Saturday, 30 January 2016


Who doesn't love a bit of Chanel, and who doesn't want a bit of Chanel nail products?  Obviously that's me, so when Suzie from HelloOctober highly recommended the Le Top Coat by Chanel, I didn't think twice about getting it and giving it a whirl.

The verdict is, Ooops I spent HK $250 (that's roughly equal to £23) on a top coat for my nails - that is crazily expensive, and I'll cut it short and to the point, it wasn't worth my money.

It didn't give much of a high shine/ glossy finish to my nails, one would expect a lot from Chanel products. 

It isn't quick drying at all and it took me ages for it to dry completely otherwise the nail polish is smudged.

It didn't give a good protection as a top coat so my nail colour was chipped the next day.

I would recommend the top coats from Seche Vite and Sally Hansen. Both outperformed entirely in terms of a glossy and high shine finish, quick drying and good protection to the nails.

What about you? Have you tried any of these top coats? What's your pick?

Saturday, 23 January 2016


I love using cleansing balm for its multipurpose and how good my skin feels afterwards.

The Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquality cleansing balm is a blue coloured cleansing balm, it looks very refreshing and intriguing the first time I opened the lid.  The balm itself felt a bit hard so in terms of scooping them out with my fingers it's not the easiest but it didn't bother me too much.

I'll be honest here, I like it but I don't love the product enough that I would repurchase it.  It's not quite as effective as the Emma Hardie Moringa Oil cleansing balm in removing eye makeup.  I often had to double cleanse by reapplying a bit more of the balm to make sure all of my eye makeup have been removed, or I would need to use a makeup remover to remove my makeup as a first step.

It does leave my skin feeling pretty refreshed and hydrated - the good thing about this is that it doesn't feel greasy at all.  If you were to compare it with the Emma Hardie Mooring Oil - this blue cleansing balm might suit an oily skin type a bit more purely based on how it feels on the skin after using it.  Having said that, I have dry skin and I feel that it is enough to moisturise my skin.

I am more than half way through the product - I think I would go back to my good Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm or the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser - both of which scored higher in the effectiveness of cleanliness overall (makeup and dirt).

Have you tried this before?  Which cleansing balm has a special place in your heart?