‘Summer Sprinkles’ Flower Nails

Light Pink – China Glaze ‘Diva Bridge’

Dark Pink – Leighton Denny ‘Pink Promenade’

Green – Essie ‘Navigate Her’

Lilac – Models Own ‘Lilac Sheen’

Grey – Models Own ‘Lunar Grey’

Yellow – Nails Inc ‘Spitalfields’

ZOYA CHARMING COLLECTION – Spring 2017

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Spring arrives with six new nail colors from Zoya including three fresh creams and three dewy micro-sparkles. All in the long-wearing two coat, full-coverage, 10FREE* formula nail polish lovers love.

Jordan (ZP886): a soft blossom pink cream

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Abby (ZP887): a light lavender cream. zp887_abby_bottle_rgb

Tina (ZP888): a medium amethyst cream

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Millie (ZP889): a dewy violet micro-sparkle

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Lacey (ZP890): a light dewy green micro-sparkle

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Amira (ZP891): a soft dewy blue micro-sparkle

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 Available in the U.K from here

DISCOVER THE LATEST ALTERNATIVE TO GEL POLISH

Today I have for you a gel polish alternative by new brand Itsy Nails London. Their gel effect polishes are a non-toxic (5 Free & cruelty free) formula which can last up to five days. The brand was started by makeup artist Diana Taguchi and entrepreneur Paul Pannu who wanted to create a brand which encourages self expression and creativity that doesn’t compromised quality or affordability.

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I was sent three colours to try out:

Orange – ‘No Fear’
Lilac/Grey – ‘City Girl’
Yellow – ‘Mellow Yellow’

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The formulation was very smooth and went on well, the yellow & grey/lilac covered in two coats and the orange in three. It was ultra glossy and didn’t really need a top coat but I used one for longevity more than anything.

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To create this mani I decided to use all three colours together, I thought they looked quite contemporary. I wanted to do some reverse stamping on my ring finger using my new plate from Yourscosmetics called ‘Modern Geometry‘. I stamped onto my stamping mat using a white stamping polish and then filled in the triangles with the three colours using a tiny dotting tool. I then waited for this to dry and applied it to my ring finger.

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The Itsy polishes retail at £5.99 each but are currently available on their website at 3 for £15 using the code: Autumn. 

*Kindly note that the seller has provided me with a free sample of this product in exchange for an unbiased review

ILNP Shelfie

Following on from my previous post, I thought I’d do a shelfie of my ILNP collection.

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ILNP is by far my favourite brand at the moment, I love everything about it – It is perfectly formulated and glides on a treat, it’s self levelling and the colours are to die for. As someone with a degree in packaging design, I LOVE the bottle & the black box. The thickness and shape of the bottle glass, the rubberised lid and the subtle black logo all work together to tick all of the boxes of both function & form.

I can generally wear these for a week or sometimes more without any sign of chipping, although, I rarely get chance to keep polish on that long.

The colours are as follows (in no particular order):

‘Ten Fold’, ‘Mega’, ‘Music Box’, ‘My Private Rainbow’, ‘Peri Me’, ‘Home Sweet Home’, ‘Daisy Jane’, ‘Top Down’, ‘Fall Semester’, ‘Jello Shot’, ‘I See You’, ‘Purple Plasma’, ‘Bikini Bottoms’, ‘Interstellar’, ‘Shoreline’, ‘Champagne Blush’, ‘Kings & Queens’, ‘Lilac Bridges’, ‘Poetry’ & ‘Clockwork’

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If you are tired of mainstream polish brands and want to try something a bit different, then I urge you to invest in these beauties.

Picture Polish bright striped Nails

Over the weekend, I was very lucky to meet up with an old friend who was visiting from Australia, I know that she has so many people to see while here, so it meant a lot that I got to catch up with her and her other half plus – she very kindly agreed to bring over with her a small order I placed with piCture pOlish meaning they were a lot cheaper than buying them in this country – how amazing is that! She also bought me some glitters over, but that’s for another day!

I got five polishes and ‘Peel Off Glitter Base’, I have used four of the lovely polishes here in this mani.

Now all of the polish consistencies are on the thicker side (but completely manageable), and cover in two coats. The stripes are hand painted using a very fine brush.

The colours used are:

Lilac – Eerie

Sky Blue – Salt Water

Green – Honey Moon

Raspberry – Shocked

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Then topped off by my fave top coat Seche Vite.

Femme Fatale ‘Glass Coffin’

Today I am excited to share ‘Glass Coffin’ by Femme Fatale, it is an amazing shimmering thermal polish which transitions between a soft pale blue/green when warm and a gorgeous lilac/purple when cold. If you have been a reader of my blog for long enough you would have realised how much I love a matte finish and this dries to a gorgeous matte. Application was easy & dried very quickly. I used two coats without a topcoat – I did topcoat one nail originally and realised that it was a mistake, it looks fab without. I then stamped using stamping plate Uber Chic 2-01 with Models Own ‘Chrome Pearl’ polish. Unfortunately the photo doesn’t do it justice here.