Monday, July 25, 2011

Top 10 Award

Currently listening to: Higher Window by Josh Groban

Hi girls,

Did you all have a good weekend? I'm starting this week on a high note with the Top 10 Award which was kindly given to me by the lovely ladies at Sara Loves Pretty Little Things, Paint That Nail and D.I.A.N.A. Thank you all so much!

The rules of this award are:
*Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award
*Nominate and inform 10 bloggers you wish to give this award to
*List your top 10 cosmetics

The 10 bloggers I wish to give this award to are:
Red Hair and Black Nail Polish
My Nails: A Love Affair
Life and Polish
Cosmetic Cupcake
A Random Rabbit's Ramblings
Nicole- Top To Toe

My World
The Best Beauty Blog

Enjoy the award girls :-)

Now on to my top 10 cosmetics:

1: OPI Avoplex High Intensity Hand & Nail Cream
2: OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go
3: OPI Original Nail Envy Nail Strengthener
4: Seche Vite fast drying top coat

5: GOSH Primer - this is the fourth primer I've tried and I think it's my favourite. I will write a post on this soon but for now, all I'll say is that it's a daily staple for me.
6: Rimmel Stay Matte Mousse Foundation
7: 17 Even Tone Corrector Stick
8: 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in Flirtini - the first lipstick I've worn for years. My lips are quite thin so lip glosses and lipsticks generally don't suit me at all but this shade adds a subtle hint of colour without looking foolish.
9: ELF Eyelid Primer

10: Vaseline - a staple in all make-up artists' make-up kits I'm led to believe and apparently good for using on eyebrows, lips and dry patches of skin. However, the reason this is in my top 10 is because until January, I suffered from terrible nosebleeds on an almost daily basis. My doctor suggested I put a touch of Vaseline inside my nose every day to see if this would prevent my nose from bleeding. His suggestion worked for me and I have not had a signle nosebleed in six months.

Do you use any of the products I've featured in my top 10? What products are in your top 10?

Bye for now,


  1. aw, thank you so much! i've tried seche vite products before and liked them...i think it was the cuticle oil.
    congrats on your award :)


  2. Thank you so much Laura! :) I want to try OPI Nail Envy soon! I heard good things about this product :) I didn´t know Vaseline can prevent nose bleeding, but I´m glad it worked for you ;) I use it for my dry lips or other dry areas of my skin, it works like a charm :)

  3. I love the e.l.f eyelid primer, it's brilliant! I love it way more than Urban Decay Primer Potion xxxx

  4. awww, thanks lovely!!!! Really liked that Vaseline tip for nosebleeds...kinda tempted to have a nosebleed to see if it works for me :P

  5. @Oomph, you're welcome! I'm totally dependant on these nail products now :-)

    @Theodora, you're welcome! I'll need to stock up on another bottle of Nail Envy soon. I'm sure other products work just as well but I think I'm sticking with OPI. The Vaseline tip for nosebleeds is brilliant, I just wish someone had told me about it a few years earlier!

    @Amy, the ELF primer is the only one I've tried but it's great to know it can compete, and even beat, the pricier Urband Decay version :-)

    @Ling, you're welcome! Not sure I'd go that far though, you can just take my word for it lol

  6. LAURA!!!!!! Guess what? I was googling Vaseline and its petroleum jelly and then I read that it is BAD to put vaseline in yr nostrils!!!

    Petroleum jelly should not be applied to the inside of the nose due to the risk of lipoid pneumonia

    google this! dont do it!!!

  7. your welcome you deserve it, others think so too see your just that great!!!!:D
    I have heard a ton of people say the original nail envy by OPI is fantastic but I have just never bought it, maybe someday...:P

  8. thanks for the award, funny I was thinking of doing a post on my current faves recently. Will get to it sometime


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