Christmas Nails!

Hi guys! First Christmas post this year yesssss. Who’s excited? I am. So, the Christmas season is the perfect time to up your nail game, to let those sparkly talons out in public, because any other time of year they’re probably bare, bitten and possibly dirty. Mmmm mm. Yummy. So here are my favourites!

Christmas Nails

So this first one is a beeeeeautiful classic red from Nails Inc that came with an InStyle magazine last year. I love how it’s so simple yet so lovely! It’s called It’s Red Babez. What a classy name. An alternative to this is Essie Fifth Avenue or if you’re looking for a more budget friendly option is Barry M Gelly Red.

This glitter. Guys. It’s laaaavely (have you noticed the extreme use of letters today, soz). I got this in a Ciaté Advent Calendar. It’s called Ciaté Sequin Dallas Dolly. Wow, they really are running out of names for nail polishes. Actually, this isn’t even a real polish, it’s gold, green and red glitter in a bottle. No ‘liquid’. Just a good ol’ bottle of Christmas Spirit, really. Then, put these two together with a tonne of top coat, and you’ve got yourself some pretty stellar festive nails. Thank me later.

What are you’re favourite Christmas polishes? I’d love some reccommendations!

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Essie Sale: Nail Polish Haul!

Essie Rainbow Row

L to R: Full Steam Ahead, Style Cartel, Strut Your Stuff, Naughty Nautical, Ruffles & Feathers (big and small!), Roarrrange, Sunday Funday, Jump in my Jumpsuit, Haute in the Heat, Fifth Avenue

Hey! So I was reading the lovely Helen‘s blog and I saw she had posted an Essie nail polish haul. How can you not read a post about the cutest (and best quality) nail polishes ever? So I read and saw she had picked up all of these lovely colours for £2.50 on sale at Fragrance Direct Online! I was so excited! I love Essie nail polishes…apart from the price. £8 a bottle? Nah mate, nah. So you can believe how enthusiastic I was when I could buy these polishes for a little over 25% of the normal price? So, um, yeah. I may have bought a few. Like *cough* 5 regulars and 3 gift sets *cough*…

Essie Polishes

Essie Polishes Together

First up are the regular 13.5ml bottles. The first one is this gorgeous dark deep raspberry called Jump in my Jumpsuit. The second is the ever so famous Fifth Avenue, a coral-orange red that is a complete classic. I wore this on my toes at the weekend and it was pretty much opaque with one coat! Third is Strut Your Stuff, an aqua blue. Then this teal sea foam is called Ruffles and Feathers, I think this will look perfect on the beach in summer! And finally Style Cartel, a purple navy.

Essie Gift Sets

Now onto the gift sets. These were all £5 each, normally £14.99! The 2014 is now reduced to £3.99 as well! I got two of the summer 2013 collection, one as a gift for a friend. The polishes inside are called Naughty Nautical, similar to Ruffles and Feathers. Then Sunday Funday is a really cute pinky coral. Then finally Full Sunday, a pretty lilac which would be perfect for spring.

The second gift set is the summer 2014 collection. I’ve only just realised there is another Ruffles and Feathers in this set. Oops! All well, can just give it to a friend for a birthday! There is also Haute in the Heat, a lovely raspberry red. Then finally, this is one of my favourites, an incredible tangerine orange called Roarrrange (get it? Roar? Like a tiger? GENIUS)

Essie Sizes Comparisons

Essie Ruffles and Feathers

I do realise that a lot of these are past collections, but I still think they’re gorgeous. I think my favourites are Roarrrange and Strut Your Stuff. Love it! What are your favourites Essie nail polishes? Let me know below!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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January Favourites 2015

Hello my beautiful Internet people! How t’is you? Get up to anything exciting at the weekend? I visited my relatives by the seaside (by the sea…). Photos to come in next weeks #LottiesLife! We have my first favourites post of the year! Who’s excited? *RAISE YOUR HANDS PLEASE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN*

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Lots of Love Lottie Blog January Favourites Dish 1

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I love this little dish from Sainsburys. It’s actually from the oriental cooking range but was reduced to 99p. They had so many other gorgeous designs, but I loved this turquoise and orange dish. It really reminds me of some pinteresty-instagrammy-tumblr dish that someone has hugely edited and has got thousands of likes. That will totally be me one day (not)

Lots of Love Lottie Blog January Favourites Cat Shirt 1

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Yes, I’ll admit, this is from the kids range at h&m. I still fit into the last size, ok?! But,seriously, how cute is the cat design. I normally wear this with a black cami, jeans and my River Island black vans dupes or mint green jeans and white converse. It’s cute, very cute. And if I remember correctly, only cost me about a fiver. Bosh.

Lots of Love Lottie Blog January Favourites Essie Nail Polish
Oh Essie, I love you. Maybe except your £8 price tag. The world went crayzayyyy for this colour, mint candy apple, one or two years ago and it is still my favourite colour nail polish. I get a new one pretty much every birthday! I do have to apply three thin coats to get a good opaque colour but you can tell how good a quality it is but the shiny-ness (?) and AHHHH IT MAKES MY HEART SING.

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Lots of Love Lottie Blog January Favourites Framed Postcards

I love these postcards from Paperchase, and they were only 60p each! You could always stick them on front of a card for an easy birthday card or frame them like I did! There are so many designs, and they sort of remind me of the Project Life scrapbook cards, but so much cheaper.

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Lots of Love Lottie Blog January Favourites Necklaces

This heart jewelry holder is from Evolution and was on sale at £3.50. I haven’t filled it with all my jewelry yet, but it’s great as it organises prettily!

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This month my favourites blogger/Youtuber has been Harri from Vanilla Craft Blog. The photo above pretty much explains my love for her blog. Her photography and editing, well, wow, her instagrammy style, fantastic, and her CAT. Well, who doesn’t love cats? Harri’s blog honestly looks so professional that when I first clicked on it I was surprised it wasn’t a 20-years-in-the-business crafty web designer who ran the site. Which Harri is, just without the 20 year experience! Show this girly some love on her blog, Instagram and Youtube.

Songs ♫

Sun – Two Door Cinema Club

Lips Are Movin’ – Meghan Trainor

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars (how could I not?!)

Well, that’s all from me on this dazzling (not) Monday morning. Have a jolly good week and I shall speak to you on Thursday!

PLEASE someone tell me it’s snowed where they are? Or just tell me you’ve been drowning in tea and hot chocolate too?

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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