Sophisticated Nudes

I like bright nail polish as much as the next person. In fact nail polish is probably the only time I do experiment with bright colours as my clothes tend to be dark/neutral & so to does my makeup. Alsough saying that my nude nail polishes get a lot of love, they are so easy to wear & I like that they look pretty and understated. I have picked out my favourite 6 nudes to share with you.

Nude Nail Polish

A.K.A in Soft Mink*

This is a lilac toned brown and has a lovely glossy finish. If You’re in a hurry you can get away with one coat. Its the perfect evening nude shade as it is quite a dusky colour & the darkest of the nudes I have.

Nails Inc in Basil Street

Nails Inc Polishes are such good quality and apply really nicely on the nail, not streaky at all. I apply two coats of this and it looks fresh and I think it looks like Caramel. Very pretty indeed

Nails Inc in Porchester Square

Nails Inc class this as one of their Hero Shades & best selling colours, I can see why this is the perfect soft latte coloured nude.

Favourite nudes

MUA shade 19

I was surprised by the quality of this nail polish as it only costs £1, it is a very pretty light brown nude colour. You will need to apply 2 coats of this & a top coat is a must but the colour is subtle but pretty & I have worn it a lot.

Topshop in Barefoot

I love love love this colour, it is a gorgeous pink toned nude & it looks very pretty with a tan on both your fingers & toes. I adore this shade and always get compliments when I wear it.

Models Own in Utopia

This is such a classic blogger polish, I wear this quite a lot too. It makes a very good base for glitter polish as the colour is so subtle. I think it has a slight lilac undertone on me & I like that.

Nude Swatches

A.K.A Soft Mink / Nails Inc Basil Street / Nails Inc Porchester Square / MUA Shade 19 / Topshop Barefoot / Models Own Utopia

So they’re my most worn & best loved Nude Nail Polishes. If you love any of my picks let me know, or better still recommend me your most loved Nude shade. There is always room for more x

My Favourite Neutral Palettes

As much as I try to step outside of my comfort zone and try wearing some colourful eyeshadows I just feel a little 80’s. I don’t posses the skills needed to make fun eyeshadows work, they end up looking like a mess. So I always retreat back to my beloved neutral shadows where I am comfortable. I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite Neutral Palettes.

Neutral Palettes

So first up is the Vivo Colour Block Unprotected Palette – This has 12 shades and has a good mix of matte & more shimmery shades. You will need to wear a primer with these shadows for them to last throughout the day. I have worn every shade in this palette but I especially like the 2nd row, that has seen alot of love. This Vivo palette is a bargain and you can pick it up for £3.99 in their online store

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette $4.99 – This is one amazing palette. The shadows are very pigmented and soft, they are easy to apply and blend. There are no matte shades in this palette but it does have pretty metallic and shimmery colours. You get eight shades in this palette and once again every shade is wearable. I haven’t used the light green as much as the other shades but I have worn them all at some point. The left hand side shades get the most wear & in particular the 2nd shade from the top I wear all over the lid on days I want to wear as little makeup as possible. It’s like a rose gold shade and is very pretty. This is an American Brand, but often you can find it on Amazon or eBay.

Naked 1 Palette – Since my collection has grown this old faithful doesn’t get as much love as it used to. Its such a trusty palette and you can achieve so many looks with it. You get 12 shades and I love all of them apart from Creep, which I never seem to wear. I love Smog & Toasted the most out of the twelve shades. You get two good matte shades a few metallics and some shimmer so a little something for everyone. Now I’ve blogged about it I’m going to use it a little more and fall back in love with it.

5 Neutral Palettes

BarryM Natural Glow Shadow & Blush Palette £6.49 – This is the newest addition to my palette collection and although it says it has a blush in, the blush is not good at all and I never use it. It is chalky and has very little colour pay off. The shadows on the other hand are nice. You get six eyeshadows and there are two good matte shades. There is a little fallout but nothing you can’t work around. I just wish the blush wasn’t in this palette.

Last up is the MUA Undress Me Too Palette £4 – This has 12 shades in and has been compared to the Naked 2 Palette, I don’t own that palette so can’t say if it holds up as a dupe but I love this palette. The packaging might feel a little cheap and plastic but it is thin and easy to travel with. I have never used the black shade but it is SO pigmented (it scares me). You get some good mattes and a mix of metallic finishes and shimmers. A primer is well worth using as these shadows are not the longest wearing and would benefit from a little help. Everytime I use this palette I can’t believe how little it cost. For £4 everyone should own this palette.

So they’re my 5 most used neutral palettes – I’d love to know if you have any favourites.

Inglot Stole My Heart

I bought my first Inglot Freedom System Palette last year whilst I was in Amsterdam and I absolutely love every eyeshadow I put in that palette. The quality and price are amazing, they also have such a wide range of colours and finishes. So whilst I was in San Francisco last month I wanted to buy a few more from Inglot in Macy’s.

This time I went for a 4 pan palette 3 eyeshadows and 1 blush. As with last time it took me ages to decide what to buy, I even had to look at my Inglot blog post to make sure I didn’t buy the same colours again. So here is what I went for. All very me colours – quite neutral and easy to wear.

Inglot

Inglot Palette

Inglot

 402 / 393 / 605 / Blush 28

This is my first Inglot Blush and its a really pretty pink, I will be going back for a few more colours. Have you tried any Inglot blushes?

Inglot Eyeshadows

I was so impressed with my last palette and this one didn’t disappoint the eyeshadows are creamy and very pigmented. They glide on and have great staying power. Inglot have become my favourite brand for eyeshadows, they tick all the boxes.

Inglot

Inglot Swatches

I only have positive things to say about all the products I have tried from Inglot and they are so reasonably priced. The packaging is slim and very sturdy, the lid is magnetic so it is great for travel. I highly recommend Inglot & would love to hear what you have tried from this brand.

Vivo Eyeshadow Palette

Vivo Unprotected Palette

Whilst I was in Tesco, super late at night picking up paper I saw the new Vivo stand with quite a few new products on and I was drawn to this palette. It was £3.00 and you get 12 shadows. I need another neutral palette like I need a hole in the head. But I thought this would be great for travelling as its compact and really slim.

The colours are really intense and pigmented. Not what you would expect for the price. They are a little powdery but nothing you cant tap off. As you can see from the back of the palette all the shades are named which is nice as often lesser expensive brands tend to number their colours and I don’t like that. I like them to have names.

Vivo Cosmetics Palette in Unprotected 

For £3.00 you get a lovely range of colours and finishes. There are 3 matte colours and the rest have an almost frost finish to them, they’re really pretty. I found they blended well if you take your time and work them – but you get a lovely finish and many of these shades can create a smokey eye. As I said the colours are really pigmented.

Top row, Middle row and Bottom row

I think my favourite colours from this Unprotected Palette are Engage and Adore – but they are all nice. Its great to see a Drugstore palette with matte shades. I’m really impressed with the quality of the shadows. They are quite creamy and rich, you get 8.4g of product for £3 which is really great value.

Vivo have a really good range of products int their collection, I already love using their Brow palette and their baked blushes. Their range is available in larger Tesco Stores and online at vivocosmetics.co.uk if you have’t already you should check them out they are always doing great deals.