Tuesday, 31 January 2012

My New Year Makeup

I know it was a whole month ago but I found these photos and thought I'd show you what my makeup was like for New Years, plus there is one documenting one of the rare occasions that my boyfriend wears a proper shirt haha!

Martin and I for New Years

I can't remember the exact makeup I am wearing but the lipstick is Chanel Dragon and on my eyes are some neutral eye shadows with black liner and Urban Decay Heavy Metal liner in Baked (gold)

Jennifer x

A little introduction to a new friend of mine. Puppy pictures!

This is Asha.

My boyfriend's family got her a few weeks before Christmas and she is now about four months old. She is a Miniature Schnauzer so she isn't going to be a large dog when she grows up. She is such a little munchkin, gets up to lots of mischief, loves to nibble everything and everyone and likes to bark on her walks and whenever she goes in the garden. She has settled in nicely with their other dog, Harvey (English Springer Spaniel) and even though she bugs him but tugging his ears and biting at his legs, he still likes to curl up with her to sleep. Hopefully she will stop pestering him as she gets older and realises that when he growls at her it is time to stop.

Here are some more photos of her and some of Harvey.

I love this photo, she is chewing my boyfriend's cords on his hoody.

She is so tiny! She has grown quite a bit since this picture was taken.
Smelling my boyfriend's foot... I wouldn't want to do that!

And here is the handsome Harvey

Chilling out...
Harv trying to curl up in my lap but he is too big haha.

Jennifer x

OPI Nicki Minaj - Fly & Save Me

Hi all! Hope you are all great. Just a quick post to show you a mani I did a couple of weeks ago using two of the OPI Nicki Minaj colours. They are all beautiful shades and I shall be showing the others in other posts as I wear them.

Fly is an amazing bright turquoise-teal-blue cream finish polish. It is highly pigmented, this is two coats pictured and applies like a dream. It is quite a unique shade of blue in my collection and I really love it. I have a bit of a thing for blue nail polish, quite a few of my favourites are blues.

I topped my ring fingers with OPI Save Me glitter which is a blue and gold strand/bar glitter which is also a bit holographic so changes colour in the light. It also has some regular silver glitter thrown in the mix. I used two coats here but I think one coat would have been better as you would be able to see the strands better.

By the way, I've got cuticle oil on my fingers which is why they are so shiny.

Jennifer x

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Hiya Everyone!

I know I haven't been posting much recently but I've been really busy with a bit of a project during the evenings so haven't really had much time to put toward the blog.

Other than makeup, another hobby of mine is knitting. I've been knitting for about four years now. One of my colleagues is pregnant at the moment and due next month. Knitting can be time consuming and expensive when making adult sized garments so I was quite excited to make something for her new baby, not only because I'd never knitted for a baby before but also because it wasn't going to take forever and be really expensive to make.

My colleague is having a little girl so here is what I've made for her.

Hat and booties (these are lilac but look blueish in the photos)
The hat has lacy detail around the edge and a cute little flower on the side.
Matching booties with lacey detail around the edge.
They're so tiny!
Then I made a cardigan for when the baby gets a bit older so she can grow into this one.

White cardigan which has sparkly strands mixed in with the yarn, it looks really pretty and girly.
Girly pink daisy buttons and pocket details
You might be able to see the sparkles in the yarn here. It flashes from purples to pink.

What do you think? The patterns came from a book called Natural Nursery Knits by Erika Knight


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

OPI Nicki Minaj Collection available now!

OPI's collaboration with Nicki Minaj is now available in the UK. It consists of 5 beautiful nail colours and 1 shatter top coat.

Get yours at www.lenawhite.co.uk

While you are there, don't forget to check out the sale section of the website, some lacquers are only £5!

Jennifer x

Monday, 9 January 2012

Naked 2 Now On Debenhams!

Urban Decay's Naked 2 palette was released last Friday and I missed out as I thought it was due for release today, 9th January. Never mind though, I secured mine this morning as it has been restocked.

To get yours, head over to http://www.debenhams.com/beauty/urban-decay

Can't wait for it to arrive!

Jennifer x

Saturday, 7 January 2012

My Christmas Manicure

I took a break from blogging for the Christmas holiday period and totally forgot that I took these pictures of this manicure until I saw them on my camera. Thought I'd show you anyway even though they're too late.

I wanted to do something really festive and decided to do each nail different because I couldn't pick one thing. I thought it was really fun and got a lot of compliments on them.

What I used:
Thumb (snowflake)-
OPI Ogre the Top Blue as the base - 2 coats
OPI Last Friday Night over the top - 1 coat
Rio nail pen in white for the detail

Index/pointer finger (candy cane stripes)
Leighton Denny Pure White as the base - 2 coats
Rio nail pen in red for the stripes

Middle finger (gold bow)
OPI Affair in Red Square as the base - 2 coats
Rio nail pen in gold for the detail

Ring finger (green glitter)
Orly Here Comes Trouble - 2 coats

Little finger
OPI Russian Navy as the base - 2 coats
Rio nail pen in gold for the detail

Jennifer x

MAC - Iris Apfel Lipstick Swatches & Review

MAC's collaboration with Iris Apfel is a lovely collection, the lipsticks for me are the stars. They are all beautiful colours with fantastic quality. There are 5 shades, Flamingo, Party Parrot, Pink Pigeon, Scarlet Ibis and Morange. Morange is permanent. I purchased all of the other 4 shades.

L-R: Flamingo, Party Parrot, Pink Pigeon, Scarlet Ibis
L-R: Flamingo, Party Parrot, Pink Pigeon, Scarlet Ibis

Continue reading for review and more photos
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