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Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Nails & Nail Art | 2 comments

Nailbox – the new nail polish subscription box

Nailbox – the new nail polish subscription box

The beauty world has been full of new beauty boxes for the past couple of years, some are really popular and some sink without a trace after a few months. It’s becoming quite a saturated market, but in April the first nail polish subscription beauty box, Nailbox, launched in the UK with fantastic results. I think a subscription box based around one particular aspect of beauty is a great idea, the majority of other beauty boxes contain a selection of skincare and make-up and it’s really nice to see something a bit different launching. I was lucky enough to be sent May’s Nailbox* to review. The products arrive in a rather ordinary brown corrugated cardboard box with the Nailbox logo on the side. It doesn’t look as glamorous as some of the other beauty boxes that are around (many have individually styled boxes, padded with tissue paper and ribbons) but actually as the contents are all that really matter I don’t think this is a problem. By saving money on...

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Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Nails & Nail Art | 0 comments

Orly – Nail Polish in VIP

Orly – Nail Polish in VIP

I have realised that my reviews of nail polish have been few and far between recently, so here’s a treat for the nail polish lovers amongst my readers! I bought this little sparkly gem of a nail colour when I went shopping in York a couple of months ago. I love glittery nail polish and this VIP pink shade from Orly is just gorgeous, I have been wearing it over Christmas. VIP is a clear polish with densely packed rose pink coloured glitter particles. It’s just so sparkly and is perfect for Christmas and parties. It does need a good few coats if you want a dense glitter coverage, I applied 3 coats of VIP over a coat of Chanel Protective Base Coat, then applied a clear top coat on top to give extra shine. VIP would also look great applied over a matt rose pink shade, to give the colour a bit of depth. So far I have been wearing it for 4 days on both my fingers...

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Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Nails & Nail Art | 0 comments

Silver Bow Nail Art Tutorial

Silver Bow Nail Art Tutorial

Here is my simple step-by-step guide to creating this pretty Silver Bow Nail Art. Here is the kit that you will need: A pale coloured nail polish – I used MUA Nail Polish in Natural Days A black coloured striping nail polish – I used Orly Instant Artist Colour in Jet Black A clear top coat nail polish – I used Chanel Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer A pack of silver bow nail stickers First, paint all of your nails with the pale coloured polish and allow the nails to dry thoroughly. Once the polish on your nails is completely dry create a stripe over the end of each nail using the striping nail polish (this takes a very steady hand) and leave to dry. The Orly Instant Artist striping polish that I used is water based, so you can wash the stripes away if you don’t get them quite right first time…. but don’t get your hands wet while your perfect stripes are drying or they will just wash off! I think this...

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