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#NailIt4Rhinos Nail Art – Save the Rhino

Hey everyone! Bet you’re surprised to see me on a little ol’ Tuesday! 🙂 Hope you’re having a good week so far. Today I have an important cause to bring to your attention – it’s the #NailIt4Rhinos campaign by Save the Rhino, which will hopefully be all over your social channels today as it’s World Rhino Day (22nd September)!

Save the Rhino are a UK conservation charity who are dedicated to the protection of all 5 rhino species in the world. Rhino poaching as at an all time high with a devastating 95% reduction in live rhinos since the beginning of the 20th century. In the world today there are just 29,000 rhinos left living in the wild, each of which are highly threatened by the poaching trade. In South Africa alone, one rhino is killed every 8 hours, and if poaching continues at its current rate there will be no rhinos left in the wild in just 11 years time. Save the Rhino hope that the #NailIt4Rhinos campaign will help raise awareness of the threat of poaching, but also (on a happier note) to raise donations for the charity.

Oh also, I’ve reshaped my nails! 🙂 let me know what you think!

#NailIt4Rhinos
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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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Barry M Sugar Plum Gelly

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a good week. I am getting so behind with posts it’s unreal, lol. Barry M sent me a brand new Gelly addition to review (along with the new Summer Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paints) – yup, only one Summer Gelly this time! It’s a pretty one though 🙂

In case you have somehow missed the Gelly range (where have you been? Under a rock?! 😉 ) they are ‘gel-effect’ nail paints, which dry super glossy and to a gel-style finish.

Barry M Sugar Plum Gelly 2
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Barry M Speedy Collection Summer 2015 – Swatches Review & Comparisons

Hello all! Barry M have kindly sent me a huuuuge review package, so I have another Barry M collection to show you today. This is the next instalment of the Speedy Quick Dry range – if you remember the Speedy collection that they released back in February, these are they! This time there’s 6 polishes in the collection. I’m sure I said somewhere recently that I was hoping Barry M would bring out some more shimmers or glitters after the huge amount of cremes lately, and they have delivered! 3 of the 6 polishes are shimmers, which makes me very happy 🙂

The Speedy Nail Paints all have the new wide brush that Barry M have started using, which is great! I’ve put a picture of that further on in the post.

The six colours in this collection are a little unusual together, but they are all very pretty. I’ve included comparisons with each of them 🙂 So it will be a long post – grab a cuppa as always! 🙂

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Summer Collection
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Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Collection – Swatches & Review

Hello everyone! Eeeek – it’s been three whole weeks since my last post! I’ve obviously now broken my new year goal of posting at least once a week… oops! I’ve just started a new job temping, which always takes a little time to adjust to the new routine, especially as I’ve been working from home for 8 months and unemployed for a further month, lol. So that’s why I’ve been slacking on the blog front! In this time I have been very kindly sent the new Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing collection to swatch and review for you all, so today I am doing just that.

What are Daylight Curing nail paints? Barry M say they are “professional nails without the lamp”. So in theory they’re somewhere between normal nail polish and a UV soak-off gel system.  The nail polish cures in daylight (and artificial light too, actually) and you remove it with normal nail polish remover, so in many ways it seems just like normal nail polish. The finish is somewhat like a gel polish though, and they are supposed to last up to 10 days. More on that later. There seems to be quite a trend for these ‘no UV’ nail polishes around at the moment!

FYI – these all have the new Barry M brush which is flat and rounded – I’ve put a picture below and you can also see it compared with the ‘old’ Barry M brush on this post.

Barry M Sunset Collection Daylight Curing Nail Paint
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