Monday, 20 July 2015

NOTD: Accessorize "Forever Emerald"

So I've been away for a while... I first had a really bad case of tonsillitis brought on by Streptococcus A, then just as that was clearing up I got a really bad allergic reaction to something that meant a trip to A&E and nearly ended in anaphylactic shock. It has taken 2.5 weeks to recover and get back to normality with the allergic reaction, having to take 2 kinds of antihistamines and 2 types of pain killer for the inflamed joints that followed. Two blood tests have shown high platelets count so I have to go back on Friday for another one... So it seems there is still a lingering infection in my body. And I'm on a shitty exclusive diet and can't eat anything that releases histamines, so goodbye strawberries and fish pie and chillis... So I definitely needed cheering up!!!

So the other day I spent some time at lunch catching up on window shopping when I walked into Accessorize and was greeted by a huge stand of new cosmetics! :) And best of all - masses of gorgeously packaged nail polishes! I was immediately drawn to "Forever Emerald". I have come to realise I can't claim pink is my fave colour anymore, it must now be teal. Or it could just be that I'm a sucker for anything glittery...

Anyway. For £5, one of these beauties could be mine. I decided I needed to spend it although it's usually more than I would spend without consulting reviews (yes, I am THAT stingy). It has a golden teal microglitter base with larger bits of teal glitter, I would say it's unique in my collection but similar in formula to my Revlon Parfumerie "Wintermint" and Sephora Formula X "Drawn to you".

And what is it like? Gorgeous colour that transfers well on the nail, good formula that applies well, very opaque for a chunky glitter and a lovely sparkle. What's not so good? It is rather bumpy and it eats top coat. And it will be a pain in the a$$ to remove. This is 2 simple coats and a slick of Seche Vite. I absolutely love this colour! :)

The new cosmetics range you can find in Accessorize!

1 comment:

Cali369 said...

Oh that all sounds very shitty, hope you get fully better soon and can eat all the good stuff again!

As for Accessorise - I haven't seen the new range at all but thanks for the tip to check it out.