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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Orange Is The New Black

If you're a regular reader of Folkes Thinks then you'll know that recently I've 
been slowly introducing a new colour into my makeup palette. Yup that's right, the blue toned polish is starting to be overtaken by  a collection of oranges. What's orange got that blue hasn't...the skill to double as a lipstick shade!

It all started off when the Revlon Colour Burst Matt and Just Bitten new shades were introduced. I went straight for the oranges after being inspired by numerous beauty bloggers recommendations. What can I say, the love for orange on the lips has grown since. The new one is the Rimmel Kate Matt Lipstick in the shade 101: a fab coral colour. I love the Matt range. They have a long lasting finish and the colours in the collection are a winner. I also have shade 110, a lovely nude-pink that I thoroughly recommend! 

In terms of the nail department Clinique Happy Heart was the first of the collection. A lovely feel good shade, but I do think it works best on the toes. The Essie in the shade 'Orange, it's obvious' (probably what I should have titled this post) is a tricky one to find these days. However, as you can see, it's the "pop-in-your-face" of them all. I got in an Asos beauty sale but an ebay search should definitely do the trick if you're keen. The Rimmel Salon Pro in Hip Hop (love the name) is a recent purchase after watching a Vivianna Does Makeup Vlog. It just had to be purchased okay. I love the Rimmel Lycra formulas. They are so easy to apply and have a lovely shiny finish. Rimmel Sun Downer is an absolute dupe for the famous Chanel Holiday shade. Who needs to spend £18 for a polish with this one?!

My Favourite has to be the Kate Moss Rimmel range. I had loved wearing the shade 101 recently. It gives the perfect pop to a natural look or the necessary finish to a smokey eye formula. What are your favourite oranges?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Moving to the dark side

Now my friends will most definitely back me up here when I say I am not one for fake tan. During the school days I was always the pasty one. Simply because I was pretty bad at applying it and I never really fancied the orange look...especially when my face never matched the colour of my legs!

This summer I am not going on holiday - insert sad emoji. And, with not being able to rely on an English summer to give me a lil' healthy glow, I could be the pasty one all year long. However, after hearing the hype of the St Tropez Self Tan Express Bronze Mousse I was rather intrigued by the thought of having some colour... So, in my efforts to not be the pale girl this summer I thought I'd give it a try.

After applying the mousse to a tanning kit and moisturising it in where you like you simply leave it for an hour or three, depending on how dark you want your tan to develop, and then wash off in the shower. I left mine for an hour and had a lovely, non streaky (amen) natural glow. It continues to develop within the next 8 hours. I am seriously impressed with this one. 

Monday, 9 June 2014

Another shade of blue.


We all know how I feel about my blue nail polishes - you can remind yourself here. But I do admit that when I went to the Essie counter the other day I was on the hunt for a summer pink, not a blue. I promise. However, this little beauty, Fashion Playground called out to me. A light, almost duck egg blue-pistachio shade with tiny glitter particles in. This is Essie's Bikini So Teeny but FolkesThinks style. The only frustrating thing is it does take a few coats to get this shade up to scratch, however the colour is worth the patience. 

Sunday, 1 June 2014

May Favourites

This month saw me reaching back to some dusty, previous favourites. As the weather has been slightly more summery I wanted something lighter as my base. The Diorskin Nude BB Creme, a last summer purchase, works like a dream; a light, liquid formula that blends easily into the skin creating a smooth, thin layer of coverage.
The summer feelin' has also left me wanting some pop o' pink. I found my old love of the Topshop Lipstick in Brighton Rock. This shade always makes me feel summery and I find I don't need to bother too much with blush and bronze when this is on the pout.

After hearing a lot of hype about the Body Shop this month I had two things on my wish list. And boooy have they lived up to the hype. First is the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil. I have a lot of love for the eye make-up remover (read here) and so was willing to try the oil. I have been using this before my Liz Earle Cleanser to remove all my face makeup. Correct naming from the Body Shop as this really does feel silky to the skin. It gives me so much pleasure to take off my makeup with this stuff! It does the job and is lovely and gentle to the skin.
My second purchase was the Early-Harvest Raspberry Body Scrub. This stuff smells and even feels like jam. With raspberry seeds it  gave my skin a thorough exfoliation and left it feeling silky smooth when I came out the bath. If you walk past a body shop anytime soon you seriously have to smell this one!

In my Everyday makeup routine post you will have seen me use the Hourglass Brow Sculpting Pencil. Despite feeling seriously guilty as I handed over my card in space nk I have absolutely LOVED using this. I love using the spooley end to get my brows tamed into shape.

I finally bought something from the Tanya Burr range. Now I'm not just raving about this cause I love her so much, I have seriously enjoyed wearing this lipgloss in the shade chic. It has been the perfect everyday, natural shade and hallelujah it is not sticky. It also smells deliciously of strawberries.

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