Thursday, 16 March 2017

Nails Inc - Gel Effect - Old Bond Street

Deep purple creme  




Old Bond Street is a deep purple creme gel effect polish

Application was good, swatches are 2 coats, no top coat.

I didn't test the wear on these so couldn't say if the gel-effect is just a glossy finish or long wear too.

The Nails Inc site indicates that these are glossy and long wearing but I don't believe that any regular polish could last as long as soak off gel polish.

And of course, Nails Inc have since changed the bottles for the Gel Effect range to the super chunky concave bottles.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Rococo - Spellbound

Blue-green with foil shimmer







After my generally good results with Rococo polishes from the SpaceNK bargains last year, I picked up a couple more in the treasure trove that is TK Maxx!

Spellbound is a gorgeous slightly green blue packed with fine blue shimmery foil.  Although it does look a bit glitter like it's not gritty at all, the foil gives a much smoother finish.

The shimmeryness isn't quite as visible on the nail as in the bottle, but she's still very pretty!

Application was good and swatches are 2 coats, no top coat.

RRP for Rococo is around the £12, I paid £3 in TK.




Friday, 10 February 2017

Nails Inc Gel Effect - St James

True red  creme

OMG, March - how did that happen?  I was away twice in February (Lisbon and Venice) so I'm afraid blogging took a bit of a back seat.

My Venice trip was to celebrate my 50th birthday!  So this is officially my first blog post as a 50 something blogger.  I'm pretty sure there aren't many others out there but give me a shout if you are!

On to the nails....





St James is one of my favourite Nails Inc colours, a fabulous true blue red with a very secret shimmer.

This is a 'Gel Effect' version with plumping effect, so extra shiny.

Application was great, swatches are two coats, no top coat.

St James is a super old Nails Inc colour dating back to 2008 at least... obviously the Gel Effect version is much more recent.




Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Sinful - Trend Matters Velvet - Kurtsey (DemiMatte)

Periwinkle blue/lilac with fine gold shimmer






Kurtsey is a soft cornflower blue with fine gold shimmer/pearl.  It definitely looks more lilac in my pics than in real life where it's more blue.

As name suggests it dries with a satin finish and a soft glow.

Application was fine but this took 3 coats to full opacity.  But I forgive as it's so pretty!

This is from the rather extensive Sinful collaboration with Kylie Jenner in 2016.  I happened to spot a small collection in Superdrug - I always forget that Sinful is now available in the UK.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Barry M - Limited Edition - Golden Sands

Pinkish nude with gold shimmer  




Golden Sands is a Boots exclusive Barry M.

It's a peach nude creme that is packed with gold flakie shimmer - super pretty!

Swatches are 2 coats with no top coat.  As you can see this polish doesn't have a super shiny finish.

Unfortunately this was limited edition for Summer 2016 so you might have trouble getting hold of this one.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Nails Inc - Mayfair

Off-white pearl  

Happy New Year - a bit of a slow start to the year (and a quiet December) but my plan is to keep chipping away at my blog in 2017!





Mayfair is an pearl finish polish in a slightly off white, I think Nails Inc called it oyster white.  There's a smidge of pink and some warm grey/putty in there I'd say.  

Swatches were 2 coats (but 3 on my pinky finger) and for a white pearl finish the brush strokes weren't too bad at all.

I'm not much of a fan of white polishes but I don't mind this - it's clean but soft.

And there are many, many Nails Inc Mayfairs - Mayfar Mews, Mayfair Gardens,  Mayfair Lane and Mayfair Court!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

All That Jazz - Hello, Mr. Wolf!

Cool brown creme  



  


After seeing this new-to-me UK brand on another blog I picked up a couple of 4-bottle collections from ebay.

Hello, Mr Wolf! is a cool toned milky brown creme.

Application was good, swatches shown are two coats with no top coat.  And you can see it's not super shiny without one.

The bottles are a generous 15ml and this one was from The Enchanted Forest Collection.  The collections are available from the All That Jazz site for £29.98