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Five Friday Favourites #13

New Brogues


I treated myself to a new pair of brogues for work. These are the ASOS Mai suede brogues are a little more pointed than my last pair. I love the preppy look they give and they are really comfortable too which is a must when you are on your feet all day.

Nut Butter


The humble peanut now has some competition in the nut butter stakes – I love almond and cashew butter on my morning oats and this one from Pip and Nut is delicious!

A Cream Blusher


Not something I usually use but this cream blusher from Rimmel in the shade Radiant Rose gives a lovely, natural wash of rosy colour and blends in really well. Sometimes a powder blusher can feel like it is just sitting on top of your make-up whereas this product really feels like part of your base.

Vans Sunglasses

Now I am usually loyal to my Ray Ban collection (Clubmasters and Wayfarers being my favourite styles) but this pink pair from Vans have been my first choice recently. A gift from my bestie Lu, these are a really fun pop of colour and have a cool, retro shape too.

Midweek Wagamamas


In the run-up to our all-inclusive holiday in a few weeks, we tried to be really good this week making healthy meals, going to the gym and limiting our treats at night. I don’t really ‘diet’ but I know we will be eating and drinking a lot when we’re away so I wanted to offset that a little bit! However, on Thursday night I was devoid of inspiration for something healthy and tasty so we popped to Wagamamas for some delicious new beef buns and a steaming bowl of noodles.


Mani Monday – Shatter-Effect Nails

This week’s manicure is a bit of a blast from the past for me as I haven’t used this shatter-effect top coat for over a year having previously been a little obsessed with it.


For the base coat, I used Rimmel’s Aqua Cool, a grey-toned blue-purple shade. I needed three layers of this but I love the thick applicator brush of this range.

For the shatter-effect top coat I used a white version from Barry M and I think the two colours go really well together.

Mani Monday – Purple Tips

There is a definite purple theme going on with this week’s manicure and as you can see, I had quite a few options…


I started off with three thin layers of Nails Inc’s Manor House Drive. This is part of their ‘The New White’ range and always looks really crisp and clean.

I decided to use two purple chrome-effect nail varnishes on the tips in diagonal sweeps of colour. My nails aren’t that long at the moment so I did use a nail art brush to draw the lines on…and even then, they aren’t all perfect!

The first shade is a Rimmel 60-Seconds shade called Magnetise which has a lovely blue tone to it in different light.


Secondly, the darker shade is a Revlon Chroma Chameleon colour called Tanzanite and I used a nail brush to apply it.

I sealed the whole thing with a layer of Seche Vite which not only left my nails with a shiny gel-effect finish but also did not blur or blend any of the shades together, which other topcoats can often do.