Coloured Raine: The Queen of Hearts

I missed out on getting this at the first release as it never made it to Blighty but people who did get one liked it so much that Coloured Raine made the Queen of Hearts palette a permanent fixture.

Queen of Hearts

Isn’t she a beauty? I’ve been playing with her for a little while now so I thought I would tell you lovely lot all about it.  Continue reading

Jouer ‘Springtime In Paris’ Palette Review + Swatches

Jouer 'Springtime in Paris'I bought the Jouer ‘Springtime in Paris’ a while back and have been umming and ahh-ing about posting a review.
This was something of an impulse purchase based on hype around the brand, the images and the good reviews it was getting elsewhere.
When it came, as soon as I opened the box I noticed that the shades seemed very different to those shown in the Jouer pictures. The blue in particular is much less saturated than shown in many of the promotional images (although I have to admit it does photograph well it’s actually quite muted). This was not a good sign. Continue reading

Skincare Jargon Busting: Types of Spot!

Skincare Jargon Busting
A normal hair follicle and oil gland

Spots. Pimples. Zits. Breakouts. Acne. Whatever you call them, we all get them from time to time. We dread the sight of them rearing their ugly heads just when we least need it and can’t wait for them to go away!

Having had acne as a teen learning about skincare was important for me. I’ve noticed lots of people are a little confused about which type of bump is which and the huge amount of beauty jargon really doesn’t help them so I decided to do a bit of jargon busting. Knowing what you’re dealing with in the first place is where to start when putting together a battle plan to deal with problem skin. Continue reading

OPV Yemoja Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

OPV Yemoja Palette

I stumbled across news of this Yemoja palette while watching the ‘Beauty News’ YouTube channel. The same channel that has become famous for destroying make-up but which also does a great round up of new products being announced or released. I had never heard of OPV before but I knew I absolutely had to have a palette dedicated to Yemoja so I paused the video and immediately looked them up. Continue reading

#NOTD Gold Tipped French Mani + Update

No, I haven’t died – I’ve just been super busy! I’ve been offered a place at university for September which is going to mean a lot of changes in my life so my head has been all over the place. Still, studying up to date special effects make-up, proper prosthetics, wig making and a few other creative and useful things for four years is a very exciting prospect. I need to have an assessment of my disability for them to work out my support needs and options to be able to complete the course.

 

Anyway enough of me prattling on, lets get on with the nails! Yes that’s right, nails. Since I’m no longer at college under City & Guilds rules I can paint my nails with abandon. I’ve grown them back a bit, not too much as I still need to be able to paint, draw and of course do make-up but there’s plenty to paint now especially since I’m luckily blessed with long nail beds (which are now completely back to normal for my long term readers) even if I do have a horrific C curve.

I don’t think I did a bad job of free-handing the French tips considering it’s the first time I’ve done my own in over a year. I always paint them lower than the free edge actually goes to give the illusion of more length.

Just recently I’ve been using a peel off base coat which is a fairly new discovery. I’m quite taken with it as it means I can take off the polish without using remover and you get to be allowed to pick it!

Polishes used:

  • UNT Cosmetics; ‘Ready For Take Off’ (peel off base coat)
  • Butter London; ‘Nail Foundation (regular base coat)
  • Nails Inc; nail kale in ‘Westbourne Park Road’
  • Essence; gel nail polish in ’44 On Air!’
  • Revlon; ‘Sequins’ (pretty sure this was limited edition but it just gold glitter of various sizes in a base of clear polish.)
  • Seche Vite (top coat)

I hope you are all keeping well, I do have a couple of posts planned including details of my visit to the first Manchester Make-Up and Body Art Expo and a couple of product reviews.

Kath x