Sunday, 17 April 2011

Sunday Short n Sweet: Flight of the Bumble Bees (Nails)

I am constantly in awe of people who get creative with their nails. I spend most of my time just trying to keep mine from splitting and tend to visit the nail salon if I want them polished. Even then, it only tends to last a day or two.

In one of my random internet perusals, I came across a number of blogs with bumble bee themed nail designs and I had to share them. 

I love the detail of this one, with the hive on the thumb:

Or this:

 This one mixes bees with clouds & sky for a more unique look:

It also comes with a video tutorial:

If you want to scare your children (and me), get completely outrageous and go for something more like this:

Which is your favourite? Do you get OTT with nail designs?

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Monday, 4 April 2011

NEW: MAC Quite Cute Collection

It's been a while since MAC has released a collection that is simply pretty. MAC Quite Cute totally sums it up. Pastel pinks, purples, greens and apricots round up the collection of fun, lolly-coloured makeup treats.

See the lineup below. I just love the blushes and lip glasses! With regards to the packaging, it is a shame they didn't follow the hearts seen in the blush, through to the rest of the products. It makes it seem a little out of place when they are only found on one product type.

The reviews however, have not been so great.  The word in the blogosphere from those who have tried the products are that they are chalky and second-rate.  Another comment has been that the whole collection is reminiscent of the Sugarsweet collection of 2009. I don't agree. While the premise is similar, the range is quite different with the current collection missing MSF's, shadesticks and tri-colour lipglasses.

Christina from Temptalia has a very thorough review below, so you can make up your own mind:


MAC Quite Cute collection is available in April.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Sunday Short n Sweet: Waterproof Makeup

I need to preface this post with a small comment: For the love of all that is cute and pretty, don't wear a full face of makeup to the gym, beach or when running a marathon. You look like a twit and all the while your skin is trying desperately to sweat out the toxins through the pores you've covered up. If you can't bear to leave the house without some makeup, try a tinted moisturiser.

If however, you are having a huge night dancing or going to a wedding, feel free to go nuts on the waterproofing. Wayne Goss, makeup master and wedding expert, talks about some of his favourite waterproof products and gives some tips on how to keep your makeup exactly wear you put it.