Want Fake Nails Without Glue?

So you love having fake nails but how much are you damaging your nail during the process? For years I would religiously have acrylic nails done. You could say I was addicted. I personally think nails look there best when they have been french manicured. After taking a break from having acrylic nails done and having a harsh reality check. How much I was spending on acrylic nails and the damage that my poor nails were in after the harsh chemicals in the glue. So I laid off the fake nails for everyday wear and just stuck some on when there was a special occasion. I received a email from Nailene Adhesive Nail Tabs. I needed to learn more so once I logged onto my laptop I had a little read. Nailene's Ultra Adhesive Tabs will not damage the natural nail and are long lasting for up to 5 days guaranteed. I had nothing to lose so I contacted the lovely lady at Nailene and asked her if she could send me a sample of the tabs. 

Once I received the tabs I rushed to the shop to pick up some fake nails to use the tabs with. I always use the Nailene So Natural Short Square French Manicured nails. You can pick these up from Boots or Superdrug for around $10 depends on the offers. To use: Select a tab that is the closest size to the nail you are going to apply it to. Hold the tab down on the chosen nail for around 10-15 seconds. Peel off the clear backing on the tab and apply your false nail. Hold for another 10-15 seconds and you're done! My Verdict: I was a little bit optimistic about these. I thought the nail would fall off within a few hours but I was wrong! My full set of nails lasted 10 days before they started to feel a little bit loose. I loved the fact that it was such an easy and clean application. When I use glue I get it everywhere and usually my fingers stick together and its a complete nightmare! 

It's Me

I went for a professional photo shoot. Why? Many people asked me to, so I decided lets hit me baby one more time. I was so surprised by the pics, they awesome, and it is was so much fun. The modelling industry is just very how do I put this, full of shit. So I think I wont be a model any time soon, one never knows but ill stick to words, I am good with that. Peace out party people!

Elf HD Powder vs MAC Prep + Prime Powder

Even dry skins need a good setting powder! To sum up, I have a dry/dehydrated skin, with a fine grain and barely visible pores on the nose aisles. My skin has a tendency to look dull and feel like dry paper if dehydrated and not enough nourished. No breakout, no pimple. Never any natural oil on my face, not even on my nose. Why do I need powder then? After spraying my face with water and before applying my day cream, I apply pure vegetal oil - avocado or jojoba - to nourish it. Although it's efficient, it has the bad side effect to look shiny even after I apply my BB cream. Thus the powder need. I generally only use powder on nose, nose aisles and forehead (my cheeks drink the vegetal oil so greedily that the shiny aspect rapidly disappear). But talc and sometimes kaolin foundable in most powders are a plague for a dry skin - I can stand it once in a while but certainly not everyday. Also it is uneasy for me to find a good color match. Still needing powder, my choice first went to the MAC Prep + Prime finishing powder a couple of years ago because it's totally transparent and doesn't contain talc. Few time ago, I decided to give a try to its cheap concurrent the elf Studio High Definition Powder out of pure curiosity. MAC Prep + Prime contains 9g and retails for 19€ at MAC website. Ingredients: Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol. Elf HD Powder contains 0,28oz (8g), comes with a powder puff and retails for 6,80€ at elf website. Ingredients: Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica. Despite elf's jar being larger, you get a bit less quantity of product. Now although both powder promise and provide the same thing (colorless matte effect), they look and feel different on my skin. Mac powder contains mica and has a slight shine. Elf's HD powder does not contain mica and looks completely matte. Both feels smooth when you rub some product between your fingers yet, elf feels even smoother.
Appearance. - MAC Prep+Prime mattify well and the satin finish is really great. Without looking like a disco ball in the least, it brings something lively and fresh I love a lot. - Elf HD Powder makes my skin silky and totally flawless reducing the pores on my nose aisles to... zero. I love how unreal my skin look but the effect can be a bit dull. I generally add shimmer on the top of my cheeks and temples to bring light. Formula. - I have used Mac powder during an extended time but have never been able to use it everyday. I couldn't tolerate a daily use: it dries out my skin like crazy. At the end of the day with this powder, my skin tends to feel like paper, showing signs of visible de-hydration. It's dry to the touch, uncomfortable, lifeless and dull looking. I suspect corn starch to be the responsible element: my sister recently formulated a corn stash based finishing powder for me and it is also very drying. Although I will always reach for natural/vegetal ingredients, this one does not seem to do any good to my skin. - Recently I've worn elf HD powder for one full week straight and at the end of the day, it still felt comfortable (even my cheeks!) and my make up still looked perfect before evening clean up. I'm not too hot on using nylon on my face (it's just a personal matter if I find that weird!) but my skin seems to tolerate it well. Conclusion. Definitely, elf wins the match to me and it doesn't hurt that it is also the third of MAC's price. I really didn't expect to love it the way I do and truth to be told, I was afraid it would be even more drying than MAC Prep + Prime. Trying prove me wrong. Elf really propose here a keeper at bargain price. It doesn't mean that MAC Prep + Prime powder is bad. I genuinely think it does a really great job and I love the soft finish mica gives, but I wouldn't recommend it at all to dry skins. Normal and combination skins might find it better than I do.

Neal & Wolf Smooth Hair Box

A gift box of three Neal & Wolf hair products that will keep hair smooth and silky. It contains the Ritual Cleansing Shampoo, Harmony Intensive Care Treatment and the Silk Smoothing Blow-dry Balm. Ritual Cleansing Shampoo & Harmony Intensive Care Treatment- I can not get over how wonderful these products smell! They smell sweet but not in a gourmand way... they have more of a musky, powdery sweet fruit thing going on. I actually think that would smell great as a hair mist or even body spray. I do think they are gentle enough for every day use but still strong enough to remove hairsprays & gels. The Intensive Care treatment I feel is less of treatment and more of a regular conditioner. It feels really good on my hair (which we all know by now is dyed to within an inch of its life!) and leaves it silky soft. I always say not to judge shampoos & conditioners until hair is fully dry. Well fully dry my hair feels clean, bouncy and smooth. Silk Smoothing Blow-dry Balm, this is not scented like the other two. It's the consistency of a body lotion which makes it very easy to distribute over hair.

I do like the fact it's not heavy as I suffer from flat hair so I don't need it to be any more weighed down. I think at £11.95 it's really good value for money as a little goes a long way. I have very long hair but I am pretty confident this bottle will last me a good while! Smooth hair! And yes I've had a big haircut! Many of you will be familiar with the brand as a full sized item was given away with Glossybox a few months ago. I have repurchased the conditioner I got with that Glossybox because of how much I enjoyed it. When they got in touch with me to feature the items on the blog, I had to resist the temptation to say, 'Of course!' No question about it I am a big fan of the brand. One of the beautiful images from the Neal & Wolf website with step by step instructions to achieve the look here. I think this would be perfect for a Christmas gift! You can buy Neal & Wolf products online here at the official website. Giftboxes available at Soho Base & Base Cuts Too in London.