High street stores have seen a massive drop of goodies you just cannot miss out on if you are a make-up and beauty junkie.
Nail polish that would normally cost between £11 and £15 has turned up in… Poundland. Yes, a premium product is being sold in pound stores!
Nails Inc goodies on sale at… Poundland!
Nails Inc recently re-designed their bottle shape to rectangular bottles. Nails Inc, fearing the stock in the old style cylinder bottles won’t sell, have gifted them to Poundland to sell for less than a quarter of their price. This is good news if you are a sucker for a good quality nail product. Several colours are on sale for just £1, including Maddox Street, a frosted black, Chelsea Physic Garden, a very Chanel like pastel blue shade perfect for spring, Galaxy Effect Glitter, Fibre Optic Glitter, Kensington Caviar Base Coat and Gel Effect Top Coat. Due to being put into plastic packaging and hung up some of the polishes may have separated, but upon shaking the ones I picked up, I found that the formula re-coagulated and it didn’t make a difference to their quality.
Some of the Nails Inc bargains I landed, here I was wearing Chelsea Physic Garden with Fitzroy Square Special Effects Glitter as a feature nail. Others photographed are Galaxy Effect in Knightsbridge Road and Fibre Optic Effect in Belgravia Place.
Metallic nails are a big trend for spring, with Barry M recently extending their range of Molten Metal Nail Paints.
Holographic Lights is the best of them all if you want to master an iridescent manicure, it’s a whitish silver that packs plenty of rainbow multi chrome. Pink Ice is the perfect Rose Gold shade, while Blue Glacier is the most serene watercolour blue amped up with shimmer. The darkest of the new shades is Black Diamond, a classic black that is lit from within by loads of microfine silver sparkle, it isn’t dissimilar in shade or finish to Silver Lining. The collection features two expensive looking copper shades, Copper Mine and Bronze Bae, while Gold Digger is the ultimate 24K gold.
Barry M Molten Metal Nail Paint in Gold Digger
Barry M are currently doing a 2 for £7 offer in Boots stores, good news if you’ve fallen in love with more than one of these shades! My favourites are Pink Ice, Blue Glacier and Bronze Bae.
Barry M Molten Metal Nail Paint in Blue Glacier
Mascara maestros Maybelline New York have bought out some of the best mascaras I have ever used and a lot of their formulas rival those of a high-end brand. Their latest addition to their Colossal family is the golden tubed Colossal Big Shot, which guarantees fully loaded volume and definition onto natural lashes in just one sweep. Lash like a boss!
Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara
Another exciting mascara launch is Rommel London’s innovative new Volume Shake Mascara. Volume Shake features the all new “shaker” inside its tube that enables the formula to be refreshed when it is needed. No more lacklustre lashes!
Innovation in mascara: Rimmel are the first to release a mascara with in built shaker system to refresh the formula when needed.
Meanwhile, glossy lips may be a top trend for this year but matte lips are going to stick around a lot longer too. I am a massive fan of the NYX Liquid Suede and Soft Matte Lip Creams, I am a collector I must admit! One of the newest lip care launches on the market is Lip Oil. More fluid and more nourishing than balm, lip oils are rich in ingredients essential to maintaining hydrated and healthy lips. Investing in a lip oil is a must if you want your matte liquid lipsticks to glide on effortlessly and stay smooth all day, it’s your weapon against the dreaded matte lip crack!
Splurge: Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, £19
Save: Barry M Lip Oils in Berry Good and Coco Loco, £4.99