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Polishes for a Pound

From L-R: Sinful Colours Professional (943 Hot Spot), Rimmel Lasting Finish (406 cute as a kitten), Maybelline Forever Strong (240 Lilac Charm), Sally Hansen Sugar Coat (400 Sweetie).
I always make sure to pop into Poundland whenever I’m near one, and have a nose at their beauty section. They always have a few well known branded items up on their shelves, and obviously they are priced at a ridiculous discount (£1 if you hadn’t guessed haha)! This is one of the many times I have been able to pick up products in the colours and brands I like, which is a surprise as you’d think the colours and products stocked at such a cheap price tag would be unwearable. Well, that’s not the case and I came away with 4 shades I will be able to wear throughout SS14. 
As soon as I saw the two on the right, Spring came to mind. They are a pair of pretty pastels – always popular in the season that’s now on it’s way! The lilac Maybelline polish caught my eye straight away, as I absoloutely love anything purple or lilac! I only own one other lilac polish though, and it’s not as pastel as this. The Sally Hansen Sugar Coat is a textured polish, which I thought would be fun to try out, and seeing as I don’t already own a yellow, I couldn’t leave it behind. 
Keeping with the idea of adding yellow to my vast nail polish collection, I also purchased a vibrant yellow Rimmel Polish which will compliment a tan in the summer! The midnight blue Sinful Colours polish is a complete contrast to the other three – it’s a dark shade, with shimmer. Because of this difference I thought it would be a good alternative, to the brights, for summer nights out, and parties!
Watch out for these on my nails in the coming months, I’m sure they’ll be a few Instagrams of them soon! 
Have you grabbed any beauty bargains in cheap shops like Poundland lately? 
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GLOSSYBOX IS 2!! May 2013 Birthday Edition Box

This month Glossybox became 2 and I was quick to realise it would be a good idea to re-join in, in all the action. It was a smart move, because today I received May’s Birthday Edition box and it’s a good ‘un! Not only did Glossybox give everyone an extra gift of a little pack of mini nail files, but I was also given more than one full sized product!

This month the box was tied with a neon pink ribbon, wrapped in beauty/birthday tissue paper and sealed with a number 2 sticker. Inside my box were three full sized products, 2 product samples, as well as the extra Glossybox gift. 
The first full sized product is a Headline Colors nail polish. In the leaflet inside the Glossybox, the shade I received (Twisted Silk) is pictured as part of the Spring/Summer Collection, however online, it’s shown in the Autumn/Winter collection. Anyway, whichever collection the polish comes from, after quickly testing it out, I found it to have great application and a glossy finish. The Twisted Silk colour is a very pale, girly pink which would work great with a tan this summer. It also says they’re limited edition so you can check them out over here if you’re interested!
The next full sized product is a Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes mascara. It’s part of the One Swipe and Go collection and usually retails for £15! You can find this over on their website here.
I was also sent a Caudalie Divine Oil which can be used as a massage or bath oil, or
for your hair, face, or nails. In the leaflet it says “…its unique blend of grape, hibiscus, sesame and argan oils are immediately absorbed into the skin with a non-greasy finish…”. This costs £4.05 for 15ml and can be found here.
The two sample sized products are from Beautiful Movements Cosmetics and L’Occitane. Previously you may have been given a BM Beauty loose powder like I did. BM Beauty is now known as Beautiful Moments Cosmetics and this time in the box we were sent a Prime & Create Mixing Medium. This is a new launch and is a clear aloe vera based gel. It can be mixed with any powder to create a cream based product or used as a primer to achieve a matte, shine-free base. I also received a L’Occitaine en Provence Angelica Hydration cream for face and neck use, which is stored in a small pot, ideal for handbags!
I really like this month’s box and the added bonus of more full sized products was great!
Are you subscribed to any beauty boxes? What did you get in yours this month?
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Nails inc. Orange and Pink!

Recently, as you may already know, more and more S/S13 collections are being released for us to get excited about. It seems though that 2013 is the year for Nails inc. polishes as they are bringing A LOT of new collections out for S/S13. These include collections such as: Concrete, Denim and Stars, Leather Effect, Crystaltastic, Bling It On, Feathers, SS13 Trend Shades, and an Extras collection. Yes.. when I said A LOT, I meant it! 
As I am yet to try these amazing new collections from Nails inc. I decided to re-try my only orange shade of nail polish which is also from Nails inc. After digging this out from my growing collection, and yet again being stunned by the brightness of the shade, I realised the new and very popular Models Own Ice collection was missing a great shade of orange and began to wonder where the common neon colour had gone within it. hmm… ??

Anyway, if I’m honest, I completely forgot I owned the nail polish below. Orange has never been one of my top choices when it comes to the choice of colour to wear (whether it’s clothing or nail polish), but as soon as I found this nail polish and put it on, I instantly loved the colour and I’m certain it will be one of my most worn throughout the summer. It’s a completely full on orange shade and I love it!

On the bottle it says “by Fabulous”. This is because it is one of those free gifts you send off for after buying a magazine for however many times, and so with this shade ‘Atomic’, I also received another which is ‘OMP!’.  Both these shades are so bright and really give that ‘summer beach’ feel! 

As it states on each bottle it’s by Fabulous so I expect these shades were exclusives and are therefore no longer available. After looking on the Nails inc. website – I was unable to find these specific shades although the Porchester Place looks like an exact replica of Atomic and the Shoreditch shade for OMP!

What Nail Polishes are you loving at the moment? Have you chosen your shades for S/S13?