Friday, 30 July 2010

Stars favourite nail polishes!

Hey :D

I came across an article in a recent magazine telling us some of the stars favourite nail polish shades for summer. I thought it would be cool to share them with you guys!

Kate Bosworth loves Stripped Naked by Jessica. ''Keep it clean and fresh with a barely there pink. One coat adds a natural gloss and two coats will hide discoloured nails.''

Jameela Jamil loves Aqua Blue by Mavala. ''Brilliant shade of sea blue - it's ideal for getting in the holiday mood and looks fab with darker skin or a golden tan.''

Pixie Lott loves Black Orange by Barry M. ''Tangy orange looks as good on pale girls as it does on olive skin - and this one's a bargain too! A fab summer nail shade.''

Kym Marsh loves Bleu Violet by Bourjois. ''This high shine berry shade makes a statement against pale skins. Great price and good quality too!''

Khloe Kardashian loves Rumple's Wiggin by OPI. ''Lilac was big news on the catwalk this summer.''

Florence Welch loves Grey Suede by Revlon. ''This yummy shade is on trend and very rock and roll.''

Cheryl Cole loves Punchy Pink by L'Oreal. ''I love this colour as it gives happy feet - when I look down at my feet I smile.''

Kylie Minogue loves Mint Candy Apple by Essie.

Coleen Rooney loves Palau Coral by Nubar. ''I like the coral colours on my toes - they're really big this season!''

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Claires Cosmetics - Rocker Blue

Hey girls :)

I was really looking forward to wearing Rocker Blue by Claire's Accessories Cosmetics. The colour is so beautiful. A deep metallic electric blue. There's a problem.. The formula of this one is horrible! It was a total streak fest, cuticle pull, patches and it was hard to work with.

One coat was just horrible. After 2 coats it wasn't much better. 3 coats evened the colour out an covered up any patches. I used 4 coats and I thought it was opaque but I was wrong. I waited twenty minutes before applying a top coat and I made sure the polish was completely dry. So as I was applying my top coat patches just started appearing out of no where. Wasn't good :(

Because the colour is one of the prettiest metallic polishes I have seen, it's such a shame that the application is so bad.

Have you tried this polish before? What do you think of it?

Paige xoxo

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Katy Perry inspired leopard nails!

I have always loved Katy Perry's music. She's one of my biggest inspirations. Katy is knows for her quirky fashion sense, crazy outfits and she always has gorgeous nails! From diamond encrusted to China Glaze's Yellow Polka Dot Bikini or even sushi, Katy always has perfectly manicured nails.

I came across a photo last night of Katy rocking a neutral nail with red and black leopard print. I loved this look and I decided to give it a try!

Here's what I came up with...

I used 3 coats of a really pretty, neutral French beige colour. It had slight shimmer in so that made it look even prettier in my opinion!

I used a bright red by Barry M to create dots/blobs in random places on my nails then using my Rio Nail Art Pen in black, I went around the red blobs not being neat, using 'C' shapes.

That's it! Once the design was completely dry I applied 2 coats of a top coat to make sure the mani stayed perfect.

I'm going to do some more research to see what other designs Katy Perry has been wearing and try and give them a go too! Hope you all like!

Paige xoxo

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Essence Glam Rock - Metal Babe

I'm in love! I've been after a holographic polish for some time now and when I bought this polish from a makeup outlet store a few days ago, I had no idea it was holographic so when I applied it I was so excited. The amount of times I picked up GOSH Holographic from Super Drug and put it back down at the last minute is unbelievable but I don't think I'm going to be getting it now because I have this.

PICS ABOVE: Direct lighting

It's from the Essence Glam Rock collection that came out in November/December 2008. I know the collection is like super old but I thought you might like to see swatches anyway. I got 2 out of the 3 polishes from the collection and the one I wore for my last mani was in Metal Babe.

PIC ABOVE: Daylight
One coat is very sheer so I used 3 coats. Very good application and formula. Lasted 3 days without any chipping or tip wear so I'm very impressed!

PICS ABOVE: Daylight

Looks absolutely gorgeous for parties and reminds me of Christmas time. In direct light it is super glittery and shiny, PRETTY! Defiantly one of my favourite polishes and expect to see this in my favourites for this month.

What do you think of holographic polishes? Yay or nay?

Paige xoxo

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Rimmel London - 420 Sunrise

Hey guys :)

This polish is from the Rimmel London 60 Seconds collection and it's in shade 420 Sunrise. A beautiful bright peach with blue glitter speckles. It really reminds me of a sunset, very pretty!

Very good application. Smooth, sleek and not too thick. One coat produced a few patches but 2 coats evened it out fine. Once dry I applied one coat of topcoat but still the mani lasted just over 1 day before a lot of tip wear started happening. Another problem I found with this is it dents very easily. I don't know if that's the right way to phrase what I'm trying to say lol but the polish creates little lines here and there on my nail that looks like dents.

It's a bit disappointing that the polish doesn't last long because the colour is like nothing I have seen before.

What do you think of the Rimmel 60 Seconds polishes?

Paige xoxo

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Small haul!

Hey all :)

So I'm off to Germany on the 27th December this year with family and the past few weeks I've been researching German nail polish and cosmetics brands online. The 2 most popular brands I found were Catrice and Essence. I've been really looking forward to going over to Germany and trying out some of the products they have to offer.

I get 7 weeks (and 2 days!) off school now for summer and typical British weather, it's raining very heavily so instead of going to the beach to swim, I went shopping. I had some money saved up so I went to a makeup outlet store that I absolutely love. A while ago they were selling off Benefit eye shadows for £3.50!! Whenever I go into the store, I never come out empty handed and today was no different. I was so excited when I found a lot of German brand, Essence products being sold! Here's what I picked up...
From left to right: Very Berry, Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum, Claire's Accessories Matte Topcoat (not from the outlet store, I picked this up at Claire's), So Strong Nail Thickener, Metal Babe, Gothic Girl.
The first 3 polishes are from the Essence Jelly Baby trend collection that came out in March/April 2009.
The last 2 are from the Glam Rock trend collection that came out in November/December 2008.
Even though they are from old collections I'm still really pleased!

There was also a few other Essence bits & bobs being sold so I picked up an eyeshadow in Get Ready! and a Pocket Beauty perfume stick that I thought was kind of cool.
I'm looking forward to trying them out!
Paige xoxo

Monday, 19 July 2010

Claire's Cosmetics - Lilac

Hey :D
For me, the polishes from Claire's Accessories are quite hit and miss. I have a green that is very thin, a glitter top coat that just doesn't come out glittery and now this mid toned lilac creme that is very thick. Also, I've notied that the Claire's polishes from the US have specific shade names but the ones from the UK don't have shade names, wierd!

One coat would have been enouh but I used 2 coats to make it fully opaque. I'm quite happy with the drying time for this one and I love the high gloss finish.

The brush is very small compaired to regular nail polish brushes so if you have big hands, that might be a problem lol.
TOP: Avon
BOTTOM: Claire's Accessories Cosmetics

I don't think this polish is anything special so for the price (I think there £2.50 for this size but I'm not too sure) there good.
Have a good week!
Paige xoxo

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Revlon - Sheer Mauve

Hey :)

Revlon's Sheer Mauve creme polish is a very pretty pink colour with a lot of suttle, elegant shimmer. I really love it. The formula was quite thin and runny but other than that it was good. Dries reasonably quickly. It could be used as a 'mannequin hands' polish because it's gorgeous and almost matches my skin tone.
One coat was quite sheer. Two coats was better but there was still a VNL so I used 3 coats to even out the colour and make it opaque.

Hope you like the post ;D
Paige xoxo

Thursday, 8 July 2010

World Cup Spain nail design

Hello again ;D
So I said in a recent post I said that I have been watching the World Cup this year and from the start I have bee backing Spain so I am so happy that they got through to Sunday's final!

I did a nail design inspired by the flag and colours that I'm going to be wearing this weekend and I wanted to share it with you.

For my thumb I did the Spanish flag using a red by Barry M, yellow by George at Asda in Buttercup Shine and when it was all dry I went over it in George at Asda's Starry Eyed which is a clear polish with tiny grains of gold glitter, super pretty and elegant!

For my ring finger I used a long, thin nail art brush to create the small stripes.

Hope you like the design and GOOD LUCK SPAIN!!!
Paige xoxo

June favourites

Hey all :)
I'm thinking of doing these favourite posts every over month. Here's my favourite's for June split into categories: makeup, nail polishes and personal items.

Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Face Primer (001)
Rimmel London Lasting Finish foundation (201 Classic Beige)
Natural Collection powder bronzer (Sun Shine)
MUA powder blush (Shade 1)
Benefit It Stick concealer
Dior Show mascara (black)
Nivia A Kiss Of Protection SPF lip balm
Sephora Bronzed Beauty, Rosy Glow & Precious Pink glosses
MAC Blankety amplified creme lipstick

Collection 2000 2 in 1 strengthener & hardener
Primark Glo Baby Glo! - Teal or no Teal?
Victoria Secret Beauty Rush - How Sweet!
Collection 2000 Hot Looks - Button Moon

Oreo Cakesters (the golden ones are my favourite)
The Last Song book (AMAZING read, defiantly recommended!)
Loads of staked gold bangles
The Simple Life season 4 (only season 5 to go for a complete collection!)
Water (I've been drinking 6 bottles a day. A great way to have clear skin and keep hydrated)

Paige xoxo

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Victoria Secret Beauty Rush - How Sweet!

Hey :)

I'm so sorry for the lack of posts! I've been painting my kitchen, bathroom, hall, stairs, front door and landing with my mum all week and any spare time I had, I was watching the World Cup with my football obsessed 7 year old brother. Football is totally new to me! I used to think it was boring and never used to watch it at all but I have been watching the World Cup and I love it! I loved yesterday's Spain vs Paraguay (Cesc Fabregas, Xabi Alonso & David Villa = YUM <3) match and I'm looking forward to Spain vs Germany :D

Anyway... I got this polish while on vacation in Florida last December and it has been my favourite and most work polish since then. It's from the Victoria Secret Beauty Rush collection in shade How Sweet! A totally girly pink, love it.

Fantastic formula. If applied thickly, one coat would be enough to make it opaque but I didn't apply it that thick so I used 2 coats. I love the brush and the bottle looks really cute too.

I'd defiantly recommend these polishes to anyone. I have a metallic purple one from the range that I might try out next.

Have a great week!

Paige xoxo