30 Mar 2015

Nails of the Day

The nail polish I am wearing at the moment is one of the nail polishes that Nails inc made for the magazine Marie Claire. There are four shades and I picked up this pretty pastel pink called 'Fizz'. 

I love this pink shade, and think it is the perfect spring polish! I have been loving this nail polish this month, it lasts well and has a lovely formula. In the picture above, I have actually only got one coat of the polish! (Which I love as that means less drying time!)

I am definitely a pink polish lover and this one has flown into my top favourites! The only thing about this (and other Nails inc polishes) that I am not too keen on is the thinner brush. I do prefer a 'fatter' nail polish brush as I find it easier to paint my nails that way. 

What nail polish are you wearing at the moment? Did you get any of the polish from the magazine too?
Love Bella x 

25 Mar 2015

Sisterhood Of The World Award

I have recently been nominated for the sisterhood of the world award by the lovely Amy, thank you Amy! So be sure to go and check out her blog clarabellasecrets

The Rules:
- Thank, name and link the person who nominated you
- Answer the questions given
- Nominate and link 10 other blogs
- Create 10 questions for the nominees to answer

Questions from Amy
1. What are your favourite places/countries to visit?
I don't really have a favourite but I like to explore new places.

2. How long have you been blogging? And if its been a while, did you think that you would be blogging for so long?
I have been blogging for 1 Year and 10 months, so almost 2 years now! I don't know if that is considered a while but when I did first start my blog I really enjoyed it and still do now. So I can see myself blogging more in the future too! 

3. What is your favourite desert?
Pretty much anything chocolate related!

4. If you could only pick one makeup brand to buy all of your makeup from, which one would you pick?
Probably Clinique. As quite a few of my favourite products are from them! (I don't know what I would do without my cheek pop blush!)

5. What are your hobbies other than blogging?
Does collecting makeup and skincare count? 

6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Oh gosh I don't know, hopefully doing things I enjoy.

7. Where do you get inspiration from for your blog/blog posts?
When looking through my beauty products, reading other blogs, twitter chats, and sometimes ideas just pop into my head. 

8. What are your favourite TV shows or films?
Friends is my all time favourite TV show, and film wise I like rom-coms. 

9. Top 3 places that you would love to visit in the future?
Probably Italy, Paris & Somewhere in America.

10. Summer guilty pleasures?
Um probably eating too much ice cream!

My Questions
1. What is one beauty product that you couldn't live without?
2. What is your go to shop for clothing?
3. What is your favourite joke?
4. If you could only ever go on one social media, which one would it be?
5. What is currently on your wishlist?
6. Is there a place or country that you really want to visit?
7. If you could have any animal as a pet what would it be?
8. What is your favourite beauty tip?
9. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
10. What is something you like about Spring?

My Nominees 

Love Bella x 

20 Mar 2015

Friday Five

With Easter on the way what better than to have an Easter inspired Friday Five post! I love Easter time and all the extremely (or should I say 'egg'streamely!) cute things that are out at this time of year! I have been loving scrolling through Not on the Highstreet at all the lovely things they have for Easter and I have put together five of my favourite things - which was quite difficult to do seeing as I love so many of the thongs they have! 

My favourite thing would probably be the very pretty Easter blossom wreath. I think it would really brighten up a room and gives a real spring feel too. My very close second favourite would be the Easter biscuits, they would be the perfect gift or to have to serve to guests and family that come over to visit. 

Which of these is your favourite? What things have you found that have got you excited for Easter? 
Love Bella x 

15 Mar 2015

The Everyday Tops

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1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6 I 7 I 8

The everyday basics of clothing are most often looked over for much more exciting pieces. However we mustn't forget about them either, so I have been scrolling through the New Look website and put together a few of my favourite everyday wear tops. These are tops that can be worn in many ways and with many other things, for example jeans, skirts, shorts etc. They can also be dressed up or down depending on where you are going/what you are doing. So don't hold back on the basics and stock up on some everyday tops. 

Which of these tops do you like best?
Love Bella x 

10 Mar 2015

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's day is getting closer, but don't worry if you haven't got anything yet or still don't know what to get for your mum as I have put together some gift guides for the special day!

Got a beauty loving mum? Then treat her to a gift set. Maybe give her something she hasn't tried before/bee wanting to try. Or get her some of her favourite beauty products.

Is your mum not really that into beauty, get her something for her home. Maybe some pretty d├ęcor or something useful. Want to personalise something? Get a photo frame and put in a picture of the two of you, or one of her favourite photos. 
Flowers: 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5
Plants: 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5

Of course don't forget to get her some flowers! Pop into your local florist and buy her a pretty bouquet or arrangement. You could also go onto the Interflora website and order an arrangement from there. Want something longer lasting? Then you can always get her a pretty planted design. 

What are you planning on doing for Mother's day? 
Love Bella x 

5 Mar 2015

Beauty Product Empties

I have come to the end of a few beauty products recently, so I thought that I would do another empties post for you! 

Benefit Fakeup concealer 

This is probably one of my holy grail products at the moment. I really love this concealer, in fact when I was coming to the end of this one I told myself that I would try and use up some of the other concealers I have before buying a new one. However that didn't quite work out and I have already repurchased! Whoops! I also have a review on this if you want to know some more about it. 

Did I like using this product? Yes
Will I repurchase this? Yes (already have!)
Product rating out of 5: 5/5

Benefit They're real mascara

Much like fakeup this has been my go to mascara for a while. I always have one in my makeup collection. However there are so many mascaras that I hear are really good so I have put off repurchasing to try some others. 

Did I like using this product? Yes
Will I repurchase this? Not at the moment as want to try other mascaras, but in the future yes
Product rating out of 5: 4/5

TRESemme Ultimate hold hairspray

I don't tend to use hairspray a lot but when I do this is the one I always go for. I don't like the sticky or crunchy feel that some hairspray can be. However this one holds my hair in place and doesn't leave that horrible sticky or crunchy feel, hooray! 

Did I like using this product? Yes
Will I repurchase this? Yes
Product rating out of 5: 5/5

Sanex Zero deodorant

The reason I bought this deodorant was because I heard that normal deodorants contain quite a few bad for skin ingredients, so when I read a review on this one I thought I would give it a try. I think that it was well worth trying, I really like this deodorant and I also like knowing that I'm using something that is better for my skin too!

Did I like using this product? Yes
Will I repurchase this? Yes (already have!)
Product rating out of 5: 4/5

Boots Build up removal shampoo

I also bought this after reading a few good reviews. I like to use this around once a month or when ever I feel my hair needs an extra refresh. It basically removes any build up of hair products left leaving hair squeaky clean. It is a bit of a tricky product to get hold of though as it is difficult to find online so going in store is your best bet!

Did I like using this product? Yes
Will I repurchase this? Yes (already have!)
Product rating out of 5: 4/5

Have you tried any of these products? What products have you come to the end of recently? 
Love Bella x