What is your favourite concealer?
Saturday, 27 September 2014
Monday, 22 September 2014
I have been a little bit obsessed with nail polish recently. Not just applying it often but also buying it. A haul will be coming later on in the week which will prove my new obsession to you all, however today I thought I would put together a little(ish) wishlist of some of the nail related things I really want to get my hands on.
This gorgeous Deborah Lippmann nail polish, Cleopatra in New York, is something I first spotted on Anna's Instagram quite a while ago now and I fell in love with how unique and pretty it is. I can't say I have ever seen a polish like this, black with gold flecks in it. I think it would be the perfect A/W shade, and I would get a lot of use out of it particularly running up to Christmas!
The Essie Fall 2014 collection looks amazing and after having a look at it in store I regret not picking any of the shades up. The 5 pictured are the ones that I think I would wear, there is another shade that really didn't appeal to me. I love the shades at this time of year, dark, reds, blues and greens and this collection really fits that well. Some of these might be making their way into my Boots basket some time soon...
After talking to Emily on Twitter a couple of weeks back about nail polish top coats, she recommended the Nicole for O.P.I Nail Lacquer Treatment Quick Dry Top Coat. I am very impatient when it comes to waiting for my nail polish to dry so something with 'Quick Dry' in the name sounds very appealing to me and since I really need a new top coat this might be the next one I try.
These House of Holland nails are amazing! There is something Kardashian-esque about the shape of these nails and as someone who spends far too much time watching them on TV I can at least have their nails right? There are a lot of amazing designs in the House of Holland nails collection but the Ghetto Gold design look like one of the most simple and perhaps wearable designs out of all of them.
Finally is another Anna inspired one, Nails Inc Porchester Square Gel Effect Polish. A very simple, natural-ish shade with a gel formula, what else is there to love? I am always chipping my nail polish so 1. if it has a slight gel formula it is less likely to chip and 2. it is so pale it probably wouldn't be too obvious if it did chip. An all round winner in my eyes.
What nail products are on your wishlist at the moment?
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
I've mentioned quite a few times now on here that my skin is dry and dehydrated so I won't go on about that for too long and bore you however I will tell you about one of my current favourite skincare products. I really needed something to inject some hydration into my skin (not literally though!) so I looked around for some thing that would really pack a punch. Enter Hydraluron.
This serum from Indeed Labs contains hyaluronic acid which can hold up to 1000 times it's weight in water, pretty impressive really, increasing the hydration levels of you skin. This seems like the perfect product for dehydrated skin or for someone who wants to make their skin look more plump, healthy and glowing.
Each time I use it I use about a pea-sized amount for my whole face and neck and generally this is enough. However since it absorbs really quickly into my skin there isn't a lot of blending time so you have to act fast. I don't really like the texture on my skin after it has been absorbed, its not something I can describe, it's just a little weird, but once I have applied my moisturiser it goes away, so it is really a very minor part I dislike.
In terms of the actual hydrating factor of it I really think it has helped my skin. The first time I used it I woke up in the morning with really glowing skin, which I haven't had before and my skin felt really smooth and full of hydration. After using it every night for a week I realized that I could probably just use it every other night, which has been working really well for me.
The only major downside for it is the price. It is relatively cheap compared to a lot of serums but at £24.99 it isn't cheap. I think if you don't mind spending that much money on a serum it is definitely worth picking up.
Have you tried this product before?
Monday, 8 September 2014
Sunday, 7 September 2014
In terms of finding a decent eye makeup remover, it isn't exactly easy. They all claim to remove even waterproof mascara when in reality you will be left with pretty much the same amount of makeup on your eye as you started with. So I thought I would put together a little round-up of some of the eye makeup removers that I have been using recently.
If you don't wear heavy or waterproof makeup...this one from the Waitrose Pure range will be perfect for you. I have never come across this range before so I got it on a bit of a whim and I was pleasantly surprised. It is very gentle on the eye and doesn't sting and removes light or non waterproof makeup really well. Since it is fragrance free and natural it is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin and it is only £1.99 for 200ml of product, bargain!
If you want one that can remove your whole face of makeup...The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil is the on to go for. This is probably the most luxurious one of the lot since you have to gently massage it into your skin so it can break down your makeup and it feels very nourishing on the skin and not drying at all. Since it is oil based it can remove waterproof makeup but it doesn't leave an oily film on the skin once rinsed off with water.
If you need something to remove waterproof makeup...The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover is the way to go. I first heard of this one through a review on Lily Pebbles' Blog. She compared it to the Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover, which is one I had my eye on getting but the £18 price tag put me off whereas The Body Shop one is only £8 which is much more reasonable. It is one of those products that is a bi-phase formula which are typically really good for waterproof mascara removal because of the oil in it and this one if no different.
Have you got any other recommendations for eye makeup removers?