The Manicure Menu: Lush Lilacs…

Lilac Nail Polish Collection

If there’s one colour I always feel drawn to when shopping for nail polish, it’s lilac. Okay, so some often see it as a bit wishy-washy but in my opinion it’s beeeeautiful. Girly but not tooooo girly, soft enough to go with most outfits, a great everyday colour, works in summer, works in winter… particularly in some of the gorgeous icy shades *swoon*

So to pay homage to such a versatile shade, I’ve showcased some of my very own luscious lilacs and prettiest purples! Sitting comfy? Then let’s take a closer peek at today’s mani menu…


Barry M Chameleon Nail Polish in Lilac

Barry M Chameleon Lilac Nail Polish

A gorgeous icy- grey is what this can only be described as. It really is a stunning multi-tonal shade that has to be seen in real-life to be fully appreciated! I quite often wear these colours in winter as they’re just so fresh and crisp, however these cool tones are equally beautiful for summer months and go with so many outfit colours too! Ideal for those who love metallics but prefer just a slight whisper of lilac. For extra longevity coat nails with a layer of micro sparkle polish… it’ll help lift the icy tone, bring out the metallics and keep your colour as long-lasting as possible!

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Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Prickly Pear

Barry M Gelly Shine in Prickly Pear

For me this is the classic ‘lavender’ tone. It’s so darn pretty, and surprisingly beautiful on soft tanned tootsies – if anything it makes the tan stand out just a little bit more. A classic holiday shade, this is one shade of lilac I never get tired of wear. The formula of the Gelly Shine could be a little thicker in my opinion as it can be quite streaky unless several coats are applied, however if worn correctly & with a high quality top-coat this can look amazing. I love it ❤

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Rimmel London 60 Second Super Shine in Lovey dovey

Rimmel London 60 Second Shine in Lovely Dovey

I love, love, LOVE this colour. Rimmel always seem to get their shades bang on trend, and how cute is the name?! A classic soft berry shade this beautiful polish can actually look quite deep compared to the bottle. For me this is the perfect playful purple shade for summery themed nails. It’s bright and beautiful – a treat to wear all year round in fact. Check out the huuuuge range of colours on the Rimmel London website in the link below!

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Avon Nail Wear Pro 

Avon Nail Wear Pro

This colour always reminds me of Parma Violets, do you remember those strange little sweeties that taste suspiciously like wild flowers? Natually it smells nothing like them but as for the nail colour it’s a stunner. Soft grey undertones make it such a great colour for everyone. It’s not too girly, yet still eludes a touch of sweet femininity. Is there any colour this shade wouldn’t work with right now? Okay, so the formula could be a little longer lasting considering it’s branded as a ‘pro’ product, however with a great top coat it’s pretty resilient up to about 4/5 days before any wear or tear starts showing. Pretty standard, but the tone wins me over every time 🙂

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New York Color In A Minute Nail Polish in Prince Street

NYC Quick Dry Nail Polish in Prince Street

Okay, so it’s not (exactly) lilac… but…. never-the-less it’s SUCH a gorgeous shade of purple that’s perfect for a night on the town, a rich sassy colour for summer or deep dressy tone for winter. All in all it’s the ideal purple, and if truth be told one of the most popular shades I ever sold in bridesmaid dresses when I owned my bridal suites. But then, who could resist such an amazing shade? It’s a collection staple for sure as not only does it work well with bright coloured outfits, it also works incredibly well with neutral colours too. A pop of Prince Street & a pair of nude peep-toe stilettos = utterly stunning gals ❤

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The Close Up


Are you a fan of light lilacs & playful purples? Have you any recommendations for beautiful lavender nail colours? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by for a chatter! Wishing y’all a fabulous weekend:)

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The Make Up Menu: Summer Time Pinks

Summer Time Pinks Makeup Menu

Whenever I think of summer time I think hot pink nail polish, flip flops & wafts of coconut scented sun cream lotion… ahhh the sights, sounds & scents of summer! Having a recent rummage around my own beauty goodies, I thought I’d put together a summer inspired look with a selection of my current pink-toned staples to create a bright & cheery finish to my typically pale complexion. Here’s the menu ladies…



N0 7 Beautifully Matte – having been persuaded by the sales lady at the No 7 counter a few weeks ago that this would put right to any horrid reflective/oily patches, I left the store feeling somewhat sceptical if I’d merely been reeled in by a good sales pitch on a Friday afternoon. Low and behold since then I’ve been sooo darn impressed with how well my skin has taken to this Matte Formula Foundation – made specifically for us oily pored gals.  This is without a doubt my must-have summer foundation of 2015!


Rimmel Sun Shimmer – This is one bronzer no make-up collection should be without. The beautifully buildable warm tone allows you to softly add as much (or little) sun kissed glow as you feel your complexion needs. *Click Here* to catch up on my recent review of it in more detail!


Rimmel Stay Blushed in Pop of Pink – No pretty-in-pink complexion would be complete without a smidgen of soft pink blush to brighten up the apples of the cheeks. Rimmel’s Stay Blushed gives me such a subtle but healthy glow and with the right bronzer can look incredibly revitalising & dewy.



Urban Decay Naked 3  – Surprise, surprise ladies. Like you haven’t seen this before on Confetti & Curves, right?! 😉 Y’all know by now how much of an eye-shadow hoarder I am, yet the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette is ALWAYS my go to choice when I really want my eye’s to look their brightest. The Naked 3 selection of beautiful rose coloured shades is the perfect summery look for my pink themed transformation. Today I’m using Strange, Limit, Nooner & a light layer of trick on the bottom lash line for a hint of rose gold. I love it ❤


L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes in Deep Sapphire Blue – Only that my darling little sister passed this onto me I don’t think I’d ever have bought a blue mascara. In fact I’m usually found scanning the drug store shelves for the blackest of black mascara’s – avoiding colour at all cost! However seeing as it comes with the intent on brightening blue eyes I thought I’d give it a go. Rather impressed ladies I have to say. It has such a subtle hue of blue yet makes the colour of my eyes that tiny bit more striking. Thanks sis!


Barry M Bold White Liner Pencil – This is the most recent addition to my growing cosmetic collection. Having read about how beneficial a white liner can be for brightening up the eye’s I thought I’d give this one a go. So far it’s taking a little getting used to but it does enhance the colour ever so slightly. Have you tried a white liner yet?


Barry M Brow Kit – One of favourite investments this year… yes, it’s that impressive! This super-affordable little kit has worked wonders in shaping and contouring my bushy brows into some sort of neat and well-groomed order. The packaging is pretty chic looking too… well done Barry M, an all round winner!



Rimmel Apocalips – C’mon it’s my ‘Summer Time Pink’ edition, what else could I possibly choose to give a brighter flash of fuschia than this shocking shade? I must admit, bright lip colours usually unnerve me but seeing as the sun is shinning & my sunglasses are beaconing to be worn I couldn’t resist glamming up with this sassy summer shade.


So there you have it gal’s my Pink Edition Make Up Menu. What y’all think? Are you a lover of pink? What’s your favourite shade for the summer? As always let me know in the comments below – otherwise don’t forget to say a quick hello 🙂

Happy Monday Chums…

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