Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Barry M Nail Polish.

Barry M - 150 Glitter Red Nail Polish - Superdrug £3.99

On pay day from work, there are times were I like to treat myself to the latest beauty product or buy any products that catch my eye that I would like to try (ooh I rhymed). I saw this little nail polish on one of those days and couldn't get over the bright red sparkles in the bottle as I held it in my hand. I've wanted a glitter red polish one for a while but couldn't never quite find 'the one', as I found ones that were too dark, not as much glitter particles in it or the red glitter is used as a top coat base over another colour. I bought to give this a try and hoped for the best. As you can tell from the picture I was not disappointed, even with just one coat the sparkle and the colour is really strong. For my nails I painted two coats to make sure I had a even coverage.

 I feel like this type of colour works best with a tan (I use the St Moritz false tan from Home Bargain) as it makes it stand out more. I've had people commenting on this nail polish asking if I have it professionally done and if I've had this transfer sheet over them, when I tell them it's Barry M for a few pounds, the reaction is like 'shocked look' REALLY??.

I would recommend this product to try as I've had quite a few compliments and definitely getting my monies worth from this polish, even after wearing it since Saturday, only the odd nail is chipped slightly but it is passable to get away with on a daily basis and not having to re-do your nails again.

Hope you're well and staying dry as April showers is definitely living up to its name this week.

'Ray, if someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES! - Winston, Ghostbusters'

Friday, 20 April 2012

Hair Care.

For the past......two-ish years, I've had my hair cut quite short, which don't get me wrong, has been the easiest haircut to style and wash, as I'm a girl who loves her sleep, this was suitable for me. But in January, I had the haircut from hell. Now normally he does a lovely cut on my hair and I've had compliments on how well he had done it. However this time round, he cut the layers at the back of my hair very un-even and in a way kind of looked like a bowl haircut from behind (so basically it was one uneven layer and then the rest of my hair underneath). The rest of my hair was really impossible to style and I was really disappointed with what he had done. I must admit this was a second chance I gave him as a few months before, he gave me another bad haircut, un-even layers etc, but I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt as other people were raving how amazing he is and to give him another chance.

So when I asked for just a trim, you can imagine the horror on my face when I saw more of my already short hair, falling to the floor.

Now I can imagine your thinking to yourself, 'why didn't you say anything?', and I have a couple of very good reasons;

1. I have to take my glasses off when I get my haircut and without them I'm blind as a bat..........seriously at 23 it's quite bad, so i couldn't see what he was doing.

2. I feel bad when I'm questioning someone at their profession are they sure they know what they're doing and is this really what I asked for?

Phew! rant over, I was thinking for a while before the awful haircut of January, to grow my hair out and try something new. As I said before, even though having a short hairstyle is so much easier, I miss having different styles in my hair like having it curly or half up half down, etc. So now i am on a very very long  and painfully frustrating task of growing my hair, if anyone has experienced this you know what I'm going through. to give you an idea, my hair was cut so short that it touched the top of my ears and after four months, it has now grown to the bottom of my ear. My goal for now is to have the same hair length and style as Alexa Chung.

I still have a long way to go.

So since January I've not had my haircut. I know its bad as your meant to have a healthy trim on your hair every 4/6/8 weeks depending on your hair growth, but i just don't have enough pennies and time at the moment as my uni work is getting pretty intense. I suppose this gives me a chance to save my pennies (being a student an all), make a start on growing my hair out and not being tempted to have my hair cut short or to be convinced on having it cut short by a hairdresser. I've been using a lot of hair care products to keep my hair in the best condition as i possibly can (until i can relax from uni in the summer holidays). So here is a brand new product on the high street I've been using for a while now.

Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair.

On the front of the packaging, it says;

'With micro moisture serum and fibre actives, helps to replenish 1 month's protein loss in 1 night'

I cannot boast of how amazing this product is. what you do is apply 2-4 pumps of the product (depending on hair length) onto damp or towel dried hair concentrating from the middle and the ends, as this part of your hair receives the most day to day damage. Leave it on overnight, with its non greasy formulae and its soft texture; it melts instantly into your hair leaving no marks onto your pillow. Wash or style your hair as usual the next morning. For optimum results, use at least once a week.

This product is literally one of the best purchases I've bought. Does everything it says on the bottle and my hair feels incredibly soft with an amazing shine, I've used dove products in the past and when I saw this little beauty on the shelf I had to give it a try and I was not disappointed at all. I bought mine from Superdrug for £5.99, for the size of the bottle you get (120ml) and the condition it leaves your hair, I do have to say it's worth every penny and a great investment.

Hope you guys are well and if anyone else has any tips or tricks to a healthy hair, please send them my way for me to try.

'Geeeerrrrroooooonnnniimmmooooooo!!! - Matt Smith - The Doctor'


Thursday, 19 April 2012


I am currently studying a Foundation  degree in Popular Music, and oh my giddy aunt, there is sooooo much work that needs to be in by May.

I was wondering if anyone had any tips and tricks they could advise me on, so i don't get to stressed out, go grey early and be relaxed and calm.

I'm sure i can get all my work done by May, as He-Man would say 'BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL 'I HAVE THE POWER!'


Brand Spanking New!

Well......Hello there!

Good Afternoon to you all, my name is Jen and as you can tell, I am brand spanking new to the world of blogging. I must admit I am a geek at heart and love things like Back to the Future (sooo want a delorean), Star Wars (may the force be with you) and Pokémon (Gotta catch them all!). But I am also a girlie girl and love trying out new makeup, hair dyes, skin/hair care products and even have an attempt at fashion (when I have money).
In my blog I will talk about life, beauty, geekiness, everything. I hope to either bring a smile on your face or help out with my opinion on products I've tried and tested.