Saturday, 26 November 2011

Review/nail of the day:Barry M nail effects

Today I am going to be reviewing the Barry M Nail effects in 319, Foil, which is a silver colour.
As the name of the polish suggest this product is meant to look like foil on your nails, similar to Minx's nails.
This is one the the most disappointing products that I have tried from Barry M, as in my opinion it did not look any better than a normal silver nail polish, and didn't have any foil effect!

I feel that the quality of this product can not be compared to that of the normal high quality Barry M varnishes, and I think the picture is making the product appear better than it actually looked on!
Overall I would have to say that I was quite disappointed in this product as I did have high hopes considering the normal high quality Barry M products! I would say that unless you are looking for an average silver nail polish- then try this- if not I would skip this one!

Maria x

Friday, 25 November 2011

Review:Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer

This is my review of the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer.  This concealer is available from Boots and Superdrug in the UK, and costs around about £4-£4.19.
I really love this concealer for three main reasons:
1)the price
For such a good product, the price is amazing.
2)the high quality
Does exactly what it says on the tube, covers spots and helps to even out skin tone- and dark circles!
3) easiness
Has a doe foot applicator meaning that you can apply on the go with out a brush!

Overall I would defiantly recommend this product, as it helps you to achieve flawless result- on a budget!

Maria x

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Christmas Gift guide-For Her-Make-up

This is my list of possible gift ideas for her.

1) My first idea would be a light up mirror.  I received this one last year- and don't know how I ever lived without it!- one side is a regular mirror and the other 5 times magnified.  It is available from Boots, in store and online- and costs £20. I feel that this would be a amazing gift as it is suitable for woman and girls of all ages-Teenagers just getting into make-up and older woman, who may decide to take a little more care in their appearance!

2) My second idea is the NYX Nude on Nude, eyeshadow and lip pallet.  This is an ideal pallet for someone just getting into make-up as it provides them with essential colours for both eyes and lips!, also it is a good pallet for those who like travelling as you can get many different eye looks from the one pallet.  I purchased mine in the UK from my local TK Maxx Store, and it cost £14.99.  

3)As you may be able to tell by my many nail of the day post I love nail varnish- and when I received the 17 mini nail library as a gift, I thought it was great, for those who are just starting out and experimenting with nail polish- and also it gives you a wide variety of choices in one box.  It is available from boot stores and online- and it costs £10

4)Another idea would be to do a hamper- one could be for nails-you could include the nail wardrobe from above- with one of my favourite products the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat, which I have used many times and love, which is available from Boots and Superdrug, and costs £6.15.  You could also include a nail file, I like the Leighton Denny one from Boots, as it also includes a buffer, and costs £6.15, Also you can include a hand and nail cream to ensure that the nail is kept in the best condition possible,  Finally you could include some nail varnish remover and cotton pads, for when it is time to take the nail varnish off.  

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Nail of the day: Barry M, Sally Hansen

Today I used one coat of the Sally Hansen insta-brite
then 2 coats of the Barry M Raspberry
Finally one coat of the Sally Hansen insta -dri top coat

Maria x

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Nail of the day: Barry M, Sally Hansen

Today I am wear the Barry M Instant Nail effect in 319, foil which is a silver colour,
I first used the Sally Hansen Insta-Brit as a base coat and the Sally Hansen Insta Dri top coat.

Maria x

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Review: Nude on Nude Pallet

Today I am going to be reviewing the NYX Nude on Nude Pallet. I purchased this pallet from T K Maxx and cost £14.99.

This pallet consists of 20 eye shadows and 10 lip colours. The eye shadows consists of lighter natural nude colours and some darker colours for a perfect smoky eye.  There are both matt and shimmer colours in the pallet, which makes it an ideal pallet for someone starting off in make-up or someone who likes to travel at they have plenty of eye shadows for various looks, as well as the good quality lip colours!

As you can see in the picture above the lip colours slide out from underneath the eye shadows making this pallet very compact.

Overall I really like this pallet as I think it offers some great basics for any make up kit- such as the matt white and black- and is very affordable and would make a great gift!

Maria x