swatches

The Neverending Pile Challenge: Dupes!

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Today’s theme in the Neverending Pile Challenge is Dupes – match an untried polish with a tried polish. Usually when I am buying polish I will try to avoid any duplicates – I’d rather spend my money on something I don’t already have – but in this case I had one I could use for this theme. A few months ago I took part in a polish swap and one of the polishes I was gifted was this silver texture:swatch-cliche-glamour-rainha-silver-texture-nail-polish

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Swatches: Tip Top Silence Collection

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I was recently browsing through the shelves at Clicks when a Tip Top shade I didn’t recognise caught my eye. I soon realised one of the new collections they’ve been teasing us with for ages had been released! I managed to find all 6 polishes from the new Silence collection and I just had to show you.

Before we get to the pictures, I must apologise for anything strange looking with my thumb nail on the first few. I had a bad break and I tried to patch it – after the first few I realised it wasn’t working so well so I just shortened all my nails (so you’ll also see a change in nail shape halfway through the post!) At least you still get to see some beautiful polishes!

The formula of all of these polishes was fantastic – they went on smoothly. Some required two coats and others three but all of them were easy to work with. I’ll start off with my favourite of the bunch:tip-top-nail-chic-champagne-whispers-silence-collection-swatch

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The Neverending Pile Challenge: Boutique

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Today’s theme for the Neverending Pile Challenge is a boutique polish and I must admit that I’ve cheated a little on this one. The polish I’ve used isn’t really a boutique polish, but it was the closest I had. It’s not a drugstore polish, it’s only available in limited stores here, and it is at the higher end of what I’ve paid for a polish… so it’s just going to have to count!swatch-nails-inc-sprinkles-sweets-way (more…)

Swatches: Rimmel Space Dust Collection

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Today I have swatches of all 5 polishes from Rimmel’s Space Dust collection. I know for you US/UK ladies this collection is old news, and probably already disappearing from your shelves, but it is a new arrival here in South Africa. I was so excited to see it since I’d loved all the swatches I saw that I bought all 5 the second I saw them. When I got home I wondered if I really needed them all, but I am glad I did get them all because the couple I might have skipped, I ended up loving!

First up, I’ll address the formula of these. I found that they all had a great formula which dried really quickly. They were a tad on the thicker side but applied really smoothly and it actually made them easier to control. I used 2 coats for all the swatches below. rimmel-space-dust-aurora-swatch-nails (more…)

Renaissance Cosmetics Swatches

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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a giveaway by Reneissance Cosmetics on their Facebook page and when my parcel arrived I couldn’t wait to get the polishes on my nails. The prize consisted of two full-size polishes from their Love… Everyday collection – Rosie-Osie and Black Heart, Don’t Care as well as a 5 ml cuticle oil. When I mentioned I’m a blogger Meghan was kind enough to add mini bottles of Love… Everyday and L’hiver to the package! reneissance-cosmetcis-swatches-love...-everyday-h'hiver-rosie-osie-black-heart-don't-careDon’t they all look amazing? See the full post for swatches and descriptions of each one!

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Swatches: Revlon Parfumerie Bordeaux and Spun Sugar

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Yes, today I have more swatches for you. But don’t worry – I promise you a FULL MONTH of nail art starting tomorrow! I am taking part in the Nail Art A-Go-Go challenge hosted by Gnarly Gnails so you can expect 28 days of nothing but nail art. My month might get really busy halfway through so I’m not quite sure if I’ll manage to get all the prompts done, but I’ll do my best and you’ll certainly be seeing most of them. This challenge is open to everyone so feel free to hop on board and get some fun nail art done! 🙂nagg-igNow, on to today’s nails. It was my birthday last month and my lovely sister got me some nail polish! Of course I have to show you 🙂 She got me a set of two of the Revlon Parfumerie polishes: The Indulgent collection, consisting of Bordeaux and Spun Sugar. revlon-parfumerie-indulgent-collection-scented-nail-enamel-bordeaux (more…)