2.26.2015

NOTD - Pink Jelly Bean & Hex Glitter!

Ello ello sweetpeas, oooh Fridays almost here, can you feel it?! *reaches for Crunchie bar*

This mani I am sharing with you today is the result of what happens when you let a 4 year old choose what will be worn on the nails. It was at the time I was due a mani change that my little cousin popped around for a wee visit, & upon seeing my task immediately wanted to join in & begged to pick the polish pretty please, she even threw in the Puss In Boots eyes to seal the deal. So letting her have free reign she insisted that pink & glitter were a MUST & then somehow found the hexagon glitters & requested those too... O_O So here we go...


Haha! Hmmm what do we think? Barbie girl! ;) I was actually surprisingly happy with the result! I think I may have me a future nail artist in the making *proud face*


The pretty pink base is Ciate Jelly Bean, a lovely bright fuchsia pink which actually has a subtle blue tinted pearlescent shimmer running through. Definitely a girly girl shade. Good pick my child! I applied two coats.


This interesting glitter polish OSLD is a random brand that a friend brought back for me from her travels. An interesting mix of small holographic glitter & pale gold bar glitters, I do love me a random polish! I applied this one one half of the nail.


Then using a toothpick & clear polish, I grabbed the large hexagon glitters that my little cuz was oh so fond of & applied a row of them down the centre of the nail.


Seal it all with topcoat & your Barbie mani is ready to go party with Ken. Bless her she was so happy I couldn't resist doing hers in a similar fashion. The little tyke was so overcome with excitement she ran out the door before I could snap a picture...I'm telling myself it was to show the rest of family & NOT because of my company...o_O aaah to be young again.

Thanks as always for reading dolls!

Lotsa love to ya!


2.24.2015

NOTD - Stripes and Roses


Hullo there me beauts! Hope you're all having a tip top week :)

Bringing forth some monochromatic action today with simple black & white stripes & a floral fix in the form of rustic rose tips. This type of stripe nail art, otherwise known as a Beetlejuice mani as I often like to refer to it for obvious reasons, is one of my favourites as its striking yet easy to do! Can be worn alone or jazzed up a wee bit like I've done here.


For the base I used Models Own White Light HyperGel, this polish is pretty much my go to now when I need a white base for a mani, such a fab flawless white! Here I've applied two coats.


Then using the striper brush from Models Own Black nail art pen, applied three horizontal stripes down the nail, simples!


For the 'rustic' style roses on the tips & of course by 'rustic' I actually mean 'very roughly & speedily done'...*side eye* O_o... I dabbed on some Models Own Sardonyx from the Velvet Goth collection, so much love for this polish, a deep vampy red AND sparkles? Win. 


To add to the rose detail I used some black polish & a toothpick to create a slight textured look.


Then finally using another Models Own Velvet Goth, this time Absinthe, a most divoooone deep emerald green glitter bomb, because sparkles are everything, I added a few leaves amongst the roses.


Seal design with topcoat for gloss & to really bring out that glitter & that's it :) Hope you liked, thanks for reading lovelies!

Lotsa love to ya!


2.23.2015

NOTD - Year Of The Sheep


Greetings lovely readers!

Tis nice not feeling those dreaded Monday blues for once, having booked the day off. I think this is a notion that needs actioning more often ;) A lovely time was had on Saturday being a part of Swap In The City and Fashions Finest event for London Fashion Week & is something that I would love to do again in the future for sure! Alas I couldn't make it to the Pro Beauty Show on Sunday as I was too poorly & to be frank the weather was so awful it didn't really encourage one to venture outdoors, hopefully next time!

Now I'm a wee bit late with this but Happy Belated Chinese New Year to all who celebrate! As usual I couldn't help but get involved with the special occasion in the form of some nail art. As this year is the year of the Sheep I decided to whack some of those fluffy creatures on mah nails...


For the base colour I decided to dig out a long time old favourite of mine Barry M Spring Green. Such a lovely & jolly vibrant shade of green, definitely one to pick up the spirits :) This is two coats applied.


The sheep couldn't be easier, I just grabbed my trusty dotting tool, a bobby pin will suffice if you don't have one, & some white polish. Then on each nail simply dotted on a circle of five dots before filling in the centre to create the sheep’s fluffy wool, cloud like body.


Then using a fine nail art brush & some black polish this time, I just added four lines for the wee little legs & a head to create my little sheep!


Finish with topcoat & Chinese New Years nails are done :) Thanks for stopping by as always lovelies! Till next time!

Lotsa love to ya!


2.19.2015

Review - Va Va Voom Volume with Hot Hair Brianna Hair Piece

Hullo beauties! Weekend is almost upon us, happy days! Lots to look forward to with the Swap In The City event for London Fashion Weekend in Covent Garden on Saturday & then Pro Beauty Show on Sunday. If you lovelies will be attending either events then do come say hi! You can find me on Twitter as usual (Aysh_tmb) :)

Now when it comes to hair styling...I am extremely boring. As much as I would love to be a pro, no matter how many YouTube videos I watch, it always ends up an epic fail. Therefore because of this, & due to the long length, I am a bona fide straightener addict. And as much as I enjoy having long, straight hair therein lies one issue...NO VOLUME. Behold...


See what I mean? Such flatness, much sadness. I've tried & tested a number of products that promise va va voom volume yet the effects last for about five minutes before reverting back to flats-ville! And back combing the hair constantly is too damaging. One solution that has been recommended to me on a few occasions is a hairpiece, but I've always been daunted at trying.


When an opportunity to review a hairpiece from the lovelies over at Hot Hair came knocking at my door, I naturally jumped at the chance as it couldn't have come at more perfect time. Hot Hair, a brand which began in that wonder of wonders that is Selfridges (any one else addicted to the show?!) have been creators of hair extensions, hairpieces & wigs for over 15 years, so they know their stuff.


When it came to choosing which hair piece to try, I decide to go for the *Brianna 3/4 wig, as the length seemed most suited to mine & consists of pretty waves, giving the hair a lovely style, swish & more importantly volume.


One of the reasons why I've been daunted at using hairpieces is well...to be frank, I am utterly retarded at putting them in O_o Even the simplest of clip ons break me out in a sweat. The Brianna 3/4 wig however promises ease of application with a couple of strategically place combs & side clips.



No back combing is required, just simply brush some of the hair at the crown forward, slid in the comb & clip in. There is even a YouTube tutorial if, like moi, even doing this is a task ;) And here is the result!


Before you say anything, I know I know, the colour is completely different! However being naturally dark haired I opted for the Ebony shade & despite dyeing my hair a few weeks ago, it clearly seems to have a life of its own & has become lighter! Though to be honest I quite like the two tone effect :)


But more importantly...hello volume! Whilst my attachment skills still leave a lot to be desired, I managed to get to grips with it eventually, & once clipped in was over the moon with the instant volume & over all swishy-ness my hair now has.


We have a big family wedding coming up in a few months & I really wanted to have thick, voluminous locks for the occasion, thanks to Hot Hair my hair dreams will be answered. I'll be dyeing my hair fully dark again beforehand so the blend will be better. 

Overall, I am so happy with the difference the Brianna hair piece has made and I would definitely consider using hair pieces much more! They can be styled in different ways too, worn up as well as down with head bands, hair accessories etc, I can't wait to have a play!

Hot Hair have a wide range of hair pieces to choose from & can be purchased online as well as in Selfridges, I especially love the look of the ponytail extensions!

Thanks for reading lovelies! 
Lotsa love to ya!



Disclaimer - * product featured was sent to me for my consideration. I am not affiliated with the brand nor paid for this post, this review has been as always my 100% honest opinion! :)