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NOTD – AVON Diamond Sparkle in “Stunning Cobalt”

November 7, 2013

Since Gem and I were struck down with the lurgy (god knows how since we both work from the comfort of our home, away from outside germs!) posting has come to a standstill. Thankfully, after sitting in front of the PC all week feigning work, with a head feeling as though it is full of tea towels, I finally managed to remove my nail varnish. I’ve had this diamond sparkle varnish for about a week now, but have been too…

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NOTD – Ciaté paint pots in “PP107 pocket money”

September 19, 2013

I received Ciatés “Pocket Money” (£9.00)  this in July 2013’s Glossybox. On first glance, it not normally the colour I would go for, but I tried it for the first time on all my nails (not just an excited swatch on an already painted nail, which I do whenever I get new nail varnish) yesterday. First of all I tried it with Avon’s Opal, (on sale at £3.00) but it looked terrible. Anyhow, I enjoyed the colour so much, that I…

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NOTD: Emagerd nail wraps how do these work arrrghhh!

September 18, 2013
Zebra print nail wraps

As I sat down to do my nails today I thought…finally….at long last….today is the day I try nail wraps. I have quite a collection building up but I’m always too scared to  try the nicer ones out as they only have one use, and I don’t want to mess that one use up! I grabbed these disco zebra offerings that I picked up in Poundland ages ago and tried to figure this wrap thing out. Turns out it’s not…

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NOTD – Avon Colour Attract, magnetic nail enamel in “magnetic metal”

September 3, 2013

I bought this from my latest Avon demo brochue sucked in by the magnetic wands you can also buy, which give you pretty patterns – unlike the others I had seen in shops where it was just a random magnet for you to make your own. When I first applied it, I left it to dry and then held the magnet over. Well nothing happened and I thought “pah, rubbish.” Due to my own curiosity and a morbid fascination with…

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NOTD – Essie sleek stick nail stickers in 03 so haute”

August 13, 2013

Shortly before festival season, I received the Latest in Beauty Ultimate Summer Nails box which Gem and I have been pining after for ages. These were one of the items in the box and in my delirium between Wacken and Bloodstock, I decided to give them a bash. You get 18 stickers in total and a small emery board/buffer. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, but found there was at least a sticker for every nail that fitted…

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NOTD – Avon Red Bombshell

July 21, 2013

Today’s nail is one of my all time favourites. I often struggle to find the perfect “red” nail varnish. They are usually slightly too dark or more of a coral colour. This is one of two nail varnishes which is the “perfect” match. I am a bit of a sucker for Avon nail varnish. They are super easy to apply and combined with a base and top coat, seem to last for ages for me at least. Plus, they look…

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NOTD – OPI I don’t give a Rotterdam & Revlon Stunning

July 17, 2013

  This was my first OPI varnish and I have to admit it was the name, not the colour that sold it to me. I purchased “I don’t give a Rotterdam” purely on the basis that I missed my boyfriend (who lives in Rotterdam!) and the name cheered me up! Luckily I found it on Fragrance Direct for £3.99 so managed to grab a bargain with full RRP at around £11.50!     It’s a lovely bluey grey with a…

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NOTD – essie “braziliant”

July 15, 2013

A few months ago I had a coral Revlon nail varnish sent to me in a beauty box. I though “hmm not really my colour” but gave it a whirl anyway. What can I say, I am not a convert! I am really into the coral shades at the moment, especially with the sun turning my hair into a lovely “coralesque” shade *frowns*, but no a real beautiful shade that works well with most skin tones and just the right…

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NOTD – Etos Quick Dry 8

July 13, 2013
NOTD Etos green

This was a bit of a rushed job on the way to work, but I loved the colour so much I had to do a post (my poor cuticles)! I picked this up in Rotterdam on a visit to see my lovely other half for the bargain price of €2.50! I’ve got a few of the Etos quick dry range, you could consider Etos to be the Dutch equivalent of Boots and thus this is a bargain own range line. It…

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NOTD – Avon Opalesce

July 11, 2013

  I’ve been wanting to try out a flake-glitter topcoat for a while, and when I saw this blue tinted one from Avon I simply had to try it. There’s two coats of Avon Speed Dry in Fast Time Teal as the base (one of my favourites as you can see from how much I’ve already used! I love fast dry nails, as I really can’t stand waiting for them to dry! The Avon Top Coat in Opalesce didn’t seem…

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