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Nail Polishes For Christmas

21 Dec


It’s that time of year again when all things golden, red and sparkly take centre stage, so with that in mind, here are a few of my favourite sparkly and red nail polishes. Merry Christmas!




Fashionista Makeup

18 Nov

I came across the new Fashionista make-up range in superdrug some days ago and I couldn’t resist buying a couple of the products to try out. I must say I am very impressed with the products I bought so far. I got a blusher called Crimson, which is a sparkly pink colour that is very pigmented. You need to use just a tiny amount at a time. I also got an eyeliner, in Shade 2 Claudia. This is a highly pigmented sparkly black liner which is long lasting. I bought two eyeshadows, Foxy, which is a soft metallic/pearly bronze colour and Embellished, which is a satin purple/violet shade. These are very pimented blendable eye shadows. The products I bought cost £4 each. The range also includes lipsticks, mascaras, foundation, lip glosses and nail polish, all at affordable prices.

From left to right: Foxy, Embellished and Crimson.

Available at Superdrug.

Beauty Tips For The Thrifty – Olive Oil

16 Nov

1. Fine sugar mixed with olive oil can be used to exfoliate the face and brighten up dull looking skin.

2. Fine salt mixed with olive oil makes a great exfoliant for your body.

3. Olive oil makes a great hair and scalp conditioner.

4. Olive oil can also be used as a body moisturiser, on slightly damp skin.

5. Olive oil can be used to soften nail cuticles and condition nails.

Extra Tips

1. Consider filing your nails in one direction to avoid breakage.

2. Use lemon juice to whiten stained nails.

Kiko Makeup Milano Cosmetics

7 Nov

I visited the new Westfield Shopping Center in Stratford some days ago, and there I discovered the kiko make-up store. Kiko is an Italian brand and they have a wide range of make-up,  lipglosses, eyeshadows, lipsticks, nail polishes etc. in a wide variety of shades. The products are quite reasonably priced as well. I bought a few products which I have been trying out and I can honestly say they are really good. The lipglazes and lipgloss are £3 each and they are very moisturising, shiny and non-sticky. I also got an eyeshadow in a neutral shade, which is very pigmented, blends really well and stays put for hours without creasing, and I did not use any primer. The single eye shadows are £5.90 each. I bought a matt lipstick in a brown neutral shade, which, although matt feels very comfortable to wear and is not dry at all. These are £5.90 each. I got a nail polish £4.90 also in a neutral shade, which I have yet to try. I will tell you what I think about it sometime soon.
If you’ve not already done so, I think it’s a brand worth checking out. Really helpful and friendly sales assistants.

Kiko make-up

Kiko lipgloss and lipglaze moisturising and non-sticky

The Kiko Make Up Milano store is at Westfield Stratford City

Collection 2000 Hot Looks nail polish

26 Oct

I just love this nail polish! It’s called shimmy Shake and it is a metallic gold colour. This is great to wear on it’s own, or you could use it as a top coat for a darker shade of nail polish. Fabulous!

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

3 Oct

I normally prefer using face cleansers which lather up nicely, then I feel my face is really being cleaned, but after using Superdrug’s vitamin E hot cloth cleanser, which is cream based, my preferences have changed a bit, because  it actually does remove make-up effectively and your skin feels soft after use. First you massage the cleanser into your face and neck then you use the muslin cloth supplied with the product to take off the cleanser (the muslin cloth should be rinsed in hand-hot water first ) moreover, the muslin cloth gently exfoliates your skin as well. I love it!



Collection 2000 have added a few new colours to their Lasting Colour nail polish range, so has MUA. I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of both these products. I had the collection 2000 nail polish £2.99 on for about three days and it never chipped at all! Two coats gives you great coverage.
I also love the MUA nail polish. They’ve got a great range of colours all retailing at £1 each. I had one of the polishes on for the same length of time as collection 2000, and it fared well and did not chip. You only need to apply two coats for great coverage.

Current favourites – lips, eyes and nail products

21 Sep


I am a big lip gloss fan so when I saw Hawaiian Tropic’s sunkissed moisturizing lip gloss, I had to give it a try. I choose island berry, a lovely tinted berry shade, which gives your lips a very subtle berry colour. It smells great, tastes sweet, and is not at all sticky. Thumbs up!

Pluses – great colour, great taste, moisturizing, non-sticky.

Minuses – You might need to re-apply often.

This MUA professional eyeshadow palette in Heaven and Earth £4 (pictured above) contains  great, pigmented nude shades,which blend really well and can be used to create great natural make-up looks.

The range also includes smaller palettes like the metallic shades pictured above. Retailing at £2.50 each.

MUA  eyeshadows are available from:


I am loving Purple/violet nail polishes right now. These are great shades for autumn. Dark nail polish looks great on short nails.

Nail polishes featured:

Barry M – vivid purple

collection 2000 – Been’a Berry

2 True glossy wear nailpolish – shade no. 15 

Avon nailwear pro – decadence