Tuesday, 31 January 2012

O.P.I Nicki Minaj 'Save Me'

I LOVE glitter nail polishes, so when I found Nicki Minaj's O.P.I polish collection whilst away in Newcastle this weekend, I just had to break my 'no shopping' rule!

I quite wanted the mini set but wasn't sure I'd ever use the green 'Did It On 'Em' polish and the blue 'Fly' was similar to a polish I already have. The pink 'Pink Friday' is cute, but I have LOTS of pink polishes and the black/silver glitter and hex 'Metallic 4 Life' is really nice!
There's also a purple/magenta glittery crackle polish 'Super Bass Shatter', which looks nice too :)

I could have easily bought all of them, but after much debate, I chose to just get 'Save Me', even though it is similar to my Barry M 'Once Upon a Time'...

(The mini set on the left had an odd polish in the box!)

The polish is full silver glitter and holographic strips :) Pretty!

I used just 1 coat, over 2 coats of Jack Wills 'Electric Pink'.

For a cheaper alternative, check out Barry M's 'Once Upon a Time' :) It is one of my all time favourite polishes!

Save Me, with some of my other polishes on my cake stand :)

I purchased mine from Fenwick's in Newcastle, but you can find them in various stores and online.
£11 for a 15ml bottle.


What do you think?

Do you have/will you be buying any of Nicki Minaj's O.P.I polishes??


Sunday, 29 January 2012

I'm back...with a very little haul :)

I'm home from my long weekend in Newcastle, very tired but just wanted to do a quick little post before I make my way to the Land of Nod...

So I planned to not spend any money on anything other than food, drink and my night out on the toon BUT ended up getting a few little bits whilst looking around Fenwick's in Newcastle on Saturday :)

Bomb Cosmetics Bath Buttercup £2
Jelly Belly Bubblegum Shower Gel 75p
O.P.I Nicki Minaj 'Save Me' £11
All from Fenwick's.

I will do a post and also review on the O.P.I polish and Bomb Cosmetics melt this week ;)

Hope you all had a great weekend!


Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Ramblings of an excited girly :)

A little ramble from me tonight :)
I'm in an excitable mood and just wanted to blog!


Download Festival
My sister and I have officially BOOKED OUR TICKETS!! (Thanks to my dad for borrowing me the money so we could get them before the price increase!)
Weekend + 5 day camping tickets, car park and locker, sorted!
Just need to save, plan and get a couple of our friends to hurry up and book tickets now :)
I am soooooo soooooo excited to have the tickets booked!
I've been excited for the past 2 lots of announcements and am also excited for next week as another 11+ bands/artists are going to be announced!
I'm hoping for Motley Crue, Papa Roach, The Used and Stone name just a few :)


Nikki Sixx
On the subject of all things rock...
I have always had a little obsession for Nikki Sixx but recently more than ever, yes.
He is now 53 years old and his son has just turned 21 today...yes, Nikki is 29 years older than me but still...
He was a hellraiser in the past and did things that I do not agree with (drugs!) but ignore all that and look at the man, the talent and the story.
I got his autobiography, The Heroin Diaries for Christmas. I haven't started reading yet but am excited to read it :)

A male friend asked me and my sister what our 'type' of guy would be, to which I answered 'long black hair, tattoos, in a rock band...oh, and preferably Welsh'...he was a bit stunned lol!
(Nikki Sixx isn't Welsh, but I just love the Welsh accent and Welsh men, one of my fave bands, KIGH are Welsh :) )

I'm off...
to Newcastle for a long weekend, yay!
Leaving tomorrow, straight from work at 5pm, staying til Sunday.
So, I shall be away from Blogger for the whole weekend :-o
I am really looking forward to this weekend :)

Organised chaos.
Clothes that I plan to take, currently hanging on wardrobe and bedroom doors.
Suitcase empty (and probably will be until early hours, as I always end up packing early hours in the morning!)
I wish someone could pack for me...

There we have it, a different post to usual...some may find it boring, some may not :)

I hope all my lovely followers are having a good week so far!


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Amaretto Nails

17 nail polishes are some of my favourite, ever.
They are fast drying, great finish, cheap and last ages!!
17 do a wide range of polishes in various types, colours, effects etc :) They are available from Boots.

I am also a big fan of 17 makeup, I just love 17...

So, tonight, whilst browsing my nail polish collection I was drawn to this beauty, which I forgot all about!

When I bought this nail polish last Summer I wasn't too keen but now I have rediscovered it I LOVE IT!!
and it makes me want an Amaretto and Diet Coke haha :) Yum.


Sunday, 22 January 2012

The Cute Blog Award

It's always lovely to receive praise about my blog and I love to read everyone's comments, so I was very happy (and grateful) to have been awarded the Cute Blog Award by the lovely Beth, of Bird's Words :) Thank you, Beth!

I have had a couple of blog awards offered to me before but not accepted them, not on purpose, just I am lame and forget to do things...

So, I decided to get my butt into gear and do this (even though it is 1am on a work night and I should be in bed!), especially as the award came from one of my fave bloggers :)

The Rules

- Link back to the person who awarded you
- Answer award questions
- Share something you haven't shared about yourself on your blog
- Award as many blogs you think are worthy of this award

The Questions
1. What is your 'go to' make up product?
Eyeliner, love a defined/smokey eye :)

2. What was your favourite fashion trend of 2011?

I don't really follow trends much, I kinda go with what I know but I was loving graphic tees last year, so I would say that! Teamed with my faux leather jacket, which is one of my most worn items :)

3. Favourite colour?

I have 2 (well, 3 if you count purple too!):

5. What was the last song you listened to?

Black Veil Brides - Rebel Love Song (About 6 times...I love it!)
I've been really into metal and rock atm, with all the excitement building for Download Festival and line-up announcements/rumours.
Listening to loads of old Bullet For My Valentine, Papa Roach and Sixx: A.M. too \m/

6. Cats or dogs?

I don't really like either...
I think kittens and puppies are cute though!

7. Whats your favourite desert?

Umm...Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough I love, but rarely buy due to the price tag!
Cupcakes from Queenie's Cupcakery in Ironbridge, when I visit there! Because they are THE best, EVER.
But atm I am loving my after dinner fruit mixed in with Weight Watchers fruit yoghurts :)

8. Whats your middle name?

Amelia :)
I am very grateful to my parents for naming me Zoe Amelia, good choice, Mum and Dad :)

My 'Share':

I decided not to go too deep with this one...
but still something that is a personal thing about me:
In relation to Question 6, I don't like dogs because I was badly bitten twice by my Grandparents Alsatian when I was very young and I now have a big fear or dogs!

The Blogs i award are:

Beth (I know you've already accepted one of these)

There are a lot of blogs that I follow and love to read, but these are some of my favourites :)

Thank you, once again, to Beth :)
Go check out her blog!


I'm Not Spending Any Money Today: Mini Haul!

Wellll, another day with need for a plan...another day ending up with shopping!

I returned to Telford, planning to 'not buy anything', other than some foundation, as mine ran out a couple of weeks back and *hangs head in shame* I couldn't afford any until now, so I was having to make do with my 2 leftovers: Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect, which is good but not for my oil prone face, and a 17 Skin Perfecting foundation (which is what I use in a different shade) that I bought in the VERY WRONG shade ages makes my face a lovely orangey colour...LOL!

I was happy to find that 17 Skin Perfecting was £2 off, at just £3.69...then sad to find there were none left in my shade, Natural :-(

So, I went for 17's BB Blemish Balm in shade Light. I thought it'd be nice to try this and it was pretty cheap!! I shall do a review on this when I have tried it, I'm hoping for good things :)

So, here be today's mini haul:


Miss Selfridge concession:

I love Jesus bracelets and this one is just amazing, heart shapes!!

 A sparkly winged unicorn ring...SOLD!! <3
£1, absolute bargain!


This plaque summed up my weekend! :)
£1.25 from a little boutique of joy in Ironbridge.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!


Saturday, 21 January 2012

A Little Payday Haul :)

So, it's pay day...I was bored, it was raining, so I went shopping!

I went for leggings from Primark, came back with a little bit more...


Primark haul:
2x black leggings £3 each
Skirt £5 from £14
Socks 50p

They were cute, lol!

The faux leather pleated skirt, which I wanted for months!
Reduced to £5 from £14 at Primark :)

Cute pink jumper, £7.99 H&M

So my not buying any more lipglosses/balms etc didn't last long after I found this in H&M!
£1.99 :)


The gloss is lovely, slightly shimmery and amazing smelling.

Pink Bronze Shimmer Block, from the new Instant Glow collection, £4.99 at Boots
(Review to follow)

Finally found some more of these for my dressing table drawers!!
(My local store sold out 2 months ago and has never got them back in since)
 £1 each pack from Poundworld

Kerrang :)

I just had to!

Found this in Tesco this evening and was a bit excited :)

I saw SO much more I wanted today but I restricted myself!

Hope you are all having a good weekend :)


Friday, 20 January 2012

OOTN & FOTN: Dinner Date With A Friend :)

This evening I went out for an Indian with my friend Jo, as she has just recently got back from her travels and I haven't seen her in MONTHS!

Yummy food, good company and lots of laughs :) Particularly at our fantastic numeracy skills, haha!

Here's what I wore:

Floral sheer jumper - New Look (£7 in the sales!)
Black tunic vest - H&M £6.99 (one of my most worn items of clothing!)
Leggings - standard Primark £3
Shoes - Primark a few years ago!
Bag - Paul's Boutique Selfridges Exclusive (Christmas present)

Ring: Republic
Nails: Barry M Lilac Foil Effects and Silver Glitter Nail Effects

Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation 'Fair'
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder 'Silky Beige'
MAC 'Hold That Pose!' Eyeshadow
17 Peep Show Mascara 'Black'
Accessorize Blush 'Diva'
Collection 2000 Lasting Colour 'Bubblegum' Lipstick
Close up!!


Now, time for bed!
Ah, feels so good :) This week majorly dragged!

Hope you all had a good Friday night :)