Accessorize Lovestruck lipstick
I’m not going to lie to you: I mainly bought this lipstick because of the packaging. I adore it. I am a total sucker for packaging, I’m a marketers dream. Anything pretty, bright or unusual… I’m in. So this caught my eye in Superdrug immediately. I picked a shade that I thought looked pretty and didn’t even try swatching it or looking at reviews. So it is a happy coincidence that I absolutely love this lipstick.
It is very buttery in its consistency, I don’t think I own another lip product that is as creamy. This makes it super easy to wear as it’s not drying and you can’t really tell you have it on which is always nice. However, it can smudge a bit and does get everywhere (on coffee cups, food, boyfriend’s face…)
As you can see from the pictures it’s ultra pink, almost neon, but in a very flattering and wearable way.
Have you tried any of the Accessorize lipsticks or other things from their range? It doesn’t look like they do this lipstick any more but you can see their current range which is just as ridiculously pretty HERE.
Feb 2016 EDIT – looking back at this post makes me sad as my skin was so bad – my rosacea and dermatitis was so severe and my foundation looks cakey and horrible. I was tempted to delete this post but wanted to be able to see how far my skin has come in a few years.
LA Colors Electra CNP511
If you do a search on my blog for LA Colors nail varnishes you will not be disappointed. These are polishes I found in beauty wholesalers like Pak’s for 99p. I tried them on the off chance that they might be good for nail art but soon found out that they were actually really neat little polishes! Great colours, smooth application and shiny finish.
This is a bright neon magenta polish that’s quite sheer built to a good, squishy finish in 2 coats with no white undies. The brush was really good, which is surprising for a cheap polish, and it was quick drying.
If you spot these polishes anywhere I really recommend getting them – especially their neon range.
You can look at the whole LA Colors range HERE.
Rapsodi Multivitamin 353
I have only tried one other Rapsodi polish (you can read about their seriously stunning neon pink HERE). I am so impressed considering these cost the grand price of 99p!
Pacific Rapsodi 12 Nail Varnish
Rapsodi is a Turkish brand that I had never come across before until I saw these polishes (they own Gabrini as well – a brand I have raved about before). I have only seen these nail varnishes in one wholesale beauty shop that’s in North London and I now have to go get some more of these neons as this is just beautiful. And it was 99p. BRILLIANT.
Essie Fear & Desire Review
Essie make such beautiful colours and their red/pink/coral offerings are some of their nicest. But I think this bright beauty may be one of my favourites of theirs. A bright, true orange polish from the 2012 ‘Bikini So Teeny’ collection.
This only needed 2 coats which I was surprised at, for some reason I thought it was going to be streaky and patchy. It does dry a bit darker on the nails than it looks in the bottle. This is going to be my summer colour, I can tell.
If you’re swooning over this polish as much as me, you can buy it HERE.