May Empties 2015 Featuring Simple, No7 Foundation, Barry M Nail Varnish, Batiste Dry Shampoo and Talika Moisturiser

This is the first ever empties post on Rated In Beauty and that’s mainly because I have a slight problem with finishing products! I tend to buy new things before I’ve finished the old ones and I get bored too quickly. This month, however, I have actually managed to get to the end of a few items. So here are my empties and whether or not I’ll buy them again: View Full Post

Perfect Pastel Polishes For Spring and SummerToday I am happy to share with you the first ever guest post on Rated in Beauty! It is written by the lovely Sophie from Books and Beauty and features her perfect pastel polishes for Spring and Summer. I hope you enjoy it and go check out her blog!

During the spring and summer months, you can go one of either two ways for your nail polish: bright or pastel. I think most people go for bright spring and summer nail polishes. However, if you like your nails to be a little toned down and a cute pastel colour, like myself, I have put together some of my favourite pastel polishes perfect for both spring and summer. View Full Post

barry m daylight curing nail varnish review

Recently Barry M launched a new range of Nail Varnishes- The Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paints. They claim to give the look of salon gel nails but without the need for a UV lamp. I really liked the sound of this (and I thought the idea was  interesting) so I picked up a couple in Superdrug. The colours I chose were a blue shade called “The Way You Make Me Teal” and a nude called “Do It Like A Nude” (anyone else have Jessie J in their head?). View Full Post

Spring Nail Art

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a brand called Prairie Charms on Twitter. They were collaborating with Bloggers to help spread positivity and raise awareness for the charity Make A Wish Foundation. I could hardly say no to promoting such a good cause so here is my post. After browsing the site I decided to order the Effie Nail Glitter, which was a lovely light blue colour. I was given a 25% discount for this and 25% from the order also went to the Make A Wish Foundation. With my order I also received 2 free gifts, the Macy Nail Glitter which was a bright pink colour and the Demi Gold Nail Stripes. View Full Post

My Mini Superdrug Haul, Review

So I was wandering around town with a bit of time to kill and ended up picking up a few things from Superdrug. I also made an online order for the items that my local store don’t stock. I thought I’d combine these purchases and do a haul post (which I’ve never done before)! I’ve tried most of these out so I’ll take you through them and give a short review of each product.

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I have never really tried any non nail related products from Barry M, so I was interested to try one of their eyeshadow palettes. I chose to try ‘Starry Eyed’ because the packaging was a really nice purple colour and the eyeshadow shades were different to colours I already own. The palette is also limited edition.

Barry M Starry Eyed Palette

The eyeshadow shades and blush come in cardboard packaging, with a mirror on the inside and two sponge eyeshadow brushes. The shadows come in a range of shimmer and matte tones and are accompanied by a golden pinky/coral blusher. View Full Post