Sunday, 26 August 2012

London Trip & Purple Ombre Nails

The month of August remains on a high after my recent trip to watch Rock of Ages the musical in Londaan! 

It was immense, amazing, incredible! I went with my boyfriend, his sister, her boyfriend and also his mum and dad. We traveled up by train on the 24th and as soon as we found our hotel, we went exploring around Covent Garden at the different sites. We also went around Leicester Square, Westminister and had a nice walk in Hyde Park, where we were able to get very close and personal with some squirrels and had a little sight of Buckingham Palace. After that we then had to dash quickly to the theater to watch the musical!

After such an amazing night, we had a lovely fry up in Cafe Rouge, Covent Garden to kick start our last day! Soon afterwards we decided to catch a city cruise across The Thames in order to see most of the London sights :} From Big Ben and the London eye at the beginning, to London Bridge, The Shard, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf ;) 

After our cruise it decided to absolutely piss down (with additional thunder), so I was there in my khaki jacket, hood up with my umbrella flapping away back and forth with the wind as we scrambled up to the entrance of Harrods. After a quick look through the absolute MADNESS we decided to check out the food court and I ended up buying a very posh sandwich! (parma ham and mozzarella ;D)

Simple Purple Ombre Nails 

Once you have clean, dry nails, apply a base coat.

Apply grey purple shade all over your nails. (I chose "Dusky Mauve by Barry M.)

To create a lovely metallic effect I layered the white shimmery colour from my Andrea Fulerton duo on all nails.

To get the interesting ombre effect, I used a make up sponge to lightly apply the colour "Foxglove" by No7 onto the top half of each nail.
Hope you enjoyed :)
Any of you know of any interesting nail colours out there for me to check out? 
Rachel xxx

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Update: Life, Make Up & Favourites

August has been a rollercoaster of a month so far, but it's been absolutely incredible! 

At the start of the month I went away to Paris for 5 days with my boyfriend, his sister and her boyfriend. It was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed, seeing the sights, having an immense time at Disneyland and of course shopping! Going on top of the Eiffel Tower was a great experience (except the 2 hour queue before it) but I'm glad I did it. Lots of baguettes, crepes, croissants and macaroons were consumed! :)

With roughly two days to spare after I got home from Paris I needed to get ready and pack for Gran Canaria with my Dad, sister and brother (it was crazy, but I couldn't wait!)

The overall week went by quite fast, but I enjoyed and it was nice to spend time with my family :) The weather was great, reaching 34 degrees one day when I noticed a nearby thermometer... a lot hotter and sunnier than little ol' Wales! The Maspolamas area was lovely and we had a chance to go on two trips during the week, one being a boat ride on the Supercat where we traveled around the island, had the chance to see dolphins(!) and swim outside the boat! The other trip allowed us to go to Las Palmas city area to see the sights including a Christopher Columbus Museum and we also got to do shopping ;)

Today's Make-up Look
(Shimmery peachy pink eye look with bronzed cheeks and a pink lip.)

(The raved about Bioderma and a Loreal Caresse Lipstick in 102 Mauve Cherie.)

I bought the Bioderma whilst in Paris due to lots of great reviews, and after using it over this short period of time I really do love it. It's great at taking your make up off, it feels lovely on the skin and feels very refreshing! I found it very useful whilst on holiday especially, for a nice skin refreshment :) 

I bought the lipstick on my way home at the airport after eying them back at home, and with a spare 20 euros waiting to be spent I thought, why not! I really love the colour, consistency and the smell! It has a lovely sweet scent, glides lovely onto the lips and feels very moisurising, love it! ;)

Hope you enjoyed this post,
Rachel xxx