Get into the Rio vibe!

essie-rio-collection-review - 1After the Olympics opening ceremony last night, the essie Rio Collection makes even more sense: and explosion of colour and shine to get you well into the mood of the wonderful city.

The collection is fun, with bold but wearable shades.

essie-rio-collection-review - 3Not only that: apart from essie’s six boldest shades, the collection counts with essie’s 1000th VIP shade: a Brazilian charged bright metallic yellow called aim to misbehave. Quite a scandalous colour, it looks so hot on the nail.

essie-rio-collection-review - 4The vibrant tangerine coral, sunday funday also has a lovely shimmer; aruba blue is a frosty metallic sapphire; bahama mama a deep, creamy and warm plum; naughty nautical a gorgeous shimmery blue-green, pure pearlfection, a delicate topcoat the create instant iridescence and jazzy jubilant, another topcoat with hexagonal blue and pink glitter in various sizes, that looks like carnival confetti!

essie-rio-collection-review - 5And because it has green, yellow, blue and white, it matches the country’s flag! Being Brazilian myself, I approve!

essie-rio-collection-review - 2You can get essie nail polish from major retailers nationwide.

Each bottle costs £7.99 and it goes without saying the all have the superior essie quality: easy to apply (the brush is lush!), fabulous finish, quick drying, great pigmentation and durability!


This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Nails of the week: glittery lilac (Make Up Gallery Parma Violet)

Make Up Gallery Parma Violet nail polish

You know when you fall in love with a nail shade? Yeah, that. I fell for Make Up Gallery’s Parma Violet the moment I saw it on the display.

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Nails of the week: Green, yellow, blue and white “tie-dye” effect (World Cup I)

Green, yellow, blue and white "tie-dye" effect nails - somanylovelythings

World Cup nails – that is what I’ve been calling them! They are however, a bit more than that: they are showing support to my team – Brasil!

I decided to put into practice the invaluable advice from Michelle Humphrey, the Maybelline nail extraordinaire, and try a “tie-dye” type of nails.

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NEW: L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Les Blancs nail polishes and topcoats

Peach Neglige, Lemon Meringue, Nouvelle Vague, Pistachio Drage (L-R)

Peach Neglige, Lemon Meringue, Nouvelle Vague, Pistachio Drage (L-R)

L’Oréal has been at it again and is bringing very exciting Color Riche nail polishes to grace our talons for Spring/Summer 2014: Les Blancs and Topcoats. Now, that is something to really look forward to.

The Les Blancs collection is a very  pretty line of four pastel shades: the deliciously green Pistachio Drage, girly peachy-pink Peach Neglige, powdery lilac Nouvelle Vague and citrussy yellow Lemon Meringue. They are very delicate and almost white – with just a drop of colour; in fact similar base colours from last year’s SS collection, Neon Pop, but diluted to almost white (or, the other way round, dropped into white!)

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