Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Illamasqua Stagnate...

Another product from the Toxic Nature collection. This is one I wasn't so sure on as other people's swatches made it look a lot like Models Own Purple Grey, or just like any other "greige" type colour, I was asking about on Twitter for more swatches when the very lovely Karleigh offered to send me hers as she wasn't very keen.

I'll show you a picture but will warn you, I have some very dodgy false tan on that's fading so badly on my hands and its very obvious!

You can see it is just a standard purple grey colour, but its a very nice one! I loved the application and finish. No bubbles, dried quickly and my nails feel lovely and smooth. Its not very "Spring-y" but I still like wearing it.

Available from http://www.illamasqua.com/ and http://www.asos.com/ for £13.50

Aussie Lusciously Light Conditioner...

I was recently sent the new Lusciously Light Aussome Volume Conditioner from Aussie and have been trying it out so thought I'd let you know how I got on with it.

The new range of lighter conditioners contain lightweight conditioning ingredients designed to not weigh hair down. They still have the same lovely Aussie smell and still make your hair very soft.

Unfortunately this gave me such an itchy scalp, and on further inspection it had really dried my scalp out and giving me a little bit of dandruff. I've stopped using it now and the itching has calmed down so its all I can think it can be as I haven't used anything different.

Apart from the itching it did make my hair feel nice and not weighed down at all. Maybe I just have a very sensitive scalp.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Recent Buys...

So rather than a few little hauls I saved everything for one big haul!

This has all been bought over the past month, I have had my birthday which is why there's more than I would usually buy.

3x Barry M Instant Nail Effects
Estee Lauder Double Wear (repurchase)
Maybelline Eye Studio Drama Gel Liner
got2b volumising powder
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Crystal Baby lipstick
China Glaze polishes Ruby Pumps and Naked
Seche Vite
Illamasqua Purity
Urban Decay cream Highlighter in Sin
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil eyeshadow in Rehab

You've seen the post on the Barry M Polishes, I think I've already reviewed Double Wear. But I will tell you what I think about the other things..

I love the Maybelline liner! I was going to buy a Bobbi Brown gel liner but I saw this in Boots on offer for £5.99 I decided to give it a go and I haven't been disapointed. It goes on easily, its well pigmented and it stays put. I would definitely reccomend you try this, I've used MAC Fluidline and I would say its better.

I'm not so sure on the volumising powder, I have used the Label m powder before and hated it. This one at least isn't visable in my hair but I don't think it really works? Maybe I'm using it wrong but I rub it in my hands like it says then massage it into my roots but it just falls flat. This was on offer for £2.04 at Boots, I probably wouldn't have tried it otherwise.

I saw the Estee Lauder lipstick in a Pixiwoo video and thought it looked lovely so thought I would treat myself to this when I bought Double Wear (I also got a free gift because I bought 2 items). Its a nice lipstick, it applies nicely, its not drying and quite glossy. But I'm not wowed by the colour, I like it and wear it but it looks so different to how it looked in the videos I saw it in. I think these are £18 but Debenhams had 10% off.

I got the China Glaze and Seche Vite from Sally's, I think I paid about £5 for the China Glaze and £6 for the Seche Vite. I love them all, Ruby Pumps is a beautiful red, though I didn't expect it to be so sparkly.

And finally the last two items from Urban Decay. They're new releases from them for the spring and had only come in the day before I bought them, but I knew before I went shopping I wanted them.
The Sin highlighter is beautiful and so creamy, and the eyeshadow pencil is fab. The colour is like a taupey brown, they dry so quickly so you have to apply it over Primer Potion to give you chance to blend it out. I've worn this lots but everytime forgot to take a picture for my blog, next time I will remember!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Illamasqua Purity..

As soon as I saw the images of the new Illamasqua collection "Toxic Tale" I was intrigued, they seem quite whimisical and the mix of colours really caught my eye.

A couple of the nail polish's were what I was most interested in so on Friday I ordered Purity from the Illamasqua website. It came this morning and I applied it straight away. The only other Illamasqua nail polish I have is Jo'Mina which I LOVE! I love the colour, the consistency and the longevity. And Purity is no different ( though I can't speak about longevity as I had to post this as soon as I finished applying.

One coat was patchy, but the second coat finished it perfectly. This is perfect for spring and I can see I'll be getting lots of wear out of this.

Did you get anything from Toxic Nature?

Friday, 18 March 2011

New Barry M Instant Nail Effects...

My Barry M order finally came today (not too bad I ordered about 4.30pm on monday) and straight away had to have a go with the new Instant Nail Effects.

I only ordered pink and white but I'll most likely get the blue one when they become available in the shops.

I'm wearing Nails Inc Denim polish underneath...

White Frost (excuse the orange fingers!)

Pink Fizz

Both work the same as the black and are just as good! I like having a bit of choice now and not just black. I do wish they'd have included a silver though.

The new Instant Nail Effects are available from the BarryM Website for £3.99.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Want to be an Aussie Angel?

Well here's your chance...

This spring the rather lovely people at Aussie are giving 10 lucky people the chance to become part of the Aussie Angel activity!

The successful people will have a chance to join the rest of us Angels on our Lusciously Light journey. To enter all you have to do is create a blog post answering this question

"Put a spring in your spring! Tell us, how would you lighten up your life? #AussieLight”

The more creative the post the better to be in with a chance of winning you do do videos, songs, slideshows, and stories. After you've posted your blog tweet the link to Aussie @YummyHair

The closing date is midnight on Sunday March 20th so get your skates on!

Monday, 14 March 2011

Barry M New Release...

I've just seen on Twitter that Barry M have released new shades of the Instant Nail Effects polish. Currently only available online they have added Pink, Blue and White to the collection. I've just ordered Pink and White, hopefully they will be here soon and I can play with them!

They're £3.99 on the Barry M Website

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Exciting news from Models Own..

You all know how much I love Models Own, so I was so excited yesterday to see they are releasing their own range of Smash-Up Crackle polishes in conjunction with WAH Nails.

Black and Silver will be available in Boots stores and online from April 20th. The other colours will be available online on the Models Own Website from April and will be £6 each. I have my eye on the silver and black one!

Photo taken from Models Own website.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

OPI Pandamonium Pink...

This is one of my favourite nail polishes at the moment. I love how easy it is to apply and it dries quite quickly. I do need three coats to get it opaque.

I expected it to be pink when I bought it but as you can see its more lilac. Such a pretty colour and will be perfect for spring.