Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Throne of Glass | Book Review

I'd seen a few blogs that I follow review this book and I thought I would give it a read, as it had so many good reviews and seemed like my kind of book. Oh, how right I was!...




Friday, 24 March 2017

NOTW 23: Mothers Day Nails


It's Mothering Sunday this week. A day when we spoil our moms with gifts and nice gestures! I thought it would be a good idea to do a nail design for this special day by doing something that reminds me of all things motherly! I decided to use delicate pinks and do a few different patterns and I'm really pleased with how they turned out!

I used Sinful Colors Soul Mate as the base colour for my ring finger and the stripes in the other nails. I used another Sinful Colors polish for the heart and the rose design (well, what's SUPPOSED to be a rose design...), called Dancing Nails. The colour I used as a base for my middle finger and the main colour on the striped nails was an unnamed colour from the brand Lumiere but I have found that this brands polishes are actually quite good for their price. I think all of the colours really work well together and I think the roses on the ring finger are very subtle and just catch the light in the right way, It turned out really well and I might try this colour combination in another design.
To me, this is a great idea for Mothers Day as it isn't an in your face design that is obviously related to the day, but it can still be associated with the day! I believe that these designs could work as just a general spring/summer manicure too, either separately or just like this!



Until next time...

TheDarkeowl
xox

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Freedom Makeup 'Far Away' Lipstick SWATCHES

Hi everyone! So I did a post a few a couple of weeks ago about my excitement for the Star Wars Lipsticks from Freedom Makeup! Post here if you want to see it! I didn't include any lip swatches because I was excited to get the post up, but I've had a request to show you what they look like on the lips, so now I've had a little more time, here are the lip swatches!


Friday, 17 March 2017

NOTW 22: Spring Ladybird Nails!

Spring is finally here! I can't wait to see all the little ladybirds flying around! I decided to do some simple ladybird nails to get ready for spring! I used Rimmel's Salon Pro nail polish from the Kate collection for the red base and applied 2 coats. I then used a medium dotting tool and Barry M's Black polish to create the pattern and the head. I then took a smaller dotting tool and the same colour to create the line down the middle. I used Barry M's Matt White on a slightly smaller dotting tool to create the eyes in the middle. I finished with Barry M's Wet Set fast drying top coat (which I have to say, I love so far) and they were finished!

I love that spring is now here and I can't wait for the warmer weather to arrive. We've had some pretty nasty storms recently but it's been really nice weather the past few days! I hope it stays like this for a while because I'm sick of the gloom!

Speak to you soon!

TheDarkeowl
xox

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Look Incredible March 2017

I've had my 3rd installment of Look Incredible and I have to say, I don't think I'm going to stop my subscription any time soon! So far I've found this to be a beauty box that works for me and I'm always happy with the products! Lets see what came in this months box...

Friday, 10 March 2017

Makeup Declutter/Collection | LIQUID LIPSTICKS

One thing I've been loving recently is watching makeup de-clutter posts. I absolutely LOVE seeing what people have in their collection, and watching the collection become more organised is so satisfying to see! Although I don't have on overly big collection, or as many as other bloggers, I feel I have enough products in the lipstick department to decide what I should keep and what doesn't get used anymore.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Product Empties #1

I've finally accumulated enough empty bottles and containers to warrant an empties post! (You have no idea how long I've had this rubbish sat on my desk...) There are a couple of products that I've been trying to get rid of for a while because it was getting old and honestly, I was just getting sick of using it!

Friday, 3 March 2017

February Favourites 2017

So the month of February is over now (I really hope this year doesn't pass too quickly...)! Which means it is time for the favourites of the month! I've bought a few different products this month that I've ended up using everyday, and some of my old favourites too!