If you follow me on social media, you may have seen that I spent last weekend at Butlins in Skegness with my 5 year old Goddaughter Willow. To ensure I was spruced up for all of that evening entertainment, I was recently sent some gorgeous false nails, fragrance and false eyelashes which I wanted to share with you all. I think as long as your nails and eyelashes are on point, then the rest seems to work well too, so nails was where I started…
imPRESS Press-On Manicure
I first ever tried imPRESS false nails when I was over in Orlando two years ago – and was really impressed with the look of the final result and how long they lasted. The colours I was sent included Casting Call – A rich, shiny, chocolatey brown, Ecstatic Cling – a gorgeous bright Barbie pink and Big Flirt – a stunning raspberry red/pink colour. In summer I love to go for the brightest things possible and so I chose the Ecstatic Cling nails.
The nails themselves come in a faux nail polish bottle which I think is super cute and full application instructions are included. You simply size up the nails to your own nails, cleanse your natural nails with the enclosed prep pad, peel off the backing of the false nails and press down firmly. It really is as simple as that! Much quicker than a trip to the nail salon. My nails lasted about 5 days, but that was only because I decided to take them off myself and not because they had fallen off. I think the bright, glossy finish looks amazing.
KISS Looks So Natural Eyelashes
My natural eyelashes are not my favourite things in the world – they are quite longish, but they are straight and very very fine and often refuse to co-operate therefore I am a huge false eyelash fan and always wear them when I am going anywhere on an evening or on holiday etc. KISS eyelashes are featherlight, and the end of each lash is tapered to give a natural look rather than a false, blunt look.
Each pack comes with a little vial of glue, and you simply paint a thin strip of glue on the lash strip and place on the lashes and hold down in place for 30-60seconds. They are super easy to use, and within seconds you can really enhance your natural lashes. The two varieties I was sent include Shy, which is a feathery look or Sultry which is a much finer look, perfect for everyday wear. The lashes stayed on all night and were easy to remove – all I had to do was peel the strip away from my lash line, which didn’t hurt in the slightest as the glue dries to a rubbery texture.
Light & Dark Eau de Parfum by Leighton Denny
A night out would not be complete without a spritz of your favourite fragrance and this sexy number by Leighton Denny is definitely a winner. Leighton Denny is a multi-award-winning designer of all things nails, but has recently delved into the world of beauty and fragrance, with Light & Dark being his first perfume release. Light & Dark is designed to be worn during the day and on an evening, which meant I only had to take one bottle of perfume with me and not two!
When you first smell the perfume, you are hit with fruity floral notes, with pepper and citrus notes to stop the fragrance from being too girly, and confident and uplifting instead. As the fragrance settles, the fruit gives way to the florals – jasmine, gardenia, lily and rose – and the woody sandalwood, amber and patchouli give the fragrance a long-lasting scent. The bottle feels really comfortable to use and spritz, as well as looking stunning on the dressing table – a little like a star-shaped jewel.
Myself and Willow had a fabulous time at Butlins and I have included a couple of snaps in this post, which I hope you enjoy.