Monday, 24 March 2014

Spring Nails // My Five Favourite Spring Nail Polishes

Spring time has arrived!!! Hooray! I'm sure I'm not the only one that is happy about this, Spring is defiantly one of my favourite seasons - its the perfect time between winter and summer not to cold or to hot. It is also the time when you can go all out with pastel colours whether its with clothing, nails or even home décor. Today I am going to share with you my top five favourite spring nail polishes, of course you can expect to see lots of pastel colours from peaches, pinks, lilacs and mint colours and I've also added in a bright pink to brighten things up.

Revlon - Scented Nail Polish - 345 Peach Smoothie
This is a gorgeous peach colour that has a little bit of glitter/ shimmer going through it, which at first you can't really notice but when it hits the light or if you look closely it gives your nails a lovely sheen. It is scented to smell like peaches but I have to say I'm not a massive fan of the whole scented nail polish thing!
Revlon - Colourstay Longwear Nail Enamel - 060 Café Pink
If your looking for a light pink that isn't to pale or to neon then this is the colour for you. Its the perfect mid-toned pink and the formulation is quite similar to gel polishes meaning it does last quite well on the nails had has a nice hi-shine glossy finish.
Essie - Nail Polish - Off The Shoulder
Personally I much prefer softer colours and don't often go for bright colours in anything. But this is a toned done bright pink (make sense?). Basically its a gorgeous brighter pink that isn't neon. But sadly it is discontinued and I don't think you can get it any where but of course Essie do about 20 different shades of pink so you should find a pink that suits you!
OPI - Nail Polish - Lucky Lucky Lavender
This is a colour that I fall back on when I don't know what colour to use. It's a lavender lilac, I will say that it is a nice shade but I have seen other lilacs that I personally prefer but this is just as nice.
Rimmel - Salon Pro Nail Polish - 500 Peppermint
This is most definitely a colour that I neglected a lot, in fact I have only used it a few times but hopefully as spring goes on I will get many chances to wear it. Even though mint blue is one of my favourite colours I find when its on my nails it just doesn't go well with outfits like the other nail colours.  
I hope you enjoyed this post and hopefully it gave you some ideas for nail colours in the spring time. If you have any recommendations for nail polishes that I should get for spring time I would love to know and give them a try!
What's your favourite spring nail polishes?

Saturday, 22 March 2014

What's on my Face #4 // Simple Eyes and Bright Lips


I've always loved all colours of lipstick from the perfect nude to a crisp red lip and everything in-between but never felt confident until recently to wear bright bold colours myself. Recently I have fallen in love with Mac's lipstick in Chatterbox it's the perfect pink - not at all pale or nude but its also not too bright and in your face, its in the middle ground! I love to pair a brighter lip with a really simple eye look sometime just a light eyeshadow all over my lid and some mascara. I have also found it is much quicker to through on a bright lip than doing a 3 point smokey eye! Here's my new favourite look...
Face -
Nars - Sheer Glow Foundation - Mont Blanc
Collection - Lasting Perfection Concealer - 1 Fair
Rimmel - Stay Matte Powder - 003 Sandstorm
Nars - Laguna Bronzer
Mac - Pinch O'Peaches and Well Dressed Blush
Laura Mercier - Matte Radiance Baked Powder - 01 Highlight
Eyes -
Mac - Ricepaper Eyeshadow
Maybelline - Eye Studio Gel Liner - 01 Black
Maybelline - The Falsies Mascara
Mac - Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow (brows)
Maybelline - Brow Drama in Dark Brown
Lips -
Mac - Chatterbox Lipstick

I have been trying Nars Sheer Glow recently as I got 2 bottles for my freelance kit and wanted to play about with it so I can get a feel for it and figure out how it works but I just can't seem to love it as much as I want to! Half way through the day it goes patchy and just doesn't sit right on my skin - if you have this can you please help me out and tell me how you work with it! I have also been mixing colours recently and my favourite blush has been Pinch O'Peaches and Well Dressed both by mac it creates the perfect colour and has been the only blush I have worn for the last month - there defiantly going to be in my monthly favourites! As I said earlier I have fallen in love with Chatterbox lipstick from mac, I have always loved mac lipsticks they are my favourite overall lipstick and also go for them but this is one I got free with the back to mac programme and forgot about. It has been sitting in my lipstick drawer for a few months just sitting there and now it is constantly being used. It will most likely be completely used up before the beginning of summer and I'll of course have to get another one for summer as it is a perfect summer colour!

Your probably wondering where I've been for the last month and to be honest I've been wondering the same thing! The month of February has defiantly been a roller-coaster that had its down more than ups, sadly. I as you may know am training to become a fully qualified make-up artist and I am qualified! I haven't finish my course yet still got a little bit to go but I am qualified - woohoo!!! Along with qualifying also means I am starting up my own business which takes a lot of time, much more than you'd expect. But as for the downs my dad was seriously unwell in hospital, one of my dogs needed to have her ear cut out and has stitches all over it. So as you can tell I have had a crazy month and well March has just flown back and don't really know what I've done!  I have been really wanting to blog for so long but just haven't had the time or the words to be honest! I am looking forward to getting back to blogging and have lots of post coming your way and I'm looking forward to getting back to my 3 posts a week (Monday, Wednesday & Saturday.) I am going to be doing a lot more make-up tutorial type of posts as that is where my true passion lies hopefully at least 1-2 a week! If you have any requests for types of looks you would like me to create or re-create please let me know in the comments or on twitter ( @BowsBeautyB )

I hope you enjoyed this post and I am glad to be back blogging! I also hope you liked this make-up that I did. And also let me know what type of posts you would like to see! Thanks for Reading!

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