For quite a long time now I have been reading about how brilliant the Seche Vite base and top coats are but I’ve always stuck to the Nail Inc Caviar top and base coats. I’ve finally made the switch and am very impressed with Seche Vite! They give my nails pretty much the same glossy effect as the Nails Inc polishes but they seem to be more hardwearing and keep my nail colours chip free for a couple of days longer. Plus I really love how fast they dry! They are slightly more expensive than Nails Inc but I think they are worth it for me as it means I don’t need to redo my nails mid week!
Here I am wearing Nails Inc Snowflakes over Rimmel’s Green With Envy. I only bought Snowflakes a few months ago from Boots but it seems as though it’s been discontinued which is a shame as it’s such a lovely polish. I really love this combination and the effect of Snowflakes is really pretty as it shimmers slightly different colours depending on the light. What do you think?
A few months ago I wore the Nail Inc Nail Jewellery over Ciaté Sand Dune to a friend’s wedding. I really liked the combination but decided to try something a little different this time so layered the Nail Jewellery over Ciaté Oil Slick. Usually the Oil Slick changes from green to gold depending on the light so I thought it would work really well with the Nail Jewellery. Unfortunately, when I layered the two polishes the Oil Slick just turned into a flat gold colour. I was a little disappointed but still think the Nail Jewellery looks really good over gold so I wasn’t too upset with how these turned out!
I was so excited on Christmas morning to find a set of flocking powder under the tree! I decided to go with a Christmassy feel for my first try at using the powder so painted my nails a deep red (Tate by Nails Inc) and topped them with the red powder. The powder is really easy to use. You just pour it over a wet coat of nail polish, shake off the excess and then pat down with your finger. If you do this over a piece of paper you can catch the excess and put it back in the pot for next time. I love the matte effect the powder gives your nails and I think it looks great up close. It also feels lovely and soft! The powder lasted much better than I expected and after five days wear was still there, although not as full a covering as when I first applied it.
I’m not sure exactly where my flocking powder was from as it was a Christmas present but you can buy lots of different colours from Born Pretty.
This is the Nails Inc Nail Jewellery I bought a few weeks ago for the wedding I went to, layered over Miners Plum. When I wore they Nail Jewellery for the wedding I absolutely loved it but I didn’t like this colour combination quite as much. I also found that way too much of the Nail Jewellery came out of the bottle this time making it much harder to apply and not leaving much room in my nails to see the underneath colour. Next time I use this polish I will be more careful and make sure I only apply a thin layer! Who else has tried the Nail Jewellery?
Here’s how I wore my nails at my friends wedding last weekend. I had ordered Nubar 2010 from Amazon but unfortunately it didn’t arrive on time (took them a week to tell me that it was damaged in the post and they didn’t have a replacement to send – so annoying!) so I had to make an emergency purchase on Friday afternoon. After much deliberation I went with Nails Inc Royal Arcade Nail Jewellery and paired it with my Ciaté Sand Dune.I really love the combination and can’t wait to try the Nail Jewellery over some other colours. Some bonus points- it drys really quickly and is really good at staying chip free! It is however a bit of a pain to remove but totally worth it! Do you like it?
1. Snuggly microwaveable slippers.
2. Giant panda at Edinburgh Aiport.
3. So many OPI polishes at the airport!
4. Nails Inc Nail Jewellery.
5. Bridesmaids flowers at my friend’s wedding.
6. My cat Midnight.
7. Lovely autumn colours.
8. Gorgeous new Zing Organics candle.
9. Finished my Cath Kidston rose hand cream…
10. … and rediscovered Sranrom hand cream.
11. Started snowing while I was in work!
12. Snow settled in the evening.
13. Impressive waves at Stonehaven!
14. Surfers who must have been freezing seeing at the day before it was snowing!
15. Cute harbour at Stonehaven.
16. My first ever deep fried Mars bar!