Friday, 25 May 2012

Clinique Stay-Matte foundation

I have an oily t-zone and dry skin in other places on my face, I find it hard to find a foundation that balances this all out, so I was more than impressed when I tried this foundation out.
The substance is quite creamy and a little goes a long way. I first applied to the centre of my face, then blended out, before I had even began blending and applying more I knew that it was going to be a very good foundation as I have quite visible pores on my nose and it hid them straight away. It doesn't dry 'cakey' and even towards the end of the day you cannot see the oily skin like other foundations that I have used. I would most definitely recommend this foundation, even though it is a little pricey, it is definitely worth the money.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Roses or revision

I chose roses! Yet again I painted over my primark nails! I love changing my nails constantly so I thought I'd go for some cute roses. Basically I just do a small blob in the light pink colour, then take a Kirby grip and use one of the tips to draw on the dark pink to make the petals stand out. Then use the other end to draw on the leaves in a mint green. Hope you like them!
Lila xo.

'Lace' foils

I did this a while ago, but I thought I would write a quick lil post now. I bought these nail foils from eBay the same time I purchase my moustache transfers, but from a different seller and they took about 3 weeks to turn up! I completely forgot that I had bought them until they turned up. When they did I was rather disheartened because they had a hollographic shine to them, where in the image before I bought them they were not like that. They were horrific and fiddly to put on, and that saying something because I do fiddly designs on my nails all of the time! Once they were on they felt as if they were going to catch on something and basically felt horrible on my nails, it made me want to cringe, almost like soggy cardboard. The foils only lasted around two hours because I was so annoyed with them, then when I took them off they left a horrible sticky residue on my nails that wouldn't budge. I'm not sure if I would use them again. I might invest in some other foils and then apply them to false nails as then it might not feel as bad, but I think I will have to see them in the flesh before I purchase next time!
Lila xo.

Quickie mani

Bought some French manicure acrylics from primark, only £1! They have been on for about a week and no falling offs as of yet! Got bored after a while so have now painted the peachy bit lilac... I have used primark falsies before (navy with white polka dot) they were really good and super cute; however haven't seen them in about 3 months, which is a shame. I think that if people have a problem with the glue it's because you're not putting enough on, I normally put loads on the nail and have no problem with them falling off!
Lila xo.
The lilac nail varnish is Barry M Nail Paint in Berry Ice Cream