Happy Christmas!

Monday, 26 December 2016
Happy Christmas

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas spent with family and loved ones and also enjoyed the day.

My Christmas was spent at our own house for the first time in over 3 years, and we had the family come to us for Christmas dinner and the exchanging of presents. It was also nice to have the Christmas tree up for more than 2 days this year haha.

As you are currently reading this I am probably now chilling out in bed catching up on the Christmas episode of "Call The Midwife".....I do love that programme! Hardly any TV was watched today as there just wasn't time so I put a few things on record on the TV up in the bedroom so I could catch up with it all over the next few days.

I'm so grateful for everything I received this year and loved it all, but there will be a blog post up on "What I Got For Christmas" in a few days time when I get time to sit and write it up and take the photo's for the blog post aswell.


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Tanya Burr: Days 4 To 12

Saturday, 17 December 2016
First off I feel that I should apologise for not sticking to my "Tanya Burrs: 12 Days Of Christmas" blog post's, as I was going to be posting everyday for 12 days whilst opening up that particular advent calender.
Tanya Burr Cosmetics

If you read my post Living With Severe Migraines than you may have an idea as to why those blog post's never happened! The past week I have been in so much pain it's unreal and if my headache faded I would get up to get some bits done, but after half hour the pain would come back 10 times worse.

Favourite Christmas iPhone Wallpapers

Monday, 5 December 2016
If there's one thing I love doing than it's customising my iPhone wallpaper to something which is more like me instead of just the ones that already come loaded onto the iPhone.

So I thought I would share with you 6 of my favourite wallpapers with you :-)



Tanya Burr: Day 2 + 3

Saturday, 3 December 2016
Day 2 + 3

For today's blog post I decided to do days 2 and 3 of the Tanya Burr advent calender together, just for the fact of what was behind both doors and both were little beauty accessories.

Tanya Burr Nail File

Tanya Burr: Day 1

Friday, 2 December 2016
Tanya Burr Candy Cane

Tanya Burr: 12 Days of Christmas

Thursday, 1 December 2016
Tanya Burr Advent Calender
It's officially that time of the month for Christmas to begin and what better way to start it off, then with a beauty advent calender!

Staying gorgeous while traveling: Beauty Tips

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

When you travel long distance or overseas by airplane, automobile, or train, various conditions and constraints can affect your skin and hair. Unfortunately, travel and space restrictions will not permit you to take all your treasured beauty products on your trip. If you intend to go a holiday trip, here are some of the tips you should keep in mind.

Living With Severe Migraines

Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Living With Migraines

Ever since I was little I have always suffered with severe migraines which can last anything up to 5-6 days at a time. I am on 4 different lots of tablets to help with these migraines and I've also had the daith piercing done aswell.

Currently Trying: Jerome Alexander Magic Minerals

Wednesday, 16 November 2016
James Alexander Magic Minerals

A couple of weeks ago now I decided I wanted to try something new beauty wise, so I ordered the deluxe magic minerals set by Jerome Alexander.....I did have to wait a little while for it to be delivered as it was out of stock on the website I ordered from.

Models Own: Colour Chrome

Thursday, 10 November 2016
Models Own Nail Varnish

A couple of weeks ago now, I did a little bit of online shopping over on the Superdrug website and decided to buy myself some new nail varnishes as you can never have too many!

I spotted these colour chrome one's by the brand Models own and knew straight away that I needed to have them just because I loved the packaging haha. It also just happened they were on special offer of Buy One Get 2nd Half Price so I thought why not?!

October's 10 Currents....

Monday, 7 November 2016
Roses & Candles


October's 10 Currents

What I've Watched....

The past few weeks I've hardly watched much TV at all apart from The X Factor, I really want Matt Terry to win this year as I think he has got an amazing voice. I'm glad Gifty & Four of Diamonds have now gone as i really didn't like them.

Summer Twists For A Winter Wardrobe

Friday, 4 November 2016

Today's blog post is a guest post by Claire in Australia

Summer Twists for a Winter Wardrobe


Let’s talk fashion! Here in Oz I have to start thinking about my summer body and suffer the disappointment of not being able to rock some of the most interesting and unique fall trends in the fashion world at the moment. It’s called a Land Down Under for a reason. But don’t mind me whining – I’ll just have to be patient and wait for March. Still, I have a lot to share with you. Honestly, winters in Australia are pretty much like fall in Europe and the rest of the world, and since we Aussies have just said goodbye to winter recently, I wanted to share with you some fashion tips and tricks that would put your summer clothes to good use as well.

Keep the dresses

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Currently Burning.....

Monday, 31 October 2016
Marshmallow Fireside
It's no secret that I love a nice candle, It's also no secret that I refuse point blank to pay loads of money for 1 candle just to burn it.......if I'm paying over £10.00 for a candle then you my dear are staying there purely for decoration purpose's and to look pretty!

Learning To Drive At 30

Monday, 24 October 2016
Learning To Drive

So I've finally the biggest step of all for me and that is learning how to drive. It's something I've always wanted to do, but just never had the confidence to actually do it.......damn you Social Anxiety!

Rimmel: Super Gel Nails

Saturday, 22 October 2016
Gel Nail Varnishes

First off let me just start by saying how good it feels to have my nails done again! It's been absolutely ages since I last done anything with my nails, but my love for anything to do with nails has never gone away.

Primark Haul

Thursday, 13 October 2016
Primark Haul

I recently took a trip to my local Primark store in search for some new jumpers now that the colder weather is starting to show itself again, but as usual I came out of Primark's with everything but a jumper......please tell me I ain't the only one that this happens to!?

The few things that I picked up were:

Bath Bombs By Beautifully Scrumptious

Sunday, 9 October 2016

There's nothing better than a nice hot bath when your feeling a bit run down and just generally feeling like crap, and a nice bath bomb added into the bath makes everything that little bit better....and smelling lovely aswell of course.

I must be the only person though who has never once tried any of the LUSH bath bombs, don't get me wrong I love the sound of all of them but have still yet to try any of them out.

September's 10 Currents

Monday, 3 October 2016

September's 10 Currents

What I've Watched....

I've been watching pretty much whatever I have got recorded on my sky+ planner this month as I've got so much stuff recorded its unreal. I do need to start watching "Our Girl" soon though as I've had it on series record so that I can watch all episode's back to back in one go, plus I've heard it's been really good.......I'm not sure if it would be the same without Lacey Turner in it though.

Buying On Depop

Monday, 26 September 2016

Just recently I downloaded the Depop app onto my phone and signed up to it as I kept on hearing really good stuff about it. If you haven't already heard of Depop, I'm sure you have though, then it's basically a website where you can both buy and sell all different items that you no longer want.

Nail-Beauty-Life Has A New Header...

Sunday, 25 September 2016

So as you have probably already noticed, Nail-Beauty-Life, has a brand new header. It's nothing fancy as I'm not that creative haha, I purchased the paint splattered background from Etsy and just added my own writing to it.

I do at some point want to get some illustrations added to it to make it more "me", I'm thinking maybe some nail varnishes, make up palettes and maybe either a Instagram or iPhone icon aswell.....but we will see what I can come up with as I ain't really got the money to pay someone to do it for me!

Instagram: Love/Hate Relationship

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

I have always had a love/hate relationship when it comes to Instagram and having a "theme" on my Instagram account, one minute I will love it and then the next I will hate the way it looks.

Baking Welsh Cakes

Tuesday, 13 September 2016



If there's one thing i love more than anything then it's definitely got to be baking! When I lived in Wales I used to always be in the kitchen baking at least twice a week, but since moving back to London I've literally had no time to bake at all. Plus the kitchen in this house is so small it's unreal.....I hate it as there's no sides big enough to roll pastry or anything out on, I have to do it all out on the table in the dining room.

5 Things I'm Looking Forward To This Autumn...

Saturday, 10 September 2016

For today's blog post I thought I would share with you 5 little things that I am looking forward to during this Autumn season. Let me know in the comments below what your most looking forward to during Autumn, as I would love to know what you all like :-)

August's 10 Currents

Friday, 2 September 2016


August's 10 Currents

What I've Watched...

I've really been trying to catch up on season 7 of Pretty Little Liars but i just can't seem to get into this season for some reason. I feel like they are just repeating story lines but with just different people involved this time round....please tell me I ain't the only one who feels like that about season 7?!

iPhone Photo Diary #4

Saturday, 27 August 2016
iPhone-Photo-Diary

Another month = Another iPhone Photo Diary

So Here Goes...

1 - This is a photo of me and 2 of my nephews Charlie and Henry, this was taken on the beach down in Leysdown when we went away for 4 days. I have already had this photo printed and framed for my bedroom wall, and it will always be special to me as its the first picture Charlie has ever had done with me (Charlie is my brother-in-laws son but I will always class him as my full nephew no matter what). 

Skin Therapy Skincare

Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Skin Therapy

Just before I left to go away for 4 days I was in Wilkinson's getting a few bits and noticed this range of skincare products that I had never seen before, so of course me being me I decided to pick a couple of there bits up to try out and see just how good it was.

Bit of an update.....

Monday, 15 August 2016
white roses, white, roses

For today's blog post I thought I would give you all a little update on a few things.


Photography: I recently upgraded my Kodak AZ251 camera to a Canon Rebel T1i with changeable lenses, It's not the latest version but thought it would do me well until I've learnt to use the lenses properly. My photo's have already improved massively which is mainly down to learning through photography books that I've purchased aswell as watching tutorials on YouTube aswell.
[the picture above was taken with my new camera]

Loreal Paris Pure Clay Purity Mask

Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Loreal Paris Pure Clay Purity Mask

A few blog post's ago you may remember me doing a "Face Mask's Wishlist" and on that wishlist I put one of the new Pure Clay face masks by Loreal.

And a few days later off I went to Boot's to purchase one of these face masks, I only brought the "Purity Mask" one as unfortunately at the time the other 2 masks were out of stock.

July's 10 Currents

Friday, 5 August 2016
white-roses

July's 10 Currents

What I've Watched....

I've been loving my soaps this month mainly coronation street and Home & away. I even had a little cry when Kylie got killed in Coronation Street....I'm a right emotional person at stuff like that haha. I'm not too impressed with Home & away at the moment either, I mean seriously it takes so long to get Ricki & Nate together......just to split them up a few weeks after being married, not good!

What I've Listened To....

New Theme & Trouble With Disqus!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

So as you may already be able to tell, I have added a bit of colour into Nail-Beauty-Life finally....It's only taken me like forever as I've always preferred minimal black & white coloured layouts.

It's still not 100% done yet, as still got a few things to tweak here and there but I will get there over the next few days or so, I just couldn't wait any longer before getting it up on my blog.

Now this is where I may need your help if you can help that is.....

H&M WISHLIST - BACK TO BASICS

Friday, 29 July 2016
HandM
I have always been a fan of clothes from H&M as I find they are the perfect fit for me and also wash up really nicely aswell and keep there shape aswell as being really affordable.

Next month I am going away just for a few days but it's gonna be nice to have a little break. So I thought I would share with you the few bits of clothing I'm hopefully gonna buy to take with me (if they have it all in my size that is!).

LOVE MAKE-UP? LOVE MAGAZINES?

Monday, 25 July 2016
glamour-magazine

Love make-up? Love magazines? Then this blog post is definitely one for you :-)


I recently brought myself a copy of the most recent Glamour magazine that was on sale (the one with the Benefits "Gimme Brow" product as the freebie) and whilst having a casual read through it one night I came across the "subscribe to glamour" page and couldn't help but notice how good of a deal it was.

JOJOBA OIL - EDEN'S SEMILLA*

Friday, 22 July 2016
Jojoba Oil

If you've been reading my blog for some time now then you will know that I sometimes suffer with bad acne breakouts. I'm always on the lookout for anything that will help calm my skin and keep my skin looking and feeling clear. I've always been in two minds about using oils on my face as i do tend to have a oily t-zone area.

That was until I tried Jojoba Oil, so first up I will explain exactly what it is.....

iPhone Photo Diary #3

Monday, 18 July 2016
iPhone Photo Diary

Another month = Another iPhone Photo Diary


If you read my last "iPhone Photo Diary" then you will know that I said I was gonna do these kind of posts fortnightly.....and yes as usual Claire forgets haha.

So here goes the iPhone Photo Diary for the month of July, and hopefully there will be another one in 2 weeks time. I myself love reading these kind of posts as it shows a little insight to the person behind the blog name and what kind of stuff happens offline.

So Here Goes...

Face Mask's Wishlist

Thursday, 14 July 2016
Face Mask Wishlist

I've always been one to love a good face mask every once in a while, although where I do have quite sensitive skin I have to be really careful with what I actually put on my face.

I've been trying to get in a habit of using a face mask at least once a week, as I have got quite a few that I haven't yet used....some are what I've brought and there's also a few that I got for Christmas.

After browsing through the Boots website last night after seeing 3 of these face mask's advertised on TV, I decided to put together a "Face Mask Wishlist" of the ones I would like to try over the next few months.

Barry M Quick Dry

Monday, 11 July 2016
barry m quick dry nail paints

A couple of weeks ago I purchased 4 more Barry M Quick Dry nail paints from Superdrugs, I'm pretty sure they was on offer at the time I think they were Buy One Get One Half Price.....or something like that anyway.

The 4 colours that I chose to buy this time were:

Toni&Guy 3D Volumiser

Monday, 4 July 2016
toni&guy

If there's one thing I don't like about my hair then it's just how fine/thin my hair actually is. There's no point in me even trying to style my hair as the chosen style will always fall out within half hour of it being done.....

June's 10 Currents

Friday, 1 July 2016

June's 10 Currents...

What I've Watched...

I've been addicted to watching 2 programmes this month called "Hoarding: Buried Alive" and "Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners", these are the programmes that are set as series record on my Sky+ box. Hoarding: Buried Alive is a programme that shows you peoples houses who are hoarders and can barely move about there house because they have that much stuff, In the end they get help clearing the house and you get to see what there house was like before and after.

Top 5 Blogging Apps

Monday, 27 June 2016
blogging apps

Top 5 Blogging Apps

When I first started blogging, I had absolutely no clue about 3 out of these 5 apps so today I thought I would share with you exactly what apps I use to help me with my blog. I haven't included the likes of Instagram and Twitter as those 2 app's are ones that most people use everyday.

So be sure to carry on reading this post to find out what 5 apps I use.

Keep Fit With Wii Fit & My Fitness Coach

Friday, 24 June 2016
wii fit

Keep Fit With Wii Fit & My Fitness Coach

These past few weeks I've really been taking an interest in keeping fit and doing more exercise, even if it means looking up workout routines on YouTube or printing out exercise routines from Pinterest.
I was thinking about maybe joining up to a gym but I'm not overly keen on exercising in front of loads of people where I'm not the most confident of people.

14 Day TeaTox

Monday, 20 June 2016
Lemon-TeaTox

I recently decided that after hearing lots of good things about TeaTox products that I wanted to try it out for myself as I always like to try out things that are supposed to be good for you.
So after doing some research I decided to purchase the "Citrus Lemon Flavoured TeaTox", I chose to go for the 14 day supply just so i could be sure that I did like them before purchasing the 28 day pack.

"Yes To" Cleansing Facial Towelettes

Monday, 13 June 2016

Back in September you may remember me writing a blog post on the products that I received in my Septembers Blogger Beauty Box

Well I am finally getting round to trying out the "Yes To" Blueberries Cleansing Facial Towelettes. I completely forgot that I still had these and found them stashed in a little box of beauty products that I had packed away just before moving, and I found that box today whilst having a clear out of my wardrobe. Luckily for me I never opened the seal on them until now, as they only last for 3 months once opened.

iPhone Photo Diary #2

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Can you believe that I haven't done one of these iPhone Photo Diary's since july 2015! I never even realised myself until I was going through some old blog post's last night, I think I'm gonna start making these into fortnightly blog posts now. As I have so many photo's on my iPhone that don't always make it onto my Instagram account.

May's 10 Currents

Monday, 6 June 2016

May's 10 Currents...

What I've Watched...

I've finally finished watching season 6 of Pretty Little Liars over on Netflix, now I'm not gonna put any spoilers up on here just incase you've yet to watch it....but how weird was the ending of it?! Or was it just me that found it weird?

2016 Goals Update

Friday, 3 June 2016

At the beginning of January I set myself a few goals that I wanted to hopefully achieve by the end of 2016. So for today's blog post, I thought I would take a look back on that particular blog post...which can be seen HERE...and look back just to see how well I have done with the goals so far.

So here goes:

NOTW: Nail Of The Week

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Here I am, back once again with another NOTW: Nail Of The Week blog post and I feel like I haven't done one of these posts in a long time....infact the last time I done one of these posts were at the beginning of May and I've only just realised that I haven't done once since......oops!

Essie Nail Varnishes

Sunday, 22 May 2016


Essie Nail Varnishes

Now this may or may not come as a surprise to some of you reading this, but these are the first ever Essie nail varnishes that I have ever owned! Not because I don't like them but just because I personally think there are more affordable nail polishes out there (yes Barry M....I'm talking about you!).
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