Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wedding: Fi & Dave

Back in May, I did the makeup for Fi's wedding including her 3 bridesmaids.  I met Fi & Dave through dragonboat and I was super excited and honoured to do  her makeup on their big day :) I absolutely loved her traditional gown and her princess wedding dress even more! I thought the choice of coral against an autumn backdrop really made the bridesmaids dresses pop! The photos are stunning and were taken by AnnieQ Photography.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Review! Nailene So Natural Everyday French

So this is only the second item I have received from beautyheaven for review and it is my favourite so far! I have tried stick on nails before (press n go) and they were hopeless...bulky, tacky and so obviously fake!  So i was a bit skeptical with trying these nails by Nailene but they looked and felt amazing (and attracted a lot of compliments)!

The nails I trialed were in the colour "Short and Sheer" which was probably the most natural colour you can get.  They retail for $16.99 a packet and it comes with the nails, glue, nail file and a stick-thing (I think to assist with taking the nails off).

* Nails were very light and not bulky
* Nails moulded perfectly to the curvature of your real nails
* Nails looked reasonably natural :)
* Very easy application
* When you run your fingers through your hair, it won't get caught in your hair (seriously)
* Relatively sturdy and durable (see con point below)
* Didn't feel like you were wearing fake nails
* French manicure did not peel/chip
* Lasted for about 4-5 days (see con point below)
* Easy to take off, minimal nail damage
* Isn't crazy expensive

* The packet reads "7 days guarantee" - one nail fell off on the 4th day of wear
* The shape of the thumb nail did not match my thumb nail, making my thumb nail look fake if you look at it closely
* If a nail does fall off, not much variety in nail sizes for your index and ring finger size nails

Overall recommendation
I would recommend this to anyone who wants beautifully manicured, natural looking nails for a specific event or for no longer than 4-5 days.  Star rating is 4.5 out of 5. I am a bit of a nailpolish nut and would definitely repurchase!! :)

Thank you beautyheaven for giving me the opportunity to review!

Apologies for the quality of the pic below! Took these with my iphone at night...

Monday, July 2, 2012