Anyway, despite being on a makeup ban, when there’s a 3 for 2 offer across almost everything in Boots, I can’t just pass it up, can I? This is what I was suckered into buying yesterday.
No, I’m not including nail polish in my ban! :D I got two of Bourjois’ So Laque! polishes – 31 Bleu Violet and 28 Rose Lounge. I’ve been meaning to try one of these for AGES, ’cause I remember seeing a promo image months ago and the models nails were SO shiny and I loved it. I also got Collection 2000′s Sparkle Top Coat, Klaire De Lys has raved about this and I thought I’d try it because it looked nice and smooth in the bottle – I can’t deal with the feeling of chunky glitter in my nail polish.
I also got 3 hair products; Batiste dry shampoo in Tropical – can you BELIEVE I’d never tried dry shampoo until yesterday? Where has it BEEN all my life? I figured if so many people on Blogger love it, there must be something good! And I got some smoothing cream with heat protection from a brand I must say I’ve not heard of before, Angelfish. I love trying different heat protection products and this was like £3.91 or something. Lastly I got a trial version of Lee Stafford’s Poker Straight treatment because I really do put my hair through a lot of shit with blowdrying and straightening so anything that claims to repair it is worth a shot! I haven’t used either of those last two things yet but I’ll be sure to let you know if they’re either crap or wonderful.
And of course, we need nail polish swatches! Here are the Bourjois ones – definitely very shiny, I like! Bleu Violet was the one in the promo image I was on about so naturally I wanted to try that one (plus I haven’t got anything like that in my collection), this one was totally opaque in two coats. I went for Rose Lounge because I haven’t really got a decent colour to use as a base for french style designs when I get my Konad. Only trouble is, this is four coats in the picture and there’s still a problem with visible nail line, but I guess that’s not too much of a problem since the tip will be stamped over anyway. Really liking these so far, they have a reasonable drying time too.
As for trying out the Sparkle top coat, I just did a couple of coats of three polishes that I LOVE but sometimes I feel could do with a little bit of jazzing up. These are Maybelline ForeverStrong in Midnight Blue, and Collection 2000 Hot Looks in Dynasty and Hoola Hoop.
Add a coat of Sparkle top coat, et voila! Very shiny, no? :)
Well that’s just about all I have to show you right now. To tide my blog over during my makeup ban, I was thinking of doing a ‘product rave week’ and just review one of my favourite products from each area (face, eyes, lips etc), ’cause I’ve come to realise I don’t really do much in the way of reviewing. I normally give my first impressions on something when I get it, but other than that.. sorry! Haha. And/or I was thinking of a ‘week of rediscovery’ – lately I’ve been coming across tons of things I forgot I even had and am starting to love them, now I have a better knowledge of makeup application than I did when I bought them, so I’ve got a better idea of how I can best utilise them. :) What do you think? Also you can expect to see some nail posts when I get my packages from OCNailArt and Brooke, but I’ll try not to inundate you because I know I have followers who are here for makeup and followers who are here for nails. :)
How are you all? I’m in a chatty mood! xo
Oh! PS ;D Thanks to everyone who left thoughtful comments on my last post – I promise I’m very chilled out usually, that was just getting on my nerves! Haha. And thanks to new followers – can you believe I’ve actually gained 14 followers since that post?