Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Sunday, 23 August 2015
Climbing: I've still been bouldering weekly, and my love for it has certainly grown as I've become better (funny that ;)). I can now manage to hold myself up and get somewhere when it comes to overhangs, but I'm not quite Rob-level just yet. One day... Mexican Themed Party: We spent one weekend in Shropshire celebrating a friends birthday in fully fledged Mexican style - hello homemade curtain-ponchos. Thankfully the weather was on our side as we BBQ'd and camped overnight. And yep, that is a Beetle Bar containing tequila-centered concoctions. The next day, we stopped off at a country pub on the way home where we had a ploughman's lunch. Bye bye hangover. Sunny Days: Amongst regular gloominess, there has been the odd Sunny day. Me & Rob embraced the British Summer the other week and trundled to Bill's for brunch. Ultimate #foodporn. We then had a wander around the abbey and park. Relaxed Sunday's are the best. New Shoes: If #foodporn wasn't enough, how about some #shoeporn?! You've probably gathered by now how obsessed by these pointed lace ups I am, but more pictures won't hurt. AMIRITE?! What do you think of this summary post? I hope you're all well!
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Friday, 21 August 2015
We all have our beauty woes and niggles, and a main one for me is weak nails. Add a job that requires me to constantly be altering my nail polish, plus frequent bouldering (hello caked in chalk hands), and my nails are in desperate need of some TLC. You can then imagine my excitement when healthy nail specialists, Micro Cell, were present at the CatalystPR event I attended a few weeks back. I hadn't heard of this brand previously, but me and my
crap nails were immediately drawn in. It was so interesting to hear about the brand and realise just how much knowledge is behind their products; I guess they're not known as the world leader in nail repair solutions for nothing! After being talked through the brand and its products, we were kindly gifted some 4.5ml samples.
Nail Repair* £18.50 (for 12ml)
This is aimed to treat soft and brittle nails (most definitely mine) and protect them from breakages and tearing. Application is a bit of a pain and I'll let you decide whether you sway towards the #aintnobodygottimeforthat or 'ooh, hello results' side. Basically, you apply one layer and wear for two days, then on the third day you remove it and reapply.
It's recommended that this pattern is carried out for 2-3 weeks for the effects to be noticeable, so I'll let you know how I get on. After the treatment period it's advised to wear it weekly as a base coat, in order to maintain strong, healthy nails. It's also worth noting that a matte version is available if you prefer no shine, which I think is a fab idea as it also means males can use it if they're otherwise put off due to the shine.
Colour Repair* £14.50 (for 12ml)
As well as the Nail Repair, Micro Cell have branched out and released a Colour Repair range. I definitely love a splash of colour on my nails, so the fact this can be achieved with strengthening properties simultaneously is pretty much a godsend. The first thing I noticed about this is the serious shine and glossiness, it's so pretty! Also, the fact it claims to accelerate nail growth is an absolute winner in my eyes.
Micro Cell have stuck to the classic red, pink & nude shades, which is no bad thing if you ask me. How beautiful is this Raspberry Kiss shade?! I can't be the only one who's getting a tad excited for the return of Autumn/Winter berry shades. This will be the perfect nail polish shade to pair with vampy lips - Rimmel 107, anyone? ;)
Have you heard of this brand before? What do you think of these products?
*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been gifted. I only feature products/services to my personal taste and all opinions are 100% my own.
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