Sunday, 30 May 2010

Tweet Me you Twitterer!

Hey all follow me on Twitter if you wish (irishenchanted)

I will follow up with a haul post for the stuff I bought yesterday tomarrow I am being lazy tonight haha!

Shel xo

The question is How Long?

How long do you give people to respond to emails about winning your giveaways?
Just wondering I emailed everyone on Friday night and I am still waiting on a reply from 1 person...I am thinking I may draw another winner tomarrow night if I dont have a response by then what do you think?
How long do you normally leave it?

Shel xo

Friday, 28 May 2010

Giveaway Winners!!!

And the winners are........................ drum roll please!!!

WELL DONE girlies!!!
Expect a email from me tonight :)

I want to personally thank each and every one of you for entering this giveaway and hope I have earned some loyal followers through doing this,
I have learnt some things while doing this which I will be avoiding next giveaway I do but all in all it has been a pleasant experience :)

Again this is my 1st giveaway and there are many many more to come, if you weren't lucky this time, there is always next!

Shel xo

Giveaway Now Closed!!!

Hi guys!
My giveaway is closed now I will be choosing the winners tonight after work, I am going to write all the names out and pull names outta a bowl!

I got so many new followers and new blogs to read from this giveaway I am well pleased :)

Thankyou all and good luck (I will email the winners tonight also)

Shel xo

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Sorry haven't blogged in a few days I have been really ill with a bad migraine since Monday,

I cant even sit up I have been off work since 1pm yesterday and all day today, I have to go back in tomarrow but will see how it goes.

Just wanna say thanks to everyone that has commented and entered my giveaway and there is still another 3 days to go on it

I have jumped from 47 to 123 followers! And so far there is 75 entries for the giveaway I am really looking forward to getting everything sent out to the winners

Shel xo

Saturday, 22 May 2010


Calling out to all my international readers, I am looking for a partner who would like to arrange to swap stuff with me?

I am interested in doing one of these cos there is so many brands that I will struggle to get here in the Uk and when or if I do they are mega expensive :( So I was hoping that I could find one or more people to help me out I think it would be fun aswell...

Just drop me a comment if you are interested and I will email u

Shel xo

Ps- only 6 more days for my giveaway see 2 posts down :)

Friday, 21 May 2010

Great giveaway :)

Hey girlies go check out rachels blog to enter her giveaway here wow amazing!!!

Heres a pic of what she is giving away

And don't forget about my giveaway either below!!!

Shel xo

Thursday, 20 May 2010

My First Giveaway!!!!!

Well girlies, here is the day you have been waiting giveaway dah da!!!

I am only on 47 followers but I havent had a lot of comments or activity on my blog for a bit so it take a bit to actually get to 50 so I have decided to go ahead and post it :)

I am happy to be doing this and hopefully the winners will be well pleased too!

So without further ado here is the main prize...I am still going to a few little surprises to this package aswell which I wont be announcing :)
so far the 1st prize winner is getting

A Cute little vanity bag from Primark
Some trial samples and vouchers
Soap & Glory Bath Pillow
Small size products of S&G clean on me, hair supply, the righteous butter, flake away and shea butter hand scrub
Small size products of Lee Stafford poker straight shampoo, poker straight conditioner, dehumidifier and dry shampoo
Collection 2000 nail polish in 38-Mint Mojo (this was just released)
(as i said i am still going to add some more goodies to this aswell)

I am also going to do 2 runners up prizes will be secrets so please dont worry if you dont win the main prize the runners up will get nice goodies too :)

So on to how to enter :)

Rule 1 - You gotta be a follower - let me know you follower name so I can check ( I don't mind if you are just new to my blog but I don't want randomers just commenting to win, I want it to be people that actually take time out to read my blog!)
Rule 2 - Leave your email address in the comment
Rule 3 - leave me a comment stating you would like to enter and also just to get to know you all a bit better I would also like you to tell me your "must have, can't live without" product! This is not mandatory but I think it would be nice to share.

If you want an extra entry you can also blog about my giveaway just let me know in your comment that you have done that :)

The giveaway will finish on 28th MAY as thats payday and I can get the rest of the pressies! I will announce the winners on that day and get the prizes mailed out asap after that, this giveaway is open to all from anywhere in the world

I hope you all have fun and good luck!

Shel xo

Monday, 17 May 2010

OOTD 17/05/2010

Here is todays outfit, super comfy summer dress from Matalan buy it here, they dont have my colour on their website anymore but there are 2 other colour options, this dress was £12 and I love it, this is it's second outing already along with the shoes below hehe!

These are kids dept gladiator sandals, they are from Dunnes so again I don't know if they are widely available in England, Scotland or Wales, sorry. These were a bargain at only £4!!!
I love having small feet :) (please note the shoes are not too tight or digging into me at the top its the way I had my foot angled for the pic lol)

Here is the detailing on the front of the shoe

Don't you just love em! I DO!!!

Can I also say thanks for the tips on taking my OOTD pics, this one I tried with the vertical shoot and think it worked much better, I will keep practising and hopefully everyone will get better :)

Shel xo

Ps - coming up soon is my giveaway announcement!!! I am at 47 followers right now so I think I am going to just post it in a few days...I already have the majority of the prize in and I am telling you the winner(s) will be a happy girly :)

Another Question Answered (how I got into Nail Polish)...and NOTD featuring Instyle Candy

Ok so last week when I asked if anyone had any questions they would like me to answer, Susie requested that I talk about my love for nailpolish and how I got into it?

Well Susie here is your answer my dear :)

When I was little I was the biggest and I mean biggest tomboy but I didnt like getting dirty or anything like that haha but I always had my nails painted for some strange reason lol!
My mum wasn't the type that wore makeup everyday (only on special occasions) and she never wore nail polish (even to this day if you paint her nails she will pick if off straight away!)

I always had nail polish though cos I had one aunty who I seen regurlarly and always had her nails painted so I can only assume that is where my nail polish obsession came from lol!

I always used to watch her and want to copy her, my actual need for my own polish and stuff i reckon came around the time I started high school and seen everyone else having all their own stuff so thats where it really took off I reckon.

I was never really a collector as such I just grabbed whatever nail polish I liked the look of and once I got fed up with it, I gave it away or threw it away.
Before I moved over here to Edinburgh all my nail stuff was given to my sister, so I came to edinburgh with a french manicure set of polishes and that was it! Now I am starting afresh and learning so many new things I am loving it, it feels like a new beginning and I am happy with that...

I want to get to learn how to freehand nail art and do more Konad, I am currently compiling a mental wishlist of which brands I wanna try and such aswell :)

Well I think that is my nail polish history all up to date, I hope you enjoyed reading!

Shel xo

ps - I thought I would put todays manicure picture in here aswell saying as we are on the topic of nail polish :)

A Question Answered...

Hi all,
Jess asked in my first OOTD post where I got this cardy from so I am here to tell you all :)

This came from Dunnes, which is a Irish based store, I don't know if there any in England, Scotland or Wales.

I can't remember what it cost, but a helpful tip if any of you do have a Dunnes store and find this cardy buy a few sizes bigger, its a very small fitting!

Shel xo

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Heads up!

Hey to all my UK girlies, Nails Inc and Diet Coke have teamed up in Boots.

If you buy 2 500ml bottles of Diet Coke you get one of four exclusive nails inc polishes for free!

I picked up London and Paris yesterday, London being a mink brown muddy kinda colour and Paris being a gorge purplepink colour.

If you are going to boots go buy Diet Coke lol!

OOTD: 15/5/2010

Here is todays outfit, again any tips are greatly appreciated I dont like how these pics are coming out, doesn't help that the trash bags of old clothes are in the shot aswell but I couldn't be bothered taking another pic haha!

Any questions about where the outfits come from just leave a comment :)

kiss hug kiss hug

OOTD: 14/5/2010

Here is yesterday's OOTD, I decided to start doing these as it will show all my new clothes I got when I was back home without doing a massive haul post as seriously I spent way too much money on clothes lol

Can anyone give me tips on taking full length self portrait shots, I cant seem to get them right and as you can see I have no feet in this one lol, I tried with a mirror but cant get it to work...any advise would be great :)

kiss hug kiss hug

Review: Lush Retread Conditioner

Next review for today is Lush Retread conditioner which costs £8.60 for 245g tub

What Lush say about this product -
Triple strength conditioner for extra softness. As with so many Lush products, Retread appears to resemble a cholesterol-laden pudding. It is scented with violets and oranges with a hint of sensual musk. We dip our hands in and plaster the super-smoothing cream all over our hair for the seaweed, yoghurt, cantaloupe melon and jojoba oil to give seriously sad hair its shine back. Do not use it if your hair is lifeless and limp, Retread would squash it flat. Use it when your hair is feeling rough, harsh and wrecked. Retread will restore its sanity.

What I say about this product -
I love this product and it's on my list for my next Lush haul lol.
The smell is gorgeous and it does exactly what it says on the tin lol...I noticed a big difference in the softness of my hair and it did make it quite shiny which is normally hard for my hair :)

kiss hug kiss hug

Review: Lush Big Shampoo

Todays next review is Lush Big Shampoo which costs £9.90 for a 330g tub

What Lush say about the product -
Sea salt shampoo for shine, softness and big endowments. This pot of oceanic goodness is 50% sea salt to give limp hair the volume it deserves, with seaweed infusion to soften hair and citrus juices for shine. After using Big, your hair will be bouncing back to life.

What I say about the product -
I am not sure whether I like this product or not and until I make up my mind I won't be buying the tub ( I got a free sample during my 1st trip into Lush)
While washing my hair it felt ok, once rinsed and that my hair felt clean but once my hair was dried my hair felt dirty again ( I don't know if anyone else has experienced this?)
So on that note I dont wanna to buy a product that doesnt leave my hair feeling clean as I don't know if this is normal or if the product just didn't agree with my hair?
Anyone else had this problem with Big???
In regards to the scent and texture I loved it and I would purchase it again if only my hair didn't feel dirty after it dried again :(

Wow I am banging these posts out today :)
Have another review planned along with 2 OOTD's (yesterdays and todays) I may even manage another few posts..maybe Susies request for how I got into nailpolish...

kiss hug kiss hug

Review : Soap & Glory Flake Away

Next review is Soap & Glory's Flake Away, costs approx £2.25 for the 50ml size and £6.50 for the 300ml size so obviously the bigger one is better value.

What S&G say about the product-

Transforms your scaly legs from reptilian to radiant. Nothing eliminates dry surface flakes as fast as Flake Away™. For superhero-strength skin smoothing spa body polish with Shea Butter, sweet almond oil, peach seed powder, sea salt and sugar.
Apply a handful of Flake Away™ onto damp skin and massage in circular motions until most of the grains are gone. Rinse well, pat dry and apply body glossing oil such as Easy Glistening™ or moisture butter such as The Righteous Butter™.
One round in the shower with this scrub and no-one will ever have to know that all this time you’ve been flaking it.
(pic and extract taken from their website)

What I say about the product -

I like the product but I honestly don't think it does as good a job as a scrub, I noticed a slight change on my skin but nothing that would make you say "wow!" I would maybe use this product again as an inbetweener scrub during the week and a more vigorous scrub once a week or so.

It still has a lovely scent and the texture is ok, maybe a bit too smooth for a scrub which is why its not as effective as others I have used.

Hope this is helpful for you all, I have more reviews planned for today and my first 2 OOTD posts coming up also.

Shel xo

Thursday, 13 May 2010

I am back

Hi all,
I am back from my holiday been super busy and wasn't able to post at all while I was away I promise I will try to catch up on everything and the posts I wanna do in the next few days, Just bear with me :)
Susi I am going to respond to your comment in a post aswell, just in the next few days though :)

Hope everyone is well

Shel xo

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

what next?

hi all, sorry if this post looks wrong i am posting from my phone.
i am posting this quickie just to see if there is anything u guys wants to see/ hear from me for my next post!
i have loads of ideas for what i wanna do but cant make up my mind so i am leaving it open to you all :)
i am going to try to get a few posts done each day til saturday cos then i am going back home for a week and dont know if i will be posting or not...

so let me know what u wanna see and i will work on it tonight! it can be anything u want and i will do my best to do it ;)
also if u havent got an idea for a post ask me a question and i answer them all in a seperate post also!

shel xo

Monday, 3 May 2010

NOTD featuring Collection 2000

Heres my tiger print konad attempt, using collection 2000 nail polishes.
I done this straight after my entry to the spring nail contest as I dont think that design was too wearable for work tomorrow lol!

Shel xo

I have entered

I have entered my first nail art contest over here
I am not able to show my entry until the voting is open for the contest so I will show you a pic of my inspiration and then once voting is open you can all see then :)

Shel xo

A-Z of me

Thought I would do this fun little post that I seen on Megan's blog
A. AREA CODE : 0191 is my area code for here.

B. BED SIZE: Double and I hate it! Its one of the "fancy" IKEA beds but I am constantly banging my knees of the sides :(

I HATE ironing clothes, I would do any other chore in the world but I very rarely iron my clothes unless they really really need it!

D. DOG'S NAME: I don't have a dog here but my dog back home is called Hooch and he is a lasha apso.

E. ESSENTIAL "START THE DAY!" ITEM: Ummm, more sleep lol! No would have be a drink of water lol

F. FAVORITE COLOR: My faves are pink and purple, at the minute I am also loving all the pastel trends that are in

G. GOLD OR SILVER: Silver, used to be gold when I was younger but I never wear it anymore

H. HEIGHT: 5' 1"

I. INSTRUMENTS YOU PLAY: I can play the flute, piano, saxaphone and pretty more a lot of others but I cannot play string instruments. I am left handed and seem to have a lot of problems when someone tries to teach me to play strings

J. Job: Team Leader, love it and still learning :)

K. KIDS: No, not yet. Had a rough time when I was 19 still havent gotten over it and still pretty anxiously waiting on the "one" coming into my life so I can settle down

L. LIVING ARRANGEMENTS: Hmmm, crap at the minute. I am living in shared accomodation and have to share a kitchen and bathroom with 4 other people NOT good! Will be hopefully getting my own place before the end of the summer.

N. NICKNAME:Shel, Ally, Mishy, Shellie, Pingu

M.MOM'S NAME: Mariea

O. OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAY: Yes quite a few unfortunately

P. PET PEEVE:Nail biters, ignorante people and people with no manners

Q. QUOTE FROM A MOVIE: "Nobody puts baby in the corner" Corny I know but its my all time fave movie!


3 brothers and 1 sister and a special little angel in heaven

Anywhere from between 5am and 7am

U. UNDERWEAR: Depends on the occasion!

V. VEGGIE YOU DISLIKE:I hate hate hate spinach! I will eat any other vegetable though :)


X. XRAYS YOU'VE HAD:A lot I would say over 10 if not waaaaaaaaay more!

Y. YUMMY FOOD YOU MAKE:Bacon and Cheese toasted sandwiches

Z. ZOO ANIMALS YOU LIKE:? Elephants and monkeys

If anyone would like to replicate this, please leave a comment so I can go read yours :)

Shel xo

Sunday, 2 May 2010

What happens when you dont pay attention!

I was having a chat with my sister tonight on MSN while painting my finger nails and this is what happened!
I dont even want to know what would have happened if my foot wasn't there! Poor carpet :(

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Having a play part 2

Heres my first time trying with my finger nails, definately not perfect but all the fun is in the practicing I like it all the even if the flowers are crooked in every nail apart from my thumbs haha!

Shel xo

Feet of the week featuring Fauxnad

Heres my first Konad attempt! Love ignore the toes just look at the nails haha!

Shel xo

My Fauxnads came!

Wow! How fast were the to arrive! I only ordered on the 26th I am happy girl right now haha!
I got 12 plates, 2 of those are french tip plates, in total they 103 different designs, I also got a stamper and scraper. This set cost me £10.99 plus .99p postage :)

Going to go have a play now expect some new pics later :)

Shel xo

This months weigh in!

Hi all, I weighed myself for this month on Thursday and I have lost another 6lbs grand total now 41lbs!!!
I have gone down another dress size and now weigh 12st 7lb I havent weighed that from I was at school.

I am hoping by going home next week wont set me back in my weight loss, you know what its like when mum and grans home cooking come into play haha!

Shel xo
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