Tuesday, 29 June 2010

No-brand polishes

Hey :)
I was looking through my polishes and I wanted to see how many 'un branded/un named' polishes I had. It turned out I had quite a few. These are the kind of polishes that I don't use very often because I either think they will chip easily, be very sheer or will have a bad formula.
I think it's a waste if there just sitting around 'collecting dust' so I'm going to start swatching them to try them out. I'm really looking forward to trying the neon's :D
Just a quick question, does anyone in the UK know where I can buy a bottle or pure acetone? I have looked in Boots, Tesco and Asda but no luck as of yet. Please please please lmk if you know a place that sells it because I've been after it for some time.
Paige xoxo

Monday, 28 June 2010

LA Colours Colour Craze - Static Electricity

Hello girls :)
I recently got a nail polish by LA Colours Colour Craze in Static Electricity. These polishes are from the dollar store so I wasn't expecting much from them but I'm very surprised! The colours a mid tone dusty blue that I'm loving. Has a gloss finish that lasts about 2 days without clipping and on the 3rd day, there was a bit of tip wear but still no chips.

I used 2 coats because 1 coat was quite sheer. The topcoat I used was one by Collection 2000.

Have you tried any of the LA Colours polishes? What ones do you recommend?

Paige xoxo

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Get To Know Me/Girl Confessions Survey :D

  1. What is your first name?: Paige 
  2. Drama? Nope
  3. Are you a girly girl?: YES!
  4. Who was the last person you hugged?: My 7 year old brother, Sam
  5. Small or large purses? Large
  6. Are you short?: Nope
  7. Do you like somebody: Not at the moment
  8. What would you do if someone smacked your butt?: Depends on who they are and if they were 'joking' around!
  9. Do you care if your socks are dirty?: Yes!
  10. Do you dress up on Halloween?: I used to but I don't any more
  11. Are you double jointed?: No lol
  12. Where is the weirdest place you have slept?: In Florida we were in the hotel after coming back from one of the Disney parks very late at night and I fell asleep on the couch in the lobby. I know, not weird but oh well!
  13. Has anyone touched/smacked your butt in the past 24 hours?: No
  14. Do you call anybody by their last name?: Yes!
  15. How many guys will read this just because it says “Girl Confessions”?: Who knows???

“X” Marks the Spot:
[X] I do wear makeup.
[X] I have cried at a movie theater.
[] I can put mascara on without opening my mouth.
[] I get jealous.
[] I think Johnny Depp is sexy.
[X] I love to laugh.
[] I like death/grind/black metal.
[X] I like rap.
[X] I like country.
[X] I carry a purse.
[X] I'd be lost without my computer.
[] I own a Spice Girls CD.
[X] I own a Britney Speares CD.
[X] I own a boy band CD.
[X] I get bored watching football. (unless Ronaldo's playing:P)
[] I’ve never been called a spoiled brat.
[X] Guys are confusing.
[] I’ve been called a bad influence.
[] I have/had a piercing other than my ears.

  1. What color is your bra that your wearing?: Bright pink
  2. Do you prefer light or dark haired guys?: Don't mind
  3. Are you currently frustrated with a boy?: Nope
  4. Do you have a best friend(s)?: Yeah, 2 real ones
  5. Have you ever had your heart broken?: No
  6. Have you ever thought of having plastic surgery?: I'm too young!
  7. Do you like your life?: YES!
  8. Has one of your friends ever stolen a boyfriend from you?: No
  9. Have you ever jumped in the pool with your clothes on?: Yeah baybee!
  10. Do you have more friends that are girls or boys?: More girls than boys
  11. How long have you had Facebook?: 2 years
  12. Have you ever slapped a boy in the face? : Yes, haha!
  13. What are your biggest fears?: Ghosts, balloons, birds, Halloween, death, being burned
  14. Have you ever cried yourself to sleep?: Yes
  15. Have you ever not been able to get someone off of your mind?: Yep
  16. Do you believe in the saying “once a cheater, always a cheater”?: Yep
  17. Have you ever had a good feeling about something?: Of corse!
  18. Do you ever wish you were famous?: Doesn't everyone?!
  19. Are you currently missing someone? Not really

This guy or that guy?
  1. Punk/Goth or Gangster?: None!
  2. Preppy or Cowboy?: Preppy
  3. Blue, Green, Grey, or Brown eyes?: Brown
  4. City-slicker or Rural Guy?: City
  5. Armani or Abercrombie? Abercrombie
  6. Well-educated or Dropout?: Well Educated
  7. Sweet or Sexy?: Both again!
  8. Face or Body?: Both!
  9. Contacts or Glasses?: Contacts
More Questions.
  1. Eyeliner or Mascara?: Mascara
  2. Pumps or flats?: Flats
  3. Skirts or pants?: Depends
  4. Socks or leggings?: Leggings
  5. Hoodies or jackets?: Jackets
  6. Heels or sneakers?: Heels
  7. Straight or curly hair?: Straight
  8. Hoop or dangling earrings?: Dangling
  9. White or black?: White
  10. Victoria’s Secret or Bath and Body Works?: Victoria's Secret
  11. Smoothies or lattes?: Don't like either
  12. Diet or regular sodas?: Diet
  13. Water or daiquiris?: Water
  14. Pearls or diamonds?: Pearls but I love diamonds too!
  15. Vintage or boho?: That depends but vintage a tiny bit more
  16. Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen?: Ashley
  17. Lindsay or Hilary?: Hilary
  18. Ipod or cell phone?: Cell phone
  19. Friends or family?: Family but it's important to have good friends around too
  20. Lip gloss or lip stick?: Bit of both
  21. Manicure or pedicure?: Manicure
  22. Tiffany’s or Chanel?: Chanel
  23. Love or peace?: Both!
  24. Sunglasses or purses?: Purses

In a guy…
  1. Funny or Serious?: Funny
  2. Romantic or Daredevil?: Both
  3. Cute or Hot?: Hot!
  4. Dark Eyes or Light Eyes?: Dark
  5. Long Hair or Short Hair?: Short
  6. Curly Hair or Straight Hair?: Straight
  7. Clean-cut or Rough?: Depends on how rough or how clean-cut ;D
  8. Good Dancer or Good Singer?: Bot
  9. Basketball Player or Football Player?: Football
  10. Jock or Rebel?: Jock
  11. Smoker or Non-smoker?: Non Smoker
  12. Druggie or Clean?: CLEAN!
  13. Has a Motorcycle or Has a Sports Car?: Sports Car
  14. Beard/Mustache or Clean-shaven?: Clean Shaven
  15. Younger or Older?: Same
  16. Player or Loyal?: Loyal!
I hope you learned a bit about me and this didn't go on for too long! I would love for you to do this tag on your blog.
Paige xoxo

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Collection 2000 - Button Moon

Hey girlie's :)
My mani I have been wearing for the past few days is Button Moon by Collection 2000 Hot Looks. Definitely in my top 3 favourite polishes. I'm in love! Very fast drying (like the bottle says), quite thick, long lasting without chips/tip wear, easy to work with, good formula, high gloss finish and a gorgeous chalky light blue colour.

After 1 coat there was no streaks but the colour wasn't as opaque as I wanted. After 2 coats the colour was great but I used 3 coats (I really had no I idea why I used 3 when 2 coats would have been just fine, oh well!) The only 'problem' I have to say about this is that you have to wait for one coat to dry before adding another because otherwise the first coat will drag. You don't have to wait long thought because the polish is fast drying.

People have tipped this polish as a dupe for MAC's Peppermint Patti but looking at pictures they are totally different! Peppermint Patti is green when Button Moon is blue. Weird how people could think that when they are so different.

At under £2 a pop, there a fab deal. I'm going to be buying a few more colours from the range. What do you think? You can see the rest of the range on there website. but don't trust the pictures of shades on the website. Let's take Hoola Hoop for example, one picture of it is purple while the other is pink. Same with Hip Hop and a few others. I would check them out in stores to see the true colour if you were thinking of buying them!
Paige xoxo

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Avon Nailwear Pro - Coral Beat

I have always liked Avon. My mum is an Avon representative so I am forever looking through the new brochures and ordering cosmetics. I love the bright tangerine orange colour polish in shade Coral Beat. It really reminds me of tropical vacations! I got this last summer but they have brought it back out again this summer along with a bright yellow and bright pink. As you can see from the pictures I have used a lot of this polish!

I love the formulation. It applies smoothly, evenly and quite thick. I used 2 coats to get an opaque and vibrant colour. I didn't use a top coat this time though and tip wear was visible after just 1 day.

Thanks to my mum for swatching this colour for me and I apologise for the light beams in the photos (it was very bright and sunny yesterday evening).

Do you like the Avon polishes? Whats your favourite shade?

Hope you're having a good weekend!

Paige xoxo

Friday, 18 June 2010

Orly - Charged Up

Hey :D

Sorry for not posting much lately, I've been kinda busy.

So I got Orly's Charged Up a while back now but I haven't worn it because it seemed too dark for summer. I was looking through my polishes and I just thought 'why not?!' and tried it out.

On first coat, I didn't know what to think of the formula. It seemed very runny and water like and it was quite sheer and had a few streaks. Also, the brush was so thin! After the second coat though, it completely evened out, seemed to have thickened and gave good colour payoff.

Charged Up is a medium bluish purple creme and after me thinking it would be too dark for summer, it wasn't. I also liked how it looked on my skin tone. I do really like this!

Paige xoxo

Friday, 11 June 2010

OPI - Clubbing Til Sunrise

Hey again ;D

I want to start of by saying how much I love this colour! It's nothing like I have every tried before and it's just so pretty. OPI's Clubbing Til' Sunrise is fantastic! A bronze that's more slightly on the orange side that shimmers gold in the light. It's beautiful! Application was great too. On one coat there was still a visible nail line but after two coats, it was opaque and very glossy. I don't think a third coat would be needed. Quite a thick formula, applied very smoothly and looks gorgeous.

This isn't one of the most popular OPI colours but it's defiantly recommended for summer nights.

Also, one quick question. What camera do you guys use to take pictures of your manis? I currently have the Fuji Fine Pix Z10fd. I got it for my birthday last year and at the time I was just using for taking general pictures and it was great for that but now I'm taking pictures of my manis, I need a camera with better focus. Do you have any recommendations? Not mega expensive ones though ;)

Paige xoxo

FREE Benefit cosmetics in UK Glamour magazine!!

Hey :D
I'm here to tell you about a fantastic deal I found out about thanks to a friend on Facebook.

If you buy this months (June) issue of the glossy UK fashion magazine, Glamour, for just £2, you will received one of 3 free, full sized Benefit products! AMAZINGGGGGGG!!
Here are the products available:

EYE BRIGHT (£14): Stroke this pink brightening pencil on the inner and outer corners of the eye to look instantly wide-awake. It's like a coffee break in a stick!

BAD GAL (£14): This big, BAD, black eye pencil is a beauty addicts dream and a makeup artist's must-have. Dark, smoky, mysterious...being BAD never looked so good! The powdery consistency makes this black pencil ideal for smooth, straight lines, and can also be smudged for a smoky, sexy look.

IT STICK (£17): A few strokes of Benefit’s It Stick, an ecru coloured line diffusing pencil, in just the right places, will help make you look young and cheery in seconds. Turning back time has never been so simple!

I'm going to be out searching for these magazines tomorrow. I'm looking to get the It Stick and Eye Bright.
Go snap up this incredible deal NOW!
Paige xoxo

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Cute nail design

Hey :D

Last night I sat down with my polish collection and just randomly grabbed 2 colours and just started painting, not knowing what design I was going to do and I came up with a cute but very simple little pattern.

• First, I painted half of my nail with shade Spangles (31) by Collection 2000 Hot Looks. A pigmented lime green.

• Once that dried, I painted the other half of my nail with a polish by the Primark's Glo Baby Glo! collection (nail polishes that glow under UV lighting) called Teal Or No Teal. Primark polishes are only £2 and they are fantastic!!

• When dried, I used my Rio Professionals Nail Art Pen in white and using the pin side of the pen, painted white dots going down where the 2 colours meet.

• When the look was complete and dry, I applied 2 layers of top coat.

I apologise again for the pictures. Mine is just not focusing properly at all so these are the best pics I could get. I hope there okay.

What do you think? Very simple but cute and affective.

Also, a very kind beauty blogger notified me that my comments weren't working on my blog posts. I have fixed that problem now ;)

Paige xoxo

Friday, 4 June 2010

Make Up Academy - Shade 4 (Coral)

Hey girlie's!

Hope your all having a great Friday. I've been painting my family's nails this afternoon... thanks to me, my 84 year old nan has now got hot pink nails!!

Have any of you heared about the new £1 makeup line at Superdrug called MUA (Make Up Academy)? I read about it in a magazine yesterday and I went straight to town to go and check out the range because any makeup that costs £1 in great in my books! I didn't get a lot of products because I didn't know what they were going to be like but I bought a lip gloss, lipstick, blusher and a nail polish. If you would like me to do reviews on the other products I bought please lmk.

Here's the swatches of the polish (shade 4). My camera wouldn’t focus properly close up so these are the best photos I could get (I was trying for an hour!). A bright coral colour that is slightly on the red side. Very pretty in the daylight. A great summer colour!

Formula was okay. No streaks but not very thick. I used 3 coats and if you look closely there’s still a little visible nail line. I’ve been wearing this polish for a day with a top coat and it is just starting to chip slightly on a few nails.
I’m going to get a few more products from the MUA brand because for £1 there well worth it! Not the best polish in the world, but that's expected because it’s so cheap.

Make Up Academy cosmetics are available in 84 Superdrug stores across the UK. Selling eyeliner, lip gloss, lipsticks, eye shadow, eye dust, bronzer, blusher, eye glitter, nail polish and mascara. To see the different shades, take a look at there website by clicking this link.

Have you checked out the collection yet? Will you be getting anything?

Paige xoxo

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Sinful Colours - Let Me Go

Hey :)

My mani today is probably the most gorgeous polish colour I have seen (but Zoya's Charla is VERY close second!) A light lilac base colour that shines gold, silver, turquoise, blue, emerald and pink in different lighting. The polish really reminds me of a mermaid! Very very pretty.
Easy to apply, formula was good. Very sheer with the first coat and because I like my polish to be opaque, I used 4 coats.

Pictures are taken with no flash, in daylight. Please excuse the dents in the polish, the past few days I haven't had the patience to let the polish dry properly :S
Sinful Colours are a US brand but if you're in the UK you can buy there products online at the Sinful Colors UK website.
Hope you like!
Paige xoxo