27 September 2010

Swatch: Models Own - Purple Mystique

Lovely and shiny! Lasts well and doesn't stain.

Models Own - Purple Mystique

26 September 2010

Nails: Full Nail Stamping

First attempt at full nail stamping.

Base: OPI - Nevermore
Stamping Plate: BM - 221
Stamping Polish: Special Polish - White


25 September 2010

Review: MUA - Blusher Shade 1

They say ~ "No fuss blush for gorgeous sweet cheeks. Make Up Academy provides trend shades on a budget, allowing you to achieve the latest looks without breaking the bank!"

I say ~ Another item I tried from MUA, they don't seem to have names only shade numbers and this one is shade 1. I liked the look of the colour and the colour payoff is nice as well. Something though that put me off it the amount of glitter in it, you can see it in the second photo. It isn't as glittery when you have it on your face although it is noticeable. 


£1 - 2.4g

24 September 2010

23 September 2010

Nails: Cranberry Flower

Trying out the new ELF polish in Cranberry, with an added flower accent.

22 September 2010

Nail: Matte Plum

Still not sure about this matte look. As you can see it looks a little bit streaky and that is down to the top coat.

ELF - Plum Polish
ELF - Matte Polish

21 September 2010

ELF Nail Polish Haul

A few new polishes.

 Matte, Rosy Rasin, Purple Pleaser, Cranberry

I was wanting red velvet as well but looks like it might be very much like cranberry so didn't bother with it. Maybe next time!

19 September 2010

Nails: Grey Leopard

This was my first attempt at doing acrylic nails, very long and make doing normal things so hard! Needless to say they were quickly cut back to a more reasonable length for me. I have no idea how people function with longer nails, especially typing its so hard!

Besides the acrylic nails I think this leopard print is good. They look better in real life, some of the silver spots are GOSH Holographic and others are UV silver.


18 September 2010

Nails: French

Just a bit of a boring French manicure today.
ELF Polish nude and pearl.

14 September 2010

Lipsalve Addict or Chapstick Whore?

So a while back a couple of people were posting their collections of lipsalves, well here is mine. I do however have more, one in each bag I use. This isn't including lipglosses or lipsticks or anything either.

Are you a lipsalve addict or chapstick whore?

10 September 2010

Swatch: ELF - Nail Polish - Nude

So this is the polish in nude, its a really light and sheer colour which makes it perfect for a French manicured look. Good price and serves its purpose well.

£1.50 for 10ml

7 September 2010

Swatch: Models Own - Matte Black

So this was part of my haul from Models Own 50% off sale. The polish itself was the same as the others I found, when it dried it did look matte. I had to do three coats of the polish to make sure it wasn't patchy. The photo above was taken a day after painting and as you can see the polish doesn't look very matte. It did for about 12 hours and then seemed to loose its matte finish. Admittedly it isn't as shiny as a typical black polish but certainly not matte.

6 September 2010

Review: Lush - Fizzbanger Bath Ballistic

They say ~ "The Fizzbanger has the Love fragrance, a perfume from 'B', but it's separated in this ballistic. First, you get the scent of sweet apples; then, you get a hit of cinnamon and toffee. When you drop it into the bath, the water changes colour again and again, from yellow to blue to a deep green. Like all of our new ballistics, it takes ages to fizz away, so you get to enjoy the experience for longer"


I say ~ Mine was broken by the time I got to use it, seemed as if there were a yellow shell on it. It did still change colour three times, yellow to blue and then green. I wouldn't say it lasted particularly long before it had fizzed away, and there were a few bubbles which disappeared for me. There was a nice little surprise floating about in the bath though, little bit of paper saying 'bang' not expecting that so to find it floating about was a surprise. There was very little scent I found, afterwards my skin did smell lightly of petitgrain oil which is a little fresh and a little earthy.

200g - £2.95


5 September 2010

Bought Some Stamping Plates

I have bitten the bullet and bought a couple of Konad plates and a stamper / scrapper.

I hope I can work it out. I'll post photos of my efforts once I have tried!

Nails: Chocolate French

Inspired by the lovely Jelena over at Makeup for Everyone
Bit of a chocolate french manicure style going on using;
ELF - Smokey Brown
ELF - Chocolate

2 September 2010

Swatch: Models Own - Gun Grey

This polish goes on really nicely, the above photo is 3 coats in natural light with no flash. Its a nice shiny grey colour and it didn't chip easily, lasted about 3 days on my nails without a top coat.

I am still on the hunt for a reasonable priced mirror effect nail varnish!

1 September 2010