4 Mar 2015

BEAUTY: Nail Favourites #7


You all know the drill by now, right? I pick my current favourite nail shades and ramble on about them a bit, and then obsessively change my nail colour because all other nail shades seem inferior to the above choices...Yup. Well, that's about to happen again today, so here's my top five for this week.

Let's go left to right and start with the darkest shade. This almost black but mostly dark purple beauty is Nails Inc Queensgate Mews is one to go for when I want to restore the balance (when I've worn too many bright shades in a row). It's opaque in two thin coats and looks super chic, I promise.

A wonderfully bright shade in the form of Barry M Gelly Polish in Guava is next and one that's always on rotation in S/S. It's just such a vibrant shade and one I always enjoy wearing, even if I team it with a head-to-toe black outfit. Errbody loves a colour pop.

Topshop Nails in Tidal is one of those not quite grey but not quite blue and not quite green shades that I often opt for! It's just so beautiful on and the milky shade makes for a quite muted tone. Beautiful! Another Topshop number is the lovely raspberry hue of Topshop Nails in One Hot Minute. It always reminds me of roses and it's a gorgeous one for Spring!

Finally, the & Other Stories Nail Polish in Boucle Greige is one I talk about often and for good reason. It's a pale white-lilac-grey-beige which makes for the most perfect neutral tone! It's my number one choice when I want something pretty on my tips and I desperately need to do a major Stories beauty haul soon!

What do you think? Don't forget to enter my rose gold GHD giveaway!

Helen x
Check out these blogs: Adventures of an AnglophileSazbombA Dash of Ginger and Abracadabra Girl.
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3 Mar 2015

BEAUTY: New In | USA Sephora Haul


Nope, I still haven't had a sneaky trip to America, but luckily my boyfriend's mum jetted over and kindly offered to pick me up some bits and pieces. After trips to three different Sephora's (I'm so sorryyy) my little haul was complete and my boyfriend handed me the little black and white striped bag the other day. Cue angel singing etc etc. As you can imagine, today's post is all about the bits I picked and, while I didn't go all out, I certainly got some beauties!

I'll start with the one and only skincare product (Helen, what's wrong with you? I know, I know) which is the dreamy Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream. Hailed as a wonder moisturiser for sensitive skin and highly recommended by Mrs Hirons, I just had to try it! It has a really unique pump, so you waste no product and it's very hygienic - I'm excited to smother my face in it and will report back once I've tested!

Now, the lip products, arguably the best bit right? I had to get some Sephora Lip Cream Stains, as they've reached somewhat cult status in blog world. I went for 01 Always Red for a classic look and 10 Mandarin Muse for my staple orange summer lip! They really are as indestructible as people make them out to be so they'll stay put all day! Finally, I got a Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in shade Sancerre, which is a beautiful raspberry pink. It seems quite similar to the Sephora ones, but I'm still equally as excited. I mean, that shade for Spring? Heavenly.

Another well known and raved about product is the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in shade Trooper, which is an intense black. I adore my pen eyeliners, so had to give this a whirl! It's got a very precise nib, which hopefully means I can get some serious cat flicks on the go!

The last is sadly not something for me, as I already have it, buuut the Lorac Pro Palette will be in a giveaway later in the year! I might do a Sephora themed USA one for my three years of blogging celebration on the 15th May, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Have you tried any of these? Oh and don't forget to enter my rose gold GHD set giveaway!

Helen x
Check out these blogs: Adventures of an AnglophileSazbombA Dash of Ginger and Abracadabra Girl.
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2 Mar 2015

TODAY: The Blues

jacket: Urban Outfitters (similar) | shirt: H&M | jeans: 7 For All Mankind* | shoes: Isabel Marant | bag: Phillip Lim | sunglasses: Celine*

There's something great about not knowing what to wear and throwing things on in the hope that they work. It's how I figure out 90% of my outfits and this one is no exception. This shirt was picked up from H&M months ago, yet it still had the tags attached so something had to be done about it! It's such a classic and I'm obsessed with all denim and blue outfits right now, so thought why not shove it over my new jeans? Add in my holy grail biker, favourite bag plus boots and thus, my new favourite combo was created.

Speaking of jeans though, these are another beautiful pair of 7FAM that had to be added to my collection from Repertoire Fashion. I adore the style and I know I can pick up a size 26 and it'll fit like a glove, unlike the trial and error of shopping on the high street. Nothing makes me more depressed than squishing myself into an ill-fitting pair of Topshop skinnies... urg. Designer denim all the way!

I'll stop with the outfit ramblings now, as it's Monday and ain't nobody got time to read long posts. I hope you had a lovely weekend and that this week flies by!

Make sure you check out my new giveaway - you can win the GHD rose gold set!

Helen x 
Check out these blogs: Adventures of an AnglophileSazbombA Dash of Ginger and Abracadabra Girl.
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