The Nail File: Summer Shenanigans…

The Nail File

Considering the sun seems to be in hiding these days I’m barely clinging onto the final weeks of summer, hopeful that there’s still a few rays of sunshine to come our way. But of course all these rainy afternoons hemmed up Confetti & Curves HQ¬†can only mean for one thing… nail art galore. And this week has been no exception as I’ve been trying out some fun freehand styles that have really helped put me back in the holiday mood. Check this fun bunch out…

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Marble Gel Nail Art

I love this swirly/marbled gel effect using two of my favourite colours for summer – hot pink and turquoise blue. I just adore how the black adds a whole other level of contrast and makes the colours pop… of course all topped off with a dollop of bling ūüėČ

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Strawberry Nail Art

What could be more symbolic of summer than a big juicy strawberry… on your nail! What fun this design is for a cute accent nail on the fingers or tootsies. Never the less it’s just a bit of fruity fun that’s put me right in the mood for a strawberry daiquiri *nom*

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Fruit Nail Art Design

Life’s a peach – sorry just couldn’t help myself to another cheesy cliche ūüėČ However this cute little peach accent nail was super fun to create and surprisingly easy to design. Simple, chic & a bit of cheeky fun!

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Watermelon Nail Art Pic

As much as I loved creating this fun watermelon nail I’m utterly gutted about how blue the tip came out on the image as in reality it’s a beautiful bright shade of green. Maybe it’s just my dodgy laptop screen but in real life this is such an eye catching contrast of summery hues!

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Liquid Glamour Galaxy Nail

I completely forgot about this design until I stumbled across it again last night, this was my attempt at a glittery galaxy nail that I created a few weeks ago. Although the camera isn’t capturing the sparkle too well this really glistens in the light and just looks like a mesmerising galaxy on the nail. This would be the perfect accent nail for a solid purple, blue or glossy black gel polish!

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Do you have a favourite design as well as any fun suggestions for me to try out next? Whatever your thought’s I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by to say a quick howdy lovelies:)

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Get Ready With Me: Peachy Summer Makeup Look…

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It’s feels like ages since I’ve filmed a ‘Get Ready With Me’ style makeup video, so having woke up to a few cheery sun rays peeking through my bedroom blinds I was inspired to get the camera out and hit record when trying out a summery peachy look – which always works a treat¬†on warming up my translucent¬†Irish complexion!

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So what’s on my face?! Here’s a run down of the products featured in today’s video…

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To prep my face I used No7 Airbrush Away Primer (£16.50) along with No7 Colour Calming Primer Green (£10.50) Рboth are utterly amazing at prepping skin, particularly if you suffer from red patches like moi!

For foundation I’m using my current fav,¬†No7 Lift & Luminate¬†(¬£16.50) which¬†hydrates and add a dewy look to brighten up my skin. *Click Here* to check out my recent review¬†ūüôā

And the rest……

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Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever Palette Р£8.00

Sleek Face Form Contour Kit: Fair Р£9.99

**Billion Dollar Brows 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows kit Р£24

**Billion Dollar Brows Brow Gel Р£17

Maybelline ‘The Falsies’ Push Up Drama Mascara: Black – ¬£7.99

Collection ‘Work The Colour’ Lip Butter: 03 Vintage Rose – ¬£2.99

(Products marked ‘**’¬†available¬†online only)

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Wishing y’all a fabulous weekend guys, hope you like the finished look! Don’t forget, *CLICK HERE* to subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel so you never miss an upload!

What your favourite colours for summer? Are you a fan of soft peach tones? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by for a chatter ūüôā

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10 Seaside Savvy Beach Bags…

Beach Bags

AHOY There Beauty Buddies…

Okay, so last Friday we took a peek at our¬†packing lists for a day at the seaside in Beach Bag Essentials, but what’s a list of nautical goodies¬†if you don’t have a gorgeous tote to put them in?! Any excuse for a shopping spree, are you with me ladies ūüėČ

So to ensure our stash of beach accessories are all taken care off (in the most beautiful way) I’ve uncovered some of the most bedazzling bags in beach couture. So whether you’re jetting off to far flung shores or simply taking a¬†two minute¬†dander to your nearest beach side spot, why¬†not spend the next 5 minutes cooing over which of these funky bags you’d be tempted to take with you…

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ACCESSORIZE STRIPED BEACH TOTE

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Head to the seaside with this striped beach tote bag, designed with leather-look handles and trims. This zipped style has plenty of space for holiday essentials, plus an additional front pocket for smaller items! How very handy ūüôā

How much? Quite the catch at £25!

*Click Here* for more info

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SURFDOME ANIMAL POPPY BEACH BAG

Animal Beach Bag

I’m loving this gorgeous paper straw bag with contrasting ethnic inner print, knotted rope handles and branded animal logo to front. Stylish, chic and oh-so-nautical, the perfect pal for a day in the sun!

How much? Currently reduced to £23.99 Рbe quick!!

*Click Here* for more info

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VERY MULTI STRIPE BEACH BAG

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With its beach hut hues and nautical-inspired rope handles, nothing says summer quite like this stripe print beach bag! The canvas shell and simple shape keep things classic, and it’s just the right size for all your beach essentials!

How much? A total beach bargain at a mere £10!

*Click Here* for more info

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LIPSY NEON JELLY BEACH BAG

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How fun is this cute clear jelly beach bag with matching interior zip pouch! You’ll never have to rummage for your sunscreen again as one glance and you’re on it ūüėÄ

How much? Could be yours for £40!

*Click Here* for more info

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PERSONALISED BUTTERFLY BEACH BAG

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This personalised canvas bag would make the perfect beach or shopper bag. Large enough to hold all your beach essentials and¬†plenty of space to make it a sturdy shopping bag… handy if you happen to be passing by any beauty boutiques gals ūüėČ

How much? A steal at only £15

*Click Here* for more info

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BETSEY JOHNSON BOW-LETTE STUDDED TOTE BAG

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You never know what you stumble across on the virtual ailse of Ebay. How sassy is this Betsey Johnson Tote Bag?! Perfect for the rock chicks amongst us it makes for an eye catching¬†beach bag with it’s fun black and pink stripes and huge studded bow!

How much? $79.95 (approx £56)

*Click Here* for more info

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MARNI WICKER SHOPPER BAG

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Marni’s wicker shopper is a beach side essential that will adapt to urban surroundings seamlessly. Crafted in Italy, this cavernous design will hold all of your daily must-haves and more. Chic stripes and an internal drawstring pouch makes this piece an elevated option this season.

How much? ¬£530 – yep you’re reading it right… for those that love an ultimate splurge!

*Click Here* for more info

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BOOHOO KARA PRINTED BEACH BAG

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Bring your accessories a-game in the perfect bag for those everyday essentials and night out necessities. Printed backpacks make any outfit pop, shoppers are chic and cross body bags fuss-free for when you‚Äôre out and about. Cocktails and clutch bags go hand in hand ‚Äď liven up your little black dress with an embellished envelope clutch this party season.

How much? A rather cheery £12!

*Click Here* for more info

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ACCESSORIZE EGYPT PRINT TOTE

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Get that global traveller look down with our Egyptian tile-print tote bag, embellished with embroidered patterns, sequins and a statement tassel. This eye-catching piece has faux leather handles, and a contrast lining with a zipped pocket.

How much? £29

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BAGS AND PURSES BY BETH: POLKA DOT BEACH BAG

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What collection of funky bags would be complete without ,y favourite print!. This gorgeous handmade polka dot¬†tote bag is a such an eye-catcher. Bright and cheery with a hint of seaside nostalgia. I love it ‚̧

How much? ¬£31.32…¬†a nifty¬†price for a handcrafted item!

*Click Here* for more info

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What’s your pick of the bunch? Have you recently treated yourself to a fabulous new beach bag? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick howdy ūüôā

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Beach Bag Essentials…

Beach Bag Essentials

Considering that I live a mere stone‚Äôs throw away from a gorgeous sandy cove on the edge of the Irish Sea it comes as no surprise that I spend most of the sunny summer weekends perched under a parasol enjoying the view that’s right in my door step. After all, what could be more perfect than whittling away the hours in front glistening turquoise waves whilst sipping on a cool drink & absorbing my troubles away with the latest copy of my favourite glossy?!
However as most of you know I thrive on organisation and what trip to the seaside would be complete without the obligatory check list; particularly when it involves packing a sassy little beach bag full of my favourite sunny- day goodies. So if you’re thinking of taking a trip to the coast this summer then why not take note of this handy checklist to ensure you don’t miss a trick…

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Clarins New Sun Care Milk Lotion Spray –¬†UVB 50+

Clarins Sun Care Milk SPF 50

The most important thing in any beach bag… the sun screen. And if you’ve a paler than pale complexion that turns radioactive pink at the mere sight of a sun ray then you’ll appreciate this factor 50 sunscreen from Clarins!

An ultra-sheer and surprisingly light water and perspiration resistant very high sun protector for the body. Again bearing Clarins signature fresh, fruity, floral scent of summer!

*Click Here* to purchase

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No 7 BB Lips Lip Balm

Boots No 7 BB Lips Lip Balm

B Beauty Lips Beauty Balm is an all-in- one lip balm that provides 3 lip-loving benefits of; Beautiful colour, soothing nourishment & UV Protection The Creamy formula provides a finish similar to lip gloss with a transparent hint of colour in a selection of easy to wear shades. Rich emollients help to sooth and nourish the lips keeping skin soft and supple. Anti- Oxidants and SPF15 help to prevent UV damage by protecting the lips from the environment and sun

*Click Here* to purchase

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Bourjois Sun Glasses

Bourjois Sunglasses

I LOVE these sunglasses, they’re so incredibly comfy! They don’t feel heavy, nor do the leave nasty cheek marks plus they’re big enough to block out all the sun so you’re not left squinting behind your shades. Best of all they’re totally FREE if you get yourself down to Superdrug and treat yourself to 3 Bourjois items while stocks last *woo hoo*

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Havianas Freedom Flops in Lilac

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How pretty are these lilac Haviana’s?! Not only am I in love with the colour but they’d be perfect for slipping neatly into your beach bag without taking up too much room! I’m also digging the little sling back design to ensure they say on your feet… comfort & style combined = win win!

*Click Here* to purchase

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Rainbow Striped Towel

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I adore brightly coloured beach towels, and what could be more eye catching than this stripey little accessory? ¬†100% quality cotton and anti-piling with a handy little carry loop it’s ideal for beach visits and picnics alike!

*Click Here* to purchase

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Garnier Micellar Makeup Wipes

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Great for whenever my makeup decides to melt down my face, these Garnier Micellar Cleansing wipes do a super job of keeping my skin feeling clean and fresh. Keep a handy supply in your beach bag and you’ll be ready for any skin care clean up!

*Click Here* to purchase

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Caudalie Grape Water

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To help keep my skin feeling cool in the hot summer sunshine, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a soothing face mist. I love this one from Caudalie which consists of 100% organic grape water which helps gives skin an instant boost of hydration throughout the day!

*Click Here* to purchase

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Handy Fan 

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Another cute little way to keep yourself from getting hot and bothered is by keeping a mini fan to hand. I adore these teeny little fruit and veg themed ones available from Ebay… in fact I’ve another one on the way for Emma who’s also fallen in love with them too. Cute huh?

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4Head stick 

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If you’re anything like myself then a day bathing in the hot sunshine will most likely end up in nursing one thumper of a headache come home-time!¬†4head is a natural specially designed treatment for headaches which is applied directly to the forehead for fast, effective headache relief without the need for gobbling down any pills.

*Click Here* to purchase

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Notepad & Pen

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What dedicated Beauty Blogger dares leave the house without being equipped with a stash of notepads and supply of pens? Essential¬†for taking notes when you’re feeling relaxed and inspired… you’ll be amazed at how a random post pop’s into your head at the most unlikely of times – even when you’re lazing the afternoon away on golden sands!

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Non Slip Hair Bobble

Hair Bobbles

If you’re tired of trying to tame your tresses in bobbles that constantly slip and cause pressure headaches then stop what you’re doing and take a note of these nifty little hair must-haves! Colourful, waterproof, ideal for all thickness hair and easy to remove these are essentials for any trip to the beach… in fact I wear mine almost everyday to work, yep they’re THAT good. You can buy them online or in any good supermarket/drug store!

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Tangle Tamer Brush

Denman Tangle Tamer Ultra

If your hair ends up in a mass of frizzy tangles the moment you step outdoors then you’ll appreciate this handy brush by Denman. The Tangle Tamer Ultra is an extra wide brush which effectively removes tats and tangles from your hair without the agony of a normal comb or brush. If you haven’t already treated your tresses to one then you’re truly missing out – they’re awesome!

*Click Here* to purchase

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Baby Powder

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As much as I love an afternoon by the seaside one thing I CANNOT abide is sandy feet… or hands or anything for that matter *Eurrrrgggh* ¬†A light dusting of baby powder and you’ll be amazed at how quickly it removes any sandy residue leaving you totally grit free! You’re welcome gals ūüėÄ

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Bobbi Brown Beach Hand & Body Lotion

Bobbi Brown Moisturiser

This lightweight body moisturiser contains a soothing and hydrating blend of aloe vera, plus olive, jojoba, and sunflower oils. Green tea and vitamin E provide antioxidant protection. Lightly scented with Bobbi’s beach fragrance‚ÄĒ a lightly intoxicating blend of sand jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin.

*Click Here* to purchase

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Favourite Glossies

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What a better¬†time to catch up on all the gossip by taking along your favourite glossy mag. Personally I’m a Cosmopolitan & Glamour kinda gal, but getting a few hours to relax and indulge in some girly reading material helps to inspire new blog post ideas and keep me up with the latest trends.

Is it beach O’clock yet?

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What essentials do you like to carry in your beach bag? Have you any other recommendations for a day trip to the seaside? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say hello ūüôā

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The Me Spree: Bourjois Summer Essentials…

Bourjois Summer Essentials

Considering that I’ve spent the past few weeks baking in the unexpected sunshine, it became pretty clear (very quickly) that it was high time I invested in a few key pieces of cosmetics that would happily see me through summer. Cue my Friday afternoon trip to Superdrug, as a anxious looking hubby perched himself outside wondering what damage I was getting up to surrounded by make-up counters. Of course, the fact that there was a 3 for 2 promotion¬†was even more tempting and with a large empty shopping basket to fill it was only to be expected that this would end up in a few pennies being spent. Needles to say, this week it was the Bourjois stand that caught my eye having just been freshly filled with a range of tempting beauty treats… and what a few great finds for summer I uncovered! Fancy checking them out? Then let’s take a quick peek at my most recent ‘Me Spree’…

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Bourjois Air Mat Foundation in 01 Rose Ivory

Bourjois Air Mat Foundation

“Bourjois’ Air Mat foundation has been specially developed to give skin a smooth, matte finish that lasts for up to 24 hours. Its non drying, lightweight formula lets skin breathe throughout the day and provides high coverage for a flawless finish.¬†Enriched with mattifying micronized powders, it elimates shine with no mask effect for an undetectable result.”

Available from Superdrug for £9.99

*CLICK HERE* to shop this stash!

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Bourjois Aqua Blush in Nude

Bourjois Aqua Blush

“Bourjois‚Äô new Aqua blush 12hr boosts your skin‚Äôs natural radiance with sheer, fresh colour. The water-light gel formula leaves skin with a refreshed, bare skin sensation.¬†Available in 4 irresistible sorbet shades for an all-day glow that lasts 12 hours”

Available from Superdrug for £8.99

*CLICK HERE* to shop this stash!

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Bourjois Universal Illuminating Java Rice Powder – 150th Anniversary Edition

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“Bourjois celebrates its 150th birthday by reinventing its best selling cult classic from 1879! The delicately scented feather-light powder boosts skins radiance, smoothes the complexion and sets make-up. One transparent shade suits all!”

Available from Superdrug for £9.99

*CLICK HERE* to shop this stash!

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 Bourjois 100% UV Protection Sunglasses & Case 

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Who doesn’t LOVE a freebie?! And if you get yourself down to Superdrug and take advantage of the 3 for 2 offer these gorgeous pair of 100% UV protection Sun Glasses could be yours too! How fabulous is the colourful leather effect case? Perfect for popping into any beach bag this summer… I can’t wait to try them out ‚̧

**Available from Superdrug on the Bourjois 3 for 2 offer while stocks last**

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I can’t wait to try this lovely lot out and judging by swatches so far they look impressive gals!¬†Have you tried any of the Bourjois Summer Essentials I’ve featured above? Is there anything you’re to see a review on¬†first? Whatever your thoughts, requests or feedback¬†let me know in the comments below¬†and I’ll get right on them!¬†Wishing y’all a fabulous week ahead ūüôā

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Gorgeous Summer Nail Shades: A Cocktail of Coral…

Coral Nail Polish

From hot sassy pinks to punchy peach corals, there’s nothing that says ‘summer jolly hols’ more than a wash of vibrant girly shades to paint your claws with. Stepping out of spring and into summer colours seems such a naturally fun¬†transition from pastels to bright eye catching shades but if a cocktail of corals sounds like your kinda nail flair then check out these stunning shades for the sunshine. Best of all they’re all under ¬£5! *woo hoo*

Rimmel 313 Salon Pro Cocktail Passion

Rimmel Salon Pro 313 Cocktail Passion

“Up to 10 days chip resistant nail colour with gel shine finish! Including amazing shades created by Kate Moss. Includes our precision maxi brush for salon perfection!¬†All the benefits of a professional salon manicure. Strengthening base coat, top coat and gel shine all in one. Ultra flexible Lycra formula; colour is shock proof, chip resistant and anti-fading. Long lasting for up to 10 days.”

*CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT*

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NYC Bubblegum Pink

NYC Bubblegum Pink

“Feel like showing off? Get ready for Broadway beauty that lasts all day and night!¬†Our nail polish is a treasure trove of luxurious, deep, rich colour shades for maximum drama. So glamour, these hot shades will resist any daytime or night time city life. Don‚Äôt worry about your mani, start acting like a busy New York star. This formula delivers a glossy, high-shine finish that lasts for up to 10 days”

*CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT*

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NYC Quick Dry in Greenwich Village

NYC Quick Dry Greenwich Village

“At last, a manicure that moves at the speed of Manhattan.¬†Feel the need for speed? Just paint and run. NYC’s In a New York Color Minute nail polish will bring your nails a beautiful mani from runway shows in less than 60 seconds. With its special flat brush, just dispenses the right amount of color, for perfect and ultra-fast application…even if you need to apply while heading across town in a taxi.”

*CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT*

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Avon Nailwear Pro in Seduce Me Strawberry

Avon Nailwear Pro Seduce Me Strawberry

“Nail enamel fortified with Dura-Plus Complex and acrylic gel for strength. 12 days of lasting colour, 10 days of shine and a nick-resistant finish. 10ml”

*CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT*

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NYC Expert Last in Permanent Pink

NYC Permanent Pink

“NYC Expert Last Nail Polish contains a unique UV Inhibitor to protect against colour fading. Also a blend of Iron and Calcium meant to give your nails a smooth, chip-resistant surface and to strengthen then by up to 50% in five days. The precision brush allows for expert application.”

*CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT*

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A Finishing Touch of Sparkle…

Crush On You 3d Texture Miss Sporty

If (like me) you’re partial to a sprinkling of subtle¬†bling then why not consider a¬†glittering¬†top coat! I recently picked up this cute little Crush On You polish in Pink Bloom 65 from Miss Sporty for only ¬£2.99. It gives the nails a subtle hint of glistening pink sunset with the teeny blush & gold sparkle. It also makes your polish that little bit more durable… and extra sassy if you ask me ūüėČ

*CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT*

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Are you a fan of hot pinks and bright corals? What’s your favourite shade to wear in the summer months? ¬†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 ūüôā

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The Perfect Tan?

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Hey Beauty Buddies,

So as most of you already know, this summer I’ve¬†been on the¬†hunt for a perfect sun-kissed glow.¬†Considering that our sunny skies have been very hit or miss this season, I‚Äôve been trying an assortment of goodies¬†from high end to bargain buys‚Ķ so when the gorgeous PR team behind Lauren Goodger‚Äôs¬†tanning range, Lauren‚Äôs Way, got in touch to ask if I would like the opportunity to try out a few of Lauren’s products I jumped at the chance. Could this really be the end of my search for achieving the¬†perfectly bronzed body? Grab your cuppa, get comfy & let‚Äôs find out‚Ķ

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Firstly, let’s see¬†what ‘Team Lauren‚Äôs Way’ have to say:

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The grey skies and rainy days which so often feature in our summers ‚Äď especially this one! ‚Äď can leave us longing for sunshine, while summer fashion tends to mean exposed skin; but after months of grey skies, a natural tan to complement summer style can be difficult to come by. Enter tan queen and TOWIE star Lauren Goodger, who has now launched her LW Tan range here in Ireland//Northern Ireland – and beauty aficionados are loving the shades, the smooth finish and the scent of her affordable but effective product range.

The team at LW TAN has developed a shade for everyone with a go-to guide for first timers and experienced tanners alike. Many people are often confused over which shade is best suited to their skin tone, but Lauren explains:

“Our LW Medium range is perfect for first-time tanners or fair skin. If you’re nervous about trying tanning, then this is the shade for you. Products in our Medium range include: MEDIUM BRONZING LOTION; MEDIUM BRONZING MOUSSE; INSTANT WASH OFF GLOW and GRADUAL TAN.

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“Our LW Dark range is perfect for medium/dark skin tones as this will leave you with an instant, bronzed glow Рadding glamour to any look. We carry products such as DARK BRONZING LOTION and DARK GLAM TAN in this range. Not forgetting our LW MAN TAN too.

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‚ÄúOur LW ‚ÄėDarker Than Dark‚Äô range is ideal for olive/dark skin tones, providing instant colour and leaving a deep, bronzed, intense colour after just one application. Our products in this range include DARKER THAN DARK BRONZING LOTION; BRONZING MOUSSE and DARKER THAN DARK GLAM TAN.

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“Our NEW RAPID LW Solution 60 range is suitable for all skin tones, the light and hydrating solution leaves a holiday looking tan that develops within only 1-3 hours! No more waiting 8 hours for that luscious, luxurious tan you’ve always wanted. Available in both SOLUTION 60 BRONZING SPRAY and MOUSSE, Solution 60 is paraben free and specially formulated with tanning agent dihydroxyacetone to speed up the tanning process providing flawless coverage and a sun-kissed colour which is suitable for all skin tones and which lasts up to five days.

‚ÄúLike all our products, it is infused with citrus and fruit extracts for a gorgeously fresh aroma. It‚Äôs the perfect tan for last minute parties and those who don‚Äôt have the time to wait for their tan to develop.‚ÄĚ

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Lauren also advises that for a streak-free application with all tan products, the LW BODY POLISH should be used prior to application to buff away dead skin. The tan products should ideally be applied with a LW TANNING MITT, and to maintain a golden and fresh colour, the LW TAN ENHANCING MOISTURISER can also be massaged into the skin daily. All LW products are long-lasting, luxuriously hydrating as well as being quick and easy to apply, plus the colour guide allows you to see exactly where you are applying it. Simple!

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It’s quite an extensive range wouldn‚Äôt you say? Of course¬†considering that my skin is bordering on translucent, I‚Äôm always a teeny bit apprehensive that I‚Äôll end up looking obvious, blotchy and totally unnatural. However since I was sampling the Laurens Way ¬†Solution 60 Mousse I‚Äôd have to wait at least an hour to see the final results after rinsing off.¬†So using a clean tanning mitt & a whole lotta faith I got to work:

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I‚Äôll admit the colour didn’t necessarily calm my nerves¬†‚Äď if anything when I applied it I was convinced that it was far too dark but holding out hope I left it for a full hour as the guidelines recommend. On rinsing the result was INCREDIBLE. No nasty biscuit smell, no streaks, no lines, no obvious looking unsightly patches ‚Äď just a beautiful radiant glow. My skin feels super soft with a hint of a sweet citrus smelling aroma. I am hooked.

Awaking the next morning the tan hadn’t faded, streaked¬†or in any way looked patchy ‚Äď just that same beautiful glow. I also noticed that it blended in beautifully over my hands… an area that always seems to be the first obvious sign of false tanning. In this instance there was no obvious lines or splodges – just an even sun kissed colour.

Of course¬†the ultimate question is: would I re-purchase or recommend the Laurens Way Solution 60 Mousse? Hmm, lets look at the evidence before making a final decision…

Cons

A little higher priced than other ranges at £19.95 per bottle.

For those with little patience (or¬†on a busy schedule) waiting (at least)¬†an hour for the tan to develop is obviously more¬†lengthy than an instant option. But ladies… it’s WELL worth the wait as the results are amazing.

Pros

Super easy to apply.

Very quick drying.

The citrus scent is beautiful.

The result is¬†completely controllable… the longer you leave it the deeper it gets.

No dry patches, nasty streaks or obvious blotches ‚Äď just a smooth natural glow.

Skin feels super soft.

Incredibly natural looking –¬†even for the fairest of skin tones.

Totally mess free & easy to apply.

Like I said above, it may be a tad more pricey but rest assured it’s worth every penny for the finish & condition it leaves your skin Рplus it’s a sizeable 150 ml bottle & a little goes a loooong way!

& not surprisingly…

It’s a finalist in the Beauty¬†Shortlist Awards 2015!

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So the answer to the above question is a resounding YES, I‚Äôll most certainly be highly recommending the Lauren’s Way Solution 60 Mousse and will definitely re-purchase. I’ve finally found a tanning solution that actually works for my skin and ticks all my¬†major wants in a tanning solution.

Lauren, I was running out of hope in finding a natural, build-able tan that would work with my pale complexion without that nasty biscuit¬†smell… you’ve created a winner¬†that even us pale beauties can enjoy. I love it!

Check out the¬†Lauren’s Way website for more info on all the range & how to purchase ūüôā

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