Sunday 28 November 2010

Nubar Venetian Glass + Finest Silks Collection Swatches

Nubar are always bringing out fabulous new collections. Two of their newest collections are the 'Finest Silks' and 'Venetian Glass'.

Finest Silks:
Traveling the Silk Road for inspiration, nubar introduces Finest Silks, a collection of eight luxuriously silky shades which provide complete coverage in two coats.

Effortlessly feminine with a thoroughly modern palette, these lovely new shades flatter every finger and lend themselves to the fluid, graceful silhouettes see on runways around the world.

Just as women love the shine and drape of silk, the love the sophistication of a classic nail polish. The shades of Finest Silks collection range to be universally appealing and beautiful on every woman.

There are some really lovely colours in this collection, if you love your neutrals then these are perfect! 

Above: Nubar - Chiffon
Above: Nubar - Taffeta

Venetian Glass:

Get set to shimmer this winter with the Venetian Glass collection from Nubar.
The 8 colours capture the flawless craftsmanship of the ancient handmade glass of Venice. Each autumnal shade contains an opaque glass-flecked shimmer to give a delicious metallic finish. Unlike other metallic polishes that can look streaky and leave brush marks, Nubar’s ne w foil polishes use micro glitter and metallic pigment to achieve a smooth metal finish for your nails.

Above: Nubar - Bronzo

Above: Nubar - Vino

Friday 26 November 2010

Winner Of Elizabeth Arden Set

Congratulations to....clairabelle

Here was Clairabelle's best beauty tip:

"My best kept beauty secret is..... drink lots of water it really helps to keep your skin clear :-)"

Although Clairabelle's secret was very simple, it is the most effective beauty tip! Many of us forget to drink water (including myself) and it's so important, i myself feel 100 times better after drinking 3-4 pints of water a day and the results show within a few days of starting. The improvement to your skin is unbelievable, your hair feels more healthy and you just feel all-round amazing. It really is the best beauty secret and everyone should be doing it more often!

I want to thank everyone who entered, every single entry was amazing and extremely helpful! I wish there was more than one prize.

See you at the next competition!

Monday 22 November 2010

Mahogany Red - New Foxy Locks Extensions Colour! Cheryl Cole's Shade!

Since red is the new hair colour to have, Foxy Locks have improved and introduced Mahogany Red #33 which is the perfect red! 

For more info please visit: 

High Fashion Messy Bun - How To

I have been admiring this hairstyle for a while, it has been all over the catwalks this year and seen on many celebs. I was quite surprised by how easy and quick it was to acheive.

To find out how watch my video tutorial:


Saturday 20 November 2010

In depth Look Into Foxy Locks Extensions - Quality, Thickness, Wefts, Clips + Shine. Review

I wanted to share an in depth look at Foxy Locks Extensions, there are so many different kinds of extensions out there that i wanted to show you what makes Foxy Locks amazing.
One of the great things about Foxy Locks is that they are made soley for Foxy Locks, meaning you can't get the same anywhere else which means you will always be getting the same high quality product from a trusted retailer.

There are lots of different factors that determine high quality hair extensions, as soon as you receive your extensions you will know what kind of quality they are just by touching them. 
I will be showing #1 Jet Black and #60 Light Ash Blonde - the darkest and the lightest colour from Foxy Locks, to show you the quality is not compromised by the colour.

The Hair Quality
Foxy Locks are 100% human Remy hair - this is the highest quality hair on the market. All the cuticles of the hair are running in the same direction which means they are tangle free and silky soft to touch!

The Hair Shine
The great thing about human hair extensions compared to synthetic is that they look natural against your own hair. Synthetic hair usually has a very unnatural 'plastic' shine to it. Remy human hair has a beautiful natural sheen that shows the hair is extremely healthy. They completely transform any hair!

The Clips
After lots of research these are the best clips, they are small yet sturdy with a silicone strip that grabs onto your natural hair to stop them slipping. The silicone also cushions the hair for minimal damage. They are sewn tightly to the weft to keep them in place.
The Thickness
Foxy Locks aim was to supply some of the thickest hair extensions on the market, allowing woman all over the world to feel ultra glamorous with their new thicker hair. Foxy Locks offer two different kinds of thickness at this time, depending on what you are trying to achieve. 
The difference is only the weight. All the extensions are the same high quality.

If your hair is fine and/or you are looking for mainly length and some volume then Foxy Locks 120grams set should be suitable for you, this amount of hair is suited to finer hair as it should be all you need to get volume and length. The 120g are also great for woman with curly hair as once curled they appear thicker.

If you are looking for lots volume as well as length or your hair is naturally thick then Foxy locks 160grams should be for you, this set provides even more hair. It will blend in with naturally thick hair and create lots of volume for all hair types.

The Wefts
Foxy Locks come with 10 pieces as standard. The wefts have been thoroughly thought out to be suitable for all head shapes, hair types and for the ultimate blending. The more wefts you have the better your hair extensions will blend as you are evenly spreading the wefts across your head. The wefts are sewn tightly to prevent minimal shedding and to keep them sitting close to your head once clipped in.


The Ends
Foxy Locks are always improving their hair extensions, the ends are a big factor in making extensions look natural. The ends are very natural looking and have the fullness needed to make them look thick and seamless with your hair.

The Results
Super thick natural looking hair extensions of the highest quality!

Buy Foxy Locks Extensions here: 

Thursday 18 November 2010

The Beautiful YSL Ovale Arty Ring - Turquoise

It feels like forever ago i ordered my beautiful Arty Ovale ring from Saks, it has laterally only been 10 days - that's how long it look from the US to here (UK), which was lovely and quick as i was counting down everyday!

I had seen the YSL Arty ring on many fashion blogs and also on a few celebs and have been lusting over it for a while, as soon as i saw it i had to buy one! I am not the kind of girl that goes out and just spends £130 on a ring but this was something different - not only is it an utterly unique design, it's well made and a one of a kind! I have never seen a ring so unusual.

I love huge statement rings and that is exactly what this is. 

It comes in many colours but i chose turquoise as i just love the look of gold and turquoise together. It has gold veins of mottled glass running through the stone which have a very subtle sparkle to them. 

This ring will be something i keep forever.

Monday 15 November 2010

Competition Time! Win An Elizabeth Arden Set Worth £92 (CLOSED)

To be able to WIN:
 Follow my Blog 
 Leave a comment with your 'Best Kept Beauty Secret'  
 Follow me on Twitter (if you have it) ~ click here
Open Worldwide.

Winner will be picked randomly and announced on 22nd Nov 2010. 

Good luck lovelies!

This prize has been supplied courtesy of Argos, who provide a wide range of perfumeskin care, and make up products. 
Prizes will be delivered within 28 days of the competition closing.

Tuesday 9 November 2010

I'm Selling My Items On eBay!

I decided instead of a blog sale i would sell through ebay - it's so much easier for me and it's fairer for you (i feel), so many times i have just missed out on that favorite discontinued lipstick i have wanted for ages on a blog sale because someone commented just before i decided ebay is the way forward for fair selling :)

I am starting pretty much all my products at 99p so grab yourself a bargain. I am selling clothes, shoes, jewellery and make-up - everything is items i no longer's been quite hard to say goodbye to a few things. I am trying to list more every night. I have 150+ clothes to sell!! Lots of gorgeous items including designer goods like a pair of Dior sunglasses etc!

Happy bidding :)

Sunday 7 November 2010

The Best Hair Brushes - Tested

I love Denman brushes - i have been using them for years, they were always recommended to me by Hairdressers. They are known as the 'Hairdressers brush' after all!
They are amazing quality and last forever, i always get Denman brushes and if you watch my videos you will know the D3 styler is my companion :)

The best brushes and what to use them for:-

For Salon Results:
Above: Head Hugger DHH4
The Head Hugger is one of Denmans newest brushes - i got the largest barrel (53mm) as i have long hair and i want to achieve lots of volume. It has Ceramic-coated barrels, which retain heat, enable damage-free styling. The hourglass shaped barrel 'hugs' the contour of the head and provides extra volume and root-lift. Perfect for volumising longer, thicker hair.

For 'Do It Yourself' Volume:

Above: DCR4 - Extra Large Boar Bristle Ceramic Radial 
My personal favorite barrel brush as the bristles really grab your hair and make creating volume with a blowdryer easy work. 41mm Radial natural bristle brush. The ceramic-coated barrel, implanted with natural boar bristle, ensures that the hair is kept smooth and shiny. Velvet-touch handle provides comfort, balance and control during blow-drying. This is the largest barrel size of it's range and has been created with longer, thicker hair styles in mind. If your hair is shorter i recommend buying a smaller barrel.

For Everyday Brushing:

Above: D83 - Large paddle brush 
My trusty hairbrush that has been with me for years! I love this brush and use it everyday. I do brush my hair when it's wet, i know many people will say this is very bad for your hair - but personally i do not agree. My hair is like a birds nest after i wash it so i have to brush, if i use a comb it hurts a lot. I have been brushing my hair with a large paddle brush for years and the only breakage my hair has is from a flat iron. 
 It is perfect for gently grooming long, thick hair. Ball-ended nylon pins are set into an air-cushioned natural rubber pad to  smooth and straighten the hair. The matt finish handle provides grip and control.

For Backcombing/Teasing:

Above: Denman D3 styler - Wild Dewberry
The classic D3 styler is another one of my hair brushes i have been using for years. I featured it in many of my videos, below is my video showing how to create volume using your D3:

Denman recently bought out a new range of scented stylers which are so gorgeous! For me the D3 is the perfect brush for backcoming.

For Straightening:

Above: D79 - Thermoceramic Straightening Brush
This brush works really well, it's easy to use with a blowdryer and left my hair straight, silky and my layers textured! It has soft boar bristles which make it really easy to glide through the hair. For rapid straightening performance during blow-drying. The natural boar bristles gently grip the hair and smooth the cuticle for a straight, glossy and manageable look.

For Hair Extensions:
Above: D80L - Large nylon bristle grooming brush 
This brush is perfect for grooming your hair extensions (human or synthetic). It has non-static nylon bristles that are gentle on the hair but also remove knots making your extensions very soft. This brush can also be used on your natural hair for everyday use.

For Your Handbag:
Above: D3 mini keyring brush
I must have a brush in my handbag - especially on a night out! Denman have brought out a teeny D3 that is perfect for your bag. I have one in my handbag and one on my car keys. So cute!

Although Denman are salon professional brushes they are very affordable, especially for the quality and versatility. I highly recommend them to everyone.

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