Monday, 31 August 2015

Mani Monday Models Own turquoise gloss hyper gel

Two months ago Models Own was featured on my blog, so I thought I would bring it back with my holiday manicure of choice. For those who know me, I love the colour turquoise so much co my room, curtains and bedding are all turquoise. I love the Hyper gel range from Models Own, it gives a nice shiny effect without needing a gel manicure.  If you compare this to the Raspberry crush nail varnish which is not a hyper gel, you can really see the difference!

Models Own turquoise gloss hyper gel

Friday, 28 August 2015

United Beauty gel touch starter kit

I have always been dubious about trying gel nails. I have seen they look incredible and there is no worry about smudging your nails. On the other hand I have heard they ruin your nails and are difficult to remove. I was very intrigued when United Beauty asked if I wanted to try out their gel touch starter kit, which causes no damage to the nail, I had to try it!

United beauty gel touch starter kit

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Makeup Revolution ultra all day prime and anti-shine balm

I was lucky enough to win this Makeup Revolution ultra all day prime and anti-shine balm along with Makeup Revolution's hard day salvation palette a few other pieces. I have nearly used up this product, which can be seen in the pictures. Someone needs to remind me to take pictures before nearly using up a product!

Makeup Revolution ultra all day prime and anti-shine balm

Monday, 24 August 2015

Mani Monday - Tanya Burr Cosmetics pick 'n' mix

My Superdrug order came through this morning and I was so excited to try out some of my new bits so here is a first impressions of Tanya Burr Cosmetics' pick 'n' mix!

Tanya Burr Cosmetics pick 'n' mix nail polish

Friday, 21 August 2015

Nicka K Nail polishes available from Beauty Crowd

I love nail polishes, I am always looking out for new brands to try. I was really happy when Beauty Crowd gave me the opportunity to try out and swatch 3 nail polishes from Nicka K.

Nicka K nail polishes

Sunday, 16 August 2015

PCOS my story

My name is Laura Macdonald and I was diagnosed with PCOS just over 2 years ago. I wanted to share my story of how I was diagnosed, what PCOS is and generally make people more aware of it as it is not spoken about highly enough in my opinion. Just a heads up, there will be pictures of my hair growth as well as talking about periods, it might be a little too much information for some, but I want to be as open and as honest as possible.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

MUA Cosmetics - The Artiste Collection


The first thing that struck me about The Artiste Collection was the marbled eye shadows.  I was lucky to win this palette by MUA Cosmetics and I love that this palette has a bit of everything in. It is described on the back as a "multi-use palette" which is very accurate as you get 6 eye shadows, 2 blushers, 1 bronzer and 1 highlighter. This costs £6.00 which I think is a bargain!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

LUSH the Experimenter bath bomb


The Experimenter bath bomb was an Oxford street exclusive, which is when I bought this. But now the Experimenter as well as other Oxford street exclusives are now available in store as well as online! I wished I had used mine while it was an exclusive but I am happy more people can get hold of this wonderful bath bomb!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Summer empties


After my bag of empties started to over flow, I decided it would be a good idea to show you some of the things I have used up as well as give a quick overview of them. I still have more empties which I will post later on in the month so check out for that post!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Baker Days letterbox cake review and give away!*


Baker Days are a lovely company who make a wonderful selection of personalised cakes for all different occasions. Not only are there hundreds of different designs to choose from, you can design your own like I did! Baker Days kindly sent me one of their letterbox cakes to try out, and have given me the opportunity to run a competition where you too could win a letterbox cake worth at least £14.99! If cupcakes are more your thing, they also sell personalised cupcakes as well as cupcakes with designs on, which are so cute, my favourite ones are the Christmas ones!

Monday, 3 August 2015

LUSH Cyanide Pill Bath Ballistic (Oxford Street Exclusive)


I bought LUSH's Cyanide pill bath ballistic due to its lemon scent, it is my favourite scent and my favourite LUSH product is their dragon's egg. This lemon scent is not sweet like the dragon egg, it is woody and slightly nutty due to containing almond oil, cedar wood oil and rose seed oil. At £3.50 this is cheaper than some of the other Oxford Street exclusives like the Experimenter and Intergalactic bath bombs, but this product is a little bit smaller and more expensive then the non Oxford Street exclusive bath bombs.