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Despite essentially being a lazy girl when it comes to spending a lot of time on beauty (straighten my hair every morning?! My worst nightmare), I do like to spend a bit of time painting my nails.

I think the obsession started back in sixth form all those years ago, when I couldn’t get really get away with a lot of eyeshadow or lipstick. Instead, I used to paint my nails crazy colours.

Right now, I’m going mad for crazy bright nail varnish. Mostly because winter is around the corner and I know I’ll be wearing head to toe black so I need a pop of colour.

My current loves are Barry M turquoise which is really more like some kind of manic neon sky blue and Model’s Own Lemon Sherbert, a fantastically mad flourescent yellow. The yellow shade needed a massive 5 coats before it looked bright and bold though – on first try it just made me look like a heavy smoker with nicotine nails – bleeeuch.

Both brands last ages too which is a huge bonus as there’s not much worse than chipped nail colour. You can grab both colours at asos.com if they tickle your fancy!


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Have you heard of Brand Alley? It’s an amazing website where you can buy fashion brands at discounted prices. You just become a member and they’ll e-mail you to keep you in the loop of which sales pare on. Each sale only lasts a few days and you have to be quick to snap up a bargain before they sell out.

Best known for fashion, I like it for beauty goodies! I recently bought a bunch of products from Aromatherapy Associates. I treated myself to the Renew Facial Oil which plumps and revives my skin, as well as smelling delicious and the Renew Rose Cleanser which gives my skin a gorgeous perky, pink glow. The products were about half price so I picked up some stuff for my Mum too.

If you’re a bit of a beauty junkie then I really recommend signing up. You’ve got nothing to lose, and you might get a few fashion bargains too!

Usually you need a current member to recommend you, but right now you can sign up for yourself – so get to it!

Brand Alley

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