Friday, 24 June 2016

Golden Rose - Rich Color - 118

Taupe with gold shimmer  

Another Golden Rose from my trip to Istanbul last year

118 is a lovely taupe creme shot through with a warm gold/copper fine shimmer.  The shimmer isn't super visible on the nail but definitely adds depth to the polish.

Application was fine despite the flaunted 'One Step Maxi Brush' which is never a positive for me!  Swatches are 2 coats, no top coat.

I've got quite a collection of taupe+shimmer polishes now - time for a comparison I think!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Makeup Revolution - Take Me

Classic purple shimmer

Take Me is a classic purple shimmer, I do love this kind of colour.

Application was ok, a little gloopy and looking at the pics I should've done 3 coats rather than the two I did!

This is a swatch of a polish I've had a while and in fact Makeup Revolution don't seem to offer single nail polishes any more, which probably makes sense as they're doing very well with their eye, cheek and highlighter palettes and there's nothing special about this polish.

I've also tried some of the Nail Geek polishes from their sister line, I Heart Makeup, and wasn't impressed with those either.

But I do love their eye palettes - great quality for a bargain price!

Thursday, 9 June 2016

P2 Volume Gloss - Beach Babe

Glossy orange creme  

Back from an amazing trip to Marrakesh, totally beautiful hotel (La Mamounia), great food, camels, tours and a fun Gatsby themed party on the last night.  I definitely want to go back and explore more!

And Marrakesh was hot (33°c) and sunny and it's a lovely sunny day in the UK too so here's a glossy, hot orange to remind me of last week!

Beach Babe is a gel-effect orange creme.  It's not a super bright orange and leans a little towards a rusty terracotta type colour.

Application was fine, swatches are 2 coats, no top coat and it's suitably glossy for a gel-effect polish.

Have you been to Morocco or Marrakesh?