Monday, 29 June 2015

Nails Of The Week | Manicure Monday

If you read my latest Boots Haul blog post, you will likely have noticed two nail polishes that I picked up. Sugar Plum is the only Gelly release this Summer and even though it does look lovely own its own, I thought Atlantis would add a lovely touch because I haven't put any glitter on my nails for ages because it's so hard to take off and causes so much damage to my nails, hence why I only put the glitter on my ring finger.

On my nails:

Barry M Gelly - Sugar Plum
Barry M Aquarium - Atlantis

What do you think of my NOTW? Would you wear it? Let me know in the comments!


Sunday, 28 June 2015

Weekly Snapshots

  • This weeks NOTW.
  • Last bubble bath before it gets too warm for them.
  • Finally got around to watching Insidious 2.
  • Black dungarees and a denim shirt is my go-to outfit right now.
  • So in love with the Revlon Ultra HD lipsticks.
  • Flamingo obsessed.
  • Two of my little IKEA cacti died, I need to get more.
  • My (not so) little brother turned 15 on Saturday.
  • Bridesmaid make-up trial. 

I hope you all had a good week! Is there anything that you're looking forward to in the week ahead? Let me know in the comments!


Friday, 26 June 2015

Boots Haul

If you're a regular around these parts, you'll know the drill by now. You pop into Boots for one thing, end up spending half an hour browsing and come out with a bag of new make-up goodness. It doesn't even seem that long since my last Boots Haul.

I guess we'll start with the item I went in for, the Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Concealer (Fair). After discovering this concealer around a year ago via gh0stparties, I was instantly hooked and have came back to buy it again and again. Especially since it's one of the only concealers light enough for my skin colour. It's designed for use around the eyes to disguise dark circles, although it's creamy, yet high coverage formula is also fantastic for covering any blemishes or redness.

Since Seventeen was doing a 'Buy One, Get One Half Price' offer at the time, I thought I'd give the Skin Wow! 3 Way Highlighter a go since I've seen it circulating around a few blogs and videos now. It's designed to use a primer, to mix with your foundation or as a liquid highlighter. So far, I've been using it as a primer and I've been quite impressed with the glowy results.

Who can resist going into Boots and not having a look at the Barry M stand!? I picked up the shade 'Sugar Plum' from the Gelly Hi Shine range, which as you can guess is a lovely sugar plum/pink/purple shade. It was actually quite hard to get a hold of in my local Boots as it's only shade they've added to the Gelly range since it's been all about the Speedy Quick Dry range, which I also love. I also picked up the shade 'Atlantis', a gorgeous glittery top coat with flecks of pink, purple, gold and blue. I think the two will look lovely together!

I also added to my ever-growing Real Techniques collection and bought the Powder Brush. For ages I've been using the Duo-Fiber Face Brush from the Nic's Picks collection to apply my powder, but I just fancied using something different now that Summer's here. I can't believe I didn't buy this sooner, I don't think I'll ever have too many Real Techniques brushes!

It's not very often that they stock any higher end make-up in my local Boots, but when they do, it's in the form of mini's. After reading tonnes of mixed reviews about the Benefit - They're Real! Push-Up Liner, I was unsure whether to get it or not. So, I thought I would pick up a mini and give it a go anyway. I'm still unsure how I feel about it, but I'll let you know in the future.

What do you think of my Boots haul? Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments!