Thursday, 21 August 2014

Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish

Hey everyone!
Recently I have found a high street/drugstore brand of nail varnish that I have become obsessed with and have made quite a collection of and that is the 'Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish'. The first polish I tried from this range was 'Power Red' which is a classic red. My first impressions of this polish was that the application is very easy with the brush being a wide flat brush which allows you to cover the whole nail with three or four easy strokes. I also noticed that the polish was very opaque and left a nice shine to the nail. The drying time is average, but with patience will dry without leaving a tacky, rubbery texture and bunching up. I applied two coats, as I would with any other polish, and after wearing it for about a week, I got about a good five day wear out of it, without it being heavily chipped, which is amazing to say there isn't many polishes that last that long on me without getting chipped, which made me query the formula as it seemed very similar to a gel but didn't say so anywhere on the bottle. I researched this on the Maybelline website which described the formula of these polishes have a gel base 'Formula with a transparent gel base, giving a fierce fashion finish'.
As I loved this polish so much I was intrigued to try more shades from the same line to see if they were just at good as the one I had tried and they did not disappoint. I also find that these nail polishes have a fantastic colour collection with a wide range of different shades and finishes with some thing for everyone. I always see something that catches my eye.

The shades I have are:
'OCEAN BLUE.' - Shimmery, ocean blue
'MAYBE BLUE' - Light blue / Periwinkle, no shimmer or glitter
'BERRY FUSION.' - Shimmery, pinky, purple
'BUBBLICIOUS.' - Hot bubblegum pink, no shimmer or glitter
'POWER RED.' - Classic Red, slightly orange toned, no shimmer or glitter
'PINK SLIP' - Light pink with silver shimmer
'TUTTI FRUITY' - Light blue toned purple with tiny holographic glitters, sheer coverage
'CORAL REEFS.' - Shimmery, light peach
'LATTE' - Light nude, No shimmer or glitter  
'SUGAR CRYSTALS' - Peach toned, clear with silver shimmer, sheer coverage

Will you be checking out Maybelline's Colour Show line? If you have tried them what did you think?
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed and have a nice day.
- Katie x

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Blogging failure but I'm back

Hello to anyone still here and I highly doubt there is anyone still here.
I haven't been on, let alone done a post here, on Through Katie's Looking Glass since the 3rd of January which is 226 days ago. That is 7 months and 14 days ago. I failed this blog and I am sorry.
I would give you an excuse but honestly, I don't have one. Really, I guess I just gave up, was having a difficult time thinking of what post and didn't want to put up content for the sake of putting it up when I didn't think I would be particularly interested in reading it myself. I had lack of inspiration and imagination. So, I quit, but I really wish I hadn't because I recently remembered why I started this blog in the first place and that was because I had a passion for makeup and fashion and wanted to share what I loved and my opinions with anyone that would listen because I loved to read other blogs and other peoples opinions so much.
Hopefully over the next couple of weeks I am going to be doing some blog construction work and revamp Through Katie's Looking Glass and restart this blog.

... and to anyone who hasn't been here before, Hello, I'm Katie and welcome to my blog, Through Katie's Looking Glass! :)

- Katie x

Friday, 3 January 2014

New Year Haul!

Hey everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year to you all!
My main new years resolution for 2014 is to create some better quality content for the lovely group of people following my blog and become more consistent in putting up blog posts regularly.
I will try my best, but what better way to start a new year then a shopping spree, right? ;)
So here a few things I picked up ...

The first things I bought were from The Body Shop and Boots, typical me, but I got some fantastic deals on the items I bought.
From The Body Shop I bought -
I wish they would put this in the permanent range of body butters because I absolutely love it! The scent is a sweet almond scent which to me smells just like marzipan. I was eyeing this up just before Christmas but I couldn't quite justify £13 for yet another body butter, when I already have a fair few (understatement). After boxing day sale this was put down to the price of £5 with a limited stock because it is part of the seasonal collection. Plus I had a 'spend £25 get £10 of voucher' and a £10 gift card that was very kindly given to me for Christmas. Sold.
In the shades - 12 Damson
                      - 49 Berry Shimmer
These two shades are no longer on the website but a easily found in store. The 'Colour Glide Lip Colour' are The Body Shops range of sheer lip sticks which I think are very similar Revlon's Lip butters ( which I love and would highly recommend ). Damson, which looks a lot darker in the photo than it actually is, is a mauve - brownish shade. I have really, really fair skin and I was looking for a nude lip stick, but most nudes seem to wash me out, so I decided on these two which are very wearable shades that could be worn on an every day basis. The other shade I bought is Berry Shimmer, a pinkie - mauve shade, another 'your lips but better' type of shade. At the moment the whole range of these lipsticks are on sale for £6 reduced from £10!
In the shade - 06 Guava
My last purchase from The Body Shop, a beautiful shade of hot pink, probably the brightest blush in my collection. A super fine powder blush that feels very smooth and silky.
From Boots I bought -

The Rocket and The Colossal Cat Eyes mascaras by Maybelline.
All of my mascaras had seemed to have dried up, so I decided that I was going to throw all my old mascaras away and stock back up. I bought The Rocket which was raved about a lot at the start of 2013, and I must be the last person to jump on that bandwagon. I also bought The Colossal Cat Eye, which I know is well loved by one of my close friends, so I thought it was worth a try seen a though Maybelline had a 'Buy 1 get 1 half price' deal on.

I am sooo excited about this purchase as I've wanted a pair of these beauties for so long and I have seen so many people wearing them. I bought this classic burgundy pair of puma suedes online at Footasylum which I would also recommend as they were very reliable and delivery was pretty quick too. They are super comfortable to wear and walk in and look really, really nice with ankle grazer skinny jeans! So happy with them :)

I went to Topshop with a £30 gift card my lovely grandparents bought me for Christmas and I found these Topshop Joni jeans in the petite section. I had never really contemplated buying the Joni jeans before as I have always been quite biased towards my beloved Leigh Jeans and had bought multiple pairs. I stopped the hunt for a perfect pair of jeans when I stumbled across the Leigh's, and fell in love with them, but finding the Joni's and trying them on, I loved them just as much and they fit me like a glove. They are super high waisted and a very stretchy, skinny fit. Almost like jeggings but a lot thicker and have a good waist band that rises high up your stomach. ( Sorry they look crinkled on the photo! )
Panda Tee
I'm sorry I cant find this on the website any more, but I bought it half price at Urban Outfitter for £15 from £30 and I just think that it is so incredibly cute, and I love it so, so much! It is very oversized and hangs way below your butt ( almost like a tee - dress ) and I think it would look perfect with a pair of plain black leggings that will bring out the features of the pandas face. The tee is by a brand called The Mountain and have an online website ( Link ) but I'm not sure if they ship world wide as the website is in dollars, but If they do I think the sloth print will be next on the top of my wish list!
Have you been shopping? I would love to have a nosey at what you bought if you bid!
Thank  you for reading, I hope you enjoyed, and have a fantastic weekend! Much love.
- Katie xo