Leanne of Do Not Refreeze is all over glitter polishes like a tramp on chips. I, on the other hand, don’t indulge in them much because they are horrendous to take off (I don’t have the patience to cocoon my nails in cotton pads and seal with tin foil). However, Essie has lured me back in with their latest collection of glitter top coats and this sparkling number has stayed on my nails for a week with little chipping. Honestly, I haven’t stopped admiring the paint work.
A mesmerising multi-dimensional top coat, Set in Stones is made up of hectagonal shapes and a varying degree of smaller glitter speckles. It’s not too much for a glitter fiend like myself to tolerate and doesn’t look tacky.
I layered this on top of the blackest of black polishes, A England’s Lancelot. The combination has got a lot of attention and admiration from many folks. It reminds me of those sparkly bathroom or kitchen floor tiles Helen’s always lusting after or perhaps a shattered disco ball.
Durability is superb. As I mentioned, I kept this on for a week and of course Essie polishes are free from DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde.
What do you think of this gem?
Naked 3 is almost here (and if you’ve ordered online from House of Fraser, then you may well have the palette already). Well Urban Decay also has two new nail polishes to coincide with the arrival of Naked 3: the dark aubergine Blackheart and the shimmery sea-green beauty with speckles of gold and silver that is Zodiac, which is what I’m sporting above.
I’ll cut straight to the chase here: the bottle alone is a sight to lust after. It’s a slick and shiny chrome handle with a skull on top and Urban Decay’s name branded down the side. I love how feel of their lipstick packaging and the polishes are in line with those.
Urban Decay’s formula is naturally free of the nasties: Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor. It’s also lusciously opaque and easy to apply.
Both polishes are available for only a limited period only at £10 each and launch on the same day as Naked 3 is in the shops (that’s 16th December).
Now that we are in the last month of 2013, it’s deemed acceptable to put up the Christmas decorations. This also means sorting out the dreaded task of shopping for presents. One place which has it covered is Harrods’ Urban Retreat Beautique.
The luxury online beauty destination has a fantastic offer on at the moment: spend £150 on gifts for loved ones and bag yourself 11 high-end beauty products worth over £110. These include some classic favourites as well as new cult additions. Imagine NARS, Laura Mercier, Delarom and Pureology (amongst others) in one bag. It’s a beauty pick’n mix and a great way to sample new products.
The travel sizes will cover you more than adequately for a trip away. In fact I will be packing mine for my two weekend breaks coming up.
You can only get this exclusive gift set when you purchase from Urban Retreat Beautique online but hurry as stocks are limited.