A good nail colour is just a fun and subtle way to accessorise. I probably paint my nails about once a week with a few days in between each colour to give my nails a bit of a break, so I decided to insert a small post when I try out something new.
I recently purchased a few shades from Maybelline for the Spring time that has been embracing London lately. The bottle says seven days and that’s a big statement to make. I don’t use a base coat or a top coat on my nails because let’s be real, who has the time?
I tested out the polishes and found that without a base coat or a top coat, the colour lasted three to four days on my nails, but with a top coat it did end up lasting seven days. The colour range is great and the brush is that flat and square kind which makes it super quick and easy to apply. I really like these and recommend you try them out 🙂
I am one of those people who really loves that time at the end of the day when I remove all of my makeup and am left with a clean and fresh face. I really take my time with it because this step is so important if you want to get or maintain clear skin.
I left most of my cleansers at home, only taking the basics, so I’d be forced to experiment with new products. Lately, I’ve been trying out three new cleansers; the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, the Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, and the La Roche-Posay Physiological Eye Makeup Remover.
Simple Micellar Cleansing Water – this is a dupe for the Bioderma Micellar Water. It is not as effective but is a lot friendlier on your bank account, is more readily available, and does a similar job. If you don’t feel like splurging but want to try out a micellar cleansing water, definitely give this one a go.
Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter – this is basically a hardened version of the Camomile cleansing oil that I spoke about in my skincare routine, and I actually prefer this one. The oil is amazing but it would mess very easily if I tried to travel with it. The butter doesn’t mess but it does just as good of a job as the oil, and the packaging is really cool – highly recommend.
La Roche-Posay Physiological Eye Makeup Remover – I wasn’t blown away by this product, just because it wasn’t so amazing that I felt I would add this to my routine or re-purchase it. The products I currently use remove everything and this wasn’t outstanding. I have, however, heard good things about the brand so I will probably try some of their other products.
I hope this helped! I’m obsessed with cleansing my skin so I will continue to try out new things and tell you guys what is worth your time and money 🙂
As I’m sure most of you know, I attended BeautyCon last weekend (go check out my vlog to find out more!), and we got a lot of really great stuff. We had such a good time, and since then I’ve been testing out the products so I can give you guys a mini review and share my excitement with you 🙂
Liz Earle Hot Cloth cleanser – this is a new one for me as I’ve never tried any of Liz Earle’s products and I was very impressed with this one. The product came with a muslin cloth (which acts as a gentle exfoliant) and you basically apply the product to dry skin, soak the cloth in hot water, ring it out, and wipe off the cleanser. It smells minty and fresh and I really liked the effect it had on my skin.
Benefit Hoola bronzer – this bronzer is a major cult product and I finally got my hands on it! It is cooler toned, perfect for contouring, and it has great pigmentation. This product also comes with a brush and I think it is definitely worth the hype.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara – another favourite amongst beauty bloggers; I really love the formula of this, it doesn’t do anything dramatic to volume or length but I love this for an everyday natural look and if I want more drama I just add a few more coats. The packaging is also super cool. One thing I will say is that it did run on me a little, but most mascaras do.
Tarte Prismatic Eye Color Enhancing Shadow Palette (in shade “for Gorgeous Greens”) – I have hazel eyes and sometimes I love using colours that are specifically tailored to bring out the green in them. These shadows are gorgeous in colour and in texture, and they blend like a dream. It also came with a plastic sleeve with labels to help makeup beginners know where to put what shadow for the best effect.
NYX Buttergloss (in shade Tiramasu) – I am not a lipgloss kinda girl by any stretch, but this stuff adds such a subtle sheen, it doesn’t feel too sticky on the lips, and I love this shade.
As a whole, I found BeautyCon to be a very fun and girly experience, and I learnt so much from listening to some of my favourite bloggers and youtubers at the panel discussions. I would really recommend attending one if you can!