Category: Edit

After a season crammed of resolute reds, bolshy berries and sometimes garish glitter nails, I’m embracing a shift to sheer coats. It’s time to wheel out those ‘my nails but better’ and ‘I’ve just had a mani’ shades which can imitate a perfectly groomed nail like no other. Nothing new, neither groundbreaking here today but if your nails are in need of a bold nail break then I have just the ticket…

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Give Me A Glitter Nail swatch

Yesterday I lacquered myself up with an office safe caramel shade on my nails but I felt it needed something a little extra to tip it over the edge of being boring; a shimmering, glistening glitter nail to be precise. I’m not a fan of ten digits of glimmer, mainly cause I pre-empt how bloody painful removal of the stubborn stuff can be; so a well placed ring-finger accent is good enough for me.

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Ever since my hair has been dunked and dipped into colour I’ve had to give it a little more TLC than I used to. My hair doesn’t fall completely into the ‘dry and damaged’ category just yet but it drinks up the good stuff these days so I’ve had to add a fair few new products into my routine, so today it’s the mane maintenance edit…

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I can’t say I’m a huge sales lover. I have been known to sharpen my elbows and fight to the frontline with the best of them in previous years but more often than not I’d end up with less than necessary buys: a lurid shade of eyeshadow that I’d never use, purchased in the haze of 50% discount and a piece of clothing that was either too short, tight or damn right horrendous for me to ever wear again. So I now treat it as more of a spectator sport and tend to stick to browsing online from the comfort of my sofa and the warmth of a blanket with a slightly more focused mind. While everyone in the house was deep in slumber last night I stumbled across some pretty darn good deals on the Nykaa sale, an order was made (oh gawd) and the idea for this post was birthed. Instead of keeping my bargain basement deals to my own checkout basket in the spirit of Valentine’s I thought I’d share, so here are my top picks that I discovered in my bleary eyed browsing sesh…

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It’s fair to say that my beauty stash is ever expanding. I’ve lost count of the number of lipsticks I own (please tell me I’m not the only one who has a hefty lipstick supply!?), my shower gel stores grow by the day and I have more than enough nail polish to open up a well-stocked nail salon. It’s fair to say I have enough beauty stuffs around me to last me a good few years or build a small bungalow if needed. So when a repurchase is made, it’s a big deal. I sneaked into Lifestyle the other day to pick up two essential items that I had recently used right to the depths of the tube, time for a repurchase.

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I’m not sure if you’ve realised but I’m one of those hot weather moaners. In fact, I’m constantly hot throughout the year, even in the cold of winter I’m sweating under a t-shirt or questioning weather it’s OK to wear skirts on a night out (answer – it is, as long as you don’t mind holding your sweaty hair up in an apple-like fashion all night when you forget to bring a hairband out with you). So I think it’s time to bring out the big guns and indulge in some autumn SOS…

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An autumn nail polish line-up. Cute, huh? Well this green to rose rainbow of hues is what has been gracing my nails over recent weeks. Now please note that none of these shades are from the actual Autumn 2015 collections as each time I’ve visited a stand in Lifestyle the counter has been ram-raided by fellow nail polish lovers like myself and there are no new shades to be seen. So for the meantime I’m sticking with right on greens and downright dirty greiges…

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