The slogan of my blog might as well be “…I don’t even *like* blue nail varnish!” If you’ve seen my huge nail varnish sort and destash video you will have witnessed my utter confusion at how I’ve managed to accumulate such a large amount of blue nail varnishes when I (claim that I) don’t even like blue nail varnish on me. So this cobalt nail varnish comparison post is a bit of a shock to me too!
July Beauty and Lifestyle Favourites
It’s that time! Time to tell you about the products and bits I’ve been loving in the past month.
Topshop The Damned Lipstick
I’ve reviewed some of the Topshop lipbullets before so you will know that I have a lot of love for that formula and colour range. I’ve also got a few of the actual lipsticks which are on my ‘to blog’ pile (I am so far behind!) This particular lipstick called to me not only due to the great name but also the deep, burgundy colour of the lipstick in the bullet. I had been wanting some more dark colours for a while so when I saw this, I knew I needed it.
The other lipsticks I’ve tried by Topshop were matte so I was intrigued to see what their velvet formula offerings were like.
I am torn. On the one hand, this lipstick feels lovely to wear and looks wonderful. Sorry for the dark photo above but that’s the only way I could show the true colour of this lipstick – in artificial light it looks more pinky but is definitely a bit vampier in natural light. The formula is creamy and easy to apply although as it becomes more matte as time goes on it feels a bit drying. It’s also not as long lasting as the matte versions, but that’s to be expected I suppose.
The Topshop packaging is a definite thumbs up: matte, simple and instantly recognisable. Love it.
This is still one of my favourite darker lipstick shades and is apparently a pretty good dupe for MAC ‘Rebel’ (a lipstick that is definitely on my wishlist) I just wish it lasted a bit longer.
Which are your favourite Topshop lipsticks, I think I need more!
Rebuy or Bye Bye #1: July/August
This is my first empties post. Empties posts are quite controversial in the bloggersphere: some hate them and see them as pointless and gross. I, on the other hand, find them fascinating. They are mini-reviews in the themselves plus, when you consider how many products us beautyphiles use, it’s pretty amazing to actually finish products!
Topshop AWOL Review
I have never been a fan of blue nail varnishes (as long term readers of my blog may know) but I might have to make an exception for this polish. It’s a bright, pure blue creme polish.
I’d never tried Topshop nail varnishes before but I was pleasantly surprised. 2 coat coverage, topped with Seche Vite.
It looks like this polish is now discontinued but you can look at the current Topshop range HERE. I did a colour comparison with the other bright blue nail varnishes I owned, so you can find one that suits your skin tone or pocket!