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I think you could say that we all love to paint our nails, not just to look pretty, but also to protect them from all the chores that we do. As we’re always in a rush, invariably it’s a bit of a balancing act with painting our nails on the go. You know the story, grab a magazine, hand down, open nail polish and then it slides …whoops it’s a full-on nail polish spillage alert!  That’s where the clever handbag-friendly Nailpad comes into play as it ideal with those awkward speedy manicure moments. And we at The Amazing Blog are always suckers for a new gadget!

The Nailpad concept was created by two time-poor twins Tori and Carrie, who both saw a niche in the market for a stable, portable, foldaway manicure base with a nifty holder for nail polish. The purpose of Nailpad is to make home manicures (or pedicures) easier, steadier and less stressful. Not only this but it can also be adapted for placing on knees, whether on the sofa or bed, on the floor (for toes) or flat on a table. We were pleasantly surprised by how light and comfortable the Nailpad was to use. It's also small and neat just perfect for your handbag, and yes we’ve even tested it out on the tube to work!

What we particularly like is the ease of using the Nailpad on the go. The Nailpad comes in two colours, bright pink (easy to find in a handbag) and shiny black (less obvious when on the go). You too can discover the NailPad for £12.95 each on the website here.


flicktips blog As an eye-liner devotee kind of gal, I am always wearing my signature winged liner and a good three coats of mascara. Whenever I walk out the door without my jet black eyeliner on, I feel a part of me is missing. I’ve tried lots of eyeliners through the years: gel, liquid, felt-tip, pencil… and I’ve come to the point when I master every single application technique.

However, the older I get, the less I worry about make-up. My everyday face will consist of a natural base, some blush and a gazillion layers of mascara: simple, natural and polished. I’ve been neglecting my usual eyeliner look because I honestly, cannot be bothered to deal with brushes and getting the perfect flick angle on both eyes. The day FlickTips came through The Amazing Blog’s door, I found the perfect excuse to use liner again and escape from my boring everyday face routine.

FlickTips is a clever concept:  they’re stick-on tips for your eyeliner. You only have to apply top eyeliner as usual, stick the FlickTip of your choice and you’re good to go. FlickTips gives you the perfect angle and an even wing straightaway without worrying about correcting it. The application is fairly easy: you can either apply the tip using your fingers or tweezers, making sure that the outer corner of your eyes are clean.

FlickTips have a range of different flick models to suit everyone’s eyeliner taste: from the classic and always flattering wing, to the most daring triple and multi wings. FlickTips also offer The Jewel Couture Eyewear Collection, stunning liners with stick-on jewels – perfect for a night-out.

Overall, FlickTips are a definite winner for me – I am back with wearing my signature liner look and I couldn’t be more pleased, as it literally takes me a few seconds to do my liner every morning. Thank you FlickTips for making things a bit easier!

FlickTips have an offer for a Special Offer Pack (10 different designed Party & Classic Flicks) for only £10 – free P&P and PayPal service.

Magnetic Lash

If I could only choose two products from my make-up bag, that would be concealer (no one has perfect skin, huh?) and mascara. My eyes are naturally quite big, but as a glass wearer, they tend to appear much smaller and I really dislike that - so in order to make my lashes look fuller and longer I used to apply a few coats of mascara, making my eyelashes look clumpy and spidery (which I confess I love, but not for everyday). Being as picky as I am with mascara, I was more than pleased when I came across Santhilea's Magnetic Lash - a simple 3 step application system that makes your eyelashes look full and flirty. Even though the application may sound as a mission, it's quite fast and easy once you get used to it: firstly, apply Magnetic Lash in the usual way, as you would do with a mascara; while the lashes are still wet, dab gently Lash Builder evenly from base to tips and let it dry slightly. Finally, reapply as desired Magnetic Lash as a top coat. Magnetic Lash is not a heavy paint, and despite the three steps, it's easier to remove than ordinary mascaras as it won't smear across your face.Magnetic Lash holds the curl beautifully and keeps your lashes in good condition - its formula contains Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E to nourish and condition, supporting natural lash growth.

At The Amazing Blog we've never tried such a great lash product - it delivers volume and length, it doesn't budge or move and holds the curl like nothing else. Magnetic Lash is truly super-volumizing and lengthening.

Magnetic Lash retails at £24.99 and can be purchased through their website.  If you're used to buying your mascara from the high street, we understand that the price tag might scare you, but at The Amazing Blog we highly recommend this amazing product, you won't look back!