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

Question:

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.. 
Question:

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












OH ITS 2 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!
ARE YOUS DONE AND DUSTED WITH ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS?
COS I SURE AINT,
I NEED TO GO OUT TOMORROW AND GET LIKE 4 GIFTS STILL
BBM NOT INTERESTED FACE 

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 :)

EDITED PICTURES
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




p.s FIVE DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS. 
ARE U ALL READY AND ORGANISED?
COS I KNOW I AINT! LOL

Friday, 17 December 2010

Rant

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. 

SO FRUSTRATED. SERIOUSLY SA'S MUST THINK THEY ARE SUPERIOR OR SOMETHING. 
IM THE ONE WHOS BUYING. AND YOU'RE WORKING.
YOURE SUPPOSE TO GIVE OUT A SERVICE
WTF KIND OF SERVICE WAS THAT
KMT
WHAT IF I WAS A SECRET SHOPPER 
DSIFJSDOIFJDR
SELFRIDGES. SORT IT OUT

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!

LOVE . LOVE . LOVE .
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 :)
LOVE ITTT
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!. 
NEED I SAY MORE?
NOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM 




Anyone up for a swap after the new year?
Holllaaaaaa




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,
Cotton 
xx 

Sunday, 5 December 2010

:'(

my nail broke 
wahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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
;p 




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