Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Sephora Formula X nail varnishes

The Sephora brand is just bedazzling at the moment. Everyone and their dog has heard about Sephora's nail varnishes and lip creams, which is basically why I bought both on holiday. I have watched too many YouTube videos praising them to not grab them! I did have to control myself and I didn't buy every colour.... only because bankruptcy might not be fun. I would have happily brought 50+ nail varnishes back in my suitcase. 

After a general perusal, I ended up buying a nude and two summer colours: a hot pink (which is my favourite pink to date and lord knows I have a smattering of pinks) and a mint green. Proper mint green. I love it. 


• Dries quickly (mind you, I do tend to put on Quick Drying Drops) but it's still pretty good. 
• Long lasting. The mint lasted six days before chipping, the pink lasted five days and the nude lasted seven days. Obviously this will depend on how much you use your hands (immature smirk) 
• Easy to apply. 
• One coat is practically opaque, two coats will ensure that it is. 
• The top cap means that travelling is easy – no spillage. 


• Some colours last better than others. 

In a flamboyant moment, I declared that I would throw out all of my other nail varnishes and replace them with Formula X. Perhaps that would be taking it a bit far but these really are the dogs b***ocks or, as I prefer to say, the badgers batters.  

Please excuse the fingers. I blame my dad.... must have been some dodgy chubby finger genes. 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Jo Malone Vitamin E Gel


Jo Malone describes this on their website as 'a luxurious gel that moisturises dry, dehydrated or weathered skin'.


The Jo Malone Vitamin E Gel was a gift from my lovely brother in law who had heard that it can help alleviate skin irritation such as eczema, something I occasionally suffer with on my hands as a result of stress. (My doctor previously advised I avoided washing up and only wore expensive jewellery which I asked for in writing to no avail...)

It's a bit hard to describe the consistency of this product. It is similar to Vaseline but not as solid, a bit like if Vaseline has gone slightly molten on a warm day. It is very rich and the Vitamin E supposedly helps to fortify the skin against the damaging effects of sun, wind and pollution.


This is a fantastic multitasking product. Not only has it helped my hands but I have also used it overnight as a lip balm and even a small amount on my face if it is feeling dry. I recommend reading a few product reviews online to find out more about just how versatile it is.


Yes! It's a little pricey but well worth it as it does the job and a little bit goes a long way.

RRP £64 for 30ml


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Urban Decay to release Vice 3 Palette!

Urban Decay has confirmed that it's releasing the Vice 3 palette! The Vice 1 and 2 have already been a big hit, with the first selling out, prompting the second to be released and now, thankfully, a third.

According to rumour-ville, it is likely to be launched near Christmas and in light of UD's current palettes, such as Electric, I'm excited to see some crazy, out-there pigments. The Vice 1 and 2 were around £42, so I would hazard a guess that the Vice 3 will be a similar price. I'm genuinely excited to see the packaging...and the colours....and to buy it! Excited in general. 


Urban Decay's Electric Palette