Skip to main content

Let's Talk Polish

First an oldie:

'Quick Teal'

I officially don't like the thick formula or fat brush on Milani 'Quick Teal' but I love the colour. It really stood out against those leopard print shoes and was a welcomed change from the predictable red polish paring.

Trust Collins to expand their Sally Hansen line the moment after I said I have more than enough nail polish. The Complete Salon Manicure line is raved about on YouTube so you know I had to try it.

As seen in Collins

As seen in Collins

'All Fired Up'

I got 'All Fired Up' and while I wasn't blown away with the colour, the formula has the same 'self leveling' properties that Essie polishes do. This is a two coat formula, one if you're a Pro. To make the colour more appealing to me I used my Northern Lights Out The Door top coat. Listen, the fine holographic glitter in that will take any blah polish to Old Years Night ready.

Speaking of Essie:

'Bikini So Teeny'

This entire post was awaiting me using this. Many many thanks to Nikita of Beautiful & Unspolit for the hook up. Finally getting to use the infamous 'Bikini So Teeny' has made me realise two things: 1) Essie's formula has surely come a long way since this collection and, 2) I need to stop painting my nails at 3 a.m. This colour is a gorgeous cornflower blue but the formula is problematic.


I tried to walk away, but I remember someone saying on YouTube that 'Wintermint' was a dupe for a Deborah Lippmann polish. Then the Temptress Victoria told me the same thing. I couldn't resist. These Parfumerie polishes retain their scent after you put on top coat and even through numerous hand washings. Interesting. As with any nail polish line, I'd encourage you to get the ones you find most interesting.

Which leads me nicely into...

'Peace & Love & OPI'

From my February haul, you would have seen I picked up a couple rare ones. The photo above is doing this duo chrome beauty 'Peace & Love & OPI' no justice. I know I made the porn noises when I saw the colour shifts this polish has. Imma have to hide this one when Katrina comes over. She loves colours like this.

February haul

Something else I tried recently was 'Coin Flip' from the Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear line. I'm not a stranger to this range and I'm very intrigued to try more. Two coats yields full opacity or you could just use one as a topper on a solid colour. As a stand alone polish it just screams "GLAM".

'Coin Flip'

I did use two other polishes from that haul but I need to use them again to give a fair assessment. I've come to realise that while the Nail Tek II Intensive Therapy is great for my nail strength is doesn't play well with all coloured polish. In fact, the owner of Bio Beauty recently told me that with some polishes you can't use a base coat at all. You'll hear more about that in my CND Vinylux review.

Popular posts from this blog

Sunday Riley Good Genes versus Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

If you're an avid YouTube watcher you've probably heard about these products. Both brands blew up on the skincare seen in short order as expensive, but effective. If you're like me you quickly began to wonder: which is better? Short answer: it depends.

Long answer...

I've mentioned Good Genes a few times before on the blog. This 'all-in-one lactic acid treatment' is raved about by the likes of Stephanie Nicole and Caroline Hirons.

From the box: "Deeply exfoliates the dull surface of the skin for clarity, radiance, and younger-looking skin. Visibly brightens the appearance of age spots and discolorations. Instantly plumps the look of fine lines and wrinkles in 3 minutes*

*Clinically tested and proven to significantly improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in 3 minutes. Results obtained via profilometry analysis.

With Key Ingredients:

Purified Lactic Acid: One of the most hydrating Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), Lactic Acid exfoliates the surface layers of t…

My Low Buy Year

Hannah Louise Poston is a great resource if you want to analyse your spending habits and cut down on shopping.

Since watching her uploads, I've noticed it impacting other Beauty YouTubers I like:

Elle S Angelica Nyqvist
The beauty industry is really ovadoing it with the releases cause they realise consumers are just lapping it up. We really need to take stock of what we have and be more mindful of what we're purchasing.

Personally I'm at a point where not much excites me and I truly need to cut my eye at the people tings 😁 That and Auntie Mia wanna put VAT on online purchases 👀I dunno how we gine survive bout hey! Of course I still wanna support the local M.A.C counters and attend Beauty Tradeshows so I gotta be realistic. A low buy suits me just fine.

My rules, starting December 1, 2018:

no new concealer purchases  no new powder (loose or pressed) purchasesno new blush purchasesno new skincare purchases *wheeze*no new nail polish purchases *gasp*no new pencil eyeliner purch…