Monday, 2 March 2015

Focusing On: CND Shellac in Lost Labyrinth

The new CND Shellac shade Lost Labyrinth deserves more than just a blog post, it deserves a parade as it's utterly beautiful!  Today's post is me focusing on it and I just did a couple of simple ideas with it to get you started with your own creations.
 

To be fair there is far more than I could come up with with this shade so I may even revisit this colour at a later stage!

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 I'm going to go from left to right of the above photo to show you what I used to create the design.
  • Full coverage of the new Lecente Stardust glitter in 'Earth'
  • New Shellac shade 'Butterfly Queen,' carved.
  • New Lecente Stardust glitter shades Eclipse and Earth over the nail, dots applied using top coat which were then cured.  I removed the remaining glitter to reveal the dots and applied the top coat.
  • Glitter paste with CND Additive 'Pave Diamonds' to paint the fish scale style design
  • Using the new Lecente Stardust glitter in Eclipse I patted a sweeping line down the sidewall.

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Sunday, 1 March 2015

NYX Matte Blotting Papers

This post is going to be short and sweet but I simply wanted to put it out there, somewhere online so that it can be found.  I have oily/ combination skin so in the summer and my more active days I do need to blot my face to avoid a rather unattractive shine. 


I bought the NYX Matte Blotting Papers to try out whilst I was over in the States but it's taken me a while getting around to actually trying them.  Finally I had a situation where I was desperate to blot my face so pulled out these bad boys.  Now previously, I would have told you that I thought blotting paper would be blotting paper but I didn't really feel that this sheets actually soaked up the oil very well at all.  Disgusting or not, I didn't really feel that the sheet even looked like it had done very much either.  Looking in the mirror it was obvious that they really hadn't done an awful lot like the previous papers I've had.

 
The bottom line is that these might be okay with someone with very minimal oils but generally if you're going to rely on these to touch up your make up then you have no chance, you might as well just take a piece of toilet paper and pat your face and just powder over it.  Give these ones a miss I'd say!




Saturday, 28 February 2015

Focusing On: CND Shellac in Butterfly Queen

Today's post is focusing on that amazing new glitter shade by CND in Butterfly Queen.  I couldn't have been happier that they brought out a glitter shade as I know many adore the limited edition glitters and this one truly is a stunner.

 
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From left to right of the above photo:
  • The new Shellac shade Lost Labyrinth in a design that reminds me a little of snake tongues.
  • Lost Labyrinth painted entirely over Butterfly Queen
  • Full coverage of the new shade Lecente Multi Glitz in 'Sugar Lips'
  • Wisteria haze with Butterfly Queen and Lost Labyrinth 
  • Full coverage of the new shade Lecente Iridescent in 'Baby Blue'
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