Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Stars and Studded nail additions.

Studs, gems, decals and giant glitter. I love the opportunity to work with these as they're a great way to jazz up a plain colour polish. 
Gold pyramid studs accent
Pearl drops

Tear drop gem half flower
Silver pyramid stud accents
Stars and Moon nail tattoo on Acrylics
Emerald cut gems

Next Day Delivery in Belfast courtesy of Next!



Next Day Delivery. To Belfast!! How long have we looked at those promises in the UK mainland and seethed with envy? Well now Next is making them for real and I'm inclined to be a little excited about it. 


So, it's 8am on a Tuesday morning and, while most people are still in bed or rushing off to work, the lovely people at Robinson & Cleaver are feeding us our breakfast and showing us their offerings for Christmas at the launch of the the new Next Belfast Delivery service. 


There are gorgeous candles, baubles, snowglobes, festive salt and pepper shakers, cuddley toys, and much more. 


Owls and Deer were the creatures of the day which suits me fine.


I couldn't help thinking of the Wizard of Oz when I saw these cute children's shoes. If I had a child they would definitely be getting them!


Of course we couldn't leave the clothing out. They had everything from winter warmers to your party season glitz and glamour. My favourites were this tartan mini skirt and metalic grey pleated mid length skirt. 


Bumped into the gorgeous Aoife from www.BellaMalone.com trying on this faux fur coat. Should probably point out that it's from the kids range, though she's looking fierce!

The three ginger amigos! Myself, Nic from www.strawberryblondebeauty.com and Rebecca from www.bexberry.com 
Aoife, Myself and Rebecca just before I got my eyebrows waxed by the girls from Jason Shankey Belfast who had a pop Nail & Waxing bar!

I had such a lovely time at this event and really wish the Next Belfast team all the luck for the new service. We definitely need more of this in our wee corner of the world!


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Afternoon Tea in Titanic Belfast


Confession time. This week I made my second trip to visit the Titanic Museum in Belfast and it was the second time I didn't make it to the actual exhibit. 
Instead I donned a lovely tea dress, went for afternoon tea and gazed upon the beauty that is the replica of those stairs whilst supping a unique blend of (you guessed it) tea exclusive to the museum and nibbling the tastiest bites I've had in a while. 


A rare peek at the unoccupied stairs. They are very much the centre focus of afternoon with everyone taking the time to have their moment pretending they were Jack and Rose (because let's face it that's what the whole day is about!) 



You're definitely well fed with not only the treats on the stands but also platters of sandwiches and then a full slice of the cake of your choice afterwards! I opted for the Red Velvet, of course!



We made full use of the stairs as you can see. It had to be done! 
My gorgeous friends Gayle & Carolyn. 

And our gorgeous city giving some great cloud action. I do love a good cloud!


How cute are the left over boxes?! 
Fairly standard face for me but with the addition of Chanel universal eyebrow pencil. Just for a little added definition!

And on such a gorgeous day why not show off and have a wee photoshoot by the big sign. Why not, indeed!
Dress & Shoes from New Look, Cardigan from Urban Outfitters. 



Love my girlies! I would thoroughly recommend Titanic as a nice novelty afternoon out. There are many different places offering afternoon tea these days but this one has an obvious uniqueness and totally worth it. 

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Polka hearts

Continuing the series where I showcase my work as a Nail Technician, I bring you...
Polka Hearts: Instead of dots you get hearts! 
And maybe a few dots too

Saturday, 20 September 2014

"You can never over moisturise" Wise words from the folks at Gordon's & La Roche-Posay



The other week I was invited by the lovely folk at Gordon's Chemist to their launch of La Roche-Posay in Northern Ireland. 
For skincare fiends La Roche-Posay is a bit of a cult brand only made better by their affordable price point but I have to admit if never tried them before. 
After a talk from a dermatologist who emphasised the importance of protecting your skin in every way, not just moisturising but sun protection at all times, we were able to have a nosey at some of the products and take a few home to sample!
I tell you this not as some sort of boast but just to let you know that, whilst I'm still in the "testing out" phase, I am so far extremely happy! The Lipikaur Baulm is fabulous and has now made it into both my desk at work and my beside table (high praise indeed)

I'm planning on picking up some of their Kerium Dry Scalp shampoo because that is my problem area right now and T-Gel just isn't cutting it! I think this coupled with the Baulm could result in something that has not happened in a very long time... A completely itch & flake free Bex. 

Oh how I've got high hopes for this shampoo! Stay tuned to find out if it works!

Wish me luck!