January BirchBox – First Impressions

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all doing well. Today I am going to be talking about the January BirchBox and giving you my first impressions.

This months box is in collaboration with Rochelle Humes. To with off the design of the box is beautiful, it’s a marble design with a white/rosey quartz and gold foil running through it. There are 5 items in this months box one being full size and the other 4 are travel size or minis and each months box costs £12.95.

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Mélusine Jade Roller

This was the first item I spotted in this months box, I was so excited when I opened it up and realised what it was. I have seen some much about facial rollers and to get a full sized one in this months box was great.

I’ve given this roller a go and it’s really cooling. I think it will be great for calming skin if you’ve had a stressful day it could be quite therapeutic. I love the Jade colour as it’s a bit different from the rose quartz ones I see more often.

On the information sheet it states the roller can be used for “improving elasticity and fine lines, as well as puffiness and flawless skin. It also says to keep in the fridge to use it when applying a sheet mask to get an extra smoothing feel”.

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Greenfrog Botanic Body Lotion

This body lotion looks lovely, is it in the scent sweet argon and 85% of the ingredients are natural which is great. This is a vegan body lotion, it’s cruelty free and the bottle is fully recyclable!

I’ve never heard of this brand but I’m really impressed with this lotion. The scent is lovely, it definitely smells of argon but the sweetness gives it a vanilla aroma as well which I love.

This lotion is very soothing on the skin and it soaks into the skin quickly I’m really pleased with it and am tempted to purchase the full size product when it runs out.

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The Beauty Crop Glow Milk Highlighter

This highlighter is so cute! It’s a little travel sized product and I’m in love with the packaging it looks like a little milk carton and has a white and rose gold cow print design.

I loved the bronzer from beauty crop I received in another months box so am looking forward to trying it out. This product in enriched coconut and argon oil which I think will give it a great texture for a highlighter I think it will help the product to blend into the skin.

I have tried this product on the back of my hand and it blended well, it is quite shimmery and there a lots of flecks of glitter when you are under a light. I think this will look great on top of the cheek bones or underneath foundation if you wanted a glowy look.

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Phillip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner

As I’ve been using BirchBox for a while I’ve noticed the often put Phillip Kingsley products in their monthly boxes. I am quite excited to give this product a go as Rochelle has said she uses it and loves it. I have quite curly hair so am interested to see whether it will enhance them and make my hair look shiny rather than dry which you’ll know is a struggle if you have thick curly hair.

I like the scent of this conditioner it quite different from anything I’ve used before. It smells like a salon conditioner but it also has a little bit of a musky scent so I’m looking forward to how it will leave my hair smelling.

This product is labelled as “ultra hydrating with long-lasting moisture, it gives your hair a tangle free finish with softness and shine”.

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Vasanti Brighten Up Exfoliator

The last item in this months box is this facial exfoliator on the packaging its called a enzymatic face rejuvenator. I don’t use face exfoliators very often but when I do I use it to remove makeup and get any impurities out of my skin at the same time. Some of the ingredients include papaya, micro crystals and aloe in the formula.

This sounds like a very nourishing product. As it contains the micro crystals it is said to mimic professional microdermabrasion results, I may write another blog post about my experience using this exfoliator. 99% of the ingredients are natural, the exfoliator is said to leave the skin feeling “softer, brighter and younger looking”.

This is a good travel sized product, I like how BirchBox gives you a few smaller items that you can use and try out rather than a couple full sized that you might end up not liking.

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Thats all for the January Birchbox, i think this one has to be one of my favourites, let me know in the comments what product you would most like to try from this months box!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

Clarins ombré sparkle Review

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all well, today I wanted to talk about this gorgeous eyeshadow.

I purchased this whilst i was doing some christmas shopping a couple of weeks ago. I was having a look in Debenhams as they had a sale on most of their beauty products and perfumes.

Before this purchase i had never tried anything from Clarins before, but i knew they were a more high-end brand so was expecting it to be good. For christmas i also received a lip oil by clarins and have been loving it!

After having a look at all of the items on the counter i picked out this lovely rosey gold glitter shadow, there was also a true gold and navy blue shadows but i thought i would be more likely to wear the rose gold one.

Packaging

This product is a single shadow, going from using palettes for a few years it was funny to go back to a single pan eyeshadow. It’s an average size for a single shadow but I’ve learned a little goes a long way with this product. It comes in a little box which has the name and product description on the back.

Price

The price of this eyeshadow was £20 but as there was a sale on I paid £17. I would never normally pay so much especially for a single shadow, but with the sale and the fact it was Christmas when I brought it I decided to treat myself. After using it for a while I do think it’s worth it and if it did run out I think I would buy it again.

Colour

The colour is 102 PEACH GIRL in the Ombré Sparkle range, this colour is gorgeous. As I said before there were a few to choose from but I thought this one was most suited to me. It’s a rosey gold and it’s packed full with glitter.

The colour pay off is amazing too, you only need one or two swipes and you’re done! The colour is very pigmented and it fully opaque once you’ve put it on your eyelid. I think this colour looks lovely with warm orangy brown tones.

Texture

As it says on the back of the box it gives a mirror finish as it’s so glittery! It’s not clumpy at all when you put it on the eyes it swipes on like a powder and you’re left with a beautiful rosey gold glittery eyelid!

I was worried about whether the glitter would irritate my eyes as I’ve had this before with other glitter products, I had no irritation at all you could forget you’re wearing it until you look in the mirror!

Longevity

As this product is a powder eyeshadow with a glitter finish, once you apply it the eyeshadow stays on your eyes until you’re ready to take it off.

When I have used it there has been a little bit of fall out but with a glitter I expected it so wasn’t put off by that. I would always use a primer with this type of shadow as it should help to prevent fall out and make it last all day/night long!

Final Thoughts

Overall I think this eyeshadow is lovely, the colour is amazing and it lasts so long on the eyes.

It does have a pretty hefty price tag for the size of it, as I have said this product will last you a very long time as you don’t need much product for a great pay off.

The fact it doesn’t give my eyes an irritation and paired with how pigmented it is makes it worth it for me.

I think I will be purchasing some more colours in the future.

Let me know in the comments what your favourite eyeshadow is, whether it’s a palette or single pan!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

Biscoff Cupcake Recipe

Hello lovelies,

Today I wanted to share a recipe with you, this was my first time baking these cupcakes and as they turned out really well I thought I would share it with you.

I always loved the little Biscoff biscuits you get with a cup of tea or coffee at a Café. When everyone went crazy for the Biscoff spread I knew I had to try it out.

I get understand it can be a bit sickly for some people so I think a little goes a long way with this product. I think it would be too sweet for me to have on toast alone.

I enjoy using it with other things for example Nutella and Biscoff spread with grapes and strawberries on top of pancakes is amazing 🙂

Anyway let’s get onto the recipe!

INGREDIENTS

For The Cupcakes

113g / 4oz Caster sugar

113g / 4oz Butter

113g / 4oz Self Raising Flour

2 Free Range Eggs

2 Tablespoons of Lotus Biscoff Spread

For The Icing

300g Butter

600g Icing Sugar

2 Teaspoons of Biscoff Spread

Chocolate for sprinkling

METHOD

*Before you start make sure to pre heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius*

Step 1 • Cream the butter and sugar together, make sure it becomes light in colour.

Step 2 • Add in half of the self raising flour and one egg to the mixture and then bind it together.

Step 3 • Add in the rest of the flour and the second egg, mix it all together until smooth.

Step 4 • Spoon in the Biscoff and stir together until it is all blended in.

Step 5 • Spoon the mixture equally into 12 cupcake cases, then pop them into the oven for 12 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Step 6 • Once you have taken them out of the oven leave them to cool completely before icing them.

Step 7 • Cream the icing sugar, butter and vanilla extract together.

Step 8 • The last step is to ice the buttercream to the cupcakes and then sprinkle with chocolate.

Enjoy!

If you recreate these make sure to tag me! What is your favourite type of cupcake, let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

**when I make my icing I never use measurements, I will always guesstimate. I got the icing measurements from a buttercream recipe which I’ve linked below**

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/buttercream-icing

Goals for 2020

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all doing well, happy new year! In today’s post I wanted to share my goals for 2020 with you, I will also be reflecting on my resolutions for 2019 and how they went.

I wanted to make my goals realistic but also to give myself a challenge at the same time. I like to give myself goals for the new year to look back on and see if I managed to achieve them.

Let me know one of your goals for this year in the comments!

Goals For My Blog

• post weekly for the whole year

• reach 1000 followers

• create a planner/schedule for my blog

Goals For My Health/Fitness

•take time out for self care

•complete couch to 5k

•cook healthy meals from scratch more often

Goals For My Work Life

•complete my nail technician course

•gain more confidence in myself

•start up my own business

A Reflection on 2019

Now I’ve talked about my goals for this year I wanted to reflect on last years resolutions. I set a few of these last year, one of the most important resolutions I made was to focus on my mental health and keeping a PMA. For most of 2019 I think I did this pretty well, there were a few low points but I think everyone has this once in a while. I have kept a positive mental attitude and have tried to see the good in situations. I am currently working my way towards being a nail technician, I’m glad I took the leap and am really looking forward to what the future holds.

The next goal I set for 2019 was to spend more time doing things I love, I would say this was definitely a success. I made sure I went out, spending time with family, mostly shopping! Or spending time with my boyfriend, staying in watching movies or going out for food. Without these people I don’t think where I’d be! This year I want to do more of all the above and also really try to grow my blog by taking the time to really make it the best it can be. I love this community and writing/photography is one of my passions.

The last resolutions I made for 2019 were based around health and fitness. I wanted to tone up, towards the end on this year I discovered Chloe Ting on YouTube, I really enjoy her fitness videos and would recommend them if you are just starting out with fitness! Although I haven’t seen a major difference in myself physically yet I do feel better mentally. I also wanted to start eating more fruit, one way I have done this is by making smoothies. It’s a great way of using up fruit and you can put whatever you like in it. To tie in with my last goal I talked about trying out dairy alternatives, in my smoothies I like to add coconut or oat milk and I love it!

Looking back on 2019 I think I did pretty well with my resolutions, I hope this year goes even better.

Remember to leave one of your goals for 2020 in the comments!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

December Birchbox – First Impressions

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Hello lovelies,

How are you all doing today. I’m starting my first blog post back in a while with a first impressions. I can’t believe Christmas is already over i hope you all had a great day, this December has flown by!

I was quite impressed with this months birch box, I love that it all came in a makeup bag instead of a box this month I think its makes it a bit more special as its the christmas one. I love the style of the bag, its a lovely forget green velvet fabric and the rose gold star in the middle of the bag makes it extra christmassy, I also love the rose gold detailing on the zip.

In this months pack I received 7 items, 4 of which were full size. At first glance I think the product I am most excited about trying out is the eyeshadow palette and also the soap sponge.

Palmers Coconut Oil – Body Lotion

This was a great first item to find in this months box, I absolutely love the brand palmers so i was very excited to see one of their products. I already have the hand lotion version of this scent so I knew I would love the smell of it. This is only a sample size but you get enough to know whether you’d like to repurchase it again. I am looking forward to trying it out to see if its any different from the cocoa butter body lotion.

Full size – £4.19

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Daily Concepts Soap Sponge – Mother of Pearl 

When I opened this months box this was the first thing I could smell, so was instantly drawn to it. I think the idea of this is different as I haven’t tried a soap sponge before. I am intrigued to know how it works and if it works well. I love the smell, so I’m hoping when its used the scent will stay with you for the rest of the day. This is another full sized product, it’s a 2 in 1 soap so can be used on the face and body.

Full size – £6.00

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Forgive Me Suzie Naturally Yours – Eyeshadow Palette

The next product in the bag was this full sized eyeshadow palette, the colours look perfect for me as they are exactly what I would normally use. I love the warm tones in this palette, the glittery shades look gorgeous. I don’t often use darker browns so am excited to give this a go. I have never heard of this brand before, they are cruelty free and vegan which is great!

Full size – £9.00

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BirchBox Angled Eyeshadow Brush

To go with the eyeshadow palette BirchBox have also included this lovely angled shadow brush. The bristles are really soft and full so I think this will be perfect for blending products into the crease of the eye. This is another one of the full sized products. Can you ever have too many brushes? I think not!

Full size – £4.00

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Percy and Reed Reassuringly Firm – Session Hold Hairspray

The next item is this Percy and Reed hairspray, I remember back along in a previous box I revived a Percy and Reed curling creme I liked the way it made my hair look but I wasn’t too keen on the smell. Hopefully this product will have a different scent. This is travel sized so would be good to take with you if you were going away.

Full size – £12.50

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Joliderm Nose Patch

The last full sized product was these nose patches. They are used for removing blackheads as well as impurities and excess sebum to also help prevent blackheads from returning. I’ve only used a nose patch once which was from Primark and unfortunately it didn’t work at all, so I’m hoping to see some results after using these patches.

Full size – £13.90

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Candy Kittens – Wild Strawberry

The last item was a little mini bag of candy kittens. As I’m vegetarian its amazing when you find a brand that do sweets that taste amazing. I love the peach flavoured candy kittens so was really happy to see a different flavour to try out. I really loved the strawberry sweets and would definitely recommend them to anyone whether your veggie/vegan or not! I thought it was a lovely little extra and a great treat.

Thats all for the Decembers BirchBox, i was really happy with all of the products I received this month. Let me know in the comments which product you would most like to try!

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Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

It’s been a minute… Im back!

Hello lovelies,

I want to start of this little post by saying that I hope you are all well.

I have been away from the blog for quite some time now, I feel like I’m ready to come back so i am making today the day.

I really want to focus on my blog now and take time on it to make it the best it can be.

If you’re still here thank you for sticking around 🙂 I have missed blogging so much, I’m just really excited to get back into it now!

As were are coming into autumn I have lots of ideas that I am excited to get started on to share with you all soon! This is my favourite time of year I love getting cosy, layering up when its cold outside and sitting in front on the fire watching christmasy things on the tv with family.

I know this post was only small but I wanted to write a little something before I start my blog back up and running properly.

I will be back on my socials as well so I will see you there!

Thank you for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

Benefit Roller Lash | Review

Hello lovelies,

How are you all doing today? I have been loving this mascara for a while now so I decided to write a review to tell you all about it.

I first tried this benefit mascara when I went away for the weekend. I had forgotten to pack a makeup bag! I thought I’d take a stroll down to boots and see what i could pick up. I found this lovely little gift set that included a miniature brow gel, primer and the roller lash mascara. Prior to this I had never purchased any products from benefit because to be honest i didn’t know if the product would be with the money.

The Packaging

Lets start of with the packaging, I received this full size version for christmas. This mascara came in a lovely box. I love the design of roller lash, my favourite colour is pink and i think the black works really well with it. The handle of the wand has a slight rubbery texture which makes it easier to undo and grip whilst using it. As you can see it also has a sort of lattice design to the handle, i think the design and the feel of this product is really good quality.

The Wand

At first I wasn’t sure about this style of wand because i don’t always get on well with plastic bristles but I wanted to give it a try. I ended up being pleasantly surprised, with the mascaras I have tried before that have had plastic bristles I found that it made my lashes clump together which I’m not really a fan of. Instead it made my lashes look really fluffy and separated them well. This wand has a small curve in it which helps to reach all of the lashes .

 

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Colour

The colour I chose was black, I mostly like to wear black mascara as have quite light eyelashes so I find I need as dark a colour as I can get to really bring out my lashes. This mascara adds a lot of colour to the lashes and helps to accentuate them! I love how dark this mascara makes my lashes.

Overall Performance

To summarise I really love this mascara, as it has a curved wand it help to give your lashes that extra curl that I definitely need. It also helps to reach all of the little lashes in between to give the best effect and to give the lashes volume. I think the packaging is lovely and I think the colour scheme is great. After receiving this as a gift for Christmas when it runs out I definitely do think I’ll be repurchasing it even thought it is the most expensive mascara I have owned at £20 I do think it is worth the price tag.

 

Here are the before and after photos!

 

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Let me know in the comments if you have tried this mascara and what your thoughts are!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

Banoffee Milkshake | Recipe

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all well, today I wanted to post something a little bit different to normal. I really enjoy cooking and baking so I want to start creating more posts to do with that as well as beauty! It has been very warm in the south of the UK this weekend which was very lucky as it is also easter weekend, Happy Easter to any others celebrating!

Moving on to the recipe, As it was so hot this weekend I really fancied a milkshake. Originally I was going to make a normal banana milkshake but to my surprise we had no vanilla ice cream in the freezer, but what we did have was toffee.

Recipe

  • 1 Large banana
  • 2 scoops of toffee ice cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  1.5 cups of milk
  • You’ll also need a blender of some kind

*if you are vegan you can switch to a dairy free alternative*

Method

As you can imagine the method for this recipe is pretty straight forward. I used a Nutri Blend blender, these are great for making any kind of drinks for example a smoothie or milkshake. This Nutri Blend is quite compact and it comes with 2 bottles that you use to blend the ingredients with which then turns into an on the go bottle as it comes with a lid.

To start with I washed out the blender and then started chopping up the banana. I’m sure you don’t need to chop the banana up but I feel like it speeds up the blending process a little.

Next I got an ice cream scoop and added two generous scoops of toffee ice cream to the blender. The ice cream I used was from Asda and it is their own brand, it’s called Really Creamy Caramel Fudge Ice cream, I do believe it lives up to the name!

After adding in the chopped banana and toffee Ice cream I thought a splash of vanilla would go very nicely with them. The vanilla extract I used is by Dr Oetker and it’s the Madagascan Vanilla Extract. I only added 1/4 teaspoon as I think vanilla can be overpowering if too much is added.

For the final step 1 and a half cups of milk is added to the blender and all that’s left to do is shake up it. I don’t like my drinks to be too cold but if you enjoy them very cold I’d recommend adding in a few ice cubes before blending.

The last thing to do is pour it into a cup of your choice and add any toppings if you wish. I decided it would be nice to add whipped to cream to the top to finish it of and it worked really well as it went with the creaminess from the ice cream.

I think all of these flavours go together really well and make a perfect banoffee milkshake!

Let me know what your favourite flavour of milkshake is in the comments, would you try this banoffe milkshake?

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

OOTD | Date Day

Hello lovelies,

Today I wanted to do an outfit of the day. I haven’t actually done one of these posts on my blog yet so this is a first.

My boyfriend and I went out to the cinema today so I wanted to dress smart/casual. We had a lovely meal before hand and then we went to watch Captain Marvel, my boyfriend is a big fan of Marvel so this film was a “must see”. I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend.

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For the top I am wearing this lovely shirt by Micheal Kors, I love how bold the stripes are. I love the quality of the material this shirt was made from, its 100% cotton so is really breathable. On all of the buttons there is a little MK Logo and they’re all metal so the quality of the buttons is really good and they feel really sturdy. When this shirt is untucked it is quite long so I tent to either tuck it in or tie it up when I’m wearing it. I think this top adds a bit of class to an outfit, I don’t wear shirts very often so when I do I feel a lot smarter than usual haha!

For the jeans I am wearing this dark indigo blue pair from TopShop they are from the Jamie collection. I really love a good high waisted pair of jeans and I think they look great with the shirt. High waisted jeans seem suit me the best as they are tight and sinch in at the waist. The thing I love about these jeans are the belt loops, I normally purchase Joni jeans from TopShop but they don’t come with any belt loops and I love to add accessories such as belts to my outfits! These Jamie jeans are very much like the Joni style but the material is a little thicker and of course they have belt loops which is amazing.

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In addition to the jeans I added this belt from newlook. I love the gold detailing on this belt as I think it really stands out when I wear it. I love how this belt looks with the jeans a top, I think it ties the two items together. In my opinion I think the gold detailing on the belt goes well the both the blue in the shirt and the jeans. I get so much wear out of this belt as I really think it can complete a look!

On my feet am I wearing Adidas Gazelles in a baby pink shade. I love these trainers so much, they are so comfortable and very wearable. Although they are trainers I do think that they are on more of the smarter side compared to some of ones I have for example Adidas superstars. I think this type of trainer goes well with the outfit and keeps it a little more casual. As these shoes are suede I tend to only wear them when the weather is nice, so I was glad to see the sun shining today! The baby pink colour of the trainers tie in with my makeup look and add more colour into the outfit.

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For my hair today I went straight. I recently donated 12 inches to the little princess trust so I’m getting used to having short hair! It feels so different but as soon as I got it cut I could feel the difference, it felt so much lighter which I didn’t expect. As my hair is naturally curly I like to switch it up sometimes, so I decided to straighten it today also with it being cut it’s so much quicker to style!

For my makeup I went quite simple, as my outfit was blues and pink I went for a subtle eye look which I have created a tutorial for on my blog which you can check out here Peachy Eye Look. For this look I used the too faced chocolate bar palette. I wore a light tinted moisturiser, and for my lips I applied Velvet Teddy by Mac.

That’s all for today lovelies, I really hope you enjoyed reading this post. Let me know in the comments what film you last saw in the cinema!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

 

Acrylic Nails | My Experience

Hello lovelies,

Today I wanted to talk about nails! Have you tried out acrylics nails before? Maybe you wear them all the time or have never worn them at all!

In todays post I wanted to share my experience with acrylic nails, how I got on with them, what products were used and how well they lasted.

I got my first set of acrylics done when I was 15 I was going on holiday with my family and I thought it would be fun to try something a little different rather than the usual paint or shellac. I loved the whole experience of getting them done, the lady was lovely and chatty and I was really happy with the end result. My first set of acrylics cost me around £20 which I think is pretty good. The nails latest just under 2 weeks by this time they were beginning to lift and the sides, bearing in mind I was applying suncream and going in the pool daily for 10 days so I’m sure it had an affect on how long the nails lasted. I went for a coffin shape and they were pretty sort as far as acrylics go because it was my first time having them done. I was really happy with the colour it was a very bright coral which was a bit out of my comfort zone but I was glad I went for it. The nail growth underneath was pretty good although I will say my natural nails felt as though they had been weakened and were a little bendy which i was expecting as I had heard acrylics can do this.

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My second experience with acrylics was a little different i was a year older. This time it was the summer holidays and i thought it would be nice to try acrylics out again as i hadn’t had them for a while. The difference this time was that i went to a nail bar. The staff in the particular place i went to were very nice but not very chatty them seemed to talk amongst themselves most of the time which i was completely fine with. This was my first time going to a nail bar and i was pretty impressed with the appearance of the place, it was very clean and sanitary which is what you want. I picked a pink colour which i loved and went for a square nail as it was different to what id had done before. I thought the look of the nails was really good and they did the full set in about 45 minutes compared with my first experience which was about 1.5 hours. I believe part of the reason why they were faster is because the salon was using an electric file which of course is quicker than doing all of the filing by hand. I did think they were a little rough with my nails as the drill did get a little warm but it wasn’t anything the complain about. These nails lasted around 2 weeks also, as i went longer with the length i wasn’t sure if that would effect it but it didn’t seem to. I am unsure of the brand this salon used on my nails but the result was lovely. After having these acrylics on my natural nails were again a bit soft when i took the acrylic off but i filed them down so there wasn’t much chance of them snapping. I paid £23 for this set acrylics which i think was reasonably priced for a salon and the service they provided. Unfortunately i don’t have pictures of the first and second time i got acrylics as it was quite a long time ago but i hope the recent ones make up for it!DSCN1232

The next set of acrylics have to be my favourite. I went to a lovely little hairdressers/ beauty salon, i go to this salon quite regularly to get shellac on my nails. They had an offer going for 50% off of any nail treatments, so i jumped at the chance to try out a set of their acrylic nails. Without the discount a full set of acrylic nails would have been £30 and for the quality of the products i can understand why they charge this amount. This salon is one of the more expensive places to get your nails done but i believe for the service and the products it is worth the little bit more on the price tag. When i came in i was greeted and offered a hot drink which i hadn’t had before in any other place i had been to. Once i’d sat down the lady started a conversation with me and chatted to me throughout the whole time which was great as I’m rather shy these sort of situations can be awkward for me but i was made to feel very comfortable. I went for coffin/ ballerina shaped acrylics this time and the shade from CND shellac called unearthed which as you can see it a taupe/ grey colour that i loved. All of the products used to create these acrylics were by the brand CND, i really do think that this brand is the best for quality and my nail technicians application was great she spent a lot of time making sure i was happy before moving onto the next steps and so forth. These nails lasted me just over two weeks and i had no lifting and there was a little bit of growth at the top of the nail. All of the filing was done with a hand file so it wasn’t too harsh at all and the nail polish she added onto lasted the full two weeks with no chips or any sign of wear. 

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In conclusion i have been happy with every time i have had acrylics done, but some more than others. I really do think that if you pay that little bit extra you can get a better result in the end. With my most previous experience I didn’t experience and brittleness of my nails and they didn’t feel weak at all. In fact they actually felt a lot stronger which i found very bazaar as i went expecting the complete opposite so was very pleasantly surprised!

I really hope you enjoyed this post, it was a little different so let me know if you liked this more of a “story time” sort of post in the comments! I’d also love to know your opinion on acrylic nails.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty