Nella Milano – Blushing Bloom

*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own. Contains Affiliate links

Hello!  Please note this is a  scheduled post, I am away on holiday in the USA.  The blog won’t be very busy for the next couple of weeks apart from the few things I have scheduled to keep you all entertained.

Today I have a Nella Milano polish for you today, this one is a great bright hot pink shade – just like fabulous summer blooms. Lets check out some pictures!

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Blushing Bloom is a bright spring/summer shade, it does pop off the nail and does have blue undertones.  This is two coats over a base of Essence Anti Nail Split Base coat (purchased by me) and topped with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat (purchased by me).  Formula was good, it was nearly opaque in one coat and it did dry to a great shiny finish but I top coated anyway.  And this is very bright, brighter than the images might lead you to believe.  But for a pink, its easy wearing and a real eye catcher!

In their own words ‘Made in France, Nella Milano nail lacquers are colour rich and long-lasting, making it very easy to keep your nails naturally chic at all times.  Nella Milano stands for effortlessly stylish, elegant and fashionable.  There is a Nella for any mood and personality and Nella Milano colours will perfect and complement any individual style.’

On the website you can search by collection, there are eight sets and one set of top and base coat www.nellamilano.com.  You can also visit the brand on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook to keep up to date with releases and current shades.  The price point is £8.95.  But this week, Blushing Bloom should be on offer for £4.95, so if you like the look of this, get moving!

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*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own. Contains Affiliate links

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Spotted! Chanel Collection Mediteranee, Dior Tie-Die Summer 2015 and new L’Oreal Colour Riche polish.

In case you are heading out this bank holiday weekend, there are some new things knocking about that might catch your eye.

First up, new Chanel Ete Summer 2015 Collection Mediterranee.  Four new polish shades.  New Dior Summer 2015, again new polish shades.  And then, new L’Oreal shades.  Four new shades here.  There were one or two others in the updated stand. Anything catch your eye?  Let me know in the comments.

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Sinful Colors – Ring The Belini 

Just posting this quickly, currently up to my eyeballs in sorting packing and getting the house today before we go away for our family holiday.  I’m so excited about holidays!!!  I love everything about them; airports, duty free shopping, flying etc etc

That aside, I have one of the US Sinful Colors shades I picked up from eBay.  Its a great way to get your hands on some lovely US polishes that we are never going to see on UK shores.  This one is an awesome jelly orange called Ring The Belini, part of the Citrus Twist collection!  Lets take a look!

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This is four thin coats to build up the colour.  When it first went on, I though it was going to take forever to build up the colour.  But it does work, the inbuilt orange flakies really pop over the juicy orange jelly and provide great shine to the nail.  I’ve based here with Nailtiques 2 and topped with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.

And you all know how much I love an orange, so this is a no brainer for me.  I love it!

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Spotted! New Seventeen polishes    

I was passing my local Boots when I noticed that the Seventeen stands had been updated. It has been a while so I’d been keeping an eye on them.  Here you can see the whole top section of the display, nearly the complete top line is new nail polishes or top coats.

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Here you can see the close up, first up on the left are the new Foil Fusion polishes, followed by in the middle Pastel Confetti Nail toppers and then two Mosaic Top Coats.

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Have you seen these yet in your local store?  Let me know in the comments

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Spotted! Barry M new Gelly and Speedy Shades, Max Factor Gift with Purchase and Bourjois Gel Top Coat

A couple of quick spots for you.  First up, the Barry M stands have been updated.  The one new Gelly Shade, Sugar Plum, is now available.
The new Speedy shades, both cremes and shimmers, are also now part of the updated stands.
Also out in stores now is the new Bourjois Gel Top Coat.  Sorry the picture is awful, I know, but hopefully you get the idea.
  Finally, in Boots, if you spend £15 on Max Factor you can pick up this Gift With Purchase.  There is a nail polish in the box too.
And there we go.  Just a few new things, have you picked up any of these or have you seen anything else new on the shelves.  Let me know in the comments!

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Spotted! More Maybelline in stores!

I was passing my local Boots and popped into to see if I could spot the new Maybelline SOS Balm.  And lo and behold, I did.  Its just like a small lipstick, the balm is a blue colour but presumably goes on clear. The insert in the large stand was also updated, so I snapped a couple of pics for you.  Not 100% sure if any of these are new…  And here is a close up of the polishes, I think these are part of the core line.

There we go, I also spotted that Maybeline have brought out their own nail polish remover but I didn’t manage to get a picture of that.  Anything catch your eye?  Let me know in the comments.

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Spotted! Essence Hidden Stories and KIKO Perfect Gel Duos.

A quick update for you this morning, our local Essence stand has a new Trend Edition available.  This is Hidden Stories. It mainly pastel in the range, both in the eye products and nail products.  The nail products come in a variety of finishes.  There is a matte one, a frosted one, a sparkling one, a metallic one and an iced one.  Not sure what the last one is, but you can see them all here. Also on my travels in Leeds, I saw the new KIKO Perfect Gel Duos.  A good range of core colours.  You get the nail colour and the gel top coat.  According to the website they are limited edition, so if they catch your eye, best to grab them sooner rather than later! RRP is £7.90 and all shades appear available on the website.  

I know not both of these ranges are easily available to everyone, but KIKO can be ordered on the website and Essence can be found in more and more Wilcos stores.  Not sure on the availability of the Trend Editions, but if you see them in your local Wilcos, do let me know in the comments.

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Nella Milano – Pinkifield

*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own. Contains Affiliate links

I do love my Nella Milano polishes, I am really pleased that I’ve been able to share these polishes with you.  This shade isn’t one I would have picked for myself, as you know pink isn’t always my shade, but with polishes this good I’m really happy to give them a go and see what they look like.  I’ve been pleasantly surprised!

I give you Pinkifield, part of the Amador Collection.  Pinkifield is a pure baby pink creme polish.

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This is three thin coats over a base of Essence Anti Nail Split base coat, it seems to be work no splits here!  The formula was not as opaque as some previous shades but three coats is plenty to give the coverage and opacity you see above.  That said, the formula wasn’t runny and it didn’t pool in my cuticles.  Now I know I’m not a pink girl, but this is perfect so work meetings where I need a great polish with staying power.

I wore this baby for a whole long weekend and not one chip.  Colour me impressed.  I used my Nails Inc Kensington 45 Second Top Coat.  It seems to work well with these polishes and boy am I glad.  I also like the Nella brush, its thin yet flexible, carrying a good amount of product.  Plus I love a square bottle as they pack into my nails drawers well!

In their own words ‘Made in France, Nella Milano nail lacquers are colour rich and long-lasting, making it very easy to keep your nails naturally chic at all times.  Nella Milano stands for effortlessly stylish, elegant and fashionable.  There is a Nella for any mood and personality and Nella Milano colours will perfect and complement any individual style.’

On the website you can search by collection, there are eight sets and one set of top and base coat www.nellamilano.com.  You can also visit the brand on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook to keep up to date with releases and current shades.  The price point is £8.95.

Let me know what you think in the comments?  Yay or nay?

Don’t forget that you can follow this blog via Bloglovin’, either by clicking the icon to the right or by clicking here. I can also be found on Twitter @BakingNails

*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own.  Contains Affiliate links

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Claire’s – Leopard Top Coat

I have a polish I picked up from Claire’s in their recent £2 polish promotion, can’t really argue at that price! I was super intrigued by this polish as it has black leopard spot shaped glitter in it, along with some lovely blue leaning flakies and shimmer. Lets see how I got on…..

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What you see here is one drop and spread blob on polish over a base of Nella Milano Crystal Coral* (review coming soon).  Now I will be blunt, this was a NIGHTMARE to work with.

There is simply too much base coat per spot ratio.  Meaning that in order to get the few you see on my nails here, I had to fish, for a while and do the wipe and grab technique on the neck of the bottle.  The base if very thick so I have probably gunked up my bottle to the point of it never opening again – despite cleaning it!  I probably could have guessed that by looking at it, but I really wanted to see what it looked like.

I really love the flakies, and who doesn’t, but its horrid.  The effect is OK, but perhaps over a darker colour, such as a gray or purple I’d probably get a better look.  On the plus side, the flakies lie flat as does the glitter.  Although as my top coat was drying I did push it down with my nail just to make sure it wasn’t going to spring up and annoy me when dry.

You can find it here on the Claire’s website, RRP is £3.50 although I bought mine in a promotion.  Have you tried this polish?  Did you have more luck than me?  Let me know what you think in the comments.

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*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own.

Spotted! NYC Gel Nail Polish and new ranges

More new things I have seen, its going to be a busy few weeks.  These are the new NYC Gelissima Demi Lovato Nails Lots going on in this stand…. look at the bottom for new speckled style polishes and some glittery polishes.  More nail polish loveliness….  Close up of the Speckled polishes.  Great offer at the moment, they are £2.49 each and the second one is half price! The non glitter ones are £1.79.  

A good range of creme colours here and then some different finishes to boot.  A whole big range to get stuck into.

Have you seen these yet?  Let me know what you think in the comments.

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