27 August 2012

Review: MUA Cosmetics Love Hearts Polish

MUA Love Hearts Nail Varnish



I’ve been on a bit of a mad MUA hauling session recently. As I usually shop in boots, I never came across MUA Cosmetics because they’re only available in Superdrug. I heard about them from a few reviews that I came across on some beauty blogs and I just had to try them out. With their low prices and great quality, I just couldn’t help but buy everything!

I went down there today to get some eyelash glue, they didn’t have what I wanted (-.-) so I just ended up spending a few quid on MUA Cosmetics instead! Which isn’t a bad thing. They have a small ‘Love Hearts’ range which are a few nail polishes and some lip balm tubs. The nail polishes come in six colours and are all pastel shades. I chose the Yellow and one of the Purples. 

With one coat.

With two coats.

The packaging is so cute! They’re small bottles and with a capacity of only 6.8ml they’re one of the smallest polishes I own. That doesn’t bother me too much, though, because who really gets to the end of a nail polish before it goes funny? They have the Love Hearts logo across the bottle and a Love Hearts sticker on the top. Along with the pastel colours, they look quite nice!

The product itself, to me, just seems like any other nail polish, which is good! It goes on smoothly and the colour is great, very vibrant. Two coats seem to do the trick for an even coverage with full colour definition.  It dries relatively fast, too. No problems!

The only thing I’m having a slight issue with is the brush. It doesn’t appear to be shaped too well so it makes applying the polish a little difficult. Sometimes leaves streaks on the nails, but a second coat usually clears it up. I could have just bought a bad bottle, as only the yellow one has a frayed brush, though.

It may have just been a bad batch but this brush is a little frayed!
This brush isn't too bad, I haven't tried it properly yet, though.

  • Adorable packaging.
  • Great colour choices, I love pastel shades!
  • Product is great, very smooth and dries quite quickly!

  • My only issue is with the shape of the brush. It’s a shame, I hope they get this feedback and update their polishes!

Absolutely! There are 6 colours in the range and I plan on buying them all! Only 4 left to collect. :)

26 August 2012

This Week on Instagram!

A bad week of blogging, sorry! I've been pre-occupied with my new job. It's going well, I'm hoping to get a good pay next month! Long time to wait though. -.- My uploads don't really reflect a very busy week, which makes sense because I haven't had one, but I hope you a appreciate a little insight into my world, anyway.

Another small selection of photos to sink your teeth into. Not a very eventful week due to working here and there.

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I made some brownies for the PPV last Sunday. A little crispy but they went down a treat.

This happened to me this week! Found this little gem sticking out of my tyre. I had to wait almost two hours for the breakdown guy to come change to my spare!

Walking out to my car for work one morning when I see this on the floor! Someone must have knocked the back of my wingmirror off. What is it with some people?

Showing off my mini Hello Kitty mug. I don't drink hot drinks so this is purely decorative.

Cleaning my eyelashes. Leaving them to soak for a bit and picking all the glue off. Boring stuff!

Showing off my little selection of lashes. There's plenty more.

Had a little bedroom friend! Alfie was very distracted chewing his bone all night.

Stole one of my mums yoghurts in hopes that it would be a nice treat. It wasn't. I don't like bits in my yoghurts!

Painted my nails using MUA Cosmetics Love Hearts range. Cute!

Definitely need new nail polish storage.

I think my pup may have fleas. That or something just thinks I'm really tasty.

Little guy likes chewing his bed. What's up with that? 

Well I do hope you've enjoyed seeing what I've been up to this week. I know it hasn't been much but I'm not a very entertaining person, really! I look forward to seeing you again next Sunday, though! 

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 I'm tempted to go make some cakes now. What will you get up to this week?

20 August 2012

Swatch: MUA Glamour Days Palette

As mentioned in this post I bought two new eyeshadow palettes the other day, and here's the swatches for one of them, the other one was swatched here.

My reviews on the MUA brand is spoken about in the other palettes' post so I'll just do the swatches for this palette here. 

As with the other MUA palette, each shade doesn't have it's own name so I've just labelled them as top row and bottom.

 Top row.

Bottom row.

These were taken with natural light and are very shimmery. Again, with a primer they come out a lot more but for a simple look I think they do quite fine!

Simple palette for simple looks. Definitely worth a look into at just £4.00 a palette! 

What's your view on MUA cosmetics?

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19 August 2012

This week on Instagram!

As I'm sure you're probably aware, I missed last weeks Instagram post! I found myself stuck between being a little bit busy and a little bit lazy. I've also spent the majority of the past few weeks either working at my new job or playing video games. I've gotten myself addicted to Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 again, and I bought Skyrim yesterday too! 
So expect less and less of me as I play video games obsessively!

As you can imagine, two weeks worth of Instagram uploads is a lot! There's a massive 24 pictures for you to glare at, in one spectacular post! 

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New earrings I bought. Crosses, simple enough!

My outfit for my first day of work. Too much black is boring!

New work shoes. I thought I could handle slight heels but my feet ached after a few hours!

That's right, I work at Next!

Another set of lashes came in the mail. I LOVE these.

Got myself a little bedroom friend. Alfie having a little sleep.

Those new lashes I bought (pictured above, basic make up).

The picture doesn't do it justice but there was a massive spider on my ceiling. I had to throw a shoe at it!

Yes! Rollercoaster Tycoon 2! Obsessing over this.

Before bed-time friend! He came for a little cuddle before we went to bed.

(aren't I just obsessed with my new pup?) Alfie's been playing in the garden, covered in mud!

Pretty Tilly chilling with her belly out! Aww.

Tilly again. My morning companion while I got myself ready for work.

Wearing that dress again for work. Hair up this time :)

I changed from those heels to these ultra comfortable flats. Cute little ankle boots. I should have taken those socks off though!

ANOTHER new set of lashes! These are bottom ones. I haven't managed to get these on right yet, though. I need more practice!

Me being scruffy. Wearing my boyfriends jumper. Me love cookies.

Left some make up on the windowsill. It melted a little bit.

Simple work make up. Blue!

My cute little Hello Kitty watch I got for my birthday. Aww!

Mini make up haul this week. All this for under £15. Check out THIS POST for more info!

My confirmation letter came through. Starting my Japanese night course in October!

Took Alfie out for a ride in the car to go and see my nan. He LOVED hanging out the window. He looks like a polar bear. Aww.

Yay, I bought Skyrim for PC. Been playing non-stop.
 Sort of eventful week this week. Work related things, a few games and some cosmetic pictures! I hope I didn't disappoint.

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What do you have planned for this week?