Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Essie Master Plan - Spring/Summer Nails

In the transition from winter to spring, I've been searching Boots and Superdrug for the perfect nail colour. Usually in spring, I would choose pastel colours like baby blue or lilac, but after testing several pastel shades that I already own, I have realised that I have become very tired of them. However when I came across Essie's 'Master Plan' all my problems were solved. It is a perfect muted grey shade that goes so well with every outfit and any jewellery. One of my issues with pastel coloured nails is that I think they look odd with clothes that don't match, and you can't always dress accordingly to your nails!
I like to do a little manicure when I do them as I often bite them and so they need to be looked after. Firstly, I file my nails using this Soap & Glory Nail File that I received in their 'Nail Call' giftset at Christmas. (From here: I then buff my nails using a Nails Inc buffer that was also from a gift set.
Once my nails are shaped, I apply Soap & Glory's Scrub + Happiness Dry Hand Smoothing Scrub which was also part of the Nail Call gift set, followed by Ciate's 'Love Me Oil' as my cuticles are quite damaged. (Available here:

After this, I apply one coat of Essie's Master Plan (Available here:, and then a top layer of Rimmel 60 Second Clear Nail Polish (Available here: to ensure that my nails don't chip.

I then finish my nail routine using Body Shop's Almond Hand & Nail Cream (Available here: which makes my hands much softer and smells divine too.

What's your favourite nail shade this spring?
Let me know in the comments x

Monday, 6 April 2015

Spring Playlist

Over the past few months, I've been updating my playlists with some of my favourite songs and new artists that I have come across too. Here are my current favourite tracks this spring:

Pacifier - Catfish and The Bottlemen
Catfish are such a great band, and I'm slightly annoyed that I hadn't listened to them that much until now. Their album has been played repeatedly by me over the last couple of months and Pacifier is definitely my favourite from 'The Balcony'.
Itch (Single Version) - Nothing But Thieves
Nothing But Thieves are one of my favourite bands by far, and I love the new version of Itch and the artwork. I am beyond excited for their album to come out in October! 
Wake Up Call - Nothing But Thieves 
I have loved this song ever since I heard Nothing But Thieves for the first time, but recently I have found myself obsessing over it all over again. 

Kiteers - Fatherson and Mine for Me - Fatherson
I discovered Fatherson a few months ago but it's only recently that I have properly started to listen to them. I have become so obsessed with their album 'I am an island' and these are just two of my favourites. 

Loose Change - Royal Blood 
I've been a fan of royal blood for several months now and I still cannot get enough of their album. Loose Change has been on repeat constantly at the moment!
What songs are on your playlist this spring?
Kathryn x