Sunday, 25 May 2014

Australis- Aqua

Hey guys, i hope you're all doing well. Today i have a swatch of Australis Aqua. I apologise for the photos, they kind of look foggy and not so clear. I don't know what happened. I will do another swatch of this polish but in the meantime here is Aqua.
I think the name is spot on with the colour. If you haven't used Australis polishes before what are you waiting for. They have one of the best formulas I've ever seen and used. They apply very easily and are completely streak free. I used 2 light coats here and i did notice it was a little sheer, so maybe i needed a 3rd coat.
I'm a huge sucker for blue polishes, in fact i have more blue polishes than any other colour and this definitely is a beautiful colour. As for drying time, it was great. It dried really well. So that is always a good thing. I am yet to find a bad thing to say about Australis polishes.
So do you like Australis polishes? What do you think of Australis Aqua?

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Sally Hansen- Mint Sorbet

So today i have another swatch. I've been eyeing this particular nail polish for ages. So i went out last week and bought it. This is Mint Sorbet by Sally Hansen.
I will admit that I've been loving the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polishes because they have great formula. This was also the case for Mint Sorbet. It was easy to use, applying was a breeze, great dry time and the consistency of the polish was awesome.
This whole manicure took about 7 minutes. If you've been following me for a little while, you'll know that i love my green nail polishes and the colour of this is amazing. It's already become a favourite of mine.
I also like the fact that the nail polish doesnt look streaky or messy on my nails, which can be a real eye sore. If you haven't tried this yet, give it a go.
What do you think about this colour? What is your opinion on Sally Hansen polishes?

Monday, 12 May 2014

Melodi Nail Art Sticker

Hey guys!!!! Today I'm going to be showing you guys the Nail Art Stickers from Melodi. These were sent to me for reviewing purposes by Born Pretty Store
These particular Nail Art Stickers can be found Here. Dont forget to use the Coupon Code CVBQ10 to get a discount.
So this is how the stickers look. You get 14 stickers, which vary in sizes.
I will admit that i am not good at applying Nail Art Stickers, but i think i did a decent job with these. I did apply topcoat to make them last longer.
I practically used all the small stickers because i have small nail beds but they fit quite well. I also liked the fact that they were not sticky, so if i made a mistake i could peel it off and apply again as long as i didn't cress or ruin them.
Here is a close up of my thumb so you can see how they look.
Overall I'm impressed. Most Nail Art Stickers no matter what brand only seem to last 3-7 days. This in particular lasted 5 days and then began showing wear and tear. I do recommend top coat to make them last longer
Everyone who say my nails couldn't tell i had nail stickers on. They asked me several times how i did my nails like this and some people even thought i had fake nails.
Applying was a breeze, I've had difficulties with nail stickers before but that wasnt the case with these.
So if you want to purchase these click here , or head over to the Born Pretty Store to look at there other nail art products. Don't forget to use the code CVBQ10 for a discount.
It took about 5-6 minutes to apply these. This is good if you are in a rush or you don't want to wait for your nail polish to dry. Definitely recommend these
This last picture shows you how they looked at the beginning of day 5. I had a shower on day 5 and they began to show wear and tear. They possibly could last longer because the wear and tear wasnt very noticeable. So keep that in mind.

What do you think?

These products were sent to me for reviewing purposes. In no way does it affect my review/opinion. Like always my reviews are 100% honest opinion

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Max Factor - Fantasy Fire

Hey guys, i know i haven't posted much later. I've been absent for a long time, and it is because I'm in Uni now which is taking up alot of my time. I will however try to post more often. Ok enough about that, you're all here to see swatches.
Today i have a swatch of Max Factor Fantasy Fire, which is a gorgeous polish. The polish seems to be a dark blue/purple base with red shine going through it. I'm bad at describing polishes so you'll just have to look at the pictures. The first few photos i forgot clean up, so please ignore that. I will say that the polish itself is sheer, and will require alot of coats before becoming opaque. Which is why I used China Glaze Calypso Blue underneath as the base. These two really go well together. So if you want this look, you both polishes but any dark blue polish will work nicely.
Just take a look at that bottle. It's so pretty, i was in awe when i first saw it in store.
I only needed to use one coat of Max Factor Fantasy fire because i used China Glaze Calypso Blue underneath and i used 2 coats of that however you only really need 1 coat.
If you are to use Fantasy Fire all on its own, which i don't really recommend you'll need several coats. With 5 coats it was still sheer. It is a small bottle so it will be used up before you know it. Using a base colour will help make the polish last longer. You can see with the combo i used that the polish on my nails doesn't look different then the bottle.
Here is what the polish looks like in a dark place. The red doesn't shine as much but is still noticeable and still very pretty.
What do you think? Does it look amazing? Is better better than a regular polish?
I hope you enjoyed this post. Ill talk to you guys later :)