Tuesday, 27 November 2012

mua nail constellation - pisces

Hi everyone!

Another nail post for you today, and I have a few other posts lined up that are all nail related! Today I'm going to be talking about the new MUA Nail Constellations - this one is in Pisces (they are all named after star signs).

MUA Nail Constellation - Pisces

So as you can see from the above, the concept of these products is basically the same as the Ciate Caviar nails, but for much cheaper. I haven't tried the Ciate version and to be honest I won't be, as I can't really see how the price difference could be worth it. I've been searching for these for so long, every Superdrug I go in is always sold out of the newest MUA products (still searching for the Undressed palette!). But I got lucky at the weekend and found three of the five colour choices - click here to see them all. I'm happy that I found these colours actually as they are the ones I would have chosen.

MUA Nail Constellation - Pisces

Sorry about the mess on my middle finger and also my stubby little nail!

I am really impressed with these actually. I think they look so different and although they are honestly not practical (and not something I probably should have done on a Tuesday night!), they definitely make an impact and I think would be great for a special occasion. This colour is my favourite out of them all I think, but mainly because bluey green sort of colours are my favourite anyway. I would definitely recommend painting a colour underneath that you wouldn't mind showing through - I chose Barry M Mint Green.

Application wise I found it pretty easy to apply. I held my nail over a small lid to catch the beads, and poured onto a nail at a time while my nail polish was still wet. I did find that the beads kept getting stuck, sort of blocking the tubes, so I did have to pour sections one by one, but in some ways I found that easier and it helped not to use so many beads - maybe they are made that way on purpose? Okay, after typing that I watched this video and yes, they seem to be made to work like that. One thing to note is that these are definitely a little messy, but that's to be expected really and if you prepare properly before you start, you can contain all the beads and get them back into the bottle to be reused.

MUA Nail Constellation - Pisces

This photo was taken after applying the Nail Constellations to both hands, and to show how much was used in comparison to a full bottle. I would estimate you can get at least 5 full applications out of one bottle, and obviously many more if you wanted to do accent nails or something like that. I think £3 for over 5 manicures is an absolutely great price, and I am really glad I managed to get my hands on these! I'm sure they won't last all that long but like I said earlier, they're clearly not supposed to, and are great for a special occasion.

Have you tried these? Are you a fan?

Hope you liked!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

models own - disco inferno

Hi everyone!

Long time no post! I have another nail post for you today. I was lucky enough to win the giveaway that Sarah from Try My Hand was holding a month or so ago :D I was so happy to win, so thanks again Sarah! I have a few posts planned with some of the different polishes I won, and today is the first; Models Own - Disco Inferno.

Models Own - Disco Inferno

This was released with the Mirrorball collection recently. I will be honest, some of the swatches of the collection that I saw didn't really excite me. But having this polish in person makes me appreciate it much more!

Models Own - Disco Inferno

I love this photo! I was trying to focus on the brush but I actually really like that I got this shot :) I think it shows the different coloured glitter perfectly; gold, green, and a sort of reddy golden colour - very festive!

Models Own - Disco Inferno

This is the shot I was trying to get, although I prefer the above now! But I think this shows the amount of glitter that comes onto the brush each time, and also shows the different sizes of glitter a bit better. I am actually much more impressed with this than I thought I would be. I thought the bigger bits of glitter would be a bit awkward to get to lay flat and would look a bit of a mess, but it actually works really well :)

Models Own - Disco Inferno

And here's how it looks on the nails. This is just one coat, as you can see it's quite good coverage really, but at the same time I don't think I would want much more than this. I don't think I'd like this to wear as a full glitter nail though; I quite like that you can see all the different sizes and colours of glitter individually, and I really like how it looks on a dark background.

Overall I'm super happy I got the chance to try this, as from what I'd seen I don't think I would have bought it myself. But now I've seen it and enjoyed using it, I'm very tempted by the other polishes in the collection.

Do you have any polishes from the Mirrorball collection? Which would you recommend?

Hope you liked!