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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Nail Polish Review



















This week i decided to review another nail polish i bought recently from Rimmel London the lasting finish nail polish in "Double Decker Red 030" on sale for $2 AUD which is a steal from the usual $14.95 AUD it can cost in some stores. I chose to get the double decker as many of you will know i was born in North Yorkshire and as such love all things british including double decker buses, which i dearly miss due to not been able to surf in the aisle on the top deck going around corners anymore haha. 
It took me a few days to actually get off my rear and take my old polish off and test out this product as i have been busy and i will admit kind of lazy and also a little bit poorly recently, but here are my pros and cons for this product.

Pros:
  • Great amount of pigment in the product so the colour is bright even with only one coat
  • The brush is a good thickness and didn't hold too much product  
  • The polish dried completely within 3-5 mins 
  • The bottle has good grip on the lid making it easy to open and not to spill
  • These polishes regularly go on sale in places like Coles, Woolies and Kmart so are not too expensive
Cons:
  •  The regular retail price is pretty high
  •  When i first bought it the polish was inside wrapping that was hard to open
From now on i want to start giving products i review a "Happy Sam Rating" out of 5, with 1/5 been horrid and a 5/5 been melted chocolate and Netflix good, In using this scale i would like to give this product a:  4/5 Happy Sam Rating
I definitely reccomend this product and i will be buying more when i can,
Thanks for reading my lovelies
Bye for now xx  

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Purple and Black Hair


Recently I decided that I really needed to revamp my hair, boost my confidence for starting my course next week so I decided to buy some manic panic semi permanent hair dye in purple haze and fuschia shock to tint and give a purple/ pinky hue to my hair and I also had my sister-in-law dye under my fringe and the under layer of my hair with a permanent blue black hair dye to add depth. 
Whilst using the manic panic you MUST wear gloves and be extremely careful not to get it anywhere it is not supposed to be like on the tips of your ears and face and fingers as I now have purple tint to my nails and ears as I didn't quite follow this rule strict enough haha. I decided to leave the dye on for just over an hour and the results are great I love my new hair.

Before:

After:

Thanks for reading 
Until next time 
Bye for now xx



Monday, 3 August 2015

Sally Hansen's Diamond Shine top coat / base coat review

Recently on a visit to the shopping centre with the hubby we came across a discount bin filled with nail polishes etc and I saw this top coat (it can be used as a base and top coat). I have been meaning to invest in a new top coat for a while and I have heard great things from this brand including longer wear and less chipping, it usually retails for around $16.95 AUD in places like Kmart but due to broken packaging this bottle was only $10 AUD yay for bargains.
When I got home I used the product straight away and found a few pros and cons for the product;

Pros:
- Fast drying 
- Easy to open 
- The product increased the length of wear of my polish from 3 days to 7 days (with minor chipping)
- This product is sold in most stores including Kmart, Woolworths and Coles
- Added great shine to my polish 

Cons:
- The brush is long and kind of clumsy
- I found the products consistency kind of runny 

Overall I really enjoyed the product and will be using it every time I paint my nails from now on and definitely recommend you guys try it out if your ever in search of a new top coat/ base coat

Thanks for reading my lovelies
Bye for now xx

Saturday, 1 August 2015

DIY Customized Shirts

In today's post i am going to run through a couple snazzy ideas on how to customize your shirts; you can use old baggy stretched out shirts or even a shirt that you picked up from K-mart for $3 a pop. In this Case i used option B.


Idea 1: Acrylic Paint
To make the first design i basically splatted paint on one side of the shirt and then folded it in half to create an inkblot test effect    






To make the second design i just decided i wanted to make a shirt with an evil pop tart on it so i painted it haha
















Idea 2: Print your own iron on transfers

For This idea you just find an image you want on your shirt, print it shiny side down on iron on transfer paper using an inkjet printer (not a laser printer), Cut out the image as close to the edge as you can, Peel off Backing, Place where you want the design with the grease proof paper on top, Using an iron on high setting apply heat evenly over 30 secondsish and finally once it has slightly cooled gently peel off the grease proof paper to reveal your design

Thanks for reading hope you enjoyed this post 

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Whats New ... Major Changes In My Life so far

Hello my lovelies,

I finally got the courage to face you all after all the things that have recently happened to me that pretty much ran me through the dirt and then back again, firstly i was involved in a car accident that wrecked our car (i was not at fault) and then secondly long story short i lost my job under suspicious circumstances. 

I know what your thinking, "why do you need courage to tell us about this stuff?" well to be completely honest i have put it off because i was worried about disappointing everyone and also worried about what people would say to me about what happened. 

I have been really down and out over it and only recently started to feel better.  I got accepted into my Diploma in Children services studying in Brisbane city and get to strive closer to my dream of becoming a kindy teacher which i start next week and i have lost more weight and cm at gym so i have come to think that getting to study something i love and follow my dreams may just be the silver lining in all of this.

Thanks

Bye for now xx

Thursday, 2 July 2015

DIY Plugs

Recently i decided to have a go at making my own plugs for my stretched ears, my ears are 12mm so i used a ruler to measure the diameter to make sure they were the right size. This is what i did...

1. I went to my local dollar store and bought some polymer clay that you can bake in the oven

















2. Work some of  the clay in your hands

















3. Shape the clay into a sausage shape and break it into small pieces

















4. Roll clay into plug like shapes and use the ruler to check the size ( note if it looks slightly too small, don't worry about it as they can expand in the oven only by 0.5-1mm but still i learned that the hard way as my first batch turned out too big )

















5. Bake in the oven for 30mins at 130 degrees (c)(30mins for even 6mm of thickness)

















And once they have finished in the oven and cooled down you now have your very own polymer clay plugs

















Thanks for reading

Bye for now my lovelies
xx



Friday, 19 June 2015

Monday, 15 June 2015

Vacate the roads i am now a Learner Driver ;)

I recently managed to pass the written component of Australia's driving test which means i am now allowed to drive on the roads which in reality is not as dangerous as it sounds haha.

In Australia you have to hold your leaner license for a year and gain 100 hours of driving experience in a multitude of different conditions (Night time, Daytime, rain or shine)

I am honestly not that bad at driving, i have driven for over 10 hours now and i am finding i am loving it. I am hoping to buy my first car soon and i will definitely show you all what i get

Bye for now
my lovelies
x

Sunday, 14 June 2015

My Daily Skin Regime

1. It is really important to wash your face everyday twice if you can once in the morning to prepare your skin for the day and once in the evening to remove the dirt, make-up and grime of the day.

















2. Then i Cleanse my face and exfoliate, i like to use Clinique liquid facial soap and i like to make my own exfoliant using a mix of coconut oil and bicarbonate soda and brown sugar.

















3.  Toner, Toner, Toner i like to use Witch Hazel as my toner because my skin has a tendency to get red and flushed and the witch hazel helps to strengthen the capillaries in the skin thus reducing the redness

















4. My skin also has a bad habit of drying out so i have to moisturise either by using an actual moisturiser or by using a foundation with moisturiser in it.

















Well thats it my lovelies

Friday, 5 June 2015

LOOKBOOK 05.06.15


Shirt- Save the Children (Charity Shop)
Singlet dress- Jay Jays
Leggings- K-mart
Boots- Boohoo
Necklace- Cosmetics Plus

Sunday, 31 May 2015

My weight Loss Journey So Far

Most of my adult life i have had serious issues with the way i look and the way i see myself, it may seem vain but i came to hate the way i looked because i didn't meet my standards of "beauty"... However after spending time in my own pity party and wishing i wasn't such a big girl anymore as it was really taking its toll on my mental and physical health i decided to join a gym on 28.04.15....
So far i have lost 15kg and i am hoping to lose more wish me luck :)


Saturday, 30 May 2015

LOOKBOOK 30.05.15


1. Dress - SES fashion 
2. Leggings- K-mart
3. Boots - Vanessa gave me them :)


Monday, 25 May 2015

LOOKBOOK 25.05.2015


1. Jacket- City Chic
2. Crop top- K-mart
3. Maxi skirt- K-mart
4. Boots- BooHoo


Saturday, 25 April 2015

My Best Friend Ness

Hello My lovelies i wanted to take a moment to appreciate the people important to me,

My best friend in the whole wide world is +Vanessa Thornton, people say this all the time but i can seriously say i have found my BFFL in her. We have been through so much together; she is kind, funny, understanding and very honest. She stands up for you when your feeling down trodden, she lifts you up, brushes you off and tells you your beautiful and that the world goes on.

She is the kind of person i strive to be, Someone who lights up the world around them with happiness and positivity.











She is the Wind beneath my wings and we will go on having adventures together, i wanted to take a moment for her, so she will always know how much she is appreciated.

Bye for now
xx

Monday, 13 April 2015

My Coffs Harbour Holiday 2015


Hello my lovelies,

I recently got back from my stay in Coffs Harbour in NSW, i was there for just over a week and visited the Big Banana and Dolphin Marine Magic all whilst staying at the Park Beach Holiday park.
I know not everyone enjoys sitting through an array of holiday photos but i really want to share my holiday with you ...

Me at the Big Banana

Dolphin Marine Magic

Braddles feeding a dolphin

Dolphin Kisses

Braddles in the Pool

My Nephew Dylan in his adorable rain coat

My nephews Damien and Dylan on the Jumping Pillow

Pool time

Big Smiles

So Happy

Kiss the girl whahaow

Braddles taking photos of me enjoying the sun


Muttenbird Island with Hubbo

At the top of Muttenbird Island with my sister in law Cassy

On the Drive down

Chilling in the Sun

 Tents up











I hope you enjoyed having a look at my happy holiday snaps

Bye for now
xx