Revlon “10 Most Wanted” Nail Polish Set

Recently, I was gifted the Revlon “10 Most Wanted” Nail Polish Set, a set of the 10 most wanted nail polish in the Revlon collection. It has everything, from solid colors, to metallic, to sheer glitters. I will go through every polish with a description and photo of the polish, along with a general idea of the polishes at the end of the post. The post will divided into three parts, solid colours, metallics, and glitters. I really hope you enjoy this blogpost, and if have any ideas for any future blogposts, please leave a comment down below or tweet me @xoannablog. Now on with the post…

Solid Colours:

1. Revlon Brilliant Strength Nail Polish in “Impress”

This polish is a nude shade but more on the darker side. Out of all the nudes I have had, this is definitely the darkest. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that, but i could see that some people might not want this, and would prefer a much lighter shade. I do think it looks the best white white nail art or on its own.

2. Revlon Brilliant Strength Nail Polish in “Inflame”

I don’t own many red polishes, but this one is definetly one of my favorites out of the set. It’s just a solid bright red, but a bit more on the orange side. You don’t even need more than two thin coats, or one if you paint a bit thick. If you are looking for a new red polish, definetly purchase this one as it has the quality and opacity of a high end nail polish but the price of a drugstore one.

3. Revlon Brilliant Strength Nail Polish in “Entice”

This polish is a very bright sea green, more on the green end of the colour wheel rather than the blue. I think this looks best with white polka dots for a fun look.

Metallics:

4. Revlon Brilliant Strength Nail Polish in “Magnetize”

5. Revlon Brilliant Strength Nail Polish in “Hypnotize”

6. Revlon Brilliant Strength Nail Polish in “Tempt”

Glitters: 

7. & 8. Revlon Brilliant Strength Nail Polish in “Enchant”

9. Revlon Brilliant Strength Nail Polish in “Tantalize”

10. Revlon Brilliant Strength Nail Polish in “Dazzle”

My Three Recent Lip Faves

I love lip products, I love lip liners, lipsticks, lip gloss, lip balm, and any other lip product you can think of. I could never be able to pick my three favorite of all time, so today I decided to choose three that I have been using recently a lot more or that I have recently bought. I have one that I bought a while ago but just recently started using more, and two which I have bought recently. This blogpost is also a collab with Rachael from. She has just recently started her blog and we both decided to do a collab. I will leave Rachael’s links below and I hope you enjoy our blogposts!

1. Tanya Burr Cosmetics Matte Lip in “Martha Moo” (£5.99)

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Matte Lip in “Martha Moo”

Available at: Superdrug and Feel Unique

This lip product is one of my all time favorites. It is a liquid lipstick or matte lip, in a dark pink. There are two other shades in her matte lip collection, which are both lighter than this one. I don’t really like a strong lip most of the time, so I will usually brush off nearly all of the product from the brush, and then apply. But sometimes I will use it regularly and and not brush off the product, and I apply but I blend it out so that it doesn’t look as harsh. The brush is one of my favorite things about this, it’s very comfortable and its just the right size. It’s not too big that it gets the product where you don’t want it to go, but it’s not too small that it takes a long time to fill in your lips. The packaging is amazing, it’s just like the old Tanya Burr Cosmetics Lip Glosses, but the glass is frosted and the lid is matte. As it is matte, you would expect it to be drying, which it definitely isn’t. Of course all matte lip products are drying but this isn’t. I wouldn’t go as far to say its moisturizing, but it’s not drying considering what it is. If you want to stay on the safe side, what I like to do is add a bit of lip balm before applying it, and the lip balm I use is the next product I am going to talk about.

2. The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lip Care Stick (£4)

Available at: The Body Shop (online and in store)

Last year I bought the Body Shop Vitamin Lip Care Stick SPF 15, and it was the best (clear) lip balm I have ever tried. Everything about it was amazing, from the scent to how moisturizing it was. Lip balms do take a long time to finish, but surprisingly I finished it, and it was the first lip balm I have ever finished. A few weeks ago I bought The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lip Care Stick to replace the old one and it is just as amazing as the first. The only difference between the new one and the old one is that the Cocoa Butter Lip Balm doesn’t have any SPF and the scent is different. The scent of this one smells like cocoa butter, but has a slight whiff of chocolate and coconut. The smell isn’t too overpowering which I do like. I do wish it does have SPF in it for the hot weather. but you could purchase the Vitamin E lip balm for that. The packaging isn’t anything fancy, it’s just like their other lip care sticks. As it says on the sticker, it softens and moisturises, which it definitely does. I apply it once in the morning, and once before going to bed, and if I have eaten anything I will need to re-apply. And for £4, it’s very affordable.

3. Zoella Beauty Kissy Missy Lip Balm (£3)

Zoella Beauty Kissy Missy Lip Balm

 

*This lip balm is only available for a short amount of time as the Tutti Frutti Collection is going out of stock to make room for more products*

Available at: Superdrug and Feel Unique

I bought this lip balm a while ago, and used it for a while, but I started using a lot of other lip balms and lipsticks at that time so I forgot about this one. For the past two months I’ve started to use it again, and I love it. It is a tinted lip balm, but I guess it was designed more for the colour than to moisturize. It looks like a dark Barbie pink in the container, but with one swipe it’s only a hint of colour. It is not meant to have lots of pigment, you can build it up to look like the colour in the container. It’s not as moisturizing, but you don’t need to add any other lip balm. The downside to this, though, is that it’s in a pot rather than in a tube or stick, which means you have to use your finger to apply it. For some, this may not seem like a big deal, but for others that could throw them off the whole product. I personally still enjoy the product, in a tube or not. I do like the design on the front, it has a bit of lace detailing with the logo and name of the product, and it also matches perfectly with the other items in the Tutti Frutti collection. 

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Wall Transformation

I feel like paint can add a lot to a room, especially bright colours. I am a big fan of white walls and rooms, with bright pops of colour as the decor, but today, we wanted to paint a section of a wall dark blue (to match the curtains) and put up 8 mirrors from IKEA. I don’t want this to be a tutorial, more like a transformation. I want to show how much a bit of paint and colour can change a room or wall. I know this post will be a little different than my regular ones, but I’d like to I hope you enjoy this blogpost and it inspires you to change your room up a little with paint or maybe just a simple painting.
First, we wrote down the measurements on a piece of paper, like how much we want to paint and how much space should be in between each mirror. After we had all the measurements we used a pencil to write where we going to paint.

To make a clean line, you need masking tape, which is what we put on the lines we made with pencil. 

PHOTO WITH MASKING TAPE

We then poured the paint into the painting tray, but the consistency was very thick, so we added water which smoothed it out and made it a bit thinner.

PHOTO OF PAINT IN TRAY(search online for paint brand, if so, add picture of both here)

We used a paint roller to paint the wall, and I’m not going to lie, I was very excited to use as I’ve never used one. I actually have never painted a wall before, but I have painted a few canvases.

PHOTO OF HALF PAINTED WALL

This was the first coat wet:

PHOTO OF FIRST COAT WET

And this was it dry:

PHOTO OF FIRST COAT DRY

As you can see, one coat definitely wasn’t enough, as we expected, so we did a second coat, and this was it wet:

PHOTO OF SECOND COAT WET

When I saw it wet, I thought that after it dried we would have to paint a third coat, but when it did dry, it looked completely even and opaque, and the white wall wasn’t showing through. This is the second coat dry:

PHOTO OF SECOND COAT DRY

I think that the camera doesn’t do the wall justice at all, I think it looks much more brighter and smoother in real life. Also, I did mention this at the beginning of the post, but the reason we chose a blue is because it matched the curtains.

One of the best bits was taking off the masking tape, it was just so satisfying! We left it for two days and the next morning we put up two mirrors.

PHOTO OF FIRST MIRROR AND SECOND MIRROR

If the lighting looks a bit different, its because the other six mirrors were put up the next day.

PHOTO OF OTHER SIX MIRRORS

And this is the wall/project done! I really hope you enjoyed this blogpost showing that just a little bit of paint and decor can add so much to a room and wall. The mirrors are from IKEA and they are available here. Thank you so much reading and there will be a new blogpost at next Sunday at 6 PM UK time!

Would You Rather Beauty Tag

I have never done a tag before, and I have never done a collaboration before, but today Charlotte from lifewithcharlottte.blogspot.com and I are doing a collab and we are doing the Would You Rather Beauty Tag! Charlotte is the writer of one of my favourite blogs and you should definitely follow and read her blog! This tag consists of 10 questions and we will answer each of the questions on both of our blogposts. I will leave all of Charlotte’s links below and I hope you enjoy reading our blogposts!

 

1. Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up or nice hair and no make-up?

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My Nail Polish Collection: Part 2

*Recently I have seen that the pictures on the blog aren’t showing up. If you can’t see any pictures here please let me know by leaving a comment below or DMing me on Twitter, thank you*

As you may have seen last week, I uploaded the first half of my nail polish collection. Today I upload the second half. Hope you enjoy!

Rimmel London:

I have tried quite a few polishes from Rimmel London but had to throw nearly all of them out because they got very thick and weren’t possible to apply onto my nails. This doesn’t mean they aren’t good quality nail polishes, I just had them for quite a while so that means I only have two to show you today. They are very good quality, affordable nail polishes.

1. Rimmel London 60 Seconds Rita Ora in “Roll in the Grass” (£2.99)

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My Nail Polish Collection: Part 1

*There will be two parts to my nail polish collection. Part 2 will be uploaded on the 4th of September*

*UPDATE: Part 2 has been uploaded and you can find it here*

I have always loved nail polish, and although I don’t know how to do water marbling, I do love to do nail art with scotch tape or a nail art pen. Today, I am going to review my nineteen nail polishes (including 2 tops coats) along with three nail art pens. I am not including any nail polishes that do not work anymore or that I don’t like because I wouldn’t like to recommend any nail polishes that I don’t use and I wouldn’t want to give any negative reviews about any products. I also don’t want to mention any nail polishes that I don’t like as part of my nail polish collection. These pictures have no filters and are not edited so these are their true colours. I would also like to say that my Tanya Burr nail polishes are not in here as I am going to review them seperatley in a blog post all about Tanya Burr Cosmetics.

I would like to mention that most of these are Barry M nail polishes because I do find that they are affordable but good quality nail polishes which last a long time without chipping.

*in no particular order*

Barry M:

Barry M is definetly my favorite nail polish brand because I find it is the best quality for the lowest price. They have all the colours you possibly need and I love the special effect polishes as well.

Polishes:

1. Barry M Molten Metal Nail Paint in “Copper Mine” (£3.99)

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A Few Pictures of Nature…

I have always been really interested in plants, especially flowers. I find they can brighten up any room, look beautiful in any garden, and they are a great present to receive. Over the past week or so I have been taking a few pictures of any bright and pretty plant I come across. I decided to do this as I love photography and I wanted to take a few pictures that haven’t been edited at all. I find that a lot of pictures recently have been edited so much that it looks completely different to the original. These are my few pictures of nature…

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My Summer Essentials 2016

Every summer, I have a few things that I use on a daily basis. These are my five summer essentials.

1. The Body Shop Pinita Colada Body Sorbet

This body sorbet was recommended by Zoella. It was in one of her favourites videos and when she mentioned that it drys quickly I instantly needed to buy it. I really hate that sticky or thick feeling when you apply it. It isn’t for dry skin, like Zoe mentioned, but if you’re looking for something to apply throughout the day without feeling very thick or sticky, this is the one. It is a “fresh body sorbet with pineapple and coconut extracts from the Caribbean.” The smell is a very tropical scent, a scent I don’t have too many of, but I love. It reminds me of sweet fruit juice as it is a Piñita Colada sorbet. I’ve never tried a body sorbet before, but if all of them are like this one, I will definitely be buying more. 
Rating: 8/10

2. Portable Fan 


A few years prior to buying it, I had been searching for a mini portable fan that’s powered by batteries and can fit into any bag. I spotted this in Rubber Dyas at the counter and bought the pink one. It only requires two triple A batteries, and it spins incredibly fast (depends how full your batteries are). It’s very tiny, even smaller than my hand, which it can fit into the tiniest of pockets. One thing I really don’t like about it though is the fact that it runs out of battery pretty quick. I am on holiday at the time of writing and have already gone through four batteries in the space of three days. This works great to cool you down, and works even better if you use the next summer essential along with it.

Rating: 6/10

3. Spray Bottle


I’m pretty sure that this spray bottle is actually for gardening, but I fill it up with water and use it to spray myself when I get hot. It may seem crazy, but it’s a sure quick way to get you cool in an instant. With the portable fan, it’s the best duo to keep you cool on a hot day. It also has an adjustable nozzle, which means that you can you use it as a mist or like a water gun. This can be found at any gardening shop, but I found a very close copy to mine here which also has an adjustable nozzle.

Rating: 7/10

4. Sunglasses


Sunglasses are a must for me, especially in the summer. Looking in direct sunlight is really damaging for your eyes, which is another reason I wear them a lot. These ones are from Calvin Klein from Marchon Eyewear, however I couldn’t find a link for them. They come in a grey hardcase with silver embossed writing saying “Calvin Klein”. The downside to the case is that it is very big and takes up a lot of space. Other than that, these sunglasses and its case are the best I have ever tried.

Rating: 9/10

5. Lip Balm


Wherever I go, I always have a lip balm with me, no matter if it’s summer or winter. Recently, I rediscovered my Burt’s Bees Lip balm, which I bought about a year ago. This lip balm is a must for me as I am always forgetting to drink lots of water which results in very chapped lips. This one is in a really thin tin, but still has a lot of lip balm packed into it. It’s a very thick lip balm which means it’s quite hard to get out of the tin. When I first got it I used to just rub the tip of my finger on the top, but now I have realized you need to get quite a bit out for it to actually work. When you apply it onto your lips it feels a bit tingly since its minty. It also has a very strong smell of sweet mint which I’m sure many people will be a fan of. One thing that does put me off using this is the fact that I have to use my finger to apply it, which I’m sure some people hate, but other than that I love it. My favorite thing about it is probably it’s size and how moisturizing it is. 

Rating: 8/10

These are my summer essentials for 2016. Thank you for reading, and there will be a new blog post up next Sunday at 6 PM UK time.

XO, Anna

Bedside Books

On my bedside table, I have three books that I use on a daily basis. One I use in the morning, one I use at night, and the other one I use throughout the day. The first book is the Dream Journal by Knock Knock, the second one is the Q and A a Day: 5 Year Journal by Potter Style, and finally the third one is the Sprinkle of Glitter Diary 2016 by Louise Pentland. I really hope you enjoy reading my review of these three books and what I use them for.

1. Dream Journal by Knock Knock (£10.96)

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Ted Baker

I have always been a big fan of Ted Baker and when I saw that they had a new collection in Boots, I had to buy some! There are three parts to this collection, Ted Baker Pink, Ted Baker Mint, and a new addition, Ted Baker White. I have only tried three Ted Baker Pink products as they had the best scent, in my opinion.

I’m not a very big fan of flower scents as they are very overpowering and I much prefer sweeter scents, but when I came to smell the Pink collection I loved it! It’s not very overpowering and is a very faint smell, but does not disappear in seconds.

The three products I have tried are the:

Ted Baker Pink Hand Cream (£10)

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