Monday, 30 May 2011

My Tanning Routine

Hi Girls, so I thought I would share with you my tanning routine as I do actually get asked a lot how I brown up my pasty Geordie skin...

Here's step by step what I do:

1) Exfoliate - It is a must as you need to scrub away the dead skin in order for the tan to stick to fresh new skin as it will stay on longer. I use St Ives apricot body scrub at the minute as it is really gritty. I like it rough! haha.
I use LUSH Ocean Salt Facial Scrub on my face

2) Moisturize - This is to lock some moisture in your skin so the tan doesn't stick to the dry bits and look deep brown and awful. I use Soap and Glory Righteous Body Butter and honestly I LOVE it!! It smells sooo nice.

    I am also using the Soap and Glory - Glow Job on my face :)

3) Tan - I am currently using St Moritz in Dark, I apply it with a fake tan mit as I could not think of anything worse than orange palms... I am still undecided on this tan although the colour is MAD brown!! It goes on more muddy than usual St Moritz, but again the colour you get when you wash it off is the stuff of a Geordie girls dreams!!

Hope this helps you fake tan virgins out there :-) xxx

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Favourites: Nail Varnishes

As a lover of all things nail painting related I am always testing out and buying new nail varnishes. I have quite a nice little collection but seem to always reach for the same 9 colours.

The reason these 9 are my favourites is because I always have trouble with nail varnish sticking and the majority of these completely cover in just one coat with a few exceptions.

China Glaze is amazing quality and long lasting and I haven't found a better brand yet... let me know if you have tried any of these and your honest oppinions on them :-)

Left to Right: China Glaze - Lighthouse, No7 - Shimmery pink colour, China Glaze - Sky High-Top, BarryM - Racing Green, Nails inc - Jermyn Street, China Glaze - Go Crazy Red, O.P.I - Katy Perry Teenage Dream, BarryM - Grey, Rimmel London Pro - 400 Blue Vogue

My Makeup Collection

Hi girls, Hope you're having a lovely Sunday...

So I thought I would blog about my makeup collection because I love reading and looking at other peoples collections so wanted to share mine to.

Recently I have been on a crazy "lets throw things away" and now only have the makeup I use. If you watch my second channel on YouTube you will know how much massive makeup collections don't appeal to me one bit. In fact I haven't bought makeup for ages (apart from a lip liner and myth lippie yesterday that is lol).

Anyhoo, I seem to find myself buying the same things over and over again... once I have used up my favourite mascara, it gets replaced and so on with all my stuff. No point in having loadsa stuff sitting there waiting to go out of date is there?

Primers and Setting Spray

Foundations, Concealers and Tinted Moisturizer


Lipstick, Lipgloss, Lip balm and Lip liner

Blush, Bronzer, Powders, Highlights and Contouring

All Things Eye...

Hope you enjoyed this, I decided recently when I didnt have enough room for all my makeup that I would part with the things I don't use... I think most girls on the internet get wrapped up in thinking they need to out do everyone and have the biggest collection. It's good if you can afford it but I can't justify spending all my money on expensive makeup that I wont use... I'd rather pay my bills and socialise lol