Sunday, 21 August 2016

NOTD: MAC "Shirelle"

I bought some cool H&M polishes the other day while shopping but already packed them up to travel so I borrowed nail polish from my Mum;  sadly she has a penchant for boring classics. This was as bright as it got on a shelf of pink and red cremes...

I did 2 coats here with my mini top and base coat from Depend Cosmetics.

Looks good together with my brothers red geranium!  :)

Sunday, 14 August 2016

NOTD: OPI "Goldeneye"

When you are off on holiday, there's only one kind of nail polish that will do. Hard-wearing and sparkly.

This time, it came down to the gorgeous gold glitter from OPI's 'Skyfall' collection. I've worn it before, and I love it! It's kind of sheer but that makes the glitters pop.

I did 2 coats here, with Sally Hansen MegaShine top coat. Needless to say, I also did a matching pedicure! :)

Monday, 8 August 2016

MASK MONDAY: Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask

It's no secret I love the moisturisers in this range, so when I saw this I was like "need that". And it's £1.49, so it's not an expensive foray into sheet masks!

I kind of didn't understand the instructions... :( It looked like you're meant to remove one of the tissue layers?... Maybe? Once I opened it it was more clear; the blue layer shown in the instructions is sort of a protective bit that the mask sheet is mounted on. It's not very blue though until you peel it off! And the mask is quite large for my face...

Scared the sh*t out of the cat...
Peeling off the protective layer is rather frustrating. And as with all sheet masks I've tried, this one too wants to peel and fall off my face...  I had to sit in the bathroom and lean back to get it to stick on. I hate that as I can't do anything for 15min. Well, apart from taking my Mask Monday selfie... And I did try to play Bejewelled...

After removal, I smoothed the left over serum into my skin and used the Moisture Bomb night cream-gel. I then decided I was going to apply the mask to my chest, as the mask was still very wet, where I have some suntan. After 15 min I removed it and moisturised the same as for my face.

Looking radiant the next morning I must say! Especially my chest! It's clearly a much neglected area... So have bought some more to use these again when I go on holiday later this August to keep my skin tip-top! :)

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

NOTD: Isadora Jeanious collection "Bootcut"

I have two polishes from this collection courtesy of my Mummy. The other one, "Hot Legs", you can see here.

This is meant to be a matte polish, but it's more satin rather than matte. I was very tempted to add a matte top coat to it... I think for me, this wasn't a winner because it wasn't as matte as I'd hoped. 

It was very good to apply though, this is two thin, perfect coats over my Bourjois base coat. No mess, none of that dreaded bald spots you usually get with a matte polish. Being a matte polish it didn't last more than a couple of days as expected but that's pretty good compared to my Zoya mattes.

I just wish it was the same finish as the frosted bottle!!

Sunday, 31 July 2016

NOTD: Color Club "Don't Kale My Vibe"

I had seen some swatches of this floating around, so of course I needed it. It's green, shouldn't be another reason really.

I thought for some reason this would be holographic, sort of? It's not. Or mine's a duff one. It's a chromey, metallic green with a slight purple duochrome. It's lovely, but it's not holo.

I used 2 coats here and Sally Hansen Megashine top coat. It wore fantastically actually, and two weeks on it still looks flawless on my toes!

Love this with my summer tan! :)

Monday, 18 July 2016

MASK MONDAY: L'Oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask

So I decided that I needed to try the new glow offering from the new L'Oreal masks. I wasn't fussed with the detox and such, but glow, at my age, is always a winner.

The mask comes in a glass jar. Not sure how I feel about the packaging... The mask is a weird pinkish brown colour and has a smell almost like cinnamon?.. Or something like that? Quite strong. When you put it on, it looks like you've gone overboard with a really awful bronzer :) I did find that quite amusing for some reason...

Despite being a clay mask (also you spelled kaolin wrong on the packaging, L'Oreal) this is almost a non-drying mask. It has scrub grains in it so take care when removing if you have delicate skin! It says to leave on for 5-10 min so I left it for 10 minutes. When you take it off, scrub lightly to get the exfoliating element of this mask.

Is that a bad bronzer or a face mask?! :)
I enjoyed this mask a lot! It definitely adds a fresh feeling to the skin and my skin was very soft. As I have more dry and sensitive skin I think I will only use this once a week despite the packaging claiming you should use it 2-3 times a week.

This retails for £7.99 for 50ml, but it's on introductory offer right now for £5 in Boots. It claims you get 10 uses out of this - we shall see :) If you only get 10 uses and use it 3 times a week, it won't even last you a month - not sure about them economics... But I will likely only use once a week so should last me a couple months!

Sunday, 17 July 2016

NOTD: Zoya Pixie Dust Seashells collection 2016 "Cece"

It's no secret I love a textured polish :) but seriously, a grass-green textured polish??? I nearly died.

I got this as soon as the Seashells collection launched in the UK a few weeks back, then as we all know, life gets in the way. I finally got around to putting this on.

And what a cracker for a dreary Monday! I used 3 coats here, no top coat. I could have got away with 2 but I just felt like loading on the glittery goodness. Drying time was decent on this but it was a good hour before I felt safe to go do some art stuff...

I need to do a post on all my textured polishes. I think they are underrated. They glitter like crazy and they wear really hard. I guess people just don't like them because they feel a bit like sand paper. I think that's a small price to pay for the joy they bring :)

What are your thoughts on textured nail polish - fad or fab??