Tag: vegan beauty

Nails Of The Day: LVX Sanguine Nail Lacquer

I am happy to share about the new nail polish brand called LVX (Latin, means Light) which  is a 5 Free (without Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, and Camphor), cruelty free, vegan nail polish.

The main idea behind the brand is to compliment the seasonal fashion trends.

So far there are only three collections available – Summer 2012, Fall/Winter 2012 and Winter Resort 2013. And I have a shade which is a part of the Fall/Winter collection and is called Sanguine.

The formula of this nail polish is great, it goes on  smoothly without streaks and looks beautiful even with one coat, but I still prefer two. The brush, which is also a very important thing, is nice,aw well. It’s not too thin or too thick (although I personally like thick brushes), just spot on.

This colour is

LUSH Emotional Brilliance Makeup Range

For those of you who don’t know – LUSH just launched their makeup range called Emotional Brilliance. It all comes in cute little bottles and you get pretty much everything you need.

A lot of Cream Eye Shadow liners,  Liquid Eyeliners and Liquid Lipsticks, each  retails for £14.50.

You can also get  a

BM Beauty Cosmetics Line Review and Swatches

I have several products from a cruelty free BUAV approved  cosmetics line called BM Beauty to show you. You can read all the details about the brand, products and ideas behind them on the brand’s website.

On the photo below you can see: Mineral Lip Gloss  in Nude, Mineral Eye Shadows in Marble Sparkle  and Wolf Howl, Eyeshadow Brush 123 and Mineral Foundation in Naked.

 

I was actually surprised at how much I loved the line.  I like the affordable prices and the fact that there are not that many products so that you don’t get overwhelmed.

Out of the  five products that I have I loved the eye brush and the lip gloss the best so I will start my review with those products.

Eyeshadow Brush 123 (£8)

This is just a brilliant brush. I’ve actually added it to my personal brush collection and I use it a lot.

It  is an ‘oval shaped brush with densely packed, super soft fibres’. I love using it for the crease and for the blending the eye shadows on the lower lash line. I like it more that MAC Pencil Brush (219) for a more precise work but would not compare it to MAC Blending Brush (217) as 217 is bigger and fluffier so is better for blending.

MAC 217, BM Beauty, MAC 219

BM Beauty 123 Brush is pretty firm so it gives you a lot of control. And it is only £8!  Brush length in total 150mm. Handle length 135mm. Bristle length 15mm. I am very impressed.

 Mineral Lip Gloss in Nude (£12)

I have never tried a mineral lip gloss before so I have nothing to compare it with. However, I am really impressed with the BM Beauty one as I don’t own anything similar.

 

The formula is non sticky and  moisturizing, the colour is beautiful – it is a perfect nude which  gives a nice coverage. It’s the finish that I find interesting, it is glossy and