Thursday, 13 March 2014

Bank Account Blues

I have to admit I have been a bold girl of late. I have been splurging quite a bit. It started off with Boots offering 3 for 2! I always end up with about 9 items. Yes, I am getting 3 of them for free but do I really need all 9 items? No. But do they make me happy? Hell yes! I have been waiting for the 3 for 2 deal to appear in Boots for a while as I wanted to stock up on a few of my favourite foundations. I swap foundations regularly depending on how my skin behaving. 

Whilst I was browsing in Boots I came across a Sleek stand. When have Boots in Ireland started stocking Sleek? This was news to me and I got rather excited at the stand. As you can see I picked up some cult favourites. Next I decided to repurchased a Seventeen lipstick in the shade Beehive. I love the colour and consistency of this lipstick. I also picked up, a Barry M nail varnish in white and Tresemme dry shampoo. Unfortunately whilst taking this picture I had totally forgotten what the last two items were and never photographed them. Sorry.  

As I mentioned earlier I have been rather bold spending wise lately so I will have a homeware haul and a clothing haul coming up soon. Have you done any damage in the Boots 3 for 2 offer?


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

NOTD Shellac Bare Chemise

I decided to treat myself to a Shellac manicure last week as my nails were a mess and I didn't have the time to paint them. I am incredibly lucky that my local beauty salon do an amazing job at applying Shellac. It usually lasts up to 4 weeks. I have had some bad experiences where it has lifted within a week, not ideal. Usually when I make an appointment to get my nails done I have an idea of what colour I want to go for, on this occasion I hadn't a notion. This left me open to new suggestions. My only requirement was that the colour wasn't too bright. The girl who was doing my nails steered me towards the nude colours in the Shellac collection. I decided to opt for "Bare Chemise". This isn't a colour I would normal gravitate towards but now that it's on I love it. It is a semi sheer with a slight hint of shimmer. I really like the slight shimmer as I feel it lifts the colour. I am tempted to use my own nail varnish on top and add a glitter nail to the equation to jazz it up at the weekend. I love that my nails are understated but look groomed and taken care of. 

Sorry I haven't been posting regularly lately. It has been "busy season" in work and I have been run off my feet. Thankfully things have calmed down now and I have more free time. Also I recently purchased some lighting equipment so this enables me to take pictures in the evening which in turn will make blogging far easier. If any of you would like me to do a post on the lighting kit I bought just let me know in the comments. 

Do you have a favourite colour in the Shellac range? Comment below and let me know so I will have plenty of colours to choose from at my next appointment.

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