Wednesday, 10 July 2013

It's all about the gloss!

The classic glossy clear nails teamed with stacked black diamond knuckle rings at Chanel Fall 2013 Couture in Paris last week were so frenchy' so chic' and it made me want to take off my glittery baby blue nail polish as as soon as I saw it.
As much as I cannot resist glitter polish and poppy bright nails sometimes a simple look can have just as much impact. The key is to give yourself a good manicure and I mean the works; trim your cuticles, buff & file and apply a generous amount of hand cream.  
Top Coats are so hit and miss, some apply well and you think you are onto a winner and then end up chipping within 24-hours. Here are a few which has past my rigorous testing routines:

Butter London -  Hardwear Top Coat $24.95
P.D.Q stands for Pretty Darn Quick and thats definitely how fast this polish dries, it is also free of Formaldehyde, Toulene & DBP and safe for pregnant women to use.
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Kester Black - Base and Top Coat $17.00
With my hand on my heart I tell you - KESTER BLACK IS SO FRICKIN' AMAZIN! 
The colour ranges are somethin' like a phenomenon - especially the glitters. This top and base coat is 100% vegan friendly & cruelty free! Also free of the five nail polish nasties DBP, Toulene, Formaldehyde, Camphor & Formaldehyde Resin - so totally safe to use if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
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Orly - Won't Chip $10.95
I was at an Orly PR event a couple of months ago, they we doing manicures with their new range of colours for Beauty Bloggers. Unfortunately I didn't partake because I had painted my nails the night before with Revlon- Ruby and used the Orly Won't Chip Top Coat. The girls at Orly all commented about how glossy my nails were and asked what I used - which proves the best PR is a good product!
Won't Chip gives the illusion of gel nails applying thick leaving nails ultra glossy.
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Revlon ColourStay - Top Coat $16.95
If you have a problem with your nail polish chipping after a day or so then I would recommend you trying out the Revlon ColourStay Top Coat, it makes my notoriously bad Chanel polishes stay put without chipping for at least 3 days. It's quite pricey but totally worth it, I have never had a bottle dry up or clump using it right to the end.
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1 comment:

  1. Hi great post! I've recently been loving Kester Black polishes and was wondering how well the Base and Top coat works? Is it good as a base coat too? Thanks so much :)


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