Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Scented Polishes - Revlon v Rimmel

Ahoy blogerinos!

I wasn't sure what to make of scented nail polishes when I first heard of them, my initial thought was 'what is the point... I bet it's just a silly gimmick' but I fell in love with these shades & the fact that they were scented was just an added bonus.

I didn't actually realise how similar these polishes were until l'd already purchased the Rimmel one, oops!!


Revlon recently released a limited edition collection of 8 scented polishes. I opted for Tropical Temptation after I had read various blog posts about it.

I bought this polish as part of a promotion, the price of Revlon polishes has always put me off in the past. I have to say I'm really not impressed with Revlon polishes, the application was awful! It was streaky, not opaque at all took and took ages to dry. I like the colour but I don't think there is much difference between this and the Rimmel polish.

The scent of the polish is very subtle, I find you actually have to smell your nails to notice it, I think I'd get some funny looks if I did this too regularly!

This was Tropical Temptation after 2 coats & no top coat. The polish lasted 4 days without chipping which did impress me considering I didn't use a top coat.

Revlon Tropical Temptation - 14ml - £6.49.


Rimmel currently has a collection of 4 scented nail polishes - Lemon Drop, Strawberry Fizz, Apricot Punch & Cranberry Zest, cute names!

I opted for Apricot Punch, I thought the shade was perfect for summer - without realising how similar it was to Tropical Temptation - oops!

The scent of this polish is alot stronger than the Revlon polish, I can actually smell it without smelling my nails but it's not overpowering at all.

This was Apricot Punch after 2 coats & no top coat. As you can see it's ever so slightly pinker than the Revlon polish, only just!! I love the colour and it lasted 3 days without chipping. I also love the brush & it applied really well, much better than the Revlon polish.

Rimmel Apricot punch - 8ml - £2.99

Overall I have to say I much prefer the Rimmel polish. It applied better, It smells better & It costs less than half the price of the Revlon polish. The size of the Revlon polish may be larger but I rarely finish a bottle of nail polish anyway!

Have you tried scented nail polishes, if so what did you think of them?

Sarah xx

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Review: Benefit - Finding Mr Bright

Hi dolls, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend & enjoyed the sun!!

Here we have a product I received for my birthday back in April, I can't believe I haven't got around to reviewing it yet!

Benefit - Finding Mr Bright

What Benefit have to say:

"Ladies, this brightening kit is quite a catch! Finding mr. bright is filled with all of the essentials for a luminous complexion. Complete with a step-by-step brightening lesson...this kit's the total package!"

The kit includes:

Girl meets pearl - liquid pearl for face - 7.5 mL
Posietint - poppy-pink tinted lip & cheek stain - 4.0 mL
High beam - luminescent complexion enhancer - 2.5 mL
Erase paste no. 2 - medium brightening camouflage for eyes & face - 3.2 g

Girls Meets Pearl

I'd never heard of this product before owning this kit but I'm glad I know about it now! I like to mix it with my liquid foundation or lightly pat it on my face after applying make up and it leaves me looking dewy with a subtle shimmer, perfect for summer!

Pose Tint

I actually own a dupe of this product as I wasn't willing to part with the £24.50 price tag for the full size and I'm glad I didn't. Don't get me wrong, it's 'ok' and I will continue to use it on my lips but it does nothing for my cheeks. If I hadn't tried the dupe I probably would have liked this alot more but this certainly wasn't my favourite product in the kit.

Erase Paste

This is my FAVOURITE product from the kit hands down! It's a very creamy almost gel like concealer that looks amazing under the eyes. I can apply this to my eyes in the morning after a couple of hours sleep and it leaves me looking awake and bright. I will certainly be purchasing the full size product when I've finished with this pot.


This is probably one of Benefit's most famous products and I can see why. This is such a versatile product and it can be used in a number of places including the cheeks and brow bone to give a lovely glow, this also photographs REALLY well.

I probably wouldn't have purchased this kit myself but I'm glad the girls at work picked it out for my birthday, they know me too well!

What are your favourite benefit kits?

Sarah xx

Monday, June 06, 2011

Yet another Nails Inc freebie...

Hi girls, I hope you all had a fab weekend <3

This is just a quick post to tell you about yet another Nails Inc freebie... & this time it includes booze!

The press bit...

"Malibu and Nails Inc have collaborated to combine cocktail hour with pre-party pampering - what's not to like? To get your hands on these gorgeous orange, purple and teal shades, you'll just have to buy two Malibu drinks in participating bars, nationwide."

To find out more click here

I don't know about you but I've never paid full price for a Nails Inc polish but I can't resist a freebie! & combining it with Malibu is just pure genius!

I have my eye on the coral shade.

Will you be picking one up?

Sarah xx