Nightshade.

Yep, I’m really taking that whole ‘dark shades for Spring/Summer’ seriously. So seriously in fact, that the other day I bought a whole bunch of new shades to try out (the first of which I shared last week), and you’ll be happy to know that so far I’m loving them! Now, purple really isn’t my thing. To be honest I kind of hate the colour except for when it’s so dark it’s almost black; and after a bad experience with dark purple nail varnish a few years ago, I was a little sceptical about buying this colour.

Nightshade

Nightshade

Anyway long story short, I love this colour so much. It’s perfectly dark and broody with a dash of sexy thrown in, and the colour works so well with my skin tone and just about any outfit.

Nightshade

Nightshade

I can’t wait to show you some of my other purchases, so stay tuned for those.

alice

xo

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Cocoa.

Doesn’t this colour just remind you of hot chocolate in the winter?

Cocoa

I have to admit that when I first started applying this colour I was a little sceptical, but three coats later I was loving the beautiful brown colour. This shade is from Barry M’s Gelly Collection, and is already one of my favourites from the collection.

Cocoa

I love that it’s really dark but something a little different to what I would normally wear. You can definitely be sure that I’ll be wearing it a lot in the future.

alice

xo

Red Black For SS15.

Usually around this time of year I’d be getting out my pinks, nudes and creams or scouring Superdrug Barry M section for their latest pale colours. However, this year I’ve found myself shunning those typical spring/summer shades in favour of something a little darker. Now, I’m not sure if I’ll keep this up all summer long, but I hope that I do. I love the contrast between hot weather and a dark because it’s so different and gives you a little edge.

Red Black For SS15

It makes such a nice change and it’s so unexpected, it works so well.

alice

xo

Chilli.

Doesn’t this colour just make you want to eat a bowl of chilli? Or maybe it’s just me… Anyway, I’ve had this colour for a while, and even though I’ve worn it a few times, this is the first I’m sharing it.

Chilli

The thing I love most about the colour is that it’s red, but it’s a kind of soft red as opposed being an ultra-harsh or a super sexy red. That makes it great for when I want red nails, but I’m not looking to make such a big statement.

Chilli

Just looking at these pictures is making me crave chilli… mmm 🙂

alice

xo

Rose & Gold.

There’s nothing like a fresh manicure and jewellery combo to have you feeling footloose and fancy free. I know this manicure isn’t exactly new, but ‘Rose Hip’ is one of my favourite Barry M colours (especially from their Gelly Collection). Having spent the last couple of weeks feeling badass in reds, I wanted to try something a little lighter for a while.

Rose & Gold

Rose & Gold

Rose & Gold

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hi guys…

I still feel badass, but it’s more princess and pearls badass hahaha.

alice

xo

Sleek Peek.

Just thought I’d share a quick sneak peek at some of the new makeup I bought Friday. It’s been a really long time since I’ve used Sleek products (the last time being a few years ago when I used my sister’s foundation), but I’ve heard good things about their products; one being that they have shades dark enough – and affordable enough – for beautiful girls like me *HAZAH*.

Sleek Peek

I can’t wait to try them out, and maybe if I remember I’ll write a little review.

alice

xo

Ballerina.

Or as I like to call it, ‘Barbie Pink’. I got this colour the other day, and while I LOVED it in the bottle, I’m still a little undecided about it on my nails. It’s a dusty kind of plastic pink that’s been seen on the Moschino runway, and has a tendency to look a bit too much.

Ballerina

Ballerina

Ballerina

Maybe this colour will end up growing on me…

alice

xo