Sunday, 29 April 2012

Nail of the Day - May by CHANEL

For my birthday, my mum treated me to my first Chanel nail polish. Obviously I was incredibly excited and the colour was simply beautiful but I was slightly apprehensive. Due to the huge hype around Chanel makeup - I include my self in this - I feel the quality must always match the price for it to be justifiable. Therefore, I hoped that it matched up to my previous good experiences of Chanel makeup.

The nail polish is Chanel's Spring Collection which consisted of various lipsticks, a beautiful blush that I could never afford - you know which one I am talking about - and three nail polishes : April, May and June. Although my birthday is in April my mum decided to get me May because it was more appropriate for the summer. 

To get the opacity seen in the picture I had to apply three coats, not great considering the price tag. Nevertheless, the colour is gorgeous. It has an almost gel effect which has excellent staying power - not one chip yet! (three days after)

I expect that this will be my one and only Chanel nail polish, it is a nice luxury but I could have got six Barry M ones for the same price! 

Bought from HERE! 

Bonnie x

Hair SOS - Redken Extreme Anti-Snap

    I have a confession to make: I am a fake blonde. 

For the past couple of years I have gone to the hairdressers every two months to get my hair coloured.  My natural hair colour is - I think - a very dark blonde/auburn colour. Although I colour it, usually I would say that my hair is in good condition because I rarely use heat on it. But recently my hair has given up on me; it is dry, brittle, abundant with split ends and sometimes bits just SNAP off ...

After searching on the computer for miracle hair products that would save my injured hair, it became obvious that the unanimous response was Redken's Extreme Anti-Snap leave in conditioner. 

I have been using it for about a week now and I can already notice a huge difference in the quality of my hair. After washing my hair, I put a couple of pumps of it into the bottom half of my hair and then dry after ten minutes. The consistency is a white creamy formula which smells absolutely divine! It contains an "Interlock Protein Network" which provides protein and ceramide "to help fortify weakened areas". My hair is no where from being cured, however, it is less dry and the split-ends have depleted. I hope that if I continue to use it, eventually my hair will be back to its normal self.

Do you have any recommendations for damaged hair?

I got my Redken leave-in conditioner from HERE!

Bonnie x

Monday, 23 April 2012

Lip of the Day - Costa Chic by Mac

It's still cold in Scotland but I recently bought a new lipstick to brighten up my day ... how sad. 

I think I am in love. Costa Chic from Mac is the perfect coral with a slight shimmer/sheen as it is a frost. This makes it slightly different from the usual corals that have bombarded the make up aisles for years. 

applied as usual

applied and then blotted

I really do think it is the perfect shade for summer and somehow it makes me look slightly more tanned! It's a Mac classic.

Retails for £13.50 online and in Mac stores

Bonnie x

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Birthday Wish List!

As it is my birthday in a few weeks, I thought I would show you all a (dream) wish list of things I would like to get! 

1. Chanel 5170 Sunglasses in Dark Havana 

I have never had an expensive pair of sunglasses before due my clumsy habits of dropping/losing things. However, as I am becoming a year older, I hope I become wiser and more able to own glasses that don't come from Primark! Bought from HERE 

2. Stocking up on perfume

I have suddenly ran out of all my favourite perfumes at the same time (always seems to happen) and I have wanted to try Chanel Chance Eau Tendre for ages - the bottle is gorgeous! 

3. Topshop Blazer

Every girl should have a blazer, they are such a good investment as they are ridiculously wearable! I have wanted a off-white one for AGES and I think it would be great for spring. Link to Topshop Blazer HERE 

I am too excited for my birthday and I hope I am lucky enough to receive some of these gifts from friends and family. 

Deal of the Week
I have decided to include a deal I have seen recently at the end of each of my posts for you all. I hope you like it, please tell me if you do! 

Todays deal is from Buyapowa and it is the Joico K-Pack Haircare Trio. 
RRP £45.85 - Best Price £30

I love this range from Joico and it would be a lovely mid-week treat for you all! 
Link to deal is HERE

Bonnie x

Disclaimer - I am not influenced by any companies or organisations. All opinions are completely my own. 

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Nail of the Day - Razzmatazz by Topshop

Another Nail of the Day for you all, Razzmatazz from Topshop. I have always associated glitter with Christmas but this nail polish has converted me to a glitter-holic this spring! I am obsessed. This beautiful lilac polish with holographic glitter is incredible and I have received so many compliments when wearing it. 

The quality is very good, I put it on a week ago and it's still looking great. I think this is wonderful and slightly different nail polish for spring and I expect I will be wearing it constantly!

Retails at £6 from Topshop stores and online. 

Bonnie x