Monday, 24 June 2013

A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skin

Recently, ASOS and Clinique teamed up together for an amazing give-away, and luckily I was one of the people who received a gorgeous polish from the new sensitive skin collection by Clinique. 

 I received the shade in "Really Rio" which is a beautiful coral colour and goes perfectly with a tan at this time of year. At first, I wasn't too excited about the shade because in all honesty, I have about 10 of the same colour (it was an obsession of mine at one point); but I decided to go ahead and give it a go to see how in compared in ways such as longevity, colour strength and of course the key element- sensitivity. 

 The polish is priced £12, and in comparison to drug store brands and what not, the price is average if not a slightly high end. But it is Clinique after all, and they are known to be a high end brand. 

There are various shades in the collection to collect, as well as lovely limited edition shades.

Clinique boasts; "NEW A Different Nail Enamel. Glossy, long-wearing colour available in an array of pretty shades. Allergy tested and safe to use for sensitive skins, helps reduce the chances that eyes will burn, itch or water with contact. "

Colour Pay Off - 4/5. Takes about 2 coats to get a similar shade to what is in the bottle, but this is pretty good for a polish in my opinion! Takes 3 coats well without being too "much"...

Price - 3/5. This nail polish is pretty high-end so I don't expect it to be cheap, however this is a tough one for me as there are so many polishes on the market and all have very competitive pricing.

Length of time before chipping 5/5. This is what has impressed me the most about this product. It lasted a whole week on me without chipping. Not even my Chanel polish can boast this!

Colour Range - 4/5. Impressive. Has all the colours you need.

Sensitive Skin Claim - 4/5. This one has slightly confused me, as I know this is there main claim but in all honesty my skin isn't that sensitive and I have never had a reaction to nail polish before so I can't really judge on this one. I don't tend to stick nail polish in my eyes, (which is one thing they claim it is for; sensitive eyes)- and nor do I paint my skin with nail polish. It isn't that toxic smell wise, but I don't think I am the best person to ask about sensitivity!

All in all, I would purchase this product in the other shades. They are fun colours, and long lasting. What more could you want?!

Hope everyone is well,


Monday, 17 June 2013

A Room with a View

Last week it was my other halves birthday! After a hard week of him and his team competing in the Lake District Apprentice Brathay Challenge, we decided to head away for the night to be by the sea and see somewhere new. 

 We decided on Newquay, as it's only a short drive from home (about an hour and a half if that); and is well known for its surfing culture and sea side views. Luckily, the sun was shining and it was so good to see him after his hard work earlier in the week. We also did some exploring around the surrounding areas on our drive down, it's such a beautiful place is Cornwall ;). 

 We had a lovely time! The night life was amazing, and I drunk way too many cocktails... but it was worth it. At one point, the night saw me putting my other half up for a wrestling tournament in a giant inflatable. Very amusing. 

 Our hotel had the most amazing view, I didn't want to leave it. Bay windows leading out to the amazing surf, cliffs and sea that went on forever... heaven! The bed even looked out onto the ocean, which was glittering in the sunlight.

 Enjoy the pictures.

See you next time!


Friday, 7 June 2013

Majestic Moonlight

If you are like me and love anything to do with the beautiful sky (especially at night), you will love what is happening this month. It is all happening on the 23rd of June! 

Can we all take a moment to appreciate the moon... no matter where you are in the world we all see the same one. It glows beautifully in our sky, creating many beautiful evenings while it's light dances around us all down here on Earth. It provides us with comfort, and is with us every night no matter what we are doing. It is a beautiful thing.

 On the 23rd of June the phenomenon known as "Super Moon" will happen. 

What is a Super Moon?! I hear you chime. Well, check out this nifty explanation from the internet God, Wikipedia.

"supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the moon's disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The term "supermoon" is notastronomical, but originated in modern astrology. The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. However, the evidence of such a link is widely held to be unconvincing."

 I cannot wait to see it! I will definitely be looking out for it on the 23rd. Hopefully I will be able to snap some gorgeous images. 

 It's not all peaches and cream, however. I am pretty sure you have heard the rumour that whenever there is a full moon, people go loony. This theory has been tested in my everyday life, and I have to admit, sometimes it is believeable. Putting aside how amazing it is that the moon has so much power, I hope no natural disasters happen because of this occurrence!

The Super Moon this month will be the most "super" Super Moon, so please, have a glance and let me know if you spot it. Yearly, there are 4-6 Super Moons. 

Effect on tides [edit]

The combined effect of the Sun and Moon on the Earth's oceans, the tide,[9] is greatest when the Moon is either new or full. At lunar perigee the tidal force is somewhat stronger,[10] resulting in perigean spring tides. But even at its most powerful this force is still relatively weak[4] causing tidal differences of inches at most.[11]
As the tidal force follows an inverse-cube law, that force is 18% greater than average. However, because the actual amplitude of tides varies around the world, this may not translate into a direct effect.
It has been claimed that the supermoon of March 19, 2011 was responsible for the grounding of five ships in the Solent in the UK,[12] but such claims are not supported by scientific evidence.

Natural disasters [edit]

Certain prognosticators have moved the goalposts to within 1 or 2 weeks of a supermoon to suggest a causal relationship with specific natural disasters such as the2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.[13][14] However in both cases the Moon was actually farther from the Earth than average.[4] No evidence has been found of any correlation with major earthquakes.