When I saw these nails pop up on the gorgeous Zooey Deschanel‘s (of tuxedo nail fame amongst other things ) Twitter feed I fell in love instantly. I knew I would have to give it a stab at home myself as it looked fairly easy to pull off. I don’t have a steady hand and that, combined with very little patience, means I tend to stick to the easier to achieve nail looks. I reproduced this look as best I could but if you don’t have a yellow/lemon polish or a bow decoration at home don’t let that put you off; grab another colour, a white striper and get going. It’s super easy and a great way to give your nails the A-list look. Read on »
Here we go with our second installment of Dolly Rouge’s 2011 favourites. If you missed it, check out part 1.
La Roche-Posay Teint Mineral is a powder compact. It can be used on its own with a sponge for medium-full coverage (oily or combo-skinned ladies), dusted with a powder brush to set foundation, or provide more coverage over sheer foundations (combo-normal skins). It covers redness/imperfections, doesn’t look powdery, doesn’t oxidise, doesn’t budge when faced with oil, doesn’t clog pores and has SPF 25. Consider that all boxes ticked for me! Read on »
I’m not religious at all, but there’s something about this time of year. I suppose Christmas brings back happy childhood memories, which were wrapped around the religious aspects of the holiday – singing in the choir, visiting the crib, putting out cookies and milk for Santa (and a carrot for Rudolph) after the Christmas Eve vigil mass. Despite eschewing religion now, I still adore Christmas hymns and carols, my favourite being O Holy Night.
A few days ago, I had a dilemma.
I’ve not been taking great care of my hands lately (as you’ll see from the dehydrated cuticles and fine lines in photos below) plunging them into scaldy, soapy water and abandoning my nightly paw moisturisation ritual. I’ve been using Arbonne FC5 Ultra-Hydrating Hand Crème a number of times a day (it’s on my desk in work) but it really doesn’t hydrate much despite the name.
One of my nails decided it just couldn’t handle this awful neglect any longer and went splitsville. As I was planning a pretty manicure for the work Christmas party this Saturday, I was devastated. Sure with that deep an amputation, and filing down the other nails to meet it, there would nary be a nubbin left to prettify. WOE. First world problems eh?
Then I had a brainwave. Read on »
Better late than never so here is the lowdown on a selection of my most used and loved products last month Read on »
I am a nail polish hoarder; but there is one bottle that will always have a special place in my heart. It is the bomb dot com. Let me introduce you to Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Fuchsia Power. Read on »