Thursday, 24 April 2014

revlon electric chrome collection - spidey sense

When I found out that Revlon were releasing a collection based on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 I squealed a little inside. I absolutely love Spidey and knew I would love this collection too. If you follow me on Instagram (@emmypops), you will know that I picked up one of these nail varnishes in the shade 'Spidey Sense' last week. I chose this one mainly because the shade is beautiful but it really was the name that sold me, I mean I have never seen a product with a name better than this one!

revlon spidey sense polish
revlon electric chrome collection review
revlon spiderman collection
Revlon Electric Chrome Nail Enamel - Spidey Sense £6.49

Spidey Sense comes across as a bright metallic red in some lights and flicks to a nice magenta tone in others. It really is a beautiful shade and even if it wasn't associated with Spider-Man I like to think I would have chosen this as it really is lovely. I am such a fan of two-tone nail varnishes anyway and all of the collection has a cute chrome effect. Next on my hitlist are 'I'm Electro' and '1000 Volts'.

I found this a bit gloopy on first application, but after a good old shake it applied really well. I finally went to see Spider-Man yesterday and oh my was it A-MA-ZING, if you haven't seen it you really need to go! 
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Thursday, 17 April 2014

daisy

There is something I absolutely love about daisies. They are so pretty and instantly make me think of spring. Thats why I find myself loving this time of year as daisy and floral prints end up on literally everything. I have put together a list of my favourite daisy things at the moment as there are some pretty good bits around!

daisy wishlist

Top / New Look // Swimsuit / New Look // Necklace / River Island // Bag / Accessorize // Crown / Dolly Bow Bow

I love the floral crown most of all, as always I am about a year late to the trend ha! 

Are you a fan of daisies?
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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

maybelline master kajal eyeliner - oriental gold

maybelline master kajal oriental gold
uk beauty blog

I have had this eyeliner for absolutely ages, in fact I brought it when I got the pitch black version so that was back in January..whoopsie! It has been sitting in my drawer for so long waiting to be used. As the nib is so bright, I thought it was a bit bold for everyday and have been waiting for an occasion to use it. When I swatched it, it wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be and tended to have more of a muted tone.
maybelline master kajal review
maybelline master kajal oriental gold swatch

As with Pitch Black, I really like the style of this but do tend to use it more straight on than at an angle like they should be. I think this is just down to habit though, as its easier to get a flick this way.

The colour is nowhere near as bold as I first thought, more of a muted gold which turns to a very pale shimmer in some lights. You really need to push hard or layer this up to get even a slight hint of colour which is a bit hard especially if you are using it sideways. This disappointed me slightly, especially as I had such high hopes after using the black version and finding how pigmented it was. 

I have been using it more as an eyeshadow, colouring in the lid and then layering on top and I found for that it works perfectly, so all is not lost. I just feel if you are looking for quite a bright gold eyeliner though, you may be slightly disappointed. 
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Monday, 7 April 2014

a little trip to the zoo

I spent last week looking after my lovely nieces whilst my mum and dad have been on holiday. Honestly babysitting a 10 month old and a 5 year old after school is so stressful ha! I really don't know how you mummy's have enough energy to do anything when looking after children, by the time they left I was drained and covered in baby food...lovely!

When Thursday came around me and Lewis decided we should have a little us time and take a trip to the zoo. I must admit I am like a little kid when it comes to the zoo, I walk around with the cheesiest grin on my face looking at all of the animals. Luckily I live about half and hour away from Whipsnade Zoo so thought we would take a trip there. The weather wasn't too bad, but a lot of the animals decided not to show their faces which was a bit of a shame, but the ones I did see were beautiful.

 Spot the chimp!

 Me and Lewis always see ducks wherever we go and always have a bit of a joke that it's me and him in duck form.

 I aways think of The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland when I see Flamingos. Yes I did sing 'painting the roses red..'

 How cute is this giraffe?!

 Sleeping Lions

 I do love meerkats and think they should all be called Aleksandr.

This little ditch of Mara babies is super cute!

I can't believe I went round the whole zoo without seeing a single peacock too! (They roam freely around Whipsnade.) I used to always go when I was little and see if I could find any peacock feathers on the floor and managed to find one once, amazing!

Have any of you been on any adventures lately? 
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