Monday, 20 February 2017

Renunail Duo Review -Sorting out my brittle nails

Right guys, it's not often I absolutely rave about a product but you need to hear about this. My nails have always been pretty  long but that doesn't mean they don't break from time to time. I've never had my nails done in a salon or really even worn fake nails but I paint my nails very regularly and all that nail polish remover and polishes full of chemicals means they need to be looked after. 

I know so many things can result in brittle nails, wearing acrylics, poor diet, stress, illness, or working too damn hard! Sometimes our nails need a little bit of TLC.

I was offered the chance to try Renunail for 4 weeks to strengthen my nails and give them a well needed pick-me-up. 

It's just like a just like a normal base coat, possibly ever so slightly thinner. It's 
designed to help with  peeling, flaking and chipping and contains calcium to harden the surface of the nails.

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Inside the Renunail Duo pack you get a large 30ml bottle of nail strengthened and a 14ml bottle of nourishing oil. On the the first day you apply two coats to clean nails -at this point I could instantly feel my nails felt harder, like the strengthener was almost holding my nails together. 

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You then add an extra coat each day and build up the layers. It dries fairly quickly so this wasn't a problem for me at all. During this time you can add the oil to the nails and cuticles daily which  is a nice treat and helps to hydrate the nails. Do this for 5 days, have a rest and on day 7 you remove the polish and start the process again.

Again, on day 7 you remove it all and start again and after 4 weeks your nails really are noticeably stronger.
It's recommended to have a bit of a break after 4 weeks but you can always go back to using it again the needed. 

 I admit I struggled having no colour on my nails for the first time in years so on each of the days where I removed the layers of polish and started again I had a day or two of colour. Going cold turkey was just too hard for me! But it still worked really well. I was amazed really. 

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My little finger has always had a split down the middle and it's really helped to fix it, it's almost non existent now! If you have weak nails or need a break from acrylics this really helps to get your nails back on track. I'm actually making sure I take regular breaks from my nail polish now to have a couple of weeks using this as it's just brilliant.


You can buy the duo pack with both items or if you prefer you can use the nail straightener alone. I really am impressed with this product and I'm glad I tried it!




*this was kindly gifted to me but all thoughts are 100% my own.


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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

A couple of questions

Recently I've had a bit of a blogging block. I just haven't been inspired and I didn't just want to review something just for the hell of it. I've been upping my Instagram game so I've concentrated on that while I've been a little MIA. go and follow me if you fancy it. Shameless plug there.

I haven't done a kind-of 'tag' post in a while and I really like reading them. I'm not 100% sure where I first saw these questions so if you do know then please let me know so I can tag the person that made it. 

So here's me kind of saying "I'm still here guys!" with a little question and answer sesh. 




What do you order from Starbucks?
It varies. I do love a coffee Frappucchino here and there. I never really have the same drink though. When Autumn arrives I become incredibly basic and drink my weight in Pumpkin Spiced Lattes but the rest of the year I chop and change between Caramel or Vanilla Lattes, White Chocolate Mochas and Cappuccinos. I started small in Starbz, I used to go after school on a Friday and order a vanilla frappucchino , why I didn't just get a milkshake from McDonalds and save myself £2 I don't know... Now caffeine-based drinks have well and truly entered my life. Started at the bottom, now we're here.

What's one thing in your closet you can't live without?
This is a tough one. I adore my French Connection knee high boots (it had to be shoes didn't it?!). I bought them in both brown and black and I wear them to death every Winter. 

What's one thing most people wouldn't know about you?
I didn't drive for 8 years and started again last year. I passed my test then I moved to London a few months after so I just didn't need my car. I had Mason and moved back to Surrey and was in walking distance of pretty much everything. It's only since Mason started school I got back in the driving seat again to make the school runs a little easier. It's just like riding a bike -but it's a car. 

Name one thing you want to do before you die?
Visit the Caribbean again. 

Name one food you can't live without?
That is a tough question! I guess if I had to live without spaghetti bolognese I'd be pretty damn miffed. 

What phrase or quote do you live by?
Live and Let Live. Just don't worry about what someone else is doing, you do you. We are in control of our own life and that's the one life we need to concentrate on most.


What do you like/dislike about the blogging/youtubing community?

I love talking to people with the same interests as me and I always have something great to read. I find it really interesting to see other people's views on things, even if they're different to mine. And of course it's always nice to find out about new beauty products!

On the other hand it's been tough getting non-bloggers to 
understand it. I find a lot of people think it's a bit pointless or that I spend all of the family food budget on Lush bath bombs and lipsticks! 


What's your most listened to song on iTunes?
At the moment it's 'Versace on the Floor' by Bruno Mars. I've got a new found love for that guy and his new album is awesome.


What kind of style would you define yourself by?
I'd like to say glam, but it's probably just boring! I keep things very simple and always wear heels. I try to avoid anything too mumsey - it just doesn't suit me. I can't do the casual thing, I look awful in jumpers or slouchy clothes. Victoria Beckham is my idol but she's way more stylish than I could ever be!

Favourite number?
11. My birthday is 11th of the 11th so it always has been. It was strange to find out that Sam's lucky number was the same as mine when we met, most people I meet say their favourite number is 7.


Two hobbies?
I really enjoy drawing but I just don't get the time to do it as often as I'd like. It's really nice to make someone a card or picture that's really unique and personal - it makes me feel good. I also like to do yoga and pilates when I get some time to myself.

Two pet peeves?
1. People who don't say "Thank You". If I hold the door open for you, move out of the way to let you pass, pull over to let you through when driving, give you a gift - just say thank you! I can't stand rudeness!

2. People who are easily offended. I just don't get it, those people that have a problem with EVERYTHING. You just can't win with them and it's so draining to be around.

Guilty Pleasure? 
I'll give you three. 

Youtube hauls- I just end up adding more and more products to my wish list. 
Reality Tv - Big Brother, I'm a Celebrity, The Apprentice, Ex on The Beach, Made in Chelsea. If it's heavy edited (and most likely scripted) with 'real' people then I'm watching it.
and recently ...reading twitter drama.


So there you go guys, that's me! Feel free to let me know some of your own answers in the comments.

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Monday, 30 January 2017

Blogger bits from Coconut Lane

I'm sure you would have seen Coconut Lane on Twitter, they are a great little site with loads of really instagrammable items. From stationery to Macbook skins to socks they're great for gifts or a treat for yourself. I'm a big fan of their wall art and they have some lovely jewellery too. I've had my eye on a choker but it's out of stock at the moment. After having a browse through I noticed how blogger friendly they were and I wanted to share a few bits with my fellow bloggers. When I shop it makes me feel better if I get others to shop too!

They have a selection of coasters, you can buy them individually or in a set. I really like the 'Stay Classy' one. A daily reminder when drinking my tea - love it. Are you really a true blogger if you don't own anything marble? You can never own too many notebooks, I have so many that are unused, I'm sure I'll fill them up with random lists in no time but for now they are good blog props at least. There are so many gorgeous MacBook skins -and lots in the sale too so it's totally acceptable to buy a few and change the look every few days. Let the world know you're a blogger with a blogger sweatshirt or just keep it in your office with pretty wall art. 


There's even a light up phone case so you can achieve that perfect selfie! It's like this site was made for us! 

You can use the code Photojenn20 at the checkout for 20% off so take a look and see what takes your fancy!


I've been trying my best to up my Instagram game with the help of a few little items here and there. 

If you like mini beauty reviews, pictures of coffee and shoes then head over and follow me. Come and say hi, I love chatting to people on there too!


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