4.29.2013

Mesmerised! MesmerEyez Saphhire Blue Contact Lenses Review

Ello ello lovely ones. Hope you are all well & having a fab start to the week.



It may have come to your notice in the few FOTD's & make-up looks I've done in the past that my eye colour has a cheeky habit of changing every now & again? No sadly tis not a magical gift (but oh if it where!), but you could say I am a fan & wearer of contact lenses! I love how just the simple step of changing the eye colour can drastically change your entire make up look, really making the eyes stand out & I usually like to focus mainly on the eyes when doing my make up. They are the windows to the soul after all ;)



I normally get my lenses as daily disposables from the brand Freshlook at my local opticians in a Pure Hazel shade which are nice, natural looking & go well with my skin tone. However when I was kindly offered the chance to try out some MesmerEyez contacts lenses, a brand which is fast taking the cosmetics industry by storm I of course was very intrigued & jumped at the chance!




MesmerEyez contacts are available in an impressive range of shades & come in either daily, monthly or 3 monthly lenses. I was sent the colour Sapphire Blue 3 monthly lenses to try out which was kind of perfect as I'd been wanting to try out blue eyes for ages!

As well as the lenses, there is also a lenses storing case & a bottle of multi-purpose solution included which is used to keep your lenses in as well as for cleaning care etc.




At first I was weary about using 3 monthly lenses as I've normally gone for daily disposables in the past. This is mostly due to the fact that even though I like to wear them, I actually suffer from very dry eyes, so its always been better & more convenient to simply wear them for an evening then dispose of them at the end! With 3 monthlies though there is also the upkeep involved & lets be honest, I'm just a lazy bum! However maintaining these was no hardship at all, just make sure the lens case is regularly freshened up with solution & kept clean.




Sapphire Blue is one of the Blendz range & has a bit of brown blended in there with the blue for a more natural look & I love it! With the blue colour I found it brightened up my eyes considerably & it was definitely fun being a blue eyed gal for a short while! ;) And after wearing I simply placed them back in the lens case with fresh solution ready for next time!




Not only am I super happy with the colour but the thing that has got me hooked on these lenses is just how comfortable they are! And for me this a HUGE deal what with my dry eyes & all. The lenses are easy to put in & take out & with the added help of eye drops for when my eyes are feeling a tad dry, I've been able to wear these throughout an entire day let alone just an evening. I've even been comfortably wearing them to work, for a few days in a row before giving my eyes a little break, where I'm in front of a computer screen for the majority of the time & they've not gotten irritable at all.




The range of colours to choose from MesmerEyez is great, definitely something for everyone, including a funky XtremEyez range which would be perfect for Halloween! I'm seriously impressed with the quality of these lenses & already have my mind set on trying me some green lenses next, or maybe violet! MesmerEyez lenses are available to purchase online, the prices varying depending on which ones you get & the website also allows you to see how different colour lenses look on different skin tones which is great :)



Thanks for reading dolls! Are you a fan of wearing contact lenses? Have you tried MesemerEyez before?



Lotsa love to ya!

Disclaimer - product was sent to me for my consideration. I am not affiliated with the brand nor paid for this post, this review has been as always my 100% honest opinion! :)

4.26.2013

The Body Shop Love Gloss For Lips in Tropical Pink!

Happy Friday my lovely readers! This particular Friday being even more glorious than usual as it also happens to be pay day! Oh that beautiful moment where you feel completely flush before the inevitable skintness that will follow after succumbing to an entire months worth of wish list lemmings...at least I can use the blog as an excuse for all make up related purchases...every time a cheeky purchase is made....& eyebrows are raised... “Its okay” I reply...“Tis for blogging purposes ya know”...saved. ;)

Even though I adore all things make up there's still one avenue in the make up world where I still do not venture much & that's lip colour, more often than not just applying quick slick of lip balm & being good to go! Not only do they scare the bejesus out of me but being a sufferer of incredibly dry lips, it just ends up being a bit of a long winded nuisance to wear lipsticks what with all the exfoliating & moisturising & preping etc. However having said all this I still somehow own a ton of lippies....How did that happen? ...*tumbleweed*


So I thought the time hath come to give those lip products some loving & start off slowly with the glosses, baby steps & all that ;) With the beautiful rays of these few days past, its definitely gotten one in that Summery mood. Wanting a suitably summery shade on the lips I reached for this sublime gloss from The Body Shop Love Gloss For Lips range in 18 Tropical Pink.


I was fortunate to receive this lovely gloss in the goody bag from the BBloggersXmasEvent last year, so its about time it got some much deserved loving as it is just gorg! This is the first gloss I've tried from The Body Shop & am super impressed, not only are they not overly sticky, as is the case with most glosses but the formula is nicely creamy & moisturising & it feels just divine on the lips.


At first glance Tropical Pink looks a tad daunting in the tube with all that orange but the coral tone is more subtle when on the lips & definitely adds to the bright tropical vibe, just perfect for Summer. There is also a delicate shimmer present however it adds a really pretty dimension to it without making the lips look all glittery which can be quite off putting.


The Body Shop Love Gloss For Lips come with a heart shaped wand applicator making precision application a doddle. It glides on to the lips beautifully & the subtle pop of colour is just my cup of tea, I luiuuuuuurve it :) Next time I'm passing The Body Shop I'll definitely be popping in to have a look at the other colours within this range which retail for £10.

Thanks for reading babes! Have you tried The Body Shop's Love Gloss For Lips range?

Lotsa love to ya!

4.22.2013

NOTD - Two Tone Leopard Print wth Nails Inc...

Ello ello poppets!

I found myself in the mood for some easy peasy quickie nail art yesterday so after umming & aaahing & pondering & google-ing I decided in the end to go for some leopard print nails again. I've had me a go with this design before HERE & I just love how quick & easy it is to create, plus it can be done in so many different colour combos, its definitely a design I don't think I'll ever tire of :) This time I decided to reach for some Nails Inc & went for two tone leopard print nails...


I opted for a nice pale pink & a 'greige' polish as I thought the two shades went really well together & both are Nails Inc offerings, Elizabeth Street & Porchester Square.


To start off I applied two coats of each polish on the nails, alternating between the two colours. Both polishes are lovely crème formulas, but you definitely do need two coats for opacity as one alone can be quite streaky.


Once the base was dry, using the polish brush I just dotted on random dots, fitting about 3-4 on to each nail, using the pink on the greige & vice versa


I actually couldn't find my models own nail art pen, it seems to have gone walkies, but no matter! I just dug out an old Rimmel liquid eye liner & used that to add the black brackets around each dot & extra detail to complete the leopard print


I still felt there was something lacking so decided to apply on top a nice thick coat of golden glitter in the form of Nails Inc Glamour Glitter, which gives the most delightful shimmery sparkly finish. Done!


 Thanks as always for reading. Hope you liked the leopard print nails dolls! Have you given this design a go?


Lotsa love to ya!

4.21.2013

Getting Doll'd Up with Seventeen Mascara...

Happy Sunday lovely readers! Finding you all good & well I hope? Must say its mucho nice to finally be seeing some beautiful bright rays & blue skies! I'd almost forgotten what it felt like & ventured outdoors like a hermit who has been deprived of sunlight for months! Lets just hope it sticks around for a while ;)

Whilst popping in to Boots the other day for an emergency chocolate purchase, I decided to make use of a voucher I had offering £2 off the latest mascara from make-up brand Seventeen, Doll'd Up. It seems absolutely impossible for me to enter this place without leaving with an item of make-up in some form! But it was too good to pass up on so off I happily went with my new mascara & not forgetting the chocolate bar of course...

I've used one other mascara from Seventeen which didn't really do much for me if I'm honest but I was willing to give this latest offering a try. I absolutely love the cutesy red & black packaging of the new Doll'd Up Mascara & I’m a total sucker for prettily packaged makeups ;)




Of course an important aspect of every mascara is the brush & the Doll'd Up comes with a curve shaped wand designed to curl & add volume to the lashes, to help create a doll like bright eyed look.




So lets put it to the test shall we? Here's a before pick of my mascara-less eyelashes, I haven't shown it here but I also just quickly curled them with the eyelash curler before applying the mascara. This helps curve them with the wand a lot better :)




After curling I then applied two thin coats of the Doll'd Up, first brushing the top of the lashes before going under & upwards using the curved brush which definitely helps lift & separate the lashes nicely without clumping.




Hello wide awake eyes! Overall I love the finished effect this mascara gives, I'm not a huge fan of thick heavy coats on my eyelashes, preferring a more subtle look for daytime & this is perfick! Granted there's not an immense amount of volume, yet it curls & fans out the lashes nicely & no clumps! Plus you can always build it up for more volumising action :)

Seventeen's Doll'd Up Mascara is available to purchase from Boots & retails for &6.29, not bad at all! Have you tried this? What's your favourite mascara? Thanks for stopping by!



Lotsa love to ya! 




4.13.2013

NOTD - Estee Lauder 'Insatiable'

Greetings my lovely ones! Hope you're all having a tip top weekend!

Now as much as I absolutely LOVE, my glitter, my sparkle, my holos & duochromes on thy nails, a fact that is quite obvious in the majority of the NOTD's blogged on here, I also get moments when I actually want to tone things down a tad & go for a nice simple neutral block of colour on the nails...so when one such moment arose again I decided to reach for a polish that has been on my 'must try' list for a while, Estee Lauder's Insatiable...



I picked this little beauty up when I purchased the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation a while back at a time where there was one of those 'free gift' offers going on. For the free gift, two purchases were needed & this lovely looking polish, which is my first by Estee Lauder was my other one. I definitely see Estee Lauder as one of the more extravagant high street brands so was excited to try & see how the polish would fare!

Insatiable is one of those divine purple-y grey or 'greige' type of shades, I really do adore these type of colours, perfect for creating a simple & sophisticated looking manicure. At first glance it actually appears more lilac toned in the bottle doesn't it? However the colour transcends to a much deeper grey with subtle purple tones, quite unique, I just love it.



The consistency of the polish was thick but not troublesome & applied very nicely, this was two coats to get a nice opacity. It dried in good time as well to a lovely glossy finish. And I just adore the packaging of Estee Lauder polishes, they remind me of ice cubes, so pretty & elegant!


So overall I'm pretty happy with my first Estee Lauder polish experience! Though at £14.50 a pop, granted they are not exactly within the cheaper range of polishes out there, but the formula is lovely, of good quality & I love the simple elegance of the shade, I don't own anything like it...& did I mention how cute I think the ice cube like bottles are?

Thanks for reading dolls! Have you tried Estee Lauder polishes?

Lotsa love to ya!


4.11.2013

NOTD - Animal Print Nails with Revlon Nail Art Expressionist 'Vincent Van Gold'

Hello there my lovelies! Hope you are all having a good week? Hang in there dolls, not long to go now ;)

Whist in Boots the other day I was of course far too easily lured in & took full advantage of the current 3 for 2 offer going on. What can I say? I have no self control! One of the purchases made included one of the new nail art duo sets by Revlon which I mentioned briefly in my previous post on the Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy Polish in Orbit. I was intrigued to see a few new offerings from Revlon on the counter including these fab looking Expressionist Nail Art Duos so of course I had to take one home with me to play with ;) The shade I opted for was Vincent Van Gold & is a gorgeous pairing of purple & gold with which I attempted me some animal print nails...


….Attempt being the operative word here clearly. Haha! This was my first try at zebra/tiger-esque stripes so be kind dolls ;) I'd heard that this kind of animal print design was one of the easiest but I didn't find it so! Oh well, I shall keep on a' practising!


The Revlon Nail Art Expressionist polishes consist of two shades, a base colour to apply over the whole nail & another shade which comes with a thin nail art brush that you can use to create lots of fun designs with.


The purple shade in this duo is just GORGEOUS! Its one of those beautiful satin-y purples that immediately brings Cadbury's Dairy Milk wrapping to mind. I love that its been paired with gold as its definitely one of my favourite combos, my room is actually painted in these colours!


I applied two coats of the purple, waiting for it to dry before going in with the gold, applying the stripes horizontally across the nail in random strokes. I think I mayhap have had too much polish on my brush, hence the stripes coming out so thick & somewhat spaz like...O_o Oh well.


Despite it not turning out quite how I'd hoped I still love the combo! And I'm also loving these Expressionist polishes muchly indeed which come in 10 different colour combos. Revlon have really done well with these fab & fun nail art duo sets, I definitely see myself sneaking back to Boots to pick me up a couple more ;)


The Revlon Nail Art Expressionist Polishes retail for £7.99 & are available to purchase from Boots & most Revlon counters. Thanks as always for reading sweets! Have you tried these new offerings from Revlon?

Lotsa love to ya!