Spring 2015 Nail Polish: Essie and Deborah Lippmann

We continue our preview of SS15 nail polish launches  And, although I am a huge fan or red, recently I have been wearing other colours on my nails, too.  I am feeling nudes and jades recently.  That Flowerista shade from Essie also looks hot, I’d totally  rock it.

Essie Flowerista

Two vibrant shades, two nudes and two chic grey and mint.

Essie Flowerista Nail POlish Collection for Spring 2015

  • Flowerista, rich vibrant plum with red undertones
  • Perennial Chic, sumptuous tawny tulip
  • Picked Perfect, antique almond peony
  • Garden Variety, teal blue orchid
  • Blossom Dandy, mint crème hydrangea
  • Petal Pushers, smoky stone rose

Available from Nordstrom for $8.50 and from Debenhams for £8.

Deborah Lippmann Whisper

Christmas 2013 Nail Polish Collections: Zoya and Essie

Here is a preview of two Christmas 2013 nail polish collections: Essie and Zoya.

While Essie released some gorgeous red based polishes, Zoya brought out some blue and silver tones.

  • Essie holiday 2013 nail polish colectionToggle to the top, sparkling crushed garnet red.
  • Shearling darling, rich, plush ebony red.
  • Warm & toasty turtleneck, wisteria pink angora.
  • Mind your mittens, deep, double diamond

Christmas 2019: Affordable Beauty Gift Guide

After the luxury beauty gift guide, here is the opposite, the affordable option. And I’ve kept it all under £10. Most of the products I have and love, so can definitely recommend them. Only two from the list I haven’t tried but they’ve caught my attention, and  I wanted to include them.

So here we go.

1. Mavala Extra Mild Nail Polish Remover, £7.86 from Amazon.

I honestly  do not want to be using any other nail varnish remover after discovering this. Have used up 3 bottles already, and it’s just the best.

2.  Ice Roller, £9.99 from Amazon.

I do have a pink quartz roller but nothing de-puffs the face quite like this. And it is a very nice and cooling sensation. You can see mine here.

3. Scalp Massager, from £5 from Amazon.

This is a pretty cool and inexpensive little gadget that  I really enjoy using myself, and would definitely recommend. Scalp massage is one of the best things in this life, I am convinced.

4. Lanolips Rose Hand Cream Everyday, £9.99 from Cult Beauty

Do You Match Your Manicure and Pedicure?

I have nail polish on my toe nails almost all year round but summer is the time when everyone else can see it. And…comment on it. This is exactly what my friend, male-who-is-forty-years-old, did. I was actually shocked as he is the person who could not care less about my nail polish.

He: What’s with your nails?

Me: What is it?

He: Well, your manicure matches the dress (while it most certainly wasn’t). And what about the pedicure? Why is it red?

Me: Hmmm… Doesn’t red go with everything?

I wore Essie Over the Knee for my manicure and Illamasqua Alarm for my pedicure.

And do you match your madi and pedi? Do you go for one colour or just try to co-ordinate the shades? Or maybe you just could not care less and would easily wear acid green for your mani and matte pink for your pedi or whatever your choice would be?

Nails Of The Day: Essie Gel Couture in Rock the Runway and Spiked With Style

I have already posted a few “nails of the day” recently, and here is a brand new one, featuring one of my favourite nail polish formula – Essie Gel Couture (now on offer at Boots for £6.66 only).

In fact, it’s a firm favourite of a lot of people, and rightly so. It’s a gel-at-home-kinda formula. It gives you a long lasting effect, without the pain of taking it off the gel polish style. Obviously, it won’t last for weeks like the “real” gel nail polish but way longer than most regular varnishes.

I have two shades: Rock the Runway which is a beautiful classic red and Spiked With Style a vampy beauty. To be honest,