Saturday, 20 June 2015

Mont Bleu Product Review

I have for you today another review of the great products available from Mont Bleu.

If you have seen my previous posts on these products, you have already hear me gush about their amazing glass nail files, and I jumped at the chance to review some more of these and some another products too.

Here is a wee couple of group pictures of the products I received and then I will take you through them one at a time.

This is the products as you receive them.

And this is them removed from any packaging.

This item is called a foot scraper and as expected is used for buffing any hard skin that may develop, on your feet and even hands I suppose.  It is really heavy and durable feeling and easily washed after use.

The below item is your standard small variety nail clipper but with the amazing addition of some Swarovski to decorate it.  This make the item very pretty to look at, and also as the handle turns in when you use (as per any nail clippers) the crystals stay out of harms way.  I do love little nail clippers as my nails grow quite quickly - which can be a blessing and a curse - so I normally trim them down with clippers before filing them into shape.  I felt these clippers gave a nice clean cut without snagging the nail.

And a close up to show you the sparkles....

I then have a little pair of nail scissors, which can be used in the same way as the clippers for tripping down length.

Again, these are decorated with pretty little Swarovski crystals to give it a little sparkle and make them stand out from any old scissors.  Again, I experienced no issues when using these to cut my nails.

And of course, a package from Mont Bleu would not be complete without nail files.  These ones are one of the Waterfall designs and are purple and pink, as you can see, and have complimenting Swarovski crytals to match the waterfall colouring.

And last but certainly not least, I have a stunning pair of earings.

You may or may not recognise the very same earings from my first Mont Bleu post and I had dearly loved that pair since then, but I sadly lost one at a recent night out and desperately needed to replace them with an identical pair.  I just love these little crystal studs so much, the are like multichrome earnings!

Thanks for looking as always and all of the above items and many more great products can be purchased on the official Mont Bleu site.

The products in this post were sent to me for review.

Friday, 19 June 2015

a-england The Blessed Damozel (and another explanation)

I feel this is a bit of a deja-vu post as I am starting again with an apology for another absence, I really can't force myself to go through another long explanation again, and I'm sure you don't want to hear it all but long story short, just over a month ago I had to get my boy cat, Lestat, put to sleep as his kidneys were failing too, the exact same as his sister 4 months before him.  So you can probably understand my head has not been with it at all, but I am slowly and surely trying to get back to doing 'normal' things I used to enjoy doing, this site being one of them.

So I decided to show you today one of the newer a-england polishes, this one is The Blessed Damozel and is a further addition to the Heavely Quotes polishes.

The Blessed Damozel is a deep violet metallic polish with a velvety finish.  This is a very pigmented polish, the below swatch is 1 coat of the Knight, 2 of the polish and 1 of the Shield, but I have worn this polish on a few occasions and you can very easily get away with just one coat.

I had seen it be asked how similar this was to Avalon but except from the fact they are a polish in the purple family and both made by a-england, the similarities end there (unless you count both of them being stunning as a similarity too)

I have done a wee comparison picture for you below, this is 1 coat of the Knight, 2 of each polish and 1 of the Shield.

Thanks for looking and an extra thank you for sticking with me through my erratic-ness...

a-englands can be bought on the official a-england site, if you are in the UK, and if not, a-englands can be purchased from Llarowe or visit here for a full list of international stockists

Some products in this post were sent to me for review.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

ILNP Blue Steel and Exodus

I have today to show you not just one, but two pretty blue polishes, both come from the ILNP brand.

Blue Steel is the first polish I am showing you and it is a lovely little light blue holo - and even if it wasn't so pretty, I just love the Zoolander referenced name.  This polish applies like a dream and blinds a little in the sunlight, just like a good holo should, ha.  Unfortunately, I did not get any proper sunshine to show you so you will just have to do with artificial sun-light.

This is one coat of the Knight and 2 of the polish.

I then added a little stripe down the middle with ILNP Exodus which is a dark blue polish with a blue shimmer running throughout.  I am not too tidy with my freehanding so I used my trusty Andrea Fullerton Dot and Flick in black to block the line off.    This is 2 swipes of Exodus and then one of the Shield to top it all off.

I was quite happy with how this turned out and I hope you like it too.  Unfortunately I bought both of these polishes a good which back in some kind of retirement sale if I remember correctly, so I don't think they are available and longer, but many more are on the official site, including something very magical sounding - and looking - called a holographic ultra chrome flakie!!  ;)

Thanks for looking and hopefully be back again soon <3

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Cadillacquer Cap'n Cook, Pink Teddy Bear and Dollish Polish Welcome to Rapture

I'm back with my first post, and hope its been worth the wait ;)  I was going to come back with the newest a-england I own, as I have already worn that pretty twice since receiving it, but silly me left it in my drawer in work, ask had taken it in to do my nails for a night out.

So I decided to show you another purple concoction to make up for not showing you the purple a-england.

Just a quick note that most of the polishes I will be showing you over the coming weeks/months may be no longer available, or were newish when I bought them but no longer are since so much time has passed.  But that doesn't make them any less worthy of a good show off :)

First, I start with Cadillacquer Cap'n Cook which is a subtle purple holo with a subtle shimmer too.  This is 1 coat of the Knight and 2 of the polish.

I then done my usual go to design when I want to jazz a polish up and I put 2 coats of Pink Teddy Bear - which is a black based subtle holo with an awesome pink shimmer - in a diagonal over Cap'n Cook.

Lastly, I topped the above with 1 coat of Dollish Polish Welcome to Rapture which is a great clear based multi coloured glitter topper and 1 coat of the Knight to seal it all in.

Well I hope this was a good post to pick to come back with.  I got a whole lot of swatching done this weekend but the posts will not be on any kind of regular basis yet unfortunately, but at the same time, I will try not to leave it too long.

I think these polishes were bought from a mixture of official sites and ebay (not for any crazy prices mind you) but my memory is a tad fuzzy on exactly what was bought from where as they have been on my shelf a while.  Unfortunately Cadillacquer is not able to ship internationally anymore *sob* but you can check here for a list of stockists.  For Dollish Polishes, please visit the official site where you can buy from, and it also has a list of stockist if you'd rather.

Thanks for looking and I also want to thank you all for your understanding and support of my last post <3 <3