Barry M Holographic Eye Toppers

As soon as I saw these Holographic Eye Toppers by Barry M (£4.99) I knew I had to get at least two of the four shades because, as you know, I’m a sucker for anything shiny!

As the name suggests they are meant to go on top of eyeshadow for a highly pigmented look but you can also use them on bare lids for a subtler more ethreal look or (if you have a thin linner brush, as apposed to the doe foot applicator provided) as eyelinner. They are’t sticky, which I like but as you can imagine this does mean there is quite a bit of fall out at first. People with hooded eyes will want to keep their eyes open until it dries or you will get an unintentionally sparkly cut crease.

Here they are on top of eyeshadow which is a very similar colour and as you can see they are incredibly bright. Similar colour density when used alone as a thick stripe of eyeliner.

All shades are vegan and do not contain any beetle or fish scale.

Rating 5/5

Chrissie

Hype Iridescent Trainers

I was looking on the Schuh website for my Autumn Wishlist post and came across these wonderful iridescent trainers by Hype (not available on the U.K. Hype site anymore) for £20. I think they deserve their own post!

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These are comfortably wide, have a medium grip on the sole and don’t dig into your toes when the front creases. The inner sole is slightly padded so you could be on your feet all day and not have your feet or joints hurting. They are proper lace up trainers with long laces, not those fake pull on ones.

The only criticism I have is because I have ankles that can get a bit thick after a long day, the tongues aren’t the softest and can feel a bit pokey. It’s fine if I double over my socks though.

I think I’d like a holographic/iridescent backpack next, to go with my laptop case and trainers.

Chrissie

Nails Inc. Sparkle Like a Unicorn Polish

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I have been looking for the perfect iridescent nail polish for months and finally settled on this wonderful Sparkle Like A Unicorn duo from Nails Inc. (£15 2x14ml).

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As you can see this changes from metallic pink to purple to light blue or even transparent, depending what light you are in and what angle you are looking at it from. Amazing effect!

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This is more like the traditional colour changing metallic polish which mixes a rose pink with a dark purple but it has extra gold sparkle dust mixed in. So pretty!

Overall verdict

I found the width and curve of the brush really easy to use and ended up with near perfect nails the first time I used this. Drying time isn’t an issue either. However this polish is greatly let down by it’s lack of staying power. It chipped after two days of gentle wear and looked so bad by day three, I peeled it all off. Strange that something flexible enough to peel off also manages to chip. Still, I absolutely love the colours/effects so I’m happy I bought them and will be using them often.

Rating 4/5

Have you found an iridescent polish that you love?

Chrissie