Monday, 25 August 2014

Rouge Louboutin Nail Polish from Christian Louboutin

As a treat, I ordered the Christin Louboutin 'Rouge Louboutin' nail polish from the new Beaute Louboutin range which launched in August 2014 in the UK.

This polish was purchased from Selfridges website, as they are the official distributers in the UK.

I was not disappointed with my purchase!  Although more expensive that my usual nail polishes at £36 +delivery, the sheer look of the polish is totally worth it, and the polish I think is really very good.

The coverage from one coat alone would be absolutely fine for every day wear, and two coats give superb coverage.

Having looked at other manicures using this polish, I used a border style/outline style nail art in black to imitate the look from the sole of the shoes.  The black shown is using Chanel Black Satin, just to keep in with the designer theme!  I was going to do all hands, but I ran out of napping time with the baby!  I think I may add some crystals to the ring fingers when I do this manicure for a special occasion.

The brush took a little getting used to, but works like a pen and one you've done one or two nails, using it come naturally.  The only problem I had was with the cat trying to hit the brush out of my hand!!

When applied very thin, it can look a little pink, but thickened up, or with two coats this disappears completely.

I am very fortunate to own a couple of pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes, and this polish is really up my street, as I love the designer.  If you are not a fan of Louboutin shoes, you may not want to splurge the cash, but I am very pleased with my purchase and will look at other colours in the collection when they launch, what girl isn't up for some glamour?!

Two coats on nails with no top coat in indoor light.

Two coats shown under my daylight lamp 

Two coats with top coats under daylight lamp

Two coats with top coat under daylight lamp

Have you tried the nail polish yet? Or any other colours from the collection? What are your thoughts?

Claire x

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Purple Nails - Colour Me Crazy Challenge - Week 7

This weeks nails are purple!!

Reverse French / Moon Manicure design with flowers.  I have had so many compliments with this design, I will be using it with other colours!!

The colours used are:
OPI Funky Dunkey - dark putple
OPI Rumples Wigglin' - lilac
OPI DS Radiance - silver for highlight 
Essie Incognito - dark green

Why not take a look at some other great purple nails?! 

Claire x

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Hi Guys,

I have had a lot of messages asking me where I am based, so I thought I would answer you all in one post :) !

I have a salon in Borehamwood, and will travel for private clients, session work and any nail need both within the UK and Internationally.

For more information, please take a look at my Facebook page for contact details, and the prices for private clients.

I look forward to working with you!

Claire x

Monday, 11 August 2014

Pink Nails - Colour Me Crazy Challenge - Week 6

To quote Aerosmith:

"Pink it's my new obsession 
Pink it's not even a question, 
Pink on the lips of your lover, 'cause 
Pink is the love you discover "

This week in the Colour Me Crazy Challenge is Pink!

I have used OPI GelColor in Strawberry Margarita.  The Pearl and Black colours are Additives from CND.  The chevron at the top of the nail was created using vinyl Stickers from She Sells Sea Shells.

The additives are great for added effects and pops of colour as they adhere to the inhibition layer (sticky layer) on gel nails.  Just buff them in, top coat, and away you go.  They do not interact with the wear of the gel and you will get your usual 2-3 weeks having used them.

Here is a quick 'How To':

1. Apply base and 2 coats of gel, curing each coat for the required amount of time.

2. If the design requires accurate shapes and straight line, apply your tape/stickers

3. Buff in the additive (a little goes a VERY long way) and remover the stickers/tape.  The brush used here is a sable gel brush, any nail art brush will do.

4. Apply additional colours if required, either free hand or with stickers/tape.  To avoid colour crossover, you may want to top coat in between colours.  For this look I have not.

5. Top coat and cure.

Have you used CND Additives?  What are your thoughts on them?

For more Colour Me Crazy Pink Nails, please follow the link below - some great other nail bloggers!

Hope you have a great week!

Claire x

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Lipstick Queen 'Hello Sailor' Review

I have been eyeing up Lipstick Queen's 'Hello Sailor' which is a balm like lip stick in blue.  I decided to take the plunge whilst shopping on Cult Beauty

The idea works on the colour wheel, where by pink and blue are on opposite sides.  This means that the blue on bunk lips turns a lovely berry colour.

This does not look blue on lips, it is a lovely hint of colour that lasts for a a few hours.  I find the impact looks best after 15 minutes of application.

The constancy is similar to a lip balm, slightly tackier.  It tingles on the lips slightly, similar in feel to using a mint lip balm.

It claims that it will also make teeth look whiter.  I cannot comment on this, as I can't really tell, but no harm if it does help, no one wants teeth to look discoloured!

Hello Sailor is different many of the other Lipstick Queen Products I own, but is a nice addition to my collection.  The most similar product to it, that I own would be the Chinatown Lipgloss Pencil in Mystery, however this is already a berry colour.

Have you tried this product?  What are your thoughts?

Claire x

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Blue Nails - Colour Me Crazy Challenge - Week 5

For this weeks blue challenge, I've gone for schools days nails.

Who remembers 'kiss/chase', netbalks lessons, learning the ABC and of course the endless noughts & crosses across our workbooks!

The blue is from Illamasqua and the colour is Force. A great nail polish, highly pigmented, long wear. This is shown without top coat.

The details have been done with acrylic paints and a small nail art brush.

Below are the links to some other great bloggers taking part in the challenge.  Do take a look!

Claire x

Friday, 1 August 2014

OPI Cajun Shrimp

The more I use it, the more I'm loving the OPI GelColor. Easy and quick to apply (even faster than shellac with the LED lamp). Super shiny, long lasting, easy to remove, I could go on and on.

Another advantage is the treatment time. My client last night for fingers and toes was within an hour!! 

The colour used was Cajun Shrimp. A lovely slightly darker coral. It's not red, nor orange. It matches everything and looks super for the summer!

Have you friend OPI GelColor?

Enjoy the weekend! Xx