Normally, I don’t fall quite so hard in love with a nail polish but this beauty is the exception.
I bought Bijoux Baby on a whim in Boots the other day as everything was buy 1 get a 2nd half price, so I thought for half price I’d give it a punt.
In the bottle, it doesn’t look like something I would ever consider. It’s a peachy pink and then running through it is the most pretty, complex glitter I have seen in a long while. Green toned gold, rose gold, peach and pink shimmer glitter brings this textured polish ALIVE.
It’s fully opaque in 2 coats and has a rough texture to it. Nothing a good top coat couldn’t solve.
I am having my nails done tonight so I shall be taking this with me and not letting the bottle out of my sight. I swatch all my polishes on blanks and was just so captivated I had to share!
It doesn’t photo as well as I would like but I think even though a couple are out of focus, these photos show all the colours. It’s a true real life beauty.
For £3.99, available from Boots, I think I will be hot footing it back for all the colours.
I’m even sitting at my desk now marvelling at the prettiness of the polish on the nail blank.
Keep an eye out on Instagram for some snaps tonight of this on my nails.
Recently, I have been trying to embrace a wider range of high street make up brands that I would never normally use. Today’s turn is Revlon and it’s Photoready Perfecting Primer.
As we all know, even the longest lasting foundation doesn’t stand a chance without a base. My usual primers of choice are quite silicone based with lots of slip to allow me to achieve a flawless, buffed finish to the skin without feeling caked. I’m quite picky though, sometimes a primer is too slippy and when combined with a ‘dewy’ foundation I feel like my face is running down my neck sometimes, if you know what I mean?
The Photoready looks quite unassuming in the bottle. A milky white colour with a gel / cream hybrid texture. 2 small pumps from the hygenic dispenser has my face covered but not overloaded. I think 1 pump would be too sparse, but great if you only want to target your T zone.
Odourless and non sticky, the product glides and soaks in quickly leaving perfectly plumped, primed skin. I don’t have any major areas of concern with my facial skincare so I can’t comment on whether it works well with enlarged pores and wrinkles BUT it does give the most gorgeous velvety finish I’ve seen from a highstreet primer and I’ve sampled quite a few.
I picked this primer up while it was on offer in Boots with £3 off. It does sit in the higher price end for high street primers but when compared to L’oreals £14 tiny offering, this is huge old bottle which makes the unit price seem a little better.
Would I repurchase this primer at full price? No, I’d like to try other brands from the high street. Would I buy it again on offer? Without shadow of a doubt. My make up lasted all day without any oxidisation, slip or dulling and it provided a flawless base for both my ‘dewy’ foundations as well as matte formulas which I often find cloying.
You can pick up the Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer at any good Revlon concession stand.
Do you use a high street primer? What brand do you recommend I try next?