Monday, September 30, 2013

Mixing Textures in Blue and Gold

I recently purchased some of the new Zoya Pixie Dust polishes, and I just love the new navy blue, Sunshine. I'm not quite sure where they got that name, but it's a brilliant colour. I also picked up a polish from Estee Lauder, Brushed Gold, which is part of their Metallics collection. Its a gorgeous color, but it is quite finicky to apply. I love the contrasting textures of these polishes together.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Nerd Inspired Nail Polish

I found some fantastic nerd inspired nail polish on Etsy the other day. LynBDesigns hits all the main fandoms: Doctor Who, Sherlock, Dr. Seuss, the Princess Bride, and many more. Her polish is super cool. I ordered three polishes (this time), Time and Relative Dimension in Space from "The Doctor Is In" CollectionOobleck from the "Many Colors of Seuss" Collection, and Purple Polish of Sex from the "Baker Street" Collection. They came three days after I ordered them, and they look amazing. Today I've got "Time and Relative Dimension in Space" on. It's beautiful.

Monday, September 23, 2013

UK Makeup Haul: Collection and Rimmel

This is the last of my UK haul posts, and honestly there isn't much left to talk about. But I love Zoella's channel on Youtube, and these are a couple products she's mentioned.

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in 02 and 03

She always talks about is concealer, so I picked them up. I'm usually 02, aka, without a tan. I really like this product a lot. I've been using it everyday. It's much pinker than the MAC studio finish I've been using, and it doesn't crease as much either. It has really great coverage without using a ton of product. I highly recommend this.

I also picked up Collection Work the Colour Eyeshadow Pencil in Vanilla Sky. It's super metallic and creamy to apply, but it doesn't blend well at all. It gets patchy when you try to blend it out, so I end up having to put it on first and blend a powder shadow over it. It's a great color, but I was expecting something like the Nyx Jumbo Pencils, but not so much.

Rimmel Apocalips in 303 Apocaliptic

This is another product I've seen not only Zoella raving about. Everyone into beauty seems to have one or more of these. And I'm now one of them. They are great. It lasts all day, the color stays consistent and doesn't go patchy or bleed. It's very creamy and doesn't dry your lips out at all. I've worn this quite a few times since I've been back. Another highly recommended product.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pink Pearl and Crystal Nails

These nails I did to match a dress I was wearing to a baby shower. It has a Peter Pan collar with lace, pearls and crystals. It's adorable.

What I used:

Duri Rejuvacote
OPI Minnie Mouse Collection in If You Moust You Moust
Seche Vite Top Coat
Kiss Nail Glue
Nail Pearls

Monday, September 16, 2013

UK Makeup Haul: Bourjouis

Of course you can't have a UK makeup haul without Bourjouis bronzer. So while I was in Superdrug and/or Boots I picked up a couple of things...

BB Bronzing Creame
I saw this on display and figured I'd try it out. Have I tried it...nope not yet. So I'll have to get back to you on that one.

Bronzing Powder #52 
(the darker one)

I have been using the Bronzing Powder everyday. I kid you not. I've been on a serious makeup kick since I've been back and have worn makeup almost everyday, which I usually don't, because I suck at waking up and usually don't have enough time to even eat breakfast before work. But I've been better as of late. Anyway, the Bronzing Power is fan-freaking-tastic! It doesn't go patchy and its matte which I love, because I use it as a contour, and it also looks really nice as a crease color on your eyes, for a natural look. Its great. Go buy it if you can. Seriously, this is a must-have. 

Bronzing Primer
 I haven't used that yet either. Looks cool, but  I'd use it for a night out look, but I've been a bit busy as of late and haven't gone out. Again, I'll get back to that soon.

Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick in Fuchsia Libre

This I saw in Zoella's Drugstore Makeup & Beauty Haul video, and since I was in the UK, could actually get my hands on it. It's really amazing. Its got a great color payoff for a gloss and it's feels like a chapstick. It's creamy, not sticky. I love it. Another must-have.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Green and Pink

Giving Zoya some love....

What I used:

Duri Rejuvacote
Zoya in Tangy (green)
Zoya in Nova (pink)
Seche Vite Top Coat

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

UK Makeup Haul: Barry M

Barry M was at the top of my makeup haul list. I've been eyeing their Gelly line for a while now and I was super stoked to try them out. The first one I bought waw Guava, which I got literally two hours after I arrived. Our first stop was the Trafford Centre while we waited to check into our B&B. I wore Guava first and  it lasted amazingly. I got a full week out of it with no chips. So of course I had to get more...Its a problem. Next I got Blue Grape, because it's the perfect royal blue with no glitter, which is incredibly hard to find for some reason. As well as Pomegranate, a redish pink and Ruby Glitter, black with large red hex glitter. 

Pomegranate (it's a bit pinker than this picture)
Blue Grape

Ruby Glitter

And because I wanted to do Doctor Who nails for my visit to Cardiff, I got the Barry M Nail Art Pen. I had to do about 3 coats of the white to make it completely opaque, but it was really easy to use and didn't dent my polish, which is usually a problem for me. I got the white and black pens.