Saturday, 18 April 2015

Barry M | Speedy Quick Dry Nail Polish




I'm in love with neutral/pastel shades at the moment. I remember a time when I would only rock black, red, burgundy and hot pink. Oh how times have changed! Grey has become a firm favourite at the moment, you might remember me banging on about Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel in Greyfitti which is just so perfect.

I was in Boots on my lunch-break and you know the drill...one thing lead to another plus it was 3 for 2! I'm saving right?! So I picked up Barry M's new speedy dry nail polish in shade Pit Stop which is a stone/light grey.

Barry M have finally come out with a quick dry nail polish which actually dries when it says it's going to. One coat dries in about 60 seconds, depending on how thick the coat is. I applied my second coat and overall my mani was touch dry within 3 minutes and 2 coats was enough. They're shiny, they dry quick and my mani lasted me 4 days! That's a nail miracle for me as I don't think I have ever tried a Barry M nail polish which has lasted that long. I'm still actually shocked at how good it is.

There are 9 shades and cost £3.99 each and there's currently a 3 for 2 promotion at Boots.

I would advise you though to really check the shades in natural light as I picked up a shade which looked like a pastel rose, only to get home and realise it's lilac.

Have you tried Speedy Quick Dry yet?

Sabi x

Friday, 17 April 2015

Makeup Storage | Glossaholic



So I thought it was time to give my makeup a little TLC. I've always stored my makeup in Muji drawers - they are the best! You can see how I used to stored my products over about 2 years ago here. 

Just wanted to share a quick snap on my blog, let me know in the comments below if you'd like to see more!

Sabi x

Thursday, 16 April 2015

OOTD | Pop of Colour



If you' re anything like me and hate the thought of wearing lots of colour (calling all my 'all black everything' fashionistas) - incorporate statement pieces to add a pop of colour to your outfit. I like to add small pops of colour whether it's on my lips, nails or a piece of jewellery.

Blouse - Topshop
Necklace - Zara
Nails - tune in to Saturday's post :)

Sabi x

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Thicker & Fuller Hair | OGX Hair Oil



When it comes to hair oils, I'm all over it. I guess being Asian we were told from a young age to embrace hair oils once a week so our hair would be long, shiny, thick and healthy overall. However at the age of 14, applying mustard oil to our hair wasn't exactly appealing, have you smelt that stuff?! 

I've been a big fan of Argan Oil for years, there was a time when my hair wouldn't grow for years which was during college time. Looking back at my pics now just makes me cringe like maaad! So I began with Moroccan Oil which was raved about but found it only made my hair shiny and nothing else. I then turned to Argan Oil by Hair Xpertise and a year later my hair was growing like mad! Even my hair dresser asked me what I was using, and it was one of the first things I blogged about when I joined the blogging world.

So after recommending Argan Oil to my sister, she randomly purchased the OGX Biotin hair oil and of course I had to try it too. I've been using it for 2 weeks now and I immediately have seen results. My hair is shiny, slightly has more volume to it, and overall feels much healthier. Growth? Now I can't say it's grown because of the oil because there's no miracle 2 week hair oil! Plus I take iron tablets which is known to improve hair growth and because I have a slight deficiency.  But nevertheless I feel I have more volume which always gives the illusion of having more hair. 

The oil is really lightweight compared to argan  oil and also biotin is really good for you and great for hair/nail growth. I've found flyways are taken care for, my hair appears to have more volume and most of all it doesn't leave my hair greasy. I've now purchased the shampoo and conditioner, hopefully I'll be able to give you an update after a few months!

Hope you enjoyed this post & let me know your hair oil recommendations!

OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen is available from Boots for £6.99

Sabi x

Sunday, 5 April 2015

ZOEVA Rose Gold Luxury Makeup Brushes | Review


I'm a big fan of good quality makeup brushes and am always on the hunt for a brush which applies my makeup flawlessly rather than just going for a trusted brand such as Mac for example. When it comes to makeup brushes, I don't look at the price tag, I look at the quality of the bristles and test how it picks up makeup. I mean the Real Techniques are awesome brushes and look how affordable they are. 

Now the Zoeva Rose Gold makeup brushes have been taking the ultimate 'Glossaholic challenge' since December. You may have seen me Instagram them when I first got them, but honestly I wanted to test them for a good few months after using each one, washing them and just testing the longevity of the brushes. 

First thing, the Zoeva Rose Gold brushes are stunning. I'm a sucker for anything that's rose gold and these brushes no doubt are dabomb.com. But looks aside, these brushes are made with both natural and synthetic hairs which picks up makeup products like a dream. They come in their very own chocolate brown (leather?) makeup bag which has rose gold detailing. 

I always find with makeup brush collections, you don't tend to make use of every brush and it's quite hit and miss. But the Zoeva brushes? 100% you'd use every single brush. I've been using my makeup brushes every day since December, and have been washing them like crazy (I have makeup brush OCD) and *touch wood* not a single bristle has fallen out. Each time I've applied my makeup, it applies flawlessly and only a small amount of product is needed as the pick up is amazing!

See below which ones are included and what I use them for.

Brushes:

Powder Brush (Great for powder, hence the name lol)
Silk Finish Brush (Great for buffing)
Face Shape Brush (Great for contouring)
Cheek Brush (Great for highlighting)
Concealer Brush (Great for concealing)
Soft Definer (Great for smoky eyes or creating a contour line)
Crease Brush (Great for smoky eyes)
Liner Brush (Great for gel liner or smudging liner across lower lash line)

I have to say as much as I love Real Techniques, ever since I got the Zoeva brushes I just haven't looked back. The Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Set is £56.95 which at first may seem pricey however, you receive 8 brushes so it works out to be just over £7 for a brush. Worth it right? I highly recommend these brushes! I got mine from the Zoeva website and delivery took around 1 week, however you can puchase them from Love Makeup or Beauty Bay.

Have you tried the Zoeva brushes yet or thinking about purchasing them?

Sabi x





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