China Glaze I’m Not a Lion Swatches

(A close up of the yummy holo-goodness)

China Glaze’s 2012 Autumn collection is called On Safari, which inlcudes two glitters. One of them is this little beauty, I’m Not a Lion – packed with gold, silver and holographic glitter. On my nails it practically twinkles in the light.

As with all glitters this one required 3 coats and dries kinda matte. It also completely ate my topcoat – I needed another 3 coats of Seche Vite to get it looking shiny and smooth.


Project 10 Pan – September Empties

Since starting my Project 10 Pan waaaay back in May I’ve used up a current total of 41 products, which feels like such a huge achievement considering I am afterall a beauty junkie. It’s nice knowing that I am using all of the product, not just getting bored and moving on to the next big hyped up must-have. May my good work continue, haha.

So this months sees yet another packet of wipes used. I know they’re the mother of all evil for skincare, but honestly I use them to remove the majority of my makeup before a proper cleanse. Otherwise my cloths get very dirty, very quickly. Also included are two concealers, one my No7 which I’m not terribly fussed on, and my all time favourite Lasting Perfection by Collection (the writing has come off the tube!).

I’m an avid nail painter, so there’s another empty bottle of nail polish remover, an Aptivita face mask (review to come soon), a face moisturiser by Johnson’s and the very over-hyped Vo5 Mircale Concentrate hair oil. My favourite of this month’s empties has to be First Aid Beauty’s shave cream. It’s done wonders for my sensitive skin, and I never get a rash or razor burn with this product. Yay!

OPI Ink Review & Swatches

I own alot of nail polishes, which means sometimes it can be difficult to really see which colours I have in my stash. OPI Ink is one of those polishes. I’ve worn it a handful of times – a totaly crime given that it really is such a gorgeous colour. Especially if you like purples. It’s a classic OPI that shouldn’t be ignored. You really need to have this one in your collection.

Depending on how the light hits your nail, the little flecks are either blue toned purple or fuchsia toned purple.

Stila Convertible Colour Swatches & Review

(From left to right: Lillium, Gladiola and Gerbera)

These little pots of mutli-purpose goodness cost £16 each. They’re super cute but I could only source Gerbera online – the rest are available at Boots. They’re available in a variety of colours, and are meant to be used on your cheeks and lips.

I own three, all of which are very pigmented compared to other cream blushers that I’ve used in the past. However they’re not sooo pigmented that you end up with a clown face. Of the three colours that I own, I prefer Lillium. It looks great on my fair skin, and will definately be a favourite in the Autumn/Winter months. Both Gerbera and Gladiola look better on me during the Summer/Spring months.

I use my Real Techniques stippling brush, and buffed the product into a nice, natural finish. Once applied, it doesn’t budge, although it can feel quite tacky. But this wears off throughout the day. Touch-ups are easy, as the little compact has a mirror and you can use your fingers instead of a brush.

As a lip product, I’m not really impressed. Too sticky, and then drying. But these Convertible Colours are total winners for me when using as a blush. They’re long-lasting, have a glossy sheen and add just the right amount of colour to my cheeks. Plus, I adore the colour matching packaging. It makes finding the blush you’re looking for so much easier.

Superdrug Haul

It’s not often I find myself inside Superdrug, and I really should go more often. They have some fantastic own branded stuff, from hot cloth cleansers, facial oils and entire skincare ranges dedicated to a variety of needs. Also worthy of a mention are the exclusive brands, such as Sleek and MUA, which are a firm and inexpensive favourite with beauty bloggers.

I went on my own little haul, picking up some bits and bobs that I needed and a couple of little treats. After discovering my sister had used the last of my cleansing shampoo, I decided to buy another – this time from haircare brand Fudge. They’ve created a little range of products, called Fudge Urban, exclusively for Superdrug. Decent haircare, at affordable prices. I will be sure to review the shampoo to let you guys know how I get on.

Another item that I needed was some nail polish remover, and you can’t really go wrong with Cutex. I also picked up a replacement tube of my favourite concealer, Lasting Perfection by Collection, after I lost my last one at Reading.

After hearing so many good reviews about Clearasil’s new Vitamins & Extracts range, I was rather excited to pick up the 2 in 1  facial wash and mask as it was on offer. And of course, I treated myself to a couple of 99p face mask sachets – for a girly night in.

Do you have any Superdrug favourites?