NOTD: Sally Hansen Peachy Keen & Rimmel Aurora

Sally Hansen Peachy Keen, rimmel aurora

 

I’ve been meaning to post this nail of the day for ages!
I love this manicure for Spring. It’s nude but peachy, and the Aurora Space Dust nail polish on the ring fingers just gives a little bit of sparkle. Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure in Peachy Keen is a little on the streaky side, this here is 2 coats and you can still make out my nail tips. I think 3 coats would even things out nicely but we all know I don’t want painting my nails to take me forever so I just stuck with 2! I’ve been loving the textured nail polishes and these Space Dusts from Rimmel are great for only £3.99. The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes are a little more expensive at £6.99 but you do get more product.
Sally Hansen Peachy Keen, rimmel aurora
Let me know your favourite nude nail polishes in the comments.

 

~x thegirlinspired

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage

Time for another Instagram collage I think! I did one of these a while back just on some random pictures from my life and you guys seemed to like it so here’s one that is a little more beauty focused – nail of the day pictures to be exact!

Generic Black Polish with Rimmel Disco Gold as an Accent

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Generic Silver with Revlon Gold Coin on Ring Finger & Rimmel Disco Ball over Thumb – 
Christmas Party Nails
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Various Pastel Barry M Polishes – tutorial here
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Essie Bordeaux – favourite autumn nail polish

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Essie Naughty Nautical

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Essie Power Clutch

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Rimmel Deliciously Dark with 17 Cosmic Heather over top

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
French Manicure using Collection 2000 French White

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Thumb, index & middle fingers – Essie Bordeaux & Leading Lady, Ring finger – Essie A Cut Above, Pinky – Essie Bordeaux & A Cut Above
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Nails Inc Basil St with Rimmel Disco Gold Glitter Tips

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
OPI Goldeneye
 
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
OPI Rainbow Connection – I wore this on my birthday

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
OPI The World Is Not Enough

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
OPI Unripened with Essie To Buy or Not To Buy on Ring Finger
 and Barry M Black Crackle over top

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Sally Hansen Delphinium – favourite purple nail polish

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
My friend did my nails for my works’ Christmas Party – I love the little Christmas Tree!
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Sally Hansen Peachy Keen with Rimmel Aurora Star Dust on Ring Finger

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Zoya Zuzu

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
China Glaze Ruby Pumps – What I’m wearing for Christmas this year
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage

Favourite Fall Nail Polishes

Favourite Fall Nail Polishes

As part of my #thefallinspired series I picked out my favourite lip colours for this season and this is the nail counterpart to that post. Some of these colours I have posted previously on Instagram so I have included those pictures below in case you haven’t seen them (you can follow me on Instagram here).

I’m actually craving much lighter, airier polishes lately but since I don’t own many of those colours I fell back to my staples for this time of year, which seem to include a number of purples…

Favourite Fall Nail Polishes
On my nails currently is Rimmel Deliciously Dark with 17 Cosmic Heather over the top. Unfortunately you can’t buy Cosmic Heather in store, which is a shame because it’s gorgeous and I haven’t found anything else like it. It’s a bronzy shimmer in a sheer purple base, great on its own but equally lovely over darker colours. Deliciously Dark is a long time favourite and is a deep eggplant purple with a cream finish.
OPI Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI – I think this colour is particularly appropriate for October. Something about the shade of purple just makes me think Halloween. Perfect if you want to wear something a bit more colourful without being too in-your-face bright. Perfect for if you are a bit bored of wearing darker colours on your tips.
OPI Meet Me On The Star Ferry – A lovely warm plummy-brown. This has a beautiful, almost metallic finish with a golden shimmer running through it.

Favourite Fall Nail Polishes
OPI The World Is Not Enough – This was part of the James Bond Skyfall collection and a huge favourite of mine last year. Pictures don’t do this colour justice. It’s a taupy-silver purple, a little on the sheer side, but it looks gorgeous worn sheer or built up to full opacity. It has a ton of shimmer in it which catches the light so beautifully.
China Glaze Midtown Magic – A blackened chocolate brown. This is one of those shades that is so dark it looks almost black from a distance. It’s not until you see it close up or it catches the light that you see the depth of the colour and the copper and gold shimmer.

Favourite Fall Nail Polishes
Essie Bordeaux – A beautiful, almost jelly finish blood red. This is my favourite pick of the bunch. I love Essie nail polishes and definitely want to expand my collection.
What are your nail polish picks for this season?


~x Jenna

Mini Drugstore Lipstick Haul & Swatches

Mini Drugstore Lipstick Haul

I have another haul for you guys today. I know, I know, I seriously need to cut down on my spending. It all started with IMATS and it’s gone downhill from there (which is really bad considering I bought my first house just before IMATS!) I promise my spending habits will improve…. just as soon as I’ve checked out the new season clothes that stores all seem to be getting in right now… hey, a girls got to look good ya know!

 
Anyway, onto the haul. I did a video on this as well, so if you want to see that you can watch it here:
I rarely wear lipsticks, but I think part of the reason for that is because I don’t have a great deal to choose from, and I’m not entirely sure the shades I have in my collection suit me all that well. So I figured Boots was a good place to pick up some inexpensive lippies and here they are.

Mini Drugstore Lipstick Haul
Seventeen Supreme Shine in Barely Blush £4.99
 
Mini Drugstore Lipstick Haul
This is a natural pink colour that is fast becoming an everyday favourite for me. The finish is more of a sheen than a shine but the pigmentation is decent – not totally opaque but the colour is buildable. It glides onto the lips very smoothly and feels really moisturising and lightweight. To be honest, it feels a lot like a lip balm which means it doesn’t dry your lips out and I really like that about it.
Seventeen Supreme Shine in Deep Secret £4.99
 
Mini Drugstore Lipstick Haul
This is the same creamy formula as Barely Blush but the colour is a deeper, darker pinky-plum. Deep Secret is my vampiest lipstick so this will be lovely in the upcoming Autumn/Fall season and for nights out.
Seventeen Lasting Fix in Mulled Wine £4.29
 
Mini Drugstore Lipstick Haul
 
Another creamy lipstick from Seventeen, although not quite as creamy as their Supreme Shine range. This is a deep muted red shade that leans more towards berry red than true red. When you want something a little more intense on your lips, Mulled Wine is an easier to wear daytime lipstick than the typical in-your-face red. Another great point to mention is that when this lipstick wears off it leaves behind a stain so you don’t have to worry about constantly reapplying this colour, and it doesn’t look dry either.
Rimmel Lasting Finish in Heartbreaker £4.99
 
Mini Drugstore Lipstick Haul
 
Heartbreaker is a lovely berry pink shade, similar to Mulled Wine but with a definite pink tone. Again, this lipstick is creamy and non-drying, and will look beautiful in the colder months as an everyday colour.
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in 01 £5.49
 
Mini Drugstore Lipstick Haul
 
From Rimmel’s Kate Moss range of lipsticks, this is a lovely bright red with a hint of pink running through it. It’s a blue toned red so it makes your teeth look whiter and it’s more of a matte/satin finish so it lasts a bit longer on the lips. The only problem is that it’s the most drying out of the ones I picked up, but that’s the only downside. It’s rather intense so I will be saving this one for special occasions and may have to pick up a red lip liner to go with it to give it real lasting power.
Mini Drugstore Lipstick Haul
 
I think Barely Blush is my favourite of the bunch and the one I’ll get the most wear out of, but I can’t wait for the colder months to really try out the darker shades.
Which colour is your favourite?~x Jenna

Mini Drugstore Lipstick Haul
All lipsticks purchased from Boots