Wednesday, July 23, 2014

- Ombré Nail Art Tutorial...

Recently, I've been wanting to experiment a bit more with subtle nail art and have been loving this ombré effect. For this look, you will need three nail shades that graduate in tone, a clear top coat and a make up sponge wedge. As you can see, I've opted for a blue theme and used Nails Inc. in Optic Wave, and Barry M Nail Paints in 306 Pale Blue & 291 Cobalt blue. To create this look, follow the steps below.

1. First of all, grab your palest shade and apply two coats for your base...

2. Next is where the make up sponge comes in! Starting with the same shade you used for your base and gradually getting darker, paint a stripe across, as shown in the image below. Overlap your strokes a bit in order to prevent harsh lines forming on your nails...

3. Line your nail up and then dab the sponge a few times, to form your first layer...

4. Once that layer is dry, line your sponge up again and instead of dabbing, use a stamping motion...

5. If any harsh lines are still present, dab the sponge a bit more. Basically, it's up to you how blended in you'd like it so just keep on adding layers with the sponge. Also, don't worry about any mess on the side of your nails as you can easily remove it later using a cotton bud & some nail polish remover...

6. Once your nail art is dry, clean up those edges and finish off the look with a clear top coat. This should also help things blend in a bit...

I really like how simple yet lovely this nail effect looks, especially for Summer! It can also be carried out with different colours if you use a white base coat!

What do you think? Will you be giving it a go?

Monday, July 21, 2014

- Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask Review...

To me, Sundays are the perfect time to indulge in a spot of pampering, so last night I whacked out my Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Masks by Indeed Labs. Last week, I was lucky enough to win a pack of 4 of these beauties through a twitter competition, and after hearing a lot about them, I couldn't wait to try them out.

Indeed Labs are a company that create up-to-date products aiming to address skin care concerns and lead to flawless skin. This moisture boosting mask uses 3D timed release hyaluronic acid and strives to moisturise skin adequately. Having dry/dehydrated skin all year round, this product sounded more than ideal!

This mask comes in a sheet form (view terrifying Instagram photo here) and feels so cool and refreshing as soon as it makes contact with skin. Simply apply it to dry skin after cleansing, leave for 15 minutes and then remove, remembering to rub in any extra product.

This mask is so effective! I could feel an impressive difference as soon as the mask was placed onto my face, and once removed, my skin felt so much more nourished and hydrated. In my opinion, this is a must-have product if your skin is feeling dull and dehydrated, and it will definitely be making a regular appearance in my pamper routine. It can be purchased in Boots (currently 1/3 off!), or at Shoppers Drug Mart for those of you in Canada.

Do you like the sound of this product? Have you tried it?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

- Co-ord Love...

White Mesh Panel BANK FASHION // Pink Tropical Print Missguided // Blue & Pink Floral Print ARK // White Floral Print Pretty Little Thing.

It's safe to say I'm loving the Co-ordinates trend at the moment and I'm sure I'm not alone. I'm still yet to get a set but it's inevitable I'll get my hands on some soon. Here's a few of my favourites I've found online and as you can see, I'm loving the current all white and floral trends.

Are you a fan of Co-ords? Which set is your favourite?