Friday, 2 May 2014

The Neutral Nail


You can pretty much assume throughout the Autumn/Winter ill be sporting a dark burgundy nail and come Spring/Summer ill have switched it up to something obnoxiously bright (have you seen the new 'Tan' range by Models Own?!) but its about time I grow up and dip into the neutral nails.

Opi's 'Tickle my France-y' is the perfect shade to start with giving a pale rose wash of a colour with slight mauve/brown undertones. It took just 2 coats to become opaque and found with 3 it becomes slightly too dark for my skin tone. The consistency is creamy and applies evenly and streak free with little effort leaving a such a gorgeous glossy finish I didn't need bother with a top coat! 

This nude instantly elongates my fingers giving me a feminine polished look I was after all along! Can you recommend me any nudes to build my collection with?

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Rimmel 'Match Perfection' Foundation


After falling in love with YSL Touché Éclat foundation well over a year ago now (especially during the Summer time!) I've always been on the look out for a drugstore alternative that is slightly more purse friendly. Having heard Rimmel's 'Match Perfection' had similarities I headed straight to the shelves. After purchasing this foundation I've come across so many mixed reviews that it made me wander if everyone was even talking about the same product!

'Match Perfection' is designed to adapt to your skin tone to make you look as though you're not wearing foundation, 'a match so perfect its undetectable in any light' say Rimmel. A foundation far lighter than I'd usually go for that I really struggled with to build. I found the consistency extremely runny, thin and watery which was very hard to work with. It offers low coverage but does leave a dewy, satin finish that I usually love. I wanted to love this but I just can't seem to make this work for me. I find it makes my skin look uneven and patchy because the consistency is so runny and sheer. 

Although this foundation hasn't worked for me I would recommend trying it if you to like sheer, dewy bases as there are so many mixed opinions and I know a lot of people who do love it! I think ill try bringing it out again when I'm a little more tanned in the Summer and after a more sheer coverage to see if my opinion changes! 

Whilst at the Rimmel counter I also picked up the Primer that'll ill be letting you all know about shortly! 

Friday, 7 March 2014

New in! #1


Although I know I shouldn't be wishing away time, February was such a hard month for me that I'm glad to see the end of it. Something that makes me feel better? Shopping.
I picked up a few newbies in the Boots 3 for 2 offer that were totally unnecessary but completely needed.

I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on the new L'Oreal 'Miss Manga' mascara so naturally that made its way straight in my basket to be tested. For a mascara to make it into my make up bag its got to give me length and a heck load of volume without looking clumping my lashes together or transferring, surely that's not too much to ask, right? I've only tried it a couple of times so won't comment yet but first impressions are good. The move able wand may take a few applications to get to grips with but the tapered brush has been great for reaching those smaller, corner lashes.

Collection's much coveted concealer is a repurchase after being without it for a while. After shopping my stash and using up other concealers in my collection nothing quite hits it like this one. For me, being long lasting and offering full coverage is right up there at the top of my list which this delivers along with being really affordable and easy to get hold of. I'm always unsure as to which shade I need with these so went for number 2 but think ill be back for 1 for under my eyes and 3 for when the sun is shining!  

A black eyeliner is an essential I'd been missing for a while, I always intend to buy one and then get distracted by more exciting releases! The Rimmel 'Scandal Eyes' shadow sticks work great as eye liners as they are super pigmented, creamy and easy to blend. I'd opt for a thick liner like this one any day over previous thin, scratchy pencils! I want to pick up other colours of this now to try as liners and shadows!

Lastly (and possibly my favourite purchase in a very long time!) a Revlon Lip Lacquer Balm in 'Demure.' I've heard the hype around the matte balms that have been recently released and initially headed for them. Once swatching the Lacquer Balms had me smitten being described as “high shine with a balm like moisture" and for me were far more wearable. 'Demure' is a beautiful soft pinky, nude with a hint of shimmer with a light peppermint fragarance. 'Tease' is top of the list on future balm buys, a gorgeous bold orangey red!

 I'll be sure to let you know how I get on with 'Miss Manga!'