Thursday, 28 November 2013


I've tried and loved Neal & Wolf, and when they asked me to style my hair into a 1950's inspired look, I couldn't say no. Continuously doing performances, mainly jazz, it would be ideal for me to have a wavy, sexy hair do. Read on to find out how I achieved a gorgeous hair look using the amazing Neal & Wolf products on my long hair!
I have very long hair, so I was a bit unsure with how it was going to turn out. But first of all I applied ELEVATE Volumising Lotion - Which I love - to wet hair, and dried with a dryer tipping my head upside down. This gave me crazy volume, and made a huge difference on my outcome. I then used the GUARD Heat Protect Spray all over. This smells gorgeous, and protects up to 220 degrees! Yay! Once my hair was dried, I used a curling wand as above and pulled the curls out still in their ring, and clipped them into my hair. I used this method a few times, and I can say that I love the outcome, and Neal & Wolf really enhances the outcome.

Excuse the no make up. I decided to keep my hair in it's up-do form during tech runs and do my hair and make up an hour before the show. I sprayed FIX Hold and Shine Spray over the curls so I can be sure that the curls will come out beautifully. I left this in for around 2-3 hours, and everyone was saying how cute I looked and how they wanted to see what it looked like when it came out. When I pulled the bobby pins out that kept them in place, I used a wide comb brush and my fingers to soften the curls.
So above we have pictures of me all ready for performing! The outcome looked beautiful, and my hair looked healthy and gorgeous. The curls stayed in beautifully, and everyone was saying how amazing my hair looked on stage, and I have Neal & Wolf to thank for! My hair was shiny and sexy, and didn't let me down. The look was perfect for my jazz night, and I can't wait to use these products more!

Grab these goodies from Neal & Wolf ready for the Christmas season!
Prices of the products I used range from £11.50* to £12.50*.
What do you think of the hair?

Friday, 8 November 2013


I love me some glitter, and I am indeed a glitter varnish hoarder - I don't know when to stop! When I see a gorgeous glitter I need to have it. This Orly shade in Right Amount Of Evil just screams fall. With it's pretty dark orange base and holo glitter, this is indeed my autumn glitter shade.
This pretty top coat has a orange shimmer and tint to the base of the varnish, so this wont go on top of just any shade. I suggest using a brown, yellow, orange, black or white - which I've used here - with this top coat, or else it could get weird...
I have fallen for this gorgeous orange shimmer, and I will be wearing it a lot through autumn. Inside the pretty shimmer are medium sized silver hex holo glitter - That's a mouth full - with teeny little specs of glitter and tiny straight glitter too, all of which is silver. I love how the hex glitter catches the light and shines like a rainbow, and the smaller glitter and shimmer in the varnish really gives my nails a punch.
It's a dream to apply, and has minimal streaking. In this photos I applied 2 coats with a white base, but you can also layer this baby up, but does take time. It's quick drying and the glitter doesn't catch at all. I hate a glitter that catches on my clothes. Overall I am in love, and I have become slightly obsessed with Orly polishes right now, so expect a few more Orly posts in the near future...
What do you think of this top coat?
Too busy for you?
What's your autumn varnish shade?
Grab Orly Right Amount Of Evil for £10.75 at BeautyBay.

Thursday, 7 November 2013


Last Friday Night by OPI from the Katy Perry collection is one of my favourite shades in my OPI collection and I'm always using it on top of dark colours. After a browse in Boots recently I spotted a new SinfulColors stand, and at just under £2 each I had to have a look! Instantly I was drawn to Hottie, a pretty blue with iridescent glitter throughout. The reason I was drawn to it was because it looked identical to Last Friday Night, so when I got home I put them to the test.
At first glance these look uncanny, but with careful observation you notice small differences. Last Friday Night has more larger glitter, while the SinfulColors shade has more smaller silver particles. Also the consistency is slightly different, Hottie being more thicker, but both have fast drying time and wear. 
I first applied two coasts of OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark as a base.
 L-R in above photo - Index finger is Hottie, then Last Friday Night, then Hottie and then Last Friday Night
on the pinky.
As you can see, when applied Hottie does have more smaller particles in comparison to Last Friday Night. OPI's glittery shade has more of a sparse covering of the nail and is nice for a subtle shimmer. Overall, I love them both, but I have found myself reaching for more of Hottie for my evenings out as it gives my nails more sparkle. And plus, these glitters are perfect for a galaxy nail effect!
Which one do you prefer?
Have you tried SinfulColors before?
Get your SinfulColour fix for £1.99 each from Boots,
and currently 3 for 2 as well!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013


For years I was so eager to try out one of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics world famous Lip Tars. After a lovely trip to meet the lovely Marvelle at BlogOfShadows I picked up a few Lip Tars which over the past few months I have just fallen in love with. In the next week I have 3 more Lip Tars to show you, and I cannot wait to get more.
Lip Tars are liquid lipsticks that come in a cute tube with a small nozzle, perfect for applying directly to the lip brush, or into pots to mix up your own colours. I've tried mixing colours up but have been pretty limited with 4 colours, but I recently bought a green shade, so things could get interesting!
I tend to use a brush to apply the lipstick accurately, but on occasion I use my finger to add a subtle hint of colour when I'm in a rush. 
I am a Lip Tar convert, and I cannot be without one in my bag. The lipstick dries to a semi matte/satin finish. The more you apply, the glossier it is. You literally need the tiniest drop of this bright pink to create an opaque finish. I am in LOVE with Nylon, and is usually compared to OCC's Anime and MAC's Candy Yum Yum. The wear on this lipstick is also brilliant and lasts throughout the day with little touch ups - I can even eat and drink with it staying put!
I have now come to the conclusion that I need more OCC Lip Tars in my life. Usually the one for the Mac lipsticks (I have 25...) I am slowly coming over to the Lip Tar ways. With so many finishes and colours to choose from, you can definitely find one that you love, or mix up your own colours!
Grab a OCC Lip Tar from Selfridges and see what the fuss is all about.
These babies cost £11.50, but worth every penny.
Have you tried Lip Tars?
What do you think of them?