NailBox July 2015

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great week :) I had my birthday on Tuesday and have had a great week. I hadn’t heard anything from NailBox this month so was super surprised to find the July box on my doorstep on Friday!

The July 2015 NailBox is called the ‘Tropical Treats’ box, themed on all things summery and bright. I think this one is actually my favourite so far!! :)

NailBox July 2015 Tropical Treats
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SEVENTEEN Gel Colour Summer 2015 – Swatches & Review

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a good week :)  I’m still catching up on my ‘to blog’ pile, which includes four lovely SEVENTEEN Gel Colour nail polishes I was sent a little while back to review. SEVENTEEN have just brought out 15 new colours in their Gel Colour range this Spring/Summer. These are gel effect nail polishes, and they claim to last for up to 8 days.

I haven’t tried any of the SEVENTEEN Gel Colour polishes since last year so I’d forgotten how nice they actually are, so I was pleased to be able to try these again :)

Seventeen Gel Colour Summer 2015
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Rimmel London Rita Ora Colourfest 2015 Review & Swatches

Hi everyone! I’ve just checked back and it’s nearly a whole month since I’ve posted… I’m so sorry! My life has been a bit crazy hectic the last few weeks. I hope you’ve had a good month anyway. June marked the 6th year of my relationship, and a fresh new haircut, as well as some gorgeous weather which is brilliant when you live just by the sea!

Aaaanyway… about 2 months ago (where does the time go?!) Rimmel very kindly sent me a huge package of nail polish to review – I think the total was around 50 nail polishes which, as I’m sure you can imagine, was an amazing surprise. I’ve felt a little overwhelmed with how to get them all done though, hence the length of time it’s taken me to post this! I should probably stop waffling now though :)

This is the Rimmel London Rita Ora Colourfest collection – 2015 edition. If you remember last March, Rimmel brought out the first Rita Ora Collection which I blogged about at the time (check out the differences between my swatches then and now!), which was a really nice 12-strong collection with lots of staple colours. This one is the same, again with 12 colours, but a lot more spring/summery than last time :) These also have a festival-theme which you will notice from the names!

These are all 60-second nail polishes (although I don’t think it’s necessarily actually 60 seconds, they are pretty quick drying), and Rimmel claim these to be 3-in-1 (basecoat, colour and topcoat). Personally I think you should always use basecoat to prevent staining and drying of the nails, but these are glossy enough to skip the topcoat.

Rimmel London Rita Ora Collection 2015
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NailBox June 2015 – UK Monthly Nail Polish Subscription

Hi everyone! Do you remember a little while back when I reviewed the new nailbox in April? Well they’ve been super kind, and sent me the new June box to review! If you read my previous review you’d know that I’m quite a fan of this box, and the June instalment does not disappoint :)

So if you haven’t heard of it yet, nailbox is a monthly nail polish subscription that includes three or four nail colours, and one or two nail tools or treatments. It’s currently the only mainstream monthly nail polish subscription box in the UK, and so far they’ve been doing great with the selections included (in my books anyway!)

This box will be dispatched on 21st June, so you still have a little time to order but stocks are limited, apparently!

Nailbox June 2015

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Wiki’d Nails Challenge: Tattoo Nail Art

Hey everyone! So you may have noticed lately that I’ve been posting a lot of press sample-based reviews – mainly because I’ve been inundated and the whole process takes quite a while so when I finally finish one, I don’t necessarily want to jump in and write another post ‘for myself’ if that makes sense. But of course that’s ended up that I haven’t done many ‘myself’ posts lately, so I’ve jumped onto a challenge run by my wonderful friendx Charlie (of Pocket Money Polishes) and Lisa (of Starfish Nails). Unfortunately I am already nearly 2 weeks late – oops – but better late than never I suppose!

This challenge is called the ‘Wiki’d Nails Challenge’, where basically the theme is randomly chosen from Wikipedia. Each week, you have to create some nail art based around the theme of that week. So this week is tattoos – a subject I think about endlessly so tattoo nail art was a great starting point for me!

I don’t actually have any tattoos myself (mainly due to my indecisiveness) but I am forever planning what I think I’d like in the future. This week, I based my nail look on one of my favourite styles – black linework. If you want to check out an artist I really like, look at ‘DotstoLines‘ by Chaim Machlev – his work was on Buzzfeed a while ago and it’s pretty cool! Anyway – enough waffling…!

Tattoo Nail Art
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