Monday, August 25, 2014

Travel Vlog: Paris Part I #cleurope2014

These Europe travel vlogs are long overdue! As I was editing them today, I fell in love with Paris all over again. It's easy to fall in love with the city of lights! The food, the architecture, the french tongue...too much to see, so little time!

Hope you enjoy our little adventure :)

Camera: GoPro Silver 3+
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Paris, France (Day 1)

Top 3 Highlights of Paris on Day 1:
1. The food! This was our first encounter with an authentic croissant and pain au oh my, I was never a bread or pastry fiend but alas, a bread fiend was born...

2. I could not dream of a better way to see Paris - by bike! Highly recommend the blue bicycle tours in France. It covered a wide variety of typical touristy places plus there's a break at Rue Cler...mmm crepes...

3. Love at first sight...Paris architecture is just beautiful. The cobblestone roads, the Hausmann buildings...the windy alleyways, it makes for the perfect adventure!

For more photos, check out my instagram @cozzle85 or the hashtag #cleurope2014


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Review! Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Polish

Beautyheaven have kindly given me the opportunity to trial and review the new Revlon nailpolishes!  To me, nailpolishes are one of the little luxuries of life and can brighten up your day!  I was provided with all 30 colours in the entire range of Gel Envy nailpolish plus the Top Coat.

These are my favourite colours and formula!
 L-R: Ace of Spades, Pocket Aces, Roulette Rush, Full Horse, Wild Card, Queen of Hearts.

I'm currently wearing "Queen of Hearts" which is a cool, deep red.

Here are my thoughts on the polishes!

- Beautiful creamy consistency (with exceptions, see Cons below). All of my favourites above have a creamy and opaque finish which I love
- Top Coat provides glossy shine
- Nail Polish starts to chip at 5-6 days for me
- Easy to remove (except for the Red polishes)
- Colour and Base in One, so speeds up the process of applying nailpolish at home (compared to applying a separate Base Coat, Colour and Top Coat
- Quick drying time

- Some of the lighter shades like Checkmate, All or Nothing, In the Money (beautiful though), and Cardshark had a thin consistency and left a streaky finish after two coats. Three or more coats is recommended.

Overall Rating: 4.5 stars!

Have you tried these nailpolishes before? What are your thoughts?