Nails Of The Day: Orly Rock-It Nail Lacquer

So here is one more nail polish from Orly Mineral FX collection which is called Rock-It and it is probably my favourite shade.

It is a gorgeous reddish fuchsia , the  shade is not very accurate on the photo actually, it is cooler  in real life.

The nail polish goes on very smoothly and gives an opaque coverage with two-three coats. The colour is very wearable and would suit pretty much everyone. I also love the fact that it is very dimensional and shimmering but dos not contain chunky glitter.

I love wearing Rock-It and would recommend taking a look at it!I also like the fact that it’s not  so hard to remove…

 

Nails Of The Day: Rimmel Lycra PRO Nail Polish in Blue Vogue

I’ve been wanting to try  Rimmel Lycra PRO nail polishes for quite a long time already so I was happy to get it finally.

The shade that I’ve chosen is  #400 Blue Vogue and I absolutely adore it! It is a blue on a black base with a very subtle shimmer when you look at it in the sun.

I must say that this is the best nail polish I’ve tried in a while!

I really love the brush which  is wide and thin as it makes the application easy and fast. I like the finish and how fast this nail polish gets dry. This particular shade is simply gorgeous, I couldn’t stop looking at my nails all the time I was wearing it.

Rimmel

Nails of the day Little BU Sofia and Cecilia nail polish swatch

I have promised you to show my sweet baby cousin Sophia wearing the little BU nail polishes. I knew that she’d get excited but had no idea she’d get THAT excited.

On the photos you can see her wearing Sofia and Sofia and Cecilia on the middle finger. I did her manicure and she did mine with Cecilia, there was no way I’d let her paint all my nails (or should I say hands?!lol) with Sofia. One finger was enough to see that it was a bad idea. Anyway, my

Currently Loving: Red and Berry Nail Polishes

I used to be a bit obsessed with all the different nail polishes. All those out-of-this-world stunning shades and innovative finishes  really rocked my world. Of course, I am no way even close to the  real nail polish fanatics, but I do have several shades of yellow, for example.

But recently something changed and I’ve been wearing classic colours all the time, think red/berry/plum.  I don’t know why, but every time I paint my nails with green or brown, I’m not feeling it. It’s been like this for about two months. Back to the basics?

Red crimson plum berry nail polishes Makeup4all

The only shades that

Exclusive Interview with Adina from A England Nail Polish Brand

I have published an interview with Ellis Faas last week, and this week here is an interview with a founder of one of the coolest niche nail varnish brands – A England! 

I am ashamed to say that this interview is several years old…and it is from a year when nail polishes were the thing in beauty. And for that occasion, there is only one person I’ve wanted to interview, and it was Adina. She has an impeccable taste in pretty much everything, but I personally really appreciate her shoes (doc Martens especially), her incredible silver rings, gorgeous kitten Tristam, and, of course, the nail shades she comes up with. They are absolutely magical: the shades are unique and the stories behind them are fascinating.

Enjoy the interview!

1. Can you please tell us something about yourself?

I was born and raised in Milan Italy, with an inclination for creativity and everything beautiful. A career in fashion with a few experiences in costumes design for opera and ballet was the perfect way to fulfil my aspirations and potentials.

My starting and long time experience was as assistant for Gianni Versace for whom I designed almost everything, followed by a few years as a freelance.

The step that very early determined my fundamental next stage in life happened at 16 when I visited London for the first time during a study/holiday. A deep yearning for England and sense of belonging seemed suddenly revealed and became stronger in the following years.

In my 30s after years of conflict I finally decided to follow my heart and left my glamorous, though demanding career, my fine setting behind to come to London  to the unknown. Why? There might be only an esoteric explanation as I can’t find a rational one but that was my personal Epiphany, to feel complete at last despite difficult and uneasy moments I had to overcome.

I kept working in fashion designing accessories and eventually for a haute couture house based in Dubai until I realised I had completed a perfect cycle of experiences and didn’t feel any more the drive to continue. I formed a painting and decorating company that gave me a break on the creative side, until the urge to do something all mine raised again. And this is the start of the present chapter…

2. How did you realize that you want to create nail polishes? Was it hard to start your own brand?

“A young girl painting her nails with watercolours” that’s the beginning… During all stages and changes in life painting my nails has been a constant way to express myself and even to connect with people. I believe  the intention to start my own line had been growing for long time until I was ready to start and from that moment  all came very naturally.

I spent almost one year in preparation building the concept and the colours. It was very intense and exciting. I had to find the best manufacturer in UK, create the