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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Chanel – Terrana 

I’m a bit late to the Chanel Summer party this year, there a four gorgeous shades in the Chanel Méditerranée Summer 2015 collection.  Only one of the four appears to be limited edition and it was the one the spoke directly to me.  So of course I had to have it.  This is Terrana.

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Now I’ll be honest here, I have very few browns in my collection.  No true browns.  A few taupes.  Some coppers.  But only really one chocolate brown.  Nothing like this.  This is lovely.  Really seriously lovely.  The colour is popping off my suntanned skin.  It really works hard to make my nails look awesome!

The formula is good, not as perfect as the creme formula, but excellent.  Its an easy two coats.  Bish bosh and you are done.  This is over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  Drying time was average.  The Chanel brush is thin and flexible, easy to use in other words!

I do really fancy the other three in this collection, even another Chanel red… but I have been very very good.  This is the only one I have.  Did you pick up anything from this collection?  Let me know in the comments!

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Models Own – Chrome Pink

Wowzers, this is one heck of a pink polish.  Its a bit too much colour wise for me, but as we’ve previously discussed, it seemed wrong not to get a full set during the Models Own sale when they were £2.50 each…. but lets check out some pictures before we get into the nitty gritty!

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Chrome Pink is one of the Colour Chrome Collection released by Models Own this spring.  This one is certainly one the brightest in the collection and probably my least favourite of the bunch.  But that is because I’m not a fan of pink.  No way.  Not at all and I’m not convinced that the colour does anything for my skin tone.

However, that aside, the formula is good and workable.  It does dry very quickly, so by the time you have done ten fingers (or toes) it will be time to go back over them again.  Quick isn’t the word!

There are ten shades in the Colour Chrome Collection and we’ve already seen Blue, Gold,  Indigo, Mauve, Olive and Rose. We saw silver earlier this week on the blog.  RRP is £4.99 if you pick them up in Superdrug (which is now a Models Own stockist) or order them online directly.

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Models Own – Chrome Blue

I have been a bit remiss, sorry all.  I meant to share all the Models Own Colour Chrome collections close together and I’ve been swayed by other pretties.  I promise to try harder…. so with that in mind, here is number six – Chrome Blue

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Yep, that is blue alright.  A good blue.  A true blue.  Not denim leaning.  Two easy coats over a base of Essence Better Than Gel Nails Base coat.  As always, speed is an issue with a chrome polish.  Take too long or go over a partially dry area and dragging will occur.  I love how easy they are to remove and apply, meaning if you do change your polish frequently, then its not too time intensive.  I did get a good two solid days out of this before it chipped significantly.  I keep meaning to see what damage a top coat does, but I haven’t the heart to ruin a nice mani… I will try and report back however.

There are ten shades in the Colour Chrome Collection and we’ve already seen Gold,  Indigo, Mauve, Olive and Rose.  RRP is £4.99 if you pick them up in Superdrug (which is now a MOdels Own stockist) or order them online directly.

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Models Own – Chrome Mauve

So the next Chrome Colour polish to grace my fingers was Chrome Mauve. The name pretty much describes the colour within…. its certainly not pink!  Anyway, lets check out some pictures.

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Wow.  These chromes are pretty nice huh?  As like Chrome Indigo, the formula is good, quick drying and easy to worth with as a chrome polish can be.  Speed is still needed but the large flatter brush works well in this instance and its a good size for my average size nails.

Have you picked up any of the colour chromes yet?  Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Models Own – Chrome Indigo

You may have heard that Models Own were holding a half price sale, around the same time as they launched the Colour Chrome Collection.  Its a series of 10 chrome shades and because there were on sale, I bought them all…. shhh… don’t tell anyone!  We will get through them all over the next couple of weeks or so, but this is the first one – Chrome Indigo!

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Gosh I do love this.  Its STUNNING on the nail, stunning!

Care is needed on application, chrome finishes dry fast and can drag leaving bald spots.  Speed is the key.  Thankfully the Models Own brushes are quite wide, so on larger nails its two wipes (one each side).  What you see above is two thin coats, over a base of Nailtiques 2.  No top coat here.

I did worry about wear time and apart from a small chip – my fault, I was using my nail as a tool – the polish wore solidly for two whole days.  Colour me impressed!  I hope this is the start of a beautiful relationship!  And I hear they stamp well, so this could be a winner all around!

For those of you in the US, my experience with these is very similar to that of Sally Hansen Color Foils. So if you missed some, or if you are in the UK lusting after them, these will fill that need!

Did you pick up anything from the Models Own sale?  Does the Colour Chrome Collection catch your eye?

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Sally Hansen – Rosey Shooter

And now we have glitter top coats!  You may have noticed in my US haul post, I did pick up a few. This one is Rosey Shooter, from the Rent the Runway Xtreme wear collection by Sally Hansen (see the whole range here on Nouveau Cheap). I am also slightly obsessed with my base coat, KIKO Shade 328, a lovely light gray creme with fab coverage in two coats.  But onto Rosey Shooter

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Rosey Shooter is a mix of red and white glitter.  The red glitter is all metallic, the white appears matte.  There is also white bar glitter in it.  Application is a bit of splodge and spread approach to get good even coverage, but there is quite a lot of clear base so application needs to be careful or your glitters start sliding off as its drying.

I do love this combination, the red and white is a classic colour combination.

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments

OPI – Lincoln Park After Dark Suede

I’ve got a lovely polish on today, this is Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI in their suede polish.  There was a whole range of them which came out in Fall 2009 and this is the only one I own – and its a beauty!

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As with most matte polishes, drying time is super quick.  You have to work fast with the polish so that you get it on the nail in minimal brush strokes and to prevent nail polish drag. LPAD is a lovely, metalized deep lilac.  It is gorgeous!  What you see above it two quick coats, it does take practice and I had to repeat a couple of nails as I made a bit of a mess of them.  Its certainly worth it.

I put on Essie all in one as my base coat and I didn’t top coat as that would ruin the effect.  Wear is never as good with matte polishes as it is with regular or glitter finishes.

Availability of the suedes is a bit hit and miss, you may have to resort to eBay or a vintage polish reseller.  Mine was part of a swap with my polish twin.

How do you like suede polishes?

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