23 April 2014

Barry M Summer Love Palette

Barry M Summer Love Palette
Barry M Summer Love Palette - £6.49

Barry M Summer Love Palette

Barry M Summer Love Palette

Barry M Summer Love Palette

Barry M Summer Love Palette

Barry M Summer Love Palette

Barry M Summer Love Palette

On first glance of this palette I thought these shades probably aren't for me, but something still made me put it into my basket and buy it. It might be the fact that I adored the original natural palette that was released last year (check out my review here) and thought I should just give this one a go, because you never know!

I'm really glad I did because despite this being a summer palette, it does actually contain a couple of neutral shades, which are all very me. I feel most comfortable wearing these types of shades but after I gave the other shades a go I have to admit I'm slightly swayed…

All of the shades are lovely and shimmery and while there is a little fall out, they do still have great staying power and will last the majority of the day. On first glance the pastels looked slightly wintery/frosty and I was worried they wouldn't be very spring like but I think they're perfect for a clean, fresh make-up look and a hint of colour on the lids.

If you want a more vibrant colour then I'd suggest using a bit of primer on the lids but overall I'm quite happy with how these have turned out. For £6.49 I think the palette is pretty reasonable. There is also a highlighter in the palette, which I've yet to use, but if you think about it you do get a lot for your money here and each pan will last a pretty long time!

Have you used the Barry M Summer Love Palette yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Cherry xo

22 April 2014

Revlon Parfumerie scented nail polish in Lime Basil

Revlon Parfumerie in Lime Basil
Revlon Parfumerie scented nail polish in Lime Basil - £6.49

Revlon Parfumerie in Lime Basil

Revlon Parfumerie in Lime Basil

Revlon Parfumerie in Lime Basil

Most of the time scented polishes are a bit of a gimmick. They usually don't smell anything like what they're supposed to and if there is any scent then it's usually mixed with the horrible chemical scent of the nail polish, not nice. When I heard about Revlon's new scented polishes I instantly wanted to try them and I will happily admit it was simply because of the pretty bottle and nothing else…

I recently popped into my local Boots store and I saw a row of these little pretties staring back at me. I wasn't sure what colour to go for so instead I made my choice based on the name of the scent. I opted for Lime Basil as it sounded fruity and fresh and it didn't disappoint.

I was really, really impressed with the scent of this polish. It actually smelt of lime and it was lovely and strong too. It didn't have a horrible chemical waft to it and the smell lasted absolutely ages, at least a day before it wore off. It was great as every now and then I'd get a lovely whiff of lime. It didn't smell so much of basil but it didn't really matter to me as the lime was so delicious.

The polish itself is lovely to apply and I only needed two coats. It has a super shiny finish and I've been wearing it for over a week now and there's still only minimal chipping. To say I'm impressed is an understatement and I think it's a really lovely little product for the price. I would be interested to try out the rest of the range just to see what they smell like. I would definitely recommend picking these up, if not only for the pretty bottle tops!

Have you tried this range? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Cherry xo

20 April 2014

The Sunday Catch Up #15


Fave new moisturiser / Healthy (ish) dinner / Animals at Puxton Park! / Lovely new flowers /
Daisy and Oscar enjoying their Easter eggs / My own Easter egg!

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As predicted the past week went pretty slowly but my extra days off have gone quite fast. Typical. On Friday I went to Puxton Park with my mum, sister and my niece and nephew. Puxton Park is pretty much a farm with lots of play areas for children and basically it's my worst nightmare. Children running around all over the place. I can handle my niece and nephew as they're lovely, obviously, but other people's children… no thanks.

After lunch I started feeling pretty tired. Not your usual level of tiredness though, like ridiculously tired and headachy too. I got home afterwards and fell asleep for about four hours. I'm not sure why I was so tired, but I always seem to be these days. My mum said it might be a good idea to make a doctors appointment in case I have low levels of iron or something. I've bought lots of fresh meat, fish, green veg and fruit to try and help so will see how it goes. I felt like I spoilt everyone's day to be honest as I just didn't have any energy.

I did feel better on Saturday though and I spent the entire afternoon at my sister's with my mum, dad and nan while they all sorted her garden out for her. I just sat back and watched, haha! The weather has been pretty good and I quite enjoyed sitting outside for a couple of hours.

Typically it's raining today but I still spent the morning round my mum and dad's. Daisy and Oscar enjoyed their Easter eggs and we had a nice lunch of dad's lovely cottage pie! Yum, yum. Vince and I have been napping for most of the afternoon and I've been munching away on my Easter egg. I need to get on with some cleaning as my sister is coming round tomorrow with Daisy to make some cakes!

I didn't really get half of what I wanted to do, done, on these days off. Absolutely no blogging at all. Luckily I have a bit of a back log of pictures that I've taken so have plenty to review. I did want to get some outfit photos taken and I even sorted out my wardrobe but I'm just not very fashionable and I don't have anything worthy photographing! I'm in desperate need of a shopping trip.

How have you been enjoying your Easter? Let me know in the comments.

Before you go be sure to catch up on the past week:
  • Easter nails
  • Barry M Aquarium Nail Polishes in Mediterranean and Arabian

  • Don't forget to follow Cherry Pie blog on Bloglovin and Facebook too.
    Cherry xo

    18 April 2014

    Easter nails

    Easter nails

    Easter nails

    Easter nails

    Happy Easter everyone! Well nearly…

    I'm so very happy as I now have a lovely relaxing four day weekend, yippee! Typically yesterday went extremely slowly but we're finally here. Today I'm off to Puxton Park with my mum, sister and my niece and nephew. I'm hoping the weather holds out as we're hoping to take a picnic along with us.

    Other than that I don't really have much planned except household chores and blogging. Hopefully I can get lots of posts written and photographs taken but knowing me I'll sit on my bum all weekend, oopsie!

    I don't really do much for Easter if I'm honest. I suppose I have been celebrating slightly with my Easter-themed nails. What do you think? They're obviously a bit wobbly but overall I really like them, I just wish I could do the same on both patterns, but unfortunately I'm absolutely useless at using my left hand. Boo! I was pretty surprised I had all of the colours I needed. It actually made me want to do more nail art in future so hopefully I'll feature more on the blog soon.

    Hope you all enjoy your Easter break, let me know in the comments what you're getting up to.
    Cherry xo

    15 April 2014

    Barry M Aquarium Nail Polishes in Mediterranean and Arabian

    Barry M Aquarium Nail Polishes in Mediterranean and Arabian
    Barry M Aquarium Nail Polishes in Mediterranean and Arabian - £3.99 each

    Barry M Aquarium Nail Polishes in Mediterranean and Arabian

    Barry M Aquarium Nail Polishes in Mediterranean and Arabian

    Barry M Aquarium Nail Polishes in Mediterranean and Arabian

    Barry M Aquarium Nail Polishes in Mediterranean and Arabian

    Not long ago the day finally came where I stumbled across the new Barry M Aquarium nail polishes. I had £20 worth of vouchers on me at the time so I picked up these two polishes as well as two more from the collection, which I will be featuring very soon!

    When I first spotted the polishes they reminded me a lot of the Models Own Beetlejuice collection, except these are, of course, more inspired by the sea and so the collection contains blues/greens and other very mermaid-esque two-tone shades. I couldn't resist the gorgeous orange/red of the Mediterranean polish and I thought I was in need of a bit more green polish so picked up Arabian too.

    They're beautiful to apply, really silky smooth and one coat is more than enough to get the desired look. They catch the light really well and have the perfect amount of shimmer/sparkle too. They also dry nice and quickly and the best part is, they last absolutely ages with minimal chipping.

    If you're a regular reader you'll know I often test out a nail polish using the washing up test. Basically if a nail polish survives the dreaded washing up then you can pretty much guarantee it's a keeper. I'm glad to say the Aquarium polishes stood up very well against the washing up and there was pretty much no chipping at all so I was extremely impressed!

    I've had the polish on for a good week now and while there is some chipping on some nails there are also ones that haven't chipped at all. I've worn both shades together and they look fab but of course would look equally gorgeous individually.

    I think I picked these up for two for £6 but even if they're not on offer they're very much worth the money. As usual Barry M have brought out a fab new collection and I'm really interested to see if any more shades come out later in the year.

    Have you tried these or any of the other polishes from the range? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
    Cherry xo

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