MUA Magnetic Nail Polish in Kings Road

I picked up 2 of the MUA magnetic effects polishes in Superdrug as they were on offer. Just £3.50 each or 2 for £4 (if I remember correctly?). I tested out the Kings Road polish first. Here’s how it looks on:

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Personally I prefer it to the other more expensive magnetic polishes I have used. I found the effect was nicer, worked better and was easier to use. The Kings Road polish also has glitter in it which makes the effect look even better than most ‘normal’ magnetic polishes.

Have you tried the MUA magnetic nail varnish? What did you think?

Love Lou xoxox

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Tenerife 2013

Last week I returned from a week long break in Tenerife with my boyfriend. We had a lovely relaxing stay at the Oasis Mango located in Los Cristianos (south of the island). The weather was beautiful all week; very sunny, breezy and hot.

We spent a lot of time walking around discovering the local area and scenery. As well as eating way too much delicious food and relaxing by the pool/beach we picked up lots of cool trinkets and souvenirs!

We were planning on visiting the highest point in Spain, Mount Teide, but a mix up with coaches meant we couldn’t go. Although this does give us a very good excuse to go back again sometime!

Here are some of our pictures:

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We enjoyed lots of delicious food!

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Have you been to Tenerife or another Canary Island? What did you think?

On our way home we stopped off in Nottingham. We were too tired to do much but we will be going back to visit the castles and Sherwood Forrest!

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Have you visited Nottingham? What do you do there?

Where are you going on vacation this year?

Love Lou xoxox

Caviar Manicure!

Yes I finally did it! I tried the caviar manicure!

I have to say it is so weird. It only lasted on my nails for just over a day and a half as it felt so weird and little balls kept dropping off my nails all the time! It looked so cool but I think I would only use it again for a night out or special occasion. They are too high maintenance for everyday.

Here are some pictures:

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I used nail caviar from Claires Accessories (purchased at Clothes Show Live). Possibly more expensive caviar would last longer and feel nicer on your nails?

What do you think? Have you tried nail caviar? Do you like the look of it?

Love Lou xoxox

Fragrance Direct Order

I placed an order on Fragrance Direct (link) last week. They sell not only fragrance but also make up and skincare with huge discounts. The postage was only £1.99 second class and the order came within 2 days! Great customer service. I will definitely be using them again. So here’s what I ordered:

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Sally Hansen Dry Kwik £1.50 (RRP £6.99)

Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polish £1.49 (RRP £5.50)

Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polish £1.49 (RRP £5.50)

Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Polish £0.99 (RRP £7.50)

Essie Nail Polish £1.99 (RRP £7.99)

W7 Lipstick £0.75 (RRP £6)

W7 Lipstick £0.75 (RRP £6)

W7 Lipstick £0.75 (RRP £6)

W7 Lipstick £0.75 (RRP £6)

Calvin Klein Delicious Luxury Creme £1.99 (RRP £13.50)

Mavala Nail Polish £0.99 (RRP £3.75)

Dainty Doll Mineral Face Powder £2.99 (RRP £19.50)

Revlon Top Speed Nail Colour £0.99 (RRP £5.99)

Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick £1.99 (RRP £6.99)

Total £19.41 (RRP £107.21)

Yes really, I got over £100 worth of stuff for less than £20! I saved myself a total of £87.80 on the RRP!

So excited to test it all out! Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?

Love Lou xoxox

MUA Foundation Review

I brought the new MUA matte perfection foundation on my last trip to Superdrug (along with a few new nail varnishes!). I chose the ‘fair’ colouring in the foundation as I am really pale! It cost £2 from Superdrug.

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On the MUA website it is described as:

“The perfect blend of skin care and make up, the Matte Perfect Shine Control Foundation leaves your skin with a flawless matte finish whilst keeping shine at bay all day. The light-weight formula evens and enhances your facial features without hiding the skin and the sheer soft hint of colour gives your skin a healthy dewy glow all day!” (link)

Personally, I found that it was thick and quite heavy compared to the usual light coverage that I wear. I guess this would not bother a lot of people but I do not like to feel like I have anything on my skin. When fully blended in it gave a nice coverage and evened my skin tone. You could still see my freckles through it but some how it still felt quite thick!

Here’s how it looked:

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I found that it blended well with my skin and the colour was a good match. Also, as stated, it does last all day and still looks good at the end of the day. It wasn’t 100% matte but did give a ‘dewy glow’ (as they describe) and definitely stopped my face looking shiny.

Overall, I think it is an excellent foundation for the price (only £2!) and therefore I would definitely recommend it to a friend if they were looking for a cheap everyday foundation. However, if you do not like to being able to feel your foundation on your skin, you should avoid this foundation.

Personally, I prefer my more expensive and better quality foundations from Clinique and Maybelline which are very light and you cannot feel on your skin. However, this is good as a cheap everyday alternative and I will definitely use it all up.

Have you tried this foundation? What do you think? What is your favourite foundation?

Love Lou xoxox