Monday, 27 October 2014


I think I am pretty sure in saying that one of the things that we hate most about painting our nails is that we always somehow manage to end up with polish all over our skin instead of just on our nails. Normally this isn't too much of a problem for me as I usually paint my nails at night and then wash off the excess in the shower in the morning, but recently I have definitely been getting lazy and leaving it until the next morning, ending up in a rush and getting annoyed that they aren't going right. 

Well hopefully that will now become a thing of the past as I have been given an opportunity to try a Handirest*. 

Handirest can be used for applying fake nails, painting your own nails, nail art and wraps, It is designed to keep your fingers secure, separated and stable. The base is made of foam which has shaped recesses for your fingers. What is great about this product is that it is designed for use on both hands so you only need to purchase one. I also love the hot pink colour!

The bottom of the Handirest is non slip so you can place it on a surface such as your dressing table or in my case my glass coffee table (whilst watching tv) and know that it isn't going to slide around everywhere.

It's also really easy to keep clean as you can use nail varnish remover on it to remove any excess.

The design is simple, but very effective and definitely a lot more comfortable that resting my hand at an awkward angle on a table. I would definitely recommend this if you have problems keeping your hands steady whilst painting your nails.

The Handirest is available to purchase at Amazon for £9.99. It would make a great stocking filler for a beauty lover this Christmas.

What do you use to steady yourself whilst painting your nails?
Would you try a Handirest?


Monday, 29 September 2014

The New Forest Wildlife Park

It's not often that I get to do things in my local area, so on my birthday a few weeks ago, Bradley, my Mum, Dad and I headed to The New Forest Wildlife Park for a day trip. I absolutely adore butterflies, so when I heard that they had a butterfly house I was sold. Initially, I thought that the park was going to be geared towards small children (and to a degree it is, as there are play parks and information boards aimed at children) but there was so much to do there for adults too. We arrived about 11 in the morning and I had initially thought that we would be for a couple of hours max but we didn't end up leaving until about 5pm!

Of course we headed for the butterfly house first, which was conveniently situated near the entrance. There were quite a few butterflies flying around and even new ones which were emerging from their chrysalis. The butterfly house was a lot smaller than I had anticipated, after visiting the butterfly house at Longleat the previous year I thought it would be similar but it was still lovely to watch them flying around (one even landed on my eye!).

The park is also home to lots of other animals, including several different types of Otters, Eurasian Lynx, Bison, Deer and Wild Boar and many more. The Wild Boar had some young piglets which when we saw them were sleeping in a huge pig bundle! As soon as the mother moved, they were up like a shot ready to suckle! It was so sweet to see! We also watched the Lynx get fed and listened to really interesting talk from one of the keepers.

Later in the day we were also lucky enough to be by one of the otter enclosures as they were being fed, the Otters knew it was almost feeding time and whenever someone came close to the enclosure they were squeaking. A keeper came along and threw some fish in, and they went mental! By this point it was quiet in the park too as most of the families had gone home, so it was really nice to be able to observe the animals quietly.

If you live in this area, I strongly recommend that you pay the park a visit. It only costs £10.50 per adult and £7.50 per child. I had a great day and hope to visit again soon!

Have you visited The New Forest Wildlife Park before?


Sunday, 28 September 2014

Birthday OOTN

Firstly, please excuse the attractive backdrop for this photo, I've never done an OOTN before and I'm going to need a little practice on the best place to take photos. The night before my birthday, my friends and I headed out to Pizza Express for a celebratory meal. I had the Leggera pizza which is only 500 calories (sorry no photos, as I wolfed it down!) followed by an amazing chocolate sundae (sorry healthy eating plan, it was my birthday after all!).

My friend Kayleigh and I got ready at my flat so naturally we took some photos so I thought I would share what I wore.

Dress | Matalan
Black Tights | Primark
Shoes | Dorothy Perkins
Bag | Topshop
Key Necklace | Lily Charmed
Bracelet | Pandora

What do you think to my OOTN?