Hi lovelies, happy Tuesday (was meant to be Monday!) Funny how there is 5 whole days between Monday to Friday and only 2 tiny days between Friday to Monday right? Hardly sounds fair at all! Today I thought I’d share with you my current nail polish obsession, and a manicure look that I’ve just discovered. It really puts me in the mood for our non existent Spring season!
I’m not sure if you know by now, but my favourite nail colour to wear is a pastel mint. It’s the colour that makes me happy and I have a feature wall in my bedroom in a pastel mint simply because I loved the look of the colour on my nails. So when this little beauty from Nails Inc landed in my life I did a little mental dance and put it amongst my ever growing pastel mint nail polish collection. (Note to self: make post on that collection!)
Now in that pastel mint collection we have quite a range of polishes, from OPI, Essie to Avon and Bourjois Paris. Some of them are a lighter mint, others a tad bit darker and probably some pretty much the same. However I am not just saying this, this is the best quality one from the bunch hands down. I introduce you to Nails Inc Haymarket, the most opaque, perfect consistency pastel polish I have ever tried. I’d double underline that ‘best’ if I could.
As you can see from the pictures, I created a gradient/ombre effect on my nails and left my ring finger fully coated in Haymarket. This was a late night spur of the moment nail polish application and I was so impressed with the results of just one coat of polish, I didn’t even bother applying another coat. I’ve been wearing this manicure out for a few days and I’ve gotten lots of compliments on it, and it didn’t chip! I took the pictures about three days into the manicure, it was much more glossy and shiny straight after the application and the next day.
So to wrap it all up, I actually got this from QVC however I can’t seem to find the polish on their site. You can pick it up from any Nails Inc stockist or directly from their website here. The nail polish retails for £11. I have a feeling this duck egg colour is going to be very popular again this year, it seems to be appearing a lot in fashion forecasts for the summer. For those of you who love good deals like me I have great news. QVC have some amazing sets available with great savings like a mini 6 piece nail polish collection for under £15! I’ve had my eye on the Nails Inc Britannia Collection (below) since last summer and I think after I’ve uploaded this post it may accidentally find its way into my basket. You can view the huge range of Nails Inc products at QVC here and the great thing about QVC is that you can read all the reviews there too from customers, I spy a lot of 5 star reviews!
That is it for today’s post, it’s super quick but I have a feeling this nail polish will be reappearing in a post real soon. This is only my first time playing around with the polish and I know I’ll keep returning to it. I may do a (neater) ombre look tutorial for you all so let me know if you would like to see that. So far, this is my favourite nail find of 2013! Hope the rest of your week goes as fast as the weekend did! Tanzina x
Happy Valentines! Yes, your not seeing things, this is the second post of the day. But as I was pampering myself up to go to the cinema (what! Moulin Rouge one of my all time favourites is in cinema for one day and you expect me to stay home?!) and painting my nails, I realised just how perfect my nails were for Valentine’s day and I couldn’t not write about it. The post had to happen today, Valentine’s day or just not happen at all.
My nails are a gorgeous deep matte red, perfect for Valentine’s day. For some weird reason my matte topcoat didn’t make the tips of my nails as matte as the rest but I’m really not complaining at all because I honestly like the results. For my red, I used the gorgeous Filthy Gorgeous London nail polish in .. wait for it.. Valentine. Yes truly I am wearing Valentine on my nails for Valentine’s day and its a red, how much more perfect can it get. This colour looks gorgeous on, I love how it suits my skin tone, and at university I’ve already had compliments on the colour. This costs £9.00 and you can pick it up here.
For my matte coat I used Essie Matte About You which is a really good matte coat but you have to make sure you really shake the bottle before application because it can act up and be a little funny and sometimes give a streaky matte finish which is highly annoying. But a good shake usually sorts that out. I love the look and feel of matte nails and I think that this is essential in my nail polish collection. This is £8.99 and you can find it here
That is it for my Valentine’s day nails, hope you’ve all been having a good day regardless of if your celebrating it or not and I hope you enjoyed today’s post. I am off to slip into something pretty and head out for Moulin Rouge, eek I’m so excited I know all the songs and I can’t wait to sing along to them all at the top of my voice. Will I have popcorn thrown at me? Probably. Do I care? Not at all. Moulin Rouge is made to be sang along to. Ah I adore how beautiful Nicole Kidman looks in it too, a true beauty. Tanzina x
Red is my favourite colour currently to wear. Fact. I have bought gorgeous fitted red coat for the winter and I feel extremely glamorous the second I put it on, it’s just something about the colour that automatically attracts me. I’ve been wearing pops of red quite often whether it be on my nails or lips. Today’s post is about a nail polish I’ve really been enjoying
I introduce you to Estee Lauder’s Pure Colour nail polish in Pure Red. Pure Red really is the perfect name for it, it’s gorgeous and really is pure in colour in the sense that one coat gives you a pure wash of colour… I usually always need at least two coats with nail polishes however with this polish one was enough. I love how Estee Lauder refer to their nail polishes as nail lacquer, it seems much more glamorous than plain old polish. Overall the quality of the polish was really nice and smooth, almost buttery when applying. It’s lasted on my nails really well without chipping and I’m more than satisfied with it. This is definitely a colour that will be getting a lot of use, especially throughout this holiday month.
You can pick this up for £14.50, although I got it for 15% cheaper as Debenhams were having a beauty discount thingy at the time! Currently the Estee Lauder website are doing free delivery and two free samples, so you might want to take a look at that here.
Until next time lovelies have a lovely day x