Friday, 31 January 2014

How To Disguise Your Mismatched Foundation

We've all done it at some point.  Some of us are more guilty than others but most of us probably own a foundation that's a smidgen too dark.  Usually these are chemist/drugstore purchases that we have to take a wild guess at.  So here is my most recent video giving a simple tip to enable you to get away with this beauty crime and ensure that your foundation and money are not wasted.

If you have bought a high end foundation from a beauty counter and been matched by the assistant then you can take your purchase back for an exchange or refund if you get home and find the match isn't as good as it looked in the shop.  I have done this before with Clinique without any problem.

Another great tip for high end is to ask the assistant to match you and then let you have a sample to take home and try at your leisure.  You are under no obligation to purchase.  Again I have done this on many occasions with Clinique and Estee Lauder.  Mac also do it but you must bring your own container.  This is also a great pick-me-up if you fancy a makeup splurge but have no spare cash.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend xx

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Essie Tea and Crumpets Nail Polish Review

I have owned this polish for quite a while but hadn't used it.  I tend not to wear nail polish a lot as I swim a few times a week and that reduces the longevity of the polish.  However, last week I decided to crack the bottle open.

I applied 2 coats on top of a base coat.  I didn't use a top coat.  I was pleased with the results.

It's a really pretty shimmery nude colour.  It's perfect for every day use.  I found that it lasted really well without any chips for 4 days.  After the fourth day the chips began to appear but not to the extent that I felt I had to remove the polish.  I was determined to keep it on for a full week.

Today the full week is up and here is the result.

As you can see from the picture there is more wear and tear on my right hand.  This is to be expected as I am right handed.

All in all I think the polish performed really well.  I've seen much worse after a week's wear.  This polish had to survive an hour in the swimming pool, multiple hand washes and quite a few dish washing sessions.  Not bad really.

I am beginning to really like Essie polishes and I have more to try.  They seem to last well and they aren't too expensive.  They retail for £7.99 and can be bought at Boots and Superdrug.

Have you got a favourite Essie colour?

Friday, 24 January 2014

Best Friends In Makeup

Recently I have found a few makeup items/products that work extremely well together.

If you are finding it difficult to get on with applying your paint pots with your fingers then watch my video as I have found the perfect partner brush to paint pots.  Not just Mac Paint Pots but all similar products too such as the Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tatoo.

I hope you enjoy the video and if you have any products that work much better when used with a certain other product then please leave a comment below and let me know.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by xx

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Using Stuff Up For 2014

This year I am determined to reduce the size of my stash dramatically.  I will try by best to buy nothing new that is not actually needed.  It'll be difficult but it will save me a fortune and create some space.  Both are good things :-)

I have done my first empties vidoe of 2014 and so far I have bought nothing.  Yeah me!!  I did have a sneaky purchase of the Naked 3 palette at the end of last year so even though it arrived in the new year I had actually paid for it in the old year.

Wish me luck and if you want to join in feel free to post any products you have used up so far in the comments below.


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