My local market: Roman Road in East London, used to be home to an independent make-up shop. As a teenager discovering beauty it was my mecca. Home to discounted products and brands including end of line Dior and YSL, as well as cheap quality brushes and tools.
One of the affordable brands I remember vividly in the shop and as a result owned plenty of their products was Stargazer* - a brand I hadn't encountered elsewhere.
The Stargazer display hosted an array of polishes in every colour imaginable, along with eye shadow pans in everyday shades, as well as outrageously vivid colours other brands had yet to concoct. In fact I still own some of their eye shadows from that time (my original pans pictured above)
The brighter of my collection still seeing me well on various 80's themed fancy dress nights out!
Despite the shop always being busy, unfortunately the little make up haven closed down a few years later. I naively assumed Stargazer went with them - so imagine my delight to be contacted by the brand all these years later with the opportunity to review some products on Kitsch-N-Sync.
I was sent 4 polishes in shades ideal for the AW season; 507 - a taupe, 107 - a holographic silver (great for accent nails), 513 - a juicy vivid red, and 308 - a glittery purple-black metallic perfect for upcoming festivities.
As soon as I see the recognisable round packaging it brought back heaps of happy memories. Despite owning many in the past, I hadn't seen the polish for years!
I decided to try 507 as the neutral shade would compliment my midweek wardrobe. I was really impressed with the coverage (a lot of cheaper brands tend to be watery) but this was two coats opaque with a glossy even finish. Four days in it is still relatively chip free - not bad for a polish that retails at just £2.50.
I'm so happy to have rediscovered Stargazer again and that the results are just as great as I remember. On further delving I note that their product inventory is massive; from lipsticks, foundations, mascaras and hair dyes to body glitters, wigs and even fake blood! You can check out the massive Stargazer collection in it's entirety here!
Now all I need to do is decide whenever I'm going for a red or holographic nail this weekend...and whenever I need any fake blood for my Halloween party next month! :)
Do you own any Stargazer products? What Stargazer product from the collection would you like to try? xx