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Monday, 30 April 2012

Vote for my Nail Art!!

Hi Guys,

Just a quick post tonight. Could you take a little bit of your time to vote for me in Avon's perfectly polish completion?

I'd really appreciate any votes you can spare! I nominated my Liquorish Allsort nails. So please go here and vote for me. Entry 436!.... BECAUSE you never know I may just win and have £500 worth of beauty products given to me which would result in a lot of reviews and more posts for the blog! Whoop!

Thanks guys! xx

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Elegant Touch Mix It Up Sweet Sherberts False Nails-Review

Applied these on Sunday 22nd April and they're still on looking perfect tonight 30th of April. Well done Elegant Touch!

Last weekend I ran into town to do a few errands including the stocking up of hay-fever products from Superdrug. On my way to the counter I just happened to stroll past the nail care section and I just happened to notice these candy coloured acrylics on the shelf.

I had admired them previously but was completely put off by the price I'd seen them for in Boots (£12.49!) To my amazement Superdrug were charging only £2.49 for a pack. So not stopping to think twice, I happily snapped them up and proudly presented them at the counter...... but of course they weren't £2.49 and were in fact £8.49!

I instantly questioned the price displayed on the till, only to be told by the shop assistant that I MUST be wrong, and that someone MUST have put them back in the wrong place. 

When I happily pointed out that there were over ten packs hanging on a rack UNDERNEATH a £2.49 sticker they begrudgingly had to honour the price as it was the stores mistake for re-stocking them under the wrong label. So although a bit stressful to initially purchase they turned out to be a massive bargain for Minnie! :D Whoop

So the verdict:
Here's some pics

Token Instagram shot

Elegant touch claim..
"The multi-coloured mani is a great way to inject a fun and colour into an outfit and even better, you don't have to choose just one colour to wear… you can wear them all at the same time!These nails benefit from the UV gel coat technology which ensure the nails will not chip, the top coat won't scratch and the colour stays brilliant for the entire wear."

I have to say I am really taken with these. The colours are lovely and work really well together. The nail length is 'short' but long enough to still enough to make your fingers feel a bit more glamorous. 

I applied  them on Sunday evening and they are still going strong. (It is now the following Tuesday evening) So far they haven't chipped or gotten scratched which is impressive as I type all day everyday in my job and repeatedly punch buttons on the photocopier! ;) 

I normally wear my nails a bit longer than this style so had to file my own natural nails down a fair bit to be able to fit these over the top with no overspill. 

Overall I'm impressed with Elegant Touch and will continue to look out for their products in the store but although loving the sweet sugar almond hues I must admit that I would not shell out £12.49 or even £8.49 for another pack. £6 would be a fair price and acceptable for what they are- plain candy nails.

Hope you enjoy a few more pics! Minnie x-x

Ice gem rings! :D

A Party Ring ring

Monday, 9 April 2012

OPI Minnie Mouse Collection and Spiderman Collection

As you may have gathered from previous posts on this blog I'm all about the nails.

I especially love OPI nail varnish so I am very excited by the two new collections they have launching this year!

First in June the Minnie Mouse collection-

Loving everything Disney and the colour pink I honestly cannot wait for this collection to launch.

 The Color of Minnie                               Nothin' Mousie Bout It"

      I'm All Ears                                      If You Moust You Moust

All the shades of pink are so moorish and the chunky glittery heart one is so appealing!

The Spiderman collection-
 Just Spotted the Lizard      My Boyfriend Scales Walls       Number One Nemesis
     Your web or mine?            Call me Gwenever               Into the Night 
Shatter the Scales 

I'm not sure I'm totally in love with all the colours in this collection but it all depends on the packaging. If they come in a cute gift set with retro comic designs I may just have to have them all!

Not sure when they'll launch in the UK but watch this space as I'll be stalking OPI like a hawk to get my mitts on these!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Meadham Kirchhoff Nail Rock Nail Wraps- Review

So I'm a little bit slow to the party but I finally used my Meadham Kirchhoff Nail Wraps!

Avaliable from Topshop these are a collaboration between Nail Rock and Meadham Kirchoff. 

The wraps come in cute packaging with a single sheet of 16 nail wraps (eight individual designs and two of each design).  The colours are perfect Spring like pastel shades, almost like having candy at your fingertips. 

The design and the aesthetics of the product I just cannot fault. Gorgeous little critters and colours that are good enough to eat I just love them. (So much infact that I have a second set which will be 'for looking at' and admiring every so often...yeh I know that's a little odd but the whole package is so appealing.) 

The actual application of the Nail Wraps was sadly not so good.

I read the instructions pretty thoroughly and tried really hard to make these work because as I think I've mentioned before I LOVE them. 
They were easy enough to apply and I didn't find them too flimsy or prone to ripping as they are a nice thick decal.
However the shape of the wraps were a little odd, I normally apply wraps to square nails but this time went for rounded but it caused a lot of creases. I'd be interested to see if the creases would be as bad if I had square nails on...

 I'm sure you can see from the pics the odd little crease and imperfections. It is a little disappointing as there was nothing I could do to smooth them out completely. 
I'm also not sure that the length and location of the design has been that well thought out. If you were to apply them to shorter cut nails the design would be very close to the tip. Fortunately I chose to apply them to a medium length nail so I think the design worked out ok. 
On the packet of the wraps it claims 'up to 10 days wear' I've had these on just over 24 hours and they've already begun to look a little bit tatty and worn on the nail tips. I do hate when companies make very unrealistic claims! 

In conclusion cute design and lovely colours but not the best nail wraps I've used. Not sure if it is just the Nail Rock brand or if this is a one off bad design but it hasn't put me off wanting to get these ASOS ones too.

 Have you tried these wraps? What did you think? Or do you have some really good tips in the application of nail wraps? Leave me a comment and let me know. 

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