24 April 2014

GOT: Tropical

I wanted to use this floral pattern but the stamping polish didn't seem to work properly. I used Barry M's Matt White from at least May 2012 and Sally Hansen First Kiss from April 2012.

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Base Polish: Barry M - Matt White
Stamping Polish: Sally Hansen First Kiss
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 306


 


23 April 2014

Review: ELF - Brightening Lavender Primer

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Brightening Lavender is ideal for uneven skin tones and to brighten dull or yellow tones - ELF

When I saw that ELF had brought out a tone correcting primer in lavender I thought it would be perfect for my blotchy, yellow toned skin. I like to wear foundation to even out my skin tone because as you can see below without make up it is very blotchy and skin tone is uneven.

This is in the new airless pump bottle which is a massive improvement on the standard pump bottle which was very frustrating to use.

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I really like the clear primer, I find it helps a lot to minimise my big pores and helps to keep my foundation from breaking down due to my combination / oily skin. It makes foundation apply and sit a lot better than without a primer.

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After using the primer I honestly can't tell the difference in sallowness / yellow tones. There is some shine reduction and pore minimisation but as for the colour correcting properties for me and my skin there is none. There is a very slight shimmer to my skin with the primer. Although this doesn't show through foundation, if you were to want a more luminescent skin then perhaps the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation is something you would like to try.

Would I recommend it? As a primer it is good, as good as the standard clear ELF primer. However in terms of colour correction and brightening it doesn't have any benefit. It is the same price as the clear primer so if you were to get it and it didn't have any brightening properties with your skin the way it didn't really for mine then you could use it as a standard primer and you wouldn't have wasted your money.

14g - £6


 

22 April 2014

Tri-Colour Nail Challenge: Pink, Yellow and Blue #4

This is the fourth and final Tri-Polish Challenge for this month. The colours are Pink, Yellow and Blue. If you want to join or want to know more about this then you can do here.

I chose to use ELF - Hot Pink, Collection 2000 - Sherbet Lemon 30 and Models Own - True Blue.

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Polishes Used: 
Collection 2000 - Sherbet Lemon 30

Dotting Tools




 


21 April 2014

Nails: Matte Holo Crackle

Shatter, crackle nail polish whatever you like to call it it seems to have come and gone in terms of trends. I was going through my stash and ended up throwing out my silver and red ones because they had gone all weird. I wanted to use the black again and so I ended up using it over a black holographic polish and I really liked the look. The matte crackle contrasting over the shiny holographic base.

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Barry M - Black Multi Glitter
Barry M - Instant Nail Effects Crackle - Black


 
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