NOTD: Elizabeth Arden Teal Blossom Nail Lacquer

I haven’t done nail posts in ages and recently I’ve just gotten back into painting my nails often again. You know what that means right, more Nail of the Day posts coming up. What I have for you today is another treasure from the Elizabeth Arden ‘New York in Bloom’ Colour collection. You can read more about the collection in a previous post here.

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The shade I have painted my claws with is called ‘Teal Blossom’, a gorgeous teal colour which comes in a duo. On one side you have the nail colour and on the other you have the top coat, a feature I absolutely love as it is perfect for travelling with – I’ve whipped it out on the train journey home numerous times!

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The consistency of the nail lacquer is really creamy and two coats is more than enough to create an opaque finish. The top coat provides a glossy finish and really more than anything it is the perfect duo to throw into your handbag and travel with. The colour is perfect for the transition between summer and autumn. I added a little accent nail but adding a little bit of silver glitter to the tip. I find the lasting power is pretty good too, it doesn’t start chipping until the fifth day or so which is quite impressive and it lasts even longer with my much loved Seche Vite top coat on top.

The duo retails for £14.00 and can be picked up from any Elizbeth Arden stockists. You can also pick it up online here.

Have a lovely day gorgeous and remember to like my facebook page, it makes my day! x

Current Nail Obsession: Nails inc Haymarket

Hi lovelies, happy Tuesday (was meant to be Monday!) Funny how there is 5 whole days between Monday to Friday and only 2 tiny days between Friday to Monday right? Hardly sounds fair at all! Today I thought I’d share with you my current nail polish obsession, and a manicure look that I’ve just discovered. It really puts me in the mood for our non existent Spring season!

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I’m not sure if you know by now, but my favourite nail colour to wear is a pastel mint. It’s the colour that makes me happy and I have a feature wall in my bedroom in a pastel mint simply because I loved the look of the colour on my nails. So when this little beauty from Nails Inc landed in my life I did a little mental dance and put it amongst my ever growing pastel mint nail polish collection. (Note to self: make post on that collection!)

Now in that pastel mint collection we have quite a range of polishes, from OPI, Essie to Avon and Bourjois Paris. Some of them are a lighter mint, others a tad bit darker and probably some pretty much the same. However I am not just saying this, this is the best quality one from the bunch hands down. I introduce you to Nails Inc Haymarket, the most opaque, perfect consistency pastel polish I have ever tried. I’d double underline that ‘best’ if I could.

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As you can see from the pictures, I created a gradient/ombre effect on my nails and left my ring finger fully coated in Haymarket. This was a late night spur of the moment nail polish application and I was so impressed with the results of just one coat of polish, I didn’t even bother applying another coat. I’ve been wearing this manicure out for a few days and I’ve gotten lots of compliments on it, and it didn’t chip! I took the pictures about three days into the manicure, it was much more glossy and shiny straight after the application and the next day.

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So to wrap it all up, I actually got this from QVC however I can’t seem to find the polish on their site. You can pick it up from any Nails Inc stockist or directly from their website here. The nail polish retails for £11. I have a feeling this duck egg colour is going to be very popular again this year, it seems to be appearing a lot in fashion forecasts for the summer. For those of you who love good deals like me I have great news. QVC have some amazing sets available with great savings like a mini 6 piece nail polish collection for under £15! I’ve had my eye on the Nails Inc Britannia Collection (below) since last summer and I think after I’ve uploaded this post it may accidentally find its way into my basket. You can view the huge range of Nails Inc products at QVC here and the great thing about QVC is that you can read all the reviews there too from customers, I spy a lot of 5 star reviews!

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That is it for today’s post, it’s super quick but I have a feeling this nail polish will be reappearing in a post real soon. This is only my first time playing around with the polish and I know I’ll keep returning to it. I may do a (neater) ombre look tutorial for you all so let me know if you would like to see that. So far, this is my favourite nail find of 2013! Hope the rest of your week goes as fast as the weekend did! Tanzina x

Valentine’s Nail: Matte About You

Happy Valentines! Yes, your not seeing things, this is the second post of the day. But as I was pampering myself up to go to the cinema (what! Moulin Rouge one of my all time favourites is in cinema for one day and you expect me to stay home?!) and painting my nails, I realised just how perfect my nails were for Valentine’s day and I couldn’t not write about it. The post had to happen today, Valentine’s day or just not happen at all.

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My nails are a gorgeous deep matte red, perfect for Valentine’s day. For some weird reason my matte topcoat didn’t make the tips of my nails as matte as the rest but I’m really not complaining at all because I honestly like the results. For my red, I used the gorgeous Filthy Gorgeous London nail polish in .. wait for it.. Valentine. Yes truly I am wearing Valentine on my nails for Valentine’s day and its a red, how much more perfect can it get. This colour looks gorgeous on, I love how it suits my skin tone, and at university I’ve already had compliments on the colour. This costs £9.00 and you can pick it up here.

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For my matte coat I used Essie Matte About You which is a really good matte coat but you have to make sure you really shake the bottle before application because it can act up and be a little funny and sometimes give a streaky matte finish which is highly annoying. But a good shake usually sorts that out. I love the look and feel of matte nails and I think that this is essential in my nail polish collection. This is £8.99 and you can find it here

That is it for my Valentine’s day nails, hope you’ve all been having a good day regardless of if your celebrating it or not and I hope you enjoyed today’s post. I am off to slip into something pretty and head out for Moulin Rouge, eek I’m so excited I know all the songs and I can’t wait to sing along to them all at the top of my voice. Will I have popcorn thrown at me? Probably. Do I care? Not at all. Moulin Rouge is made to be sang along to. Ah I adore how beautiful Nicole Kidman looks in it too, a true beauty. Tanzina x

NOTD & Review: Red

Red is my favourite colour currently to wear. Fact. I have bought gorgeous fitted red coat for the winter and I feel extremely glamorous the second I put it on, it’s just something about the colour that automatically attracts me. I’ve been wearing pops of red quite often whether it be on my nails or lips. Today’s post is about a nail polish I’ve really been enjoying

I introduce you to Estee Lauder’s Pure Colour nail polish in Pure Red. Pure Red really is the perfect name for it, it’s gorgeous and really is pure in colour in the sense that one coat gives you a pure wash of colour… I usually always need at least two coats with nail polishes however with this polish one was enough. I love how Estee Lauder refer to their nail polishes as nail lacquer, it seems much more glamorous than plain old polish. Overall the quality of the polish was really nice and smooth, almost buttery when applying. It’s lasted on my nails really well without chipping and I’m more than satisfied with it. This is definitely a colour that will be getting a lot of use, especially throughout this holiday month.

You can pick this up for £14.50, although I got it for 15% cheaper as Debenhams were having a beauty discount thingy at the time! Currently the Estee Lauder website are doing free delivery and two free samples, so  you might want to take a look at that here.
Until next time lovelies have a lovely day x 

Review & NOTD: Nail Art Nail Tattoos

Today’s post is featuring nails that I have been getting tons and tons of compliments on. I do tend to pretend I drew the birds on myself and waiting to see if the complimenter believes me. Surprisingly, so many people do! But no, no trick nail art here, just some amazing nail tattoos.

The Nail Tattoos by Nail Art are so easy to work with, you just stick them on, apply a topcoat and your ready to rock gorgeous nails. How pretty is the design I stuck on? It looks like the little birds are in flight I absolutely love them. I can’t really go on and on and write an essay on this product because there really isn’t much to say other than they are amazing. They lasted until I removed them, I was worried that they may un-stick or peel off however they remained intact. They are priced at a very reasonable £5.99 and you can buy them here and soon they should be hitting Boots.

On my nails I put on two coats of Essie Mint Candy Apple and a sparkly top coat on the tips. After making sure my nails were fully dried I stuck the cute little birdies on. I think this little pack of nail art would be perfect for cheap affordable Christmas pressies, actually it would be absolutely perfect as a stocking filler. Add a bottle of someone’s favourite nail polish and you’ve got a great present to gift!

Hope you enjoyed today’s post, it does feel super short and I miss rambling on and on. I know I definitely will be turning to this kit for quick pretty nail art when I’m in a rush and can’t recommend it enough. I hope they bring out coloured nail art soon, although I’m not really sure what colour I would like to see. It’s great that black works well with everything! Until next time, have a lovely day!

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