REVIEW: H&M Nail Polish in ‘Polish Me Happy’

 

ImageCheck out my review for H&M Nail Polish in the super-gorgeous shade, ‘Polish Me Happy’ by clicking here.

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My Everyday Makeup Look & Moving My Blog!

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If you would like to check out my everyday makeup blog post, please head to my blog http://rachelroar.blogspot.com (I’ve moved to Blogger, guys!)

 

Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express Mascara – REVIEW

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I’ve always been a fan of Maybelline mascaras and have tried out lots of their mascaras, including Great Lash, Define-A-Lash, Volum’ Express The Colossal, and some others.  So, after several months of reading blogposts raving about Maybelline The Falsies I thought I should definitely give it a go.

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Maybelline The Falsies claims to leave you with 300% more visible, fuller lashes, which I got pretty excited about as although my lashes are alright length-wise, they do lack volume!  The mascara contains Maybelline’s Pro-Keratin formula which should instantly build volume without clumping, and also comes with a spoon brush, which claims to fan out lashes from corner-to-corner. 

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 So, I gave The Falsies a go and… I was very impressed!

 Although the wand isn’t the sturdiest of wands, it’s alright.  However, the spoon brush definitely makes up for it!  I found that the brush really did fan out my lashes, just as it claimed to do.  My lashes definitely looked more voluminous (is that even a word!?).  Although one coat was sufficient, I normal opt to apply two coats for just a bit more volume, especially on a night out or when going for a smokey look!

 You can have a look at The Falsies in action below.

 BEFORE:

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 AFTER ONE COAT:

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 AFTER TWO COATS:

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I’ve read that this mascara seems to work best after a few weeks of use, as the mascara starts to dry up a little.  I’ve now been using The Falsies for around 3 weeks, and although I thought the mascara was great even from the first use, I did find that it does add more volume to my lashes now than it did before.

Overall, at just £7.99 from Boots, I highly recommend this mascara & will definitely be repurchasing!

– 10/10 –

 Have a lovely day!

Essence Colour & Go ‘Absolutely Blue’ – REVIEW

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This week I shall be reviewing Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in No. 125 ‘Absolutely Blue’.

‘Absolutely Blue’ is, in fact, not absolutely blue but more of a pastel blue with a very slight hint of lilac in some light.  It’s a gorgeous colour and perfect for the summer! 

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The nail polish has got a good, thick consistency and goes on very smoothly and neatly, thanks to the flat brush.  I am absolutely loving flat nail polish brushes at the moment, and they seem to be around a lot more nowadays!  Although ‘Absolutely Blue’ is a pastel shade, I only needed to apply two coats for a completely opaque finish (and it didn’t look too bad after one coat either!).

Also, it dried fairly quickly (hence its name ‘Colour & GO’!)

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Although I love this nail polish and shade, there is unfortunately one downside to it – CHIPPING!

The nail polish didn’t last very long as it started to chip on the second day.  However, this could probably last longer with a top coat, which I will most definitely be using next time!

Overall, a good nail polish in a gorgeous shade, and with a great brush. 

– 8/10 –

REVIEW: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR

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 I’ve done a lot of makeup shopping on a recent trip to London, and this can only mean one thing – LOTS TO BLOG ABOUT!

Today I shall be starting with Maybelline’s Color Tattoo 24HR gel-cream eyeshadow.

  

I’ve been on the hunt for a cream eyeshadow for ages, because sometimes I’m just not in the mood to spend lots of time applying and blending regular eyeshadow, or maybe I’m in a huge rush!  I wanted a colour that could be used both for a daytime and nighttime look, and so I decided to purchase the gorgeous shade ‘On and On Bronze’. 

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 Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR costs £4.99 from Boots, and is available in 9 shades.  ‘On and On Bronze’ is a shimmery bronze colour (just in case you hadn’t guessed that yet!), which I think looks really pretty. 

 

 

I’ve used it about three times so far, but boy did these three times test it’s long-lastingness!  Three days of heat, sweat and lots of tears certainly put this cream eyeshadow to the test.  The eyeshadow’s got a rather thick consistency, and so I decided to go for the quick little-finger-dab-it-in-the-pot-then-dab-it-on-your-eyes approach, which amazingly resulted in a cool shimmery colour on my eyelids, and took *much* less time than any regular eyeshadow would to apply.

 The product claims not to fade (hence, 24HR), however I did notice that by the end of the day the eyeshadow did fade slightly.  However, as I said there was lots of heat, sweat and tears involved, so I think this is pretty amazing.  

I would definitely recommend using Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR as it is so versatile, can be worn very quickly if you’re in a rush, and (although I haven’t used it this way yet) I’m pretty sure it would make a good base for other regular eyeshadows.  I cannot wait to purchase more shades, such as the pretty ‘Pink Gold’ colour!

 – 9/10 –

Caviar Nails: Primark Embellish 3D Manicure

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If you’ve read my previous post, I decided to paint my nails using Barry M Nail Paint in 334 Teal.

Although my nails looked pretty in metallic teal, I thought I would make them look a little more interesting with the addition of my little £2.50 friend from Primark, the ‘Embellish 3D Manicure‘.

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This pack contains a dark pink/burgundy nail polish (which I haven’t tried yet!), small pearl beads/caviars, and a small funnel.

I only really bought this for the pearl beads, as I’ve already got a similar nail polish, that is Barry M 273 Raspberry, which looks almost identical.  And at just £2.50 this was an bargain, especially when compared to other (proper) nail polish brands!  After all, beads are just, well, beads aren’t they?

I decided to add a coat of Misa Nail Lacquer in 882 UVbounceback, which is described as a ‘Hi-Gloss UV Protection’, then sprinkled the peal beads onto my nails, removing the excess beads and gently pushing them onto my nails for them to stick properly.  I did this over a small plastic tray, then with the help of the funnel provided, poured the extra beads back into the bottle.  Simple 🙂

 

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What do you think of caviar nails?  Have you tried any other brands?

REVIEW: Barry M Nail Paint in 334 Teal

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Today I will be reviewing one of my favourite Barry M Nail Paints – No. 334 Teal.

I have been using Barry M nail polishes for quite a few years now.  They initially caught my eye due to their amazing range of colours.

Now, let’s get this out of the way first.  I am a self-confessed blue-nail-polish-obsessed girl!  No matter how many shades of blue nail polish I own, there always seems to be room for more.  So when I came across this amazing shiny shade of teal, for £2.99 from Boots, I could not resist!

I love the consistency of Barry M Nail paints, and I think the brush is ok.  I have been loving flat nail polish brushes lately, as I seem to get much neater nails that way, however this round brush is alright.  And also, THE COLOUR IS SO PRETTY!

One coat of Barry M 334 Teal would be enough for a near-opaque finish, however I always prefer adding an extra coat of this for an extra OOOOOMPH!

This shade is perfect for the summer, and I would highly recommend it!

10/10

What are your favourite shades of Barry M Nail Paint?

REVIEW: Soap and Glory ‘Peaches and Clean’

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Today I will be reviewing one of my favourite brands,

Peaches and Clean is described as a 4-in-1 deep cleansing milk.  I’m not normally a fan of cleansing milk as the ones I have used in the past left my skin feeling quite greasy afterwards.  However, since this is a wash-off one, I thought I would give it a try!

Peaches and Clean includes peach extract to smooth the skin, quillaja bark to cleanse the skin, jojoba oil to soften the skin, Detoxyboost Technology which claims to help purify and deep clean the skin, as well as Poreshrink R2 for a “clearer, fresher, brighter complexion”!

The first thing I noticed about the product was the smell, which I absolutely loved!  I can’t really describe it, but it smells kind of peachy-minty.  I found that one pump was enough for my entire face, unless I wore lots of make up, and I found that it really melted my make up and left my skin feeling really lovely and refreshed!  In fact, I became slightly addicted to the smell and lovely refreshed feeling it left on my face, and sometimes used this several times a day!

Another great thing about this product is that it did not irritate my skin at all.  I don’t have particularly sensitive skin, however I did notice that recently some products, such as face masks tend to sting my skin.  However, I had absolutely no problem with this.

I highly recommend Soap and Glory’s Peaches and Clean to anyone looking for a great smelling cleanser that will leave your face feeling clean and refreshed!

9/10

REVIEW: Boots 17 Solo Eyeshadow in ‘Mardi Gras’

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I’m not really sure why, but I was always a bit hesitant on picking up one of Boots’ own 17 brand makeup items.  However, I was on the hunt for an eyeshadow I could use both day and night, which wouldn’t cost a lot and when I spotted Boots 17 Solo Eyeshadow in ‘Mardi Gras’ at just £3.89 I thought I would give it a go!

‘Mardi Gras’ is a taupe colour, with a slight silver-ish shimmer.  I’ve read on some other blogs that this may be a good dupe for MAC’s Satin Taupe, although I will have to try that myself to be able to compare.

I was really, really impressed with the quality of this eyeshadow, as at just £3.89, it is really pigmented and has an almost butter-y texture.  I found the colour compliments my green eyes very well, and have worn this both during the day and at night-time.  It looks lovely on its own, or blended to create a smokey eye effect.

I can’t wait to try more of Boots’ 17 Solo Eyeshadows – Particularly ‘Statuesque’ and ‘Walnut Pearl’, which I’ve had my eye on for a while!

What do you think of the 17 Solo Eyeshadow range?