Thursday, 10 April 2014

Nail Art Inspo!!!

Hello little blogging bunnies!

My best friend has now qualified in Gel nails and I gave her the challenge a month back of using her magic on my then, teeny tiny nails. Since having the gels and them having the taken off my nails have grown long and lovely tremendously! I have just been painting my nails with the Barry M gel finish polish with a base/top coat! Which may I say are bloody amazing!! All the colours are summery and pretty, as well as long lasting.

However I have just rediscovered the beauty of nail art and how funky yet pretty they can look! After stalking pinterest and weHeartit all evening I found some mega nail inspo's that I am going to practice and try out myself. In which I am hoping in no time I will be a nail art pro .. haha syc. I am very impatient and clumsy so this could be rather interesting for me.

This first picture above I instantly fell in LOVE with, black nails with cute little daisies painted on.  
Edgy with the dark base but girly and summery with the pretty floral pattern. This is a MUST try!

This picture is awesome showing a tutorial of this nail design in nine (hopefully) easy steps. I am loving the ombre/dip dye effect of the two colors at the start. The black zig zag effect adds a cool, quirky feel to the nail design making them even more eye catching! These nails are bright and summery and perfect for my Ibiza holiday!!

Now I am loving these nails 100%!! I love the pastel color choices made and the gold lines creating shape effects. They look sophisticated, everyday perfect for night or day time events. Very chic and classy, not too in your face but defo enough to get them heads turning! A must try for work or nights out with the girls  for sure!

These are just a few of the many found, Keep an eye out for my attempts as well as all the brilliant inspo available on the big wide web! Thanks for reading!!

Alio xo

Wednesday, 26 February 2014



lalala by ali0 featuring a pink cardigan

Another little polyvore post, just a simple outfit inspired for festival/summer fun! I love the outfit it is something I would most certainly wear. Roll on summer!! 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

topshop #1

topshop #1

So I've lately been back on the polyvore scene,  this is my latest set all from Topshop as you can see! Love all of it if I do say so myself, the blue palm print skort especially caught my eye as I most certainly love a skort! The black seam strappy bralet is simple and goes perfectly without taking away from the loud print! Plus I adore the thick dark black 2 part platform shoes, to die for!!! P.s sunglasses from Nordstrom, will definitely be purchasing!! 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Facial Faves!

My beauty product shelves in my wardrobe have been getting out of control, so it was out with the old and in with the new. Strictly starting a fresh plus I managed to barter this really cute wicker basket off of my mum, which was from Next, £6 bargain!!! It fits perfectly in my shelf and all my products fit nicely in there too! This has my cleansers, facial wipes, eye make up remover, day/night creams and all sorts of my daily essentials!

I have recently been avoiding using make up wipes as I feel using daily had begun to dry my skin out and I just felt gross using them! I have found a wonderful alternative, first of all Nivea 2 in 1 Cleanser&Toner which I apply all over the face and remove with cotton pads. It works wonders and removes all make up, or even on a fresh plain face makes me feel so refreshed and clean! Its cheap and affordable and along with Nivea's Daily Essential range there are also Day and Night creams that have a great effect after cleansing and toning!! The night cream is quite thick however apply a nice layer and I guarentee your skin will be silky soft and refreshed!

I have also been trying out Simple's eye make up remover which I got from Boots! Wow! It's an amazing remover! Once applied to a pad and swiped over the eye a couple of times the eye make up comes off immediately!! It also does NOT sting which with my usual bad luck of getting make up remover in my eye can KILL! But this does not at all, its a nice light weight remover that works wonders.

Try out the products and hopefully you get the same results! Let me know if you have any particular fave skin regimes!!

Love Alio! xoxo