Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Big mistake. By 5 the next day I had tip wear and this polish had started to wear away, and the shine was never amazing.
This is 2 coats, and it appeared patchy or thin in places. When I wore this with a base coat and top coat it lasted a lot better and the colour looked a lot nicer, but wearing it how it was designed is not desirable. I'm going to be honest, I am contemplating putting this in my pile for a blog sale, I just don't love it!
Monday, 28 May 2012
This was 2 coats, and after 4 days of wear hence the chip on my index finger, but it lasted really well. I quite like the new brush on these Essie polishes, but found that it was almost too wide for some of my fingers so hard to get the polish neat around the cuticle. Essie polishes are £7.99 in Boots and Superdrug, this one was definitely worth the price!
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
So 2 months ago I headed to London, feeling a bit like Super Teacher as I'd managed to teach all day, do a lunch duty, plan all of my lessons for the next day and still make it onto a train to London on time! I met Lydia and we headed to the event.
Illamasqua events are magical, they always inspire me and I leave desperately wanting to play with make-up and create something out of the norm! I was also a little awe struck as not only was Alex Box there, but I finally got to meet Zoe, the london lipgloss, I was nervous but I did go say hi!
The collection is all about inverting our ideas of the traditional look. They have introduced a white Precision Ink instead of the traditional black, and their teal lipstick, Apocalips, which many girls could be seen wearing on the night, instead of the usual red. As always, I am most excited for the nail polishes, I will be posting photos of Stance soon, and am hoping for the jade shade, Nomad, for my birthday.
"Because beauty isn't conformity, but the fundamental human desire to express your inner self on the outside."
Monday, 14 May 2012
Sunday, 13 May 2012
The set was inspired by Sam, who responded to a competition to create your own nail polish, and Beauty UK have worked with her over the last year to create this set.
The set is £5.99 from Superdrug, and £1 from every set goes straight to Cancer Research. The aim is to raise £50,000 for the charity.
This was 3 coats, as my thumb nail was a slightly patchy after 2 coats so it needed another coat. This was my favourite colour, such a perfect light pink.
This was 2 coats. It's a lovely medium pink, but my least favourite of the 3, very work appropriate though.
This was 2 coats, and application was perfect.
These are only my 2nd purchase from Beauty UK, but I was really impressed with the formula and application. They havent got wide brushes, but I still found the brushes very easy to use.
These work out at £2 per polish, and you are donating to charity, you can't really resist, especially if you need some more pink polishes in your collection!
This is a brilliant idea and will become a regular event throughout 2012. The first confirmed date is today 13th May, with 2nd June to be the second. I am unable to attend both of these sadly, but I definitely will be taking a trip to London especially for this soon!
If you are in London today, or at the start of June, head to Illamasqua amazing store on Beak Street for your chosen session.
Saturday, 5 May 2012
While I was browsing the Illamasqua website the other day I came across a promotion they are doing this weekend. Everyday over our long weekend they will offer 5 polishes at 45% off. On Monday they will be offering 2 of my favourite summer polishes!
If you don’t own these polishes then I would definitely recommend picking them up, they are such lovely colours and apply really well.