Monday, 21 July 2014

Nails Of The Week | Manicure Monday

For some reason I'm totally drawn to pink nail polish at the minute. I don't know why, but I just keep reaching for all of the pink shades! So, here's my super pink, super girly pink manicure for this week!

On my nails:

Models Own  - 5 In 1 Top & Base Coat
Rimmel Rita Ora - Don't Be Shy
Models Own - Roman Candle

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


Sunday, 20 July 2014

the Balm Nude 'tude Eyeshadow Palette

I've never tried anything from the Balm before, although I always read such good reviews about their most popular products, one of which being this eyeshadow palette that I had to cave in and buy it eventually. You may have seen this on my blog before because I featured it in my ASOS Haul when I had a 25% off discount code for students, so I thought why not treat myself after a long, hard year of being a student. *cough*
As the name suggests, this palette contains 12 utterly gorgeous nude shades, 4 matte and 8 shimmer shades. There's not one bad shade in this palette, I've used every single shade now and they are all just as highly pigmented and blendable as the next one. The quality and colour payoff of these eyeshadows are insane, so a little goes a long way as too much can cause some fallout, especially with the shimmer shades.
I've just been loving using this palette along with my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette every day since I got it. Some of the shades in this palette are actually so similar to some of the shades in the Naked 3 palette and I'm really enjoying using the two palettes together. It also reminds me of the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette, which is next on my hit-list as I've been wanting it for ages now.
My personal favourites from this palette are 'Stand-offish', 'Selfish' and 'Seductive'. I also think that 'Sassy' is great for an inner corner and brow-bone highlight.
The packaging is among some of my favourites as well, funny without being crude. At £26.50, it's also fairly cheaper than the Urban Decay or Too Faced palettes and I get the most use out of this palette more than any others I own. I just can't wait to try out more from the Balm now!

What do you think of the Balm? Have you tried any of their products? Let me know in the comments!

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Friday, 18 July 2014

Charles Worthington Strength & Repair Longer & Stronger Hair Masque

Okay, let's take a breather after saying that really long title name! I picked this up during my Boots Haul on a whim, I never planned to get it, I just saw it and thought "Why not!?" and I've been pretty impressed with the results! 
I've been using this once a week for a while now and I saw results even from the first time I used it. It leaves my hair feeling so soft and nourished for the entire week, and super shiny as well. I don't know whether my hair has grown much since using this, but it has made my hair stronger and reduces the amount of tangles and split ends I get, which will in turn make my hair healthier and (hopefully) grow a little bit more.
I don't follow the instructions on the label (like the bad-ass I am), I just start by rinsing my hair, putting this all over and leaving it to work it's magic for about 5 minutes. Then, I just rinse it out and follow it up using my shampoo and conditioner. However, it's light enough to use in-between shampoo and conditioner as it doesn't weigh your hair down or leave it greasy if you wanted to do that. It isn't as thick as some hair masks that I've tried before, but that's not necessarily a bad thing because it feels as if you've completely rinsed it out whenever you're ready to.
Can we also talk about what an amazing lid this has as well? There's nothing worse than trying to put the lid back on a product when your hands are wet and you've got a scoopful of product in your other hand! The flip lid is just so convenient and stops any water getting into the tub, it makes me wonder why more expensive brands don't do this!
I really like this hair mask and I'm really surprised by the results considering it was only £5.99! It can definitely rival some of the more expensive hair masks I've tried and it's earned a good place in my shower.

What do you think of Charles Worthington products? Have you tried any? Let me know in the comments!

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