Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Shiny Disco Ball - NOTD #1

I nipped into Boots last weekend to restock on shampoo, and as I was loading my basket, this little beauty caught my eye. I have a few Rimmel nail polishes and although they aren't quite as easy to apply and as long lasting as higher end polishes such as OPI, I find them to be good quality for everyday! 

Disco Ball is a glitter polish with a mixture of finely milled silver glitter and bigger chunks of turquoise and lilac. It applied like a standard glitter polish and gave a reasonable coverage.  I did 3 coats for full coverage which is about average. As you can see, I put this straight onto bare nails and the blue glitter really stands out. I think it would have looked better on a colour, maybe a pastel blue or perhaps a neon colour!

Excuse the state of my nails - DIY and nails aren't a good mix!

All in all I think its quite a pretty look. I'm looking forward to trying the glitter on top of colours to see how it looks! Rimmel cosmetics are on 3 for 2 at Boots at the moment and I think the polishes retail individually for around £3.50

What's your favourite nail polish?


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

7 Things | Update

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So a little while ago I did the '7 Things' feature as started by Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter and thought I would update on how I'm getting on! I've really enjoyed the challenge and will definitely be doing it again as I really love having things to focus on!

Write – I wanted to update my blog regularly as I really enjoy writing and having my own little space out there. I haven't updated as much as I have wanted but I have jotted some ideas down which is a good step!
Eat – This is one of the things I've tried but failed at! I am making a meal plan for next week including lunches and the weekend (which is always where I go off track). I think this one is a 'work in progress'!

Exercise – As above, I haven't been doing anything more than usual but I today I in a couple of work out DVDs and I'm going to dust off the exercise bike tonight.

Visit – Due to illness, the planned trip to Essex didn't happen. We are going to see my partner's family at the end of the month instead - and we get to spend longer with them as it will be a bank holiday, bonus!

Make – Possibly my favourite 'thing' from the 7! I pottered round a couple of carboot sales and made a couple of purchases which I have customised to fit in with my home. I am being secretive as I have a post about it coming up.

Clean – I have made steady progress in the cleaning department! It's lovely going into a room that is clutter free. There are still a few areas that need some TLC though.

Learn – I've had so much fun looking at hair and beauty tutorials on YouTube, blogs and repinning ideas on Pinterest. I'm really enjoying trying new things and even purchased a bright lipstick at the weekend! I think I will make a post of my favourite 'how to' guides.

Buy – Hmm, this didn't really go to plan as we bought a new TV at the weekend but I have been looking at ideas for handmade presents and I have started to plan presents for everyone (except my Dad, why are Dads so hard to buy for?) to purchase soon.

Looking back at my goals, I haven't really made as much progress as I would have liked and still have some areas that are going to be part of a continuous goal. Plus I really enjoyed the '7 Things' feature as I really love making lists!
Do you have any goals you want to achieve? How do you stay on track?

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Instagram | Issue 1

 Instagram Username: littlewhiterose

Cuddles with the Guinea Pigs ◊ Cheeky McDs Bargain eBay purchase
On the road Pretty Bath Bomb Lovely NEOM Candle
Retro Chocolate The Boy with the Dog Pretty Leaves

Friday, 3 August 2012

Down and Dirty | Dirty Works Review

I stumbled across Dirty Works products while doing my weekly shop. I immediately dismissed the products as I thought they were a cheaper, rip off version of Soap and Glory products which I am a big fan of. However, the next time I was in Sainsburys, I noticed that the products were on offer and couldn’t resist trying a few products.


All of a Lather Body Wash
I chose this product because I was in need of a new shower gel , I had a cheeky sniff of it before I popped it in my trolley and was pleased to find it was a subtle, fresh and slightly sweet scent. It contains coffee and lemongrass extract, however this product didn’t smell like either to my nostrils! The body wash lathered well and left me feeling satisfyingly fresh. I would buy this again if I needed it or saw it on a good offer but it’s not going to be a regular on my shopping list.


Bare Necessity Body Lotion
I bought this purely because it contains shea butter, cocoa butter and Vitamin E, products I am familiar with and recognise for being good for hydrating your skin. I used this lotion after my shower using the above body wash and found it took quite a long time to absorb. This wasn’t a problem for me as I usually use body lotion before bed so it had time to soak in while I brushed my teeth. What surprised me most about this product was the heavy fragrance – it had a nice smell but I wouldn’t recommend it for times when you want to wear a spritz of perfume. Although it’s not a ‘must have’ product of mine, I would repurchase as it did leave my skin soft and smooth plus my partner said I “smelt nice” (ever the charmer!) which is a bonus.

Supreme Cream Body Butter
The ingredients in this body butter include shea butter, soybean and sweet almond oil. It has a thick, creamy texture similar to other brands of body butters. It absorbed quite fast and left my skin feeling smooth pretty much instantly. I use this after my shower on a morning on days where I need moisturising and don’t want to wear perfume. Although the scent isn’t as strong as the body lotion, it is definitely noticeable. It is a pleasant, sweet fragrance which I really liked. Overall, I think this is my favourite product out of the three. I will definitely be making another purchase when I run out.
Dirty Works has quite a large range of products including make up brushes, nail accessories, tweezers and beauty bags as well as bath, body and face care products. There’s even a manicure set in the range that would be a lovely little stocking filler.

I am really pleased with the products are good quality with pretty vintage style packaging. I would say they are a good alternative to Soap and Glory products. You can either buy Dirty Works items online or in your local Sainsburys store. I will definitely be picking up some more products the next time I go shopping!

Have you ever tried any Dirty Works products?