Saturday, 30 March 2013

Easter Baking

Hi Lovelies

I have baked Easter themed treats twice this week so I thought I would share them with you :)

Tuesday I made Cadburys Creme Egg Cupcakes and Today I made Creme Egg Brownies.

The brownies are so good, me and my husband shared a piece whilst it was still warm and it was heaven!

Have a great Easter Sunday :)

Sarah xx

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

2true Glitteratti Nail Polish Shade 1 and Shade 3

Hi Lovelies

I hope you are all well? It's snowing again here. I actually love Snow but I want some warm sunshine now, after all, it is nearly April and its Spring so why do we have January's weather?

I have bought another product after reading Gemma's (Miss Makeup Magpies) tweets/blog!
It is the 2true Cosmetics Glitteratti Nail Polish called Shade 3, I also bought Shade 1(you cannot just buy one!)
Shade 3 is a dark blue chunky glitter and shade 1 is a light blue chunky glitter. Both look stunning and took 2-3 coats.
It's quite thick so feels kind of Gel like when you apply it, personally I prefer it like that because I think it gives a smoother finish rather than a thin layer of polish with chunky glitter sat in it. ( I hope that makes sense?) :)
Gemma described it as being like a Mermaids tail and I couldn't agree more. It really is beautiful.
Sadly, my photos do not do it justice! I used both shades on alternate nails and the middle nail has shade 3 with shade 1 dabbed on the lower half.

You can buy 2true Cosmetics from Superdrug in store and online for £1.99 or 3 for £4.99. I know amazing prices, right?

Sarah xx

Ciate Chalkboard Nails

Hi Lovelies

Have you seen all the talk about the soon to be released Chalkboard Manicure?
I am so excited for the release in April.
As you probably know by now, I LOVE Nail Art and Nail Polish! So reading about this being released in April is like the build up to Christmas for me :)

Its a new addition to their amazing Wowkits like the very popular Caviar and Colourfoil Manicures. All of which you can view/buy here

The Kit contains a Matt Black Polish base to create the Chalkboard, four mini chalk coloured pens to create your unique designs and a Top Coat to prevent Chipping.

Available from Selfridges and Ciate from 23rd April.

Sarah xxx

Picture is from Ciate Website

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Easter Giveaway! MUA Undress Me Too Palette

Hi Lovelies

As its Easter this weekend I thought I would do a little giveaway for my lovely followers!

It's a New and very popular Eyeshadow Palette from MUA called Undress Me Too. It's a dupe for Urban Decays Naked 2 Palette.

To be in with a chance of winning you need to be a follower.

Giveaway will close on Monday 1st April.

Sarah xx

**image taken from the MUA website.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Follow me?

Hi Lovelies

After all the panic over google reader I have decided to do a post with all my links. Just in case GFC does go at some point too :)

Bloglovin - Here

Hello Cotton - Here

Instagram - simplybeautyandnails

Twitter - @beautynailsblog

Let me know if you follow so I can follow back :)

Sarah xx

BarryM Nail Series - BarryM Jewel Britannia

Hi Lovelies

I hope your weekend was a good one?

Todays product is another BarryM Glitter Polish called Jewel Britannia.
This is a multi-glitter with mainly red and blue confetti pieces. I applied just this on my nails as I think it looks really good having the clear polish with lots of different sized pieces of glitter in our British Colours!
I also think it would look fantastic over a White Polish.
The best thing about Glitter Polishes - it doesn't chip!
The worst thing - removing it when you want a change. So stubborn.
Tip - Always soak a cotton pad in Nail Polish Remover and leave to soak on the nail for up to a minute before removing. Much easier! :)

What are your favourite Glitter polishes?

Sarah  xx

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Models Own Strawberry Tart and Bubblegum Nail Polish

Hi Lovelies

Did you wake up to a Winter Wonderland, thinking you have slept through to December? Yeah, me too!

I really couldn't decide which Models Own Nail Polish to buy the last time I went shopping. They have recently released their Scented Pastel and Ice Neon Ranges and I loved all of the colours but decided I would by one of each and see what I think before buying more.

Ice Neon info from the Models Own Website
"The only way to keep fluoro really bright is to KEEP IT COLD! We've packed this collection in specially-designed frosted bottles that you should keep refrigerated to protect the intense fluoro colour from fading. These on-trend neon shades bring summer alive with fluoro flavour, bold and bright."

I picked up a Ice Neon Pink called Bubblegum NO154 and a Pastel Pink called Strawberry Tart NP151 (more Pinks, obsessed much?).

I LOVE them both. The Neon is a Matt finish but can by used with a Top Coat if you want a glossy shine. I left mine as a Matt finish this time but will try it with a Top Coat another time!

The Neon only needed two coats but the Pastel I had to apply 3 because it streaked a bit. Other than the streaking with the Pastel both were easy to use, dried fast and look fantastic.
I will definitely pick up more colours from both ranges next time I'm in Boots.

You can buy Models Own from Boots Stores, Boots Online and the Models Own Website. They are £5 each.

Have you tried any of the new ranges?

Sarah xx

Thursday, 21 March 2013

BarryM Nail Series - Aqua Glitter 252

Hi Lovelies

It's the freakin Weekend! I hope you have a great one :)

The Aqua Glitter is one of my favourite colours from the BarryM Glitter Polishes. It's such a gorgeous bluey green. It looks great built up on its own or over a different coloured Polish. As you can see I decided to create a dripping/melting effect over a Pink base (BarryM Strawberry Ice Cream).

I'm definitely dreaming of Summer during all this cold, snowy weather!

Sarah xx

BarryM Nail Series - BarryM Textured Nail Paint Kingsland Road

Hi Lovelies

How are you today? Blogger is still playing up and I cannot comment or reply on my own or other people's blogs. I am reading them and Thank you if you do comment :)

I bought all of the new Textured Nail Paints from Superdrug last week. As you know I love BarryM and was quite excited to try these. I love the look of the effect and the colours available.

This one is the Pink called Kingsland Road No 304.

The Matte Grit like effect looks really cool and the Pastel colours available make it a great product to wear with any outfit this Spring/Summer.

Have you tried the Textured Nail Paints yet?

Sarah xx

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Primark Wish List

Hi Lovelies

After all the cold weather we have had, I have been dreaming of Warm, Sunny Days!

I cannot wait for Summer - going to the Beach, eating Ice Cream, cool and refreshing drinks in the Beer Garden. Flip Flops and Sunglasses! It's amazing how much better getting up in the morning feels when it's sunny outside!

A lot of Magazines on Twitter have been posting Summer Collections from the High-street, Primark being one of the collections shared.

Here are a few pics of what I will hopefully be buying when I find them in my Local Store.

Are you dreaming of Summer?

Sarah xx

Friday, 15 March 2013

March Mani's

Hi Lovelies

TGIF!! :)

I Thought I would do a post with pictures of all the Nail Polishes I have posted about so far in March.

If you have bloglovin I would love it if you followed me on there :) I will follow back.
My link is

I hope you have a great weekend.

Sarah xx

Thursday, 14 March 2013

BarryM Series - BarryM Nail Paint Navy

Hi Lovelies

It's almost Friday! I cannot wait for the weekend.

Today's BarryM product is a Nail Paint in the colour Navy. This is one of my favourites, I first bought it about 3 years ago and wear it quite a lot.
It's opaque in two coats, feels silky smooth to the touch and has a high shine finish.
When I fancy a dark mani this is usually my first choice, its just such a beautiful Blue and looks fantastic for everyday wear, anytime of the year.
I also like to wear it with big chunky gold glitter on top. Navy and Gold go so well together and I often get compliments when I wear that combo on my nails.

Are you a fan of dark polishes?

Sarah xx

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Loreal Top Coat Confettis

Hi Lovelies

I hope you are all well?
I have been so busy the last few days but can honestly say I don't know why, I don't feel like I did much,  and this weather is crazy!

It is starting to become a regular thing of reading Gemma (Makeup Magpies) blog and coming away with a shopping list! When I'm out, I shop with my eyes and very rarely think about it or read reviews first. So if I'm in the shop and the pretty packaging calls me over, I know it's already mine!
This is the same with Gemma's blog, I know before I read all of the post (her pictures say it all) if I'm going to buy the item. I read the post for all the details and where to get my hands on it and for her opinions and tips, because I know that if Gemma likes it, it must be good. I trust her opinion and feel good about buying an item because I know I won't be disappointed.

The latest product I bought after seeing Gemma's Post is the Loreal Top Coat Confettis. Amazing!!
Top Coat confettis over Color Riche 207 babydoll
Top coat Confettis over Color Riche 602 Perle De Jade

I am so pleased I bought this and I used it straight away with Two Colours(a bit over excited to see how it looked). It is a similar idea to the Illamasqua Speckled Polish but is so much better because you can have any colour you want with it. Illamasqua have four colours with the Speckled glitter mixed in. This is just a Top Coat so can be used over any Nail Colour. The other great thing is its so much cheaper because it is a drug store brand. I paid £4.99 for The Loreal and the Illamasqua Fragile cost me £14. Don't get me wrong the Illamasqua was worth every penny and I LOVE it. It's just better to have more choice colour wise and get a bargain :)
Have you tried this Top Coat yet?
Sarah xx

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Replying to your comments and my puppy

Hi Lovelies

Love my little pup so much, thought I would share a cute pic with you :)

Just to let you know, I still cannot post replies/comments on my blog or other blogs on Blogger. I have tried to work out what's wrong but cannot seem to fix the problem. Any advice appreciated!

So thank you for your comments and hopefully at some point this year it will let me post comments again!

Sarah xx

BarryM Nail Series - Chameleon Nail Paint Lilac

Hi Lovelie

I hope your week is a good one so far?

Today's BarryM product is one of their Chameleon Polishes in Lilac.

I have mixed feelings about this product, I love the colour and its very easy to use but the tips started to show wear after one day and I honestly couldn't see any change of colour. I haven't used any of the other colours in this range, so I cannot say they too would be the same. It may just be a dud bottle but because of the wear and not seeing the effects I was very disappointed. I love BarryM especially their Polishes so I really do hope mine was from a bad batch!

Have you used this range? If so let me know if it worked for you :)

Sarah xx

Friday, 8 March 2013

BarryM Nail Series - Cyan Nail Paint

Hi Lovelies.

How is your Saturday so far?

Another of my favourite BarryM NP's for my second BarryM post, this is Cyan NP 294. It's such a lovely shade of Blue, applies really well and dries to a lovely smooth finish with a good shine to it. You need two coats for a fully opaque application and it dries quickly. I usually get about 3-4 days before the tips start eating off and 5-6 days before it chips.

The last time I used this polish I added another colour and a bow. It was a very cute look and I had lots if people stopping me to look and ask what it was. I will add a pic so you can see it with the cute little bow :)

BarryM is available from their Website, Boots, Superdrug and Newlook

Im now off to visit family and enjoy the weekend. I hope you enjoy your weekend too.

Sarah xx

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

BarryM Nail Series - Peach Melba Nail Paint

Hi Lovelies

I am a huge fan of the BarryM Nail Paints and I think I own almost every single one. So I thought I would do a post on each one, my thoughts, how they apply, pictures and which are my favourites. As Spring is just around the corner, I thought I would start with some pastels perfect for any spring outfit!

318 Peach Melba is one of my all time favourite BarryM Nail Paints. I wear it a lot as its a nude and goes with any outfit. I also think this colour looks gorgeous teamed with any glitter either all over or just on the tips etc... to change it up a bit.

On the pictures you will see I added a bit of BarryM 210 Once Upon A Lifetime Glitter Polish . I decided on this one as I love Purple and wanted a colour completely different to the Peach Melba.

The Peach Melba is fully opaque after applying a couple of coats. It's a very thick and creamy formula that dries to the touch quickly (It takes about two hours before it stops smudging etc... when you are doing stuff like housework and getting ready, so still be careful!) I am very impatient and hate waiting for nails to dry :)
The BarryM Nail Paints are available from Boots, Superdrug, Newlook and the BarryM website. The retail at £2.95 but you can usually pick up 2 for £5 in Boots or Superdrug.

What is your favourite Spring Nail Colour?

Sarah xx

Monday, 4 March 2013

New Series!! BarryM Nail Polish

Hi Lovelies

I have decided to do a Nail series using my BarryM Polish Collection.

I almost have every polish they have released including a few limited editions etc... So I thought it would be fun to post about each one with pictures of the product on my nails or nail wheels.

I haven't set certain days to post or an amount of days, like i did with my MUA series. I will just post each polish post when it's ready. I will aim for 4/5 posts a week though :)

I hope you all had a great weekend and that your Monday didn't drag too much? :)

Sarah xx

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Quick Message

Hey Lovelies

Just to let you know my Blogger has been playing up for the last few days. First it would not save my pics, then I couldn't publish a post and now it doesn't display my comments when I reply to you!
So I just want to say If you have commented, I have read them and tried to reply. It's just not publishing them.
Hopefully it plays nice soon and I can try again!
Have a great day :)
and Thank You for reading/commenting.
Sarah xx

Friday, 1 March 2013

Illamasqua Speckled Nail Polish in Fragile

Hi Lovelies

I was very busy yesterday trying to get everything ready for a Baby Shower I am throwing this evening-including making the cake! All I need to do is load everything in the car this evening, travel 20 miles, set up and relax :)
I hope you all have a fun weekend!

Illamasqua recently launched their Im'perfection Range featuring Speckled Eyeliner's and Polish, Green(Shoot) Lipgloss and Blusher Duos . The range is all about being comfortable in your own skin, to be proud of your freckles and imperfections. Not only that but it also encourages you to try something different... a Green Lipgloss maybe? Now for most people a Green Lip sounds ridiculous and they wouldn't give it a second thought, but not me! I was a little curious and tempted to try it, I had to talk myself out of buying it because obviously I'm never going to wear it, fighting with myself that It would be stupid to buy it just to try and take a few pictures, right? My sensible side won and I didn't add it to my basket....for now!!
Anyway, one thing I didn't have a problem adding to my basket was this beauty - The Speckled Nail Polish In Fragile. I have needed this in my life since I first saw it in a review by Vivianna.

It's a lovely Blue with two different sized Grey Glitter pieces that give the Speckled effect.
You need two coats to get a good even colour with a decent amount of 'Speckle', The application was fairly easy, It Is a bit gloppy but I found that made it easier to move the glitter around without streaking the application. It dried in a couple of minutes and so far no chips (day 2).
I Love, Love, Love this Polish! I cannot stop staring at it(whilst dreaming of cadburys mini eggs!).
I will definitely be buying another colour or two from the collection :)
(I made a bit of a mess on my cuticles and this was taken before I tidied them up)

Have you tried the Speckled Polishes yet?

Sarah xx