Sunday, October 30, 2016

Face of the Day




Basic face today.
I'm nearly out of my Infallible foundation so I figured I may as well use it up. This is genuinely my favourite foundation. With a buffing brush it provides amazing mid/full coverage and I never have problems with it wearing off. 

I seem to be on a mission to buy everything from Kat Von D Beauty and the white concealer was something I never knew I needed. I will say that it's very easy to use too much of this, I only need the tiniest amount. It's perfect for creating the illusion that I'm actually awake, which is perfect for work. I'll be adding my actual shade to my collection soon. 

Eyeshadow is something I only really reach for on my days off but it's generally the Naked Palette. I love Virgin, Buck and Smog for a neutral everyday look. I have pretty hooded eyes so any attempt at anything fancy is just a waste of time. 

The tattoo liner is my new favourite. I think i'm an even bigger fan of the size of this. I got this in a set but I really wish the travel size was sold on its own. There's something about the smaller pen that makes a wing easier to accomplish. 

Great Lash featured in my September beauty favourites. It's a great waterproof mascara and is less than £5!

And finally......Lolita is a lip colour I will rave about until the end of time. In case you're new here, it's my favourite. If you don't have it then you need to change that.

I geuinely feel like I write and rewrite about the same products all the time. Do I even own enough to call myself a beauty blogger? Nikki x
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Top 10 Tunes (#1)

When I hear a song I like, I will 100% listen to it on repeat until I'm sick to death of it. This month you'll most definitely find me listening to one of these. 
I guess you could say my musical taste is varied.


1. Little Big Town - Pavement Ends
2. The Band Perry - Comeback Kid
3. Sundara Karma - She Said
4. Neck Deep - December (again)
5. The Chainsmokers ft Halsey - Closer
6. Jojo ft Wiz Khalifa - Fuck Apologies
7. Fifth Harmony - That's My Girl
8. James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go
9. Gavin DeGraw - Not Over You
10. Finding Neverland- Believe

What have you got stuck in your head at the moment?
Nikki x




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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Best Kind of Nudes


Left to right - Shooting Star, Cashmere, Nude Perfection, Buffy, Truffle

★ Rimmel Apocolips Shooting Star ★
I love this formula. It's more of an orange toned nude which I definitely don't normally go for but it just seems to work. I tend to go for this one when I'm at work because it's super natural and I 100% know that it won't cake it I apply more layers. 

★ Lime Crime Cashmere ★
This was my first Velvetine and quickly set off the obsession. I was really scared for a long time that this would be the sort of nude that would wash me out but it really does work for all skin tones.

★ Maybelline Color Drama Nude Perfection ★
These crayons are amazing. They have the longevity of a liquid lipstick but you can apply them as easy as you would a chapstick. I love that it's a crayon, no mirror needed!

★ Lime Crime Buffy ★
My natural lips have zero pigment to them but this is what I wish my lips looked like. There don't seem to be strong undertones of either pink or brown, it's just a real 'nude' nude. 

★ Dose Truffle ★
This is my newest liquid lipstick. I mentioned it in my September favourites. It's the most drying formula I own but it's not unwearable. I just maybe wouldn't wear this if I'm out and about all day. I adore the colour! It would be perfect for a night out though and I love wearing it when I'm running errands.

As we can see from this, I'm firmly in the liquid lipstick fan club. I'm unsure how I'll ever love another formula quite as much.
What are your favourite nude lipsticks? Any other recommendations for pale girls?
Nikki x
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lolita!



When my sister went to New York and asked if I wanted anything I immediately insisted that she visit Sephora. Other than 'something Kat Von D?' she had no other instructions. Imagine my surprise when I ended up with an Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks and not just that....she bought the infamous Lolita! If you're looking for an intro to KVD makeup then surely Lolita is the way to go. 

This nude definitely is a shade to suit all. You only have to search for swatches on google to see that it literally suits all skin tones. It's by far my favourite formula of liquid lipstick. Obviously, it's super pigmented and long lasting but it isn't thick and doesn't dry out my lips. I also really love that it fades, instead of flaking.

Now that Kat Von D has made it's way across the pond, I know that I'll be steadily adding every other shade going to my collection.

What are your favourite shades in the range?
Nikki x
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Monday, October 10, 2016

September Beauty Favourites




It's officially my favourite month of the year....October AKA Halloween. Let's be real, it's a month long occasion. That does mean that another month has been and gone so here are my favourite five products from September. 

★ Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation.
I haven't felt anywhere near 100% for a lot of September and being run down really takes its toll on your skin. I've had a nightmare with spots recently and I know I can count on this to not only cover what I need it to but also to last all day. It works better than any concealer I've come across in terms of long term coverage. Ridiculously, the palest shade (porcelain) is still too orange for me but it blends well enough that I can just about pull it off.

★ Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder. 
Easily the best powder I've ever used. It creates a kind of soft focus effect which makes my skin look a lot better than it actually is. I prefer to use a powder puff to press this on as opposed to a brush because it provides better coverage.

★ Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara. 
I feel like Great Lash has been around since before beauty blogs but I'd never used it. I tend to have the same problem with most waterproof mascaras, they flake. This stuff is the real deal. It takes a lot of work at the end of the day to get this stuff off. It is really black and provides great length and definition.

★ Dose Truffle. 
The lastest addition to my evergrowing liquid lipstick collection but my first from Dose. I love this shade. I only have this one shade so I can't speak for the whole range but the formula of this one is definitely one of the more drying liquid lipsticks. It's nothing too dramatic though, I just pay more attention to the condition of my lips on days when I want to wear this.

★ Primark Perfume - Bombshell. 
I actually couldn't smell this when I bought it (truth be told, I still can't 100%). I've had quite a few compliments on it though. You can hardly complain for £2!! I love that it's so small that it's the perfect size for absolutely any handbag.

What were you loving through September?
Nikki x
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Monday, October 3, 2016

My Nail Varnish Collection


I own five nail varnishes. Just five! I've changed. I was the girl at university whose shelves proudly displayed every shade Barry M had to offer. I didn't wear 95% of them so why did I own them. Plan of action, be brutal. This was a major declutter job. These are the five I will definitely be repurchasing and so the only five I felt the need to keep. 

New Look Matte Nail Colour Dark Mink
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Black Cherry
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Black Currant
L'Oreal Color Riche Midnight Mistress
Nails Inc Battersea Park

If you aren't new here then you'll already be aware that I'm a dark nails kind of girl. A couple of weeks ago, I read in a magazine that red was the nail colour of the season so I gave it a go. Lasted less than a day. I just don't like 'colour' on my nails. These five are all differing shades of 'almost' black. Just so happens that they are perfect for Autumn.

Nikki x
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