BEAUTY | BRAND FOCUS: KIKO MILANO
Now I know you’re probably thinking Kiko Milano isn’t really a new brand, Sian, but when you live in a small city like Hull, we’re very limited to brands here. If it ain’t sold in Boots, Superdrug or Debenhams, we have to internet shop. And we all know that we end up spending more money online
First of all, I took a walk around the shop to see what they had to offer and what their prices were like. I couldn’t believe how cheap most products were and I saw a lot of gorgeous packaging on display too!
How gorgeous is this purple shade? Since going cruelty-free, I’d say around 75% of my nail polish collection was not cruelty-free. Now I’ve got tonnes of holes in my collection so I’m trying to build it back up! I loved the look of the bottle being like a rounded cube! Obviously, I wouldn’t say it lasts the seven days that Kiko claims it does but for £3, I can live with that! It’s quite a pigmented colour but make sure to use a base coat or this purple colour will stain your nails! Yes, I learnt the hard way when I was in a rush!
Pink to make the boys wink! Normally I hate anything pink but pink nail polish is definitely the main colour in my collection. I have such an array of pinks but no bubblegum pink! I loved this colour as soon as I laid eyes on it! Again, it doesn’t last seven days but I like to change my nails often so a few days is enough for me!
Now I think this shade is getting discontinued as it’s only £1! This nail polish feels a little more like a gel polish so it glides on smoother than the previous two. This shade will look great all summer long too!
This might be my new daytime shade for work. I’d say this feels more like a coloured balm than a lipstick which is probably why I’ve been wearing it for work so much! It glides on smoothly, is really pigmented and is the perfect mixture between a gloss and a lipstick. Having SPF is always an extra plus for me! It’s super creamy and lasts for a few hours, well until I start eating of course!
I’ve been after a mid-pink matte lipstick for a while since going cruelty-free. I’d say mid-pinks are my most-worn shade because they’re subtle enough for work but they still look like you’ve made some effort! My favourite thing about this lipstick though is the magnetic enclosure so the lid will never fall off when rolling around in your make-up bag! It’s creamy to apply and seems to last for quite a while: a huge yes from me!
I bought this purely for the size/shape of the wand. I’ve been experimenting with mascaras with thin, plastic wands for a while now but I’m always on the lookout for more choices! A girl can never have too many mascaras, right? I’ll always go for lengthening mascaras over volumising ones! So far, I’ve only used this a couple of times and both times, I’ve been complimented on my lashes so I must be onto a winner!
I can’t believe how good the quality is of Kiko Milano products, especially because they’re priced so reasonably! Unfortunately, there are only a couple of stores in the Yorkshire region so I won’t be able to visit very often! I foresee a few online orders coming up soon though!