Gorgeous Summer Nail Shades: A Cocktail of Coral…

Coral Nail Polish

From hot sassy pinks to punchy peach corals, there’s nothing that says ‘summer jolly hols’ more than a wash of vibrant girly shades to paint your claws with. Stepping out of spring and into summer colours seems such a naturally fun transition from pastels to bright eye catching shades but if a cocktail of corals sounds like your kinda nail flair then check out these stunning shades for the sunshine. Best of all they’re all under £5! *woo hoo*

Rimmel 313 Salon Pro Cocktail Passion

Rimmel Salon Pro 313 Cocktail Passion

“Up to 10 days chip resistant nail colour with gel shine finish! Including amazing shades created by Kate Moss. Includes our precision maxi brush for salon perfection! All the benefits of a professional salon manicure. Strengthening base coat, top coat and gel shine all in one. Ultra flexible Lycra formula; colour is shock proof, chip resistant and anti-fading. Long lasting for up to 10 days.”

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NYC Bubblegum Pink

NYC Bubblegum Pink

“Feel like showing off? Get ready for Broadway beauty that lasts all day and night! Our nail polish is a treasure trove of luxurious, deep, rich colour shades for maximum drama. So glamour, these hot shades will resist any daytime or night time city life. Don’t worry about your mani, start acting like a busy New York star. This formula delivers a glossy, high-shine finish that lasts for up to 10 days”

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NYC Quick Dry in Greenwich Village

NYC Quick Dry Greenwich Village

“At last, a manicure that moves at the speed of Manhattan. Feel the need for speed? Just paint and run. NYC’s In a New York Color Minute nail polish will bring your nails a beautiful mani from runway shows in less than 60 seconds. With its special flat brush, just dispenses the right amount of color, for perfect and ultra-fast application…even if you need to apply while heading across town in a taxi.”

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Avon Nailwear Pro in Seduce Me Strawberry

Avon Nailwear Pro Seduce Me Strawberry

“Nail enamel fortified with Dura-Plus Complex and acrylic gel for strength. 12 days of lasting colour, 10 days of shine and a nick-resistant finish. 10ml”

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NYC Expert Last in Permanent Pink

NYC Permanent Pink

“NYC Expert Last Nail Polish contains a unique UV Inhibitor to protect against colour fading. Also a blend of Iron and Calcium meant to give your nails a smooth, chip-resistant surface and to strengthen then by up to 50% in five days. The precision brush allows for expert application.”

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A Finishing Touch of Sparkle…

Crush On You 3d Texture Miss Sporty

If (like me) you’re partial to a sprinkling of subtle bling then why not consider a glittering top coat! I recently picked up this cute little Crush On You polish in Pink Bloom 65 from Miss Sporty for only £2.99. It gives the nails a subtle hint of glistening pink sunset with the teeny blush & gold sparkle. It also makes your polish that little bit more durable… and extra sassy if you ask me 😉

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Are you a fan of hot pinks and bright corals? What’s your favourite shade to wear in the summer months?  Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by for a chatter! Wishing y’all a fabulous weekend 🙂

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NYC Shine In A Minute ‘Prince Street’ Nail Polish…

Cadbury Purple Coloured Nails

There’s no denying it… purple is one of those lusted after colours that 99.9% of us have a weakness for. Regardless of whatever your favourite tone happens to be, purple has well earned its credentials as a show stopper amongst a wealth of individual styles. However, one of the most iconic shades of purple is undoubtedly ‘Cadbury’ purple. In fact, 4 years ago when I was the proud owner of my bridal boutique, it was BY FAR the most requested colour of bridesmaid dresses by brides both near & far. Of course it doesn’t surprise me; I mean, all you have to do is roll your eye balls over it to ignite a dose of swoon factor.

So when I spotted this amazing shade lurking rather sassily on the NYC stand in Superdrug, there was no question that it would end up straight in the shopping basket. Again I’m agast to find that I’ve harboured nothing like it previous in my collection. I’ve a multitude of bedazzling purple’s from lilac to plum, but the iconic Cadbury shade? No where to be found… I know, I know… #WhatTheFudge ?!

NYC Prince Street Nail Polish

So here it is in all it’s glory, the beautiful Prince Street from NYC. I must admit the name throws me a little, personally I’d wanna tie it in to the choccie bar… after all everyone recognises ‘that’ colour, but not one to dis someone’s creativity in nail polish naming we’ll not raise too much of an eyebrow.

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This luscious polish is actually part of the ‘Shine In A Minute’ collection, which (you guessed it) claims to dry in 60 seconds. Fast AND fabulous looking? Surely that can’t be?! Well, kind of… yes, the initial first coat dries in a minute but considering it’s a pretty weak colour when first applied you just know it’s going to take a good 3 coats to get it built up to the same consistency as the colour in the bottle; which I have to say is incredibly surprising considering the formula is relatively thick. In fact I’ve had much runnier polishes that are considerably more opaque on their first stroke. Bit of a baffler if truth be told. Naturally, the more coats applied the longer the drying time. Whatever you do don’t give this a go in a hurry… unless you’re secretly wishful for  a multitude of smudges and sticky nails.

NYC New York Color Prince Street Nail Polish

As for the Longevity, I’m impressed. At a mere £1.79 you really couldn’t grumble about this polish. The packaging is fun but chic, the consistency of the formula isn’t too runny, the shade is most certainly buildable, the finish has a healthy shine to it & it’s thee most beautiful colour. Having worn it for 4 full days I can safely say there’s no signs of chipping, however I would suggest adding a little clear top coat throughout the week to keep the colour looking fresh, shiny & vibrant.

NYC Shine In A Minute

All in all a superb buy for such a pocket friendly price. I’d definitely be happy to recommend to any purple polish purchaser!

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What’s your favourite shade of purple? Are you a Cadburys kinda gal or maybe you prefer softer tones? whatever your thoughts do let me know in the comments below. Wishing y’all a fabulous Friday & fun -filled weekend ahead!

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The Me Spree…

The Me Spree

 

Happy Monday Chums…

As last week was sprinkled with celebrations here at Confetti & Curves Head Quarters, I thought it was high time I treated myself to a few little beauty goodies. I know, I know, it’s not like I need any more cosmetic clutter but what girl can resist a few new items from an afternoon of retail therapy? And with most of these purchases coming highly recommended it would be ever so rude not to splurge for the sakes of beauty blogging – slightly lame excuse of course 😉

Fancy taking a peek into my shopping bag? Then get yourself comfy as we take a plunder through the purchases…

Claires Nail polish

As mama to a 10 year old girl who ADORES popping into Claire’s with her pocket money – I’m usually dragging behind observing racks of pink fluffy purses and cute cupcake key-rings. However on spotting a giant promo sign inviting shoppers to browse their collection of 3 for 2 nail polishes, my inner cosmetic craver couldn’t resist taking a nosy at the range. Of course as many of you already know I’m a sucker for blingy nails so when I was confronted with a sizeable stand filled with an array of gorgeous colours I couldn’t resist the splurge -regardless of age!

As you can see the three I opted for full on sparkle *hugs self with joy* – however the Claire’s range do have a selection of plain polishes for those who aren’t particularly keen on dressing their fingers like mini disco balls.

Fizzy – a rich rosy pink, there’s something about it reminds me of pretty tea cups and wild flowers. Gorgeous!

17098 – A deep lavender colour intermixed with pewter and olive shimmery tones. Fabulous for fall.

Forever Mine – An antique gold colour with a hint of pink. Very shabby chic.

All of the above were £2.50 each, however on the 3 for 2 offer I got all for £5. Not bad eh? I shall report back on how they fair with a review very soon ladies so keep your eyes peeled if you dig sparkly digits 😉

NYC cosmetics

Of course no shopping spree is complete without popping into Superdrug, and low and behold yet another tempting offer was thrust upon my purse-strings as NYC products were 3 for £5. I must admit NYC is one of those brands I don’t have a huge history with, however after recently reading a few rave reviews on their range I’ve been tempted to give them a go.

Expert Lip Colour in Madison Square – I’m forever drawn towards these blushing rose colours, I’m just keeping my fingers crossed this isn’t the gluey goopy type that I detest. Hopefully my First Impressions video on Wednesday will reveal non-sticky, happy lips!

Beautifying Blush Stick in Soho Pink – I’ve always been a fan of cream blushes, in fact one of my all time favourite is the Bourjois range – I just love their dewy freshness on my skin. This NYC blush stick looks right up my street, fingers crossed it’s a winner ladies!

NYC Eyeliner in Black – I’m super-fussy when it comes to liquid liners and it usually take a whole lotta curiosity to lure me away from my favourite Rimmel Professional Glam Eyes *happy sigh* However after being assured by my little sister that this NYC liquid liner was an essential tool in creating the perfect cat- eye Flick, I had to give it a go!

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Collection Lasting Perfection in No 2 Ivory – I’ve read a number of really positive reviews on this foundation lately, so as curiosity has gotten the better of me I’ve been itching to give it a whirl. At £4 it seems almost too good to be true.

MUA Undress Your Skin in Pink Shimmer – This is popping up in YouTube videos and make-up tutorials more frequently with the results seeming super impressive. Considering it’s up against my Sleek Face Form palette it has a lot to live up to… looking forward to seeing how this transpires.

eyebrow pencils

Although I’m quite a fan of the Soap & Glory Archery pencil and the Barry M Brow palette, I do like to keep a basic brow pencil for quickly tidying my brows on work days – you know, those lazy days where you just want them to look acceptable at the very least. The two I picked were Maybelline Master Shape in Soft Brown & the MUA Eyebrow Liner in Brunette (which I’ve tried and adored before)

Pearl Drops

Although I don’t really consider the colour of my smile to be too bad, I still think there’s always room for improvement! I just happened to spot a rather enticing promo offer on the Pearl Drops range from Tescos so I picked up the Hollywood Smile for a mere £2.50. According to the box my teeth with be 4 shades lighter in only 3 weeks, hmmm let’s see how this one pans out ladies.

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Thankfully there’s a handy little colour chart on the side of the box to keep track of the progress. I’m keeping hopeful I’ll be dazzling friends & family with my smile in less than a month… keep tuned for a full review in November.

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So there you have it, my mini stash of ‘Me Spree’ items. Have you treated yourself to any beauty goodies lately? Or have you tried and tested any of the above? Whatever your thoughts do let me know in the comments below! Wishing y’all a super week ahead…

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