Sunday, 29 May 2011
Friday, 27 May 2011
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Comparing the two lipsticks in the tube they look a similar shade although you can see the Accessorize one (Right) is glossy while the Revlon one (Left) is very matte.Swatched on the skin though you can start to see that although it is a close call, the Accessorize lipstick in Coral Crush (Bottom) is slightly more orangey than the very red Strawberry Suede (Top) And on the lips it is again pretty telling that it's not a perfect match.
Never mind, I have another gorgeous shade to add to my collection, £5.00 from Superdrug.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
I opted to use the Sensitive one first.. (green tube)
Let me stop at this point and quote some information from my email;
'Skin expert, Louise Thomas-Minns said, “.... If you’ve previously been shaving, it’s time to give Nair Silky Sensations a try. This is not your mother’s hair removal cream! Nair Silky Sensations smells lovely and moisturises whilst it works, doing two jobs in one. It makes hair removal actually enjoyable. I definitely recommend you try it.”'
I'd like to take this point up actually because with all due respect it smelt awful, like.. well like it's dissolving your hair.. kind of a chemically melting skin smell with a vague whiff of cucumber (?) about it.
Anyway on to the cream, as seen in the above photo the product is stripy, green and white, while the other is pink and white. And that's how it comes out.. all stripy. A bit like toothpaste, but without the minty freshness.
I followed the instructions to the letter, did a patch test on my ankle, smoothed the cream onto my legs, although I didn't leave it on 4 mins as stated (see below as to why) rinsed, etc etc.
During this time my legs felt very peculiar, they started to sting like a bad heat rash, my knees in particular felt hot.. so I rinsed the cream off before the time was up. To be greeted with bright red knees... (eick)
By the time I'd took this photo they'd calmed down a little, but although the cream had worked and the hair was gone, my legs felt strange, slightly numb really and the awful smell had pervaded the whole house.
I won't be using the pink one as it's not for sensitive skin and even the sensitive one was to much for me.
Now I'm not saying the product is bad, just that it doesn't combine well with my skin. And I'm not overly sensitive.. On other people it may not cause any kind of reaction, and I will say it definitely does remove hair.
The products do have plenty of warnings on them but I wouldn't recommend them if you're sensitive or have eczema.. or mind the smell.
Monday, 23 May 2011
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Saturday, 21 May 2011
On your lips the colours aren't as intense as they appear in the swatches, Moulin Rouge translates into a subtle shimmery berry colour. While Office Chic is more a nude colour with glittery sparkle suspended in it, it makes the lips super shimmery but gives very little colour. It also feels slightly gritty whereas Moulin Rouge didn't. But at £2.99 each and 100 extra beautycard points I'm happy with my purchase.
Friday, 20 May 2011
Isn't the lace pretty, and it makes the dress long enough to be acceptable as wedding wear.
Then we have the shoes, my sexy, glittery black KG's, also a bargain find reduced to £49 from something ridiculous.
As the wedding has a theme of hats and bows I think I covered them both in the hat I got, a mini tophat with a bow and netting, how cute is that?
And finally my NOTD
Using GOSH Magic Star and Nails Inc Cromwell Road
I did two coats of Nails Inc and one coat of GOSH to create this subtle sparkly nude shade.
Still very pretty but nothing to OTT
Perfect wedding nails.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
This is a lot lighter than some of the others I got in search of a dupe, and actually has that missing element of gold shimmer running through it, although not strongly but it is there.
Swatched on my hand.
It's still a little to rosy rather than coppery to be an exact dupe but it's probably the closest I've come so far.
On my lips.Compared to Thrills below.Still it's another lovely lipstick for my collection, and if you are looking for a dupe for MAC Thrills perhaps the closest one so far, and at £1.49 from Superdrug it's not going to break the bank.(Lazy me combined my MAC foundation photo with my 'dupe mission' photo... saves taking more photos)