Essence Christmas Party Nails

I thought I’d share with you the nails I wore for the Christmas party. I created this look using Essence Engaged and On Air!.

Engaged is a very delicate creme baby pink with a hint of shimmer. It was opaque in one coat but as usual I applied two. It dries to a satin finish, however, after I added a top coat it is shiny the way I like my nails.

On Air! is a fully coverage gold glitter polish and I think one of the best glitter nail polishes I’ve used. It is opaque in 2 coats which is what I applied.

I really can’t rave enough about the quality of these nail polishes especially for their low price! They are so easy to apply due to the flat, square brush and I am developing quite a collection!

Photographs show one coat of Essie First Base, 2 coats of colour and one coat of OPI RapidDry top coat. These nail polishes are available to buy here and in Wilkinsons stores in the U.K.

Let me know what you think!

Nails Inc Sweet Almonds Powered By Matcha – Mayfair Market

I haven’t blogged about a manicure & pedicure for a while as I haven’t been buying as many new nails polishes. However, when I saw this particular polish via a tweet from Nails Inc, I just couldn’t resist treating myself.

Nails Inc Mayfair Market is a stunningly subtle metallic rose gold. I am so in love with how this polish looks on my nails right now! It’s a light bronze tone which was perfectly opaque after one coat. It claims on the bottle to have a superfood boost, and the polish contains sweet almond oil & matcha to encourage nail wellness.

This polish looks almost nude against my skin colour, it is so shimmery and understated, I think it’s a really wearable alternative to either gold or pink (my two favourite colours!). I haven’t seen a shade like this in a nail polish anywhere before, it is identical to rose gold jewellery and would compliment it perfectly. It also looks great on my toes and I can’t wait until the spring weather gets a bit better so I can wear sandals to show it off.

Application, as always, was so easy with the square brush. Nails Inc make the most beautiful brushes since they changed the shape of their bottles & I am so glad they did. This polish is available to purchase from the Nails Inc website,  although I bought mine from Fenwick in Newcastle.

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

   
   

Nails Inc Snowflake Whitechapel

Today’s manicure and pedicure is a very special one because tomorrow is my thirtieth birthday and these are my birthday nails!

Last year I missed out on a bottle of the Nails Inc Kensington Church Street Snowflake effect polish due to it selling out very quickly each time it came in stock, so when I received an email informing me of the new Snowflake polish I was determined to get my hands on a bottle.

Nails Inc Snowflake Whitechapel has flecks of gold as well as white glitter, application is perfect due to the newly shaped Nails Inc brush. I’m wearing it over George Street which is a pale minky pink from the In The Nude collection. I think the effect is stunning, this will be my favourite winter combo! I’m thrilled to be wearing this as my birthday manicure and pedicure. I think it would look just as pretty over a pale icy blue colour such as Sheraton Street for a Frozen theme!

Nails Inc Snowflake Whitechapel is comes in very impressive packaging and is available to purchase here

Photographs show one coat of Essie Grow Stronger Base Coat, two coats of Nails Inc George Street, two coats of Nails Inc Snowflake Whitechapel and one coat of Essie Good To Go Top Coat.

Thanks for reading!

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