23 February 2016

Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking

Hi guys

I've been seeing a lot of pictures of this polish in the nail community and nobody has anything bad to say about it so I took the plunge and decided to try to grab it on a recent restock. Success!

I applied this polish on the day it arrived to see for myself what all the hype was about.

The first thing I noticed was that this polish was thicker than I like although this made it almost a one coater. I applied two coats to cover the few thinner areas.

The second thing I noticed was that the holo is quite muted in normal household lighting and in shade although it came alive when in direct lighting from a bulb or the sun.

The basic colour of the polish is a beautiful purple but from the hype I was expecting this polish to be spectacular at all times. I was therefore disappointed to find it was quite underwhelming. My disappointment continued when one nail chipped within 24 hours and two more chipped while I was sleeping!

I will give this polish another chance to impress me, maybe using different base and top coats to hopefully extend wear time.

If you want to try this polish for yourself you can pre-order it from Rainbow Connection UK here.

Did anyone else have a similar experience with this polish? Are there any others that didn't live up to the hype in your opinion?

Bye for now, Louise x

22 February 2016

Different Dimension Love To Hate You

Hi guys

Today I'm wearing Different Dimension Love To Hate You.Love To Hate You is a jam packed glitter topper filled with small white and purple circle glitters as well as larger circle glitters, squares, stars, diamonds and hearts. The pictures show one coat of Love To Hate You over Nails Inc Colville Mews. I didn't need to redip my brush to get more glitter or fish for the larger glitters although I did have to manipulate the polish on my nails to make sure I got even coverage. The circle glitters really catch the light and this topper is very pretty. This is my first polish by Different Dimension and I'm sure it won't be my last.Which Different Dimension polishes do you think I need to add to my collection?

Bye for now, Louise x

13 January 2016

Glisten and Glow Youngwildandpolished collaboration polishes

Hi guys

I recently ordered the 4 polishes in the Glisten and Glow Youngwildandpolished collaboration. They arrived within a week from the USA which I was pleased about.

For this mani I am wearing two of the polishes from this collaboration - Topaz's Cabin on my pointer and pinky nails and Dukeberry on my middle and ring nails. Topaz's Cabin is a mid to dark grey cream and Dukeberry is a dusky dark purple.

The polishes applied in 2 easy coats and I'm also wearing base and top coat.

Do you guys have this collection? Which is your favourite polish?

Best wishes, Lou x

8 January 2016

Picture Polish collaboration with Brit Nails - Unicorn

Hi guys

Happy new year! I hope you all had a fab Christmas.

I recently placed an order with Rainbow Connection using money I received for Christmas. I treated myself to 3 polishes including the stunning Unicorn which is a polish from Picture Polish made in collaboration with Brit Nails.

Unicorn is a turquoise crelly base with pink and silver glitter running through it and a pink sheen.

In my photos I am wearing Sally Hansen base coat, 2 coats of Unicorn, another coat or Sally Hansen base coat and a coat of Sally Hansen Insta Dri top coat. Adding a coat of base coat before top coat may seem a little odd but I discovered this tip from Polishedways on YouTube to help manis last longer. So far it is working because I wore this mani for 5 full days and before I got a chip. I type for a living and usually this causes both tip wear and chipping!

Do any of you guys have any other tips for making your manis last? If so, I'd love to read them below. If you try Polishedways' tip let her know how you get on.

I hope you love this polish as much as I do, it's even prettier in real life.

Until next time, Lou x

1 January 2016

December 2015 Nail Box UK

Hi guys

This is my third Nail Box UK subscription box.

The polishes in this box include Nails Inc Bloomsbury Way from the Blossom collection. This is a little confusing because I have another Nails Inc polish with the same name! The second polish in this box is Morgan Taylor Best Ball Gown Ever. This brand is new to me. Before I saw the name of this polish or looked into it I mentioned to my sister that it looks like Cinderella's dress then I discovered it is from a Cinderella collection! The third polish is Rimmel Marshmellow Heaven. All three of these polishes are new to my collection.

In addition this box contained Elegant Touch professional slanted tweezers and a white Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art stylo.

In my opinion this box was much more original than the last one.

Has anyone else received this box? What do you think of it?

Lou x