For any girl like myself who has a ridiculous nail polish collection but likes the longevity of a gel polish, there is finally the perfect product.
You apply your regular polish and let this dry completely. Then you apply a coat of the polish to gel and cure this in your LED lamp for 30 seconds. Ta dah you have nails that last for 2 weeks in any colour that you want!
This only lasts around 2 weeks so not as long as a regular gel polish, however this is easier to remove, simply buff the top layer and then hold an acetone soaked cotton pad over the nail.
I have been contemplating trying ‘Perfect Forumula’ nail polish, and finally caved and purchased the QVC special value set last week.
I applied the base coat, 2 coats of colour and then the top coat! This has to be the worst nail polish I have tried in a long time!
The formula was very thin and was streaky even after two coats. The formula was also not plumping. All I will say is that the model on QVC must have had 10 coats on or very good lighting! I kept the polish on for one day before going back to my trusted Nails Inc! I will be sending the Perfect Formula set back to QVC and will not repurchase this brand!
I hope this helps anyone that has also been interested in this!
I was very lucky that my MAC highlighter hit pan last week meaning that I could justify a new highlighter!
There was really only one product that I wanted. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders have received lots of hype and in time for Christmas, Hourglass have released this edit which features 6 of their products.
- Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
- Ambient Lighting Powder in Iridescent light
- Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
- Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure
- Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush
- Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light
Diffused Light can be used as an al over face powder, whereas Iridescent Light and Dim Light are highlighters for the high points of the face.
Both blush colours are beautifully subtle giving a fresh glow to the cheeks and the bronzer gives a sumptuous healthy glow to the face.
This palette is expensive at £65 however the sizes of the products are generous at 1.4g each and easily fit even a powder brush in each pan.
A true princess product to put on your Christmas list!
This colour was extremely difficult to get a true photo of!
This is a white with a slight sparkle! It is simply stunning!
The sparkles isn’t particularly noticeable on the nail but really makes the colour look bright and fresh!
A pretty colour with a beautiful formula!
First of all, yes I got a little over excited that my nails matches my phone charger so had to take a photo!
For me this is the most perfect summer colour. It is the perfect cross between a pink and a coral and would suit any skin tone!
And to make it even better it is from Nails Inc’s NailKale range which contains kale to nourish and strengthen the nail.
If you want a colour that you won’t want to take off all summer then this is the one!
This polish is advertised as ‘2 coats drying completely hard in 6.5 minutes’ so I was excited to try this product.
I chose this lovely nude pink colour.
First of all, the colour is much more yellow than I was expecting from a nice pink! It’s not a horrible colour but is definitely not as pretty as I was expecting.
And worst of all this polish does not dry hard in 6.5 minutes. if anything it took longer than my usual Nails Inc to dry!
The formula was not the best and was rather runny!
This really wasn’t the standard I was expecting from a £15 nail polish!
I am lucky that in my job I do not need to have ‘professional’ looking nails!
I used Nails Inc Clerkenwell Leather effect polish as the base and Nails Inc Kings Road Foil effect polish for the polka dots.
Polka dot nails is one of the easiest nail art designs yet looks professional!
This has to be my favourite nail combination.
In all honesty I don’t rate this Deborah Lippman polish on its own as the formula is very thin, but over this dark red it is beautiful!
The perfect amount of sparkle for winter!
I thought I would do a post on my favourite mascara’s of the moment because last week I realised that I have been happy with the way that my lashes have looked for ages and had finally settled into a collection of mascara’s that I love. My 6 favourites have a good balance between high-end and high-street!
My ultimate favourite night-out mascara is the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes. This mascara both lengthens and volumises in one stroke. This isn’t exactly cheap at around the £20 mark but it is definitely worth it. Fantastic for a night out dancing on the tiles!
Secondly is my Lancome Hypnose Stars Mascara. This is hands down the prettiest mascara packaging I have ever seen: it’s glittery! The formula is lovely and really elongates your lashes. It is not particularly volumising but makes your lashes look lusciously long!
The last ‘high-end’ mascara in my favourite is the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. This has a teeny tiny brush which is perfect for getting in to the corners of your eyes. This also lasts really well and will definitely be my must-have for any wedding!
Now on to the drugstore mascara’s.
An old favourite of mine is Maybelline’s One by One. I was addicted to this years ago and then it was discontinues but relaunched last year. The brush in this is one of the hard rubber brushes and lengthens and separates your lashes. Great for day-to-day use!
Another favourite of mine is Rimmel’s ScandalEyes Flex Mascara. This mascara has a really large brush and volumises lashes but in a nice natural way. The formula isn’t too thick so lashes don’t tend to clump together too much.
My newest drugstore discovery is L’oreal’s Volume Million Lashes So Couture. This formula lengthens the lashes fantastically and the rubber brush separates lashes.
I hope that this has given mascara inspiration to all different budgets.