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Thursday, 22 July 2010

Beauxoxo review and 3 manis!

Georgie, who writes So Full of Twilight Dreams that Glitter has a fucking adorable Etsy shop where she sells the cutest hairbows. I've been eyeing them up for a while, so when she blogged that, in honour of her one year blogaversary (preeetty sure that's a word) all her followers could get a free gift, I thought it would be rude not to! (Clicky to find out how.)

Tempted as I was by the cupcake bows this is what I snapped up: The guitar and the heart bow were my purchases and the blue bow clip and the glittery ladybird were my free gifts:

The bows I purchased were both love at firs sight, and lucky ol' me, the heart bow was on sale for just $3! The guitar bow was $5.90 and the UK shipping was very reasonable - these things are a steal. They seem to be really well made, too, I can't wait to wear them :D They both came wrapped in cute pink tissue paper and I think that the business card and the HK note from Georgie are really sweet touches. Her customer service is awesome, too! She emailed me to check my address, both on Etsy and regular email, because I had one on Etsy and a different one on Paypal, and I got my goodies the day after she sent them. So big thumbs up for beauxoxo!

Sorry that was totally non-make up related, I just think its really important to spread the word about great customer service and cute stuff!

So now some manis:

Little strawberries! These were my boyfriends idea. Cute from far away, but up close they remind me more of this:

Oh well. So then I had to cut my nails because my peelies were despicable, so I did...

...Big strawberries! Super simple and I got lots of compliments.

And then using my new 'fauxnad' I made this mani with LA Colours... er, silver one and Barry M Racing Green which I adore:

A little tricky to get the hand of, but I've been practicing on my Mum and sister and I'm getting there.

Have a nice day y'all!

Robyn xxx


  1. Those bows are so cute!! Makes me wish I 1) had a little girl and 2) that my hair was longer again. I really like your strawberry mani - both of them! Did you send in an entry to Babbling Brooke's summer fruit mani contest?

  2. I like both trawberry manis : the first one is more wearable but the 2nd one is FUN... I am torn!
    I can't wear a bow in my hear, I don't know why (I think it's a trauma from my childhood ) but I have the impression I am a horse that just win a race (My uncle had horses hence the trauma !)....Yes I am crazy like that !

    Caro xxx

  3. I love all the manis, but especially the second strawberry one!

  4. Those bows are so cute!

    And love those manis too. The second strawberry mani is delicious :D the rose mani is beautiful too. x

  5. I love the heart bow! And both your strawberry manis are jus adorable :)

  6. Your manicures are awesome. I'm following now. :)

    Sorry if this is a repeat but I can't remember who has entered.
    I'm having a new giveaway:

  7. Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout ( Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog ( ). thanks, Josh

  8. @Megan: No, I haven't, but I think maybe I will!

    @MUA: I think I will wear anything in my hair, I don't mind looking like a horse :D

    @Eye Of the Beholder: Thankyou, it chipped and peeled in a day (damn Seche Vite) but I really like the colour combo :)

    @kathyeffingjacobs: Thankyou, I loved it too! Watermelons next maybe!

    @Jonna: Thankyou honey :) I don't even know when I'll wear the bows but I had to have them!

    @Lillian: Thankyou! I've literally just 'discovered' Etsy a few weeks ago and I think its going to prove dangerous!

    @Susie: Thanks for following!

    @Josh: I'll check it out!

  9. I love all your looks on MUG and now I can see them here too.. I also just wanted to tell you that you won an award on my blog!! I love your blog..thanks for all you do!!

  10. Hey Robyn,
    I am hair bow crazy! I have to check out this shop! I'm loving the berry nails, I want to try this one but don't have any green polish...yet!!
    Btw, I nominated you for a wee blog award - check out Click&Make-Up
    Kat x

  11. Awwww thank you so much for the review my darling, that's so sweet of you! I really hope you love wearing your bows, and that you enjoy your little free gifts :). It really means a lot to me that you have taken the time to write about my little creations, so thank you again! ♥♥♥♥♥♥


  12. Thats alright love, I wouldn't write about something I thought was crap :) x

  13. i love the strawberry nails! cute!
    New follower here! hope you can check out my blog and return the favour!


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