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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MakeupAlley Swap Haul

Hey girls. So im currently on project '5' pan.. and finding it extremely difficut. I dont understand how project ten panners do it, I havent even finished one product yet! Im definately getting there though, and have a couple of things I think will be finished soon including no7 perfect and protect day cream and 2true concealer. However one thing that has made it a little easier is a makeup alley swap I did last week. I dont think its cheating as its getting rid of something ive already got that I dont use! So I swapped a revlon colourstay which was too light for me (I had held out hope it would be ok in winter - it wasnt!) and a lancome juicy tube for the products below..

The Body Shop Mineral Foundation Brush
This was brand new in the wrapping, I had seen it in the body shop and felt it and thought it was amazingly soft! It really does have a gorgeous silky feel. Ive actually been using it mainly to apply blush and it does a great job, it has replaced my MAC 168 for blush, it just gives a really gorgeous pigmented yet blended look. It also comes with a handy little pouch for travelling ect. Love it.
Rimmel Shine Tempation Lipstick In '112 Tease'
This was also brand new. Havent actually tried this on the lips yet as they are in really bad conditon at the moment (reccomendations for actual lip fixers rather than just barriers please?!) but the swatch on my hand is gorgeous. Also seen some really great reviews on this on makeupalley. It has a really nice smell which is kind of watermelony!
YSL Tinted Matt Moisturiser
Firstly, sorry to be random, but the misspelling of matte above is actually the way they spell it on the product. I wonder if this was deliberate? Lol! Anyway, this had previously been used but I was aware of that and not too fussed, I have worn this today and it is pretty nice. Its actually the first tinted moisturiser ive tried. The colour is just a smide darker than my actual skintone, but that is the colour I tend to go for anyway because I like to add a smidge of colour to my skin (I know alot of people dont agree with this but it works for me!) so suprisingly it was perfect on the colour front for me. It has lasted really well for a tinted moisturiser, the only bad thing is the 'matt' finish, I had to add Fix plus at the end too give it a dewy look which I like. However, I know alot of people prefer a matte finish so this isnt really a general bad point, just personal to me. I will definately use it up as its just so easy when you dont want to have a lots of makeup day, but when it runs out ill be trying some less matte tinted moisturisers :)
Have you girls tried any of these? Do you have any other reccomendations?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Top 5 Nail Polishes

1 - OPI 'My Private Jet' This is not limited to just this shade, I've got a bit of a love for OPI polishes at the moment. I'm sure we all know about joliebeautystore on ebay now after lollipop26 mentioned them and I've got to say, they really are great. I've even ordered more this evening, can't wait until they arrive! However I picked My Private Jet because it's on my nails right now and it's the one I got most recently (today actually!!). Just a gorgeous dark yet shimmery shade that I can't get enough of!

2 - Revlon 'Revlon Red' This might sound really silly but I feel so sexy when I wear this on my nails. There's just something about red nail polish that makes me feel good and this is my ultimate favourite.

3 - Barry M 'Raspberry' Barry M nail polishes are all great value for money at £2.95. I've got a few of them but this one is my favourite. My mum keeps trying to steal it so have to hide this one away! haha. Always reach for this or my 'number 5' favourite when I can't decide what colour to wear.

4 - Rimmel Pro 'Beige Style' For me, the perfect nude nail polish and I was searching for quite a while! I also love the 'professional brush'. I'm not ashamed to say that I'm not the best at applying nail polish, I can be messy and often have to reach for the cotton buds whilst painting them but this brush eliminates all of my mistakes. Brilliant!

5 - Collection 2000 'Dynasty' As I said above, one of my two 'go-to' polishes. This is the most beautiful purpley pink colour and at £1.79, you really can't go wrong. I also love the shade 'Button Moon' which I also recommend you pick up.

So, that's my top 5 nail polishes. I know I cheated a bit by mentioning others but these shades really are my ultimate favourites, for now anyway! I'm sure there'll be another polish that will knock my socks off sooner or later. I ordered two OPI polishes 'Got a Date To-Knight' and 'Mad as a Hatter' from the Alice in Wonderland collection today and can't wait to recieve those in the post!

I'd love to hear what your top 5 are and if you, like me, love any of the polishes I've mentioned.
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