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OPI Infinite Shine
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OPI Infinite Shine Swatch & Review

OPI Infinite Shine

Since trying the Barry M Sunset polishes I’ve been keen to try something with the same aim from another brand. OPI’s Infinite Shine uses a 3 step system for a high-shine creme finish that lasts for up to 10 days (apparently). Like the Barry M’s it can be removed with normal remover, and provides high-shine long wear colour, but the difference is that OPI uses a specific primer base coat whereas Barry M make no mention of a base coat. You all know my feelings about applying colour straight to the nail – don’t do it! So I’m pleased to be trying one that includes both the top and base coat.

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Rimmel 60 second super shine
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ALL THE RIMMEL SWATCHES!

Rimmel 60 second super shine

I say ‘all’, but it is very nearly all of the Rimmel nail polish range. Rimmel recently sent their bloggers an epic pack that contains all of their colours (bar about 5 missing shades) including new Rita Ora summer colours and all of their standard line re-released in the new bottles with their new 60 Seconds Super Shine 3-in-1 Nail Colour Technology – try saying that when you’re drunk!

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Posted in: Barry M / Blue / Gel Effect / Nude / Pink / Red / Teal
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Barry M Sunset Collection

Barry M’s new Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint and Topcoat aim to deliver the look and resilience of pro salon gel nails without the need for a UV lamp. Releases like this are interesting because they bring long wear to a more affordable level. First up there’s a tonne of pictures…

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Posted in: Barry M / Blue / Gel Effect / Nude / Pink / Red / Teal
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Pretty Serious Stop, Collaborate and Listen collection - MY Polly Polish Collaboration 'Iktsuarpok'
Posted in: Collaboration / Flecks / Grey / Pretty Serious
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Introducing my Pretty Serious collaboration polish: “Iktsuarpok”

Pretty Serious Stop, Collaborate and Listen collection - MY Polly Polish Collaboration 'Iktsuarpok'

Good things come to those who wait, and this one was worth the wait! It’s been about two years in the making, plus two visits to Kaz and Ben of Pretty Serious Cosmetics in Australia (that’s not an essential part of working on a collaboration shade I’ll grant you, but it was as good an excuse as any to visit friends) but ‘iktsuarpok’ is finally here. I hope you all love it as much as I do!

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Posted in: Collaboration / Flecks / Grey / Pretty Serious
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To sell or not to sell – Sample Etiquette

You might have noticed that I recently added a lot of polishes to my blog sale, and doing this always seems to bring up the much debated issue of selling (or not selling) samples. By samples I mean any polish (or indeed other saleable items) that has been sent to a blogger by a company or a PR agency, regardless of whether a review has been promised in return for said products. I thought it was about time I put my two pence into the debate, because I don’t think it’s as cut and dry as “do” or “don’t”.

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Powder Perfect Lower Kingdom
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Powder Perfect Egyptology Part one – The Lower Kingdom

Powder Perfect Lower Kingdom

This collection makes for one hell of a sparkly post! This is part one of Powder Perfect’s Egyptology series – The Lower Kingdom – a set of five super sparkly glitters.

You can read more about Jacinta’s inspiration for the collection here, and I’ll never get bored of saying how much I admire her sources of inspiration that go way beyond over-done pop culture, but I’ll crack on with the sparkly pictures now!

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Posted in: Black / Blue / Glitter / Holographic Glitter / Powder Perfect / Purple / Red
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River Island tutorial - Sugar Crush sweet donut nails
Posted in: Barry M / Nail art / River Island
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Sugar Crush nail art tutorial with River Island

River Island tutorial - Sugar Crush sweet donut nails

I’ve got a nail art tutorial today for a spring fashion trend, in collaboration with River Island and three other brilliant UK nail bloggers (Ave, Alice, Jenny and Allie) who are each showing a different theme chosen by River Island to represent their upcoming collections.

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Spell Polish
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Spell Polish ‘Dark Horse’, ‘Dwelling In Cliffs’ and ‘Toe of Frog’

Spell Polish

I’ve got a few more Spell Polishes to share today. I had the choice for these samples and rather than get some from the same collection I decided to just pick the ones that made my heart sing the most, and these three really are stunners

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