Friday, 23 September 2011

NOTD - Models Own Lilac Fantasy

Big apologies for being a bit AWOL at the minute. Work has got very hectic (which I can't really complain about) but it's meant less time for posting but thanks for sticking with me so far and I'll try to drop in with posts here and there as I can.

Today's post is on Models Own "Lilac Fantasy". I had bought this polish quite some time ago but it struck me the other day that I don't think I'd ever used it.

It has everything I expect of a Models Own. Well priced? Check. Applies smoothly? Check. Dries quickly? Check. But I'm just not sure it's for me.

The photo with the bottle shows how sheer it is under a flash (with 3 coats!) though I think the other photo shows it has got a beautiful almost slight metallic pearly sheen .

My only issue is the number of coats it requires to build up a more opaque colour as it is SO SHEER. It is pretty though. Personally I'm not a fan of being able to see the whites of my nails under a polish (unless it's a good old clear one) so for me I'm not sure of this polish on its own. I think it would be gorgeous on shorter nails or as a top coat over a more opaque polish.

Whaddya think?

LoubouLush x

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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Avon Mega Impact Eyeshadow - Flash Back

I ordered this eyeshadow duo recently from my local Avon representative (sorry Avon, not loving your online shop layout so don't order from there). I went for "Flash Back" as I love greys and blacks and don't like using my more expensive eyeshadows for everyday kind of use.

At the minute the Mega Impact Eyeshadow Duos cost £8 and come in 4 different colour combinations - Berry Electric, Blue Wattage, Flash Back and Nude Attitude - all of which can be seen (sort of) here

What they say:
Flexible formula can be used dry or wet for different levels of impact. With Chromapixel Technology for amplified colour

What I thought:
Hmm first off I was a little disappointed with the packaging. It's seemed very plastic to me and little bit cheap looking. It is also very light which might not be a bad thing for carrying it around in your bag though I would worry about it getting damaged quite quickly. It comes with the obligatory but fairly useless double ended applicator.

Initially I thought the built up hexagonal shape of the shadows themselves was quite cute but I've found them a little hard to work with and I'm not sure how they would wear down.

Now this all seems very negative but when it comes to the shadows themselves I AM impressed. I like the white/grey and the black colours. The lighter colour has a soft pearly shimmer and the black is quite matte and works nicely on the crease of the eyelid. The black is especially pigmented and they both apply well and blend with a little effort. They compliment each other nicely and are a great option for a neat eyeshadow combo that requires no others if you wished.

Overall I think I would repurchase, especially as part of an Avon offer. I think they might be a tiny bit overpriced at the RRP of £8 but still a handy option for your make up bag.

Have you tried any of this range? Or can you recommend a similar alternative?

LoubouLush x