Monday, 9 December 2013

Ciate | Fit for a Queen

I own possible the best advent calendar in the history of advent calendars. Every day I open the little cardboard door to a little delight in a bottle. You guessed it. It's a NAIL POLISH ADVENT CALENDAR.

'Fit for a Queen' is one of 24 (obviously) mini Ciate nail polishes included in this calendar. It is an absolutely stunning metallic silver with shimmer running through it. Not the most subtle of nail colours. I keep seeing my nails out of the corner of my eye when light hits them because they are so gorgeous and shiny and noticeable. If you like neutral, toned-down nail polishes then this is definitely not for you. However, if you are like me (who wouldn't want to be), then you will love how festive this makes your nails look. Two simple coats produced this gorgeous finish and I don't even have a top coat on them, partly because they didn't need it and partly because I am too lazy for that. They really remind me of Collection 2000 'Star Dust' which I blogged about ages ago here. The two are incredibly similar, the only difference being 'Star Dust' is only £2.99. Even though the prices are quite different, I still recommend Ciate because the finish is even more gorgeous. It is also really similar to Nails Inc 'Cambridge Terrace' which retails for £11 and is even more similar than the Collection 2000 one. Again, I'd recommend the Ciate one over this (shock horror, I'm telling you to get something other than Nails inc, the best nail brand ever) purely for the reason that it is £2 cheaper.

How festive are your nails right now?

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Outfit and Face of the day ♥

I'm excited for Christmas. Are you excited for Christmas? I'm really excited for Christmas. Aaaaahhh. I am like a little child from the 1st of December onwards when it really hits home that it is almost that time of the year again. December marks the start of Christmas movies and cosy jumpers and blaring Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas is You' as often as I possible can. This has nothing to do with today's blog post but I had to include it anyway just because I am so excited. 

On to the real point of me being here, I want to show you a little outfit I wore a week or two ago to go out with my friends. We went to a Young Farmer's concert - you'll probably understand what I mean by that if you are from Scotland too - so I didn't want to be really dressed up but not really casual either. I decided to wear this new burgundy love heart blouse from New Look along with a pair of Oasis jeggings that, with a reduced price already from a sale in Debenhams plus a discount code, I managed to snap up for a mere £2! Bargain of the century or what! They aren't shown here but I teamed this with my black leather jacket from Topshop and my dark brown Ugg boots because we had a little bit to walk after we got off the train so I wanted to be cosy. I wore pretty plain makeup with this - just my usual really. And finally, my hair was left natural with a small amount of argan oil run through it to smooth out the curls and voila!

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation '832 Nude Beige'
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer '2 Light'
Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1  Concealer and Highlighter '030 Classic Beige
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder '001 Transparent'
Rimmel Dream Sun Bronzing Powder '02 Brunette'
Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil '001 Dark Brown'
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Carmex cherry lip balm

Love heart blouse from New Look
Oasis Jade Jeggings

Merry Christmas everyone!