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2True 3 in 1 Concealer


This review has been sitting in my drafts for ages now, so I thought it was about time I shared it with you all!

Whenever I’m tired (which is most of the time) I tend to get dark circles under my eyes.  Not bags, just circles, and I’ve always had trouble finding an affordable concealer that will cover them.  In the past I’ve mainly used concealer sticks, but they’re more suited to covering blemishes and they never do a very good job, so a few months ago I decided to pick up a liquid concealer to try.  Whilst browsing Superdrug for the perfect shade I tried many concealers from different brands, most of which were too orange or too dark for my pale skin tone, but whilst checking the cheapest stand in the shop, 2True, I was surprised to find the ideal match – their 3 in 1 Concealer in Shade 1, for just £1.99.


The concealer comes packaged in a very basic looking tube, complete with a soft, angled wand for easy application.  The packaging is nothing to shout about, and in all honesty it is fairly impractical as it gets very messy, very quickly (as you can see below), and it’s impossible to get the last dregs of product out of the tube.  But for £1.99 I’m not complaining too much!



The concealer has a light, creamy consistency and can be blended easily with a fingertip into all nooks and crannies.  It also dries fairly quickly so it’s perfect for the morning rush, and it doesn’t go powdery or tight on the skin.  In fact, I actually find it quite moisturising, without being greasy, and it leaves your skin looking smooth with an even tone.


The concealer goes on very pale, but once blended it is a brilliant match for light skin tones, with its lightness giving the skin a little boost of radiance.  For a bargain concealer the coverage is actually quite impressive, and it covers up my dark circles well, and stays put for a good while.  By the evening the dark circles start to show through again however, so it does need touching up/reapplying if you’re heading out anywhere.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACoverage (with foundation)

Other than the impractical packaging, this concealer is a little gem and at £1.99 you really can’t go wrong.  I’m already onto my second tube and it makes a nice little addition to my make up bag, and I use it on a daily basis for work to hide the signs of tired eyes.  It gets a big thumbs up from me!

Naomi x

NOTD: 2 True Crystal Nail Polish – Shade 4


This morning, after a week of waiting, my huge eBay nail varnish haul arrived in the post!  I am a sucker for all things purple and sparkly, so when I saw this I had to try it out straight away.  The 2 True Crystal Nail Polish is from a limited edition range in Superdrug, and is described on their website as ‘Regal Purple’.  If I remember correctly, 2 True nail polishes retail at just £1.99 each or three for £5.

The dainty 7ml bottle advises to ‘Apply 2 coats’ and use a base coat, so this is what I did, and this is what my nails looked like (with Avon’s Peeling & Brittleness Solver underneath and L’Oreal Manicure Shine on top)…

I have to say, for such a cheap nail varnish I am very, VERY impressed!  The brush is easy to control and the varnish applies extremely smoothly.  After one coat it looked fantastic but the second coat added that extra bit of even coverage.  It dries quickly too so there’s not much waiting around required.

The colour is absolutely stunning – a pinky violet purple with delicate multi-tones of blue and bronze (which can be seen above).  The swatches were photographed in natural light so you can get a good idea of the true colour from the picture.  The shimmer looks great, even indoors, and unlike a lot of glitter varnishes this one is smooth in texture so it doesn’t feel horrible!

I have noticed that one of my nails is already slightly scuffed/chipped, but I did start moving boxes a little while after I painted them so they might not have completely dried yet – my fault, not the varnish’s!

I think this shade may become one of my most used.  What do you think of it?

Naomi x


Nail Varnish Haul


After a week of waiting, my bargainous eBay nail varnish haul has arrived!  This lot cost just £6.10 (with £4 postage) for fifteen varnishes, but the seller actually sent me twenty so I’m very pleased.  They’re all new/swatched once/used only a couple of times and come from several different ranges.  Read on to find out what they all are!

From Left to Right:

Models Own Smash Up Nail Polish – Black

Models Own Nail Polish – Bronze Rage

Models Own Nail Polish – Pearly Queen

Models Own Nail Polish – Utopia

From Left to Right:

2 True Crystal Nail Polish – Shade 2

2 True Crystal Nail Polish – Shade 4

2 True Crystal Nail Polish – Shade 3

From Left to Right:

Orly Oh Cabana Boy

Orly Chocolate Martini (I think! The name has rubbed off)

From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

Revlon Colorstay Always on Colour – Ongoing Orchid

Revlon Colorstay Always on Colour – Sheer Sparkling Orchid

Revlon Colorstay Always on Colour – Clear

Revlon Nail Enamel – Lavender Light

Revlon Nail Enamel – Strawberry Electric

From Left to Right:

17 Magnetized Nail Polish – Grey

Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Colour – Joanna

L’Oreal Manicure Shine Wear & Shine Top Coat

Maybelline Salon Expert Nail Colour – Sheer Shining Star

Ruby & Millie Nail Colour – Lilac

Fearne Nail Varnish – Taupe

I am so looking forward to trying all of these out. Which is your favourite?

Naomi x

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