Saturday, 21 March 2015

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Polish in Lap Of Honour

As spring approaches, my love for pastel nail polish comes back into my life. And what a love it is. So when I saw Barry M had released a new range of pastel polishes, I of course snapped up a few.
The Speedy Quick Dry range has nine colours at the moment, all perfect for spring. I picked Lap of Honour and Stop the Clock - a gorgeous pastel yellow.

I found Lap of Honour did definitely dry a lot quicker than most Barry M polishes, and the new flat brush made it easier to apply an even coat of colour - I am a fan. However the website claims a 'precise finish can be achieved in two quick coats' but I needed three to make it completely opaque. Still, three coats for a pastel nail polish is average so I'm not too disgruntled. I am love with the colour but not the staying power, I noticed chipping around my nails after about 36 hours which isn't ideal, but not awful either.

I shall definitely be picking up more colours from this range, and expect a review of Stop the Clock soon!

Have you tried any from this range? What did you think?

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Review: Lush's Big Blue Bath Ballistic


Big Blue Bath Ballistic is meant to evoke relaxation and a summer's day - which, it does. The smell was refreshing and reminded me of a spa, always a good thing when bathing.
It wasn't the most interesting ballistic to look at though - I'm used to seeing them whizz and change colour, this didn't. It fizzled quickly, and turned the water a beautiful blue colour.
And then was seaweed. I knew this ballistic had seaweed in, but I didn't anticipate this much seaweed.

As you can see, a lot of seaweed. Trying to wash your hair in a bath full of seaweed is difficult - so difficult I ended up abandoning my bath and showering instead. I did not want to come to work with seaweed in my hair. I am not a mermaid unfortuantely. Although, the seaweed did make my skin soft, which was a plus.
However, the fact I had to scrap seaweed out of the bath outweighed the plus vastly.

And that was after I'd already scraped some out.

Despite the lovely smell and softness of my skin, I wouldn't buy this again, the seaweed was far too annoying.

Have you used this one? What did you think?

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Avon Lipstick in 'Oxford Wine'

So I've recently developed an obsession with Avon, as you'll see with upcoming reviews, and today I thought I'd share my current favourite lipstick.


Avon ultra colour lipstick in 'Oxford Wine' - £5.25

This lipstick is a little more matte than this picture shows, but isn't drying at all which makes a change. I suffer from incredibly chapped lips in the winter and I often can't wear matte lipstick because it dries them out too much. However, this lipstick is super hydrating and softening, which is a relief!
The dark purple shade is a very bold choice for me - I normally stick to neon pinks and corals, but I love this colour more than I expected. It lasts until lunchtime before I need to reapply which is great for a lipstick of this price.
I'll definitely be picking up more colours in this range, the formula and price are fantastic.

What do you think?

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Weekend Wishlist: Blazers


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Payday is edging closer and closer, and I feel like I need a blazer in my life to sharpen up my look, so this week's wishlist is dedicated to the humble blazer.
How amazing is the fourth one? That's going in my online basket as soon as the money hits my account.

What's on your payday wishlist?

Ps. I'm aware posting has been sporadic (at best) recently, I am trying to rectify that. I'm currently working full time whilst juggling a full time Masters degree and it's hard!


Saturday, 10 January 2015

Weekend Wishlist!

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This week's wishlist is about all things beauty. As pay day approaches, I have decided on a list of things I desperately need. What do you mean I have enough products? Be gone with you! I plan on buying most if not all of these things, let me know if there's anything specifically you would like to see reviewed on the blog!