20 May 2014

My NYC nail polish collection


I want to start off by telling you that I really didn't realize how many nail polishes I had until I created this post. I've bought nearly every colour in the NYC nail polish collection, I'm still working on getting the others!
As you can see I have 29 nail polishes. (This makes me want to go and buy another one to make 30!) They are all from Superdrug.

  •  The Expert Last nail polishes cost £2.49.
  •  The Minute dry nail polishes cost £1.79.
  •  The Glitter Effects cost £1.99.
  • The Nail art pen 'Black Ink' costs £2.99
The amazing thing about all these nail polishes is that they dry really quickly and they don't chip so they last for days, maybe even weeks and they are so inexpensive. This is great for me as I'm really inpatient when it comes to nails drying and I can never actually find a nail polish that lasts as long as the NYC ones.  

Reds and Pinks 

  • 228 Chelsea 
  • 224 Times Square 
  • 350 Rooftop Party Berry 
  • 236 Greenwich Village
  • 300 Spring Tulip 
  • 190 Long Time Lavender 
  • 012 Enchanting Fire 

Blues and Purples 

  • 144 Purple Groove 
  • 247 Prince Street 
  • 355 Lavender Blossom
  • 269 Hudson Breeze 
  • 296 Water Street Blue 
  • 320 Blue Sky
  • 325 Raindrop 

Gold, Yellow, Orange, Green and Beige. 

  • 002 Full Metal Jacket 
  • 294 Lexington Yellow 
  • 221 Spring Street 
  • 345 Peach Popsicles 
  • 298 High Lime Green 
  • 246 Park Ave 

Blacks and Whites 
  • 119 City Blackout
  • 001 Black Ink (Nail art Creation) 
  • 146 Grey Haze
  • 134 Pinstripe White
  • 202 Grand Central Station 


  • 001 Rock Muse 
  • 005 Red Hot 
  • 155 Gramercy Glitz
  • 105 Lights-Camera-Glitter

I love my nail polishes! I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did creating it. I may have to invest in more of these colours as I love this nail polish collection far too much!

See you in my next post!


7 May 2014

Spring Inspired Nails for Beginners

I'm back with another post! Let's keep this up.
I decided to do another nail art post as it is the middle of spring and I thought why not come up with some sort of nail art. With this nail art I was inspired by a lot of flowery things, a lot of shops have been doing a fair amount of stuff that are just covered in daisies which I thought why not do my nails too!

You will need the following;

White nail polish
Green nail polish
Yellow nail polish
Orange nail polish
Green dotting tool

1.) Paint your nails Orange. I used Orange as my base colour but you can use any colour you like.


Using the dotting tool dot yellow dots on your nail. The amount of dots may differ due to length.

3.) I didn't manage to capture a photo but using the same dotting tool, with the white nail polish dot 5 more dots around the yellow dot creating the petals of the daisies.

4.) You are more than welcome to finish at step 3 but I added green leaves by using the smaller side of the dotting tool and gently dotting each side of the flower giving them two leaves.

As you can tell it's quite straight forward, but the main thing to do is to just keep practicing! Even I need to practice some more.
I'll try my best to come up with some more easy nail art and if you try this out then post a picture on instagram with #JessicaInspiredNails and follow me @JessicaRachelxo I'd love to see your creations!

1 May 2014

My Shower Routine

I'm back!

I do apologize for not posting for about 2 months, I got caught up in work and college and didn't have time to post anything. I really missed posting on my blog and as I was away for sometime I still got inspiration and I still would love to share everything with you all. As I was away I managed to sort out my camera so the photos will be good quality. 

So as a first post back I would like to share with you my shower routine and the products that I use whilst in the shower. 

Firstly the Shampoo and Conditioner I use is Alberto Balsam. The whole family use it so the scent varies, but my favourite is coconut! You can find these in all supermarket stores.
When I use the Shampoo, I tend to always shampoo once or twice depending on the condition of the hair. 
As for the conditioner I apply and then rinse off, though as being a hairdresser I would recommend deep conditioning treatments to anyone who has damaged hair. You don't have to go to the hairdressers to have this done as I just apply the conditioner to my hair clip it up and leave my hair for about 30 minutes. 

While waiting for the conditioning treatment to finish I continue on in my shower. I use The Body Shop's Satsuma Shower Gel. I usually get the small bottles that cost £4.00, but as I said in my Body Shop post about the Satsuma smelling really nice my mum actually bought the bigger bottle for everyone to use and I'm not too sure how much it cost! 

Once I have washed I then dry my self off and use the Good Things Deep Pore from Boots which was £4.99. I tend to use this a lot more when I take off my make up before I go to bed as it really cleans your face. 
Then I apply the Quick Fix facial mask for dry skin I found in Boots for £3.00. I wasn't intending to buy this product but at the time I was going through a stage where my face was really dry so I found this facial mask hoping it would help, and it did! I leave this facial mask on for about 10 minutes, so I'll either read a magazine or look through my phone, or simply just relax. 
After the 10 minutes I remove the facial mask well. I then in some cases unclip my hair and brush through the conditioner with a wide tooth comb before rinsing it out. You should take some time rinsing out as conditioner takes a while to rinse out the hair. I do a treatment like this every fortnight or longer depending on the condition of my hair, but it really helps. 

And that's it! 

I'm so glad I've found time to post again and I hope the time will stay so I can keep active! 
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