Thursday, 14 April 2011

Review: Cracking Nail Varnishes

We all noticed that there is a new ‘boom’ for cracking nail varnishes. With my curiosity and passion for nail varnishes, I could not say 'no' to this new trend. It sounds interesting to me and it is perfect for having a little bit of fun with your nails at home. I decided to try Barry M Instant Nail Effects in Blue Print (Boots, £3.99) and Nails Inc Special Effects in Hoxton (Fenwicks, £11). To see the effect, you have to paint your nails with any colour and let them dry first, then apply a single coat of cracking nail varnish and you will see the effect within few seconds ;-) And the result look like this:

I painted my nails with Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Mega Fuchsia first (limited edition, available from selected stores) and applied a single coat of Barry M Instant Nail Effects. I think it looks great, although the gaps that ‘cracked’ seem to be quite wide. It is quite thick and dries up quickly. It has a matt finish.

I used 17 Super Shine Nail Polish in Wave (£3.99, Boots) and Nail Inc Special Effects in Hoxton (sparkling purple). The cracks are much thinner and you have to remember that painting in different directions will affect how your design will look. It has a shiny finish. Overall, I would definitely recommend both - I love them both – it is a great fun!...

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

MAC Quite Cute ;-)

There is a new range of make up cosmetics available from Mac called QUITE CUTE and I couldn’t help myself but give it a try. I bought myself two lipsticks in two shades: Play Time and Candy Yum-Yum and a gorgeous Blush in Sakura:

Play Time (left) has an amazing moisturising and soft texture and when you put it on, it is a lovely lavender - violet colour. I am absolutely in love with it and I’ve worn it everyday since I bought it.

Candy Yum-Yum (right) is a matt shade and very lovely, vibrant pink colour. Absolutely gorgeous.

The blush that I chose is in a lovely lavender and violet shade with a little pink heart inside, and guess what – it is gorgeous!!! It gives you a nice colour on your cheeks and really brings out the youthfulness of your face – it is really fresh and quirky. Just cute ;-) Love it! 

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Revlon Scented Nail Varnishes 

I am absolutely delighted that new Revlon scented nail varnishes are finally on the shelves, I screamed with enjoyment when I saw them at Boots. This is an absolutely lovely idea for the summer time to have your nails fruity fragranced and I hope this will be a massive success! The nail varnishes are £6.49 each or 2 for £8 at Boots and come in eight lovely, summery colours:

I bought myself five out of those colours, tried them and I think they are totally worth every penny:

The smell is quite fresh and delicate and stays for about 2 – 3 days, depends on how much washing / cleaning you do with your hands. The texture and thickness is very like the standard Revlon nail varnishes. Now I finally have my nail varnishes, I even more excited about the summer.