Monthly Archives: December 2017

Levoi Champagne Nail Bar Review

As it fast approaching Christmas (which is my favourite time of the year) I decided to get my nails done.  I will admit I was not sure what to do as I had had a bad experience in the past with acrylic nails. So I was checking out the internet and came across the website for Levoi Champagne Nail Bar.  After doing some research (checking out their channel on YouTube, the reviews and their Instagram account) I decided to book an appointment (best decision I ever made).

Even though I arrived early Anne was very welcoming and offered me something to drink and I opted for a glass of Prosecco (well why not!).  Before Anne started doing my nails we had a consultation where I explained about my previous experience with acrylic nails. Immediately she put my mind at rest and as my nails were in such a bad state (thin and constantly breaking) I decided to go for it. I decided to go for acrylic nails with gel and the colour scheme I went with was black and gold. This is how they turned out.

Now I will admit that even though I am a trained nail technician I had been neglecting my cuticles which meant that they were in a really bad state. I bought their cuticle oil and I now apply it all the time (it never leaves my handbag except to apply it).

One MASSIVE bonus point for me is that I did not see an e-file.  In my opinion I would rather file acrylics and gel by hand As there is less danger of filing your client’s skin and damaging their nails.

When it comes time to get them unfilled, which will probably be in the new year I will definitely be returning to Levoi Champagne Nail Bar. 

If you are ever in Newcastle upon Tyne and are looking for somewhere to get your nails done I would highly recommend checking out Levoi Champagne Nail Bar. 

The price for acrylics is £38 and gel is an extra £10 but the price is worth it for a stunning set of nails that still look good 2 weeks’ in.  I have had so many compliments from colleagues and they have all asked if I had done them myself and my answer to both questions is “I had them done at Levoi Champagne Nail Bar”.

Hope you enjoy reading this blog review and thank you to Anne and Levoi Champagne Nail Bar for doing my nails (I 100% love them) and also for allowing me to do this blog review.

Hope you all have a fantastic and here’s to more blogs in 2018.

Lizanne-style xoxo

What music and playlists I am listening to at the moment

Hey guys

As it is approaching that time of year where everyone seems to feel like a big kid (yeah I mean CHRISTMAS!!!!) I figured that I would let you guys know what music I am listening to and also what playlists I am listening to and created on Spotify (no this is not sponsored by them!!!!).

I will admit the choices are quite eclectic ranging from Country music to Pop but I figured what the hell this is what I enjoy listening to.  So here goes:-

Country Music

I am absolutely loving listening to country music at the minute especially on my way into work and the music ranges from Blake Shelton to Kelsea Ballerini.  My favourite Country song at the minute has to be by Jason Aldean called “Burnin’ it Down”.  I think it is quite a sexy song and I absolutely love listening to it.

Pop Music

There are really only two people (one is a group) that I am currently listening to and they are Little Mix and Olly Murs.  I think they are absolutely brilliant and the Little Mix albums definitely get you in a frame of mind where you can conquer absolutely anything especially the song “Power”.

Now getting onto Spotify.  I have created a number of playlists on here which as you can probably tell from above are mainly country music.  However I have created a couple of playlists that are not 100% country and they are:-

Packing for vacation

Tidying playlist

RnB Mix

Morning Routine

Relaxin

Alesha (purely because I think she is fantastic)

Sleep Playlist

Winter Morning Routine

Ariane Winter (Ok I admit it I like Ariane Grande – more since what she did for Manchester!!)

Christmas (this was a given as I couldn’t find an excuse to constantly Jon Bon Jovi – Please Come Home For Christmas at any other time)

I hope you like the music and also I hope you are enjoying the blogs so far!

Happy reading peeps and let me know what you think of the playlists (once again I am not sponsored by Spotify – if I was you guys know I would tell you!)

Love ya!!

Lizanne-style xoxo

November Favourites

Hey peeps.

I haven’t done a favourites since I started this blog so I decided to do one now.

A lot of my favourites for November are not make-up related but there is still some make-up that I have loved using in November.

Make-up Favourites

NYX Total Drops Foundation

I have been using this the whole month of November and am absolutely loving it.  It has been fantastic for my skin and used in conjunction with my other favourite make-up product of this month my foundation looks flawless all day.

Too faced Hydrating Primer

I use this in conjunction with the Make Up Forever Mattifying primer to control an oily T-Zone.  I find that this primer also acts as a very lightweight moisturiser and ensures that my foundation (high-end or drugstore) always looks flawless.

Make Up Forever Eyeshadow

The Make Up Forever Eyeshadows are in my opinion the best that I have tried so far.  There is virtually no kickback when you pick up shadow on your brush and virtually no fall out even from the gold shadow which contains a small amount of glitter.  They are easy to blend and do not lose their pigmentation and the shimmery shades are easily intensified by using MAC Fix +.  I would recommend these shadows to anyone, however, as they are high-end I would recommend getting the refill plans and making your own palette.

I cannot do a monthly favourites without mentioning my favourite make-up brand which is Nars Cosmetics.  It may not please everyone that I like Nars make-up but it is my personal opinion that they have a very good selection of make up ranging from primers to liquid lipsticks etc.

My non-make-up favourites

Primark clothing

What can I say except Yay!!!!!

The jeans are the softest and most comfortable jeans every and for between £9.00 to £10.00 you cannot go wrong.  I will keep buying these as even when washed they still retain their shape more than other brands I have tried.

Their cardigans are the best and for £8.00 I had to buy 2.  They are perfect for travelling and layering as they can be easily worn under a leather jacket if you get too cold.

As I was going on a weeks’ holiday at the end of September I decided that I needed a small backpack and as I was already shopping in Primark I decided to have a look and see what they had.  I was going to have a look at their shoes department and had to walk past the bags.  I then spotted their small backpacks and decided to have a look.  I was thinking there was nothing there when I saw a blue backpack with a lot of bright coloured embroidery on it.  I decided that it would be perfect and it is!!! For £9.00 it is well worth the money and has been my go to bag ever since I came back from holiday.

I will admit I did buy some gym wear in Primark but as I have not worn it apart from the trainers which I will say are the comfiest trainers I have ever wore (memory foam inner sole) and for £10.00 I was very pleasantly surprised.

I apologise that all the non-make-up favourites are from Primark but what can I say they are fantastic from price and quality.  Although the clothes tend to cost from between £8.00 to £20.00 the quality is as good as something that costs £50.

Hope you enjoy the blog!!!!

Happy reading peeps

Lizanne-style xoxo