Monday 27 October 2014

2 Halloween Nail Art Designs♥

Firstly, I'd like to point out how bad the lighting is. I do apologise for it, it's only bad because the weather was horrible yesterday. Hopefully it shall be better next week!

Halloween is this Friday (31st), and as much as I don't like this celebration, I thought it'd be cool to share these fun and easy nail art designs with you. One is extremely simple to do, and the other requires a little more concentration. I'm just going to get right stuck in, with a step to step guide.

Nail Art 1 : "The Sparkly Orange"

This is all you need. An orange nail polish and a glittery orange. If you don't have a glittery orange, you could just use ordinary glitter nail polish. My orange is a Revlon one which I got in some body set and the glitter is an unknown brand.

Step 1

For this step, all you need to do is paint your nails a solid orange colour. To achieve this, I applied two thick coats.

Step 2

Finally to finish, apply your glitter coat of polish for an orange sparkle. Personally, I think you could get away with wearing this any time of the year! See? Simple!

OPTIONAL STEP : Apply a clear top coat to seal everything in place.

Nail Art 2 : "The Creepy Eyes"

All you need for this design is a black polish, which mine is again an unknown brand, a white nail polish, mine is by Sinful Colors in "Snow White", and a dotting tool. If you don't own a dotting tool, a kirby works perfectly fine - I've done this look many times using a kirby and turns out fine every time!

Step 1

To start off, paint your nails a solid black colour. I used three coats as this nail polish is extremely thin.

Step 2

Using the dotting tool (or kirby), towards the tip of the nail, dot two dots. This acts as the white of the "eye". 

Step 3

To finish off the "eyes", take the dotting tool again and dot two black dots in the middle of the white to create the pupil. I put the pupil in the middle of the eye, but you could dot them anywhere in the eye!

I advise you to seal this design with a clear coat, just to protect it in case of any chipping.

Those are my two Halloween Nail Art Designs. I found the inspiration for the "eyes" design on Pinterest last year, and took my spin on them! My favourite of the two is the eyes, mainly because they look as if you've taken more time and effort, when really, you haven't.

Monday 20 October 2014

OOTD : Autumn Days♥

Jumper - H&M
Jeans - New Look
Leather Jacket - New Look
Scarf - Primark
Boots - Shoe Zone
Nails - "Fearne" by Fearne Cotton

Monday 13 October 2014

W7 "In The Buff" Eyeshadow Palette - A Naked 2 Dupe?!♥

A few months back, I heard many people raving and reviewing the W7 "In The Buff" Eyeshadow palette. I didn't think much of it until I heard it was a dupe for Urban Decay's NAKED 2, I just decided I'd get it and give it a try, since I had my eye on the Urban Decay palettes for a while. Only main difference? The price. Naked 2 - £37. In The Buff - £5 (That's what I paid, the prices vary depending on where you get it)

The packaging is a simple, metal tin. It's really easy to keep clean. Personally, I like it, however it might not be to everyone's liking. It's too large to fit in my make-up bag, therefore I keep it in a separate drawer, so some people might dislike it due to it's size.

Left to Right - "Buff", "Camel", "Sand", "Dust", "Chocolate", "Topaz", "Earth", "Storm", "Silk", "Wave", "Thunder" and "Onyx".

I've not experimented with every shade yet, but I have tried most of them. They're all so pretty, and pigmented. Like the Naked 2 palette, this comes with 2 matte shades, and the rest are slightly shimmery. So far, my favourite shades are - Buff, Sand, Chocolate, Silk and Wave. Every other one is also very pretty though. Some shades are quite dark, and I don't tend to wear dark eyeshadow, but I shall play around with them soon!

This isn't my photo, but the top palette is the Naked 2, with the bottom one being the In the buff. As you can see, they're very similar!

I almost forgot to mention, it comes with a brush. I didn't take a photo as I forgot, mainly because it's kept in a container with my other brushes as I don't like keeping brushes in palettes..

It's definitely a good palette for the price of £5. Since I've bought it, I've heard more and more people talk about it! If you're wanting the Naked 2, but aren't sure about spending £37, I'd 100% recommend this as it's a dupe, and is £32 cheaper. If you would like any more detail about the palette, leave me a question below in the comments section.

Monday 6 October 2014

VO5 Hair Products Recommendations♥

If you're like me and have straight hair, but wish for curly hair, you curl it, correct? Well, I know I do. I had been looking for a new hairspray as I had ran out of my previous hairspray, but when I happened to see that Boots had an offer on VO5 hair products (2 for £5.50) I decided to snap up two products.

I can't recommend the VO5 "High Volume Hairspray" enough. It smells amazing (Which I like in a hairspray as I hate ones with that disgusting hairspray smell..), it holds hair in place and claims to be weather resistant, for I believe it is as I've had it in my hair when it's been windy and pouring with rain before! There's nothing worse than a sticky hairspray, which makes your hair hard or stick together like twigs. It brushes out so easily, because I've tried my fair share of hairsprays, and this is possibly the easiest to brush out so far! For £3.29, it's good and I highly recommend it!

I wasn't in need of a mousse, but I thought why not for a change? This VO5 "Extra Body Styling Mousse" is the first mousse I've tried, and I'm impressed! At first, I was panicking it was going to be sticky, as it seemed quite sticky, but when I put it in my hair, it was fine! I was a bit hesitant as I've never used mousse before, I didn't know what to expect but it turned out much better than originally thought. I'd recommend this to someone looking for an affordable yet reasonably good mousse, as it costs £3.89.

I highly recommend both these products. I've tried the VO5 "Smoothly Does It Heat Protect Styling Spray" before and I was a fan of it - mainly because it made my hair smell nice and feel super-duper soft! I think the packaging of them look appealing as they're pink and girly, so they will catch anyone's eye! I'm sure that all the VO5 hair products that are in the pink packaging smell the same - they smell gorgeous (Weird to say about hair products but it needed said!)

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