GOSH Cosmetics has brought in some fabulous nail colours for SS15 and one of my favourites is Sea Foam, a beautiful blue with a shade between air force blue and cerulean.
When I remember a style or design, I usually go crazy about it – and that is what happened when I re-discovered my dotting tools!
Knowing I had a nail event coming up and I was bound to get a fresh manicure, I decided to go for something unusually minimalist.
This week I picked this pretty metallic golden truffle from Dielle called Metallic Dignity, which can look quite gun metal with a golden sheen, as well as some sparkly green and red particles!
Sometimes I forget about my dotting tools, and when they come out, they do so in full force!
I decided to use the new shades from the Liz Earle Spring/Summer collection launching in March.
Awakening is a pretty solid coral and Moonlight a lovely light grey. I couldn’t decide which one to try first so I decided to use both together!
Took the opportunity to try the beautiful Dielle nail polish in Modern Goddess, a deep midnight blue, glittery (but with no texture), with hints of purple, part of their metallics collection.
I had never tried Dielle’s polishes before. The packaging is rather nice and the brush applies well. The colour is well saturated and application was smooth and dried quickly. I am using two coats. They also have a non-toxic formulation, free from toluene, formaldehyde, DBP, camphor, & pthalic acid.
I then added three dots to the side of each nail using Barry M’s foil effects in silver. Durability was very good!
This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my own true experience with the products and reflects my honest opinion on them.
It had been a while since I had a spotty manicure on. I’ve been meaning to do one for ages, and this week I finally got round to it!
I went for a pastel colours version: blue and yellow. This blue, Oxford from Nails Inc, has been a favourite for a very long time. The yellow came in the same set, and is called Wimbledon.
I used my one of my dotting tools to get the dots close to perfect (they never are!). Overall, a very easy mani to do, and very cute.
The polishes apply ok. As they are a bit on the old side, they stained a bit. I used two coats of the blue and three of the yellow.
Extra shine was given with the Seche Vite topcoat and durability is always fantastic with Nails Inc polishes!
Well, I went dot crazy. Truly crazy. It started as a desire to create a fish scales effect, but it just looked wrong as I was using warm shades (in my crazy head). So I went out of order and out of control, and created something I am not sure I like or not.
Still, I stuck with it for the week and was even asked if I was wearing foils! Kinda got used to it.
Anyway… I used Barry M foil effects in gold and the dots are Leighton Denny’s orange Hanky Panky, a shimmery yellow from H&M and Colorama’s red 40 graus.
I applied the gold as base and used three different sizes dots from my dotting tool set in the other colours… I finished with a topcoat.