Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Give me your opinions!

Hello all!

Just a quick blog post from me, I have been super busy lately, but I have not forgotten about you all!

I will be posting some more blog posts soon that I have ideas for, however it's more likely that they will be posted from Sunday onwards, so apologies for that.

In the meantime, I would like your thoughts. Have you been enjoying my blog posts up to now? Is there anything I can do to make them better? If so, let me know, either by leaving a comment below or tweeting me  at @CarrieFi_. It would also be great to hear any ideas you have about blog post topics you would like to see from me too, again let me know in the comments or by tweeting me.

I look forward to your responses

CarrieFi x


Monday, 14 July 2014

My Olivia Burton lust

That moment when you fall in love........ Yeah, that.

This time, it happens to be a watch, a very beautiful watch at that. The item in question is the Olivia Burton
'Big Dial Bracelet Rose Gold' watch. It's a gorgeous statement bracelet style which has an oversized dial as the name suggests.

Olivia Burton watches were born after founders and former London College of Fashion students, Lesa Bennett and Jemma Fennings struggled to find a stylish watch on the market that suited their fashion needs. Their creations are inspired by vintage looks and catwalk styles for the everyday chic woman.

Back to the watch......

When looking through the Olivia Burton website through all the wonderfully magnificent watches, I really did find it difficult to decide on a watch that I wanted, purely because there were a few that caught my eye that I really wanted to purchase. However, the Rose Gold Bracelet style watch just seemed more glam? I felt it would suit my style more and my personality, so it just seemed perfect. At the time of writing, I have yet to actually buy the watch (I'm waiting until ASOS get them back in stock). Clearly I have chosen to purchase a VERY popular watch!

Have you bought an Olivia Burton watch? Let me know what you think of them!

CarrieFi x

Saturday, 12 July 2014

NOTD: Essie 'Sand Tropez' (with a twist!)

Hello again everyone!

I know what you're thinking....."Why does that Nail Polish look familiar?". Well, that's because this shade has been featured on this blog before, nearly two months ago!

I thought I would feature this shade again, not only because I love the colour, but because this time I've decided to put a twist on it. That twist comes in the form of my Avon ColorTrend Glitter Top Coat. I absolutely love this top coat, I just added on to the nails on my ring finger on both hands to instantly add glamour to my already painted nails!

Let me know what shades you've been picking for your nails below!

 CarrieFi x

Thursday, 3 July 2014

NOTD: Rimmel 'Sweet As Sugar'

Hello all!

Today I thought I'd let you in on what nail polish I'm wearing currently. It's by Rimmel and is in the shade 'Sweet As Sugar' which is a pale pastel blue colour. I just think this shade is perfect for this time of year when the sun is shining and it's lovely and warm!

If you're interested, this nail polish is priced at £2.99, which is very reasonable!

CarrieFi x


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Origins Extra-Zing Energizing Set

Hello all,

 While I was browsing the Boots website last week, I was looking to purchase the Origins GinZing Moisturizer, however something else came to my attention. It was the Origins Extra-Zing Energizing Set.

 I was surprised by the price of the set. For three items, moisturiser, eye cream and mascara, it was the same price as the moisturizer is on its own, £23. How can you say no?

In the energizing set is three items which will instantly make your eyes look and feel awake. First is the GinZing Moisturizer. I have been using this product since last Tuesday and I love it. When I apply it onto my skin it sinks straight onto my skin and doesn't linger after it has been applied, unlike some moisturizer's which takes ages to dry on your skin. The orange scent of the product isn't overpowering nor artificial either, it's a nice smell that awakens your senses and makes you feel more alert. I am also impressed with the packaging of the product. The design is simple but effective. It doesn't need too much to make it stand out, the orange background with the white writing does the job perfectly to sell the moisturizer.

 Next in the set is the GinZing Eye Cream. I have also been using this eye cream since last Tuesday and I'm hooked. I love how the eye cream instantly brightens the eye area making you look more awake even if you're not. Like the moisturizer it absorbs very quickly. The only thing that I find disappointing is that the eye cream doesn't have an orange scent? I'm not too sure why it doesn't seeing as it is part of the same range as the moisturiser so I would have thought it would share that similarity, but it isn't off putting. Again, like the moisturizer, Origins have used the same packaging design for the eye cream.

Finally in the set was the GinZing Brightening Mascara. I have only used this once so it's very difficult to give a definite judgement. I'm impressed by the big bushy wand, which is something I love in a mascara as I know it's going to give me volume in my lashes. The product says it's a 'Brightening mascara to lengthen and lift' I'm looking forward to using this product more and seeing if it lives up to its description. The mascara has a different packaging compared to the moisturizer and eye cream but it still has the simple but effective design, however, this time it has a white background and orange writing.

Overall, I'm really pleased with this purchase. Especially given as the set cost £23 which is the same price you would expect to pay just for the moisturizer alone, instead I got three items for the same price. It's worth pointing out that the eye cream and mascara are actually only sample sizes, however, from my personal point of view, that isn't an issue as for sample sizes, they're extremely generous!

Boots have been selling the set online only, however, at the moment it's currently out of stock! (booooooo!) But it's worth keeping an eye on the Boots website anyway just in case it is back in stock.

CarrieFi x
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