Monday, 14 May 2012

Avon Nail polish haul/review =)

Hi there my lovelies,

I hope you are well as you read this =) So a few weeks ago I bought some stuff from Avon and it included some nail polishes as I wanted to see what the quality of them was =)

And to my surprise I was actually quiet impressed..... Now the stigma that the brand Avon gets is that its an "old ladies" brand, and as I have just recently found out it most definitely isn't.

Some of the makeup and skincare is very much up there with department store quality. But that's a whole different post I think...... So I had bought about 4 different nail polish colours........ They were about $6.99 each was more then I would normally pay for a nail polish because I'm a cheap person haha joking lol but seriously who doesnt love a great bargin!!

1. Violetta Sparkle

Now when I first got this one out of the box I instantly fell in love because it was a beautiful dark purple with fine gold and holographic glitters throughout and honestly the above photos don't do this any justice when it comes to showing the colour...... but unfortunately that's where the raving ends for this colour =( as much as I hate to give anyone or anything a negative review I have to admit that I didn't like how this applied or wore on my nails at all =( the above swatch is 2 coats and I started to chip off after only 2 days =(

2. Sequined Turquoise

So when I saw this colour in the catalogue this turquoise polish was actually the 1 that made me want to buy the nail polishes hehe I was totally in love as I like turquoise anyways =) Now I have to admit that I wasn't too impressed when I pulled this out of the box =( It just wasn't what I imagined when I ordered it in the catalogue, its a turquoise polish with silver glitter haha to be blunt that's exactly how I would put it. Although total opposite feeling as compared to the Violetta Sparkles colour! I was so impressed with the way that this applied and how opaque the colour was =) thumbs up definitely with this one lol the above swatch was with 2 coats.

3. Cleaming Gold

4. Mercury Metal

Now these last 2 were just normal for me really...... because they did kind of have a metallic sort of look it was kind of hard to get a streak free finish :/ I wasn't too much phased by them at.

So I guess its safe to say that I do feel I kind of wasted a little bit of money on these polishes although if anybody was to ask if I would buy them again..... I would have to say basically the only 1 that I would buy would be the Sequined Turquoise...... Only because I like the way it has worn as well as the colour pay off and opaqueness (<---- is that a word? lol)

Hope you have a lovely day, night, afternoon or morning wherever you may be in the world =)

Peace Love n Beauty Nesiangurrl xx

Monday, 7 May 2012

Target Revlon Lip Butter haul

Hi my loves,

So mum and I went to get some 'coffee' the yesterday as we had run out, but before we walked into the grocery store we decided to go into Target........ not the wisest of  choices but hey what can you do? Lol

So as I was walking around aimlessly staring at all the little nic nacs they had for sale for mothers day, it happened dun dun dunnnnnn (queue dramatic music) I spotted the Revlon Lip Butter stand (hehe) and to my surprise it was fairly new because hardly any of the actual testers had even been used some of the hadn't been used at all...... So even though they do have a hefty little price tag on them especially in Australia oh well I have definitely let it be known that I didnt like it although that still deter me from purchasing multiple colours...... dang it I just wish I wasnt such a sucker for these then I would not have bought so many obviously o well I shall now shut up and get on with it shall I.

My first item that I purchased was an Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set, and it was a total bargin. I found it in the bargin bin because the actual brow brush was missing so instead of it being $4.95 it came down to $0.50 woohoo for me!

Next item in my little shopping basket was my Maybelline 24hr Concealer, I am currently on a little bit of a hunt for a good concealer because I have noticed that despite my best efforts to cover my dark circles with correctors under my concealer they always seem to peek through so I guess that I am just trying all of the drugstore concealers before I have to go looking for high end concealers :/ I got mine in the colour Deep Beige.

Next up on the list I have my newest nail polish to add to my collection which is the Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Bling-Tastic, I loved this colour and figured that I could use this colour as my nail accent colour and our little girl cause have glittery nails :). 

And now for my biggest haul of the whole shopping basket was 8 lip butters lol I definitely didnt mean to get so many and wouldnt normally spend this much in 1 go although I did have a couple of gift cards so I just thought why not? So I got the following colours:

So all in all I think that I have just about all the available colours lol but I think out of all the colours that I have I still do like my Berry Smoothie the best out of all them.

Well if you would like me to review any of the products then just let me know and dont forget to follow my blogs as I will be announcing giveaways via my blog and facebook =)

Love n Peace
Nesiangurrl x