NOTD: Butter London "Slapper"

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a great start to the week!

So ever since I purchased Butter London's " Slapper" I've been itching to paint my nails with it. I love the shade, it's a beautiful teal colour that looks amazing on the nails.You will have to excuse the bad application though haha! It is a cream finish which I adore!  I love how bright and vibrant this is,which makes it the ultimate summer shade! It turns out though that this nail polish is so difficult to photograph. I couldn't quite capture the true colour accurately on my little old camera and It's showing up more blue than green.

The consistency was a bit runny on the first coat but all it needed it was a second coat to be opaque.
This nail polish is definitely a conversation starter because it's such a unique colour and I don't have a shade like this in my collection. My sisters have also been loving this lacquer and rocking it all week. 

This nail polish isn't cheap at £12  but I love Butter London polishes and this was a must-have shade for me. I think it's great that Butter London are a 3 free company meaning that they don't include harmful ingredients like Formaldehyde, Toluene and  DBP in their nail lacquers.There is a couple more colours that I want to get my hands on like Fiver,Teddy Girl and Macbeth, but I guess I will have to try and avoid Boots for awhile which is going to be a big challenge lol!

What is your favourite Butter London polish?  Will you be rocking a bright and bold shade this spring/summer?

Mini Beauty Haul

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Hi guys, I hope you all had a great weekend! So I have been doing a little bit of shopping and  have a haul for you  today mainly consisting of nail polish but who doesn't love a good nail polish haul?

Out of all the nail polishes I purchased Butter London's Slapper is my favourite! This lacquer has been on my "to buy" list for the longest time! I can't wait to paint my nails with this soon and do a nail of the day post. It's just the most beautiful bright teal shade! I know this is going to be my go-to colour for spring/summer.There are so many other amazing shades that I want to pick up but I am trying to resist......for now! Oh and how great is it that Butter London is available at Boots now?

I am always drawn to the Essie stand as soon as I enter Boots or Superdrug and last week I purchased Splash Of Grenadine which is a pretty pink/purple shade that I have been rocking all week. I don't have a colour like this in my collection so I was excited to pick it up. It applied really smoothly and was opaque in two coats and lasted three days without chipping. The Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints have had a lot of hype surrounding them so along with Grapefruit, I also picked up Greenberry. A stunning  aqua green shade that will give a pop of colour to any outfit. All the colours in this line are gorgeous and I will definitely be back for more.

I added Rimmel's Sundowner nail polish in my basket last minute and just fell in love with this super bright orange-red shade.It just screams summer and is the perfect manicure and pedicure colour. The newest addition to my small Revlon lip butter collection is Wild Watermelon. A pretty pink- coral colour that will be gracing my lips very soon. I've heard people say that Sleek's blushes are really good so while I was browsing the aisles at Superdrug I decided to pick up Pomegranate. A  beautiful pink-berry shade with shimmer that will easily become my everyday blush colour and at £4.49 it doesn't break the bank!

What have you guys been buying recently?

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

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Products I have been loving

Friday, 3 May 2013

Hi guys,  so today I am going to talking about the five products I have been loving recently so let's get into it.

 My hands have been so dry lately and I wanted to inject some much needed moisture back into them. My other hand cream wasn't cutting it so I headed over to L'Occitane, last friday and purchased their famous Shea Butter Hand Cream. Everyone talks about this cream and it's always winning awards so I wanted to try it for myself. Also this hand cream is sold every 3 seconds! Impressive right? So now I finally have it and I am absolutely in love with it!I have to say this is one of the best hand creams I have ever used! It's so moisturising and my hands are left feeling super soft.

I just adore this Chanel lipstick! Bonheur is a gorgeous red-violet colour with silver sparkles that  looks great on. Not only is it a stunning vibrant shade but the formula is also amazing! It glides on so effortlessly and just applies like a dream. I adore the balmy texture and how lightweight it feels on the lips. However because of that balmy texture this lippie doesn't last long on me only 1 to 2 hours. I don't mind reapplying but it would be great if the lasting power was better. The Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks are a sheer formula although Bonheur is pigmented and has good colour pay off. I know it's gonna be my go-to lipstick this summer. Also how beautiful is Chanel's packaging? It just exudes glamour.

I won't talk about this blush a lot because I have done a review  on it and I know Nars Exhibit A blush looks scary in the pan but it's actually quite wearable if you use a light hand. You can look a bit crazy if you use too much so you have to be gentle with the application. Now I have the technique down, this blush gives me a gorgeous natural glow to my dark skin. If you are a women of colour this blush is a must-have because it compliments our skin tones really well. I use my MAC 116 brush to apply the blush and I use light strokes and then I blend it out a lot so it looks natural.

Mac Raizin Blush is an oldie but a goodie. It is a  matte reddish brown colour that gives a natural flush to my cheeks and just looks good on my dark skin tone. I think this was my first ever MAC blush and I still really love using it. I don't buy Mac blushes anymore, I have moved on to Nars but this is another must-have blush for darker skin tone beauties.What I love about this blush is that it works with a variety of different makeup looks and is just very versatile because it can be used as a contour colour as well as a crease colour when applying eyeshadows. It's very pigmented and applies smoothly on the cheeks. I use my Mac 116  blush and it just deposits the right amount of blush onto the cheeks.

This Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail polish in the colour Grapefruit is a recent purchase from Boots and is the nail lacquer that is gracing my nails at the moment. I love the bright neon pink shade so much I can't stop looking at my nails.I also love the high-shine finish. The consistency is quite thick and comes out a bit gloopy but this is still a bargain at £3.99.I also purchased Greenberry which is a gorgeous aqua green shade and I'm really excited to try that too. I am still on the hunt for a good top coat, so if anyone can recommend me one that will be great.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I will back soon with a haul.