Monday, 10 December 2012

Model's Own 'Mirrorball' Nail-varnishes | Review

Hello Lovelies! 
This is my second of two linked reviews (: The first was of the Revlon Kissable Lip Balm  Stain, which I purchased at the same time. 
Model's Own have released a 'Mirrorball' collection of nail varnishes, to be worn alone or as top coats to jazz up a nail look. I purchased this one, in 'Freak Out' (one of five Mirrorball glitter varnishes) and it contains very small  circles of pink glitter, slightly larger royal blue hexagons, and thirdly some wonderful jaggedly hand-cut large pieces of light blue glitter. 
 I think any of you looking at the pictures would agree it looks pretty damn cool! Wearing it is awesome, I tend to layer it over black varnish, or use it alone for a more played-down look, and I've had a lot of people comment when I wear it! The wear is - as with most glitter based varnishes - very good, further making it ideal to wear on top of another colour as it helps lock the colour in! This does mean that when you want to take it off the epic struggle of varnish-remover vs. glitter-polish occurs - so I tend to either wait until the last of the glitter comes off naturally, or alternatively try to prise the layer of nail varnish off by wedging one of my other nails underneath.. (I hope you understand what I mean!)  
The price of this varnish was £5, which I was happy to pay to try out one of these new-ish Mirrorball topcoats. (They went Nation-wide in October). You can pick it up instore from Boots, or online at ModelsOwnIt.Com

Rachael XX

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Revlon Kissable Lip Balm Stain | Review

Hello Lovelies!

I apologise for the poor blogging effort last month, my uni life has just taken over! (and it's really lovely at that.) In November whilst buying my friend Cat's birthday gifts (see above) I thought I would try out the products too! This is then the first of two linked reviews, the other being of the Model Own's Mirrorball nail-varnish in 'Freak Out'.
 So here's my low-down on this product:
 This is a highly pigmented stain, which for me has stayed on overnight! 
 The texture is - as the name eludes - balmy, nourishing and remains so as it wears
 It has a minty taste! This makes it a refreshing pout fix
 There are seven colours on sale in the UK - this being Lovesick
 You can buy them at Boots for £7.99 - in my opinion much better value than Clinique's Chubby Sticks 
 This shade is such a bright-popping colour - easily creating a statement lip
 There is quite a lot of product in the tube (as my photo attempts to show)
 Basically nothing wrong with it at all! A lovely lovely product! 

 Rachael XX