Thursday, 19 September 2013

2 good to be true? 2True review + Giveaway!

Hi loves!

I was contacted recently by budget brand 2true who asked if I'd like to share some of their products with you. Recently they've created a 'pro' range and made some additions to their usual line of nail polish and make up available in Superdrug. Nothing in their regular line costs more than £2, and you can usually get 3 products for £5, so it's well worth a gander! For such inexpensive products they really are great quality too, so you can't go wrong.

The products I was sent were 2 creams from their Fast Dry Colour Quick range, 2 shimmery foils from their Crystal range, 2 new beautiful glitters from their Pro Sequins range and some new loose nail glitter.

The ones I was most excited to try were the Sequins, and I was not disappointed. They're all named after supermodels and I was sent Naomi (purple) and Tyra (gold), and they are super pretty! They're a mix of different sized glitters, teeny tiny ones through to larger hexes and they aren't dissimilar to liquid sands and textured polishes without topcoat. Of course if you prefer things shiny, a good topcoat sorts that out but for those of us in the UK these are a great, easy to find (and affordable) liquid sand/fairy dust/sugar coat alternative. I paired Naomi with Shade 14 from the Fast Dry Colour Quick range, as it's a lovely, two coat uber pale lilac, that screamed at me to use them together for a glitter gradient! I used a topcoat on this one.

Next, I teamed Fast Dry Colour Quick shade 10 with Tyra. Shade 10 is a perfect navy creme - in fact, it was already my go-to dark blue. What you see here is one perfect coat, and no topcoat. The shine! If you have this, there is no need to have any other navy blue in your stash. Trust me. It does dry fast, is so glossy and doesn't stain when you take it off either (always use base coat though kids!) I used it as an accent with Tyra, and left it plain this time so you could see the textured effect. I couldn't stop looking at my nails, and couldn't resist adding a little anchor to the accent for a nautical twist.

Finally, the two polishes I was sent from the Crystal range. These are pretty, shimmer packed foil finish polishes and these two shades are perfect for autumn. Shade 8 has a purple base with flecks of blue, silver and red running through it and took 3 coats, while shade 9 has a copper base with gold and red flecks, opaque in two coats. Shade 9 is going to be my next pedi colour, I love it!
The Crystal and Fast Dry Colour Quick lines are just £1.99 each (their Glitterati line, squishy jellies packed with glitter are also worth checking out at this price), while the Sequins are from the Pro range and so cost a little more at £4, all from Superdrug. In the pro range they also have Metallica foil polishes (great for stamping apparently) and a Salon Shine line, giving a gel effect. Definitely worth checking out!

Since I already have two of the polishes I was sent in my stash, 2true kindly agreed I could give them away to one of my lovely readers! I'm afraid this giveaway is UK only due to postage restrictions. The polishes you will receive are brand new and unused, as I used my own polishes for this post. For your chance to win a bottle of Fast Dry Colour Quick shade 10 (navy), and Crystal shade 8 (purple), just fill out the Rafflecopter below before midnight on October 17th and good luck!

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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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  1. Oh I love the look of those glitters, will have to go and check them out next time I'm passing a Superdrug

  2. I've walked past 2true several times lately, and kind of shunned them because they're a cheap brand. But I love the look of the glitters... I might have to give it a go!

  3. I've walked past 2true several times lately, and kind of shunned them because they're a cheap brand. But I love the look of the glitters... I might have to give it a go!

  4. Good luck to all the ladies who can enter :)


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