Itsy Nails London kindly sent me the creme shades from their new Spring Summer 2016 DuraPRO Gel Effect collection to try out. They come in 11ml bottles with a wide, flat brush, my favourite kind. The square lid reveals a round, more ergonomic lid underneath, which makes application so much easier than I thought it was going to be. All of the polishes have a creme finish and are opaque in just 2 coats. They claim to be long lasting and like the other gel-effect nail polishes out there, there’s no need to soak off the polish because they can be removed like with regualr nail polish remover. No faff. The science: “the formula creates an elastic resistant film on the nails which creates a shiny, glossy, gel effect finish”.
I was very lucky to win a competition a while back and I was given the entire new collection of VIP Lipsticks from Sleek as the prize. They are described as ‘creamy, long-lasting formula glides on smoothly, leaves an even, semi-matte finish’. There are 6 shades to give you that Very Important Pout and all are packed with Vitamin e, Coconut Oil and Shea Butter to help moisturise your lips and stop them drying out during wear.
Freckles Polish is a UK cruelty free indie polish brand and Juliann, the owner, has just released 2 new collections – Best & Worst of the 90s and Cremes. I decided to buy all of the Creme Collection because I couldn’t resist the pastel colours!
Barry M have just released a new line of nail paints: Coconut Infusion. They have a blend of coconut oil and coconut water in to gently hydrate and nourishes the nails whilst having a smooth, shiny gel-like finish. The science: “Enriched with anti-oxidizing properties, the strengthening benefits of patented Hexanal and Vitamins B & C, nails will be repaired and replenished, resulting in a brighter, healthier looking, long lasting finish. Its exclusive High Reflective Resin System offers lustrous shine, fluid coverage and amazing depth of colour.”
Of course I went and bought the whole bloody collection BUT Superdrug have an amazing offer on – all 9 for £25! All swatches are 2 coats without topcoat, unless I say otherwise.