I loved how colourful and sparkly these nails were. I wore them a few weeks ago when the weather was horrible, grey and cold and these made it feel much more summery! The glitter coat is Nubar Hologram Glitter which always looks amazing over any colour.
I had this Neal’s Yard Bee Lovely Hand Cream free in the April edition of Marie Claire and I really love it. It’s my current favourite hand cream is equally as good as my all time favourite – the Cath Kidston Rose Hand Cream. The Bee Lovely hand cream is made with organic honey and orange essential oil so it smells amazing. It sinks in really quickly so is a good one to keep in your bag from when you’re out and about. The hand cream costs £10 for 50ml and 25p from that will go to a Bee Lovely charity to help protect the bees.
I hadn’t used my flocking powder since doing my “Red Velvet” nails at Christmas so thought it was about time to try it again. I loved the colour of the lilac fluff but I don’t think the polish I used underneath managed to stick quite a much fluff as the red Nails Inc polish I used with the red powder. This meant that the fluff wore off much faster and after just a day I had some quite obvious bald patches on my nails (as opposed to the almost week that the red lasted). Will definitely need to work on applying the flocking powder properly so that it stays put for longer! I also noticed that because the lilac powder was paler, it looked grubby faster because bits of fluff from my gloves kept getting stuck!
For all of the stamping designs I have tried so far I have used the special black Konad polish. I really wanted to try out a different colour and thought my gold polish from Ciaté would be pigmented enough to stand out. I was wrong! The design looks really faded so I was quite disappointed by my nails this week!
I ordered a few things from L’Occitane at Christmas and as I spent over a certain amount (can’t remember what it was now!) I got a free tub of Precious Cream. Precious Cream is a moisturiser for normal to dry skin which promises to improve firmness and correct wrinkles. I have a small 15ml sample size but I’ve been using it for probably over 6 weeks now and am not even half way through! The actual full sized tub which cost £43 is 50ml and it would probably last months as a little goes a really long way. I really love this moisturiser and would go as far as to say it is the best I have ever used. It leaves my skin feeling soft but not greasy or sticky and it smells lovely. The scent is quite unusual, it reminds me of drinking Pimms in the summer, but it’s not overly strong. I think the blue glass tub itself is really cute too!
I loved how bright this design looked on my nails! The gradient didn’t come out quite as obvious as I would have liked but I was still really pleased with how my nails turned out. What do you think?
You may know that my favourite ever mascara is the No7 Extreme Length but the Avon Supershock mascara which had was given at Christmas comes a really close second. (Sorry for the slightly fuzzy photo, I took this before I went out one night so didn’t have very good lighting and forgot to take another one in daylight before the tube ran out!) The formula is almost identical to the Extreme Length – even though it is supposed to be volumising as opposed to lengthening. It stays put all day without flaking or smudging under the eye. The only thing that bothers me slightly is the brush. It is a similar style to the Extreme Length brush so is really good at separating out lashes but it is quite a bit bigger making it harder to use. The Supershock mascara is cheaper though and Avon sometimes have some really good deals so I will be looking out for this mascara in the future!
I couldn’t decide how do my nails the week I did these so I went with a bit of a mixture. Pink and white, butterflies and flowers, some Andrea Fulerton pearls and some glitter to give my nails some sparkle!