Wednesday, 11 November 2015

I don't claim to be an expert at nail art by any means, but I do enjoy trying it. There are so many things you can do with your nails nowadays so it is always fun to experiment.
When I was contacted by the wonderfully kind Nick from the brand new website recently and was offered the chance to get creative with some new nail polishes I obviously couldn't say no! is a brand new site offering all your nail needs from big brands, at affordable prices. They only sell 100% genuine items sourced directly from brands, so you don't have to worry about being duped with knock offs! There is free express tracked delivery with every order over £15 and fast dispatch if you order before 2pm Monday-Friday!
I was very impressed with the range of products available on the website. They offer everything from polishes by O.P.I, China Glaze, Sally Hansen and even Tanya Burr, to treatments and tools by 'Elegant Touch' and 'The Edge'. They even have a 'Deals' section where you can pick up some amazing bargains!
I was asked to select my 3 favourite polishes to try out but when my parcel arrived I was amazed at what else I found inside ...

O.P.I Nail polish

I selected shades; 'I Snow You Love Me', 'Over the Taupe' and 'My Favourite Ornament'. It was a tough decision but I finally settled on these as I thought they were very relevant to the upcoming party season, so I can definitely get a lot of use out of them.
'I Snow you love Me' is a dazzling sequin polish - weve all tried glitter polishes before, but this is on a whole other level! The large circle sequins create a really gorgeous finish to the nails and can even be used to create an endless amount of patterns! I decided to place a line of them up the centre of the thumb nail for some sparkly detail!
'Over the Taupe' is one of those timeless classic shades that will never go out of fashion. Its a little darker than I had thought it would be but nonetheless it is a gorgeous neutral shade which will look darling with bold and elegant outfits alike.
'My Favourite Ornament' is an absolutely stunning polish which I just know is not going to leave my fingertips during the festive season. Its part of the Mariah Carey Holiday collection and is absolutely packed with champagne glitter - no faffing with 8,000 coats with this one! This is going to look amazing with my LBD and some pearl eyeshadow!
I have never really used O.P.I polishes before but I was impressed with the coverage and the brush - the polish painted on smoothly and dried quickly.

The Edge Cuticle Pusher

I was kindly sent The Edge Cuticle Pusher to try and I have not been dissapointed by it. We used a lot of The Edge tools in college when I studied to become a beauty therapist and they were always good quality. The cuticle pusher is robust and easy to clean. It makes keeping your cuticles tidy a breeze and doesn't hurt or pinch at all. As much as i love disposable orange sticks for cuticle work, you just cant beat a good quality metal pusher - and this is certainly a must have for any nail kit.

Elegant touch Cuticle Nipper

Cuticle Nippers have always been an essential in my nail kit as my cuticles seem to grow at a ridicuolous rate and often need taming. So, needless to say that I was more than excited when I spotted the Elegant Touch Cuticle Nippers in my parcel. This tool is very sharp (which is a good thing), so it's worth being careful with the first uses. Its made from a resiliant metal so its easy to clean and grip and there are even instructions with it so you can get the best - and safest - use from it.

Elegant Touch Apoethecary Toughflex Base Coat

The Elegant Touch apothecary Toughflex Base Coat is something I had never heard of before, but I certainly wish I had. It is designed for use as a primer before nail polish to maximise lasting time without chips, but it is also enriched with Keratin to restore brittle and damaged nails. I have found that this really does give my polish and extra day or two wear time and it adds almost a week weartime to my glitter polishes! Another bonus about this is that it dries in next to no time - and did I mention that gorgeous packaging?! Adorable.

MoYou London Nail art Plate, Stamp and Scraper

Nail art is something I have only really played about with - usually with internet cheapies from eBay, which are good for beginners but only really do half the job. Enter the Moyou London Nail art plate Tropical plate 12 and MoYou London New Rectangle Stamp and Scraper Set. My nail art game seriously just stepped it up a notch! This professional set is perfect for anyone from novice to expert and the design range is incredible!
I used the leaf design from my tropical plate (did you check out that gorgeous packaging?) on my set of nails to add to the autumnal feel, but I can't wait until summer rolls around so I can get creative with the rest of the plate. It's so simple and you are even equipped with a clear and cute instruction booklet.
You simply need to paint over your chosen design with your polish, scrape off any excess with the scraper and use the stamp to collect the design and transfer it to your nail. Granted, it does take a few tries to get through the steps quick enough - but it's much easier than I first thought. The best part is that every piece is made from wipeable material to keep your new treasures clean and hygienic.
These aren't available directly from the website, but I sure hope to see them there sometime soon !

I was also sent some yummy LoveHearts - what more could a girl need?!
I have seriously fallen in love with the website (especially the 'deals' section) and have already made a Christmas wishlist for Dan with items I'd like to try next!
You can explore the  facebook page, Twitter account and even an Instagram feed, so hit them up and let me know what you pick out!

1 comment:

  1. You drew me in with shiny gems, and kept me here with OPI. I wish we had websites like this in Australia! It sounds like you've gotten your paws on some seriously awesome stuff; I'm envious! :D