Sparklea Nail Polish (formerly Charming Tale) made a comeback recently with the Harry Potter Collection. The brand is run by my lovely (insta)friend Lea, who took a break from polish making but made a great return to the indie polish world with these beauties. I only picked up 4 out of the 6 in the collection (too poor…) and decided to go for all four houses. Unfortunately, they’re all sold out now, we actually crashed her site when they were released (!), but you can check out the Instagram for more swatches and sneak peaks at future releases.
Gryffindor The first swatch shows the colour better than the macro (in all of these swatches) but this is just one coat of Gryffindor. It’s a gorgeous burgundy red shimmer with gold hex glitters, a perfect representation of the house!
HufflepuffHufflepuff took two coats and is a gorgeous golden yellow shimmer which contains holo glitter. I’m a Hufflepuff, so I wear this with pride!
SlytherinThis green has a gorgeous earthy tone to it and also have teeny holo glitters in it. This also takes two coats.
RavenclawRavenclaw is such a beautiful blue, with silver holo hex glitters, which unfortunately hiding in the macro shot. It took two coats.
I love this collection, and I purchased the minis (5ml) for £3.50 each – a very reasonable price for such great quality.
Keep an eye out for new releases from Sparklea Nail Polish soon!
I did a mini haul when Ashleigh released the Metallic Duo. I purchased the metallic pair of polishes (which can also be bought separately) and a beautiful creme polish that sadly isn’t available to buy anymore, called Blood Lust. I just couldn’t resist – PNL is one of my favourite indie brands and the formulas are fantastic. Continue reading
Okay, I’m going to start by apologising for the terrible lighting in these… okay it might not be terrible but it’s not great either! The room I usually use for swatches and such is my bedroom, which is currently out of bounds due to work being done that involves taking down part of the wall due to a leak… Leaving my boyfriend and myself to live in our living room/kitchen for possibly 2 weeks or more! I can do work in the living room at the table but the lighting is terrible. It’s a dark room because it’s at the back of the house and trees block any sunlight that might actually reach it… So, I’m left with crappy yellow-toned downlighters which create horrible shadows and my LED white light lamp which kind of saves the day – to an extent!
Sorry, enough about that… Makeup Revolution has released ‘dupes’ for the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits, called the Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kits (a bit of a mouthful!) and although I don’t own any of Kylie’s products for comparison, I thought I’d pick up some the kits for a stand-alone review. Continue reading
I’ve had this box for a while, it arrived on the 23rd of January! However, I’m not overly impressed… I don’t know why but maybe it’s because I’m not a fan of red polishes and I already own the Models Own polish… Anyway, let’s take a look. Continue reading
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I’ll warn you now… this is a lengthy but not so wordy post! Last year I didn’t do much nail art, at all, and so one of my Blog Resolutions was to do some! I plunged in with two nail art challenges this month – the #glamnailschallengejan and the #teamnailprincess v #teamnailvillain. I’ll start with the January Glam Nails Challenge, run by @nbnailart and @natilartbylia_.