29 May 2011

Review: ELF - Natural Looking Lush Lashes

I ordered these a while ago and when I received them they didn't look even, one was a lot more dramatic however after a quick email I was sent out a new set of lashes and these are the ones I am reviewing. The customer service for Eyes Lips Face UK is wonderful though, very much worth noting.

Now in the pack they don't look particularly natural however when they are on they do

I did however come across a problem

Not sure if the photo depicts it well or not but my natural eyelashes poke out from underneath the false lashes! And so I think these lashes aren't good for me, however that's because my lashes are quite long to begin with. But if you have short lashes they would look natural and luscious which is what you are aiming for.

Hope you can ignore the dodgy eyeliner but I was also trying out a new eyeliner pen. Clearly need to work on the technique! I'd recommend them if you haven't long lashes to begin with, however DO buy some different glue as the one provided isn't good. I use one by Allure which lasts for ages and its good too.

8/10

£1.50 - ELF

28 May 2011

Swatch: Models Own Black / Red

Models Own nail polish in Black / Red


I was a little disappointed with this polish because it looks very much dark brown, the only way it looks red is if you hold it up to the light and through the tips of your nails its deep red. So I thought I'd spice it up a little by adding a flower, although you cant really see the yellow centre...


This is quite similar to Barry M's Black Red 

27 May 2011

Loyalty Card

(very hard to photograph)

As you probably all know Superdrug have released their loyalty card. 

I wouldn't stay loyal to any company because of their card, I don't think falling in to that trap is good financially. Especially as seeing as Superdrug offers only one point per GBP.

However I think its still handy to have, because sometimes your near to Superdrug and pop in for the odd thing, or Boots don't have whatever you would like in their stock range. So not something that would sway the way I personally shop.

Another little bonus is the fact it has a reflective surface on it, for touch ups on the go when you seem to have misplaced that compact! Which you could use even if you don't bother registering!

Will you bother picking one up?

Swatch: Eyeko - Cosmic Polish

After I did a review sort of thing on my experience with Eyeko I thought it may be nice to just review a couple of the products I got with that order.

They say ~ Eyeko Cosmic Polish for Space Age Nails. Unique midnight black shade loaded with multi-coloured glitters like fireworks in a night sky!

So this was supposed to be a photo of the brush and the bottle size but not sure if it shows up too well


As the photo suggests this is one coat, which actually totally suprised me as to how opaque it was


Still needed a second coat though so went on to do that


Now which that left the nails nice and coated in the polish it was still a little bit gritty to touch and so I applied my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat to the top which made them look amazing


So beautifully smooth and shiny! I adore the colour its a very dark navy / black colour with coloured glitter. I am not usually a fan of glitter but I like this a lot!

The bottle is smaller than a standard sized polish and really is over priced at £5 however it is stunning but if I could find a dupe I would. I paid £3.33 for this as part of a three for £10 offer which for me is still over priced for such a small bottle.

8/10

£5 - 8.5ml
Eyeko

26 May 2011

Review: Primark Mascara - Ball Games


Got this back in April and I actually really am liking it, very cheap at less than £3 and I have heard that it is dupe for L'├ôreal telescopic explosion which is around the £8 mark. Also a dupe for Givenchy's Phenomenon'Eyes which comes in around £20. I would recommend this, at the price even if you only end up using it on your bottom lashes then its fine.



What do I like?
 Fact you can see the brush in the packaging
 Cheap price tag
 Amazing brush for little lashes
 No flaking
 No clumping 
 Not waterproof so easy to remove



What don't I like?
 It takes a while to coat all lashes due to small size
 Excessive packaging

8 / 10
Primark

Have you tried one of these ball mascara wands?

Tutorial: Black and White Butterflies

Attempting a butterfly look today! Not being that arty I wasnt sure how it would turn out!

You will need:
- Home made rhinestone pick
- Little rhinestone, I ended up using a black one
- White Nail Art Pen
- Black Nail Art Pen
- Black Nail Polish [I picked ELF's]

Begin by painting your nails black

Using the white nail art pen striper sweep a line across the nail

Fill in the top of the nail white

Use the black nail art pen striper to draw a line over the nail

Paint on a butterfly, and stick on a gem for the body

25 May 2011

23 May 2011

Challenge: Long Lost Polishes

Basically this was a week long challenge whereby I wore a different polish each day which I hadn't worn in a while or that was new and hadn't gotten around to wearing. Idea was suggested in a post that Terri did.

I've highlighted the polish names that I havent reached for in a long time!

Monday

Base: 17 - Peacock
Top: Sleek - Poison Ivy

Tuesday

Base: Primark - Glo Baby Glo Frosting
French: No.7 - Betty Blues

Wednesday

Base: ELF - Mango Madness
Crackle: Barry M - Instant Effects Black

Thursday

Base: ELF - Black
Models Own White Nail Pen
Models Own Black Nail Pen
George - Buttercup Shine

Friday

Base: ELF - Black
Stamping Colour: Stargazer - 157
Stamping Plate: M61

Saturday

OPI - My Private Jet

Sunday

Models Own - Black / Red

Review: Montagne Jeunesse - Fruit Smoothie Face Masque


They say: Deeply Cleansed, Fresh & Sparkling. Crushed Raspberry & Mango. FOR NORMAL, DRY AND T-ZONE SKIN. Fresh, Clean and Smooth Skin. Bursting with healthy goodness, our thick smoothie treat of Raspberry, Mango, Apricot, Peach & Pomegranate isn't a drink but it is bound to leave you in a smiley mood - with fresher, cleansed and softer skin! Sexy natural fruity skincare.


I say - First thing I noticed was how the packaging was quite easy to open, which me being a total weakling really appreciates! It smelled amazingly fruity, the strongest scent was the mango. It was a thick cream texture and applied really easily. Still managed to get some in my hair though! Oh and I would have had enough for another go of this but I lost the sachet...

It dries up quite fast and you have got to be careful about laughing, smiling etc because it will crack!


At that point I thought maybe that's what my skin will look like in the future! Scary!

Anyhow after a while I washed it off, which wasn't too easy because it had all dried on. Once I had though my skin was completely amazingly smooth! Over all I would recommend this one, its cheap and is nice for one of those girly nights in.

9/10

£1 - 20g

22 May 2011

Review: ELF - Zit Zapper


They say ~ Fight blemishes with the unique blend of Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel and Camphor. This special clear formula helps to fight and prevent acne, reduce redness and swelling, minimize pore size and clear skin.

I think ~ Its in a really bad tube, like its so unhygienic! But that could just be me with my issues. Its got this roller ball you roll over the spot and it leaves a clear liquid on the area. Salicylic Acid is good for acne where as tea tree oil and witch hazel is good for general spots. Now I have suffered with acne in the past, very badly and I don't think that this would have helped. I do still get acne spots though which are so annoying and this doesn't help with those. However with normal spots it does dry them out quickly. But I have found it dries out the skin out really badly around the area which on your face doesn't help when applying make up.

Ultimately ~ If you get spots then if you can fork out the £1.50 then go for it. If not, really you aren't missing out. If you do have acne then go to the doctor and try everything they have to fling your way, even if that means being on antibiotics for years, do it. Seriously.

Love and light!

5/10

5.6g - £1.50
ELF

21 May 2011

Comparison Crease Brush Vs Blending Brush

So while the photo may be a little on the blurry side I think you will be able to see what I am meaning.

Basically this is just a quick comparison on the blending brush and the crease brush. Clearly you can see that the crease brush is smaller and therefore much more suitable for more intricate blending work.

20 May 2011

Nails: Silver Hearts

Another attempt at stamping nail art, its really easy but lining them up is what I'm struggling with right now!


This one was done on my mothers nails
Base Polish: ELF - Dark Red
Crackle: W7 Silver Shatter
Stamping Polish: Stargazer - Chrome

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