Tuesday, 15 April 2014

I Heart Nails...

I though I would share with you this super cute and easy nail art I did a little while ago.  With a small paintbrush (I bought mine at a local craft shop) I painted a heart on my accent nail. rather than paint the entire nail.

I love how this looks, and if I was patient enough I would do all my nails like this (damn weak left hand). 

What do you think? Do you have any cute and easy nail art ideas?

Monday, 14 April 2014

Stamp 'n' Go..

I bought this cute Seventeen blush a little while ago purely for the novelty of it.  I couldn't resist the whole stamp your blusher onto your face thing.  The idea with this product is to basically stamp the blusher onto the apples of your cheeks and blend.  

The blusher itself is really nice, quite pigmented and blends well.  However, you can end up looking a bit like a doll if you apply it a bit too heavy handed.  The colour I got is Blushin', which is a really nice cotton candy pale pink. So cute.

This product is a bit too novelty for me though, I don't find myself reaching for it as I much prefer putting my blusher on with a brush. However, I do think this will make a great handbag product.  The blush is easy to blend with fingertips so would be great on the go.  Plus the mirror is super handy.

What do you think of these blushers? Do you love them or are they purely novelty?

Friday, 11 April 2014

Nearly Naked Nails...


Nude nails are something I love.  They look so clean and classic and are perfect for any occasion.  I also love sweeping a bit of glitter on top to just jazz them up for nights out.  

This is my newest nude polish, which is to be used with the UV light.  I love the shade and finish of this polish and it being gel means it keeps nicer for longer.  I get all my gel polishes from ebay, there's a great selection of colour at really great prices so it's worth a look.

What do you think of this colour? Any suggestions for other nude polishes?

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Raspberry Pie...


The Revlon lip butters are one of my favourite products. They have the colour pay off of a lipstick with the moisture of a lip balm and when you have perpetually dry lips like mine that is ideal! I think the colour range on offer is great, believe me there will be one there for everybody.  

Raspberry Pie is a personal favourite.  It is a berry/fuchsia pink, it can be quite bright when first applied as it is pretty pigmented but it does fade really nicely into a deep pink stain.  I love wearing this when the rest of my make-up is quite natural as I finds it really perks up my look. 

What is your favourite Revlon lip butter colour?

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Spring Favourites...


So it would appear that Spring has most definitely sprung.  The weather has been absolutely beautiful recently so I feel it is time to put the winter colours away and bring out the spring colours.  For me spring is all about pinks, pastels and highlighting.  The above products are my current favourite drug store offers for perking up for spring.

Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm in Elusive: Every blogger and their dog has raved about Revlon's matte balms and I am no different.  I absolutely love these; the texture, the colour pay off and the range of colours are all great! Elusive is my personal favourite, it is a lovely blue toned light pink that is not only perfect for a spring day but also for an understated lip.

Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womenswear: Revlon in general are one of my favourite brands for lipstick.  They seem to just not only release great lip products but also a great range of colour.  This light dusty pink colour is absolutely lovely.  One sweep and you get a nice wash of sheer colour but it is build-able to get more of an opaque colour.  Just don't build too much as it can start to feel quite sticky.

Revlon Highlighting Palette in Rose Glow: I got this quite a while ago now and use it all the time.  I love the dusty pink colour of it and personally use it as a glittery blush rather than a highlighter as the colour is really build-able and so lovely.  If glittery blush is a bit daunting it is a beautiful highlighter to just sweep across your cheekbones.

Rimmel 60 Seconds Rita Ora Nail Polish in Breakfast in Bed: I was so on the fence about this collaboration.  First of all I don't particularly like celebrity make-up collabs. Secondly, I don't particularly like Rita Ora (I don't why??).  However the pastel colours they've offered are so lovely, I couldn't resist.  I'm yet to use this colour but it looked so nice in the bottle I couldn't not include it.  Pale blue is such a perfect colour for spring.

Rimmel 60 Seconds Rita Ora Nail Polish in Pillow Talk: I love pale green nail polish and I absolutely love this colour.  It is soo perfect for spring and summer.  The formula is lovely and it dries so quickly.  I'm currently rocking this out on my tootsies.

No7 Peony Petals Blush Palette: I have been lusting after a lilac blush for ages now and No7 have offered the perfect one.  This is a gorgeous lilac blush with shimmer pink and gold flowers.  The blend of the three makes a lovely lilac-y/pink blush with a shimmer. It is such a lovely colour that really compliments my (pale) skin tone and is so refreshing for spring.

No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter: This product has been hyped over quite a bit.  And believe me it is worth the hype.  This creamy highlighter blends beautifully into the skin creating a lovely, healthy highlighted complexion. 

SEVENTEEN Skin Wow Primer: This primer is so lovely not only to brighten the skin before you put foundation on but also works beautifully as a highlighter.  Blended into cheekbones and brow bone it really adds a lovely pearlescent glow.

Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow in Rose Gold: This is my newest, favouritist eye shadow.  The colour is a lovely creamy shimmery pink which is really build-able and blend-able.  I love using this as a base with some light brown shadows for a light, natural looking eye which is really nice for spring.  

Phew, that was a post and a half and there are easily more products I could talk about.  I'm thinking of doing Spring hair and perfume choices as well. As all these things change over but I did think it would all be a bit much in the same post. 

Let me know if any of these are your current spring favourites? What other products are you loving for spring?

Friday, 4 April 2014

Water, water, everywhere...

L'Oréal Paris: £3.33 (normally £4.99)
B. Pure: £2.47 (normally £4.99)
Bioderma: £9.99


I thought I would share with you my reflections on a couple of different micellar waters.  Micellar waters have become the thaaang for taken your make-up off.  They seem to be used by everybody and I fell for the hype of them circulating blogosphere.  I'm not 100% what micellar water is but they remove make-up very gently with minimal effort.  

I started using Bioderma a while ago.  I have super sensitive skin that is very dry.  I found that this product not only removed my make-up super easily (it literally feels as though I am using water) but did not cause any problems and I feel it helps neutralise and hydrate my skin after a long day.  The only downside is Bioderma is not available to buy in any bloody shop in this country which means I have to order from the Escentual's website.  This is just a nuisance as I don't always have the foresight to order it before I run out.  Because of this I decided to hunt for a micellar water that was easier to get hold of.

I picked up this one from Superdrug's brand B.  It was half price so I picked it up on a whim to give it a try.  I can't say I've been too much of a fan of this.  It works fine to remove the make-up from my face, not quite as efficient as Bioderma, but pretty good.  But for some reason this one stings my eyes, like I said I'm quite sensitive but this really puts me off using it.

Next up I decided to try what L'Oréal had to offer.  I like the formula of this one, it does the job; removes my make-up with no irritation.  It doesn't feel quite as nice as Bioderma, I'm not sure why, but it is pretty close.  The only thing is... I hate the packaging.  I really liked how it looked in the shop but when using it the water just pisses out of the bottle and I find it really hard to control how much product I want to use so I always end up using too much.  I would really like to try Garnier's offering, and Boots are a third off skincare products atm.. So you can get both the L'Oréal and Garnier one a bit cheaper.

For the time being I am going to stick to Bioderma, I can't fault it.  The price tag is a bit much in comparison to the others but the last time I ordered it was buy one get one free so it is worth keeping your eyes peeled for offers from Escentual's.  Other than that, BOOTS OR SUPERDRUG PLEASE START STOCKING IT!! thank you, please.

What do you think of micellar waters, what's your favourite?  Any recommendations?