SWATCH │ Guerlain Madame Batifole Nail Polish

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I don’t think I can rave enough about Guerlain nail polishes. They are indeed perfect – a nice wide flat brush which polishes your nails in just one swipe and superb pigmentation have persuaded me to take a closer look into the range. The only thing Guerlain’s nail polish collection is lacking is a wider selection of colours. While they are nice, the current range is way too boring for my nail polish taste.

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FAVOURITES │ August

august favourites

I’ve been away this past weekend so I put blogging aside, but I’m back again and I want to show you the products I’ve been loving the past month.

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REVIEW & SWATCHES │ Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Les Gris

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Grey isn’t a typical summer colour (although with the weather we are having I find it rather appropriate) but I wanted to write a review of Les Gris as it seems that they will be discontinued. However, grey eyeshadow lovers need not to worry as a new grey quad will be a part of Guerlain’s fall collection.

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EMPTIES │ July Empties (the biggest empties so far)

 

july empties

Hello lovelies,

it seems that being persistent pays off. When the month started, I didn’t think I’d have so many empties, but I’ve determinately stuck with using up the products and the result is here – the biggest empties post so far. Even though there is a lot of small samples, there’s still quite a generous amount of full sized products. Surprisingly, several make-up items are gone, too (among which the unspendable Dior blush). In the light of my pre no-buy haul, I’m glad to have more space.

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FAVOURITES │ July

july favourites

Hello lovelies,

my “favourites” type of posts will feature beauty product that I especially gravitated to the past month. I haven’t done favourites for a while, primarily because for the past six months I’ve been focusing on using up the make-up I chose for my 14 for 2014 project. After six months, I’ve used up more than half of the products, so I finally feel comfortable to dig into my huge collection. Let’s say I’m pretty happy I don’t have to wear the same look every day anymore.

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SWATCH │ Guerlain Star Dust Nail Polish

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Hello lovelies,

I have nothing but words of praise for Guerlain nail polish. I have bought two shades recently and I’m so pleased with them that I want more.

Star Dust is a limited edition shade for Spring 2014 and I’ve managed to get it 50% off. It is a beautiful shimmery very light minty colour.

This is the shade which I prefer to wear as a top coat or an accent over a minty blue nail polish. Used on its own, it is pretty sheer. I have used three coats for the swatches and you can still see a nail line.

The formula is slightly thicker than I prefer, but I can work with it. I really love the brush of this nail polish – it is wide and flat, so one stroke is enough to cover my nail. However, I think that persons with smaller and/or narrow nails will find the brush too big.

xoxo Tamara

New In: Sisley, Guerlain, Treasures by Tan

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Hello lovelies,

here are several other items I’ve bought this May. First there is Sisley L’Orchidee Rose blush which I ordered from Liberty London. They had some promo going on and I ended up paying it only GBP12. I wanted to get a bronze version too, but it was out of stock.

Then I accidentally entered one perfumery and found that they have some Guerlain 50% off. I wanted to try the new style of quads forever, so this was the perfect chance. I got Les Gris and Les Tendres. I also bought two nail polishes: Madame Batifole and Star Dust.

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treasures by tan haul

While I was browsing Etsy looking for stainless steel balls for nail polish, I found an interesting new indie seller: Treasures by Tan. I saw that they carried a whole collection of interesting shades of holo nail polishes. I wasn’t sure about paying $95 for a whole collection, so I waited for a discount.

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These aren’t the strongest holos there – some shades are rather subtle and they require at least 3 coats for opaqueness. I have yet to test them and I plan to post a review soon.

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Being in a periwinkle phase, I couldn’t resist another nail polish: Love Spell – a periwinkle holo (sadly, rather subtle). I also received two cute minis as a GWP: Holo can you go and Little Bo Peep.

Well, this would be all (until my Dior Addict It and Real Techniques stuff arrive).

Thank you for reading,

xoxo Tamara