Saturday, 26 February 2011

NOTD - Sephora by OPI - On Stage

 (Wearing only one coat of polish)

One of the nail polishes I picked up in New York - On Stage by Sephora by OPI

I was desperate for the colour Metro Chick, but they had sold out :( so I picked up this little beauty!

I love the colour, its a gorgeous dirty purple colour which is perfect for wearing in the day and I've had a few compliments on it too :)

Hope your having a lovely Saturday


Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

Again something I’ve heard a lot about - the Covergirl mascaras!  So when I was in New York I picked up this!

It’s a great mascara if you want a curl and lengthening. It holds a curl really well in my lashes which is amazing as mine as so stubborn and straight! I’m always after curly lashes and I achieve it with this mascara, although I do find sometime it can look a little clumpy and heavy!
I don’t think I will worry about repurchasing the Covergirl mascara because the Maxfactor’s False Lash Effect does the exact same job and it’s easier to get hold of in the UK!
I’ve just brought the new Maybelline One by One mascara so except a review soon!
Hope your having a lovely week
I like it, but I it exactly the same as Maxfactor’s False Lash Effect! I believe (or I think I heard somewhere) they are made by the same company, which explains why the packaging looks the same and I get the same effect from the Covergirl mascara as I do with the Maxfactor’s False Lash Effect.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

John Frieda Frizz-Ease 3 Day Straight

I have thick wavy hair, but not a nice beach wave it more of a wavy, frizzy mess so I’m always straighten my hair just to make my hair look more even and neat, and all that heat everyday can’t be good for anyone’s hair!
So when I saw this in Boots about a week ago I thought I would try it, if it means I only have to straighten my hair every 3 days or after every wash (every other day) instead of every day!
The idea is to use on damp hair, blow-dry and use straighteners to set the hair for the next 3 days
The results.........
Day 1 – this was after blow drying and straightening my hair. I was really impressed how soft my hair was and how easy it was to straighten my hair!
Day 2 – As you can see I had a kink in the back of my hair from where I slept funny, so I did need to bring out the straightens before leaving the house, however I was still impressed that I didn’t need to straighten the whole of my hair.
Day 3 – I still had a bit of a wave in my hair when I woke up but it gave my hair a more natural straight look (if that make sense) instead of poker straight which I really liked, it’s the way I would like my hair to look after I blow-dried my hair.
I think overall I like it! I knew it wasn’t going to be a miracle spray making my hair completely straight everyday because of course when you sleep on your hair you will get a kink to it, however that fact I didn’t have to straighten my whole head of hair everyday means there was a lot less heat on my hair – which is always good! Plus it made my hair feel really soft!
Anyone else tried the 3 day straight spray, what did you think?
Hope you had a good weekend

Saturday, 19 February 2011

EOS Lip Balm

I’ve notice these lip balms a couple of times in the beauty blogging community, so when I saw these in a drugstore in New York I thought would pick one up!
I honestly thought it would be just a gimmick lip balm and wouldn’t be that good, but I actually find myself reaching for it all the time. It’s really moisturizing, smells lovely, its organic and natural, plus I’m enjoying all the weird looks I get when I’m applying because of the strange egg shape!
I will definitely be repurchasing and I found a place where I can buy in the UK! (Follow the LINK)
Hope you had a good day


Sunday, 13 February 2011

Nars Haul (from Sephora)

 (Top – Orgasm Blush, Bottom – Deep Throat Blush, Sheer Glow Foundation in Ceylan, Turkish Delight lipgloss)

(Swatches L-R = Turkish Delight Lipgloss, Deep Throat Blush, Orgasm Blush)

Slowly but surely I’m blogging about the goodies I got in New York and this blog post is dedicated Nars…

I was really excited to get my hands on some Nars goodies as I live no where near a Nars cosmetic counter! I’ve heard sooo much about Nars, especially their Sheer Glow foundation that I really wanted to try it. And I know I could order online, but I’m always afraid  at buying foundation online and getting the colour correct.

So while I was in Sephora I ask one of the make-up artists to skin-match me. It turns out that I am the colour Ceylan…I’m really glad I got probably matched as I thought I was the shade Barcelona, which would have been way too dark for me!

So as you can tell I brought Nars Sheer-Glow Foundation in Ceylan, 2 Nars blushes in Deep Throat and Orgasm and the famous Nars lip-gloss in Turkish Delight.

All these purchases came from recommendations from beauty blogs and vlogs and I’m pretty pleased with all of them!

Nars Sheer-Glow foundation
 is by far my favourite purchase! I love this foundation it’s the perfect
glowing finish with a meduim coverage and I will definitely be purchasing it again when it runs out!
Deep Throat Blush
My favourite out of the two blushes I got. It’s a gorgeous pink colour that can be
buildable for the desired look. The texture is lovely and soft to blend.
Orgasm Blush
 This colour is ok but I feel it doesn’t suit me that well as the shade has a red undertone
that I feel highlights my red acne scaring my cheeks. However on the days where the redness looks less
angry I might feel differently about it.
Turkish Delight Lipgloss
The perfect everyday lipgloss, although sometimes can appear to look too
milky looking if I apply too much on which looks a little odd. But applied correctly is the perfect baby pink
glossy lip.

I can’t wait to re-order my Nars Sheer Glow Foundation online, where I can pick up some more Nars
goodies to try – any recommendations???

Hope you have had a lovely weekend


Sunday, 6 February 2011

Kat Von D – Love and Fury (Sephora Eyeshadow Palette)

(Taken with Flash) 

Back the New York Haul…….

Whilst wondering around Sephora I spied the Kat Von D section. I’ve never heard that Kat Von D released her own make-up collection, so I was intrigued to find out how good it was so I picked myself up one of her eyeshadow palettes.

For those of you who don’t know who Kat Von D is, she is a famous tattoo artist who stars in the American show LA Ink, known for her amazing artist talent and gorgeous gothic/rock style, and her make-up collection mimics this!

The majority of my eyeshadows are neutrals and browns so I went for dark and silver palette that I though would be fun to use and experiment with for smoky eye looks.

The palette contains four silvery colours and four dark colours, three out of the eight shadows are cream eyeshadows which are actually really nice and soft to manage! And all the colours are really pigmented, I was pleasantly surprised! I’m a bit gutted that I didn’t pick up so more of the collection!

Has anyone else seen or used any of the Kat Von D collection?

Hope you have had a good weekend