Thursday, 28 May 2015

Models own 'Polish for and' collection review - 'Sarong wrap' 'Beach hut' 'Cocktail hour'

Hi! Today I'm going shopping and doing online shopping so just a quick post for today! I'm going to show you three of the new models own 'Polish for tans' polishes. I love models own and they're definitely one of my favourite brands so I had to get these!

I used; Sarong wrap, Beach hut and Cocktail hour for this mani.

To do this mani I used the yellow, then the pink then the orange in an alternating pattern. with one coat of base coat and top coat.

The brushes in models own polishes are great, they don't moult and they're a great size for my nails. The actual polish is great too, the right consistency, it dries quickly and it lasts well. To do this mani I used three thin coats of each polish. The reason I used three coats is because the yellow was slightly streaky with two and I had VNL on the pink with two but three was perfect. You could probably get away with one or two coats if you use a white base coat or if you have short nails or don't mind having VNL.

I took a couple of photos outside in late evening sunshine with no extra lighting or flash so you can see how bright they are!

The pinky one is my favourite but they're all amazing! I have the rest of the collection too, so I'll show you those soon!

Tara x

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Orly 'Purple crush'

Hi :) I hope you had a great bank holiday weekend! I spent mine relaxing, writing and doing manis to prepare for the next UK indie nail polish week!

Today I have a beautiful neon purple polish called 'Purple crush' by Orly. I got this in a set of polishes from TK Maxx so I'll have the rest of them up soon!

This is two coats with one coat each of base and top coat.  It applies really well and while I would have preferred three coats it was opaque enough in two. This dried fast as well and despite being a mini it has a great brush so it's easy to work with.

Tara x

Monday, 25 May 2015

Essie 'Perennial chic'

Hi! I just bought a ton of new Essence nail polishes so I'll be reviewing those soon! I can't wait to show you some of the fab effects they do! Today I have a pretty nude to show you that I wore between crazy thermals/glitters/bright colours as a 'palette cleanser'. This is Essie 'Perennial chic'.

I really like Essie polishes, they apply nicely and dry quickly and the colours are great. This one is opaque in just two coats.

I'm also impressed with Essie's mini bottles which are perfect replicas of their full size bottles and the brushes are still a fab quality.

Tara x

Saturday, 23 May 2015

White Space Beauty 'Shimmer Turquoise'

Hi! The other day I bought some new polishes from TK Maxx and in all the branches I went in, they had some polishes that looks beautiful and had fab packaging by White Space Beauty which are £2.99 each. I bought one called 'Shimmer Turquoise' which is so beautiful! 

The polish applied really well, it was opaque in two coats and it is so pretty! 

This brand seem to have no internet presence or social media accounts so i know nothing about them or where to buy them from, so I recommend you all descend on your local TK Maxx stores!

Tara x

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Barry M 'Glitterati collection' review - Starlet, Socialite, Fashion icon, VIP and Catwalk

Good morning polish princes and princesses! Today I'm going to get my hair cut and visit my mum and yesterday I bought loads of new polishes so I'm having a great week! I hope you are too! Also, yesterday I bought some more prizes for my giveaway starting on the 1st of June over on Instagram to celebrate hitting 2000 followers so find me on Instagram at @tarastalonsuk or  to join in!

Today I'm going to show you five of the six Barry M 'Glitterati' polishes. I have the sixth one, so I'll show you that soon. The ones I used, from left to right are; Starlet, Socialite, Fashion icon, VIP and Catwalk.

I'm a big fan of Barry M and try and buy at least one polish from every collection and these do not disappoint! They're gorgeous colours and super sparkly! I used one coat of base coat, two colour coats and one coat of top coat for this mani but you can wear them without top coat for a more textured finish.

The great thing about these polishes is that they all go well together as well so you can have a rainbow/skittles mani with very little effort!

Tara x