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Other // How Much Is My Face Worth?

Having just read Rachel's post here about the price of her face from day to day I thought I would jump on the ship and join in and do a post about mine too. Of course, the price of my face will most certainly go up when I get a face transplant but for now though, this is what I wear on my face day to day.
Garnier Skin Naturals 24hr Hydrating Day Cream - £3.38
Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Daily Scrub - £3.50
Tea Tree Facial Wash - £4.50
Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Sheerest Cream Blush in Sunrise - £1.99
Collection 2000 Highlighter in Maldives - £1.69
AVON True Colour Blush in Russet - £6.00 
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Intense Black - £5.98
AVON Glimmerstick Eyeliner in Blackest Black - £6.00
17 Falisifeye Mascara in Black - £6.49
AVON Liquid Eyeshadow in Chromed Cocoa - £2.99
Nivea Essential Lip Balm - £1.38

You can get these items cheaper elsewhere but I included where I bought these from rather than the cheaper alternatives. In total, I have calculated that my face costs..... £60.98! Some would say that that £61 was wasted but they would be wrong, obviously.

Tutorial // Leopard Print Nails

A while ago I decided to have a go at a little bit of nail art. I googled nail tutorials and came across a leopard print tutorial, which I changed to suit the colours that I already had. It took me about an hour and a half to do one hand, but bear in mind that that did include drying time etc.
Virgin Vie Glossy Top/Base Coat
I used this all over my nails before and after.
OPI in Coney Island Cotton Candy
I painted this all over my nails on top of the base coat and waited for it to dry.
17 Lasting Fix in Mini Skirt
When I used this I dipped the end of a skewer (pointy end) into the nail varnish pot and and stroked little lines onto my nails with it - be careful not to actually scratch your nails with the pointy end as otherwise you'll have to start again.
Maybelline Forever Strong Pro in Rose Poudre
With this nail varnish I put random little splodges around my nails.
Stargazer Nail Art Pen in Black
With this special nail art pen, I just went round the little splodges and did a few little random spots to make sure it wasn't too neat.

It took a while to do this but I really liked it when it was on my nails. I was really sad when it had started chipping and I had to take it off :-(

Review // MUA Nail Varnish in Shade 9

MUA Nail Varnish - £1.00
Evie Glam Glitter Nail Varnish - £2.00
A few weeks ago I painted my nails with MUA's Shade 9 Nail Varnish which is a pretty sky blue and with Evie Blue Glitter Nail Varnish. I painted all of my nails with MUA's Shade 9 then I used the blue glitter nail varnish as an accent nail.
I've never tried MUA's nail varnishes before so I was a little dubious about buying a nail varnish that costs £1 - either it would be completely amazing: a complete holy grail and a bargain, or it would be a watery thin mess.

After trying out this nail varnish I can say that I am completely impressed. I had to use two coats of the varnish to get an opaque colour but that seems the norm these days. It dries in a short amount of time too.

The formula itself is just like any other nail varnish, it isn't at all watery which I was kind of expecting. Of course, with any product it does have at least one con and the only con I can find to this product is the small fiddly bottle. The brush itself isn't very big so you do have to use a few more strokes than usual to complete a nail but it isn't the end of the world.

Overall, I am super impressed by this nail varnish. For a pound you get an excellent nail varnish which is available in a variety of different colours. You only need two coats to get a fully covered nail and although the bottle is small and fiddly, for a pound you can't go wrong.

Review // Avon Supershock Vivid Liquid Eyeshadow in Chromed Cocoa

Avon Supershock Vivid Liquid Eyeshadow
A while ago I bought some sort of gift set from Avon. Inside it was this liquid eyeshadow, a lipstick and a mascara, all for £8 and all full sized. I received this Supershock Vivid Liquid Eyeshadow in the shade Chromed Cocoa which is a lovely metallic bronze with a hint of gold.

The doe foot applicator makes for easy application although it takes a little bit of getting used to. Applying eyeshadow with a doe foot applicator? Sacrilege!  When you first apply this eyeshadow it feels very wet on the eyelids. So much so that I had to close my eyes for about two minutes after applying it because I don't want it to transfer higher up on my eyelids. This is not ideal when you are rushed for time. I also find that I have to apply two layers of this all over my eyelids to get a full colour, otherwise it's quite sparse.

The formula itself intrigued me to begin with. In the bottle you can quite clearly see that it's very watery, which made me wonder how it would stay put on my eyelids. This takes some drying time but on the plus side, it makes it easy to layer up the eyeshadow to make it a bolder colour. Unfortunately, this product does fail in the no creasing area which is so disappointing as it is a pretty colour. Here is a before and after photo. Before being first thing in the morning, after being in the evening).
Overall, I am quite disappointed. It takes forever to dry as it is too wet, the colour is sheer so it needs some building and it doesn't stay put on the eyelids for very long.

Review // Fearne Cotton Eyeliner Pencil in Black

Fearne Eyeliner Pencil - £2.50
I love Fearne Cotton and I love eyeliner, so when I went into Boots on Sunday and saw Fearne's make-up range standing in all it's glory, I couldn't resist having a little look. After having a good look at everything I settled on an eyeliner pencil in black. Now, I have plenty of eyeliners, in fact I could probably set up a stall of eyeliners and start a little shop as I have so many but at £2.50 I couldn't resist buying another and add to my growing collection.

I wore this eyeliner all day yesterday and I have mixed feelings about it. The pencil itself is rather chunky. I'd actually go as far to say that it isn't a pencil but more of a crayon if we were going on size. This of course has it's upsides and it's downsides. It's much easier to hold than a normal eyeliner pencil which makes it easy to line the eyelid but because of the size of it and because the tip of the pencil is so chunky, it's very hard to draw a thin line. This really makes having a nice little delicate eye line difficult. 

The colour itself is dark black, which makes a change as usually when I buy a black eyeliner they aren't always completely black - sometimes they're more of a grey, which makes me feel a bit cheated. Another con to this eyeliner is that you get a transfer from it on the top of your eyelid - yesterday I spent a lot of time trying to scrub it away. This was a real problem for me actually as I walked around all day with black panda eyes without realising.