Essie Resort 2013 Collection

Sunday, 23 June 2013

I think you all know by now that I lurve me some Essie nail polishes and when I saw the swatches of the Resort 2013 Collection, I instantly fell in LOVE with the shade In The Cab-ana. I was ready to run out and purchase it only to discover that this collection is not being stocked in Boots or Superdrug. So then I hit up Beauty Bay and saw that they were selling a mini set of the nail polishes for £10.99 which I think is a great deal! I think mini sized nail polishes is the way to go because I am never going to use up a full sized polish.

Let's take a minute and admire how pretty these nail polishes look!

In The Cab-ana is my favourite colour out the four. I just cannot resist bright aqua blue shades and
this is the ultimate summer colour! This gorgeous shade is the perfect accessory to summer outfits and is the must-have shade in the collection for me. Now onto First timer I never thought that I'll own a green nail polish but this a fresh wearable green that will be gracing my nails very soon. Under where is a pretty lilac colour and at first glance reminded me of Splash Of Grenadine,however this colour is a lot  more lighter.Nothing says summer like a bright coral shade and Come Here will look amazing on both nails and toes and it will definitely be one of my summer staple colours.

Have you picked up any of these nail polishes? Which one has caught your eye?

Oops I Splurged Again!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Hi everyone!

I went a bit crazy with the online shopping again. I really need to do something about that. While I think of a way to do that, here is what I bought. So my first stop was Cult Beauty because I desperately needed an oil for my super dry skin. I've heard great things about the Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil so I popped it in my online basket and I hope it will work wonders on my skin. Miranda Kerr is also a fan of Rosehip oil so I will be delighted if I wake up with glowing skin like hers.

Then I hit beauty Expert. I was just browsing the site, not expecting to buy anything and then I saw that they were doing a 3 for 2 on Essie nail polishes so I knew I couldn't pass that up and I had to take advantage of this great deal lol!  Beauty Expert also stock Butter London lacquers so I obviously couldn't resist Teddy Girl ,the milky pink shade I've wanted for ages and now I finally have it I am disappointed with the formula because it's so streaky! It took three coats to reach full opacity, 3 coats? Aint nobody got time for that ! Whilst I am disappointed with the formula I still adore the colour and I posted a notd pic on Instagram If you want to see how it looks on my nails.

Next into the basket was Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Dare. I saw a post from Hafsa from Muslimah Beauty raving about this colour so I knew I had to have it! I love her blog and anything she recommends I know it's going to be great! I am excited to try this pretty blush and I will let you know my thoughts on it soon. Lip balm to me is a "can't live without product". Nuxe Reve de Miel was all the rage last year and every blogger known to man was talking about this product. I've tried it and I ....LOVE  it!! It's incredibly moisturising and nourishing on the lips!

Lastly the three beautiful Essie nail polishes, Knockout Pout, Van D Go and Watermelon.I went a bit nail polish crazy but hey you can never have too many nail polishes right? However these nail lacquers are the old formula with the old brush which means it's a STREAKY mess! "cries". So the formula is awful and next time I am just going to stick to the Essie polishes from the diffusion line at Superdrug or Boots. You would think that will be it on the nail polish front but I also bought the Essie Resort 2013 collection from BeautyBay. Ooops!

Have you tried any of these products? What have you purchased recently?

Products I am loving right now #2

Friday, 7 June 2013

Hi everyone! How are you all doing? It's the weekeend- whooo hooo!! Okay I will try and contain my excitement and share with you guys the products I have been loving  recently so lets get started.

Soap &Glory "The Scrub of your life"
First of all this scrub smells ah-mazing! So fresh and fruity. This is a foaming scrub and the scrubbing particles are not harsh and it exfoliates really well and afterwards my skin is left feeling so incredibly soft and smooth. I love the pink packaging, it's just so pretty and girly.

Thierry Mugler- Angel perfume
Thierry Mugler Angel is an iconic scent which I have rediscovered again and fallen back in love with it. It is a winter scent but that hasn't stopped me using it recently. I always get compliments when I wear this perfume which blows both my sister's minds because they hate it with a passion lol!  This is definitely a love or hate perfume but I absolutely adore it. I am not great at describing scents but some of the notes include chocolate, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pitchuoli. It's a strong scent and a little bit goes a long way which is why I only spray it once and that's enough for me otherwise it can get overpowering really quickly.

Essie Cute as a button 
Essie's cute as a button is a beautiful coral-pink shade that screams summer! It's the perfect mani/pedi colour and I am currently wearing it on my toes right now. I love how bright and vibrant this is and it's just a nice pop of colour on the nails.

YSL Shocking Mascara 
One of the things I like about this YSL Shocking Mascara is that it lengthens my lashes like no other! It is also one of the blackest black mascaras I've ever tried however it is also incredibly clumpy and I am not a fan of the clumpy look! So to limit it's clumpiness I wipe the access mascara on a clean piece of tissue and take my time applying the mascara. Oh and how luxe is the packaging? It is just so beautiful with the gold tube and embossed logo.

Nars blush In Torrid.
Torrid is a  pretty blend of pink and coral with golden shimmer and I just lurve using this blush. It creates a gorgeous glow to my cheeks and instantly brightens up my complexion. At the moment Torrid is the perfect everyday blush for me  It is finely milled, blends easily and is pigmented! What's not to love?

What products have you been loving recently?

Review: Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick In Bellissima

Saturday, 1 June 2013

The Spring/Summer months is the time of the year when I bust out a bright lip and the lipstick that has been gracing my lips recently is Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Bellissima. It's a pretty red shade which flatters and brightens my complexion. When I swatch it and apply it to my lips it's more of a red-berry colour. I purchased this lipstick last year,when I splurged at the Dior counter and fell in love with the vibrant colours and creamy formulas. Alongside Bellisima I also purchased Paparazzi a beautiful berry shade that instantly became a staple in my collection and was my go-to lipstick for the Autumn and Winter months. The two Dior lipsticks were a VERY expensive splurge, but what I can say?  I lurve me some Dior!

One of my favourite things about this lipstick is the creamy formula. This lippie applies smoothly and glides on like a dream. It's so moisturising which is my kind of lipstick. I love how light-weight it feels on the lips. I am tempted to buy another shade but I think I will resist because I already went a bit mad buying two but I think it's worth it. The lipstick lasted up to 4 hours on me which I think is fine with lipsticks like this with a  balmy texture. Bellisima is semi- pigmented as I can see some of my natural lip colour showing through. As the lipstick wears off, it leaves behind a lovely stain. For the rest of my makeup I just keep it simple with tinted moisturiser, lashings of mascara and I am good to go!

The packaging is luxurious and the vibrant black casing is a classic and sleek style, you would  expect from Dior. I feel very glamorous when I pop this out to reapply lol!

So overall I love the lipstick and if you happen to be casually passing a Dior counter, swatch it and see what you think? Have you tried any of the Dior Addict Extreme Lipsticks?  Which one is your fave?