Top 5 Nail Polishes for summer

23 Jun 2014

Cerise Shine, Blueberry, Orange Blossom, Prickly Pear, Coral Glaze

Models own Cerise shine (Buy)
Barry M Blueberry (Buy)
Revlon Parfumerie Orange blossom (Buy)
Barry M Prickly pear (Buy)
Models own Coral Glaze (Buy)

Models Own Hyper gel in Cherise shine:
I absolutely adore the formula of these polishes they go on opaque after just one coat and can last on the nails without chipping for a good week or so if you are careful. Cerise shine is a lovely bright pink colour that looks super glossy on the nails thanks to the gel formula. 

Barry M Gelly Polish in Blueberry:
A blogger favourite I love these Barry M Gelly polishes the wear time without chipping is the best out of all the gel polishes I have tried, the only thing I don't like about them is that they are a little bit wishy washy when you apply one coat it takes a good two or three for the colour to be opaque and even. Blueberry is a really pretty cornflower blue colour that looks super pretty and glossy on the nails.

Revlon Parfumerie in Orange Blossom:
I LOVE this polish the premise of the line is basically scented nail polish, sounds a bit gimmicky but I thought I would test it out anyway and I really really like them! The colour of this one is a beautiful true orange (my favourite) and the scent is an absolutely delicious fruity orange smell. In all honesty I didn't expect them to be as lovely smelling as they are, just don't be an idiot like me and smell it straight from the bottle because it only starts smelling nice once it dries! Oops!

  Barry M Gelly polish in Prickly Pear:
Again I love this polish and it is probably my most worn out of the 5 I've mentioned however as with Blueberry the formula is quite patchy but you can build it up and it lasts a good amount of time without chipping. The colour is a really beautiful lilac colour that looks lovely and a subtle pop of colour to any outfit.

Models Own Hyper Gel in Coral Glaze:
Coral glaze is, as you would assume from the name, a lovely true coral colour that looks gorgeous with a tan. These polishes are my first from the Models Own brand and after using them I will definitely be buying more!

Nars Desire/Laguna Blush - Bronzer Duo

22 Jun 2014

One swatch 

Hey everyone!

A couple of months ago I did something bad... Really bad, I checked out the NARS website and made my first ever order... dun dun duun. I have had my eye on the coveted Laguna bronzer for a couple of years now, ever since I got into blogs and YouTube and heard all the hype surrounding it.
I had every intention of buying the full size product when I logged onto the website, until I saw this exclusive blush/ bronzer duo for just a couple of pounds difference, so I figured it could be quite interesting to try out 2 products instead of one and the order was placed!
I have been using this product almost every day since it arrived, at first I was apprehensive Laguna looked too warm and the blush looked too pink, like really, really pink but actually this little product is something special. 
Laguna is described as a defused brown with golden shimmer, I use this product to contour and don't find the shimmer to be transferred onto skin. Laguna isn't overly pigmented, something that did surprise me a little when I first swatched it considering how everyone always raves about it and the general quality of other NARS products, however I have heard that the pigment quality does waver a wee bit when it comes to duos so that is something to be aware of when purchasing this product. Despite this I actually find Laguna really lovely, it is very buildable great for someone with a heavy hand like myself, less room to make mistakes. 
As for the blush, Desire is described as a delicate bright pink, which I would agree with. It is a bright, matte, blue toned pink. I will admit it does look terrifying in the pan, but once applied it creates the nicest natural flush to the cheeks. Unlike Laguna, Desire is a lot more pigmented so I would recommend using sparingly! The two products compliment each other really well and are my current favourite colour combination for summer.