Friday, April 25, 2014

empties no. 6

Hey everyone!
I'm back with another post about the products that I've been using for the past couple of months. To be honest, I'm trying to empty as much products as possible, not because of these posts, but because I keep buying different stuff (especially, hair products lately) and currently I have a big clutter of products that I should definitely clean out a bit.

Vanilla Spray Perfume by Avon

Let me begin by saying that I'm a sucker for anything that has vanilla scent. Therefore, this product is an absolute winner for me. For a long while I had a problem with finding a perfume that lasts throughout the day. It's not that there aren't any, but I'm very picky and I want "fun" scents when it comes to my perfumes. Therefore, I decided to try out using these sprays as perfumes, and let me tell you they are fantastic. I actually bought about 5 after this one (with different scents, so when they're used up I'll be more than happy to share them as well).

Strawberry Swirl Shower Creme by Beautycology

This is one of my ASOS purchases and I absolutely fell in love with this product. It was a Christmas set, but I got it long after Christmas, on their sale. The scent is amazing, but I had a teeny tiny problem with it. It's not your usual shower gel. The consistency was pretty thick and it was rather hard getting it out of the bottle. I literally had to shake for a couple of minutes until the product started to come out. Another downside, is the size of the bottle - 100 ml will only last you 5ish showers, depending on how much product you are used to using :)

Cherry Candy Cane Body Wash by Beautycology

This one is also from the same set. The difference is that the consistency is thinner - much like regular shower gels. I'm not going to repeat myself about the size and everything else, but I must say that the scent was absolutely terrible. I usually like cherry scented stuff, but this was so disgusting, I can't even begin to describe it. It smells very artificial.

Instant Spot Treatment by Avon

This one is a product that I've been using for quite a while. Even though the tube contains only 15 ml, a little goes a long way and it's meant for spots only, so you don't really spend that much product. I have breakouts often and this product has helped me so much. It's not really instant, as in the spot is gone in 15 minutes, but if you apply it before you go to sleep, the spot will be gone the next morning.
Just a little disclaimer: When it comes to face products, I will say what works and doesn't work for me, but that doesn't mean it will do the same trick for you. 

Seche Vite by Seche

I'm not a girl that buys products even though everyone is raving about them, but I decided to make an exception about Seche Vite and I'm not regretting that decision. It's my go to top coat ever since I first tried it. It is a bit pricey compared to many other top coats, but it truly does miracles (especially if you are as clumsy as me). It dries the nails in seconds and you can brush your hair, go to sleep etc. without getting "textured" nails :)

That sums up my short review on these couple of products that I used up.
Thanks for reading :)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

march challenge: drips

Hey everyone!
We're already a week into April and I'm still posting about the March challenge. I really suck at this...
The manicure was done and posted on time on Instagram, where the challenge was actually taking place, but I'm in a bit of a mess right now and don't have too much time to write here :)
The theme for this challenge was Drips.

I completely failed at this one. As you can see, the stamping went terribly wrong. The polish dried way too quickly on the stamp and kept turning out like it did. I used BK 12 and OPI Suzi's Hungary Again as bases and for the stamping, too.

Thanks for reading :)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

march challenge: watercolor

Hey everyone!
March 28th's theme was Watercolor and if you've been reading my blog at least for a while you probably know that it's one of my all time favorite techniques, whether I do it by using sheer polishes, by diluting acrylics or simply by using actual watercolors on my nails.

I used Golden Rose Milky Way as a base and then slowly added in layers of blue and purple watercolor. You may notice that I mainly have the color on the center of the nails. That's because GR Milky Way is a very shiny color and the paint would just slip away towards the cuticles whenever I got closer. My watercolors stain the nails pretty bad and I decided to stay in the center. 
I normally use a matte white as a base - the colors will stick on it easier and create a distressed look, but my matte white thickened up way too much and now I just use it for stamping.

Thanks for reading, everyone! :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

march challenge: match ootd

Hey everyone!
Midterms week killed my free time, yet again and I missed the rest of the themes for the March Challenge.

March 25th's theme was Match OOTD.

I used H&M Midnight Passion as my base and stamped white hearts from the BM-317.

The matching outfit that I wore was a spring/summer dress I got from ASOS. Here's just a snap of the pattern, I didn't photograph it whole :)

Thanks for reading :)