Thursday, 27 December 2012

Things I Did This Christmas

1. Opened my one year old homemade Sloe Gin...and drank it :)
2. Sent a festive package to my lonely London friend
3.Painted santa hats on my nails
4.  Booked the corporate box for Girls Aloud concert
5.  Tried on my dads geek glasses
6.  Looked after my tired and drunk friend
7. Wore a onesie all day for Christmas
8. Watched my new Noel Gallagher DVD
9. Ate some after dinner willies 

Friday, 14 December 2012

A Very Soap and Glory Christmas

I don’t know if this applies to everyone, but for me and my family there is always one thing we get every year at Christmas, no matter what.  For my mum its slippers from M&S, for my dad it’s a fancy new belt, for my brother its mint matchsticks and for me it’s a Soap and Glory gift set.  Guess who the spoilt one in the family is.
This year i have been to Boots various times to study the variety of gift sets on offer from the brand, which by the way I am so in love with, not only is the packing interesting and quirky but the actual products are amazing.  I have seriously grown to love the make up range also, which I intend to blog about in the future.

On my 5th trip to Boots, things got a little crazy as S+G only went and announced their annual HALF PRICE offer, so I rang Santa (my mum) and asked if my favourite gift had been purchased, when she said no I said "ok I will get it for myself because the excitement is too much for me to walk away".

Since I treated myself to this, I have decided it is my right to chose not to wait until Christmas morning to enjoy, so I present to idea of heaven…

Soap and Glory, Best of All - The ultimate head-to-toe indulgence kit.  (*SCREAMS)// was £60, now £27

With 9 different products and numerous 2013 discount vouchers this amazingness is topped off by coming in a brilliant case, not unlike the one I got last year from the S+G, which is so good for storing all your beauty products and also for carrying all your stuff when going to a friends house to get ready.  The one I got two years ago was a hat box, surprisingly, I don't keep hats in it.

Inside the case you get, 

The Righteous Butter - body butter-   I have used this for 2 years now, its great.
Hand Food - Hand Cream -   So handy to keep in your handbag on at your desk in work
Sugar Crush- body scrub-   smells amazing and so good at exfoliating and removing old fake tan
Clean on me- shower gel-  I also use this as bubble bath
Smoothie Star- body milk -   I have not yet tried this, but it smells so good
Heel Genius- foot mask-   Il be honest, I hate feet so I give this to my mum every year
Peaches & Clean - cleansing milk-   again smells amazing, great at cleansing and removing make up 
Sexy Motherpucker -lip plumper in punch bowl -   I LOVE this, I have no lips so its great for me, I have only ever used nude so I am so glad to now have a new colour
Thick & Fast - super volume mascara-   SO excited to try this as I know the S+G make up range is good, I will be sure to blog about this.

I have pictured the three products I am most excited about using.

OK that was a chatty post, I am off to pamper myself silly….and I think you should too....go see more Soap and Glory gift sets here and treat yourself or someone you love who likes to share.


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Review// Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Salt Spray


I have been a fan of salt spray for a while now, I have very fine and soft hair, which may sound like a good thing, but not for me, I like to wear my hair messy and texturised which for me is very hard to achieve, I like the effortless beach look and my hair is so naturally soft and straight it just doesn't stay.  I have tried a few different drug store salt products and many products that claim to give you the beach effect (I am addicted to dust it which I will blog about one day soon) but it is only now that I have found one I want to tell the world about.

I first heard about this salt spray from the lovely Zoella and when she described it as giving your hair "brilliant texture" I knew I had to buy it.  I got it from Feel Unique for about £13.50 which has actually turned out to be a bargain cause I use it most days and still have plenty left over one month on.  Its actually a little cheaper now, click here to buy.

Basically, it does 'exactly what it says on the tin' it adds lots of texture to your hair allowing you to achieve that beachy wave look, even when my hair is straight if I spray a little on and scrunch it in my hands it gives a nice messy effect.  

What I love most about this product is that it gives volume and texture without making your hair sticky or giving it that 'too much product used' look that I hate.  If i use it right on the root of my hair it has a similar affect to dust it powder.

I recommend this product to anyone with very straight hair who wants a disheveled/messy/beachy look without having to cut choppy layers.  I do not recommend it to anyone who wants that silky smooth shiny hair look.  Go on..Mess it up a little.

If you use this please let me know what you think via comment or Twitter, also I love TIGI so if you have any favourites from the brand share your thoughts. 

(Ive lost my 'Love Nicci' pic so.......


Monday, 10 December 2012

Things I Did This Week...

1. Wrapped my Christmas presents
2. Watched The Grinch
3. Got an amazing new shirt from
4. Cuddles a Coca-Cola Polar Bear at work
5. Dressed up as Harry Styles ...just cause
6. Hung out with a snow man
7. Watched my cute dad wrap his presents for the first time ever
8.  Bought velvet shorts to freak out my bestie with a velvet fear
9. Fell in love with Jake Bugg

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Christmas at your fingertips...

Just a quick little post as i prepare for my Christmas part on Friday with the lovely Coca-Cola PR team.  I am yet to decide on a outfit, but as a true beauty lover I made it a priority to make sure my nails colour is not last minute.

I found this Essie polish today it Boots, its called 'Leading Lady' and its just lovely, I always look for a festive colour around this time of year, so of course red sticks out, the sequin, glitter effect that comes with it is perfect for this time of year.

I am in love.  As with all Essie nail polishes (which are always my favourite) the colour is strong, dries quickly and does not chip.

I recommend this to anyone this festive season.

Happy Christmas from my nails xx

Monday, 3 December 2012

November Favourites

Sooo..I know I'm late and its December and my OCD is shouting at me right now but I'm a busy girl, so happy December everyone, here are my NOVEMBER favourite buys.

Johnson's Fragrance Free Facial Cleansing Wipes - I am OBSESSED with Johnson's make up wipes, they are by far the best face wipes I've ever used in my life...I sound dramatic, but its true!  The mean thing I love about them is how moist they are, I hate when wipes dry out so much that I feel i need two to fully wipe my face, there is not chance of that happening with these.  As I have quite sensitive skin I thought i would try these fragrance free ones, to be honest they do exactly the same job as any of the other wipes from Johnson's except they don't really smell as nice, they just kind of smell like nothing. 

Boots Vitamin E eye cream - I am getting old...lets not talk about it...but I am and so naturally I am beginning to obsess about lines around my eyes, I also suffer from sleepy looking eyes, so I saw this little eye cream in boots and it was only around £2.99 I think so i thought why not?  I have been using it for a month now and can't say I see a hugh difference but I like it, I feel I am doing my eyes some good on a daily basis by feeding them vitamins.

Palmers Cocoa Butter Firming Butter - Ok, this is amazing.  I am a hugh fan of the whole cocoa butter range and think every girl needs to try it, the smell is unreal and you will want to lick your skin, warning, other people may also want to lick your skin.  This firming lotion has been amazing, I'm using it on my thighs every day and its worked wonders. BUY IT!!

Soap and Glory Pulp Fiction Body Scrub- this is my favourite body scrub of all time, I buy it again and again and again, it smells fruity and really does give your skin a proper scrub, it is brilliant and taking off fake tan and leaves you feeling so soft.

Benefit Cha Cha Tint- I love winter, and I strangely love the winter look, what I mean by this is having pale skin (I've no choice there) and reddened cheeks like you just came in from the cold, this is why i buy this product, it stains my cheeks a lovely colour of coral.  I also think it looks amazing on my lips cause I am loving peach lips at the minute.

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow Liner - you may have seen this in my 'Contents: My Face' post a while back, it is one of my favourite new find ever and I don't go a day without putting it on.  Its  perfect as a shadow or as a liner, its so shimmery and natural in colour if you like having a pale subtle eye.  I have had this since the summer, used it every day and it is not even half used.  AMAZING!!!

Last but not least...

Topshop Highlighter Sunbeam - When i was in London recently i decided i wanted to have shiny cheeks (as you do) as my face is very naturally matte, so i picked this up and i am so glad i did, it gives my cheeks and any other areas i may use it on a lovely gold shimmer, one thing i would say is next time i am going to try and get a lighter one so its more white/silver looking.

Sorry that was a long read, took longer than I thought, I hope you liked my November favourites.  Leave me links to yours and I will have a read.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Things I Did This Week...

1.  Got a remote control Coca-Cola Christmas truck at work
2.  Went to Belfast's Christmas market for beers with Emma
3. Bought a 'Big Bang Theory' inspired jumper from Topshop
4. Found a picture of my mum looking like me
5. Got my new Canon DSLR from Santa
6. Listened to the radio at Cloth
7. Spent time with besties Shari and Sam
8. Had late night beers
9.  Got woken up at 9am on Sunday by a grown man playing iPad games