Monday, 24 August 2015

REVIEW: Impress Stick On Nails

I wasn't planning on doing a review for these or anything any time soon as, as you can tell, I've fallen off the blogging bandwagon as my Macbook has pretty much died, and the new job is knackering me out in the evening - HOWEVER - you know when something is SO good and so unexpected, I just HAD to blog about these little bad boys...

I've used Impress Nails before and have always been "impressed" (excuse the wording!) and I found some while I was having a clear out last week and as we had a big event for a couple of days at work I thought I'd stick them on and look a little bit more fancy pants. I used the Plum Colour and added a bit of Gold Glitter as the theme of the event at work was Gold so they were perfect.


Even though I've used them before, I didn't think they'd last more than a few hours as at work as I was doing delivery, cleaning, filling shelves etc so it's all very hands-on but when it got to 8 DAYS later, including a gym session and showers/washing hair etc, I knew I just had to blog about them. EIGHT WHOLE DAYS. The only reason I took them off was because 1 came off when I caught it at work plus I brought some more while they were 3 for 2 at Boots and I wanted to change the colour. But even taking them off was a bit of a struggle as they were well and truly stuck on.

What I love most apart from the fact that they look so natural, is that they're pre-glued as I can't be arsed with all the faffing around with glue and sorting them out and the fact they have so many different sizes in the cute packaging makes them perfect for me as I always struggle to find some big enough.

The only bad thing about them is that some of them aren't always even along the top and I did have to file most of them but tbh, for £8 (and normally on 3 for 2 or buy one get second half price at Boots), a couple of minutes of filing is nothing.

Definitely recommend if you fancy something different if you have a week planned with nights outs, date nights or events at work. They make an outfit and with so many styles and designs to choose from, how can you say no? ;)

Friday, 21 August 2015

What's in my bag: V Festival Edition

As I'm off to V Fest tomorrow I thought I'd take the opportunity to do a bit of a "What's in my Bag" style blog post but a V Festival Edition! I've never been before so I honestly have no idea what to expect and we're only going for the day so I've only got the one bag to take as we're not camping so I've not had to be too organised ;) 

I was running around like a made man last night in Telford Shopping Centre while it was late night shopping trying to find a waterproof coat and a pair of wellies as I have neither and haven't owned any since I was a child but managed to find both! 

No where I went really had a lot of choice - if anything - but I went into Primark and managed to find both (admittedly, they only had 2 different pairs of wellies and 3 different coats so I didn't have a lot of choice). 



My wellies were in the sale for £3 which I'm super chuffed with and although they're not longer, I struggle to find wellies in Wide Fit for my calves so these are perfect for me. 



While in Primark I got a cheap pair of Ray-ban style sunnies as I don't want to take my Michael Kors ones incase they break or I lose them etc. Altogether everything from Primark (coat, boots and glasses) cost just £12! Can't really complain with those bargains ;) 



I brought this flowery headband from Primark last Summer for Capital Summertime Ball and I've never worn it since so what better excuse to dig it out! 


I've debated a lot whether to take my Instax camera as I don't want it to get broken or worse, stolen! But I really want to take it so I've put it in a case in my bag so hoping I manage to take some great polaroid shots with it. 




Despite it giving rain and thunder all weekend, it gives it really hot so I'm taking the Magical that we had left over from holiday and also a 4head headache stick as it's a day of loud music and alcohol! 


Because I'm a bit of a clean freak, I'm of course taking some Halo Anti Bac wipes with me, just one of the mini packets so it doesn't take up too much room in my bag. 


I don't particularly want to take a hair brush with me as the only ones I have are really big and bulky so my back combing comb is coming with me to keep my hair full of volume and as neat as possible (you can guarantee this time in 24 hours I'll be posting a photo on Instagram of me looking a drunken state with my hair all over the place!) 


Again, I don't want to carry anything big or heavy so I'm taking one of my perfume mini's with me instead. I wanted something really strong so it'll last as long as possible so Miss Dior is coming with me. 

 

Finally, I didn't want to take my main make up bag with everything in so I'm taking my emergency make up bag which I keep in my locker at work and luckily it's full of mini items such as mascara and foundation and blushers along with the regular hippies and some gum! Least it'll keep me looking good throughout the day despite the weather. 


If you're going to any festival this year, send me links about your experience or any links prior to your visit about what you're taking with you! I'm sure I'll do a post after with an OOTD etc :) xox 




Sunday, 16 August 2015

VLOG: Lanzarote 2015 & 100th POST!

It's only taken me 4 weeks, 6+ attempts and nearly an "out of the window" iPhone and Mac but I FINALLY got our Holiday Vlog uploaded and just in time for my ONE HUNDREDTH BLOG POST - what a way to celebrate.

It's 11 minutes long so much longer than anticipated and it's probably enough to send you to sleep but if you're looking for holiday ideas either this year or next year, I'd definitely recommend Lanzarote and I hope this gives you a few ideas for if you decide to go. It was the best two weeks and I actually cried on several occasions leaving.. and flying home.. and landing.. and arriving back at the flat. (I didn't want to come home, OK?)

Nick's just watched it for the first time and it's so nice to look back at what we did and the highlights of the two weeks whether they were nights out, days by the pool/beach or the day trips and excursions.


Anyway.. enjoy the "little" VLOG and here are a few of my favourite memories <3 nbsp="" p="">

 Champagne Sangria and Cocktails.. mmhmmm! 

 My most worn outfit by a mile - my Jack Wills dress! 

 Stunning views over the volcanoes while on the Island Tour day trip. 

 Camel Selfie! 

 Balcony View

 Our favourite cocktail of the holiday.. a Lighthouse at The Lighthouse!

 Can I live here please? A gorgeous Winery and Wedding Venue with spectacular views! 



 Can I have this tan back please? 

Our last night with a free bottle of Champagne.. perfect end! <3 i="" nbsp="">


Saturday, 15 August 2015

Stella & Dot Stock Sale

You may remember earlier in the year I took the challenge and joined the Stella & Dot team but since I've started my new job, I don't have the time to continue so I've sadly closed my account and will be selling my stock (the bits I don't want to keep that is.. I'm keeping more than I'm selling).


  • All products are non-negotiable so don't even ask me to lower them as I'm already selling them at half of the value or less
  • P&P is £2 per item
  • Items come in their own boxes 
  • Will post across UK and ROI 
  • Postage must be made via Paypal or Bank Transfer 
  • Only contact me if seriously interested and it will only be officially yours once paid (can't you tell by all these that I'm fed up of people taking the piss during my last couple of sales). 
Tweet/comment below or message me if interested :) mssarahjack@gmail.com - view more images of each at www.stelladot.co.uk x 

Soleil Pendant - £30 

Remy Wrap Bracelet - £20 

Amelie Chain Link Bracelet - £20 

Renegade - £20 

Mosaic Clutch Bag - Blue & Orange - £15  SOLD 

Lila Necklace - £30 

Visionary Bracelet - £10 SOLD 


ALL ITEMS ARE ON EBAY AND PERSONAL FACEBOOK PAGE SO BE QUICK IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE! :) 

Monday, 3 August 2015

Boots & No7 Haul

So yes.. I may have done just a teeny tiny shop since I got back from holiday. I of course also used the excuse of having a new job as a No7 gal at Boots to get everything so I can test it out and make sure I look the part... Good excuse, right? ;) 

I spent a few days choosing what to buy as I wanted to make sure I liked them so I sneakily tested a few bits and pieces and I listed everything that turned out popular so I could give them a go.


Cosmetics:
Liquid eyeliner 
Dramatic Lift Mascara 
Eyebrow Sculpting Pencil
Matte Lip Crayon (in Raspberry Wine)
Lip liner (in Pink) 
Beautifully Matte Make Up Base
Gel Shine nail polish 
Instant Radiance Under Eye Concealer 
Beautifully Matte Foundation


Skincare:
Naturally Sunkissed Gradual Tan
Beautiful Skin, Oily Skin Night Cream
Face wipes 
Pampering Dry Oil Body Spray
Beautiful Skin Cleansing Oil
Protect and Perfect Intense Body Serum
Men's Shaving Gel - cheaper than women's plus it was on 3 for 2! ;)



I also treated myself to the new Emporio Armani Diamonds Violet perfume - I'd smelt it a few times while giving people samples and it was between this and Black Opium but I'm chuffed I picked it as its really fresh and florally and lasts all day. 

I'll do a couple of posts over the next few days on how I do my every day work face using No7 as well as one of how I get on with my new perfume.

If you have any posts on No7 and how you use the products, be sure to Tweet them to me. 😘

Twitter/Instagram: MsSarahJack xox