Monday, 14 August 2017

MANICURE MONDAY: Zoya "Cece"


In case you've been wondering where the manicures are, I have to confess I've not painted my nails for a while... I am moving house (it seems like I should say 'again' but it was actually 8 years ago!) so I've not had time to keep my hands lovely enough.

I decided I needed a manicure however for going back to work after my holiday today so here it is. This is an oldie but goody - Zoya does the most amazing textured nail polishes in their PixieDust range :)

This is 2 coats over Zoya Anchor base coat, but no top coat. I just love these polishes, but I think textured polishes are a love or hate thing for most nail polish lovers!

I am still in the midst of moving, but I promise that I will try and keep the blog more up to date like I did during the early part of the year!! The bonus is I have a reason to keep my nail polish with me until moving day as I can't put flammables in the storage unit we've hired.. ;)

Monday, 31 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: NYX Cosmic Metals "Out of this world"

Who loves a green lipstick??



So I got the 'flu so missed a few days of Lipstick July - might have to revisit it in September? Would be a nice one for when the weather gets more dull and you need cheering up.

Oh boy I picked an awesome lipstick to end it on - this truly lives up to it's name!! It is a green, shimmery liquid lipstick from the amazing collection from NYX. The formula is great, nice and opaque which is essential with such a bold colour :) Wear time is OK, not super long wearing if you eat and drink but hey, it's still totally awesome!

I am loving this lipstick, I really wish I could actually wear it more often. Needless to say I had to wear this when I was working from home...

Thursday, 20 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick "Sheer Shame"


When I finally laid my hands on the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick palette, this was the shade I immediately fell in love with! I haven't tried any of the other sheer lipsticks but I will have to go and swatch some to see how they are. But this one, I love it so much I bought a full-size bullet!

The formula is moisturising, rich in pigment whilst still sheer and wears well. It feels great on the lips. It's not cheap at £15.50 but for me it was worth it. I used a darker lip pencil under this to give it a bit more impact as I was going for a power-lip for a committee meeting...

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: Color Pop Ultra Matte Lip "Solow"



I was lured into buying a couple of these liquid lipsticks last year when they were all the rage. Whilst I love the two I have, the one thing that irks me with these is how sticky they are on the lips. I feel I am going to end up with lips full of cat hairs/road dust :(

But they wear well, and I like the colours. They are also very cheap! But I don't think I will buy any more than the two I have already.

Friday, 14 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: NYX Lip Lingerie "Exotic"



It's hard to describe this shade, it's like a brown that's also red? It's one of my favourite liquid lipsticks! The formula and staying power in this line is second to none, I wish that NYX did more of their Soft Matte Lip Cream colours in this formula instead...

This wears spectacularly well, especially paired with a lip pencil.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream "Ibiza"


I really like the colours of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams and how nice they are on the lips, my only bone of contention with these is their poor longevity. If I know I will be in the office all day I will wear these so I have plenty of opportunity to touch up. The range of colours available is amazing, everyone can find their perfect shade in this range!

I used a lip pencil with this one, but it didn't make any difference to the staying power. But I love this colour so I will put up with touch-ups :)

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: Clinique Pop Lip "Nude Pop"


I got this free with a magazine back in 2015, and it was the start of my lipstick obsession...

This is slightly shimmery sheer nude. It's a little bit too light for my colouring but I always love wearing it! It's very moisturising and although hardly a 'long-wear' formula, it stays nice and shiny through a coffee. I subsequently bought a couple of other shades in the range, including the insanely awesome "Party Pop" which is my go-to rainy day cheer-me-up lipstick :)