Nella Milano – Scarlet Heat 

*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

Its Nella Milano time again!  I think most nail polish lovers like to have a good red in their stash.  This one, if you’ve been looking for one, could be the one for you!  This is Scarlet Heat – lets check out some pictures.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

What you see here is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  To be honest, the shine on this was excellent and the top coat wasn’t 100% necessary.  Old habits die hard!  Formula was good, easy to work with and it didn’t pool around my cuticles.  It is certainly a bright, punch of red on the nail.  Its not a true apple red but its a good classic vampy red which would probably work with all skin tones.

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, Scarlet Heat is on offer for £4.95, so if you like the look of this, this is the week to take the plunge and buy!

Nella banner 728x90

Let me know what you think in the comments!  What are you favourite green shades?

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

Spotted! Miss Beauty London now in Poundworld

I was passing a local Poundworld when I noticed that they now had their own beauty and make up range, just like Poundland.  As you might be aware, most items instore are £1.  Check out some pictures below.      Have you tried this or any of the other pound ranges?

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

Nella Milano – Madame Pompadour

*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

IMG_7207

Its another Nella Milano post – this time, I’ve already blogged about it and you can check out the lovely Madame Pompadour here.

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, Madame Pompadour should be on offer for £4.95, so if you like the look of this, this is the week to take the plunge and buy!

Nella banner 728x90

Let me know what you think in the comments!  What are you favourite green shades?

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

Spotted! First signs of A/W 2015 – Dior Cosmopolite

I was passing though Selfridges when I noticed the new A/W Dior Make Up collection was out – I give you Cosmopolite.  Five shades of polish here, one similar to the Blue Rythym Chanel metallic shade.

Here you can see the five shades closer, the silver is above the main four.  There is a Blue, Grey, Red and Black.  Not earth shatteringly new, but if the formulas are good then these could be good additions if you don’t have shades like this.

What do you think? Yay or nay? Is Dior playing it too safe for your liking? Let me know in the comments.

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

Nanacoco – French Macaron

I’m still bringing you some of the polishes I picked up from the US.  This one is another one for my swap with G of Nouveau Cheap and is another Nanacoco polish.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

This one is lovely teal on teal, with a pale teal base packed with darker teal glitter.  Its a great colour combination as it really adds interest to the nail.  What you see here is two thickish coats applied b the dab and spread technique.  I was Sally Hansen Big Peel Off Base coat and then topped of with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.

Again, its a stinky polish, but if you can handle that then I think the payoff is worth it.  The colour is super flattering on the nail.

What do you think?  I’ve got quite into the glitter polishes I have again, thanks to this peel off base coat.

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

Spotted! Autographs Nails by M&S & YSL Pop Water Collection

Not lots out and about, its the calm before the Autumn/Winter rush of releases.

First up is the new Autograph polish range in M&S, a good solid range of colours with top and base coats.

  Then a new YSL Collection called Pop Water.  Looks like jellie shades going on here!
  Four in the range, probably provide a bit of a tint on a nail?  I’ve not seen any review yet, but I am sure they are coming Anything catch your eye?  Let me know in the comments!

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

Nella Milano – Evergreen

*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

Its Nella Milano time again.  Goodness, I’m sure its not just me, but the weeks seem to be flying by!  I have a fab green sahde to share with you today, say HELLO! to Evergreen. This one is from the Four Seasons collection.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Formula on this was excellent.  I am really impressed.  What you see here are two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 ad topped with Nails Inc Kansington Top Coat (both purchased by me).  The green is really unusual in that it is quite dark and not the bright grass green you often get with other shades.  In fact, I have little like it in the BIG stash!

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, Evergreen should be on offer for £4.95, so if you like the look of this, this is the week to take the plunge and buy!

Nella banner 728x90

Let me know what you think in the comments!  What are you favourite green shades?

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

Wet N Wild Megalast – Sky Me Mine

OOohhhhh for those of you that have been around these parts for a long time, then you know that this girl loves some Wet N Wild Megalast polishes. Like in a bad bad way. I first got my hands on the new-er style bottles through swapping, back when getting polish in the mail was OK. But we know it not and we never post it internationally.

So imagine my delight, whilst in the US to come across some of the new Megalast releases!  This is from the California Dreaming collection, seen here on Nouveau Cheap. I also grabbed one of the new silver bottle top coats – which we are using below.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Look at that blue!  Its so bright.  And lovely. And not a dark vibrant blue!  I love this, such a wearable summer colour!

One of the best things about the Megalast polishes are the brushes, which are similar to the Dior brush in that they are tapered and allow you to get really close to the cuticle without touching it.  They are flat and rounded.  Love them.  I think you also get them in the newer Sally Hansen CSM range (can anyone confrim??).  You can see some brush pics on this blog post by A Girl, Obsessed from 2012.

Anyway, formula was OK, two coats provides opacity.  The top coat however BLEW MY SOCKS OFF!  I love this.  Quick drying, albeit a bit stinky, its my second current fave after my Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  Its a steal for whatever I paid for it (probably $3 plus tax)

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments

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

Nella Milano – Grey Goose          

*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

Its Nella Milano time again.  This one is another lovely pale, work appropriate shade, called Grey Goose.  This is from the Misty Morning collection.  Lets check out the pictures!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Formula for this one was excellent, it glided onto the nail.  Drying time was also excellent, although it was quite warm when I applied this.  What you see above is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 topped off with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat (which I am running low on……)  This is a great neutral shade without being based on skintone and would work as a great base for some stamping.  I didn’t get a chance to stamp over this for a number of reasons, but next time I definitely will!

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, Grey Gooseshould be on offer for £4.95, so if you like the look of this, this is the week to take the plunge and buy!

Nella banner 728x90

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

Nanacoco – Milky Shaky

I’ve not been very consistent in showing you my gorgeous polishes from my swap with G of Nouveau Cheap – apologies.  I got waylaid by Chanel….. not very wallet friendly I know… anyway.  Back to the stunning (but smelly) milky glitters of Nanacoco.  This one is called Milky Shaky and reminded me a little bit of Whimsical, but its not the same at all!  Lets check out some pics!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Milky Shaky is a pale blue base packed with glitters in pink and blue, with tiny tiny specs of green or turquoise.  As with Shu Cream, this one has that scent which can put you off if you are sensitive to chemical scents.  The formula was a bit thick, but with glitters that isn’t a bad thing or it can slide off the nail or pool at the sides (which means it never dries…..)

What you see above is two or three coats, and that depended on glitter placement.  If I felt it was a bit glitter light, another coat went on!  I used the Sally Hansen Big Peel Off Base Coat (last seen pairs with Shu Cream) – which I am becoming a huge fan of. I then topped with a good coat of Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat which seals it all in with a shine and reduces the stick of the polish.

This was so cute on my nails, I couldn’t stop looking at them!  As a bonus, removal was super easy and I was able to get my next polish on in record time!

What do you think?  Yay or nay?  Let me know in the comments!

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