Sunday, May 31, 2015

NEW Avon Ultra Colour Lip Tint Pen Review

Exciting news! Avon are coming out with some new lip tint pens and I was super lucky and got to try them out. The line consists of seven lip tint pens which are described as a 'kiss-proof pout that lasts'. Avon also claim that they are bleed proof and transfer proof. This is what every girl looks for in a lip product. Is it too good to be true?

As mentioned before, there are seven different shades. All shades are super vibrant and look great for the summer. They include Strawberry, Coral, Raspberry, Freesia, Hazelnut, Fuchsia and Flamingo. My favourite of the seven is definitely Raspberry and I have been wearing it constantly over the past couple of days. You all know how much I love my statement lip! The packaging of the product is the same statement Avon packaging with a swatch on the end of the tube. I love when lip products have this as it's super easy to see all the different colours and pick the one you want, if they are displayed nicely.

Onto the product itself.. When first applying the colour, the smell of the product was slightly overwhelming. It smelt like a permanent marker which worries me slightly about what I'm putting on my lips. Overcoming that inital issue though, the application was so so simple. This is one thing I love about using pen style products. The tip is a great shape so it makes precision easy. The formulation dried quickly which avoided smudging and the colour came out very pigmented.

Naturally, I put the colour I decided on in my handbag so I could re-apply during the day, if needed. Although, I never felt the need to apply it throughout the whole day. These lip tint are definitely what they say they are. Amazing quality and only priced at £5.50. Such a bargain! Below are all the colours swatched:

I definitely recommend purchasing one of these new lip tints, especially to wear during the summer. They are so so pretty.

Drugstore Nail Polish Haul

I think I have a new addiction... Everyone close to me knows that I have a huge obsession with make-up and that my collection is out of this world but nail varnish wasn't really included in that. I've always loved painting my nails but I'm so impatient with letting them dry. I'll spend forever painting them but as soon as I'm done, I'll move onto something else and smudge them all. Then they'll chip and completely ruin. For some reason though, I've brought a lot of nail varnish without realising over the past few days. Below are the ones I purchased:

Barry M was the first section that I came across. As always, there was a 3 for 2 deal on all nail varnishes so I decided to take advantage. I love love love Barry M nail varnishes and they take up the majority of my collection. When I saw their new collection, Sunset Daylight Curing, I was super excited. The idea is that you apply the colour you like, from the collection, and then add the Sunset Topcoat. This then cures in the daylight, causing a similar effect to gel polish. The colours I picked up are; For The Stars, Like A Nude, Fuchsia Generation and Make Me Teal. All colours look great for the summer.
The next two I brought are from another new collection, Speedy, from Barry M. The name is pretty self explanatory but the nail varnishes supposedly dry quicker than their other formulas. Personally, I haven't actually noticed the difference yet but who knows? The colours I brought were; Stop The Clock and Pit Stop.
Lastly I brought one of their Gelly varnishes (my fav) in Chai and a Matte varnish in Copa Cabana. I'm always pretty wary of buying Matte polishes but this one does exactly what it's meant to. I love it! I also brought the Plump Topcoat as I love having shiny nails.

Rimmel was the second and last place I brought some varnishes from. Rita Ora has brought out a new line of her colours and they are all super summery with the cutest names. I brought Bestival Blues, Rain Rain Go Away and Peachella. I love the twist on festival names and knew that I had to buy some. I love the brush shape on these polishes as it makes the application super easy. One of my favourite brands, by far!

After writing about them all, who knew I brought so many nudes? They are definitely my favourite group of colours to wear on my nails and that totally reflects. At least my nails are ready for summer now! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Elf Cosmetics Haul

Elf has always been a brand that I've wanted to try for a long time now. I always had the idea of buying a few bits but because it was only available online or at minimal stores, in the UK, I always seemed to forget about it! Sadly, the online UK distributors from Elf have now stopped shipping to the UK so Elf products have become even harder to find. Because of this, there was a huge sale on the website so I took that opportunity to purchase quite a few things and I thought I would share with you..

Face Products and Brushes

  • Moisturizing Foundation Stick in Nude
  • Contour Brush
  • Eyeliner Brush

Cheek Products
  • Natural Radiance Blusher in Innocence
  • Mineral Blush in Bliss
  • Mineral Blush in Plum
  • Blush in Candid Coral
  • Blush in Fuchsia Fusion
  • Golden Bronzer

Eye Products
  • Eye Transformer
  • Mineral Eyeshadow in Socialite
  • Matte Eyeshadow in Pearl
  • Matte Eyeshaow in Smoke
  • Matte Eyeshadow in Charcoal
  • Everyday Lash Collection
  • Flirty Lash Collection
  • Cream Eyeliner in Golden
  • Brightening Eye Colour in Nouveau Nudes

Lip Products
  • Lip Balm SPF 15 in Rose
  • Moisturising Lipstick in Cheeky
  • Moisturising Lipstick in Velvet Rope
  • Glossy Gloss in Wild Watermelon
  • Conditioning Lip Balm SPF 15 in Peaceful Pink
  • Conditioning Lip Balm SPF 15 in Romantic Rouge
  • Glitter Gloss in Sparkling Wine
  • Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Tiki Torches
  • Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star

Nail Products
  • Nail Polish in Mod Mauve
  • Nail Polish in Mint Cream (My Favourite!!)
  • Nail Polish in Misty Haze

And that's it! I admit, I did go a little crazy but I have an excuse, right!?

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