Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Tri-Polish Challenge April #3 - Fade to Neon

Hi!

I'm a twit. I thought I was super organised and had this post scheduled for 8am, but I didn't so you're getting it at 8pm instead! For this week's TPC I went with neon and white gradients using all Color Club polishes, from the Poptastic collection - Warhol (pink), Chelsea Girl (blue), and Almost Famous (yellow). I did the gradients and had intended to either stamp or dot over them, but decided I liked them plain. I did feel like it was missing something though!




I can finally show my thumb again after a nasty break a while ago, as it's finally catching up again! Yay!

Hx



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Off-topic Tuesday - MAC Lickable

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After my disappointing first foray into MAC lipsticks, which you can read about here, I decided to treat myself to the real deal and chose Lickable, a blue toned fuchsia in MAC's Creamsheen finish. While it's bright, it is ever so slightly sheer and with a little shimmer which makes it really wearable and not too in your face. The formula is great - moisturising and long lasting, and when it does wear away it wears evenly so doesn't leave you looking like you used a wax crayon on your lips.One of the best things about this lipstick, which was missing from the counterfeits I had previously, is the smell. As soon as I took the lid off the most beautiful, buttery, vanillary, chocolately scent wafted from it, which just makes it a pleasure to apply and wear. It does feather slightly on me, but I've yet to find a lipstick that doesn't and liner solves that. I just love it and have worn it almost everyday for two weeks! I might have to stop or I'll run out!






Are you a MAC lover? Which lipsticks are your favourites?

Hx
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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Chick chick chick chick chicken....

Hi!

Today's Adventures in Stamping theme, of course, was Easter! I was loving my Models Own speckled polishes so much, I turned them into Easter eggs with Bundle Monster BM402 and Konad white, then drew an egg shape on top and filled in the outside with a nail art pen. Lazy nail art? Why not, it is Sunday after all!




Simple eggies. Happy Easter everyone x

Hx
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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Models Own Speckled Eggs skittles!

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I know these polishes have been blogged to death, so I'll keep this short and sweet! When I saw the Models Own Speckled Eggs collection I wanted them all - not something that often occurs (honestly!). But when I got them I was underwhelmed so they sat in the untrieds drawer for a few weeks until I decided it was close enough to Easter to whack them on my nails. Well, I wish I hadn't waited now, because I really love them! Even the yellow is super pretty on the nail. These are all just two coats, which gives perfect coverage and just the right amount of glitter. They're not bumpy or rough either, and I think they'd even look good with matte topcoat. Pinkie to thumb, they are Goose, Swan, Magpie, Dove and Duck.




I'm not always a fan of everything Models Own brings out, but this time they hit the nail right on the head. Can we have neon versions, please?

Hx
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Friday, 18 April 2014

Happy Birthday Superdrug! #superdrug50

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This year one of the champions of the British high street, Superdrug, turns 50! To celebrate lots of iconic brands sold at the store have released special limited edition birthday products, and when I saw Barry M's offering I had to grab it. A pink gelly base (reminiscent of their iconic pink carrier bags, perhaps?) stuffed to the brim full of sparkly goodness, I was utterly wowed when swatches started appearing and when I got it on my nails it just got better. I thought it would be a mare to apply, being so glitter packed, but in fact two easy coats, no dabbing or glitter manipulation needed and a generous topcoat and perfection. I paired it with Barry M Rose Hip Gelly and some stamped roses.






Have you picked up any of the special Superdrug 50th Birthday edition products? There are offerings from Revlon, Sleek, Olay, GOSH and loads more! I think it's great that in the tough financial climate we're in, with so many high street names closing down or going broke (RIP Barratts shoes!) we have something to celebrate! I couldn't imagine a high street without it, so Happy Birthday Superdrug, here's to 50 more years!

Hx
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Thursday, 17 April 2014

GOT polish? Hot pink!

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Today's Golden Oldie Thursday is feeling hot hot hot! Actually, we have had some sunshine lately, so hot pink was appropriate. After bashing the Revlon polish I used for last week's golden oldie, I actually reached for Revlon again, this time it was a shimmery fuchsia by the name of Strawberry Electric. The last time I blogged about this polish in the good old days of a pink Wednesday I might have mentioned once or twice how much the name annoyed me. Strawberry Electric? It should be Electric Strawberry surely...? Anyway, name aside this polish was actually much better than last week's coral. I used two coats and then stamped with Pueen 68 and konad black. My stamping isn't the best, so I added some black rhinestones as a distraction. Shiny...





Hot hot hot indeed! Not my favourite polish, but a great golden oldie :)

Hx


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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Introducing Moyra UK - Swatch and Review!

Hi loves!

Today I have an exciting European polish range that is new to us UK lacquerheads to share with you! According to their Facebook page Moyra is a European nail brand loved by nail technicians across the world for the world class quality, affordable prices and amazing colors. And what an array they have! There is a huge classic range with every basic colour you could every need, and then there are suedes, gel effects, sands, glitter, neons, holos - literally everything you could want and bang on trend too. Today I have a pastel shade, a gel look and a cheeky holo to share with you!

First up is this perfect lilac creme, a must have shade in any collection. The formula on this one is thin, but not unmanageable and I hardly had any clean up to do. Despite it being thin it wasn't at all streaky and here I used two easy coats. I couldn't resist adding a little stamp to this one!




Next I tried the gel look, Nathalie, a lovely shimmery red. It makes a nice change to have a gel effect polish with shimmer, as usually they're cremes. The shimmer in Nathalie makes it look so lush and juicy, I don't often wear red, but this one I could reach for over and over again. This was two perfect coats, with no topcoat. No topcoat, people! Shiny!




Finally the star of the show for me. Luna is a light green holographic polish which, for a budget brand, has the most amazing linear holo rainbow you could ever wish for! Again, two easy coats and no application issues at all. And the stunning result? I could stare all day...






I am super impressed with these polishes, especially at the price point. The pastel and holo polishes are just £3, while the gel looks cost £4, for a full size 12ml bottle. Bargain! At the moment you can purchase from Moyra's Facebook page, with a website coming soon. The range really is huge, so I'm sure there's something you'll love! I'm eyeing up the neon texture polishes next ;)

Hx

The product featured was a PR sample provided to me for free for review consideration. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest. Please see my disclaimer in the tab above for further details.
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