Sunday, 4 August 2013

Nails| Maybelline Color Show Polkadots! Review & Swatches.

Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Nail Varnishes Review & Swatches
Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Nail Varnishes Review & Swatches

Like myself, you're probably all fed up of seeing effects/textured nail varnishes being released here, there and everywhere. Every brand you look at claims to have a new polish effect creating "instant nail art" effects. However, if you're just about to give up hope... I urge you to try out these new Maybelline Colour Show Polkadots! 

You may have already noticed that one of the shades "Chalk Dust" is very similar, if not a total dupe of the L'Oreal Confetti polish. Every blogger on the planet seemed to go crazy for it, however I held back. In a way I'm glad I did because for such a small bottle (5ml) costing £4.99 it really wasn't worth it when you compare it to getting your hands on these polishes for a very reasonable £2.99 for 7ml! 

Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Speckled Pink Nail Varnish Review & Swatches
Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Speckled Pink Nail Varnish Review & Swatches
Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Speckled Pink Nail Varnish Review & Swatches

Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Speckled Pink is made up of a sheer hot pink base colour, and filled with black and white, matte, multi-sized speckles. The photo's above are achieved with 3 coats of the polish and as you can see the pink colour still isn't opaque so I recommend maybe using a pink polish underneath to begin with if you're looking for a bolder look. 

Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Shooting Stars Nail Varnish Review & Swatches
Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Shooting Stars Nail Varnish Review & Swatches
Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Shooting Stars Nail Varnish Review & Swatches

Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Shooting Stars has a deep ocean blue base coat and again filled with black and white, matte, multi-sized speckles. The photo's above are achieved with 3 coats of the polish. I found that 3 coats caused the blue base to overlay the speckles a little too much for my liking, so have only been wearing 2 coats since. If you're looking for a bolder blue look, try using a blue nail polish first before applying a layer or two of the polkadots.

Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Chalk Dust Nail Varnish Review & Swatches
Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Chalk Dust Nail Varnish Review & Swatches
Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Chalk Dust Nail Varnish Review & Swatches

Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Chalk Dust is the odd one out the collection, because the black and white speckles are suspended in a clear base rather than a tinted one. Which, now I come to think about it, deems the rest of the polishes pretty pointless, because you could infact just buy Chalk Dust and layer it over any other colour polishes you have to create the same effect! The photo's above are achieved with 3 coats of the polish which has become a little clustered, but I quite like the effect.


Overall I found that all three polishes applied really well to the nails. The speckles transfer from bottle to brush to nail really easily and evenly which I was pleased about. I've worn these polishes a couple of times and the wear time is pretty good too, around 3-4 days without chipping. Oh, and last but not least... the polishes are surprisingly easy to remove, we all know how much of a nightmare some texture/glitter polishes can be to get off!

There is one more polish in the collection called "Rain Forest Canopy", if you're a fan of green shades.

What do you think about these polishes & What's your favourite?


Thursday, 1 August 2013

Firmoo Glasses Review | First Pair Free!

Hey everyone! Sorry I'm lacking on the blog posts lately, my job and general life seems to have taken over a lot more than usual. Anyway, I've got a review for you today, again this is not beauty related but a more practical/fashion related post... 


You may be aware from my last post that I wear prescription glasses on a daily basis for long distance/driving. And anyone who also wears prescription glasses will be aware of how expensive they are! So I was thrilled when I was offered a free pair of glasses from Firmoo to try out and review, I couldn't wait to receive my glasses.


Firmoo prescription glasses review First pair free

"Firmoo is the World's Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store. We have always been committed ourselves to offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which start at 8 dollars- 80%-90% lower compared to that in local store."

Firmoo prescription glasses review First pair free

Firmoo prescription glasses review First pair free

Firmoo have hundreds of different glasses for men and women, and offer both prescription and fashion glasses and sunglasses. Even if you do have perfect vision and don't have the need for prescription lenses, with glasses being a growing trend you could wear them just as a fashion statement. If you're unsure of what frames would be best for you, you can try out Firmoo's virtual try on app, where you can upload your photo and see how the frames will look on, try before you buy! 

Firmoo prescription glasses review First pair free

Firmoo prescription glasses review First pair free

Unfortunately I was limited to a certain selection of frames to review, I feel there would have been other frames that would suit me and my style better, however I really can't grumble at this pair which I received. The frames and lenses are very sturdy and good quality. They fit my face perfectly, they aren't too tight or too loose. The lenses are so clear, to be honest, they are actually much clearer than my previous ones which were purchased from a high street opticians. 

I was expecting the delivery time to be quite long, however I received my glasses within 1-2 weeks after ordering, which was quick considering they came internationally. The glasses arrived in perfect condition, in a good quality case, with a cleaning cloth, a small repair/tightening kit and an extra pouch. 

Firmoo prescription glasses review First pair free

You can literally find any style/size/colour you want at Firmoo, and if you're not entirely sure, you can get try a pair free on their First Pair Free Program. All you have to do is pay for shipping. There is also the opportunity to enter Firmoo's "Lucky Draw" each day to win a pair free including free shipping! 

To find out more visit www.Firmoo.com.