Impress Press On Manicure – Kiss Products [Gifted]

Press On Nails Gifted by Kiss Products – All Opinions are my own and I am not being paid to review these items

Team, I have found the solution to having terrible nails. Furthermore, it’s solved my terrible picking habit. 

For years and years I have picked the skin around my nails. I don’t even realise I’m doing it half the time. It got so bad that I used to wear plasters to stop. I tried hand creams, oils, scrubs, the works but nothing helped. 
It’s so bad that even friends tell me off for biting my nails and picking the skin around my nails.
I even had a phase where I would rub my nail constantly and/or scratch the enamel from the top. It’s something I’ve always failed to give up for longer than two days.

However, I recently went to an event with Kiss Products for a collaboration with Kaz Crossley. And there, I was gifted a few pairs of press on nails (as well as some beautiful lashes) and let me tell you they have changed my life!

The skin on my nails has almost healed, my nails are growing and the press on nails look fabulous! The best part about it? They take no time at all!

I’ve found that these press on nails last between 3-5 days on my nails, which is really good (I use my hands a LOT) and they retail at £8.99 which is much cheaper than a normal manicure. Plus, like I mentioned these press on nails actually stop my anxious picking.

I also felt a lot more feminine and put together whilst wearing them, so I highly recommend grabbing a pack and testing them out.

The best thing about these press on nails is that you don’t have to use any glue as they come ready to go, meaning you can do your nails anywhere! I filmed a little tutorial for the whole application process so please jump over to my IGTV to watch that.

For the full range of Kiss Product Press On Nails, please follow the link below.

https://www.kisseurope.uk/nails/press-on-nails

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Festival Feels with Pretty Little Thing [AD] – VickiAmaya

I would just like to say a huge thank you Pretty Little Thing for collaborating with me on this blog post!

Team, I have never been to a festival.

I’ll repeat that, never, ever. Not even a one day in a field with my friends type of thing.

However, I already have two lined up for this year so I really wanted to write about some outfit ideas and expectations for them as a complete beginner!

In my mind, festivals are loud, fun and muddy. So, to prepare for this scenario (I HATE MUD) I want to be as comfortable and free as I can possibly be. I’m a very visual dancer, I need my hands to fist pump that bass line! I envision a lot of jumping around, screaming and dad dance moves. Thus, outfit one fully encapsulates this.

Pretty Little Thing VickiAmaya

I like the pink paint speck effect of this T-Shirt Dress and the belt gives it such a cool edge. I also fell in love with these Pretty Little Thing boots the MOMENT I saw them and knew they would be travelling with me to any/every festival this year! (I’ve already styled them on my Instagram as I couldn’t wait to show them off!)

I feel like this is a very Alexa Chung circa 2008 Glastonbury look and I live for how effortlessly cool it looks. Plus, it will take me around two minutes to get dressed which obviously means more time for having fun!

Whilst outfit one is great contender for a quick and easy festival vibe, I also wanted to style something a little more dressy which Pretty Little Thing have exceeded themselves with. After all, You never know when Matty Healy from The 1975 will invite you to the VIP area and offer you the world…

Pretty Little Thing VickiAmaya

This dress has ticked all of my dress requirement boxes.

Cute
Practical
Comfortable
Fitted
Not Too Short

Paired with a leather jacket (we all know how bad the English weather can be), lace up boots/wellies and a few choice accessories I feel like it is perfect for a very Glastonbury/Reading Festival vibe. I could see Fearne Cotton or Taylor Swift wearing something like this too.

I also wore it on a recent night out and loved how flirty the hemline was. It had a nice amount of swish to it which meant my Dad dance moves could be completely unleashed.

Also, which outfit will you be emulating at your next festival?

All items for this blog posted were gifted on behalf of a collaboration between VickiAmaya and Pretty Little Thing.
You can shop the entire Festival Collection by following the link below.

https://www.prettylittlething.com/shop-by/festival-shop.html?navigation-featuredshops-festivalshop

Why you NEED a positivity playlist – VickiAmaya

To put it simply, because it makes you feel fucking good!

I’m currently sat on my bed, developing a tan, listening to one of my five absolute classics for my own positivity playlist songs. It’s so good that I’m having a little boogie, flipping my ponytail around, throwing my hands in the air, you get the gist…

If you don’t have five go to songs that can pull you straight out of a down day, then you can steal mine from below but I urge you to seriously personalise your positivity playlist.

I started my own (mental) playlist back in 2012 when I had my bad patch (read about that here). There was one song that would always pull me out of a deep, dark depressive day. I related to each verse and the chorus just nailed the resolution. I am of course talking about Shake It Out – Florence and the Machine. It’s one of those songs that just penetrates the soul and really gives you the pep talk you knew you needed!

Since then, I have slowly amassed a small anthology of songs that will perk me right up in four minutes or less (estimation). However, of all the songs there are five that really build me up and lift those dark clouds.

– The Playlist –

  • Shake It Out – Florence and the Machine
  • Darlin’ – Avril Lavigne
  • Fuck You – Sleeping With Sirens
  • My Heart Will Go On – Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
  • Looking Up – Paramore

I mean, I do also sing these songs at the top of my little lungs so that probably helps. Each one has that perfect message for pulling you away from the downward spiral that you can get trapped in.

So, why not create your own positivity playlist and please feel free to throw it my way, I would love to add to the above with your suggestions!

Until next time lovelies,

VickiAmaya

How to save money (But still have new clothes) – VickiAmaya

How the hell can you spend money but still save money?! Well my little poppet, let me share my own methods with you. This is how I save money but still have new clothes!

Make your Wishlist your ‘Thinking It Over’ list.

Impulse buys are the work of Satan himself. Have you ever purchased something because it looked so good at the time (usually 2am) but then when it turns up you just don’t know how to style it? Then, you forget to return it so you’re just stuck with it because you’re lazy? Me too, that’s why I use the wish list function on every website as a holding pen for all of my impulses.

Shop Second Hand

Depop has become my best friend for BNWT items. Every pair of shoes with exception to my Platform Vans have come from Depop and they have been almost half the price tag! If you’ve had your eye on something for a little while then give it a search. Ebay, Depop, Charity Shops and Bloggers Instagram Accounts are great places to find your must haves. Bloggers often get sent products that they just don’t have room. Keep an eye on their stories or selling accounts if you’ve seen something you love.

Shop Sale/Outlets

I mean, this one speaks for itself but if you’re shopping in between seasons then you’re bound to find some of the items from your Wish List in the sale. If you’ve ever worked in retail you will know that sales happen every three/four months. This is so that the old stock can be sold off and the new stock can be brought in.
You will also find a whole heap of bargains in outlet shopping centres, they hold the same designer goods but at a much lower rate. You can also search for online outlet stores such as www.theoutnet.com

Discount Codes and Newsletter Sign Ups

Another fairly obvious point but I have saved SO MUCH MONEY with this trick. Sites like ASOS and Nasty Gal are constantly throwing out discount codes. If you pair these with your Wish List items, you’re guaranteed to save some money on those must have pieces!
Plus, most sites will give you a 10% discount code for signing up to their newsletter.

Honey – Free To Join (NOT SPONSORED)

This one, I only know about because of Shane Dawson. It’s a free website extension that will add discount codes to your checkout. I’m always dubious about products that influencers endorse but this one is actually really good. I used it on a recent ASOS order and saved £35.00! The link below is affiliated which means if you use it to sign up, I will earn a small amount of commission but this in no way affects your purchases and I don’t have access to any of your details.

http://joinhoney.com/ref/xl10l8k

I hope this helps you stay fashionable and out of debt my lovelies.
XO

VickiAmaya Saving Money Fashion Blogger

Lets talk about anxiety

Alright so, Anxiety is something that plagued my life for years. I’ve had anxious thoughts and feelings from as long as I can remember. Even as a child, I used to get this feeling that something bad was going to happen.

I remember always feeling this snap decision in my head. Something in there was saying ‘No’. But, as hard as I tried to fight against it, it would always win. I couldn’t do something because of this ‘No”…

In my teens, I missed a lot of schooling and GSCE coursework. I was constantly at war with my mum, trying to get her to understand but also trying to figure it out myself. Why did I have some horrible voice that wouldn’t let me do the things everyone else could do?

What was wrong with me?

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