Friday, August 30, 2013

Models Own Collections - Velvet Goth & Fireworks!

Well it has been known in the past for me to be a bit of a magpie where nail polish anything is concerned. I do love a bit of sparkle and shine, so when I saw these images in my email inbox, a little large part inside of me did a whoop and a cheer. I absolutely bloody love the look of these collections, they're right up my street and perfect for the (dare I say it) upcoming party season, since it will be here before we know it. I'm going to miss the sunny days we've had, it has to be said.

Anyway, what'dya think, are you digging the bling, or do you prefer a plainer finish? x

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Friday, August 23, 2013

QVC Today's Special Value (TSV): Red Carpet Manicure Gel Polish Kit with LED Lamp!

I've been looking at these kits for some time, wondering if they're actually as good as a salon gel manicure?! Has anybody used them? If so, what do you think?

I like the idea of quick 'curing' time, meaning I am not flapping my hands around and blowing my nails for hours (which lets face it, is tedious and looks weird), and actually think I'd be more likely to give some nail art a go because of this (I hate spending ages creating a masterpiece (ish) on my nails, only to then go and ruin it by knocking/smudging it etc)! On that note, does anybody know of any product that makes polish dry super quickly, that isn't Seche Vite, since I did not have a good experience with this stuff?!

Anyway, I noticed that today on QVC they have a Red Carpet Manicure set* as their TSV, which in this case means the set is this price (£74.97 plus £6.95 postage) and with the 3 easy payments (you pay £24.99 per month for 3 months, until the full amount is paid, postage and packaging cost is paid in first upfront payment) for one day only - until midnight tonight, actually.

If you've had your eye on one of these kits, this actually seems like a really good offer. I'm liking the look of both colour options too. Anybody going to go for it? x

*"Red Carpet Manicure gel nail set with LED lamp. This collection contains everything you need to achieve a long-lasting, high-shine gel manicure or pedicure that dries almost instantly, including an LED lamp, top and base coats, three gel nail colours and much more. Get the latest nail trend in the comfort of your own home thanks to this innovative gel nail set.

Enjoy a long-lasting finish - just like a professional gel manicure, each layer is 'cured' to dry under the LED lamp in as little as 30 seconds, so you can get on with your day without worrying about smudging or chipping your colour.
Care for your nails - your Red Carpet Manicure set comes with everything you need to remove your polish. The collection also includes cuticle oil and a protein-rich base coat to help keep your nails in tip-top condition.
Save on professional manicures - get the same look at home time and time again without having to pay salon prices.
Colours to suit all - choose from either on-trend brights or sophisticated autumnal shades. The gorgeous glossy shine combined with the wide choice of colours will never look out of style!

  • 1 x professional LED lamp - features built-in 45 second self timer function, cool light technology, long-lasting bulbs and an AC power cord adapter
  • 2 x Purify Pre and Post Application Cleanser (59ml)
  • 1 x Prep Max Adhesion (9ml)
  • 1 x Structure Base Coat Gel (9ml)
  • 1 x Brilliance Seal and Shine Top Coat Gel (9ml)
  • 1 x Revitalise Nourishing Cuticle Oil (9ml)
  • 2 x Erase Gel Nail Polish Remover (59ml)
  • 2 x removal kits - contains 20 pre-cut foil sheets and foam removal soak pads 
  • 3 x Red Carpet LED Gel Nail Polish (9ml)
  • 1 x accessories kit – containing one cuticle and buffing stick, two strips of adhesive buffing tabs (20 in total), emery board and 10 orangewood sticks
  • 1 x instructional DVD
  • 1 x UK instructions for LED light
  • 1 x Brochure
  • 1 x Ingredient list for cuticle oil

Colour options:


  • 1 x Mimosas by the Pool - hot rich coral
  • 1 x Socialite Status - bright fuchsia pink
  • 1 x Sea Cloud Cruise - baby blue (only available at QVC)


  • 1 x Publicity Stunt - mulberry
  • 1 x Bourgeois Babe - sheer berry red (only available at QVC)
  • 1 x Sands of Time - creamy latte (only available at QVC)

Behind the brand
The at-home gel polish system was created by the same people who first brought LED light technology to the professional salon manicure market. Red Carpet Manicure is designed to give you fast-drying and long-lasting results in the comfort of your own home."

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Rococo 'Lady of the Manor' Polish Collection for Autumn 2013!

I can't believe we're looking towards autumn already! However, I just love the look of these new shades being brought out by nail brand, Rococo this autumn. Pony Club is definitely the one jumping out at me, but honestly, I could see myself wearing every one of the shades in the collection.

Whaddya think?

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Marc Jacobs Window Shopping at Harvey Nichols Online... Lusting After Lots of Items!

I spend hours window shopping online, filling my baskets with items that I desire yet can never afford, or justify spending my money on due to one thing or another. Today is no exception, I've been on the Harvey Nichols website lusting after Marc by Marc Jacobs items and the image above is just a small (very small, might I add) selection of items that I want need in my life.

1. Marc Jacobs 'Henry Rose Gold Tone Watch' £229.
2. Marc Jacobs 'Q Percy grained Leather Cross-Body Bag' £175 in both pink and purple.
3. Marc Jacobs 'Burn Out Lace iPhone5 Case' £30 in purple (if I had an iPhone not an S4).
4. Marc Jacobs 'Q Grained Leather Wallet' £170 in pink, silver and black (£175).
5. Marc Jacobs 'East End Madame Hill Quilted Leather Tote' £530.
6. Marc Jacobs 'East End Lady Rei Leopard Print Clutch' £385.
7. Marc Jacobs 'Q Natasha Mini Leather Cross-Body Bag' in silver £260.
8. Marc Jacobs 'Q Lil Ukita Grained Leather Shoulder Bag' in purple and grey £350.

Grand total (of my restrained shop):  £2999... whoops.

There are also other Marc Jacobs items I am lusting after on the site - these are just the cream of a very large crop, and items from many, many other brands on there too... but until I win the lottery, I can only dream and have my basket empty itself, rather than be checked out. In fact, I have just come to the conclusion that I do too much 'adding to cart' and not enough 'checking out' - it's a sad world I live in, ha.

Do any of you guys also window shop like this? What, if anything do you currently have your eye on?

Written for, and in association with Harvey Nichols.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Is Her Haircut Too Bootylicious For Ya, Babe?

So, Beyonce has gone for the chop... whipping off all her long locks for a pixie crop. Could this be her just fancying a change in style? Could it be due to THAT fan incident where her hair got caught mid gig? Or maybe it's that her extensions and excessive bleaching have weakened/ruined her natural hair? I don't think I could chop my hair off unless I absolutely had to (although I have a wig that I totally fooled people with, post on that coming next week) as I love my long hair, in fact I love long hair full stop!

To be honest, I'm not keen on her new style, I like her hair long, it suits her face better - maybe it'll take a bit of getting used to, or maybe it'll never grow on me (pun half intended, ha), who knows?!

Don't get me wrong, she's still stunning, I just prefer her with the hair she previously sported. What do you guys think of it?

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Free Tangle Teezer Compact (Whilst Stocks Last, Subject to Availability, Until 7th August) with Whats in my Handbag!

I love a deal, I do... but a freebie is even better, so I just had to share my find with you lovely people as soon as I could.

What's in my Handbag are sending out free Tangle Teezer Compact brushes, that are worth around £11 when you sign up for an account. In addition to this, you do need to give them some details, tell them your three beauty must-haves and press confirm. I don't think this is a lot to ask in return for such a fab freebie, do you agree?

This offer expires in 5 days and 14 hours (correct at time of writing - 11pm on Thursday 1st August) so be quick and get yourselves over there. x

Take me to the booty!

*Tries are free, limited and exclusive to WIMH, subject to availability

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