what i bought take two. much better. i got the pink power msf, emancipation lipglass and mighty aphrodite blush duo. i bought these on thursday in my lunch hour, when i got home thursday evening i realised pink power was SMASHED. i was gutted! took it back friday and exchanged it for a new one though, thankfully. i actually love how huge the msf is - i just wish it had a mirror inside! although i've heard complaints on how big it is for travelling i think its perfect really - bronzer, blusher, highlighter in one so you don't need to carry three separate items.
i didn't really intend to buy the lipglass, it kind of just happened. it's such a lovely nude pink and.. i don't even usually wear gloss. i've been wearing it over creme d'nude, myth and angel and it's AMAZING. the wand is absolutely made for giants and is incredibly difficult to pull out (errr..) but i'm glad i bought it. none of the lipsticks really stood out to me?!
as for mighty aphrodite.. well. i have a lot of blushers but it's not often i fall in love with one. (i think the last blush i properly fell in love with besides nars orgasm was tippy from the hello kitty collection) HOWEVER. i have found a new love. it's beautiful. it's everything i want in a blush! when i was returning my faulty msf i was going to buy a backup but both counters in newcastle had sold out already!
i was going to do swatches and whatnot but there's not much point considering they're everywhere! so instead i'm going to take a detour from makeup and talk about nails. in particular MARBLE NAILS. ooh. there was a little section in look magazine on how to do this, and it looked nice so i thought.. WHY NOT.
here's what you'll need - nail varnish remover and cotton buds (very important), some nail polish of your choice and a bowl of water. i used an old tupperware box as not to ruin anything! start by applying a base coat and a light first coloured coat of polish. i just used a white (not pictured)
next, add drops of your chosen colours into the water and mix them together. i just swished the box around a bit because i couldn't find anything to stir it with, oops. works just as good though! and now for the fun bit.. which i don't have pictures of unfortunately. (you'll understand why, if you've done it..!) basically just dip your fingers in. be warned that you will make a complete mess. it won't just be your fingernails that are marbled, it will be your entire fingers. i tried doing one at a time, dipping in, cleaning then onto the next but by the time i'd cleaned up the mixture had dried together. SO just deal with the mess and spend some time afterwards cleaning up. after you've tided them up a bit, add a top coat and viola!
what do you think? yay or nay? i must say i tried this earlier on in the week with lighter colours and although it was probably a nicer effect, there wasn't much impact. i'd definitely recommend using a variety of shades rather than all light or all dark.