NOTD still experimenting with tape!

Hello beauties! I hope you’re all well. So I’m still experimenting with tape at the moment. And by tape I mean your usual sellotape! I’m still waiting for my actual nail art tape to come in the post. Hopefully it will be here soon, as in getting rather impatient!

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Yes I’m still loving my OPI silver! I started off with Azature Lilac Diamond Nail Polish which is amazing. It dries so quickly which is good when you need to use tape. It stays so shiny too. After it had dried I covered half of my nail diagonally with tape and painted over with OPI Turn On The Haute Light which I’m sure to all know from my previous NOTD posts is a great polish for nail art. It’s so opaque so you don’t need multiple coats which causes stepping. I then went over the overlap with my black nail pen from my Seventeen Nail Clash Collection. I am loving using tape… Just need my actual stripping tape to come so I can do more interesting nail art!

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NOTD: Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Hello beauties! I hope you’re all well. I have a tooth ache at the moment which is highly annoying! Nothing I hate more then a tooth ache, and I always seem to have them, but the dentist says there is nothing wrong with my teeth.. Anyway.. Back to my nails of the day!

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I am obsessed with this OPI Turn On The Haute. It’s such an amazing polish for nail art. Again, I’m still enjoying using tape for nail art. It’s just normal sellotape I’m using at the moment cut up, but I have some actual nail art tape that’s a lot thinner that I will be experimenting with soon. The other shade I have is Headline Colours Nail Polish which I absolutely love too. It reminds me of tiffany boxes. It dries so quickly and it’s such a vivid colour. It dries very quickly, and only requires one coat for a completely opaque coverage. The nail art pen is from my Seventeen Nail Clash Collection I got in my Boots Sale Haul. I’m loving these nails at the moment! I’m really enjoying experimenting more. Can anyone recommend some other things to try? Link me to your posts if you have done any cool nail art!

NOTD: OPI Turn On The Haute Light

This is the start of my more scheduled life of blogging! I’m gonna be posting a Nails of the Day every Sunday from now on.

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My first ever NOTD is gonna be OPIs Turn On The Haute Light which is received in my November Birchbox. I’ve really been loving this over the Christmas period. This picture was taken after just one application. How good is that! I think this would be great to use with some nail art with it being so pigmented. It’s a lovely shimmering silver that really stands out. I love how the light catches it too. OPI always knocks out great formulated varnishes that are easy to keep control of and their brushes are always the perfect size. The drying time is really good too. Since you only need one coat for a full coverage, it’s an ideal go to varnish if you don’t have time to wait around for your nails to dry.

What nail varnish are you wearing today? Let me know!

November Birchbox First Impressions

Hello beauties! Sorry I haven’t posted for a while, I’ve spent a long weekend in London watching the tennis and doing a bit of shopping! Nothing for myself unfortunately..

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I reviewed my Birchbox early last week. This month’s box is inspired by the month of November. The month of fireworks, bonfires, (for us British folk it was bonfire night!) snuggly nights in and generally just wrapping up and staying warm at home. This box was made up so you can have a cosy night in with these specially chosen beauty products.

OPI Turn On The Haute Light Nail Polish

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Part of their limited edition Coca Cola collection, this shimmery silver is party perfect.

I was very happy to see this. OPI is a great brand, and it’s a full sized product too worth £11.95! I’ve made most of my money back from just this product. This shade is perfect for Christmas, I’m excited to try it out!

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle Leave in Conditioner

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Hair woes be gone! This wonder spray detangles, minimises frizz, safeguards colour and adds shine.

I love receiving anything to use on my hair. Because I have so much hair, it’s  nightmare when it gets tangled up, and if it safeguards colour and adds shine… And minimises frizz… I think I’m gonna like this! It’s a sample size around 20/25ml (it doesn’t say exactly on the bottle) full size is worth £14 at 236ml.

Lord & Berry Mini Bronzer, Sienna

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Super fine, matte, bronzing pigments create a healthy glow for a burst of radiance (without the tell tale shimmer)

I really hate receiving Bronzer products. Being pale I don’t get much use out of them, and I’m not that into fake tan. This will probably be given to a friend.

English Laundry Signature For Her

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Inspired by classic country gardens thus charming scent melds rosy floral top notes with hints of musk.

I always lose to get perfume samples. I always seem to stick to the perfume I know so it’s nice to try some I wouldn’t usually try. It’s a lovely musky smell which is lovely for the winter.

Dr. Jart + V7 Turnover Booster

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A lightweight gel serum that soothes and moisturises for a superboost of supreme radiance.

This just made my Birchbox! I always moan about receiving tiny tiny samples of skincare products, and look at this! It’s a full sized 50ml bottle worth a wopping £32! Birchbox is really stepping it up lately! So happy with both my full sized items.

Lifestyle – Drinkwel

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Not your typical multivitamins, these veggie friendly capsules are loaded with all the good stuff needed to help you recover from a night out in the tiles.

I could have done with these in London to be honest! Maybe I’ll save them for after my works Christmas party!

So that’s my box this month! I’m so happy with it, Birchbox has really gone all out with this one. Just makes me wonder what Glossybox has to offer now! I’m pretty sure it’s not gonna beat this… Reviews will be up soon when I’ve had a chance to use them!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Birchbox, use my referral link and each of our accounts will be credited with £5 to use in the birchbox shop!

What did you get in your Birchbox this month? Let me know!

Review: OPI Nail Polish Nagellack

Good morning ladies! So I received this in my June Birchbox. I always love receiving nail polishes, especially brands like OPI. The shade I received is called Nagellack. It’s a pink with a hint of red glitter based polish. I usually stay away from glitter based polishes because they are a nightmare to get off! But I thought I would try this out anyway out of curiosity.

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Review
This was a small sample of this Polish so the brush was smaller then usual which didn’t help with application, but the formula of the Polish being so pigmented did help. I could only assume that with the full size product the brush would be bigger. My nails only needed two coats to get a full opaque coverage. Dried so quickly too which is always good for me because I’m so impatient. They have lasted a week too! Only chipped on one nail, but that nail is a bit damaged so I’m putting it down to that. It isn’t gritty too the glitter. I find some glitter based polishes are rough but this is quite smooth on your nail.

Conclusion
You get what you pay for with this Polish. For 11.95 for a full size I think is pretty good. It lasts long, only needs two coats so will last longer and the formula is great that dries quickly. Id definitely buy a full size of this. But that’s because I’m already a fan of this brand.

Did you receive an OPI polish in your birchbox? What did you think of it? Do you love the brand anyway? Or do you have your favourite? Let me know!