12 June, 2013

Bobbi Brown Lipstick - Uber Pink

Dented packaging; blame my bag. I practically tote around a library and technology hub in it, so things do get a bit... Tossed around.

I find that impulse buys are often some of the best buys when it comes to makeup shopping - at least, they are for me. Is it the same for you guys? I took a trip to the mall today (again) and ended up buying myself a new lipstick - Bobbi Brown's Creamy Lip Color in Uber Pink. Unlike the Barbie pink you might expect with it's, er, rather obnoxious name, the colour is actually anything but. Take a look:

The case is truly wonderful - smooth and shiny and oozes class.

The colour's actually a bit darker than this, but the picture came out a bit odd. That being said, as stated below, it's a colour that looks quite natural on your lips.
 It's a lovely and very natural colour, so if you're planning on using any lipstick that can double as both an everyday lipstick as well as something with just a bit of shine for a night out, this is the one for you. As it says on the can, it's smooth and creamy - it actually feels a bit like lip gloss on your lips, but it definitely doesn't look like it. It lasts a long time, and it's got enough of a shiny glimmer to it that makes it stand out.

Colour swatch - but my hand's not really the best way to tell. Can you see the tiny pinpricks of shine in there?
Has anyone else tried this lipstick before? What are your opinions of it - and are there any you like better? 

Until next time!

08 June, 2013

Finding Nemo/Nautical Nails!

Had myself a bit of nail polish fun - inspired just a bit by the shoes I bought yesterday, along with Finding Nemo. Read on to see which nail polises I used :)

 I used OPI's Natural Nail Base Coat, and I have to say I find this the best part of putting any sort of nail polish on. This one easily glides on and sinks into any ridges, leaving you a smooth canvas of a nail. It dries very quickly too, which is always a plus.

Next I had a bit of fun with a white base - two coats of Sinful Colors' "Snow Me White". I have to say, for its inexpensiveness, it really does the job quite well.

After this, I started to work on the broad, diagonal stripes, using Prestige's Wonder Gloss Nail Lacquer in "Sea Breeze" on four of my fingers, followed by Sinful Colors' "Hazard" on my ring finger. I always like to make my ring finger pop a bit because it adds a bit of flair to my nails - and I don't have to make the effort for all of my nails that way.

Last but not least, I finished off with OPI's Top Coat, which is a bit thick but easy enough to work with. To be honest though, I've heard plenty of reviews of Seche Vite, and I can't wait to get my hands on that instead. OPI's top coat takes a while to dry.

Everything I used!

A more sedate pose - for a hand.
Bit messy, but I used no tools.
And that's my little Finding Nemo look! I have to admit, it took me a couple of tries to get it to look even half decent, but I'm pleased with the end result. Do comment!

Baby birds, dinner, and a tiny, tiny bit of shopping.

So I've gone a few days without blogging, and I've really no excuse, but I'm back, and I have a few pictures for you all! Check under the Read More to see all of them :)

Baby birdy!

03 June, 2013

Liebster Award

I'd really love to thank Kristen Moreno from Your Beauty Fix for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I'm very flattered that you thought my blog was decent enough for this award, and I hope I live up to your expectations!

These are supposedly the rules for said award:

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers in order to get them more noticed and give them recognition!   
You have to say 11 things about yourself, then answer 11 questions the person who nominated you gave, then nominate 11 more people and give them 11 more questions to pass along! You then go to their page and tell them, oh and no tag backs! 

Let's get started then!

02 June, 2013

My Makeup Bag!

I figured that, since I did promise a blog about makeup and beauty and the like, I'd start with something relatively simple - the contents of my own makeup kit. 

This is a small compilation of what's in my purple pouch, detailing the bits I absolutely adore and the stuff that I don't like as much, and what sort of occasion I use them for.

Let's go!

Warning - this is a rather long post as I've written a very brief review of each product.