Pink Gellac – Butterfly Collection

Today I’m excited to introduce the new 5-piece Pink Gellac Summer collection called the Butterfly collection. This Dutch soak-off gel brand has impressed me many times so I’m thrilled to be sharing these shades with you. Let’s take a look!

Pink Gellac – Neon Flirt

Pink Gellac – Neon Flirt

Pink Gellac – Neon Flirt: First up is Neon Flirt, an incredible neon coral creme. As you could imagine this one was pretty tricky to capture as it’s a true neon. Expect an even brighter shade in person! The formula highly impressed me as it is so opaque, which is not always the case with neons. I used just two thin coats and top coat.

Pink Gellac – Paradise Pink

Pink Gellac – Paradise Pink

Pink Gellac – Paradise Pink: Next up is this gorgeous bright neon pink with gold shimmer and iridescent hex microglitter. Sparkly to the max! Another gorgeous true neon, but this time with a twist as it has a glitter formula. It’s subtle enough not to overwhelm the colour and brings a beautiful finish. A unique shade for sure! This was two coats and top coat.

Pink Gellac – Blazin Purple

Pink Gellac – Blazin Purple

Pink Gellac – Blazin Purple: Next up is this gorgeous purple/orchid hue with blue iridescent microglitter. Another truly unique gel shade and so much fun for Summer. I wouldn’t call this a neon but it is super bright! I used two coats and top coat.

Pink Gellac – Blue Moon

Pink Gellac – Blue Moon

Pink Gellac – Blue Moon: Next up is Blue Moon, a metallic shimmery blue. This is a beautiful ocean/turquoise blue. The shimmery finish is prone to showing brush strokes but it didn’t bother me that much as the shade of blue is just so beautiful. This was two coats and top coat.

Pink Gellac – Secret Garden

Pink Gellac – Secret Garden

Pink Gellac – Secret Garden: Finally we have Secret Garden, a neon green creme. This is a true neon green and with regular nail polish formulations these tend to be sheer colours. This one showed no VNL whatsoever after two coats which highly impressed me. Finished with top coat.

You can purchase Pink Gellac through their official website (worldwide shipping), their official UK website if you are based in the UK or via their stockist Chickettes (USA). All bottles contain 15ml which is a huge plus. I was very impressed with this collection, especially the opacity of the neons. My favourites were Neon Flirt and Secret Garden.

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - No Comments

L’Oréal – Color Riche Le Vernis à l’Huile

Today I have some new beauties from L’Oréal to show you. They recently launched a new polish line called Color Riche Le Vernis à l’Huile. What makes them special is that they are enriched with oils and have an intense pigmentation. Let’s take a look!

The entire line holds over 20 shades, but in Belgium you will be able to find 15 in total. I was sent a selection of five different colours. Rather than provide you with swatches I prepared a nail art look. I did apply several of these to my nails and the formula definitely impressed me. It glides on the nail very smoothly and easily. They apparently have a subtle rose scent but I can’t recall noticing it, but then again I have become almost completely unaware of nail polish scents after so many years of blogging. Oops!

I prepared a fun floral look for you using all the colours. I started with three thin coats of L’Oréal Nude Demoiselle as my base. Then freehanded the florals and leaves using L’Oréal Coral Trianon, L’Oréal Rouge Sauvage, L’Oréal Jardin Des Roses and L’Oréal Moka Chic. Finished with glossy top coat.

Nude Demoiselle was a little more sheer, although you are still able to reach complete opacity. The other shades are very opaque and almost one-coaters. Very impressive! I also found them to be long wearing.

These come with a wide rounded flat brush. I typically don’t care for these since my nail beds are narrow but you can tell this brush is high quality as it does provide you with a very smooth application. I’m especially in love with the bottles. They gave me a retro and luxury feel.

In Belgium you can purchase L’Oréal Color Riche Vernis à l’Huile via Di, Kruidvat and Carrefour Nailbar. Bottles contain 13.5ml. The RRP is €9,99 a piece but prices may vary depending on your location. Overall I was highly impressed by these and would definitely recommend them.

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Monday, 30 May 2016 - 16 Comments

Madam Glam – Nudes & Blues

Today I finally have some new Madam Glam soak-off gel polish shades to show you! I usually share these posts monthly but last month my package got returned to the US for some reason. Thankfully there were no issues the second time around, so today I have no less than six shades to share with you! It’s a mix of 3 nudes and 3 blues, let’s check them out!

Madam Glam – All Natural 

Madam Glam – All Natural 

Madam Glam – All Natural: First up is All Natural, possibly my favourite from this set! It’s a beautiful pastel nude with a hint of pink to it. Very pale and light and super opaque. Just two thin coats and gel top coat.

Madam Glam – Summer’s Coming

Madam Glam – Summer’s Coming

Madam Glam – Summer’s Coming: Next up is another stunning nude. This is more of a peach nude. I absolutely love wearing shades like this and find they flatter my pale and yellow-based skintone really nicely. Again, flawless formulation and opacity. Two thin coats and top coat.

Madam Glam – Ballerina

Madam Glam – Ballerina

Madam Glam – Ballerina: The final nude is one of the newer shades, an off-white creme, reminiscent of OPI My Vampire Is Buff. While I was applying this to a swatch stick I wasn’t sure if it would flatter my skintone but I was pleasantly surprised! This also makes a great nail art base. Super opaque as I needed just two thin coats and top coat.

Madam Glam – Mindset

Madam Glam – Mindset

Madam Glam – Mindset: Next up we have this blue-based grey. I really fell in love with this when I saw it on the website, but later realized these kinds of colours look awful on me. Whomp, whomp. That being said it’s a gorgeous shade, almost a one-coater but with gel polish, thinner coats is always better, so this was two thin coats and top coat.

Madam Glam – Fresh Water

Madam Glam – Fresh Water

Madam Glam – Fresh Water: Next up we have a beautiful medium sky blue. I’ve been on the search for the perfect turquoise blue gel polish, while this comes close I am still searching. It’s extremely beautiful however and absolutely love this one! This was two thin coats and top coat.

Madam Glam – Boat Trip

Madam Glam – Boat Trip

Madam Glam – Boat Trip: Finally we have this teal blue creme. I wasn’t able to capture this completely accurately sadly. Teals are so tricky! This one is just a little darker in person but really quite beautiful. If you love teals this one certainly won’t disappoint. Two easy coats and top coat.

You can purchase Madam Glam gel polishes through their official website. Their cremes have one of the best and opaquest formulations I have tried thus far, I can highly recommend them! Their bottles contain a whopping 15ml and you can save 30% off with the code EMILY30.

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Friday, 27 May 2016 - 12 Comments

Paint All The Nails Presents Dotticures

Today it’s that time of the month again where I team up with the Paint All The Nails FB-group girls to bring you some themed nail art. This month we voted for dotticures, a very broad theme that leaves you with a lot of room to experiment and get creative. I ended up doing three completely different looks, you will see all of them appear somewhere at some point but let’s take a look at the one that made the cut!

So this is the mani I came up with for the Dotticure theme! Probably not what you’d first expect from the theme but it fits perfectly right?! I was actually inspired by two things, this manicure I did a while ago and this tutorial by the incredible Anna Gorelova.

The products I used for this manicure are Bundle Monster gel in Medusa and Bundle Monster gel in Fangtastic. I also used Bundle Monster Cocktail Dress, Bundle Monster Matte Top Coat, Bundle Monster Gel Top Coat and ILNP Masquerade and ILNP Abundance (H). For the black + multichrome nails, check out this tutorial from Anna Gorelova. It mixes gel polish with regular polish which is very cool. For the pointer and ring finger I simply applied dots of gel top coat using a dotting tool over a mattified nail. The effect looks like little water droplets, and gave a slight raised texture.

I really hope you like my dotticure! You can check out my previous manicures from our link-ups using this link. Make sure to check out what my friends from PATN have come up with below and show them some love!

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Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 24 Comments

Girly Bits – Sweet Nothings Collection

Hi everyone! I’m back with the new Girly Bits Sweet Nothings collection for Spring 2016! This collection was inspired by French macarons. Let’s jump right in and take a look.

Girly Bits – Bleu De Tes Yeux

Girly Bits – Bleu De Tes Yeux

Girly Bits – Bleu De Tes Yeux: First up is this beautiful blue creme/jelly with blue shimmer and platinum silver shimmer. Really love the blue flecks in here that give it a subtle speckled finish. This was three thin coats (you may get away with two) and top coat.

Girly Bits – J’ai Besoin De Toi

Girly Bits – J’ai Besoin De Toi

Girly Bits – J’ai Besoin De Toi: Next up is this gorgeous dusty pastel sage green creme with silver shimmer. A really unique shade as I don’t own anything quite like this. It’s a lot paler than other shades I have that are similar to this. I’m obsessed! This was three thin coats and top coat.

Girly Bits – Mon Pétit Canard

Girly Bits – Mon Pétit Canard

Girly Bits – Mon Pétit Canard: Next up we have this gorgeous pastel yellow with subtle silver shimmer. I’m a sucker for pastel yellows, but they tend to have poor coverage so I don’t wear them that often. I needed just two coats for this one so the formula was amazing! However customer bottles will be slightly thinner consistency compared to the PR sample I was sent – I am not sure how this will affect opacity but knowing Pam I’m sure it will be just as great. This was two coats and top coat.

Girly Bits – Mon Chéri

Girly Bits – Mon Chéri

Girly Bits – Mon Chéri: Next up is a mid-tone blush pink creme with pink shimmer and gold/silver shimmer. This also has that sort of subtle speckled effect that Bleu De Tes Yeux has. This one looked quite nude and peachy on me, just utter perfection! I used two coats and top coat.

Girly Bits – Mon Chouchou

Girly Bits – Mon Chouchou

Girly Bits – Mon Chouchou: Next up is this orchid creme/jelly with silver and copper shimmer. It has a dusty quality to it, which as you may know I always appreciate. It was a bit on the sheer side but three thin coats gave me good opacity. Finished with top coat.

Girly Bits – Tarte Au Sucre

Girly Bits – Tarte Au Sucre

Girly Bits – Tarte Au Sucre: Next up we have one of the typical Girly Bits microglitters, a finish Pam does SO well! This one has lilac and purple microglitter with iridescent holo hexies and red shimmer. Super sparkly and pretty! This was two coats and top coat.

Girly Bits – Bonbon d’Amour

Girly Bits – Bonbon d’Amour

Girly Bits – Bonbon d’Amour: Finally we have a white creme/jelly glitter with a mix of neon circle glitters and purple metallic flakes that appear grey in the base. While I personally didn’t have any issues with the batch I was sent, this one has been slightly reformulated to be thinner and more fluid. This will result in the base showing the glitters more. I used two coats and top coat.

You can purchase the Girly Bits Sweet Nothings collection via the official website. Bottles hold 15ml and are 3-free. Pam has one of the most consistently great formulations in my opinion and never disappoints! My favourites were Mon Chéri and J’ai Besoin De Toi. Let me know what yours are in the comments!

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - 8 Comments

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