Sunday, 31 July 2011

Illamasqua Force Nail Polish

Hi Guys,

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend, I am enjoying a nice glass of Pimms whilst writing this - apologies for any typos!!!

I have tried out the Illamasqua Force colour nail polish today - I have been wanting to try out this UK based brand for quite sometime and finally managed to get my hands on some this week.  This colour force (wonderful electric/royal blue) is in the summer shop at Illamasqua for £9.45 - and this is a great price for what I think is a great polish!  I love their eyeliners and face powders too - well worth looking into their products.

The lacquer is thicker than I am used to (i mainly use Essie & OPI). It is highly pigmented for great colour.  You get good coverage in one coat which is great should you be in a rush and is completely opaque in 2 coats.  The brush is thinner that OPI's and thicker that Essie, it is also quite long which took a little getting used to.  Overall easy to use and great coverage.

I will let you know how well it wears!

Claire xxx

Force Colour Illamasqua Lacquer

One coat of lacquer 

2 coats inside

2 coats in daylight

Illamasqua Force Polish - 2 coats in daylight/sunlight
Thanks for reading xxx

Friday, 29 July 2011

Weekly Blog Round up!

Check out these great bloggers updates!
Have a super weekend!
Claire xxx

Grace designed some yummy candy striped nails
Sharon is having a giveaway to celebrate her blog birthday
Nicky tested out OPI it’s my year for their new collection
Ladyluck is also celebrating her blog birthday with a giveaway!
Sarah created a movie buff manicure and demonstrated some SdP plates
Theresa showed us the amazing new Gelish Aurora collection
Stacie played with some holographic paint flakes from ebay

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

OPI DS Radiance - NOTD

Hey Guys!
Hope you are all having a good week - just thought I would do a quick update with my silver nails using OPI DS Radiance! This is a great silver with fantastic coverage and shine! I wore it on a night out with a little black dress and red lipstick - great polish and so shiny!!!

Have you tried the OPI Designer Series range? I have not tried any of the others yet - but really think i might have to get me hands on some!!

Claire xxx

I used chip skip, nail envy, ridge filler base coat, 2 coats lacquer and top coat with my rapid dry spray and drip dry as I was in a hurry!

This is one coat

this is with 2 coats

with top coat!
Thanks for reading! 


Friday, 22 July 2011

Weekly Blog Round Up!!!


Check out this weeks blog round up - there are some great ideas this week! Why not try them out?!
Have a super weekend, 
Claire xxx

Claire used craft glitter and shellac to make a gorgeous pedicure

Ladyluck swatched a rare polish with cute holographic stars and moons in it

Stacie create an illustration inspired cupcake manicure

Sharon swatched the amazing Glitter Gal black holographic

Grace shows us how to do it like a pro!

Emily created a WAH nails inspired look (welcome back em! XD)