Sally Hansen Nail Nutrition Green Tea and Bamboo Strengthener

Video

EEEK, my first video! Soz about the terrible quality etc. I want to start doing more vids so hopefully I’ll eventually have some better equipment. It’s kind of a trial run as I’ve never done one before so please don’t get all up in my grill about how rubbish it is (I already know!) Practice makes perfect y’all.

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“Natural” Beauty…

Oh Heyyyyyyyyy,

I’m going to do a quickie about my “no makeup” make up look. Some days I don’t want to do a full face of make up because I’m not doing anything major apart from maybe going to the shops or going round a friend’s house for a coffee but I still would like to avoid looking like the undead. So on these days I use a little bit of make up here and there to hide all manner of unsightly things but not enough so that it looks like I’ve put any make up on. This allows me to trick the outside world into thinking that this is what I look like with no make up on. Yes, it’s genius, I’m expecting my Nobel Prize any day now.

1. Diorskin Nude BB Creme in 003 (or whatever BB cream I happen to be using at the time.) Now I’m not reeeeeeaaally sure I know the difference between a tinted moisturiser and a BB cream but the latter claims to hide blemishes better so I’ll go for that. This particular one, like all of my other high end make up, was purchased as a gift for me by my darling ma. The coverage is good, better than some others I’ve used. It’s not particularly moisturising though, I feel like it gets absorbed into my skin really quickly so I sometimes use a normal moisturiser first, like I would before putting on foundation.

2. L’oréal Voluminous Mascara ( or whatever mascara I happen to be blah blah bah) I use a minimal amount. Hardly any at all, just enough to re-blacken the lashes really as the BB cream will turn them a bit ghostly.

3. MAC Flatter Me Pearlmatte Face Powder (from the Archie collection) A v. light dusting onto cheeks, bridge of nose and sometimes eyelids. Just perks up the skin a bit.

4. Blusher Whatever I happen to be using. Today it’s MAC Creamblend Blush in Posey which give a rosy cheecked effect. Again, I only push a small amount into the skin with a brush as I want it to look as natural as poss. Like I’m one of those active people that eat a lot of fruit (HA!)

The End. Please refer to ‘after’ pics below. Didn’t do a ‘before’ one this time as a) I forgot and b) there’s one in a previous post, nobody needs to see that mess too many times.

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PS: When I take selfies with this camera (because I don’t have any kind of fancy schmancy, tripod set up) it makes me look like a cross eyed frog person so mega soz.

Acid Trip

Buongiorno tutti!

Just a quickie to show you the 2 new gel polish shades I bought from eBay (which I mention in a previous post.) I’ll let the picture do the talking first:

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Um, hiyaaaaaaaaa how fit are these acid brights?! PERFECT for Summer… Ok Summer’s nearly over but I’m going to Ibiza soon so… yeah. I’m yet to try the green so I’ll be rocking it over on the White Isle fo’ sho’.

Consistency wise the orange was a bit less opaque than some other polishes and I applied it quite thinly, which I think contributed to it having a few small chips within a week. Most blogs I’ve read or YouTube vids I’ve watched recommend you apply v. thin coats to stop it chipping but I think this may be a weaker formula than the name brands and would benefit from having one of the coloured coats applied thicker. I had a few chips after a week but the thing is they are sooooooo cheap and have way more colour options than I’ve ever seen before so I don’t really mind that they don’t last as long as my actual branded Gelish colour (which has been known to last 3 weeks, boom!) I think it may just be a case of adjusting my technique slightly to find how to make it last as long as poss. But hey, a whole week without chips is still gut enough for me! Plus a massive saving of around £30 by DIY-ing? Not too shabby at all my friend.

Anyhoo, the day after I was on the Overground to Hackney and realised my nails matched the train! So I made this beautiful work of art with my new favourite app, Line Camera…

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Suck-yaat.
That’s ‘so cute’ for those of you who don’t watch Happy Endings (what are you doing with your life? Go watch it NOW!)