iPhone Photo Diary #1

in , by Unknown, July 30, 2015

I've never really done one of these post's before, but I always like reading these type of post's on other people's blogs as they always give a little insight to the person behind the blog I think.

So I've decided to choose 8 different photo's from my iPhone to share with you all :-)

NOTW: Nail Of The Week

in , by Unknown, July 28, 2015
Barry M: Sunset Daylight Curing

When Barry M posted on there Instagram account that Boots was having a 24 hour buy one get one free sale on there website on the Sunset Daylight Curing nail paints, I just knew that I had to go and have a look.
I've always been a fan of Barry M nail paints but had never tried the Sunset Daylight Curing ones before as I thought they wouldn't be much different to any other polish that claimed to be "pro nails without UV", and what with me being a nail technician when a brand claims it can give you pro nails without the need for a UV lamp i definitely expect high expectations from that brand.

Quote Of The Day: "Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself"

Nourish: Kale Enzymatic Exfoliating Cleanser

Kale Enzymatic Exfoliating Cleanser is a 3 in 1 product by the brand Nourish, it can be used as a Daily Exfoliating Mask, a Gentle Cleanser and also a Weekly Revitalising Facial. This product is also for all skin types.

From South London To South Wales

in , by Unknown, July 24, 2015
Quote Of The Day: "You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it"

Image courtesy of Google Images

Just under 3 years ago (it will be 3 years in December), both myself and my mum decided to make the move to Newport in South Wales. This was a very big decision to make as we had been living in South London for practically our whole lives, and everything we knew we would be leaving behind this would include my sisters, nieces & nephew and for my mum it being her daughters, granddaughters and grandson.

NOTW: Nail Of The Week

in , by Unknown, July 22, 2015
Quote Of The Day: "The only time a women is helpless is when her nail varnish is drying"
Today i thought i would share a bit of a different post with you all, which I'm calling "NOTW: Nail Of The Week" instead of the usual "NOTD: Nail Of The Day".
Being a nail technician means i am a lover of anything to do with nails, have an unhealthy obsession with nail varnishes and sometimes have different colours or designs on my nails where Ive tested stuff out on them.

Yankee Candles & Barry M

in , by Unknown, July 20, 2015
Quote Of The Day: "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful"
If you follow me on Instagram, you will have already seen me post a picture of these products a little while ago, if not then you can follow my blog instagram by clicking HERE, i will happily follow you back aswell. I decided to treat myself to a couple of Yankee candles and two Barry M nail varnishes, I also purchased a Yankee candle holder which is currently sitting on the table downstairs in the frontroom with a melt in it, making the room smell lovely.
Quote Of The Day: "Believe you can do anything, Achieve the unthinkable"

In today's post i thought i would share with you the few things I've learnt in my first month of blogging. These things may be different to what you have all learnt but i guess everyone has there own views.
I was a bit worried about posting the "Communicate" part, as i wasn't too sure how some would take it, but I'm in no way having a moan in that part its just my view on what i have noticed happening a few times in the last few weeks.

Favourite Things In The Month Of July

in , by Unknown, July 16, 2015
Quote Of The Day: "Go outside and do something you will remember"

In today's blog post, i thought i would share a few of my favourite things that I've been enjoying/liking so far this month. As you can see from this picture my favourites so far are ranging from iPhone case's, to lip balms, right down to food.

Magnitone Lucid*

in , , by Unknown, July 14, 2015
A couple of weeks ago i was sent the Magnitone Lucid by a website called "Everything Cosmetic" , I had to try it for 4 days before submitting my review to them to go on there website. I wasn't paid to do this review, but i was sent the product for free in exchange for a review.

Before writing up a full in depth review for my site i decided to use it a bit longer before doing so, I've now been using the Magnitone Lucid since 29th June, so now feel that a longer review can be written.

Tag - Get To Know Me

in , by Unknown, July 12, 2015
Quote of the day: "A negative mind will never give you a positive life"

I've seen this tag on quite a few blogs recently, so i thought i would do it as my next blog post, just so those who visit my blog can get to know me just that little bit better.

1 - Are you named after anyone?
Nope I'm not named after anyone at all!

2 - When was the last time you cried?
That would be the 29th April 2015, the day of my dads funeral.

3 - Do you have any kids?
Nah none for me, I'm just the auntie lol.

4 - If you were another person, would you be friends with yourself?
I'd try to be yeah.

5 - Do you use sarcasm alot?
All the time, not everyone gets my sarcasm tho and sometimes think I'm being serious haha.

6 - Will you ever do a bungee-jump?
I would love to do a bungee-jump, that is one of the items on my to-do list!

7 - Whats your favourite cereal?
Any Special K cereal, I'm not too fussed which type it is lol.

8 - Whats the first thing you notice about other people?
Most would probably say its someones face they notice first, as that's what you look at for the first time, I notice someones eyes though.

9 - What is your eye colour?
Its between blue and green, all depends on the sun haha.

10 - Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy endings please.....I don't do any sort of scary movie at all!

11 - Favourite smells?
I love the smell of any candles burning, freshly cut grass, and the smell of a roast dinner cooking haha.

12 - Summer or Winter?
Definitely summer, my feet are constantly cold anyway so i hate it when winter comes round as i can never get them warm.

13 - Computer or Television?
Laptop all the way, I could easily watch no TV all day....from about 8:30pm i hardly watch any TV.

14 - Whats the furthest you've ever been away from home?
I've never been abroad, think Isle Of Wight is the furthest I've ever been haha and that was when i was younger.

15 - Do you have any special talents?
Can do Acrylic and Gel nails if you can call that a talent.

16 - Where were you born?
I was born in South East London.

17 - What are your hobbies?
Shopping (of course), Spending time with family/friends, Long walks, Photography, Blogging and anything to do with nails (that's the nail technician coming out in me).

18 - Do you have any pets?
I have 2 cats called Gizmo and Milo, and 1 dog called Lana, and she is a Chorkie (Chihuahua cross Yorkshire Terrier).

19 - Favourite Movie?
Coyote Ugly - Or any film that involves dancing!

20 - Do you have any siblings?
Yes i have loads, in fact too many to actually mention.

21 - What do you want to be when you grow up?
Already grown up, I may not be exactly where i want to be in life just yet, but i will get there in the end.

So there you have it, me telling you a bit more about me :-)

I tag all those who wish to do this on there blog, so that others can get to know them a bit better.

Favourite Nail Varnishes

in , by Unknown, July 10, 2015
Quote of the day: "You can be the ripest juiciest peach in the world and there's still going to be someone who hates peaches"

Ever since i was little I've always had a thing for different coloured nail varnishes and basically anything to do with nails in general......I liked it all that much i paid to do a course and train to become a qualified nail technician, specialising in both Acrylic & Gel nails which i passed the course with a distinction.

Minimalist + Cactus's

in , by Unknown, July 08, 2015
Quote of the day: "Don't ruin a good today, because of a bad yesterday"

Today's post is all about keeping things minimalist and clean.

You've probably already noticed straight away that Nail-Beauty-Life now has a brand new layout, and everything is kept very minimalistic and very white, which then gives it that clean feeling. Although I'm still not 100% sure on the main heading on the site...i think it needs just something extra added to it, I'm just not quite sure what yet but hey that's something that i can work on!

Just a lazy Sunday

in , by Unknown, July 06, 2015
Quote of the day: "Happiness is a journey, not a destination"

So it's a Sunday and these days are never the most interesting for me, I find them rather boring...today particularly as I've had no motivation whatsoever. It was basically a "hair up and comfy clothes" type of day for me.
So I decided to go out into the garden with the dog and saw a couple of pure white roses up the back of the garden, so of course this was a picture opportunity for me as always. I always think that its the littlest of things that are the prettiest.

No Bake: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

in , , by Unknown, July 04, 2015
Quote of the day: "Every day may not be a good, but there's something good in every day"

Disclaimer: This recipe is not my own, it's just simply my take on it!


For The Base
200g (7oz) of Digestive Biscuits
70g (1/3 cup) Unsalted Butter
120g (1/2 cup) Crunchy Peanut Butter

For The Chocolate Layer
200g (7oz) White Chocolate 
60g (1/4 cup) Creamy Peanut Butter, divided into 2 lots of 30g

Favourite blogs in the month of June!

in , by Unknown, July 02, 2015
Quote of the day: "Do something today, that your future self will thank you for"

This is a sort of new post for me, and is something that I'm thinking about doing monthly if its something you would all like to see.

I'm gonna pick 5 different blogs that I've enjoyed reading and may put a link to a few of there blog posts that I've enjoyed aswell.