Happy Easter everyone, I hope your day has been filled with lots of chocolate! :) Now I have been celebrating Easter all to well starting off in a pub this afternoon, so rather than making you read slurred writing, I will just leave you with pictures for this weeks Easter themed Sunday nails! The donut that I am, I actually forgot to do this post before the drinking begun..whoops!
Sunday, 31 March 2013
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
I suffer from such dry lips, which can be really annoying. This makes it so hard for me to be able to wear bold or matte lipsticks without showing any flaws. A lovely friend of mine recommended that I try a lip scrub from Lush, to just scrub away any flakiness, I don't know why but I find this thought disgusting ha! When I went into Lush I immediately went to the bath bombs, but then remembered why I was actually in there and went to the scrubs and balms section instead, see that willpower! There were 3 'flavours' to choose from, Popcorn, Bubblegum and Mint Julips. Now I am a sucker for anything mint smelling or flavoured, so this is the option I went for.
Lush 'Mint Julips' Lip Scrub £5.25
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Even though whenever I look outside snow keeps falling, I still remain optimistic that spring is on its way. It has to turn up soon right? I think I have started to forget what warmth actually feels like and cannot wait until I can live in maxi dresses again. I have spent the afternoon wrapped up warm, drinking tea and dreading to go outside. All this dreaming of spring prompted me to do some nail art using pastel spring colours.
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Monday, 18 March 2013
Sunday, 17 March 2013
I have wanted to try nails inc. kensington caviar gel effect plumping top coat for ages and running out of my trusty Barry M top coat this seemed like the perfect opportunity to try something new. I have never actually tried gel nails myself, but I do like the glossy look of them. Nails inc. claim that this will 'create the look of gel nails without the UV lamp' and let you achieve 'smooth, plumped nails' so I thought I would try out this top coat to see if it lives up to this.
I started by painting 2 coats of nails inc. 'westminster' onto my nails and left this to dry. This is one of my favourite purples ever!
The pictures above show no topcoat and how the nail varnish looks on its own. I then added a coat of the gel effect top coat.
nails inc. Kensington Caviar Gel Effect Plumping Top Coat £12
As you can see my nails are a lot glossier, even more so than with a normal top coat and they do look a lot plumper. Once applied it dries quickly, although I tend to leave it for an extra 5 minutes just incase, as I always smudge my manicure and end up learning the hard way every time ha! I am really impressed with this top coat, my nails have a constant glossy/wet look to them and I can't wait to show this top coat off in the summer with glossy corals and pinks. ♥
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
L'Oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash 'Romy' £7.99
Monday, 4 March 2013
I sent my mum out on a bit of a mission the other day, she said she was going shopping for a new mascara and I knew she would go back to her old trusty l'oreal volume million lashes, so asked her to pick me up a lipstick whilst she was out (knowing that Boots has l'oreal on 3 for 2..sneaky!) What a lovely mum! My only specification was a pale pink that I could wear everyday and to my surprise when I came home from work L'Oreal Rouge Caresse 'lovely rose' was sitting on my bed.
L'Oreal Rouge Caresse 'Lovely Rose' £8.19 currently on 3 for 2 in Boots
You can see from previous posts that I am a huge fan of l'oreal rouge caresse lipsticks The colour is a lovely ditsy pink similar to fashionista pink (swatch) although it leans more to the pink side as oppose to the purple. Like every other Rouge Caresse the formula is very moisturising although I have found that without a balm the colour seems to stick to any cracks or grooves in the lips, which you may need to look out for as it can look quite blotchy. The actual pigmentation of the lipstick is spot on though! I think mum done a good job, its also quite fun to see what she would pick out for me in terms of make up :)
My Rouge Caresse collection seems to just keep growing, what colours have you tried? ♥
Sunday, 3 March 2013
Another Sunday and another nail varnish to show you, I really do have issues with buying ha. The weeks are absolutely flying by, I cannot believe it is March already! Unfortunately there is no nail art this week as I just cannot seem to find the time with working a bit further away than normal, but all will be resumed in a few weeks...promise! Instead I will show you a colour I brought earlier in the week, 17 fast finish 'poison'. I love anything metallic, especially if it has a two-tone effect to it and this varnish is just that, in one light it has a gold tint and in others it is different shades of green.
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