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Hello lovelies,

I liked yesterday's SpaRitual Optical Illusion shade very much so I've done a nail art manicure with it. This manicure is not my idea, it has been inspired by lovely Sophie from My Awesome Beauty blog. Sophie created a video tutorial of the 'Elegant Squares' manicure so if you prefer video over pictures, watch the video here. Make sure you visit My Awesome Beauty blog as Sophie is extra nice person full of great ideas!

Now to the manicure: I've used SpaRitual Optical Illusion a base colour and SpaRitual Conduit and Back To Your Roots for the different coloured section. I've also used striping tape for defining the sections.

Elegant Squares Manicure featuring SpaRitual Optical Illusion, Conduit and Back To Your Roots

Elegant Squares Manicure featuring SpaRitual Optical Illusion, Conduit and Back To Your Roots

Elegant Squares Manicure featuring SpaRitual Optical Illusion, Conduit and Back To Your Roots

Elegant Squares Manicure featuring SpaRitual Optical Illusion, Conduit and Back To Your Roots

This manicure is super easy to recreate so I've done picture tutorial. However don't forget that Sophie created a video tutorial as well and I don't ask for credit for this manicure. So if you recreate it, feel free to credit Sophie from My Awesome Beauty as it was her idea.

Elegant Squares Manicure Tutorial featuring SpaRitual Optical Illusion, Conduit and Back To Your Roots

Hello :)

I've recently purchased this KIKO eyeshadow #174 in Westfield Stratford store and I've decided to do a short review and makeup with it. It's a warm taupe colour with pearl finish but it's not too shiny.

It is nice size eyeshadow (3g) for £3. The pigmentation is very good and it didn't crease on me for whole 7 hours I had them on. Well I generally don't have problem with creasing as I have dry skin so I cannot guarantee that it won't crease on oily skin. It blended nicely and I will definitely try to pick few more shades (it will be hard though because they have looooots of shades!).

Eyeshadow comes in black box with hole so you can see the shade, something like MAC box only bigger.  The packaging is shiny black case with transparent lid and each eyeshadow has embossed word KIKO in it. I like this little detail.

 

And I did a quick makeup with this eyeshadow...nothing crazy, just nice day makeup :) For this look I've used Too Faced Shadow Insurance, MUA Shade 1 (champagne pearl) , KIKO 174 and a bit of MAC Carbon. As eyeliner I've used MAC Blacktrack.