Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Have Your Say Week ... Continued!

First of all ... Happy Friday!

As some of you will be aware, last week I ran the #haveyoursayweek and as I had very positive feedback from it, I thought I would extend it for ONE WHOLE WEEK!

If you haven't got the foggiest idea of what I am on about then you best hop over to here and get involved!

It is really easy to do and a fun way for me to interact with you guys, my readers!

Speak soon

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Things I Am Loving And Not Loving!

Hi Everyone!

Here is my latest YouTube instalment for you all! As opposed to doing a monthly favourites video I thought I would do a video about some of the products I am loving at the moment with a few products I am not so thrilled about at the end!

I hope you all enjoy!

See you soon

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Have Your Say Week!

This post is a little different than the others. I thought it was about time I gave you guys the chance to have your say (appropriately titled post I feel).

For those of you who don't blog yourself, I think I speak on behalf of most bloggers when I say, our readers feedback and thoughts are one of the most important factors for us. This is why I am creating a number of ways for you to give me your feedback.

I am doing Have Your Say Week, where for the whole week I will be running a few interactive things for me to hear your views.

The first is the poll in the sidebar.
 I would appreciate if you took a few seconds to vote as your thoughts are golden!!!

The second is you can give me any thoughts by using the hashtag #Haveyoursayweek on twitter. For those of you that aren't following me it is @glitter_fairyuk. Here you can let me know any more info ... or even just say hello!

Finally my email address (Found on the 'Other Places I fly to' page) is open to all 24/7, 365 days a year! This is where you can ask me questions, request reviews/opinions on a certain product or again just to say hello!

 I would love to hear from you all, all the time! But this poll will run for a week. So get voting! Oh and you can only vote once =D

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Miss Sporty Nail Expert Manicure

Being someone who has had acrylic and gel nail extensions since I was old enough to know exactly what they are, my nails are now extremely brittle and break literally ALL the time! I have decided it is now time for me to care for my natural nails a little more .

When in Superdrug a couple of weeks ago I picked up some Miss Sporty polishes, both for £2.99. They are from the Nail Expert Manicure range. The one on the left is the 'For Short Nails' base coat and the one on the right is the 'For Glossy Nails' base and top coat.

I have used both of these together since I bought them and I am now ready to give my honest opinion on both.

 'For Short Nails' base coat.

 It claims to help a 'strong and fast growth' on the bottle. The colour of the base coat is a milky colour and even if you left this on the nails on it's own it would look very natural but leave them stronger. For the price I have been extremely pleased with the product and in the last 2 weeks, not one of my nails has chipped, which for me, is a miracle!

The brush is exactly the same as most polishes and is not one of the fat ones which some have these days, which makes for an easy, quick application. All it takes is one coat for the polish to work so it lasts for a long time!

'For Glossy Nails' base and top coat.

This polish claims to be a 'Silk base and top coat', I am not entirely sure how much truth I find in this statement. Now I don't like to write a negative review but unfortunately in this instance I wasn't so pleased. Whatever polish I have used, it has only lasted on average a day until it starts chipping. 

As a top coat I am highly un-impressed as, like I said, It chips very easily and lifts any other polish off with it. I must admit I haven't used it as a base coat as I have been using the polish above which I am pleased about.  

Again the brush is a thin one which makes the polish easy to apply and the finish is very glossy which I was very happy with. Despite this I think I may have to put this into retirement and search for another top coat with a little bit more staying power.

For £2.99 I think the base coat for short nails is well worth the money and in fact I am going to stock up just in case I never come across it again (highly unlikely yet this is how I can justify it to myself). However the generic base and top coat I would say is not worth the £2.99 and you would be better off with a clear polish.

See you soon!


Monday, June 11, 2012

NOTD Pink Ombré Nails

One of the current trends that you can't ignore at the moment is ombré ... Well anything! All over YouTube you will find various tutorials on how to get ombré nails, eyeshadow, lips and even hair!

If you don't know what the ombré trend is all about, it is basically having gradient colour on your nails, eyes, lips, hair etc. So like me when painting your nails you go from dark to light or vice versa.

I thought I would get involved and give it a try on my nails. As you know I love the colour pink, therefore when trying to think of what colour to try this out with ... Pink was the obvious choice!

I was amazed at just how many pink polishes I have, the 5 I used didn't even touch the surface!

Ombré nails are so easy to do but look so effective! I urge you all to go and raid your polish collection and get involved. It is probably the most easy way of being on trend!

Here are the colours I used:

1: 17 Supreme Shine (Miami)
2: MUA (Shade 16)
3: La Femme Beauty (No name/number on bottle)
4: Elanor Nail Enamel (Shade 406)
5: Claire's Accessories (No name/number on bottle)

As you can see from the list of colours, none of the polishes cost me more than £4 but I have created a real eye catching look. It just goes to show, it's not about how much something costs, it's about how you make it look!

I hope you have a fab day!


Sunday, June 10, 2012

ELF Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder

For those of you who have not heard of the cosmetic brand ELF, they sell high quality make up products at STUPIDLY low prices. There is the normal range where products average around £1.50 and the Studio range where products cost around £3.50 ( like I said ... STUPIDLY low prices). ELF stands for Eyes, Lips, Face and the brand sell anything from lipsticks to blushes, eye shadow to mineral make up and also brushes. Everything you can think of for your Eyes, Lips and Face =D!

Following my 'Mini Haul video' I decided I would share my views on the Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder.

There are 4 shades to choose from...
Sun Kissed
Warm Tan
Matte Bronze

It is no secret that I am possibly THE palest shade of pale you can get, therefore I opted for Luminance, the lightest shade.

Being very light I thought it would be a very good subtle bronzer to use all over in the summer. When I opened the bronzer I noticed the colour was very pale and it is VERY shimmery.

I swatched some on my hand and as I couldn't see any colour only the shimmer I decided to use it as a highlighter and it worked amazingly!

The bronzing powder has a silky texture and glides on to the skin with no fuss. It is easy to blend and leaves the skin perfectly highlighted and looking sun kissed.

I wouldn't say the Luminance works as a bronzing powder as such but I will definitely be purchasing the other 3 colours, at only £1.50 each they are a steal and well worth adding to your make up kit. You can purchase them here.

Luminance is a perfect highlighter for the summer time, especially when creating that bronzed warm look and is ideal to take on holiday.

All we need now is the british weather to pick up!

See you soon!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Mini ELF & Body Shop Haul

Why hello there my lovely fairy followers. 

For this blog post I decided to do something a little different and do a video for you ... oooooooooooh!

I hope you enjoy, there is a really weird sound which I have no idea what it is running throughout the video but I am sure you will all be kind and enjoy it all the same!

So here it is ...

See you soon!!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Ginvera BB Cream

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As always I rushed home from work as I knew my She Said beauty box had arrived!! (I do intend on doing a post about these, I always open them too quickly though).

I found my usual 5 goodies and one of those was the Ginvera Green Tea BB Cream. I was eager to try this as I have tried a few BB Creams and they have all been rather disappointing.

Yesterday I decided to give it a go, I was quite dubious as to how the cream would look on me as it claims to be suitable for all skin colours and as I am ridiculously pale, anything which claims to be suitable for all colours of skin tend to look rather orange on me.

I applied the product as directed and I was pleasantly surprised with the finish and look when on the skin. My skin looked a lovely natural olive colour, which wasn't too light, or too dark for my skin tone. 

Another thing which I found lovely about the BB cream was the smell! It smells A-mazing! This comes from the green tea element and it helps to make you feel refreshed, vitalised and you really do feel like you are being kind to your skin. The cream creates a flawless airbrushed look and when buffed into the skin it looks completely natural.

The Ginveva BB Cream retails at £20 from the Janiro shop here or you can visit your local Harvey Nichols and purchase it there. Although £20 is slightly pricey for the majority of the BB creams out there but you definitely get your moneys worth.

This is a fantastic product, not only for BB cream lovers but for everyone. It works as well as any foundation but gives a more natural finish. A highly recommended product in which I personally have the full size on order.

In other news ... I shall be trying out my vlogging skills and potentially uploading a video on some other products I am loving at the moment.

I hope you are all enjoying the bank holiday weekend!