Looking forward to Spring – Ciaté Sherbet Fizz

Hello!

I have a very simple, but VERY bright nail look to bring to you today. I’m really looking forward to spring, being able to come home from work in the light and seeing flowers and blossom around in the world (could I be any more of a stereotype right now).

I got about a million and one Ciaté nail polishes at Christmas in the Advent Calendar, and the only nail polish I haven’t tried was ‘Sherbet Fizz’. It didn’t seem right to crack this one out at Christmas as it is quite a corally, pinky red which reminds me of tulips and sticks of rock!

As with the rest of the Ciaté nail polishes, it works best if you apply a very thin first coat, then build up the opacity in the second or maybe third coats :).

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The name ‘Sherbet Fizz’ is really fitting for this polish, not sure if you can see some of the shimmer in the bottle but there are some little golden flecks running through out it.

Compared to the rest of the Ciaté polishes, I think this one doesn’t tend to last as long without fading (even with a layer of Seche Vite over the top). In spite of that, it is a really beautiful colour and makes me look forward to sun and barbecues and…MORE SUN.

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I really like how this looks on a ‘squ-oval’ shaped nail, it’s a really pretty shade and because it’s quite corally it is bang on trend.

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Roshni xx

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Nail the Heart Look – Valentines Day Nails

Hello Everyone!

Here is a simple look for valentines day, that puts a little spin on your usual French Manicure…

be patient with the heart...
be patient with the heart…

For this look, essentially it is created using a few layered polishes.

Firstly, a pale pink base coat, with white french tips, glitter over these and a little red heart on the ring finger (done delicately with a pointy nail brush).

This can be a bit fiddly, but if you are patient and you aren’t in a rush then taking your time will really help keep this look neat.

These are the products that I used:

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yeah…that’s a fluffy hoody

I really like the glitter on the tips, which is an ideal way to make your french manicure look a bit more sparkly and feminine!

Here are a few more pictures to show the details:

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This was BEFORE applying the glitter top coat:

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What are your favourite nail looks to wear on Valentines Day?!

Hope you enjoyed reading!

Roshni xxx <3

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Who knew Sellotape was so useful?! Easy Striped Nail Look

Originally took a picture with May in the background and thought 'Well that looks wrong'
Originally took a picture with May in the background and thought ‘Well that looks wrong’

Here is a really simple nail look, which seems like it would take ages to do but is actually quicker than you think!

For this to work in the best way, I would recommend painting your main colour the day before, and then applying the glitter the next day to ensure that your first colour has COMPLETELY dried.

For the base colour, I used Tanya Burr’s New York Night which is a really dark, deep purple which comes off almost black on the nail. I let this dry for about a minute, then I applied a thin layer of Seche Vite and left it to dry.

The next day, I fancied updating this look with something a bit more striking, but still subtle at the same time. Browsing through my nail polish collection, I rediscovered my Models Own glitter polish in Disco Mix and thought that this would go perfectly with New York Night.

I used Sellotape to make the clean lines for the glitter polish. I literally cut a chunk of sellotape and applied it diagonally across the nail, and then one the other side leaving a thin strip of nail still open. I did this to a couple of nails at a time, then gently applied the glitter polish over the top, letting it dry while I applied the tape to the other nails.

As long as you have a smidge of patience and a slight steady hand, then this should be easy enough to do.

Once you have applied the glitter polish to all nails, you can peel the tape off. I would peel the tape off starting from the base of the nail, as this is less likely to pull the polish onto the rest of the nail.

Then, once dry to the touch, apply a top coat…I just applied a thin second layer of Seche Vite 🙂

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haha, here is the may picture for you to laugh at :)
Haha, here is the May picture for you to laugh at 🙂

Curious to see how this works for french manicures, if I can ever be bothered to do them!

Thanks for reading 🙂

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Roshni x

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Nameless Nail Varnish?! Shame on you, French Connection

This week I had one of those weeks where I just really couldn’t be bothered with doing my nails. I left them bare for most of the week partly because I am lazy and partly because I remember reading about this crazy lady who had nail varnish on her nails ALL the time and they went weird and then she didn’t have any left 🙁 🙁 :(.(I think that story has frightened me a little).

When sifting through my nail polish collection (at the moment it’s in a large square Ikea box), I decided to revisit an old favourite. A while ago my eldest sister bought me a French Connection nail varnish set that contained some pretty random shades. Of all the shades, there was a brilliant electric shimmery blue, that was still quite dark but bright at the same time.

I remember when I opened the pack and turned the little nail polishes with matte bottle tops upside down I was DISMAYED to find out that they have no names. Not even a little number to identify them. In spite of this, I really do love this colour. The formula isn’t great to be honest, I have used a much paler pink shade from this range before and it needs a good 2 – 3 coats for it to start to build up the colour.

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On top of this I have used Ciaté’s Celestial, once again, as you guys know I love this. This glitter top coat just goes so beautifully over other blues due to the teeny little blue flecks in the polish.

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Have any of you tried the French Connection nail polishes? Also, does anyone have any good tips for nail polish storage? I definitely will be having a cheeky look on Muji very soon from what I can tell…

Thanks for reading 🙂

Rosh
x

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Ciaté Mini in ‘Silhouette’

Hi Everyone!

This is becoming a bit of a weekly thing now (a nail look post), so just to introduce the schedule from here on out I will be posting at least 3 times a week, with a nail look on Sunday at the beginning of the week. Then I will also be posting on Wednesday and Saturday! (P.S There may be some bonus posts on some weeks so keep your mascara’d eyes peeled).

The nail polish I have tried this week is one of the mini’s from the Ciaté Christmas Advent Calendar, which is called ‘Silhouette’. I think the name is very fitting for a polish of this colour as it is very chic, understated and glamorous. The colour itself is a burgundy, browny red, with a touch of glitter throughout it. When it catches the light, the red that shows up is much more of a true red and this makes it pretty special for me.

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Tilted the polish so you can see how the glitter shines gold and red!

This polish does need a good two coats in order to build up the colour and opacity. When you apply the first thin coat, it looks like a really light pink. Once you let that dry for a few seconds and apply the second coat it takes on a whole new dark, moody colour which I LOVE <3.

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Such a gorgeous colour!

What are your favourite colours to start the new year with?

I think I just can’t let go of the burgundy’s…:(

Thanks for reading 🙂 xxx

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The 1 Coat Only Glitter

So, I have to say I am amazed.

Ciaté have done it again! As you lot know, I have a lot of new mini’s to try out and this week I gave ‘Mineral Clarity’ a go as it looked really cool in the bottle.

The formula is REALLY thick and there are no gaps between the glitter as you apply it first coat. This means it would be a great polish to use when you want to look like you’ve made a lot of effort when you have very little time.

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ANOTHER ONE THAT LOOKS LIKE SPACE.

This looks completely different in the bottle to how it looks on. When applied, it actually takes on a cool toned lilac/blue colour, which is really unique and very on trend. (The lilac doesn’t show at all in the photos but it does in real life). The glitter is quite coarse, but when it catches the light it is really pretty.

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I can imagine that I will end up using this polish up really quick, as 1. I LOVE IT and 2. it is really thick so the brush gets pretty loaded up with polish.

In the bottle it looks like the sheen you get when you see a puddle that has drops of petrol in it (some people somewhere will know what I mean and not think I’m a psycho). But like I said on the nail it is a really pale lilaccy blue, it has quite a frosty look about it.

Have you guys got a favourite Ciaté polish?

I’d never really tried them before until I got my advent calendar, but I have to say I’m now a massive fan 🙂

Thanks for reading!

 

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The Chic Way to do Glitter

For a glam post New Year’s manicure, look no further than this Tanya Burr ‘New York Night’ and No7 glitter combo.

I know that glitter is more suitably reserved for Christmas and party season, but there is no reason you have to leave the glitter behind.

Particularly, if combined with a really chic dark mauve, which looks great with yellowy gold toned glitters like the No7 one I have used below.

This nail look is SO easy to do because of the sturdiness of the No7 brush. All you need to do is apply two coats of ‘New York Night’ to build up the opacity, and finish with one thick stripe of the No7 or any dense glitter top coat down the centre of the nail.

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Can anyone tell I like the dark purple polish? It’s not like I’ve used it about 20 times since Christmas or anything…

I can’t stress how easy this manicure is as long as you have the right tools. A sturdy brush on your glitter polish is necessary to make this look neat and tidy, if the glitter is not kept to the centre of the nail you risk it looking messy.

Here is the finished look, which would be perfect for your next evening out!

Like glittery bumblebees!
Like glittery bumblebees!

Thanks for reading!

Rosh x

 

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Tanya Burr ‘Penguin Chic’ and ‘Celestial’…again.

I have returned to using Celestial as a top coat YET AGAIN.

It is definitely my most favourite glitter top coat of the moment, and probably my favourite polish that came from my Ciaté Christmas Advent Calendar (which makes sense as it was the biggest bottle!)

I decided to pair this with a more beige-y toned grey, which arrived in the form of a Christmas gift from my sister, Tanya Burr’s ‘Penguin Chic’.

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Now, I have loved the other two Burr nail polishes that I have tried (both dark purples) but I have to say I am slightly disappointed with this polish.

It’s…grey. At most it’s greige.

When I heard about Tanya naming her polishes due to things she loved, I thought that was a really lovely sentiment. I also like penguins, but in particular I think it’s unfortunate that on asian skin, ‘Penguin Chic’ genuinely just looks grey.

Grey grey looks grey.

Also I have to note that even with Seche Vite over the top, the polish started to wear off around the tip after about a day.

Have a look below and judge for yourself, but I have to say I really prefer ‘New York Night’ and ‘Midnight Sparkles’ from her same range.

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You’re gonna get sick of seeing my teal blanket. Sorry.

What’s your favourite Tanya Burr polish?

Thanks for reading! 🙂

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Tanya Burr ‘New York Night’ and Ciaté ‘Celestial’

Well, that’s a pretty magical blog post title, if I do say so myself.

As you guys know, my nail polish collection has grown considerably over Christmas, and soon I will be doing a ‘What I Got for Christmas’ post so you can see all the pyjamas (ehem I mean gifts) I was kindly given.

Both of my sisters know I love Youtube and Tanya Burr’s videos, and I was excited to open up two more Tanya Burr polishes on Christmas morning!

One of them I have used below, it is a deep dark mauve/purple, with the lovely name ‘New York Night’.

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Over the top, I decided to pair it with Ciaté’s ‘Celestial’, which is a really Christmassy glitter top coat with a mix of small and large glitter pieces. What makes this different is that it also has tiny light blue particles through it.

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I really love this look, I mean ‘New York Night’ is really lovely and chic on its own, but with ‘Celestial’ over the top it really looks…cosmic :O!

 

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Ciaté Christmas Advent Calendar – Final Week 4!

This post rounds off the final instalments in the Ciaté Christmas Advent Calendar…I’m a bit miffed that I won’t be opening those tiny little doors from now on! It ran up to December 24th, with a lovely LARGE reward for Christmas Eve.

Here are the final *weep* polishes:

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If you ever get one of these advent calendars for next year, BE WARNED, some of these polishes are actually loose glitters.

My sister learned this the hard way with ‘Let It Snow’ from a previous week, cue horrified looks and a small pile of glitter on her lap – haha!

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‘Sand Dune’ and ‘Cupcake Queen’

‘Sand Dune’ is a lovely pearly gold, and ‘Cupcake Queen’ is the most saccharine pink you will ever see.

'Celestial' and 'Fair Isle' nail wrap
‘Celestial’ and ‘Fair Isle’ nail wrap

‘Celestial’ is a surprising polish, it has tiny light blue particles in it which makes it really unusual.

'Sherbert Fizz' and 'Slumber Party'
‘Sherbert Fizz’ and ‘Slumber Party’

‘Sherbert Fizz’ is a great coral red, with touches of tiny gold glitter. Finishing off, ‘Slumber Party’ is a GORGEOUS iridescent loose glitter (iridescent is the perfect word for these glitters).

SO SHINY
SO SHINY

I will be slowly doing more nail looks with these, and overall I am really pleased with the calendar. (In fact the only polish I didn’t like was the lurid, bright yellow one!)

Hope everyone had a lovely christmas! 🙂 Rosh x

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