Thursday, 27 May 2010

Review - Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish

Boots currently have a 3 for 2 mix and match offer on selected makeup lines, and I decided to buy a couple of new nail polishes from Rimmel's 60 Seconds range. Well, I was so impressed I went back today for 3 more!

L-R Rose Libertine, Grey Matter, Urban Princess, Sky High, Fast & Furious

I used Rose Libertine last night for this review.
RRP £3.49
What I liked: I didn't notice the brush feature with these polishes until I actually got it home and used it. The brush is a little shorter than average nail polish brushes, with finer bristles making a thicker brush. The end is tapered and rounded, making it an easier application for around your cuticles.
Let me first say.. I am TERRIBLE at applying nail polish.
 Exhibit A
This brush is fantastic! It makes the application SO easy, I was so pleased. A little light pressure spreads the bristles the perfect amount to coat your nail really easily. I've been staring at my nails all day in disbelief! Rose Libertine is a gorgeous colour.. a creamy, opaque peachy pink. Two coats gave a perfect finish with no streaking or bubbling at all. Plus, it's cheap as chips!

What I didn't like: Nothing?! They should have MORE SHADES!


Monday, 10 May 2010

Topshop Makeup Reviews

As I posted earlier, I bought a few items from the new Topshop makeup range.

Lip Polish in Melba

First up is the Lip Polish in Melba. I normally go for pale nude pinks and berry shades, but as I have so many i thought why not try something new?
What I liked: I really did like the colour once I tried it. I wasn't sure if it would sui me but I really liked it. I also liked that the colour was strong without being overpowering like a lipstick. I prefer things subtle and this was great. It also had a nice, non sticky consistency, and the packaging is very cute.
What I disliked: There isn't a whole lot there for £6, 3.5g, and although the packing is very nice, it's quite chunky considering how little there is in there. The mirror is a very cute touch,, but so tiny I could barely see 1 tooth in it, nevermind my lips!
Would I buy this product again: Yeah I think so, although if I found something similar for a lower price or better value for money I'd choose that instead. I have Sleek's Pout Polishes which are £3.99 for 10g, thought ATM they only have 3 shades.. I definitely loved the colour though.

Nails in Carry on Camping
Forgot to take a pic so you're having one from the site lol!
What I liked: I was excited for the colour of this nail polish...
What I disliked: AND WAS MASSIVELY DISAPPOINTED!!! It was like applying green water to my nails? So runny and one coat looked terrible! I applied too and it still wasn't opaque enough. For £5 I expected MUCH more.
Would I buy this product again? No I bloody well won't!

One coat..

Two coats
 It looks like flippin' peas! Bad times Topshop, bad times.

Eye Crayon in Midnight

What I liked: I loved the colour and the shimmer! I love navy hues, they look great with so many eye colours. I also loved how thick and pigmented this was, a light stroke gave a lot of product without it being difficult to work. Very easily to apply and blend, and great shimmer.
What I disliked: Nothing really?
Would I buy this product again? Definitely, I want to try the other shades!

Worn with Front Cover's Eye Spy Moon River as a base, Taffeta Blue over the lid, Black Ink on the outer corner, and the eye crayon on my upper lashes blended in.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Carrot & Coriander Soup

The other day I was in Asda in the fresh veg bit and noticed they had fresh veg soup mixes. The directions said you just needed to add stock. A 600g pack was £1 so I thought I;d give it a go :)

I decided to add a bit of chicken and brown rice to mine so make it a bit more substantial, and some mushrooms.

Uncle Ben's Wholegrain rice, Oxo chicken stock cubes, Mixed herbs, garlic, Asda Carrot & Coriander Soup mix, mushrooms, and 150g chicken fillet.

First I put the soup mixed, chopped chicken fillet, garlic and herbs and chopped mushrooms into a pan on a medium heat for 5 mins.

Then I added 1.5 litres of chicken stock and left it to simmer for 20mins.

Then I added the rice and turned the heat off, leaving it to stew through for 5 minutes.

Looks like I should have added either less rice or more stock, cause the rice absorbed it! More like a stew now.. but this made 5 portions which I worked out at approx 200 calories each, low fat and salt :-)


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