Sunday, 27 October 2013

Technical Difficulties :(

Hey guys and dolls,

OK so I did a post the other week about what was to come on my blog. I was all set to get back in the blogging swing tomorrow after my little break, but typical bad luck struck me today and my beloved samsung galaxy died :'( I don't know when it's gonna be fixed (hopefully by the end of the week - wishful thinking).

I take/edit my photos on my phone. This is so frustrating because I had all my pics for my next few posts already done and ready to go :( So I'm really sorry but I won't be updating on here.

I'll still be updating my twitter page, so I'll most likely update on there about what's happening with my phone as soon as I know.

UPDATE 6/11/13:
My phone finally got sent off for repairs yesterday :) I hope so hard that I will get it before my birthday (she says hopefully). But either way if everything goes well I should have my blog back up and running next week :)

In the mean time you can check out the post I did on my cooking blog about The Breakfast Club.

UPDATE: 11/11/13:
I got an email from my mother today letting me know that my phone has been fixed. And I should have it back in a few days. So this blog will be up and running again next week. I have loads of thing to swatch and take pics to re-take and edit.

Sonya xoxo

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Friday, 18 October 2013

Fashion Friday: Gemma Cruickshank Collexions

Hey guys and dolls,

"Celebrating the curvaceous form and non commercial silhouette"

Ok so I'm a little late getting this up but hey ho better late than never :)

Last Tuesday I trotted down to Tower Hill to Mary Jane's bar for the launch of my friend Gemma's fabulous fashion line "Gemma Cruickshank Collexions".

Now if you don't know who Gemma Cruickshank is then let me tell you.

Gemma is a fashion graduate and was crowned Miss BBW 2012 and since then has been a forced to be reckoned with. She is one of the most driven women I've met and she goes after what she wants no matter what. She has a larger than life personality and serious determination and that's what I admire about her.

Now you know a bit more about Gemma, let's get on with the launch.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Coming up on Sonya Loves Makeup

Hey dolls,

I've been a bit quiet on the blogging front for the last week. I just wanted to take a little break. Get my thoughts together and think about other things to do with my blog.

I'm still going to be doing reviews, but I wanted to start incorporating fashion and doing plus size OOTDs (Outfit Of The Day). I'm also going to be doing a few make up series on this blog. I've had this in mind for a while but just didn't find the right time to do it.

Friday, 4 October 2013


Hey dolls,

I'm not sure how many of you know this, but from the beginning I have been a MASSIVE fan of PARAMORE. I can't think of any band or singer that I've followed continuously for almost a decade. Hayley Williams is my absolute LOVE. She's so cute and energetic like a little energiser bunny. But what I most love about her is how humble and sweet she is. Don't get me wrong I understand that Paramore is a band and has 2 other vital members. Jeremy and Taylor are great but she is my idol. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

NOTD - Ciate & Avon

Hey dolls,

Ciate - Cream Soda & Confetti
Avon - Licorice

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Avon haul C14

Hey dolls,

I've taken a step back from purchasing from Avon recently. I have spent SO MUCH money on their products and I needed to calm it down a little. So this will probably be the last Avon post you see for a little while. Which I'm sure some of you will be happy with, because for a while it's all I posted about on here which probably didn't do me any favours. It got a little repetitive I think. Anyhow on with the haul.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Nails Inc Autumn/Winter collection

Hey dolls,

This is the final post on my Nails Inc goodies. I already posted about my experience at the blogger event, the monogram manicure and the gel effect collection. You can see the posts on those here, here and here. But lets talk about this gorgeous collection.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Accessories haul - Primark & New Look

Hey dolls,

I went out for the day with my bestie Kim to good old Westfield shopping centre. I was only intending on having  a girly lunch, but you know what us women are like when we go out lol.

I was having a peruse round the shops, but I was good and only spent a little on a few accessories.

I was never really into accessorising, but in the last few months I've found my flare for accessories (does that make sense?!) haha


 Silver ear cuffs (pack of 2) - £1.50
I'd never been into ear cuffs before but since buying these I've become a big fan.

Peace hoops - £2
Been looking for a pair of hoops for ages and these caught my eye instantly.

Gold hoops - £1

Silver diamante drop earrings - £1.50

Gunmetal cross earrings - £1


Got my new look goodies in the sale :)

Black scarf with a white dollar print

Black patent cross earrings
Sonya xoxo
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*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money except where marked with an asterisk (*), everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Nails Inc Gel Effect

Hey dolls,

Nails Inc have released 4 limited edition gel effect nail polishes, 2 of their bestsellers and 2 limited edition shades. These beauties were part of my swag bag from the Nails Inc blogger event I attended. You can see the post on that here.

I love the shape of the bottle, it so chic. But for some people wouldn't be the ideal shape to hold when applying the polish. Luckily the rectangular lid can come off for an easier application. Something I noticed with the lids is that they look exactly like the nail polish. So I checked the website and it said that lids were colour matched and given a high gloss finish that reflects the gel effect finish of the polish.


Rich violet (limited edition)
This is the colour I had when I had my monogram manicure. You can see that post here.

Muted mushroom
This is one of Nails Inc's best sellers. I can see why, its one of those nude shades that suits EVERY skin tone.

Deep mulberry (limited edition)
This is one of those made for autumn shades.

Pillar box red. Another one of Nails Inc's best sellers, this a gorgeous bright red.

Formulated with revolutionary plasticiser technology, the gel effect polishes provide a high shin and super glossy finish. The polish has the same plumping effect that you'd get from having a proper gel manicure. These are just as good as a real gel manicure without the hassle of removing and the cost.

The polishes leave you with a flawless finish, they don't streak and apply so evenly. The wide brush makes application super speedy, they also dry quite quick as well. I'm very impressed with these polishes.

The gel effect polishes retail at £14 each.
Sonya xoxo
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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Nails Inc Monogram Manicure

Hey dolls,

If you saw my last blog post on the nails inc event (if not, you can see that here) I said I would be sharing with you all the amazing items I got to view at the event.

"Make a statememt, send a message or write your name. Nails Inc, the pioneers of special effects for nails, now launch the ultimate in nail personalisation - the Monogram Manicure."

The main attraction of the event...the MONOGRAM MANICURE! Personalised nails is such a fun and super cute idea. I feel this is gonna become a really popular trend. I love that they have the option of black and white letters so that they can be used on any shade.

Monogram Manicure collection - £20

In the monogram kit you get:
  • 4 sheets of monogram nail letters (2 white, 2 black)
  • Southbank - cool grey nail polish
  • Mayfair Place - deep plum nail polish
  • Kensington caviar 45 second to coat
  • Cuticle wood stick
Featured Nail Polishes: 'Southbank' and 'Mayfair Place'

How to use your monogram kit:
  • Apply a base coat
  • Apply 2 coats of your chosen polish - let dry for at least 10-15 minutes before applying your letters or symbols
  • Using your orange stick place your chosen letter or symbol onto the nail
  • Use your fingers to smooth the edges of the letter or symbol to make sure its firmly in place
  • Apply a top coat

My Monogram Manicure

At the event we got to choose from the new gel effects range as our base for the manicure. I chose Bond Street, which was a happy accident (as the event was held at the Bond Street store). Bond Street is this gorgeous creamy violet shade. (Check back on my blog to see my post on the Gel effect polishes).



I absolutely loved this manicure and am definitely going to be recreating this again.

The monogram manicure is now available nationwide so pop into any Nails Inc nail bar and get your very own personalised manicure at an added £6 to the cost of any manicure.
Sonya xoxo
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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Primark studded clutch

Hey dolls,

Funny story, you see how I've mentioned in the past how I take pics of items for my blog and then forget to post about them. Well yeah I've done it again *hangs head*. Flicking through my albums I came across this clutch that I bought near the beginning of the year...I know its ridiculous.

So I thought let me put this up a as a bonus post for today.
Faux leather clutch with rose gold studs

This clutch is so spacious. I can carry all the necessities around with me and they not bulk out the clutch too much so that it looks mishapen.

For when you don't wanna hold up your clutch it has a little wrist strap, with the rose gold studs.

Sonya xoxo
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*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money except where marked with an asterisk (*), everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*

Nails Inc blogger event

Hey dolls,

Last week (3rd September) I was fortunate to attend a Nails Inc blogger event, in Bond Street. If you've never been to the Nails Inc Bond Street store you should defo go and check it out. It's located on South Molton Street, the cutest/quaint little street, with great shops. It still has that old English vibe to it which is cool. I arrived early, shock horror, so popped into Space NK and Lush and had a little peruse (but I was good and didn't spend any money). I could do some serious damage in those places.

The whole point of the event was to get a Monogram Manicure (which was pretty frickin awesome), see the launch of their Autumn/Winter collection and to view their new gel effect polishes (which are amazing btw).

At the event you were greeted with a drink, I opted for a glass of the bubbly stuff (would've been rude not to haha) and these adorable little cupcakes, which shockingly I didn't partake in.


I got to take a look around the store at all the lovely products, while I waited to get my manicure.

When I finally sat down to get my nails done, the hard question came..."What do I want my nails to say?", I wanted my blog name on my nails but they unfortunately didn't have a heart symbol :( boohoo lol. So I opted for "SONYA #MKUP" and the gel effect polish in "Bond Street", very fitting.

I was so pleased when they were done. And the lady who did my nails was so lovely her name was Orla and we had a nice little natter about our love for the Real Housewives of Atlanta lol and in particular our love of the fabulous Nene Leakes.

Here is a picture of me getting my manicure done. Credit for the picture goes to the Nails Inc instagram.
 One of the best parts of the night was meeting the lovely Zoe aka "The London Lipgloss". I had a total fan girl moment when she walked through the door haha. She was so sweet and very humble and was lovely enough to take a picture with me.

It was a great night and I couldn't have been more happy with my nails. I was especially happy with the swag bag I got :) I love the Nails Inc bags, been asked by both my mum and big sis if they can have it lol.

Keep a look out over the next few days to see the amazing stuff I got a sneak peak at.
Sonya xoxo
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*all products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money except where marked with an asterisk (*), everything is my own view and I have not been paid to do this post*