Monday, 28 April 2014

Manicure Mondays- NOTW #5 Sally Hansen # cherry drop

Apologies, last Monday I took a week away from Manicure Mondays as to be honest my falsies were still intact and I was growing an attachment to them but this week I’m back with this amazing polish from Sally Hansen. I borrowed this lovely polish off a friend who bought this spring delight from the poundshop, yes you heard right the poundshop in Huddersfield. I love the sugar coat effect it creates and I will be taking a trip to the poundshop to bag myself some bargain polishes.

Have you used Sally Hansen polishes before?

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Umberto Giannini- Smokey dip dye talons review

It’s been just over a week since I purchased Umberto Giannini dip dye talons at my local Boots back in Mancunian land for £8.50 and I’m amazed they are still all intact. Admittedly over the week a few have popped off but as it’s my first time using falsies, I think I didn’t put enough glue on the nails to keep them attached to my nails . What I love about these nails is that they aren't too long and feel almost like real nails than falsies.

I’m a self confessed nail polish fanatic so trying false nails was a big step for myself but I love the dip dye trend and after seeing these nails online, I knew I had to try them. I made a very convincing appeal to my mother who went and bought me the nails that I needed something new that I could review on my blog.
The set includes 24 false nails with different sizes, glue and an easy applicator which attaches to the nails but to be honest I didn’t use the applicator as I found it a bit of a fuss to get the nail off it. The sizes for these nails are very good as they include half sizes.

I personally believe these nails are worth every penny and more. Now I have lost my falsies virginity there is no stopping me. I always find after a few days nail varnish can chip very easily but these beauties stay looking fresh. They are so easy to apply with the step by step guide and are in fact so much less hassle than painting my nails as the glue dries within a few minutes of applying. Umberto Giannini also have some neon dip dye talons too which I am itching to try as I know they are such good quality for the price. All in all I rate these lovelies a big fat 5/5. 

Have you tried Umberto Giannini nail sets before?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

3 Steps to amazing skin with Clinique

A few weeks ago, I took a trip to my local Boots store in Huddersfield as I had run out of moisturiser and facial wash completely. After receiving Clinique’s facial soap at Christmas time from my mother I became hooked on the product. To be honest, before I had received the gift at Christmas I rarely used facial soaps and toners on my face as I am an avid soap and water kind of girl. I took quite a while admiring the Clinique counter before a sales assistant came over to help me choose which products would work best for my skin type. I have quite sensitive skin so I wanted a product to minimise redness and breakouts. I explained which product I had previously used and she suggested this set of 3 including my favourite liquid facial soap, as well as clarifying lotion and moisturizing gel for £20.

I couldn’t resist buying it as I wanted a set to incorporate in my every day beauty regime which would keep my skin looking brighter and more balanced. Clinique say, “From day one 3 step helps sweep away dulling flakes and balance moisture. See a pimple? It’s the oily “gunk” trapped in your pores emerging as whiteheads or blackheads. Keep going... Soon skin will look clearer, less oily. Pores will seem smaller. After 10 days ... You’re seeing that famous Clinique glow. Skin is fresher, oily/dry areas are more balanced. Skin is better prepared for treatments. Makeup looks better too.”

Step 1- Liquid facial soap- Before applying this product; make sure your entire face is cleansed and make up free. Use a small blob on a dry face and in circular motions rub the facial soap all over your face. Once done rinse your face with warm then cold water and pat dry.

Step 2- Clarifying lotion- The clarifying lotion acts as an exfoliator. Use a cotton pad and pour a small amount on the pad. Wipe each part of your face once as repeating the process could dry your face out.

Step 3- Dramatically different moisturizing gel- Finally moisturise to keep your skin smooth and soft.

I have been using these products for over 2 weeks, twice a day, morning and night; admittedly I have seen a big improvement. Before I started this regime, my skin was looking lifeless as the stress of university took its toll on my skin as I was staying up late nights and eating unhealthy foods to keep my energy levels up. I’m a girly girl so most days I rarely leave the house without make up on: The clarifying lotion definitely cleansed my pores and took away the daily grime from my face. What I love about these products is less is really more. I only needed small blobs of each product which is amazing as it’s going to be a while before I will have to buy another set. I have started to change my makeup for summer by wearing a BB cream instead of foundation, so it’s key my skin is looking its best and Clinique has help me achieve skin I have always dreamt of. Every woman needs this product in their beauty cupboard.

Before I bought the products, the assistant told me if I bought another item, I would receive a free tin filled with more Clinique products. Of course the idea of more products for me to use was a great selling point, so I also bought Clinique’s anti blemish solution which is proven to reduce spots. I will be posting reviews of my other products in the next week so keep your eyes peeled.

What is your favourite Clinique product?

Monday, 14 April 2014

NOTW- Manicure Mondays #4 #Umberto Giannini #smokeydipdye

Smokey dip dye talons with Umberto Giannini <3
Full review of these nails coming soon on MissVintageVibe!

Are you a lover of the dip dye trend?

Monday, 7 April 2014

NOTW- Manicure Mondays #3 #pastels

Barry M-£3.99

I've already shown this polish in an earlier posting but I can't get enough of the pastel trend at the moment.

What’s your favourite pastel shade?

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Topshop haul- SS14 collection

Over the past few weeks, I have been on a mad spending spree buying the spring items which have been hitting our high street stores. Admittedly I’m addicted to the pastel trend this season, which has meant I have purchased some lovely items from Topshops SS14 collection.

For a while I had fallen out of love with Topshop and sometimes I think it’s a bit of a hit and miss with their clothing. It’s like you either hate or love it. I had visited Topshop a lot in Leeds Trinity and walked out feeling disappointed and empty handed as most of the things were way over priced for what they was and to be honest I found similar items in Primarni.

I took a trip back to Lancashire land a few weeks back to get my hair cut as I won’t let another soul touch my hair except my regular hairdresser and as a treat after having a lovely head massage, I decided to hit Topshop to see if I could grab myself a skirt. As soon as I entered Topshop, I was love-struck over this floral skirt which is lightweight and perfect to wear with tights on a brisk spring day and when the weather decides to heat up, it’s nice to wear barelegged with a pair of jelly shoes which I will be purchasing very soon. I used to have a pair as a little girl and now they are back in fashion, my inner 90's kid is coming out.

A few weekends ago I decided to go on a wild night out around Huddersfield and as I don’t have a lot of statement jewellery I was adamant I would buy some to match my outfit. Topshop has some amazing jewellery at the moment rocking the pastel trend that I love ever so much. I purchased this lovely statement necklace at a reasonable £14.50 after 10% student discount.

I did also purchase a ring with a pink pastel colored stone but unfortunately on the night out, it didn’t survive more than 15 minutes before the stone fell out of the ring which I was pretty annoyed at considering I paid £6.50 and had only worn it a few hours.

Whilst queuing to pay for my items, I was eyeing up the make-up counter and I couldn’t resist. I have heard many reviews before about Topshops lipstick so I thought I would give it a try as I always wear my fail-safe red lipstick. With many colours to choose from, it was hard to decide but the one that stood out the most was this coral colored lipstick named ditsy which my friends say matches my personality very well.

I wore my velvet Asos dress which I had posted about before which went well with my new accessories without buying a brand new outfit.

Have you recently purchased anything from Topshop?