14 September 2021

Topic Tuesday: Brands You Want to Try in 2021 - Update

In January I said I would like to try more Danglefoot, ILNP and Fancy Gloss this year.

Danglefoot is on hiatus because of maternity leave so I haven't bought anything from them this year.

I have two new ILNP, Black Orchid and Funshine Smoothie.

As for Fancy Gloss I have a black clear thermal from them which will be good for peek-a-boo style Halloween nails.


13 September 2021

12 September 2021

Empties: August 2021

Finished 18 things this past month, used up all of my Glisten and Glow topcoat and had to use the Nails Inc one, which isn't my favourite.

Acetone Free Polish Remover | One from Superdrug and other from Boots, I don't think there is much of a difference between the two brands. Both did the job. I'd repurchase either of these.
Glisten and Glow QDTC | This is my go to top coat, quick drying, nail art friendly [review].
Nails Inc - Kensington Caviar TC | I used this up as I'd ran out of the previous topcoat. This is quite a thin formula which is supposed to dry in 45 seconds. It did dry the polish quick but maybe not that quick, I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase this.

Honey Bee Melts - The Christmas Collection | Each of these are a small melt however they have great scent throw to them. The scents weren't to my personal preference so wouldn't repurchase this collection.
Fragrance Oils - Strawberry, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Fresh Strawberries | I finished both other strawberry ones and the other two I didn't think I would use as the scents aren't something I like.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Conditioner | I keep repurchasing this. It is thick and smells of argan oil and the scent lingered in my hair as well as leaving my hair soft and smooth.
Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Shower Gel | I think this is my favourite Soap and Glory scent for spring / summer, it is a sweet sugared lime one and I like it. I'm not buying shower gel in a bottle anymore but would have repurchased.
Carex Aloe Vera Hand Gel | While I got through a fair bit of hand gel before the current global situation, this has now lead to repurchasing the larger bottles to refill ones for on the go. Boring scent but it does what it is supposed to do and will repurchase.
John Frieda Hair Dye Foam | Hadn't dyed my hair in over a year until earlier this month. I like the foam because one box goes a long way. The dye does wash out of my hair after a couple of months but it also means there isn't a harsh line of roots. I will repurchase at some point.

Lip Smacker Vanilla Coca Cola | I like the formula on the lip smackers they do what they are supposed to do. I would repurchase lip smackers again, however I have quite a lot left to use up before buying any more!
Burt's Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm | This gave a slight pink tone to the lips, it was a good basic lipbalm. I'd not repurchase as I didn't like the scent.
Far Away Body Spray | Not a scent I liked, glad to have used this up and wouldn't purchase myself.
No.7 Sun Protection SPF50 | Didn't have much of an opportunity to use this up this past year, I would repurchase though because it works well with makeup and it a high protection factor.
So...? Spray | Another gift that I wouldn't purchase myself, the scent isn't something I personally liked but was happy to finish it.


11 September 2021

Stamping Plate: Born Pretty - L099

I bought this plate in 2018 and thought I had already reviewed it. It came backed with white plastic which means no cuts from sharp edges, also protected by a blue sticker. It may have also came in a cardboard slip but I forgot as it was three years since I bought it.

It is rectangle and designed for longer nails which works well for me. I have found all of the images stamped across well in the various nail art I've done with the plate.

[Coffins and Pumpkins]

[Bloody Handprints]

Click here to see more nails using this plate.


10 September 2021

Nail Polish Swatch: Primark PS... Gel Effect - Wine


Colour | Burgundy
Finish | Cream
Opacity | Two Coats
Brush Type | Flat, Wide, Rounded Cuticle
How Much | 11ml


8 September 2021

7 September 2021

Topic Tuesday: Favourite Nail Length

Currently on myself I prefer my nails longer and in a almond almost stiletto shape.


6 September 2021