January Nail Polish Haul: Nails Inc and OPI

This is an overview of some of the new nail polishes that i’ve purchased in january.

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I purchased this set off QVCUK.com. If you are not familiar with QVC, they are a shopping channel where each day they have one product at a special price for that day only. They still sell the product on their website but the price goes up after the first day. Including p&p this set cost me around £30 but if bought from NailsInc direct would cost over £70!! Some of the colours in this set are exclusively made for QVC so are unavailable to buy anywhere else.

The colours in this set are (from left to right):

– Royal Botanical Gardens

– Campden Hill Road

– Henley Feather Effect

– Express Nail Polish Remover pot

– Lowndes Court

– Belgravia Gardens

– Shoreditch Lane Leather Effect

The Leather effect polish will not be available to buy from NailsInc.com until March 2013. You will either love or hate the leather effect polishes. Personally I love them!! The great thing about the leather polishes is that you can either wear them with the leather effect or you can put a top coat over to make it into a normal dark red polish, so if you’re not sure whether you would like the effect then it would not be a waste of money. As far as I know the leather polishes retail at £12 individually.

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One of my favourite effects of 2013 is the feather effect polish. The Bling it on Feathers set is one of my favourite sets from NailsInc so needless to say I was excited when I saw this feather polish. The polish is made up of silver, black and bronze strands of glitter. I painted mine over NailsInc Black Taxi polish but it can be used on it’s own. I had so many compliments when I was wearing this polish and it is truly one-of-a-kind.

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The final polish that I have swatched is the neon pink Campden Hill Road. I am not usually a fan of neon pinks but this colour has an almost nude base to it which makes it more wearable. A fantastic colour for spring/summer 2013!! On my ring finger I have a Leighton Denny silver glitter.

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I would definately recommend buying this set from QVCUK.com! Your nail wardrobe for spring 2013 will be sorted with the neon tred colours aswell as the special effect feather and leather polishes! Even at the normal QVC price this set is a bargain!!

I have only recently discovered OPI polishes as I always put off by the bottle (they never looked as trendy as NailsInc bottles) however I googled some swatches and fell in love with so many colours. The UK retailer of OPI is LenaWhite.co.uk and when I went on to have a look at the new Mariah Carey collection I discovered that they had a sale on. So I purchased a couple of polishes.

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From left to right the colours are: Skull and Glossbones, Metallic 4 Life and Save Me.

I only purchased one full size polish myself as my mom was buying herself the other colours that I had my eye on.

The full size polish was £7 reduced from £11 and the two mini polishes were £2.50 each. This is a great way to try OPI without spending a lot of money.

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This is skull and glossbones with Save Me on my ringfinger. After the first coat the polish looked very patchy however after the second coat it was great coverage. It was difficult to get a picture that reflected the true colour of skull and glossbones as it is a nude, greeny/grey colour. Very unusual but gorgeous!!

If anyone is unsure about trying a new brand I would recommend looking at the website now as there are many sales still on. OPI are good coverage and good quality nail polishes with a huge variety of colours to chose from. For me, the only thing that lets OPI down is that there glitters do not provide as good coverage as NailsInc.

Bon Bon Primer

I had to share with you all this unique product I found whilst looking for a new primer!!

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I am always trying new beauty products (with the exception of my MAC foundation and concealer) so words cannot decribe my excitement when I stumbled upon this primer by Paul & Joe. I have to admit that I ordered this product merely for its interesting appearance.

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It consists of small pearls in different pastel colours suspended in the clear primer base. The pearls provide a shimmer. If worn without foundation the shimmer is quite noticeable however under foundation it is not noticeable and merely evens out your skin tone and gives a healthy looking complexion.

This primer does not feel as smooth on my skin as my previous primer by BareMinerals, however it is better than many other products I have tried and it does make your foundation more durable. However, for the price tag of just over £20, it does not compare to the other primers on the market.

The appearance is fantastic however the product itself is a little disappointing!