posted by on Nails, Nails of the Day, OPI

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Well this is a frustrating scenario. Do you ever find that your tastes change over time? When I first bought this polish, I decided that I didn’t really like it. I think I wore it once and then opted to dispose of it in a blog sale.

Fast forward a couple of years and I really think my tastes must have changed as now I’m looking at this and thinking how nice it is. OK, so it is a tad on the boring side, but the formula looks lovely and it is a nice, rather inoffensive shade. Perhaps I’ve been neglecting some rather good polishes in favour of glitter, duochromes and all round excitement?

Any way. it is rare that I find a warm pink-toned polish that is actually quite flattering to my skintone as I have very sensitive skin that leans towards the red and aggravated side sometimes, but as I say, the photos of this, which were taken a while back are rather pleasing to my eye.

I must be getting old – there is no other explanation for it! Only one complaint. It’s not really a “party” polish, is it? Now, I’m off to hunt for a dupe for it in my stash.

EOTD with Vivo

Jun
2012
07

posted by on EOTD, Vivo

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Vivo is the new affordable cosmetics range exclusively available from Tesco. It may be old news to some but for me it’s a new discovery. We are spoilt for choice with more affordable make-up on the market, and the ‘cheaper’ ones are definitely giving the high-end established brands a run for their money. Why fork out £11 for an eyeshadow when you get an excellent dupe for no more than a couple of quid?

I picked up these two single eyeshadow shades on a wander round my nearest large Tesco. One is matte (Slate) and the other is pearl finish (Golden Leaf).

Slate, as its name suggests, is a dark, murky greyish shade although it looks like a sludge-like marshy green to me, which is why I teamed it with the olive greenness of Golden Leaf.

Vivo individual eyeshadows are an incredible £1.50 and the quality does pack a punch. Pigmentation is rich and the size and quantity of the product is generous.  The picture above is how my make-up looked after a long night so not bad holding power for the shadows for what they’re worth. Have you given Vivo a shot?

To see Vivo’s selection online, you can visit their official site www.vivocosmetics.co.uk.