Monday, 23 April 2012

No7 False Lashes '40 Intense Volume'

I'm a big fan of fake lashes but I'm rubbish at applying them which is why I only ever use them for nights out. I usually stick to Eylure lashes as they come in a wide range of styles, they're affordable and the quality is brilliant - I especially like the Girls Aloud range! However, I had a couple of £5 No7 vouchers from Boots left during the last event and I randomly picked up a few products, including these pretty falsies. No7 false lashes retail at £7.50 which I find a little pricey but they are a bargain and worth a try at £2.50 if you have a No7 voucher!
I love the look of these falsies - they are long and voluminous which is great for a night out but to my surprise, they are natural enough to wear them in the daytime too! Application was - even for me - really easy and they are comfortable to wear. I'm quite impressed with the quality too, I've worn these a couple of times now and they still look and feel like new! However, the glue that comes with these lashes is rubbish - I threw it out after a few tries as it does not stick at all. I've been using my Eylure lash adhesive instead which works brilliantly and lasts all day without having to worry that my lashes might fall off! All in all, I do really like these falsies as they're easy to wear and look beautiful but I wouldn't buy them at full price - and I would definitely recommend using a different type of glue! xx

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Instagram Updates #5

Nails, tea and biscuits, new top, fav breakfast, Kindle arrived!, loving my Kindle, outfit, dominos, bowling, new Kindle case from etsy, rainbow, Skrillex at the Corn Exchange, trip to ikea, new picture frames, healthy lunch, nail stuff, milka with smarties, clouds over Edinburgh, fav frink, face, Innocent smoothie, new Yankee Candles, drinks, doing my nails, view!

Friday, 20 April 2012

NOTD: Strawberry Ice Cream Flakies

Hello lovelies! Today I'm wearing one of my favourite nail polishes, Barry M 'Strawberry Ice Cream', and a stunning flakie top coat from Essence called 'Night In Vegas'. I'm a huge fan of flakies but they are quite hard to get in the UK, especially since Gosh discountinued their 'Rainbow' polish - and unfortunately my bottle is now pretty much empty! However, during my last visit to Germany I spotted a few new additions to Essence's Nail Art Special Effect Toppers range, including 'Night In Vegas' which seems like a great dupe for Gosh 'Rainbow'. I picked up a bottle right away (for only 1.80€!) and I'm in love with it, it's super pretty layered over dark polishes (that's when flakies show their full potential) but I also really enjoy topping light, pastel polishes with it. Layering it over a baby pink polish the flakies shimmer in blue, purple and gold which I think is beautiful! What are you wearing on your nails at the moment? xx