Musings and ramblings of a Jewish Fashionista

Musings and ramblings of a fashion and beauty obsessed mama. A fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog.

Friday, 28 February 2014

O.P.I Glitter Polish Dupe...From Poundland!

I love finding a good dupe for a pricey or out of stock product. There is something very satisfying about making a little discovery like this, so I was very excited when I spotted a little something something at my local Poundland the other day.

Now I'm a huge Poundland fan...I go quite regularly to pick up essentials like baby wipes, cotton wool pads, Wotsits (!) boring kitchen essentials etc. I normally bypass the beauty aisle, as I am very wary of random, unknown brands, especially when it comes to make up and skincare. However, I decided to have a little look, just to see what they had. Amazingly, they actually had nail polishes and eyeshadows from some great drugstore brands - Maybelline, Rimmel and even Sally Hansen. Feeling like a greedy little girl, I grabbed a load of them and plonked them in my basket. Then, my eyes fell on something sparkly...

It was Poundland's own nail varnish brand, Pretty. Quite a lot of them. The first thing that caught my attention was the packaging...identical to O.P.I. Good solid glass bottle with a chunky black, matte lid. I was impressed. I delved deeper to look at the colours. The sparkly one that caught my eye went in my basket first, as it was an exact dupe of O.P.I's Rainbow Connection, that cult blogger polish, which was impossible to get hold of. Gorgeous speckles of pretty rainbow sparkles. Not only did they have this beautiful glitter polish, but confetti polish with different coloured hearts, iridescent shapes and more, all suspended in a clear polish.

I loaded my basket with a few and off I went. When I got home, I tested out the rainbow polish straight away, expecting to be disappointed with consistency. Wrong! A clear, non gloopy finish with a good application and decent brush and staying power...3 days without a single chip! I was impressed. This polish looked great layered over a pretty nude and by itself, with a few coats to build up the sparkles.

So there you amazing O.P.I dupe for a mere quid! #winning

Have you tried out any Poundland beauty products? What did you think of them? Enjoy x

Friday, 7 February 2014

New Year, New Look

Just a quick update today to see if you have noticed anything different?

Well, if you are a long term reader then you might have noticed that my blog has a completely new look. Seeing as I created my last blog design about 3 years ago, it was really high time for a new design. So when my lovely and very talented artist friend Rachel offered to create a new logo and background for a birthday present...I jumped at the chance!

What Rachel has created is so perfect for me and Belle of the Ball. She has illustrated me, looking far prettier than in real life...I do love this girl, and drawn a whole load of my favourite things to complement the background and basically give the blog that little bit more personality, which it really needed.

I am so, SO happy with it and I can't stop looking at it. If you are looking for a new look blog, or looking to get some beautiful artwork created, Rachel is an amazing artist, who I highly recommend. She has also painted a stunning picture, which is hanging in my lounge. She has a website showcasing some of her work, and she can be contacted through that. Get in touch! She's fab and super lovely to boot.

What do you think of Belle of the Ball's little makeover? Enjoy x