Thursday, 27 October 2011

leopard nails

Hi everyone :)

Sorry I haven't been posting much, to be honest I've been stuck for ideas and I don't want to just post for the sake of posting! I'm trying out a new foundation and have a couple of other new things that hopefully I'll get around to posting about :) 

Anyway, today's post. Just a quick one, only one photo but I'm sure you don't need tonnes of photos of the same thing! I'm feeling really ill and sorry for myself today but thought I'd put up this post to show you my nails.

leopard nails

As you can see, my current nails are a leopard design. Can you tell which of my nails broke off recently?! :(

This is a fairly neutral leopard print, which I haven't done before - I usually like to do contrasting colours (see here for my first ever attempt at leopard nail art, I think I've improved loads since then! Wow, just realised that was over a year ago, so happy belated birthday to my blog! :D) but I wasn't really feeling anything bright on my nails so I went for this. The base is Barry M Peach Melba and the spots are Barry M Mushroom. The black/dark grey is W7 Pewter.

I'm very happy with this, I love how it looks and I think these look better than any of my other attempts at leopard print :)

What do you think?

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

rimmel colour mousse - glitz

Hi everyone! Hope you're all well :)

I have another review today. This is on the Rimmel Colour Mousse in 005 Glitz. I found this in a clearance box in Morrisons, for £2.49 - it usually retails for £4.99 (here for example). From what I can see, they aren't discontinuing the colour or anything like that, I think Morrisons just stopped stocking them, so I think I got a really good deal :) You can definitely tell from looking at it that it's been in a clearance box, but the inside is fine :)

rimmel colour mousse - glitz

rimmel colour mousse - glitz

I REALLY like this! The colour is gorgeous, a neutral but with plenty of shimmer to make it stand out. The texture is so beautiful, it glides on so easily and feels cooling on the eyes which is nice :) Once it dries, you really have to rub to get any to come off onto your fingers, so the staying power is brilliant. 

rimmel colour mousse - glitz

rimmel colour mousse - glitz

Unfortunately the eye picture isn't a brilliant representation as my eye is slightly open (sorry, best picture I could get!), but I found this lasted for at least 10 hours with no creasing - it looked like the top picture all day. I also don't use a primer. I took it off before it creased so I'm not sure how long it could last if really put to the test, I think it  definitely does even better than the claims of 8 hours! 

You can see other shades on the Rimmel website here. I am definitely interested in trying out other shades, particularly Sassy, Get Fresh! and Mocha. I think since they are all similar tones that they could look great together. I have only ever worn this on it's own as I'm not sure about mixing it with a powder shadow, so it would be interesting to try it out with another mousse.

Have you tried any of these mousse shadows? What did you think?

Hope you liked!

Monday, 3 October 2011

17 nail polish - pizazz

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I have sort of a nail of the day/review for you today :) 

For my birthday I got given a 17 cosmetics set, and one of the items was this nail polish. I'm guessing it's from the Tinsel & Tiaras collection, and the shade is called Pizazz.

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This photo will give you an idea of the durability of this polish too. The other photos in this post were taken around midday on Friday and this photo was taken Monday evening, so I got a good three days wear out of it. I think it still looks acceptable and I also have a job where I'm typing most of the day, so my nails endure a fair bit of wear, so I'm pretty impressed with how this lasted.

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I actually really like this polish. I'd sort of written black nail polish off as a phase that I went through a long time ago and that only went with a certain look - I think we all know what I'm talking about! But the sparkle in this really changes the way it looks and I think it's really pretty, especially in the sunlight.

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I thought this photo showed off the sparkle pretty well. It's not glitter though, so it doesn't have that rough feeling like glitter can have, and (I'm hoping!) it won't be as difficult to remove.

nails 006

Just wanted to add this photo to show my new ring really :) I got it from Peacocks and we had a 40% off voucher so it only cost me £1.80 - usually £3, bargain! I really like it and I've been wearing it so much since I got it! I think it actually goes really well with this polish too!

I can't find this product online, but the standard 17 Lasting Fix polishes retail for £2.99, which I am happy to pay for polishes like this :)

What do you think of this polish? Have you tried this brand before, what did you think of it?