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Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Makeup | 1 comment

Collection – Volume Sensation Lipstick in Satin Bow

Collection – Volume Sensation Lipstick in Satin Bow

Whilst I was doing the weekly shop in Tesco a couple of weeks ago I picked up this Volume Sensation Lipstick from budget make-up experts Collection (formerly Collection 2000). The Volume Sensation range contains plumping ingredients which are supposed to make your lips look fuller. First, let me start with the packaging. I’m not actually too keen on the reddy-pink tube as I think it looks a bit cheap, but it certainly does look different to all of the other budget lipsticks that are out there, most of which have black tubes. The tube is quite thick and chunky and doesn’t feel flimsy at all, it’s good and strong and the twist function works well. I was looking for something creamy and nude so I went for the Satin Bow shade. It’s a peachy nude shade, with a warm tone – perfect for Spring. It’s quite sheer and it has the most amazing taste and scent of vanilla. The texture feels creamy on the lips, it feels much more...

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Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Nails & Nail Art | 6 comments

Ciate – Paint Pots in Pocket Money

Ciate – Paint Pots in Pocket Money

How stunning do Ciate Paint Pots look with their unique bottle shape and little black bow?! This is Pocket Money, and it’s the first Ciate nail polish that I ever purchased. Ciate (pronounced ‘See-are-tey’) is a London brand and they’re always bringing out innovative new nail products including their recent Shell Manicure whereby you sprinkle a layer of shimmery crushed shells directly onto a layer of wet nail polish. Check out the Ciate website to view their full range of nail polishes and special effects. Pocket Money is a creamy caramel colour with quite a glossy finish – very chic, it’s one of my favourites and I always receive nice comments when I’m wearing it. The brush is made up of 250 bristles and is flat and wide which means that it takes less strokes to apply the polish across the whole nail and makes it quicker and easier to get a neat finish. As I’ve already mentioned I love Ciate’s packaging, the uniquely shaped bottles are set off...

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Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Nails & Nail Art | 0 comments

Silver Bow Nail Art Tutorial

Silver Bow Nail Art Tutorial

Here is my simple step-by-step guide to creating this pretty Silver Bow Nail Art. Here is the kit that you will need: A pale coloured nail polish – I used MUA Nail Polish in Natural Days A black coloured striping nail polish – I used Orly Instant Artist Colour in Jet Black A clear top coat nail polish – I used Chanel Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer A pack of silver bow nail stickers First, paint all of your nails with the pale coloured polish and allow the nails to dry thoroughly. Once the polish on your nails is completely dry create a stripe over the end of each nail using the striping nail polish (this takes a very steady hand) and leave to dry. The Orly Instant Artist striping polish that I used is water based, so you can wash the stripes away if you don’t get them quite right first time…. but don’t get your hands wet while your perfect stripes are drying or they will just wash off! I think this...

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