Sunday, 25 August 2013


Hey Guys! You have no idea how excited I am to be able to write this blog post! I hit 50 followers which for me is insane! I truly never thought anyone would really be that interested in my blog and the fact that over 50 of you are just makes me so so so happy. I remember starting my little blog back in April and reading other peoples blog who have 15, 20, 30, 40 followers and hoping that maybe people would like my blog enough that they might follow it!
As a thank you to each and every one of you I decided to pick up a few little bits of makeup so that I could do a giveaway (again something I never thought I'd have enough followers to do). I thought that since September is only a week away and Autumn is my favourite season I would do an "Autumn Essentials Giveaway"

So some of my favourite make up looks in Autumn include: bonze eye make up, dark lipstick and highlighting.
The first thing the winner will receive is a highlighter. I would say that "high lights" by technic is a dupe for Benefits "high beam". It is a pink toned liquid highlight that I often reach for, especially during the colder months when my skin might be looking a bit dull.
Next thing the winner will receive is one of the "Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipsticks" from the matte range in "107" which is a beautiful dark red lipstick with pink undertones. I bought this for myself last Autumn after months of searching high and low for the perfect "Fall Lipstick". I also believe that Zoella loves this shade and the whole Kate Moss collection.
Lastly the winner will win one of the "17 Wild Metallics Eyes" in "Wild Nude" which I wrote about a couple blog posts back as part of a haul post. Again it's just a lovely cream eye shadow for the colder months and I personally enjoy using it under powder eye shadows to give a more intense shadow look.
The only slight down side to this giveaway is that it is UK ONLY however in the future I could hopefully have an international one. So all you have to do to enter is to be a follower of my blog and to comment bellow what your autumn essential makeup is. The giveaway will close on Sunday the 8th of September  when I will then put all the names in a hat. The winner will then be picked and I will message them, the winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is then picked.
So I wish everyone good luck and I just want so say thank you again for making my blogging experience so far absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!
Catchya Later DaisyAndMints x

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

End of Summer Nails

Hey Guys! Its been ages since I've posted which is terrible (sorry!). However I thought you guys might enjoy another "manicure" post. A while back I got this little set of nail polish and nail beads (is that what you call them) as a freebie in a magazine and up until today I had only used the nail varnish but with it coming to the end of summer I thought "hey why not! lets give this a try".

 It was fairly easy to achieve this nail look as I painted all my nails with the nail varnish, which I believe to be called 'Cookies and Cream'. I absolutely adore this colour its like a mauve nude colour which I personally think is beautiful. Anyways it took about 3 coats to get an opaque colour which isn't too great however its saving grace is that it takes no time what so ever to dry.  
Next, on my ring finger, while the nail varnish was still fairly wet I shook some of the beads onto the wet nail varnish. The beads should then stick to the polish and stay in place. I did find the best way to ensure they didn't budge was to paint another layer of polish over the beads (using a clear one would be best) and then give the nails a good 15 or so minutes to dry completely. 
So there you have it fancy looking nails fit for any season! To finish this post with a bit of good news, I have a give away coming up in the next couple of weeks. It wont be a massive one but I feel that since managing to get to 50 followers (YAY! and thankyou) that you guys deserved it so stay tuned for that!
Catchya Later DaisyAndMints x