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Guest Contribution : First Impressions of Wet N Wild Nail Polish

For months I have been hearing about this beauty brand and that it was only available in certain Clicks stores. So when curious me got to try out a Red and a Glittery polishes I was rather happy.IMG-20150308-00011

I generally hate red on nails but decided I would use it paired with a glittery red on an accent finger. I totally love the brush , smooth strokes and no excessive polish dripping all over. I used a base coat and 2 coats of the polish. Extremely impressed as its lasted me 5 days before it started chipping and that to me was the sign to remove it. During the festive season I tried on the glittery on I used it as an overcoat of a beige/brown colour. I had to use several coats to get the colours of the glitter evenly over my nail. Once on it was rather pretty and I did get a few compliments. And the removing the glitter polish was a nightmare it took me ages, I scrapped and had to soak my nails. I wasn’t impressed with that and since then I have not used glitter polishes again.IMG-20150308-00012

I am keen to try out the other colours and products in the Wet n Wild range, I just wish more stores with stock them.

About the Author:

A 30 something South African Indian woman living, laughing, loving and trying to find her way back after a long stint abroad. A million stories a million laughs to share from a journey where I have been blessed to meet some really amazing humans. A domestic goddess with a love of food, books, travelling, cocktails and the colour pink…… Welcome to my world sit back and enjoy my adventures………

You can follow Verushka on Twitter @verushka143 or visit her blog spicegoddess.co.za

Disclaimer: These products were sent as part of a press preview, this has not altered the view of these products in anyway.

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Five Minute Frenchie

A French polish can be a disaster when doing it yourself and can sometimes end up with a huge mess rather than effortless-chic. Essence have a genius French manicure brush which is only R31.95 and is curved to give you easy application of white nail polish to your tips in one fail-proof swoop in order to achieve gorgeous white tips which can then be topped by a nude pink.

I happened to give my latest purchase of Essence polish Nail Art Special Effect topper with a “feather effect” a whirl on top and I was seriously in love with the results! The nail art topper is only R34.95!5 Minute French

How I achieved my manicure:

  1. Prepared my nails by buffing and shaping as desired.
  2. Dipped my Essence French Manicure brush into my white Rimmel Brit Manicure polish for nail tips and in one swoop on each nail achieving a gorgeous white tip.
  3. Swooped one coat on each nail of Rimmel Brit Manicure in natural pink nail colour.
  4. Applied a coat of Essie 3-Way Glaze to each nail.
  5. Lastly applied a topped off with Essence Nail Art Special Effect Topper.

Quick. Simple. Easy. Cheap.

What is not to love? They were the perfect nails for my birthday on the weekend!

x flea143

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Back to School : Nail Art

CHALK NAILS Hi Poutlings ❤

CIATE has repeatedly impressed me in recent months, with innovative manicure solutions ranging from caviar pearls to foil finishes to velvet nails. They continue to amaze me and have launced CHALKBOARD nails which comes with chalk pens that you can doodle, draw and write with to your hearts content!

I really hope they bring this to SA soon, because this is seriously so awesome. Check out some designs people have been posting on Pintrest!

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I have a few questions though – will the polish make your nails feel like a chalkboard? Can you erase the liquid chalk pen marks? does the chalk rub off all over everything you touch? If you misbehave will you be forced to stay after school and clean the nail erasers? lol

The set will retail for £18 and contain the chalkboard polish, a topcoat, and four liquid chalk pens in white, pink, blue, and green.

x missfitz

related: NAIL CAVIAR, THE NEXT BIG THING IN NAILS – Sandylashxx (poutperfection.com)

NELE NATURALE NAILS – Sandylashxx (poutperfection.com)

For The Love of Nail Art – By Vonimoller – MissMegsJane (poutperfection.com)

HALLOWEEN : Funky Nail Art – moi (et poutperfection)

CREATIVE, FUN, SEXY  NAIL ART IDEAS! – Sandylashxx (poutperfectin.com)

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HALLOWEEN : Funky Nail Art

Hiya Poutlings

This post is for our readers that are excited about Halloween only being a few weeks away! I’ve seen a trend of really funky nail art in honour and preparation of this spooky day.

will you be sporting any of these looks or similar ones?

*missfitz

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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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