Saturday, 27 July 2013

Essie Naughty Nautical Collection - Naughty Nautical & Sunday Funday

I haven't bought any new nail varnish for a while, I haven't really had a need to buy any, but once I saw the Essie Naughty Nautical collection I knew I was going to give in to temptation. A collection of maritime pastels, blues, purples, pinks and greens. I opted for just the two as I don't have anywhere to wear them yet but I really wanted to try them.

The two I bought were Naughty Nautical a blue-green with a shimmer and Sunday Funday a coral with a slight shimmer that did look more pink than I would usually go for when ordering. Now my only regret is not ordering from Superdrug as they're on 3 for 2, I just didn't think they stocked them!

I only have a handful of Essie nail varnish, I've always liked the ones I've had but this is the first time I've really sought them out. I was impressed with how even it went on and how quick it dried. My one criticism would be the brush, I much prefer square brushes, they make it much easier to apply the polish to the nails rather than all over the place, these had standard brushes and one had already started to splay making it impossible to not get it on my fingers.
The colour is both strong and fun, it actually makes me think of carnival. Another pair of nail varnishes for my holiday collection.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

What's in my GLOSSYBOX July 2013 - Seaside Splash

It feels like ages since I last had a Glossybox or blogged about it, mainly because it is. I did receive one last month but it was just after I had been discharged from hospital and as I was bed-bound I didn't feel like blogging much. I'm still mainly bed-bound but had to blog about this beautiful box.

The theme this month is Seaside Splash and the refreshing, tropical blue box has me wishing I was on a beach somewhere. After the last couple off boxes have been a slight disappointment this month has really restored my faith in Glossybox.

Alterna Haircare - Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mix 25ml (Full Size: £23.00 for 125ml)

A texture spray to help achieve the just been swimming beach look. I love the Bumble & Bumble Surf spray but the more sprays I can try to achieve this look the better. I mainly love them, not for the beach look but mainly to sort out my problematic hair. I have to wash my hair everyday which means any style I try just flops as my hair is too clean and sleek, I love using texture sprays as they make it easier for my hair to hold a style. This one works well and smells gorgeous.

Coola Organic Suncare Collection - Coola Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturiser 7ml (Full Size: £25.99 for 50ml)

This moisturiser is perfect for the heatwave we're currently experience, ideal for carrying in the handbag. This moisturiser/sunscreen is spf 30 which is perfect as I don't think you should ever wear less than spf 25. A fresh, calming smell and even though the trial size is small a little does go a long way.

Ciaté London - The Glossip 13.5ml(Full Size: £9.00 for 13.5ml)

I LOVE bright shades in summer, it always cheers me up. It isn't just bright colours but colours with that neon tint like this Ciaté nail varnish, a peachy coral colour that stands out in the sun.

Anatomicals - Spray Misty for Me Facial Spritz 100ml (Full Size: £6.00 for 100ml)

When I saw this in the box I was relieved, it has been so hot recently sometimes I just want to spritz myself. This spray is gorgeously refreshing with rose, lavender, aloe and witch hazel. My only qualm with this spray is that it refers to the Clint Eastwood film Play Misty for Me but the picture on the back of Clint Eastwood is him from Dirty Harry, but a good pun is a good pun and it doesn't stop this product from being the most powerful facial spritz in the world, probably.

Sleek Make-up - Pout Paint - Pinkini & Lava 8ml (Full size: £4.99 for 8ml)

Not one but two lip stains! I always love it when I get colours I wouldn't pick up myself both bright colours, bright orange (lava) and bright pink (pinkini), I really mean pink, the colour comes out how it looks in the tube and I love the orange look something I would never have bought in the shop, I would have picked the pink over it. I love it. You only need a tiny blob as the colour is strong, I can never see these tubes running out. I am jealous of those of you out there that received the blue tube, I might have to buy that so I can try it out under my red lippies.