Friday, 30 April 2010

Thursdays Haul! (not as much pic heavy)

So here's thursdays Haul definately not as pic heavy this time so dont worry haha!
This is me done spending now until I go home to Ireland and visit Primark (I Just have to get the coral dress from H&M)
Dress from New Look the back is sort of open with two bows across, this wwas reduced to £12
I think I will wear this for my mums birthday meal when I go back home to Ireland

Again from New Look have these cute lil earrings which were £3 and this teddy bear bracelet which I absolutely love! This ended being free!!!!
Reveal, More and Instyle Mags, the Instyle mag had a free Nails Inc polish (worth £10.50!) I picked up the Candy colour which is apparently an Instyle exclusive?

Lastly I got a new notebook which I customised to what I wanted but couldnt get!
It was a Pukka pad notebook from WHSMith for £3.99 and then I got the stickers in Birthdays for £2.49 I wanted a barbie notebook but couldnt find one so made my own I think I am going to put more stickers on it and I am also going to use one for my Ipod !

Well thats me definately shopped out haha !
Hope you all enjoy having a wee nosy
any questions gimme a shout

Shel xo

Wednesday Haul part 2! (pic heavy)

Part 2 of Wednesday's Haul! I didnt realise how much I bought haha
The first things are all from internacionale
Cream cami kinda top was £5
White bodysuit was £5 I think
Oversize sheer coral tshirt was £7.99
Denim capris were £8
Black leggings £5

Now onto other shops and were I seen the enabling coming into play haha!

Left - Super strengh nail polish remover (Superdrug £1.99)
Right - Batiste Tropical ENABLED! (Superdrug £2.09)
Left - Skin/Hair/Nails multi vits (Superdrug £4.99)
Right - Cotton Wool pads, these are really soft and padded I love em! (Morrisons)
Left - Barry M nail paint in Coral ENABLED! I would never have picked up Barry M until I seen all the reviews on the your blogs :) (Superdrug £2.95)
Right - Gosh nail polish in Rainbow ENABLED! again I would never have touched Gosh products because of the price but this one is wearable over any polish so I gave in lol! (Superdrug £5)
Sleek Palettes in Sunset and Storm, I know have Sunset, Storm, Acid, Bohemian and Original. I think the only one I am missing is Safari? Am I right? Answers on a postcard please :)
These were £5 each
Sleek Blush in Flushed (Superdrug £3.29)
Hair grips (Superdrug £1.29)

The next little lot are all from the pound shop!
I love using baby oil when I am shaving my legs I dunno why I just do :)
The cooling mist for me is a handbag essential once it starts getting warmer so I am going to start stocking up now hehe!
Do I need to put a description lol!
I wont be using these for actually applying makeup but I have seen a few sponging techniques on manicures so wanna use them for that :)

Last but definately not least for Wednesday's haul is some products that were definately ENABLED! I would never have went near this shop in a million years until I came across all your blogs its LUSH!!!
This is what I got
Rehab (bottle)
Samples of Big and Retread as I didnt want to pay for the big tubs if I didnt know they were going to agree with my hair!
Charity pot
the soaps I got were
I Should Coco ( i think this is my fave scent so far)
Porridge Soap
Honey I washed the kids
Ice Blue and

I also got a shower emotibomb thingy but I used that as soon as I got it haha so obviously cant take a pic of it!
I must say the atmosphere in the Lush shop and the sales girl I was speaking to were absolutely brilliant, because it was my first time in a Lush store I even got a personal tour and demonstrations, I got samples and conversation, something you wouldnt get in a normal shop! I think I am a convert :)

Ok that is all for Wednesdays Haul will need to give my fingers a rest before I start typing up Yesterdays haha!

Hauls! (warning Picture Heavy)

You have all been warned this is a massive picture heavy post!
I got paid on Wednesday and because of all you lovely enables I went into town to find some things I have seen blogged about...of course I had to pick up some others aswell Lol!
Then because that wasnt good enough I also went yesterday too and treated myself a few other things and a haircut (which was badly needed)

What I will do is post Wednesday's Haul here and then yesterdays in another post.
( I will try to put prices where I remember aswell)

reduced to £7 from £30!

I will wear this with these which I already had

Next up

Simple navy shift dress this was full price at £7 there is a coral colour in it too which I am going to go back and get tomorrow
I wore this yesterday to work along with the white cardy and shoes coming up it was sooo comfy :)

Cute little white cardy with ruffly (is that even a word!) shoulders, this was £15
Look how super cute these jammies are! They were reduced to £5 there is also black in them which I am toying whether or not to go back for them when I go to get the coral dress!
The bottoms of these are long length and then a normal tshirt.
Next we have these little white pumps which were £10 and the black gladiators sandals were £15
Belt £5.99
Cosmetic bag, its kinda quilted and super cute I reckon.
This was either £2 of £3 I cant quite remeber :)
Earrings £1.99
Assorted black/silver bangles these were £5
This is quite a long necklace but gorgeous on this was £4.99
This was £5 also I think
And these earrings are my fave jewellery item of that haul they were £2.99 and so comfy to wear :)

Ok I changed my mind about putting all my wednesday haul on the one post this one is mega as it is...
I will do another one now with the remainder of the wednesday one then another with yesterday :)

Thursday, 29 April 2010


For now all I am saying is that there is a whole lot of enablers in this world haha!
They just happened to twist my arm right up my back and make me go buy loads of new stuff today :)

Haul post coming soon (tomorrow) beware it is going to be Picture HEAVY!!!

Shel xo

Monday, 26 April 2010

Fauxnad Plates

Hi all!

I have finally gone and ordered my stamping kit.
I opted to get one from Hong Kong which has 12 plates plus the stamper and scraper.

Its bought and paid for now so hopefully I recceive it this end of Christmas lol! This is the first time I have order anything from Hong Kong so I dont know how long its going to take to arrive :(

Fingers crossed its soon :)

Heres the set I ordered just so you can all have a nosey :)

Shel xo

Sunday, 25 April 2010

NOTD featuring Collection 2000 Big Hair

Heres today's mani...

Collection 2000 "Big Hair" plain and simple today :)

I wanna say thanks to everyone that has been following and reading my blog, I am well on the way to my first giveaway only 12 more followers to go then it will be announced! I think I will actually pick up the goodies this payday hehe

Shel xo

Friday, 23 April 2010

Weight Loss

If any of you have been ready my blog from the beginning you will know that I hinted at weight loss in my first post.

I wasn't sure whether or not to actually make a full post on it cos I don't want to come across as bragging or make other people maybe feel upset or bad about themselves, thats not what I am here for.

The reason I have decided to go ahead with the post is mainly for me to reflect on as I lose more weight and finally reach my target weight after many years of weight gain.

So without further ado here is before and after pics so far...

November 2009 (am on the left) weighing my top ever weight of 15stone 4lbs.

April 2010 weighing 12stone 13lbs.

So as you can see I have lost a dramatic amount of weight and the majority of the lose wasn't with diet or exercise truth be told I didnt change my diet or routine until this month.

This is this months stats, I will update on these at the start of May when I weigh myself again...

  • Weight - 12st 13lbs
  • Height - 5foot 2.1 inches
  • BMI - 33.0
  • Body Fat percentage 40.8%
  • Amount to lose until reach target weight - 3st 2lbs

  • Waist - 37inches
  • Hips - 46inches
  • Bust - 41inches
  • Under Bust - 35inches
  • Left Arm - 14inches
  • Right Arm - 13inches
  • Left Thigh - 25inches
  • Right Thigh 26inches
I am not on a diet per say but I have cut back on all junk food and snacking between meals, I am trying to make sure I have a breakfast in the morning, fruit for lunch and for dinner I will have a filling dinner. If I do get hungry at any stage during the day I just fill up on more fruit.

Exercise wise I am rotating between 2 workout dvds -

The Jordan/Katie Price workout DVD and
Pump it Up - The Ultimate Dance Workout

Any questions as usual please ask

Shel xo

Whats in my makeup bag?

So here is the contents of my makeup bag which is the grand total of my makeup collection! I had a lot more makeup before I moved over here to Edinburgh but left everything back home for my sister as it just wasn't sensible trying to get everything over here.

I am still building up everything again, including all my makeup, nailpolishes, toiletries, clothes, shoes, books absolutely everything...When I go home in 16 days I am going to try to bring as much back over here with me but I dont know what I will bring yet other than a few bits I am already missing like crazy!

I am not going to do a full listing here of whats there but if you have any questions just leave a comment :)

Shel xo

Whats in my bag?

So here's my bag! Its very new I only got it 3 weeks ago as a treat for getting my super promotion in work :)

Below is what is inside my bag!

So a quick roundup of whats in my bag...

  • Makeup bag (post to follow of whats in there)
  • Work Keys
  • House Keys
  • Ipod
  • Notepad
  • 4 pens! dont ask why I dont know myself haha!
  • Chewing Gum
  • Hairbrush
  • Sunglasses
  • Painkillers
  • Purse
  • Random Lipgloss which should be in makeup bag
  • Hairspray
  • Hairgrips
  • Boots voucher
  • Muffler from my headset in work
Thats all folks, I am planning on using this bag to hold my laptop and such aswell for when I am going home to Ireland in 16 days! It's that huge it will hold all lol :)

Well I will follow up with a makeup bag post and if anyone wants to show their handbags off feel free and let me know cos I love a good nosey lol!

Shel xo

Sunday, 18 April 2010

NOTD featuring Avon

Heres todays MOTD! I really dont like the way it has lasted, I only painted this last night and even used the top coat over the tip of the nail and as you can see its still chipped off :(

If anyone wants to know the white is again from my Avon Manicure set, the blue is Collection 2000 Showoff and and the black colour is Collection 2000 Intense, its actually glittery and more blue/grey.

I want to say again that I am grateful for all the followers I am getting everyday I have at least 1 or 2 newbies to my follow list I love it :)

I am planning a giveaway at 50+ followers so stay tuned :)

This week I have been getting loads of inspiration from other blogs, and the famous Google Images and definately plan some more posts soon...organisation...hauls...stashes...more LOL! please stay with me :)

Shel xo

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

NOTD featuring Collection 2000 Dynasty

Here tonight Mani - I used Collection 2000 "Dynasty" all over and because I cant leave them plain lol I added a little sticker I found a sheet of while cleaning out my wardrobe (see below)
Thanks again for all the new followers and great comments, I am seeing so many things and people interested in the same things as me! Its Great!

Sorry about the quality of this pic my camera decided it didn't want to co-operate grr!

Shel xo

Review - Gosh Extreme Art Eyeliner

Todays review is Gosh Extreme Art Eyeliner in shade 23 - Dragon Green

Now a little background story first - I cannot I repeat cannot apply liquid eyeliner! This one was easy, I dont know why if it was the thin brush or what but I didn't have any problems putting this on....Now I hear you ask, Why would I buy a liquid eyeliner if I can't apply it???

Answer - I didn't, I got it free with a voucher in More Magazine last week! So I thought hey why not try it and if it doesnt work then no love lost eh?

I love this liner and have used it a few different ways from I got it last weekend :)

Heres todays look with the liner, just keep it really simple today didn't have energy for makeup this morning haha!

Sorry for the pic, this is this evening post work and post workout lol!

If anyone is interested in the Gosh eyeliner or any other Gosh Products they are stocked at Superdrug. This particular type of liner is £7.

Any questions feel free to ask :)

Shel xo

Monday, 12 April 2010

NOTD featuring Collection 2000 Sherbet Lemons

So here is today's fresh mani! I love it! Again this was a really simple design to do and the trusty hair grip came back into playlol :)

I used Collection 2000 Sherbert Lemon all over the nail then added a blog (technical word!) of Collection 2000 Big Hair to the corner of the nail and used the hair grip to drag out from the blob!

As you can I didnt do both hands the exact same, on the left i put the blob at the bottom right of the nail and on the right i put the blob on the top right just to have it a bit different looking :)

Any questions feel free to ask :)

Ps - Can I just say thankyou to everyone that has commented and followed my blog, since saturday I have gotten 15 followers! Its very much appreciated :)

Be Back Soon with some reviews I think

Shel xo

Sunday, 11 April 2010

What I am using right now TAG

I got this meme from Dainty Dollymix's blog found here and thought I would share mine bits and pieces with you all.
Enjoy :)

Shampoo & Conditioner: Alberto Balsam Tea Tree

Shower Gel: Soap & Glory Clean on me! I love it :)

Styling products: At the minute I am straightening my hair but leaving loads of waves in it so its kinda big but managable still! I dont use a lot of products in my hair I should because its so frizzy but thats another story! The only thing I am using at the minute is Lee Stafford shine spray.

Deodorant: Sure Crystal Clear Aqua

Fake Tan: Just using Johnsons Summer Skin Fair/Medium

Skincare: Same as above (am bad with a daily skincare routine! )

Primer: None

Foundation: Collection 2000 Natural Matte Minerals in 3-Natural Beige

Foundation brush: I use a sponge

Concealer: Soap & Glory Trick & Treatment

Finish Powder: None

Blusher: 17 Blush & Glow in Strawberry Swirl

Bronzer: Rimmel Light Shimmer Sun Shimmer

Highlighter: None

Eyeshadow base: None

Eyeshadows: Sleek Palettes! I am in love with them have 3 so far and only came across them last month :)

Eyeliner: 17 Eyeliner pencil in Oynx and I learning to use Liquid Eyeliner so I have 17 Soft Liner pen (its like a fineliner marker) in Soft Jet

Curler: None

Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies volume express mascara in Black

Lipstick: Avon Kiss of Pink and Avon Sequins Pink (I don't use lipstick much mostly glosses

Lipgloss: The one I am picking up the most at the minute is 17 Ultimate Volume in Pink Ice

Nail Colour: Collection 2000 in Hula Hoop on fingernails and Collection 2000 Show Off on toenails

So there you go girlies a little bit about me :)

I will be doing reviews on all these products as soon as I can if anyone wants to know about a certain product straight away just leave me a comment and I will get onto it :)

Shel xo

Saturday, 10 April 2010

NOTD featuring Collection 2000 Hoola Hoop

Todays manicure - Watermelons (reminds me of summer and the weather outside is gorgeous!)

The polishes i used were -
Collection 2000 - Hula Hoop (pink), Ninja (green), Avon - French manicure colour (white) and Rimmel - Black Cab (black)

How I got the look -
First I done 2 coats of Hula Hoop over all my nails, then on the thumb nails I striped Ninja over the top part just where you would when doing a french manicure :)
Next step ater that was dry was a take a tool to stripe on the white underneath the green, disclaimer at present I dont have any brushes or special tools so I used an unbent hair grip to do this!
Once this was dry I then took the Black cab and using the other end of the hair grip I placed random black dots underneath the white on the main part of the nail.
Tadaa done!
Once total design dried I finished with a top coat from the Miss Sporty range and that was it!

What do you think? I know its not perfect but its a start and was really easy to do so I am happy :)

Thats all for now, tomarrow I will maybe do another review and some other posts

Shel xo

Feet of the Week featuring Collection 2000

Heres the current look I am working on my toenails

Polish used - Collection 2000 Show off (blue) and the Avon french manicure polish (white) I used an unbent hair grip for the dots on my big toenails as I don't have dotty tools or anything yet, I think they turned out pretty good and much better than the plain black I was sporting before today :)

Review - Soap And Glory "Heel Genius"

So here is Review Numero Uno!

It's Heel Genius from Soap and Glory 125ml tube costs £5 from Boots etc at the minute.

What S&G Say about the product -
Heel Genius™ is an amazing foot cream marvel with a miraculous moisturising mix.
No mean feet. Feet should be friendly. Soft. Smooth. Even lovely to look at. Massage a generous layer onto clean feet every night (or at least as often as you remember). Slip cotton socks overtop and let it soak in while you sleep.
Better than a pedicure? It renovates rough feet in a single overnight session, doubles as a foot cream, and will give even the roughest of cuticles a run for its money.
At Soap & Glory, we believe that you should never have to be afraid of your own feet.
(extract taken from their website)

What I say about the product -

I love love love it, the smell is gorgeous not the usual S&G smell its more like a mild smell of tea tea oil in my opinion! Not only does it smell good it actually works and believe me I have BAD problem areas on my feet, I can feel the difference after only one application of this product so for me its definately worth the price tag :)

Has anyone else used this product or similar? What did you think?
Answers on a postcard please!

Well thats my first review done YAY!

I will be doing loads more of these in the next few days/weeks to review my whole collection, this will help my purge aswell as there is definately stuff I dont use :)

Bye for now

Shel xo


Hi All!

I thought I would start my new blog venture with a little about me...

I am Michelle...a 26 year old currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

I am originally from Ireland but moved here in November of last year.

I love my new life here and with my new found happiness has come extra confidence, weight loss, a want to get to me that was years ago...

I have recently refound my love for makeup, nail polish, jewellery etc... Don't get me wrong I always wore those things but always neutrals and I tended to stick to the same old thing that I knew worked...

BIG Changes!!!

Now I am a bit more confident in me I am experimenting more hence why I recently came across a lot of beauty/makeup blogs etc.

I am going to start my own just to have all my ideas and stuff out there in the universe!

I have a few ideas for posts in the next few days so please check back soon :)

Shel xo

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