Monday, 11 September 2017

MANICURE MONDAY: H&M "Pinking Out Loud"



Autumn happened - wear pink jeans!

It's not secret I love the nail polishes from H&M but I am still aggrieved that they don't sell the line in the shops?? In Sweden they all pretty much carry all the bits in the H&M shops, and I bet it would fly off the shelves in the UK?

Today it's Monday, and it's the worst day of the week. And autumn happened when I was busy with other stuff like the house move. So I put this polish on, matched it with a pair of pink jeans from  George at Asda and off I went to work. And it was OK! :)

I did 2 coats here and used my combo of Zoya Anchor and Armor. It goes on super smooth and is fully opaque in 2 coats. I love H&M nail polish!!!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

NEW: Isadora Chrome Nails Powder


This is a very short post - we move house on Friday and there IS NO TIME!! So busy packing up it's unbelievable. But my Mum sent me a parcel which contained this - and I couldn't wait to try it!!

I didn't know what to expect so I checked out some YouTube videos. I used a pink polish from Isadora called 'Glassy Cerise' that I already had as I had seen a rose gold being made from a similar pink in the videos...

I will do a full tutorial and review once I've moved house! This little foray has convinced me all over again how much I love nails, can't wait to get moved already so I can get back into blogging :)

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.