Spotted!  Palette London, Ciate and Miss Sporty

Another quick spot for you in this post – new items and new ranges in my local Boots.  More updated stands with this white backdrop, sadly most people seem to go in and drip nail polish all over it.  But there you go.  First up, Palette London.
  Also updated lines in the Ciate stands.  Including the new Olivia Palmero range.

And then what looks like new ranges coming up for Miss Sporty!

Anything catch you eye?  Let me know in the comments.

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Nella Milano – Vintage Violet

*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 time again!  This week its a shade called Vintage Violet!  Lets look at some pictures…

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This is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 with a top coat of Nails Inc Kensington to bring out the shine.  Although I must admit the polish dried quite shiny on its own, without any additional help required.  Formula was good, its a great creme shade, not hint of a shimmer and it dries and levels well.  Its a super shade or purple, slightly dusty but still bright.

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, Vintage Violet 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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What are you favourite purple polishes?  What makes your heart beat faster? Let me know 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. Contains Affiliate links

Nella Milano – Cabernet Charm

*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 time again – and this week I have another fabulously autumn shade to share with you!

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If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you know I ADORE a good red.  And this is no exception!  Two easy glossy coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped off with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  Love it.

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, Cabaret Charm 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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What are you favourite red shades?  Let me know in the comments.

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Sally Hansen Satin Glam – Taffetta 

Today I have a polish to share with you that I picked up in a pound store, we already seen Iced Metal here on the blog, which I picked up at the same time.  I do love these Satin Glam shades – there is something about the finish of them that makes my heart sing.  Anyway, enough chat, lets check out some pics!

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This is a great royal purple shade and the finish is just to die for.  And in the sun, wow.  I took one pic outside and the way it catches the light is just lovely.

Two easy coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 with no top coat.  Drying time is super quick as its akin to a matte polish.  The only thing with these bottles is the very long brush that comes with them.  Great for getting to the end of the bottle but also easy to flood your cuticle and the polish runs down from above the brush on onto your nail.  But worth the little bit of pain I think!

Let me know what you think in the comments.

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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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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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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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Spotted! New lines in M&S 

I’ve not checked out a M&S beauty section in a while – seems I’ve been missing out!  Not only was there ‘new-to-me’ Nails Inc One Coat Gels (Did you know about these??) but they are back in the round bottle.  Not sure if this is just for M&S or the range itself – either way, an interesting product!  Looks like nearly the whole core range to me – all in the new One Coat Gel polish.
  Then some cute glitters and toppers in the base of the display.  Ones with cute gingham caps and Nails Inc Dotty.  Cotton Candy Nails Inc.
  Also in M&S was a huge range of Morgan Taylor polishes – which I’ve never seen outside of a Sally Beauty before.  Have you? Also, a quick plug, I’ve just joined Instagram, so if you want to see new products as soon as I see them, then do give me a follow!

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Maybelline Color Show Suit Style – Suit & Sensibility

So as you might have gathered, I got rather excited at the sight of new Maybelline Color Show polishes. I’ve done a bit of internet digging and (as usual) German blogs seem to be a bit ahead of the curve – although this post on Angelica’s Nails clearly shows all four bottles with the Suit Style Collection logo on them.  Anyhow, lets check out some pics!

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As you can clearly see this is a gunmetal colour – and its textured!  Yes, Maybelline are still bringing out textured shades.  Now a word on that, the texture here is quite rough and more so that other previous Maybelline textured polishes.  It is a bit of a shock when its been a while since you’ve worn one and I did manage to snag my nails on a knitted top – so beware!

Formula is quite thick, but speed and care is needed to get this onto the nail as it does dry quite fast.  If you take you time, you either end up with one part of the nail clearly having a thicker application or you pull off some of the drying polish.  What you see above is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and no top coat.  Drying time was quick as I mentioned.

Having seen those German blogs, Business Blouse (what a ridiculous name!) actually looks pretty cool – so I may have to pick that one up too…. damn you Maybelline!!!

Have you seen these about and have any caught your eye?  Let me know in the comments!

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