Wednesday, 30 January 2013

NOTD Glitter Gradient Nails.

Hello crazy cats!
Just a little update of a NOTD I wore recently. I don't know about you but I don't like nail art because my right hand always looks ridiculous compared to the left. So, an easy to do and effective style is always a winner.. this is wear todays combo comes in.

Paint your base. Let it dry. Drag the glitter polish down from the tip to half way down the nail. When it has dried, go over the nail edge with the glitter. Viola! Bobs your uncle. Done!

It looks great with any polish and a less chunky glitter. As you can see here:
Here I used Accesorize glitter in Emerald City and Barry M 324 for a mermaid effect.  I would say it looks rather effective (if i do say so myself!)
Have you tried this effect? Got any suggestions for colour combos? Let me know in the comments!

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

MAC 'Red Racer'

Today I have another rather special purchase to share with you. The Mac Satin finish lipstick in 'Red Racer', part of the Hey Sailor collection. I purchased this from a blog sale, after lusting after it many months ago but never having the guts to buy it (when I finally did Mac had sold out of it.. *sob*).
Firstly.. LOOK AT THE PACKAGING. Stripes! It is my most unique lipstick because of the stripes.. and I love it. However the colour is red with slight yellow undertones.. more of the classic red vibe. The colour itself is not unique.. there are many more like it out there. The satin finish means it is creamy with a hint of shine... I personally like my lips to be shiny but with such a bold colour I think you have to sacrifice shiny for colour.

With this lipstick you need a lipliner otherwise it will end up half way up your face clown style (and it's not halloween anymore so no excuse :/). Overall it is a lovely lipstick.. and the pigmentation is good. The satin finish does show up dry lip flaws so smooth lips are essential. If you come across this lipstick at a good price, buy it.. if not head down to your local boots store and find a similar colour for a fraction of the price (try the new kate moss matte lipsticks?)
Do you agree/disagree? Leave a comment!
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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

My Holy Grail Product #2 Mint Julips Lip Scrub

Yes we are in winter. Yes it makes us all dry and cold. And flaky. Extra moisturisation is needed to keep everything together. This is where my Holy Grail product #2 comes in. Lushs Mint Julips Lip Scrub, a brown sugar based lipscrub. I chose Mint Julips as it smells like After Eight mints, however they do a bubblegum scented one and their new popcorn lipscub.
 Apply to finger, scrub you lip then was (or lick) off. I'd do this over a sink unless you want sugar everywhere. I've tried to perfect a way to keep it tidy (press the sugar down onto your finger before you move it away from the pot and lean back whilst scrubbing) but it is a lot easier to lean over the sink/use a towel. Or get a dog as I'm sure they would eat the mess.... Viola instant vacuum.

It does its job but it is not an instant cure. It gets rid of the flaky skin, but you need to use it more than once for truly kissable lips. I do this before bed and then apply a lip balm so it the morning my lips are great.
If you are a fan of the striking bold pout (like I am) you need this so your lipstick doesn't highlight the effects of winter. 10/10.

Yes it is expensive at £5.25 when you could make your own but for the less creative person (that would be me), it is a product that actually does what it says on the tin (well jar).
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