27 April 2015

Swatch: Maybelline Colordrama - Keep it Classy 210


Maybelline ColorDrama is marketed as being a slim lip kohl, I would describe it as being a bigger lip pencil, one you do need a larger sharpener to sharpen as this isn't a mechanical pencil.

The texture of the lip pencil is creamy and very similar to a regular lipstick. You can feel it on your lips but it isn't drying the way in which you may expect from a kohl pencil. The wear time is that of a standard lipstick, it doesn't claim to be long lasting. There is no scent to this product.

Keep it Classy 210 is a warm pink toned colour which does leave a stain on the lips once the initial colour wears off.


My lips are quite pigmented and so I also swatched Keep it Classy, along with Nude Perfection and Berry Much from the same line on the back of my hand.



26 April 2015

Tutorial: Cloud Nails

I did some cloud nails for a nail challenge I was doing last year and someone asked for a tutorial. Cloud nails are very simple to do, and look more complicated than they are.


What do I need?
Two or three polishes (I used Yes Love - K033, Color Club - Pucci-licious)
Top Coat

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1) Paint your base polish coat
2) Using a different polish, paint three 'clouds'
3) Using your base polish (or third polish) paint three 'clouds' leaving a small amount of second polish showing.
4) Top coat the nail art

I did originally try and do a tutorial on my nails but the colours I chose maybe weren't the best for showing the technique;

1) Base polish [A England - Crown of Thistles]

2) Using a different polish, paint three 'clouds' [A England - Lady of the Lake]

3) Using your base polish paint three 'clouds' leaving a small amount of second polish showing

Here are a couple of other colour ways I have used using the cloud nail technique;
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I think the cloud nails idea came originally from NailSide, if you know different do let me know.


Sunday Stamping: Flower Nails

It has been a while since I did a Sunday Stamping challenge. This week the prompt was flowers and birds;


Base Polishes: 
MUA - Frozen Yoghurt
ELF - Gum Pink
Maybelline - Cool Blue
Stamping Polish: MoYou - Special Nail Polish - Black
Stamping Plate: Cheeky CH44


25 April 2015

Swatch: Nails Inc - Optic Wave (2015)


Nails Inc and Colgate recently got together again, when you bought the toothpaste you got a free nail polish. The deal was going on in the UK in Boots. This time around there are three polish choices, this one - a vivid blue cream, a baby pink cream and a orange based red cream.

While this years polishes have the same names as last year the colours (red and blue) are different. I don't know about the pink one. You can see 2014's Optic Wave here.


Colour: Cobalt Blue
Finish: Cream
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type? Standard
How Much? 10ml


Stamping Plate: MoYou London - Sailor Collection 01


The plate itself comes in a cardboard slip, and as with other MoYou London plates it comes backed with thick plastic which stops the sharp edges.


The plate itself is 12.5cm by 6.5cm and comes with a blue plastic protective covering which you remove before using.


This is the images stamped on to paper, I used Barry M's Blue Chameleon for stamping. All of the images stamped crisp and cleanly first time.


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