Sinful Colors – Navy I Do

It must be the slightly cooler weather here (who am I kidding, its been cold here for months and we have had no discernible summer!) but I find myself turning to slightly darker, more autumnal shades.  And I’m loving it, I’ve been puling out some older ones, pushing those pesky glitters to the back of the drawer in my hunt for darker, richer colours.  This one ticked all those boxes – so lets look at some pictures!

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This is one seriously dark polish – wow!  I picked this up in the US in a Walgreens, I found it stuck behind the back of the display and I knew it was coming home with me!  This is two coats, over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  Two coats provides excellent coverage and the polish dried quite quickly and levels well.

What was also nice, is that removal didn’t result in my cuticles being stained or my fingers going blue.  Huge bonus points here!

Let me know what you think in the comments .  Have you started the transition to more autumnal shades?  Let me know what you’ve been wearing on your fingers!

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Nella Milano – Madame Pompadour

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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!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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!

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Blue Notes de Chanel – Vibrato, collection 2015

I’m not sure how I missed this, but Chanel brought out a new capture make up collection whilst I was away.  Called Blue Notes De Chanel, the collection contains two new polishes, a bright blue creme called Vibrato and a dark blue metallic polish called Fortissimo.  In the UK the collection is referred to as Blue Notes De Chanel, but elsewhere it is Blue Rhythm De Chanel.  And promo pictures of the whole collection are a bit scarce, however there are eyeshadows, liners. mascaras and eyeshadow quads.

I fell hard for the blues, they looks stunning online and so I bought them sight unseen.  Have I been disappointed?  Lets take a look….

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Wow, this is some blue!  Its super bright.  Not too bright as that is tempered as the shade is darker than I first thought.  Its application is perfect however, this is two thin coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 topped with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  Formula is good, really good.  The Chanel cremes are legendary for good application.

The black square cap pops off so you use the inner cap to apply the polish and the brush is thin and flexible.

I know lots of you will be going ‘I’m sure I have that one already’, the closest dupe I found has been Barry M Blue Grape from the Gelly range and Lancome Nuit D’Azur (limited edition).  I’ve seen both shades in the UK shops this weekend, so if you fancy it, better move fast as the whole range (from what I can tell) is limited edition.

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.

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More Born Pretty Stamping with BP – L020

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More stamping with Born Pretty BP-L020 a plate filled with lovely lacy designs.  I love this plate just a little bit.. *sigh*

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This plate is just great, I love all the designs and I can see many many ways I would wear this.  I can’t remember what colour it is underneath, but I have a feeling it might be either Lancome or Nella Milano and my notes are no use either – which is unlike me.  The silver is the BP Silver Stamping polish we’ve seen before.  Both the stamping plate and the polish are excellent.  The plate is well etched and super easy to use.  I used my Creative Shop stamper which really does provide crisp transfer of any images.

Born Pretty have provided me with a 10% off code for all my readers, so if you like the look of this, or any of the next few products I have to shared with you, please feel free to use it. The code is ULG10.  There are lots and lots of lovely things available via the store. Let me know what you get in the comments!
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Sinful Colors – Petal Be The Day

Hey there!  How are things going with you all?  I’m finally back into the swing of things post holiday – its always nice to be home and sleep in your own bed, but lets be honest, as soon as you get back you start planning for your next break.  Or at least we are!

Anyway, I have lots of lovely polishes to share with you all.  Including this beauty from Sinful Colors, part of the Bloomblast collection.  This one is the excellently named Petal Be The Day!

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As you can see, Petal Be The Day is a purple and blue glitter topper, the base is actually quite sheer so I put this over a base of Nella Milano Periwinkle Pucker.  The base is ever so slightly tinted so it darkened the base colour somewhat.  Look at all that glitter loveliness!  Cool huh?

It was a bit of a dab and spread approach to application.  Just painting it on meant the gliltter dragged across the nail and all ended up at the free edge.  Not idea.  Hence the dab and spread.  drying time was quite quick, but I also sealed it with a coat of Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat just to keep the glitter from snagging on anything.

I do like this, I am quite into glitters at the moment and the colour combination is really nice!  What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.

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Nella Milano – Periwinkle Pucker             

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Its another week and so I have another Nella Milano polish to share with you.  This one is Periwinkle Pucker, a baby blue that leans slightly purple.  Its a great shade for early summer, so lets check out some pics!

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This is three thin coats over a base of Essence Anti Nail Peeler base coat and topped off with a coat of Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  The formula was great, it dried quickly and was a great self leveller.  I was quite impressed with this one.  The colour is not too pale and it is certainly a very wearable shade.

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, Periwinkle Pucker should be on offer for £4.95, so if you like the look of this, get moving!

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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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