OPI – Today I Accomplished Zero

Man, I love this polish.  I can’t believe I haven’t shown you before, its bonkers!  How can you not love a range of Coca Cola nail polish! This is the second one I have from the OPI Coca Cola Collection, the first being the European orange, Orange You Stylish! Here come the pictures!

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Today I Accomplished Zero is a blackened base with red glitter – its the polish equivalent of Coke Zero, which from my recall is red with black logos etc. Anyway, this is two and sometimes three coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu! and topped with G&G HK Girl.  Why two or three?  Well one some nails I could see my visible nail line and I knew that a little thinner third coat would sort that out.  And it did.

Plus points?  Red and black, winning combination.  Minus points?  Well its a polish RAMMED with glitter, removal nightmare!  Plus point?  It wears like iron…. iron I tell you.

Lots of etailers and retailers for OPI in the UK, I don’t think there is a need for me to list where, but if you have a fave, do let us know in the comments!

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Kilo Cupcake Nails – 650 Peach

I have a bit of an older polish to share with you today, this one I picked up over the Summer and forgot to upload the pics…. d’oh!  Anyway, I’ve seen a few of these knocking about on blog sales so thought it was worth posting anyway.  This is shade 650, otherwise known as Peach.

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This is an orange leaning peach shade, with hints of red within it.  It does dry quite rough, a bit like hundreds and thousands, so probably why they are called Cupcake shades.

Formula was OK, easy to work with, but it dries quickly and can start to go a bit gloopy on the brush.  So just a bit of care is needed.  This it two coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu!  No top coat otherwise that would chnage the look.  I did quite like this when I had it on my nails – it was summery and fresh.  Bizarrely it picked up all sorts of dirt because of the rough finish so by the end of the day one or two of the nails had obvious black bits on.  But maybe I’m just a messy so and so.

Anyway, I’m still loving a good textured shade!  Let me know if you picked up any of these over the summer!

Lancôme – Nuit D’Azur

Wow, I am a sucker for bright blue cremes at the moment – there is something about them that makes my heart sing.  I picked this up, sneakily when the hubster was about and he didn’t notice!  But as soon I as saw this, I just had to have it.  Its part of the French Riviera collections recently released by Lancome for Summer 2014. Lets check out some pictures!

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Check out that beauty!  How nice is this??  Its is the perfect blue.  Two coats of blue perfection – and no staining on the nails either!  This is two coats over a base of Essence Anti Nail Split Sealer topped with a coat of G&G HK Girl to bring that glossy top to the colour pop.  And POP it does.

Lancome is readily available in large department stores and other large chemists.  RRP for the Vernis in Love shades is about the £13 mark.  So cheaper than Chanel but remember the bottles are smaller.  I don’t that matters excessively, but if you have a thing about smaller bottles (in a good or bad way) its worth knowing up front.

I’m so glad I picked this up – what other blues are in your ‘love pile’ let me know in the comments!

Maybelline Color Show Bleached Neons – Coral Heat

I’m still ploughing through my Bleached Neons.  I had a bit of a disaster, I updated my phone and laptop and the update (despite me backing up) ATE all my images from the last five weeks.  That is at least 30 manis I won’t be able to share with you and surprisingly a significant amount of stamping and nail art for once (honestly, I mean would I lie to you?) so I’m a bit peeved with myself.

Anyway, today I have Coral Heat for your viewing pleasure.

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What you see above it three thin coats over a base of Essence Anti Split Nail Sealer and topped with HK Girl G&G. Formula was good but first coat was a bit draggy so I took it easy with coats two and three.  Its a great colour this, perfect for summer and something that it bright without being IN YOUR FACE and you know what I mean by those shades 😉

As I’ve mentioned before, these are limited edition and you need to make that decision NOW to pick these up.  I hesitated then could see the and then had to buy them when I started to see swatches appearing all over the place.  Lots of 3 for 2 or BOGOF offers knocking about Boots and Superdrug.

Did you pick these up yet?  Which one is your favourite shade from the collection?

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P2 Summer Attack – Green Palm Tree

I have another lovely polish that the fabulous Lindz sent me over from Europe.  I can’t get P2 in the UK so it was a HUGE delight to get this in my recent nail care package.  This is from the Summer 2014 range, cleverly called Summer Attack! And I love the promo image above – fab and summer perfect!

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This is called Green Palm Tree, a lovely shimmer gold flecked polish.  The green is just perfect for summer.  What you see above is three thin coats over a base of Essence Anti Split Nail Sealer.  I topped with G&G HK Girl which helps seal in the shine.  Formula is good, thin coats meant it dried quickly and three coats hardly took any longer than two average coats.

As I say, P2 isn’t available in the UK, you may find some on eBay or if like me, you might be lucky enough to have a nail polish buddy in Europe.  I do love this and I get see it getting a lot of love on my nails.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Spotted – New L’Oreal Nail Polishes, GOSH, MUA and Essence in Wilkos

Despite it being the height of summer here in the UK sales market, I have noticed one or two new things popping onto shelves near you.  First up, I was drawn to the fact the L’Oreal have updated their nail sections in many Boots and Superdrug stores.  Some simple nail art inspiration here.

Then I noticed something I have seen no press for at all – new double ended L’Oreal Nail Polish.  There is a polish (step 1) followed by a tinted top coat (step 2).  Curious……. RRP is £7.99 so there are not cheap but I can’t find any further information on the internet either. UPDATE – British Beauty Blogger has more info HERE

After seeing a badly filled Shades of Grey stand, I finally see a filled one.  Lots of repromotes here and those new Stardust polishes.




MUA has released from new nail polish products – a super strong basecoat, a peel off base coat (interesting that it is clear and doesn’t look like PVA glue in a bottle) and the now ubiquitous matte top coat.


And for those of you that haven’t had enough of me banging on about Essence hitting the UK, this is the small updated stand in my local Wilkos (which is only a tiny branch so it only has the 1m line up)  Although small, there is quite a lot packed into this and the price points are excellent.


So there we go, a quick update of what is new out there.  If you Spot something, please let me know, either via Twitter or by email and I can share your findings far and wide!

Let me know what you think in the comments

Maybelline Color Show Bleached Neons – Solar Flare

Up today is the second of the four Maybelline Colour Show Bleached Neons I have to share with you – this is the one i REALLY wanted.  This is Solar Flare and is a bleached orange shade – its reminds me of orange popsicles!  Lets take a look.

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This is three thin coats over Essence Anti Split Nail Sealer (again still seems to be working for me, although I have a third of the bottle left and it has gone a tad gloopy) topped off with G&G HK Girl.  As before, they dry slightly on the matte side so if you want a glossy shine you will have to crack out a top coat.

Formula was slightly patchy on this one, hence three thing coats to provide opacity.  It is workable, it just needs some attention. You don’t want to rush this.  I love the colour, a washed out bright orange.  As I said above, its like a creamy orange popsicle.  Perfect on hot sunny days.

I was in the shops yesterday and they are still on the shelves, so if you do fancy them get them asap as they are limited edition.  RRP is in the region of £3.99 for the limited edition ones.  And if we remember, these were out very quickly after the Crystallized collection.  I am sure Maybelline has some stunners in store for us for Autumn 2014, so I can’t wait to see those!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments – yay or nay?

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Spotted! New Bourjois, 2True Go Matte Top Coat & GOSH Shade of Grey Stardusy Polishes

Alrightly, a number of updated stands to share with you today.  First up, new insert in the Bourjois stand for nail polish only.20140701-203632-74192207.jpg As you can see above, three sections to the new insert.  On the left Colour Block – no new shades.

20140701-203641-74201023.jpgIn the middle section, glitter Texture with two new shades.  Oh My Gold and Champagne Shower.  Its worth noting that the shade above ISN’T Champagne Shower, but just one put there to made the stand look full.  I couldn’t find it anywhere.

IMG_6039And then the final section on the right – pretty pastels, with one new shade Peace and Mauve (not pictured)


Then I saw this (above) in the 2True stand.  Looks like room for some other bits around the go… matte top coat.

20140701-203732-74252926.jpgFinally, a new edition to the GOSH stand hot on the heels of the Facebook Favourites!  Now I do think that these polishes do not belong in this stand (but they work as they are grey-ish) so looks like a range of grey polishes to come along.   These ones are called Stardust.

20140701-203751-74271269.jpgHere are the names of the new shades.

20140701-203748-74268961.jpgAnd then I can only apologise fort he blurry picture – I was trying to be discrete whilst minding a child and holding several hair products…. don’t ask! But you can see the glittery goodness.  Maybe another textured polish??

Anyway, that is all for this Spotted!  Anything catch your eye?  Let me know in the comments!

Essence – Keep Calm and Go To The Beach

I am a wee bit behind with myself at the moment, so a quick post and run!  This is one of the polishes I picked up from the new Essence stand in Manchester.  More on that here!

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This is a sparkle sand polish from the Beach Cruisers collection, of which there were four – the others being gold, peach and red.  Formula was good what you see here is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2.  Wear was amazing.  I wore this for the whole weekend and then some as we were seeing family.  As a bonus, removal was easy too! I wouldn’t say it was super sparkly, but the colour is great and is bright without being an in your face neon.

Essence is now out and hitting Wilko stores across the UK as well as the pop up stores in London and Manchester.  You can find them on Facebook their main website or Twitter. Certainly worth checking out as the price point is exceptionally accessible!

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Spotted! MUA Luxe Glitter Toppers, L’Oreal Colour Riche, Chanel & GOSH

Ahhhh new things for you today on what is a lovely sunny afternoon in Manchester.  Hope its sunny where you are 🙂

First up, some mew editions to the MUA Luxe line in the form of some rather tasty looking glitter toppers. Not sure how much £X is mind….

20140620-172130-62490484.jpgThese are the first two on the left, a purple, black and white glitter, and a blue, purple and white with bar glitter.

20140620-172145-62505607.jpgThis is the middle pair – a orange and turquoise diamond glitter with black and white bar glitter, the second one is a purple, pink and blue diamond glitter with black and white bar glitter.


And then the two on the right, green, gold and yellow diamond glitters with black and white bar glitter and a pink micro glitter one.

20140620-172202-62522374.jpgThen the new summer shade from L’Oreal, a lovely juicy tangerine shade


You can see it here with the little green ‘new’ logo


Just for you, a sneaky snap of the new Chanel Summer 2014….

20140620-172342-62622651.jpgFinally the new GOSH competition winner shades for you.  One polish and one lippie.



So there we go, quite a few new things to check out.  I’m kinda digging those MUA Luxe Glitter toppers.  I;ve not seen that much diamond glitter in the UK market in one line!

Let me know if you get anything in the comments below and have a fabulous weekend.