Thursday, 28 March 2013

NOTW 1: Blue Skies and Sunshine!

So I have recently taken a keen interest in how my nails look. I have always enjoyed painting my nails but I haven't taken that much of an interest before. For the past few weeks I have being buying more and more products to do with my nails; I have bought some dotting tools and brushes (which STILL haven't arrived and I ordered them over 2 weeks ago!) and I have been buying more and more polishes! I am really looking forward to trying them out and seeing all the designs I can (try to) do!

I'm really happy with the way my nails have turned out because I used 2 colours that remind me of spring (I couldn't pick one so I thought I'd just use both! On all of my fingers except for my ring fingers I have used Barry M's 'Turquoise' (295) which is more of a sky blue than a turquise really! I love this colour and it reminds me of how the sky (should) look in spring and summer! The other color which I put on both ring fingers is Revlons 'Sunshine Sparkle' (042) and this always reminds me of daffodils and easter and chicks! It's such a beautiful colour and I think this yellow goes with lots of different outfits and you don't need model hands (which I definately don't!) to pull this colour off as it isn't a harsh yellow! To be honest, I am very please with how my nails have come out and I hope this lasts for at least a few days with no chipping!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Essie Haul

I'm SOO happy as I recently ordered some Essie nail polish from a discount website (Cosmetics by Candy). Believe it or not, the polishes were only £2.99 each! So me and my friend jumped at the chance and bought them together so we didn't have to pay P+P! We both bought 3 each and I've already swatched all of mine and I'm quite pleased with the quality. This was my first try of any of Essie's polishes so I was really excited to try them!

The first colour I bought was A Crewed Interest from the 'Navigate Her' collection from Spring 2012.
This is a gorgous peach colour and is really easy to apply. It only really needs 2 coats to have a good finish and I think the consistency is great! I think it's a great colour for spring and I can't wait to wear it!

Monday, 11 March 2013

February New Buys

So I know this post is a tad late, but hey! Better late than never right?! I didn't buy that much in the month of February but I am happy with the products I have bought. So lets get into them!

The first products are a matching lip liner and lipstick from Look Beauty. I hadn't heard of this brand before but they were on sale so I thought I'd give them a try! The lipstick is a beautiful deep reddy purple colour (called Berry Vamp) and I find this is the type of colour that suits me best. It has quite good staying power and if worn for a long period of time stains the lip. (Which I actually find good as it means I don't have to re-apply!) It gives the lip a lovely glossy colour and doesn't smudge. In my opinion it was a great buy for only £3.50!

The lip liner is a also called Berry Vamp and was £2. I found that it glided smoothly onto the lips. It did seem as though it was slightly TOO smooth and I think if left for long periods of time it would smudge and smear! But again the colour is a gorgeous berry red purple and goes great with lots of outfits and eye looks!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Favourite Lip Products

There's nothing better than finishing a great eye look with a great lipstick! Whether it's a natural lip with a shiny gloss or a bold matte lipstick! I don't have many lipsticks or lipglosses but I wanted to share my favourites and the ones I would recommend that finish a great look!

I'm going to go through my favourite lip products first and the first one I'm going to talk- well...type- about is my E.L.F lipstick in the shade 'Posh'. It's a gorgeous berry red colour and has a really pretty sheen to it. The shine is subtle, yet shinny enough to notice. It lasts for ages on the lips and I find it goes great with loads of different looks! I actually wore this to a wedding recently and quite a few people commented on how well it finished the look! For only £1.50 I think it's a GREAT buy!

The next product is another lipstick from E.L.F and it's one of their matte lip colours from the studio range. The one I love is in the shade 'Natural'. As the name of it suggests it looks very natural on the lips and is a beautiful pinky colour. Again, it lasts ages on the lips and it really helps finish a neutral look, or a bold eye look, that can be worn anywhere! There is a slight problem however as it tends to dry out your lips once the colour has been on for a few hours. To solve this I do the obvious and apply lip balm before I put the colour on and this prevents my lips from drying as much. Altogether, this E.L.F product was £3.75 and I would definitely recommend it.