Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers

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What are they?

Longer lasting sort of ‘liquid lipsticks’… Gorgeous.

 

The Review:

There are 8 shades in the collection ranging from nude to bright vivid red. There is definitely something for everyone and there are some great wearable every days pinks too. The packaging is lovely and you can see the product in the tube which is fantastic!

Application is a dream with a doe foot like applicator with a twist – the product collects in a little hollow in the applicator (see the above picture). Genius! You can use the colour straight like that for the full on gorgeously pigmented colour or wipe it off a little for a more natural colour. They apply with a gloss like shine and then settle to a subtle sheen.

The pigmentation is beautiful, colour range is fantastic and the the product is long lasting – perfect for night out, especially as the colours don’t bleed at all. An added bonus is that they are so comfortable to wear, they don’t dry my lips out like some other long lasting lippies I’ve tried. Can’t fault them!

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From top to bottom: Apocaliptic, Nova and Celestial.

 

 

Worth the money?

Absolutely! These are fantastic and at £5.99 are very affordable.

You can get them on the Rimmel website, Boots and Superdrug ūüôā GO GET ‘EM GIRLIES!

 

http://www.boots.com/en/Rimmel-London-Apocalips-Lip-Lacquer_1296026/

Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Eyeliners

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What Are They?

Glitter gel eyeliners to add a bit of sparkle to your look.

 

The Review:

I originally bought the silver colour for my auntie as she was going to a silver themed party. As she didn’t use it, she gave it back to me so I decided to put it on over the liner I already had and it looked so pretty!

The first thing I noticed is the nice, fine brush on the applicator, it made applying the product easy and went on nice and neatly. The second thing I noticed was how pigmented the liner was.

My past experiences with other high street brands of glitter liners have not been very positive as I find that you get a lot of clear gel liner and perhaps a few specs of glitter – hardly the lovely solid glitter line you buy the product for.

These liners however, are beautifully pigmented and give you the full line of glitter. Not only this but it lasts a long time too and after wearing it a few more times, it easily lasts a good 6/7 hours on me.

Anything past that I cannot comment on as I haven’t worn it for longer but it looked exactly same as when first applied after that length of time, AND, without any glittery fallout falling onto my face.

The colour range is great and I now have 4 shades, a silver (Hustle) , a gold (Funk), a black and silver (Rock Chick) and a bright purpley blue (Shake It Up!).

Here are the colours swatched for you

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Worth the Money?

These retail for an amazing £2.99 each and are readily available on the highstreet in places like Superdrug and Boots.

If you ask me, these are an absolute bargain and so pretty on the eyes. ¬†Affordable, gorgeous, readily available and an excellent shade range – what’s not to like?

You can also find these dazzling liners on the Collection website:

http://www.collectioncosmetics.co.uk/eyes/eye-liner/glam-crystals-dazzling-gel-liners.aspx

Ciate Velvet Manicure – Full Scoop

What is it?

An interesting take on the standard colour manicure. This features a plain base colour and a bottle of matching coloured loose velvet that is shaken over the wet nails and left to set to create a real velvet look and feel to the nails.

 

 

How does it work?

As with any standard manicure, you would shape the nail, paint on a base coat and then use the coloured polish that comes with this kit and apply two coats.

While the second coat is still wet, shake the bottle of matching coloured loose velvet over each wet nail using the tray placed directly underneath the nails to catch the any velvet that misses the nails.

Allow the velvet to set for 15 minutes before using the small brush provided to brush the excess velvet into the tray. There is NO need to apply a top coat as this takes away the look and feel of the velvet on the nails.

 

Thoughts?

I honestly think this is a really cool idea and a much less bold than Ciate’s Caviar Manicure which I’m sure you’ve all seen!

It looks expensive and feels just like velvet.

I do however, have a few points to make.

I had this done by a professional at a photoshoot on Thursday, it is now Sunday.

First of all, although I did not do the application myself, it was still extremely messy, had I done it myself I am certain it would have been far worse! To coat the entire nail you really do have to shake a vast amount of the loose velvet all over the nails and no matter how good your aim is, your hand WILL get covered in it.

Secondly, even if you coat your hands/fingers/nails in this messy stuff, you will miss bits.

Not necessarily, on the main central part of the nail but getting all around the edges of the colour is tricky and once set the velvet does comes off.

I have found the velvet started to come off after only a couple of hours of wearing it, and I was being careful for fear this might happen. I have also found that it doesn’t come off evenly on both hands.

As is logical, the nails on my right hand are much barer than my left hand because I am right handed and so I use this hand an awful lot more than my left.

The last point I have to make is this; the velvet manicure is not very practical.

Most girls I’m sure love a bit of something different and I adore how this looks on my nails, it’s chic, it’s expensive looking and it is completely different to anything else I’ve seen but it just doesn’t stay looking this great for very long.

In reality, its like wearing carpet on your nails; stuff gets on it and that stuff stains it.

I have been no messier than usual at applying my everyday make up and yet I have patches of velvet nails that are now tainted with the shade of my foundation … Not so pretty.

 

Worth the Money?

If you have a special event then this is great! I will be buying this when it hits the UK but I will be saving it for parties/events etc as it only stays looking tip top for a couple days.

I do honestly love how it looks and feels but for every day wear, it’s messy to apply and impractical if you want it to stay looking nice.

I believe this set is not yet available in the UK but will be at some point this month. The set will be exclusive to Selfridges and I believe it’s going to be around the ¬£15 mark.

This product is, however, available now from Sephora.

Accessorize 3D Glitter Polish

 

What are they?

These are glitter nail polishes that come in a good range of colours. They contained small, finely milled glitter and some larger glitter in a different colour.

The Review

The colour I have is called Dream and is a gorgeous bright medium blue with bigger chunks of purple glitter. After 2 coats the colour was even and solid, after 3 it looked amazing!

Now three coats may seem like a lot but I did 3 thin coats and the joy of this polish is that it dries VERY quickly. A good even coverage can easily be achieved with just 2.

My gorgeous blue glitter mani lasted me a whole week without chipping (I used Sally Hansen’s Double Duty Strengthening Base and Top coat) which I thought was brilliant.

Here’s what it looks like on my nails :

 

Worth the Money?

All polishes by Accessorize are £4 each which I feel is a real bargain! These are definitely a good purchase if you love the glitter polishes by OPI and alike but refuse to pay the price tag of around the £10 mark for a single polish.

A wide variety of colours are available and the price is great for the quality of the product.

These are available from Accessorize shops and online.

BeautyUK Pearl Eyeliners

What Are They?

 Long-lasting liquid eyeliners that come in 8 beautiful shades.

The Review:

These liners are easy to apply and last a very long time and with 8 colours to choose from there is something for everyone. There is a pointed felt tip type brush which makes application easy and accurate, however, these liners do apply quite wet so I found it best to apply where I wanted to, wait ten seconds and apply again to really get a vibrant colour.

The eyeliner lasted all day and¬†even the night as well! I also found it fairly difficult to take off with just a wipe which works with a lot of other eyeliners i’ve tried, however, to me this is a good thing as these liners i’m certain would be waterproof. To remove properly I found the best way was to put eye make up remover on a cotton¬†pad, place over the eye for a few seconds and then start to remove the liner.

Worth The Money?

At¬†¬£3.49 each these liquid liners are excellent value for money considering the range of colours available and the quality of the product. This product is available at Superdrug and BeautyUK’s website : http://www.beautyukcosmetics.com/