Monday, 2 February 2015

50 Shades of Grey // OPI

I do love a good grey nail polish and when I found out that OPI were bringing out an exclusive set for the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey film, my name was ALL over it...

This set is exclusive to QVC UK and has 6 OPI lacquers; 2 of which are Nail Envy treatment lacquers and 4 shades from the 50 Shades collection.

L-R Dark Side of the Moon, Romantically Involved, OPI Nail Envy in Nude.

L-R Embrace the Gray, My Silk Tie, Nail Envy in Original.

So the verdict on the colours?  Dark Side of the Moon is uber dark and vampy.  Romantically Involved but needs three coats to avoid VNL.  Embrace the Gray is my fav (very Nails Inc The Thames-esque).  My Silk Tie is a good foil effect shade, and will be good as a ring finger mani colour.

All in all I really like this collection and despite not needing another grey or a red I think I'll deffo be picking these up; I've had them a couple of weeks and every colour has had an outing on my nails so far.

I also think this will make a fab Val's Day gift for any nail polish/50 Shades fan... 


Sunday, 25 January 2015

Kylie Jenner's Lips // My Interpretation!

Is there a bandwagon I don't jump on?  Yup... that's right... there isn't.  The whole shallow world of Kardashian obsessives (and I'm one of the main ones out there, trust me) have had a whole boat load of questions and theories based on Kylie Jenner's ever growing lips.  I don't see how she hasn't had work done personally but if you tell me it's JUST make-up artist tricks then of course I'm going to try it out for myself!

The consensus out in the beauty world is that she uses MAC Soar lip pencil teamed with MAC Brave lipstick.  Now, I've had Brave for a little while and everywhere I turned Soar is sold out so I just opted for a high street staple in Rimmel's Eastend Snob (which is btw, according to the gorge Amelia a perfect dupe for Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk).  

You can see the two shades are very similar (outline is Eastend Snob, inner is Brave).

And here is me with a slight over lined lip and the products in question.  I must admit it is love BUT you've got to get the right make-up look to make this pairing.  When I first tried it, I had my usually shimmer smoky eye and a lot of highlight (the more shimmer, the more the inner glitter ball me is satisfied) but alas it looked odd.  However, matte everything down and it works.  Another reason I love this combo is the longevity - matte lasts.  Who doesn't love a long lasting lip?

What do you think of this look?  Are you a fan?  Have you tried it and if so, what products have you used?