I thought I'd try something more muted and classic this week so I went for another one of the new Essie collection, Lady Like. It's quite violet and not as insipid as that photo suggests. I like it but it's weird to not have a banging colour on my nails, I always go for something strong and this feels like I am turning down the volume a bit. I shall enjoy it this week but next week I plan on having something properly vampy to compensate.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Saturday, 24 September 2011
Well, I have good news and bad news. The good news is this does make your eyelashes look longer and fuller. It is a great brush, easy to apply, no smudging on application, no clogging and clagging so full marks there. However, it 'travels' I had to wipe away smudges of black under my eyes from about lunch time onwards. I promise you I hadn't cried (although felt like it on occasion) or rubbed my eyes. By evening, it was really smudgy. Also, a bugger to remove despite me investing in two new eye make-up removers (more on them at a later date).
In conclusion this is a great evening mascara when you might only need it on for five hours or so but the jury is still out on its staying power. For £18.50 I expect it to do everything and make me coffee.
I am always on the look out for something to make styling my hair easier. In this month's Red magazine, there was a feature with a woman saying this hairdryer had changed her life. As if I could resist investigating!
Parlux is the brand hairdressers use and they have lots of choice on the website. Anyway I ordered the 3200 last week in a frenzy of online shopping and it arrived and I've only used it once so far but I can already report that it is amazing. So much more powerful than my old hairdryer. What's more, it comes in different colours! I got purple. Recommended.
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
You can read a bit more about it here. I really recommend this.
Monday, 19 September 2011
Oooh all the new Fall colours in today when I zoomed down to get my nails done. Essie's new collection is inspired by handbags. Whatever. I picked Power Clutch (great name) which is a gorgeous grey/blue/green. Yes, it's all those colours depending on the light. It is nice to have a more muted colour on as I've been having a colour-fest lately.
I loved Carry On, a deep, almost black purple.
Very Structured is a weird orange, like terracotta. Not wild about it.
Case Study is odd, sort of beige. Not sure what to make of it.
Glamour Purse is gorgeous, a nice subtle choice.
Lady Like - nice enough pink.
You can see them all in more detail here.
Sunday, 18 September 2011
I've been hearing very good things about this. Because I still like to believe there is a miracle mascara out there, I bought it. I only just got it today but I have high hopes. Full reportage will occur.
£18.50. It had better work.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
I am milking those last days of summer with these colours. I had Tangerine (bottom one, obviously) the other week and loved it. I used to hate oranges but now I am soaking them up. And yesterday I picked Super Bossa Nova which is a fabulous pink with a little shimmer to it. I am wearing it today with a neon pink top. I am very pink.
Soon it will be time for more muted autumn colours and I am liking the look of Essie's Fall Collection. Especially Carry On.