Monday, 18 May 2015

Spring Winners Haul

I've changed my schedule a little bit today as I already filmed this a week ago! Life is so hectic right now, I've just started a full time job on top of my part time one, and I just haven't done 2 things at the same time like that since 2009, when I was at school and had a job. But it's going well, I just didn't have proper time to sit down to edit and upload before yesterday!

Anyway! Here are two videos, one in English and one in French of my latest Winners buys. Hope you enjoy!

English:



Français:



Laissez-moi savoir si vous voulez que je continue les vidéos en français! ;)

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag


Today I decided to do, as the title suggests the Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag. I know it has been around for a while now, but I had bookmarked it without never following up on it and today I'm doing it!

Who are your most influential bloggers?  Who are the ones that you really rely on for reviews and swatches?

I have a few: Gemsmaquillage used to be the first on my list, but she doesn't appeal to me that much anymore. One that I rely for reviews is Miss Budget Beauty. I've tried a few of the products she mentionned and never been disapointed. On the Canadian front, I like AlexFashionBeauty. She used to have long brown hair and brown eyes like me, so if a colour suits her well, it's bound to suit me as well.

Do you buy a product solely as a result from one review from your favourite bloggers, or do you look for more reviews from others?

It happened that I bought purely from a blogger, especially Alex. But usually I go with the feel of what other bloggers say as well.

What is your most favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?

What is your least favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?



Name 5 products you have bought recently as a result of blogs.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Birthday Suit, Essense I Heart Extreme Mascara, GlamGlow Mud Mask, CoLab Dry Shampoo and Lise Watier Aurora Palette.

Have you ever given into blogger hype?  If so, which hype?

The UD Naked Palette (the original one).


Have you ever avoided blogger hype?  If so, which hype?

Everything from Benefit. They have good products, but you know they sent products to bloggers with a brief, as it always appear at the same time on blogs. 

Is everything you buy based on blogger reviews or are there some items you buy without checking out a review?

No, I also buy things that I see in store that interrest me.  

I tag all of you!
Let me know if you like tags, and if you do it, come back to tell me!    
1) Who are your most influential bloggers?  Who are the ones that you really rely on for reviews and swatches? - See more at: http://www.makeupsavvy.co.uk/2014/01/the-blogger-made-me-buy-it-tag.html#sthash.vKFUGsKR.dpuf
1) Who are your most influential bloggers?  Who are the ones that you really rely on for reviews and swatches? - See more at: http://www.makeupsavvy.co.uk/2014/01/the-blogger-made-me-buy-it-tag.html#sthash.vKFUGsKR.dpuf
1) Who are your most influential bloggers?  Who are the ones that you really rely on for reviews and swatches? - See more at: http://www.makeupsavvy.co.uk/2014/01/the-blogger-made-me-buy-it-tag.html#sthash.vKFUGsKR.dpuf
1) Who are your most influential bloggers?  Who are the ones that you really rely on for reviews and swatches? - See more at: http://www.makeupsavvy.co.uk/2014/01/the-blogger-made-me-buy-it-tag.html#sthash.vKFUGsKR.dpuf

Monday, 11 May 2015

Manicure Monday: Another Failed Sally Hansen One



On Friday's post, I showed you a few beauty bits that I purchased recently. One of them being Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish in Pretty Piggy. I've tried another shade of the Miracle Gel this winter, Birthday Suit and was not impressed by it one bit.

So many people raved about the Sally Hansen Miracle Gels that I thought maybe I had a faffed bottle. So I decided to give it another go with a different shade.

This morning I proceeded to paint my nails and do nothing for the next 2 hours. To be honest the polish applied well this time, no streaky mess, but took so long to dry, again. But I was pleased and thought maybe this was it.

Then I showered. And that's when it went downhill. After only showering, the polish was all stripped. Granted, I didn't use the Miracle Gel topcoat, as I couldn't find it, for the life of me. But surely the polish should last longer than 2 hours on its own without chipping, like other brands do? This is far from the 14 days they promise.

Got this problem again with another Sally Hansen polish two years ago, the Mint Sorbet one.

Sally Hansen used to be one of my favourite brands, but it seems to be so hit and miss at the moment. Does anyone else have this problem?

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish, around $12.