I thought I’d do a quick post on what I’m wearing on my nails currently. I’ve had this on my nails for a few days and it’s fair to say I absolutely love it. I chipped a few nails and instead of removing it and painting them differently, I redone them again in the same polish. Now for me, that is rare, so I thought I had to share it with you seeing I’m enjoying it so much!
I’ve been layering two colours together, and not worrying about perfection when applying the polishes, which I have to admit is a refreshing change. The colour I used as a base is by Bourjois and is called Bleu Model 44. It’s a lovely pastel tiffany-esque colour and looks lovely on its own also. I applied two coats of this polish first.
The next polish I used is actually really popular in the blogging sphere, its called Fantasy Fire and it’s a part of Maxfactor’s mini nail polish collection. Now that colour applies quite sheer and if you wanted to simply use this by itself, you’ll need quite a few layers. I however prefer it like that, as I find it makes for an amazing topcoat, and you can apply on top of lots of different bases to get lots of different results. It’s such a beauty, it’s a petrol type of polish and shows so many different colours at once. I can see greens, reds, blues and golds just looking at it now although describing it I would say the bottle looks like a purpley blue. I got it some time ago and have been playing around with it for quite a while.
I applied this over the Bourjois polish, and didn’t bother with making sure it was evenly distributed on the nail. This resulted in some parts of the nail having more Fantasy Fire than the others, and the Bourjois colour peeked through slightly too. This is the results:
I’m so happy with the results, I know this might not be everyone’s cup of tea but it definitely is mine. I stumbled across this design by accident actually, I was looking to use the Bourjois underneath to make Fantasy Fire pop a bit. The plan was to fully cover the Bourjois with FF but I’m much more pleased with this effect. I know that if I pop down to the seaside this year, these two polishes will be coming with me.
I just want to say a great big thank you to all of you reading, I really do appreciate your comments and support (especially you Natasha, you need to tweet me or email me!)
Posts might not be as often as they have been, as I am in my last month of University (I’m studying English BA) for this year and it really is time consuming. However, saying that I have so much to share with you all, so there WILL be posts, and I will try get to back to you as soon as possible. I have been trying out lots of different products and have lots of thoughts to spill, so you never know I might not be away too long! Exams finish late May, but I am hoping to blog at least once a week until then.
This post was actually going to go up yesterday, as part of ‘Wordless Wednesday’ but I realised a picture wouldn’t do this brand justice, especially as it’s launching today!
Meet Elemis FreshSkin, a new skin care range aimed at skin which doesn’t require the ingredients and qualities we find in the readily available ‘anti-ageing, collagen injecting’ skin care lines. I personally find that premium quality skincare are easy to get hold of, but they aren’t usually suited to my skin simply because it’s also being aimed at skin 10, 20 years older than me. Which is perfect as one day I too will get older but I want something that’s targeted at my age range and is still really good quality. Isn’t prevention better than cure? I remain confused how you can target both mature skin and young skin. Wouldn’t the different skin types be facing different dilemmas? I can understand make up removers etc but moisturisers, serums and cleansers? If someone knows the answer please explain it to me.
This is where this range steps in, it’s aimed at teens to mid-twenties and I find that’s perfect for me and teenagers who wish to invest in their young skin and keep it looking young as long as possible! I love how this range takes teenagers into consideration and at 21, I wish I had a brand I could’ve been consistent with when I was younger. I’ve had lots of issues with skincare products before, and am quite hard to please on that front.
I’ve been using products from this range for a few weeks now, and so far I have nothing but praise for it. Considering that I had complaints about Estee Lauder and Chanel skin care in previous posts, you should know I’m very picky. Elemis is an excellent line and I’m really glad to see they have launched a lower priced range for younger skin. Prices start from £8 and I find that they are really reasonably priced throughout the whole range. I will definitely be doing an in-depth review on what I’ve been using from the range. I’m just waiting for a whole month of trialling to pass and I’m nearly there. But it’s fair to say I’m pretty pleased, and am already planning to get more from the range. I think the Skin Glow Exfoliating Wash and the Loving Lips Lip Balm in currently on the wishlist.
Now the exciting news, they launch today in Superdrug Westfield Stratford & Westfield White City. So those lucky people in London will have the opportunity to check out the range tomorrow as it launches on the 27th of April. To those unable to get hold of it just yet, don’t worry they will soon launch nationwide. It’s one worth waiting for, and be sure to keep a look out for my review.
I thought I’d share with you what arrived in the post today. It’s something that has made me feel very grown up, and quite professional. You know how some recently engaged women walk around flashing there ring without much subtlety? Well I feel tempted to do that with these, however I know I may end up losing my friends as they will have to act like they don’t know me!
I’ve always wanted business cards, doesn’t matter what for… it’s just one of life’s wants slash needs. I imagine my dream card being quite thick, possibly matte with an embossed gold font. Vanity makes me wish to have one side of the card stating simply ‘Tanzina’ in a gorgeous gold embossed italic font. Hm, maybe I should create a company named Tanzina simply for that reason? Okay before I go away with the fairies, I’ll get to the point! I ordered business cards for my blog, and they have finally arrived!
As you can see, it reflects the blog in terms of font and colours. As I designed the blog template, colour scheme etc I thought it would be nice to repeat that with the card. I don’t like using templates, so I chose not to with the card also and designed it from scratch. My designing skills definitely need improving but I’m sort of pleased with the results. It makes me happy.
I ordered them from Vistaprint, and decided to get the premium cards. Although price wise it isn’t as expensive as Moo cards, I thought premium meant… well premium! I was quite disappointed with the quality, the cards feel slightly flimsy and I think I should’ve gone for a glossy finish, but to that I say live and learn! I would still recommend Vistaprint to new businesses/companies who aren’t looking to spend too much on cards, and these definitely will do the job for me. They also came with a little business card holder, and I’m really glad I ordered these. However for those looking for ‘premium’ quality cards, I wouldn’t suggest getting it from Vistaprint. I think for my next batch, depending on my blog or whatever cause I’m getting the card for, I would probably go with Moo cards.
Other than my best friend, who I immediately forced a card upon, I am yet to start distributing my cards, but I have events coming up which I look forward to as I will hand them out to anyone that glances my direction! I ordered 500 so they should last a while. But overall I am happy with them, slightly dissapointed in the quality but that is all, and I’m really pleased I’ve ordered them! It’s a great way of networking and guiding people to my blog. What do you think of these, impressed or should they be disposed of immediately?