November 25, 2014

#Blogmas

Since I'll have a lot more time on my hands during the month of December, I've decided to challenge myself to take on Blogmas(the oh so clever combination of the words Blog+Christmas for those of you who didn't know). It involves blogging every single day in December and mainly focuses on the build up to Christmas and all things festive. I figured it's the best way to get back into blogging after deleting the majority of my content and starting fresh. I can't wait to find others doing the same thing and to see if I can stay motivated and keep going for the entire month. Send me your links if you're taking on blogmas too!! 

*here's a couple of photos from last year to get you feeling festive*

 

November 19, 2014

Nail Varnish of the Month//November


I've always considered myself an 'Essie girl' and until recently I wouldn't touch any other brands because Essie is always so reliable. However, I wanted to try a bit of a risky shade and the thought of spending more than a couple of pounds on something I might only use once wasn't appealing. So, I did a bit of research and heard some good things about the Maybelline Colour Show collection. For £2.99 I couldn't not buy one.

The shade 'Wow Orange' was exactly what I was looking for and now is my go to colour. The formula, brush and pigmentation are the perfect combination. I used one coat over a base and it was completely opaque, not to mention really shiny and quick drying. The actual brush applicator is ideal for my nails too.

AND it lasted without chipping for 8 DAYS...8 FULL DAYS!!!!! This was on what I would call a bad hand week too where I had my nails in water for long periods of time etc. It is safe to say I was amazed. So, for £3 each (with a couple of nail effect shades for £4) I went back to super drug and bought a few more. It is looking pretty likely that I'll soon own the whole range!