Don’t be jealous, but my friend is pretty much a beauty genius. She’s slowly but surely turning me into a real life woman, last month I had my eyebrows done (I’m now on a brow programme – look at me) and this month I had my first ever manicure. I know, it’s shocking, I’ve never had a manicure before, I’m practically deprived #firstworldproblems. So back to Natalie (that’s the beauty genius’ name), she’s a pro in all things beauty and own’s her own salon (is that the right word?) in Stamford. So when I was sent some nail varnishes by the lovely people over at Models Own, who else do I call upon than my talented buddy? I lie, I did actually have a go at it myself, my boyfriend told me to “get help” after laughing in my face when I showed him my attempt. Honestly, what I did compared to this is an embaressment! She definitely sorted me out! I’d also like to apologise for the variety of different shades of my pictures, half are natural lighting and half are in the salon so it’s a bit of a mish mash! I had a little look on Pinterest for some nail inspo and decided on a more simple and fun style. This was all in aid of entering the #1234THUMBWAR competition being run by Models Own, if you fancy yourself an artist then have a go! The nail varnishes themselves are pretty bright colours, I’m usually more of a nude kinda gal, but I really love them, I can’t stop looking at them!! I found it a bit odd that the brushes were different, some of them were longer and thin where as others were a more short and stubby brush making it easier to apply. Most of the colours were really strong so only needed a couple of coats but the yellow was pretty watery so needed some hard work and a lot of patience!Here’s the finished result! What do you think? Are you a nude nail kinda gal like me or do you love your neon nails?

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Eyebrows on Fleek

This is a new kind of post for me. Don’t get me wrong, I like to look as nice as the next girl but I just don’t have the patience to put in the time. I’m definitely trying though, I’ve been watching make up tutorials and learning about contouring and now, I think I might be ready to go out and buy some adult make up. Yes I’m actually considering spending over £10 on foundation and using something other than my dirty hands to put it on my face. Bearing this in mind, when my super talented friend Nat offered to sort out my eyebrows I jumped at the chance. A professional had never laid a finger on my brows before. Unless you call my Mum a professional? I’ve never even had a manicure or my legs waxed, I’m a true DIYer when it comes to the beauty side of things. I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I was told she’d put me down for ‘HD Brows‘. Little was I to know that I was to be dyed, waxed, threaded and plucked to within an inch of my life. I was honestly surprised to see there was still something left when I took a look in the mirror. Not only had she given me a set of killer brows but she’d also done my make up to show me where I needed to fill in. Can you believe the difference in my before and after? I can’t believe no body told me I’d been walking round like that! Shame on you all! I’m proud to say that i’m now on a ‘brow programme’, just call me Cara. You can see Nat’s beauty page here. Are you a DIYer like me or do you leave it to the professionals? Most importantly, are your eyebrows on fleek? *Sunglasses : Plastic Tail Follow my blog on bloglovin

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