Friday, December 30

Barry M Haul!

Hello Beauties!

I think I've had enough of a break now after a lovely quiet Christmas, so I thought make a comeback today to show you a few Barry M things I bought this morning, along with some I got in my stocking :)

Barry M Haul

Nail Paints - Gold Shatter (321), Silver Glitter (Limited Edition), Gold Foil Effects (320) and Silver Foil Effects (319).       Lip Paints - Touch of Magic and Pale Nude (154)

I wasn't really meant to be buying anything, just going to the opticians, but Gold Foil was on my Christmas wishlist so I couldn't really resist, could I?!


The gold crackle and silver foil were gifts from Santa, and the gold foil was one of my purchases this morning. Boots are still giving away this Limited Edition silver glitter nail paint when you buy 2 Barry M products, so I of course took advantage of this deal! I love the consistency of the Barry M nail paints, as they are so easy to apply smoothly and quickly, but I am worried about the crackle one. They do go really gloopy fairly quickly don't they? My black crackle is in such a state!

And so onto the lip paints...

Touch of Magic has been on my wish list for a while, and I'm so glad Santa finally brought it to me! It's so moisturising as it's packed with aloe vera and castor seed oil, but I'm afraid the same can't be said for the Pale Nude I bought this morning. As you can see from the photos below, my lips aren't in the best state at the moment, even though I prepped them with my Body Shop Lip Scuff and a good smear of Carmex. I do like the shade, and would wear it on a night out with really 'done' dark eyes and statement lashes.

 Now, what shades should I put on my wish list next? :p  As I sit here, at this very moment, I have a MUA package sitting beside me, which I have been very studiously ignoring until I have the time to give it the attention it deserves! Look out for a post on it soon :)

Hope you all had wonderful Christmases and are ready for a unforgettable New Years <3

Lots of Love,
Krystyna x

Sunday, December 11

An Explanation

Hi Beauties!

I'm really sorry I've been away for so long, and I want to explain why that is. The truth is that I suffer from depression. I haven't had a really bad spell since I started receiving treatment for it 4 years ago, but recently I've begun to feel worse, and I've found it difficult to summon up the energy to do much of anything.

Luckily I have a really supportive family and group of friends, and I'm seeing my doctor, so I hope this will pass soon and I can get back to normal :). I don't want to bring anyone down - it's too close to Christmas to be sad! So I hope you're all well and enjoying the festive cheer <3

Lots of Love, 
Krystyna x

Sunday, December 4


Evening Beauties!

You can now...
Follow my blog with Bloglovin

and follow me on Twitter @KrystynaMmmm !

Actual posts later <3

Lots of Love,
Krystyna x

Friday, December 2

NOTD 2: Winter Moon, Gone Gonzo! and Disco Ball

Evening Beauties!

Meet my new nails; I got too annoyed with the ratty finish on the ones I did last night :p. These are much better, with 3 coats of 'Winter Moon' by Boots Natural Collection and 2 coats of OPI Muppets 'Gone Gonzo!' on a statement nail, all lovingly topped off with a coat of Disco Ball by Rimmel London. Very seasonably appropriate :)

How have your days been?

Lots of Love,
Krystyna x

Thursday, December 1

NOTD: Plum Attraction and gold glitter

Morning Beauties,

Just a quick post on the colours I applied last night, Revlon Nail Enamel in 762 Plum Attraction and Saffron Nail Polish in 08.

I am atrocious at painting my nails! The polish goes everywhere... anyone got any tips to improve this?

Also, whilst I love the effect it gives, this gold glitter polish is something I will not be repurchasing as it takes a stupidly long time to dry. Can anyone recommend an alternative?

Lots of Love,
Krystyna x

Brush Bath!

Hi Beauties!

Possible TMI coming up, but I am feeling rotten today: PMS + UTI = serious aches and pains. So I left college early and had a nice long bath :) That pampering made me feel guilty about the state of my room - I currently have a flourishing floordrobe - and whilst looking around in despair I spotted this little gem.

Bobbi Brown Conditioning Brush Cleanser (£10.50)

I bought this ages ago, with my two brushes, but hadn't got round to using it (sheer laziness :p). So I gathered up all of my brushes, took a shaming photo for y'all and got lathering!


An amazing transformation, particularly for my blusher and bronzer brushes which were, quite frankly, a disgrace. The colour of the foam on my hand showed that! There was one casualty; an eyeshadow sponge from a cheap set fell apart, but other than that, everything was fine :).

The shampoo is clear and has a faint minty scent. It rinses away really easily and also only needs one wash to clean thoroughly which I was impressed by. Now I'm really looking forward to doing my make-up tomorrow morning!

How often do you clean your brushes?

Lots of Love,
Krystyna x