Nails Inc Fiesta

I just love it when Nails Inc give away free nail polishes with a magazine. This month with Marie Claire you can choose from 4 different Nails Inc shades, I chose Fiesta which is a vibrant pink colour. The formula of this polish is amazing! One coat would have been suffice, which made application easy.

Photographs show a base coat, 2 coats of colour and a top coat, although these photographs don’t capture entirely the true shade of the polish, in reality it is a deep shade of the pink, the photos make it look brighter than it is. In some lights it is almost red. I’m really pleased with this colour, I don’t usually buy magazines but it was definitely worth making an exception for this free gift. I think this polish will look stunning all through summer, and it looks especially nice on my toes as we speak – I cannot wait until it is warm enough to wear sandals to show it off! If Barbie got a pedicure I think she’d choose Nails Inc Fiesta!

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Benefit The POREfessional

I always feel slightly conscious of my pores being large and I dislike the fact my make up sits in them and so doesn’t look as smooth as it could, so I thought I’d give the Benefit Porefessional primer a try. This primer claims to minimise the look of pores.

I found it easy to apply, I patted it on the problem areas on my cheeks and it immediately gave an airbrushed look. It set like concrete! However, after I’d applied my foundation, powder and blusher the result was somewhat diminished from the initial application without make up. It certainly did minimise my pores, but definitely didn’t get rid of them all together which I would have much preferred. However, as a primer it is amazing! My make up was set for the entire day, I only did a couple of powder touch ups through an entire working day, 8 hours in an air conditioned office. For my oily skin this is unbelievable!! So I’m quite pleased with my purchase.

BEFORE: my make up without Porefessional.

AFTER: my make up with Porefessional.

Nails Inc St James Park

The name of this week’s polish is a bit of a homage to the cathedral on the hill in my hometown (even after yesterday’s abysmal result!). Today I have chosen Nails Inc St James Park for my manicure and pedicure, and as a proud Geordie it couldn’t be anymore apt.

St James Park is a bright pink with a hint of coral, it is stunningly shiny and I adore it. The colour goes on smoothly and was perfectly opaque with just one coat. It is completely different to any of the other pinks or corals I own and is the perfect summer colour, it looks gorgeous on toes with sandals. (I know it’s February and I’m in Newcastle, but hey, I’m thinking ahead!)

Photographs show a base coat, 2 coats of colour, and a top coat. Thanks for reading!



Nails Inc Charing Cross

Red nails are my absolute favourite so this week’s manicure and pedicure is with a polish I wear quite a lot. Nails Inc Charing Cross is a bright post box red and one the best reds I own by Nails Inc, it’s slightly lighter than Victoria & Albert but slightly darker than St. James.

There’s just something about red nails that makes me so happy, I especially like the way this colour looks on my toes. For a long time red was actually the only colour nail polish I used to wear! For me this is a must have red, if you have any must have red nail polishes feel free to name them in the comments!

Photographs, as always, show a base coat, 2 coats of colour and a top coat. Thanks for reading!



Nails Inc Kensington Passage

Soooooo… I didn’t blog last week! I’ve been mega busy but I’m making up for it now! Last week’s manicure and pedicure was Nails Inc Kensington Passage. This polish is a bright coral shade and I received many compliments on it. I love the way this colour looks and I think it looks amazing in the summer too.

This polish is one from the gel effect range, quite a few people did ask me if they were gel nails however I didn’t notice any particular ‘plumping’ effect whilst applying. Kensington Passage is available to buy here, and photographs show a base coat, 2 coats of colour and a top coat.

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Rimmel Out Of The Blue

I’m clearly in a teal mood at the moment as this week I have chosen Rimmel Out Of The Blue for my manicure and pedicure. This colour is hard to describe, it’s a dark teal green with blue undertones. These photographs don’t do it justice at all as I was wholly unable to capture a true likeness.

Application was easy due to the flat brush, I really much prefer a flat brush when applying nail varnish as it just makes it so much easier to achieve smooth, clean lines. What is even better about this nail varnish is that I picked it up for just £1 in Pound World in South Shields!

Photographs show a base coat, 2 coats of colour, and a top coat.

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Nails Inc Queen Victoria Street

This week’s manicure and pedicure will not be everyone’s cup of tea! Queen Victoria Street is a bright emerald green and I just love it! I bought this nail varnish last year and I’m already half way through the bottle, which, considering how many nail varnishes I have, is a massive achievement!

Application is easy, the formula of the polish is consistent and perfectly opaque after one coat. Photographs show a base coat, two coats of colour, and a top coat. Although these photographs are not wholly colour accurate as the polish is slightly darker and brighter in real life, but my camera refused to capture this!

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