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Review: OPI Nail Lacquer in Pinking Of You

Last year my sister went to New York and bought me back some OPI Nail Varnishes, one of which was the OPI Nail Lacquer in Pinking Of You.

Pinking Of You is a baby pink creme nail varnish and it originally came from the OPI Sheer Romance Collection. It's very pretty and very girlie. I decided to use a China Glaze Glitter Nail Varnish to use as an accent nail. The nail varnish I used is China Glaze's Glitter Nail Lacquer in Material Girl which is taken from the China Glaze 3D Glitter's Collection

Both nail varnishes took a little bit of layering up for them to become fully opaque but once you've applied a few layers they work quite well together and, both individually, are lovely, pretty colours.

They lasted a good few days before chipping but I found that Material Girl peeled off in one rather than being chipped which can be a little odd when you suddenly look at your nails and realise that you've effectively lost a nail!

Review: No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm for Dry/Very Dry Skin

There was once a time when, before going to bed, I would just wipe off my make-up with a make-up removing wipe, splash my face with a bit of warm water then hop into bed and dream about my teeth falling out and Harry Styles.
Luckily lately I've gotten a bit better when it comes to my skincare. I alternate between using make-up wipes and make-up removing creams and now at bedtimes I use this little beauty, No7's Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm for Dry/Very Dry Skin.

Now I have to say before I start the review, I don't actually have dry skin. I have quite oily skin but I have dry skin in certain areas so I decided to choose this over the No7 Foaming Cleanser for Normal/Oily Skin.

First off, it comes in a big 150ml bottle so it will last for quite a while, especially as a little goes a long way with this product. It isn't really like a balm; this cleansing balm is thicker and creamier than one of those so it has the consistency of a thick moisturizer. This product does remove make-up but I like to remove it first with a wipe then use this cleanser to remove the excess. The way I chose to use it was by rubbing a 10p sized amount into my hands then rubbing this gently into my face. Then I get a hot flannel and gently wipe it off, leaving my skin feeling refreshed and lovely and soft.

Overall I utterly love this cleansing balm. It's very gentle on the skin, removes any excess make-up and leaves the skin feeling lovely and soft without making it feel uncomfortably tight. I really recommend this cleansing balm, even if you don't have dry skin it is still a wonderful cleanser and does the job well!

Review: Maybelline Color Show Nail Varnish in Orange Attack

A few weeks ago I was in ASDA with my friend when we found ourselves loitering in the make-up section. My friend was after a nail varnish and not only did she buy herself one, but she also bought me one too. The nail varnish she bought for me was the Maybelline Color Show Nail Varnish in Orange Attack.

Orange Attack looks much more orange in the bottle than it does on the nails. The nail varnish is very vibrant when applied but not opaque enough to use just one coat, I used three to get the colour above. I think the more nail varnish you apply the more the colour deepens so you don't get such a vibrant orange like in the bottle, more like a dark orange/red.

I absolutely love this nail varnish and the formula: it dries rather quickly and lasted between 2-4 days before I noticed major chipping. For £2.99 I will definitely buy more!

Other: Graze Box One

Graze Box - £3.99 per box
Two free boxes - 5KRFW1V code or click here
A few weeks ago I found myself Googling healthy snack ideas when I saw an advert for Graze boxes on the side of the page. I've always wanted to try a Graze box but never got round to it before so I thought this was my chance to finally have a taster.

For those who don't know, Graze are a company started by 7 friends who all loved food but needed an alternative way of snacking to help their waistlines. They send you 4 different, healthy snacks through your post box and in return you pay £3.99 each time.

I found a code online for a free box, typed it into the website, inputted my debit card details, decided whether I wanted my box sent twice a week, once a week or once a fortnight (I picked the latter) and then the fun part - deciding what I wanted to eat! All of their products come up on the page with little nutritious facts about them and you can either decide to 'bin' them (never get sent them), 'try' them, 'like' them, 'love' them and 'send them soon'. I went through every item and changed each product to suit my tastes, ie, Lemon and Rosemary Olives? Bin bin bin! The Graze Brownie? Um, yes please!

I impatiently waited a few days and it swiftly came through my post box. Inside were 4 specially chosen punnets filled with healthy snacks and a little leaflet with the nutritional values of each one of them which is good if you like to see what's exactly in the food you're eating. 
Onto the fun bit, what I ate!
Tomato Dipinetti - 97 calories
Slow cooked cherry tomato relish with rosemary grissinetti 
Dark Rocky Road - 183 calories
Pecan nuts, dark chocolate buttons and cranberries
Hot Cross Yum - 135 calories
Sponge pieces, cinnamon and honey almonds and orange infused raisins
BBQ Pistachios - 189 calories
Roasted pistachio nuts with BBQ seasoning

Out of the 4 above by far my favourite was Hot Cross Yum. I didn't realise I could like almonds so much! I also realised that I'm not a fan of dark chocolate but hey, I ate them anyway.

Outfits: The Celine Tee

Jacket - New Look
Necklace - eBay
Jeans - H&M

I've been seeing loads of Celine tops on tumblr and thought to myself 'I want one too!' so I went on a little hunt on ebay to find a look-a-likey. I ended up buying this one for £5.99, it looked nice in the photo and it was fairly cheap so I paid before I could change my mind.

The seller I bought this from states it being 'super fast delivery' but I waited nearly 3 weeks for mine. Eventually they sent me another after I demanded another one and that one arrived in less than 24 hours so maybe it is fast after all.

I was a little concerned at the size of the top when it arrived as it did seem a little big but it fits nicely and has an oversized feel about it. I did tuck it in/roll it up as it was a little long though. I threw on my trusty biker jacket, black jeans and some converse and that was about it really! I do want to do some more outfit posts but it's hard when I wear the same stuff pretty much all the time!

Review: Sinful Colors Nail Varnish in Pistache

Sinful Colors Nail Varnish - £1.99
A couple of weeks ago I was in Boots and I walked into a display whilst busy scrolling through Twitter. It was actually quite embarrassing and I did a little look around to make sure no-one saw my embarrassment and pick up the dropped items from the stand when, to my delight, it was nail varnish - hurrah!

As a nail varnish addict I took this as a sign and immediately picked out about 10 colours from the Sinful Colors display that I just had to have and at £1.99, it wouldn't break the bank to do so. I decided to just buy one and finally got the 10 choices down to one, Pistache.

Pistache is a bright, creamy pistachio green. It looks a little darker on the nails than it does in the bottle but it's still a lovely colour and one well worth buying.
The colour is so opaque. One coat would definitely do the job but I applied two just to be sure. I applied a top coat and was a little taken back by how long it lasted on my nails - nearly 2 weeks with only very minor chipping. Miracle!