Maybelline (Bleached Neons) Tropink over Essence Wild White Ways

Hi everyone! :)

I was so excited to try the Maybelline Bleached Neons, (I live for neon and glitter!), and this colour did not disappoint.

First of all; it was actually neon, unlike a lot of polishes that advertise themselves to be neon, and then just aren’t. Don’t say you’re neon if you’re not neon! It’s false advertisement! (Am I getting too shouty? I get a bit shouty about non-neon neons).

Secondly, it was a gorgeous colour. It sat in-between pink and coral, neither one nor the other, just sat there, being pretty. I loved it and I keep picking it to wear over my other neons just because the colour is a bit different, a bit less obvious and really girly. (You know, compared to the traffic cone orange neon and the highlighter yellow neon).

However, it is necessary to wear this polish over a white base. I used Essence Wild White Ways, which has a great formula and coverage. If you are shopping for a white polish, I’d highly recommend this one. I went out and bought a few backups because it’s so hard to find a good white.

Maybelline Tropink (Bleached Neons) over Essence Wild White Ways

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Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel xoxo

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

Hi :)

Sinful Colors Cream Pink looks dark pink in the bottle but when you put it on your nails, it’s actually a light, neon pink! When I put it on, it dried slightly matte, and I thought maybe it was meant to be a matte polish, like Savage, but when I walked by the window I realised it was neon!

It’s not eye searingly bright, it’s a little neon, a baby neon. If you think neon is too much for you but you want to dip your toe in the neon water, then this might be perfect for you. It also has beautiful gold shimmer. This would be perfect with a tan and it was so pretty that I wore it alone.

Sinful Colors Cream Pink:

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You can just about see the gold shimmer in the bottle:

363.2 Sinful Colors Cream Pink

 

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

Ciate Candy Cane

Hi :)

I got one of those Ciate Tree Trinkets for Christmas. It’s a lovely little gift. It’s a clear plastic bauble that you can hang on the Christmas tree and it has a mini nail polish inside. It’s made for polish lovers right?

Except that Ciate apparently stole a nail polish blogger’s original idea. Then sold it as their own and sent legal paperwork to the bloggers who created or used the nail idea which ordered them to stop posting said nail idea, because it now belonged to Ciate. You can read more about it here, here and here, if you’re interested in the details. :/

There was a widespread boycott of all Ciate products because of this. I have enjoyed a few free mini polishes that were given away with magazines but I never purchased one because they really went too far.

This all happened long before I was a blogger, and although I have very few original ideas, (damn you Pinterest!), if I did have one then I would be reeeeallly upset to have a huge nail polish company take it and order me to stop doing it! and then make a huge profit off my idea!

So I love my gift and the polish is really pretty but I just can’t purchase any Ciate products. They just went. too. far.

Ciate Candy Cane:

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Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

Orly Beach Cruiser and Born Pretty Store Neon Pink Glitter

Hi :)

Now that we finally have some sunshine here, I want to wear neon! I love neon nails, they look so vivid in the sun. Do you wear neon in the Summer? I get a lot of comments when I wear neon, not all of it positive! (So rude!)

I put on two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, the best white nail polish I have ever used, then put striping tape down the middle of my nail and added a thick coat of Orly Beach Cruiser on one side.

Beach Cruiser photographed a bit darker than it is in person but it’s so difficult to capture neon, especially in the Sun. The camera reacts like my cat when I’m trying to give it medicine, “No! NO! NO!“.

Then I added some round neon pink glitter from BornPrettyStore.com. The glitter is 1.68 euro and they do free worldwide shipping AND this code will get you a further 10% off, which makes it a bargain in any language! :)

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Orly Beach Cruiser, Sinful Colors Snow Me White and BornPrettyStore Neon Pink Glitter:

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Hope you’re enjoying the Sun wherever you are :)

Thanks for looking!

-Eleobel <3

Essence Candy Crush The Matt and Jamberry Nail Wraps Sweet Nothing

Hi guys! :)

Kami, the fabulous Jamberry consultant, sent me more free nail wrap samples! (You can see the last one here). I’m becoming a bit obsessed with these wraps. I think she just sent me more because I was so in love with them! She also sent me a full set to try out but that’s being saved for a special occasion! (You know that thing when you like something so much you won’t use it? Anyone? :D)

The designs are just so girly and pretty! Usually when I see wraps, I think “I’m not going to buy those, I can do that myself”, but the Jamberry designs are so delicate or graphic that they would be really difficult to recreate, even for the most talented artist. Plus, they last well, are comfortable and really reasonably priced. I’m itching for them to become available internationally!

You can see the wraps being worn on Kami’s Instagram here or her Facebook page here, where you can also get in touch with her to find out more. Then you’ll see why I love them so much – the gold ones she just posted on her Facebook page are gorgeous!

AND the first 30 of you to fill out this form will receive your own free sample! I can’t wait for you guys to try them, they are so cute in person! :D (***You must live in the U.S. or Canada to get a free sample).

The nail polish is Essence The Matt Candy Crush and it’s a gorgeous summer colour. It’s really bright and pink/coral. The finish is a matte texture but it’s quite subtle and was completely smooth after one coat of NYC Good To Go. Like the red polish yesterday, I just loved this particular shade, it’s just a really pretty colour. I have it on my toes now! Oh and the wrap is called Sweet Nothing! :D

Essence The Matt Candy Crush and Jamberry Nail Wraps Sweet Nothing:

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I was still wearing this three days later and didn’t want to take it off, I just loved the colour of the polish and the wrap together, so I added a coat of NYC Good To Go: (There’s no topcoat on the wrap, it’s that shiny alone and doesn’t need any topcoat to stay on.)

350.2 Essence Candy Crush The Matt and Jamberry Sweet Nothing

 

Lastly, I just want to show you the bottle, only to show off the beautiful stationary and paper flowers that Kami sent with the free samples, it’s so pretty! Even the sellotape was pretty! :D It’s so nice to get a little gift that’s beautifully packaged! (Don’t forget to fill out the form above to get your own!)

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Thanks for looking! Hope you enjoy your free Jamberry nail wraps!

-Eleobel! :D

 

OPI I Think in Pink, Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Essence Pixie Dust

Hi :)

I was pressed for time to do my nails this week but wanted to use Essence Pixie Dust in some way and ended up with this quick and easy funky french.

I used two coats of I Think in Pink, added white tips with a sponge and put Pixie Dust just over the white tips. I wanted to be able to see the glassfleck in Pixie Dust but didn’t want to hide the squishy finish of I Think in Pink. That’s it. Quick and easy.

Let me know what you think :)

(Oh! and I’m still wearing the free sample Jamberry Nails Black and White Stripe nail wrap on my pinkie. I’m wearing it for a week so see how it holds up. So far, I’m really impressed!)

OPI I Think in Pink, Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Essence Pixie Dust:

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Thanks for looking! :)

-Eleobel <3

Binky London Pink Crystal

Hi :)

Do you guys watch Made in Chelsea? You know Binky? Well she has her own cosmetics line! I only know about it because when MiC started first, I followed her on YouTube where she does make up tutorials, and she mentioned the launch of her first collection of petrol, (duochrome), nail polishes. I never saw any of her products here in Ireland..until now!

I picked up this gorgeous pink glitter nail polish and was surprised to find out it was a texture! She’s up to date with the trends, is Binky! To be honest I wasn’t expecting much but then I tried it and I was really surprised by how great the quality was; and it was only 4 euro. A very reasonable price for any brand.

It gave complete coverage in one coat, (although I used two here), and the colour and texture effect were really pretty! Well done Binks! Great products at a great price. Who knew she had such good business sense? I’ll definitely be trying out more of her stuff.

I added round holo glitter from Essence to the moons, just for some extra pizzazz, because if glitter is good then more glitter is better! :)

Binky London Pink Crystal:

 

 

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Binky London Pink Crystal (with topcoat):

 

445.2 Binky London Pink Crystal

 

Have you seen or tried any of the Binky cosmetics? What do you think of them?

 

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

 

(P.s. Booooooo Spencer!)

Rimmel Luna Love and Total Eclipse (Space Dust)

Hi :)

Me and the lovely Jaimie of addalittlepolish.com decided to do a collaboration for Valentine’s day! I’m so excited to be doing this with her because she does the cutest manis and it was fun doing something with another blogger, especially one as nice as her.

We decided that we would both do a mani with a gradient theme, but I would do an Anti-Valentine’s version and she would do a Valentine’s version. You can check out her version here! :) She’s also on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook so you can check out all of her cute nail designs. :)

I used Rimmel Luna Love and Total Eclipse from the Space Dust Collection. (Best texture collection ever!). Luna Love is a bright pink texture with blue shimmer, it is beautiful and it’s perfect for a Valentine’s mani.

But I didn’t want a Valentine’s mani, I wanted an Anti-Valentine’s mani so I used Total Eclipse over it. Total Eclipse is a black texture with green shimmer. Both of these polishes are gorgeous!

The idea is that I’m trying to cover Valentine’s, (pink), with the gaping hole that is singledom, (black ), but it’s not completely covered because love is stronger than hate, it will never be completely wiped out. :) I’m keeping hope alive people! *Passes chocolate around*

Rimmel Luna Love and Total Eclipse (Space Dust):

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Paw of the Day, Friday the 13th Edition :)

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Have a lucky day today and a happy one tomorrow!

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

Hard Candy Glitter Jam

Hi :)

Hard Candy Glitter Jam is a glitter jam! The name is perfect because, it’s pink glitter in a pink jelly base, so it’s a jelly sandwich in a bottle! No need to layer a jelly polish and a glitter. It’s already done for you. :)

It also has blue and a little silver glitter, which makes it more colourful and interesting. The jelly base meant that it was squishy looking and the glitter made it sparkly. It was squishy and sparkly!  Hurray! They are my two favourite kinds of polishes! In one bottle!

I loved this polish! It was a finger wiggler for sure. It had full coverage after two coats. THIS IS ONLY TWO COATS PEOPLE! :D

I also tried NYC Strip Me Off basecoat for the first time here, but I used it over my usual basecoat instead of my bare nail so I didn’t peel it off, like you’re supposed to, but removed it the usual way with nail polish remover and cotton wool.

I was really surprised at the result, as soon as the nail polish remover soaked down to the peel off basecoat the whole pile of polish came away really easily. This little discovery was a happy accident! I’m now using NYC Strip Me Off over my usual basecoat for every mani and polish removal has never been so quick and easy!

So if you want to keep using your usual treatment basecoat and have easy glitter, (or any kind of polish), removal then I’d recommend trying this and if you do, let me know how you like it. :)

Hard Candy Glitter Jam:

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Thanks for looking! :)

 

-Eleobel