Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Mask Hurray!: Montagne Jeunesse: Glacial Clay Spa

Surely not another 'Mask Hurray' post?! Well, this week I've tried out one of Montagne Jeunesse's sheet masks and it's their 'Glacial Clay Spa' mask! I haven't used a sheet mask before and since there has been a big hype around it recently I thought it would be a good idea to try one from a brand I've tried before! So here goes...

Friday, 18 November 2016

Quick Review: Yankee Candle's 'Rhubarb Crumble'

It's time for another candle review! As said in my previous Yankee Candle Review (Amber Moon) I love using warmer scents this time of year as they're just a lot cosier. The only problem is I really dislike the spicier scents, which seem to dominate the shelves! So I thought Rhubarb Crumble would be a great one to try because it has the sweetness/tartness of the Rhubarb but the comforting smell of the crumble biscuit. And I was right! This candle is great for this time of year. The rhubarb is definitely the stronger smell, coming through sweeter than it would taste (rhubarb itself, not the candle... obviously) but not overly sickly! It's sweet but you also get the vanilla smell that smells like biscuits baking too, which adds a really nice layer and just makes things more autumnal. I have to say, I love burning this and it's one that can just be burning in the background to make you feel more comforted. Overall, it's a great scent for the autumn and winter!

Speak to you next time!

TheDarkeowl
xox

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Payday Haul!

I got paid recently and I cannot tell you how happy I am! I've been trying to restrict what I've been buying for myself these past few months so that I can pay off my car a little bit quicker. It's been hard because I've seen lots of things I wanted but I've managed to resist and I've taken the cost of my car down a lot! So, I thought I'd treat myself after getting paid, and I can tell you now... I bought a LOT... Keep on reading to see what I picked up...

Friday, 11 November 2016

How to make: Yummy Scrummy Flapjacks!

If you don't already know, I'm really into baking and cooking! I love creating things and I find it really satisfying when people enjoy what I've made. I thought it would be a good idea to put some of the recipes and ideas on here! Today I made some really moist and sweet flapjacks, so carry on reading if you would like to know how to make them!...

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Mask Hurray!: Montage Jeunesse/7th Heaven Charcoal Masque

I've been hearing a lot about the wonders of charcoal recently and I saw that Montagne Jeunesse do a charcoal face mask. Well, my face is in need of a miracle so there was nothing to lose with this! Keep on reading to find out whether it helped or not...

Sunday, 6 November 2016

This Week...: 31st Oct - 6th Nov

  1. You can make your own 'Dress-Down-Friday' if there are no bosses around or your business is flexible enough
  2. My first pumpkin carving session was a success! I'm really proud and they went better than expected
  3. Tapping the bottom of an already split Wax burner will bring maximum disappointment... and a bit of cleaning up. (Mine smashed and it was really pretty *sad face*)
  4. Breaking your oil burner allows you to get another pretty oil burner... this makes me happy!

Friday, 4 November 2016

NOTW 13: Guy Fawkes Nails

I have to be honest, bonfire night is one of my favourite nights of the year! I love the blaze and getting cosy and I think the fireworks are so much fun! (Although I do get scared for my kitten and puppy and don't let them out while the fireworks are going off...) This year I can't go to one, however, as I'm at my friends wedding reception (congrats guys!). I thought I'd do something different than the fireworks design because I'm thinking of leaving that until New Year. So I decided to try Guy Fawkes Hat! I wasn't too sure how to go about doing this but I'm actually happy how they turned out (although they could have been a little neater...). I wanted the design to be like the Pilgrim hat and just wanted to add the detail of the brim and the buckle. The way I've done it has actually turned out to be a kind of abstract nail tip design which I really like! I used Essie's 'Maximillian Strasse Her' for the line detailing and Technic's 'Gunmetal' for the buckle. I was originally going to add a small bit of highlight for the line of the hat, but it didn't look quite right so I decided to bring the line all the way around (this is why it's a bit messy because they didn't quite meet up) and I think this looks great to create an abstract tip. I just used a small striper for the lines and for the buckle I used a small/medium sized dotting tool. I think I might use the tip idea again in future with some different colours because I really like the outcome of this hat design, it's not overly obvious! Let me know what you've done for your Bonfire Night nails!



Until next time...

TheDarkeowl
xox




Tuesday, 1 November 2016

October 2016 Favourites

Another month is over and it's time to see what I've been loving this month! October is more noticeably an autumn month so I've been changing up my usual summer products and getting more cosy in the cooler month! Carry on reading to see what I've been enjoying!