Review | Barry M Hi-Shine Gelly Nail Paint in 'Sugar Apple'

I've been on the hunt for the perfect 'tiffany blue' nail polish to see me into the summer for a while now and I honestly think I've found it. Let me introduce you to a Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in the colour Sugar Apple, isn't she a beauty?! I actually do not own many nail polishes due to working full time in a restaurant where painted nails are a no-no, so any chance I can to paint my nails means that I want the colour to be special, reflect my mood and stand out on my fingers. Sugar Apple is one such colour, it's invited people to start up conversation with me, received the nod of approval from J and makes me smile when I catch a glimpse of it on my fingers. 

The polish itself is not as 'hi-shine' as I would have expected from a bottle claiming to be such. It's not matte by any means, I just think it's not got that supercharge glossy finish I'd want to expect when it completely dries on the nail. It makes up for this in colour however, it's as close to my treasured Tiffany & Co jewellery boxes as I could hope to get and for that reason alone I am totally enamoured with this nail paint. The easy application and the fact that it only took two coats to give such an excellent colour pay off has really impressed me too. Sugar Apple is an incredibly affordable way to jump right into summer with it's lovely little price tag (I bought mine from Superdrug for £3.99) and I'd highly recommend this colour and brand!

Are you a fan of Sugar Apple?
What's your favourite summer nail polish hue?


Shaking Off My Cabin Fever: What I've Been Loving Lately

Things haven't been going so smooth for me lately as I have been house bound with a nasty toe injury, a twisted ankle due to a fall and some incredibly sore wisdom teeth. I don't seem to get a little bit ill, like not with your average cold or a nasty bruise here and there, but I get ill in style and my whole body suffers. Not nice at all! I haven't been able to go to work either, so my cabin fever has got the better of me, and it doesn't help that the sun has been shining non-stop through my living room window!
I thought I'd try and pull myself out of my reclusive rut today and share with you some things that I have been loving lately…

Due to being off work I've had some extra time to myself to just sit and have long baths until the water turns cold and the bubbles melt. I've used up a number of lush bath bombs which have turned my water beautiful colours, burned half of my Bath and Body Works Peach Macaron candle that I got from eBay and been loving my Minnie Mouse body puff that came from Poundland of all places! It's been so blissful to just sit, soak my toe, and think. I do need to place a Lush order now though!

When one is house bound one needs essential treats. These treats have come to me in the form of Sanpellegrino Limonata lemonade and Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Mix-Ups, I honestly cannot get enough of these treats. Cadbury have got it absolutely spot on with their new mix-ups, I can't speak for the Maynards flavour, but the mix-ups than contain miniature Oreos are divine!

My one beauty treat that I can show you is a new Burt's Bees lip balm in their coconut and pear flavour. I've not worn a speck of makeup (apart from this!) for a good 5 days now and it is everything I could want in a nourishing lip product and more. The smell is heavenly, mmm….

This is another little bag of treats which must be quite new to Tesco, Milkshake flavour doughnuts. I actually did an audible squeal when I saw these because I am a massive milkshake fan and these mini doughnuts are so cute. They come in banana, chocolate and strawberry flavour and taste (almost) like the real thing. They're only £1.00 for 15 too which is an absolute steal in my opinion.

Finally, my Mama came to visit me recently and brought a friend who has a car (a luxury I cannot afford at the moment *sadface*) and he took me to Asda which is usually a 50 minute walk and a £6 taxi home. I'd been wanting to find the new Muller Light Coconut with a hint of lime flavoured yoghurt and my Tesco didn't seem to want to sell them, but I found them in Asda. I brought home a bucket load of fruit and some of the coconut yoghurts, which constitutes a good haul in my mind. Yum!

What have you been loving lately?