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Last year Helen showcased her collection of A-England polishes. If you need reminding, look here. I took one look and keeled over in excitement. How gorgeous are these polishes? I had to get my hands on a couple, so er, I did. These kind of polishes are meant to be worn in the sunshine.
Here’s the Cadbury-purple Avalon and (my favourite) Saint George. Marvel at them!
A-England polishes cost £9 and can be purchased directly from their website.
You may have picked up on the beauty grape vine about Clinique’s latest range of nail polishes. Safe to use for those with sensitive skins and allergy tested, the formula created helps reduce the chances that eyes will burn, itch or water with contact. Fancy!
While I’m very fortunate to not encounter difficulties with beauty products including allergies, I appreciate many aren’t in this position. At the best of times nail polishes have a scent – or odour? – that stings the nostrils (along the lines of the cologne Sex Panther, I would imagine…).
Clinique’s super-duper collection will be a welcome relief to those seeking polishes to adorn their talons without irritation. There are 14 shades to choose from including two limited edition numbers, of which I had to share one with you – Strappy Sandals. Smooth to apply and quick to dry, there is absolutely no streaking with this metallic polish.
The silver intergalactic looking lacquer will stand out on tanned fingers and toes whether you’re home or on holiday. Clinique’s polishes retail at £12. By the way, please don’t moan about having a scorching summer because we never got one last year (and I like taking the roof down of my car every day).
This September will see the arrival of supermarket Sainsbury’s make-up range, the chic-titled Boutique. The last of the food chain giants to bring out their own cosmetics collection, like its rivals Sainbury’s is set to compete on price and quality, and having previewed the products they are going to be launching in a couple of months, the verdict is pretty damn good.
Apart from lip glosses, eyeshadows and lipsticks, there are (not surprisingly) nail polishes, and I’ve been trying out a couple of shades. The vampish plum above is called Under The Thumb and the one below is Devil And The Deep Blue Sea – truly the inkiest blue I’ve seen.
Thick to apply and opaque in one coat, I opted for a double layer to ensure an intense finish. I slapped on a coat of Seche Vite and amazingly, the polish didn’t shrink. These shades are lusciously glossy and clearly a lot of effort has gone into creating these because just the packaging alone is worth a mention.
I’m not sure of the prices but I hazard a guess they will be a few pounds so cheap and cheerful yet bang on with quality.
What do you think? Are you curious to give Sainsbury’s new make-up range a try?