Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Oh my gosh, a nail of the week post!? (New layout)

Yes. This is indeed a nail of the week post! It has been a while since I did one of these, but to be honest its been a while since I've done any decent blogging so, instead of boring you all, we're just get onto the post. :)

Spring is here (almost), and the sun is shining (well, occasionally!), so I thought it was time to get some pastel-ness going on. As if that wasn't enough for me, I went all out and went glittery!

I'm really pleased with how cute this turned out, its very girly, summery, and fun. The glitter polish is actually a new one, that came in the post this morning, and I knew I had to try it out straight away.

Polishes from left - right:

Bourjois - Rainbow Apparition. I bought this from for £6, and I'm really pleased with it! Its so pretty, and the glitter in it is so fine its just enough to add a girly sparkle to your mani. Its a bourjois 1 seconde gel nail polish, meaning that it supposed dries in one second, whilst also giving your nails the look of a gel manicure. I completely agree. My nails do look like they have had a gel manicure, however one second drying time is a little over exaggerated. I would say it took under a minute to become touch dry.

Avon nailwear pro - Luxe lavender. £3. This is just a really pretty pastel lavender. I've had this in my collection for a couple of years now, and I wear it every summer. This shade works perfectly with the Bourjois polish. I never have a bad word to say about Avon nail polishes, they are just brilliant.

Sally Hansen - Double duty strengthening base and top coat. £4, Lloyds pharmacy. After finally coming to terms with the fact that my Nicole by OPI top coat isn't really all that (no matter how much I paid for it *sob sob*) I decided to pick this up when I saw it. The main thing that drew me to it was the strengthening properties it said it had. My nails, especially my thumb nails, always seem to break right down, as soon as they've grown past a certain length - no idea why! This polish is great as a base and top coat. It really protects, and is such a shiny top coat. However I'm not entirely sure it has any strengthening benefits at all.

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