Nail Time!

So I’ve decided on some products to help me grow my nails. I’ve got on order OPI Nail Envy and cuticle oil. Now i Just need to decide on a hand cream. I’m thinking of going with OPI Avojuice. Once I receive my products I’ll take pictures of my nails so I will have a before picture.

As I go along I might change which products I’m using or decide to try something different if I get any suggestions. 

Wish me luck!

Speak soon,

Nikki ~x~

Aurora Band - The Next Day

So I used the aurora band last night for the first time. I’m pretty sure my hair is too short - that or I didn’t use it right. The front of my hair was incredible. The curls were perfection. As for the hair on the back of my head? It was not curly but a frizzy mess. I’m going to give it another go soon and try it slightly differently and if that fails I’ll try when my hair is a bit longer!



Nikki ~x~





I bought this Aurora Band a while ago and haven’t yet used it. I’m giving it a go this evening and will review in the morning. I hope I’ve used it right! My hair might be too wet for it but if it is then I’ll try again tomorrow night with my hair a little dryer!



I will be the happiest girl on the planet if this thing actually works!



Speak tomorrow!



Nikki ~x~

It’s Grow Time

So my nails are disgusting. They’re bitten really short and the skin around the edges have been picked and pulled at until they bleed. It’s time to stop biting, picking and pulling and time to grow my nails so they’re long and I can continue my nail art on my actual nails!

I’m going to be hunting down some products that will aid nail growth and really nourish my cuticles. Once I have tracked down some decent products I’ll post regular updates and pictures of how my nails are doing. Nail biting is addictive. It’s difficult to stop. It’s a bad habit and habits are tough to break. Like my habit of snacking on crisps and chocolate for example. With this too, I will be trying to break the habit. Move on to healthier snacks. Healthier foods and in general a much healthier lifestyle. 

I’m going to be starting MummyFit classes at my local gym very soon. And fingers crossed things will start to take shape and I’ll be a healthier person in mind, body and spirit.

If anyone has any suggestions about any nail products, diets, ways to cut back on snacking etc. please please please let me know!

Speak soon my lovelies!

Nikki ~x~

Thank heavens for 'It's Potent'

So the last week has been so exhausting! I’m not even sure why! So all I can say is I have never been so grateful for an eye cream as I am for Benefit Cosmetics ‘It’s Potent Eye Cream’. It has kept my bags at bay meaning that although I feel like they’re falling off my face they’re so heavy they certainly don’t look it! In fact I don’t even look tired! Until I fall asleep in my dinner that is!



Nikki ~x~

PosieBalm

I’ve now been using Benefit Cosmetics PosieBalm for over a week and I can honestly say it’s amazing! My lips feel incredibly soft. I’m a bit of a lip balm addict. I own several lipbalms and have many favourites (along with many I really dislike!). 

Benefit’s lipbalms are not greasy, not sticky and have a lovely tint to them making them a great subtle alternative to lipstick. A huge thumbs up from me! 

I’m still using the other products I acquired from the Benefit Bloggers Event (most of which I am really impressed with, others I haven’t even used yet) so posts about those will come soon!

Nikki ~x~

Bene-Blog

So, we received an invite to go along to a bloggers event at the Benefit Cosmetics counter in Debenhams, Telford. As our first event we had no idea what to expect! When we arrived we were greeted by Abi - and a counter full of party hats, drinks, doughnuts from Krispy Kremes and bags of sweeties from Mollies. Everyone knows Krispy Kreme - if you don’t, where have you been?! Mollies is a local company, originally set up in Welshpool and now have stores in Shrewsbury and Telford as well! It truly is one of my favourite confectionery stores.

Abi started the morning by taking us through all the different Christmas gifts that Benefit have released this year! These were ‘your b.right to party’, ‘your so party!’, ‘get your party on!’, ‘life of the party’, ‘party like a rockstar’ ‘REAL cheeky party’ and lastly ‘pucker up and party’.

Then, after introducing Gemma from SkinSincere, Abi then went on to show us 2 different looks using various different products.. The first was a subtle day time look and the second an evening look. Once she had show us each on we set about to recreate the look on each other! I paired with Karen from JinksyBeauty while Nadine was with Hannah from Pull Yourself Together. Karen started us off by recreating the daytime look. I loved this look as it was very subtle and could be easily adapted depending on how bold you like your make up to be. I then recreated the evening party look on Karen. I was really pleased with how this turned out! There was lots of sparkle in this look - and who doesn’t like a bit of sparkle!

With each look we used Air Patrol eye primer and POREfessional face primer. I wasn’t overly keen on the Air Patrol primer but I am totally head over heels for the POREfessional primer. POREfessional is a silicone based primer and really does smooth complexion under your normal foundation.

Once we had completed our looks, we were all entered into a raffle with the chance to buy extra tickets with the money going to the Benefit Cosmtics #BoldIsBeautiful Project. The project is partnered with the amazing womens charities Look Good Feel Better and Refuge. I was so lucky and won myself a mini goody bag containing ‘that gal’ face primer, ‘they’re real’ mascara and ‘high beam’ luminescent complexion enhancer. 

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Each blogger also received a goody bag each containing various goodies and samples! The following pictures show what I got in my goody bag:

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popband London hair bands - these are amazing, they leave your hair kink free!

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Benefit It’s Potent eye cream and Total Moisture face cream samples

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SkinSincere Coconut Sugar scrub sample

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Givenchy perfume samples

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Benefit POREfessional mini.

There was also a goody bag from Wild Olive. This contained some bath tea bags and a bath sundae!

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I’m really looking forward to trying out some of these products and letting you guys know what I think!

I of course had to make a cheeky purchase while there! I opted for Posiebalm, Benefits lip balm - another product I will blog on after I’ve used for a while.

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I had a fabulous day and for our first bloggers event it was a complete success!

Special thanks to Abi for hosting and arranging our incredible goody bags and gifts, to Gemma from SkinSincere for making us aware of your amazing natural products and for our sample in our goody bags and finally to the other bloggers - Karen from JinksyBeauty, Hannah from Pull Yourself Together, Kirsty from Just A Little Bit Ginger and Beth from BB-Beauty.

I will be blogging updates on what I think of each product as I go along! And dare I mention the ‘C’ word yet? Probably best to wait til after Halloween!

Laters! 

Nikki ~x~