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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Polish in Urban Purple

Rimmel Salon Pro in Urban Purple £4.49


Firstly I'd like to apologise for how badly my nails are painted in the above snap, I need to learn to be a little less messy. 
Now moving on to the good stuff, recently I've really been getting excited about nail varnish which isn't like me at all, because of my new found love of having my talons painted theres been a lot of polishes being added to my collection, this being my favourite by far.
The color is very opaque even after one coat it's also very shiny and gives that gel like finish that eveyones after at the moment. It lasts without chipping for a good 3 days when I don't have acrylic nails, as my claws are prone to chipping this is amazing - normally they chip within minutes of them being dry so that's probably why I love this varnish so much.
Chipped polish just looks gross I think.
The colour is a pretty dark pinkish/purple that looks a little lighter in real life than in the photo above, sorry for my terrible photography and bad lighting at home. I'd give this product a 10/10, so know complaints about it from me.
I've got my eye on the Rock and roll shade by Kate it looks like the perfect shade to do the retro 40s/50s inspired half moon nails that Dita Von Teese often sports.
Have you tried any of these polishes? If so what colours would you recommend? 
Hope you all have an amazing New Year. 
Sam xxx




Monday, 30 December 2013

December Favourites




Sleek Vintage Romance eyeshadow palette - This palette has the best gold shade (Meet in Madrid) in it that I've ever had the pleasure of coming across. Its been my favourite for the past couple of months and I've definitely been wearing eyeshadow more often since buying this palette. The berry colour shadows are also amazing and very wearable even if you don't like to go to crazy with your eye make up. A little goes a long way with this too!

Collection Deluxe lipstick in Prohibition 01 & Tallulah 02 - I was drawn to this lipstick and actually this particular collection due to the names that have been given to them, they all have a 20's themed name and I love the 1920s! Tallulah being my favourite name out of the bunch, I think I may name my first born daughter after it. Prohibition being my favourite colour. I'm desperate to buy the rest but they're always sold out. 1920's aside, this is a beautiful creamy texture that feels hydrating and is full of lip conditioners, antioxidents and hydration ingredience such as shea butter, avocado oil and vitamin E - sounds fancy doesn't it! I only wish the product lasted a little longer on the lips.

MAC Blusher in Well Dressed - As I've been sporting a dark lip and eyes for the colder weather this has been my blush of choice as its a perfect subtle pink blush that just adds very little colour back into my face but doesn't leave me looking like a clown.

Alien by Thierry Mugler EDP - This is my favourite scent and although I like to mix up my perfume, I find myself reaching for this a lot more than any of my other scents. I've gone through bottles and bottle of this heavenly smell and still can't get enough. If you haven't smelt this before I suggest you go to your nearest fragrances shop and check it out, you don't know what you're missing.

Barry M Matte collection in Crush - Ahhhh, now this is a beauty, a deep dark vampy matte shade that I personally thing everyone needs in there life at this time of year. loving the matte nail trend at the moment. If I ever want this as a normal polish I just add a topcoat a voila you have shiny polish!

Original Source Peppermint shower gel - This smells heavenly and you're left with a fresh cool tingling feeling for a while after that I know some people may not like but I personally love.

Have you tried any of these products? 
Sam xxx





Saturday, 28 December 2013

Pucker up TAG

 
The lovely Saranne over at Blueeyedwithstyle tagged me a while back to do the Pucker up tag. I'm quite excited to share my love of lipsticks being the complete lipstick fiend that I am.

How many lipsticks do you own?
Actual lipsticks about 45 give or take 1 or 2, clearly have a lipstick buying addiiction!

What was your first lipstick?
A red Bourjois one I can't tell you the name of because it's all rubbed off but it is a lovely blue tone red that doesn't get the love it used to but my need to be dug out because it was/is such a beautiful lipstick.

What is your most worn lipstick?
 Hmmm, this is a hard one probably Rimmel Kate Moss 101 as it so easy to wear with anything. If you wanna see a swatch for this check it out here

What is your favourite brand of lipstick?
Rimmel, especially the Kate Moss range. 111 Kiss of life is my current fave from Rimmel at the moment. Swatch here

What is your favourite finish?
Matte finish although most mattes drying, they jusy look nicer in my opinion. I wouldn't wear a matte if I had chapped lips though because it just accentuates it and makes it look 10 times worst.

What is the last lip product you brought?
Collection's Deluxe lipstick in Prohibition, it's a beautiful dark vampy colour. A must have for this time of years.

How many lip products (everything) do you have in your bag?
3 Lipsticks - GOSH 134 Darling, Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 107, Collection Deluxe Prohibition 01
1 Lip Cream - Collection Cream Puff in Cotton Candy 
Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose
This is the least amount of lip products I've had in my bag for months normally I can't find things in my bag due to the amount of lipsticks in my bag

What product do you use to rock a red lip?
Many different products, I'm the owner of many red lipsticks. Most used is probably Collection's Cherry Pop. I've done a full review of this lipstick here. It's the perfect true red and last ages. I done a full review of it here. Riri Woo from MAC is another fave of mine if you're someone that doesn't like drugstore/high street products.

How do you store your lipsticks?
In a set of 3 acrylic drawers (see above pic) I got from Rymans for around £10 and a acrylic lipstick holder from ebay for a few quid.

What lip products are you currently lusting after?
The MUA Luxe velvet lip lacquers in all the shades, such good things are being said about them in comparison to some of the other 'Velvet lip' products on the market

I Tag 
Byootee Blog
Glambeautys 
 The Powdered Nose

 and anybody else that wants to do it, I'd love to read your posts so link them below.

Sam xxx


  The questions are - 

How many lipsticks do you own?
What was your first lipstick?
What is your most worn lipstick?
What is your favourite brand of lipstick?
What is your favourite finish?
What is the last lip product you brought?
What is the last lip product you brought?
How many lip products (everything) do you have in your bag?
What product do you use to rock a red lip? 
How do you store your lipsticks? 
What lip products are you currently lusting after?




 


 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

NOTD ~ Festive Claws

 First of all I'd like to wish you all a Happy Christmas!
I haven't posted on here for quite a while but that's about to change as I'm starting a new job/career in January so I'll have a bit more time on my hands.

For my returning to blogging post I thought a NOTD was in order - these are particularly easy to do yourself although mine are acrylic so thats not so easy to do yourself but the design is pretty straight forward. The only downfall about these nails is how much of a pain in the backside the glitter on my ring finger is going to be to get off.Anyone else avoid glitter for that reason?