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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Barry M Instant Nail Effects White Frost - Swatch & Review

Barry M has recently launched 3 brand new shades of their popular crackle polish: a pink, a blue and a white.

White Frost is a opaque white crackle polish with superb coverage, it's not watery or thin at all and shows up has a true white even over bright or dark colors.
I applied White Frost over Nails Inc Malibu Mojito which is a bright cream finish turquoise.

Artificial Light

Day Light-No Top Coat

Day Light-Top Coat

I found White Frost really easy to apply, normally Barry M's crackle polishes are quite tricky to apply because they dry so fast but this one went on smoothly.
I find it's best to use quite a thick coat otherwise the crackle effect is much smaller and you don't get to see has much of the base color.
You need to use a top coat with all of the Instant Nail Effects has they dry matte, I find Seche Vite to be the best as it also helps to smooth out the bumpy texture.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Barry M Nail Paint Blue Moon - Swatch & Review

I'm really loving the new shades that Barry M has released for spring.

Blue Moon is a pale, icy baby blue with a subtle ultraviolet blue shimmer that isn't noticeable unless your in direct sunlight.
It's a pretty shade but not very unique has I've seen this sort of color released by quite a few brands.

Artificial Light

Day Light

The consistency of this particular shade is quite thin so I needed 3 coats to get full opaque coverage. I also found it dragged a little and went on streaky, the best way to apply it is two thin coats followed by a thick coat and to keep the brush strokes to a minimum.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

March Favourites

I've not been buying too much new stuff as I want to get trough what I already have so a lot of the products mentioned are old favourites that I use day in day out with the odd new product here and there.

Chanel Hyramax+ Active Moisture Fluid, expensive but worth every penny. Gives me just enough moisture without being greasy and is an excellent make-up base.

Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Serum and Night Cream, I use this combo before bed to exfoliate my skin, in the morning skin is softer, brighter and more even toned.

MAC's Brushes # 187, #138 and #224, I can do my whole face using these 3 brushes alone. I use the 187 to apply my foundation and cream blush, the 138 to apply powder products and the 224 to apply and blend my eyeshadow.

Keihl's Lip Balm #1 in Vanilla, nice and glossy and not heavy feeling while still being really moisturising.

Shu Uemura Art Of Air Essence Absolue, so much better than Moroccan Oil (which I still think is good). Leaves my hair feeling so nice and smooth and cuts out frizz completely, smells amazing too, I also tried a sample of the shampoo and conditioner and they were fantastic.

Laboratoire Physcience Hair Sublim and Wassen Silica-OK, I've been taking these help make my hair grow faster after my disastrous hair cut and I think they work really well. I feel my hair as grown faster but also it seems thicker and healthier too.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Make-Up Remover Refreshing Oil-Free Wipes, these are amazing at removing make-up really quickly without leaving my skin feeling irritated and they smell good too. I stocked up last time Superdrug had their 3for2 offer.

Britney Spears Fantasy Perfume, best fragrance ever!!