Sunday, 25 March 2012

Here comes the sun...

The weather this weekend has been spectacular in London, so good in fact that it's time for some (slightly) more daring nail colours!

This weekend I tested TOPSHOP Nail Varnish in 101 Flamingo. I was slightly worried when I put on coat one of the varnish as it was going quite matte and streaky, but I left it for a few minutes then applied the second coat and was very surprised how even and bold the colour looked. I finished with a top coat of O2 nail care varnish to seal in the colour and add a bit of shine. On my ring fingers I put a coat of a sparkly OPI varnish on, but it doesn't show up too well on my camera.

You'd definitely have to apply two coats of this varnish to avoid the streaky look, but it dries very very quickly which is a God send (could partly have been helped by the warm weather!). I love my flamingo nails - this is definitely a colour I will be wearing a lot this Summer!



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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Acne fixes on a budget…

I’ve always suffered from acne-prone skin, which not only looks awful but is expensive to treat! One of my new preventative (and purse friendly) treatments for spotty skin is the new Blemish Control exfoliator from St.Ives.




Priced at £5.10 for 150ml this product contains active clarifying ingredients which quickly and gently unclog pores to help prevent blemishes and blackheads. I use mine twice a week, I don’t think you should exfoliate everyday – it irritates my skin too much if I do, so twice a week seems to be about right!

Definitely one of the best exfoliators I've tried within this sort of price range, will be repurchasing!
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