Monday, October 29, 2012

Topshop Nail Varnish in Moonshine

Welcome to my FIRST (of many) beauty review - can I get a WHOOP WHOOP! 

So I've been looking (for what seems like forever) for a new metallic nail colour. My ultimate fav has to be Revlon Nail Enamel in Gold Coin (if you haven't tried it I would seriously recommend that you do!) Gold is my favourite colour and Revlon's is such a perfect metallic gold shade that doesn't come out clumpy looking or tacky at all. However, I've been wanting something a little bit different to gold as I've been wearing Revlon's for the last year or so now.

I've been wanting to try Topshop Nail Enamels for a while but the price has always put me off, £6 - £6.50 just seemed wayy too much for their tiny bottles. However, while I was shopping with my boyfriend the other day I spotted the PERFECT shade that I'd been looking for and in the end just had to try it. 

Apologies for the unclear photos, I've just started and I am currently investing in a new camera :)

101 Moonshine looks like a silvery, metallic colour but is actually a cross between a rose gold/pearl colour. The brush and application of Topshops Polish is sooo much better than I thought it was going to be. It comes out ultra smooth and sleek and looks gorgeous on your nail, even after the first coat! The brush is a great size as well, making it easy to apply. The range of coverage is also great too and looks completely opaque after the second coat. 

As mentioned before, at first glance I thought £6 was a bit too much to spend on a Topshop Nail Varnish. Although the bottles were pretty, I had just never really been convinced as the bottle really isn't that big either. However, after trying this shade I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. 

This definitely has now got to be one of my favourite colours out of my collection and I would highly recommend it if your looking for a chic metallic shade this Winter. Although it may seem flashy, its great for a casual every day look and even perfect for a night out - it literally goes with everything! 

Have you tried Topshop Nail Polishes? What's your favourite shade? 

Topshop Moonshine £6/8ml via Topshop

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Car boot sale fun!

So this weekend my mum dragged me into helping her organise and raid the house for a Sunday car boot sale. As much as I ABSOLUTELY hated organising for it and spending my precious two days off doing preparing, it was actually a massive success!!

We set off with 5 filled Ikea bags and came back with only one! As soon as we stepped out of the car we were absolutely SWARMED, people were grabbing stuff out of the boot before we even managed to take it out of the car! As we managed to get it out, we got off to a flying start and were selling and selling and selling - YES! Although it was fun, at times it was difficult to keep up and as this was my first ever car boot sale, it was even harder to instantly put a price on some items. I mean some of them were literally brand new with tags and I was skeptical about letting them go for as little as £1.50 - £2. That being said, it is a car boot sale so I guess it just had to be done. 

All in all we managed to make £100 which was wayyy beyond my expectations. If you want to make a bit of extra cash quickly, I would DEFINITELY recommend it. As they say, one mans rubbish is another mans treasure and this is so true when it comes to car boot sales! If you're thinking about it, go for it! As a little guide and for some help, I've included some tips that I learnt from today for you guys :)

My tips for a successful car boot sale:

1. Dont rule ANYTHING out when trying to find items to sell. As I mentioned before, what you think is rubbish, another person may absolutely treasure. 

2. KNOW your prices before you get there. Car booters already know their price before they get there and if you know you're prices, they know you're certain. It also just makes you look like you know what you're doing... unlike me today!

3. Keep your eyes peeled and bring a member of family or a friend with you. If you've got a lot of stuff and you're on your own, its harder to keep an eye out for your things and become more of a target. 

4. Bring some change. Always good to have a bit of change on you to start with! 

5. Wrap up and bring some TEA!! If you're at an outside car boot sale, this is a great shout! This was literally the best thing we did!! 

6. If you can, get there early - the amount of buyers seemed to really die down towards the afternoon! 

7. Enjoy it! Have some fun with the car booters and dont be scared to start of at a high price. If they really want it, they'll stick around until they are happy with the price. 

Happy Car Booting! 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

October Fashion Haul

Seeing as it was my birthday this month (I'm getting old) it was defo an excuse for me to go on a shopping haul YAY! After practically spending all my money this is what I ended up and I think I did pretty well. 

I am absolutely LOVING everything khaki/army, spiked and gold. I feel like this season has a particularly gothic feel with leather, crosses and spikes now being seen ALL over the highstreet. I usually hate and avoid wearing black at all costs but this season I guess I have more of an excuse to wear more black and dark colours. As my make-up obsession grows now day by day, I found myself struggling to find a home for it all so I found this gorgeous Pull & Bear spotted cosmetic bag which I absolutely love! I'm also loving all this cross jewellery around at the moment and picked up this cute cross ring at River Island for £3 and have got soooo many compliments on it already. 

What are your thoughts about this seasons trends? Are you feeling the gothic look? Let me know!