Sunday, 26 April 2015

NAILS INC-VICTORIA BECKHAM-JUDO RED



Like every other person who was born in the 90's I was a huge fan of the Spice Girls, so when Nails Inc shared last year that they were going to be doing a collection with Victoria Beckham I have to admit I did let out a bit of a squeal. If I cant have one of Victoria Beckham's handbags I most certainly was going to buy her nail polish.  

The Nails Inc VVB collection consists of two nail polishes and was created with a stretched-to-fit technology, similar to her clothing line. This new technology is a first in a nail line and gives the nails a plump finish, feeling almost gel like. Both nail polishes contain Bamboo Extract which help to encourage healthy nails and nail growth. The polish itself comes in a glass bottle in either a matte white or black and has a reveal panel at the side of the bottle to show the colour of the polish.

The two nail polishes come in the colours Judo Red which is a fiery orange red, and Bamboo White which is a classic everyday nude, they currently retail for £25 each. I picked the colour Judo Red and purchased mine from FeelUnique after taking advantage on some discount codes. The polish itself arrived packaged in a simple white gift box, making it feel a bit more special and luxurious. The polish goes on amazingly and has a great thick brush which makes for a perfect application. I am now on day two of wearing this polish and feel like my nails have a treatment on as they feel so strong. Overall I am super impressed with this collection and think these would make for a great gift or treat for someone special. 



Which is your favourite colour from the Nails Inc VVB collection ? 

Sunday, 12 April 2015

NAIL WISHLIST - SPRING EDITION 2015

I don't know about you but I am happy to see the back of Winter and glad to welcome Spring. I can finally bring out my sandals, look forward to some sunny days (if we get any), and make use of the lighter nights, especially when it comes to taking pictures for my blog. Among all these great things though is the promise of some new Spring inspired nail collections, goodbye dark colours, hello pastels.Today I wanted to share with you the collections and products that have caught my eye over the last couple of weeks and ones that I am looking forward to trying. 

1//O.P.I INFINITE SHINE COLLECTION (£12.95)
This collection offers gel like nails in the comfort of your own home without the need for a UV lamp. There are 30 colours in the collection, all to be used alongside the Infinite Shine Primer Base Coat and Gloss Top Coat. Used as a system the collection promises up to 10 days wear, intense shine, and the staying power of gel nails. I am interested to see how this works and will certainly be spoilt for choice when it comes to colour. You can view the full collection here.

2// BOURJOIS NAIL CARE POT (£5.99)
After the success of the Magic Nail Polish Remover Pot Bourjois are now launching a Nail Care Pot. The pot is jojoba oil-based to help nourish the nail and cuticle. I love these little pots as they are travel friendly and great for throwing in your bag. This Nail Care Pot is due to launch onto all Bourjois stands this month so I am keeping my eyes peeled.

3// ESSIE FLOWERISTA! COLLECTION (£8.95)
Teaming up with designer Rebecca Minkoff Essie have created a collection of six nail polishes celebrating the season of Spring. All nail polishes are inspired by flowers and are perfect colours for this time of year. I am looking forward to trying Blossom Dandy. You can view the full collection here.

4// BARRY M SUNSET DAYLIGHT CURING NAIL PAINT (£4.99)
Any new nail collection from Barry M is exciting but this one is definitely one I cant wait to try. There are 8 colours all together including the topcoat, with names inspired by songs e.g. Do It Like A Nude, which I love. Together using the Sunset Nail Paint and Topcoat this collection aims to provide salon like gel nails. There is no need for a base coat also as in daylight the paint is supposed to bond to the nail to provide a long lasting polish. You can view the full collection here.

What products are you looking forward to this Spring ?

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

NAIL OF THE DAY - BARRY M BALLERINA & ESSIE PENNY TALK


For today's post I wanted to share with you all my nails for this week. A new take on the classic French Manicure has been proving popular recently so I decided to give it a go, with the idea being the same you just switch up the colours from the standard pale pink base and white tip. There are so many great polishes that would work well together, though in the end I opted for the Barry M Nail Paint in Ballerina for the base colour, and Essie Penny Talk for the tip.

Barry M's Ballerina made me fall back in love with their original Nail Paint line as prior to this I always used to buy the Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paints. The colour is a great everyday pink that can be worn all year round and goes perfect with Essie's Penny Talk, which is from their Mirror Metallic Summer 2012 Collection. Metallics have a quicker drying time than regular polishes which works well for a tip colour as it goes on thinly and leaves you with no thick gloopy line. 

I finished these nails with a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat which seals it all in perfectly without dragging or merging the two paints together.I am looking forward to trying this again but switching it up with some pastel colours, I think this would look great for the Summer. 



Nail Polishes Used

What are you wearing on your nails this week ?

Sunday, 5 April 2015

EASTER NAILS - B. COMPLETE NAIL POLISH



Happy Easter ! I hope everyone is enjoying over indulging in lots of chocolate as much as I am. For today's post I wanted to share with you all what I am wearing on my nails this weekend. Easter is the perfect time to make full use of my Models Own Speckled Egg Polish and whilst deciding on what other polishes to use alongside this I came across this gem from the B. Beautiful range, sold exclusively in Superdrug. 

Superdrug are currently holding a competition in search of a #SuperdrugExclusives Beauty Blogger. To enter you must publish a post or vlog showcasing a product from Superdrugs exclusive collection. What better time to talk about the B.Complete Nail Polishes which are sold only in Superdrug. I don't here enough about them within the nail blogging world and thought this would be a great chance to give them the shine and credit they deserve. For full details on this competition you can check out here or follow the hashtag #SuperdrugExclusives on twitter. 

I was introduced to the B.Beautiful range last year after receiving a nail polish in my Glossybox. I have since gone onto to be a convert to the range, not only using their nail polish but their lipstick also, Dolls House is a firm everyday favourite of mine. The line consists of a make up, skincare and nail polish range, with all products being Cruelty Free and Vegan. The polish I have used in the picture is one of their Long Lasting Nail Polishes in the colour Sea Foam, a perfect Spring Pastel. The brush for the polishes are perfect, one coat nearly covers all of the nail plate and allows for a neat application. Drying time on these polishes I found were quick also, I waited around 5 minutes after applying two coats before applying other polishes on top. B.Beautiful currently have a buy 1 get the 2nd half price on selected items, you can check out the full range here.




Nail Polishes Used - 

Models Own Rubberised Base Coat 
Models Own Speckled Egg - Dove Pink 
Barry M -  Ballerina 
Ciate - Paper Doll
Ciate - Unrestricted Glam 

What are your favourite products from Superdrug ? 

Friday, 3 April 2015

CINDERELLA SPRING COLLECTION 2015 - MORGAN TAYLOR


To celebrate the release of Disney's live action version of Cinderella in March Morgan Taylor released their Spring collection of nail polishes, from the ball gown down to the famous slipper, all these polishes are inspired by the film. 
There was no way I could let this collection pass me by without purchasing, nail polish and Disney, does it get any better ? I discovered Morgan Taylor at the start of this year when I tested one in my Coloristiq box and was sold straight away by how good their brushes were, this for me is always the sign of a good polish.  

There are 6 nail polishes altogether in the collection and if the colours don't win you over then the names certainly will. I purchased the mini 4 pack that comes with the polishes Watch Your Step, Sister! - a hot pastel pink, Ella Of A Girl - a light pastel pink, If The Slipper Fits - frosty blue with glitter, and Party At The Palace - iridescent aqua. The polishes come in a 4ml size, perfect size for popping in your bag or taking on your jollies. The mini 4 pack currently retails for £18.95 including free UK delivery or £9.95 for a full size (15ml) individual bottle over at NailPolishDirect





What is your favourite Disney movie? 

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