Tuesday, 22 June 2010

My first swap

So as you all know I participated in my first swap and I loved every second of it...have just realised i am crap at taking pics lol cut off a bottle of polish!

I swapped with Kim and she was amazing I got so many brands that I cannot for the life of me get here and if I can its mega expensive, she also got my waaay to many for what we agreed but it is much appreciated and I couldn't thank her enough :)

So heres what I got

4 nail art stippers in turquoise, black, gold glitter and red

Wet n Wild in Wild Card Invitation
Misa in Hand Spun Silk
Colour Club in Tangerine Scream
Nina Ultra Pro in Purple Xing
Sinful Colours in Nail Junkie

OPI!!! My first ever bottles I got...

OPI Glacier Bay Blues ( i am wearing this one now and loving it :)
OPI Romeo & Juliet

and my new favourite brand China Glaze :)

I got
Emerald Sparkle
Flying Dragon
Ruby Pumps
and another bottle of For Audrey (loving it!)

Kim also sent me a little tub of mango cuticle gel and it smells good enough to eat :)

Thankyou again Kim I love everything you sent!

Shel xo

Avon Calling

I treated myself to some Avon goodies as one of the ladies in work has started selling it, heres what I got!

Top row L to R - Bench Watch (was only a tenner!), Glossy Delight Lip Juice in Succulent Peach, Ultra Colour Rich Lipgloss in Pout, Grow Potion (for my nails apparently works in 5 days and makes nails healthier), glazewear lipgloss in clear and glimmerstick for eyes in majestic plum (this comes out black though)
Bottom row L to R - Peeling and brittleness solver, speed dry nail polish in rose amour and a little nail buffer/file keyrin
I also got a water bottle with the insert that you can freeze, its in the freezer at the minute hence no piccy of it lol

This lil lot came to £35.25 which is quite reasonable considering what I got and that includes the watch :)

thats it for this post

Shel xo

Ebay Haul (last part)

Heres the last lot of my ebay stash I bought, these took a lot longer than the rest of the stuff for some reason but they are here now :)

4 sizes of pearls

Special FX foil art set, have already tried this and love, expect some look with it soon :)

Have another few posts to do today and that should be me back up to date then yay!

Shel xo

Monday, 21 June 2010

An Award ... For Me?

I was awarded by the lovely Sana Choi thank you girly, heart you very much :)

The rules are:
-Give this award to 10 sweet and friendly bloggers
-Make a post about the award including the picture above
-In your post, mention the person who gave it to you
-Put the award on your blog
-Let your nomiated 10 know you've awarded them by leaving a comment

Now I have to pick 10 peeps :)

1- Louise
2-Jackie S
4- Smaira
5- Hannah
10-Sabra Rose

Have fun and pass it on :)

Shel xo

(ps will do more proper posts tonight, am too lazy to go get memory card from camera right now!)

Sunday, 20 June 2010


Hey all,

I have stuck a wee poll up on the left hand side to see what guys are interested in seeing more of please answer will help me out a lot :)

Shel xo

Barry M Lip

So heres a little swatch of the first Barry M lip paint I bought which is Shade 136 and according to the website is called Golden Bronze

Swatched on my hand its a tan/nudey colour with a very shimmery bronze colour mixed in depening on the way the light shines on this it can look from brown to gold
Apologies now you are about to see a craptastic pic of my face -
Yes, thats cold sore, yes thats bad skin but I cant help it its that womanly time :(

be back soon with more swatches and stuff

Shel xo

New Blog outlets to contact me -

Ok, so some of you may already know but I have hooked myself up with an email address specifically for this blog so I am not mixing up all my personal stuff with my blog stuff etc etc etc...

my email address for here is ifitshinesitsmines dot googlemail dot com

While I was at it, I also decided to open a formspring account just for fun to see how that plays out, I have of people getting nasty questions etc and if that happens I will be taking it down

my user name for formspring is ifitshines

And you all already know about my twitter but its feeling left out so my twitter username is irishenchanted

Feel free to drop by any one of those at any time for a chit chat or if you have a question or whatever :) I am online the majority of my time at home so you'll find I will get back to you pretty quickly :)

Shel xo

(edited to add - I have put a formspring question box on the left hand side so you don't actually need to go to the site)

A Storm In A Teacup by Lucy Cavendish

Blurb - Samantha Smythe has to look after the children, run the house, cook dinner, clear up, be good to her husband, entertain friends, and still find the energy to perform her conjugal rights.She’s beginning to feel invisible, undervalued and fed up. When the chance to stay in a gorgeous chocolate box of a holiday cottage beckons she grasps it with both hands and with a car packed full of luggage and fractious children she heads for the Devon coast. But with no Sky TV and swimming pool and intermittently soggy weather can the calm and happy holiday she’s been hoping for be achieved? Samantha is sure that their lovely beach break is not supposed to be about sulks and rows and everyone wanting to do different things.Where are the cosy cream teas and the rockpooling?And why is her husband so keen to spend most of his holiday in London (where she secretly wants to be…)?Is it possible that he’s finding his relaxation far closer to home?

About the Author - Lucy Cavendish has spent most of her life working in journalism for the Evening Standard, the Sunday Telegraph, the Observer ,the Guardian and The Mail. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband Michael and their four children. This is her third novel.

What I thought - Loved it as it was an easy summery read and was exactly what I was looking for :) Would definately recommend as a beach/holiday read for anyone.

Book I am reading Now - Old School Ties by Kate Harrison (expect a review soon)

Shel xo

Thursday, 17 June 2010

3 days!

I wish I was going here to this peaceful tranquil place (i dont even know where it is) but instead my little room will feel like this until Monday after the week I have had.

I am going to go into a rant here but lets just say I have had a very bad week and I hope never to have a repeat of it

I will be working on a heap of posts tomorrow so stay tuned please

Shel xo

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Another Fun I found

Just found this tag on Joyce's blog and thought I would play along aswell, if nothing else it just means you guys will learn a bit more about me :)

Here goes

1.What is your name?
-Michelle, known as Shel by most

2.When is your birthday?
-December 22, 1983

3.How tall are you?
- 5" yes i'm a titch I know :)

4.Do you have any siblings?
- 3 brothers 2 sisters (one in heaven)

5.Do you have any pets?
- Have a dog back home but here no not yet

6.What is your favorite color?
- Purple or Blue

7.What is your favourite song?
-Here without you by 3 Doors Down

8.What is your favorite restaurant?

- Jimmy Chungs (chinese food)

9.What is your favorite drink?
- Diet Coke

10.What is your favorite gum?
- Wrigleys Extra

11.What is your favorite snack?
- Pretzels

12.What is your favorite dessert?
-Good old Ice cream and jelly

13.What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
- Mint Chocolate Chip

14.What is your favorite movie?
-dirty dancing

15.What is your favorite TV show?
- I have recently become obsessed with gossip girl and have started watching from season 1

16.When did you get into makeup?

- A few years ago just, i was a tomboy in school and didnt really bother with it at all, it was only really when i hit my late teens and started going out did i bother

17.How did you get into doing videos on youtube?
-Hmmm dont think this one is applicable to me just yet....maybe soon?

18.If you won a million dollars, what would you buy first?
-Definately 2 houses, 1 for me and 1 for my mammy.

19.What side of the bed do you sleep on?
-the right side

20.What is your dream car?
- Anything sporty

21.If you could take a spontaneous trip somewhere, where would it be?
- Disneyworld

22.If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

23.What is your favorite day of the week and why?
-Sunday - its the most chilled out day

24.What is your favorite holiday and why?
-Christmas! I am a big kid that still believes in Santa, and also I have the build up to my birthday at Christmas too :_)

25.Name three sites online that you love or visit frequently?
-Blogger, Facebook and Bloglines

26.If you could have one famous person as a sibling who would you choose?
-Kim Kardashian

27.Do you have any piercings or tattoos?
-2 holes in each ear and 2 tattoos

28.Money or love?
- love

29.Things you cant leave the house without?
-Keys, phone, book and ipod

30.What are your turn-offs in a guy?
-Someone quite cocky

31.What superhero power would you want to have?
- A power to reduce peoples emotions, to calm things down (like Jasper from twilight series)

32.Are you a morning person?
-I am definately a morning person

33.What is your favorite book?
-Twilight Series and the Harry Potter Series

34.Do you sing randomly?
- When I am on my own,I never sing in front of people

35.Left or right-handed?
-Lefty and proud :)

36.Anything in particular you wear everyday?
-Something confortable

37.Where were you born and raised
- Born in Derry and raisedf there too, only moved away 6 months ago

38.What did you look like as a baby?
- Gorgeous hehe!

39.What countries do you want to visit?
-Europe and Asia

40.What does your purse/bag look like?
-Pauls Boutique, Black and White zebra stripe with pink decor

41.What is the color of your ipod?
-Silver with Barbie stickers on the back :).

42.What is the last song that was playing on your ipod?
-Whatya want from me, Adam Lambert.

43.What kind of phone do you have?
-A berty wee Samsung, hopefully getting an iphone soon

44.Do you have any bad habits?
- I crack my knuckles

45.Do you have a twitter?
-Yes its "irishenchanted" follow me please!

46.A random fact about you
-I can write backwards, I was always able to do it don't know how I figured it out!

There you go, hope you have learned somethings about me! Please do this aswell if you fancy it and let me know you have so I can nosey :)

Shel xo

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Diamonds really are a girls best friend....

...Along with China Glaze For Audrey

The French were bred to die for love
They delight in fighting duels
But I prefer a man who lives
And gives expensive jewels
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
But diamonds are a girl's best friend

A kiss may be grand but it won't pay the rental
On your humble flat, or help you at the automat
Men grow cold as girls grow old
And we all lose our charms in the end
But square-cut or pear-shaped
These rocks don't lose their shape
Diamonds are a girl's best friend

...Tiffany's ... Cartier...
Talk to me, Harry Winston,tell me all about it!
There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer
But diamonds are a girl's best friend

There may come a time when a hard-boiled employer
Thinks you're awful nice
But get that ice or else no dice
He's your guy when stocks are high
But beware when they start to descend
It's then that those louses go back to their spouses
Diamonds are a girl's best friend

I've heard of affairs that are strictly platonic
But diamonds are a girl's best friend

And I think affairs that you must keep laconic
Are better bets if little pets get big baggettes
Time rolls on and youth is gone
And you can't straighten up when you bend
But stiff back or stiff knees
You stand straight at Tiffany's

Diamonds... Diamonds...
- I don't mean rhinestones -
But Diamonds, Are A Girl's Best Friends

Here is China Glaze For Audrey on fingernails and toenails, I added some "diamonds" ahem (rhinestones :) Love them!

Just want to add I know Diamonds are a girls best friend isnt sung by Audrey Hepburn just wanted to put that in there :)

Friday, 11 June 2010

Long awaited notd lol

Left - without flash
Right - with flash

So on my nails today I have Collection 2000 Teeny Bikina, with some silver glitter and 2 little fimo flowers inlaid aswell I love em :)

I am going to promise you I am going to try and post my nail pics up more ofter, I paint my nails after 2 days wear so I will be redoing them tomarrow night after work ( I done these last night)

Shel xo

Ebay Haul Part 4

This should be my second last ebay haul or they may be another one after that I am wating on 2 more packages now and thats it til next payday hehe!!

Heres what came this morning

90 Ed Hardy Nail Decals I love them they are cute! There is 10 of each design so if I wanted I could have a full manicure with each of these designs but I will use maybe 1 or 2 at a time :)

Next up is something I have been wanting for a good few months now from I started ready "beauty blogs" Pardon the picture I think my camera is on the way out :(
Can you guess what colour it is!!!

China Glaze For Audrey, paid mega expensive for it but really wanted to get it :)

Oh well! When a girl wants something you gotta pay for it lol!

Next up is a NOTD Post as promised woohoo!

Shel xo

Ebay Haul Part 3

Sorry I forgot to post this yesterday when the posty came, I was rushing out the door to go post my sister some of her birthday pressie (she gets the rest when she comes here)

yNail Polish Corrector Pen (so sorry about the crappy pic, my camera just did not want to photograph this)
I don't know if this is going to work but it was so cheap decided to try it anyway, it feels very dry to the touch, is this normal?

100 fimo rods with the designs in them eek! so excited to play with these, but first I need to know the best way to slice them can anyone help with tips please?
And lastly for yesterdays part was 60 already pre sliced fim flowers just so I could play straight away ( and I have!)
See the little maroon coloured ones up beside my thumb? I have these on at the minute they are very pretty with maroon polish and silver glitter :)
Will do a post later to show you all I am getting very lazy at showing off my nails even though I paint them every second day lol!

Ok gotta go to work :(

Post later

Shel xo

Sana Choi's Giveaway!!!

Hi please go enter Sana Choi's giveaway - Isn't it amazing!!! I am entering for sure hehe :)

Here is what you get below

1) Chloe Make-up Bag: It's full of goodies such as Topshop Nail Polish in Bees Knees, Bangles, Bay Ear-rings, Hello Kitty light-up candy & some samples from Skin Food, Dior, Givency, Estee Lauder

2) Urban Decay Sustainble Shadow Box made out Bamboo. Also includes a travel-side Eyeshadow Primer Potion, a brush and mirror. Recommended for Summer looks

Please click here or the main pic to enter and find out the rest of the details :)

Shel xo

Thursday, 10 June 2010

TAG - save Yourself

Heres a cute lil tag post I seen on Emma's blog and I decided to rob it :)

1. Put your MP3 player/ iPod/ iTunes on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write the song name down, no matter how silly it sounds

If someone says ‘is this ok?’ you say: Take Me On the Floor - The Veronicas

How would you describe yourself? How To Break A Heart - Westlife

What do you like in a guy/girl? When I look at you - Miley Cyrus

How do you feel today? Rewind - Paramore

What is your life’s purpose? Full Circle - Miley Cyrus

What is your motto? Leave Me Alone - Pink

What do your friends think of you? I Dont Wanna Know - True Blood Soundtrack

What do your parents think of you? Every Time You Go - Ellie Goulding

What do you think about very often? Whatya Want From Me - Adam Lambert

What do you think of the person you like? Black Keys - Jonas Brothers

What is your life story? Let Me Go - 3 Doors Down

What do you want to be when you grow up? Stop Crying Your Heart Out - Oasis

What do you think when you see the person you like? Material Girl - Madonna

What will you dance to at your wedding? Just Like Heaven - True Blood Soundtrack

What will they play at your funeral? Thats What You Get - Paramore

What it your hobby/interest? Broken Heels - Alexandra Burke

What is your biggest fear? The Loving Kind - Girls Aloud

What is your biggest secret? Mad House - Rhianna

What do you think of your friends? I want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner

What will you post this as? Save Yourself - James Morrison

Hehe, some interesting answers there lol

I tag everyone that wants to play along leave me a comment to let me know you have done it

Shel xo

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Watch This Space

Hi all, over the next few days you may notice some unusual bits about here, I am learning and changing all my layout etc...I have a new layout and managed to switch over to 3 columns aswell, I am now looking at how to add a blogroll on then I will be adding more pages hopefully if I can do that also. I am also going to be adding a wishlist just so I can have visibility of it myself :)

Keep with my girlies

Shel xo

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

A Lil random catch up post....

Hi all, this is just going to be a random miscellaneous post of things I have maybe missed out in telling you all the last few weeks :)

Ok so where to start....
  • I have completed my management training in work now and now have a team of 11 people to look after. This was an intense 2 weeks as at the start I had the bad migraine ( I was seriously floored for about 3 days but I am fine now)
  • I got my cinema pass finally, now for £13.50 per month I can go to the cinema as many times as I want, as long as I go at least twice per month I will be saving money (I have already been twice this month)
  • I also got my library card though aswell, I got it on Friday and went to the library on Saturday and got out a few books. I really miss reading, I used to read all the time so I am going to get back into it. I am going to be using this blog to post lil reviews then once I finish a book.
  • I have had a lot of new experiences this month, on payday I went to Sallys with the intention of getting some nail art bits and pieces....hmmm....I ended up spending way to much money on very little, I know from now on to order from ebay or USA or something. I got 2 bottles of China Glaze in Turned Up Turquoise and Limbo Bimbo, China Glaze Matte Magic and a Seche Vite top coat and this all cost me over £40!!! I nearly died at the till lol!
  • I also went to a beauty counter for the first time in my life and probably the last, it is soo imtimidating when you have 6 girls pounce on you at once and dont even give you a chance to look for what you are wanting....eventually I settled on just getting Urban Decay Primer Potion which is what I was going to get anyway but I was also going to get some other bits to try but now I wont be going to another beauty counter I will buy online instead.
I think that is everything that I have missed out on telling you all for now, I will post more tomarrow as I am wanting to do some more reviews and also ask some advice I am also going to be setting up and formspring and email address just for this blog so you can all use those then to ask questions or write fan mail hehe!!!

Ok am gone till tomarrow

Shel xo

Ebay Haul Part 2

So here is what the posty brought me this morning and I am still waiting on another 6 or 7 packages :)

So todays haul got me a ipod strap thingy for when I go running ( or I my case - tripping over myself ) eventually :)
I also got a package of teeny dried flowers for my nails ( will show a close up pic in a min ) and 10 rolls of nail art striping tape, the colours I got are

  1. Green Solid
  2. Purple Holographic
  3. Gold Holographic
  4. Silver Solid
  5. Light Pink Solid
  6. Mid Blue Solid
  7. White Solid
  8. Gold Solid
  9. Dark Blue Solid
  10. Red Solid
I am looking forward to playing with these :)

Heres a close up of the little flowers they are sooo cute :) I love them, need to figure out ways to implement them though!

Hope you like everything so far, if you want reviews or such just let me know and I will happily do them for you all!

Shel xo

Movie Review 2 - Street Dance 3D

On Sunday 6th June I went to see this film, I had wanted to see if since it came out as I love the dance movies so Sunday it was a pretty grey day outside and rained most of the day so I took it upon myself to go to the cinema.
I also took a huge step and went to the cinema to see this on my own which is something I would never ever have done when I was back home, but you know what I actually quite enjoyed it lol!

I loved this film, it had a good little plot line and the dancing was amazing, the 3d was ok, I am still getting used to 3d and this was only my second film in 3d (the 1st being Avatar) so I think to compare both would be totally unfair!

I totally enjoyed this film and it helped a lot that the main guy in it was totally hot hehe!!!
Go see if you like this kind of thing, I doubt you will be disappointed :)

Shel xo

Movie Review 1 - Death at a Funeral

Thursday 3rd June I went to see this film on a whim as I had to go to the cinema to get my unlimited movie pass,

This was undoubtedly the funniest film I have seen in a long long time, lots of times during the film the whole room was actually laughing out loud which as you know is unusual in most films you normally just get a little giggle!

I am not going to give away any plotlines when I do these reviews, if you are interested you could always check out IMDB for that or such, I don't want to ruin things for you all :)

I would even go see this film again which is saying much for me cos unless its Harry Potter or The Twilight Saga, I would not go near the cinema again to see a film a second time!

I would definately recommend this film to anyone who is looking for a laugh do not let the title put you off haha!!

Go See IT!!!

Shel xo

Todays Toes and Fingernails

Hi all! Again!

Here is the mani/pedi I done last night, as you can see if have shorties for finger nails! I had to cut them all down about 2 weeks ago as they were in a right state, they seem to be growing out nicely now so fingers crossed it stays that way :)

On my finger nails I done a simple french tip and used one of my pens to add the glitter line underneath then added some random purple rhinestones :)

I think it turned out quite pretty and simple compared to my toenails which are below, I kinda went a little Crazy!!!

I used Collection 2000 Dynasty as a base then a "few" pens to add the graffiti style lol! Totally did not turn out the way I wanted to hey ho its going to happen until I get more practice :)

The posty just came and delivered another 3 packages so I will upload those next

Shel xo

Ebay haul part 1

So here is the 1st part of my haul from ebay recently I am waiting on everything else coming still, as it comes in I will post everything one by one as I bought quite a few bits there :)

I played with these last night once I got home and the next 2 posts coming up you will see what I achieved (fore warning - its not the best but it was my first attempt!)

So onto the haul I got 60 bottles which have both a fine nib and a fine liner brush, there is a massive variety of colours the whole top one and one at the bottom are all glitters and then the rest is a mixture!

I got my bottles here and they cost me £20 including postage for them all!

Shel xo

Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus Book Review 1

Miles to Go
Miley Cyrus

This is my little sisters book, she loved reading it so much I decided to borrow it when I was last back home.
This book has so many good parts in it, to be honest I dont actually think there were many boring, hard to get through parts :)
It was an easy read with a lot of funny parts and some sad parts (I was actually crying at one stage!)
If you like light reads and autobiographies I think you would enjoy this book especially if you are one of the younger generation.

I am going to start doing these book reviews along with movie reviews as well just to give this blog an all rounder feel, I hope you all enjoy them and maybe end up reading or watching new things also :)

Shel xo

Sunday, 6 June 2010


Hey all, just wanted to drop in and apologise for not posting regularly the last few weeks, I have been on an intensive training course in work and to be honest my blog has really been the last thing on my mind lately.
The last of the course is tomarrow so I hope I can turn my energies back to posting then after that, I have so many posts to catch up on :)

Hope you all understand

Shel xo
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