Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NOTD: China Glaze Yee-Haw!

I couldn't leave my last NOTD up there any longer. Truly it made me so sad as Color Club is one of my favourite nail brands. In any case I had another pretty one up my sleeve and a happier story as well.

Meet Yee-Haw! from China Glaze's Rodeo Diva Collection - and may I add this was a rippa of a collection as well. Yee-Haw! is a gorgeous metallic golden colour. I have seen this one described as 'peachy' but I don't get the pink although clearly this is not a straight metallic gold either.  I have included another photo to show the colour better -

 This is 2 coats, no top coat and in natural sunlight. This colour applies beautifully, lasts for days and dries quickly. I absolutely love the finish and cannot wait to have this on my nails again.

NOTD: Color Club Untamed Luxury

Oh I wanted to love this colour so much but it's a disaster. This is two coats and is not completely opaque. Three coats just makes it feel unbearably thick on my nails. The glitter is patchy and it chipped the Next DAY.

Maybe I got a bad bottle but this polish does not work for me AT ALL... I'm off now to go and sob quietly and mourn the loss of what I had hoped would be a HG polish.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

NOTD: China Glaze Rated Holographic

About the only thing I have had the energy to do while being grounded with this nasty infection is my nails... so expect a few NOTD posts to come this week... and they are also my favourite because my hands look ok even when my eyes are all bloodshot and my nose is red.... ewwwwww....lol

May I present China Glaze's Rated Holographic. This is a gorgeous polish...and one of my first from China Glaze. It has a very subtle pink holographic base that dries quickly. The finish is also completely smooth so if you don't want to use a top coat this wont catch on anything. This normally lasts between 3-4 days on my hands without chipping but even a slight chip would be very hard to see on this little baby.

This picture is taken in sunlight without any top coat.

Pretty Pretty.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Don't Blame Me: Wet and Wild Part 1 (pic heavy)

When I first started to really embrace my beauty obsession I went on the hunt for some YT gurus to tell me what was what. One of the first I found and ultimately my favourite is Emilynoel. Her videos are very well presented and I find her reviews to be extremely accurate. I have purchased on her recommendation several times finding that if she likes something then it is highly likely that I will like it as well.... such as the EOS Lip Balm, Milani Blushes and Wet n Wild.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm Smitten - a LUSH review

I should start this by saying I have dry skin and I feel it makes my hands look much older than they are. So while I was in LUSH the other day madly smelling everything I could get my nose near, I decided to give one of their hand creams a go. I'm not sure why I picked Smitten.... apart from it's description...

Chamomile, beeswax and coconut oil all go into our fabulously popular marzipan-scented hand cream. All you need is a small dab of this unctuous lotion to completely nourish your hands.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sigh... germs have taken hold

 Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of posting but germs have invaded... and I think so far they are winning the war lol. I have a couple of posts I am working on so hopefully back up and running soon... until then think pretty thoughts...I'm crawling back into bed.

Don't you just love these pics as well? lol

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Don't Blame Me: Sleek i-Divine Eyeshadow Palettes

I'd been eyeing off Sleek eyeshadow palettes since I saw the brand mentioned in a Pixiewoo video but I really wasn't tempted to purchase until I saw them in real life when Makeup BFF Dee let me put my paws all over hers. Well that was the end of it... within days I had made my own purchase of the sleek palettes. I ordered 3 palettes in Original, Storm and Sunset - although they look the same on top they are really well labelled on their bottom sides.

So let's have a look at each of these little lovelies....

Monday, November 1, 2010

October Favourites

I'm trying something a little different this month by listing my favourite items by category...

Foundation: MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation (NW20)
Powder: MAC MSF Natural (Medium)
Eyeshadow: All that Glitters - fab all over lid colour that isn't boring
Mascara: Lancome Hypnoise - brilliant for sensitive eyes and so light I forget I have it on!
Blush: Milani Blush in Luminous
Lipstick/Product: MAC lipstick in Politely Pink (Lustre)
Skincare: Palmer's Cocoa Butter Night Renewal Cream
Hair: LUSH Big Shampoo
Perfume: I kept reaching for Burberry Brit Sheer this month
Other: I got right back into LUSH this month and rediscovered an unopened bottle of Snow Fairy. This is a LE Christmas product from LUSH and is an OTT sweet shower gel that somehow is OTT sweet without being sickly.

BTW Snow Fairy is back in stores now...YAY!

What were your favourites of the month?