Wednesday, 31 July 2013

July favourites!

Hey there!

Today is the 31st of July, so that must mean one thing: monthly favourites!

This month not many thing stood out as AMAZING! but I did favourite: nail polish, hair product, lip product, eye product, face product, random favourite and item of clothing

Firstly favourite nail polish was the cairuo nail laquer in blueberry.

Favourite hair product: the fish protective straightening mist, I found this protected my hair while not making it "crispy" as many straightening sprays do.

Favourite lip product: rimmel apocalips lip laquer in 101 celestial see my review for more details!

Favourite eye product: the nivea lash elastic mascara

Favourite face product: the collection lasting perfection concealer

Random favourite my pinboard / weekly planner, this has been a life saver!



Favourite item of clothing:


This has been helpful with the unpredictable weather, hood for if it turns chilly and rains but is lightweight enough to take with you.

That's it for my monthly favourites!

Let me know what you guys have been loving this month!

Laters!!xx

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

What's in my travel makeup bag

Hey there! 

Todays post is going to be what's in my travel makeup bag! I use a clear bag so that I can see what I have in my abg, and it is more compact than my normal makeup bag.


Face products:
Firstly I have my rimmel stay matte transparent pressed powder (available here)
Next I have my Barbara Daily highlighter which I bought in the tesco sale
My collection lasting perfection concealer in shade 1 light (available here)
My rimmel hide the blemish concealer in the shade 002 sand (available here)
My rimmel wake me up foundation in the shade 100 Ivory (available here)
My rimmel natural bronzer in the shade 025 sun glow (available here)


Eye products:
My makeup academy undressed palette
My urban decay primer potion in the colour greed 
My nivea lash elastic mascara 


Lip products:
a tinted lip balm
My mint balmi (available here, this is the closest I can find)
My rimmel apocalips lip laquer in shade 101 celestial (available here)


My travel sized soap and glory hand food:


My contact lenses:


I hope you enjoyed this post let me know what is in your travel makeup bag!

Laters!!xx

Monday, 29 July 2013

The great British summer, room redo and makeup shopping




Hey there!
todays post is about a couple of different things going on at the moment!

Firstly:

I got a new desk and have just about finished changing the colour scheme!

I ordered the urban decay Eyeshadow primer potion in the colour greed:

I used this today and seven hours on my eyeshadow is still there and looking as vibrant as ever!

Lately the weather has been awful! Here in the UK we have been having a few thunderstorms and a lot of rain: the typical great british summer!



I thought dogs were scared of thunder?!


I went into boots today and bought the soap and glory Hand food (travel sized to fit in my handbag) for £2.50 and the maybelline colour tatoo in permanent taupe for £4.99


Available here


Available here
(I cant find permanent taupe though)

I also made cookies!

I hope you enjoyed this post let me know about your stories and if you have tried any of these products!

Laters!!xx


Sunday, 28 July 2013

Revlon just bitten lipstain and balm review



Hey there! Todays post is going to be a review of the revlon just bitten lipstains.


Mine is in the shade "passion"  this is a very pretty pink colour, it is quite bright though, Then you apply the balm which makes the colour stay, moisturises your lips and makes your lips look supper glossy!

The one downfall is that it starts fading from the centre of the lips and you are left with a rim of bright pink around the outside of your mouth.

over all I think this is a good product.

These are available at boots for £7.99: here 

I hope you enjoyed this post, Let me know if you have tried this product and what you thought either in the comments or on twitter @missnixitrixi

Laters!!



Friday, 26 July 2013

31 day snap- Rimmel Apocalips lip laquer review!

Hey there!

Todays post is going to be a review of the Rimmel London Apocalips lip laquer!

I realise that I am a bit late on the band wagon with this one, but it is amazing!

I bought the shade celestial 101.

These are available from boots for £5.99 which is a bargain!

the colour pigmentation will blow you away! Also the lasting power is unbelievable! But one draw back is that it dries your lips out a lot! I don't know if this is just me having dry lips in general or whether it happens to every one.

Let me know what you think of these products and which ones you have purchased!

Laters!!xx



Thursday, 25 July 2013

31 day snap- a photo a day every day this month

Hey there!

This isn't a photo I have taken but it is a place I want to go!


How awesome is this roller coaster?

Do any of you know where this roller coaster is?

Let me know in the comments below or on twitter where this is!

Laters!!xx

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

31 day snap - a photo a day every day this month!

Hey there!
Basically this post is going to be a "chatty" post, about several different things aha.

Firstly: I am really sorry about not doing my outfit of the day post yesterday! I got no pictures because my phone wasn't working correctly, Thorpe park was absolutely packed, the one and only ride I got on was "the swarm", when we got to queueing, it said the queue would take one hour, after two and a half hours we got on, the ride was only thirty seconds long! admittedly it was a good ride, but not worth two and a half hours wait ( sorry Thorpe Park ).

this post is going to be about:
Barbeques!

Today being the only day us girls could get together this week was today so we had a barbeque!


This was the barbeque just after we lit it!

We had one tray for meat and one tray for the vegetarian food, this seemed the best option to keep the food separate   we then had some fun on the trampoline!

This is great fun to have with your friends during the summer months when the weather is nice, it started raining just after we went inside :( make sure you are responsible with the fire and the cooking!

Finally:
Thank you guys so much for reading!

Laters!!xx



Sunday, 21 July 2013

What's in my bag- Thorpe Park edition- 31 day snap

Hey there!

If you follow me on twitter then you may know that I am off to Thorpe Park tomorrow, this post is going to be about what I am taking!

This is my bag I will be taking:


The first thing I will be taking is a bottle of water, it is supposed to reach 34 degrees tomorrow so it is going to be warm!


I am then taking the essentials that I always carry in my bag: my phone and my purse:



Finally, you might think I am crazy, but I am going to take a cardigan, I can wear it if things turn chilly, I will also be able to wear it to keep the sun off my arms for a little while:


That is everything! I will do an outfit of the day tomorrow, on instagram in the morning and on here in the evening when I have more time to put a post together, the group is meeting at 08:45 soil have to get up very early!

I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know in the comments or on twitter @missnixitrixi if you would like to see more of these posts!

Laters!!xx




Saturday, 20 July 2013

neutral everyday eye make up tutorial!

 Hey there!
I am sorry the post took so long, there was a problem with connecting to the internet. This post is a neutral everyday eye tutorial, I hope you enjoy it!

Let me know if this tutorial was helpful, and send me any requests for posts or tutorials and I will do my best to do them you can tweet me @missnixitrixi or let me know in the comments, also to let you know, if you haven't had enough of me, I have also got Instagram which is missnixitrixi I hope to hear from you guys soon!
Finally I would like to thank you guys for reading my blog!

Laters!!xx




Thursday, 18 July 2013

How to: Change hair from bleach blonde to dark brown!

Hi guys, 
This post is going to be about how I changed my hair from bleach blonde to dark brown, this is going to be a step by step guide for you if you are thinking of doing it! It isn't a particularly difficult process, and it isn't as long winded as people generally assume. 

My hair started out like this, My natural hair colour is a medium to dark brown, I then began to dye my fair with box dyes from Nice n Easy before getting bleach blonde highlights.


To start the process of dying my hair dark brown I put on a red hair mousse, this masks the bleach so that it doesn't go green when the dark dye is added, your hair might look a bit wild for a while:


Then I dyed mine with a box dye from Superdrug, you can choose any shade.

This is my hair after dying it twice:


I dyed my hair twice, just because dying it once didn't achieve the colour I wanted. After only one dye the red was still showing through making my hair a purple like colour.

I hoped you enjoyed this post, thank you for reading! Bye!

Nicola xx









Tuesday, 16 July 2013

31 day snap - photo a day every day this month

Hey there, because I dyed my hair yesterday a dark brown I felt that I looked too pale, so I bought the collection shimmering bronze bronzer, here it is:


I have a in depth review on this then let me know on twitter @missnixitrixi or in the comments.

There will be a post on dying my hair from bleach blonde to dark brown!

Laters!!xx

Sunday, 14 July 2013

31 day snap- smokey eye tutorial!


Hey there! today's post is a tutorial on how to do a smokey eye, I hope you enjoy it!



while we're here I would like to thank you guys for sticking with me and reading my posts, I have recently hit 200  page views and that is absolutely crazy!

If you have any questions or suggestions then let me know in the comments or on twitter @missnixitrixi!!

Laters!!xx

Saturday, 13 July 2013

31 day snap - photo a day every day this month!

Hey there!

Today I am taking about the no 7 quick thinking wipes, these are really good at removing makeup and they are good for even sensitive skin, these also remove oil really effectively!


These are available from boots and cost £7, but I. Only buy these when I have a £5 off no 7 skincare voucher .


Laters!!xx


Thursday, 11 July 2013

31 day snap - photo a day every day this month!

Tea in summer?  no it is too hot for that!

Pour a fruity tea over ice for a cool beverage!



Here I used the twinings fresh and fruity strawberry and mango tea

Hope you enjoyed this post 

Laters!!xx


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

31 day snap - a photo a day every day this month!

Flowers! It is going into summer and for once here in the UK we have been having some nice weather!


What has the weather been like where you live? Sorry the post has taken a while been quite busy lately!

Laters!!xx

Sunday, 7 July 2013

31 day snap- a photo a day every day this month!!

Hey there! This photo made me chuckle just wanted to share it with you!


Hope you are having a great weekend, enjoying the weather?

Laters!!xx

Thursday, 4 July 2013

31 day snap - photo a day every day this month! Samples

Hey there!

Today's post is about samples

This sample came from glamour magazine and I tried thus on my hair and I will do a review if you want to see it! 

In my opinion samples are good I love samples because you can try before you buy! 

What do you think about samples? Let me know in the comments or on twitter @missnixitrixi 

Laters!!xx

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

31 day snap and nivea mascara review

Hey there! Today's post is going to be a review of the nivea lash elastic mascara this is so amazing I can't even explain!



Upon first appearance I didn't think this mascara would be any good what so ever but I tried it anyway and even with just one coat it was absolutely amazing! This product gives so much length and volume it is unreal! 

This is available in discount shops and online

I hope q enjoyed this post and let me know in the comments or on twitter @missnixitrixi if you have used this product and what you think!

Laters!!xx

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

31 day snap - photo a day every day this month!

Here we go again!


This is the live love laugh eau de toilette. This is a beautiful bottle and smells amazing!

Laters!!xx

Monday, 1 July 2013

31 day snap- a photo a day every day this month!

Hey there! It is the first of July today and the first day of the 31day snap challenge so here it goes!


My first 'snap' is of my dog, she is a pure breed chocolate labrador and I have had her since she was 1 she will be 8 in August. Here she is enjoying the sun!

Laters!!xx

June favourites!

Hey there! How are you? Today is the 1st of July and that can only mean one thing, monthly favourites!

First thing is: my make up academy eye shadow palette in 'undressed' this is perfect for an every day neutral eyeshadow look. These are available from superdrug for an amazing £4!! These colours are highly pigmented and all of them are wearable (you know like in most palettes there is generally at least one colour you just don't wear!)


Next is is my phil smith blonde radiance conditioner I like the fact that it doesn't smell of anything in particular, but that aside this conditioner leaves my hair feeling so soft and looking so sleek and shiny!



Thirdly is the revlon grow luscious mascara the wand is not plastic, this mascara just gives so much length and volume it is unreal! The best part is that it doesn't clump!


Next up is the soap and glory flake away scrub, this smells so good to me but others say they don't like it. This product does exactly what it says on the tin! Flakey skin is gone leaving behind soft and supple skin! I bought the travel sized one from boots for £2.50 but there is also a fullsized version for £7.50.


This next product has been my most used product and that is the rimmel wake me up foundation! What more is there to say!


Because it was the sixth month the final product will be number six! 

The last product is my Balmi to read more about it check out my barmy about Balmi post!

That is it for monthly favourites I hope you liked it, let me know what you think about these products in the comments or on twitter @missnixitrixi 

Laters!!xx