Monday, January 31, 2011

Models Own Nail Polish - Champagne

Got this from Asos for £3 and it includes a six way buffer and shipping. Whoopee!

This is my first Models Own nail polish and it looks exactly the same as Ulta3 Envy. A shimmery silver with beige undertones. I was hoping that it would be a bit more golden but this is still very pretty. The polish is highly pigmented and dries quick. Very metallic looking, almost reflective with three smooth coats.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Creme De La Mer - Is It Worth It?

I've finally finished my jar of Creme De La Mer. It took me 2 years (alternating with other moisturisers) but the last dab is as good as the first. What an accomplishment using up hundreds of dollars of face cream! *Places empty jar on mantelpiece.*

I'm sure you're wondering if the stuff is worth it. A bit about the product first. It's a white thick creme which is lightly scented. Looks like Nivea creme except La Mer is thicker. The packaging is luxe. A heavy glass jar with a little spatula. You're supposed to use a pea sized blob, warm it in your hands and pat it on. Apparently it releases some magical powers but I think it's because the creme is rich and you don't want a greasy face.

The creme goes a long way and while it makes my skin feel soft and "nice" (as in I don't have problems using it), it does'nt perform miracles. I would have the same effect with Nivea creme. The so-called Miracle Broth is simply not miraculous for me.

Over the past two years I've collected some fine lines and my T-zone is still congested. My skin has'nt incredibly changed for the better. The creme is functional but very expensive. Would I buy it again? I'd rather shell out for a £5 moisturiser and go on a holiday instead.

If you can afford it, then there's no reason not to give it a try. But if you're scrimping to pay for even just a small jar, rest assured it's not a cure for wrinkles. Don't go beyond your means to buy it because a good drugstore brand can do just as well.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Nubar 2010 Holographic Nail Polish Combo

A quick post to show the versatility of Nubar 2010. It's the holographic polish which doubles up as a top coat, atleast for lazy people like moi!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bourjois Paris Blusher - 95 Rose De Jaspe

I have more blush than I can use up in a lifetime but I bought more! I love Bourjois and this blush is labelled "Paris", one of my favorite cities.

Rose De Jaspe gives a natural pink flush with a hint of shimmer. The effect is soft and it's easy to control the pigmentation. Like with most Bourjois products the packaging is cute and compact. It's faintly scented and comes with a mini curved brush.

In the below pic I'm also showing off my ring. The diamond was caked with soap, lotion and other yucky stuff underneath the claws. I decided to clean it myself after being quoted £45 for a professional job in Hatton Garden. I bought supermarket jewellery cleaner and after a soak and scrub, it came out spiffingly sparkly. Win!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Forever 21 Love & Beauty - Unique Nail Polish

I could'nt resist this nail polish at Forever 21. I got it in in Calgary and there were heaps of colours at the counter. For 3.80 CAD, it's a cheerful splash of colour and frugal friendly.

How does it fare of for a cheapie? Thick and streaky if you apply it too thin. It smudges easily so best not to multitask while it dries. A good top coat is needed to give the bold colour justice. And the brush was a fail-it had a stray one sticking out from the rest. Also the staying power is terrible. It chipped the next day.

On the plus side, I adore the colour. Unique is a creamy mauve pink. The bottle's cute. It makes me want to collect them all from Forever 21!


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