Now the sun is finally out, I thought I’d share my top 5 summer nail polishes –
Topshop’s Leigh – the newest polish to this round up, and you might recognise it from a recent Topshop haul I posted a couple of weeks ago (link). This is part of Topshop’s new denim colour polish range which match the same colours of each of their famous jeans styles. Since I brought this, I’ve not worn anything else! It’s a gorgeous light blue which still is nice and suttle for everyday – I love it!
Nails’s Inc in Porchester Square – a bit of a cheat pick as this is one of my all time favourite nail polishes regardless of what season it is. Not a lot to say on this one, other than – It’s the perfect nude!
Rimmel’s Oragina – I have to admit, Rimmel is one of my favourite brands for nail polish. The formula is always easy to work with and 9 times out of 10 you only need one coat. I find they last well on my nails too, and for the price (usually ranging from £3 to £5) you really can’t go wrong! This was a shade which launch last year as part of the Rita Ora range and looks amazing as soon as you start getting your summer tan.
Essie in Ballet Slippers – my nails go through phrase of being nice and long to stubby and short, and when they’re short I like to opt for a light neutral colour to make my nails look clean and fresh. Ballet Slippers is a very very pale pink it’s nearly white, but I love the fact it has a hint of pink rather than looking like tipex nails (we all did it at school!). You need a couple coats of this for a nice clean finish, but it’s worth the effort!
Rimmel’s Wild-er-ness – I absolutely love a pastel purple as soon as the weather gets a bit warmer. I have lots of polishes all in a similar shade because it’s one of my favourite colours, but I really love the formula on the Rimmel polishes.
What’s your favourite summer nail polish?
Continuing to dive into my amazing goodie bag from the #BtonBlogMeet I attended a couple of months ago, organised by the wonderful Laura (from Lola and Behold), there was a travel sized tub of the Bee Good Youth Enhancing Lift and Brighten Eye Cream. I hadn’t heard a lot of about the Bee Good skincare range but since using their eye cream, I have been doing a little bit more research into the brand.
Bee Good is a UK based skincare brand who pride themselves on making natural and cruelty-free products using the wonderful ingredients of honey, beeswax and propolis made by British Bees, all the while supporting our countryside’s and putting profits back into UK beekeeping cause to help secure the future of our British Bees. How amazing is that?!
The Bee Good Youth Enhancing Lift and Brighten Eye cream was really nice to use. Generally I opt for the heavier duty eye creams because suffer with really dry and irritated eyes (thanks to my contact lenses!) however once I get my eyes in a good state sometimes the heavy creams are a bit too much. They tend to be too creamy to massage into the eye during the day before applying makeup, however the Bee Good eye cream is lovely and light but all the while still working hard at brightening the eye area. The Youth Enhancing eye cream aims to –
- Visible lifts, plump and firms
- Brightens & visibly reduces dark circles
- Softens the appearance of fines lines & wrinkles
- Hydrates and protects
- Strengthens and enhances skin elasticity
Eye creams have become a staple in my skincare routine, especially now being the other side of my twenties (shh!) I am more conscious of looking after my eyes as it’s often the first sign of aging. Your eyes however are a sensitive area, and the thought of putting something full of chemicals near my eye in order to smooth fine lines and wrinkle really freaks me out. That why the Bee Good eye cream is the perfect option to help hydrate your eye area and its completely natural, plus I love the thought that they are also investing profits back into helping our British Bees.
Although I will still keeping my heavy duty eye creams in my beauty stash mainly using them at night to help soothe my eyes when they become sore, I will definitely using Bee Good Youth Enhancing eye cream in the daily daytime skincare routine. It’s such a great brand and I’m really looking forward to trying more from the Bee Good skincare range!
Have you tried Bee Good skincare before? What would you recommend trying next?
As soon as a couple of fellow Brighton bloggers mentioned there was a new NYX stand in Boots (Brighton) I just had to check it out for myself! I’ve heard a lot of good things about NYX mainly on American blogs/videos (being that it’s an American brand) especially about their soft matte lip creams which are their version of liquid lipsticks, so I knew these were the first products I wanted to try from the brand.
As I approached the makeup aisles of Boots, it wasn’t hard to spot where the new stand was as there was a swarm of girls swatching every NYX makeup products in sight. I edge my way into where the liquid lipsticks were and the first one the catch my eye was Stockholm – I’m a real sucker for a nude lip colour! I’m also a huge fan of a purple berry shade so also had to pick up Copenhagen!
First impressions – I love them! The formulation is soft and mousse like so they feel really nice when you apply them to your lips, feeling comfortable without feeling too dry or sticky. Eventunally it does feel a little drying on the lips as matte lipsticks generally do but no where near as some other liquid lipsticks I’ve tried in the past. On the flipside to this however, I do find they don’t last as long on the lips. Other liquid lipsticks I’ve tried in the past such as The Hour Glass liquid lipsticks lasts for hours on end, the NYX liquid lipsticks…not so much. They do last a good couple of hours though before you need reapplying, and at £5.50 you really don’t mind. All and all for the price, NYX liquid lipsticks are fantastic!
Have you tried the NYX liquid lipsticks before? What is your favourite shade? And what would you recommend trying next from NYX?