Sunday, 25 April 2010

NOTD - Barry M Pale Pink/Strawberry Ice Cream

More pink love going on this week, this time it's the nails!

Barry M Pale Pink 309/Strawberry Ice Cream np 309 - £2.95

Now I love Barry M nail polishes. They are bargainous and come in a range of lovely colours. I spied this colour in my local Superdrug and thought it was perfect for summer - a real bubblegum pink.

It is labelled as "Pale Pink" 309 but on the Barry M site np309 is "Strawberry Ice Cream" so I assume they are one in the same. The colour is poppy but warm. I used a clear base coat and two coats of 309. I didn't bother with a clear top coat as I feel a third coat of colour would help create a more solid look and I haven't had time. The polish itself has coped well in terms of wear and chips so I'm really pleased. The polish dried quickly though a bigger brush would make application easier. I would definitely buy again and probably will as with benefiting from three coats per wear I don't think one bottle of it will last long. At £2.95 a pop though I'm not too bothered!
All in all a fab product for summer time fun!
LoubouLush x

Piece of Cake

As a long term fringe sporter I am guilty of neglecting my eyebrows a little. Over the last year or so though I have become more of a plucker. In fact if anything, I might even be a bit of an overplucker but I have reasonably big brows so all was not lost. However I have also gradually darkened my hair in this time too so perhaps my brows have been fading away in more ways than one.

I've never got along well with eyebrow pencils. There's just... something about them. I want to colour in with them but that makes it all to dense and blocky. If I don't it just looks streaky. I guess I just can't find any middle ground with them so I just didn't bother at all. Then I discovered the joys of using normal eyeshadow with an angled brush. This was all something of a revelation. I could colour in my sparse brows in a more subtle way. Who knew?! Well lots of people apparently. I struggled a little finding dark colours with no hint of a glitter or shimmer about them (sparkly brows aren't for me... this season anyway) but it worked for me. Then another revelation came in the shape of Illamasqua's Eye Brow Cake.

Illamasqua Eye Brow Cake in "Gaze" £14.00

I was recommended "Gaze" (dark slate grey - don't let that put you off!) by Nic from the fabulous Pixiwoo and I've been using it ever since. It goes on like a dream and stays but all day long. It comes with a small mirror and I apply it with a GOSH angle brush. This little team has become an essential of my make up bag.

Sorry no before but here is an after to show the grey isn't really as scary as it sounds (I hope!)

LoubouLush x