Just another Mani Monday

models own shapeit buffit natural nails of the day just another mani monday

Today’s mani monday is natural nails! I think my nails look ok as they are and I always try to keep them fairly short and filed into shape but today I’ve used the models own buffer – the shapeit buffit – to add a healthy look and natural shine. It has 6 sides – white which is a fine nail file, black which is a coarser file and then four separate buffers to even, smooth, buff and shine.

(Dress in background from Forever21)

I love wearing nail polish but sometimes I just want to leave my nails polish free for a while so it’s nice to see them healthy and shiny.

Do you ever rock the natural nails look?

Lipsticks & Glosses from Myface Cosmetics

myface cosmetics lip pop gloss swatches Hollywood and I Like Boys

I’m relatively new to Myface Cosmetics but after last weeks look at their lil’ bling range, I decided to give their lip products a trial too. All products shown are for ‘fair’ skintones which is a relatively easy way of discovering which are the right colours for you to use. Other colours come available in ‘medium’ or ‘medium/dark’, again offering flattering tones within those ranges.

Strawberry Fields and Vintage Pink lipsticks.

Myface Cosmetics lipsticks come in at the sum of £9.99 a piece. I like the packaging (with clear lids so you can see the true lipstick colour) andthe lightweight satiny feeling of the fomulation. The colour is not opaque but is buildable and non-drying.

The lipglosses or ‘lip pops’ (priced £7.99) are in lightweight cheerful colours and offer a non-sticky finish to the lips. Shown below are Hollywood (left) and I Like Boys (right).

The lip glosses come in a nice range of colours all with a hint of gold shimmer. They are light and translucent, perfect for a casual daytime look or teamed with a matching lipstick for an evening.

So far I have enjoyed using all the myface products and they are unique in the design and layout of products categorised by skintone, however I fail to see why I would choose myface cosmetics over other brands. The colour ranges don’t vary much from other brands but do cost more money and in my opinion, the products don’t offer a unique selling point – unfortunately they don’t even smell very nice which would have been a saving grace.

I’m not going to give up on myface cosmetics because there are other products in the range still to be trialled and the lil’ bling products are unique but the basic range hasn’t excited my imagination.

What are your thoughts on Myface Cosmetics vs. other high street brands?

April Beauty Favourites

My favourite beauty products from April 2011 - MAC, YSL, Elemis, ELF, Madara, Max Factor

This is just a short list of products I’ve found myself regularly using over the last month which currently make up my daily beauty regime.

(Left to right) MAC Mineralize Skinfinish / Natural in Light Medium – a super fine light powder which I use for setting foundation or tinted moisturiser, perfect for warmer weather or if you don’t want full coverage.

YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch brush pen concealer – a must have for me for concealing under eye shadows, a formula that melts into the skin and brightens the eye area.

Madara decoface tinting fluid in Sunflower – I’m using this tinted moisturiser at the moment instead of full coverage foundation for a lighter texture and a hint of colour.

Maxfactor Masterpiece High Definition Mascara – Still the favourite mascara I’ve tried so far, it’s deep black which lengthens and doesn’t budge all day even in the heat.

Elemis Balancing Lavender Toner – A mild, non tightening formula which leaves my skin feeling refreshed. It also has a lovely light scent (if you like Lavender that is!)

E.L.F. Studio Cream Eyeliner in Black – This is a little pot of cream eyeliner which comes with an angled brush. I find it really easy to apply and it is longlasting – don’t wear it if you’re sunbathing or in the sun though as it melts off!

What are your April Favourites?