Monday Mix and Match

Hey guys! Apologies for my absence over the last while – a week’s holidays followed by a nasty ol’ vomiting bug meant spending hours at the laptop were the last things on my mind over the last two weeks! But I’m back and ready for action with this slightly more lifestyle orientated post. I’m sharing my latest favourites including a make-up bag beauty staple, a book recommendation and a little bit about my holidays to Ireland (exotic, I know!). Enjoy!

Beauty

Seventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder - ReviewSeventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder Mirror Compact Review

The looooong stretch to payday is in full swing now but as Murphy’s law would have it, all of my make-up essentials ran out at once (why does this ALWAYS happen – just me?). So off I toddled to Boots to pick up my beauty staples, figuring it was my chance to try some new products while I was at it. And if course, I dived head first into the Seventeen stand, and came away with this Miracle Matte Pressed Powder for just over a fiver. Boots own brand, Seventeen, is always a winner when you’re on a budget with really affordable prices throughout the range and products that never scrimp on quality.

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Monday Mix and Match

Hello and a very happy Monday to you all! This week I’ve realised that it really is the little things that can make your day – a fresh coat of nail polish, a beautifully scented room to cosy up in, and not forgetting a good book to accompany you! Here’s the details and do share what little things are keeping you cheery today!

Beauty

Best Dark Red Nail Polish: Rimmel Salon Pro in Venus

What gal cannot attest to the happiness a freshly painted set of red nails can bring? Although difficult to get right without the help of professional, it’s worth taking a little time out of your evening to add a little old school glamour to your talons. Finding a red polish that is easy to apply, not to mention easy to remove, is more than half the battle, and I think I’ve found one that fits the bill: Rimmel Salon Pro by KateΒ  Nail Polish in β€œVenus” . This is a beautifully dark and sultry shade of red, almost burgundy, that can make been the stubbiest of nails (i.e. mine) look chic. Red is definitely a shade that you always need to take your time when applying – that two minute job with your favourite nude shade just won’t cut it when it comes to red. One wrong stroke of crimson and there aren’t no amount of cotton buds that can save you…and forget about doing your hair or going to the bathroom for the next hour, amirite? But trust me, this shade is worth it – the formulation is just the right consistency for easy application – two light coats, plus a top coat and you’re good to go! AndΒ  for just under a fiver, this is a beautiful bargain!

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