after I successfully managed to remove it, I was left with a raggedy mess at the top of my nail.

Thirdly they didn't even last a whole day! I applied them in the afternoon and had already removed they by bedtime after being so fed up of the peeling from the top and sides and scratching my face. Plus I had more than one person ask me 'Kelly, what's wrong with your nails!?" Not good!

I actually managed to meet Myleene earlier in the year at a launch for these nails wraps, she was so sweet in person and looked gorgeous, but I don't understand how you can fully endorse a product when it is so bad! Wouldn't you make every effort to make the product amazing before you go stamping your name on it? I know I would!

All in all I was very disappointed in these, I'm so glad I didn't pay the full retail price as then I would
have been really annoyed in the poor quality. I'm really hoping that this kind of product is not just a gimmick and I will find a good quality one eventually.

Has anyone else used these? What did you think?

Would love to hear from you! Thanks for reading!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Primark AW12 Collection Look Book

Hello! I just stumbled across the Primark Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection on the Look website and thought I'd show you some of my favourites..
There's a lot of sleeveless collared blouses (yay!), blazers, colour blocking, and prints this season, and also a few grunge items like the mock Doc Martens.

Here's what caught my eye...
Primark AW12 Pointed Contrast Wedge, £18Pointed Contrast Wedge, £18
Just so classic and would go with so many outfits, they're quite high but the wedge and the ankle strap would make them easier to walk in (hopefully!)

 Primark AW12 Pink Jacket, £15Pink Jacket, £15
Love the cut and the pop of colour that this would create.

Primark AW12 Studded Slipper, £12Studded Slipper, £12
I love slipper shoes, but I still haven't managed to get my hands on the plain ones from Primark, none of my local stores have them, still searching!

Primark AW12 Metal Tip Top, £6 
Metal Tip Top, £6
I actually bought this yesterday, before I saw the new collection, I just really liked the colour and the collar tips. A bargain for £6!

 Primark AW12 Quilted Faux Fur Bikier JacketQuilted Faux Fur Bikier Jacket, TBC
I really like this but would prefer if they did it in black.

Primark AW12 Houndstooth Print Shorts, £12Houndstooth Print Shorts, £12
High-waisted printed shorts, what's not to love?

And lastly....
 Primark AW12 Metal Bow Box Bag, £38Metal Bow Box Bag, £38
Love the colours and the bow design on this clutch bag, however I'm hoping that the price is a typo and that Primark aren't thinking of a new pricing strategy!

What were your favourite pieces? Would love you hear from you!

Saturday, 16 June 2012

The Body Shop -Cucumber Freshening Water & Raspberry Ripple Bath & Shower Gel

Hello! Today was so windy and rainy the only thing to do was shop. (Like I need an excuse anyway!) So I just thought I'd show you some things I picked up..

The Body Shop had a half price sale on today so I picked up these beauties for £2 each..

The first item I bought was the Cucumber Freshening Water. I've been looking for a new facial toner for a while so I'm hoping that this one will be natural and kind to my skin, I'll keep you posted! Secondly I picked up the Raspberry Ripple Bath & Shower Gel, purely for the scent! I can't wait to use it, it smells so good!

I also picked this up in TK Maxx..
It's called Ultimate Look eyes by e.l.f and it contains 3 eyeshadow pots, 2 applicators, their lengthening & defining mascara in black brown, an eyeshadow brush, false lashes and glue, a brightening eye liner in
brown and a eyeshadow brush. It also gives instructions on the back of the box on how to create the ultimate look, which I shall be trying out. While I was shopping I saw another version with grey and black eye shadows, but I thought this one was perfect because it's the colours I normally wear. All this for £5.99! I was a very happy girly!

What did you get this weekend?

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Cath Kidston Labels & Stickers

I bought these a few weeks ago from Waterstone's and think they're so pretty. I got an email from them telling me I had around £6 on my points card, I didn't even remember I had a card! I'm guessing they all amounted when I was a poor student spending crazy amounts on books. (£45 for one book, for one semester, really!?) So to make up for all that expense I now have these for free! Haha.

It's basically a book of stickers, there's about 30 pages and you get a mix of small round stickers with Cath Kidston floral designs, polka dots and birds, there's also the little rodeo man! Then you get quite a few ones that can be used as gift tags and also for writing addresses on envelopes.
Here's a little something that I decided to do with mine. I felt the handles on my drawers were a little plain so I jazzed them up a bit...
I've only just realised how much the third drawer is sagging, that's because it's soooo full of make-up and beauty products, may need to have a little sort out before it collapses! Haha x

Sunday, 10 June 2012

A few things I bought today...

I only nipped into town for an hour or so today so didn't end up getting much, just a couple of things from Primark and accessories from Dorothy Perkins. The weather was surprisingly warm though so I also went  to a little garden fete which had some jewellery stalls and ended up getting 2 pairs of earrings for 50p each! Bargain!

I'm having a serious obsession with clutch bags right now! This one was £8 from Primark.
My new earrings
Oh and triangles! Another new obsession, I just had to get something triangely! I settled on this necklace from DP's, on sale for £2!

Hope you all had a nice Sunday...back to a full week at work tomorrow..boo! :(

Saturday, 9 June 2012

My new favourite lipstick...

As much as I love lipsticks, I find that very few colours suit me...dark colours are a no no and as much as I love red lips I think they make me look washed out. However I can wear corals, which I think look perfect for the summer.
This is Sleek's True Colour lipstick in matte papaya punch..

It gives a really nice matt finish and a real pop of colour in just one application that lasts for about 2 hours depending on what you're doing. It also contains vitamin E so doesn't leave your lips feeling dry.
Here's what it looks like on..

I purchased mine from Superdrug but I can't remember the price, (sorry!) I want to say around £6 something though. I'm really impressed with this lipstick and the whole Sleek range in general and will definitely be buying more if I can find the right colours.
Has anyone else tried these, what are your thoughts?
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Soap & Glory Mighty Mouth lips kit

Another product I bought off Ebay recently is the Soap & Glory Mighty Mouth lips kit. I absolutely love this and it went straight into my make up bag in my handbag after the first use.
I suffer from dry lips especially in the winter, and I find a lot of lipsticks and lip balms irritate my lips more. However I find I only need to apply this once and my lips are set for the day!
This product is essentially three products in one, the black tube is double ended, one side consists of an exfoliating balm, which will rub all the dead skin cells off your lips and create a nice smooth surface. The other side is a smoothing balm which tastes/smells lovely. Then lastly you apply the plumping gloss, yet again it tastes lovely and I always want it lick it all off..haha...but don't because your lips will look beautiful and you'll be good to go!
Unfortunately I don't think many stores stock this product anymore, I've seen the plumping lip gloss on it's own, but I think the best part of this is the exfoliator/balm combo. The only place I've seen it recently is on Ebay, so grab it whilst you can and enjoy beautiful hydrated lips!