Boots Cotton Wool Pads, Nailene White French Tip Pen, Rimmel Match Perfect Foundation, Sally Hansen Maximum Growth
Today is probably the first time I've uploaded a post from a computer in about six months. My iPad is both the best and worst thing I've ever been given - best because it's so convenient, worst because it makes me so lazy!
Yesterday was a bad day. There was no reason for it to be a bad day; if anything, it was a good day. I found out I passed my January exams, I managed to finish the coursework I'd been stuck on for days with relative ease and it was such a nice day - I think I was just in one of those moods. Anyway, the best cure for a bad day is obviously retail therapy, so I stopped at Boots on the way home and treated myself to some things I didn't really need.
The first of those was the Rimmel Match Perfect Foundation in light porcelain. I know there's almost always a foundation on my monthly wish list and I already have a massive collection of bottles, but I saw this and thought I would give it a go. I can't really give it a full review yet because I haven't been using it for long enough, but I can comment on the shade. As you all know, my skin is an almost-white colour and it is incredibly difficult for me to wear foundation without looking orange, but so far this foundation has impressed me, blending easily and matching my skin tone very well. I haven't noticed any oxidation yet, but I haven't really been looking for it. If there's anything else to add, I'll post a full review in a few weeks.
I then turned away from the Rimmel counter and came face-to-face with the nail counter, where the words maximum growth caught my eye. My nails are very brittle and snap and flake easily, hence I usually keep them quite short, meaning any form of nail art is out of the question. A little sign above the shelf said 'buy one get one half price', so I decided to buy Sally Hansen Maximum Growth and the Nailene French Tip Pen. I was a little hesitant as I've used Sally Hansen products before and haven't been impressed. So far, this one has not lived up to my previous experiences with the brand. It leaves a thin coat on the nail and is supposed to be used every day. I applied it this morning and have gone about my daily chores (cleaning, washing clothes, cooking) and so far the coat hasn't chipped. The French manicure pen, however, wasn't so pleasing. It's probably just my incredibly shaky hands, but I managed to get white nail polish all over my fingers and the white 'tip' was more like half of my nail. I guess I'll just have to keep practising...
That's it for now, people.