Monday, 25 November 2013

NOTD: Feeling Festive ft Chanel Rouge Rubis

Hi Everyone ♥
Today I have a NOTD to share with you which I am absoloutely loving! It's rather festive and is definitely helping me get into the Christmas spirit, I think my nails just scream Christmas!

I decided to try out my new nail varnish I got on Friday from Chanel's new collection. I saw this on Sophia's instagram and despite generally hating red I really liked it for some weird reason! The colour is 'Rouge Rubis' and is a true red which will suit any skin tone. I really love it and I will be using this loads, especially as it's my only bright red! I then couldn't resist adding a layer of my current favourite glitter topcoat Essie's 'Set in Stones' (post on it here) and finishing off with OPI 'It's frosty outside' liquid sand from the Mariah Carey Christmas collection on my ring finger.

What do you think? Let me know your favourite Winter polishes!


Thursday, 21 November 2013

NYX Megashine Lipgloss 'Beige'

Hi! hope you're having a nice evening (or night?) I thought I would write a review of a product I bought a few weeks back now as I really like it and this is the only post I can write with no 'preperation' at the moment! I've drafted around 10 blog posts which I need to take pictures for and write up and the majority are Winter/Christmas based so I'm really excited! I really hope you'll like them! I have a pretty long winded but hopefully enjoyable post coming up early next week which I'm planning to take pictures for tomorrow during a break between exams when I come home, I've had mock exams the past week and they continue until next Tuesday but only four more to go now, yay! Anyway, onto the post!

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If you're not already aware, NYX has recently started being sold in Next stores. I'm not store if it's going to be in every one or only 'larger' ones in bigger cities but if you're heading to Westfield white city anytime soon, they have a stand there! There wasn't loads and they didn't have the biggest selection but I purchased one thing, the very hyped 'megashine lipgloss', which I got in the shade Beige as it's the only one which appealed to me really but I've since found it is a very popular choice among beauty lovers!

Not sure if you can see but it has a pretty bow on the top!

The pictures make it appear a little brighter/pinker than it really is. It is definitely more of a muted light/medium pink which has no shimmer in. I think this colour is a great everyday colour which equally looks lovely on it's own or other a lipstick of a similar shade. I really love the formula of this - I know many are put off by lip gloss because they can be horribly sticky and uncomfortable to wear but this is definitely one of my favourite lip gloss formula's (along with Benefit ultra plush) as it doesn't feel heavy or sticky on the lips despite it being quite a pigmented colour (which unfortunately are the ones with the heavier formula's!) but equally doesn't wear off after a short while and is very smooth to apply. Admittedly, it's not the longest wearing lip gloss but it lasts an adequate amount of time. As far as glossiness goes this is certainly not an awful 'wet look' lip gloss as the name may suggest with 'mega shine' but it does give a gorgeous sheen to the lips which is noticeable but in no way over the top. The only negative I have is down to personal choice, but it does have quite a strong scent which reminds me of something but I can't think what. It's not a bad smell as it is very sweet but it is of course something to bare in mind, I have a feeling it might grow on me though.

Overall, I do really like this! I feel like it is a good price point for what it is and the attention to detail is very nice with the little bow on the top, very cute! I've tried a few things from NYX and have been impressed in the past and have a feeling I need to go and have a better look at their jumbo eye pencils (which are £5, btw) What do you think? What are your favourite NYX products?

RRP: £6 Next & NYX UX


Saturday, 16 November 2013

New Nail Polishes: Essie Luxe Effects & Nails Inc Foil

I'm soo excited to write this post because if you've been reading my blog for a while I'm sure you will know my obsession with nail polish! I recently went into Boots to see they were having a triple points event when you spent over £30. I wasn't planning to buy anything but I went to the Essie stand and I saw they had the Luxe collection!! I've been waiting for these to come to the UK forever so I knew I had to get some! As it was 3 for 2 I picked up one more and I also got a Nails Inc polish.

Essie Luxe Effects 'Set in Stones' and 'A Cut Above'

I've been wanting these forever after seeing them in youtube videos from people in America as they were released in 2011 so when I saw these in boots I got my two favourites. They are both the same finish with the same glitter sizes but Set in Stones is silver and A Cut Above is a rosy pink. These are intended for a topcoat and I think they personally look better with one layer rather than built up. There is hexagon and circle glitter in different sizes which is very unique and I really really love these!

Essie 'Bahama Mama'

As it was 3 for 2, I decided to get this for free as it's a pretty Autumn colour which lots of people have been wearing lately and I don't have anything like this! I wasn't sure how much I would like it but I've worn it already with 'Set in Stones' over the top.

Bahama Mama, Set in Stones, A Cut Above

Bahama Mama, Bahama Mama & Set in Stones

 Nails Inc Foil Effect 'Kings Road'
I saw these foil effect polishes in the Boots Christmas catalogue and instantly liked the look of this one. Despite usually not going for 'foil'/metallic polishes I just loved the shade and thought I'd treat myself as it's my first 'proper' Nails Inc. It's a champagne-y silver colour with pink undertones! I didn't like the formula that much but I think it's just because it has the foil finish which makes it quite streaky but the colour is lovely!

So, what do you think of my recent polish buys? What polishes have you been buying lately?


Monday, 4 November 2013

MAC Plumful Lipstick

Hi Everyone
Today, I'm showing my latest MAC lipstick purchase (well, for now anyway as I've ordered another from the MAC website!) which I believe is at this moment my favourite Autumn/Winter lipstick. You may have heard of this colour before because it's quite popular, especially around this time of year. It's called Plumful and is a lustre finish and it's a beautiful dark pink/plum colour.

If you haven't tried a lustre formula from mac I would urge you to do so - they are my favourite formula and I prefer them even to cremesheen! They are on the sheerer side but are still really pigmented and because they are sheerer they are really light on the lips so you can barely feel it! They do have some lovely subtle shimmer in them but this lipstick seems to be slightly more 'cremesheen' formula as it's quite a bit smoother to apply than my other lustre lipstick, Sweetie, *Review Here* 

So, the formula is wonderful with the only downside being the longevity, it tends to not last as long on the lips but I don't really mind as it fades evenly and leaves a subtle tint. The colour is gorgeous and the photos do not do it justice. It's a beautiful deep pink perfect for Autumn and Winter if you're not quite brave enough to wear a very dark lipstick. 

Overall, I am more than pleased with my latest MAC lipstick purchase and I will be wearing it all Winter (and spring, and summer) long! I will have quite a few Mac reviews coming up as I um, kind of seemed to place two orders, late last week and last night ;) so expect to see full reviews when I receive them (soon hopefully as I am getting impatient!)

What do you think, are you loving it as much as me? Ever tried a lustre finish before?