22 January 2021

Nail Polish Swatch: A England - Crown Jewels (Tales from the Tower Collection)

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Colour | Burgundy
Finish | Liner Holo with "Golden Lustre"
Opacity | Two Coats Shown
Brush Type | Flat, Wide, Rounded Cuticle
How Much | 10ml
Collection | Tales from the Tower

  

21 January 2021

Review: Lush - Bat Art - Bath Bomb (Halloween 2020)

Bat Art is a bath bomb released for Halloween 2020, I got this in October.

"Unfurl violet glittering bath art"

Review Lush Bat Art Bath Bomb Halloween 2020

The bath bomb itself is bat shaped, is black and has some sparkle.

The scent is along the same lines as their 'Junk' scent, described as lemon, orange, rosemary, sage and blackcurrant.

Review Lush Bat Art Bath Bomb Halloween 2020

Bat Art took a long time to dissolve, it turned the water a very dark purple colour.

I couldn't pick out a particular scent, just fresh which did linger on my skin afterwards.

Review Lush Bat Art Bath Bomb Halloween 2020

Something to note, this bath bomb does stain the bath. Also it has finely milled glitter in it which stuck to the bottom of the bath as well my skin. I didn't notice the glitter whilst in the bath.

I liked the colour this turned the water, the shape and the scent.

I didn't like having to scrub my bath afterwards, or the glitter.



  

20 January 2021

Nail Art: Weird Pink

I have set myself the challenge of using up Champneys Pink, I have many pink polishes I never reach for so it would be good to use them up. Excuse the tip wear, I wasn't sure I liked these nails, the pink has Weird Sisters which is a clear to black thermal.


Blue Polish | A England - The Waves
Pink Polish | Champneys - Pink

  

19 January 2021

Topic Tuesday: First Purchase of 2021


So far in 2021 I haven't bought any nail polish, the polish I would have bought is Orly So Fly which is a neon highlighter green shade which I don't have one of in my collection. I say would have bought because I can't find one in stock online anywhere at the moment other than the gel version.

  

15 January 2021

Nail Polish Swatch: Essence - Hex Hex! [Magnetic]

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Colour | Silver
Opacity | Two Coats
Finish | Metallic, Magnetic
Brush Type | Flat and Wide
How Much | 8ml

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14 January 2021

Review: Baroness X - Vegan Matte Cuticle Balm - Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Review Baroness X Vegan Matte Cuticle Balm Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

I've tried many cuticle moisturising products over the years but not one that claims to be matte. This particular one has been known to be called 'swatchers balm'. While I do swatch nail polish I actually wear it for a few days rather than swatch - photo - remove - repeat.

Claims to be:
- Cruelty free
- Free of common allergens
- Vegan, no beeswax
- 85% organic

I had been applying it with my finger as the heat from my finger melted the balm enough to use however because I have longer nails it will become harder to apply like that and so I will be using a small brush.

This particular scent is Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls described as "soft salted caramel cinnamon rolls with chopped toasted pecans". I found it smells very sweet, with a slight nut scent. The scent reminded me of the smell you get hit with when you walk in to a candle shop, particularly that of Collectables.

Review Baroness X Vegan Matte Cuticle Balm Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

The balm is less oily looking than a normal cuticle oil, the scent lasts for a couple of hours on me even with hand washing and sanitising. It sinks in quickly which means you remove the white cast left by remover and so you can photograph the polish. Overall I like the product, and will continue to use on a day to day basis. For an overnight product I will continue using a traditional cuticle oil for intensive moisturising.

  

12 January 2021

Topic Tuesday: Brands You Want to Try in 2021


Not sure of any new brands particularly, would like to purchase more from Danglefoot, ILNP and Fancy Gloss I think. 

  

10 January 2021

Empties: December 2020

For the most of 2020 wearing lipstick was pointless, either not going anywhere or if you were mask wearing was near enough compulsory. I went through my lipstick collection and 11 of them I've decide are not my colour, finish or is out of date.


Barry M - Touch of Magic Green | This one changes colour depending on your personal Ph level, on me it is a pretty bright pink colour which isn't my preference.
Revolution - Make Me Tonight | Didn't get an even colour pay off on this, looked too patchy to wear.
ELF - Fiery Fuchsia | I think this is my second or third tube of this colour, it's a very natural pink shade in a standard formula so doesn't wear very well particularly under a face mask [review].
MUA - Wild Berry | I used to really like this its a subtle purple shade, since I bought this I have found liquid lipsticks which are both a better formula, not patchy and last longer [review].
Revlon - Lip Butter - Raspberry Pie | I bought this for a wedding and I don't think I even wore it, the formula is too buttery and slid around too much for a bright colour for me [review].
Revolution - Fusion | Another bad formula lipstick, it has poor colour pay off and is too waxy [review].


Sleek - Port | This one is very old, it had slipped behind my dresser! I liked the colour of this, very bold deep pink. It was very easily smudged though which meant I didn't reach for it very often [review].
ELF - Wink Pink | Nice enough lipstick just too pale pink for me [review].
Revolution - Treat | A nude brown lipstick, very neutral which isn't me and the formula is a standard lipstick one so doesn't work with a mask.
MUA - Its A Situation | This was a double ended lipstick but I really did not like the glittery gloss so cut that off. It was a deep berry, I wore the lipstick end a lot, this one I actually finished [review].
ELF - Barely Bitten | I feel like this was my second tube of this, it is a 'my lips but better'. I don't think I would purchase another tube of this as its too neutral on my lips [review].

I didn't only finish lipsticks in December!


Superdrug - Intense Vitamin E Moisture Cream | I liked the night cream from this range but this one was not good, I found it stung on my face and it wasn't even that moisturising.
Nivea Strawberry Lipbalm | Quite liked this, did what you would want for a lipbalm. It does have a slight red colour when applied to the lips. I would use this again.
ELF Cream Eyeliner - Teal | I bought this with the intention of trying bright colours, however I never reached for it and it dried up. Bright coloured eyeliner just isn't for me [review].
Dorco Eve Razor Blade | I like these ones, I don't seem to cut my fingers using them. Each head has six blades on with a bendy section in between. Makes it less likely to nick myself. Would repurchase, if I didn't already have many.
Revolution Awesome Liquid Primer | You mix this in with powder products to make them turn in to cream products. Really helps make metal eyeshadows pop. This mini one dried up but I already have a full sized mixing medium so won't repurchase.


Lush Bat Art Bath Bomb | Very conflicting views on this, it was a lovely dark colour and smelt nice. However it stained my bath and left me and the bath glittery.
Lush - Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb | Patchouli, earthy, spicy. Would keep repurchasing as long as they come out for Halloween, I recently stocked up on about five [review].
Black Candles Online - Black Magic Wax Melt | Quite a citrus and fresh scent, good scent throw to it. I'd not repurchase it as the scent isn't my preference.
Mugworts Witches Brew - I thought this might smell like Yankee Candles Witches Brew but unfortunately it did not. Very much straight up patchouli which is a bit too floral for me.
Lush Quinquereme of Nineveh Soap | Finally got around to using up a soap I had since 2008! Smelled nice, lathered up well, creamy. As convenient as shower gel is I think bars of soap may be the way forward, much less plastic.

Wickford and Co - Boo Berry Candle | I liked this it smelt of blueberries. Not a bad scent throw to it either. I would repurchase it.