NOTD - Pink Lemonade by True Brit London

Hello there lovely readers!

Happy hump day! Its Wednesday so I'd say that calls for a pink fix eh? Even though the current weather situation leaves a lot to be desired, the fact that I had to switch on my car heater this week is simply tragic, that doesn't mean we can't embrace the fact that it IS still summer, on our nails! Despite mother natures efforts...

TrueBrit London have truly captured & embodied the summertime vibes beautifully with their recent Garden Party collection. I've shown you a couple of the the lovely shades already, Dolly Mixture & Tally Ho. Today we have the delightful *Pink Lemonade.

Pink Lemonade is a pretty pale pink cream with a soft satin finish giving a subtle fizzy shimmer to the shade.

This was two coats applied & as always with True Brit London, the formula was dreamy to apply, smooth, streak free & opaque.

I always finish with a coat of my HG CND Air Dry topcoat, not only does it give a lovely glossy look but your nails will be touch dry in minutes!

All the True Brit London polishes can be found online for £12.50. And if you beauts want 10% off, pssshhh why of course you do, then simply use my code TRULY10 :)

Thanks as always for reading!

Lotsa love to ya!

Disclaimer - * products featured were sent to me for my consideration. I am not affiliated with the brand nor paid for this post, this review has been as always my 100% honest opinion! :)


NOTD - Egyptian Scarab Beetle Nail Tutorial!

Hello there lovely readers!

I found myself in a bit of a dilemma with todays nail art design. You see, I adore Ancient Egyptian history, if someone would hurry on up with inventing a time machine, Cleopatra would the first on my list of historical women to visit!

A well known symbol in Egyptian culture is the Scarab beetle & after seeing a beautiful jewelled design incorporating stunning turquoise tones in the shell I knew I wanted to recreate something similar in nail art form. Herein lies the dilemma....I hate bugs! But in the name of the nail art sisterhood I decided to set aside my squeamishness & put those Scarabs on mah nails!

I managed to dig out a super pretty turquoise green sparkler in my stash which gave just the finish I wanted for my beetle shells which chuffed me greatly. I've done a step by step tutorial guide so that you can create these too!

I wanted my Scarabs to stand out thus required a nude base creating the perfect opportunity to give Barry M Coconut Infusion in Sunkissed a whirl!

And dolls...Barry M always has the ability to impress me & the Coconut Infusion range is no exception. This swatch is just one coat applied, amazing coverage! The formula was faultless too, top marks Barry M! The Coconut Infusion polishes require no basecoat, however I'm currently using a base treatment on my nails (post to come soon!) so I have not yet tried on bare nails.

After swooning over the lovely Sunkissed, next step is to add the Scarab beetles! You'll need an eye catching blue/green turquoise, here I've used an old brand Fashionista in shade Mystical Dragon, another utterly swoon worthy shade...

Grabbing your polish & nail art brush start with applying a teardrop shape in the centre of the nail. You can actually also use the polish brush & just place a large blob on the nail, then dragging the top upwards slightly to create the teardrop :)

Then using a black polish & another nail art brush or a black nail art pen, outline the outer edge of your teardrop in black

Next add the back legs first by applying two sets of angled lines at the top end of your teardop going upwards making the topmost legs a bit longer.

To create your shell apply a thin black line down the centre, stopping about ¾ of the way before veering two angled lines in opposite directions to the bottom as shown.

Finally to complete your Scarab beetle, add on two more lines for the front legs before finishing with two smaller lines at the end for the...err...what are these called? Pincers? Antennae? Lets go with antennae shall we?

Add a slick of topcoat to seal it all & you have your Egyptian Inspired Scarab beetle nails!

As you can see I've got me a Jamberry nail wrap accent going on too on the middle finger with the stunning metallic "Trippin" nail wrap! You can find this beaut wrap & more designs on my website HERE

Hope you liked! Thanks for reading!

Lotsa love to ya!


Dove Love...

Hello there lovely readers!

Dove is one of those classic brands that, for me, always delivers well. To this day the infamous Dove soap is the only soap mumma bear will purchase, their body care products are wonderfully moisturising & the shampoos always leave my locks feeling lush. Speaking of hair they also happen to be the makers of my current favourite hair product, the Pure Care Dry Oil (RRP £9.99).

Much like facial oils, hair oil was another product that I only recently incorporated into my care routine & boy is me & mine hair glad for it! Used correctly, adding a drop or two of hair oil to your routine can help keep those locks luscious & healthy looking.

What I love about the Dove Pure Care Oil, which contains African Macadamia oil, is not only the DIVINE scent but the finish it gives my hair. Just one pump is all I need for my long locks & I simply rub the product between my hands to warm, then run through the length adding extra attention to the ends. After applying my hair is left smooth, sleek, visibly shinier, smelling divine & all without being weighed down. WIN.

Dove have also recently added some newbies to their range of antiperspirants titled *Soft Feel. For this range Dove has partnered with renowned global fragrance house Givaudan to produce a collection of products with a luxurious yet delicately feminine fragrance of musk & amber which I adore.

Available as both roll on (RRP £2.39) & spray (RRP £2.99/70ml & £3.79/125ml) formulations, both include Dove's signature ¼ moisture cream that makes their products a pleasure to use. The whole Dove range including both hair & body products can be found in most supermarkets & chemists. I definitely have strong love for Dove! Thanks for reading!

Lotsa love to ya!

Disclaimer - * products featured were sent to me for my consideration. I am not affiliated with the brand nor paid for this post, this review has been as always my 100% honest opinion! :)


Getting Lippy - MAC Mehr Matte Lipstick Review

Hello there lovely readers!

What is this we have here? A post on...LIPSTICK Aysh?! And not just any lipstick but a MATTE one at that? *cue a thousand seizures of shock* I know its crazy isn't it? This well known lipstick-phobe seems to have turned a corner in her makeup journey clearly ;)

But yes indeed today I have a pretty lipstick to share with you beauties that has succeeded in that most difficult task of falling into the 'lip product LOVE' category of mine that previously mostly consisted of lip balms/tints & which has been getting a lot of loving of late.

The lipstick in question in none other than an offering from good old MAC whose lippies hold quite a high rep in the makeup world & understandably so. A wide range of colours & formulations to choose from, the MAC lippie stands are a makeup addicts heaven. 

This pretty goes by the name of Mehr & is a dreamy, deep mauve pink/nude shade with a matte finish. I was in london with mumma bear who always loves to browse through the beauty halls, MAC in particular & whilst she was busy inquiring about her lippies I decided to let the MUA have at me with her skills & requested something a bit different.

Well Mehr is what she dug out & whacked on my lips & I can tell you it was love at first swipe. Not only does it glide on to the lips so nicely, without any patchy dryness, the colour is extremely flattering & is a shade that can be worn both daytime & evening.

Suffering from the annoying dry lips situation which is the reason why I'm put off lippies in the first place, I always prep my lips beforehand. So before applying Mehr I quickly scrub my lips with my LUSH Bubblegum lip scrub, apply a quick slick of clear balm, either Carmex or whatever I can find, then go in with the Mehr. If I have the time I do try to line the lips also beforehand to give a better finished look as alas I don't have a Jolie-esque pout! 

MAC Mehr (RRP£15.50) along with the entire range of lipsticks can be found in stores & online, have you any MAC lippie favourites? Thanks for reading!

Lotsa love to ya!