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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Gold by Giles lipstick/lipgloss & Elegant Touch false nails reviews!


Gold by Giles Deacon lipstick in Fuschia
£2.99 - New Look


This is the lipstick on.

I found the lipstick really easy to apply - it gave a very rich colour but was not too dramatic. I'd say this could easily be worn for an evening or daytime look. It applied very smoothly, and had a very matte finish. It stayed on well too, lasted for at least an hour with needing a touch up - which is almost unheard of with lipsticks for me!!

Gold by Giles Deacon lipgloss in Smooch
£2.99 - New Look

I applied the gloss over the Fuschia lipstick above, and it was a nice finishing touch! The gloss itself gave a lovely sheen, but was very opaque - I wouldn't use it without a coloured lipstick underneath personally. It does have a lot of glitter to it though (Which shoes in the swatch below) which I like! It lasted for quite a while without needing a touch up, and it smelt nice and was not too sticky!

All in all - I'm impressed with the lipstick and lipgloss! I'll certainly be getting a lot of wear out of them! :)

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Swatch of Fuschia Lipstick (top) and Smooch lipgloss (bottom). 



As I've no doubt mentioned before, I have real issues with my nails! I am incapable of not biting them, and so they are all very uneven and brittle - so I quite often use fake nails as it gives my own nails a chance to grow for a few days without me nibbling away at them!
So I'm always on the lookout for new falsies I can try out!

I spotted these in Superdrug and decided to give them a try - they are by Elegant Touch, and include 3 colours: Baby blue, Pastel pink and Softest Coral.
They include 12 different sizes in each colour, and are designed to be mixed and matched - however, I didn't fancy that and decided to just use them in their individual colour sets!
They were £6.99 - which I think is pretty good for 3 sets of nails! It also included nail glue, which was pretty hard wearing.


The photo shows the baby blue set, which I thought was lovely. 
The nails were listed as "short" which was a perfect length to look elegantly look but still be short enough to enable me to type and text without them getting in the way! :)

I'd definately recommend these if you're a fan of fake nails!

21 comments:

  1. Great post, I bought the blush and highlighter and I love them!
    http://obsessedaboutbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh cool! I've been thinking about trying the blush in this range :)

      xxx

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  2. Oh wow! I love that fuscia lipstick. I didn't know New Look did makeup, I'll check it out next time I go :)

    Gorgeous colour nails too.

    Laura xx

    http://laurasallmadeupbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yep! They're exclusive stockists of the Gold by Giles Deacon range (scottish fashion designer!) - its not all great but some of it pretty decent and very low cost! They also stock Eyelure false lashes, loads of false nails, and other bits & pieces! Its usually all by the checkouts :)

      xxx

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  3. you've found some great products, thanks for sharing. make sure to check out my $50 gift card giveaway :)

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    1. Thanks!

      I'm not a US resident though :)

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  4. I'm loving those pastel falsies hun. They look fab on you.

    That lipstick is really beautiful & I have to say, your pics are really good, very professional looking x :-)

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    1. Thanks hun! They were really quick and convenient to apply :)

      Aww thanks! I always think they look a bit rubbish, theyre always quick last minute snaps when I'm on my way out lol!

      xxx

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    2. Ooh I love it when something is quick and easy byte looks fab!

      Really? The lipstick pics in particular look really good, have you started doing something different? I was thinking of getting a new camera as my pics are pretty poor if I'm honest lol x :-)

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    3. No, not that I can think of...I just stand in front of the mirror and use the reflection to see the camera display so I can see what I'm photographing, and then I just crop the image to show just the lips :)

      I think your pics are always really clear and good! My camera is pretty old now, its just a Kodak standard one. I want one of those new ones with the display in the front! :)

      xxx

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    4. That's such a good idea to stand in front of the mirror! I always end up taking about 20 pics because I'm not in the shot properly lol.

      Oh thanks hun but my poor little camera is a bit past it now bless her. I did try using my dads hd camera that has a little screen you can flip round but I could never get clear pics with it. Mind you, I probably set it up wrong because its got so many settings! X :-)

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    5. Lol!!
      Ooh thats what I want, one of the turny-roundy screens (Thats the technical name of course ;) lol) xxx

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  5. I saw the falsies on some one else's blog and was just confused because they didn't specify that they were nails and not polishes! They look fab!
    Hannah x

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    1. Ahh I see lol!! They are really nice, and they last SO well!
      xxx

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  6. Oooo I love that gloss! it looks gorgeous :) x

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  7. I love lipstick! Colors is beautiful!! ^^

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  8. The blue nails are so pretty, I'm too rough with my hands to have nails like that. The lipstick is lovely too. x

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