'In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different'- Coco Chanel

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

New NAIL ROCK Collection !! A/W 2011

This is the autumn/winter collection for Nail Rock, it is called the folli follie collection I have used Nail Rock before but I didn't apply them very well, so they fell off during the evening !  Also they were a bit too long for my nails but I am trying to grow my nails out so next time I get some they will hopefully fit - but when I do get my nails long they tend to break so... 

Anyway, I really like the look of some of the prints in this collection, especially the leopards and union jack print. The dalmation one looks, er, interesting ! 
Here is the link to the Nail Rock website - http://www.nailrock.com/ (It is exclusively available online.)

Will you be picking up any Nail Wraps ?

Monday, 26 September 2011

L’Oreal Paris Color of Hope Collection


 If you didn't already know, September is ovarian cancer awareness month and L'Oreal is bringing out this collection. I don't think it's coming out over here in the UK yet but $1 of each item purchased is going towards the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

L'Oreal say...

Celebrating femininity and providing all women a way to feel beautiful, the 2011 Color of Hope Collection offers a beautiful palette of products to achieve a complete makeup look for eyes, lips and nails. Drawing inspiration from the romanticism of the 1920’s, L’OrĂ©al Paris fused deep, smoky hues with soft accents reminiscent of the feminine feathers, rouching and lace of this fashion-forward era. The nostalgic collection honors a woman’s natural splendor and her contributions to society since the flapper style was en vogue – yet remains modern with wearable, on-trend shades.

Facts about Ovarian Cancer

Approximately 174,236 women living in the United States currently have ovarian cancer or have a history of ovarian cancer.

20,000 women (approximately are diagnosed with it every year.

Ovarian cancer is the 8th most common cancer among women in the US

They are some scary facts so I think we should do all we can to help support this worthy cause. If this collection comes over here then I will be buying at least one product from it.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Truth About Mascaras

So everyone knows mascaras supposedly are meant to be thrown out after 3 months and I always think thats a bit of a waste so I wanted to know if that was really true or was it just another money making scheme? I investigated into that and found out some interesting stuff...

Above you can see a picture of the back of my maybelline one by one mascara and as you can see it has a symbol on with 6M in the middle. That is the PAO (Period after opening) symbol and is one that is on all cosmetics saying how long the product should be used for after it has been opened. So depending on your mascara it can be open for that amount of time anyway but here's another thing, mascara has a built in safeguard. It's in the form of preservatives but it takes time between coats to work. That is why people say don't share mascara with friends because the chemicals don't disintergrate all bacteria, thats not the way it works. The preservatives do do quite a lot though. I had a look through my mascaras and found that most had a 6 month PAO symbol.

Still curious I went to talk to my optometrist who said....

"Bacteria may be in your mascara but bacteria is in everything and it doesn't mean its harmful. You should throw eye products away after an eye infection and you should NOT sleep with mascara on !! It is terrible for your eyes but other than that mascara doesn't really expire."

So guys, if you are throwing away £30 mascaras after 3 month, stop it !!

Do you throw your mascaras away ? Are you going to stop ?

NOTD - OPI : You're Such a Kabuki Queen

This is one of my new favourite nail polishes. Its called You're my Kabuki Queen and its from OPI. It was recently that I discovered OPI from the beauty community on youtube only to find out it is stocked in the beauty salon in my village ! I popped in and picked up this beautiful shade and I love it! It is a bright pink but not too bright if you know what I mean ! This photo isn't too great but it is gorgeous on my nails, just look at the photos below !

Any new OPI shades find a place in your collection recently that I should check out ?