Thursday, 19 June 2014

New To My Makeup Bag

This is another new feature....sort of. If you're a regular reader of the blog, you'll know that I also do beauty posts, so I thought it would be good to tag them under one thing: new goodies I've added to my makeup bag. Now, when I say "makeup bag" I of course mean overflowing drawer, but I made a recent trip to Superdrug and went to my favourite stand, Sleek! I bought three nail polishes and a lip balm:

Nail Lacquer
I'm not sure if these are a new addition to the ever growing Sleek MakeUP cosmetic line, but they are certainly a new addition to the Superdrug near work. My eyes lit up when I saw the column of colours and at the reasonable price of £2.99 for a 7ml bottle, I of course had to buy three (there are 12 colours in total). I also love the fact that they are each named after famous places or things found in America. They are so quick to dry and stay on chip free for around 3/4 days:
The first I picked was this gorgeous red. Red is definitely my favourite nail varnish colour (and lip colour for that matter) so I'm always looking for different shades to try. This is mid tone and has gone with everything I've worn with it - this will be my new regular.
I really hope you can pick out the blue in the picture. It's a dark haunting blue and looks incredible in the sunlight. I absolutely adore this so although it's not a shade I would usually go for, I'm glad I picked it up.
This is the cutest pink on my skin tone. It's bright and vibrant so perfect for this time of year, and it brings an instant smile to the face whilst applying.

Lip Balm
I really didn't think the lip balm would show well on me as a woman of colour; I thought a thin layer of this shade (there are 13 in total) would be far too subtle to show any kind of vibrancy, but this shade is great. In truth, the picture of my lips was taken in bright sunshine, and I do think it will depend on what shade you get if you have a darker complexion, but this is glossy without being sticky and keeps the lips feeling silky smooth with little reapplication. I think I'm going to buy a few darker shades as I'm already looking forward to warmer tones to compliment Autumn, my favourite time of year.

So those were my new makeup additions. Look forward to showing you guys what I buy next!

'til next time.

Love and hugs,

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