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Saturday, 28 June 2014

REVIEW: Nailene Full Cover Nails

Hi guys!

On Thursday of this week, I attended a rather momentous event that I had been eagerly anticipating for months. To be honest, finding the right dress and shoes and putting my whole look together was more than a little exhausting, but I had the most amazing time and would give anything to go back to the evening.
Admittedly, by the end of the night it was difficult to walk due to 4 straight hours of dancing in heels and my hair was looking slightly worse for wear... But it was the small details that brought the entire outfit together and kept me feeling confident all night.

When planning my purchases and deciding what I needed to buy, I totally discarded the idea of doing my nails myself; thinking it would just be easiest to go to the salon and have a professional do them properly (bearing in mind I had never expressed an interest in my nails before). However, as I walked around Boots (my favourite "drugstore") I found myself in the nail section gazing slightly bewildered at the selection of press-on to acrylic nail sets before me.
I immediately decided that I wanted to have a go at creating my own manicure... And this is where I discovered Nailene full cover nails.



I chose to purchase the oval shaped nails as I decided this would be best suited to my hands and current style. A set of 200 nails came to a grand total of £8.49, which is a huge bargain when compared with the £25 I would have paid for acrylics at the salon.

Not only were these nails cheap, but they were incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is make sure your natural nails are clean, then gently buff them and apply the full cover nails using the glue provided. They are also extremely easy to trim and file, although I opted to keep mine at their original length as they were already perfect for me.









  




After applying the false nails it was time to paint them. I chose a light pink
shade as it complimented my dress (the exact polish being Sinful Colours' "easy going"). In total, these nails lasted just over a week but I believe they could last a while longer with a little extra care.





I can 100%, whole-heartedly say that I have been converted to the false nail hype. I will most definitely be re-purchasing these false nails due to their simple instructions and low price. If anything, the only problem I have with the nails is that half of them are too big for my fingers... But with that being said I have often been called out on my small hands; being referred to as both Chipmunk and Elf-hands on several occasions. I would recommend these little-tips to anyone looking for a cute at home mani and would give them a rating of 8.5/10.



Do you have any favourite nail products?

xxx

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Messy Hair, Long Walks and a Picnic

Hello guys!

Earlier this week, a good friend and I spent a day in the park enjoying the beautiful weather we've recently been experiencing. Coming from England, a bit of sun is something we very rarely see... Meaning that when it does decide to come out and grace us with its warm beams of golden light, almost everyone can be found enjoying it. 
Usually, we would stay at home and watch movies or catch up on our favourite Youtubers weekly videos, but this Tuesday was different. With messy hair, bags full of food and a more than sufficient layer of sun-cream applied, we decided to venture out from the comforting coves that are our houses and head into the big wide world for our daily dose of Vitamin D.
(an example of the crazy nest that is my hair)

Upon reaching the  park, we sat on the grassy floor where we soon began tucking into our picnic. It's funny how enjoyable something as simple as a picnic can be. It was nice to be able to soak up the atmosphere: children running around playing while their mothers looked slightly distressed, dog owners playing fetch with their pets and people like me, those who were just there to enjoy their time and relax in the sun. 























Strawberries, Granny Smith apples, sandwiches, Doritos and chocolate chip cookies adorned our picnic area as we began devouring our "feast" of goodies! There's something about enjoying food out in the open that's extremely refreshing. I know personally I spend a lot of time indoors and on the internet and it's moments like these that bring me to the realisation that there's a whole world out there waiting to be appreciated (cue soppy music).




On a less serious note, I cannot wait to get stuck into some really exciting things this Summer and I am eager to bring you along with me! This was definitely my best day of the week so far... 

What was yours?







Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Introductions and first impressions

Well hello! I guess I better start with a simple introduction: my name is Emily and I'm from the U.K. For a long while I have wanted to start a blog, but there always seemed to be something that needed doing or a task that needed finishing. As Summer is quickly approaching, I figured now would be the best time to take the plunge (if nothing else, I'll definitely have a lot more time on my hands!).
If I had to give this blog a label, I think I'd call it a 'Lifestyle blog'... It's going to be a little bit of everything! 
I cannot wait to begin blogging properly and hopefully one day create a blog that can be enjoyed by many...

Let the adventure, begin!