Newbies on the block – Lil’ Bling Myface Cosmetics

blingtone single shadows from myface cosmetics

Did I or did I not mention earlier in the week that I love shimmer and metallic colours?! Myface Cosmetics have just launched their ‘lil’ bling’ range which comprises of matching shimmer eye and nail colours. Superb! There are ten colours in the range to choose from. Lil’ bling nail chromes are £5.99 and the single eye shadows are £9.99. Shown below are Purple Haze (top), Spice’y (left) and Bellbottom Blues (right) shadows and colour swatches.


I adore all these colours and they really are like having your fingers dipped into liquid metal and your eyes adorned with metallic jewels. The colours are intense and full of pigment to give a really striking finish.

(l-r bellbottom blues, purple haze, spice’y)

They appear to be pretty long lasting eyeshadows with little fall out and no creasing – just full on colour for an intense eye look which is bang on trend.

Bellbottom Blues

The nail colours are so incredible – easy to apply, fast drying and opaque metallic finishes after only one coat. The one downside I have found is that the nail tip wear was quick and very obvious when I had applied the Spice’y colour but other than that I have no qualms with the nail colours.

Spice’y

I do think £9.99 is pretty pricey for a single eyeshadow though, especially as I’d be very tempted to ‘collect’ all the blingtones to get all the nail/eye combinations! (Which range from white to black to gold to turquoise -all very pretty and wearable colours). I guess you get what you pay for and you could use these sparingly to still get a really intense colour – but I’m still not convinced about the price. They are beautiful colours though and metallic ‘bling’ is definitely a trend I’ll be trying to master this summer, how about you?

Purple Haze

Skinny Snacks

metcalfe's skinny topcorn chocolate trickle

Back in January I wrote this post about my top ten favourite low calorie snacks. Number ten on my list was popcorn. Recently I have discovered Metcalfe’s Skinny Topcorn (gourmet popcorn is taking off in a big way – you heard it here first!) which comes in four flavours – Sea Salt, Sweet n’ Salt, Chocolate Trickle and Wasabi.

So far I’ve tried Chocolate Trickle (I’ve not been brave enough to try the Wasabi yet!) and it makes a great alternative to crisps – it’s sweet and filling and it’s low in fat and calories. The bag of Chocolate Trickle flavour is just over 200 calories which is actually much much lower than if you had a bag of crisps that size, and it’s 40% lower in fat. Metcalfe’s will be on my sharing menu this summer at parties and bbq’s as a healthy treat.


Metcalfe’s Skinny Topcorn is currently available at stockists including Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Pret a Manger and Itsu nationwide, and online at www.metcalfesskinny.com.

Just another Mani Monday

collection 2000 hot looks candy floss pink nail polish

Brights are back! This week I’ve been trying out a few of the new Collection 2000 Hot Looks nail polishes. Nail polishes claiming to be ‘fast dry’ bother me as 9 times out of 10 they dry in the same time as any other polish but these are genuinely quick drying – I was able to apply several coats in under a minute.


I wasn’t impressed with the formula though -two of the polishes (Fruit Loop (Peach) and Candy Floss (Pink)) were sticky and difficult to apply as they have large brushes that splay out offering little control. However, ‘Milkshake’ which is consequently my favourite colour from the three, was a gem to apply and gave a beautiful opaque finish after only one coat. Overall, for a quick on trend colour that won’t break the bank, they’re pretty good and definitely worth a second look.


(*Dress in background from H&M)