Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Rimmel Space Dust: Total Eclipse

I have to admit, the whole textured polish thing bores me a little now, I want to see something different. That being said, I can't resist a good glitter, so when I saw the Rimmel Space Dust range, I had to give one a try. Total Eclipse is completely different from any polish I own with a black base containing green glitter which when looked at from a different direction changes to purple.
This colour is gorgeous and only has a slight texture so doesn't feel too gritty. I used two coats here and wore it for three days with minimal chipping. I am not too keen on the rest of the range, but Total Eclipse is really unique and worth a try even if like me, you are a bit sick of textured nails.

Have you tried any of the Space Dust polishes or are you sick of textured nails too?

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Barry M Matte Crush

I showed my mini haul a while ago now, when I picked up a load of the new Barry M polishes and wanted to try them out. I have never been a lover of matte polishes but I do like to try something different every now and again and Crush seemed like a perfect colour for Autumn. I had also spotted the new limited edition polishes in Superdrug but didn't get one as they looked too similar to polishes I already had. The limited edition ones in Boots though are much more Christmassy, this one called Tinsel Town on the Boots website, is similar to the Confetti polishes and has red, green and blue glitter strips, perfect for Christmas.

Although very red in the bottle, crush dries into a much browner shade. I do like the colour but found it chipped on the ends of my nails within a couple of hours, something I always have a problem with when not using a top coat. I'm not keen on the mix of matter and glitter here but I do like the look of Tinsel Town over this kind of shade. 
If you pick one polish for a Christmassy manicure this year, I think it has to be Tinsel Town, it really does remind me of tinsel and got me a little excited for Christmas. Its going to be our first Christmas in the new flat and I can't wait for us to get our own tree and decorate the flat. 

Are you feeling Christmassy yet? Have you tried any of the new Barry M polishes, yet again they don't disappoint! I hope the new Matte range doesn't mean they stop making new Gelly polishes though!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

No7 Match Made Concealer

I have reviewed a few No7 products on here, but despite working for Boots I have never been entirely convinced by the No7 range. Overall I am not a huge fan, but they do have a number of products that I love, and one thing I can't recommend enough is the foundation matching service. I have tried this myself as well as doing it for customers and I have to say it really does work. I was matched up as Cool Beige over a year ago and am still using the Essentially Natural foundation in that shade. When the money off vouchers came around this time though, I decided to pick up the matching concealer. 
I have awful dark circles around my eyes and have never managed to find a concealer which completely covers them. I have to say though, this one does a pretty good job! I love the idea of matching your concealer shade to your foundation, as you can see below, the concealer is almost a perfect match for my Essentially Natural foundation in the same shade- Cool Beige. The concealers are available in all the same shades as the foundations, so you can have a perfect match whatever your skin tone.
I have been really impressed with this concealer, it covers my dark circles as well as my Collection Lasting Perfection, but matches my skin tone better. It lasts all day without creasing too. At £7.50 it is a little pricey as with the rest of the No7 range but the £3 off vouchers come round often enough and £4.50 is a bargain for the quality. For anyone who hasn't been colour matched on No7 it really is worth a try!

Have you tried the No7 foundation matching service or the concealers? I'm really loving this combination at the moment.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

A Lush Christmas

Lush is one of those shops you can't walk past without buying something. I love the smell of the place and how friendly the staff are. I've been seeing the Christmas range all over blogs for a while now, so while I was out shopping I had to stop in and pick up some Snow Fairy. I love Snow Fairy and I'm always a little gutted when they take it away after Christmas, so each year I buy some as a pre-Christmas treat. It didn't end there though, as one of the girls started talking to me and showing me the rest of the new Christmas range and I couldn't help myself, I ended up with a mini haul. 
I resisted picking up the giant bottle of Snow Fairy as I think over £10 is a little expensive for shower gel, so went for the medium bottle which is still pricey at £6.85 but it is worth it. I also chose Candy Mountain, one of the new Christmas Bubble Bars. I prefer these to the bath bombs as I love the bubbles and always think the scent goes further. It has tiny glitter particles inside and smells like bubblegum, lovely! On the right is Angels Delight soap which is designed to smell like jelly beans. It smells so sweet and very similar to Snow Fairy. I also picked up an Avobath Bath Bomb for my mum as her birthday is in a few days and she loves them, its become a bit of a tradition and I get her one each year.
These have only been sitting in my bathroom for a couple of hours and just having them in the room has made it smell gorgeous,  haven't even used anything yet! I'm really impressed with the new range and I'm so excited to use Snow Fairy again (sad I know!). 
Have you had anything from Lush recently? I know their products are a little on the pricey side but I love them for a treat every now and again.