Skip to main content

Nail-Free Three~ July

Good day everybody! I hope you're all well, this is coming to you from the beautiful California that is my Dad's home!
(This picture was at like 9am, it's much sunnier, warmer and brighter now! Also this is not literally his house, this was taken out of a window)


Anyway, I want to introduce you to a new section of my blog which will hopefully be renewed every month :D 
It's for those of you who want to see some other beauty and general products (no nail products? How will I cope!?), and it may surprise you to know that I actually do like general make-up too! 
So my "Nail-Free Three" will include:
*My Top Three General Products
*My Top Three Make-Up Items
*My "I hate thee" Fail-Three

And so, it shall begin! Apologies for any fails on the design-front here, it is being written from my iPhone app right now!

I hate to end on a negative, so instead, I'm gonna start with them!

"I hate thee" Fail-Three

Item One- Insects! 
Or, more to say, their bites. Apparently, either I'm allergic, or three out of five of the bites (that I'm aware of) have been infected-what are the odds?

Item Two-Antibiotics!
Oh how these do hate me. The first ones the doctor gave me didn't work (to treat my insect bites), and one of them was still spreading like crazy. Those antibiotics also made me feel super sick-especially on a morning when I woke up and when I was about to go to bed. These antibiotics in the picture are good though, my bites seem to be healing (as seen in the photo of my hand!) which is good, and they don't seem to have any side-effects apart from a little bit of heartburn every now and again! So, yay!

Item Three-My Eyelashes/Eyelash Curlers

My eyelashes are either super stubborn, my curlers are crap or I'm not using them right. But whichever way it may be, my eyelashes just won't curl! I think I'll hunt down some tips, and if I find any I shall let you all know. But if you have any eyelash curling tips then you know what to do! Just leave them in the comments :)


And onto the positives! 

Top Three General Products!
Yay, fun time!

Item 1: The Body Shop's Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator
£9.00 from The Body Shop

It's so easy to use, it smells great, it's quite a cleansing kind of formula too, and it works a charm! All you have to do is dampen your face, rub the exfoliator into your skin really nicely, and rinse it off before cleansing, or scrub it off with a flannel soaked in warm water :) It's a nice formula, it's quite gel-like but does foam up nicely and contains little particles of a sand-like substance which does all of the exfoliating! It's great! :) 

Item Two: Batiste Dry Shampoo!
Approximately £1-£3 depending on where you buy and what size you buy
Dry Shampoo is a must-have for any trip away from home. It's a quick and easy hair-freshen up no matter if you're male or female, and helps your hair last that one day longer til wash day! And, more importantly, Batiste also do different scents! So your hair can smell of cherries, or coconut or whatever smell you choose all day! 

Item Three: Soap & Glory Foam Call Body Wash
£6.50 from Boots for 500ml bottle 
Not much to say here, it's a lovely smell, super foamy and soft and leaves my skin feeling lush. Definitely recommended.

And to finish up...

My Top Three Make-Up Products!
I tried to be good here, honestly, so I've picked a lip product, an eyeliner and a mascara!


Item One: Rimmel London Apocalips
£5.99 in Boots or Superdrug, £5.50 on Fragrence Direct
This shade is "Galaxy"
^Freshly applied, super shiny :)
I don't actually have much to say about this apart from wow.
Wow, wow, wow.
This is amazing. I was kind of reluctant to buy it at first, simply because it's kind of a lipgloss, and I'm not fond of them.
But after looking at some reviews and talking to some friends who own the product, I went for it. And I'm so glad I did. It went against all of the reasons I dislike lipglosses-it's not sticky, it lasts for ages, it's just great! 

Item Two: GOSH Velvet Touch Eyeliners
£4.99 from Superdrug stores

These eyeliners are great. I bought them cause they were on special for 2 for £8 or something along those lines, and wow, I am so glad I did! They're great, easy to apply, and last for ages. Definitely worth the £5 that's asked for :)

Item 3: Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara 


£7.99 in Boots & Superdrug stores

Well, let's go simple, it's a great mascara. No clumps. Nice lash separation. Good length. Good volume. Strengthens lashes so they're unlikely to fall out making them grow long :) It's just great!

So, some pics for you!
On my eyes I'm wearing GOSH eyeliner mentioned above in "Purple Stain" and 2 coats of Rimmel's Lash Accelerator Endless mascara.
And on my lips I have the Apocalips (Galaxy) :)



Hope you enjoyed this post and it's helped you in any buying decisions! If you've had any good/bad experiences with any products then leave a comment below, and if you have any top 3 products that I could try out for next month, I'd love to hear those too! 
Bye for now! 
Xxx

Comments

  1. I heat my eyelash curlers up a little bit using my hair dryer? Sounds mad but it makes the curl last longer I swear!

    Laura

    xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I reckon I'd burn myself hahaha, but I'll give it a go, thank you :)
      Xx

      Delete

Post a Comment

I read and reply to every single comment, so make sure you leave one! (No verification needed)

Popular posts from this blog

Your Guide to Barry M Gelly's!

Finally, the time has come for the ever-promised "Barry M Gelly Polishes Review & Swatch" Post! YAY! Now, now, settle down, settle down, and prepare yourself for an image-heavy post!

Okay, so that picture isn't too great. But there's the colours that between us (Me and Rhian) have in the Gelly range. We're only missing "Grapefruit" I think...

Swatch Watch: OPI 'Sprung'

Greetings!

Wooo time got away from me for a couple of weeks. Has it really been so long already? My apologies to any of you who have been eagerly waiting for new swatches (I know I have)! To make it up to you I've got a swatch for you today which, in my opinion, is pretty "in season" right now. I'm talking about the Rose Gold trend that's been going on for a year or two now - who would of known it would become so popular?

Today's nail polish is: OPI 'Sprung'. It sounds like it should be a spring green kinda colour... but nope! This polish is a beautiful rose-gold kind of colour with a perfect amount of shimmer to be classy and sophisticated. Don't believe me? Here it is!



Fact File:
Brand: OPI
Polish Name: Sprung
# of coats: 3 + (applies quite thin)
Finishing Texture: Smooth, shimmer
Cost: £3.10 at the time of writing, on tnbl.co.uk



So I paired this polish with this gel-finish dotty topcoat... thing. That sadly, has no name, and was bought by my roommate…

Avril "Mille et une nuits" #32*

*This post contains an item sent to me in exchange for an honest review. Here it is a nail polish by Avril, called "Mille et une nuits" - No32.

Hello folks!

How are you all doing? How am I doing? Where am I? Who am I? So many questions...

To answer a few... I hope you are doing fine.
Yes, I am fine thank you.
I am in England, once again. For a long while this time.
I am Rachel, as always. And I have been missing from the blogging world for a couple of months.

The past 2 weeks I have spent job-searching (with success, yay!), catching up on Suits, and binge-watching Scandal. I want you all to go and do some homework and watch Scandal so I have somebody to talk to about it. Seriously.


Anyway, a few months ago I was lucky enough to be contacted by Avril - a french beauty brand which pride themselves on not testing on animals, and ensuring any of the ingredients used are also not tested on our furry friends. I highly respect this, and think that all companies should follow their …