Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Nail of the day

Today Ive been wearing Leighton Denny's On The Rocks nail polish.
Im addicted to taupe nail polish and On The Rocks is bang on trend. It is described as an easy to wear, warm brown, shot through with terracotta shimmer.
This is a really versatile colour and I think the shimmer gives it a little something extra. Two coats were enough to achieve good coverage and an excellent finish. The product is quick drying, has a nice sized brush and a great consistency which makes it easy to apply.
Thumbs up to Leighton Denny.

What nail colour are you addicted to ?

With Love
Lipstick Fridays

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hi Lovelies
OMG !!
I can hardly contain my excitement !
The wonderful Elena from http://tip-top-nails.blogspot.com/ has awarded me The Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much to Elena for this award, I really appreciate it.
 I feel like Im about to burst into an Oscar acceptance speech xx he he xx
With any award there are of course certain rules you have to follow, if you receive this award you have to:-

Thank the person who sends you the award and add a link to her/his blog
Write 7 random things about you
Give the award to other 15 bloggers you love and tell them about it

Here are seven random things about me:-

I love horses
My favourite food is steak
I love my dog - she is my baby
I love watching Sex and the City (again & again)
I love peanut butter
Im a shopaholic
I love, love, love my friends

Now the next bit is the hardest as I have to choose 15 bloggers to receive this award - I say this is the hard bit as I genuinely love all of your blogs or I wouldnt follow them.
I have given this great thought and
I have chosen :-

I really loved your letter to your 16 year old self

You had me at chanel

Those cherry nails - I just have to have them

Lusting after your RI Bag

You've had me thinking about strawberries for days

Think the photography in your blog is amazing

Been lusting after that 17 Magnetised Blue Polish

Those zebra print nails were amazeballs

Those Butter London nails - WOW

Im in love with your Friday frock

What can I say - that coat, your little doggy - I think I want to live in Canada

I love orange - he he

I want newspaper nails !

Ive had dreams about your New Years Haul

Loving your simple & sexy post

Congratulations to you all and thanks again to Elena

Lots of Love
Lipstick Fridays

Monday, 30 January 2012

Let's stick together

Hi girlies
I would like to thank each and everyone of you for following my blog. I really appreciate it and hope we can all support each other on our blogging adventures.
I wanted to send out an invite to you all to send me your bloglovin and twitter links so I can follow you all through those as well. In my excitement to follow you all through gfc I forgot about these two ha x
Anyway get sending those links and I'll be more than happy to follow you xx
With love
Lipstick Fridays

Friday Night Nails

Hi Lovelies
Finally getting round to posting my Friday night nails.
I am wearing OPI's fantastic nail polish in Magic which is from the designer series.
This colour is absolutely amazing, it dries quickly and has a fantastic finish.
Magic has a blue/purple tone to it with duochrome flecks and there is a slight majenta hint to it aswell.
I achieved this finish with three coats to give maximum effect.

I always get great results with any polish I use from OPI.
 This really is a beautiful shade and I had lots of compliments on this colour.
Oh and I also couldnt stop staring at my nails all night !!

Whats your favourite OPI Colour ?

With Love
Lipstick Fridays

Friday, 27 January 2012

Body Shop Chocomania

As I was trawling through my emails I noticed that I had received an email from the Body Shop advising me that they had a special price on for 48 hours for their new Chocomania Body Butter which is being released in February for Valentines. I already love the Cocoa Butter and Coconut Body Butters but I thought........

Special price?  Well, you had me at hello !!
My body butter arrived today and I have to say it feels rich and decadent on the skin and it smells really yummy. This body butter contains 13 Fair Trade ingredients which is the most that the Body Shop have ever put into one product and it delivers 48hours of hydration to your skin.

I would definately try to get your paws on this when it is released - it smells so good. One word of warning dont try to see if it tastes like chocolate - it does not ! I can personally vouch for this. Ha x

With Love
Lipstick Fridays

Monday, 23 January 2012

To blog or not to blog ??

After a short break from blogging I find myself questioning if I should continue......
Im passionate about beauty and make up and more than anything want to forge myself a career in beauty or build my own business.
So I pose this question to my fellow beauty bloggers - to blog or not to blog ?
I would love to hear any advice you have - what kept you going ? How did you get people to read your blog? Have you had a difficult time and wondered whether or not blogging is really for you ?
Is it normal to feel like this a couple of months into blogging ?
I look forward to hearing from you.

With Love
Lipstick Fridays

Nail of the day

Today Im wearing the gorgeous Bacterium from the Toxic Collection by Illamasqua, it is described as “pearlescent ash ochre”. I feel that close up its almost a pearly mushroom colour but in different lights it seems to have a blue/silver shimmer to it.

The first coat felt a little watery but perfect application was achieved with the second coat. This is the second Illamasqua polish I own and I definately intend to add more to my collection. I called this post nail of the day but Ive actually been wearing this for two days now and the polish still looks as perfect as the day I painted it.
If you love neutral colours this is a fab way to update your collection to include a neutral with a difference.

Whats your favourite neutral ?  Id love to hear from you xx

With Love
Lipstick Fridays

Sunday, 22 January 2012

My hero products of 2011

Ive been a bit lazy about blogging lately but Ive been so busy, January seems to be just disappearing before my eyes !
Anyway Im back with my top five hero products for 2011 - these are my favourite products I go back to time and time again, I could have kept going to be honest but I tend to chop and change alot of the other things I use so I stuck to the products I absolutely must have and cant go without.

1. Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream

This amazing moisturising day cream has actually managed to get rid of the angry dry skin I seem to have been suffering from across my forehead which I think has been caused by a combination of central heating and winter weather.

2. Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment

Moroccan oil is quickly absorbed has an amazing smell, protects your hair and leaves it feeling soft, silky and frizz free. Everyone should try this. Use it on freshly washed wet hair then style and dry as normal.

3. Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Express Treatment Conditioner

I discovered this at the tail end of last year and wouldnt be without it, I even have 2 back up bottles. Dove designed this as a treatment and conditioner in one and it claims to "repair, nourish and condition". The smell is amazing, you only need a small amount and this conditions your hair without leaving it feeling greasy. Dove's conditioner only costs £3.29 which is an absolute bargain.

4. Body Shop Body Butter in Cocoa Butter or Coconut

These body butters are amazing - I always suffer from dry, itchy skin on my legs and they are the only thing that seems to help keep it at bay. My favourites are the Coconut during the summer which reminds me of holidays - I find that the coconut smell is quite strong, but do I get lots of "you smell nice" comments which isn't bad. I use the Cocoa Butter during the winter which is a more subtle smell - I think it smells like chocolate, it is luxurious on the skin and you really feel like its giving your skin a little drink and keeping it silky soft.

5. La Roche-Posay Effaclar K

This little tube of wonder cream can be applied morning and/or evening to oily skin. The ingredients help to micro-exfoliate the surface of the skin leaving your skin feeling smooth. I credit this little wonder with single handly getting rid of the little lumps and bumps on my chin which I have never been able to get rid of !!

With Love
Lipstick Fridays


Friday, 6 January 2012

Nail of the day

Today Im wearing Stagnate by the fabulous Illamasqua.
Stagnate is described as a grey mauve, its a really beautiful colour and it looks so classy on the nails.
I just love it. 
The brush is just the right size which made it really easy to apply. The polish itself was a  nice consistency - the first coat gives a light covering on the nails and excellent results were achieved after I applied the second coat.

This nail polish dried super fast - I actually managed to accidentally touch one of my nails just after I painted them and the polish was still perfect.
Im seriously impressed with my Illamasqua nail polish and I will definately be investing in more shades from this brand.
Ten out of ten for Illamasqua.

With Love
Lipstick Fridays

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Nail of the day

Today Im wearing the gorgeous Lady Like from the Carry On collection by Essie.
Lady Like is described as a soft elegant mauve and is really eye catching. On the nails its seems to be an almost lilac, dusky pink colour and its just perfect if you like something understated but a little bit different from the usual nudes.

I find that with some Essie nail polishes the first coat goes on a little streaky but once you apply that second coat you achieve a lovely shiny, perfect finish. Lady Like is another great Essie nail polish that you definately should make part of your collection.

With Love
Lipstick Fridays

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year

I hope that you all had an excellent time at Christmas and are looking forward to a happy 2012.
I wanted to share my resolutions for the new year with you all in the hope it might help me stick with them ! I think I might check back in February and see how its going !

1. I am going to focus on all the great things that I have im my life instead of the things that I dont.
2. I am going to make more time for family and friends.
3. I am going to continue working towards my dream of having my own Beauty Salon.
4. I am going to lose weight this year so I can feel more confident and happy in my own skin.
5. I AM going to use all my products up to the last drop before feeling the need to buy another!
 (The last one is because at this moment I seem to have seven different cleansers in my bathroom cabinet  - how does that happen ?!)

Have you made any resolutions for the new year?

I have lots of products that I will be reviewing over the next few weeks - one of my favourites is from the December Glossy box so keep your eyes peeled.

With Love
Lipstick Fridays