Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Edge Nails Review

It's been a very long time since I last blogged - for which, apologies - but sadly I'm finding that I have very little spare time in my life at the moment to blog - as any nail blogger will tell you swatching, photographing, editing and writing up is a long process - often hours long for a whole collection - and when you work full time it's hard to fit that in around, you know, living life.  This is why it's taken me so long to get around to posting about a new retail brand - The Edge Nails.  Historically they have sold their products to wholesalers, nail salons and nail technicians but now they are available to all of us too.  They sent me a big box of things* to try out (see above) - so you can see they sell all sort of different nail-related products.

There's a huge range of nail files and buffers - the ones pictured above are the Black Beauty nail file (38p), the Zebra curved file (64p) and the Super Shiner (£1.14).  The little bottle of nail polish remover is so cute and perfect for travelling, but at £2.82 (when you can get a 250ml bottle for £4.50) it's quite pricey (I didn't find that it was any better than the nail polish remover I can get in Boots or Superdrug).

To the polishes - now these are a real little bargain - at just £2.76 each they're affordable and there's a huge range of colours.  The quality is good - the swatch photos below show two coats of each without a top coat (though when wearing them properly I have worn, as I always do, a coat of Seche Vite over the top for extra gloss and extra wear time).


San Francisco

Coney Island



Surfers Paradise

They also do French Manicure sets - the one in the photo at the top is this one at £7.80.

You can find The Edge Nails at www.edgenails.co.uk.

*PR Samples

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Models Own Festival Collection Swatches and Review

Models Own Festival Collection Swatches and Review

Models Own surprised us again a couple of weeks ago with news of another brand new collection launching - the Festival Collection* - four bold neon brights and a glitter topper.  I adore the warmer months and being able to get away with the brightest colours on my nails - particularly neons - and I don't think I can add enough to my ever-growing collection of polishes.  This is the third neon collection from Models Own (the Ice Neons came two years ago and the Polish for Tans last year) and yet again they have come up trumps.  Even though I'm not a festival go-er, these colours will be gracing my nails a fair bit as we move into summer.  These polishes have a good consistency and dry surprisingly quickly.  I didn't try them over a white base, but they popped nevertheless!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Models Own Icing Collection Swatches and Review

I have a pretty exciting post this evening, out of my normal morning posting schedule, because I wanted to get it up as soon as possible.  I've been really lucky to receive the new Models Own Icing Collection early - they haven't even been officially announced yet (don't worry, I'm not breaking any embargoes)!  (If you follow Superdrug on Instagram you may have seen a sneak preview of these a few weeks ago when Models Own did their takeover).  We've already seen two new collections from Models Own in the last month (the Colour Chromes and ten new HyperGels) and they are bringing out yet another on March 6th! Ah, they spoil us.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Triplet Nails: Rainbow Sugar Spun Nails with Models Own HyperGel

Rainbow Sugar Spun Nails

Today is the third instalment of Triplet Nails.  Back in August - how has it been that long?! - I teamed up with Aimée of Pinkglow's Pretty Polish and Lauren of The Naily Mail to do our second triplet nails.  They're my oldest blogger buddies and triplet nails is our way of challenging ourselves to try out a technique we've not had a go at before.  This time we decided on sugar spun nails which is a fun and, as it turns out, a bit harder than I thought it would be!  To give me a start, I used this tutorial here.  Read on for more photos and to see what they came up with...

Friday, 20 February 2015

Models Own Spring 2015 HyperGel Collection Swatches and Review

Ah, Models Own, how I do love thee... a whole ten new HyperGel polishes to add to the line up of the existing 20!  I always go on and on about how much I love the HyperGel polishes - and if anyone asks me what polish I recommend (and given that I write a blog about nail polish, I get asked this question a lot) I always say, hands down (no pun intended), that the HyperGels are the best polishes around.  They're a pocket-friendly £4.99 each (or 6 for £20 at the Bottleshops, which is always a reason to go and visit the lovely girls at Westfield) and they have superb coverage, formula, shine and staying power.  These new ten are no exception and they bring both bold brights and cool pastels to the table.