No7 Advent Calendar – Day 25

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Day 25 of the No7 advent calendar

No7 Stay Perfect – Dual Nail Colour

‘No7 Stay Perfect Dual Nail Colour is a special edition launch. The double ended nail product offers two great nail colours in one product and we’ve chose your favourite colours; Hot to Trot and Cheeky Chops!’

Today in the No7 advent calendar i got this ‘No7 Stay Perfect – Dual Nail Colour’ It came in the colours ‘Hot To Trot’ and Cheeky Chops’ These are such nice colours and names for nail polishes. Cheeky Chops will be great in the summer and Hot To Trot will be great in the winter/autumn season. What i like about this duo set is for £6.00 your getting two nail polish’s rather than spending £6.00 for just one. You can use these for nail art, you can use one on the nail and the other on the tip, or you can paint them all one colour and then paint one finger the other colour for the accent nail. The only bad thing about this nail duo are you need more than one coat as they are not very pigmented. On the plus side i really like these nail polishes and i think they are worth the money.

You can pick this up from boots for £6.00 here.

I hope you all had a great christmas and got everything you wanted

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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No7 Advent Calendar – Day 19

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Day 19 of the No7 advent calendar

No7 Glitter Nail Effect

‘Whether you’re looking for a matte textured nail, or glittery top coats, No7’s new range of Nail Effects has the top coat for you!Glitter Ball and Sun Rays are multi sized glitters that can be used for creative nail looks, or layered up for a full on glitter effect.’

Today i got this Glitter nail polish, its in the colour ‘Glitter Ball’ which i find such a nice name for a nail polish. It looks like just a silver glitter nail polish but it has these little blue glitter in the bottle as well. Whats great about glitter nail polishes is that they go with just about any colour.  You can wear glitter on just the tip, all over the nail or just on one nail as the accent nail. This glitter effect nail polish also comes in the colour Sun Rays which is a gold nail polish. I read reviews on the site that this nail polish chips easily, i recommend putting a top coat on the top to hold the glitter in place. Overall i love this product and i only have a few glitter nail polishes and i love them all as they make your nails look so nice for special occasions or every day.

You can pick this up from boots for £7.00 here in the shade Glitter Ball

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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Morning Routine

morning routine

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I don’t wear much makeup and i use different face washes/ moisturisers & toners so this is what I’m currently using at the moment as i tend to change my skin care routine as the weather changes.

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I use this face wash in the morning as my other scrub has ran out and i needed a new one, it also does the job and my my skin feel fresh and clean.

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I decided to try this Asda Young Skin as i needed a new moisturiser as i needed a new one and it was on offer. It does the job and is a cheap good moisturiser if you are on a budget.

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I like to use the L’Oreal skin perfection on my face before i use the Tea Tree Toner as it gets rid of the dirt that your face wash didn’t get and helps with spots.

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I love this Tea Tree Toner from Lush and use it every day, you can either spray it on your face or use a cotton pad to apply it.

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I purchased the Real Techniques Stippling Brush and i absolutely love it. It’s so soft on your face and put the right amount of product from the powder onto your face. They are pricy but if you wear makeup everyday its a good investment.

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I sometimes like to fill my eyebrows in as i have sparse brows and it makes them appear a little thicker. I use the Seventeen Brows That it was around £4 from super drug when i bought it.

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I use the Maybelline Fit Me Powder as it gives me the right amount of coverage.

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I love this Red Jeans scent and use it everyday.

I’m so happy its started to get cold and feel like winter as i can finally break out the brown nail polishes! My favourite one is this Nails inc inspired by Diet Coke.

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Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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Lazy Day

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Today is my day off & i like to spend the day relaxing and catching up on work.

Here’s just a few ways i like to relax and spend my free time.

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Painting my nails.

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I hardly ever paint my nails so when i have free time i take the opportunity to paint them. I love these Barry M nail polishes as they always turn out as bright as they are in the bottle and you only need one coat.

I love catching up on Tv shows and also Watching films.

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I’m recently loving Gossip Girl & I’m obsessed with The Walking Dead.

Eating and writing blog post ideas down

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A bowl of chicken flavoured noodles are the best comfort food! The little notepad is from Paperchase and i think the big one is from Waterstones.

I also take time to write down the assignments i have & planing my week ahead.

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I’m trying to get more organised so this Day Planner from Paperchase helps a lot! If you are also trying to get more organised with your work and life i defiantly recommend one of these.

I also love putting on my comfiest pjs and lounging in bed

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These cute Thumper pjs are from Primark (Around £10)

i like to put a face mask on because the weathers been breaking me out & this face mask helps my skin so much!
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The Neutrogena Visibly Clear can we used as a flash wash or a mask. It leaves your face feel so smooth and helps reduce spots.

I also love reading magazines. My favourite magazines are Vouge, Seventeen & Company

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How do you spend your days off?

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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My Nail Polish Collection & How I Store Them

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I don’t have a very large collection of nail polishes but the ones i do own are my favourite colours and brands.

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I couple months ago i bought a Jewellery stand from urban outfitters and i use this to store all my nails polishes as i don’t have a big collection and it fits them all in perfectly. This stand is perfect for any small collection of things you want to put on show. I like how its shaped as half of a birdcage as i love those kinds of decorations as they are simple but eye catching.

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Urban Outfitters Birdcage £12

My Nail Polishes

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I saw these in the pound shop and thought i’d try them out, for £1 thats a bargain! They are Gel nail polishes and i got them in the shades ‘Blue Bling’ ‘Orchid’ and ‘Raspberry’. I would recommend using a top coat with these as they chip easily but apart from that the colours are very pigmented and it gives a nice effect on your nails.

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I got these in a set for my birthday from Next and they are a french nail manicure set. These nail polishes are so nice and come out in such colours and don’t chip. I’m sorry i don’t know the set name for these as i threw the box they came in away but I’m sure they still have this set somewhere in Next.

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Nails Inc are one of my favourite brands of nail polishes as they are very pigmented and last ages before they start to chip. My favourite colours are the Kate Spade Black and the Diet Coke inspired one in ‘London’. I use this for the fall as i love browns and blacks as they go with just about anything. The two other shades are ‘Instyle Bluebell’ and ‘Jermyn Street’

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One of my other favourite brands are the Barry M. My favourite ones of my little collect are ‘Amethyst Glitter’ Which goes with practically any nail varnish and is such a pretty colour and ‘Mint Green’ ‘Guava’ ‘Caramel’ and ‘Blueberry’. The colours are so bright and look nice and shiny.

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I decided to try the Revlon nail varnish because i heard it doesn’t have the strong smell that comes with the nail varnish. But when i tried it, it didn’t smell any different to my other nail varnishes which was a bit disappointing. The colour is very bright and doesn’t chip so thats a plus.

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This 17 Magnetised nail polish is my favourite nail polish ever! i love the way it turns out after you use the magnet on the top and it lasts ages. I got mine in the ‘Grey’ colour but they are a few others to choose from.

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My mum bought me this Collection Bedazzled nail effect in the colour ‘Glittersweet’ as i wanted a glitter nail polish for ages and couldn’t find one i liked. I like how small the glitter is as you can wear it lightly over other colours and it doesn’t contrast with them.

I know my collection isn’t that big but i have a little variety of nail polishes, i will do a tester of each one and adding it to the blog soon if that will help you if you like the look of any of these.

Thank you for reading,
Katie x

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