30 September 2015

September Favourites 2015

It's finally the end of September which means it's time for another monthly favourite. I'm so excited for October tomorrow. October is my favourite month and it also means that I can do Autumn related posts! Who doesn't like Autumn?!

Here are my favourites:

*Mickey Mouse Water Bottle
With the amount of Disney related posts you'd think that I had bought this bottle in Disneyland. I actually got it in the Disney Store. I absolutely love this water bottle. It's really big and I feel that I've taken in a good amount of water everyday when I take it to work. 

*Lottie London Make Up Brushes 
These are all of my Lottie London brushes. I really love using them as they are really soft on the face and make applying your make up so much easier. I've stopped using the brushes I used before due to the fact that I love these brushes more and the colour scheme is cool too. 

*Beauty UK Plumalicious Lipstick
This is my favourite Autumn/Winter lipstick. It's a really nice plum colour, and now we are going into October I am definitely going to be using it more.

*Beauty UK Passion Lipstick
I've loved wearing this lipstick lately. I've started using these lipsticks again as I stopped using them. I like this colour as it's a subtle pinky colour. I wore it a lot in Disneyland. I actually forgot how much I loved wearing this lipstick. 

*Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm - Peach 
I do love a lip balm. I've been using this lip balm a lot because I really like the peachy scent and it's really moisturising. I put this on my lips before I go to bed and when I wake up in the morning my lips still feel moisturised which is really good in my opinion! 

*Nivea Cleanser and Toner
These two products are by far the most amazing products I have ever come across. They were in my last monthly favourites. You can see more about why I love the products so much here.

*Models Own - Cornflower Gleam 
I really love this pastel blue colour nail polish from Models Own. I used this colour in one of my most recent nail arts (Aladdin). It's a really nice colour to wear at the end of the Summer months, where you say bye to the bright colours, which I'm going to miss! But I'm highly in love with Models Own Twilight collection which you will see soon on my blog. 

*Models Own - Indian Ocean 
I believe I've mentioned this nail polish on my blog before. It's a very unique nail polish. You can apply any colour nail polish of your choice and then apply the Indian Ocean colour and the effect is amazing. What makes it better is there's a different effect for every colour! I enjoyed wearing this on top of the colour I wore in Disneyland. If you come across this colour in the Models Own bottle shops or Superdrug, you should definitely buy it! 

And that's it for my September favourites. I hope you enjoyed reading this post :) 
I can't wait to do Autumn related posts with Autumn scented candles burning all snuggled in an oversize jumper. Then there will be Autumn make up and nail posts, and lets not forget the Halloween posts! 

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28 September 2015

Disney Hotel Santa Fe Review

When looking up reviews about the hotel I was staying in in Disneyland Paris, I found it quite hard to get the gist of what it could be like. So I decided to make my own review to help others. I included photos so you can see what the rooms look like as some photos of the rooms are different to what the hotel is made out to be like.

So we stayed in a standard room in the Hotel Santa Fe, which is a 2 star hotel but in my honest opinion it wasn't that bad. I've seen a lot of people mention that the hotel was 'run down' or 'basic' but lets not forget that you're only sleeping in the hotel and not spending most of your time there.

In the brochure the Hotel Santa Fe is a New-Mexico themed hotel which features Cars so the hotel from the outside will look a bit run down but to me it reminded me of a sandy desert house. We arrived late at night when the hotel was lit up, and it looked absolutely beautiful. I chose this hotel for the fact that it was Cars themed and Cars happens to be my most favourite Disney film so when we turned up and I saw the billboard at the top of the Hotel entrance that had Lightning McQueen and Sally on it, you can imagine how excited I got!

Once we got off the coach with our luggage we checked into the hotel. At the time it was fairly busy and they didn't have a lot of staff on reception, but this can differ on the time of your arrival. The people at reception spoke French and English. We spoke to a man who explained everything to us clearly. I didn't realise the hotel was so big until the man gave us a map of the hotel! But this was also helpful as it was a map one side and had information about the hotel on the other side such as times for breakfast and bar.
The hotel has 4 areas - Mater, McQueen, Sally and Luigi. We stayed in Luigi. It was manageable to find as they had signs like this around the areas.

Whilst walking I thought the barrier around the roof was really cool at night

It was around a 2 minute walk to the hotel room but once we got to our room we were amazed!

In every hotel we go in, no matter what, we use anti-bacterial wipes and just wipe over everything just to be sure everything is clean. For this hotel there wasn't a need to! It was so clean, I've never seen a room so clean before in a hotel. Of course we still used the wipes but we were just making everything shinier! 

The Bedroom

The room has two double beds which are so comfy and nice to come back to after a long day in the parks. I really loved the traffic cone lights above the bed, such a clever idea. 

Another traffic cone light! If I could have taken one home I probably would have done. They even had a traffic cone mirror next to the light, so they definitely keep to the Cars theme. 
The TV was very welcoming (which sounds strange) but we walked in and on the screen said 'Welcome Jessica, enjoy your stay' which made me smile. The TV is really helpful though, after selecting your language it brings you to a menu where you have options to watch TV (duh?) and also gives you information about where to eat, what you can do and where you can find things. This is great to read up just before you go to bed so you are prepared. The TV has channels for kids, such as The Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD but it does also have BBC World News and other programs to choose from. Whilst browsing through the TV menu I found a story telling program which is good for children before they go to sleep. 

In the room you have a heater and a ceiling fan so depending when you go you can use either. We had to use the heater because it was quite chilly but the heater worked well and was easy to control the heat settings.

The Bathroom 

 The bathroom was a good size and was also Cars themed. It was very clean and the shower was nice and powerful. I've always gone to hotels and their showers don't have a lot of pressure coming out of them but this shower had the perfect pressure to make me happy. You do get a free shampoo/shower gel. It's only one small bottle that has Mickey Mouse ears! We didn't use it, we decided to take it home instead and we already had our own shower essentials anyway. The shampoo/shower gel is blushing orange, which sounds rather nice so I might use it once at some point.
If you look closely in the reflection of the mirror, you'll see a white thing hanging on the shower curtain rail. Do give it a read. It basically tells you about the cleaning service, such as where to put the towels if you would like them changed.

Opposite the bathroom there is a clothing area where you can hang your jackets on hangers. This includes a top shelf, hanger railing area, shelf and the floor where you can put your shoes or suitcase. On the top shelf is a safe where you can put all your personal belongings. We would have used it but the shelf was really high up that we couldn't even see the numbers, which was a shame so we just ended up locking them in the suitcase every time we left the room. Small people problems :(

What the room had
*Two double beds
*A Safe
*Ceiling fan
*Hair dryer 

What the room didn't have 
*Kettle (Can be hired from reception)
*Mini fridge 

Breakfast in La Cantina was difficult for us. The walk to the place was quite far (Luigi was on the other side of the hotel) and the queue was long. Once we were in the place we got our trays and bowls and looked around for something to eat. There was a lot of croissants, some cereal and fruit (the fruit wasn't nice at all) but if you're not there early enough it will all be gone. That was our mistake. It's nice to book a place in the Disney Village for breakfast (we went to Cafe Mickey) It made it easier as we didn't then have to walk all the way back to the main part of the hotel and then walk all the way back past our hotel room to then carry on walking to the parks.

In the Disneyland brochure it does say the park is a 20 minute walk away but you can get the shuttle bus to the parks for free. This is optional. Some shuttles were busy, even at 10pm. We decided to walk, it was very peaceful. There's a river that separates the Hotel Santa Fe and Hotel Cheyenne, you can walk on both sides of the river, we always used the bridge first so we were already on the other side of the river where everything else was. It was a nice peaceful walk, it was quiet. The river had ducks and fish in it so it's great for the kids whilst you're walking. You can smell the pine trees on your walk which is lovely. It's really nice at night time as well, and it's easy to find your way back to your hotel room. 
The hot air balloon is the first thing you see before you get to to the Disney Village,  If you leave at 7.30am the balloon looks beautiful in the morning sunrise and gives a lovely reflection on the water when you take photos. You then come to a small tent, this tent is unavoidable. It's a bag check tent. It's exactly the same as the airport where you put your bag on a conveyor belt and the bag goes through an x-ray. This was never busy at all when we went at any time, but once your through that you're in the Disney Village. There's a lot of restaurants and shops around here. I always remember that Planet Hollywood was the kind of beginning of the Disney Village, it wasn't the first restaurant/shop, probably second or third? But it was so big that you couldn't miss it so finding our way back wasn't a problem, just looked for the big globe! 
Opposite Planet Hollywood is the Eurostar train station. A very very busy place at certain times in the day. They as well have bag checks too, so it's safe around the parks. 

Top Tip
This is a great tip if you come from England. We found that it was much better to stick to English tea time (5pm English - 6pm France) as it wasn't so busy and the food came out really fast where as when we came out there was hundreds of queues to restaurants. Bear that in mind when you go! It's definitely a life saver tip. 

I hope this was helpful for anyone who reads this. It started off as a hotel review but I decided to include the walking distance to the park as well as that is part of your stay! If you choose this hotel you won't be disappointed. If you have any questions to ask about the hotel you can comment below! 

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I hope you enjoy your stay at this hotel just as much as I did.
Have a lovely day and I shall see you in my next post, 

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25 September 2015

Disney Haul

To continue with the Disney themed posts, in todays post I'm sharing with you what I bought in Disney. I also haven't done a haul post in quite some time, so it's nice to finally show you what I've bought again! I did a lot of shopping as you can tell! If I could buy the whole of Disney, I probably would have done.
I used my dads new photo studio to take the photos.

*Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Classic Plushies
You're never too old for a teddy! In this case two of them! I really wanted to bring home a Disney teddy so it could sit on my bed/sofa and just remind me of my holiday. The only problem I had was deciding which character to get. I normally don't have this problem, but considering the amount of teddies they had and the price they were, I decided in the end to buy the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse classic teddies. I thought these two were really cute! At first I only had Minnie and it didn't feel right only having her so of course I had to purchase Mickey. I like how they are black and grey as it goes well with the colours of my wall in my bedroom. They're currently on my shelf. 

*Aristocats, Olaf, Belle, Lightening McQueen Keyring
Apparently I needed four keyrings? They had so many keyrings to choose from so it made it difficult to choose. I chose the Aristocats keyring because I love the film and I absolutely adore cats. They're attached onto a pink love heart as well. It also had the Eiffel Tower attached to it which is also a reminder for me that I went to France! 
I got the Olaf keyring because everyone knows how adorable and funny Olaf is! He's one of my favourite characters so I had to get a keyring. 
I bought the Belle keyring as you know Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite films after doing a nail art tutorial. They had these cute little keyrings of the princesses and I really liked Belle. I was going to get either Tinkerbell or Ariel, but ones enough! 
I had to get Lightening McQueen keyring because Cars just happens to be my number one favourite Disney film of all time! I've put them on my car keys just to make it just a tad bit sporty haha

*Disney Safekeeping Plate
This was handy in the hotel room as well as at home. I bought this plate because it was another reminder that I went to Disneyland. More to the fact that I was going to buy one when I was home anyway so when I saw this one of course I had to buy it. Though I will probably purchase the one I have in mind still! 

*Mickey Ring 
My most favourite thing I bought in Disneyland was this Mickey ring. It's absolutely stunning and I love how it swirls around your finger. The stones are birthstones, which gives it that extra touch. Sadly I'm not too keen on the November brown topaz colour so I always opt on getting October's pink opal. It matched my nails!

*Disney Pen
This pen is pretty popular in Disneyland. You can buy them with an autograph book, so it's fun for the kids. Me and my mum were just walking through one of the parks and saw one on the floor and she picked it up and now I have a pen haha

*Disney Cat Bowl 
I was amazed to find they had a section for your dog/cat. I was not expecting it at all. Sadly there was more for the dogs and just the cat bowl for the cat but I shared a little bit of Disney with my fluffly friend! I love how it's got all/most of the Disney cats around the bowl. However I am thinking about keeping it as it might get a bit ruined when she eats. 

*Minnie Ears
A definite must buy if you ever go to Disney! You can get all kinds of ears. I saw pink sparkly ears, silver ears. There's even Mickey ears with his purple star hat on. 

*Minnie Pencils
I bought these as a little gift for people as I thought it would be nice to bring home something for everyone. A pack of pens were quite expensive so these cute little pencils were ideal.

*Toy Story Piggy Bank 
We came off  Buzz Lightyears Laser Blast and entered into a Toy Story shop. I came across the piggy bank. It just had to be bought! I came across a Lightening McQueen and Olaf money box but Hamm the piggy bank just made more sense to buy! 

My non Disney items:

*Pink Dream Catcher 
I bought this in the Rainforest Cafe. Apparently I have this thing for dream catchers? I now have 3... 

How have I only just come across these!? I'm madly in love with them and never want to take them off. They keep your feet so cosy and warm all the time. I got these in King Ludwig's Castle. We wasn't going to go in there as from what we could see was little toy figures of knights in shining armour on horses but walking back we came across a sign saying 'Yankee Candles' so obviously we went in and realised it was that shop. They didn't have any tealights, which I prefer to burn, only large candle jars which I wasn't prepared to carry on the coach so we had a look around and I found these Snoozies that say 'I <3 CATS' on them. That's me all over. So snuggly. 

*Benefit Frisky Six
This is the set of Benefit make up I got on the Ferry. I got it in Duty Free so it was a lot cheaper than in the shop. I was really pleased about that. I've tried the make up and I love the results. I can't wait to use them.

Oh I've missed doing hauls! I hope you enjoyed this one. Disney September is almost over, that's what I'm going to call it because I've blogged all September about Disney! I'll be sure to make another haul post soon if I can! 

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23 September 2015

Trip to Disneyland Paris

After overcoming the tiredness of the very long journey home, I've finally got the energy to write a post! Ideally I was hoping to put the post up yesterday when I came home but I felt a bit ill and ended up just snuggled in bed and fell asleep. I woke up this morning feeling a bit better and as the day went on I gradually felt even more better that I finally sat down to write this post.

So as you know, Friday the 18th of September was the day that I travelled to Disneyland Paris and in this post I decided to share with you what I got up to on my days there and do other blog posts such as a Disney haul as well as a review on the hotel! A lot went on over the weekend and I'm surprised it went quickly but I'll explain what I did on the days and show you a few photos to! I haven't been to Disneyland Paris since I was 8 years old so 11 years later here I am back in Disney!

Day 1 - Friday 18th of September 

Friday was the day we travelled to France by coach. We had no idea what to expect because we had never caught a coach to a holiday destination before. Once we were packed my dad drove me and my mum to the service station where the first coach was picking us up from and waited patiently for the coach. The coach turned up at 11.40pm and we sat on the coach and made our way to another service station where we would change coaches to the ones we would be travelling on all the way to Disneyland Paris. The change over was quite long so me and my mum managed to get a hot dog whilst we waited. They then called the number of the coach that was ready to depart and we were on our way! We got onto the bus first and they were playing Disney music, I got so excited. Our seats were right next to the toilets but ideally right in front of the TV so it didn't bother us. We headed towards Dover to catch the ferry to France and on the way down one of the coach drivers put Toy Story 3 on so my 'reading a book' went out the window because I ended up watching the film. We then got to the port and found out that we couldn't get onto the Ferry that was already there so we had to wait an hour for the next one which was at 3pm! It wasn't all doom and gloom though because watching the film really did pass the time. We then got onto the Ferry. Mum and I walked around the shops and had something to eat and just aimlessly wondered around until we hit France. 
By the time we were in France it was 5pm. Once we got back on the coach and drove off the Ferry we drove through France, from Calais it was a 3.5 hour journey to Disneyland so we had a long journey ahead of us. We were looking out the window a lot of the time, seeing a different scenery of a different country can be quite amazing and the roads were so straight! At least 70 miles up the road there would be a small bend and you'd carried on straight again! So different to England's winding roads.
As we carried on travelling it became more tiring. The coach driver put on The Incredibles so I was here and there watching that and looking out of the window. We got stuck in traffic at this point so watching the film passed time again! And by this point it was nightfall so it was completely dark outside and could barely see a thing. What we should have done then was take a short nap but as it was our first time driving in France we didn't want to miss a single thing even if it was dark! We then arrived at the entrance of Disneyland Paris. We dropped some people off at the first hotel and then moved on to the second hotel drop off and then eventually got to our hotel. We stayed in the Hotel Santa Fe, which I will be doing a review on. We got here at 10.30pm (French time). We checked in and found our hotel room and after all that travelling we just couldn't wait to get into bed! 

On The Coach.

Day 2 - Saturday 19th of September 

A bit of an unplanned day. We woke up at 7am which was quite early seeing as we travelled all that time the day before. We went down for breakfast and then headed for the parks. We looked like zombies! The walk was fairly long but taking photos of the Disney Castle and everything surrounding it was amazing! I picked up a map of the park and we planned what ride we would go on first. As we were walking we came across a shop that was selling Minnie Mouse ears, so of course I had to buy them! So in high spirits we made our way to the Big Thunder Mountain ride. The queue was 45 minutes so we waited. Once we had done the ride we came off and wanted to do another ride that wasn't too much force so we decided to do the ride Star Tours. After feeling a bit motion sickness from that ride we then realised how shattered we really were so to get our energy and momentum back we had lunch in a little cafe but it didn't work for us, we didn't fancy doing anymore rides and because we walked around so much that's all our brains wanted to do was walk, so unwanted but needed we walked back to our hotel room and I set an alarm for 6pm so we took around a 1.5 hour nap. We felt a little better after our nap that we decided to get dressed and go out for dinner and go shopping for a bit. We weren't sure where to go but they had The Rainforest Cafe, and my mum has been there before so we had dinner in there. It was a lovely experience. When we had finished we went for a little walk around the shops in the Disney Village and bought possibly, maybe everything (we did a lot of shopping) and then headed back to the hotel for an 'early' night, which ended up being midnight!

I got my Minnie Mouse ears!

Day 3 - Sunday 20th of September

We set the alarm for 6am this time, but the sleep was amazing and we felt more refreshed! After Saturdays experience of breakfast we decided to book a table at Cafe Mickey for 8am. Best thing ever! Having breakfast with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Eeyore and Chip and Dale was great fun as there wasn't many characters around in the parks. After breakfast we went to the parks, and as we were staying in one of the hotels we were allowed to go in the parks an hour earlier than the public, so by 9am we were in the park. Where as Saturday we were just eating breakfast! We decided to go on the Les Mysteres du Nautilus, which you visit Captain Nemo's submarine. It was a little poxy but it past the waiting times for other rides. We then went on Orbriton, a ride I absolutely loved when I first went to Disneyland Paris. I was surprised with a lot of things that I didn't remember but I never forgot the Orbriton ride so of course we had to go on it! After that we then went on Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast. This was the best ride ever shooting a laser gun at things, It was so much fun! After that we went on Phantom Manor, it wasn't that long to wait for so we thought whilst we are there why not?! The ride became more familiar to me once it got to the end as I remember going on it when I was younger. By the time we got off the ride we went into Walt Disney Studios to the Moteurs Action Stunt Show which featured Lightening McQueen. I 100% remembered this show, it is by far my favourite show and we definitely had to watch it again! The show wasn't on until 2.15pm so we had to wait just over an hour as you had to be there half hour before the show but we decided to go 45 minutes before just in case it was busy. In this time we decided to do near rides that were quick but some rides were 120 minutes to wait and one of the rides that my sister recommended was closed, so we decided to just get lunch instead. We went to Blockbuster Cafe and had a quick pizza. It was right across the road from the show so we didn't have to rush. When it got to 1.30pm we made our way over to the show, only to find a lot of people queuing already! It wasn't that long of a wait but I didn't remember the place seating so many people! Wow it was big! The show was amazing and I took so many videos and photos and I really love it!! The show lasted 45 minutes so when we came out it was around 3pm. We then went past the Armageddon experience. I've never seen the film but my mum said it was a classic so we had to go to! It was only a 5 minute wait, so I wasn't going to complain. The man spoke in French for the majority of it but when the actors came on the screen they were American and spoke English, so that it was nice to understand. I didn't understand what was happening because I've never seen the film but what was happening around me felt like I was really in the film. There was a massive fire explosion which you felt the heat from and then you got wet which made us scream haha! 
After that we walked round and found a ride that I also remember called Studio Tram Tour. It only had a 45 minute wait and we still felt raring to go so we waited. The ride was the same as it was when I last went but I didn't remember the last part of the ride as it was a different scene, so I'm not too sure if they added that part in or I just totally don't remember it. After this ride we made our way back into the Disneyland Park for the parade. People were already sitting and waiting but we managed to find a place on the roundabout which I thought would be better. Once the parade had finished, literally everyone, and I mean near enough everyone, headed back to the Disney Village. Most of the public caught the Eurostar so that's where most people were going but we decided to have dinner in Planet Hollywood at this time. It was nice and wasn't that busy so the food was served quick. We came out and the queue was so long! We then took some photos around the village and made our way to the hot air balloon which was still open when we got there! We went up in this hot air balloon. It went up 100m into the sky but you are still attached to the ground, and you can see the whole of the Disney parks and even far off into France, you could just about see the Eiffel Tower. I wasn't sure how to feel about the hot air balloon. I'm not scared of heights but this balloon made me think differently! When we came down we only had a little walk back to our hotel room so we went back because we had to pack for our leaving day which was the next day! We had done so much on Sunday (as you can tell from this really long paragraph) that we nearly forgot that we had to pack! We quickly went back to the hotel and packed the things we didn't need anymore and left out what we needed for the morning. We had a quick shower and then decided we would go to the hotel shop just for the last time in Disney as we had to get up at 5.30am. We bought a few more things and then headed back to the hotel room for bed.

 Day 4 - Monday 21st of September

How did this day come around so quickly? Waking up at 5.30am wasn't fun. I felt a bit ill in the night with a sore throat and cold so waking up still having it wasn't pleasant. We got ready and went down for breakfast and then made our way to the coach which was already outside the hotel after breakfast. We picked up the same people and by the time everyone was on the bus and we were somewhere down the motorway everyone was asleep! It was so tiring! I still felt ill so I dozed off for a little bit. The journey back seemed longer. I think because I didn't know where I was and didn't understand the conversion of lets say 30km, it was hard to know when you were getting somewhere. I'm so used to miles rather than km! The coach driver put Dumbo on but I was here and there falling asleep whilst watching it. We got to a French service station where we changed coaches again and drove onto the Ferry that took us back to England. Mum and I got lunch first thing because the amount of people on the Ferry there was bound to be a queue but when we got there there was hardly anyone there! We then went to the shop and had a look for the things we saw on the way to France and bought them. I did want a packet of 4 Marc Jacobs perfume for £32 but you only got 4ml in a bottle so I ended up getting some Benefit make up! The joys of duty free! Once we hit Dover it was raining. Typical British weather! We drove out and got dropped off at the service station we got picked up from and dad picked us up. I felt ill when I got in so I ended up snuggled in bed. It felt weird being home.

And those were my days in Disneyland Paris. It still feels weird to be home, but I'm getting used to it a bit more now. Can't believe it's over, I miss it already and I'm still so tired! 

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14 September 2015

Aladdin Nail Art


As it's coming closer and closer for me to go to Disneyland, I thought I would share with you another Disney inspired nail art. This time I decided to do Aladdin. Aladdin is another one of my favourite Disney films, all the songs are so fun to sing and it's such a heartwarming film.

I got really excited with this nail art because I couldn't believe how easy it was to do! And it works well on short nails, my nails are fairly short at the moment as you can see, so this nail art was manageable.

What I Used:
*Base/Top Coat
*Blue Nail Polish
*Chrome Nail Polish in Gold
*Nail Brush
*Blue Rhinestones

How I done this:
Before I paint my nails I always like to file my nails and apply hand cream to my hands. I then apply a base coat to my nails. Once I had done that I painted all my nails with the blue nail polish, (I used Models Own Cornflower Gleam) I painted two coats of the blue. Then once that had dried I used the small nail brush and dipped the brush into the gold nail polish, (I used the Models Own Chrome Gold) I then made a small dot that marked the centre of my nail and drew two lines going towards my cuticle to create a triangle shape, this created Jasmine's outfit inspired look. I preferred using the small tip brush as I could control the thickness of the gold and was more easier to manage. 
Whilst the gold was still drying, I then got out some blue rhinestones from my rhinestone palette wheel. Just to be sure that the rhinestones would stick to my nail I used the small nail brush again to dot a small gold dot on the centre point and stuck the rhinestone on top and let it dry. I done this to all of my nails. Once they had all completely dried I used the Models Own HyperGel Top Coat to make the nail art last longer and give it a dazzling shine! 
And that's how I created this Aladdin nail art look.

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10 September 2015

Beauty and the Beast Nail Art


I had fun with nail art today. In a week I will be travelling to Disneyland Paris! I'm getting more and more excited. So today I thought I would try another Disney inspired nail look. I haven't done a Disney nail art for a whole year! You can check out my first Minnie Mouse inspired nail art here.

I decided to do Beauty and the Beast as it's one of my favourite films. I also have a few more Disney princess designs in mind as well. I have all these designs in my head that I don't actually know what nail design to have when I'm in Disney!

Here's how I did this:

What I used:
*Base/Top Coat
*Yellow Nail Polish
*Pink Nail Polish
*Green Nail Polish
*Yellow/Gold Glitter
*Nail Brush
*Konad Stamping Kit

So for this nail design I decided to try the stamping technique. I wasn't always a fan of this but as they've been kept in my nail art draw for so long I decided to dig them out and give them a try!As soon as I discovered this adorable rose I knew it would fit in perfectly with the Beauty and the Beast theme! I used the Konad M66 stamping plate in the octagon shape plates. It's been a while since I've had them and I couldn't find them online, but you may find something similar, I got mine off eBay. As I was browsing through the plates I had, I found so many cute designs that I could use for other designs, which will be good!

Nail stamping definitely makes nail art a whole lot easier! All I did for this look was apply a base coat and then painted all of my nails yellow, waited for them to dry and then prepared the stamping plate. I applied the pink nail polish to the rose petal area and the green nail polish to the stem area and swiped the plate with the scraper and then I used the stamping tool to take it off of the stamping plate and transferred it to my nail, and it was as easy as that! After that I applied a top coat. Whilst they were drying I used a nail brush and dipped it in the yellow glitter and sprinkled glitter on the tips of my nails and a few little bits in the middle of my nail, because every princess should have a bit of sparkle!

Stamping does take some practice though. If you would like me to do a tutorial on how I used the stamping kit I'll be more than happy to create a post to teach you.

And it was as easy as that! I absolutely love this design and the fact that it was so quick and easy to do makes it even better!
What design shall I do next?
I have more Disney inspired posts to come haha so I hope you liked this one :)

I hope you have a lovely day and I shall see you in my next post,

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3 September 2015

Taylor Swift Wildest Dreams Inspired Look

So who's been obsessing over Taylor Swift's new music video Wildest Dreams, because I know I have! If you remember the posts back around Christmas I was literally obsessing over her 1989 track for months and she's finally made a music video for my favourite song and how could I not do a makeup inspired look! 
I've really liked doing these sort of makeup posts recently.
Taylor Swift is definitely one of my style icons. She's so pretty and always looks perfect.

I absolutely adore this look. It's like an old romance movie. As soon as I saw the video and saw that she had short black curly hair similar to mine, that was it! I just had to try the look! I wore my white blouse that's similar to hers just to complete the look a little bit more.

So how did I do this?

*Make-Up Revolution Focus & Fix Liquid Concealer - Fair
*Rimmel London Skin Perfecting Full Coverage Foundation
*Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder
*Make-Up Revolution Ultra Sculpt & Contour Kit - Ultra Fair (Blusher and Highlighter)
*NYC Brush-On Brow Kit
*Make-Up Revolution Eye Shadow Palette Iconic 2 ('Suspect' and 'YDK' of Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette)
*Models Own Black Eyeliner Pencil
*Models Own HyperEyes Lengthen and Curl Mascara
*Makeup Revolution 'Dare' Lipstick

Brushes and Tools
*Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
*Lottie London - Powder Brush (blue)
*Lottie London - Blusher Brush (purple)
*Lottie London - Angled Brush
*Eyelash Curler

*As always I cleansed, toned and moisturised before I applied any makeup to my face.

*I then used my concealer to conceal any imperfection and then applied foundation with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge and then applied the Rimmel Matte Powder with the Lottie London Powder brush. I always feel like I should leave this step out as many people do this frequently in their makeup routines and it's always the same every time. 

*After that I then applied the blusher and highlighter from the Ultra Sculpt & Contour Kit. I used the Lottie London Blusher brush to do both the blusher and highlighting. I put blusher on my cheek bones and the highlighter on the areas that catches the light more.

*I then did my brows. Now, of course you're not going to have the exact same brows as Taylor Swift, you just have to work with what you've got. Remember that eyebrows aren't twins, they're sisters!

*I've been really obsessing over this Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 eye shadow palette. It's an exact dupe of the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and I'm in love with it. In this look I used the colours 'Suspect' (which I can't stop wearing) and 'YDK'. I love these two colours together as they are really nice and blend well. 

*I've never really been an eyeliner person. It always made my eyes look smaller and I just never liked it. I wear a small amount when I wear a bit of eye shadow just to make my eyes stand out a bit more and it looks so much better!

*I then curled my lashes and used the Models Own HyperEyes mascara. This mascara is certainly different to most! If you own this mascara you probably know what I mean. 

*Last but not least I applied the Makeup Revolution 'Dare' Lipstick on my lips. Red lips are definitely a fashion statement. 

And that's how I created the old-time romance movie style look from Taylor Swift Wildest Dreams music video. 

I hope you enjoyed this post, I think it's nice to try something a bit different on my blog. 
I'm going to Disney in 15 days!! Definitely going to have to start doing Disney related posts, what do you think? 

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