Avon speed dry polish in ballerina and la colour art deco polish in black
I've also added a pearl from my poundland nail art set
Avon polish was terrible. The colour is cute but the polish was too thick making it really hard to apply
I’ve noticed that following the release of Chanel’s Le Vernis nail colour in 505 Particulière in their Spring Collection, mink nails have been adorning celebrities nails in all my mags.
I would describe mink as a browny, purpley grey (technical term there!) It looks so classy and is an elegant alternative to a nude.
Here’s my take on the mink trend
It’s OPI’s Metro Chic in Matte. I like it, I don’t love it. However, mink is growing on me and I may have to peruse the Chanel counter in the near future.
I was given a £10 Boots voucher for Christmas and finally found something to spend it on- Natural Radiance highlighter by No7.
I don’t usually buy highlighters, I just swatched this as I was checking out the rest of the spring collection and I just melted.
Look how pretty the packaging is
It looks like marble!
It’s a gorgeous shimmery pale gold colour and it’s a baked mineral.
It’s difficult to see in my swatches, as the flash is hitting the shimmer dead on, but look how much it glows when it does!
I was kindly sent this to review for my blog.
How much is it? £9.99
Where can I buy it? From Boots or here
What they say- “
What I say- I wasn’t keen if I’m honest. I tried the original eye roll on, as I suffer with dark circles and just found it did nothing. I decided to see if it had been improved but again, the formula appears to have remained the same. The shade I was sent was Light- but I found it to be far too yellow for my skin tone, and didn’t hide my circles at all. However, I’ve not used it when my under eyes are looking particularly swollen so it may be great for calming bags. My mum has offered to trial it for that purpose. I have however, read many reviews raving about it, how awake it can make you look and how soothing it can be. Personally, it did nothing for my natural dark circles- I need a thicker formula to cover them.
How do I use it? Roll it under your eyes and blend-fingers would probably be best.
Would I buy it again? Probably not. It's just not thick enough for me, plus the colour was all wrong
Once my mum has tested it on her bags I’ll post an update.
Maybelline Pure Foundation Mineral
This was given in our gift bags at the Maybelline event and I think it’s been my fav product. I’ve just bought it for the 3rd time and it’s everything I want in a foundation.
It comes with it’s own little kabuki brush
which is surprisingly good quality for a free brush. It buffs the foundation on nicely but I prefer to use my Sephora bronzer brush as it covers a bigger surface area.
To apply the foundation, you shake out some powder, swirl your brush into it and buff away. I love high coverage foundations and this just exceeds anything I have ever used. It covers so beautifully, but my skin still looks natural. It’s actually been described by someone as looking like velvet. It stays put all day, as it’s a powder and I don’t find all my belongings covered in foundation.
I used Rose Ivory which is the lightest shade.
Due to the wintery weather, I’ve been combining a cream and powder blush to make it last a little longer and I’ve found a perfect combination.
Coralista by Benefit- a gorgeous birthday present from Charlotte
Dior Pro cheeks Ultra Radient Blush in Catwalk Pink.
The Dior blush is less creamy and more moussey (think high end Dream matte blush) which I find easiest to apply with a MAC 109 brush. I blend it high on my cheeks, which gives a long lasting wash of colour.
I then apply Coralista over the apples and blend up into my cheek bones with a MAC129 brush.
Here’s the result
A beautiful, long lasting, shimmery blush.
Dior pro wear blush is discontinued(WAAAAH!) so I’m on the look out for a replacement.
I love doing other people’s make up and never manage to get photos of it for my blog. I’ve just discovered these on my pc so I thought I’d share.
Here’s my work mate Laura, and the make up I did for her before Christmas.
I was quite drunk so I couldn’t manage to take any great photos of her make up.
The eyeshadows were from the Sleek Graphite(purples) and Storm(golds) palettes and the lipstick is Maybelline Coral pop.