Barry M Nail Polish in Persian

Hi Everyone! :)

Today I have a new NOTD swatch and video for you from Barry M’s Aquarium Collection. Persian was the only one of the duochromes I didn’t feel I already had a dupe for at home, so it was a must buy!

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Persian in natural light

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Application:
Starting off very sheer, this polish builds up nicely. I found myself using 3-4 coats before being happy with the colour, but I had no problems with application.

Finish:
A nice high-shine that shows off a gorgeous copper-purple duochrome effect in natural light. Sadly the duochrome effect can’t really be  seen in artificial light, but I can forgive it for being such a beautiful purple. Check out the video below to see for yourself!

Overall:
With a gorgeous duochrome effect that shows true on the nails and not just in the bottle, I’m a fan of Persian. At a price point of £3.99 its hard to argue with such an enchanting colour.

  • Packaging: 4/5
  • Formula: 4/5
  • Staying power: 3/5
  • Value for money: 5/5
  • Repurchase: Yes
  • Price: £3.99
 

See the colour in action in natural lighting below:

Until next time, have fun!

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#bodyUNashamed with Chrissie +10 Kapow

Hi Everyone :)

So I was asked by the uber talented Chrissie from +10 Kapow to team up and do a #bodyUNashamed post, which I think covers a really important topic of body shaming.

With summer holidays and beach season, I know I would be a little nervous to bare all in a bikini. I find the online culture promoting “thigh gaps” really quite disturbing, especially with young girls reading and becoming obsessed with body image, worried about being “perfect”.

With the media portraying mostly naked skinny women in movies, advertising and music videos, it’s just goes to show why so many woman feel uncomfortable in their own skin. We are objectified.

For the press conference of The Avengers movie, the male stars were asked meaningful questions about the role, where as when it came to Scarlet Johansson, she was asked the typical body image question:

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Reporter: “I have a question to Robert and to Scarlett. Firstly to Robert, throughout Iron Man 1 and 2, Tony Stark started off as a very egotistical character but learns how to fight as a team. And so how did you approach this role, bearing in mind that kind of maturity as a human being when it comes to the Tony Stark character, and did you learn anything throughout the three movies that you made?

“And to Scarlett, to get into shape for Black Widow did you have anything special to do in terms of the diet, like did you have to eat any specific food, or that sort of thing?”

Scarlett: “How come you get the really interesting existential question, and I get the like, “rabbit food” question?”

Well now its time to celebrate what makes us beautiful, onto the 3 things about us!

The lovely @AkashaChrissie

So here are 3 things I think make Chrissie beautiful:

1. She’s a nerd at heart, which is totally awesome 
I have to admire a soul who can truly express who they are and what they love. Yes girl you rock that TMNT T Shirt! (also just a little jealous of all the nerd-gear she has, loving it!)

2. Her nail art is perfection, which is super awesome
Chrissie has a real talent and passion for what she does. I’m totally in love with her nerdy nail art from comics, TV shows to gaming. I mean how awesome are these TMNT Shredder nails?

3. Her awesome smile- that makes her mega awesome!
Although I haven’t seen an awful lot of pictures of Chrissie, (but lots of beautiful kitty cats!) she has a really lovely smile. Keep smiling! :D

Now onto 3 things I like about myself…

1. I’m stubborn, but I’ll get things done!
My poor husband can vouch for his, I’m one stubborn girl but when I was to do something or achieve something, I have to get it done.

2. My eyes – they are blue…green?
There is nothing like dolling up with a full-on eye make up to make me feel fabulous. Ben also always tells me I have beautiful eyes which really makes me smile.

3. My curves
Gasp! Yes curves. I have them, it’s the silhouette with the boobs, waist and out a curved butt. I’d rather be happy and healthy than weight obsessed. Although I have been eating healthier and lost nearly a stone and a half to get healthier, I’m happy in my skin.

Until next time, be happy and healthy! <3

kitten

Pokémon Eeveelution series: Flareon

Hi Everyone!

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So here is the very first look in a series of looks I plan to do based on my most favourite Pokémon ever, Eevees!

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Products used:
  • Sleek Circus Palette
    (I have to thank the gorgeous Rach over at The Beauty Spot for this super cool palette!!) I mainly used the yellow and orange shade for this look as Flareon has the orange fur and yellow mane.
  • Sleek Eau La La Liner in Moulin Rouge 307
    I used this to define the furry tail!
  • MAC Cosmetics Blush in Apple Red (PRO)
    This is a Pro colour, but you can order these online finally!
  • Loréal Super Liner in Black Vinyl
  • Loréal Volume Million Lashes So Couture in Noir / Black
  • VICHY Dermablend corrective foundation in 15 Opal
  • Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers

Here is a quick peek inside the Sleek Circus Palette- check out those colours! So bright and fun!

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So what do you think? :D Whats your favourite Pokémon? Let me know! XD

Until next time!

kitten

Sugarpill Rainbow Eyes!

Hi Everyone :D

It’s July, the sun is shining and I’m feeling its time for bright eyes!

I picked up the Sugarpill Cosmetics quad eye shadow palettes in Burning Heart and Sweetheart a little while back and I’m ashamed to say I had not tried them out until now. D: But it’s time to rectify that with a bright Rainbow look. This required colours from both palettes so two birds with one stone. :D

I used NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk as a base across the whole lid and lower lash line to make the colours more vibrant and adhere easily. I found the yellow shade Buttercupcake was not as pigmented as the other colours in the palette, but with the base the colour payoff is great.

  • Inner corner: Tako, Midori, Buttercupcake
  • Lid: Flamepoint & Love+
  • Outer lid / crease : Poison Plum
  • Lower lash line: Midori, Afterparty, Poison Plum

 I can’t wait to try out other looks with these palettes, they are so bright and vivid, just gorgeous.

Do you recommend any of the other Sugarpill palettes? Let me know!

Until next time,

Kitten

Chanel 2014 Spring / Summer – 204 Tissé Vendôme

Hi Everyone! :D

It’s been a while – I hope you are all fabulous!

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Today I have to share with you the Chanel Spring / Summer 2014 Eye Shadow Quad in 204 Tissé Vendôme from the Les 4 Ombres collection.

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The shades do not have individual names, however they are referred to on the palette as their purpose:

Left top: Ombre Shade | Right top: Highlight
Left bottom: Ombre Shade | Right bottom: Intensify

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I’ve always found Chanel Quad palettes to be of a great quality with the really nice mirror in the top is a good size and suitable to use to apply your make up with.

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The colours are gorgeous, although I found the coral had more of a tint of rose gold to it. It’s not in your face orange, but really wearable.

Logan and Chanel Quad

And this little beauty is Logan! He is a Cream Sable Pomeranian and is about 11 weeks in this picture. He was kind enough to model with me ;). He is the star of his own world, loves attention and even has his own Instagram account which you can follow here!


Until next time!

kitten

Top image credit Chanel.com.

LOTD: Wild Rose with Parfait Amour

Hi everyone!

Notice the revamp? KittenNails.co.uk has had a visual update!

I have new posts coming soon, but for now, here was my latest LOTD using MAC Cosmetics Pressed eyeshadows. These shades are resident in one of my MAC Pro Palettes that I don’t often use, so I thought its time to do a look with forgotten gems.

Inner corner: Vanilla
Lid: Dear Cupcake (LE)
Outer corner/ crease: Vibrant Grape and Parfait Amour

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What sort of things would you like to see in new posts coming up? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time, have fun!
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Japonesque Color Cosmetics Haul! Exclusive to John Lewis

Hi Everyone!

So I was casually strolling through John Lewis in Milton Keynes the other day and came across a Japonesque counter! I’d only heard of Japonesque for the Pro Lipstick palette of theirs I own, but it turns out they launched a make-up brand exclusive to John Lewis in selected stores.

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The make-up artist there was really lovely and kindly gave me a few freebies, including false lashes to get started with my haul :).

From top left to right:

* Pro Performance Lipstick in shade 03
* Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Duo in shade 03
* Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Duo in shade 02
* Pro Performance Lip Lacquer in shade 01
* Pro Performance Lip Lacquer in shade 04

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The lids all feature a completely unique pattern so each one is special!

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Japonesque Duo Eyeshadow

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What’s the best kind of lashes? Free lashes!

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So here are the swatches!

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From top left to right:

* Pro Performance Lip Lacquer in shade 01
* Pro Performance Lip Lacquer in shade 04
* Pro Performance Lipstick in shade 03

* Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Duo in shade 03
* Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Duo in shade 02

Out of the lot I’m really liking the green eye shadow, it’s very smooth and silky. The peachy pink shade was the most popular I’m told, I didn’t find it quite as pigmented as I would have liked but it does build up nicely.

The Lip Lacquer in shade 01 was free with 3 purchases, it is a lot more nude than I would usually wear but its lovely and smooth, non-sticky and quite opaque.

I’ll be sure to try all these out and review very soon. :)

Until next time!

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Top image from japonesque.com.

NOTD: Chanel Peridot

Hi Guys!

Here is a very quick snap of my NOTD, Chanel Peridot! It’s just gorgeous, but best seen in the flesh so to speak.

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Until next time, have fun! :D

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Look of the Day!

Check out my LOTD Video! :D

MAC: Archie’s Girls Collection

Hi Everyone! :)

For the launch of the Archie’s Girls Collection MAC Cosmetics invited Dan Parent, Illustrator for the Archie comics to Selfridges (and Archie himself!).

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Archie & Betty hanging out! But where’s Veronica?

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Key artwork for the collection

Dan Parent - The Illustrator
Dan Parent was kindly drawing Archie characters for customers (using Copic pens I might add, I would love to own some one day)

Ben had Dan draw him Jughead
Ben asked Dan to draw Jughead, Archie’s best buddy.

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I picked up two items from the Veronica part of the collection and they were giving away these heart tins with heart-shaped sweets with any Archie purchase :)

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Dan kindly agreed to sign my palette!

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MAC Lipstick in Daddy’s Little Girl
MAC Eyeshadow Palette in Spoiled Rich

Until next time, have fun! :D

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