Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Colour - Ebb Tide and Parade*

September has been such a busy month with being back at school that I've been extremely slack about both painting my nails and posting about them. I'm hoping I'll get back into the swing of things soon!

A couple of weeks ago I went to a lovely Liz Earle event at their King's Road store.  It was such a fun evening of trying out new products, eating yummy canapes, sipping prosecco and having our make up done by the very talented Nathalie Eleni.

I'm planning to review some of the make up I've been sent, but today is a swatch of one of the new Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Colours - Ebb Tide*, which is described as 'An elegant muted mushroom with a soft hint of mauve' - and I think they've hit the nail on the head with it!  Mushroom is exactly the word I was looking for!  The box says that the colour lasts for up to 12 days - I can't comment on this because I never leave my polish on for more than a couple, but it wore very well for those couple of days.  It painted on smoothly and opaquely - one coat would be fine if you were in a rush, but I always go for two with any polish.  It dried quickly and with a glossy finish.  The polish is enriched with avocado and borage oils which are supposed to help strengthen and protect nails during wear, which is a great addition since with the change in weather recently my nails are feeling rather more brittle than they were during the warm summer months.

I really loved this colour, which is more muted than I would usually opt for.  It's a nice sensible work polish, but I wanted to add something to make it a bit more special, so after I painted my nails with Ebb Tide, I added some of my gold nail studs from The Nailasaurus' Emporium and put on a top coat of No 7 Stay Perfect Quick Dry.  I loved using and wearing these studs - and I was even able to save them when I took off the polish, so I'll definitely be doing more manis with these in future.

Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Colour Ebb Tide and Parade
Ebb Tide and Parade

Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Colour Ebb Tide and Parade

Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Colour Ebb Tide

Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Colour Ebb Tide

Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Colour Ebb Tide

Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Colour Ebb Tide

Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Colour Ebb Tide with Nailasaurus Nail Studs

Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Colour Ebb Tide with Nailasaurus Nail Studs

Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Colours are available in 12 very wearable shades, priced at £7.50/12ml which I think is very reasonable for a polish (putting it in the mid-range between Models Own and Nails inc).

*PR sample

1 comment:

  1. I reallly like this shade. It looks very neat and is a perfect pick for the autumn. :)

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