Nail Of The Day – Accessorize Mineral Violet & Stamping (Nail Fail)

accessorize mineral violet and stampingHi there! Over the past two months I’ve done more manis than I showed you. So I thought I’d do another nail week this week.

OK, let’s get to the mani! I painted my nails with Accessorize Mineral Violet, a pale purple-to-grey duochrome. The polish is quite thin and even after three coats it still wasn’t opaque. 😦

The polish took ages to dry, and it bubbled up on my nails. Not good. At all. But the worst thing is that I have 2 bottles of Mineral Violet…

Now what do you do when you don’t have the time to redo your mani? You stamp. Why? Because stamping conceals a lot. 🙂

I grabbed a random stamping plate (sorry, I don’t remember which one), picked a random image, and then I just started to stamp. As you can see the image didn’t transfer well at all – so this mani was a complete nail fail!

Cute Necklaces – Strawberry’s Owl and Melon Necklaces

Hi there! Today’s post is not about beauty, toiletries or skin care, but about two of my favourite necklaces. I have lots of necklaces – mostly cute ones – but also a few grown-up ones. But let’s start with the fun ones. 🙂

The necklace on the left is basically a super cute little owl that’s ‘hanging’ from a branch. I bought it years ago – at Claire’s Accessories. But I still love to wear it.
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The necklace on the right is another one I bought ages ago – but this one’s from Accessorize. I really love my melon (slice) necklace. It’s cute, but it’s not over the top. And I love to wear it to work.

What do you think? How cute are these two necklaces? And do you have any cute (cheap) necklaces or bracelets etc. which you’ve had for ages and which you’re still wearing? 🙂

Accessorize Paradise Eyeshadow Palette

Hi there! Five months ago I bought this pretty Accessorize Paradise eyeshadow palette. I loved the cute design and the palette was £6 only for 32 eyeshadows. I thought I’d be stupid not to buy it. 😀
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Back then I thought I’d use and review the palette shortly. But suddenly it’s five months later and I’ve only started to use the palette last week. Oops! But let’s look at the pretty shades now. As you can see, everything’s in there: shimmers and mattes, neutrals, purples, blues, greens, pinks, greys…
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Let’s start with the top row! I wasn’t happy with the pigmentation and the texture of most of these eyeshadows. Number 4 – a bright gold – was the only convincing eyeshadow in this row. The seven remaining eyeshadows were poorly pigmented. Disappointing.
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The eyeshadows in the second row were a bit better in terms of pigmentation. Shade 4 – a bold bronze – really stood out. However, the mattes were still chalky and row two was still not convincing.
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The third row is bursting with shimmer eyeshadows, so of course these eyeshadows are much more pigmented. I am very happy with the colour payoff of six of these eyeshadows (shades 3 – 8). But it’s too bad that I don’t like most of the shades.
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And now to the bottom row! I thought that the eyeshadows in this row were a very nice surprise. I’m very happy with the colour payoff and the texture of all of these eyeshadows because they’re easy to blend and they’re highly pigmented.
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I think that Accessorize’s Paradise eyeshadow palette is not great. 16 eyeshadows are highly pigmented – but the other 16 are not. The palette was £6 only, and I think the design is very cute. However, unless you buy it for the design or you’re a collector, you won’t love this palette.

Beauty Sale at Accessorize – Small Haul

Hi there! I’ve been sale shopping in London all day and I found these cute eyeshadow palettes at Accessorize – and they were £6 each only! They’re called ‘Paradise’ and ‘Exposed’ and they contain 32 shades each.

Paradise is a colourful eye palette, while Exposed reminded me of MakeUp Revolution’s Flawless palette instantly – but it’s not an exact dupe. I’ll swatch and review these two very shortly!
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They also had dozens of nail polishes on sale for half price = £2 each. I chose the shades ‘Check Mate‘ (black and white glitter), ‘Berry Nice‘ (creamy raspberry), ‘Bewitched‘ (flakies) and ‘Speckled Egg Purple‘ (matte hex glitter in a lavender base).
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I spent £20 in total for all these products. They had another palette and quite a few different nail polishes on sale, but I’ve got lots of beauty stuff at home so I couldn’t justify buying more. Anyway, I can’t wait to try out the palettes and the nail polishes! 🙂