22 July 2014

Todays Nails #27 Barry M aquarium collection

Today on my nails I opted for a beautiful pink and gold shimmery polish, the polish that creates this lovely shimmer if on of Barry M's Aquarium collection in the shade Mediterranean
Looking at this polish it can look pink but from another angle it will look gold, it has a beautiful light reflecting quality about it which makes it very eye catching in even the smallest amount of light.

I tried to capture the colour change in the pictures above.
After trying and wearing this polish, I can honestly say I want the other shades too!

Teresa x

18 July 2014

Illamasqua Lipstick in Sangers - Review and Swatch


Illamasqua lipstick in Sangers is my go to lipstick for long lasting red lips. I brought this last year when Illamasqua were having the sale for just £7.50.
The colour of this lipstick is a true blood red, for me Its definitely an evening shade or one for the winter if you were to wear it in the day. Before applying it I always make sure to exfoliate and moisturise my lips for a smoother application of the lipstick. the formula of the lipstick is not at all drying despite the semi matte finish.
It looks slightly orange here, trust me, its not.

I've worn this lipstick in the day a couple of times and it has such incredible staying power, for me I found that it lasted around 5 hours before the tiniest amount started to wear on the inner part of my lips so a quick touch up and it went on to last a further 5 hours.
Illamasqua Sangers Lipstick is so pigmented, all you need is one swipe on the lips for full coverage.
Overall I love this lipstick! it is the perfect true red with it not being too blue, pink or orangey, its incredible lasting power is also a big winner for me. It has certainly made me ant more of Illamasqua lipsticks!
This lipstick retails for £18.50 and you can get it here

Teresa x

16 July 2014

OOTD - Bold Print skirt


I've got to put this out there, I'm in love with this skirt! I have worn it so many times since I brought it! Because its so bright and colourful and super comfy! I kept it simple with a black top, orange slip on shoes, satchel and a necklace.

oops! there's a runaway cotton pad!

Skirt - Topshop
Bag - Topshop
Top - Primark
Necklace - Enchant
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins

Teresa x

14 July 2014

Todays Nails #27 + update about the next few weeks!


On Tuesday last week I treated myself to a manicure as a sort of celebration for finishing college and getting a job in a florist! (so exited!) I didn't really know what i wanted on my nails so I told the beautician ( my cousin) to choose for me and I love the result.
I don't know what products were used bu I thought it was too pretty not to share with you.

By the time this post goes up I will be starting my new job on the Tuesday and at current I'm trying to write as many posts as possible until I find the balance of work and blogging so my posts might be few and far between over the next couple of weeks! Its so nice to be able to say that yes, I am a florist! Hopefully the last two years of training has paid off!

Teresa x

02 July 2014

FOTD - Ft Bourjois, NYX, Benefit


Today's face was me trying out my new NYX eye shadow palette, I'm quite looking forward to trying this more because its got some beautiful neutral and green shimmery shades in it.

Please ignore the eyebrows! I'm in between appointments!

On my eyes I used...

MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre (review)
NYX Secret Garden eye shadow palette (shadow marked with a red * are what I used)
Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara

On my face...

Benefit Porefessional
Illamasqual Light foundation in 140 (review)
Collection Lasting Perfection concealer
Bourjois cream blush in 03

On my lips...

Tanya Burr lip gloss in Afternoon Tea

Teresa x