Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Thursday, 8 March 2012
|Before - After (Showered)|
- Isn't orangey in colour
- Doesn't streak
- Easy application
- Smells awful
- Needs to be washed off (unless you like the oompah loompah look)
- Skin needs to be prepped thoroughly before application
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Now as we’re reaching into the coldest part of the year I always feel conscious of wearing bright colour on my lips in case of cracking from dry winter lips. But lately, I figured out a simple and effective routine for making sure my coloured lips look and feel great throughout this season!
- A lip scrub from lush or you can just use any sugar mixed with a bit of lip balm.
- I use Vaseline in cocoa butter.
- My chosen lipstick.
- A gloss to seal and create a shine, I use Lancome’s juicy wear top coat in clear.
Thursday, 8 December 2011
You can see my chapped lips still in the photo but I blame the winter weather! So hopefully once they clear up the lipstick will look a lot smoother
And just to show you, this is my previous Barry M lip paint in 101- Marshmellow a very pale nude, that was waxy and always cracked on the lips. Opposed to the New shade 154 - Pale Nude, which appears to have a new formula as it is much more creamier. Definitely advise anyone to go for the 154 and stay away from 101!
Anyway, Sorry this is so long winded but I should hopefully be updating a bit more frequently as I break up from college next Tuesday for the holidays and I'll be going on a shopping spree! So a big haul will be coming up in a couple of weeks so stay tuned.
Friday, 18 November 2011
- Wash your hands
- Remove existing polish with an acetone free nail polish remover
- Begin to file the nails, do not saw the nail, stick to one direction and file the tips of the nail downwards (Bevelling) to seal any layers on the nail
- Buff the nails with a buffer and a paste or oil, this is to help circulation in the nail which will make them grow faster
- Massage cuticle cream into the cuticles and fingers and apply cuticle remover
- Using a hoof stick use circular motions in the cuticles to loosen them off the nail plate
- Use a cuticle knife if necessary, use it wet and flat and use circular motions on the cuticles to cut any loose cuticle off
- If needed use cuticle nippers to carefully remove any dead tissue or hang nail
- Brush the nails and use nail varnish remover again to remove any oil
- Paint as usual
- Buffer and buffing paste
- Cuticle cream and remover
- Cuticle nippers to remove any catches on the nail
or Emery board – Unless your nails are hard as rock do not use a metal file! The heat generated from it can weaken the nails and make them split further Crystal
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Let me show you the new Kate Moss lipsticks from Rimmel London! I am in love with them. They’re pretty good for the money too, in Boots they retail for
The packaging is simple and black with the ‘Kate Signature’ on the lid, with their well known crown on the top. The lids fit on perfectly which I find good as many drugstore lipsticks aren’t so secure and usually just slip off. The packaging is obviously very plain but I think that’s what is keeping the price low. £5.49 and its three for the price of two! So that works out 3 lipsticks for £10.98 which I think is really good!
I bought them in colours 08 (nude),05(pink) and 04(purple). Nearly half of the collection! In total there are 7 shades, from hot pink, vibrant red, nude to dark purple. The lipsticks themselves are really pigmented but have a very waxy feel to them. The scent isn’t so great, it reminds me of the lipsticks you used to have as a little girl, with the plastic scent to them, but I guess you can’t have it all especially for a drugstore product. In terms of application the pink (05) and the nude (08) are much more easier to apply. They go on so smoothly especially with a coat of Vaseline on underneath.
Unfortunately, the deep purple (04) is much more harder to apply, that may just be due to the nature of the colour and the fact I’m not the best at applying lipstick! But I think if you exfoliate your lips with a sugar scrub and use Vaseline the application is much more smoother.In regards to durability I find I have to reapply this at least every hour. That may just be me, but with a product like Lipcote or Rimmel's own lip seal it should last much more longer.