30 April 2021

Nail Polish Swatch: Tonic Polish - Peacock Parade

Another Friday swatch today with a Tonic Polish. Peacock Parade is super shifty, has three times the amount of pigments than other Tonic Polishes. I also think this may be a dupe for the long discontinued Nubar Peacock Feathers which was on my wish list for years.

Swatch Tonic Polish Peacock Parade
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Colour | Blue, Purple, Green
Finish | Multichrome
Opacity | Three Coats
Brush Type | Flat and Wide
How Much | 15ml
Purchased From | Rainbow Connection

Five Free + Cruelty Free

No sunlight photos as there was no sunlight here while I wore it!

Swatch Tonic Polish Peacock Parade
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Swatch Tonic Polish Peacock Parade
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29 April 2021

Review: Wild - Refillable Natural Deodorant


Bought myself some refillable deodorant to try out, I have a 20% off code if you want to give it a go as well (here). Wanted to do a review because I couldn't find many online when I was looking it up. I've been using Wild Natural Deodorant for a year now.

I got the scents
Mint Fresh
Orange Zest
Bergamot Rituals

All three scents smell quite like essential oils, I couldn't smell anything specific from all three of them especially when wearing them.

I have been wanting to incorporate more reusable items in to my life, less single use plastics and products in general. The process started in 2007, so definitely a journey!

Wild is a 100% natural deodorant, vegan and cruelty free, paraben and aluminium free.

The idea is you have a case which comes in different colours and then you buy refills once you've used it up. The refills themselves come in cardboard which can be recycled.

Wild is more of a soft bar type of deodorant, similar to dry deodorant sticks.

Does it work?
I have found that using this deodorant is very similar to my old Sure Aquastick, of the scents I have used I couldn't smell any of them on me once applied. However I also don't smell, I've used this product for a year and throughout the four seasons I found it worked well. 

What about staining?
Apparently it is the aluminium that stains lighter clothes so this doesn't do that, but I don't wear light colours so can't comment on it staining white.

What about white marks?
I only wear black and so can comment on this one! I have found doing two swipes on each armpit is enough so I don't smell but it also as far as I have noticed left any white marks on my clothes.

Would I recommend it?
If you are used to the format of a dry stick rather than a traditional roll on then the switch to this is very easy. They keep bringing new scents out too to try something different. I have recommended it to friends, I think it's an easy swap to something more environmentally friendly.

  

28 April 2021

Nail Polish Swatch: Barry M - Watermelon Juice (Summer 2021 Gellys)

Barry M released a range of six gelly polishes for Summer 2021. I have compared this one to previous gelly polishes. I don't think they are actual dupes of any others but they are very similar. Watermelon Juice is most like Pomegranate but slightly lighter. I have edited the photo to try and show the colour but it was difficult. More of a fuchsia shade like Fuchsia Generation.


Pink Punch // Watermelon Juice // Pomegranate // French Rose

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Pink Punch // Watermelon Juice // Pomegranate // French Rose

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Pink Punch // Watermelon Juice // Pomegranate // French Rose

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Pink Punch // Watermelon Juice // Pomegranate // French Rose

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27 April 2021

Topic Tuesday: Favourite Holographic Finish


I like all holographic polishes, however if I had to choose it would be linear because it's like a rainbow in direct light, where the light creates a rainbow spreading outwards from the centre.



  

26 April 2021

Nail Art: Cyclops Accent


Light Purple | Prism Polish - Snuggly Snood
Accent Undies | Barry M - Indigo
Accent Polish | Danglefoot - Cyclops

  

24 April 2021

Nail Polish Swatch: Barry M - Spicy Mango (Summer 2021 Gellys)

Barry M released a range of six gelly polishes for Summer 2021. I have compared this one to previous gelly polishes. I don't think they are actual dupes of any others but they are very similar. Spicy Mango is most like Satsuma but slighter darker.


Colour | Burnt Orange
Finish | Cream
Opacity | Two Coats
Brush Type | Flat, Wide, Rounded
How Much | 10ml
Cruelty Free | Yes
Vegan | Yes
Collection | Summer 2021 Gelly's

Satsuma // Spicy Mango // Paprika // Ginger

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Satsuma // Spicy Mango // Paprika // Ginger

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Satsuma // Spicy Mango // Paprika // Ginger

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Satsuma // Spicy Mango // Paprika // Ginger

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23 April 2021

Nail Art: St. George's Day

I haven't done nails for St. George's Day in years but if you want to see those you can from 2013 here and 2012 here.


White Polish | OPI - Alpine Snow
Black Stamping Polish | Beauty Big Bang 02
Stamping Plate | Nicole Diary L01

Striping Tape

  

22 April 2021

Nail Polish Swatch: Tonic Polish - Pegasus Parade

Another swatch today with a Tonic Polish.

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Colour | Blue, Purple, Maroon
Finish | Multichrome
Opacity | Two Coats
Brush Type | Flat and Wide
How Much | 15ml
Collection | Core Collection
Purchased From | Rainbow Connection

Five Free + Cruelty Free

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