Nella Milano – Mercury Haze

*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

We are flying through these Nella Milano shades like they are going out of fashion!  I have to say that generally I have really pleased with the quality and the range of the creme shades they have produced.  Even those shades I wouldn’t have naturally picked out for myself, I’ve been enjoying the range of colours as they’ve graced my finger tips.  And I have worn each and every one of them for a least a day – so I know that the wear time, with proper nail prep, is excellent.

Anyway, onto one of my favourite shades from the set of Nella polishes I have, this is Mercury Haze, a stunning dark grey creme made for the autumn season!  Lets check out some pics!

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This is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and sealed in with Essie Gel Setting Top Coat (its part of Essie’s Gel polish range, but in my experience it works like a charm over most other brands too!) which I picked up in the US and I shall definitely be getting another bottle next time I am in the US.  The formula is creamy and easy to work with, two coats provides excellent even coverage and the colour is just so perfect for autumn.

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, Mercury Haze 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!

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Let me know what you think of this shade in the comments – what is your favourite grey?

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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

 

Spotted! 

Not much in the way of new sightings – which probably means its just a matter of time before we get inundated with new Autumn/Winter shades.

I don’t recall ever seeing a freestand Essie pop up. but here one is in my local Boots.  With the new A/W Collection in.


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Sally Hansen Satin Glam – Iced Metal

Wow, look at this pretty! Its been hiding away in my stash since I picked it up for £1 at a local pound store (I can’t remember which one…) and when I saw it sat there I just fancied trying it on.  And boy to I wish I tried it earlier!

Lets look at some pictures!

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Wow, isn’t this some polish!!  What you see here is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2.  No top coat as it has a satin finish and with a top coat on, you wouldn’t see this lovely finish.  Formula was excellent, one coat was nearly enough.  But two gives a clean even coverage on the nail.

And all for £1!  You can’t go wrong.  And I wore this for three days straight, over a weekend, with no chips!  Love it.  I can assure you it will be on my nails again before long!

What has been your best £1 buy?  Let me know in the comments below.

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Nella Milano – Iron Spring

*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

Another Nella Milano shade to share with you today, this one is Iron Spring a neutral shade, described as steely-browny-grey….

IMG_7261I’ve already done a review of this polish, and you can check that out here!  This is SUCH a great shade for that late summer/autumn transition period.

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, Iron Spring 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!

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Maybelline Color Show Suit Style – Red Reaction 

Hey there – hope you all had great weekends!  Today I have a polish to show you thats been on my fingers for ages!  Gosh, I’ve fallen hard for this one… lets check out some pics!

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Look at the red and the sparkle – OMG this is one gorgeous polish!  What you see here is three thin coats over a base of Naitiques 2 and topped off with Essie Gel Setter as my top coat (works like a treat on slight dull polishes!)  I did quite thin coats as the glitter tends to get dragged off otherwise and then you have the added benefit of building up some good depth of colour.

Red Reaction is part of the new Suit Style collection, and a sister polish to Suit & Sensibility, from Maybelline Color Show which has been out for a couple of weeks now.  Superdrug seems to have nail items on a 3 for 2, so worth picking this up if it catches your eye.

What are your pics from the Suit Style collection?  Let me know in the comments!

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Nella Milano – Peach Schnapps

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Ah Friday.  End of the week.  Hope you have something lovely planned for this weekend?

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This is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped off with Nails Inc Kensington Top coat.  Formula was good, creamy and easy to use.  It certainly gives me mannequin hands!  Its a great clean, classic look.  Great for when you want neat nails without drawing attention to them.

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, Peach Schnapps 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!

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Have a great weekend and hope you get up to something nice!

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Sinful Colors – Rose Dust 

I wanted to share this post with you as I note from a number of US Blogs that this Sinful Colors shade can now be found in some of the new Autumn/Fall ranges/displays.  I got mine earlier this year from the lovely G who oversees the excellent Nouveau Cheap (do visit if you haven’t already!)

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As the name implies, this is a rose pink shade, not super pink but dusky pink.  With a hint of hidden shimmer that leans silver.  now i really didn’t expect to like this on my skin tone as much as I do, but I do.  Formula was excellent and workable.  Two coats here over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped off with Clear As Air Wet n Wild Top coat (WHICH I ADORE AND I WANT MORE OF THEM!).  I honestly think its the silver shimmer that makes me love this – that a G picking it out for me!

Anyway, I believe it popping up in the Oh Snap! Sinful Colors display for those of you in the US.

Let me know what you think in the comments, would you wear this shade?

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Quick update!! Free Leighton Denny polishes in Octobr 2015 (UK) Edition of Harper’s Bazaar

So I found one to grab a picture of for you – a good range of polish colours here.  And out of the two recent magazine giveaways, this is probably my favouritie!
Looks good to me!  Have you snagged any of these yet?  Did you get one or more?

Let me know in the comments!

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Wet N Wild Megalast – Sun Settle Down

I think we all now by now that I love a good orange polish, this is no exception and comes from the same range, Summer 2015 California Dreaming as the other Megalast Sky Me Mine I shared a few weeks ago.  You can see most of the range here on Nouveau Cheap.  And what isn’t there to love with Wet N Wild and their Megalast range – they are very reasonable and of (usually) good quality.

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This is a lovely creamsicle orange colour, really perfect for summer and I love this shade.  Formula was good, the Megalast brush is a joy to work with.  Its easy to use and because it is tapered, makes getting near but not on your cuticle simple.  This is two coats over a case of Nailtiques 2, topped off with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat sealing it in.

What do you think?  Do you have a favourite creamy orange colour?  Let me know in the comments.

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Free Nail Polish in Harper’s Bazaar (UK) and Glamour (UK) October 2015 editions

FYI for all you polish loving people out there you adore a freebie!

First up – Harper’s Bazaar where you have a choice of SIX (yes six) Leighton Denny polishes in Morning Dew, Really Royal, Purple Reign, I Like Lilac, It’s an Honour and God Save The Queen.

Second up – Glamour UK Edition for October where you have a choice of four Nails Inc polishes (round bottles) in Grosvenor Crescent, Notting Hill Gate, Victoria & Albert and Colville Mews.

Pictures when I see the magazines myself.

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