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Nail Polish Lottery Club ~ Week 13 ~ 06 April 2013

Hi everyone!

Time for the Nail Polish Lottery Club.

This week’s number is 281. As I don’t have 281 unused nail polishes, I used number 2+8+1=11 on my list.

Number 11 turned out to be Revlon Brilliant Strength in 010 Dazzle. When I saw that, I couldn’t have been more thrilled, as I bought the nail polish last week. However, the result disappoints.

Revlon Brilliant Strength in Dazzle is very sheer. After 3 coats, you can still see the nail line, so not very pretty on my short nails.

See in this week’s video:

And this week, I’ll show you only one photo of my not so perfect nails:

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 13 - Revlon Brilliant Strength Dazzle

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 13 – Revlon Brilliant Strength Dazzle

As usual, let me know how your week went, and what nail polish you’re wearing!

To keep up to date with the NPL club please like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub

Want to join? Read the NPL club guidelines and please contact me or Judi.


Top 5 Most Used – Feb & Mar 2013

Hi everyone!

The “Top 5 Most Used” category, is something I started over a year ago, here on my blog. Every month, I try to see what I have used the most, and it is always fun to look back.

This video is for both February and March 2013:

The list of products shown is:

Top 5 Most Used February 2013:

  • Real Techniques Buffing Brush
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer
  • MAC Paint Pot – soft ochre
  • Shu Uemura – cream shadow – taupe
  • Tarte lip surgence

Special mention: Milani eayshadow pencils

Top 5 Most Used March 2013:

  • Wet n Wild Comfort zone palette
  • MAC Extra Dimension – Modern pewpter
  • NARS Orgasm blush
  • Milani Luminoso blush
  • Max Factor lipstick – Rosewood

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know what products did you use a lot lately?


Nail Polish Lottery Club ~ Week 12 ~ 31 March 2013

Hi everyone!

First of all Happy Easter to those of you celebrating! I hope you are having a wonderful time with your families.

Now, it is time for the Nail Polish Lottery Club. This week’s NPL club number was 97. As I don’t have 97 polishes, I could have used 9+7=16. But this week I’m cheating a bit and using 1+6=7, which what do you know? Number 7 on my list is this new Revlon Moon Candy I just bought.

Revlon Moon Candy was released in the UK just this week. As I always see them on Youtube, I had no idea that we don’t have the Moon Candies here in the UK.

Today, I’m wearing Revlon Moon Candy in Galactic.

The base, as usual is OPI Nail Envy. I followed with two coats of the dark color, 1 top coat, and 1 coat of the glittery stuff. Whatever you do, do not apply as me! Ideally you should use: 1 coat base, 1 coat dark color, 1 coat glittery stuff and you will have beautiful manicure, trust me.

But enough with the chit chat, here’s this weeks video:

And enjoy the photos:

Revlon Moon Candy Galactic

Revlon Moon Candy Galactic

Revlon Moon Candy Galactic

Revlon Moon Candy Galactic

Revlon Moon Candy Galactic

Revlon Moon Candy Galactic


As usual, let me know how your week went, and what nail polish you’re wearing!

To keep up to date with the NPL club please like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub

Want to join? Read the NPL club guidelines and please contact me or Judi.


Chanel event and meeting Lisa Eldridge

Hi everyone!

I still can’t believe it, but today I got to meet the amazing Lisa Eldridge.

Chanel had a special event today, for launching their Les Beiges collection. They advertised the event in one of the free magazines I pick up on the tube. Of course, that the moment I saw the ad, I called them to book an appointment. To see how it all went watch my video about today:

Overall, I have to say it was amazing, and that Lisa is just as nice and sweet as you see her on Youtube. As soon as she walks into the room, you can tell she knows what she is doing, and she has great advice to give! I feel very lucky to have met her, and only wish I could be less shy sometimes.

Finally, here are a few photos of the day, around Covent Garden:

Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market

Coveng Garden Market

Coveng Garden Market

Chanel Covent Garden

Chanel Covent Garden

Chanel Covent Garden

Chanel Covent Garden

Chanel goodies

Chanel goodies

What would you ask Lisa, if you met her?


Nail Polish Lottery Club ~ Week 11 ~ 22 March 2013

Hi everyone!

I am back online, finally the broadband is installed! Not only that, but it is fibre optic broadband, which should make my life easier when it comes to uploading videos.

This week’s NPL club number was 41. The current number of polishes on my list is 26, so I used 4+1=5.

Number 5 on my list is Revlon Ruby, but I could swear I did wear this before. Or, at least, I did wear the color next to it on the list: Revlon Vixen. As I couldn’t really remember, I decided to wear them both, and use Judi’s signature half and half manicure.

So here it is, my week 11 NPL Club video, hope you enjoy it:

As you can see, the two nail polishes look very similar in the bottle, but are very different on the nail. As they are both Revlon, the quality was really good, and they were easy to apply.

All in all, I give 5 out 5 to both colors.

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 11 - Revlon Vixen & Ruby

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 11 – Revlon Vixen & Ruby

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 11 - Revlon Vixen & Ruby

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 11 – Revlon Vixen & Ruby

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 11 - Revlon Vixen & Ruby

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 11 – Revlon Vixen & Ruby

While I was offline, we had lots of new members joining in, so a warm welcome to all of them! From next week, I will resume the weekly shout outs to introduce each member.
Thank you again to everyone who has joined or liked our Facebook page. Your support, involvement and enthusiasm is a lot more than what Judi and I would have ever expected.

And to Judi: you are amazing and thanks for all the help these weeks! You kept the club running smoothly and did a fantastic job!

As usual, let me know how your week went, and what nail polish you’re wearing!

To keep up to date with the NPL club please like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub

Want to join? Read the NPL club guidelines and please contact me or Judi.


Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 10

Hi everyone!

Long time no see! I missed all my NPL Club friends.

As you know, I moved flats last week. All is good, and I am happy with the move. But I do not have internet yet, it will be installed only next Friday.

Still, I am not giving up on the club, and I am posting my result for week 10.

This week surprise! Another green: Sally Hansen Color Quick in Green Chrome. It is the first time I am trying this kind of nail polish pen. To use the “pen” you shake it really well and click to dispense the polish. The trick is not to dispense too little, or too much.
I found it pretty easy to use.

My only mini complaint is that the brush is a little too big. Also, after you finish, you have to clean the brush, so the nail polish left doesn’t dry.

The nail polish dries quick to a metallic finish. I’d recommend not to use top coat. When I added the SH top coat I usually use, it ruined the metallic finish a little.

All in all I like this nail polish and will be using it again.

What have you been up to? Can’t wait to catch up with the club next week!

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Products to use up in 2013

Have a quick look on Youtube, and you can see a huge shift in attitudes.

There are less and less haul videos, and more (New Year inspired?) resolutions to use more of what you already have.

Project 10 pan, Make out 2013, I’m a beauty hoarder, and why not, the Nail Polish Lottery club are all here to save us.

2011 and 2012 were big shopping years for me. I have a feeling this is going to change in 2013. My collection is just the right size now, so it is time I should start enjoying it.

Inspired by the Youtube “Products to use up in 2013″ videos, I made my list as well. You can watch it here:

On my list for 2013 you’ll mostly find products I really, really love. Almost all of these are star products for me:

  • Lancome Teint Idole foundation
  • No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream
  • Revlon – Pink in the afternoon lipstick
  • L’Oreal Caresse – Cheeky Magenta
  • Laura Mercier lip glace – Pink tule
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip balm – 01 honey
  • Eyeshadow I’d like to see pan on one of these eyeshadows: MAC satin taupe, L’Oreal Infailible eyeshadows
  • MAC paint pot in soft ochre
  • NARS Orgasm blush
  • Various perfume samples and full size Thierry Mugler Alien

Products to use up in 2013

Products to use up in 2013


What do you think? How many will I be able to use up by end of 2013?


Nail Polish Lottery Club ~ Week 7 ~24 February 2013

Hi everyone!

Another week, another Nail Polish Lottery Club post, another Ruby nail polish to show!

This week’s NPL club number was 82. I only have 30 nail polishes on my list, so instead I used 8+2=10. On my list, number 10 was another Ruby nail polish. Let me tell you a secret: I may have worn this before, but I don’t remember. The color is a very nice mint green, exactly the kind I like:

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 7 - Ruby nail polish

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 7 – Ruby nail polish

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 7 - Ruby nail polish

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 7 – Ruby nail polish

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 7 - Ruby nail polish

Nail Polish Lottery Club Week 7 – Ruby nail polish

The Youtube video for this week is a bit of a rambling mess, but still, I hope you enjoy it!

A huge thank you to my good, really sweet friend Judi, from Middle Aged Beauty Queen. She was very sweet and helped me take advantage of the Zoya 3 free nail polishes offer, and she sent me some extra goodies too.

Zoya haul + goodies from Judi

Zoya haul + goodies from Judi

Finally, this week’s member shout out goes to Laurie Ann. She has both a great blog and Youtube channel. I didn’t know her before the club, but I’m glad I do know her now. She does great videos, and is very knowledgeable about make up. She’s definitely one to watch!

Lately, I really enjoyed watching her 2012 favorites, including this favorite lip products video:

Let me know how your week was, and what nail polish you’re wearing now.

To keep up to date with the NPL club please like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub

Want to join? Read the NPL club guidelines and please contact me or Judi.


Lancome Teint Visionnaire – application & review

Hi everyone!

Lancome just released their latest foundation: Teint Visionnaire – Skin Perfecting Makeup Duo: Dark Spots – Pores – Wrinkles.

It has quite a name that comes with a lot of claims:
High Coverage Corrector
Flawless Perfecting Foundation
An even and flawless looking complexion
Benefits: Skin Perfection, Even Skin Tone, Flawless Coverage

For full details check out their website page here.

In December last year, Lancome invited their Facebook fans to participate in their VIP panel and to test their new not released yet foundation. I enrolled straightway, and a few weeks after I was contacted by Lancome who confirmed I will participate in the test. The foundation arrived beginning of January and I have used it exclusively for one month. In all communication Lancome have been very friendly and nice, and I have to say a big thak you for including me!

They of course used all the results in their marketing materials such as this one:

Lancome Teint Visionnaire - from the Lancome FB page

Lancome Teint Visionnaire – from the Lancome FB page

And yes, I did say I would recommend it to a friend – but I would only recommend it to certain friends, depending on their skin type.

You can watch me apply and review the foundation in this Youtube video:

The things I liked about the foundation were: it is good coverage and long-lasting. I really like that is has the concealer included, so you don’t have to worry about matching the concealer shade and the foundation shade. Also the mirror was very handy.

The negatives for me where: the foundation finish – too shiny, and it contains alcohol. I do not believe the skin care claims.

Overall this foundation was not suitable for my skin type and requirements. If you are looking for: good coverage, long-lasting, emollient, luminous finish foundation – this might be a winner! I think it is a foundation suitable for dry skin, and probably should be targeted at more mature skin as well.

Would you like to try the new Lancome foundation too? Go to Lancome’s Facebook page and claim the free sample before they run out.

Did you try this foundation already? Do you have any questions about this new product? Let me know in the comments below.


Nail Polish Lottery Club ~ Week 6 ~17 February 2013

Hi everyone!

How did your week go? Did you have a nice Valentine’s day?

This week’s NPL club number was 41. As I don’t have 41 polishes on my list (yet!) I used 4+1=5 on my list. It is a mini OPI nail polish from the Minnie collection. Judi sent this one to me, so thank you Judi!

This color is not exactly my kind of pink – maybe it is too Barbie pink? I’m not sure what it is about it. If it is your kind of color, go and grab it, it is a good quality polish.

Here is the photo proof:

NPL Club week 6: OPI If you moust you moust

NPL Club week 6: OPI If you moust you moust

NPL Club week 6: OPI If you moust you moust

NPL Club week 6: OPI If you moust you moust

NPL Club week 6: OPI If you moust you moust

NPL Club week 6: OPI If you moust you moust

On this week’s Youtube video I show the nail polish but I also do a mini (or not so mini) rant about London renting:

And finally, I have to do this week’s shout out. It goes to Jessica from http://www.youtube.com/user/tearfallzbreak/. I discovered her channel not long before starting the club. She has an amazing personality and does great videos. You definitely have to go watch her and subscribe!

She does lots of kinds of videos including reviews, face of the day, project 10 pan and her original series “I’m a beauty hoarder”. Jessica confessed that she hoards on beauty projects but now the hoarding must stop. Here’s her latest episode:

Let me know how your week was, and what nail polish you’re wearing now.

To keep up to date with the NPL club please like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub

Want to join? Read the NPL club guidelines and please contact me.


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