NOTD – Add a Little Razzmatazz

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Good morning everyone! It’s 9:30am on a Sunday and I can’t even remember the last time I was up this early on a Sunday! I usually make the most of my days off work and really milk the opportunity for a lie in but seeing as I’m up early I thought i’d make the most of it and do a quick post.

I’ve been sporting this nail look for the past few days and I’ve had some lovely compliments on it from a few customers in work so I thought it was worthy of a blog. It’s my usual of painting my ring finger a different colour and using my favourite polish of the moment – Topshop’s RAZZMATAZZ which is a gorgeous lavender colour base with stacks of gorgeous multicoloured glitter. I’d wanted to get my hands on this for a while after seeing it around the blogging world for weeks before it had even been released, so as soon as I spotted it in my local store I grabbed it there and then with no hesitation.
I needed to apply 2 or maybe 3 coats in order to get the consistency shown in the picture and it leaves a more smooth finish to the nail as apposed to some glitters that leave the surface feeling rough.

I’ve paired it up with a polish I haven’t used for a while – Barry M’s Berry Ice Cream a cute pastel purple. Perfect for the spring trend.

I really adore these two colours together and think they compliment each other really well.

Have you got any favourite polishes at the moment? Or something you’ve had for ages and recently rediscovered?

Thanks for reading! x

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Nails of the Day – Tuesday

My week off work is leaving me in the mood to change my nails more often… so today I decided on another change.

Today I’ve gone for a nice pastel look, to get me in the mood for the upcoming Spring/Summer season. I’ve used my trusty base coat that I couldn’t do without, Collection 2000 2in1 Base Coat. I also decided to mix things up a bit by going for the ‘ring finger in another colour’ look. I’ve been experimenting a lot with this recently but I’m really loving the combination of the pastal green of Rimmel’s Professional Finish in Peppermint mixed with Barry M’s Ltd Edition Lilac Foil Nail Effects.

I’ve also been loving using glitter as a topcoat recently so added a little bit of sparkle to my ring finger with Rimmel’s Lasting Finish in Disco Ball.

Thanks for reading! x

Accessorize 3D Glitter Nail Polish – Emerald City

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Firstly, apologises for poor quality of photos. I’m currently having to use my rubbish iPhone, as i’m at my parents for a few days.

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so what better way to get myself in the festive spirit than to bring a bit of glitter and sparkle to my life! I spotted this on a shopping trip intended for buying Christmas gifts for other people and just couldn’t resist treating myself to this. The colour caught my eye immediately as I love anything teal/aqua blue and the glittery-ness was just an added bonus.

The concept of the polish being 3D I was a little bit sceptical of, because how can you really make a nail polish three dimensional? But the illusion is created my different sized glitter gradiants within the polish.

One coat doesn’t leave you too baffled, as it applies quite thinly but one coat would make a great top coat over something as the glitter isn’t too dense after one coat. As the bottle suggests you do need to apply 2-3 coats in order to get the desired non patchy result, but man, is it worth it in the end! It sparkles so much in the light and just gives my nails a boost and definitely makes then stand out! The colour is absolutely gorgeous and I can see myself wearing it for quite a lot over the festive period!

Now for the downsides. Like with most glitter polishes the main flaw of this is that you know as soon as you apply it, it’s going to be an absolutely nightmare to get off when it comes to removing it. Even more so when you’ve had to apply three coats to get the desired look. Also the smell of this polish when you open the bottle is quite overpowering, to me not smelling like a usual nail varnish. It’s more along the lines of paint stripper or terps. It really is quite strong and something that you can still smells for a while after the polish has dried. I am writing this the morning after application and I am happy to report that the smell has now gone. πŸ™‚

Overall, the sheer beautifulness of the colour for me, out-weights the downers and I will definitely be wearing this a lot over Xmas. Perfect for the party season πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading! x

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