30 June 2011

Swatch: ELF - Lilac

Defiantly a three coater but really nice pastel shade

Base: ELF -  Lilac

29 June 2011

Review: Eyeko - Lip Gloss Shoreditch

Eyeko Say ~ Creamy rose makes for a flirty lip look! Whether you’re browsing in Brick Lane or partying in Hoxton Square.

I Say ~ Well I haven't a clue as to what the description is on about having never even been to the capital, but the colour description is pretty accurate. It is a creamy rose tone, something which the Eyeko website doesn't actually show too well.

This swatch isn't 100% accurate as its a little darker on my lips in real life. It does have a scent, its a little bit fruity but it reminds me of one of those plastic doll toys I had back in the 80's. Either way it doesn't linger and its not really sticky or gloopy, very wearable lip gloss which is something coming from me as I don't generally like it. I got this one free as a gift when I placed my order for the polishes using an Eyeko code.

Overall ~ If its on offer I would say go for it because its a good formula, nice colour, scent isn't off putting. But at £6.50 for a lip gloss that is too expensive for me and I wont be buying it once this one runs out.


£6.50 - 13.5g

28 June 2011

Review: Lee Stafford - Treatment For Hair

They sayLee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment with Pro-Growth complex, contains a protein-based complex to fertilise your follicles to help hair grow faster and reach its maximum potential length.

I say ~ First thing I noticed was how it came in a jar type pot which as we all know is a pain in the shower! 

The scent is really lovely, the same scent as the other pink Lee Stafford products. It says to use an egg sized amount but I ended up using three egg sized amounts for my hair which meant the jar didn't last long. 

I did notice my scalp was feeling warmer than usual when using this. 

Anyhow basically I found it left my hair smelling nice, shiny and feeling silky the way you would expect a deep conditioning product to work. As for encouraging growth, I don't think it did help much but maybe on shorter hair it would?

I'd recommend it as a deep conditioner if it was on offer but for £7.19 I wont be purchasing it again. Perhaps if it were in a tube and £5 then I would get it but for the results its not worth it.


£7.19 - 200ml

27 June 2011

Swatch: ELF - Mango Madness

This is one of those three coater type of polishes, very fluorescent in colouring!

26 June 2011

Review: ELF - Liquid Eyeliner - Plum

They say ~ No more tugging or pulling on your eyelids with this easy glide liquid eyeliner. The smudge-proof liner is rich in color, creating a long lasting defined look. The fine tip brush creates easy and precise definition for natural or dramatic effects.

I say ~ Well this does last fairly well and everything, the brush isnt bad but what I was mostly concerned with is that fact that this colour plum looks more brown / coffee than plum. Very odd. I would recommend this but not this shade unless you were after a brown sort of colour.


£1.50 - ELF

25 June 2011

Nails: Purple Polka Dots

Anyhow, as you all know I do my nails a fair bit. I often find my cat wanting in on the action.

Which of course can be a little distracting while your painting your nails

And that's when something clicked! My cat lives indoors and usually wears soft claws. So after a touch of research on the nail polish in question to make sure it was safe for her I got on with it

Nothing too complicated as they were purple to begin with. As she is used to wearing them she didn't mind at all.

I think I was partly inspired by my cat wanting in on the action and a post I saw on a fellow blog. 

What do you think?

24 June 2011

Nails: Good Enough to Eat

I was entering a competition entitled 'Good Enough to Eat' and thought I would try out watermelon nails


Now I have to say I don't really like watermelon, the pips are annoying!

Good enough to eat?

Quick Review: Sleek - Mini Gloss

This was actually a freebie that came with the order I did with the company back when they did the 50% sale. I got to chose a colour from a few options and I ended up choosing the clear/original. Its around two inches long and has one of those clip loops which you can attach to your phone, which can be quite useful.

[natural light]

[with flash]

I'm not a lip gloss person but I may buy this again, it wasn't too sticky, was long lasting and smelt of nectarines. Another product I would recommend!


£3.59 - 7ml

23 June 2011

Nails: Japanese Inspired

I was completely inspired to do this particular nail art by Leanne over at Do Not Refreeze.

I think hers are a lot better than mine, but I think I am getting a little better at this nail art business.

22 June 2011

Tutorial: CSI Nail Art

I was inspired by a YouTube video, but I am a fan of CSI (Vegas all the way!)
You may have seen this nail art a while ago in my long lost nail polish challenge.

You'll need:
~ Black Nail Polish
~ Black Nail Art Pen
~ White Nail Art Pen
~ Yellow Nail Polish

Paint your nails black

Using a white striping brush, or a white polish do diagonal lines

And again

Using the pen end of the two way white nail art pen, draw the outline of a person (you could use a thin paint brush too)

Over the white lines you need to cover it up with a yellow nail polish (or maybe a nail art pen if you have one)

Using the black nail art pen just write on the yellow 'tape' the words "crime" and "scene" and that's that done!

Wish they would bring Grissom back, its not the same without him, Warrick and Sara. Well I think she may be back properly now but who knows! If Morpheus doesn't get let off the hook then that better be a entrance for Grissom to come out of retirement!

What do you think?

Nails: Good Enough to Eat #2

The wonderful bloggers over at Nail Polish Art Addiction were running a contest which you may have seen me blog about before. I decided against the watermelon designs because maybe they have been over done.

This is my final design

Thumb - Oreo

Forefinger - Party Ring

Middle Finger - Jammy Dodger

Ring Finger - Choc Chip

Pinky - Chocolate Digestive

There are some amazingly creative designs over there! I suggest you head over and be in awe of the creativity. If you would like to vote me, I'm number 13 but no pressure. 

I noticed that almost all the food was of fast food or snacks, sweet tooth anyone?

20 June 2011

Swatch: ELF - Mod Mauve

Applies nicely although it is quite a unique colour!

The base is Mod Mauve and the stamping colour is ELF Black

Review: Sally Hansen - Cuticle Cremé

Despite the scruffy packaging this product didnt really appeal but for 99p why not!

They say ~ Infuses cuticles and nails with mineral-rich hydration. Essential oils and plant extracts help soothe and replenish while binding moisture to the skin. Absorbs quickly into nails and cuticles to deeply hydrate and nourish encouraging stronger healthy nails. Helps keep cuticles supple and nails resilient. Massaging Nail Quencher into cuticle helps stimulate cell renewal. 

So while I did get this when it was going cheap its something I am glad about as it is just a thin lotion which sinks in quickly. The scent is of limonene to me and I have found it not all that hydrating. Both of the experiences I have had with the 'Nail Quencher' range have left a lot to be desired. 

Overall I say don't bother wasting your money on this, even if it is only 99p. I will be using it all up but not repurchasing. Back to the drawing board!

2 / 10

£7.99 - 24g
Sally Hansen

19 June 2011

Quick Review: Primark GILT Eyeliner

Picked this up in Primark for 50p, its a cream based eyeliner in a small square compact. 

As expected the little brush which came with it wasn't very good. I had a swipe of the product and while it did come off a little bit the colour pay off was awful. There is no way that you could use this for an eyeliner as even with multiple applications the most you would get is a light grey line.

Have I learned my lesson, not to buy super cheap make up?
Nope, but hopefully you can all avoid making the same mistake and not buy this one!


50p - Primark