29 July 2013

Nail Polish Haul

Hi m'lovlies!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I haven't really been sure on what to do! I thought I'd do this post as I bought a few nail polishes! Lately, I have been really inspired by nail tutorials from blogs, YouTube and magazines. I have seen that the trend of the neon and pastel nails have made a comeback for this summer so I went out looking for a nice pastel mint shade, I then remembered that Boots now stock Sinful Colors *yipppppeee* (US brand so that's why the spelling is different), I was excited to go and have a look at all of their colours! I bought more then I intended to buy but I know I'll use them loads!

These are the polishes I got my hands on!
Below is what I think of them all...

Sinful Colors- 24/7 (920) (http://www.boots.com/en/SinfulColors-Matte-Nail-Enamel_1321277/)
I'd say this colour is defiantly a fluorescent pink! I have been looking for pinks that are really bright recently, I found 24/7, I've been sucked in to the whole neon trend. When I saw these nail polishes in Boots for only £1.99 I thought I'd give them a go. From what I can see, and I have checked the bottle over and over again, there is NO indication of the nail polish being matte! I was a little annoyed but I worked with it and I've learnt to love it again. It was good at applying to the nail as long as you were quick with it. You could use a top coat to make the finish nice and shiny so it's not a big deal that it's matte. You could probably get away with one coat if you were super quick at applying but I used two-three coats.

Sinful Colors- Be Happy 982 (http://www.boots.com/en/SinfulColors-Cream-Nail-Enamel_1321285/)
I have been looking for a perfect solid mint coloured nail polish, when I say solid I mean no shimmer or glitter or any of that good stuff. I found Be Happy it looks wonderful! It is so great to apply, nice and creamy, it gives a really lovely shiny flawless finish! I needed around two coats to get it perfect and opaque. It's really pigmented and you could get away with one coat if you were in a rush. I'm really happy with this product! It's the perfect mint colour to suit my colouring.

Bourjois- 15
I really love this colour, it's classic and it can go with anything! It has a tiny bit of shimmer to it but nothing too noticeable, it just gives the colour a lovely shine. The brush in fantastic! The polish glides on to the nail in two strokes. It says that the polish lasts for 10 day but if I'm going to be honest I get bored with the same colour, I'm not really sure about the lasting power but I have tried another of the colours in this range and it's lasted way longer then any of my other nail polishes.

Bourjois- 14
The colour I chose, 14, is a light pink, nude kind of colour. It's nice and adds a lovley subtle colour to the nails, I see myself using this for when I go back to sixth form. It has a subtle shimmer to it, for me it's a great nude, great for formal occasions, work, whatever you feel! It has the great small angled brush that gives a fantastic application, I don't have to clean up the edges or anything!

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What nail polishes have you liked recently?
What are your favourites?
Comment below! I'd love to find out :D

18 July 2013


Hi m'lovlies! Hope you're all well.

I have recently been getting into painting my nails, I've also started to practice different patterns and ways to paint my nails.
Today I though I'd post my first NOTD (nails of the day) for you guys because I think it's quite fun to do these kinda posts!

As you can see the list of the nail polishes I used are above in order from left to right in the picture.
Anyway, I took a picture of my left hand because my right hand wasn't as good, so from that statement, yes, I am right handed!
I used a bottle lid as a mixing palette and used an artist brush I got in a mahooosive pack from Wilkinson (http://www.wilko.com/paints-and-painting/wilko-25-artist-brushes/invt/0300146). This design took me ages and it's really tedious but well worth it! You could do this with so many colours and it's fun if you have loads of time on your hands!

I hope you enjoyed this mini post. Tell me what you think and if you have any questions or comments leave them below.
See you soon!
Laura xoxo

5 July 2013


I want to do this kind of post every month, I won't necessarily buy these things but I would like to try them. I will list around 3-5 beauty products I would like to buy and try. You can give me your opinions on them and tell me if you've used them or if you haven't would you like to!

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk -

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Lychee -

Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait -

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Comment below and tell me what you want this month, tell me what you think of these products and tell me how I might be able to improve my blog. Remember to subscribe! (Only if you want to!)
Laura :D
x x x

4 July 2013

Tag¦ 40 Beauty Questions

Today I thought I'd do a tag because I think they're quite fun and they make you realise what you actually do and don't like.
So here we go, 40 beauty questions!


How many times do you wash your face daily?

Twice, in the morning and before I go to bed.

What skin type do you have?
I have dry skin that can be sensitive to fruit acids. I also have an oily nose but it's bearable.

What is your current facial wash?

I like the Simple Facial Wash and I like the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish.

Do you exfoliate?
Yes! All the dead skin cells build up quickly and it doesn't look nice.

What brand do you use?
I really like Ocean Salt by Lush. It gets rid of everything and leaves my skin feeling fresh, clean and soft.

What moisturiser do you use?

It depends how I feel and the state of my skin, if it's normal I will use The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream. If it's a little more oily then usual I can get a few spots so I will use the Simple Anti-Blemish Moisturiser, it's great for oil skin and acne prone skin. If my skin is quite dehydrated I will use the Simple Rich Moisturiser as it quickly puts the moisture back in my skin.

Do you have freckles?

Yes... I'm half Irish so what do you expect?

Do you use eye cream?
Well, it depends, I don't really because I don't think I need to. If I do I use the N-Spa Nourishing Eye & Lip Treatment. It's fantastic!

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I had baby acne, now I only have a little break out here and there.

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
I'm not too sure, I was a baby...


What foundation do you use?
At the moment I'm loving Rimmel Match Perfection, I normally mix it with my moisturiser. It's the only colour I have found that matches me properly.

How about concealer?
I don't always use it but when I do I use Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer.

Do you know your undertone colour?
I have a cool, neutral undertone.

What do you think of fake eye lashes?
I don't really like them but they look nice on other people. But to be honest the only time I wore them was at a fancy dress thing and they were feather eye lashes... I know, I know, don't kill me.

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?


What brand of mascara do you use?

Depends how I'm feeling, I like the NO7 ones and the Benefit They're Real Lashes.
Sephora or MAC? 
The time I went to Sephora MAC was in there so surly I'd chose Sephora because nearly every brand is in there.

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No, I wonder if I can get one because of my blog, I do photography too! I'm just looking for excuses.

What makeup tools do you use in make up application? 
Brushes, I also like the Cosmopolitan Beauty Blender. My fingers. Urmm... Cotton Pads. I can't think!

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

Yes. I like Painterly Paint Pot by MAC.

For the face?
Sometimes, I like the Smashbox ones.

What is your favourite eye shadow ?

WHY!? I like loads! I like a lot of the MAC ones that I bought lately in my previous post.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
It depends how I feel I like pencil to be honest, but it depends what I want my eyeliner to look like.  

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

I don't do it often if I'm going to be honest.

What do you think of pigment eye shadows?
I'd say... Why not!? I love Beguile by Illamasqua!

Do you use mineral makeup?

Not really.

What is your favourite lipstick?

My favourite MAC lipstick would be Pink Plaid or Plumful. 

How about lip gloss?

I don't really use it but I like MAC Boy Bait and I really like the MUA and Natural collection ones, they're just cheap and cheerful!

Do you buy your makeup on eBay?

Do you like drugstore makeup?
YES! I think you can get great things from there!

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)

Yes, but you don't always get thinks that you would want or like.

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Not really, I'm not too sure to be honest.

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Yes... :(

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Too much bronzer or blusher! Oh my life! And people buying the wrong shade of foundation.

Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

I like a pop of colour on my eyes with a pinky nude lip.

Which celebrity always has great make up?
I love Demi Lovato's makeup!

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
Mascara probably or a lip colour.

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes, I am who I am, if I look terrible without it who cares! It's how I was made.

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Every person looks beautiful no matter whether they have makeup on or not.

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
I would choose MAC or Illamasqua!

What do you think of Makeup?

I think of it as an art, because it is. But I don't like it when young girls feel they have to wear it, because they don't. 

3 July 2013

Recent Purchases!

Yesterday I went to Birmingham to have a small shopping adventure! I had a Selfridges Gift Card so I kind of knew what I wanted to buy.
Anyway, I won't ramble on! Let's get started!

MAC Pro Palette (Single/Large) and Insert
I went to MAC and I also ordered some things online from Illamasqua. Firstly I defiantly knew I wanted to purchase the new MAC Palette, it's just wonderful! My old MAC palette broke, I wasn't really happy with it so I wanted to buy the new one and buy a few more eye shadows because I really like the pigmentation and overall quality of them.
Firstly I'll talk about my new palette! I purchased the Large/Single Pro Palette (http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/1556/22060/Products/Kit-Essentials/Pro-Palette/Pro-Palette-Large-Single/index.tmpl) and the insert (http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/1556/22062/Products/Kit-Essentials/Pro-Palette/Pro-Palette-Eye-Shadow-x15/index.tmpl). I think the palette is just great! It's really sleek looking. The see through window helps you to see what's inside. The insert is really nice and clips in easily but it is a little bit wobbly. I have fitted it in properly but then again I suppose it's easy to get out so it doesn't bother me that much. Overall I love the palette and I'm really glad I bought it!

MAC Eye Shadows

These are the four eye shadows I bought, (from left to right) Star Violet, Humid, Crystal and Trax. I really love them and I'm really happy with them.

MAC Pro Palette Eye Shadow in Star Violet

The first eye shadow to talk about is Star Violet. This HAS to be one of the nicest eye shadows I've ever come across. It's so shimmery and beautiful. MAC descries this colour as a pinky-plum brown, I agree, it's almost quite copper like. I really love this colour, you can do so much with it! You can use it for a subtle wash of colour or really pack it on for a nice smokey eye with a little brown blended in the outer corner into the crease.

MAC Pro Palette Eye Shadow in Humid

I have to yet use this colour but I can't wait. This colour really complements brown eyes. It' a forest green with a slight shimmer to it. It can be used in so many ways. I can't wait to try it!

MAC Pro Palette Eye Shadow in Crystal

This colour is really versatile, it has a hint of purple undertones, it can be used in the inner corner or all over the lid. It goes well with any eye shadow, especially the other three I bought. It has a lovely shimmer that shows a rainbow of colours!

MAC Pro Palette Eye Shadow in Trax

Trax is a purple with gold shimmer. MAC describes the colour as burgundy-plum with shimmer. I really love this colour! It would go with any eye colour and can be used in loads of ways, I can't wait to use it!
Illamaqua Nail Polishes in Kink and Bacterium

Kink is a forest green colour. The application seems go on smoothly, baring in mind I've only tried it on one nail. It's not very shiny but it gives a satin kind of finish. I like it! 

Bacterium is just a wonderful colour! It is a two tone copper to silver colour. It looks amazing in the bottle and just as good on the nails. You can use it on its own or you can layer it over another colour.

Illamaqua Eye Shadow in Imagine
This eye shadow is a lovely periwinkle blue colour (as said on Illamasqua's website). It is so soft when swatched and surprisingly very VERY pigmented! It also smells really nice. I can't wait to try this colour, I'm thinking of a blue smoky eye or using it wet as an eyeliner!
 Illamaqua Lip Gloss in Succubus

I would describe this lip gloss as a liquid lipstick, it's so pigmented and soft. It can be a bit messy to apply and a little sticky but once it settles it feels lovely! The red colour is perfect! No orange undertones, just perfect.
Illamaqua Medium Pencil in Vow
This eye pencil is so soft and is easily applied! It is great in the water line as a natural looking eye brightener. It can also be used as a concealer, if you have fair skin it's the perfect colour!
I am so pleased with my purchases! I can't wait to try them all. I'd love it if you told me what you think of these products and how you like to use them!
See you later!


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