Monday, 26 November 2012

NOTD - 17 Lasting Fix Polish in 'Exquisite' and Saffron London in '08'

Today I have a NOTD that seems a bit more 'classy' than my usual ones... plus the fact it took a lot longer to execute! The base is 17 Lasting fix in 'Exquisite.. dark green with lighter green shimmer running through... a definite festive polish that veers away from the traditional red.
I then applied Saffrons Infamous gold flake glitter Avaliable here for £1.49 with free P&P to the tips. The problem with this chunky glitter is that i find you have to dab it to get the gradient effect which in turn means the polish can get rather thick. My advice is to make sure that it is fully dry before doing anything otherwise it does smudge.
This is one of my favourite NOTDs, and one I'm hoping to repeat closer to Christmas with different colours. What do you think?

17 Lasting fix polish in 'Exquisite' - £2.99 at Boots.
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Thursday, 22 November 2012

MAC Lustre Lipstick in 'Plumful'

For my birthday I did something that I never thought I would do. I bought my first Mac Lipstick! I went into the shop with my long suffering male friend Chris.. started looking... tried on about 15 lipsticks then found this beauty (knew it must have looked good as a resounding 'THATS THE ONE' from my friend confirmed it).
It has a Lustre finish, yet the colour pay off is still quite dark. In the bullet it lookes rather plain and rather dark.. more of a colour for an older person. However once on the lips its a 'your lips but a lot better' shade. It's dark enough for this seasons berry lip trend, but light enough for all year usage.
The colour is buildable and it does not feather easily (I didn't use a lipliner and thought it fared well). So what is my thoughts on my first ever Mac purchase? Would I buy another?
I love it. It feel luxurious and special. It's like rubbing my lips on the crown jewels.. if they were lipstick. And would I buy another? Well I already have!

Mac Lustre Lipstick in 'Plumful' - £14.00

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Monday, 19 November 2012

My Holy Grail Product #1 HD BROWS

Everybody has a selection of products that once they come into your life you feel you'd be lost without... this will be a series of posts of my 'Holy Grail' products.. some you may agree with, others you may not! However it may help you decide if they are worth trying out! So.. onto the review......

HD Browns Palette in 'Foxy'
I recieved this in the August Glossybox.. and I don't think there has been a day since that I haven't used it. At first I was using the darker brown colour but then I realised that it was too dark and I was sporting the scouse brown on a daily basis... fail.
Even with just a bit of mascara, sorting your brows out really does make a difference to the face I've found, and it is a more natural look than using eyebrow pencil.

Th shadows are highly pigmented (apart from the pale one which in my opinion is more useless than a jelly ruler) and apply neatly. They do not smudge easily (however be careful when taking jumpers/hoodies off as I did this and ended up with the biggest smear of eye make up.. looked like Harry Potter gone wrong) and do last all day. I would apply eyebrows after foundation but before shadow so you can neaten edges if need be.

Granted, you don't have to use this exact palette, an eyeshadow in your natural hair colour would suffice.. but with the inclusion of the brush that is not useless and the highlighter shadow.. I do think that now I would never look back! Plus it is way easier than having to hunt for an alternative.

Would any of you readers class a brow palette as a 'Holy Grail' product? Or do you think it is a waste of time?
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Saturday, 17 November 2012

NOTD- Nails Inc Graffiti in 'Newburgh Street'

Bonjour and hello! Haven't forgotten who I am? Baring in mind last time I posted was August, you'd be forgiven if you did! I'm sorry. I'm a terrible person. I am back with a shebang though.. so less jibber jabber more reviewing!

Today I have a nail of the day that is suitably shiny for the festive period (although it was also spot on for Halloween)... Nails Inc Graffiti in Newburgh Street! Newburgh Street is a mixture of bronze, black and gold glitter pieces in different sizes and shapes.

On my nails it is swatched over 17's lasting finish polish in 'mini skirt'.. (amazing and cheap white polish.. one coat and BOOM.. done.. and only £2.99!!) I tried it over a few colours however the white makes go POW! This is one coat, I dabbed it onto the nail rather than swept it across as it builds up quicker that way. If you like sparkle you should definitely look into purchasing this.
This is available as part of a set from QVC (Newburgh Street is exclusive to QVC apparently). Pick it up here.

Do you like? Dislike? Worth the price? Let your thoughts know in the comments!

Thank you to Amy, as this was a birthday present!
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