Monday, 27 July 2009

Show & Tell!!!

Hey Ladies,

My nail polishes finally arrived!! i went a bit mental one evening & went pink mad & there's a few other bits i've picked up as well!!




So i got;

Mac Liquid last eyeliner in Point black - i needed a long lasting liquid liner for work so picked this up.
Philip Kingsley elasticizer - I always wanted to try this as i love philip kingsley hair products so i got a sachet size before committing to a full size product as its pricey.
Lots of nail polish - see below
Solar oil - i needed a handbag size cuticle oil & wanted to see how this compares to the burt's bees cuticle creme (a review coming up)
Sworovski Crystals - a bit of nail art & bling can be a wonderful thing!! hehe! on the toe nails of course!
Konad nail stamper - I finally got it!!! & loves it!!

The Nail Polishes!



Spa Ritual - Last Tango - A pinky Coral, i absolutely adore this colour!
OPI - Shorts Story - A bubble gum pink
OPI - I'm Indi-a Mood For Love - A darker bright pink
OPI - D.C. Cherry Blossom - Barbie Pink!
OPI - Chapel of Love - It's like a milky pink with gold and purple reflects! gorgeous colour!

So there you go thats the night i went a bit pink mad!! if you want any swatches or reviews let me know & i'll put them up & watch out for an elf show & tell soon!! :)

Thanks for reading
Cya later
Nicola

Monday, 13 July 2009

Rimmel Sexy Curves Review

Hey Ladies!

I thought i'd do a Rimmel sexy curves review for you & a comparison between the normal one and waterproof one as sometimes they can be very different formulas.

This is my eye without any mascara or anything!! (very blonde lashes!! aahhh!! excuse the dark shadows, a week & a half of looking after a 9 year old is taking it toll on me!)


Before!



I didn't curl my lashes before applying & only used a clean mascara wand to tidy them up if needed afterwards otherwise its all the mascara doing the work!

Sexy Curves Original



One Coat


Two Coats



Waterproof


One Coat


Two Coats



What I Think
I've been using the original sexy curves for a couple of months and i officially love it, with a quick coat you're really good to go and if you have the time for a couple more coats the results are amazing. I'm constantly asked if i'm wearing false lashes with this mascara and seriously recommend it to anyone who asks or is about to buy a mascara, i stopped my aunt from buying Dior show on Saturday & told her & the sales assistant to get it, at the end of the day its a waste of £7 if you don't like it instead of £20 on the Dior one & the results are better in my opinion as i used to use the Dior one & it never made my lashes look this good.
I have no idea what makes this mascara work so well, maybe the spiky brush because manages to coat all the tiny lashes as well as the long ones meaning your lashes look fuller as well as longer or the actual formula of the mascara, quite frankly i don't care all i know is that it is my holy grail mascara now, however there is a drawback in that it does the whole little dark specs under your eye thing if you have it on the bottom lashes which i can live with or just use a different mascara on the bottom!
As far as the waterproof one goes i think its just as good, i have in the past had mascaras & tried their waterproof counterpart & the waterproofness ruins the formula so its not as good as a mascara, its not the case with this as i get the same results regardless of the waterproofness (that's my new word). In regard to how well the waterproof formula works is just a matter of time as i haven't cried yet today, as soon as that happens i will do a little post on the effectiveness of the waterproofness & how easily it is removed. But with the same results as the regular one you may as well get the waterproof! or get both! Its on offer at superdrug at the moment for around £5.80 so stock pile it, i know i am.

Overall a brilliant mascara which i'd recommend to anyone as you can have it natural or work up to sex goddess! i personally have the latter most days!! :)

Hope you're all well, i have got myself a temporary job whilst i look for a permanent office job, its at a farm shop & i start on Friday, quite excited as i'll have actual money & not the fake money which is my overdraft!! :) i can buy makeup & clothes!! (not that having no money stopped me haha)

YAY!
Thanks all for reading, 11 more subscribers & i'll hold my contest! i'm so excited!!
Cya later
Nicola xxx

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Revlon ColourStay Ultimate Lipcolour

Hey Ladies,

I was sent a Revlon lip colour to try & i thought I'd tell you what i thought. The shade i was sent was regal rose & the swatches are quite accurate, its a dark pink with gold reflects, a very pretty colour. At the moment they're only available at Boots and priced at an introductory price of £6.80 the normal price will be £8.80 and for this you get 3ml's so it will last you a long time not only because of the size but the longevity of the product meaning less applications during the day.

So here's the available shades



What they say:
Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick is the first and only one-step lipstick that has it all... with comfortable food-proof wear for up to 12 hours

What I thought:

Firstly the colour i was sent isn't one I'd particularly go for as its quite dark & i like sheerer lighter colours so i applied it to my hand and once it had 'set' it lasted until the next morning and through about 3 hand washes, so amazing lasting power. As a lip gloss its pretty lame, when you apply it looks really glossy but after about a minute it sets into your lips and goes dull and although its not marketed as a gloss the packaging looks like a gloss rather than a lipstick so could be a little misleading, but with a clear gloss on top you'd be set, and wouldn't have to reapply the colour during the day just the gloss on top, and so their 'one-step lipstick' theory isn't really true but overall a nice product in nice sleek dazzleglassish packaging. Lets face it girls our holy grail would be a lip colour with gloss that lasts all day available in every single colour ever invented, i don't think it'll happen although i will keep searching, but this is the closest I've found for now.

Hope you're all doing great please let me know & if you've got any questions or requests & i hope you all had a brilliant weekend, mines been a little manic supervising a 10 year olds birthday party but it wasn't too bad i have to say private school girls are very well behaved & polite (one girl voluntarily ate her pizza with a knife & fork & her posture was amazing she was my dream child)
Thanks for reading & I'll cya soon
Nicola
xx