Review: Lola make up It Girl AW14 collection

lola_itgirlsw14_looksLola Makeup by Perse came into my life a while ago and I am always excited to hear about their new collections, as always bring great combinations of colours and look that are easy to re-create and adapt.

Their new Autumn/Winter 14 collection, It Girl, inspired by 60’s and 70’s downtown New York,  is no different.

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Nails of the week: Red and nude

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Yes, you are right. I cannot stay away from the red and nude combo for too long. I just love it on my nails. I wanted to do a half moon plus French tip for quite sometime and I finally got round to it.

I used L’Oréal Color Riche in Macaron Noisette (the most beautiful nude ever to grace my talons) as a base – two coats are sufficient. When dry, I used a hole re-enforcer as a guide for the half moon and French manicure guides for the tips, splashing them red with the beautiful Brilliant Red  from Lola. This red is fantastic. It is sheer but almost cream and the coverage is excellent – so pigmented. The colour is great – a deep, vivid blood red. I love it and will certainly be using is on its own.

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This was the first time I used  nail polish from Lola and was really impressed. Application was smooth, the polish quality is very good, which translated into great durability of seven days with no chips – all bearing in mind it was tip only!

I am pleased with this mani; maybe I should have had the French tips slightly thinner (which I always do and think maybe I should have had it slightly thicker… oh well). Overall, I think it lacked a bit of oomph. Should’ve used the Lola red alone!

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As for the Lola Make-up by Perse polish, I loved it – and you can find their range at M&S, in-store or on the website!

Rating:

3_star(for the mani)

5_star(for the Lola polish)

Product Review: LOLA Ultra Shine lipstick

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I love a strong lipstick – reds and pinks are my staples, day and night, so I was delighted to see the lovely LOLA sent me a delightful shade of bright pink called Show Stopper!

LOLA make-up by Perse was launched in last month and is designed in London, with their products made in Italy. At the moment, they have 307 (!!!) product on their range, with prices from £8 to £26.

They strive to offer a look for everyone, hence the 307 products in their fashion-forward range; they are set to offer the finest tools to help women of all ages. I found it so cute the bag they sent me came with a label that said “Dani is LOLA x”, it really gives the message that the products are for you and to bring the best of you!20131019-111109.jpg

This lippy is part of of Ultra Shine line. It glides beautifully, the colour is very saturated and the finish is beautifully shiny. It has a good durability for a shiny lipstick – held a few hours, faded a bit when I drank coffee and came off when eating breakfast, which I find normal for a lippy with this finish and no other products to fix.

The smell is very discreet and very nice, it doesn’t taste of anything.

I really love this colour, it is versatile and will look fabulous on many skin tones – it complimented mine very well and it can be used day or night.

Take a look At LOLA’s brilliant range, including face, eyes, lips, nails and tools, all available now at M&S. They have a base range and also launch two seasonal mini-ranges a twice year, so keep your eyes peeled!

You will soon be able to purchase on the LOLA Makeup website and you can follow them on Twitter @loveLOLAmakeup and on Instagram @lolamakeup.

This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my own true experience with the products and reflects my honest opinion on them.