Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The Stephanie Knight Beauty Haul

Today's post was going to be the I Heart Spring Tag, but then I saw this tweet...

and knew I had to so dedicate today's blog to this beautiful and inspiring young lady.

Stephanie Knight was first diagnosed with cancer when she was just 17 years old. On New Years Day she was told that her condition was terminal, and she started to draw up a bucket list. Items on the list range from, completing her child care qualification, spend a stress free day with family, for her dad to meet the Manchester United team, and to make someone else's cancer experience slightly happier to get through.

This amazing young woman has already raised over £40,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, and plans to set up her own charity Steph's Wishes to help teenagers dealing with cancer. 

So what can we do to give back to this exceptionally modest and inspiring young woman?

Fellow Blogger AshlyLondon spotted one thing on Steph's bucket list that us bloggers can definitely help out with!

I'm sure we all have an unopened bottle of polish or two sat lurking in our stash somewhere, even if its just one, or maybe next time your in John Lewis, or Sally's buying some new shades why not buy two bottles, and donate one so we can put a smile on this brave girls face.

If you would like to contribute please email Ashlyrae@hotmail and send your OPI and manicure items by 31st of March for them to be included.

Tweet, Share on Facebook and don't forget the hash tag #SKBH Lets try and get as many bloggers to see this as possible!! Add the banner to your blog or facebook page, and please don't forget Steph the next time your at the checkout.

Don't forget your discount codes: 

LenaWhite.com has 20% off with code "LUXE20" and free p&p on all orders over £15 
Sally's Beauty has 20% off all OPI polishes instore until 31st March.

Don't forget to add a polish to your basket for Steph. x

Monday, 18 March 2013

The Infamous Mint Candy Apple

How is it possible that I haven't tried this must have polish before!?! Especially as I love blues and green polishes! 

Mint Candy Apple is one of Essie's best selling colours and is talked about everywhere in the blogging world. MCA was released with the 2009 Sweet Time of Year collection alongside Lollipop and Rock Candy and was the mint green polish that started the trend!

The formula is one of Essie's best, that means no streaks! as always I applied three coats for full opacity, and I think I have an OCD about that, but I think you could get away with just two if you applied it carefully.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

The Luck of the Irish

Happy St Paddy's Day!!

I hope you all haven't had one too many pints of Guinness just yet! because fist I would like to share with you all my St Paddy's day inspired manicure.

I received these two green Essie polishes for my Birthday, just in time for St Paddy's Day. This is Essie Mojito Madness and Essie Mint Candy Apple. I just love them <3 glamour="" glitter="" gold="" he="" inc="" is="" nails="" nbsp="" p="" topcoat.="">

Essie Mojito Madness