My Nail Polish Collection

While I was packing up my room at the end of term, I took the opportunity to go through a lot of my stuff and get rid of a lot of things. One of the areas I tackled was my rather large nail polish collection!

P1000829I forced myself to be quite realistic and get rid of anything that I never wore or always took off straight after applying (does anyone else do this?). I admitted to myself that I don’t like bright pink nail polish, or glitter in a clear top coat, and despite the prettiness of the bottles, cleared those out too. Now all my polish fits in one box (with the exception of A England, which I will never cull, and which I’ll show my collection of another day).  Continue reading

Nails of the Day: Blue Polka Dots with Barry M and Essie

P1000811The simplest of all nail art! Paint your nails with a base colour (mine’s Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream). Unfold a kirby grip, dip it in the second polish (mine’s Essie Mezmerised), dot over your nails. I’ve jazzed this up with a zigzag of reversed colour on my middle finger, and topped it with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat, et voila.

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Lust List #1

Lust List #1

I’ve only been on my spending ban for two days, and already I’m dying to buy something! I usually end up accidentally buying myself something that someone’s got me for my birthday, so I need to stay out of the shops for a bit, but I’ve put together a little list of things I’d be out buying if I could!

Yardley’s April Violets perfume – I know Yardley’s not exactly cool, but this is supposed to be an absolute dupe for Penhaligon’s Violetta, which I adore but can’t afford!

Accessorize Bee and Phoenix necklaces – this tiny bee necklace is adorably dainty, and the phoenix is beautiful, both the jewelled and the enamel ones.

Korres lip butters – I love lip products, even more so if they’re beautifully scented, tinted, and in a little pot. So these are a definite winner!

Urban Decay Naked Palette – I must be the last person in the universe to buy one of these! I’ll see if all the heavy birthday hinting has done the trick, and if not, this is first on my list to add to my collection.

Bioderma Micellar Cleanser – I really really want to try a micellar water, and this is very reasonable on Escentual.com.

Essie Bikini So Teeny – looks like the perfect spring/summer mid blue!

Lush B Scent perfume – I adore this! I was given a gorgeous tiny vial of this by the lovely Rowan, and I’ve been torn between wearing it everyday, and ekeing it out to make it last. This smells absolutely beautiful on my skin! It’s only available online, boo, but I’m dying to have more… Actually, while I’m at it, I want to pick up a solid of nearly all the Lush perfumes – Cocktail and Superworld Unknown especially, but if it’s floral or citrussy I’m basically sold.

And don’t even get me started on books, there’s so many things I want to read!

Do you struggle with buying bans before your birthday? What do you think of my lust-haves?

Asha x