31 December 2011

Hello Glitter Nails

I am obsessed with glittery nails, perfect for a NYE Party. I love glitter nail varnishes but can never be arsed with the 5 coats they take. Instead prefer using loose glitter. One coat of clear nail varnish and then dipped into a pot of glitter topped with Seche Vite. Though my flat and boyfriend are covered in glitter.

Hope everyone has a lovely New Years Eve, it will wonderful not working it. Bring on 2012

Zoey xox

29 December 2011

Do Blemish Balms Work?

So BB Creams are everywhere! They are also olddd news. They all promise to be a foundation, tinted moisturiser and everything else inbetween in one tube. Amazing right? Well not really. The lighting in my flat is particularly bad at the minute (hello Manchester winter, dark by 4pm) so you can't see the orangeness on my skin but it is there. As always the light shade doesn't work for us with pale skin.

Now going to warn you now, nice photos of my skin! I have struggled with bad skin all my life, it is actually getting a little better but frequent changes in hormones is messing around with it again. But the easiest way to see if it works!

First up 17's take on the Blemish Balm, it is slightly thicker than Garnier's. Now this photo failed a little as I got the angle of the second photo wrong, but concentrate on scar from a nasty cigarette burn (thanks horrible man in a nightclub). It does calm the redness down, doesn't make your skin too greasy. Does it reveal flawless skin? No not really. My usual combination of Q10 Anti Wrinkle Serum (yes, I'm 23) and Botanics Pore Perfecting Day Cream works just as well. 

Garnier's Miracle Skin Perfector offering is even more orange. It is useless on oily skin, as you can see my skin is more greasy than it was before (I owe Lush's Fresh Farmacy for a wonderful matte base for makeup) and doesn't really do anything. It does even out the skin a little bit, leaves a lovely moisturised base for foundation but that's nothing a good moisturiser doesn't do.

Just to prove I do have a nose and eyes here is my full made up face! I currently am in love with Angels on Bare Skin. If I don't use it for a day my skin misbehaves but another post on that soon!

So to recap? Are Western BB Creams an amazing product? No. I'll stick to my usual routine.

Zoey xox

27 December 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Hi there. Hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas. I had a quick two day visit home, now back in Manchester and back to work Thursday. Regular posting will eventually occur here, lots of cocktail recipes and make-up reviews lined up!

Zoey xox

08 December 2011


I'm still bed bound, so all I can do is look at pretty shoes. However pretty the Topshop shoes are in the first set, there is no way I can afford to spend £60+ on a pair of shoes. So I found myself on the MissGuided website and fell in love with the shoes. As you can see I love anything leopard print, anything with a massive heel and studs.

Zoey xox

07 December 2011

Galaxy Nails

I am currently stuck in bed with the worst cough in the world, fortunatly it is my day off but dreading having to go to work tomorrow. Working in a call centre with a horrific cough is awful, poor customers are put on mute constantly so I can cough. But nails! I have always wanted to attempt galaxy nails, so when I was home alone saturday night with just X Factor and some wine squash I had a go. They are reasonably easy to do, used a corner of a sponge from the kitchen to sponge on the different colours.

Now must go watch some awful television, oh and tidy the flat like I promised.

Zoey xox

05 December 2011

Photo Dump 14

- Won an amazing give-away from Sarah at Friday is Forever, the chocolates were amazing.
- Drunk cooking is something I should have left behind with my student days, alas no. Pasta eaten out of a jug and pizza eaten on a chopping board.
- Have at last joined the gym, my skin has gone completely mad since moving to Manchester so hoping some exercise and lots of water will help my body go back to normal! 
- Sidekick out of Champagne glasses? Why not.
- I need this car in my life, it is glorious. I keep typing "pink car" into ebay and come up with beauties such as this.

A camera is on the pay day wish list, a £50 job from Asda however. Although it is very much a wish list as Christmas shopping must commence. 

Zoey xx

04 December 2011

Leopard Print Tips

£1 Primark Nails / Amazing Ring from Forever c/o giveaway on Friday is Forever / Models Own Gold Rush and Wah Nail Art Pen to paint on Leopard Tips!

Not having to open bottles, carry boxes or push huge cages of alcohol mean I can have false nails on.. all the time. Keep meaning to go to the Arndale and have proper Acrylics but no money, hence the £1 Primark nail. The are however very flimsy, I snapped one off just adjusting the volume on my laptop. 

But, the gold leopard tips are gloriously tacky.. Perfect.

Zoey xox