Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jelly Sandwich

So. I've been trying to get on the Jelly Sandwich wagon for some time...and I've finally gotten My paws on a jelly-ish polish. From Penneys or Primark, Angelica Hip Hop.

For 2.75e you can't really go wrong. It does smell pretty bad though.

I put base coat, one coat of Hip Hop, a layer of Leighton Denny Over The Rainbow.. and then. I loved the glitter far too much to sammich it.

Instead I added a matte top coat!

So....jelly to follow.


Saturday, April 28, 2012


I went nuts tonight and used many many polishes.

posted from Bloggeroid

Friday, April 27, 2012

Color Club Polishes

Now... I've been going mental on this brand recently and TK Maxx have had some interesting sets in.

This one I bought on eBay, Jackie Oh!

It's so neon and fabulous. Cheers me up!

posted from Bloggeroid

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Nifty giveaway for 62 followers on

So do it!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Some recent nail pics!

Haven't been posting my NoTD for ages....*slaps self. Here's a few pictures of my recent fun!

Nails Inc. portman place with electric lane holographic top coat.

angelica, tweet me

China Glaze, Sky High Top

China Glaze Sky High Top with top coat of angelica, radio active

posted from Bloggeroid

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lucky Dips

So... I've always been slightly worried when hearing of websites doing lucky dips. Nails Inc. do this frequently alas, their postage to ROI is £12.95. It doesn't make you want to order....!
On my swap group on Facebook, I've been hearing about all wonderful kinds of websites and special offers. The latest was .
Here, for £10, you get a 3 polish lucky dip for Nails Inc. I have liked them on Facebook giving me a discount and all orders over £10 gets you a free 4ml also!
Here's what I got!

Montagu street, berkeley square, st. james and a mini emperor's gate.

I was delighted! No duplications and nice bright colours.

posted from Bloggeroid

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Today I'm feeling springy! Nails Inc. Kensington Park Road and ring finger of Portobello.

I used a sticker also. :)

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Latest in Beauty You Anti -Ageing Discovery Box

This is my second You box... not available in Ireland, I have acquired a friend in England that posts on to me when I order to her address. It's a shame really, as it's a fabulous box and I believe that Irish ladies would quite love this.

After having been very impressed with the Red Carpet Box last month my expectations were high! I am not disappointed. Packed with 8 items, I have lots of newbies to try out.

In the latest box you'll find:

1.L'Occitane Divine Cream
the highest -scoring anti -ageing miracle product in 16 years of Beauty Bible trials

2.Emma Hardier Amazing Face Natural Lift Wnd Sculpt Plumping Serum
packed with botanical firming ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

3.Eve Lom Rescue Mask
an award-winning deep-cleansing treatment to boost complexion; great for a pick-me-up when skin is puffy or jet-lagged

4.This Works Enjoy Multi -Tasking Lotion
a luxury moisturiser with rose and geranium to hydrate the body

5.Perricone Ms Advanced Face Firming Activator
a pore-minimising, blemish-blurring, anti-ageing serum to be applied daily

6.Decléor Aroma Cleanse Hydra-radiance Smoothing & Cleansing Mousse
contains hyaluronic acid which helps tackle the signs of ageing, and comes with a cotton cloth to buff away dead skin cells

7.Fushi Organic Anti-Wrinkle Lip Balm
contains shea butter, avocado oil and evening primrose oil to nourish away signs of ageing

8.CosmetoFruit Body Booster
a drinkable elixir with cranberry and wild murta to recover skin tone and firmness from the inside

All in all , I am so pleased to be able to test these products.. have been using the Fushi lip balm already and it feels fantastic on, light and very nourishing. It also smelss fabulous!

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I went crazy on my neons today... Nails Inc. Kensington Park Road and Ladbroke.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NoTD - China Glaze

I ordered only one of this amazing new collection: China Glaze Prismatics. I have to get the other 5 now.. they're stunning.

They consist of the following six shades; Optical Illusion( which I'm sporting) Prism, Ray-Diant, Polarized, Liquid Crystal and Full Spectrum.

I'm quite loving the little millions of glitter and sparkle particles in this polish!

With flash

Without flash

Close up

On to the tinternet to purchase the rest!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Glitter week

It's glitter week on my favourite new Facebook group. We show off our handiwork in the nails department... and some wonderful pics have been shared from my members.

I got a glittery delivery today in the form of some Nails Inc. 3D glitters, and my first bottle of Color Club.

I've been playing...and layered over a coat of Nails Inc. petticoat lane, a glittery beaut of bloomsbury square. Whaddya think?

posted from Bloggeroid

Monday, March 26, 2012


I was summer'd this weekend, with the beautiful weather we had!

Nails of choice for Saturday were Nails Inc. Garrick Street and a baby nail on Sunday, of Rimmel Disco Ball.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Catrice Million Styles Topcoats

April sees the launch of these... 8 limited edition topcoats alongside their new 24 colour shades which are also being released.

The price in Ireland will be €3.29 a pop.. so there is a good chunk there for less than, €30. That is only if you're tempted to buy all 8 of course!

Here's the lowdown on these babies :

C01 No Smoke Without Fire for a smokey finish

C02 Million Dollar Baby is a glitter

C03 Miss Money Penny delivers soft golden shimmer

C04 Shake It! Flake It! creates a 3D jewel effect

C05 Return Of Space Cowboys layers a sparkling coat

C06 Godfather Of Pearl creates a soft pearly finish

C07 ¿Holo Qué Tal?! is a holographic glitter

C08 Have An Ice Day is a glittering ice-effect

Will we be buying?

posted from Bloggeroid

Thursday, March 22, 2012

NOTD - Catrice Dirty Berry

I've long been a fan of Catrice cosmetics and nail polishes and today; had a little splurge in my local pharmacy. They have a lovely stand there which doesn't seem to get too much traffic! This means goodies for me, of course.

I always find their polishes have a great consistency, and two coats is the most I've needed.

Dirty Berry 420 is a dusky purple colour with a silver gray gritty look about it. I liked it instantly but I reckoned it needed a little omph! I dared to delve into my stash and pull out my new, Nails Inc electric lane top coat.

Daring indeed ! Here is the before and after, what are your thoughts?

posted from Bloggeroid

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Holographic nail polish?!

A lot of excitement surrounding holographics in the nail polish world right now. I got back to my desk from an errand to find this waiting for me! Can't wait to try it out. It is Nails Inc. electric lane holographic top coat.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

St Patrick's Day Nails

I decided to treat myself to a manicure in Nails Inc, in Revengams on Henry Street just in time for the festivities.

I opted for Heavenly hands ,which was on special offer at €30. The manicurist was lovely, and I was treated well.

Here is a picture. . madison avenue with a top coat of the Wyndham.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday Nails

And here we are, with a base coat of Kensington Caviar, two coats and a top coat of Kensington Caviar.... the coveted Baker Street from Nails Inc. The last bottle on the stand in Boots, Liffey Valley on Thursday.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Latest in Beauty Red Carpet Box

Residing on the island of forty shades of green.... Ireland, I had to have this posted to a friend in the UK, and reposted on. That is Beauty Box dedication I believe!

Here you are ladies, my first Latest in Beauty box. Entitled the "Red Carpet Box", this beauty has all goodies required, to set you up for a night out at a film premiere of your choice.

The box contains 8 products. L-R Essential Care Eyeliner, Richard Ward Energiser Styling Spray, QMS Hand Cream, Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara, Youngblood Mineral Primer, Dr Bragi Marine Enzyme Mask, Smooch Lipstick and Mont Bleu Glass Nail File.

I'm looking forward to trying these out and will be posting my opinions in due course.

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Beauty Balms

I swapped for a Figs and Rouge, Sweet Geranium; lip, face & body balm recently. It is light and sweet smelling. Having only used it on my lips so far, I am impressed. It claims to have 100% Organic status, with ingredients including: Parkii Fruit Butter, Rose oil and Geranium Oil.

I am a lover of organic, and natural products so this was an exciting find for me!

Does anyone else use beauty balms?

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

The lovely, Kerri (my swapping mate) has given me this award... with one post up to today and a likelihood of a million come teatime, I am plugging it :-)

If you receive this award there are certain rules you have to follow which are:

1. Thank the person who sends you the award and add a link to their blog in your post

2. Write 7 random things about yourself

3. Give the award to 15 other bloggers you love and tell them about it!

4. Post the Versatile Blogger Award Picture to your blog!

7 Random things about Gilly...

  1. I like to eat cake in bed before I sleep

  2. I'm a pretty nifty Irish dancer and have travelled some, on foot of this!

  3. Until recently I couldn't look at cheese for fear of puking, now I eat it

  4. I have a huge crush on Mr Ryan Reynolds (swoon)

  5. My favourite food is potatoes

  6. I have a strange affiliation to the number 5

  7. I don't like that I have to do seven instead of 5......

Not yet having 15 blogs to award this to, I'm going to add to this when I do... :-)

Wednesday Nails!

Today I opted for a lunchtime polish; of China Glaze, Pink Voltage.
This is a recent eBay purchase from a fantastic seller who stocks China Glaze and Essie. I love to buy a few bits from them regularly.

posted from Bloggeroid

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My first blog...

I have to learn to get into this lark! Welcome to Blogger, Gilly.

Blog 1 - my splurge in Boots on the way home from work today. I purchased some Barry M (new to this brand) and spending 9 euro gets me a free Limited Edtion Lipgloss.

So here is what I bought:

Nail Polish in Raspberry
Lip Lacquer Crayon in No. 2
Free Lip Gloss in Ble V

I have yet to try the lip items, but this is how the nail polish looks on my hand... adore it! It is a very rich and deep shade, I love good depth to colour!