Friday, 31 October 2014

Frankenstein Bride Mani

Hi guys ! Happy Halloween (And Friday of course.. )

Today I bring you another Halloween mani - Frankenstein's Bride . I knew this was a design I wanted to try the moment I saw it ... And I'm so glad I did. It's pretty easy and the colours just screams Halloween. 

So onto the nails -

I decided to mix it up with a few days in, and changed the Frankenstein's Bride nail into a patchwork nail too.. I'm sharing the pics too... (As this is the mani I'm wearing for our Halloween party tonight )

The polishes I used -
Tip Top Orange You Lovely
Tip Top We Have An Agreenmint
Revlon Oi Beautiful 
Tip Top Black Forest
A bow stud

Anyone have any fun Halloween plans ?? 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Purple Studded Skittlette

Hi guys ! Hope you are having a great week so far.

Since I didn't want to show just Halloween looks on the blog this week, I decided to sneak in a little purple skittlette on the blog today.

It's no secret that I LOVE studs.. (I have way to many to even count... oops ! ) When Voni from For The Love of Nail Art did a gorgeous studded look on her blog last week, I had a sudden urge to do the same 3 studded accent nail. It was seriously love at first sight... (Giggles... )

So onto my purple studded skittlette mani -
For this mani I used :
Revlon Oi Beautiful 
Tip Top Black Forest
3 Square silver studs

What do you think of this look ?? 

Friday, 24 October 2014

Halloween Pumpkin Mani

 Hi guys ! Hope you all had a great week so far ... It's finally weekend.. Yeah !

Since Halloween is next week.. I will be sharing some Halloween inspired mani's. Last year I did a Sugar Skull Inspired Mani as well as a I'm Batty For Halloween and Boooo To You Ghost Mani . This year I hope to bring you a few more . 

Today I will be sharing my first Halloween look - a Halloween Pumpkin mani. I am including a little tutorial for you too at the end. 

So onto my pumpkin mani ...

And onto the tutorial..
The polishes I used -
Essence Grey-T to be Here
Tip Top Orange You Lovely
Tip Top We Have An Agreenmint
China Glaze It's Alive
China Glaze Matte Magic ( On the China Glaze It's Alive )

Do you have any fun plans this weekend ?? 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

REN Masks Review

Hi guys ! Hope you are having a great week so far .

Today I'm going to share my thoughts on 3 awesome REN masks I received to review. I'm a BIG fan of masks and I do use them weekly in my routine. These masks came at a great time, as my face was acting up a little from the season change. 

Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask (R520 )

This is one of my favourites. This mask really helps to make your skin look brighter , radiant and healthy. This mask does have a little bit of a tingling feeling when you put it on but nothing intense . I really love to use this mask once a week and makes my skin looks really healthy and super smooth. 

Clarimatte™ Invisible Pores Detox Mask (R360 )

This is a detoxifying clay mask that is designed to reduce the appearance of pores and leaves your skin smooth and soft. This is really great to use when you want to give your skin a good "cleaning" mask . I did notice after a few uses my pores looks a little smaller . What I like is this mask (being a clay mask) doesn't dry super hard on your skin where you struggle to get it off, this comes of pretty easy! (Which for a clay mask is a bonus .) 

ClearCalm 3 Clarity Restoring Mask (R440 )

This is my FAVOURITE one by far... A real skin saver.  This is a treatment mask formulated to combat and help prevent breakouts. It will reduce visible blemishes and leave skin looking clear, calm and even-toned. This works AMAZING on blemishes... This one really saved my skin when it was acting up. This one has a little bit of a strong smell .. It doesn't bother me... But I just mention it since some of you might be.  I also use this mask as a "spot treatment" just treating a spot or blemish as I see it appearing and does make it go away much faster. Phew !

My 2 favourites are the Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask and the ClearCalm 3 Clarity Restoring Mask .

Have you used REN masks before ? Which one is your favourite one ??

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*

Monday, 20 October 2014

Catrice Breast Cancer Awareness Mani

Hi guys ! Happy Monday ! Hope you had a great weekend .

Today I'm sharing a fun and super easy Breast Cancer Awareness mani with you using two Catrice polishes. This look is SUPER easy, so I included a little tutorial at the end of the post.

The two Catrice polishes I used where Fuchsiarama and I'm So aNude. 
(I received the Fuchsiarama in my Breast Cancer Awareness pack... I'm so aNude is a polish from my own collection )

So onto the nail look -

And the tutorial. I used a small dotting tool to create the breast cancer ribbon, but you can use a nail art pen / toothpick .. Whatever you prefer.

So again .. As I mentioned last week... You can still enter the Give-away... 

And here's how : (CONTEST CLOSED ! )
I will be giving away 2 R500 Pink Catrice Hampers :
Follow Catrice on Facebook Catrice SA & Catrice SA Twitter .
Tweet : "Win with @PinkPurpleDots and @CatriceSA ! Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink! #Catriceproducts #breastcancerawareness " 
Winner will be announced at the 27th of October 2014.

How was YOUR weekend ? 

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for creating a breast cancer awareness look*

Monday, 13 October 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Make-Up look with Catrice !

 Hi guys ! Hope you had a great weekend !

As you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , and as part of this , Catrice Cosmetics would like to cheer survivors and support the fighters. 

I was asked to come up with a fun pink inspired look. I will show the look at the end but I'm also giving a mini-review about each product and a little give-away in the end too !

Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadow Mauves Like Jagger
This is a stunning metallic eyeshadow colour , and really gives a liquid like effect. I love how the eyeshadow is shaped too with little "waves" in the eyeshadow. I used this on the centre of my eye in the make-up look.

Catrice Better Than False Lashes Ultra Black Mascara
One word - WOW ! I love the volume this mascara gives your lashes .. But the best part for me personally is this has staying power. I do tend to "rub" my eyes through the day, and this mascara stayed in place. I even had to work to take it off at night .. Just love this tube of mascara.

Catrice Defying Blush - Rose Royce
This blush gives the perfect rosy cheeks for any look.

 Catrice Long Lasting Lip Pencil *Waterproof*-The Perfect Pinkini
This is a GREAT lip pencil. Applies smoothly , and I'm pretty sure this in combination with the Made To Stay Lip Smoothing Lip Polish made my lips stay perfectly pink the whole day. 
Catrice Made To Stay Smoothing Lip Polish - Mission PINKpossible
Since I have SUPER sensitive lips, I was a little sceptical to use this lip polish. BUT I was pleasantly surprised. This didn't irritate my lips at all, and as I mention above with the lip pencil, this is a long wearing lip product... And it REALLY does have staying power. The lip combo lasted me a good 12 hours without any touch ups, and the pink looked just as bright as when I first put it on. REALLY impressed.

So the complete make-up look :

So now onto the give-away : (CONTEST CLOSED AND WINNERS ANNOUNCED )
I will be giving away 2 R500 Pink Catrice Hampers :
Follow Catrice on Facebook Catrice SA & Catrice SA Twitter .
Tweet : "Win with @PinkPurpleDots and @CatriceSA ! Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink! #Catriceproducts #breastcancerawareness " 
Winner will be announced at the 27th of October 2014.

I will be posting a Catrice Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Look as well as another make-up look a little later this month too. 

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for creating a breast cancer awareness look*

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

MD Lash Factor Eyelash Conditioner

Hi guys ! Hope your having a great week so far . Can you believe we are already in October ? The year has seriously flown by so fast .

Today I have a review of the MD Lash Factor Eyelash Conditioner. MD Lash Factor™ is a physician-formulated eyelash conditioner that improves the appearance of natural lash length, fullness, and thickness. MD Lash factor is ideal for people with thinning lashes or anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their eyelashes naturally.

Unlike false eyelashes or messy mascaras that only creates an illusion of longer lashes, MD Lash Factor works to enhance your eyelashes natural beauty. 

Studies suggest that MD Lash Factor promotes the appearance of longer, fuller, thicker eyelashes in as little as 4-5 weeks. A scientific study confirmed that patients who used MD Lash Factor for one month saw over 50% improvement in the appearance of their natural eyelash length.

My thoughts :
Just before I was sent this eyelash serum to review, I bought some false eyelashes. My natural lashes was SUPER short and thin . I even considered eyelash extensions because I wasn't too happy with my lashes. 

This was SUPER easy to use. At night before bedtime, apply a thin line of the Eyelash Conditioning Serum on your lashes just as you would if you were applying liquid eyeliner. I was sceptical because my lashes was basically non existent to start with , so I wasn't sure if this would make any difference for me. After a week I could see my lashes were starting to get thicker and fuller. (Yeah ! )

I have to say, at week 4 I was REALLY happy with the results. It did however start to make my eyes a little sensitive from week 5. My eyes were a little red in the mornings when I woke up for the first hour or so. 

I am really happy with how my lashes look now, for the first time in ages I can finally get mascara on my eyes if I do my make-up in a hurry in the morning, something that never happened as my lashes were so short. 

I will definitely re-purchase this again in a month or two to give my lashes another treatment. 

Have you tried the MD Lash Conditioner before ?? 

If your interested in this product HERE is a link to their site with info how to order .

Have a great Wednesday !
*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*