Saturday, 24 January 2015

Soigné Nail Polish Swatches and Review


I have been so excited about posting these beautiful polishes from Soigné Botanique because - oh, just look at them!  They are such gorgeous colours.  I've had the photos taken for ages, just haven't had the time to write a post about them, but here they are.  Soigné are a relatively new brand as far as I can tell - and one of the things I love about them (apart from the colours) is that they are 5-free polishes and vegan friendly.  They also have up to 85% plant-sourced natural ingredients, which is reflected in the pretty French names for the polishes.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection Swatches and Review

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection Swatches and Review

Models Own have done it again!  This time they have released what is possibly my favourite collection to date - and that's saying something when I have waxed lyrical about all the Hypergel polishes.  On Friday they announced the Colour Chrome Collection* - ten metallic foil effect nail polishes.  I've been waiting for some metallic polishes from Models Own for a while, so it is exciting that they have now delivered them!  The formula is consistent across all the polishes (the five I was sent to review anyway) and it paints on really smoothly and isn't streaky.  They suggest that you buff your nails first and don't use a base coat or top coat (which is standard for foil/metallic polishes) and use 2-3 coats to 'help increase durability'.  

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Acuvue Define Contact Lenses Review - Sparkle and Shimmer for your eyes

Back in the autumn I was asked if I wanted to try out the new 1-Day Acuvue Define contact lenses - being a contact-lens-wearer, the idea of making my eyes more striking with my prescription contact lenses was certainly appealing - particularly as I already use 1-Day Acuvue lenses.  


Monday, 29 December 2014

Vivien Kondor Nail Polish Swatches and Review


A few months ago (I know, I know, I'm terribly behind on my swatching!) I was asked to try out some polishes from a brand new brand called Vivien Kondor London, available on Amazon for just £3.99 each.  They currently have a huge range of 42 polishes, including neon and glitter collections.  I was keen to try out the neons, but at the time I was sent them they were looking more metallic - it looks like they might have fixed that issue now!  So I was sent four polishes to try out: Nude*, Red Black*, Orchid* and Cobalt Blue*.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Fundamentally Flawless Advent Calendar: 19th - 24th December

Well, I made it all the way to the end of my Christmas nail art advent calendar over on Instagram!  I still can't quite believe I managed to do some sort of nail art on my nails every day for 24 days... not sure that will ever happen again! Anyway, here is the round up for the last six days of advent.  By the 24th my cuticles were really beginning to struggle so since then I've taken to polish-free nails and some decent cuticle attention.