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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Halloween Black Cat nails


I love this simple black cat nail design, It's easy to do and looks cute on the nails! For Halloween I'll be wearing black sparkly nail varnish on my nails and then have this little cat design as an accent nail!

This is how I achieved the look:

Step 1 -  Paint the whole nail black and wait to dry, I used 3 coats of 17 Nail Varnish in Nightshade.

Step 2 -  Using a cuticle stick, paint a pink triangle on the nail using the middle as a
             guide for the top of the Triangle, but make sure you leave enough room for the  
             eyes! For this I used Bourjois 26.

Step 3 - Again using a cuticle stick draw on the eyes, to do this I made a circle shape and 
            then dragged the stick up to create a 'cat eye' effect. I used 17 Nail Varnish in  
            Sherbet Lemon

Step 4 - Whiskers! I used the thin metal pen end of the models own nail art pen. This has a brush and a pen, I found the brush too difficult to use but the pen was so easy to draw on the nail.

Step 5 - Once the eyes are dry, use a cuticle stick to draw on the pupils. I used 17 Nail Varnish in Nightshade but a Green Nail varnish would also work really well!

Let me know if you try these!


Monday, 22 October 2012

Lush Christmas - Cinders

  Lush Cinders - £2.25

Lush 'Cinders' is a gorgeous Christmassy limited edition bath ballistic with cinnamon, sweet orange and almond oils and popping candy. It is meant to "evoke sitting by a crackling open fire, drinking a glass of warm punch".

This is one of my favourite smells from lush, it filled the house with a lovely christmassy smell that lasted all day. I'll definitely want to stock up on these to have over Christmas along with my tradition of buying a big bottle of Snow Fairy! 

Have you tried this? What are your fave Christmas Lush products?


Thursday, 18 October 2012

October Glossybox

This months Glossybox theme is DIY beauty, 5 products for a pampering night in. I really like this months box and will definitely be using them for a cosy night in! 
My favourite product this month is the Sally Hansen complete salon manicure. Apart from it being a gorgeous autumny red/brown and being called 'Haute chocolate' it's meant to be a 5 step manicure in just one bottle! It is a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, colour and top coat all in one. This sounds amazing. I can never usually be bothered to treat my nails and aside from using jessica nail oil I never use any other treatments or base coats on my nails. This lets me do everything in one easy step. Perfect. I will definitely be looking to get some more colours if it works!

I'm really excited to try the skinetica anti blemish as it doesn't contain too many ingredients and claims to be "kind to skin". Again perfect as my skin is getting drier due to the colder weather! 
The Yves Rocher moisturiser also sounds great, enriched with Hyaluronic acid which is good for helping your skin absorb and retain moisture. 

All in all a really good box, even though Glossybox has had a few 'meh' boxes recently I'm glad I stuck with it and I'm so so excited for the november and Christmas box!
What did you think of this months box?


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

MUA Undressed Palette


MUA undressed palette is my favourite MUA palette so far. There are some amazing colours in this palette and for £4, you cant really go wrong! 

The colours are all really pigmented with the only exception being the 2 matte shades which are great for blending out.

It has some lovely neutrals making it great for every day use and would also would be perfect to take if you were going away as it has such a great mix of colours for day and night - the shimmery golds or blue/black would make a gorgeous smokey eye for the evening.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Barry M Amethyst Glitter


There are So many pretty glitter nail varnishes around at the moment, Models Own have the lovely Mirror Ball and wonderland collection out, Topshop have some gorgeous chunky Glitter ones and Beauty UK also have some good pretty glitter polishes out too! I had been trying to resist all glitter nail varnishes as I already own a few, they're such a pain to get off and I normally only wear them on my toes or as an accent nail.

I completely fell in love with the colours in Barry M amethyst glitter and had to get it. Its got pretty flecks of fuchsia, turquoise, black and gold glitter through it, and it looks lovely on its own or over another colour!

Have you picked up any pretty Glitter Nail Varnishes recently?


Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Autumn Love

Autumn Make up - New bits from Accessorize - Rainy Day & Rainbow
JKR new book eek! - Hot chocolate and fluffy socks - Winter Warming pies
Crochet hearts - Lip essentials - Autumn Loves
Instagram - sophiemakeup

Theres nothing I love more than cosying up on a blustery autumn day with a good book, hot chocolate and warm fluffy socks! This pretty much sums up my autumn days so far. Theres still things on my list to do for autumn, conker picking, pumpkin carving and apple bobbing to name a few! I can't wait for halloween, and i've got my birthday early November to look forward to too! 

What do you love about autumn?

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