Nails: nude and rose gold

nude and rose gold nails - somanylovelythingsHow long has it been since I posted nails on the blog, you ask? Let’s not talk about that. Let’s just say it is so long I am no longer entitled to call these type of posts nails of the week.

In fact, I’ll touch on it. Known for my ever colourful nails, I took what can be considered a sudden turn for the worst for a nail blogger: I fell in love again with plain reds and nudes.

Yes, there you have it. And is not limited to nude and red. Any simple, plain, block colour I will be all over.

nude and rose gold nails - somanylovelythingsSo I bring you my latest in a string of nudes; the pretty essence I ❤ Trends “The Nudes”  pure soul (o5).

This is a fabulous very light peach beige has very subtle pink shimmer undertones that are way too pretty. It is however, quite sheer by nature, so I needed four coats to reach a deeper colour.

As most light nail varnishes, it stains a bit on the first coat, less on the second than pretty much nothing from the third.

nude and rose gold nails - somanylovelythingsIt dries pretty quickly (especially taking into consideration how many coats I used) and last well. You wouldn’t believe this nail polish is only £1.80. Yes, you heard it.

To finish the look off (and take the edge of the plainness), I added some cute essence nail stickers which cost only £1.30 (!!!).

These are met’ addict and it is basically a pack full (more than 65) of tiny and delicate rose gold outlines of classic shapes like hearts, rectangles, circles, chains, stars, triangles and others.

nude and rose gold nails - somanylovelythingsI put a double heart on my ring finger nail and a single one on my indicator.

So there you have it. Nails. breaking the dry spell. I hope to post more from time to time, but only if they have anything interesting.

And while I’m at it, I must confess I had never before tried essence products. Have to say I am rather impressed by the quality and the value for money.

Their range is superb, covering most corners of beauty and there will be popping up on the blog soon.

You can get essence in the UK at Wilko. This nail polish is part of their “The Trends” line and it is limited edition, once it’s gone, it’s truly gone.

And while you’re at at it, you can see all my nail art, paint jobs and designs here.


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: purple and blue

This week I went back to a design I really loved: the vintage inspired heart tip. But with with the twist of less vintage-y colours.

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I selected the stunning OPI Purple-iscious, which is a special edition polish to celebrate the 20th birthday of QVC – purple is the brand colour!

OPI Purple-iscious for QVC 20th birthday

OPI Purple-iscious for QVC 20th birthday

This is a metallic purple, shimmery with extremely fine glitter. It has a very subtle orangey-reddish pearlescence; it doesn’t colour-shift but gives this polish an amazing dimension. However, in essence, Purple-iscious is a fabulous (and delicious) purple. Application was great, as with any OPI polish and durability was also ace. Happy birthday QVC and thank you for bringing this gem of a polish out!

The blue at the tip is L’Oréal’s colour riche in Rebel Blue, an amazing royal blue with a fantastic sheen to it.

I followed the same process as on the nude and red manicure I did before and achieved the same results.

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I really like it, although I don’t think it beats the nude and red one… As for the purple, I will definitely use it alone! It is gorgeous!

You can get the amazing Purple-iscious celebrating QVC’s 20th birthday at the QVC website; it comes in a special kit with the amazing Nail Envy base coat and it costs  £20.16 plus P&P.



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.

Nails of the week: Red hearts

girlznailz random hearts wraps - somanylovelythingsI ❤ hearts. Sorry, I couldn’t resist! The fact is I do, so when I got the heart nail wraps from Girlz Nailz I knew I was going to fall in love.

These wraps have a lovely red metallic hearts in different sizes on a white background – love the white background, btw! I used the wraps to create two accent nails in each hand – on my thumb and my ring finger.

I found that their sizing didn’t quite match all my nails, but I could’ve easily cut them slightly to fit, as there are plenty of wraps in each packet. I have mentioned this to the company and they said they will look into the sizing, which is brilliant.

As on my previous use, these wraps applied really well, I heated them up a bit with the hair dryer and carefully applied them to clean, buffed nails. I achieved a crease free finish in a few minutes.

girlznailz random hearts wraps - somanylovelythings

This time, durability was even better, 4 days looking good and on the 5th day ragged edges started to bother me – still great going for wraps – so I removed them by peeling the raggedy edges and pulling with tweezers, then using nail polish remover to take off the little bit

The other nails were painted with the gorgeous Kiko Sun Pearl nail lacquer in Chilli Pepper red – this colour is lovely, with some amazing golden hints all over, just lush! Sadly it is a limited edition and not available on the site anymore, I picked it up from a bargain bucket in the shop!

Overall, a lovely mani. These wraps are great!

You can get the Random Hearts nail wraps and browse other cute and fierce designs at the GirlzNailz website.



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.