Tuesday, 31 August 2010

No7 Stay Perfect - Damson Dream

Today's polish is another one from the No7 Stay Perfect range in Damson Dream. In some lights it looks a very very deep fuchsia, in others it seems red and sometimes violet, it wont make up it's mind! Formula on this one was OK. It was quite hard to work with and there was some cuticle pull. It dried fast though and looks gorgeous in the sunlight, very sparkly! This isn't a colour I would usually go for so I'm surprised I like it as much as i do.

I'm going to be buying some more red polishes soon because the past few days I've really been wanting to wear a red polish which is unusual for me!

What do you think of this colour?

Paige xoxo

Sunday, 29 August 2010


Today I really want to tell you about a really cool website that I found out about from a friend a few days ago. It's called Luuux.

Luuux is a community (just like blogging), where you add information in the many forums (Health & Beauty, Fashion, Sports & Fitness, Design, Entertainment, Technology) which you can share with your friends, family and people from around the world. By being active on Luuux you will earn Luuux$ which you can spend in our store or give away to your favorite charity.

Just sign up and start earning Luuux$ for everything you do on the site. The sign up process is simple. Enter your name, email address and a password, but the more info you put into your profile the more Luuux$ you earn.

Earn Luuux$ every time you add content, comment or rate others content and invite friends.

Another cool way to earn Luuux$ is by telling friends about items you like and they end up buying them, we share the sales commissions with you.

Wondering what you can spend your Luuux$ on? Just take a look in the shop! Just some of the amazing rewards available: Louis Vuitton bags, Marc Jacobs bags, iPhones, Sigma brush sets, Benefit cosmetics, Burberry bags, Chanel perfume, Mulberry bags, MacBook Pro, iPads, Nike clothing, D&G clothing, Christian Louboutin heels, Konad nail stamping sets and so many more luxurious items.

If you have a blog or a YouTube channel, start transferring your posts and videos over to LUUUX now to get a kick-start with your points!

Let me know what you think of the website and leave your profile links below!

Paige xoxo

Thursday, 26 August 2010

No7 Stay Perfect - Totally Teal

Today's mani is No7 Stay Perfect in Totally Teal (115). A true, bright, deep teal colour. I saw polish similar in a magazine a few days ago and since then I have wanted to pull out my teals and rock one. I chose this one because I haven't worn it in a long while. You can pick up these polishes at Boots for £6.75 each. With the return of the £5 off vouchers Boots are giving out at the moment you will be able to get these polishes for just £1.75!

The formula was okay. You have to work fast, not because the polish dries quickly but because it gets tacky quickly so it can pull a bit. It does 'stay perfect' like the bottle says. I used 2 coats as just one coat made a few little streaks.

Last time Boots gave out the £5 vouchers I bought so many of these polishes so be expecting to see more swatches soon!

Paige xoxo

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

H&M - Wicked Purple

Hey gurlies!
So a while ago H&M nail polishes were mega hyped on both blogs and Youtube. I was very late juming on the bandwagon but when I saw this polish in H&M, it just jumped out at me. The bottle is so unique. A wierd shaped bottom with a huge black pointed brush! It was £2.99 and from the Hello Kitty cosmetic range.

I loved the formula, it was perfect and it only needed one coat for it to be fully opaque. I also loved the high gloss finish of this polish. The only think I didn't like though was that big chips happened in under 24 hours wich is bad.

I hope this is a one off because theres some colours I love from the regular H&M range.

Do you like these polishes?
Paige xoxo

Friday, 20 August 2010

Essie - Mint Candy Apple

Before I show you some swatches, I want to thank you all so much for getting me to 50 followers! I know that is not very many followers compared to other nail blogs but I am so happy! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Today's polish is Essie's Mint Candy Apple. I have loved mint greens for the longest time and this one has to be my favourite. It's slightly more blue than any other mint greens I own. A bright creme that is easy to apply. It was quite streaky on the first coat but another coat of polish plus a top coat evened it out fine and made it opaque.

I think this colour is really pretty for fall and in the winter time I would love to pare this colour under a dark blue or silver glitter. That would look super cute!

Paige xoxo

Monday, 16 August 2010

Sinful Colours - This Is It

I really love this polish. It reminds me of Christmas time and I'm going to be wearing a lot during Fall/Winter. I picked it up at Walgreen's in Florida for only $1.99. It's by Sinful Colours in shade This Is It. A beautiful bright gold with very small blue and silver shimmer.

I used 3 coats because with 2 coats there was still a VNL. I adored the formula. Applied easily and dried reasonably fast. The Sinful Colours bottle reminds me of the China Glaze bottles, there not exact but defiantly similar. The brush was long and easy to work with.

If you haven't already tried Sinful Colours, I defiantly recommend you picking a bottle of polish up because they are one of my favourite brands!

Paige xoxo

Friday, 13 August 2010

Sweet Friend Award!

Hey girls :)

I was tagged by the lovely Megan, owner of the blog, kitschysuburbia. She tagged me for a Sweet Friend award, thanks Megan!

The Rules:
1. Post who gave you this award
2. State 10 things you like
3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment

10 Things I Like (in no particular order):
1. Nail polishes.... duh!
2. Makeup - The YT guru's got my into the beauty community and now I can't get out of it, hehe!
3. Shopping - I'm such a shopaholic!
4. My family - ♥♥
5. YouTube - I'm seriously addicted.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo - ♥ lol!
7. US TV - Here in the UK we don't have all the American TV channels so I watch the first few episodes of a series online then if I like the show, I buy the DVD box sets! My favourite's are 90210, The Hills, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Simple Life, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, Holly's World...
8. Music - Anything other than heavy metal!
9. My mobile/cell phone - LG KS360, soon to be the iPhone!
10. Christmas - I love Winter! Christmas is my most favourite holiday ever. At my house, Christmas is a HUGE celebration! Christmas activities start in the middle of November with me, my mum and brother. Also my birthday is in Winter too, whoop!

Here's who I tag:

Paige xoxo

Rimmel London - Twinkle (640)

Hey :D

This polish is from the Rimmel London 60 Seconds line in shade 640 Twinkle. A light lilac on the line of light pink with fine silver sparkles. The polish does dry quickly but the sparkles makes the finish kinda bumpy and lumpy. I loved the formula, smooth and easy to apply. I used 2 coats. The brushes from the Rimmel polishes are my favourite, there quite long and precise. The colour is pretty but it's just not for me, I'm not fussed.


Paige xoxo

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

ELF cosmetics review

ELF has been a brand I've been really looking forward to trying. The regular line costs only £1.50, there studio line products start at £3.50 and there mineral line starts at £3. Great for people on a budget! I had a voucher for £1 delivery but the normal delivery charge is £2.95 or free on orders over £30. I wanted to review the products that I bought...

Plumping Lip Glaze - Fuchsia Fanatic - £1.50
This was the colour that jumped out at me when I first looked through the colours. A bright fuchsia colour with slight shimmer. I don't think it exactly plumps your lips much but it defiantly moisturises them and makes them look and feel much smoother. You apply the lightest/frosty gloss first then apply the colour over the top. My lips tingles like mad when the first gloss was applied! Tingling lasts around 20/25 minutes and the colour isn't very long lasting.

All Over Colour Stick - Persimmon - £1.50
A sheeny light pink/peach 3 in 1 colour for your eyes, face and lips. I use this on my cheeks and it gives a natural, dewy glow that I absolutely love. This lasts all day and looks great with a tan! I don't think this would particularly work well on your lips because the formula isn't like a lip stain/tint, isn't glossy enough for a gloss or smooth enough for a lipstick. I do like the packaging on this, cute and compact.

Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder - Warm Tan - £1.50
I applied this very lightly all over my face using my ELF Total Face Brush (that I love btw!). I'm not very impressed with this bronzer. This is very shimmery and I prefer my bronzers to be matte. Has a silky, soft texture which feels nice but just looks cakey on your face. The worst problem with this is all the dust. As soon as the brush meets the top of the powder, dust starts appearing from no where. Not good.

Shimmering Facial Whip - Spotlight - £1.50
My favourite product out of everything that I bought. Spotlight is a frosty white that I thought would be great at a cheek highlight. I use it on my cheekbones before I apply blush and it gives a gorgeous frosty highlight that really lifts your face. I’m defiantly going to be repurchasing this!

Corrective Concealer – Studio Line - £3.50
I love the packaging. A compact palette that comes with a built in mirror, mini concealer brush and 4 colour of concealer. A light skin tone, green, light pink, and medium skin tone. Use the skin tone colours to conceal problematic areas. Use the green shade to neutralize redness like that of acne and the pink shade to brighten yellow tones. I use my fingers to apply the concealers because the brush is just ridiculously tiny. It’s not the best concealer I’ve used and it’s not the worst either.

Favourite product: Shimmering Facial Whip in Spotlight.
Worst product: Healthy Bronzing Powder in Warm Tan.

I haven’t used the nail polish yet but when I do use it, I’ll post swatches then. I placed the order Sunday afternoon and I received the products Tuesday morning so very fast delivery. Products came in a brown cardboard box, wrapped in bubble wrap. Well packaged. I would defiantly order from ELF again! Hope you liked the review and let me know what your favourite ELF products are. Have a good week :D

Paige xoxo

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Essence Glam Rock - Gothic Girl

This is the 2nd and final polish I got from the Essence Glam Rock collection that came out in November/December 2008. It's a black holographic called Gothic Girl. I did a review/swatches on the other polish I got from the collection called Metal Babe and you can see that here.

The formula again on this one was fantastic. I only needed 1 coat to make it opaque and it looks gorgeous on! Metal Babe lasted 3-4 days but Gothic Girl only lasted 1 day which is kinda disappointing. I like this polish but I don't think its one of my favourites.

Paige xoxo

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Collection 2000 - Wham with Claire's Cosmetics pink glitter

I've been after a grey polish for a while now. There's something about grey polishes that I love even though greys can be quite a dull colour. I picked up this Collection 2000 Hot Looks polish a few days ago in shade Wham (27). I was a bit disappointed in the formula of this one. It was runny and watery, Wham was also streaky. I used 3 coats and there are still visible brush lines if you look closely. The worst thing with this polish was all the bubbles. There were so many!

The only thing I do like about this polish and the rest of the ones from the Hot Looks range is there drying time. They dry within 40 seconds at the most.

Once the 3 coats were applied and it all dried properly I just wasn't impressed so I pulled out a glitter polish by Claire's Cosmetics that I bought the day before. A Barbie pink colour with fine silver glitter. I applied it over the top of the grey and I just think it made the mani look more girly. I did love the glitter polish and I'm going to go back there to pick up the bright turquoise glitter that first jumped out at me.

This mani lasted me less than a day before I got fed up of the grey and took it off. What do you guys think?
Paige xoxo

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Free Essie in UK Tatler magazine

I was in Tesco today to pick up a few magazines and I thought I should tell you about a cool deal.
You get a free travel size (5ml) Essie polish when you buy the August issue of Tatler magazine (£3.99).

There are 6 shades to choose from:
  • Yes We Can Pink - Pale candyfloss pink.
  • Flower Girl: Shimmery peach-gold
  • Mint Candy Apple: Pale mint green
  • Rock the Crock: Rich red brown
  • Lollipop: Bright tomato red
  • Rock Candy: Pale pink

Monday, 2 August 2010

Urban Decay - Cult

Hey :)

So this polish is an old one from Urban Decay's discontinued line and it's in Cult. Cult's a beautiful deep turquoise green foil that reflects gold under certain lighting's. It doesn't leave you with any brush strokes and application is just perfect. Glides on very easily, no pulling, no streaks, no patches. Formula is also great. Not too thick, not too thin, just right. The brush is quite long and when I saw it I thought it might be quite hard to control but it wasn't. I used 2 coats and a topcoat and I love the way it came out. Another favourite of mine!!

I'm going to check out some other polishes Urban Decay has to offer!
Paige xoxo