Sunday, 27 November 2011

Mini Make-up Haul

Rimmel London Crack your Colour Crazy Top Coat in Silver Clash

Rimmel London Crack your Colour Crazy Top Coat in Rocking Royal

I have been hearing a lot lately about crackle effect nail polishes so I thought I would go out and buy a few to give it a go. I picked up the two of these in my local Superdrug and I have to say they are a little tricky to get the effect right especially the first few times. The trick with this particular brand seems to be to put a very thin coat on as a thicker coat doesn’t seem to crack properly. Once I figured this out I loved the effect. It is also alot of fun to experiment with different base colours.

China Glaze Ring in the Red

This was my first ever China Glaze nail polish as it is quite difficult to get hold of this brand here in the UK. I saw a great review on this colour online and it looked so beautiful and festive that I decided to see if I could try and get hold of it. When it arrived I was very pleasantly surprised at the size of the bottle, it seemed much bigger than the standard polishes we tend to get in the UK. I love this polish so much, it glitters beautifully and has such a deep gorgeous colour on the nails. I can’t wait to buy more China Glaze polishes!  

Barry M Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty Pastels

Barry M Eyeshadow Trio in Smoky Seduction

I picked up a couple of these pretty eyeshadow trios’s from Barry M and they look lovely on, they are simple and very reasonably priced. The Smoky Seduction Pallet has everything you need for a lovely smoky eye effect and the Pretty Pastels has three nice colours ideal for blending. The packaging on there also looks very pretty and feels more expensive than it really is which is always a plus.
Barry M liquid Eyeliner in Electric Blue

This was the last thing I picked up, I love Barry M eyeliners and this one is no different. It is easy to apply, lasts all day and looks fantastic. I just can’t get enough of these!


Sunday, 20 November 2011

Vaseline Healthy Hand and Nail Conditioning Review

In the past few weeks I have been on a placement where I have had my hands in disinfectant a lot and so as you would expect my hands became incredibly dry, my nails very brittle and the skin around my fingers was literally flaking off.

I decided I needed to find a hand cream which was very nourishing to hands and nails as there were in dire need of some TLC so I decided to try Vaseline healthy hand and nail conditioning.

This is what the makers say about this product:

Incredibly, our hands are made up of 5 unique surfaces, but because they are constantly exposed, they are prone to dryness, and require custom care.

Healthy Hand & Nail Lotion is formulated just for your hands. Its conditioning moisturizers are fast absorbing and non-greasy. It nourishes completely for softer palms, fingertips and knuckles, smoother cuticles, and stronger nails.”

I have to say this cream is amazing! From my very first application my hands instantly felt more moisturized and softer. This cream also smells lovely and is not greasy as some hand lotions can be. After using it for almost a week my hands feel soft and smooth my nails are strong and healthy again and the skin around my nails is almost completely healed!

I would highly recommend this cream because it is classic and does exactly what it says on the tin!