Manicure Monday ~ Unicorn Vibes

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope your all excited for a new week and have lots of exciting things planned.

I thought I would bring back the Manicure Monday feature on the blog, hopefully this time I will keep up with it a little better than I did last year!

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So I had my nails done a few days ago in one of my favourite colours, my nail technician actually said to me that this is the style she always associates with me! So this is CND’s Field Fox (my favourite nude colour that CND does) topped with a glitter pigment. I call these my unicorn nails because they are so gorgeous and glittery!

What do you currently have on your nails?!

Hannah xxx

My First Beauty Advent Calendar ~ 2016

Hello everyone, welcome to 2017 on CosyCaitlin!

I thought I would kick off the new year on the blog with a review of my first ever beauty advent calendar.
With it being my first year with a calendar I wanted to get one that was within a lower budget so that I wasn’t investing lots of money in one to be disappointed. The one I got was the Tanya Burr Cosmetics 12 Days of Christmas calendar. I bought this calendar back in November when it was on offer, so I only paid £15 through Superdrug!
With this being just a 12 day calendar I decided to space out the windows and only open one every other day, this meant that it lasted me 24 days and so all the way through December!

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So now were in January and I’ve opened all of the windows and have 12 of the Tanya Burr Cosmetics products to try out. So what did I actually think about the calendar? I have to admit, although I love TBC, I was prepared to be a little disappointed with what I received. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I opened each window! The product quality was just as good as if you buy a product on its own, and it gave me the option of trying lots of new products without a huge price tag.

The calendar included:
~ 3x Nail Varnish
~ 3x Lip Products (1x matte lip, 1x lipgloss, 1x lipglass)
~ 2x Glitter Eye Pigment
~ 2x Glitter Eyeliners
~ Small Pocket Mirror
~ Nail File

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I have to say that this calendar won me over! Next year (well, this year!) I plan on trying a couple of different ones and investing in slightly higher end ones too.
What kind of advent calendar did you have this Christmas?

Hannah xxx

Manicure Monday ~ Faking it!

Happy manicure Monday lovely people!

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This week is a little different as I’ve decided to mix up my nail game a little…
That’s right, I’ve gone for the fakes! I decided a while ago that I fancied having nail extensions again, so a couple of weeks ago I went for the plunge!
I currently have CND acrylic nail extensions which are rounded (and slightly pointy!). They’re not much longer than my natural nail, only around half a centimetre, but it makes a whole lotta difference. When I first had them done I had CND’s Creekside on, however I had then re-levelled last week and changed it to CND’s Gotcha which I am really enjoying!

What do you currently have on your nails?

Hannah xxx

Manicure Monday ~Minty Cool

Hello everyone!

I’m back from my litter ‘break’ and armed with a notebook full of ideas. Of course my first post back had to be a Manicure Monday one, because I cant have a new nail colour without letting you all know about it!

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This month I went for CND Shellac’s Mint Convertible. Its quite similar to Creekside and is such a lovely pastel mint green. I am still trying to make the most of the summer and the bright colours so this was an obvious choice!

What colour do you currently have on your nails?

Hannah xxx

Dior Skin Airflash ~ Review

If you follow me on twitter you will have seen that last month when I went back to Kent I got some goodies from my friend. One of the goodies was her unwanted Dior Skin Airflash, something she was desperate for me to try!

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The Airflash is different to other foundations as it is in aerosol can, a bit different to the pumps that we are used to! I was a bit worried when it came to using this, but you quickly get used to it. The one thing I will say you don’t really get used to is the aerosol smell when applying it. Its strange and something I personally wasn’t used to, but I feel its worth putting up with!

My friend gave me the shade 300, which I was worried wouldn’t match my skin however it does really well! I spray this directly onto my makeup brush 3/4 times and then add it to my face as I usually would with a foundation. I was a little disappointed the first time I used it as I felt where I dotted it on my skin it ‘stained’ slightly, however after going over the area a few times and really working it in it went.

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This is not a high coverage foundation, but it is buildable. This is the kind of foundation I want at the moment as my skin is the best its been in months, so I am loving that it just sorts out my colour and pigmentation. It leaves a lovely dewey finish that dosent need powder over the top (on my skin) and it is the first foundation that dosent make me look oily! You can add extra layers to it and concealer blends in to it nicely.

Overall I love this foundation and I’m actually a little annoyed that I’m now going to have to repurchase!! However, there are some negatives. As I mentioned above it does have an aerosol smell to it, which can be a little off-putting when applying it. If you leave the ‘dots’ on your skin for too long it can be hard to shift and blend in to your skin, which makes putting it on a little trickier. I have found that if I add the dots then quickly blend them all just a little it isn’t as bad. And lastly, the bottle/container is coloured so you don’t actually know how much you have left. This can make using it and thinking about repurchasing a little trickier.

I do have to say that I have fallen for this foundation. It is my second Dior Skin foundation, but my first ever one of this type. I love that it gives me light coverage and a little bit more colour as well as lasting throughout the day and not going patchy. Better get saving to get a back up…!

Hannah xx

Manicure Monday ~ The Colour is Back!

I feel like its been so long since I did a Manicure Monday post, which is sad as I really enjoy doing them! Hopefully this will be back to being a regular feature on the blog with lots of new and fun colours popping up!

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So last week I got my nails done again after letting them have a breath for a few weeks. After searching through the colours online I finally decided on CND Shellac’s Rose Bud, which is actually a different colour on the nail than on the bottle. I thought it would be quite a dusky/dark pink however it came out as this gorgeous pastel pink which I am loving! I have lots of comments on the colour and I think it will definitely be one that I try again in the future!

What colour do you currently have on your nails?

Hannah xxx

My Everyday Spring Makeup ~ 2016

Makeup is something I have a passion for, but finding time to experiment and play around with is has been difficult so far this year. Because of this, I found myself sticking to the same pieces and not branching out and trying anything new. I decided in spring to play it up a little, mainly by adding eyeshadow and introducing myself to a pink lip! Not much of a change for some, but one for me! I’m hoping that now I have a little more time I will be able to play around a little more, but for now these are the items I am using almost every day!

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Face
Primer: Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer
Foundation: Rimmel Lasting Finish – 200 Soft Beige
Concealer: Collection Lasting Perfection – 1 Fair & 2 Cool Medium
Powder: B Cosmetics – 152 Light/Medium
Bronzer: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer – 720A Sunny
Blush: Mac Powder Blush – Pinch Me
Highlighter: Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette – We Love You

Eyes
Primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Original
Eyeshadow: Makeup Revolution Salvaton Palette – Hot Track & Million Dollar Contract
Mascara: Benefit – Roller Lash
Eyebrows: Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette – Brand New Fans

Lips
Lipstick: Avon Matte Lipstick – Pure Pink

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I love my makeup look at the minute, it brightens my face and adds a bit of colour whilst still being not too in your face!

What makeup are you wearing everyday?!

Hannah xxx