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NOTD: Max Factor Glossfinity Pink Whisper

I'm currently working my way through whatever new shades of pink I can find that don't fall into the traditional baby/fuchsia shades that I've always gone for.  Pink Whisper from Max Factor's Glossfinity range is the perfect anti-pink pink as it's muted, very nude leaning and extremely easy to wear.  It's one of those shades that will go with anything and it's also ideal for anyone interested in trying the nude nails trend but doesn't fancy goin[...]

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NOTD: Boots No7 Pink Blossom

As promised, here's a NOTD featuring Boots No7 Pink Blossom from their newly launched Spring collection, more of which you can read about in my intro post here. Pink Blossom is a lovely shade of pink that stays on the safe side of baby pink, so it isn't too girly or sweet, rather it's a happy medium between baby pink and rose pink.  It's a very easy to wear shade as it's quite muted and almost leans a little nude in certain lights. I'[...]

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NOTD: Ciate Paint Pot in Raspberry Collins

I really do love the design and presentation of Ciate Paint Pots as they're just so incredibly pretty.  There's something charmingly delicate about the slender and elongated brush handle, plus the final touch of the dinky little bow really makes them feel like girly indulgence. Raspberry Collins was included in my February Glossybox of which you can read my thoughts here.  Including the word 'raspberry' in the shade name is either reasona[...]

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NOTD: Nars Guy Bourdin Union Libre

Everyone is going a bit loopy for the Guy Bourdin inspired collection from Nars and quite rightly too, as it's a gorgeous edit of stunning shades to brighten the dullest of winter days...and nothing embodies that impact more than this polish shade.  Nars Union Libre is a limited edition shade (sadly) of a beautiful, floral pink which is described as Blossom Pink. Blossom Pink is quite accurate; it's a blue-toned fuchsia that's fantasticall[...]

NOTD: Nails Inc Gel Effect Kensington High Street

Erm...so I haven't been able to paint my own nails for quite some time; firstly due to morning sickness, then because my home was being decorated and it was impossible to find anything, so the consequence being that I seem to have lost the ability to paint neat nails, hence the tardy application in these pictures.  Sorry about that! Anyway...I knew I'd love Kensington High Street as it appeals to my desire to have vampy, red nails on the odd o[...]

NOTD: Nails Inc Mali-Woo-Woo

To celebrate the arrival of the Malibutique (a tour of a popup pampering shop courtesy of Malibu - more info here), Malibu Rum collaborated with Nails Inc to create a bespoke shade, aptly named Mali-Woo-Woo which is what I'm currently wearing and enjoying as a wonderfully bright shade to compliment our equally bright weather! Mali-Woo-Woo is a pretty standard fuschia shade that isn't going to break any ground with new colour creation, but is a[...]

NOTD: Orly Gorgeous

I have another varnish to show you and it's an absolute beaut that goes by the name of Orly Gorgeous.  I had the same issue with this as I did with Melodious Utopia in that it looks quite different in the bottle to how it does on the nails. I was expecting a heavily blue-leaning, murky, metallic purple shade, but instead I was greeted with this glorious magenta that I absolutely love; in this case it proves that you shouldn't judge a book by i[...]

NOTD: Orly Melodious Utopia

Lots of apologies to start off with! Firstly, sorry I've been out of the loop for the past few days; unfortunately my pregnancy is still proving quite tricky and I decided to stop beating myself up about my lack of achievements and instead just chill out and watch Netflix for a bit until I felt better.  Not quite there yet but definitely getting there! Second apology is regarding the pictures in this post as I did my nails then had camera issues[...]

Models Own Ice Neon: Bubblegum and Pukka Purple Swatched

Here we have some swatches of two shades from the Models Own Ice Neon collection: Bubblegum and Pukka Purple.  It's currently 2am and I'm running very behind on prep for my weekend away that starts tomorrow, but I HAD to have these on my nails before the weekend started.  Therefore I'm apologising in advance for my tardy application. Both shades are everything I hoped for, and I keep going back and forth with regards to which is my favour[...]

NOTD: Bourjois Purple Fiction

Bourjois released a beaut of a winter collection called Aristoclash, which focused on murky greys, deep violets and purples.  The So Laque nail polish in Purple Fiction* focuses on the latter shades and is a moody, vampy take on navy-toned purple. Purple Fiction is definitely a purple with blue leanings, although annoyingly my camera has picked up on more blue than is actually present.  It's a really deep shade that looks almost black in cert[...]

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NOTD: Boots No7 Tip Toes

As promised, her's a NOTD featuring the key nail shade from No7's spring capsule collection, Tip Toes*. Tip Toes is a slightly pink/peach variation of nude shot through with a subtle hint of silver shimmer.  The shimmer isn't in your face at all, and just keeps the colour alive and stops it looking flat as a lot of beiges and nudes can appear. This is two coats with a base coat and a top coat.  It's easy to apply; it went streaky on[...]