Friday, 26 April 2013

Glossybox April 2013

I wasn't going to order another Glossybox for a while as I am running low on money. However, when I saw this months 'Star Product' which was Essie I HAD to buy it! I thought for only £2 more to get 4 extra products other than the Essie I couldn't go wrong. This months box was also a special edition box as all the products inside were picked by Pearl Lowe. I'm glad I bought it, but I'm not as happy as I thought I would be...

Monday, 15 April 2013

NOTW 3: Ballet Slippers

Take 3 on my NOTW posts! This week I wanted to try out my Essie polish in 'Ballet Slippers' and in all honesty, I'm not too keen on it. I understand that it's meant to be sheer but I think it's much too sheer. This polish took 4 coats to become opaque on my nails and that took me quite a while to apply. On a better note however it did dry fairly quickly considering how many coats it needed. The only thing is, there was another down side because I only had this on for a day before it started chipping and peeling away. I only had to bend my nail slightly and you could see that it had started peeling away. I did try to forget it but unfortunately it kept on happening so I ended out ripping the loose bits off which looked even worse! (I'm not going to blame that on the polish though, haha, that's my own fussy fault!).
The colour however was beautiful (just a shame it was ruined by the formula!). It's a gorgeous pinky white and looks so pretty and feminine! I absolutely love the colour on my nails so I will probably will keep this in my collection (but not repurchasing) despite the formula.

Monday, 8 April 2013

NOTW 2: A Crewed Interest

So this is my second NOTW post and I think I'm going to keep these up! I love reading them so I hope other people do too! The colour I've got on my nails this week is Essie's 'A Crewed Interest' from their Spring collection 2012 (The 'Navigate Her' collection). I absolutely love this colour and think it's such a great colour for spring and summer. It's a beautiful peach colour that looks so pretty but subtle and the same time! It applies really easily and the formula is great! This amazing polish only took 2 coats to become opaque and dried really quickly. It lasted a really long time without chipping (there is one chip on my thumb nail but by the time I took this picture I'd had the colour on for about 4/5 days without any top coat; so I think it's ok to have one or two chips, haha!). I'm really happy with the formula of this polish and I've heard a lot of people complain about the formula of Essie but I think it' one of the best I've come across. All in all I love this polish and think it is definately worth a buy! This was £2.99 off a discount website and I will definately look for more because they're great quality!