Just Nice Things

Beauty ★ Lifestyle ★ Travel ★ Fabulous Food

China Glaze Shocking Pink Neon

Hang on to your hats folks – isn’t this shocking? No? No, it’s not all that shocking to me either. It’s pink, but “shocking”? Erm… It is a fun shade though – perfect for Summer, which is apparently on the way. Like most neon formulated shades, this one dries matte. It’s also pretty sheer. So really, to get the full effect, it need to be used over a neutral basecoat or perhaps a white. Either desperately time-consuming, or an easy way to jazz up a neutral manicure without having to take it all off and start again – depending on

Continue reading…

OPI Yankee Pankee Plum

Ooh. They don’t make ’em like this any more. Literally. Yankee Pankee Plum is an old OPI that I picked up on one of my hard-to-find hunting trips. I didn’t even know that I was looking for it until I stumbled upon it on a random website somewhere and thought how cool it looked. From the New England collection of 1998, Yankee Pankee Plum (what a name!) is long discontinued. I love, love, love this. It is just such a perfect polish. OK, it’s probably perfectly dupeable  -although having said that, I can’t think of anything that it is exactly

Continue reading…

Illamasqua’s Skin Base Foundation

Today Illamasqua’s new Skin Base foundation goes on sale online and if you’ve not already picked up the vibe on Twitter, it’s caused something of a buzz. Inspired by the cult Asian market Beauty Balm creams, Skin Base Foundation is a brand new, refined formula that’s easily blendable and creates a flawless complexion. Suitable for all skin types, the new foundation which can also act as a liquid concealer as well as a primer, smoothes, softens and conditions the skin whilst providing natural, buildable coverage.   How it manages to work effectively as both skincare and foundation is down to its

Continue reading…