Monday, 17 June 2013

Amsterdam - June 2013

I've just had a lovely week off work and spent a few of those days in Amsterdam. I'm more of a city person than a lying on the beach sunbathing person so I love my city breaks. The flight only takes around an hour from Newcastle and easyJet flights are pretty cheap so it didn't cost much to get there.

There is lots to do in Amsterdam but to be honest, my fiance and I didn't plan a lot of activities as we wanted to just explore when we arrived and do what ever we fancied at the time. There is so much walking to be done so I was glad I had comfy shoes with me! With so many bars, cafes and restaurants there are plenty of places to re-fuel and people watch.

I hadn't been to a Madame Tussards before so we went there as well as doing things like canal boat trips, souvenir shopping and lots of eating! I especially enjoyed the famous fries that are served in a cone with mayonnaise and I loved the waffles too!

I was really impressed (and grateful!) that everyone spoke English. Other countries are so much better at speaking other languages compared with the UK!

Schipol Airport is amazing too. There are so many shops, it's better than some shopping centres!

Thought I'd share some of my holiday snaps with you, hope you enjoy them :)



Sunday, 16 June 2013

Essie Summer 2013: Naughty Nautical and Sunday Funday

I spotted the Essie Summer 2013 collection in Boots today and I was very impressed with all of the colours. I narrowed my choices down to just two of the six polishes and managed to get them on a buy one get one half price deal.

The polishes I chose are Naughty Nautical; a beautiful turquoise with silver shimmer and Sunday Funday; tangerine with silver shimmer.

My swatches are with two coats of each colour. I absolutely love these shades and will be wearing them a lot this Summer!

If you want to see the rest of the colours in this collection, check out the Essie website here.

Also in Boots for £12.99 there was a set containing mini versions of Naughty Nautical, Sunday Funday and Full Steam Ahead (lilac with silver shimmer). I was super tempted to buy this but I wasn't sure what the brushes are like on the minis. I love the nice wide brushes on the regular size as they are nice and easy to use.

(with flash)

Which are your favourites in this collection? Have you bought any yet?
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