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Essence colour boost nail varnish review&swatches

Essence is one of my favourite high street makeup and nail varnish brands. I use Essence products quite often as they are really good quality and really affordable. Essence kindly sent me these Colour Boost nail varnishes. I am a huge fan of nail varnishes as I paint my own nails. The main things that I want from a nail varnish: fast drying, long wearing and opaque. In the swatches below, I have only applied one coat and no top coat.
Price
£1.80

Claims Intense colour Shiny formula High coverage within one application Smooth finish

10 Instant Adventure
This nail varnish is black with a hint of purple. This is an ideal shade to wear for those who prefer dark nails, those who like bold colours and will go with most outfits.

04 Instant Love
This is your classic true red shade. Ideal to wear all year round and a classic nail colour.

06 Instant Happiness
This shade is ideal for this time of year as pastel nails are really on trend. I love all of the shades but if I had to pick my favourite this wou…
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Makeup & OOTN for BBBOTS audience

Big Brother has always been one of my favourite reality tv shows. I have watched it for years ( the civilian bb and the celeb bb) and I tweet about it most nights. I was overjoyed to find out that I had tickets be in the audience of Big Brother's bit on the side (for me and my Mam). To say I was excited to appear in the audience of the show was an understatement. Especially as I have always wanted to meet Rylan. He has always been the one celebrity that I have dreamed of meeting. When I met him I did have a fan girl moment, I just couldn't help myself especially when he actually talked to me and held my hand. Totally worth the 7 hours travel.
Anyways, in this post I will be talking about the makeup and outfit that I wore. I wanted to get glammed up but not dress over the top.
Makeup I did wear a lot of makeup and this will seem like an extreme amount to some people, but to me it isn't. I wanted my face to look flawless and bronzed. I decided on a gold glitter smokey eye with a…

Rimmel Super Gel beach ready collection & swatches

Rimmel have recently launched a new collection of nail varnishes. These are the super gel beach ready collection. When you think of summer you think of bright shades and Rimmel don't disappoint when it comes to these shades. There are 5 shades in the collection. All of these shades are gorgeous and the fact they are gel is even better, as they last a lot longer on your nails without chipping.
For those of you who don't have the time etc to get your nails professionally done or don't have a UV lamp, these nail varnishes are a good alternative. I know myself I prefer to do my own nails as its less time consuming and easier to change the colours (without having to wait for an appointment etc)
Price £5.99
How to apply the nail varnish Apply 1-2 coats (depending on how opaque you like the nail varnish to be) of the colour you wish. Leave to dry for about 5-10 minutes Finish off with the gel top coat

026 Sun Fun Daze 035 Coral Queen 045 Flamenco Beach 053 Dive Right In 082 Purple Splas…

Let There Be Crumbs: Sunderland Roker hotel

Last week I was invited to the press evening of the newly launched Let there be crumbs tearoom which opens officially 29th May. It is partnering with Sunderland's Roker Hotel. The new menu includes cakes, sandwiches, breakfasts and ice creams.
Andrew Blas (the patisserie who created the cakes) About Andrew Blas Multi award winning patisserie Originally from Roker but now based at Houghton-le-spring Executive pastry chef at London's Hotel Café Royal Captain of the UK Pastry World Cup team 2017 Trained under Benoit Blin Judge on TV's Bake Off: Crème de la Crème Chef patissier at Raymond Blanc's two Michelin starred Le Manior aux Quat'Saisons at Oxfordshire for more than 20 years Now at Hotel Café Royal Hotel Olympia silver medal winner First person to co-brand chocolate with the luxury brand Valhrona Presented pastry master classes at the BBC's Good Food Cakes and Bake Show Worked closely with Salon du Chocolat in London
The Cakes