Wednesday, 21 May 2014

TREND | Cornflower/Periwinkle Nail Polish, Swatches and Comparison

I first discovered the Cornflower/Periwinkle Nail Trend when the gorgeous now iconic Essie Bikini So Teeny came out, I just loved this unusual blue/purple shade that is perfect for Spring, so I thought I would share with you my top picks.
Cornflower/Periwinkle Nail Trend and Comparison

Ncla nail lacquer

Opi nail varnish
$20 -

Models Own flower nail polish

Topshop nail polish
$8.42 -

Missguided nail care
$6.72 -

Maybelline nail color


O.P.I Glitter Off Base Coat Review and Photo's

I finally got my hands on the O.P.I Glitter Off Base Coat, I first saw this in a magazine and thought I had to try it as it could solve removing glitter polish with ease.
 Don't get me wrong I love Glitter Polish, but I hate removing it as it always takes longer and because of this I don't wear glitter as much as I'd like too.
Here's my thoughts.
This retails for £11.95, the same as their regular Natural Nail Base Coat, which I think is what you expect to pay for a premium unique base coat.
This comes in O.P.I's signature branded bottle, with a Glitter Off label explaining how to use this base coat.
It applies white and dry's matte and transparent, the brush is a perfect size and the formula is a thin consistency. I applied my chosen Glitter O.P.I - Gaining Mole-Mentum over the top then a top coat to finish.
Some nails were easier to remove than others, I used a cuticle stick to lift the edge and peel off.
I really didn't like the sensation of the peeling and found it felt like it was pulling half my nail off with it too!
Although the label says use a thin coat, I think this needs two coats of the base to be able to peel the glitter off better and easier when you want to remove.
After removal my nails felt dry and a little damaged from the peeling off and needed re-hydrating with some cuticle oil.
Overall Thoughts
I wanted to love this product but for me it was like a more expensive version of the PVA Glue trick for glitter polish removal, it also smelt like glue too!
I really didn't like the pealing off sensation on my nails and how it left them after, as I said in my video I think I would rather go through the normal removal procedure by gently buffing the nail, then soaking a cotton pad with remover to press on the nail, although this is a more time consuming procedure, it's a little kinder to the nail plate and I value my nails as jewels!
I award the O.P.I Glitter Off Natural Base Coat a 2.5 out of 5
Let's chat, have you tried this, let me know your opinion via Twitter using the hashtag #glitteroff


Monday, 19 May 2014

Maybelline The Eraser Eye VS MAC Pro Longwear Concealer Dupe/Comparison & Photo's

I have heard a lot of hype about both of these concealer's and first discovered them through the gorgeous Nicole Guerriero on You Tube, she always raves about them and thought I would give them both a try to see what all the hype is about, so here's my first impression on both concealers.
Have you guys tried this, let me know your thoughts in the comments or through one of my social media platforms.
The MAC retails for £15.50 for 9ml and comes in 16 shades I opted for NC15 and Maybelline retails for £7.99 for 6.8ml and comes in two shades Light and Nude, I went for the Light.
MAC Pro Longwear comes in a glass tube that has a hygienic pump dispenser.
The Maybelline Eraser Eye comes in a plastic tube with a twist applicator that comes out of a small dome shaped sponge.
Upon application the MAC Concealer felt smooth and creamy, the consistency is thin and you need the tiniest amount, half a pump is adequate as a little goes a long way. This conceals and highlights well and the colour is buildable, it feels very light on the skin, I applied this with my fingers.
When I initially twisted the Maybelline concealer the colour looked quite orange for the lightest shade, but it came out lighter and highlighted well when you applied it to the under eye. This concealer is a little thicker than the MAC and I love the dome sponge applicator it's so soft around the delicate eye area.
They both lasted well throughout the day, but for me the Maybelline lasted a little longer because of the thicker consistency whereas the MAC wore of a bit by the later evening and my dark circles started to show again, I think this would need another layer for better longevity.
Overall Thoughts
This was a close one to call as I they are extremely similar in delivering the same aim to conceal dark under eye circles, each with there own pro's and con's. I love the Pro Longwear for it's light consistency, great shade selection and hygienic pump, but I think the Eraser Eye has won it for me due to it's affordability, longevity and soft sponge applicator.
I award the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer 3.5 out of 5 and the Maybelline The Eraser Eye 4.5 out of 5.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Nail of the Day - Neon and Nude Nails

Hey Guys,
Can you believe it's the weekend again already!
The weather here is warming up and I fancied rocking some Summer Neon and Nude Nails.
What's your favourite Summer nail combination?
China Glaze - Shocking Pink and Nails Inc. - Porchester Square

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Rose Gold Nail Trend featuring Essie, Maybelline and Nails Inc.

Ever since the Rose Gold trend landed, I have been obsessed with anything Rose Gold and now you can even stretch this to your nails, here's my top Rose Gold Nail Polish Picks and combinations.
Do you have a favourite Rose Gold Polish, share yours with me through Instagram, Twitter & Google + using the hashtag #rosegoldlove
Rose Gold Nail Trend

Illamasqua nail polish

Nails Inc nail polish
$18 -

Estée Lauder nail polish
$24 -

Red nail polish

River Island nail polish
$6.73 -

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