This is another Essie polish that I picked up in the online sales.. I have a large enough stash of them now that I think a collection video will be on the cards very soon. A Crewed Interest is awfully similar to Peach Sherbet from Models Own so if you have one you almost certainly don’t need the other. This is a touch more salmony than peach however, a little more wearable and what I’d consider to be a pastel nude. I’m a a big neutrals lover and occasionally that spills over on to my nails, for the most part I like candy colours and brights but this shade is just the right balance between the two. Once again the formula is great, the one i have is from the diffusion line with the extra wide brush and practically one coat application so no complaints here, a very nice nail polish!
Still available at Fragrance Direct for just £1.99 here
I’m not normally a bold lip kinda gal but as the colder months creep in I do tend to reach for shades that will bring some colour back to my pale wintry face. This is one such colour, it is the boldest, pinkest lipstick I own and in all honesty I put it on and thought ‘there’s no way I can wear this out of the house’ but not only did I wear it out, I wore it to take Ella to school and I wore it to work! I wanted to test the staying power before I blogged my swatches so decided a work day was the best test. It lasted well in to Lunch and wasn’t until I’d chowed down on Fridays fish and chips that I had to reapply, and only then because I had a meeting and didn’t want to look anything less than polished. The finish was satiny, it applied like a cream but settled somwhere closer to matte which is what I credit for the staying power. The lipliner is amazing, it matches perfectly but the consistency is so unusual. You could probably use it as a lipstick on it’s own, very creamy and soft but a word of warning – don’t drop it on your cream carpet because it will leave a big pink dot!
Unlike the vampy dark shades that are very much ‘in’ right now bold brights will add colour to your complexion in the Winter months and this is a beautiful example of why neutral lovers like me should step out of their comfort zone once in a while and take a walk on the bright side!
Loud Lips available for £7.00 here and Liners for £4.00 here
In a pinch the liner alone would do, super pigmented, just add gloss!
I had the original trio if lip tints that Miners launched last summer and thought they were great.. these are better. For me once you’ve got a nice balm the only thing I’m interested in in scent/taste and Miners do that so well. The tints themselves are subtle but noticeable and they all smell AMAZING! My favourite has to be Cocoa because well.. c’mon! However I really like the tint from Pink Grapefruit. They’re all very nice and the old ones were handbag staples yet I didn’t hit pan on any so my guess is I now have enough to last me a very long time. The second exciting segment to this post is that Miners is now being stocked on the highstreet!! Before you all run out looking for them I have some not so great news.. they’re only in 3 select House Of Fraser stores across the country. Bizzarely my town has one of them and if that’s anything to go by I believe the stores in question will all be outlets but fingers crossed this is a good sign, I would love to see Miners more readily available to everyone I review them for. You can look online here at their list of stockists as they are set up in a lot of pharmacies nationwide so chances are you can find a stand near you but if all else fails you can always buy online.. and if you do don’t forget to pick up the Blusher/Bronzer which is now just £2.99 because it’s being discontinued *sob*
A couple of months ago I picked this up on a trip to the Disney Store with the kids. As a general rule anything Disney is overpriced, am I right? but this was in the impulse section at the till and was just £1.99. I meant to blog about it at the time but as usual it has lived in my drafts until such a time as I had a clear out (today) and shared it with the world. I’ve checked online and can’t see it in the sale or full price but I would recommend you swing by your local store (if you have one) because this is very very nice! They actually have a whole section online dedicated to lotions and potions (who knew?) and this fragrance ‘Wonder’ has a hand cream and Linen Spray to it’s name which I am seriously considering purchasing because this stuff smells amazing! It smells like being a kid, like doll faces, I know that sounds mental but you know how some dolls were made of a soft plastic that smelt really good? No? Just me? Well they were and this is basically the essence of my childhood and I suspect many others as well. I don’t know what note it is that so familiar to me, i wish I did all I can tell you is you need to go and take a whiff.
The oil itself is pretty basic but I am coming around to the theory an oil is an oil is an oil. It does the job as well as any other it’s really the smell that inspired the post. I’m actually more than a little bit excited to see they have an ‘eau de denteur’ (perfumed water?) online which I think I will have to have. I will leave you with Disney’s description of the scent as I think i’ve waffled on long enough..
Treat yourself, or someone special, to the soft, powdery and fruity fragrance of Disney Wonder. Its delicate scent combines lemon sugar, apple blossoms and marshmallow clouds, inspired by classic Disney character, Bambi.
I would usually just tweet something like this but tweets can get lost and after discovering that this didn’t appear in my sub box I couldn’t afford for any of you other Kandee Johnson fans to miss this. Even if you’re not a fan.. watch this.. it will brighten your day, I promise!!
I bought this because it was on sale online, I admit. There’s no way on earth I’d have picked it up full price and even discounted in store.. it’s not a colour I’d be drawn to. It’s so beige and boring but as the name suggests, very polished and ‘ladylike’. It’s a nice addition to my polish collection and a nice warmer nude for Winter but it’s not something I’ll reach for often, I tend to be bolder with my nails than anything else. The formula is everything I’ve come to expect from Essie but unfortunately I had no top coat to hand so the poor (apologies) picture doesn’t really do it justice as the regular finish is dull. You do need a nice top coat to get the glossy look that lets face it makes everything look better and this especially would have benefited from that extra oomph.
Long and the short? It’s nice to have but I wouldn’t run out and repurchase.