Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Ramblings of a Beauty Blogger

Wooaahh, where did March go? I sat down with my laptop today and headed over to my blog, now I knew I hadn't blogged for a while but I didn't realise I hadn't blogged once in the month of March, oh my! I thought I would get back into the swing of things with this little chatty post.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

February Favourites

Last month I didn't do a Favourites post as I had been using things from previous favourites or that I had already posted about and thought it would be a bit repetitive but some of the purchases I made at the end of last month have quickly become products that I reach for on a regular basis so I thought I would share those with you today.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Manicure Tip

Following on from yesterdays Manicure Routine post I thought I would share with you a little tip that I find invaluable to getting the perfect finish. There's nothing worse than painting your nails and you get some on your skin or cuticle (how annoying) and when you try to remove it with a cotton pad you manage to destroy the paint work you just put all your effort in to applying. Well have no fear this little tip will help you to achieve perfection. For this tip you will simply need nail varnish remover, a cotton wool pad and an orange wood stick.

Firstly take the orange wood stick and dip the slanted end into your nail varnish remover.

Take a cotton wool pad and split it apart, I normally just peel it half way back as this is more than enough and you can then reuse the cotton pad.

Twist the orange wood stick (slanted end) in the loose fluffiness of the split cotton wool pad. Dipping the orange wood stick into your nail varnish remover makes the cotton wool grip onto the stick, if its dry it wont pick up any of the cotton wool.

When you have enough cotton wool on the stick just pull it away from the cotton pad and you should have something that kind of resembles candy floss.

Smooth this down by twisting the fluffy cotton wool in one direction between your fingers, keep doing this until it is smooth and nicely wrapped around around the orange wood stick.

Now you have a nice neat tool to help you remove unwanted nail varnish accurately. All you have to do is dip the cotton wool end into your nail varnish remover and then use this to wipe away any mistakes you may have made without ruining the polish on your actual nail. 

Voila the perfect paint that looks like you just took a trip to the salon, don't worry your secrets safe with me ;)

Something a little different but I hope you find this tip helpful, I use this each time I paint my nails. Just make sure you prepare this before you begin painting other wise it could get a little messy, cotton wool and wet nails are not best friends.

Kayla xx

Sunday, 23 February 2014

My Manicure Routine

A few years ago (many more than I care to admit) I was taken in by the hype of acrylic nails and committed the ultimate nail crime of heading to cheap, fast paced, no appointment necessary nail bars that were popping up in abundance around town. Now while these nails looked great at the time the techniques and tools used were not doing my natural nails any favours, so when I got bored of the expense and maintenance of these nails I had them taken off once and for all. Having had the acrylic removed the poor condition of my natural was revealed and I decided then it was time to take action, look after my own nails so that I could grow them and then there would be no need for me to have acrylic or any other kind of nails done. So from that point once a week I give myself a manicure at home and I often receive compliments on my nails and how they look. Here is my little routine and the tools and products I use.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Beauty Haul - Feb

So I kinda, maybe tripped up, fell into boots and found myself at the till making a few cheeky purchases. I didn't really need anything but it is impossible to peruse the goodies perched on the shelves of Boots and come out empty handed. I swear my purchases were just screaming out and begging to come home with me, it would have been rude to ignore them.... right?

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Glossybox: February

Now I know your probably thinking that in my last Glossybox post I decided that the Birchbox won and I was going to cancel my Glossybox subscription, this was my intention. I logged on to the Glossybox site purely to go and cancel my subscription but then on my dashboard it had my Glossydots total and I noticed that I had enough to get a few free boxes, so that is my plan, after all I have earned the Glossydots so might as well use them.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Birchbox - February

My Birchbox has been delivered and its time to open up this little box of beauty goodness and see what's in store for me this month....