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Saturday, 5 January 2013

NOTD: Nails Inc Kensington and Revlon Sequins Topcoat

I've been waiting for a good opportunity to use these two little gems and I thought, why not try them together?


I don't think I can be sorry enough for my shoddy application. It's like as soon as I don't do my nails for a week I completely lose any control over my hands. Complex tasks become impossible. Believe it or not this was my second attempt. It was even worse than this to begin with.


I've only very recently started using glitter because something in my head was telling me it was childish. But then, what's wrong with having childish girly nails? I'm coming round to it! I utterly adore these two colours and think they work together beautifully, but I'm still not sure. It's coming across a bit "dotty" and reminds me of a very glamorous snake, when I was actually going for more of a "fairytale woodland" motif. Maybe I'm thinking about it too much.
I used just one coat of Kensington over a clear basecoat, it honestly didn't need any more. It was totally opaque and the coverage was just perfect. I absolutely adore Nails Inc polishes. They dry so fast and I haven't had a problem with any of them. I can only thank my lucky stars (and TK Maxx) that I was able to find so many for so little money! This gem worked out as only £3, which honestly, is nothing for the quality. I don't really mind that they're probably all from two seasons ago, besides, life is boring when everyone's wearing the same thing.
I picked up Sequins for free when I purchased 3 Revlon products. Bargain! Especially since they were on 3 for 2 anyway. How could I not? I imagined that I would be doing a lot of blobbing with this in an attempt to get even coverage, but it was surprisingly easy to work with. The particles are suspended in quite a thick varnish so you get a nice coating on the brush, and if you get it right with first sweep, you're done! I had to blob with a couple of my larger nails, but I'm very impressed! For a free nail varnish it's surpassed all expectations from me and if you can find it I definitely recommend it.

What do you think of this manicure?

Lauren

P.S. What do you reckon to the photos? I requested some advice from another blogger recently and she suggested my photos could be a tad better - which I absolutely agreed with. I'm trying a slightly different set up and I've edited them a bit. Do they look a bit weird and fake? or no...? Would love some feedback!

22 comments:

  1. I think your photos (and nails) look great. Maybe make them all the same width though?

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    1. good point. I'll try to next time :) Thank you! x

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  2. Ohhh this is sooo pretty!! Love the look of this so much!!! xxx

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  3. Gaaaahd, that topcoat is beautiful! I love the Nails inc colour too, such a good bargain! xo

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    1. I'm really coming round to glitter! I feel very fairy princess haha. Such gems in TK Maxx! I love them x

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  4. Lovely combo!

    www.absolutebeaut.com

    xx

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  5. i looove glitter and black so together it looks lush!
    xx

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    1. It's actually a dark green/teal shade, but black would be gorgeous! x

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  6. This is a nice combo, I'm only just getting into glitters and this one seems really nice x

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    1. I'm exactly the same haha. Definitely going to be adding to my (minuscule) glitter collection this year :)x

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  7. I love how sparkly and glam your nails look! Love :)

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. yay! me too now :) despite how ugly my application is :( haha x

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  8. It looks like a beautiful combination! I'll keep an eye out in my local TK Maxx next time I'm in town for some nail bargains.

    Your photos are good! One thing that I picked up with photos on a bbloggers Sunday chat was that people prefer photos to be horizontal rather than vertical, as you can't read any text on screen when you're trying to view the vertical photo in one go rather than scrolling through it.

    xx

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    1. Ooh thats a good point, I didn't think of it that. Thanks for the tip :) x

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  9. I think your photos are really good actually, I'm just trying to work out how to use my dslr camera, every time you take a photo you learn something new. Plus I love these nails, I do love the glitter

    Please check out my blog if you have a chance, I’ve given it a bit of a revamp, I was clearly very bored over the Christmas hols!! Haha

    Helen

    www.fragile-bird.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. oh god I'd be a nightmare with that! my boyfriend bought me the camera I use currently for Christmas and I've seen an enormous improvement in the quality. Apparently it was only £70 so I'm thrilled :) Glad you like them!

      I saw it last night it looks fantastic! well done x

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  10. I agree! What's so wrong with having "childish girly nails"?! I think this combination actually looks super chic :)

    -Alina
    Transparentdimensions.blogspot.com

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    1. Here, here! It's totally grown on me the longer I wear it, it doesn't have a single chip yet, I'm amazed! x

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  11. I love the sequin topcoat. They look great!

    www.addiction-a-la-mode.com

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    1. It's really interesting and it even lays flat! Possibly the most perfect chunky glitter ever? x

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