Thursday, 27 February 2014

Review: False nails from primark

Now I'm not normally one for reviewing make up or beauty products because there are lots and lots of beauty bloggers that know much much more than I do about these kinds of things but I do love a bargain and if a product is good then I want to tell you about it!
Never before have I purchased any make up or beauty products from Primark before mostly because I stick to the brands and products that I like and that work for me but on a recent trip I saw that the Primark near me had an entire wall of false nails. There must have been over 50 different designs and lengths to choose from. Priced between £1 and £3 I decided to grab myself a pair and see how they go ( I was not holding out much hope). Normally I would go for a classic French manicure look so naturally this time I chose these.
I was obviously drawn to this cupcake design I mean its fun and a bit silly. I chose these because I loved them but like I said there were loads of different styles.

considering that these nails set me back £1 I had lots of enjoyment out of them. They are just as good as nails I have bought before for £8 and they come with a small tube of glue ( The same as other brands). For me personally they were a little bit long as I write at work but that would not be the case for everyone. I only wore them for one day but I got lots of compliments on them!

Honestly next time you need nails have a look. It might save you a few pounds.

Have you tried these? or bought any bargains yourself?

Em x

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Review - Breo Bag Buddy

I received the Breo bag buddy last week and I was really excited to review it. I wanted to wait until I had given the watch a really good go before I told you all about it to see what worked and what didn't.

The Breo Bag Buddy can be bought in 4 different colours NavyPurple, Mint or Black. At only £15 they are very reasonably priced by anyone's standards especially with a whole collection of celebrities being seen wearing the Breo brand. These Bag Buddys are a new take on your standard wrist watch, In fact they do not go on you wrist at all but instead your bag as the name suggests. 
Breo suggest clipping the watch onto your beach bag, backpack or belt loop and they are 100% right the Bag Buddy attaches to everything I have even had it attached to the handle of my dogs lead this week and that was brilliant. These watches are made from a durable rubber and so they can be given a bit of tough love, they are not just going to break if you knock it once. 
The Bag Buddy is water resistant to 5ATM so it is fine in the shower and swimming but maybe not diving. It can withstand pretty extreme temperatures and I honestly can not think of a situation that the Bag Buddy is not suitable for. 

I will love using this when I am travelling as I think the Bag Buddy is really handy. I am amazed at how easily this one little gadget makes my life much simpler.

When I received my Bag Buddy I attached it to my bag and carried on with everyday tasks to see how convenient it is. Usually I have my hands full and my phone at the bottom of my oversized handbag making checking the time almost impossible and with the increasing popularity of charm bracelets wearing a watch isn't always possible either. With the Bag Buddy it was so easy to check the time even with my hands full because the watch is on the outside of my bag. 
I think the Bag Buddies are a much safer way of accessing the time if you are stopped by a stranger as in the past people would pull out an expensive Iphone or other smart phone and leave themselves open to theft and things where as it is so easy to access the time you do not even have to stop when using the Bag Buddy.   

I'm hoping that Breo intend to bring out more colours as I would love to see a pink option but I am in love with the purple Bag Buddy I received. 
If you would like your very own Bag Buddy then you can get one here.

From me its absolutely a 10/10 product.

Em x

Monday, 24 February 2014

Questions Tag

What is your current fashion obsession? - Big Handbags ( the bigger the better)

What is your current makeup obsession? - Urban Decay 

What are you wearing today? - My boring all black work uniform

Hair? - Straight naturally today it is up.

Do you nap a lot? - I don't really have a lot of time to nap but I wish that I did.

Why is today special? - Today is not a special day except it is 35 weeks until Barbados!!

What would you like to learn to do? Play the Saxophone

What's for dinner today? - Its my fiancĂ©es turn to cook!!
What are you listening to right now? - Smooth Radio :/

What is your favorite weather? -Spring weather Warm but not too hot

What's the last thing you bought? - a drink

What are your essentials when traveling? - Hair dryer! I hate the hair dryers in hotels, I have thick hair and they do nothing!

What's your style?- I don't really know I wear what I like and that's that

What is your most challenging goal right now? - Saving money is currently the most challenging thing.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? Near my family

Favorite vacation spot? - DISNEY

Name the things you cannot live without? - My Fiance and my puppy

How was your childhood? Good

What would you like to have in your hands right now? A golden ticket

What would you like to get rid of? Work

What are you most excited for? My Wedding

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? DISNEY

Which countries have you visited? France, Egypt and Tunisia

EM x

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Review: Avon Nailwear Pro+

My little sister began selling for Avon this month and to show my support I bought a few items. I bought bubble bath, lipstick and an aragorn oil for my hair. I also ordered the Nailwear Pro+ which states that it changes any nail polish into a matte polish.

IT DOES! I didn't hold out much hope as it was only £3 and generally cheaper nail polishes are not really any good but this one does exactly what it says it is going to do. I only painted on one coat and it dried pretty quickly and as soon as it is dry it turns into a matte polish. I was really impressed at the difference it made and loved the finished nail. 

Having the option to have matte nails means that one nail varnish has two separate effects and you can create different patterns.

In all this was a great buy and I am very happy with my purchase.

Em x

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Review: Uglies - Scott Westerfeld

Uglies is a 2005 science fiction novel by Scott Westerfeld So i was a little late on the band wagon only just finishing this book now. It is set in a future post-scarcity dystopian world in which everyone is turned "Pretty" by extreme cosmetic surgery upon reaching age 16.
" It tells the story of teenager Tally Youngblood who rebels against society's enforced conformity, after her newfound friends Shay and David show her the downsides to becoming a "Pretty". They show Tally how being a "Pretty" can change not only your look but your personality. 
Written for young adults, Uglies deals with adolescent themes of change, both emotional and physical. The book is the first installment in what was originally a trilogy, the Uglies series, which also includes the books PrettiesSpecials, and Extras.
Under the surface, Uglies speaks of high-profile government conspiracies and the danger of trusting the omnipresent Big Brother. While the underlying story condemns war and all the side effects thereof, the true thrust of the story is that individual freedoms are far more important than the need for uniformity and the elimination of personal will."

I had started this book a couple of times before actually becoming caught up it this brilliant story. The novel is about a girl who wants to be the same as everybody else "Pretty" but her mind is changed when she tries to save a friend.

The story is constantly exciting skipping over any sections that could become boring and that are not needed for the story!. The characters are a great mix of ages and although it is a young adult the concept is more grown up than Twilight or Harry potter

I will be continuing with the trilogy 

Em x

Saturday, 1 February 2014

First of the month.

First off happy February to everyone.

Where did January go so quickly? every month I am surprised at how quickly the last one went by. I wanted to begin to try and get more out of each month so that I can look back at my achievements at the end of the month.

I wanted to start this month off by setting myself a few little goals to be completed by the end of the month.

  1. Begin and finish a new book
  2. Do at least one crafty thing.
  3. Try and save not spend for the whole month (this will be the hardest task)
  4. To finish writing at least one chapter of my book
  5. To sort out at least some wedding stuff
Do you have any goals you wish to accomplish this month?

Em x