Friday, 25 March 2011

OPI Nail Polish Haul + Swatches

I haven't blogged for quite a while now + I'm sorry for that. Been a bit busy with school work etc as exams are coming up after the Easter Holidays. 
Anyway, moving on to the main subject. I have an OPI haul! I managed to grab a few OPI goodies on sale in Sallys yesterday ^^

OPI ~ My Daddy's the King!
RRP: £8.99 £3.49

OPI Princess Minis 
RRP: £12.15 £4.49
L-R: Bubble Bath, Alpine Snow, Pink-ing of You, RapiDry Top Coat

Great bargains don't cha think? ^^


OPI My Daddy's the King!

This is a shimmery pink/nude colour. Applied with 2-3 coats so I would say it's not very sheer! Great for those who love pinks or nudes + love a bit of shimmer ^^

L-R: Alpine Snow, Pink-ing of You, Bubble Bath

You can actually use Alpine Snow as a tip for French manicure but I decided to do apply it onto my nail to see what it would look like on it's own. It's quite nice, but a little too bold for me ^^
 Pink-ing of You is quite similar to Nails Inc's Warwick Avenue. It's a cute pink colour, great for pink lovers!
Bubble Bath is a very sheer nude. Probably not as sheer as OPI's Samoan Sand though. It's a great nude, great for daily wear.

I hope I don't start an OPI addiction... I'm starting to become really interested in OPI nail polishes these days! 
What's your favourite OPI nail polish?

Pearl <3

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Review: Longchamp Le Pliage Tote Bag

I'm very happy to announce my purchase of my very first designer bag! It arrived through the post today + I am super happy with it! So here it is, it's the Longchamp Les Pliage Tote bag ^^

I purchased this tote bag in size large, black colour + with long handles. It's great for those who always travel as you can easily fold it up to fit into your suitcase. The handles + flap are made of authentic leather and the rest is made of nylon. They are also very lightweight, waterproof + aren't crazily expensive for a designer/leather bag ^^

As you can see, inside is very spacious. A good thing for those who carry a lot of things with them! ^^

The Les Pliage bags are also available in sizes small + medium + in a wide variety of colours! Also available with short or long handles. Check them out here:

What do you guys think of the bag? ^^

Pearl <3

Monday, 14 March 2011

NOTD: OPI Last Friday Night (Katy Perry Collection)

Okay, I was 'attempting' to not put any nail polish onto my nails till I go to Hong Kong which is 2-3 weeks away but I just couldn't help myself! I managed only two days with nothing on my nails + I just had the sudden urge to repaint my nails today. 
So this is what I'm wearing!

Last Friday Night
From OPI's Katy Perry Collection

Last Friday Night is a very sheer blue glittery polish. I would probably apply this over a light blue polish next time but I currently don't have any light blue polishes. 
If you'd rather wear this on it's own, you would have to apply A LOT of coats for the blue to turn out. Although it may look very blue in the bottle, it is very sheer so don't be fooled if you want a visible blue glittery polish!

Overall, I don't mind it. The color is okay, great for applying over other colors though ^^

What do you think of Last Friday Night?

Pearl <3

Friday, 11 March 2011

Homemade Chocolate Marble Cake!

My sister & I decided to bake Chocolate Marble Cake today! It's our first time baking it so we were a bit worried about the results =P
This was the result!

We were really happy with the results, it tasted delicious! If you want the recipe, here it is ^^

Do you guys like marble cake?

Pearl <3

Saturday, 5 March 2011

My First Blog Award!

I'd like to thank Bug from Bitten by the Beauty Bug for rewarding me with this award! Although I haven't really spoken to her a lot, I do find her blog quite interesting. She is a beauty blogger from Melbourne & does great make-up looks. Check her blog out!

Right, I'm not used to this whole blog awarding thing but I'm guessing there are rules for it? The rules are:
  • Post about the award and copy the rules
  • Link to the person who gave me the award
  • Choose 3-5 blogs I would like to give the award to and link to them as well. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know

    Important: The award is for unknown and/or new blogs only!

The blogs that I want to give this award to are:

Anna from Huzzannah

Anna is a beauty blogger from the UK! She mainly does beauty hauls, reviews and a lot of swatches of products! Go check her blog out!

Vivienne is UK blogger who posts a lot of make-up/beauty related posts! She also posts about some things she is also selling which is quite useful for those who love online shopping. Go check her blog out!

Lolly from DollyLolly
Lolly is also a UK beauty blogger who posts a lot of beauty related posts. She also posts about giveaways being held by other bloggers which is great for those who love entering giveaways! Check out her blog!

Jen from ~wearable Art~.
Jen is a also another UK beauty blogger. She does a lot of posts related to makeup, she also has another blog where she posts all her art work from Uni (I think)! Go check out her blog!

There are many blogs which I love reading, but these are the ones I would classify as new and worth reading!

Pearl <3

Thursday, 3 March 2011

GLAMOUR Magazine: Clinique Freebies!

As many of you beautiful bloggers may know, April's edition of the Glamour Magazine is giving away free Clinique freebies! There are ten items to choose from:

High Colour Lip Impact lipstick
All About Eyes eye cream
Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief moisturizer
Dramatically Different lotion
Liquid Face soap
Long Last Glosswear lipgloss
Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss
Take the Day Off makeup remover
High Impact Deluxe Mascara (Black)
7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse Off

The magazine is out from today (3rd March 2011)! I managed to grab two freebies today which were Super Balm Moisturizing gloss + All About Eyes eye cream.

Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss

Clinique All About Eyes eye cream

I haven't properly tried these out yet but hopefully these goodies are good! I'm also planning to buy another copy, hoping to get the Clinique Long Last Glosswear lipgloss.

Have you picked up an issue yet?

Pearl <3

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Longchamp Paris: Le Pliage

I've seen a couple of these bags before whenever I go out + I must say, they always catch my attention. Although they look rather simple, there's something about these bags which I really like.
I've always wondered where on earth you buy these bags from + only until yesterday, I found out what brand these bags were after watching 'Literateandstylish25's video yesterday. 

They are: Longchamp Le Pliage bags!

They range from £47 - £70 depending on what size you want + are available in a wide variety of colors + styles. The one I want would be the Le Pliage Large bag (£70) in either navy blue or black as I prefer bags with longer handles + in dark neutral colours.

RRP: £70
I have now got my own Longchamp Le Pliage tote bag + have done a blog post about it which you can view here!
What do you think of these bags?

Pearl <3