Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Review post 18 - Sally Hansen nail polishes

Hi everyone, I think that posts will slow down to once a week/fortnight on Mondays~ ^0^ Because of school work /lies on floor... I know I have several reviews/tutorials promised (hair chalk, vintage choker, etc) however I will get them out ASAP >A<

Anyways, here's a review on Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear polish range! :)

I reviewed one of their polishes separately before, but now I'm reviewing them together because.... well, you'll see~!

So here are the colours I bought (psst I forgot to add watermarks, never mind me ;_;): 

Colours from left to right are: Bamboo shoot, First Blush, Mellow Yellow, Green with Envy

What they look like with one layer of application: 


Excuse my short nails ;_;

What I thought of them: I personally think that the lighter polishes are a little sheer, however they are great to test out shades against your skin due to the huge range of colours and the totally affordable price ($6.95 each here in Sydney, I think)! My favourite colour out of the polishes I bought still stands as Celeb City, and I think that the metallic colours for this polish range are the go-to colours. The polishes are quick to chip with two layers (around 5 to seven days), however if you apply a layer of the clear coating (Invisible) it becomes much more durable (two weeks!)

Overall, I would continue buying these polishes due to the great colour range and affordability. They are excellent as staples and if you don't wear polishes that often (nail polish is banned in my school! D':)

Rating: 7/10 

Till next time! ^_^

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Review post #17 - Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer

Hello everyone! Sorry for not updating for a very long time! Anyways, I'm back with a review of Rimmel's Hide the Blemish concealer! 

Packaging: 




The concealer is a stick type and has three different shades. I bought it in the shade 'ivory'. 

Swatch test: 

 Not blended in 

 Blended in

Opinion: This concealer is quite thick in texture, and so I wouldn't recommend for oily skin types. It also really emphasises any dry, flaky skin, so make sure you're properly moisturised before applying! It also barely covers acne and most blemishes, but you can get away with using it to cover lighter acne scars. I personally think that the best use for it is for dark circles and to highlight your face (while keeping it natural)!

This concealer is also pretty affordable, for only ~$AU11. Although it's not exactly a miracle concealer, it's great for light blemishes/scars/dark circles. 

Rating: 7/10

Till next time!