Thursday, 26 May 2016

Are they dupes? OPI Absolutely Alice vs Nicole by OPI Kendall On The Katwalk...

I recently got two of the polishes that are considered as two of the bigger OPI must-haves for polish collectors; I found Absolutely Alice and Mad As A Hatter [The 2010 Alice In Wonderland collection] together on an eBay buy-it-now for £20. 

This post isn't me showing off (well, not totally about me showing off); I'm writing it because when I got my eBay winnings in my hand, I realized that I already had a similar-looking polish to Absolutely Alice, which has sat in my untried collection of polishes for the past several years. Well I think that it's high time to take my Absolutely Alice lookalike [Nicole by OPI Kendall On The Katwalk] out of my untried pile, and now that I have the original for comparison, see just how much of a lookalike it really is...

Friday, 20 May 2016

The Bargain Hunter: The £1.21 liquid lipstick...


Who likes liquid colour for lips? Who likes the look of matte lips? Who likes bargains? Who wants all three combined?


say no more - lets jump right into my experience with one of the liquid lipsticks, that are sold by Amazon's many Asian cosmetic selling third-party sellers...

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

First look: Seas And Greetings Holiday 2016 by China Glaze...


"China Glaze are stepping away from the winter shades & instead are taking you on a tropical escape with this years winter collection full of sun & colour tones. The relaxed feel of the beach with the classic holiday joy has this winter warming up. A colour palette of glitters faded oceans & sea shells with a holiday coastal collaboration."

I've not had much time to play around with my Lite Brite polishes yet, but it's already time to get a look at the Christmas 2 016 collection by China Glaze... and boy, is it a good one. American company R&B Nail Supply have a pre-order for the collection going for their customers, which means they have display photos and a swatch wheel up so customers can see what they're paying for.

Whilst us overseas customers can't take part in the pre-order event, we can get a gander on what will be coming to UK sites later this year...

First immpressions: Ari edp by Ariana Grande...


Ari is a perfume that I've been testing on and off for a few months now; my sister, who normally 'needs' her perfume bottles to have designer names on, has been wearing it every time I see her lately and it smells amazing on her. Therefore I reasoned that if my sister can pull it off, then so can I. Right???

Has my repeated testing won me over, and persuaded me to hand over my cash for a bottle to brighten up my dresser?

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

NOTD: Aloha From OPI by OPI...


Aloha From OPI is from spring 2015's Hawaii collection, and whilst I wanted to try it as soon as I first saw swatches for it, I was put of as other customer reviews for the formula haven't been the greatest. But after finding a bottle for £3.99 in TK Maxx I've decided to risk getting a dud, and finally give it a go. 
I already know that it looks good, but how does the formula perform?