Maybelline Color Show Be Brilliant – Light It Up

I have another of the Color Show Be Brilliant collection to share with you all today – this one is sooooo sparkly, it gave my camera the hiccups! This one is Light It Up!

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So I was trying to find suitable undies for this polish, and I didn’t want to go black.  So I put on Sweet Star, which is the Chanel Ltd Ed FNO polish on, and them blinged it up.

All the glitters in Light It Up are super reflective.  There is a mix of silver, very pale pink and blue along with some smaller silver bits.  All in all, its quite the glitter bomb.  Unlike Skyline Blue, the formula on this was no where near as gloopy.  Much easier to work with and its pretty much one thick-ish coat on each nail.  Apart from one nail where I did two coats and it was almost too much!

Lots of offers out there at the moment, so if you are looking to pick this one up and you haven’t, do shop about.  It is limited edition so sooner rather than later if you want it!

Let me know what you think in the comments

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Barry M – Moonlight Ltd Ed Winter 2014

I happened upon the new Barry M glitter toppers released in Boots.  There are two, both of them have red bottle tops.  This is the first one I have tried and is called Moonlight.  The other one is called Starlight.

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Moonlight is a glitter topper, with silver stars, silver glitter of varying sizes and small red moon shapes in the clear base coat.  Here you can see one coat over a base of Wet N Wild Haze of Love.  It is packed with glitter and so the dab, splodge and move about the nail for even glitter placement is the best way forward here.

The stars didn’t come out with every dip in the bottle, but you certainly get a good range of red moons in every brushstroke.

These are limited edition and are only available from Boots.  If you like it, best get it quick as last year the editions did sell out quickly.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

MoYou Tropical Collection Plate 05 – Flamingo-a-go-go

ooohhhh I am so very pleased with these nails – I just adore them.  I took the plunge and bought another MoYou plate.  This is Tropical Collection Plate 05 and its filled with tropical birds but what caught my eye was the lovely flamingos!

These stamps are all over a base of Maybelline Color Show Black Onyx and then stamping is in four Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes from poundland.  I love how the pink actually pops out over the black.  Love it!

I am getting much more confident with stamping and I do love how this one looks.  I think its the first time I have used more than one colour for stamping within one mani.

Hope you like it!

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Spotted! New Rimmel glitter topper polishes

I caught a glimpse today of the new polishes by Rimmel, some of which look very Christma-sey. These are the Glitter Bomb top coats and they come in five colour ways – gold, silver, pink, blue and red.

IMG_6461Here you can see the image inserts for them, they look very glitzy in the images.

IMG_6457This shows them alongside the new Velvet Matte polishes which came out in September.

IMG_6458This one is very Christmas….

IMG_6459And finally, an addition to the Rita Ora line, a pop art top coat. I’ve not noticed this before so I’m not 100% sure its new.

IMG_6460Anything catch your eye this time around?  If so, or if you’ve seen anything new, do let me know in the comments!

Chanel – Fashions Night Out 2014 Sweet Star

A very quick and dirty post here – the images are not great, but I wanted to share with you quickly the new Chanel FNO nail polish for 2014.  This is Sweet Star and is very limited and available NOW in Selfridges and other Chanel Boutiques.

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So is it silver or is it purple?  I don’t know.  One minute it looks silver with a hint of purple and then its purple with a hint of silver.

Formula – good, this is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with G&G HK Girl.  Drying time was excellent. It is slightly brushstrokey, but it does dry less obvious and so a good top coat will mask some of that.

I am quite smitten, but as the collector I guess you expected that!

This will set you back £18 if you can find one.  Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Sally Hansen Color Foil – Sterling Silver

I thought I’d use the next couple of blog posts to catch up with some US Nail Polishes that I have recently been sent.  Up first, I have one for you that I have worn a lot, particularly on my toes, and I have actually loaned this bottle to several friends as they all went a bit gaga for it.  So I give you Sterling Silver, one of the new Sally Hansen Color Foils, part of a huge range of new shiny goodness!

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We all  know that foil polishes can be a menace. They dry quickly even whilst you are on the first brush stroke meaning that you can often see your brush strokes.  AND top coat makes them shrink onto the nail in a seriously unattractive way.  That said, I love this and I love it hard.  This is some silver polish.

Formula is runny but not unworkable.  It goes onto the nail quite fluidly but it dries fast.  What you see above it two coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu!  I probably should have used more of a ridge filling polish to provide more of a smooth base, but there you go.  No top coat here.  Without top coat, I probably get a day out of it.  I did top up the tips and keep it on an extra day and that worked quite well.

As I mentioned this is a US Edition polish.  I have noticed several Sally Hansen lines, other than Complete Salon Manicure and Insta Dri, popping up in pound stores in the UK.  most recently, the Spring Jelly polishes from the Triple Shine line have been spotted.  You can get the odd one on eBay or perhaps get a US based buddy to send them over.  I can never quite understand why the SH range is so truncated in the UK, we’ve got a few bits and some glitter toppers, but I think they would make a killing if they broadened the range.

Anyway, rant over!  Let me know what you think in the comments!

Essence – Be My Lucky Star

Today I have a textured polish for you today – this one is Be My Lucky Star from Essence.  They call this a sparkle sand effect.

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This is two coats over a base of Essence Anti Split nail sealer.  No top coat so you can see the nail effect.  The effect is silver without being too much,  the effect does remind me of the Zoya Pixie polishes as the glitter when it dries is a couple of different sizes.  Formula is good, it doesn’t try too quickly, so care is needed when waiting for it to dry as it stay tacky for a while.  This is nothing out of the ordinary with textured polishes.

The Essence range changes regularly, including trend editions like this. The range changes often and reflects things like colour of the year and recently has included more textured polishes in the line up. Find out more on the Facebook page or main website.

*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.

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Sally Hansen – Glam Fest

Today I have one of the polishes from the Sally Hansen Ltd Edition Spring 2014 Xtreme Wear Color Vibrations Glitter Mania collection (way to go SH for the longest collection name in a while….) For more info on the entire collection, you can see this page on Nouveau Cheap.  This is Glam Fest a multi coloured glitter in a clear base.

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Ah, glitter polish.  What’s not to love?  This one has mulit coloured glitters and small silver glitters within it.  I wore this over a gray creme from KIKO so all the glitter is from the bottle. My experience with the recent Xtreme glitters has not been good.  In my opinion, there is too much base coat, meaning that to get more than three bits of glitter, you have to pass over more than once.  Plus if you dare to put it on too thickly, it bubbles quickly.  Thin and slow is the way here and lets be honest, which a cheap drugstore buy, you want quick.  Not slow.

Much as I love this combo, its not something I would reach for in a hurry.  Drying time, even with top coat, too ages……

I didn’t get this in the UK, I bought it via a reseller on eBay along with a number of other polishes and lip balms (don’t have enough of them either) so if you want to take the plunge and you are in the UK, Europe or beynd, eBay is your best bet.  Otherwise for those of you in North America check your local drugstores as there may be a few of these knocking about.

Let me know what you think.  What is your fave glitter top coat?

Sally Hansen – Twinkle Toes-ty

Super quick post today – flying around all over the place with work, so just a quick update

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This is Sally Hansen Twinkle Toes-ty from the Bling in the New Year collection.  I have had it a while but done nothing with it.  This is one coat over a base of Barry M Gelly Lychee, my go to nude shade.  Its a pinky goldy glitter bomb – and its quite yummy!

Base – G&G Stuck on Blu! Top Coat – G&G HK Girl.  These can be purchased from Rainbow Connection in the UK or direct in the US from Glisten & Glow and the lovely Jill.

As an aside, at the weekend I picked up Midnight Glitz from this collection from my local Poundworld, so definitely worth checking out asap!

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Essence Sand Style – Hey Nude!

I have a little European gem from Essence for you today.  If you’ve been hanging about these parts for a bit, you know that I like my nails bold.  I have however, fallen for this one, mainly because I am a sucker for a textured polish…. here is Hey Nude!

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As you can see, this one is quite sheer, but its great to have a polish that provides a wash of colour to the nail without being all cray-cray.  This is two coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu!  The silver pieces are quite prominent and in the light this really sparkles.  I was sent this, but you can pick up Essence in mainland Europe, Ireland and online.  They are coming to the UK as they have been slowly rolling themselves out in various Wilkinson’s stores – just not fast enough for my liking!

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