NOTD, FOTD and Baking

This is a bit of everything post. On Tuesday it was my partners birthday so I decided to go all out (even though he doesn’t like birthdays) I took the day of work so I could take my time getting all dolled up and cooking.

On Sunday I baked his cake (for peoples birthday I love to bake them a cake, I have two to make this weekend for my mum and brother) For my other halfs, he loves ice hockey so I went with making the Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. I got a square tin made a stencil and then cut it out from there. I was pleased with how it turned out, though it had caused me problems!

I decided to try something new on my nails. I recently purchased Andrea Fullerton powder puffs set. I got the gold and silver glitter with the clear nail polish. The glitter is in a tube you apply the clear varnish then squeeze the glitter over the nail. It’s a little hard to control and messy but once you get used to it I think it would be something that could create really pretty nail effects.

I started with two coats of OPI cajun shrimp, then added the clear to my tips and puffed on the glitter to create a slight cascade effect. I like the finished product but found it hard started to chip by the end of the day and was awful by the next day. I’m not sure whether I didn’t let the layers dry enough inbetween or whether it was something else. Here’s the finished result.

Then on to the make up. I personally love false lashes, if I had the time I’d probably wear them most days. As I’m sure most of you do I usually turn to eylure. I recently tried the criss cross ones, I was originally dubious to how they would look on but they looked amazing and so volumised. I just used my bargain ebay lashes (50 pairs for £10 for this though as I wasn’t leaving the house, they aren’t the greatest quality and are a little stiff but I find they are comfortable to wear once on and a real bargain) I was wearing a tan dress so decided to do bronze eyeshadows a slick of black liner and keep everything else simple. I was going to do an OOTD but my camera doesn’t have a timer.

I used the front cover set from last year for this, when I want to use a different colour I turn to this pallette as I find the colours are so pigmented and it has tutorials inside.

I really like these bronzey orange colours for when I want something a bit different and bolder.

Bit of a mix and match post but hope you like it.

M xxx


  1. Caroline
    January 27, 2012 / 11:43 am

    I like the glitter tips on your nails 🙂 Hate it when they start chipping so soon, so frustrating! Hope your other half enjoys the cake! x

  2. Sunny
    January 27, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    I love your eye make up, and the cake is so cute! x

  3. Jen and Jasmine
    January 27, 2012 / 7:27 pm

    Cute nails i really love the glitter tips! I think i am inspired 🙂 You have a great blog, definitely following!

  4. Essjay23x
    January 28, 2012 / 9:51 pm

    Love the eye make up. Front cover do some great shadows in their sets!:)

  5. C.S.I Beauty Blog
    January 30, 2012 / 10:00 am

    @ caroline it really is after you spend so long doing them. He did thanks x@ sunny thanks, I love trying out bright colours, it uses a yellow in the corner to make it brighter x @ Jen and jasmine thanks ladies, love using glitter on my nails, going to check out your blog now 🙂 x@ essjay23x thanks, I love playing around with them. I didn't see this years one but had the others the past two years x

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