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Weekly Favourites - Illamasqua, NYC, Barbary Daly...

NYC In a Minute, Quick Dry Nail Polish in Prospect Party Pink. Phew that's a mouthful!

It's a cute pinky-peach with a nice sheen and a glossy finish to it. Lasts quite long and is pretty much chip resistant. I've always had a thing for NYC Nail Paints and have to say they are pretty underrated.
Would suit tan skin tones so well in my opinion!

I simply love such shades as they cheer me up and incline slightly on the pastel side, which makes them appear slightly more unique compared to other typical pink nail paints out there.

Illamasqua Cream Pigment(£17) in Depravity from Illamasqua's Theare of the Nameless Collection Collection.

It's the perfect medium purple for the lids. The consistency is gorgeous, pretty much like MAC Paint Pots but better. They are superbly pigmented and due to their cream to powder texture, hardly ever crease.

Once on, they last an entire day. Blending them is a dream too surprisingly. I simply cannot fault this product and shade. I like to use it on its own as it gives a lovely pop of colour but it acts as an amazing base shade too  to add intensity to other powder shadows used on top.

NYC Volumising High Definition Mascara (£3.99).

I have been obsessively using it since I got it and it has quickly become a favourite. Although its not distinctively different from other Mascara's out there, it is a neat, convenient product for volumising, lifting and lengthening.

Plus the chunky wand with short spiky bristles works perfectly for that wiggle action you must do at the base of the lashes. It's pocket friendly too so definitely check this out at Superdrug.

Barbara Daly Luscious Lip Balm in Cutie.

I don't know why but its simply addictive. I just have to keep reapplying as its immensely moisturising yet does not leave a sticky feeling on the lips. It's got a lovely balm like texture to it and reminds me of those Korres Lip Butter's but for a fraction of the price.

The shade Cutie is a lovely flesh-toned coral and gives a my-lip-but-better effect on my lips. I love this for an everyday polished look. Check this out at your local Tesco.
What have you been loving this week?

Lauren Baker said...

Great stuff! I'll need to add that mascara to my list because meganheartsmakeup on YouTube has been raving about it as well. x

Sami said...

The illamasqua pigment is stunning! I love the quality and smoothness of them... IMO they're much better than MAC paint pots xx

Emily (Massachusetts Mask) said...

I have a couple of the NYC Quick Dry Polishes too, and I so agree that they are underrated! They always have great pigmentation and a fab selection of color.

That Illamasqua Cream Pigment looks stunning, purple is such a great color for fall! I'm curious to try one of those because I have a couple MAC Paint Pots and would love to see if they Illamasqua are better like you said!

Victoria said...

Those kind of mascara brushes are my favourite, and im (well, probably not) in need of a new mascara, will definitely be checking this out when im back at uni next week, so thank you!

definitely loving e.l.f's high definition powder atm! x

Supergirl said...

Love nail colour!!


Awesome picks girl! I love Illamasqua. I'm going to try that NYC mascara and the lip pen in your other post :)

Glamourela said...

oh very nice things ♥

Greetings from Germany ♥

sadee said...

wow i love nyx nail color

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FunnyFaceBeauty said...

I love that you do weekly favourites. I always feel like Im struggling to remember what I used all month when I do my monthly favs.
The polish is so pretty. I've seen a lot of great swatches of NYC polishes lately. I need to get my hands on some.
I also love the illamasqua cream pigment. I want to get some.

The Beautifier said...

I am eyeing on the Depravity pigment from Illamasqua! It's such a unique and beautiful shade! xoxo




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