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Nailing It: Nailberry Young & Fabulous / Grosielle Review and Swatches

As with lipstick, I tend to stay on the dark side with my nail polish, year-round. Here’s a peek of my polish collection – as you can see it’s mainly greys, blues, deep wine, purples……. https://instagram.com/p/zSL1FVr_h2/?taken-by=wonderlustinglynda   Every once in a while though, I fancy something bright and pretty. And so into my nail life twirled these two shades from Nailberry. Nailberry is a 4-free (made without formaldehyde, … Continue reading Nailing It: Nailberry Young & Fabulous / Grosielle Review and Swatches

Just Another Mani Monday: HJ Manicure Subzero and Purple Paradise (5-free)

His Royal Purpleness, my beloved Prince, wrote Manic Monday for The Bangles, so it’s only fitting that I wear a purple polish in my first Mani Monday post n’est pas? Yes tenuous link but let’s swiftly move on. PURPLE PARADISE, HJ MANICURE This ornamental cabbage was my single favourite flower last year. It lasted for months and the petals changed from this bright magenta purple to … Continue reading Just Another Mani Monday: HJ Manicure Subzero and Purple Paradise (5-free)

Gloss D'Armani Lipgloss in Beige 103 replaced with Ilia Lipgloss in The Butterfly and I

Fullies – New Makeup from Josie Maran, Ilia, Eye of Horus

As you know, I finally finished some makeup items – hurrah! Below are the fullies I replaced the empties with. All are products I’m trying for the first time so I’ll report back in due course: Josie Moran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation I bought this in Sephora on my last USA trip. I don’t like heavy foundation so the thought of a serum with nourishing argan … Continue reading Fullies – New Makeup from Josie Maran, Ilia, Eye of Horus

Makeup empties

Makeup Empties from Becca, Chanel, Daniel Sandler, Ellis Faas, Giorgio Armani, Mavala

One of the great satisfactions during my 3-month spending ban, which i successfully completed *proud face* was using up products. For the first time in who knows how long I actually had makeup empties! Makeup empties, left to right: Daniel Sandler Camo Cover: I bought this for around £3 in Harrods during the bargaintastic Christmas sale. When I first used it during the winter, it was quite … Continue reading Makeup Empties from Becca, Chanel, Daniel Sandler, Ellis Faas, Giorgio Armani, Mavala

HJ Manicure nail polish range

Nailing It: HJ Manicure (5-free) nail polish

A brand new vegan and 5-free nail company on the block is HJ Manicure. The London-based company is founded by the beautiful Helen, a model and session manicurist, who’s worked with nails for 13 years and knows her nail stuff. The edited collection of colours is a sophisticated palette of 16 shades covering most bases with nudes, pastels, brights, and the classic red and rouge noire-ish. Continue reading Nailing It: HJ Manicure (5-free) nail polish

The Lacquer Lab Marrakech Collection,

Nailing It: The Lacquer Lab (5-free)

A new nail brand discovery today.  The Lacquer Lab is a hot new, London-based nail polish company producing fashion-led colours that are “5 toxin-free” (no Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor) and not tested on animals. The nail lacquer colours are hand-blended meaning you won’t find the same elsewhere and being boutique can respond quickly to trends. The brand screams sophisticated sass, which I like. A lot. The ‘City’ series is a … Continue reading Nailing It: The Lacquer Lab (5-free)