Tuesday, 28 December 2010

NOTM: christmas edition

 This is a lil late, but better late than never right?

 Yea i really didnt feel this combo so i re-did it to .. 

Until next time, 
Cotton xx

Monday, 27 December 2010

REVIEW: China Glaze Fast Forwarding Top Coat

Yes we all know, i suck at reviews 
but omg this product is GOOD . so i thought i would need to mention it
China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat

Now my HG topcoat is Seche Vite and when it decided to go all gloopy and thick on me, i really didnt have the funds to get another bottle, especially if it was gna turn out like that and it wasnt even finished!
Anywho, on the recommendation of Wendy, (who i did a swap with here) i bought this. 
And it does everything Seche Vite does, well in my opinion, and cheaper too!
However, the one downfall.. it smells! Its like a bag full of chemicals. 
If you dont like strong smells, i dont recommend you getting this.
Shrinkage? ummm depends on the nail polish you're using. Ive only used this a couple of times, and i can say that with most of my nail polishes , it doesnt tend to shrink. 

To concludeee im really happy with this product
&will definitely be repurchasing!  

Until next time,
Cotton xx

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmassssss

Wishing all my readers a
very happy Christmas!
Hope you get all the things you wanted :)

Until next time,
Cotton xx

Thursday, 23 December 2010


While on a shopping trip (late christmas shopping) i decided to go out on a limb and purchase 
Mac's Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

Mac says: A silky finishing powder that provides an invisible way to set makeup. Reduces shine while optically minimizing the look of pores, lines, imperfections. Available in one universal colour that suits all shades. Wear over makeup or on bare, moisturized skin.

Why did i buy it you ask?
I wanted a powder to set my concealer with and my trusty e.l.f had ran out of their high definition powder, and it was taking foreverrrrrrr for them to get it back in stock, and i needed a powder! 

Anyways to the point of this post.. 

What do you use your powder for?.
I know ima use mine for setting my concealer, but i just wanted to know if yous have any recommendations

Until next time, 
Cotton xx


Monday, 20 December 2010

While I was away..

Remember those 2weeks i was away.. 
well guess what?
i did my nails then lol
not very exciting but i took some pics..

Until next time,
Cotton xx

Quick NOTM

I have a quick NOTM for you guys today.
whys it quick you ask? 
because i cannot be asked to find the cable for my phone to connect it to my laptop
so im going to use to webcam :)

the pictures from my phone..

Btw. my index finger looks weird!. 

Sorry for the shit quality!
This was done using .. China Glaze- Spontaneous
The base colour i used for my ring finger is OPI's Samoan Sand*

Until next time,
Cotton xx


Friday, 17 December 2010


Selfridges Mac im looking at you! 
I popped today to get christmas presents for my friends, and i quickly picked up what i needed and got ready to pay
howeverrrrrrrrrrrrr there was noone at the tills. (btw theres about 6) nothing wrong there i thought they was all busy helping other customers. 
but right to the middle bit there were 3 woman all huddled up
i walked up to them and waited for them to end their conversation before i would hassle seeing as they were in deep conversation. Lemme tell you it took foreverrrrr and a day for one to notice me, and i asked NICELY if would of them could serve me quickly, she goes no and, points to another SA and they'll help me. smirked and turned back to join the conversation. kissed my teeth and turned round.. Now there was 1 till that was 'open' and there were about 5 people in the queue, i huffed joining the line.  
And when i got to the till the woman wasnt really nice, didnt ask if i needed anything else just rang up the items and thats it. 
Ive been here before, and i was treated nicely. no hassle whatsoever. tut
but the woman who helped me before wasnt anywhere to be seen today. 


yeh i get angry easily
have you ever had a bad experience with SA's ?

Until next time,
Cotton xx

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Swap w/ Wendy :)

I havent done a swap in a while, and i was glad that Wendy agreed to do a swap with me :)
Her package got there a bit quicker than mine, you can read/look at what i got her, here
 you know with all the snow in England my package got a lil delayed. But thats alright because the things inside was worth the wait!

Once i got the package, pictures taken, i munched all the sweeties.
all gone :(

Heres what i got:

I LOVEE bath & body Works!
I so wish that a store opened here in LONDON, (take note forever21 -_-)
I already used up a pocketbac.
im so sad, its so pretty, i dont throw away the bottle 
My very first NYX products :)
ladies, now u know how hard it is here to get our hands on this!
yess i know harrods sell them, but come on the prices are RIDICULOUSSS
Couldn't wait, and the blush is now my go-to product!.
My CoverGirl lashblast is running out, and i needed a new one.
kinda the reason for the swap lol
UK Ladies, i highly recommend you try this!. 

Anyone up for a swap after the new year?

Till next time,
Cotton xxx

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

im backk+ update

Im backkkkk :)
WATCH OUT FOR MORE POSTS as, well, yous know ive been lacking recently. 
thats partly due to the 7000 essay i had, presentation and my birthday. 

just did the presentation today, and we did it in Unilever 0_0
i was sooooo nervous, but it went better than i expected.
the dude at unilever who watched our presentation said my groups presentation was "strong"
& im finally on christmas break, it feels like semester 1 was just taking agesss.
ive got 2 exams to prepare for in Jan and another presentation
oh gosh, but now party! lol
i need to get started on my christmas shopping =S 
everywhere is jammed packed grr
maybe do a little late night shopping tomorrow hmmm

Anyways upcoming posts
-Discount Nail Polish Haul
- Swap with Wendy :)

I havent been buying much lately cos i was too caught up with college.
One day i even had my contacts in for 12hours!
never again leme tell you!

Until next time,

Sunday, 5 December 2010


my nail broke 
not one. but two
and its not like a little chip but its like halfway its broken 

so upset!. 

On the bright side its my birthday week 
and i know what my sister got me
can you guess?
its something i ALWAYS post about

Cotton xx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Seche vite problem solved

You might have seen my earlier post asking for a cheaper alternative for the famous
Seche Vite. 
I was gna get the china glaze fast forward top coat, on wendy's recommendation, but that isnt easy to find =S 
the only place that ive seen it being sold is sallys beauty supply and the closest one near me is like 40mins away!. and my nails were suffering! come on a week with the same nail polish.
for me? naaaaa

So i placed an order with asos, and got my Seche Vite :).. student discount included! 

 And they changed the packaging!. 
I thought i got a bargin.. but on monday, my dad had a day off and because of the tube strikes i didnt go college, we journeyed off to the discount nail supply store.

..and they sold Seche Vite and the China Glaze fast forward topcoat for £4.50 each
dsgkfjrdgoidrjiodd, thats cheap for us londoners btw

i got my hands on the china glaze fast forward one
(just in case)

anyways, this store sells nail polish for cheap
such as, essie is only £4
if u want the address just holla, i think they have a website to but its shit compared to the actual shop 

Cotton xx

Friday, 26 November 2010

Two Lipsticks..

Took these lipsticks from my mums makeup bag

- Mac's lipstick in Touch (a lustre finish)
- Estee Lauder pure colour long lasting lipstick in Fig

Top: Estee Lauder
Bottom: Mac
I love these two colours.
They're completely different from the ones i own
Especially the mac one. If you dont know by now, i L O V E lustre finishes.

Anyways i just thought i'd share.
I'd never seen someone talking about 'Touch' so you know i was curious when i saw this.
I would defo recommend!
even just go to a mac counter store and swatch it. 
i think it would look nice on any skin complexion :)

Cotton xx

Backkkk + The rest of the collection . . (finally!)

As you can tell from the title IM BACKKKKKKK :) , 
well until next week anyways! 
i have another assignment due in this thursday + then i have a group presentation to do for the 15th! 
December whyyyy?!!
you're supposed to be nice to me too, esp cos its my birthday month! 
im going to be turning 20
no longer a teen.
(well i say that now!)

Anyways, before i decided to take a lil break from blogging i was showing yous my 
nail polish collection and well.. yous know the story
So here is the rest, i know i have some other random polishes laying around somewhere, but yous know how lazy i am, right?! 

- electric charge
- fuel
- infrared
- vibrant violent
- lilac frost

I forgot to add this in the group photo above.
- Phenomena
I got all these la colors for 99p at Beauty Base in Westfield.

- the famous Steel Gray (its funny how its a Rimmel product but yet its not sold here in the UK)
- Black Satin
- Green Grass
- Sunshine
- Purple Addict
- Blue Vogue
and lying down is just a clear varnish from Rimmel 

I got these during my holiday in Canada
- Fuchsia Power
- Turquoise
- Going Green

- Collection 2000 hot looks in Hoola Hoop
- Revlon's Minted
- Claire's Cosmetics Hot Pink
- Eyeko's Posh Polish
- Sleek's nailed polish in Florida
- Eyeko's Rain Polish
- Gosh's Magic star (yeh i thought it was rainbow, got excited, got home and then realised it wasnt)
- ELF's mint cream
- 17 Lasting Fix in mint choc chip
So there youve seen my nail polish collection as of November 2010.
And im sure by next year it would have massively increased!

Oh and i FINALLY got Barry M's mushroom!

Current NOTM: 
used:  Barry M polish i showed you in my last haul with no name, just a number. 

oh and i might aswell show you what i got in the mail
I got it from here
Great deal, as the price includes the p&p :)

Oh and today, Sigma are doing free shipping!
if you know me, i try every way possible to try and avoid p+p 

Until next time, 

Cotton xx

Friday, 19 November 2010

I received an award!

I got my very first blog award from the lovely liquoredonlacquer. I just wana say thankyouthankyouthankyouTHANK YOU. 
I am obviously very honoured! 
Defo recommend yous checking her blog out!
She just started & I love it already :)

"This award has the following rules:

Thank and link back to who gave you the award. :-)
Share seven things about yourself.
Pass it along to seven blogs you've recently discovered and enjoy" 

Seven things about me:
- For those who dont know, my name is Amelia Rose 
- I had a brain injury at the age of 17 (youngest in that particular hospital, RLH)
- My birthdays the same day as my mums
- Favourite thing about me is my nails 
- Im a traveller, but i hate travelling!
- My eyesight sucks! Shortsighted meh!
- I own 105 nail polishes as of today (19/11/10)

^ Wow that was hard!

Seven blogs i love: 
1. Shen
2. Nicola
3. Jade
6. Katie

Thank you again :)
Cotton xx

Haul: 20% off Carnaby Street Event

Well the title just says everything right?
So lets get right into it.. 
The Barry M nail paints obviously do not count. 
As you can see above. i only bought things from Mac, and Muji.
Keep in mind that these were part of the 20% thingy.
Muji: Angled brush- £3.95
Travel scissors- £5.50
Nail Clipper- £7.95
Mac:Moisturecover in NC30- £12.50
Painterly Paintot- £13.00

Barry M: (left to right) 
Once upon a time 210- £2.95
this doesnt have a name but its got168 at the bottom- £2.95
Btw, got these in the Oxford Street Topshop. My local superdrug dont have these colours. 

I bought clothes too, but i just realised i never do haul posts on them =S
its probs cos when i get home i try them on (saves me time in the store) and then 75% of the time i return them. anyone do this too?. 
Anyways, the clothes i do keep, i put them in the wash and so i forget by the time i remember, ive worn them.so yeaaaaaaaaaa.. 

Cotton xx 

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Running to college makeup

As you can see from the title these are the products i use when i have college.
take note: i only go college mon-weds. i like to give my face a break because my skin is so sensitive. 
Heres what i use: 
 Yes i know what youre thinking, whys your lipscrub there? well i always use it, cos of the taste haaa!
- NYC Bronzing powder in Sunny
- Mac Msf in Refined
- Shu Umera eyelash curler
- BodyShop brow gel
- Mac Select Cover-up in NC30
- Mac tinted lip conditioner in Petting Pink
- Simple lip moisturiser
CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume 
- ELF brushes & a quo lip brush

what do you use? 

Cotton xx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

NOTM + a dip ;p

but you can hardly tell (well thats what people have been telling me)

*random thought: why cant this blog be my report?. i can so do 2000 words on beauty related products. hufffff

Anyways what i currently have on my nails is.. Rimmels 60 seconds polish is '619 pulsating'

And i like it. I think im going to buy more colours from Rimmel now. :)
Oh excuse the messy application, i fixed that up after i took the pictures cos i know if i left it i would've forgotten

Oh + after college today i took a peak inside lush and got one of their lip scrubs. 
(For one of our modules at college, we have to adapt a product or come up with a totally new product, and we decided that ours would be a lip scrub, so you can call this research! lol)

I would defo recommend this product.
Yes its £4.50 but you only, well i only need, like the tiniest amount to put onto my lips for a good scrub.
And i am certainly liking this flavour! something about lemon just appeals to me!
I defo want to try the mint one though, cos i heard it gives that plumping effect.
I know i said that you'll only need the tiniest amount, but the expiry date for mine is Jan2011. and that seems close!
So new year, new scrub :)

Cotton xx 

p.s its carnaby streets 20% off event tomorrow
&mac is one of the stores participating :)
click here to get a ticket.voucher 

Monday, 15 November 2010


My trusty seche vite is nearly gone!
Like i have to literally tip the bottle upside down to get the brush like dipped?
i aint good at explaining! lol. but you get the idea. right?

Ive tried many topcoats, even got the sally hansen diamond shine one, but it doesnt compare to seche vite, now the point of this posst.. 

cheaper alternative? pleaseeee
in the back of my mind, im thinking i cant go back. not after my trusty seche vite is there a topcoat just as good as seche vite but without the hefty price tag?
com'on UKers. i need one desperately 

Cotton xx

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Nail Polish Collection Cont.. + NOTM

yesyes i know the ban from blogger didnt really go well. i couldnt resist :)
&&hey im rewarding myself for completing my first exam!

Anyways, here some randoms from my nail polish collection. 
(i know i should just get pictures of all of them so i dont have to keep doing this, but believe me when i say i am the most laziest person!)

&& my recent NOTM, which was inspired by thiss

I know i know its not great, but i think i need to get new nail art pens! WATCH THIS SPACE MODELS OWN XD
Oh my base coat is Barry M's nail paint in Raspberry
& i cant seem to do my right hand kmt. since im right handed and all, whenever i try to do nail art on my right hand, its turns out disgusting! erghhhhhh
i think i might stick to doing nail art on some fake nails instead!

Cotton xx