Monday, 26 January 2015

Essie Sole Mate | The Winter Nail Polish

During Winter, I absolutely love wearing a dark nail polish. There is just something about it I love.
After spotting Essie Sole Mate in Boots the other day, I couldn't help but pick it up as it looked like a beautiful shade that was very fitting for this colder weather.
It is a gorgeous dark berry shade, perfect for Autumn and Winter. Like all Essie nail polishes I have tried, the formula is excellent, and the wide brush makes application super easy. After 2 coats of this polish, it  was fully opaque, and so far it is lasting very well on the nails.

Although I cannot wait for Spring and Summer, in the meantime I will be rocking this nail polish on my nails as I just think it is so pretty and you can't really go wrong with a dark colour for this time of year!

Let me know if you have tried Essie Sole Mate down below!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret | Review and Swatches

 Left to right - Cruella, Iberico, Yu, Torres Del Paine, and Descanso 

 NARS is one of my favourite high-end makeup brands, and after hearing countless of good reviews about their lip pencils, I was extremely excited when I received the Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret for Christmas. 

The set comes with 6 of their mini lip pencils, 3 are the satin lip pencils and 2 are the velvet matte lip pencils. 
The shades the set comes with I think are gorgeous, with my particular favourites being Cruella, a velvet matte pencil which is a deep berry shade, and Descanso, a satin lip pencil which is a pink/nude shade. Iberico is the last velvet matte shade and is a gorgeous, bright orange/red which I wore on Christmas day as I thought it was very fitting for the festive season. Yu is one of the satin lip pencils, and is an extremely bright pink which I think is so striking, and particularly gorgeous for the spring/summer months. Torres Del Paine is the last satin pencil, and is a beautiful coral shade, again perfect for the spring/summer months.
I find the satin lip pencils to be very creamy and easy to apply. Even though they are glossy, they still last really well and feel very comfortable on the lips. The velvet matte pencils are, as the name suggests, matte, but they still feel very comfortable on the lips and last extremely well throughout the day. The bullet shape of the pencils make them so easy to apply, you don't need a lip liner, even with the dark and bright shades.
The set also comes in a beautiful acrylic box which is currently being used to store my nail polishes!
The giftset costs £32 and is exclusive to SpaceNK (fortunately the set is still in stock on the SpaceNK website, so I would grab one whilst you can!).

On the whole I think it is a beautiful set and is perfect if you are wanting to try the NARS lip pencils and were torn between the shades, or equally it is perfect if you already love the lip pencils and want to add more to your collection!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush | Radiant Magenta

 So, it has been quite a while since I have posted on this blog, but instead of listing a load of reasons why I thought I would jump straight into the review of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in the shade Radiant Magenta.

I got this blush quite a few months ago but it is a firm staple in my makeup collection. Aside from the beautiful packaging, the blush itself is also gorgeous. Radiant Magenta is a mix of a rosy pink and a bronzy shade making it perfect for all year round. I find this blush looks really nice if I'm wearing a darker lip, or it equally looks nice with a natural makeup look because it really helps to warm up the face. The Hourglass blush does have a shimmer running through it, but once you apply it it gives your skin a glow-from-within which I think looks gorgeous. Not only is it easy to apply and blend, but it lasts really well and the colour is very pigmented.

 On the whole I absolutely love this blush as it looks beautiful on the skin and goes with any makeup look. Let me know if you have any of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes because I am quite tempted to pick up another shade!