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posted by on Bourjois, Nails, Nails of the Day

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bourjoisdot_1There aren’t many beauty products which are genuinely worth getting excited about but this nifty nail art dotting tool from Bourjois is the flavour of the month (for me).

I’m last to the party of nail art designs so to get my hands on a tool that simplifies the skill is a pretty big deal. Bourjois has designed its own nail art dotting tool and in seconds you can add a twist to your manicure – no patience required either. You just dip the tool into a nail lacquer of your choice and dot away. The tool cleverly distributes the dots evenly too. No more trying to use the corner of a brush and being left with blobs!

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The tool has two different rounded ends so you can create all kinds of imaginative designs. I kept it very simple with an accent nail but now I’m confident to venture further and try something crazy.

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I used Bourjois’s brilliant 1 Seconde Nail Enamel polishes new shades In The Navy and Turquoise Block, which are a breeze to use with their fan-sized brush for precise application. These polishes never fail to deliver a perfect application every time plus the opacity and quality is superb, and ideal for nail art designs.

I love how Bourjois always goes that extra mile in creating fashionable beauty at affordable prices and this nail art dotting tool is no different at only £3.99. However it isn’t available at the usual outlets – you can only buy this on Amazon or ASOS. You can buy the 1 Seconde Nail Enamel polishes from the likes of Boots and Superdrug though. I believe the new shades will be available some time this month priced at £5.99 each.

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posted by on Me Me Me, Nails, Nails of the Day

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I realise nail polish reviews have been somewhat sparse on Just Nice Things and it’s because of two good reasons: the first was a major chop of the talons following a few splits and breakages, and the second was wearing a gel manicure for almost three weeks.

I apologise for the big hold-up but hopefully I can make up for the absence with not one but four different colours courtesy of my favourites MeMeMe, who have launched four new opulent shades for autumn and winter, which I was kindly sent to try.

These metallic polishes are on point with the current baroque and gothic luxe trends and are rich in formula but at affordable prices.

Inspiring, is an emerald green metallic. I have a weakness for green so this one jumped out at me straight away. (Click on the images to blow-up them up for a closer look.)

Seductive, as its name rightfully lives up to, is your classic wine colour.

The olive green Rebellious is another hot favourite of mine. I absolutely love this kind of shade too. You can see golden specks as it catches the light.

Finally Dignified is a frosty pink/lilac that looks much better out of the bottle.

The maxi brush ensures fool-proof application is neat, easy and quick but also keeps the polish looking rich without it dragging.

The formulas are very thick and opaque in one coat though Inspiring was slightly thin in comparison and needed two coats for full coverage. I didn’t paint a top coat as I prefer the finishing of the metallic polishes as they are. Overall I am impressed with how easy they are to apply and how superb they look. And they only cost £4.50 each.

Have you tried these polishes or any other shades by MeMeMe? If so, what do you think of them?

Available from www.mememecosmetics.co.uk and Superdrug stores.

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Once the idea of using a primer was unheard of. Now more brands have caught on it’s a staple part of wearing make-up and I am pleased to see the gap is closing tight.

Witch Anti-blemish Skin Clearing Primer works brilliantly  for smooth make-up application and protects the skin from spots aggravated by some cosmetics with its witch hazel extract. As good as high-end primers it’s also gentle enough for sensitive skin and it’s super good value for money too.

How it works is it preps the skin by mattifying and absorbing excess oils, providing a smooth, silky base for foundation or powder to set and last for longer. It can also be worn on its own. The primer has a pump-action dispensor so you only need as much as you will use. You just need to leave it for a minute or until the primer has dried before applying your foundation.

Witch is a much loved brand and this addition to their range is very much welcomed. Normally priced at £6.99 for 30ml, it is currently half price on Superdrug’s website for £3.49. If you’ve never tried a primer, this one is an ideal introduction and it won’t break the bank.

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