Eek, I could probably do with a brow appointment too...
Monday, 31 January 2011
Friday, 28 January 2011
My contribution is Cynful Nails - a Singapore based nail tech who does some gorgeous acrylic and gel nail art (like this pic below). I always look forward to seeing posts from her in my blog feed, as the designs are so intricate and pretty!
Monday, 24 January 2011
I just like it - all of my make up (including my tricky eyelash primer) comes off really easily, it doesn't irritate my skin in any way and feels really nourishing. Those of you that don't like the feel of oily products on your face may want to give this a miss though.
I also missed out on the Clinique mascara swap, Debenhams were all out when I popped in, booo!
Thursday, 20 January 2011
I used my trusty Nailene Brush On Nail Glue and an orange stick with a bit of blue tack stuck on the end to pick the gems up and apply them to the nail. Technology! I'm not sure how long everything will stay attached - because I made the polish matte, I didn't apply a topcoat over the top of the gems too - and I suspect I might wake up tomorrow with a couple missing.
I think this would look better with something darker in it as well, like a black crystal or bead or something, maybe the Nail Effects wouldn't have been so bad after all....
Sunday, 16 January 2011
To get the freebie, simply visit the Clinique counter in Debenhams and hand in your old/empty mascara. Then choose which one of the two Clinique samples you'd like. The offer ends Sun 30 Jan and is limited to one per customer.
I like Clinique mascaras anyway but I didn't get round to doing this last time it was on and I'm sure (ok, I know) I've got some old mascaras lying around somewhere. Sales and discounts are basically the only good thing about January!
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Friday, 7 January 2011
I love the bottle that this comes in, is that really sad? I just think it's a really pretty and classy bottle, a little bit different from other brands.
Application of this was easy, the glitter placed quite well, the consistency is good and it dries reasonably quickly between coats - I've got three coats on in these pics as well as Seche Vite on top, as it didn't dry quite as glossy as I would have liked, but I think I could have got away with two. It doesn't feel totally smooth on the nail, but no worse than any other glitter polish; and like all other glitter polishes, it's a bit of a pain to remove when you want to change it (or in my case, reapply!).
I've just noticed these are definately not the neatest swatches I've ever done, and my nails are short at the minute but that's what happens when you're trying to write essays and do your nails at the same time I suppose!
My only criticism of Bad Romance is that it doesn't last that long before it chips, even with Seche Vite I'm lucky to get a day or two out of this. I suppose this is because of all the glitter?
Nevertheless, I love this polish...it may even be my new favourite. I definately would buy more Deborah Lippmann polishes, there are some really gorgeous ones. My faves are definately the glitters - Ruby Red Slippers would be my next polish of choice I think, though Boom Boom Pow and Across the Universe are gorgeous too!
P.S. Hope you all had a good new year and hello to the new (and old) followers I seem to have picked up :-)