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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The Fragrance Drawer & Giveaway WINNER.

Without further ado. The results of the giveaway are IN (for the clear skin supplement that I'm surprisingly sensitive to-DAMN MILK ALLERGIES.) And the winner according to random.org is....

NUMBER 1.

The first comment ever.
Check it out.

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I know 4 entries. Measly. Ah well.

Anyways, BLAIR- you have won my giveaway! (I know you're going to love it!) (Will be contacting you soon!)

After reorganising some stuff in my room the other day, I decided to have a fragrance display with both my collections candles and perfumes. It's not a big selection but most of them were gifts and they all do smell rather lovely.


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L-R: Issey Miyake L'issey/ Chanel no.5/ Chanel Mademoiselle/ CK Escape/ CK in2u/ Burberry Weekend/ Nina Ricci/ The Body Shop-The White Musk.

Candles: The Body Shop Aloe and Linen/ Yankee Candle Early Sunrise

My favourite atm is CK Escape. It's a bit fruity, a bit sweet.  Will post close up pictures later.






Tuesday, 3 July 2012

HELP:CLEAR SKIN.[REVIEW+MINI GIVEAWAY]

FTS: I was not sponsored to write about this product. I purchased this myself.

Skin Supplements, as a twenty something year old, I'm starting to look into skin supplements because let's face it, skin needs to have enough upkeep to keep it looking healthy. Since I've been suffering from really dry parched patches on my cheeks and nose and also breaking out due to monthly things. I figured, I might as well try the works with water range. I've actually heard some brilliant things about help: clear skin. However, I didn't seem to get that effect and I think I finally know why.

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Help: Clear Skin is a skin supplement that contains a natural lactoferrin which is taken from milk protein to help clear blemishes and maintain a healthy complexion. This seemed really promising because I always hear that Korean celebrities have been known to use milk to cleanse their face for that radiant complexion. The premise of this product is basically a powder that can be mixed into drinks.

So away I went, I tried it for 5 days (even though it says you'll see results in 4-6 weeks...) and I filled up on 350ml of liquid in the morning mixed with the powder. I found it was more easily dissolved in hot liquids otherwise it'll end up clumping a the bottom of your drinks container.

Did it work? No, I actually broke out even more and had something akin to dermological reaction to the product. I had little red bumps all over my cheeks and I really think my lactose/milk allergy is not as slight as I used to be. So the lesson learned is that if you're allergic to milk, as I know many of you may be, it's probably not wise to use this product.
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But my loss is your gain. I bought 2 on the 3 for 2 offer so I still have a 7 day supply of Help: Clear Skin. ( the one pictured, The seal is broken because I took out the packets, but I haven't opened the powder sachets) So I intend to GIVE IT AWAY for someone more appropriate to try. NO ONE SENSITIVE TO LACTOSE PLEASE.

So GIVEAWAY RULES
1) COMMENT BELOW.
2) LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
3) EXTRA ENTRY FOR TWEETING it with an @YINNIE_C tag.

GIVEAWAY ENDS TUESDAY 10TH JULY, 12PM NOON. GMT +0
THIS IS A GLOBAL GIVEAWAY.


Friday, 29 June 2012

Easy Lazy Galaxy Nails

No, I don't mean dipping your fingers into galaxy chocolate. Although that sounds divine, that's not what I meant.

The current nail trend is galaxy nails, sending your nails into space. If you're a bit into science like me, this trend is a winner. But I'm not as patient as those who create galaxy supernova nails or milky way nails, with the gradiating and the sponging- so here's my lazy take on it. Essentially, the glitters represent the stars, and then we do it OLD school- as in use your imagination! (or hallucinogenic drugs- but that's not only bad for your body but also very very expensive. I'm kidding, please don't go buy LSD.)

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For the dark universe background, I used Boots 17 midnight sapphire polish. This is a very beautiful metallic navy blue and it costs something amazing like £2.99 from boots. First coat is a bit thin but leaning towards the opaque side, but the second coat is super super opaque. The formula is pretty damn good for the price.

For the stars, I used Miss Sporty's sparkle touch polish and this again is super cheap. It's got very fine glitters, and it retails in superdrugs for £1.99. As you can probably tell by now, this is the budget version of galaxy nails! this polish is made up of silver, blue and purple glitters submerged in clear polish. This is not a fully loaded glitter polish, not at all. It's like a budget version of OPI's nicole polish with finer shimmers. I layered on around 2 coats to achieve the effect I did. (Or maybe a few more, I might have got a bit too crazy with the glitters and carried on as I was watching a few episodes of CSI. But who's counting-do what makes you feel happy!)

LOVE THIS POLISH

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For the top coat, I used a fast dry top coat from a travel polish exclusive from estee lauder which was gifted to me from a family friend. It really does dry pretty damn fast, and it does not smudge my artistic efforts or take colour away and thus dirtying the polish within the pot. Although the polish has gone a bit murky, it's still 90% clear, and it has no colour so that means I haven't completely ruined it.

Anyways, here's the finished effect. You may have seen this on twitter/fb/instagram but here I am shoving in your face again! LOL

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FYI, I am using false stick on nails. My real nails are a bit nasty- you can tell from the rather dodgy looking cuticles. But I prefer to use false nails for special occasions and I was going out to a ball. I'm a bit ashamed to go into a salon too so I just DIY at home. I prefer the super drug elegant touch american bare brand in x-short. The glue is friendly and it doesn't hurt when it finally falls off/peels off.

So that's my take on galaxy nails without the chocolate. What are your favourite nail trends this year?