August 22, 2015

August 12, 2015

NOTD: Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Grapefruit

Today I want to share one of my favorite low maintenance bright nail polish.

The formula is thicker and I used two coats for this manicure as one coat was a bit streaky. I don't usually follow Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints with a top coat since the finish is already very glossy.

Even without a top coat, this nail polish lasts over a week without chipping. I have a habit of filing my nails more often when I wear nail polish, so that takes care of any tip wear.

The Grapefruit shade is much brighter in reality than it appears in the photo. I really like it for the summer.

This nail polish retails for £3.99 and I purchased mine the summer before I moved away from the UK.

Have you tried any nail polishes from Barry M?

July 31, 2015

Empties: July 2015

Another month, another quick review on the products that I finished this month.

Avene Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream (15mL)
I am very light handed with my morning moisturizer during the summer, so this sample lasted me almost 3 months. Despite the name, this cream doesn't feel heavy on my face. I have another sample, which I will use, but I am not interested in purchasing the full size. This is a mineral oil based moisturizer.

Bioderma Crealine H2O Solution Micellaire (500mL)
This is my absolute favorite micellar water. It gently removes majority of makeup and I feel no residue on the skin even without rinsing. I am already using another bottle and I will most definitely repurchase. The 500mL retails for C$26.95 in Canada.

Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner (355mL)
I used up the shampoo from the same line last month [June Empties] and since then, I have paired this conditioner with other shampoos. On the moisture front, this conditioner is below average for me. I will not repurchase.

What products did you finish this month?

July 19, 2015