Sunday, 10 June 2012

Wish list and Polish Remover

I've been neglecting the blog, mainly due to the fact that I can't afford many new beauty products. However I went shopping yesterday and whilst I only purchased one item I have a wish list as long as my arm now.
I hate cotton wool with a passion, which makes taking nail polish off horrible for me. I've seen reviews of Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover so I thought I'd try it.
I love the colour of the container, nail polish remover always looks boring so this is a welcome change.

Upon opening the container I was greeted with a black sponge with a hole in the middle - this is where you insert your nail and twist before removing without any nail polish on. When I tried this product out I had a glitter polish on so wasn't expecting much from this product however it only took a few twists before it came off - much better than using cotton wool which ends up being a complete nightmare. My nails have been left soft and moisturised due to the product having almond oil in it and it left a delicious fragrance of red fruit and vanilla. Although this is a bit pricy at £4.99 I would definitely say its worth it depending on how long each container lasts. I can't wait to try it on normal polish to see if the 1 second it advertises is true. 

My Wish List:

Barry M Chameleon Nail Polish
I saw these in Superdrug for the first time yesterday but I stopped myself from buying them as I wasn't really sure how they worked. However after reading several blogs I have learnt that they change colour when you put a top coat on which enables you to create instant nail art. I'm hoping they bring out more shades than just the 3 advertised as they are all I saw in Superdrug too. Definitely going to purchase some next time I go shopping!

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

To be honest I'm still not really sure about BB creams and what they're supposed to do but after swatching this on my hand yesterday it was clear that although it is light it covers perfectly - maybe its more of an advanced tinted moisturiser. I'm definitely willing to try this one and if I like it I might get a more upmarket one as there is a really nice looking Dior one (and luckily for me one of my friends has just got a job working on a Dior beauty counter).

Revlon Lip Butter

I suffer from ridiculously dry lips. Whenever I want to add a bit of colour to my lips I'm either left choosing between lip gloss or the lip balms with the 'frosty' colourings. As soon as I saw the advert for these I wanted every colour but unfortunately on my shopping trip yesterday Superdrug had sold out of them and I completely forgot to look in Boots for them. I'm ideally wanting to try out a red shade first as I do love a red lip but with my dry lips wearing normal lipstick is out of the question. Has anybody tried these? Which are your favourite shades?

Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara

I used to love Maybelline mascara - every one they brought out I'd buy and worship. However recently I've stopped buying them - for no reason in particular as they're always good which is why I'm wanting to try their latest offering. The packaging looks a bit bland for them although it is slightly curved which makes it a bit more exciting. Definitely my next mascara purchase!

Katy Perry Eyelure Eyelashes

I really want to try these - Eyelure are fantastic and they're collaborations are amazing. I love the Girls Aloud ones and these look just as good. I'd probably avoid the really thick "Oh My" set as for me they'd be a bit too much as my eyes are quite small but I definitely want to try one of the other sets out.

Has anybody tried the products on my wish list? What did you think? 

Friday, 1 June 2012

Primark Nail Foils

After a shopping trip in Primark I came across these whilst queuing to pay...for £1 I decided to give them a go...mainly for a practise run before I use my Nail Rock ones, as I wanted to get a hang of the technique before using them. I have to say I'm quite impressed by these Primark ones. 

The nail foils went on quite easy and look pretty good with the snake print pattern. One problem I encountered was the sizing,  on my left hand some of the foils don't fit as well because I didn't think to use bigger sizes and cut them down but they still don't look ridiculous. I'm unsure of whether they have any other designs in these but I'm definitely going to keep my eyes peeled on my next shopping trip. The next set I buy will be tested on my toes as I was considering getting Minx done for my holiday but if I can do something similar myself then there's no point in wasting money that I don't really have.
I can't wait to try my Nail Rock ones out now, although if I like the Nail Rock they will only be for special occasions as they are extremely pricy compared to these!

Has anybody else tried these foils? Or seen them in different designs?

Edit: Just noticed my thumb has chipped already after a few hours, all I've done since applying them is type and read a magazine so I'd hate to imagine what doing hard work would do to them.

Agent Provocateur Perfumes

I have just received some Agent Provocateur perfume samples so I thought I would share these with you...
Now obviously because they are samples they are not in the packaging they would normally come in so I cannot comment on that!

The first one I'm going to start with is Agent Provocateur which is the light pink bottle. I'm not a fan of this one at all, I find it quite musky and spicy smelling which isn't something I go for with perfumes. Although I don't personally like it, I know that on some people it would smell really nice.
On the Agent Provocateur website it is described as a "vibrant accord of citrus notes teamed with red fruit" with "fresh new florals such as Muguet and Orange Flower" with "gentle base notes of Myrrh, Vanilla and Tonka Bean". If I'm being perfectly honest I cannot smell any of this floral that they are describing...obviously everyone has different noses so that's not to say that they're not there.

The second perfume is the Agent Provocateur Maitresse in the red bottle. This is subtle fragrance which appears quite floral to start with but also has a hint of freshness about it. I wouldn't go and buy this perfume but if I received it as a gift I definitely would wear it. On the website it is described as having "accords of Rose, Jasmin Sambac and Iris with delightfully green notes of Acacia" whilst also having "green notes of Granny Smith Apples" with base notes of "Amber, Sandalwood, Tonka and gourmande elements". You can definitely smell the florals in this scent as well as the apples kicking in a bit without being overpowering.

The last scent is the black bottle which is Agent Provocateur L'Agent. This is definitely my favourite of the's fresh and floral whilst maintaining the sexiness associated with Agent Provocateur. It's a subtle but strong scent...a little goes a long way! This fragrance has "Bergamot, Leaf Accord, Mandarin, Apple, Melon and Peach" showing it is quite a fruity scent. It has a "seductive heart full of Rose, Jasmin, Tuberose, Magnolia, Freesia and Ylang" whilst having a base of "Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Amber Crystals". This fragrance is packed full of ingredients making it very unusual smelling, but in a good way! I've need smelt a perfume as unique as this and I will definitely consider it next time I need some new perfume.

All these perfumes are available to buy for £39 for a 50ml bottle (prices from