Friday, 29 November 2013

W7 Cosmic Nails

As I showed briefly in my video of the evening, at the House of Fraser event I attended a few weeks ago we were treated to a mini manicure from Nails Inc, who were showing off their Christmas range of polishes and glitters, 'Bling It On'. The glitter effects were so lovely but the £18 price tag not so much for a poor student like me. Happily, in Peacocks the other day I spotted this 'Cosmic Nail Dust' by the brand W7, a brand I'd never heard of before, but for £2 a bottle I couldn't really say no.

The Cosmic Nail Dust is basically a pot of glitter that you sprinkle onto freshly-painted nails. I found it easier to do one nail at a time - paint, sprinkle, tap off the excess. The effect is absolutely stunning, I can't stop wiggling my fingers and just staring at the beautiful colours and sparkles! I also found that because the glitter sticks to the wet polish, the drying time is really quick. I found that my nails were dry within less then five minutes, so this would be a great look to do in a rush before a night out or a party. I used a top coat but didn't really notice a difference - the texture is still very coarse which can be a bit annoying, and I imagine it will be very stubborn to remove. But for almost one tenth of the Nails Inc. price one can't really complain! I also found that if I sprinkled the glitter onto my nails over a piece of folded paper I could just funnel the glitter right back into the pot, so one little pot will definitely last me a while, winner!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Tartan Dress

Dress: Republic
Top: H&M
Coat: H&M
Shoes: New Look
Bow: Crown & Glory

This is the outfit I wore to the House of Fraser Christmas event in Bristol a few weeks ago. I love this dress but I did feel a bit school-girl-y around everyone in their fancy Christmas outfits!

Tomorrow kickstarts what looks to be a very busy month for me, which after lazing around feeling ill for ages is a very exciting prospect! There will be lots of live music, partying, working at Caerphilly Castle's Medieval Christmas Fayre, travelling and then on December 16th I have a job interview which is perhaps the most exciting thing of all! 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

MOM Jeans

Top: Monki
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Topshop

This is what I wore today* to pop into town for medicines and also for a cheeky charity shop mission (check out this incredible jumper I found!). I've had a cold all weekend and it's not going away, and medicines are so expensive! Tomorrow I'ma see if the doctors will give me anything, at least then it'll be free on prescription, cheers Welsh government!! 

I've been living in these MOM jeans since I bought them last week, although I was a bit miffed off that I had to buy them two whole sizes bigger than my Joni jeans, Topshop and their silly inconsistent sizing, booo. These do seem a lot better quality than the Joni jeans though; I can never find skinny jeans that are proper denim as I have oddly proportioned legs, so this slouchy fit seems pretty perfect, and they won't disintegrate after a few washes (I hope)! My boyfriend did call them 'man jeans' the other day which ain't cool, but then what does he know!

I've spent the majority of my ill weekend watching Will and Grace and lying around. I keep waiting for them to run out of gay puns and they never do, bravo!

*Obviously I wore a big coat and a jumper today too, otherwise ranting about being ill would be very hypocritical.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

House of Fraser Christmas

On Thursday I was invited to House of Fraser in Cabot Circus, Bristol to have a look at some of their Christmas products, and also a little tour around their spa and beauty salon.

Their decorations were absolutely stunning, with themes such as woodland and nature-inspired, white trees with rose gold baubles and flowers and some adorable creatures such as deer and cute fluffy little owls. Unfortunately my camera was not co-operating with the light and all my photos came out awful, however I managed to take a few video clips which I have pieced together here. This is my first video so I hope it's not too horrendous! Any feedback will be greatly appreciated :)

I'm currently in the middle of a horrible cold/flu/sore throat/cough-y bug thing and my brain feels like fluff so stringing words together is a bit of a challenge. When I'm healthy I'll post some photos of my outfit for the night, and probably go through this post and edit all the appalling grammar!