Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Clouds!

"Sometimes, there's so much beauty in the world - I feel like I can't take it, like my heart is just going to cave in." ~ Ricky Fitts, American Beauty.

I find clouds so beautiful! These non-filtered photos were taken this morning. Enjoy the fluffy goodness....

Saturday, March 21, 2015

French Mani using OPI Two Tone Manicure VIP Set!

The beautiful OPI Two Tone Manicure VIP Set

It's high time for something elegant and classy (especially after Zach Paints My Nails! happened), so I thought I'd break out le chic OPI Two Tone Manicure VIP Set and attempt a French Manicure! The set contains three lacquers; Alpine Snow, Step Right Up! and Passion. I used two coats of Alpine Snow to create super white tips, then applied one coat of Passion, the darker of the two sheer pinks, over the top. It looked nice but I decided to add another layer of Passion, which did improve the overall look.

Alpine Snow (left) and Passion (right)

I'm not usually a big fan of OPI lacquers, but the colours in this set are to die for! They were easy to work with and I'm very happy with the resulting look. So pretty!

Two coats of Alpine Snow on the tips

With one coat of Passion over the top

With just one coat of Passion over the white tips

Close-up of two coats of Passion over the top. Good decision!

Two coats of Passion, which I'm holding

The finished look is much more polished with two coats of Passion

Disclaimer: I won this OPI Set from a beauty blog. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Korres Lip Butter in Mango. Oh My!

Korres Lip Butter has been on my Wish List for quite some time, and recently I got my arse into gear and bought a little Mango pot! Having read lots of glowing reviews on various beauty blogs, my expectations were super high. I'm happy to report this product does live up to the hype!

I do have a Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick (in Rose, pictured above) that I've been using, but it's just not the same as the butter in the pot. Obviously the consistency needs to be harder in the stick so it doesn't soften and break off. The formula of the lip butter in the pot is creamy, lush and mega buttery! It literally melts into my lips, leaving them soft, smooth and well hydrated. Shea Butter and Rice Wax ingredients provide deep hydration, so these butters are particularly good for dry, chapped lips.

I love the shiny tint this balm gives me; it's very comfortable to wear and doesn't slide off my lips. The product also has a lovely scent, but my favourite features are definitely the formula and the colour it imparts, which is a very flattering peachy tint. I am hellbent on collecting the rest of the colours in the range now! They are Guava (clear), Jasmine (nude), Quince (sheer rose), Wild Rose (sheer deep red) and Pomegranate (sheer coral).

Korres is an organic brand that uses only environmentally friendly, all natural ingredients. Korres Lip Butter is stocked in a number of online Aussie stores including Mecca and ASOS (and even on eBay, just be very careful). RRP $16.

What's your favourite Korres Lip Butter colour?