Tuesday 10 January 2017
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
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
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
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
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 :)
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!