Wednesday, 21 August 2013

collection lasting perfection concealer

Hi everyone!

Today's post is in some ways a bit of a pointless one. I say that because a huge amount of people have already declared their love for this, but I felt like adding my agreement to the pile! This is something I use on a daily basis so thought it deserved a mention. I mentioned it in a post a few weeks ago - here - and said that I was going to be writing a review on it, so here it is!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

The product I'm talking about is the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer. I use this in the shade 1 Fair. I'm not going to ramble on for too long about this but basically I love it and urge you to try it if you haven't already! 

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

I haven't tried any of the higher end concealers that some people have said this is better than, but I don't feel I need to. I use this under my eyes as well as on any blemishes/redness and I feel it does a great job all round. It's pretty thick but still blends well - although don't leave it too long before blending as it will set - and covers really well. For work most days I will wear just a powder with this concealer where I feel I need it, and that's enough.

I should also mention the price - £4.19! You can get it from Boots here. I think this is a great price for such a great concealer and I've repurchased this more times than I can count now, and will continue to do so. 

Have you tried this - if not, where have you been?! Are you as big a fan as I am?

Hope you liked!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

stripes

Hi everyone!

Another quick nail post from me today. I got a couple of nail polishes for my birthday recently and decided to pair them together. One is a standard nude and the other is a bright yellow. Honestly neither of these are necessarily colours I'd wear alone. I find the nude a little too boring - although perfect for 'serious' events - and the yellow too much - although ideal for nail art. That makes perfect sense, right?! but together I quite like how they look.

Stripy Nails

The nude is Glow by Orly and the yellow is 'Electric Yellow from the Maybelline Color show collection.

I'm not too happy with the index finger stripes, I don't think I like the horizontal line. I was trying to not have just diagonal but actually I prefer the diagonal lines much more. I like how this looks as it negates what I didn't like about both polishes - it makes the nude more interesting and it tones down the yellow so it's not so in-your-face.

I'm also pretty happy with the Orly polish in terms of application, formula and staying power. I'm not sure about the Maybelline as obviously a few lines is not a great way to test a polish, but colour wise these lines are all just one coat so it's way more opaque than I thought it would be.

Anyway, I've written much more than I thought I would about such a simple nail look, so I'll leave it here.

Hope you liked!