I own and have owned many opi lacquers and this one Is the hardest wearing!. I find 2 coats Is perfect coverage and the colour is a stunning turquoise my fave colour and a bit brighter than nicki minaj's fly which chips much quicker. I have worn teal the cows come home for 2 weeks now had to give it another coat and a top coat to cover nail base growth but it hadn't chipped one bit and I'm a mum of 2 so always busy with my hands!. This is a must have if you love your blue shades.
The only lipstick I have ever got to the end of! It really does suit my colouring I always thought it was best to go for nudes but they seemed to wash the colour out of me. I got this on offer for £3.99 so if didn't suit wasn't a big deal. But the colour is gorgeous and with a neutral toned eye I add this. Makes my lips look fuller and lasts at least till lunchtime ( I put it on at 6 am). A really good find and also found a nude called birthday suit which I have finally found to suit me.
Primer/ Corrector -Rimmel - Fix & Perfect Pro Primer 002
Miltonh81 10/14/2012 2:15:00 PM
Best primer I have used and only £6.99!. I have very enlarged pores on my cheeks and although this doesn't smooth them completely ( I never expect anything to)it certainly does lessen them so my make up doesn't sink into them!. I love the velvety texture ad finish of this and it holds my make up till I take it off. It's thanks to reading reviews on here that I finally found this fantastic primer many thanks to all the reviews they really help.
A really good find for me. I have very enlarged pores on my cheeks which to be honest nothing could fix them and I've Come to accept the fact, but they certainly get very oily along with the rest of my face. At first I hated this it wouldn't sink in and was impossible to apply my bare minerals, then I studied how to apply properly and I had been using a moisturiser afterwards so I became more Oilier. So after stopping my moisturiser this really has worked yes it seems strange at first quite sticky and not the best smelling! But when I checked my make up at lunchtime my skin was still flawless with no oily shine at all which is a miracle for me. This really does help my excessive oil production and with that comes less spots. The dispenser isn't the best on a negative note quite flimsy and you have to be careful to only half pump. But I would recommend giving this a try especially if you have enlarged pores and oily skin.
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals Foundation #2
Miltonh81 10/14/2012 7:04:00 AM
This is the best foundation I have ever bought and after trying drugstore brands to stop spending so much I won't ever stop buying this from now on. I have incredibly oily skin liquids barely last an hour on me. I first tried this in a sample kit and chose the wrong shade which was light and made me look orange. But my second purchase of medium was perfect to suit my pinker tones. I use a primer first looks and lasts much better. 2 layers gives enough cover to my open pores and covers any spots perfectly. A dusting of mineral veil leaves my skin flawless (highly recommend the new ready veil!). I highly recommend this for oily skin just get a good mattifying primer it makes all the difference I also wear the matte to but go a shade lighter( fairly light for me).
As with pretty much every drugstore foundation I have ever bought this turned me orange and sunk into my pores!. I have tried so many I have a medium skin tone medium to medium beige in bare minerals (which I do love just expensive to replenish) that's why I have been trying drugstore brands and this looked great colour in the bottle but was fooled again!. It went on evenly and my skin looked flawless (for an hour) then checked in the mirror it was patchy had sunk in my pores and had oxidised badly. I thought as years have gone by they would have improved the shades. I've given up with them now rather spend extra on my bare minerals and be flawless and even toned all day.
I've been trying out quite a few drug store brands recently to try and replace my fave the balm two timer mascara which is getting expensive and hard to find in the uk. This mascara has been the worst so far. I have just shortish black lashes which are straight. This gives absolutely no length or curl its wet and sticky and just clumps my lashes together I've tried to use it 5 times now and just given up. The best drugstore find so far is soap and glory thick and fast mascara from boots but nothing has matched up to the balm yet will keep on trying.
I really hate the wear of all the nails inc polishes I used to own! But the Kensington top coat and base coat are simply the best you can buy. I use both with my opi lacquers(best in my opinion) the base prevents any staining and I use blues and dark shades. And the top coat is amazing goes on smoothly with no bubbling and nails are ready to use completely within ten mins and touch dry after a couple I buy a duo set for around £12 so great value to.
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Big&Healthy Lip Polish - Sugar
Miltonh81 9/11/2012 3:44:00 PM
So expensive for. Lip gloss £18!!! But oh my god I'd pay it over and over! I love the buxom lip glosses and this is my fave Dolly runs it a close second!. I love the taste of these and you can feel the cool tingling sensation instantly. Sugar Is a lovely nude colour and I love to wear it over any nude lipstick to give my lips true pout!. After it wears off I do find that the colour left behind stays on pretty much all day. These glosses are incredibly addictive worth the price for the enjoyment of wearing them.
Eyeliner -Laura Geller - I-Care Waterproof Eyeliner
Miltonh81 9/11/2012 3:28:00 PM
I bought 4 colours in a quad set from QVC UK for £23 so at less than £6 each they turned out to be bargains, I have the black, navy,teal and eggplant and love them all, I apply black to my inner rim at 5am every day and I am not joking it is still all there at 7 pm when I come to cleanse!. The other 3 colours I use to line my upper and lower lines, the teal is my fave, I have dark brown eyes and this makes them pop!, I also use the smudgers to create a stay put eyeshadow. They are excellent and repeat purchases for me I've paid more in boots for poorer results.
The brush head is the biggest I've ever used! Was so or worried i would poke my eyes but actually it does get into every lash, it's the best black I've ever used blackest black. I dropped a lippy because for the price (£10 in boots) It doesn't do anymore than my £5 2000 calorie mascara I still need 2 coats to see a difference and it wasn't very curling, I did love the fact my lashes looked so black even once dried and it didn't flake all day, I would buy again when they have there make up offers on again to go with the smoulder kohl.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make a matching body lotion to this!. The maple syrup pancake fragrance is Devine and even more importantly this scrub does the job!. I use this once a week religiously all over and you are left with smooth gorgeous smelling skin, the scrubby bits are just enough without being to harsh and my pot lasts me a couple of months for £9 I'm chuffed to bits with this.
Lotions/ Creams -Soap and Glory - The Righteous Butter
Miltonh81 9/11/2012 3:11:00 PM
I buy this from boots for £10 and they do loads of 3 for 2 deals So you can really try out the fantastic range if you want to highly highly recommend the breakfast scrub!. Anyway back to this gorgeous butter this is for a 500ml pump version, it is so moisturising and leaves no greasy feeling and you can get dressed easily within 5 mins, the smell is sweet but not sickly and applying all over every night lasts me around 3 to 4 months so the price is a bargain to me spent much more on inferior butters!.
I love this brow marker, I have decent eyebrows just got little gaps that need filling in. I use the dak brown and it's a perfect match it draws a good neat line and stays put all day. It does cost about £16 every time but I feel it's worth it,your brows really do frame your face.
Pressed Powders -Bare Escentuals - READY SPF 15 Touch Up Veil
Miltonh81 9/9/2012 1:25:00 PM
I nearly gave this 1 lippy the first time I used it, but that was because I used it over another foundation and they just didn't go together ended up with dry flakey skin and I'm very oily really!. Next day I gave it another go with my loose are minerals and I've worn it all day now and my skin still looks flawless and shine free!. So now I know what suits me I love it!. The Compact is really well made and the large mirror is a huge plus point. We haven't had the ready foundation bought out in England yet so if that is as good I can't wait to try it!