Nails of the Week: Orly Terracotta

Monday, 14 January 2013

Happy Monday, everyone!

This week I'm sporting one of my favourite bright summer nails in Orly Terracotta. Unfortunately, I only own the miniature bottle of this lovely polish.

I've been seeing a lot of beauty bloggers and vloggers talking about the new Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipsticks recently and I wanted some eye-popping colour for myself!

I love this raspberry-pink colour that just looks flattering in the summer sun. The formulation of the polish requires two coats but the wear is quite good. Considering I built a bookshelf yesterday and they didn't chip says enough, I think!

What have you been wearing, loving, hating this week?

xx Julia

Review: Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara in Very Black

Saturday, 12 January 2013

At the moment I'm alternating between using two different mascaras because, as they expire so quickly, it's a waste to keep much more than that. With my much beloved Maybelline the Falsies Black Drama, this Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara is currently my second choice.

I must say, though, that I really like this mascara. If I'm not looking for a super dramatic eye or any particular length in my lashes then I definitely reach for this.

The very large brush with short, sparse, plastic bristles creates great definition and separation in my lashes. Without any clumps the look has a more volumized but still quite natural effect which I appreciate on my less-is-more makeup days.

I don't usually use waterproof products because they're just so darn hard to get off but in the summertime they can be a practical alternative to less water-resistant products.

What mascara are you enjoying at the moment? Do you like to mix them up a lot or do you stick to tried favourites?

xx Julia

Nails of the Week: Revlon Nail Enamel in Alluring Amber

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

I was lucky enough this Christmas to receive some nail polishes from my good friend including this lovely orange shade, Alluring Amber. The colour is a true orange without any shimmer, sparkle or glitter which makes it very versatile and easy to wear in various situations and seasons.

I'd never used Revlon nail polish before but I was pleased with the formulation that fell just short of opaque with one coat. This polish in particular applied smoothly and evenly which I appreciate!

Overall I'm pleased to add another orange shade to my collection!

xx Julia