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 :)

Monday, 10 July 2017

MANICURE MONDAY: Barry M Molten Metal "Black Diamond"


Another cracker from Barry M (read all about the metallic lip kit here)! I always love a Barry M nail polish and I have sooooo many going back about 18 years now. They were doing great out-there colours before nail polish was cool, circa 2008. Wait, how is that actually almost 10 years ago?.. 😳

Anyway back to this polish. This is a gem of a polish, smooth as silk to apply and full on glimmer. It's goth nails made wearable. I am feeling it! I did 2 coats here but could have got away with 1 coat easily, and I used Zoya top and base coat. Well worth the £3.99 RRP!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit "Prestige"



Wow I LOVE this liquid lipstick soooo much!! I was completely taken off guard with the formula, and may have had to reapply completely after making a mistake putting it on the first time :D

This is exceptionally smooth, very liquidy formula, once you get the hang of applying it (practice on your hand a few times) it's the best formula I've used in a long time. It does take about 5 minutes to dry down to the final finish, but once it's set, it's there for hours looking flawless. It is not sticky and feels very lightweight on the lips.

I had some Japanese food with this, and only suffered minor loss of colour at the back of the lips, which was easily retouched. I had some great comments on this colour at work - the metallic lip trend isn't usually an office thing but people love it!

As this comes with a matching lip pencil, which is amazing quality, this liquid lipstick is an absolute STEAL priced at £6.99!! There are some gorgeous colours in the lip kits from Barry M so get it now if you want them! I've bought another colour which is not in the kits, but which I can't wait to try next week.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: MUA Luxe Velvet Matte Metallic Lip Lacquer "Phoenix"


So my lipstick adventure continues. I decided on this one for a casual day working from home, it's one of the metallic liquid lipsticks from MUA. 

This went on slightly patchy and I needed a second layer. It dries kind of sticky so I felt I was aware of it all the time. But the colour is nice with that flip metallic shine, and it lasted fairly well.

For £3 you can't really go far wrong :)

MANICURE MONDAY: Zoya "Ash"

Nothing ashy about this shade!!! :) I bought this when it came out as i loved the swatches online!

Thus is 2 coats with Zoya Anchor base coat and Zoya Armor top coat. I child easily have got away with 1 coat on my short nails but did 2.

Absolutely love this!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

LIPSTICK JULY: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick "714"




So after we decided to sell our flat and move to a house, I've been going through some of my stash to see if I can downsize. But of course, you never do. But I did decide to wear more lipstick and will kick this off with Lipstick July!

To kick things off, I used this matte red from the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette because I've used most of these but not really regularly. This is a mega matte lipstick, true red, very comfortable on and long-wearing. It didn't survive  my lunchtime sausage roll, but that's death for every lipstick ever made :) Really enjoyed wearing this!

I tried to capture the colour of this accurately but it was really hard!

Monday, 12 June 2017

MANICURE MONDAY: Zoya "Zuza"



So here is yet another amazing Zoya nail polish! :) I bought this some time ago, maybe couple of years? Never wore it - why not?? Probably tempted by something else that was new...

I love the glass fleck finish of this, and the dusty teal colour reminds me a lot of Misa "Dirty, Sexy, Money" which we all know I adore.

This is 2 coats over Zoya Anchor topped with Zoya Armor. Nice, smooth coverage, not gritty. But it does dull a little bit when you put the top coat on? I am not sure why. It's almost like it's a semi-matte finish? But it's gorgeous nonetheless!

So I am carrying on with my 5-free cavalcade, stay tuned for next Monday's Manicure! :)