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Thursday, 17 June 2010

Pokemon nails and more bargains!

Heathers Shiro Cosmetics review got me thinking that I should do some more Pokemon nails....(and watch about 10,000 of the old episodes online...) so I did!





Bulbasaur! Yay :)



And Jigglypuff! When my boyfriend saw them, he asked if I used stencils, so I guess that means they're good! I couldn't get a good picture of Jigglypuff though. Also... I hate Seche Vite. My polish is chipping in like, half a day. Not impressed.

Anyway, Primark, which is a budget clothing store in the UK has a make-up range which is blatantly ripping off Benefit - on the surface, at least.



Benefit 10 on the right, Primark 'The Happy Couple' on the left. I love Benefit 10 and its the only Benefit powder I've actually used so much I've repurchased it. The pink side is a lovely highlighter and the brown is a really nice bronzer with no orangeyness to it whatsoever, and its not too dark for a pasty-faced ginger like me. But its also about £23. So when I saw this Primark 'dupe' I picked it up because it was £2.50. Both have ten grams, just one costs ten times more than the other.



Benefit on the top, Primark on the bottom. Toootally different - and thats because they actually are. 10 is a bronzer/highlighter and The Happy Couple is a blush/bronzer. I don't use the bronzer of Happy Couple on its own because its a little too orangey, but mixed together with the blush, its great. I really like the blush on its own, too.

Happy Couple really is an excellent product. I still love 10, mostly because it lasts all day and its the only shimmery powder highlighter I have - I see no reason to buy another one (although my NYX Pearl Mania in Pearl is a pretty close dupe, but more shimmery). The Primark doesn't last as long but for the money, you'll be really surprised. Its just not a Benefit dupe - just a rip off of Benefits pop-art/retro packaging. The Primark brush is super soft, which is surprising, but it does nothing. I know some people hate, but I actually really like the Benefit box brushes - they're nice and dense and pretty soft.

And lastly, I bought some Rimmel pencils for about £1 each in my local beauty supply:



Loveable Lilac, Forest Green (omg!) and Cool Blue. I've always used Rimmel kohl pencils and while they suck a bit on the waterline, they're pretty darn good for the price.

Thats all kids! I'm off to read Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual which I got in the post today. Mmmm, I love that new book smell!

x

17 comments:

  1. love the pokemon nails XD

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  2. omg jigglypuff is like my favorite pokemon! you must to a tutorial!

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  3. @Jhoy: Its super easy! A circle with triangles for ears and hands and oblongs for feet, with circles for eyes. Then you just add a blob on top for his curl and then add the details :) If you dont have brushes use a toothpick!

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  4. Oh -- pokemon nails, more more more ! x

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  5. Oh my, these pokemon nails are amazing! My brother would love the jigglypuff one lol! Need more, psyduck?

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  6. thats amazziiing. If you ever feel like painting someone elses nails with jigglypuff goodness i would happily volenteer ;)

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  7. My little brother would want to molest your hands...he loves pokemon. I hardly know anything about it except Jigglypuff making people sleep and writing on their faces with markers. Yep, my bro made me watch one episode and I didn't get it. Was cute tho. :-)
    The nails are REALLY good too. Great job!

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  8. Oh Gosh!! It's so nice!! I want more pokemon nails!!

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  9. Hahaha those pokemon nails are so cute :D

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  10. SOOO CUTE! I'm sending the link to my friend, she'll love these. I agree Rimmel pencils suck, but I keep buying them because they are so cheap and always go on sale...

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  11. OMG, Pokemon! I still love Pokemon, and seeing your nails made my day! :D

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  12. Awww, thanks girls! Maybe I will do Psyduck, he deserves some love!

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  13. OH MY GOD *wheezes* YOUR NAILS <333

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  14. Jigglypuff is my favorite pokemon too! That was truly awesome :)

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  15. Pokemon nails! This is the best nail art ever! :)

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