Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Winter Beauty Treats


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

You may have noticed that over the last few weeks there haven't been a great deal of beauty related posts on this blog. The reason for this is fairly simple- I haven't been trying a lot of new products or buying tonnes of new things. I've declined quite a few pr samples on the basis that I have so much makeup that it would be a waste for me to accept more and I have felt that to force myself to write a review would be a little fake.

It's not that I'll never do beauty things again (I've still enjoyed making quite a few beauty related videos on my YouTube Channel) but I've just found that over the last few weeks I have been focusing on a lot more family and lifestyle type of things. I hope you don't mind. This blog is sort of like an extension of my mind and feelings, so if you see a lot of reviews, you know I'm going beauty crazy, and if you see a lot of family posts, you can tell I've been watching too much '19 Kids and Counting' hahaha. 

Saying all that, last week whilst I was running some errands, I popped into Boots and treated myself.



Like a moth to a flame I simply could not let these two beautiful bottles of glittering nail polish stay on the shelf. They had to be mine.

I bought 'Jack Frost' from the Wonderland collection 'Freak Out' from the Mirror Ball collection, both £5 each. I suppose you could say that £10 is quite a splurge for 2 nail polishes but have you seen the sparkle?! Oh my oh my!! I adore the mermaidy blue, purple and green colours in Freak Out and the iridescent blue in Jack Frost was far too wintery and lovely for me to walk away from. They are like liquid magic. Beautiful.

I have worn both of these over a muted grey tone and quite enjoyed the wintery effect. I think I'd like to try them over a black or navy and when that happens, I'll take a sneaky picture and give you a NOTD post- it's been a while since one of those. 

I have also been absolutely loving scented candles this month. I am incredibly fussy when it comes to scent because I am prone to headaches but I have now burnt several Neom candles and have always been so impressed with them. I have particularly loved Invigorate from THIS set. The scent is strong but not overpowering and it leaves a lovely lingering fragrance long after it has been blown out. Also, since they come in such lovely little glass jars, when the candle has burnt down, I save and wash them and use them to hold hair accessories. Upcycling at it's best! 

This year I am struggling to feel as festive as usual so over the next few days you are going to see a lot of CHRISTMASNESS (real word there) from me to evoke my yuletide joy, so prepare yourself for that!

What have you been treating yourself to this winter? Do you have any hollyjolly blog post requests? I'm all ears!

Toodlepip!

xx

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63 comments:

  1. those colors are gorgeous ! I've been treating myself with A LOT of LUSH products the past few days haha :)

    xx Liyana
    LiyanasAdvice.blogspot.com

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  2. JAck Frost looks gorgeous! Maybe I should treat myself to this as I'm feeling it hard to feel festive this year aswell :( BOO. Hope you get your festive mojo back soon!

    Charl

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  3. Cute colors, i will buy the Pure Joy of China Glaze for Christmas, it's so lovely if you combine with a red nail polish :)
    XX

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  4. Ooh I am so pining after Neom candles, I can just never bring myself to splurge!! Sticking to Yankee wax tarts for now because fickle old me can change them whenever I fancy ;)

    Love the Jack Frost shade - I recently bought a mini nude polish with iridescent blue, but without the shimmer particles. On its own it's like a quirky French manicure, but looks lovely layered on neutral shades, too!


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  5. Freak out looks so pretty! I enjoy the mermaid-ness of this one too :)
    Daniella x

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  6. ooo these do look like nail polishes! I would love to buy some Models own nail polishes so these do look ideal for over christmas :)

    I love the candle too & the cute picture of baby glitter :)

    <3
    xxx

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  7. Jack Frost may just be the most beautiful nail varnish ever?!

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  8. I I love Jack Frost ! x
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  9. I love that you would refuse samples so as not to be wasteful.

    Your blog and videos always make me smile x

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  10. Love Neom candles, I treated myself to my first one on Saturday- think it's called Refresh. Can't wait to burn it!

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  11. I have Jack Frost and LOVE it! xo

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  12. Both the nail polishes look amazing. I haven't tried any Neom candles but I always hear such great things about them. I've bought quite a few Yankee Candles lately as Christmas treats for myself :) xx

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  13. I went to a few Christmas decoration stores, put up the tree, etc. before I felt CHRISTMASNESS.

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  14. They are both gorgeous colours!! Watch Elf that always gets me feeling Christmassy :)
    Xx

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  15. Wow i'm loving the look of 'Jack Frost' - i'm now sooo tempted to go out and buy it! Glitter nail polishes are my guilty pleasure :)

    Thanks for showing them, love your blog and YouTube channels - always put a smile on my face! :D
    Nicolle x

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    Beauty | Fashion | Lifestyle

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  16. Both colours look amazing & extremely sparkly! x

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  17. I've been loving the Christmas/Winter Model's Own nail polishes, so glittery and pretty! XO

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  18. Both colours look gorgeous!! I wouldn't be able to decide between the two so would have to grab both aswell :)

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    x

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  19. I am loving the Model's Own Glitter polishes at the minute! You can never have to many at this time of the year!

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    x

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  20. Tahitian Vanilla candles, peppermint hot chocolate with a nice movie on sundays

    xo Cassy
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  21. I think i have to own jack frost! so so pretty!

    www.anuninventivename.blogspot.com xx

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  22. obsessed with those colours, it's always nice to treat yourself a little x

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  23. I really want to get these polishes.. not that I need to add to my already 100+ collection of pretty nail polishes!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie.com xx

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  24. Wow. Those Models Own nail colours are gorgeous, especially the blue one!

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  25. Models own polishes are worth the money! xx

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  26. I can see what you mean about the polishes, they're so nice! I think wearing over navy would be lovely :)Yay, Christmasy posts!! :)
    Frankie xx
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  27. They look awesome!

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  28. I'm afraid to say, I'm a Models Own virgin! I need to buy their nail polish

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  29. I, too, was eyeing up the winter collection from Model's Own, the sparkles are just soooo sparkly xx


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  30. I particularly like the blue colour. Got both sets on my Christmas list so lets hope I'm lucky this year! x

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  31. I love the blue colour too!! ^^^ ahhh <3

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  32. These varnishes are so pretty!! I don't blame you for treating yourself :)

    Aimée Xx
    dress-it-up-6.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. They both look so pretty! Especially Jack Frost xx

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  34. those nail polish shades are so pretty, i love jack frost!:)

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  35. The candle sounds lovely! I too am prone to headaches to have to be careful what scents I use. The nail colours aren't my personal taste but I'm sure you'll make them look lovely! Can't wait for the NOTD post.

    Christina x

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  36. I love your posts, both beauty and life style related! I love your like motivation kind of posts, the ones with the quotes they always cheer me up haha, also those models own polishes are fab

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    x

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  37. Well I can see why you'd splurge on those polishes, they ARE very pretty... (and glittery, you need a bit of glitter with a blog name like yours!) x

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  38. Oh My golly gosh Louise! I adore those sparkly nail polishes! Definitely on my Christmas list!
    The Curley Girl
    Annabelle
    xoxoxoxoxoxox

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  39. Very nearly bought one of these nail polish's today, but decided to splurge out on the 'fun' bar thing in LUSH, although now I might have to take a trip back to boots to purchase one of them.
    Very pretty photograph as well :)x

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  40. they both look amazing! The blue colour looks particularly lovely - I sadly don't own any glitter nail polishes myself but I think that Freak Out might have to be the first;)x

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  41. Aw, I love recycling candle jars. I'm a yankee candle addict - especially the BIG jars which are great for holding cotton buds.

    One is also currently holding little momentos from the guy I'm dating. Train tickets and such. It's sitting on my kitchen windowsill - I wonder if he's noticed it? :D

    Also would love to see NOTD with these please :)

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  42. Freak Out looks stunning, the wonderland collection wowed me so much I pretty much ignored the mirrorball collection haha! XO

    Please check out my blog if you get a chance, I've just started out and any comments or followers would mean the world to me <3

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  43. oh my gosh! The winter wonderland nail polish looks gorgeous.
    xx
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  44. The nail polishes look stunning !
    What a great post to brighten up a winters evening!

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  45. Those nail polishes look gorgeous! i want sparkly nail polish so bad! may have to put some on ym christmas list! xx

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  46. those nail varnishes are gorgeous - can't wait for the NOTD :) looking forward to the rest of the festive posts too - nothing like a bit of christmas blogging to get you in the mood!
    liv xx

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  47. jack frost looks so pretty :D
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  48. These are such lovely shades! I'm in-love! :))

    XO,
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  49. You totally deserve to spend that much on nail polish when they are as lovely as those! xx

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  50. jack frost is lovely... so so nice! it would look amazing over a white... like snowflake nails!!! :)
    xxx
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  51. you should definitely try jack frost over a neutral or pale blue, looks amazing! x

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  52. Glitter nail polish is just the bain of my existence! I want them all! So pretty! x

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  53. i totally understand you..i feel in the same way :) your nail polishes are beautiful i love them.

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  54. We have been in a non Christmassy mood also, and I love Christmas, I have been blogging bout it, we have even put our decorations up early to try and get us in the mood.

    I also upcycle the little glass jars from candles. One thing I have done this year is I had some retro Santa pictures which I PVA'd (not sure that PVA can be a verb) to the glass and put some PVA over the picture also, waited until it dried and then popped a tea light in, so you can still see the tea light but it makes it a little more 'interesting' very thrifty.

    Cxx

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  55. Jack Frost is definitely a new must-have..x

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  56. Oh my, I definitely wanna try Jack Frost! It looks GORGEOUS! :D

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  57. aww i haven't been feeling very Christmassy this year either so can't wait for christmas posts!! and I love these nail polishes xx

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  58. I will definitely need to make a cheeky purchase of 'Jack Frost' after seeing this blog post! xx

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  59. Gorgeous colours! :) xxx

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