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Mani Monday – Essie Mint Candy Apple

Sometimes, I like to switch things up. This morning I woke up to a dull rainy day and decided – this is high time paint my nails. I chose a bright summery colour to contrast the weather and I am loving it. It’s fresh, clean, a little green and PERFECT for summer. It’s taken me a while to get used to the new Essie polish formula consistency as from previous it seems a lot thinner, which made it feel like it was hard to apply but now I am so pleased and I feel I’ve got the hang of I. I am finding that Essie seems to thicken up after use a couple of times which makes application tenfold times easier.

Here it is!

I bought MINT CANDY APPLE from Truworths (so happy Essie is available in retail stores now too) for R120.00

Have a fab week! My nails are already enjoying it.

xo flea143

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Guest Contribution : Ciate Shell Manicure

I recently got to take the new Ciate Shell Manicure for a test drive and what a roller coaster it has been.

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Firstly the kit is comprised of an instructional booklet , the cutest little funnel (so that you can put your shell bits back into the bottle) , and a coloured nail polish and in my case what I’d like to call a ‘Barbie’ pink.

This set comes beautifully boxed and my set was called ‘SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS – SHELL MANICURE’ , here see for yourself …

I set out by firstly reading the instruction… Yes I really did! Here is how the application of this set works when doing an accent nail such as my attempt.

Step 1 –

Apply a coat of colour to all nails except the accent nail

Repeat the process

Step 2 –

Pour your shells into the moulded plastic container that forms part of the packaging

Step 3 –

Paint your first accent nail and whilst still wet dip it into the shells, and press the shells down.

Repeat the process

And voila you have a shell manicure just like me …

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Overall, I loved the look of this on my nails.

It was super fun to try and easy to achieve on my own. The nail polish itself lasted for about 3 days before showing tip wear and did not loose its shine. The shells however started dropping off within an hour and to be honest the texture is a little rough for me as it caught on everything.

This manicure however looks ever so pretty and feminine and the pink is just the prettiest and most feminine pink.

I have been stalking Ciate for sometime and I have really enjoyed the product and would love to try a few more in future.

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Ciate Shell Manicure sets are available from Clicks nationwide towards the end of November.

It will retail for R349.95

About the Author, Heather de Bruin of Femme Lifestyle

I am a 40yr old beauty obsessed , creative junkie and totally in love with Jesus. I love to share about beauty, books, fun activities, great food,great places, cats and life in general…

You can follow Heather on Twitter @heatherdeBruin

Disclaimer: This product was given to the author for review purposes. This has in no way altered the view of the product in anyway.

 

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Kelly Osbourne is “Sorry” for her Manicure

Hiya Poutlings

The other day, I mentioned this stupid MILLION RAND MANICURE that Kelly Osbourne wore to the Emmys.

She has taken to Twitter to say that she is in fact “sorry”, but of course she’s not, because this so-called-apology is her way of telling the world that she rocked a quarter of a million dollar fucking nail polish.

Why would she go ahead and tell us this? Well, duh… because NOT everyone noticed – LAST WEEK – to begin with. Why would one endure the extravagance of a $250k worth of black diamonds if you cannot brag about it to the world?

Did anyone really notice until it was pointed out to you that her manicure was anything more than a regular OPI or Essie sparkly black?

Whatever. She “didn’t pay” for it… What I want to know is where those diamonds go when the manicure wears off? Are they removed and returned whoever the owner is (since it’s clearly not Kelly)? Does the shit just chip off leaving a trail of sparkly diamonds behind Kelly wherever she goes? Is she hoping to attract a gold-digging man, a-la-Hansel-and-Gretel with the crumbs.

Silliness…. Such silliness. The world is mad.

**missfitzz

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A MILLION RAND MANICURE

Hiya Poutlings

Nail art has been around for a long while, but only in the past year or so has it evolved into something you were more likely to see on your cool artsy friend into a ubiquitous trend spotted on everyone from Zooey Deschanel to Beyonce.

…on the off chance you have $250,000 (roughly R1,750,000.00 – 1 million, 750 thousand SOUTH AFRICAN RANDS) you’re looking to be really careless with, and you’ve already ruled out eating it, snorting things with it and donating it to the poor, why not make like Kelly Osbourne at the Emmy’s and cash in on the Azature black diamond manicure.

Kelly Osbourne’s Nails @ The Emmys

Ladies and gentlemen of the interwebs, meet the most expensive nail polish in the world: Azature’s Black Diamond. The shimmery black formula contains 267 carats of crushed diamonds, and one bottle will cost you $250,000. The other day, I spent R200 on some Essie nail polishes and I felt a little guilty and self indulgent, so I don’t even know how to comprehend the fact that this exists.

Can you imagine, everytime you chipped your manicure on your keyboard, you’d be losing about $1,000. Talk about stressful.

What, why are you reading this blog post in that tone of voice. It is a completely reasonable and responsible way to spend your money, right?

To Kelly Osbourne’s credit, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that she, being a Joan-Rivers-approved-television-personality and Famous Person, got her Black Diamond manicure for free, it is still completely and utterly fucking ridiculous. There, I said it. Now I’m more optimistic about celebrity nail news.

Apparently, Azature is designing to sell to a department store version for $25, but I think I’ll just DIY my own by shredding up some R200 notes and mixing them into a bottle of Essie and then to proceed to cry myself to sleep…You know, it is a sick, sad, world we live in, especially with $250,000 manicures and all.

 **missfitzz

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