Monday, 28 April 2014

May Photo a Day Challenge

Hi Guys, how was everyone's April?
After a successful April Photo a day, I thought I would share a new May photo a day!
Feel free to join and use the hash tags #mayphotoaday and #pinkparadisebeauty please see the details of each day below, remember use your imagination, you don't have to follow my suggestions just have fun!
Happy Snapping!

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   Share your photos everyday in May via Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter using the hash tag #mayphotoaday & #pinkparadisebeauty so we can all share our photo a day and see each others.
1. Dream - What are you dreaming of your passion, something you've always wanted to do?
2. Lipstick or Lipgloss -What's your fave?
3. Nail Love - What Nail colour/product are you loving right now?
4. Vacation - Where are you going/been/dream of going too?
5. I feel.... - What do you feel right now?
6. Movie - What movie have you been to see/love?
7. Show us your Morning Skincare Routine
8. Neon - Show us something Neon
9. I love...... - What do you love right now?
10. Flowers - What are your favourite flowers? or do you have any in your house at the moment take a pic!
11. BFF - Who's your Best Friend Forever!
12. OOTD - Outfit of the Day
13. Favourite Animal?
14. Décor - Show us something that you love in your house or how you lay something out or what are you lusting after?
15. What's on? - What are you watching right now?
16. Favourite App?
17. Instahaul - Show us what you have bought recently?
18. Healthy - What are you doing/eating/loving that's healthy?
19. Workout - What's your favourite way to workout?
20. Smile - What makes you smile or show us your smile!
21. Clothes Shop - What is your go to Clothes shop?
22. I Wish.... - What do you wish for?
23. Dream - What do you dream about a lot?
24. Favourite Car Music - Song/Radio or go to song you always listen too?
25. NOTD - Nail of the Day
26. - Breakfast - What did you have for breakfast or what is your favourite breakfast?
27. Book - What are you currently reading or would like to read?
28. Nostalgia - What good memories/smells/things make you remember when you were younger?
29. Birthday - When's your birthday or what's on your wish list for your birthday?
30. Restaurant - What's your favourite place to eat or takeout?
31. Celebrity - What celebrity style do you love?

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Nail of the Day - Festival Nails featuring Barry M & Models Own

The Festival season has arrived which means the weather (hopefully) gets hotter here in the UK!
I've been really enjoying watching all the highlights from this years Coachella, which inspired me to rock some Festival Nails!
What's your favourite Festival Nail Combination??

Barry M Gelly in Greenberry & Models Own in Ibiza Mix

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush Review & Photo's

While watching Pixywoo on YouTube I discovered Nic had a new brush she was using from the Real Techniques Collection Nic & Sam created, it looked interesting as I always struggle to apply winged liner and end up with a wonky wing! Do any of you guys have that problem??
So here's my thoughts on the Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush.
This retails for £5.99 which is a great affordable price for a premium drugstore make-up brush.
The brush is nicely packaged with an informative description and link to their website for a tutorial on how to use the brush. The brush itself is in uniform with all the other Real Techniques brushes with the coloured handle and black top, the handle is really thin but easy to hold as it is long.
I tested this brush in comparison to my Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush to see how they both applied. I used a gel liner with this brush and on first use of the silicone brush it felt quite stiff but it gave a nice precise line, personally I sometimes don't have a steady hand when it comes to eyeliner application, so it took me some time to get used to this brush and practise with it as it is so different to the Bobbi Brown one.
Overall Thoughts
Although I am a big fan of the Real Techniques brushes for me personally I still need some time to get used to this type of brush and a bit more practise. I can say that this silicone brush does give a nice thin precise line and is great for doing the feline flick, I think the gel liner wasn't working for me and I think a liquid liner would work better with this particular brush.
Overall I would stick to the Bobbi Brown fine eye liner brush for lining the lash line and use the Real Techniques Silicone liner brush for a feline flick or if I want to draw a very fine line.
I award the Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush a 3.5 out of 5
Have you tried this brush, let me know your thoughts in the comments below?

Thursday, 10 April 2014

NYX Butter Gloss Review, Swatches & Photos

I was really intrigued by the hype of NYX Cosmetics current offering so I was excited to finally get my hands on these Butter Glosses! Here's my thoughts.
These are a steal at £5, I think this is a great price for such a premium formula product.
The packaging is simple and cute, I love that the whole tube is coloured to match the gloss inside and they look really pretty on your make-up vanity!
There is 6.5g of product compared to a MAC Lipglass which holds 4.8g of gloss and is priced at £14!
The collection comes in 12 colours here in the UK ranging from a natural nude to a bright pink.
On opening the tube the consistency looks gooey and sticky, they have a beautiful sweet vanilla scent and the colour I found was buildable for a more vibrant or natural look.
They apply smoothly and the applicator is the perfect size for my lips, it feels so light and smooth like I have nothing on.
I tested Peaches and Cream out from 9am to 7pm, unfortunately these don't last all day but they also don't claim to be long wearing.
Around mid-morning the gloss started to wear after snacking but it still left a little colour on the lips, I did have to re-apply after eating lunch as the gloss had totally worn off by then. It did last again into the afternoon but did slightly wear as per mid-morning then around 6pm when I had my evening meal it had totally worn off again.
I can see why these little glosses have created such a cult following, they are cute and handbag sized, apply smoothly with ease to create a buildable colour, they smell amazing and are only £5! For me these are a hit and I am excited to try more colours within this range, my only disappointment is that you do have to re-apply throughout the day, but this is a small price to pay for such a brilliant lip product.
I award the NYX Butter Gloss 4.6 out of 5

Monday, 7 April 2014

Nail of the Day - Easter Egg Nail Art Tutorial

It's nearly Easter soon, so that means lots of chocolate!
What do you love about Easter?
I wanted to share with you this Easy Easter Nail Art Tutorial with this seasons Spring Pastel colours, I hope you too fell inspired to do some Easter Nail Art!
Products Mentioned:
O.P.I Nail Envy -
Konad Nail Scraper & Stamper -
Konad Special Nail Polish -
Easter Nail Plate -
Dry Fast Top Coat -
Colours Used:
Barry M Greenberry
Models Own - Banana Split
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