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19 December 2013

Beauty Crown - Week 3







The Beauty Crown Awards are a yearly favorites collaborative effort including beauty bloggers around the globe. The Beauty Crown Awards were created by Lily from Beauty with Lily Liz from My Pretty Obsessions, Jackie from Five Two Certified, and Shalunya from Shalunya & Boyet. We felt that a collaborative effort from a large number of beauty bloggers would be much more interesting to our readers and would garner more attention. The Beauty Crown Awards are a 5 week event with each week covering types of products.

Week 1 - Personal Care Products - Dec 2 - Dec 8, 2013
Week 2 - Facial Products - Dec 9 - Dec 15, 2013
Week 3 - Lip & Nail Products - Dec 16 - Dec 22, 2013
Week 4 - Eye & Misc Products - Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2013
Week 5 - Facial Care Products & Tools - Dec 30 - Jan 4, 2014

Week 3 of the Beauty Crown Awards covers Lip & Nail Products. Below are my Week 3 selections:

LIPS

Lipliner; I am not a lipliner user, I just can't do it for toffee they always end up looking really ridiculous so I give it a miss.

Lipstick;

Nars Lip Crayon - Cruella.

Technically its a Lip Crayon, but that's ok isn't it? I am obsessed with this at the minute! From a non red lipstick wearer it may come to you as a bit of a shock but I am in love with it. A matte deep red shade that doesn't budge through food and lots of wine. The only down fall like most mattes is its a bugger for clinging to those dry bits so prep your lips for this gorgeous crayon with lots of lip balm! Vivianna at Viviannadoesmakeup shares my obsession for this too ;)



Lip Gloss;



Rimmel - Apocalips

I have loved these babies since they were released. I have them in three shades at the moment but will be picking up some more in the future. There super glossy and pigmented and stay put. What more do you want from a lip gloss? There not sticky at all and I love a good pigmented lip gloss these tick all the boxes for me. Some people hate them, I don't know why but each to there own right. I have shades Celestial - A gorgeous deep pink with blue undertones. Luna - Beautiful peachy orange, my favorite out my three and Nude Eclipse - The perfect nude to make your lips look natural and glossy, great for every day work.


Tinted Lip Balm;

Figs & Rouge - Cherry Blossom Lip Balm

I adore figs and rouge lip products they are very nourishing and do such cute packaging. Not only do they work there pretty. I loved my little tin of lip balm but I like the idea of the tubes, more hygienic too and are you a hater of those people that dip there finger in your tin and make a dent?! I hate that so much! No dent making with this lovelies ha. It gives a gorgeous flush of colour on your lips with the cherry tint to the balm. A girly pinky/red shade, your lips but better. I have loved lugging this around in my handbag/baby changing bag to use on a daily basis. Also its 100% natural always good to know.


Lip Treatment;



LUSH - Santa's Lip Scrub

I swear by Lush's lip scrubs, not only do they help un chap your lips they smell AND taste amazing. Who doesn't love a beauty product you can eat? Hmm. Anyway this is a Cola flavoured lip scrub like the Christmas Cola Truck theme. Tastes and smells so yummy and has adorable little hearts inside. Your spreading love across your lips to save them from soreness and chappedness. I use this every night if I don't forget and for extra exfoliation I like to scrub it on with an old (clean) toothbrush and leaves my lips feeling smooth and soft. Great for kissing that someone special under the mistletoe ;). I have featured this also on my Winter Lip Care Saviours >Here<


NAILS

Polish;



Max Factor - Glossfinity and minis

I am loving this drugstore nail polish at the minute, I seriously have nail polishes from all sorts of brands and love them all so this is so hard for me to pick but at the minute for longevity and shade range I am loving Max Factor. They really do last up to 7 days without scruffing. I don't really hear much about Max Factor polishes on the blogoshpere but worth testing out trust me. My boyfriends mum loves these for longer lasting too as she thinks doing nails are a bit of a bother, unlike me changing them every few days. But I would defo recommend you trying one out. Gorgeous shades available, I got lots of compliments on the purple shaded one above called Diva Violet. The other shade if your wondering is Cobalt Blue which I got in the Max Factor Christmas Gift set offer from boots another gorgeous blue shade.

Basecoat;



Sally Hansen - Powerful Acrylic Gel

For all of you religious readers of my blog you will all know I am a lazy base coat user! I just never can be arsed. But with being an ex nail acrylic user my nails are like paper at times and they need hardening up. This works wonders. Just one coat and your nails go hard like rock. You can use this alone for a subtle shine to a natural nail or under your choice of colour. Another reason I have tried using base coats is my nails were starting to stain from using bright or very dark colours and no one wants nasty yellow nails, yack. 

Topcoat;



Sally Hansen - Insta Dri Anti Chip Top Coat

Another Sally Hansen gem, I love this purely for the fast drying effect. I don't think it is a great anti chip charmer but it makes your nails dry within 2 minutes and I am very impatient so love this stuff! I also love an Avon fast drying spray but I am waiting for a new one of them and this is always used. I would like to try the OPI top coat but this is my favorite at the moment. 

Nail Treatment;


OPI - Cuticle Oil Stick Pen

This is great for moisturising your cuticles and smoothing out your rough finger tips. It is scented with lemons too, I love the smell of lemons. You just apply one drop to each cuticle three to four times a week and it nourishes them beautifully. Great size for your handbag and like I said smells gorgeous!

Liking any of my favorites? Can't wait to read yours.







4 comments :

  1. These are all lovely picks! NARS 'Cruella' is gorgeous!!! As much as I love lip crayons, sometimes I just skip over them because of how they like to hang on to our dry parts of our lips! (Sometimes, it's laziness of not wanting to go the extra step of exfoliating lol!) Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

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  2. I just got that top coat earlier this week and I am in LOVE. Best thing ever! Need to check out that figs and rouge balm - looks really pretty!

    Brittnee
    http://beautyproductaday.blogspot.com

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  3. I have never heard of Fig & Rouge brand and now I want to try it! I am with you with lip balms on tins too I like mine in a tube - definitely more hygienic!

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  4. So many great picks!!! I love the Rimmel lippies, I have Celestial and Big Bang. Looks like I need Nude Eclipst next!! <3

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