31 August 2011

Shopping: August 2011

Swap with Ivana

Eyeko Polishes from the 50% off sale

Sleek Pout Paints

ELF 50% off order

Blue Skies and Fluffy Clouds - Lush
Ladyboy Solid Perfume - Lush
Moroccan Oil - BeautyExpert
VO5 Miricle Concentrate - Asda
Tigi Smoothing Lusterizer - BeautyExpert
American Cream Conditioner - Lush

Bundle Monster Stamping Plates Collection #2

26 August 2011

Nails: Explosion

Tape Explosion inspired by: Nailside


25 August 2011

Swatch: Ciaté Paint Pots - Wait Until Dark

I hadn't tried any by Ciaté before but the formula seems to be lovely and opaque, the brush handle seems to be a bit longer than the average polish but nothing you can't work with. The bottle has a cute bow which is a nice touch, also has a curved shaped bottle.

22 August 2011

Review: Maybelline - Lasting Drama Eyeliner 24H


I think this was the first gel liner easily available in UK stores, its currently £7.99 in Boots and as it claims it is a gel / cream consistency.


The black is deeply pigmented and it does last. Haven't tested it out for 24 hours but at 20 hours it was still in place. With a primer this doesn't transfer but without one it does a little bit, but this is a problem I often have with eye liners. Stays put on the waterline well. 

You get a eyeliner brush which is flexible but firm enough for lining. Its flattened so you can easily do fine or thick lines.



£7.99 - Boots

21 August 2011

Review: Sleek - Original Palette


By the name of the palette I'd guess this is the first one which came out. As with the other two palettes I have (Bad Girl, Storm) the black (1) is exceptionally pigmented and needs a special mention. 



There are 11 shimmer shadows and one matte, being the black (1). All of these are nicely pigmented and really transfer well from pan to eyelid. 

Sleek Make Up

10 August 2011

Review: Nakomi Stamping Plate M55

It arrived with a protective plastic layer and was in its own plastic packaging.

The plate has a blue toned clear sticker which is useful as in the past other plates I had tried have had clear ones which make it a little harder to tell if you have removed it or not.

8 August 2011

Nails: Dick Daniels Inspired

I got this card for my birthday. Fun and a little different from the usual cupcake nail art. 

6 August 2011

Swatch: Sleek Pout Paints

Its 3 for 2 at the moment in Superdrug and its supposed to be on the Sleek website but they do seem to be having issues with sagepay.


Pin Up



You can mix them up and I mixed equal parts blue with port and ended up with this:

5 August 2011

Swatch: Eyeko - Rain

Eyeko - Rain Polish

Swatch: Eyeko - Vampira Polish

Think it is quite similar to Lippmann's Razzle Dazzle but a lot cheaper as that is $18!

£5 - 8ml

Nails: 'Thank God I am A Woman'

Orlica has launched the contest and this is my entry:

1 August 2011

Nails: Cosmic Blue French

Not quite a French, trying out something Lara suggested about making nails look longer than they are, something to do with the angles.

Eyeko - Cosmic
Stargazer - 105

Shopping Trip: July 2011

SKIN79 Super + BB Triple Function Cream
Nail Polish Removal Pen
Black Gel Eyeliner

Mineral Booster
Mineral Foundation

Copper / Gum Pink / Mint Cream / Innocent

Mineral Primer x2
Complexion Perfection x2
Cuticle Pen
Mineral Lipstick - Ripe Rose
Cuticle Pushers

Red Velvet / Golden Goddess / Hot Pink / Medium Red
Clear / Purple Dream / Fuchsia / Mod Mauve 

Lilac / Vintage / Rain

Heard that Eyeko were stopping selling polishes, I wonder why?