Friday, 21 November 2014

W7 gel nails kit and polish review

Hi! In one of my local shopping outlet places there's a beauty shop which had the W7 gel nails kit and polish for just £39.99 for the starter kit and £5.99 for the polishes! I bought the kit and two polishes. I the kit you get the light (which is glittery), everything you need to do and remove a gel manicure and three polishes; a base/top cot, a bright pink and silver. I also bought a light pink and a beautiful purple!


I haven't really used gel polishes before so I was really excited to try this! I was even more excited when I realised the light cures/dries each coat in just 30 seconds! These are the steps I followed;

Shape nails, push back cuticles etc.
Using very thin coats and taking extra care to keep away from my cuticles I applied the base coat to both thumbnails and cured for 30 seconds.
I then applied base to one hand, cured for 30 seconds and then repeated on the other hand.
I then repeated those two steps for two colour coats and top coat.
I used the cleanser and a lint free pad to remove the tacky layer and my mani was complete!

I find it easier to do both thumbs first as your whole hand doesn't fit in the light and you can keep both thumbs flat if you do them separately anyway!

This is the result of my gel mani!


I love having such a fast drying and long lasting mani so I'll definitely be using this more! Especially over Christmas when I'll be more prone to chips wrapping (and unwrapping) presents etc. Also gel nails are fab because you can use a neutral colour for work, add a glitter/nail art for the weekend, remove the glitter/art and keep the base on! I'll show you more shades soon! In the meantime you can buy your own W7 kit gel nails kit and polishes here (http://www.w7cosmetics.co.uk/product/gel-nail-salon-kit/)

Tara x

P.s Don't forget to enter my giveaway here (http://tarastalons.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/giveaway.html)

P.p.s I have now added a 'For sale' page to my blog. I will be destashing polishes and stuff here but at the moment I have pigments and glitters for making or customising polishes and using for nail art, crafts etc for sale. You can see all the info here (http://tarastalons.blogspot.co.uk/p/for-sale.html)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

GIVEAWAY!

Hi! Last month was my two year bloggerversary! To celebrate that and Christmas coming I'm now running this giveaway! Details of the prizes and the terms and conditions are all listed below! 


Good luck!

Tara x


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, 14 November 2014

Preview of the W7 advent calendar!

Disclaimer - this product was sent to me to review, please see my 'disclaimer' page for more info.

Hi! I'm so excited! I received this W7 advent calendar a couple of days ago to review! I'm going to tell you a little about it today and then I'm going to review it in full throughout December!


This calendar is just £19.95 on the W7 website! (http://www.w7cosmetics.co.uk/product/countdown-to-christmas-advent-calendar/) and such great value for money! The calendar itself is really pretty and Christmassy! It's a lovely shiny red with snow and snowflakes all over it!.

Inside you get ten polishes, three lip glosses, three pots of glitter, three lipsticks, three eyeshadows, foundation and mascara! That's brilliant value, especially as W7 products are really good quality!

I'll show you what I get and review each product throughout December so don't forget to check back!

yesterday I went to the beauty outlet shop near me (which is also stocking these calendars!) and bought the W7 gel nails set and two of their gel polishes so I'll show you that soon too!

Tara x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Nails inc 'Clerkenwell' leather effect and Emily DeMolly 'Oceanic Forces!

Hi! Yesterday I received the most amazing advent calendar! I'll show you it soon (I'll be revealing all over on my Facebook page later today www.facebook.com/tarastalons).

Today I'm going to show you two of my current favourite polishes! First up is Clerkenwell by nails inc! Recently 'The Beauty Outlet' had loads of NI polishes on sale for £5! so I completed my NI leather effect collection (I was missing two). My favourite is this one.


It is quite thin so I did have to do some cuticle clean up where I flooded my cuticles with a combination of the thin formula and my lacking brush skills! However the colour is well worth a two minute clean up! Also the fact it dries fast and you don't need top coat allows extra time for clean up.

My second favourite polish at the moment is this fab green with loads of glitters from Emily DeMolly. This is two coats with top coat.


How pretty is that! I might have to break out my mermaid embellishments!

Tara x

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Hello Kitty is grey-t!

Hi! Look what I found in Poundland! Hello Kitty nail polish! It's actually pretty good! Two coats made it completely opaque, one coat of top coat gave it amazing shine and it even dried reasonable quickly which I was really surprised about! It took about 25 minutes per coat to dry!


Plus, look at those bottles! It's worth buying it for that alone surely!


I've got a couple of other colours too so I'll show you those soon!

Tara x