22 April 2015

Le Petit Cliché Chic Nail Polish Swatch & Review

It feels like life has been put on fast forward lately ! With the weather warming up, days have been spent outside, and I'll admit that I am way behind on post writing and picture editing. I wish there were a way to pause time !
I'm back with a quick post today for a Le Petit Cliché nail polish from this haul : Chic.

Chic is a beautiful dusty, dark pink. As much as I love a glitter polish, sometimes it feels nice to go back to "basics" with a creme. This one applied perfectly (don't mind the bubble on my pinky, that was my fault), and was opaque with 2 thin coats. It stayed chip-free for about 3 or 4 days, without base or top coat.

Okay, now I have to try and get my posts organized (and maybe I'll, you know, write them)...

17 April 2015

Kiko Haul #2

These past two weeks were a blur ! It just went by crazy fast and I barely had time to write a post.
So, finally, here's another haul, this time from Kiko.

A couple (maybe three ?) weeks ago, Kiko was offering a free lipstick for any order (something to do with international lips day or week, if I remember correctly). That was enough for me to go look around their website and see what could possibly catch my eye. I found a few things I wanted to buy, but ended up not ordering. Then a couple days later, they sent another email, saying delivery would be free on any orders. Free lipstick and free delivery ? You don't have to tell me twice ! Free delivery especially was nice, as there's an order minimum of 25€ on the website, which can be quite annoying. But I'm rambling now, so let's move on.

I got 2 lipsticks on top of the free one (which was a Smart Lipstick in 914 Amaranth) : Smart Lipstick in 913 Rosewood (3,90€) and Ultra Glossy Stylo in 811 Raspberry (4,90€).

I already own a Smart Lipstick (912 Crimson Red) and love it, and I wanted some new lipsticks, so I got those. I probably spent two hours searching swatches online, and another hour making my choice, but I love the colors I picked ! Reviews should be coming soon.

Next up : Nail polishes ! 

I got two for my sister (498 Pearly Cherry Purple and Fancy Top Coat nail lacquer in Red, the two middle ones in the picture above) and 4 for myself : 347 Dark Green, 494 Pearly Amaranth (the last two in the picture above), 488 Pearly Golden Camellia, and Fancy Top Coat nail lacquer in 660 Dahlia Purple (the first two in the picture).

The Fancy Top Coat lacquers were on sale for 1€, so I jumped on them, and the other ones were 2,50€.

And the last item I bought was their Hand & Foot Stone Scrub for 5,90€. A little pricey, but I want summer ready feet, and I really wanted to try out a scrub.

Now I just have to try out the polishes (I have so many new polishes to wear !) and write reviews for the lipsticks !

Do you see anything you'd want to get for yourself ?

03 April 2015

Le Petit Cliché Madona Nail Polish Swatch & Review

Next up from from my polish haul is Madona !

Madona is a black jelly with red microglitter. I applied 3 coats, as I still had some visible nail line after the second coat. Like with Hollywood, the first coat was streaky, but the second one made everything look better. It also dried super fast ! I was worried that with 3 coats, I'd end up with sheet marks all over my nails the next day, but nope ! I had nothing !
The polish held up for 4 days without chips, without base or top coat.

30 March 2015

Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in Diva Red (500) Swatch & Review

Here's a review for Rimmel's Moisture Renew (or Hydra Renew here in France) lipstick in Diva Red !

The Moisture Renew lipsticks were on sale for 3 something euros back in December (instead of 5 or 6€, so they're still pretty cheap even full price !) so I grabbed Diva Red, as I wanted a bright red lipstick for the holidays.

Moisture Renew lipsticks are enriched in Vitamin A, C, and E for intense color and moisture. Rimmel claims these lipsticks are "ultra lightweight, comfortable to wear all day".
I wasn't disappointed by the color of Diva Red at all. It's a beautiful red that makes you feel like a grown up. It's the brightest red I own and definitely an "in your face" color, but it can still be worn everyday and not just for parties or special occasions.

The lipstick isn't drying at all, and it lasts on my lips all day. It does tend to run in the lines around your mouth if you're not careful and apply too much product, but if you apply a first coat, bloat the excess product using a tissue, and apply a second coat, the lipstick won't run as much.
Scent wise, the lipstick smells really nice. It smells fresh and powdery, maybe a little like baby wipes. You can't taste it once it's on your lips.

All in all, I love this lipstick, and I will for sure try other colors for the Moisture Renew line !
Do you own any Moisture/Hydra Renew lipstick ?

27 March 2015

Le Petit Cliché Hollywood Nail Polish Swatch & Review

Here's the first Le Petit Cliché polish I tried from this haul.

Hollywood is a black jelly polish with blue microglitter.
I applied two coats of polish. The first one was streaky and a little uneven, but the second coat made everything perfect. The polish started chipping four days after I applied it (without base or top coat), which is enough for me as I usually get bored and want to change the color on my nails by then ! 

Also, please excuse the rough looking cuticles. They've been pretty bad recently. Does anyone have a favorite cuticle care product they use ? I've got my eyes on Sally Hansen's Cuticle Eraser (I think that's the name, it's that green and white swirl thing), has anyone tried it ?