Poundworld Beauty: July 2015

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Hello!

As you are all very aware by now I love a good bargain, so I thought I would share with you my cracking deals once again.

First up, the Elegant Touch fake nails:

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I get SO excited when I manage to find these as they retail from £6.99 each, so to get all three for £3 is brilliant!

Next was the Sally Hansen Hard As Nails nylon treatment – this stuff is fantastic for strengthening nails.

I use it as a basecoat and you can really feel the difference. It is something I would pay full price for, its RRP is £4.75 in Boots at the moment, so again for £1 I’m well in!

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And finally, probably my favourite part of this haul as I have NEVER seen the full size bottles sell for less than £3 is Aussie Luscious Long Conditioner:

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Any female knows how good this stuff is, and the smell is incredible! I did hunt for more bottles or the matching shampoo but to no avail, but again this was an amazing find!

Head on down to Poundworld and grab yourself some serious beauty bargains!

– love Carla x

Primark Haul: May 2015

We all love Primark, that’s a fact. But not everyone’s lucky enough to have one on their doorstep, and since Primark don’t have a website where you can purchase everything in store (get on that guys!) I thought it only fair I share with you lovely readers exactly what you can find if you head on down today.

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I went in looking for some new sandals, and came out with everything else instead! So first up, nails. We have had many a Mani Monday here, and it is no secret I am huge fan of the fake nails:

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Working in an office, I can’t go too loud and lairy with my nail art, I love the french nails the most. The white ones have a pearlescent shimmer to them which I thought was a bit different, and the flowers are just pretty for spring time:

I also picked up another of the 60-Seconds Quick Dry nail polish in a pretty blue shade. You will know when I first blogged about these varnishes here I was very impressed with the coverage as well as the price, it’s just a shame there are only 5 or 6 shades in the collection and not a sprinkle of glitter in sight!

I also decided to give one of their normal varnishes a go – so far so good!

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Next up was the fast drying nail spray – I have never used a spray like this before so I am looking forward to giving it a go. I also decided to give their face products a go, I usually like to stick to Boots for items like this, but since I have recently run out of my favourite face peeling mass from No7, I thought I would see if I could find a bargainous alternative:

It smells delicious (am I the only one that loves the smell of Tea Tree Oil?!) and is a HUGE bottle for the price, I’ll let you know how I get on with this too.

Finally I headed to the home department. As you may or may not know, I am moving into my first house this week with my boyfriend (eek!!) so the perfect way to avoid packing is to shop. I feel that since I will be officially living with a boy, I should have a certain amount of pretty pink girly things. My plan is if I bring them in slowly he may not notice…IMG_5934

And I was SO good in only getting two pretty pink candles:

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I tend to keep the holders once the candle has burnt down and re-use them for tealights. I also grabbed some fairy lights in a rose gold/copper ball. Like most girls, I love fairy lights but I have a genuine fear of over heating and causing a fire, but these beauties are battery operated so it’s a win-win! I think these goodies will be right at home in my dressing room!

My last little treat comes in the form of teeny tiny hair clips. I have a lot of hair, but I hate to tie it up. So I will use these to clip the bits of my face on days I really don’t have time to wash/straighten my hair:IMG_5932

And that’s it! This little lot came in under £20 and is all readily available in Primark stores now!

If you have a bargainous haul to share leave a link in the comments – we love a good nosey!

– love Carla x

 

 

 

Mani Monday #26

Welcome to Mani Monday #26, or technically, my Mani Monday #1 – having a job which saw me typing on a keyboard for nine hours a day, five days a week, meant my nails were rarely in a good enough condition to participate in our weekly feature.

But, one redundancy later (more on that bombshell to come), my claws are finally in shape and have had a little glitzy makeover which I thought I’d share.

Now, I am not a nail art expert – in fact, although I own enough nail varnishes to put Models Own out of business, I rarely do anything too fussy or fancy.

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This mani took about ten minutes and consisted of three varnishes – Avon Nailwear Pro+ in shade P605 (not the catchiest of names), Models Own Magenta Divine and Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Clear.

Starting with the P605, which is a bright, punchy fuchsia as its snappy name suggests, I painted two coats (with drying time in between, obvs) before adding a thin layer of the Models Own glitter.

The clear varnish was then used to seal the deal, and et voila – a very simple, very glitzy mani.

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Not bad for a first go, ay?

– love Stef  x

Mani Monday #20

Welcome to another Mani Monday!

I’m still resisting the blue and trying to get into the summer mood with this subtle free-hand design. I’m also giving you a glimpse at my right hand!

Everyone asks me about how I paint with my left hand… Well here you can clearly see I can’t! Credit for trying and from a distance its not so bad.

Painting a simple colour is easy enough, just take your time and keep that trusty toothpick nearby to pick out the finer details like I have here.

A steady hand really is key but of course as with everything – practice, practice, practice. Take your time and don’t worry if you make a mistake!

If it’s really bad just start again, it’s not like a tattoo…

– love Clare x

Mani Monday #7

Welcome to Manicure Monday!

Today’s manicure was definitely a bit of a cheat, but at £1 for fake nails, I’m not complaining! As I explained in this post the key here is a good nail glue.

Now, this set does come with nail glue which lasts around 2-3 days, but in that time a few of the nails will pop off. However, if you invest in the Elegant Touch Brush On Nail Glue from Boots, your manicure will last well past a week.

I think they look cute and add a touch of elegance – you really can’t beat a classic french manicure.

The standard length of these nails aren’t too long that they’re unbearable, but not too short that they don’t serve their purpose.

I definitely recommend Primark’s fake nails for a quick-fix, as we all like to feel we have put in more effort than we actually have.

Happy Monday!

– love Carla x