Monday, 20 March 2017

NOTD: Essie "On the roadie" spring manicure



So I spotted a nice green from Essie's spring collection in Boots, then spotted the special offer of a free Essie hand cream with the purchase of any Essie product so, sold :)

I then decided I wanted to do stamping. And tried to find a matching colour. It turned out that Essie "Going incognito" was a perfect match. I did a mix and match using a pattern from Konad plate m64. Both base polishes are 2 coats. I used Sally Hansen Megashine topcoat.

I don't know if I like the design, somehow I'm a bit bored that it's so matchy-matchy?... maybe? But since I spent time putting it on, I decided I might as well get some wear out of it!

Friday, 17 March 2017

I'm back, baby!

I had a bit of a hiatus there for a while, just didn't have time to blog! But....



In case you didn't know, I'm a huge fan of Futurama :) I have every single episode ever made, including the movies, on DVD and I like to binge watch it occasionally... Anyway! I have still been buying and using makeup, but I'd not actually done my nails since the last NOTD was published which was on my birthday back in January!!

One of my colleagues at work is doing a course in nail art, so I was inspired after seeing some of her practice nail art home work the other day, and decided I needed a pink and gold glitter gradient manicure!

I used 2 coats of H&M "Sweetheart" as the base, and the gradient has OPI "Goldeneye" as the base to add some finer glitter, and then I put some of the Sephora "Gold Fever" large particle glitter on top. And it looks pretty awesome, if I may say so myself! And "Sweetheart" is a great match for my new over-sized sweatshirt from H&M too - bonus :)



Now that I am back on form I have bunch of reviews I want to do over the coming weeks so stay tuned! :)

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

REVIEW: NYX Lid Lingerie "Sweet Cloud"



So I am loving a lot of new stuff from NYX! I already talked about their Lip Lingerie and how hot they are, now it's time for Lid Lingerie :)

I started seeing swatches of these a couple months back when they arrived in the US, and knew I wanted to try them. I can't say the colours are that subtle, but there are some nice nudes in there.

I chose the nude beige sparkly one called "Sweet Cloud", as it looked the most champagne-y (my fave eye colour btw).

These are called 'eye tint'. Not sure why. Don't be fooled, this is not subtle eye shadow :) I wore it all day in the office and when I went to the bathroom before lunch I looked in the mirror and was like 'damn that is some sparkly eye candy!'.

I had this on, without eye shadow primer, all day in the office and home, about 9 hrs or so. There was no creasing, and I didn't feel that any sparkles were falling down either. It hadn't faded by the time I took it off.

So top points for me, I cannot wait to get some more of the shades!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Birthday NOTD: Depend Holo Fantasy "Unicorn Dream 5040"


It's my birthday today so I decided I needed something awesome and new - cue this polish from Swedish company Depend which  I got for Xmas from my Mum! :)

This is two coats and no top coat (as it tends to scatter a holo polish). I had a super hard time trying to photograph this puppy, there just isn't enough light at this time of year!! I found that this photo taken on my mobile under the light in the lounge is as good as it gets, you can see a tiny flash of holo in places, but nothing like the holo goodness that it shows in real life :)

These were limited edition and are now well and truly sold out, so sadly I couldn't get a back up bottle of this...


Friday, 6 January 2017

REVIEW: KIKO Milano 3D Hydra Lipgloss




When I did my KIKO Black Friday haul I may have gone a bit overboard, but I did come away with some great things! Hands down the best item was the 3D Hydra Lipgloss, I chose the colour '12 Pearly Amaryllis Red'.

But despite the crap name, this is one super-awesome lipgloss! I think it will come into it's full rights in the summer when you are all tanned and sipping iced tea, as it's fruity pink and sparkling :)

Not for the shy, though. Make no mistake, this is a super-shiny, glimmering affair which will get people staring at your mouth!

Longevity is OK, it lasted through a coffee and some breakfast biscuits, fruit and a bit of my lunch. Reapplying is a doddle so not really a problem. It has a slight vanilla scent but nothing too overpowering. It does leave glitter particles behind when you take it off but it's worth it :)

I didn't find this to be sticky like other super-shine glosses, nor is it gloopy. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and totally recommend checking the range out as they also have cream and sheer non-shimmer finishes! It is also rather cheap at £7.90 :)

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

NOTD: Isadora Sugar Crush "Ocean Crush"

It's no secret that I love the jeweled textured nail polishes - and this is my absolute favourite!  :)

This is 2 coats over base coat, no top coat.

Love this so much but couldn't get a decent photo. The polish looks more like it does in the bottle not like it does on the nails!

Monday, 2 January 2017

REVIEW: Boots No 7 Advent Calendar 2016


I am starting the new year with an overdue review! I absolutely LOVED the Boots No7 Advent Calendar this year - no wonder it sold out instantly when it was launched :)


So what was in it, and was it worth the £39?

My absolute favourite items in here was actually the blusher brush and the Lovely Lips Lip Balm in 'Parisian Pink' (the pink lipstick case in the middle of the photo). I was surprised how much I enjoyed the body products (top of the photo) too; the scent is lovely! I am yet to try to redeem the blush match card, so I'll update you on that. The nail polishes are all amazingly good!

Not so good? I discovered however my skin hates Protect and Perfect with a vengeance, so all the skin care is being shipped off to my Mum... I also hated the Lovely Lashes mascara - it was wet and smudgey and the brush was intimidating.

So safe to say I really loved this advent calendar, and already looking forward to next years one :) But please Boots, make more of them this time round as no matter how many you make, you will sell them!