Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Radioactive Unicorn Poof!, I'm Gone!


Oh, how I wish I had gotten to full on grips with my camera before I got to this polish. This is 'Poof! I'm Gone!' from Radioactive Unicorn and my gawd is it amazing but I failed to capture just how amazing it really is. I have been admiring Radioactive Unicorn on Instagram for a while now and I finally managed to get this one polish from them but every single polish they sell is beautiful and sparkly, vegan friendly and 5 free! Their mission statement is amazing too:

'Radioactive Unicorn is not designed for the normal nail polish users, this shit right here if for the strange, the whimsical, the misunderstood, the black sheep, the tattooed babe, the retro doll, the goth, the witch, the freaks and the people who downright love being themselves. this is for you,... this is for US.

this is a movement, this is a statement, this is a feeling, this is for the love of being different.'


The polish is made up of mostly blue glitters with some purple glitters thrown in and gives an awesome effect, which again, I failed to capture but believe me, it's there. Seriously, pop over to their Instagram account and check out some of their pourn videos.

I applied one coat normally and then sponged on the second coat, it dried quickly to a gritty texture. It is topcoat thirsty, it took 2 coats of Seche to get it lovely and smooth but the Seche really brings out the sparkles. 

Am I gushing about this polish? I feel like I'm gushing! It deserves gushing though, I hope to own more in the future. This one is sold out but they have loads of other lovelies available, all are just as sparkly and are £6.95 each. Go check them out now.

:)x






Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Ghostbusters Limited Edition Loot Crate


I will always love Ghostbusters. It's one of my all time favourites and I still want to be a Ghostbuster to this day, so you know full well when Loot Crate announced a Ghostbusters crate that I had to buy it! I just had to! There was no doubt about it, it had to be mine! Oh, and there's no controversy here, I haven't seen the new movie but I do intend to watch it and I intend to enjoy it. A Ghostbuster is a Ghostbuster and if the OG team are cool with it, then so am I.

Moving on to the awesomeness that is this crate! The limited edition crates are more expensive, yes but they are worth it. I set aside the money for customs charges just in case, because it was over the £15 threshold but, just like the Aliens LE Crate, this one was delivered by Hermes, so no customs charges, yaaaaay!

Monday, 25 July 2016

Colors By Llarowe Be Bold In Blue (MS Charity Polish)


This absolute stunner is Colors By Llarowe 'Be Bold In Blue'. I have been dying to get round to this polish because I bought it from Rainbow Connection at the end of April and it is one of their charity polishes. This one supports Multiple Sclerosis and you know I had to get this! It's pretty special! Oh, and bonus, it's still available, with £8 of the proceeds of each sale going to the MS Trust to help provide specialist services for those who have MS in the UK.


Be Bold in Blue is a beautiful blue holo and has a fantastic formula. It applied fantastically and looked great in just 2 coats, then I added a coat of Seche. 


It was super easy to clean up and easy to remove and bonus, no staining. I adore this polish and it is fantastic that so much of each sale goes to the MS Trust. MS Trust hold a big place for me because without their free information, I could have spiralled when I was first diagnosed, and today could have been very different for me and those around me. If you fancy a new, beautiful polish, please consider buying Be Bold in Blue from Rainbow Connection. Your purchase could help someone just like me receive the information that could help them at the beginning of their MS journey!
So if you fancy a new blue polish and can afford £9.50, then please buy this beaut here.

Don't forget to check out the full charity polish section on Rainbow Connection, there are some gorgeous polishes there with proceeds going to some great causes.

:)x


Friday, 22 July 2016

Zen Luxuries Coconut and Apple Crunch Bath Bombs


I've been avoiding the blog this week, mostly because it's hot as balls here right now and I have no motivation but also because I'm still in crisis over the whole 'meds or no meds' thing and also because when I went to my local GP Surgery to get my bloods taken, turns out I came home with a little surprise and woke up with someone else's lurg in me and to be honest, because I have been trying so hard to get my desk pile done, the blog has been feeling like a little bit of a chore lately, I even considered shutting it down, then I stopped being silly and remembered what it had helped me through in 4 years and then I remembered that on July 16th, it had actually been 4 years since my first hello and then I realised that I had once again missed my blogiversary and it made me a little sad. I needed a little pick me up.

So, what better to post about today than bath bombs? These two lovelies are from a relatively new indie in my local area called Zen Luxuries. They are based in Wiltshire and it is run by an awesome guy that I not only went to college with, but we also ended up at the same place of employment a few years later. It don't have make you old trying to think about how long you have known someone, 14 years! 14 Years! That is how long we have known each other. Rest assured though, I bought these products with actual monies and all of the opinions expressed are my own, honest opinions. They don't currently have a web store, but you can email them at Info@zenluxuries.co.uk to see if they can deliver to you at the moment, do keep an eye on them as their web store will be happening in the near future.

Off topic slightly, I have been trying to get used to using my DSLR, which is amazing but sooooo confusing compared to my old bridge camera, there are so many buttons and settings and some of them I know about but then lots of them are new to me, so photos might be a little weird for a while until I can get used to it. Anyone got any tips? I know about ISO, luckily that was on my old camera but after that I'm pretty much stumped on everything else. I do love the miniature effect on it, got some great photos of a pigeon walking around the empty lot out back with that one, not that I spend my time weirdly watching pigeons or anything, I mean, I have a lot of time on my hands and I try to fill it with whatever I can but you know..........

Ok, Ok, I think that's enough of my babbling for today, lets get back to these lovelies.


First up is the Coconut Bath Bomb! In it's packaging, the fragrance on this one was nice but very strong, I did worry that it might be a little overpowering, but once in the water, it settled to a soft, almost sweet, coconutty scent.

It was a sinker but a fast fizzer and built up a white foam on the surface of the water. I live in a really hard water area and you can definitely tell in the bath but when using this bath bomb, it is the closest to soft water that I have felt in a very long time. My skin and hair felt really soft and hydrated afterwards. 

It could do with a little sparkle though, dontchathink? I know glitter in bath bombs isn't to everyone's taste and I know that I say a this for nearly every bath bomb that I try that doesn't have it but just a really pretty, subtle shimmer in this one would be good. Sorry about the weird photo angle, cameras, eh? *tut*


The second one is the Apple Crunch bath bomb and this was the one I was looking forward to the most, so I bought two of these because I love apple scents. In the packaging, the fragrance on this one had a great throw, I could smell it from across the room but it wasn't overly strong, it was a refreshing scent with a little bit of sweetness. In the water it was a lovely crisp scent which maintained that sweetness through my entire bath and because of this, I think it would make a great morning pick-me-up bath.

This one was a surface dweller and a fast fizzer which turned the bath water a beautiful apple green.

Both of these contain almond oil which is fast becoming a favourite of mine in bath products because it leaves my skin feeling fantastic. their prices are competitive and even better, in August, they are releasing a Pokeball bath bomb, which I am on like Pokemon! Geddit? Geddit? Should I just leave? Ok! I might just finish this post first and then I will go and think about what I have done. ┐(‘~`;)┌

Where can you find Zen Luxuries?  Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Mention that I sent you if you go on to buy anything from them, make me look good internet friends (◠‿◠)

Have an awesome weekend you beautiful peoples!

:)x


Monday, 18 July 2016

Barry M Coconut Infusion Sunkissed, Flamingo and Laguna


These 3 Barry M Coconut Infusion polishes were part of my birthday presents back in April, I'm getting through them, slowly but surely.

In case you haven't heard of the Coconut Infusion range, here is what it says on the Barry M website:

'Barry M Coconut Infusion is an entirely new and innovative Nail Paint formulation. Its unique, caring blend of Coconut Water and Coconut Oil gently hydrates and nourishes nails while delivering a beautifully smooth, gel-like glossy manicure. Enriched with anti-oxidizing properties, the strengthening benefits of patented Hexanal and Vitamins B & C, nails will be repaired and replenished, resulting in a brighter, healthier looking, long lasting finish. Its exclusive High Reflective Resin System offers lustrous shine, fluid coverage and amazing depth of colour.'

I can't really comment on the enriching properties of these because I didn't really notice any difference but they do all have great colour with fab shine and they all have the newer flat and curved Barry M brush which I love, it's awesome for get right near the cuticle and covering the nail in fewer strokes.

Sunkissed

Sunkissed is a tan nude, it is a 2 coater and dried very quickly. I also used 1 coat of Seche.


This is a lovely nude polish but I feel like it might be a little too dark for my skin tone, it would be better suited to those with olive skin or those who are tanned.

Flamingo

Flamingo is a gorgeous coral peach. It's perfect in 2 coats and dried very quickly. I also added 1 coat of Seche.


I adore this colour and it's perfect for the summer.

Laguna

Last but definitely not least is Laguna, a cornflower blue. This is 2 coats, which dried fast and I also added a coat of Seche.


This blue is an absolute beaut and would have normally been my favourite, had it not been for Flamingo.

All of the polish have a fantastic, creamy formula and apply beautifully, becoming opaque in 2 thin coats. They all dry quickly and to a lovely shiny finish but I do like to add a coat of Seche just for wear purposes. They advise to wear an basecoat with these which I thought was weird because surely the coconutty formula needs to touch the actual nail to do good, but I wore a base of OPI Nail Envy and as I said, I didn't notice any difference but that definitely doesn't mean there wasn't any.

These are £4.99 each and there are 6 other shades on top of these 3 to choose from.

:)x