This is another of the polishes I got in the Kiko sale in France (2.50 Euro per polish - I got loads!).
This is a nude cream polish that is almost grey (and regular readers will know how I feel about grey). I really like this barely-there polish, so classy without being boring.
This took two fairly thick coats to get full coverage, but Kiko polishes always apply very well so that wasn’t a problem. Topped with Seche Vite.
What I wore today: black dress, heart tights, Prada bag and baby pink lips <3 #bbloggers #fbloggers
Today looks like this :) #happyplace #bbloggers
I made a display of my necklaces. No more digging in my jewellery box! #bbloggers #fbloggers
Revlon ‘Plum Night’
I found these photos on my computer and realised I’d never blogged them. This was just after a few breaks, hence the uneven nail lengths - I apologise!
Anyway - this is a rich aubergine coloured cream polish that is perfection in 2 coats. This is a glorious autumnal colour. As we are meant to be in summer but it’s freezing and raining I’m going to allow this colour now!
As you may have already noticed, I love red lipstick. And for the next week (10-15 June), I’ll be wearing it every day in support of The Red Lippy Project.
In the UK, cervical cancer is largely preventable thanks to the successful National Cervical Screening Programme and more recently, the HPV vaccination programme in schools. It’s estimated that screening saves up to 5,000 lives every year and yet 20% of eligible women fail to attend screening when invited. Nearly 68% of women aged between 25–29 missed their screening invitation in 2011/12.
The Eve Appeal has joined forces with The Red Lippy Project during Cervical Screening Awareness Week, to highlight the importance of attending screening when invited, especially in the younger age groups.
What can you do to help? Slick on the brightest red lipstick you can find during the awareness week and spread the word about screening. Be bold, be glamorous, and join in the drive for increased awareness.
This is such an important issue and raising awareness is just as important. I know how easy it is to put off a smear test but they really are over before you know it and could save your life.
I hope you’ll join me in wearing red lippy for the week!
Essie - Recessionista
When I saw the name of this polish I knew I wanted it. It’s not a particularly unusual or stand-out shade but it’s still a very pretty burgundy, cream polish. This will probably become a favourite polish when it gets to autumn (although at the moment I’m starting to doubt we’ll get a summer…)
It had full coverage in two coats and was very shiny, even without Seche Vite.
What I wore today: floral skirt, McQueen scarf, spike necklace. #fbloggers
Barry M - Ultra Moisturising Lip Paint ‘160’
As I mentioned in my previous Barry M Lip paint post, I have been looking for a dark cherry coloured lipstick for ages but wasn’t sure it would suit me so didn’t want to spend a lot of money on one. So when I found this one by Barry M I was thrilled - inexpensive, lovely colour and not drying.
The original Lip Paints were famously quite drying, so this new formula is a welcome change: they apply more like a balm and the colours aren’t as vibrant but layer well. The balm texture does mean that they have a tendency to bleed a little so try a lip liner if they start to stray!
Maybelline Color Show - Midnight Taupe
I don’t have many Maybelline polishes but after trying this one I think I’ll be getting some more. This is a purple-y taupe creme polish. It is unusual as it’s quite a flat colour but still very shiny and interesting. This was two coats but the polish is quite thin so maybe try 3 if you want to get a more opaque finish.
This is topped with Seche Vite.
I did @doloreshaze’s nails :) #bbloggers
A successful shopping haul: Kiko’s were €2.50!! A necklace from Zara. Yet more Serozinc (this time for @jenniams!)
Barry M ‘158 Coral Blush’
I had not tried Barry M lipsticks before now and I can’t think why. I was looking for a dark purple lipstick and found a gorgeous one by Barry M and obviously couldn’t just buy one lip product, could I?!
This lipstick instantly stood out to me - it’s bright, it’s girly, it’s summery (this is about as summery as we are going to get at the moment). Coral is such a flattering shade; it’s bright enough to catch the eye but soft enough for every day wear.
It is quite subtle on first application. The pictures above are after blotting and a second layer.
This lipstick lasts through endless cups of coffee and nibbling at work, which is rare. It isn’t drying, it doesn’t smudge…it is perfect!
Creation Professional - 476
This is one of the polishes I bought in Dubai and I’ve never heard of the brand. But the colour jumped out at me.
It’s a lovely indigo, glass flecked polish with pink, purple and blue particles that shine and sparkle in the light.