It's rare that I post about new makeup and beauty items on here, but as I've got quite a lot of new things to speak about, I decided to share my little 'haul' with you.
First up, I'm sure you have seen these allover Blogger and YouTube, it's the Maybelline Colour Tattoo eyeshadows. As you may, or may not know, I'm not a lover of eyeshadow. I have quite hooded eyelids, so in general, I don't suit it. However, after hearing so much about these, I really wanted to give them a go. When I eventually managed to track down the colours I liked (didn't want the bright blue!) I had a little swatch and a little think, then went back and bought these three little beauties. I'm really, really impressed. The consistency is a cross between a mousse and a gel, and the name isn't far wrong; once applied, they really are like tattoos! The colour doesn't budge. I must add, that I really am a good test for this too… because of my hooded eyelids, even when I apply a primer, eyeshadows generally crease and come off my lids. These are the first eyeshadows that I can truly say, are perfect for me. They are lovely and creamy too, which makes them great to apply and blend. I've worn these for my last few nights out, and I will continue to do so.
I bought the colours On and On Bronze, Permanent Taupe and Eternal Silver which I have been using in my inner corner.
Loreal Dating Coral lipstick. When I swatched this in the shop, I thought it was going to be perfect for a night out lipstick, it seemed so bright and bold. When I got it home and used it on my lips however, I was quite disappointed. It's really sheer on the lips, so I have been using it for a daytime lipstick. It's not all bad though, the colour is very pretty, and it is really moisturising . I'm really looking forward to going back to swatch a few more shades of these lipsticks.
Real Techniques brushes. I bought these on the three for two offer in Boots. I'd heard so many good things about these brushes, I knew I had to have them. I'm still yet to use these, but I will share my views on them once I've given them a go if you would like me to! I bought the Core Collection, Powder Brush, Blush Brush & Stippling Brush.
Maybelline Express Finish Nail Varnish in 'Flash Cosmic'. This is another item that I had been looking for for a while. It's beautiful as a top coat over almost any colour polish, and leaves a subtle sparkly finish which is almost holographic… it's difficult to explain. I am planning on writing a blog post all about it, so I will be able to show you more in that.
Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover. For anyone who hates taking their nail varnish off, this is a must have! It is basically a pot filled with a sponge which is drenched in nail polish remover. The sponge has a hole in the middle, where you insert your nail, twist it round and the nail varnish comes off. It claims to give '1 second instant removal'… I don't agree with this. For a regular nail varnish, I'd say 3-5 seconds… but who would bother complaining about that?! It's still amazing! It doesn't remove glitter polishes though, which I am a bit gutted about, because everyone knows they're a nightmare to take off. (Unless you use the tin foil trick!)
I do love this though, and will definitely buy another when this runs out. It's mess free and loads quicker than any other method of nail varnish removal. It contains nourishing sweet almond oil, which is great for nails and cuticles. It also claims to be red fruit and vanilla fragrance… not so sure on this either, but I will say it doesn't stink like other nail varnish removers usually do.
Models Own Indian Ocean Polish. As soon as I saw the press release about the new additions to the Beetlejuice collection, I decided this one had to be mine! The mixture of colours are so pretty and summery. In certain lights the polish looks blue, pink, gold… which is why I like it so much, it's always changing. It is quite a subtle polish, and looks better layered on top of another colour. I've only tried it with a few colours, but my favourite options so far are with white or mint green polish underneath.
Have you bought any nice beauty products recently?
(Sorry I accidentally posted these pictures as a blog post yesterday... oops!)