NOTD: New Year's Eve Sparkle

Hi my special people. I hope you are all having a good week. Even though I do not have any New Year's Eve plans at the moment I was feeling inspired and fancied something glittery on my nails. This is the combo that I tried and I love it.

Firstly I applied my usual Rimmel base coat. I then applied two coats of O.P.I. Dating A Royal. This is a gorgeous mid-toned blue that can look very chic on it's own. This applied very nicely with two coats. I really like it. The UK O.P.I. website is currently down, but you can check out this shade on

Now for the bling. I then applied two coats of this fantastic nail glitter which is Revlon Star. This is my current favourite nail glitter. I love that it not only has various glitter sparkle shades, but that there are some that are some larger sparkles amongst the finer glitter sparkles. I picked this bargain nail polish up at Poundland. I could not find this on the website, but hopefully you will find it in store if you love the look of this polish as much as me.

I think this nail look is perfect for New Year's Eve night as it has the blue background which I think gives a kind of night time theme with the sparkles looking like stars or bursts of fireworks in the sky.

I will probably spend my New Year's Eve nibbling on naughty food and having a tipple or two. What are your plans? I wish you all a happy and healthy new year. I hope the new year brings good things for all of you. Thank you so much for taking the time to check in on my blog from time to time. It has certainly given me a boost in 2011 knowing that you beauties are prepared to listen to my rambles.

Love to you all

My Xmas Presents: Part 1

Hey Beauties. It's so cold today. Errands are run. Glad I am indoors now. I hope you are all well. I got so many lovely presents for Xmas that I can't wait to show you, but I am having to do it in two parts as half are at my house and the other half at my other half's. These are presents from my lovely Mum and friends.

If you haven't guessed already I am a massive Hello Kitty fan. I am so excited that I have some lovely items from the Hello Kitty Liberty Collection, but of course all of it is fab. I actually received two of the toothbrushes. I am using one at my other half's house though. I will be using the mug, plate and bowl at work. I ate the chocolate buttons with some yoghurt last night, yum yum :)

I absolutely loved the Gorgeous By Gok Wan products that I received last Xmas so I'm really pleased that this collection was released again this year. The Sweet Snuggles products smell so edible. I love the little spatula with the Raspberry Bath Salts. So cute :) I also got some great essentials here and some fab eyelashes.

I had a bath yesterday using my Planet Spa Thailand Lotus Flower Bath Petals. They smell nice enough, but the real kick I get from these is that they make my bath look pretty. They do foam up pretty well and dissolve in the water so no cleaning up afterwards :)

I love all things warming as I hate being cold more than anything else in the world so these Sweet Snuggles Cosy Socks and this heatable elephant are very welcome gifts. Mum buys me a calender every year which I always look forward to as I'm an organised freak. This make-up palette I might leave at work as it's so slim it won't take up much room in my desk drawer. I have always liked candles so the tea light holders and the heart lantern I will use a lot. I told my friend about this gorgeous clutch when I spotted it in a couple of magazines and she picked it up for me :)

Mum bought me this beauty case/trolley. She obviously thinks I take my blogging very seriously, ha ha ;) It is really cool as it has various compartments, splits in half and it's pink! As I mentioned it's a trolley with an extendable handle. It does also come with a strap to attach to the top half (not shown) and it can be locked to keep my goodies safe.

As I mentioned this is just part 1 of my Xmas presents. I will hopefully show you part 2 next week as I'm not at home to take the photos. As you can imagine I did not want to look up the prices of my gifts as I don't want to offend the people who bought them for me. A massive thank you to Mum and my friends for all the gifts shown here and to everyone else who bought gifts for me. I promise to show them off soon :)

What wonderful things did you give or receive for Xmas? I hope you had a lovely festive period.

Love to you all


Hello my wee cherubs. I hope you are all still on a happy vibe now that Xmas is over. I wore a new pair of shorts to work today and a look which I really quite liked on my eyes so I thought I would give you a little peek :)


  • E.L.F. Eyelid Primer In Sheer All Over The Eyelids
  • The Shade Nude From The HD Brows Foxy Palette On Brow Bone
  • From The Sleek MakeUP Original I-Divine Palette I Used The Gold Shade (Bottom, Far Left) On Inner Eye And All Over Eyelid. Then I Used The Navy Shade (Top, 3rd From Left) On Outer Corner, Into Crease & Under The Lower Lash Line. I Kept Building And Blending
  • Jane Iredale Purelash Extender & Conditioner To Prime Lashes
  • Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion Volume & Length Mascara In Black, 2 Coats. THIS MASCARA WAS GIVEN TO ME BY A PR COMPANY FOR FREE, BUT NOT FOR REVIEW!


Top & Tights ~ Primark

Shorts ~ H&M

Boots ~ Name says Xpress, but not sure where I bought them?

Apologies for the rubbish photos as I have been staying with my other half a lot over Xmas and left my camera at home so these were taken on my phone. Therefore the EOTD picture does not show up the colours very well, sorry :(

I like wearing shorts with black opaque tights to work. It's a nice change and I think these are smart enough. I need to find some new black ankle boots though as the heels on these are done in. What kind of outfits do you like to wear to work? Are you a shorts, skirt, dress or trousers kind of girl? I like them all.

Love to you all

1st JolieBox (December)/Xmas NOTD

Hi my loves. It's almost Xmas, whoop whoop! I am getting a bit excited now if you hadn't guessed. I have finally finished my Xmas shopping and will wrap the last presents up tomorrow with my other half. Have you finished shopping? Are you out on Xmas Eve? We don't have plans to go out. I think we might just have a wee tipple indoors. I received my first JolieBox this month (formerly Boudoir Prive) and I have to say I am impressed. So here is the box and it's contents.

The box is very chic, but still has the festive feel to it

Left To Right: O.P.I. Gold Shatter Nail Lacquer, Link :), Mitchell And Peach Shower Wash, Link :), New CID Cosmetics I-Gloss, Link :), Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust, Link :)

O.P.I. Gold Shatter Nail Lacquer ~ £10.50 for 15ml

The Information:

Inspired by Graffiti....Shatter now comes in gold!


Apply over any dry nail lacquer to create a stunning "shattered" effect.

For this NOTD I applied my usual Rimmel base coat. I then applied two coats of my Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle Mini Nail Varnish that I received in my December GlossyBox. Please see that post here. I used the Stripped To Go Sachet that also came with my December GlossyBox to remove the polish that was already on my nails and I could only get the polish off four of my nails which is something to bear in mind if you are thinking of trying the Stripped To Go Sachets as I had to use my usual nail polish remover to remove the rest. I was wearing a glitter polish which is always harder to remove, but this sachet came with the Razzle Dazzle polish which is a glitter so it shouldn't have been a problem. It's a shame it didn't work on all 10 nails as it claims and it took quite a while to get it off four. It's a good concept, but a fail for me. Anyway Over the top of the Razzle Dazzle I applied one coat of the Gold Shatter. I think it's a nice and Xmassy NOTD. I am so happy to have received this full size O.P.I. polish. It has fantastic gold shimmer.

Mitchell And Peach Shower Wash ~ £20.00 for 250ml

The Information:

This invigorating shower wash, suitable for men and women, contains nourishing, natural English honey, Vitamin E and wheat proteins.

This smells okay. The bottle looks quite chic. I'm not sure about products that are for both men and women. I prefer my products to be distinctively different from men's products. I suppose it's handy if you share with a guy.

New CID Cosmetics I-Gloss ~ £16.00 

The Information:

Light up lip gloss with mirror for non-sticky, long-lasting and high-glam shine.

This is actually quite a nice thick, creamy, peachy/pink shade. This shade is called Baby Doll. The mirror and light are great for touch ups on a night out. It's a shame that the brush on my lip gloss is splayed out.

Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust ~ £ Various

The Information:

A multi-use shimmer powder in shade Rose Gold to apply to cheeks, eyes, lips, body and even hair.

This is a stunning colour. It's great that this is a multi functioning product. This is fantastically shimmery too.

Left To Right: Yon-Ka Vital Defense, Link :), Kusmi Detox Tea, Link :), JolieBox Concealer Brush

Yon-Ka Vital Defense

The Information:

Anti-aging prevention, antioxidant and anti-pollution cream to help the skin preserve it's youthfulness.


Apply in the morning to face and neck after cleansing and spraying on LOTION Yon-Ka. In the evening, for an optimally oxygenating action, apply PHYTO 58.

This feels very smooth and has a clean, fresh scent.

Now for the bonus products ........

Kusmi Detox Tea

The Information:

Blend of Maté, chinese Green Tea and lemon grass full flavored with lemon.

Tasting advice: delicious plain or sweetened.

The combination of Maté and green tea virtues -- diuretic and stimulating properties, richness in antioxidant -- makes Kusmi Detox the perfect companion for slimming and detoxifying diets. Known for its tonic properties, mate does not have the side effects generated by caffeine.

This smells like lemon drops. I am really looking forward to trying this. A detox after Xmas will probably be necessary so this is well timed.

JolieBox Concealer Brush

The Information:

Designed for blending concealer, the pointed tip provides precision for small imperfections whilst the flat side smoothes coverage across larger areas such as under the eye.

This brush is quite nice. It's a soft, yet quite dense brush. Great for concealing. 

Here is a link to the JolieBox/Boudoir Prive website if you want more information, Link :)

What products did you receive in your 1st JolieBox? Are you happy with them? Have you remained subscribed to Boudoir Prive since they changed to JolieBox? 

Love to you all

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