Monday, 15 December 2014

Swatch & Review: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Glam Fest & Rouge Rush

Hey girlies,

Today I have two polishes from the recently revamped Xtreme Wear collection from Sally Hansen, Glam Fest and Rouge Rush.

Glam Fest is packed with silver micro glitters and larger multicolored hex glitters. Here, I've shown one coat over China Glaze Queen B. A recurring theme with mainstream glitter toppers is that they simply don't have enough glitter density for my liking. Case in point - I only got a total of 7 of the larger hex glitters on my nails. My ring finger without any larger glitters is pretty by itself, but that isn't the intended appearance of the polish.
Two coats would be best of Glam Fest for ideal glitter density/coverage.
I also found Rouge Rush to be lacking in the coverage department, and it was even more finicky to apply than Glam Fest. I've shown one thick coat over Lime Crime Milky Ways. In the bottle, it's a gorgeous combination of pink and red hex and shard glitter. However, hardly any glitters are on the brush when you go to apply it, and you need to do quite a bit of fishing to get a decent amount of glitter on the brush. Even then, it's hard to avoid applying a thick coat if you want the glitter evenly distributed on the nail.
I ended up with quite a few bubbles due to applying unnecessarily thick layers. I would highly recommend using the sponge method of applying glitters when using this polish for best effect!

What do you think of the new Xtreme Wear line? Have you tried any? Let me know in the comments!

Lexie xx

Products in this post were provided to me for review. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Swatch & Review: OPI Stir-Fried Eggplant

Hi lovelies,

Today I have another 'mystery OPI' polish for you! Stir-fried Eggplant is a beautiful deep purple polish packed with shimmer and small gold flakies.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Lipstick Swatch: NYX Wicked Lipsticks - Betrayal, Risqué and Sinful

Hey Girls!

Some of you may know that NYX recently released a collection of gorgeous jewel-toned lipsticks. Some of you may also know that I have a weakness for vampy and odd coloured lipsticks - so naturally, I bought three lipsticks from the collection.

Friday, 5 December 2014

November Empties

Hi Girls,

I thought I would try an 'empties' post for the first time! I've done a mini-review of each item, let me know what you think!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Swatch, Review & Nail Art: OPI Taupe-less Beach

Hi beautiful people!

I did some nail art using a polish from OPI's Brazil collection to show you today, Taupe-less Beach. This polish is a beautiful nude taupe that applies easily in 2 coats.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Lipstick Swatch: MAC X Rocky Horror Picture Show Lipsticks! Sin, Frank-N-Furter, Oblivion, Strange Journey

Hey Girlies!

Today, I have swatches of lipsticks from the HIGHLY anticipated Rocky Horror Picture Show X MAC collection: Sin, Frank-N-Furter, Oblivion, and Strange Journey.