You know when you feel like you’re wearing a colour so bright on your talons that you could probably go out wearing a paper bag and nobody would notice? Non? Just me? Well that’s how I feel today. For two days ago I gave myself a mani with Essie’s Mint Candy Apple and I bloomin’ love it. Super summery, eye-catching and so brilliantly bold I don’t think I’ve stopped looking at ‘em since I painted them! Two coats with the new diffusion line brush, a top coat and you’re laughing.

Anyways, here’s a quick run down of what products I slapped on my face this morning. I’ve been testing out a few new bases recently to try and wean myself off my beloved Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser, and today I gave the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Medium a go for the first time. So far I’m not too convinced, it seems to ‘sit’ on my skin slightly and feel a tiny bit greasy, but I’ll keep you updated. Concealer I used the usual combo of By Terry Touche Veloutee in 3 under the eyes and the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Medium over spotty areas (luverly). I’m also trying out a new bronzer and blush and will let you in on those tomorrow (although if you’ve seen my Instagram that’s already rumbled, DOH). My eyebrows are growing back (hooray!), so all that they needed was a little bit of the Anastasia Brow Gel in Espresso brushed through them to keep them in place. For my eyes I went for L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara with a wash of the Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in Pale Barley No.22 all over the lid. And finally for lips I applied a coat Of Buxom’s Big and Healthy Lip Cream in Creamsicle.

I’m off out tonight for a meal with my main ladies and then to a concert to see one of our friends perform and bop around like I’m 17 again so I don’t think I’ll go for the reusable bag option, most likely I’ll be decked out in a COS cream tunic with some jeans and sandals. And if you were wondering the Ray-Bans are Wayfarer RB2140′s for you sunglasses buffs!

  • Jac

    Love the nails – Garnier’s oil free BB cream works like a dream!


  • Ellie Pearson

    That colour nail polish is gorgeous! So jealous of your ray-bans as well! xx

  • Sarah S.

    I love bold polish, makes me feel like I can skip an accessory <3

  • Glitterishallsorts

    This is such a great colour and it works all year round which just makes it more attractive in my eyes!

  • Line Juul Noergaard

    I love that colour, it looks great! Unfortunately it’s soon autumn and I think it’s too late for me to be sporting such a summery colour.

  • June

    Haha, I’ve seen your Instagram, so I know what bronzer and blush you’re using – but don’t worry I’ll keep schtum. That nail polish is gorgeous, not sure if I would be bold enough to wear it though. I usually go neutral on the nails. Love your blog!

    June x

  • Bárbara Ferreira

    that nail polish is gorgeous! I love it! 

  • whatlaurabloggednext

    you look so beautiful! really need to get that polish too! xxx

  • cailehhrrr

    pretty shade! definitely need to pick this up xo

  • Emily B

    Love the nail colour!

  • Abi Denton

    Gorgeous gorgeous colour! 

  • Sandra

    I’m actually wearing the exact same color right now, haha! I mean, it’s not identical because it’s not an Essie one, but a dupe from Essence. Anyway, I can’t stop looking at my nails either! XD

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra’s Life 

  • Heidinagaitis

    Adore the nails and try garniers bb cream – I swear by it :)

    Heidi x

  • Smaz

    I really need to try Essie nail polishes….I love this colour!



  • sophia

    Purchased this today with some good old boots points! Can’t wait to apply this bad boy on my nails woop! Hope your having a great time at the concert! xxx

  • Tiffany

    I have this colour and LOVE it!! :) I always get lovely comments on my nails when I wear this nail varnish

  • Daniella

    I love Essie mint candy apple, I’ve been wearing it the past two weeks :)

    Daniella x 

  • Lauren Davies

    Beautiful colour! Your going from all your nudes and pinks to really bright blues and oranges! Love it!! 

  • uftade

    what a cute color and u have the perfect nails ! ,looks great <3

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  • GeorgaX Mcilroy-Wright

    Hey i’ve noticed that you like Essie nail polishes so i thought i should let you know if you have a TKMAXX near you, they have a box of 3 of them for 9.99, thought it was a bargin!

  • Anna

    Lovin the ray bans picture ;)
    Such a beautiful nail color I wonder if I need to go and spend my pennies on it …
    Your posts are always so entertaining to read

  • Francesca x

    Love the Ray Bans! I need a new pair of decent sunglasses, I keep buying H+M ones and they break :( love the bright nails too!

  • Ahearts

    You are so right : ) LOVE LOVE your nails

    xoxo aley

  • Lauren

    it is allllll about the nails xx 

  • Sophia x

    LOVE mint candy apple! So so pretty! You look lovely :) xx

  • serena

    this was such a good post! I’m really jealous of your nails, they’re such a beautiful shape! Mine break all the time :( also as usual your skin looks amazing here! x

  • Manouk

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair color! Xxxxxx

  • Rubiiee

    I know exactly what you mean! I finally got Essies Tart Deco… in love with the bright pinky-orange color. I already own Mint Candy Apple – such a lovely shade.

    Take care!

    <3 Rubiiee