18 Dec 2014 28 comments

Four To Try.


It looks like this may be my last ‘four to try’ post of the year! I’ll be carrying them on to 2015 so don’t panic (not that you were). I’ve got a sort of festive offering here… I guess. There’s glitter anyway, so we’ll run with it.

Essie Stroke Of Brilliance Nail Polish, £7.99
Sigh. Look at that pretty shimmer! The most brilliant moody blue hue as chunks of shimmery glitter. Essie, you really are too good to us!
I have to admit that this isn’t actually all that great when you apply it alone, it works best as a top coat over a silver or inky blue as the shimmer isn’t so thick – you can build it up though, and it totally deserves a place in your collection. Because I said so.

Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezers, £12.50
I really do not give these bad boys enough credit – in hard times of bushy brows, they really are my rock. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to stop using these for non-beauty related purposes such as picking up spilt sequins and trying to unplug dried glue from my trusty PVA bottle. Not only are these tweezers the cutest little tool to have, they’re also amazing for plucking brows and generally ensuring you’re preened to the max. I want the mint pair, just ‘cos.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Sparkle, £20
I have a feeling I’ve already popped another shade in to one of these ‘four to try’ posts, but this week I’m all about Smokey Topaz – a dreamy silver-flecked rich brown with a hint of mauve. This looks flawless smudged in to the lower lashes or blended all over the lid, they don’t budge and they work as liner or shadow for super defined eyes. Another product everyone should own – and perfect for the festive season too, duh.

Nourish Argan Skin Renew, £25
I’ve really fallen for this Nourish brand, huh? It’s a bit of a good one, and their products are all quite reasonably priced. This little number is a lovely hydrating face cream, it works to rejuvenate, tone and plump the skin while also providing a dose of nourishment to ensure your complexion is feeling and looking lovely throughout the seasons. I use it as a night cream and I always wake up with happy skin!

What have you been loving this week?

  • Anna Blush

    Ooo love that Essie polish. I have Set in Stones which is similar but silver, love it for this time of the year. Bobbi Brown gel sparkle sounds dreamy.. and I love the shade x


  • Love the look of the tweezers, they sound so good!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • Jodie Vernon

    The tweezers sound so good, plus I love the colour!

    Jodie // La Lune Song

  • This Essie nail polish looks so pretty! x
    Ana Céline Labod

  • Lovely post. The Bobbi brown eyeshadow sounds great. And just wanted to let you know that it looks like you header and widgets are at the bottom of the page. It may be just a glitch for me but just wanted to let you know incase you didn’t notice! LOVE YOUR BLOG


  • Ooh I love that Essie shade! Would look lovely over a matte white nail!

    Josie XOXO

    Fashion Mumblr

  • The Bobbi Brown Gel products look so amazing and I love this colour! The deep green would make such a stunning liner, too.


  • I have the Midnight Forest Bobbi Brown Sparkle and it is beautiful. I use it smudged to create a smokey eye and smudge the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink along the lash line. It’s party proof eye makeup!
    Ting | http://www.thetingthing.com

  • Maggie

    I am in love with sparkely nail polish! So festive!

  • Ooh that Essie polish looks gorgeous 🙂

    Sophie x

  • Mia Candies Polasek

    I´m obsessed with Barry M Aquarium collection.


  • Good reviews – I’m up for anything with Argan oil in it! I find it to be so moisturizing. My favourite for the week would have to be a cult class – Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer (I’m probably getting the order of the words mixed up). It’s my exact shade and perfect for hiding blemishes meaning I don’t have to wear foundation all day everyday.


  • SamanthaSeries

    I’ve got those same tweezers. I really want to try everything else, especially the bobbi brown shadow xx


  • The Essie nail polish looks so pretty!


  • Essie do such amazing nail shades. I never believed that expensive tweezers were any different to budget ones, but after I purchased some Tweezerman’s, I now see what all the fuss is about x


  • That nail polish is so beautiful! x


  • Have you tried 100 Percent Pure creams? They are amazing!!! I wrote about some of the products I bought from them 🙂


  • Lauren

    ooh i’ve been looking to try the Bobbi Brown gel shaddow! Loving these reviews 🙂


  • Essie polish is my fav at the moment. xox


  • Bobbi Brown is one of my favourite brands!


  • Definitely want to try the tweezermans, and I just got the Bobbi Brown gel liner so this will be next!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • The Bobbi Brown gel looks so pretty! I love creamy products in the colder months 🙂

    Kate xo // http://www.beautybabbles.com

  • I swear by my Tweezerman tweezers, I’ve had mine for about 4 years now and they are still like brand new. x


  • That Essie polish looks gorgeous and I mean, when does glitter ever look good alone? x

    Blog Marjorie

  • I’ll have to try the tweezers 🙂

    Lizzie’s Daily Blog

  • Ooh, love the look of the Bobbi Brown gel! Such a pretty colour 🙂

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  • Kate you always write that your skin is problematic, but you still use a night cream. I find they’re too nourishing for my skin, is this one different?

  • That Essie glitter polish looks so pretty! I need to try out a glitter accent sometime soon 🙂