Thursday, 11 November 2010

NOTD: Eyeko - Indigo Polish

Hi Everyone,
Last month I purchased Eyeko's cult classics nail polish set which doesn't seem to be on the Eyeko website anymore. The set was £14 and included Nude Polish, Vintage Polish, Lilac Polish, Cosmic Polish and Indigo Polish. I also recieved a free Vampira Polish which was the gift of the month for Halloween.

 Close-up of shimmer.

Indigo Polish is a deep navy with a light blue shimmer running through it. Compared to my favourite navy polish, Barry M's Navy (292), they both look very similar in the bottle and the shimmer seems identical. However, upon swatching Indigo Polish is a deeper blue with a more prominent sparkly shimmer, whereas Navy has more of a royal blue tone and the shimmer is more finely milled giving the polish more of a frosted look. 

The polish was even with 2 coats, however I did go back and do a third coat on my ring finger as it looked a little uneven.Topcoat is the usual Barry M 3 in 1 nail paint. 

Comparison of Barry M Navy and Eyeko Indigo polishes, 2 coats of each, no topcoat. It's clear just how shimmery Eyeko's is!
The rapidly expanding Eyeko family!


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Sugababes Fragrances : Tempt Review

Hi Everyone,
The PR for the new Sugababes fragrances kindly contacted me and asked if I would like to try one of their new fragrances. I accepted as in all honesty, I really like the Sugababes, I have most of their albums I've collected over the years in my CD collection!

Their new range consists of 3 fragrances – Tempt, Tease and Touch, I decided to try Tempt which described as being ' a fragrance in tune with the Sugababes vibe'. Tempt has top notes of iced tea and blackcurrant, heart notes of purple orchid, sweet rose and berries, with base notes of musk and vanilla. The packaging is a sleek black, and comes packaged in a matching black box with a reflective sihlouette of the 3 girls. 

I was pleasantly surprised by the fragrance when it first arrived, it's not your typical overly sweet floral fragrance, it has a bit of a mature edge to it. I think this makes the fragrance versatile, I've worn this for both day and night wear.

I really get the heady floral sweetness first from the fragrance, but it has depth from the musk, vanilla and iced tea that takes the sweetness down slightly, making it more of a complex scent which I really enjoy. As it begins to dry down the sweetness subsides slightly and really gives way to the musk and vanilla base notes which is why I'd wear this fragrance at night too.

The fragrances, released exclusively to The Perfume Shop are priced at £19.99 for 100ml which is what really won me over, I already have my eye on Touch which I will be picking up in the near future! Touch has heart notes of intense violet and damascus rose which sounds like a match made in heaven – I have a serious love of violet and rose scents. 

Along with the number of Sugababes fragrance giveaways taking place, if you'd like to be in with another chance of winning one of the new fragrances be sure to check out their current facebook competition HERE  All you have to do is enter a Touching, Tempting or Teasing photo relating to the weeks theme to be in with a chance!

Thanks for reading everyone :)

*Disclaimer: Tempt fragrance was sent to me for review purposes by Sugababes fragrance PR. All opinions however are my own - I would not be comfortable featuring a product on my blog I myself am not interested in or genuinely like.*