Monday, September 15, 2014

*New* Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polishes

I've never had a proper gel manicure done before, but since we're in the era of gel finish nail polishes that do not require any LED/UV light, I don't really feel the need to have one done anyway. And least now as Sally Hansen have brought out something similar this month, the same sought-after gel finish but with the promise of the lasting properties of a gel manicure as well, in the new 'Miracle Gel' nail polish range.  

*Press Samples*

RRP: Miracle GelNail Polishes- €9.99
RRP: Miracle Gel Top Coat- €9.99
RRP: Duo Packs (1 top coat + 1 colour) - €14.99

L to R: 'Birthday Suit' / 'Street Flair' / 'Redgy' / Top Coat / 'Pretty Piggy' & 'B Girl'

Available in pharmacies nationwide since last week, the range consists in 18 shades which are categorized in four colour collections: Flawlessly Nude, Street Pastels, Runway Shock & Mad Mod. Two coats of colour + one coat of top coat will give you a beautiful gel finish mani with lasting properties of "up to 14 days", according to the brand. 

Quote from press release:

"THE TECHNOLOGY:   The Miracle Gel manicure contains patented Tube Technology. This allows a higher level of actives and continuous care ingredients to release into the gel lacquer film, prolonging the integrity of the film resulting in beautifully durable, shiny nails. The advanced Colour Coat and Top Coat formulas contain an oligomer, and the Top Coat also contains a photoinitiator. Thephotoinitiator in the Top Coat formula reticulates with the oligomer contained in the Colour Coat, thus curing the formula without the need of an LED/UV light. As the manicure cures over time, it becomes more durable due to the increased hardness of the film. So LED/UV lamp curing is not necessary, only natural light. Then, when you’rready to change up your look, Miracle Gel comes off easily with both acetone-based and acetone-free nail polish remover no soaking, wrapping, scraping, or filing necessary."

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

KIKO Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadows

To say that I've been missing from the blogosphere for ages, would be an understatement. Sometimes life gets in the way of lipsticks and blushers, a busy work schedule and a Spanish holiday. And the latter brought me satisfaction, a natural tan, a good auld rest and KIKO. I nearly screamed when I heard that there was a Kiko store near to where our vila was located, as I've long dreamt about their Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadows....actually 'long' means ever since I saw one featured on Karen's blog (you naughty enabler, you!). So of course I bought not one, but three 'stickos de alegria (Spanish for joy)'.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows

I love matte eyeshadows and I love cream formulas, so when Clarins came out with the news of their new 'Ombre Matte' Eyeshadows as part of their 2014 Autumn collection, I knew they would be winners on my list. And winners they were... 

RRP: €22

*press samples*

L: 04 Rosewood / R: 01 Nude Beige

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Current Favourites

It's practically no secret that I've been M.I.A. for the past few months, when one loses the blogging mojo, it's a struggle to get it back, at least to me it is. A great way of sliding right back onto the blogging rink I thought, was to do a round-up of my current favourites, as reviews can get and do get quite boring at some stage and people get sick of them, I know I do all the time. 



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NYC Beautifying Blushable Cream Stick

Hands up who doesn't like a good auld, affordable and widely available cream blusher. Nobody? Good, cause there's a new cream blusher in town, kids, and it's a blahdy good one! 

NYC BB Beautifying Blushable Cream Stick in 'Never Stopping Pink'

Press Sample

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bourjois 'Rouge Edition Velvet' Lip Lacquers

The month of April brings a bit of Spring sunshine into our lives, but also offers the new Rouge Edition Velvet lip lacquer by Bourjois, on a 'silver platter' in pharmacies nationwide. Launching a total of eight shades, Bourjois is kindly spoiling us to more than their own version of the super trendy lip colours in liquid form, they bring us matte lip lacquers and y'all know how desperately I love my matte lip colours! For the purposes of introducing these to you, I have three shades to show you today, however I am very much positive that I shall be purchasing a few extra shades in the coming weeks, it would be wrong not to nearly complete (ahem!) the collection, don't you think?  

RRP: 12.49 Euro

L to R: Peach Club / Ole Flamingo! / Frambourjoise
* Press Samples*

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