Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Hello again!

Hello everyone, just wanted to apologise for the lack of content recently. Ive had so much going on to be able to focus my time on my blog. From my Boyfriend moving house to my Grandma being in hospital (hopefully she is now on the road to recovery) plus the everyday duties of work etc I've barely had a minute to spare. However, I've been doing a lot of online retail therapy so keep reading as I've got lots or reviews and hauls on the way!

Fx

Friday, 3 February 2012

Ultimate Nude Nailvarnish

Since the Festive period is well and truly over I felt the need to put my red and glitter varnish days behind me for a while and return back to appreciating the beauty of a nude nail. I can always tell I really love a new polish when I use it 2 manicures in a row and still stare down at my hands to admire the view.

The polish in question is OPI's 'Tickle My Francey'. I bought mine from Beauty Bay for £10.50. Not the cheapest nail varnishes on the market but for such a wearable, everyday, all seasons colour I really think it's worth splashing out for. It is fast becoming my all time favourite nude. I was in love with Chanel's Particuliere as an everyday colour for so long that I wasn't even on the market for a replacement, but this colour came into my life through default the other week and I haven't looked back since. The shade is a pinky nude with grey and purple undertones depending on what light you catch it in. It isn't massively opaque but 2 coats is sufficient to get a true colour representation. Nude colours can obviously vary quite a lot depending on your skin tone but I think I have found my perfect match. For anyone that's wanting a new beautiful everyday colour I can't recommend this enough!

So, what do you think? Have you tried this colour or any other nudes recently? Let me know your favourites.

F x

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Newcastle Times

One thing I hate about growing up is that all my friends no longer live around the corner from me for me to pop in for a cup of Tea and a gossip when I have a spare hour. On my days off I try and split my time visiting my Boyfriend in London (a convenient 200 miles away) and my Friends. Last week was the turn of my Newcastle crew. I was a student at Newcastle University for 3 years and am still completely in love with the City. If anyone hasn't ever been it's really worth a trip up to the Northern borders to meet the friendly Geordies, have a great night out in Jesmond and dine out along the beautiful Quayside. I did a spot of shopping in the afternoon, treated myself to a few items in MAC, bought my Japonesque Tweezers and got some daily essentials from the Liz Earle in John Lewis.

      
 

At night we ate in a quirky Italian/Moroccan inspired Restaurant called Paradiso near the River Tyne and quite unexpectedly decided to continue the night in a few of our favourite bars afterwards. A few cocktails later, it was 3am and we were hailing a taxi down amongst a mass of drunken Students.


The next day, as we had eaten so much at Dinner the night before (a full 3 courses) there was barely a hangover in sight. I did however encounter some slight parking misfortune. I'd left my car in a permit only area overnight and hadn't got up to move it in time. When I rose there was a nice parking ticket slapped on my winscreen for all to see. The 3 hour drive home wasn't the most pleasant either with such little sleep but I stopped at M&S and stocked up on treats for the journey and all was good with the world again (can you see this correlation with food?). Overall though I had a bloody good time and am already counting down the days until my next visit.

                  

 So, if you're looking for somewhere to visit with friendly people, good shopping, a bit of culture (The Baltic is excellent for all you arty types out there) and an excellent night life I suggest you visit Newcastle and see how the Geordies do things. I mean where else are you going to find a place that sells Sausage Stottys??