Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The Nail Files #2 Magnetic Blue

Hiya guys!

The second case in The Nail Files is a beautiful little blue varnish from Barry M, called Metallic Blue. This gorgeous colour is part of the magnetic range they are doing now. 

If you have not heard of the magnetic colours, have you been living under a rock? These fancy effects are put on with two coats and then you put a magnetic strip over them and boom - they become a different pattern. This is the first of these kind of nail varnishes i've ever tried and I'm not hugely excited by it. 

The colour is absolutely gorgeous! With one coat it's a lighter blue but second coat makes it a dark twilight blue. Both colours of this are perfect on there own. When you then add the metallic that is where the issues happen.

With wide nails, I ended up with a strip of pattern, but plain sides which looked really weird. Secondly, when you put on the top coat: even when it was completely dry, it stripped the pattern from your nail. It made a real mess and ended up looking like tie dye colouring on my nails and i'm not hugely impressed with it's staying power.

I've never had a problem with Barry M but this hasn't been my favourite product - i'll stick to the non-fancy nail varnishes from now on. If you like tie dye though, these might make a pretty idea as they don't look horrific but aren't what I expected at all!

What about you? Have you tried the metallic strip varnishes? Has it gone better for you?

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Prime yourself!

 Hiya everyone!

Today's been an odd one for me, 6.30am and I turned up at my sister's to babysit. I turned up to my Sisters flat in an aztec onesie, with cowboy boats, an owl hat and a leather coat - not one of my finest fashion moments but let's just ignore that one. I turned up like that to my brother in law being sick and me getting dropped straight back home, so now I get to update you little lot with a little secret in my make-up bag!

Primer is one of those cosmetics that was never shown to me, I didn't even know it existed until my best friend took me out to a huge boots and we got a lovely rep to help us with our make-up woes. 

Primer is an awesome little product that helps with any lumps and bumps to make sure your foundation coverage is doing everything it can for your skin. I have had a recent break out so stopped using a lot of make up but this is such a helpful tub of miracles. I put this all over my skin, in a circular motion and it just keeps my skin looking fabulous even though I know it really isn't at the moment.
I just bought some of this for my sisters box and it was £14.99 from Boots but it goes SUCH a long way. I've had mine (Pictured above) since beginning of last summer and it's still going strong with me using it every day. 

The only fault with this would be don't put it under your eye and use any of the lumi magic eye pen over the top. It seems to become crusty and it isn't a nice look. Even that isn't something that could put me off buying it.
The best part was, when i've shown ANYONE the first word they have said is WOW. It works.

What about you guys? Have you tried primer? Would you recommend any others?