Friday, 29 June 2012

Products I regret buying.

As most of you do, I buy a large quantity of products, more than is considered normal. I do my researches before buying something, but sometimes I hate the product.When this happens I usually give it away to someone that might like it, with that said I sometimes accumulate some stuff that I don't enjoy and don't think any one would.
I am not saying these are horrible products and wouldn't work if you tried them, they just don't work for me.
After seeing 3-days straight by John Frieda everywhere and everyone raving about it I decided to buy it, and I don't think it works the way everyone was saying it did, and every time I try to use this product I just leaves my scalp very itchy. A similar thing happens when I use the TRESemme Iron Style and Hold Spray, I do think this works but I can't bear the itchy feeling.
A sample of Weleda One-Step Cleanser and Toner came in a GlossyBox a while ago, in the beginning I really liked it, after buying the full size it started braking me out, so I stopped using it and gave it to my brother and he loves it.
The product I most regret buying is MAC Select SPF 15 Foundation, it is such a thick foundation that even if I use the minimal possible amount of product it still looks like a mask, I also hate the smell, it is a very strong smell of paint, and I hate the shade, the girl in the MAC store matched me with a very orange shade and after a few hours it becomes even more orange. I absolutely hate this foundation!
Another product I think its too orange is the Bourjois Delice de Poudre bronzing powder, also the chocolaty smell is too strong for my liking.
The last bronzing product is Glam Bronze Blonde Harmony by L'Oreal, I just find it too light for my skin tone and not enough pigmentation.
The Falsies Volum'Express mascara just doesn't work for me, it clamps all my lashes to together. 
The next two products are pratically the same, they are two cream eye shadows by Illamasqua. if you don't mind creasing it would work for you. Even when I set them with a powder they crease like crazy.
Last but not least is the KickAss Concealer by Soap&Glory, It is such a thick concealer that I can't work with it, they crease under the eyes and the shades are too pink and/or too yellow for my skin tone.
Have you bough any products that you regret? Let me know in the comments bellow

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

My top 10 lip products for the summer

Summer is finally here, even though it is cold and rainy out side. I decided to do a top 10 lip products for the summer  so I could get more excited and pretend we are having a real summer. 
In the summer time I don't really like to wear too much make-up, however I love doing a fresh face with a bold/bright lip, looks really put together and I can still have some fun with my make-up. I also picked some neutrals and not so bold colours for this top 10, I prefer wearing them during the day and the bright colour to go out at night. 
 (from right to left: Chanel Glossimer numeber 131, BarryM Lip Gloss number 11, OCC Lip Tar Divine, Lush Lip Tint It Started With A Kiss, Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain Flame, Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil Mexican Rose, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Addis Ababa, MAC Ever Hip, Revlon Lip Butter  Cotton Candy and Rimmel Spotlight Beige)
I picked up some different textures for this post, but usually I wear Lipstains more often than anything else, they last a long time on the lips and I don't need to touch up very often. 
My favourite of the bunch is NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Mexican Rose, the colour is just stunning and even though doesn't say it is a stain but last a VERY long time on the lips still being moisturising.   
What is your top 10 lip products for the summer? Do you prefer bright colours or neutrals ? Let me know in the comments below. 

Friday, 22 June 2012

NOTD: Number One Nemesis by OPI

Today has been a very lazy day, about 10 minutes ago I finished decorating the box I'll put my friends birthday present on it, and decided to paint my nails and I really wanted to wear one of the new nail polishes I got. My choice was Number One Nemesis, this polish is on the thicker side but still cheer, which is very strange.
I like it more on the bottle than on my nails. It is not the easiest nail polish to apply but I can work with it.
I'm glad I didn't buy the full size but I'm also glad I got it :)
Have u tried any nail polish from the Spider man collection? Let me know on the comments below

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

My hair care routine

I know I haven't post in here in a while now but I do have an excuse: tomorrow is my last exam and I've been revising like crazy and I can't wait to be free and enjoy the sun with my friends.
Anyway, I feel like I finally found the products that work for my hair and decided to share with you, maybe they work for someone else too.
First of all  I should tell you how my hair is and usually behaves. So, my hair is and straight/wavy, oily around the roots and very dry at the ends. I wash my hair every other day. 
For shampoo and conditioners I like to use Andrew Collinge Puritty Volume Therapy, It is great for people that need a bit of volume but not crazy 80's hair.
After I wash my hair twice with the shampoo I use Aussie Miracle Moist conditioner, makes my hair soft but I don't think its enough for my hair, I rinse it after a few seconds, (£4.49). My next step in the shower is to apply my Joico K-pak Reconstroctor at the ends of my hair and leave it in for around 5 minutes, with the extra help my hair feels silk and smooth.(£14.95)
Before I blow-dry my hair I apply KMS Free Shape hot flex spray (£12.76) as a heat protector. When my hair is dried I put the Mythic Oil on the ends of my hair (£12.71) and then I spray Neal and Wolf Glow all over my hair, this is the best shine spray I have ever used, very fine mist.
For treatment, once every two weeks I like use Kerastase Aqua-Oleum (£22.27), I have written a blog post about this product and the Joico K-pak,( here)

When I go out and need my hair to stay put all night/day long I like to wear TRESemme salon finish extra hold, I really like this hair-spray, it does the job and doesn't smell weird like the Elnett one.
For the days when I don't want to wash my hair and it feels a bit dirty I like  to wear a dry shampoo and the one I am wearing at the moment is Batiste Dry Shampoo (£3.99), however I am not a fan. It does the job but leaves my hair feeling very powdery. I'm in a hunt for a new dry-shampoo, so if you have any recommendations leave them below in the comments. I am tempted to buy the new Lush one, Have you tried it yet? 

Friday, 15 June 2012

How to easily remove glittery nail polish

In the previous NOTD post I said I would show you a little tip on how to remove glittery nail polish, so here it is.
You will need pieces of tin foil, nail polish remover and cotton wool balls
First step: saturate the cotton ball with nail polish
Second step: Then place the saturated cotton ball on the nail and wrap it with tin foil.
 Third step: wait for about 5 minutes and then remove the tin foil and the cotton ball
( ET's hands haha)
Do you have any tips on how to remove glittery nail polish? let me know in the comments below
Hope you find this helpful

Monday, 11 June 2012

Sneaky Haul

I was supposed to be saving my money because I am going to Malta with my friend on late July. I don't know what happened to me this month, I thought I was super rich and I could buy everything and still save money, lets just say that it didn't happen that way.
The first thing I bought was that green jeans from Zara (£19.99)( It is much brighter than it looks in the picture). I am in love with bright trousers style.
Then I lost my hair oil and decided to buy the Mythic Oil by L'Oreal professionnel (£12.71) and with that same order I realised my Joico K-Pak was running out and I needed a new bottle (£37.95) and also got the Kerastase Aqua-Oleum (£22.27). With all that order I got three free samples(yay), all three of them are from Kms California and one of them I already own.
Then I was looking around Waitrose and bought a Peony and Pink Pepper by The country Candle company

Last week I've gotten an e-mail from saying that with any order I would get a free necklace, so I decided to buy a bangle that I was eyeing for a while now (£12.50), the necklace is a wishbone one, I don't know if it still available or not.
Last but defiantly not least I bought The Spider-man mini nail polish collection by OPI, I love all four shades and they will be featured in future posts for sure. I got them form ebay (£10.95)
Have you done any sneaky shopping lately? Let me know in the comments below

Sunday, 10 June 2012

NOTD: Metallic 4 life by OPI

Today I decided to do glittery nails, so I was going through my nail polish collection and I found this polish. My brother gave me this and I have only worn it once before, The first time I looked at it, I thought it would be too much glitter, but once I put it on my nails I loved it so much. My mother in the other hand hates it, she says I look like a 10 years old girl in the 90's.
As every glittery nail polish I have worn it is a nightmare to remove, but thanks to a little trick that I learnt in the internet I can easily remove it. (I shall do a post about it when I need to remove it)
If you don't like chunky glitter nail polish, you will hate this one. However if you are like me and love everything glittery , you will love this nail polish.
Unfortunately it was from  limited collection and you can't get it any more from shops, but you can always get it from Ebay. 
What is your favourite glittery nail polish? Let me know in the comments below

Friday, 8 June 2012

B's thoughts: Urban Decay De Slick setting spray

Today I'm testing the blogger app, so if this post doesn't look like the others and if I don't like the end result I'll delete and re-post it.
As you might know I've got oily skin and I'm always trying to find products that are oil control and make my makeup last longer, especially in the summer time.
I have been eyeing this product for a long time and about two weeks ago I decided it was time to buy it.
I can honestly say that I love it, I don't need to apply a primer nor powder, my makeup never lasted this long and it gives a beautiful finish to the skin.
I would defiantly repurchase it.
Have you ever tried any setting spray? Let me know in the comments below

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

My top 11 nail polishes for summer

Summer is right around the corner and I am getting excited, I love this time of year, the sunshine makes me happy! :) - cheesy, I know!.- Around all summer long I like wearing bright and colourful nail polishes, so I decided to pick 11, I couldn't decide between two of them so I put both in :)
(from left to right: Red Lights Ahead...Where? by OPI, Sweet Heart by OPI, Knackered by Butter London, 306 Blueberry Ice-cream by BarryM, Kiss Me on My Tulips by OPI)

Red Lights Ahead..Where? is a orange/red and is very opaque, apply like a dream and last almost a week, I wear this kind of colour a lot during summer, looks great with shorts and a tee.
I love wearing Sweet Heart when I'm tanned, however I do find it a bit streaky and need to apply 3 coats to get it opaque. 
Knackered is a colour that I wear all year long, and looks like mermaid nails, yay!
Blueberry Ice-cream is the newest addition to my collection, I've only worn once before and I loved  it.
Kiss me on My Tulips is a standard pink that is just perfect for summer.
 (From left to right:Speed Dial by Ciate Paint Pots, mini Planks A Lot by OPI, Thank a WindMillion by OPI, Mint Candy Apple by Essie, Lilacism by Essie, Cute as a Button by Essie)
If you have seen my previous posts you will recognise most of these nail polishes. 
Speed Dial is a great pop of colour in any outfit, looks really good in longer nails. you can see it  here
I like to  Planks A Lot when I want colour on my nails but nothing too bright, it is a purple/grey colour. I also wear Thanks a WindMillion when I don't want anything bright on my nails, this nail polish is the same as Mermaid's Tear, and is a grey/green colour.
The next three are my currently favourites and I have shown them before, here and here
What is your top 10 or 11 nail polishes for summer? Let me know in the comments below.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Stila in the moment eye shadow palette

About two months ago I was trying to find a eye shadow palette to give it to my mother, when I found this I knew it would be perfect for her. When I first saw this I loved it so much that I bought a new one for myself.
It comes with 10 eye shadows, a smudge stick in Tetra and a lookbook.
You can wear the shadows wet or dry. The pigmentation is wonderful in every eye shadow and so easy to blend. They feel very buttery and at first it seems very powdery but as you keep using them you learn how to work with them.
The smudge stick is great, when first applied you can smudge but after a few seconds it sets and stays in place all day.
This palette is mixed with shimmery and mattes eye shadows and if you don't know who to use them the lookbook explains step by step different looks.
 (from left to right: Smudge stick waterproof eye liner in Tetra, Instinct, Impulse, Glance, Improvise, Catalyst)
(from left to right: Desire, Wonder, Spontaneous, Whim, Captivate)
Stila also makes two more palettes similar to this one, In the Garden eye shadow palette, and also In the light eye shadow palette, Gemsmaquillage did a review on it. 
All of them retail for £25.
Have you tried any other Stila products?