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Showing posts with label nail. Show all posts

Monday, 24 August 2015

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint


Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint
Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint
Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint £3.99 each

I hate waiting for nail varnish to dry! I am far too impatient and no matter how long I leave it, it usually smudges. Barry M have recently expanded their fab nail product collection with a new line of nail polishes that dry very quickly. Here are the original 9 shades in the line up, there is pretty much a shade for everyone here.

This line of nail paints has bottles and names of course all designed around the theme of speed and racing. I love the racing flag lids, they are different, fun and easily identifiable. The names too are all excellently themed. 
This range introduces a brilliant new brush, which makes applying polish very easy and fast. It's a completely flat brush with a rounded end, it covers the whole nail and gives you an even coat in one stroke.  I'd love to see this style of brush introduced into other Barry M polishes.

The line up of Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paints includes shades:

In A Heartbeat- slightly muted salmon pink, very classic and sophisticated.
Kiss Me Quick- traditional, bright baby pink.
Full Throttle- fun bright peach and orange mix, quite creamy in finish.
Stop The Clock- a pastel yellow with a hint of a grey nude.  
Lap Of Honour- a dusty mauve shade with a grey tint.
Road Rage- a mint green that leans slightly more towards a sea green shade.
Pole Position- a pistachio green that is very unique.
Eat My Dust- a soft powdery blue, very pretty.
Pit Stop- a nude grey mix, one of my favourites.

I think it's quite a basic collection in terms of exciting shades, but that's in no way a bad thing. I view this collection as a great way to pick up some go to polish shades with the clever speedy dry formula.

Do the polishes actually dry fast? Yes they do. Two coats is touch dry in under five minutes.
The finish is quite normal, not too glossy or too matte. Some of the lighter shades need three thin coats but most the range is good with two normal coats of polish.

If you are in the market for some new nail paints then definitely pick these up!


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Review | Emjoi MICRO Nail Electric Polisher





Emjoi MICRO Nail Electric Polisher* £39.99 

I love beauty but I also love a gadget, so if you combine the two I'm pretty much guaranteed to be interested! At a recent press launch I was asked if I was interested in trying out a new nail product that was at the time embargoed and of course I said yes. I had to be blindfolded whilst the product was used on me but when I took the blindfold off I was genuinely shocked and impressed at the results. Fast forward a couple of weeks and I'm now the proud owner of the new MICRO Nail Electric Polisher and I'm a tad in love with it.

The MICRO Nail Electric Polisher is a battery powered tool that buffs and shines nails in minutes with it's rotating mineral rollers. The first step is to use the green roller to smooth the nail and buff away ridges, then use the white roller to give your nails a natural shine. All you have to do is move the tool over the nail for a couple of seconds and you'll see the results instantly. It's recommended to use the green smoothing roller every two weeks and the white shine roller as often as you like.

This might seem like a bit of an unnecessary thing to some people, but this is seriously one of my favourite launches of the year. If you don't like to wear nail polish or even wear it all the time then this is something worth picking up. It removes staining, smooths ridges and grooves, leaves nails shiny and glossy as well as working to prolong nail polish.

It takes less than five minutes to use both rollers on my nails and it's so nice to use something that has instant results. I don't typically like bare nails but I'll happily go without polish after using this.
I think it's a product for everyone and definitely one to pick up or add to your Christmas list! It's a super quick and easy way to do a bit of nail care.

The Emjoi MICRO Nail Electric Polisher costs £39.99 here and a pack of 4 replacement rollers costs £12.99. I've been using the Polisher for about 6 weeks and haven't need to replace my first set of rollers yet so they definitely last a long time.

Would you try an Electric Polisher?

*pr sample, review 100% honest as always

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Review | Nail Art Nail Tattoos

 Nail Art Nail Tattoos* £5.99
Firstly excuse the awful state of my nails in this picture, I am truly rubbish at nail stuff so the idea of nail art stickers is genius in my eyes. The Nail Art Nail Tattoos made by Skin Art are a brilliant way of adding something a bit different to your nails, especially if like me you are rubbish at this sort of thing. Each packet has 60 stickers with 8 different really cute designs. I love the fact they can be paired up like I have with the star designs or one design can be used on an accent nail. 

The Nail Art Nail Tattoos are so easy to use, to apply them you just peel them off the pack and stick them on to your nail. I added a clear top coat just to seal the sticker onto the nail but they last fine without it. They stayed on until I peeled them off and removed the polish, I love the bright orange colour called What Colour is Coral and baby blue called She's Electric also by Nail Art, for £3 these nail polishes are good quality and lovely colour. I think this is such a fab and quick way of doing a little bit of Nail Art!

Nail Art Nail Tattoos cost £5.99 for a pack of 60 avaliable direct from Skin Art or from Boots, Urban Outfitters and Amazon.
What do you think of the Nail Art Tattoos?
*pr sample, review 100% honest as always

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Review | Kiss Nail Wraps in Mini

Review Kiss Nail Wraps
Review Kiss Nail Wraps
Review Kiss Nail Wraps
Kiss Nail Wraps* £5.99
Review Kiss Nail Wraps
Kiss Nail Wraps in Mini*- £5.99 available from ASDA


I am a huge fan of nail wraps, they are perfect for when you don't have time to wait for your nails to dry or want a slightly more interesting design. Kiss Nail Wraps come in a variety of different designs and prints, I tried the Mini print, which is a silver base with a black lace flower overlay and a hint of sparkle. In the pack you get 18 different sized wraps so you can match the right size to each nail, I have tiny fingers but was still able to match up sizes easily without having to trim them down. 

The Kiss Nail Wraps were so easy to apply, it took less than five minutes to do all my nails. To apply the nail wraps you stick the right size onto the nail and file off the excess. If you haven't applied nail wraps before it might take a couple of goes to get used too but it is really the easiest and quickest way to get amazing looking nails! The nail wraps are really sticky but you can peel them off to re position them if you don't get it right the first time. The Kiss Nail Wraps lasted a week before I decided to peel them off, I could have worn them for longer but I had got a bit bored of the pattern so peeled them off in less than a minute and they didn't damage my nails. 

I am really impressed with the Kiss Nail Wraps and will definitely be picking up a few different pattern when I am next in ASDA. I love the look of the pattern with jewels on! Kiss Nail Wraps cost £5.99 and considering they can last about two weeks I think they are really worth the money. 
What do you think of nail wraps?

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*pr sample- review 100% honest as always

Monday, 22 October 2012

Review | Essie Carry On


I apologise that it has been almost a week since I have posted, I have had to go home from University every Thursday to Sunday for the past three weeks to go visit my mum in hospital, and have not been taking my laptop back with me, meaning I only have a few chances a week to post and do my course work!

A few weeks ago I discovered by browsing on Fragrance Direct that they were selling Essie polishes for £1.99 each. I have never tried an Essie polish before and was not going to spend over £6 to buy them, so I may have accidently purchased 10 bottles, I am a sucker for a hyped up product


Some of the polishes from Fragrance Direct website have the thinner brush and some have the thicker brush. I do not know much about Essie but from what I have heard the range sold in UK drugstores is a diffusion line, so some of the polishes I have bought come from that, which is why there is a difference in the brush size. I love the bottles, they look so cute lined up together.


The brush for Carry On is thin, personally I do not have a preference between the two. They both are easy to work with. The thin brush is easier for painting precisely and neatly, whilst the thicker brush is easier for painting the whole nail quickly. Carry On is the perfect shade for autumn, it is a deep burgundy, which leans more towards purple than red. The formula is fairly thin and I needed about three coats to get the opaqueness I wanted.


 It started to chip after the third day, but that is usually the time I want to change the colour anyway. I love the vampy colour and shiny finish. It is elegant and flattering even on my pale skin tone. I was impressed with the wear, especially considering I had three coats on, however it was fairly streaky and I would have been disappointed if I had paid full price for it.

Have you tried any of the Essie range?

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