Friday, 29 July 2011

Haul Time !!!!

Bargain Haul !!!!

So yesterday it was vat free day at sally's so I thought I would go and get another couple of things for my kit but I ended up getting a wee bit more plus heading to some other shops lol opps! thought might aswell do a haul post so lets get started.

Roo Mini Pouch Pink

Sally's £29.99 Trade £8.81 

So this was something I did get for my kit. Its a tool pouch for around my waist while I am working and I love the shade of pink it comes in its such a handy wee thing to have while your working its really comfortable around the waist too I LOVE IT. 

Ardell Fashion False Lashes 107 Black

Sally's £3.05 Trade £2.09

I can't help myself but every time I am in sally's I have to pick up a pair of eyelashes its a must when I am there something just draws me to them I think I am a false lashes addict lol.  

China Glaze Nail Polish

Yellow Polka Dot Bikini 

Sally's £6.49 Sale £68p Trade 49p

So I feel like a went into sally's and robbed the places can you believe it china glaze for 49p I still can't get over it if I had more time I would properly have picked up loads more but I thought I needed to quickly grab them because they have made a mistake lol. Plus not to long ago I was on the china glaze website looking at some that I wanted to buy and the colours I got where all the colours I had picked on the website is that good karma or what lol.

China Glaze Nail Polish

Kiwi Cool Ada

Sally's £6.49 Sale 68p Trade 49p

I am so in love with all these shade but the bright neon ones I picked up are so in for this summer I love them I painted my sister in laws nails with this colour and its lush sooooo pretty. 

China Glaze

Sea Spray 

Sally's £6.49 Sale £1.69 Trade £1.05

So I was looking for the for Audrey colour and it wasn't there but I seen this one and It kind of reminded me of it plus its such a pretty shade anyway.

China Glaze 

108 Degress

Sally's £6.49 Trade £4.19

So this is part of the new collection and it caught my eye straight away its sooo pretty I just really can't wait to paint my nails with all these shade just need to pick which one first lol .

Water Spray Bottle Red

Poundland £1

So this is another thing for my kit I was in poundland getting some juice Irn Bru what else lol when I seen this in this lush red colour so I thought can't go wrong for a £1 plus its huge so got home filled it up and it works great gives you such a nice mist all over the head. Just can't beat a good bargain lol.

Face Masks 

White Choc Mask 

Mud Mask

Home Bargains 79p Each

I love having girly days when your just relaxing nice face mask on paint nails get hair done and tan done so I picked up a few of these I mean for 79p always handy to have.

MUA Heaven & Earth Eyeshadow Palette

Superdrug £4.00

So I Have a few MUA stuff from superdrug but when I seen this I had to buy it. It has such pretty everyday colours but you can also use for a nice smokey eye for at night time aswell and for only £4.00 I felt like I robbed superdrug too definitely bargain day lol. 

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 52

Superdrug £9.99

So I have been hearing really goods things about this foundation so I thought I would pick it up and try it out looks like it's time for another 15 Hour foundation challenge lol. 

Bourjois Concealer 51

Superdrug £7.49

So since I picked up the foundation I thought might aswell pick up the concealer too so might have to do a wee review on that once I have tested it out.

So that was my bargain haul I will definitely being doing some review post on some of these products once I have tested them out.

So Until Next Time 

Love Nicolaxoxo

Saturday, 23 July 2011

My Summer Giveaway Winner Announced !!!!!

My Summer Giveaway Winner Announced !!!

So here as promised on the 23rd July I'm proud to announce the winner of my summer giveaway is 

Evie From 

Congratulations to Evie and a big thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway and leaving your fab dream holiday entries I loved reading them so thank you again and I will be doing another giveaway very soon 

So Until Next Time

Love Nicolaxoxo

Friday, 15 July 2011

Gift From Gucci !!!!!

Gucci Necklace

So the other day my boyfriend surprised me with a beautiful Gucci gift bag and inside a even more beautiful Gucci necklace. So I thought I would show it as my new favourite jewellery piece. 

The Gift Bag

I am so in love with the packaging of the necklace form the gift bag to the little gift boxes for the necklace. I love how the gift bag even has such nice detail to it with the interlocking G motif .

The Gift Boxes

I am also in love with the little gift boxes for the necklace. The gift boxes come like a box within a box its such a beautiful touch to the necklace and the excitement of opening it.

The Necklace

The necklace is the classic interlocking G motif. I am so in love with this necklace it so gorgeous and goes with anything you wear its my new favourite jewellery piece and its never off my neck I LOVE IT ♥.

The Necklace On


Don't forget to enter my summer giveaway by Clicking Here !!!!!!!

So Until Next Time 

Love Nicolaxoxo

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Hair Tutorial !!!!

How To Do A Root Regrowth !!!

So since I have started this blog I have not done a hair tutorial yet so I thought it was about time I did one lol. So today I am going to do a tutorial on a root regrowth salon style. Lets get started :

Things You Need

Tint Bowl

Tint Brush

Cutting Comb/Setting Comb

So once you have everything you need take your chosen tint colour and read the instruction carefully you should always read the instructions for every hair colour you use as different brands may have different mixing ratio or different application times and also make sure you read the correct part of the instructions as for each brand the full head tint may have different development times from the root regrowth and you must always perform a skin test 48hour before use if you are new to the product incase of any allergic reactions. So after you have read the instructions for your brand of hair colour place the amount of tint needed into the tint bowl and then place the amount of developer needed and mix together until creamy.

For my tutorial I am using my sally's tanning head and I am only using conditioner as the head does not have any roots.

Step 1

Using your comb or a brush, comb hair through then section the hair into a hot crossed bun which means section the hair into four two at the back and two at the front so the hair looks like this 

and at the back 

section off the hair using clips.

Step 2

Now taking the tint apply it from the forehead down to the nape to the regrowth area avoiding the previously coloured area. 

Step 3

Once you have done that do the same but on the other side of the head 

Step 4

Now that you have covered from the forehead to the nape you then move on to the front side sections and apply the colour from the centre of the head right down to the ear again making sure not to go over the previously coloured area. 

Then repeat on other side

Step 5 

Now we then move back to the back sections of the hair using your tail end of your tint brush we take about an 1inch of hair in a horizontal section and apply the tint to the regrowth area and keep doing this from the crown down to the nape.

Now repeat on the other back section .

Step 6

Once the back sections are done we move onto the front section and again using your tail end of your tint brush we take about an 1inch of hair in a horizontal section and apply tint to the regrowth area and keep doing this from centre of the head right down to the ear.

Then repeat on other side.

Step 7 

Now using the tail end of your tint brush separate each section to let lots of air get to the scalp.

And that you finished all that's left is to wait the development time stated on the instructions if the ends of the hair are looking a bit washed out all you need to do is in the last 10 minutes of development time take a water spray bottle spray over the hair and with a comb brush through the product and leave for the last 10 minutes of development time.

Then wash product thoroughly out with two shampoo's and conditions the hair and that's you all finished.

And don't forget to enter my summer giveaway by Clicking Here

So Until Next Time 

Love Nicolaxoxo

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Mini Sally's Haul !!!!

Sally's Haul 

So I went through to sally's today to get my sally's trade card and while I was there I ending up picking up something for my kit so I thought I would do a mini haul as its only a few wee things.

Pink Tint Bowl

Sallys £ 3.59 Trade Discount £2.59

As I got accepted for my second year at college I thought for my last year I should build up my own hairdressing kit instead of using the college kit this year. As everyone is all the same and things from my kit either got taken or mixed up so I thought if I build up my own kit I will know what's mine and it won't get misplaced or taken . So I thought I would go for a pink and red themed kit so when I seen this neon pink tint bowl I had to have it for my kit its such a gorgeous pink I LOVE IT. 

Tint Brush

Sallys £ 2.39 Trade Discount £ 1.29

So since I got the tint bowl I had to have the tint brush to match lol. 

ProTip Pink Comb Set 

Sallys £ 7.15 Trade Discount £ 5.69

I also got this protip comb set in this pretty pink colour with this set you get pretty much all the combs you need for your kit you get your cutting comb,dressing comb, setting comb, pintail comb, tail comb and detangling comb. And it comes in this really cute clutch like packaging so they are easy to put away and keep tidy. 

So that was my very mini sallys haul please don't forget to take part in my summer giveaway Click here to enter

So Until Next Time

Love Nicolaxoxo

Friday, 1 July 2011

Summer Giveaway !!!!! CLOSED

Sigma E25 Travel Blending Brush Giveaway !!! 

As Its July and the summer is here woohoo. I thought I would do a giveaway for you guys its the Sigma E25 Travel blending brush great wee giveaway for this time of year as alot of use may be going on holiday so it will be ideal to have in your make up bag while on your travels.

The Rules Are:

You must be a follower To My Blog ( So If your not a follower get following so you can be in with a chance to win this sigma brush giveaway )

If your under 18 you must have your partents permission to enter .

How To Enter:

So to enter smiply leave a comment below of your dream holiday destination and your one make up must have you would take with you. 

Contest will run from the 1st July until 22nd July and the winner will be announsed on the 23rd July. So get entering and good luck :)

So Until Next Time

Love Nicolaxoxo