Tuesday, May 25, 2010


My hair has been annoying me, to say the least, recently. Before we go anywhere, let me give you a little run down of my hair history..

Quite a few years ago now, I used to have a
side parted fringe let's just say it shall we? One of those emo-style comb-overs where your fringe starts far too far over! It was horrible. After that grew that out, I've basically had the same hair ever since, just trimmed occasionally, with sometimes a side fringe cut in.. I didn't really do much with it, straightened it too much, etc etc.
About February of this year I took the plunge and got a full on fringe cut in.. I loved it straight away, to be honest and felt like it suited my face 100x better. So I had that for a bit and then about two months later, I wanted to go darker.. I went
too dark! And when I was getting my fringe trimmed I asked them to do it a bit shorter than before, because my hair grows so quickly. The result was a bit Cleopatra, I suppose. Not what I wanted!
Which brings me to now, about a month later, the hair dye has mostly gone and I'm returning to my natural shade, which I much much prefer. This is my hair as of Saturday night:

I'm starting to think now it's getting pretty ratty looking? I've been a bit scared of losing all my length (it doesn't look that long in these pictures, but it's got very out of hand. Comes down to the middle of my back, give or take? And clearly, my fringe needs a good trim and i'm going to get on that asap, but I'm thinking about getting a couple of inches lopped off and lots of layers put in? Something a bit like one of these;

(images found on asos.com)

I'm scared about going as short as the one on the right, so probably a little bit shorter than the girl on the left.. I hate cutting my hair because I'm terrified about hating it! haha. Opinions, please, followers!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Some Great ASOS Jewellery Finds!

I had a very stressful afternoon, yesterday, and I have a bit of a chest infection or I'm getting flu or something but I have this horrible cough..! I'm not a happy bunny at the moment, to say the least. So I'm going shopping with my mum this week coming and then to London the week after because it's my birthday on the 7th June and that's my present. (: I thought I'd have a look and see what I can find online, and ended up spending hours on ASOS.com! Big mistake.
But I did find a lot of great jewellery..

Statement Cobweb Mega Necklace, £30.00
Short Layered Necklace with Perspex and Metal Tassles, £14.00
Cath Kidston Antique Brass with Turquoise Bead Detail Floral Cluster Necklace, £32.00
Short Multi-Row Necklace with Metal Tubes, £10
Chubby Owl Stud Earrings with Rhinestones, £5.00
Metal Lizard on Faceted Stone Ring, £8.00
Ruthi Orlin Silver Plated Skull Studds, £25.00
Coiled Snake Drop Earrings, £5.00
Rhinestone Encrusted Coiled Snake Stud Earrings, £5.00

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Forest, kelly, jade, mint, emerald, teal..

I am a green girl, not gonna lie. My car is green, I have a green phone.. generally, green is good in my book. Then I was trying to pick what colour to paint my nails the other day, and realised that nearly all my greens are from the high-street. As such, I thought I'd do a little post on some of my favourites, and ones that I think you should all buy!

Barry M Nail Paint in 290 Spring Green , £2.95
Another stunner from Barry M. I definitely love this colour. It's a nice, creamy, glossy green, on the pastel side, I suppose. In real life, I couldn't see any nail line, but apparently it showed in pictures. This was probably two or three coats, I'm not sure, but I love the consistency and finish of this one.

Barry M Nail Paint in 137 Lime Green , £2.95
This is a very wasabi-ish green, it's pretty awesome. However, it is crazy-sheer and stains pretty bad.. But, I will continue to wear it because it rocks. What you gonna do, hey? It took about 6 coats to get it like it is on my index nail, but although the coats go on very thin and quick, you can still see nail-line, really. I do love it, though.

Collection 2000 Hot Looks Fast Dry in 36 Ninja, £1.79 (I think? It's no more than £2!)
First off, I apologise for how sloppily I threw this on! I loveeeee this colour! It's a genuinely lovely, grass-green. Makes me feel very summery. I have to say, I have about 4 or 5 of these Hot Looks polishes and I adore them all! Well played, Collection 2000. I wish they were a tad larger though because I've gone through a bottle of another colour already, they're teeny, only 8ml. Goes on pretty smoothly, contrary to these pictures, and would probably by fine with one coat, but I used two.

Revlon Nail Enamel in Minted, £6.29
I love the colour of this polish, but I hate the formula and the price-tag! I bought this before the Barry M Ice-Cream Nail Paints were released because I was desperate for a pale, minty green. I was willing to pay the price for it, cause you do get almost 15ml, which is about the same as you get in a China Glaze/OPI. Unfortunately, every time I have used this, lots of tiny bubbles have appeared, on the surface! I hate it! I thought at first it might be that I shook it up by accident. No, I think I just have a bad bottle! Because I've seen other swatches of this and it looks fine.. Am I doing something wrong because I love the colour? I think I'll just buy the Barry M minty-green one, better formula!

There you go! A few different greens you might enjoy or want to check out. Hope you enjoyed this post! Some more nail swatches coming soon and some reviews.