1 October 2014

Halloween Nails: Zombie Hands

I thought I would do new Halloween themed nails every other day for all of October. Some people are all about Christmas, I am all about Halloween.

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Base Polish: Seventeen - Rock Hard Nail Effects - Black
Stamping Polish: Barry M - Silver Foil Effect
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster - H08

Zombie Hands


 

Review: MUA - Cream Blush in Bittersweet

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"These cream blushers are very versatile and multi-purpose. They can be directly applied to bare skin, layered over foundation or set with the matching matte blushers in the £1 MUA range" - MUA Store

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This photo is colour accurate
This is a cream to powder finish blush, very easy to blend using fingers or a stipple brush.

Bittersweet is a candy pink colour which dries down to a matte powder finish.

MUA suggest this is a multiple purpose product, you could wear this on the lips but because it is a cream to powder finish I imagine it could be quite drying.

Overall I would recommend this blush, it is easy to work with, cheap and as it dries down to a powder finish it doesn't act as a highlighter as well as a blush.

 

30 September 2014

ABC of Polish Brands: W is for W7


W7 is a very reasonably prices make up brand, I haven't tried many of there products other than the nail polishes. I find they apply quite well in 2-3 coats, there is 15ml in each bottle and they do some great dupes of higher end polishes (and make up). I have used the black polish for stamping with and it works well once it has thickened up a little bit first.


Red Dazzle
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Blue Dazzle
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Boogie Nights
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Metallic Jupiter
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Metallic Venus
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Metallic Neptune
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Twilight
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Sheer Lemon
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Fluorescent Green
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Purple Rain
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Black
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Lava Flow
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Red Crackle
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29 September 2014

Nails: Top 5 Autumn / Fall Polishes

I did a post like this one last year, you can see it here if you are interested. Now that it is officially Autumn I thought I would share my top five polishes for this season.

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Barry M - Crush // Leighton Denny - Be Unique // ELF - Fire Coral // Barry M - Indigo // Miss Sporty - Rain Drop 470

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First I have Barry M's Matte Crush, which is a deep burgundy matte shade which also looks great with a shiny topcoat over the top.

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Then Leighton Denny's Be Unique which is a browny / rusty shimmer colour, you do need three coats to achieve opacity but it would also work layered over a red or an orange base.

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ELF's Fire Coral, is a mid-orange cream polish which is perfect for Halloween nails and of course orange is a prominent colour in nature throughout autumn.

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The deep purple is Barry M's Indigo, and is the perfect Cadbury purple. Very difficult to colour accurately photograph. The bottle shot and the photo of the skittle nails above aren't accurate, the photo below is much more true to life. It is a deep colour but not one which looks black and is easier to wear. I need to get a new bottle of this as I seem to be at the very end of this bottle.

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Lastly I chose Miss Sporty's Rain Drop which is a dark green, something a little different from a pure black polish. Lovely and creamy and deep and the brush is quite flat and wide.

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