Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Monday, 27 October 2014
You all know how much I love the formula of the Maybelline SuperStay 7 Day Gel Nail Polishes, they are incredible and I have only come across one that didn't blow me away. The very first shade I tried was called Uptown Blue and it was the best of the bunch, until I tried this one.
Nude Rose is the perfect dusty pink/nude shade. It's pretty similar to the shade Rose Poudré but more on the pink side. It's perfect for a subtle colour if you don't want to go too over the top and it's also great for Autumn. The colour is just simple and I love it. The best part about it though? The formula of this one is incredible. They are all pretty darn good but this one applies perfectly without going streaky or gloopy and dries so quickly. It also leaves an incredible shine and indeed looks like a gel polish, so glossy.
Two coats is enough to give a nice opaque coverage, however, I always like to add that extra coat for added colour and glossiness so I'm wearing three coats in the pictures. I mentioned in the Uptown Blue post but the brushes on these are different from the standard brushes. These are more flat and have a slight rounded shape to them which makes application so easy. I never make a mess when I use these polishes.
Wear time for this polish was roughly 5 days before I started to notice some wear on the colour. There wasn't any chipping at all but you know when the colour wears off the very tip of the nail? Well it did that and it still didn't look too shabby. I applied a fresh coat over the top on day 6 and they look good as new again.
This is my all time favourite nail polish shade, I just know I'm going to be wearing it loads in the Autumn and Winter months, it's just so pretty! Okay....rave over!
Do you like this shade? What's your favourite polish for Autumn?
Sunday, 26 October 2014
By Terry is one of the most luxurious brands out there, up with the likes of Tom Ford it's a brand I've always wanted to try. I'm not going to lie though, the prices really scare me. £38.00 for a lip balm?! Well...I still would as a treat but you get what I'm saying.
Back when the Hourglass blushers came out, I made an order on SpaceNK and instead of paying £5.00 for delivery, I paid £5.50 for this eyeshadow instead. It's in the sale down from £23.50, it's a nice colour, and it's By Terry, no way was I missing this huge saving!
I'd personally never even seen these eyeshadows before but I picked it up as paying for a product instead of delivery is a lot better. And so I ended up with an Ombre Veloutée eyeshadow in the shade 10 Coffee Bean. They did have others available at the time, however I thought a dark brown would get more use as I could use it every time I wanted to deepen my smoky eyes.
The packaging is plain and simple. Although it's all plastic, it still looks quite luxe and I love the look of it. Even the box is pretty! Does anyone else hoard make-up boxes like there's no tomorrow?
I have to admit though, I was left a little disappointed. Let's just say had I spent the full price, I would've been mad. The shadow is very soft and light and the fact that you have to build the colour doesn't bother me, it's the blending. I expect an expensive product to blend like a dream. However, it stayed put all day and there wasn't any fall-out which is all great. I do love the colour and I have gotten a lot of use out of it. Do I think it's worth the full price thought? No, but if you can get your paws on a shade that's in the sale, do it.
Have you tried a By Terry eyeshadow? What are your thoughts on them?
Friday, 24 October 2014
I've managed to end up testing all the Yes To... make-up wipes that are available in the UK. For me, Yes To... has always been a brand worth trying and I've heard a lot about them. They have different lines for different skin types which is great as there's a lot of variety. You can pick them up from Boots for about £3.99 a pack which is a bit pricey for 25-30 towelettes but it's still cheaper than some brands. I've had a hit and miss with the wipes and wanted to share the ones I love and the ones that have left me disappointed.