Nails & Art?

Why must our nails have to conform to a simple french manicure, or a plain shade?

These nail polishes are from Nails Inc I was kindly given a nails inc gift voucher for my birthday and got 3 of these colours from there pick 'n' mix offer.

#001                            I purchased these sweet moustache nail stickers from eBay, in aid of Movember. 
These reminded me of the fake tattoo's we all had when we were younger. I used Nails inc Warwick avenue as my base colour and then you literally dip them in water and place the onto your nails and seal with a top coat. They can jazz up any nail colour whether  it be a simple frenchie or something a bit more creative.

#002                           I have a arts and craft butterfly paper stamp, I cut out two butterflies from some patterned paper and glued them on with a clear nail polish top coat. They are slightly raised so it gives the 3D wing effect. Once again I started off with a block colour coat in Victoria and I've added a bit of christmas sparkle with the Nails inc special effect polish. 

You don't have to be the next Picasso to be have some fun with your nails, I would love to see some of your nail art designs, so please share!

Note: Nails inc is just a nail polish formula I love, this post is not sponsored I just love the brand!


REDKEN Shamp & Co Review:

Shampoo- £10.07
Conditioner- £11.39
Purchased via Trade Secret

This is a follow up from my Sunday treat post, I said after using these products for a while I would give my first proper product review. I know these are expensive products for a students financial situation but I really think spending money on luxury products is good for you once in a while!
Small history on my hair: I only have to wash my hair about two times a week, as it doesn't get greasy until I use a lot of product. This I found has really helped contribute to the condition and FINALLY growth of my hair. As washing your hair every day really isn't good for it, as your hair produces natural oils that help with the condition.
I am a great lover of luxury shampoo's and from my days of being a salon saturday girl, I have adored the REDKEN products. I purchased the Smooth Down shampoo, with the Smooth Lock conditioner, as after explaining the long winded story of my hair history, this is what the sales assistant recommended.
In all honesty (no offence to the sales man) I wish I did my research alone, and chose perhaps a different formula from this particular brand.
I have found this shampoo makes my hair greasy just after two days. After a bit of experimenting I have found that if I let my hair dry naturally after using these products it already feels a little unclean and dirty, but if I blow dry my hair and style it from wet, my hair feels like i've been to a salon.
Unfortunately i'm a night shower-er so it's not always practical to get the hair dryer out at 11pm whilst everyone else is sleeping!
Overall I think this a "Special Occasion" shampoo, something to use if I know i'm going out and want salon bouncy hair, but not a staple product. I am really disappointed because I finally thought I may of found my forever buy Shamp & Co combination. Sadly my quest continues...
Do you have an always buy Shamp & Co combination? I would really love some recommendations!


Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

As christmas is fast approaching I thought it would be helpful for some small gift ideas for secret santa's or special friends.

The Winter Coat

The Winter Coat

Celebrity Inspiration 
Gwyneth Paltrow image was found here, Rosie image found here & Kim image found here.

The final choice...

Zara - £89.99

Yes, it's that time of year again where you search endlessly for the perfect winter coat. Every year I tell myself I want something warm, maybe with a hood and something that is going to keep me dry from the UK's predictable 'wet winter' but what do I end up buying? Something moderately fashionable that's thin and will do nothing on my list.
I told myself that this year I would at least get something that scored 2/3. I searched my usual stores such as ASOS, TOPSHOP, RIVERISLAND & URBAN OUTFITTERS ( I have done a polyvore image collection Top picture of some of the coats I liked) and ordered a few coats from each but ended up sending them all back, to my surprise it was my own place of work ZARA that I ended up finding my chosen one.
Unfortunately I am a creature of habit and have succumb to my yearly ritual of buying something moderately fashionable but it is warm and to be frank simply fabulous! And hey theres always next year for a sensible me!
I have not had a day yet without a compliment.
This got me thinking, where do you buy your winter coats from? And have you been able to find the almost impossible balance of fashionable and practical?


Uni Day #3

Top- Zara TRF
Jeans- Topshop
Boots - Topshop

So today was such a waste of time! I drove 45minutes to my University (because of friday traffic) sat in the car for half an hour because I didn't want to be standing in the cold! To be there for 10 minutes! yes thats right if you do the math I wasted 1 hour and 15mins for 10 minutes! On the plus side my tutor liked my fashion moment idea so I guess it was worth it in the end.
Today I was feeling a very OLD NAVY style of clothing (even though nothing I wore was from old navy) but you get what i'm meaning.
I adore these TOPSHOP leigh jeans but they ride ever so high in the Twit-Twos lady area so I feel i'm forever pulling them down! Talk to me...Is this just me? or do others have this problem?
This belt is like 6 years old, but the big G makes me feel like a superhero/gangster!
As you can tell by my irrational writing i'm rather perky today, its because the sun is shinning in the UK and its FRIDAY!

Enjoy your Friday lovely people!