Friday, 27 June 2014

New Fragrance: Fantasy Stage Edition EDP by Britney Spears...

Coming soon

Elizabeth Arden will release the best selling Perfume by Britney Spears Fantasy in limited edition 50ml bottles.  

 Please note that the actual perfume will remain unchanged.

Glam'Eyes Quad eye shadow by Rimmel...

Rimmel Glam'Eyes Quad eye shadow soft silken powder formula glides on smoothly and blends effortlessly, flawlessly reproducing the intense saturated colour. Loud and Proud.

(I found my compact in Poundland and the colour combination [Dark Signature] is no longer in production, however the compact named Smokey Purple contain extremely similar shades and is still sold)

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

New Fragrance: Heat Wild Orchid EDP by Beyonce...

Heat Wild Orchid is a new release that comes out in summer of 2014, announced as an enticing, mouth-watering fragrance that emits a fierce, feminine energy.

Perfumer Honorine Blanc emphasizes an accord of Butterfly Orchid that allegedly possesses aphrodisiac powers, signs the exotic floral - fruity-woody composition. 

The fragrance opens with fruity trio of pomegranate, coconut water and boysenberry. Bold floral bouquet of butterfly orchid, blooming magnolia and honeysuckle is the heart. Blonde woods, skin musk and amber contribute to the overall impression of a sensual perfume. 

Photographer of the advertising campaign is Michael Thompson
The fragrance is available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Feeling Blue: Crazy Color semi-permanent hair dye in Capri Blue (44) and Bubblegum Blue (63) by Renbow...

I tried to be clever here by adding some lighter Bubblegum Blue sections in with the darker/brighter Capri Blue I used over most of my hair, mainly so I could test and review two shades at once, but also because I didn't trust using the pastel shade alone after my experience using my other pastel shade Candy Floss.

Using freshly shampooed and towel dried hair I first applied the Capri Blue Shade to my hair and massaged it in, leaving a few random sections of blonde hair uncovered. I then went back over my hair and carefully covered the loose blonde sections in the Bubblegum Blue Shade. I decided to leave the mixture in my hair for longer then I did the last two times that I used Crazy Color dyes to let it all soak in properly, so I waited two hours before rinsing the dye from my hair [only using water]...

See the results after the jump.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Lime light: Insta-dri In Record Lime by Sally Hansen...

In Record Lime is, as the name suggests, green. In the bottle the formula looks like it haa faint shimmer, however it has a creme finish on the nail. I'm not usually fan of green polish, however I just love this shade - it's so sunny and happy for spring/summer, and with glitter over it looks like a decorated Christmas tree in the festive run-up.

The formula is excellent; smooth to apply and is quick to dry. As the colour is highly pigmented you only need one coat for a bottle true colour, and it dries quickly (within one minute). the brush is great - wide and flat so that it takes two strokes to evenly coat the nails. 

Using my usual base and top coat, this polish will last me anywhere between two to four days with only minimal wear. But as I'm a self powered wheelchair user I'm tough on my hands and am always catching my nails, so I can't really speak for how long lasting the formula is overall.