Saturday, November 23, 2013

BEAUTY // LATELY

So sorry for my long absence! I have been so busy, actually the word busy does not describe well enough how I've been. So many exams and assignments - I even feel guilty now for being on my blog, haha. I can't wait until Monday when everything will be handed in, then I'll be able to take tons of outfit  photos and such. Last Thursday I also headed to London for the Stylight party and had a great time with fellow bloggers Amy, Kavita, Camilla and Kayla, besides I got to talk to the people behind Stylight which was super nice.
I am really not a big beauty person, my knowledge about this stuff is rather limited but obviously I do use beauty products all the time so I thought I could show you some of my latest additions, the selected few that I really liked! I received the Barry M Pink Princess nail polish from their Royal Textured Glitter Collection in my AX Paris goodiebag a while back, and I really do feel like a princess when I'm wearing this color. I am a big fan of Barry M as they have quite a diverse range of nail polish while all at very affordable prices. I already have 3 products from their Gelly Hi Shine range and this one in Plum has been the latest addition. They really do look super shiny, and the application is very easy. Probably the BEST product I have acquired of all time is the Seche Vite top coat, which my housemate Rosie suggested. It's quite expensive (you're looking at about 10£) but I got mine on Amazon for way cheaper. I really am not exaggerating when I say this top coat saves my nails every day. Remember the times when you wake up in the morning with bedsheet texture on your nails? This top coat dries your nail polish so fast that this has never happened since. It also makes my nails look very glossy and a lot of people have been asking me recently if I get my nails done at a salon. I was wondering whether you'd be interested in a separate post about this product - such as my nails with and without it? I really do recommend it highly, and I have also noticed that at all the blogger events I go to,whenever they have a nail bar, the professional manicurists use this product too.
Because I tend to be really mean to my nails/fingers when I'm stressed (embarrassing but true), I recently bought the Palmers hand cream which is the perfect size to take with me in my bag so that I can apply it on my hands all day. I'm sure you've all heard of Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover, and this is old news but I was quite curious so I finally got it too. It is a good product, don't get me wrong, but it does not remove your nail polish in 1 second as it states on the packaging. Perhaps I just have way too many layers of nail polish on, but I do have to swirl my fingers in the product for about 3-4 seconds until they're clean. Nevertheless, this product proves to be useful and quite handy - plus it smells better than normal nail polish removers. The last product is Palmer's Natural Bronze body lotion. I really love this brand and this product did not disappoint me! It does make my skin look more tan and it does it gradually, so there is no fuss about tan lines or anything as it is a body lotion. The only downside is that it does have a slight fake tan smell, but it does not bother me as I don't use very much of it anyway. Now I'm off to the library, have a nice weekend! ♥

PS. I'm sure you've all heard about the tragic accident that happened in Latvia on Thursday. The roof of a supermarket collapsed onto the people during the busiest hour at the store - 51 people have died (including firefighters trying to save the people that were trapped) and lots are in the hospital. I even followed a guy on twitter who was updating during the day, as he wrote that he still hasn't heard about his mum and he is really afraid. In the evening I refreshed his page and he said he finally received tragic news about her :( I donated some money to the official fund and I thought I would share the link if you would like to donate as well. It's a page in latvian but you can use google translate. In the dropdown menu choose "Ar norēķinu karti" as the other options are Latvian bank cards. 

10 comments:

  1. Nice to see a post after sometime :) nice one :)

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  2. i love textured nail polishes so much! you should try the zoya pixie polishes. they work amazingly and stay on for a week+ without chipping! xx

    amygg.blogspot.com/

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  3. Nelietoju roku krēmus, bet šķiet ka būtu īstais laiks sākt lietot, hehe. Noteikti izmēģināšu Palmer's.

    Patiesībā, policija neatklāj patieso bojāgājušo apjomu. :(

    http://happinessvictim.blogspot.com
    x

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  4. I love Palmer's lotions but I didn't know they had a tanning lotion! I'll definitely try that out. I really trust their products, they smell so good!

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

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  5. I don't know these products but they look interesting :)

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  6. loving this post!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog
    xo

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  7. i'm going to try palmers!

    lots of love ♥
    Clarissa
    http://www.glamorousvision.blogspot.nl/

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  8. I don't know if you are going to find this useful but put your hands into cold water after you apply nail polish onto your nails - it get's dry within a few seconds!
    and I feel so sorry for the guy who lost his mother... poor Latvian people :( x

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