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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Ever Glaze Extended Wear Review

Nail varnish is one of my most purchased cosmetics, i love to mix it up and it's so easy to match outfits and moods to your nail varnish colour! Ever Glaze are part of the worldwide famous China Glaze brand, so i couldn't wait to paint my nails with the new extended wear polishes and give them a go! The colours are amazing and so vivid and bright, they're also really true to how they look online and on screen which for me is really important as if i pick a sparkly neon pink then i want it to look just like that.

The application is beautiful and so smooth and clean, the brush isn't too thin or thick but just right and fits the natural shape of the nail so well, so it glides on leaving no odd sticky mess or residue. The varnish itself is super slick and thick without being difficult to work with, i found the 'Will you be mine?' neon pink with subtle glitter flecks to have a more matte finish than the glossy shades - this i absolutely loved as it dried very quickly and had an amazing finish where you could see the glitter in the light without it being over the top - this is definitely my favourite shade and one i'll for sure be purchasing in the future!

The other shades were more glossy and shiny, the 'Fig-ure it out' shade is a very deep, dark, sexy plum colour which made my nails super shiny and sassy, the nail varnish lasted 4 days without chipping, then i had a tiny little bit on the ends where the colour started to rub away slightly - however they lasted a good week before i had to redo them which is amazing as i have a really busy lifestyle, working, exercising, and being here there and everywhere - plus all of the other polishes i tried from the Ever Glaze extended wear range lasted at least a week too, so i was really impressed with the results and lasting finish! I also tried a couple of other colours too, 'French Press' is a dark bronze colour with an almost metallic/subtle glitter finish - i loved how this colour had different dimensions to it and the high varnish shine finish looked really smart, although it's dark it has a real neutral look to it and it's a shade that can be worn with different outfits and colours. A classy, simple red nail varnish will never go out of style and this Ever Glaze shade 'Tomato-Tomatoe' represents this - it's a bright red lacquer with a high shine finish and classic look, the application and finish makes this red polish more luxurious than other high street brands and has staying power too!
I'm a big new fan of these Ever Glaze extended wear polishes, they last well, dry quickly, apply easily and have the most beautiful finish, it's love!

*c/o Ever Glaze nail varnish, here*


Monday, 22 August 2016

The Monday Piece - O Basket Bag

This week's Monday Piece is on this O Basket Bag! The ladies at the O Bag Store in Solihull very kindly gifted me with a bag when i popped in over the weekend to see their store so i got to choose my own bits to make up this cute little bag! I fell in love with the O Basket bag as i love the shape, it's like a little bucket and hangs so sweetly from my arm and hand - i tried a few different body colours, including khaki, grey, sand and black, then added different inserts to them to see how they looked - i liked the simple patent style insert, and the linen too, but was instantly drawn to the faux fur styles as they look mega plush and are so soft, i think it adds i different dimension and extra bit of texture and i love how it pops out of the top of the bag.

The insert can be interchanged and screws into the inside of the bag, they have different colours too so i tried the grey and caramel colours before deciding on black for a smart and sleek look! I then swapped the handles and decided to choose the silver chain with a black leather strap - i'm obsessed with the black and silver combination at the moment so i absolutely love this! The fabric of the O basket body is moulded from a soft and tactile material called EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), it is also waterproof, lightweight and resilient, and most importantly it wipes clean - ideal for me as i'm guaranteed to drop/spill something on it!

I've worn my O Basket Bag with my tie up Zara leggings and a draped chiffon top i picked up recently from Label Lab at House of Fraser - it's such a fun bag to wear and it's so light too, plus it's suitable for all year round and all weather which makes it super versatile!

*House of Fraser top, here*
*Zara leggings, here*
*c/o O Bag O Basket Bag, here*
*c/o Johnny Loves Rosie necklace, here*
*c/o Boohoo sunglasses, here*
*New Look boots, here*


Sunday, 21 August 2016

O Bag Solihull Store

I recently popped over to Solihull to the Touchwood Shopping Centre for a morning with O Bag. I love my handbags and am a big accessories girl, so i was super excited to go into the store and see the bags i'd heard lots about plus i'd seen loads of the local Italian girls in Verona with this brand hanging from their arms which looked oh so chic!

The O Bag brand was established in Italy in 2009 by a vibrant and experienced group of extraordinarily innovative individuals who sought to create colourful and quirky objects of desire, you can get the O bags in SO many colours from pink to turquoise and black to bronze, so there's a colour for everyone and every occasion. Numerous colours and mix and match handles and accessories allow customisation to suit your style, outfit and taste. Following on from the original O bag 'classic' came the O bag mini, O bag beach, O pocket, O basket, O chic, O folder, some limited edition handbags and shoulder bags and more colours and accessories. The choice of accessories is huge, you can choose between rope handles in different colours, leather handles in different lengths, chains and buckle straps - then there's the inserts that range from luxurious faux fur, patents, linens and canvas, my favourites are the faux furs as i love the extra texture! But that's not it...you then get to choose the attachment drops that again come in different materials, colours and prints, plus any added extras you might want too!

The customisation means that you can produce something unique and suited to you're tastes, meaning you could have the only version of you bag which is so cool! I spent a little while mixing and matching colours and styles before finally choosing the one i wanted to keep, the manager Claudia is fab and the sales assistants are amazing and very patient and helpful which makes all the difference - plus they all know the brand really well so they can assist with anything you might need. Once you have your bag you can then mix and match the handles and inserts as they each screw in on the inside of the bag, so you simply unscrew and switch - this is so ideal for travelling and being on holiday as it means you can just pop in a few extra handles/accessories to totally mix up your look instead of taking three or our handbags you'll only use once! I love the concept and the bags are mega cute, i love the versatility and everyday style of the Classic O Bag, and the Basket O Bag suits my style as it's a little smaller with a bucket style shape!

For a luxury Italian handbag the price point is really good, as explained you can buy all of the bits separately to make up the handbag, the bodies start at around £30, and the handles around £15, then you add anything extra you want so it depends on what style you're after as to how much you spend! You can also buy the classic styles ready made if you fancy something simple and timeless.
I'll be posting all about my O Bag soon so keep an eye out to see how i style it!

For full details on the O Bag store at Touchwood Solihull click here.


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