H and M Summer Makeup Collection And NOTD

I went into H&M the other day to check out their makeup and they had their new summer makeup collection out. I love the packaging and I am a sucker for inexpensive makeup (and pretty packaging) so, I grabbed two items, the eye quad in Birds of Paradise and the nail polish in Ocean Sand :)

 Birds of Paradise eye quad (approx 30 dirhams)

I thought these shadows were just GORGEOUS and I loved the slight shimmer. Like the other shadows I tested, these are also pretty good for pigment. They came off a little bit powdery, but I'm sure they'll stay put with a good base. I can imagine wearing a wash of the blue or purple with lots of mascara, with a pretty maxidress at night.

H&M nail polish in Ocean Sand (21 Dirhams) Three coats

I just fell in love with this polish in the store. In the bottle, it is a deep gold, almost bronze with a gorgeous shimmer and tiny flecks of glitter. On my nails....not so much. The color is still very pretty, but it's just not as impressive as it is in the bottle. I wore this yesterday, but I think I'm going to take it off today because I just don't like it that much. Hopefully it will grow on me. It is a very pretty color, I just think it wasn't what I was expecting. 

Have you guys tried any of H&M's summer makeup? What do you think of gold polishes?


  1. I am loving the nail polish, so shimmery and gorgeous xxx

  2. I'm surprised how pigmented the eyeshadows are, the colours are super pretty. That nail varnish is a gorge colour! xx

  3. kelly@lipglossloveaffair.comJune 29, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    Ooo!  I've never tried H&M's make-up but the colors look perfect for summer!  Going to have to stop in.

  4. prettyinthedesertJune 29, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    It is pretty, isn't it? I think I was just disappointed because it wasn't as dark as in the bottle. I think it would be a great autumn color though :)

  5. prettyinthedesertJune 29, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    I know! I was actually pretty impressed by all their eyeshadows. They seem really great for the price :)

  6. prettyinthedesertJune 29, 2011 at 1:00 AM

    They really are! They had another palette too, but I chose this one because I liked the blue :) Let me know if you get any of the stuff, and what you think! :)

  7. Great haul! The palette is very pretty, and I'm absolutely loving that nail polish! =)

    Andrée xx

  8. Gorgeous nail color.  Also, I love the blue and purple-y eyeshadow swatches.  I haven't tried any of their makeup--to be honest, this is the first I'm hearing about the brand.

  9. prettyinthedesertJune 29, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    They really are pretty. The blue didn't even show up as bright as it actually is! I think H&M have been selling makeup for a while, but we only just got it here a few months ago.

  10. I LOVE the beauty section at H&M, they have so many great things there. Definitely need to look for this :))) PS: New follower <3

    Love Christine ♥

  11. prettyinthedesertJuly 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Yeah and everything is so cheap, too. It's great! Thanks for following!! :)

  12. Wow, the colours are very pretty! Any so Summery! :)

    I bought a make up brush recently from H&M, I've not tried it out yet but it seems quite good quality - fingers crossed :)

    Clare x

  13. Love the shades!!

    Sadie x



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