29 Jun 2011

Miracle Brand - Nailtiques

Hi guys,

I hope you are well. I’m very excited at the moment as I have very exciting days awaiting for me J I have a graduate job! Its a dream job at a dream company. However, finding a place to live proves to be very challenging PLUS I’m writing on my dissertation. I need to hurry up with my dissi as I won’t have much time once I start my full time job. I will soon be living closer to London which is very exciting.

Anyway J The blog post today is about Nailtiques products or also known as MIRACLE products. I’m sure I’ve posted before about my miracle product for my weak, peeling nails. I’ve been using the Nailtiques Nail Protein Formula 2 for 4 years now. Honestly, it’s the best nail product I came across in my life J And I’m 27 and a beauty addict for many years. So you can imagine how many new products I try every week. But this one has never been replaced by any other product. I even recommended it to my beauty therapist J and she swears by it too now.

About three months ago I tried another Nailtiques product, the cuticle and skin gel. I have very dry cuticles and they can look horrible. It does not matter how nicely you paint your nails dry cuticles ruin everything. I tried last year the very hyped Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream but I found it to greasy and it did not make much difference on my cuticles. However, after using the Nailtiques cuticle and skin gel I no longer have the problem of dry cuticles. I put it on my cuticles just before I go to bed and when I wake up the next morning it looks like I had a manicure done J Honestly, I could talk about these two miracle products until tomorrow morning J Once you tried it you will see what I mean with MIRACLE.

So who is Nailtiques??

Nailtiques was created from one woman’s passion for nails. As a therapist and salon owner in the 80’s, Diane Longo, founder of nailtiques discovered the products she used were not specific enough to treat the different nail conditions of her clients.

So, in 1990 Diane took her years of training and expertise and devoted her resources into developing the nailtiques brand, a unique therapeutic nail care system proven to help nails that are inclined to peel, break or split and to promote and maintain healthy, natural nail growth.

Today, nailtiques the innovator of natural nail care is an internationally renowned system that is synonymous with quality and professionalism.

A bottle of Formula 2 protein is sold every minute worldwide. This successful formula entered InStyle Magazine’s prestigious Hall of Fame, after being awarded ‘Best Treatment for Problem Nails’ for three years in a row, confirming its status as a classic beauty must-have. 

(Source: Press Release)

RRP: £10.95   Stockist: www.lookfantastic.com

Last week, I was contacted by Nailtiques. The friendly PR Lady saw my tweet (I was raving about Nailtiques) on Twitter. So she sent me an email telling me about Nailtiques new Nail Lacquer with Protein range. As a big fan of the brand I agreed to test one of the new nail polishes. 

Nailtiques claims:

The unique blend of colour and protein allows the protein to penetrate through the polish providing maximum strength with high gloss shine, long-lasting wear and highest quality formula, ensuring strong healthy nails.
Available in 16 classic colours which have been named after exotic locations around the world with spa’s offering nailtiques treatments and products, from a French pink, ‘St Tropez’ to a rich blackcurrant, ‘Havana’.

I agree with all the claims Nailtiques makes. It’s just another great Nailtiques product. I received the shade Monte Carlo (307). A gorgeous colours as you can see from the pictures. The application of the nail polish was easy and enjoyable J Yes enjoyable as it went on like a gel. Nice and smooth in two coats. Even one coat would have been enough but I just prefer two coats. There was no need to use a topcoat as it dried very quickly and was very shiny. Normally, I use Seche Vite as a topcoat to make the polish dry quickly and make it more shiny but honestly I did not feel the need for it with this polish. It lasted me 5 days without chipping. I’m sure it would have lasted longer but I just don’t like wearing the same polish for more than 5 days as I get fed up with the colour. I think this nail polish is comparable to OPI but with the advantage of providing your nails with protein. I will definitely try out other colours from this range. The combination of protein and colour is a brilliant idea.

My camera is not the best. Will be getting a new one soon. The colour is really vibrant in reality! 

Have you tried any Nailtiques products??



Disclaimer: Products mentioned were sent for review, I was not paid for this post and I am not affiliated with the brand. My honest opinion as always!

24 Jun 2011

UK GlossyBox June 2011

Hi guys :)

Just wanted to quickly post the contents of my glossybox. I saw from other bloggers that the contents varied this month :) Interesting. I have to say, I think my box is the best version. Would not have liked to receive the other stuff. However, I have to say that I hate the perfume sample. It smells disgusting :( Makes me feel sick.

What did you (UK followers) receive??

For more info on the content. Click here!



P.S. I got an email from glossybox that they will be charging postage from September on. I have to say I'm a bit annoyed about it!

20 Jun 2011

Placemat = Clutch??

How great is this??? I will definitely try it out :D I would have preferred the leopard print on the outside :)

What do you think??



19 Jun 2011

Hello Hello :)

I've been getting sooo many requests to do a review on the Scott Cornwall Str8 Forward Super Straight Home Hair Straightening Kit. So last week I finally had time to try it out on my sisters hair. As you can see from the pictures below she has quite curly hair. And these are the things you that need know:
  • The whole application process took nearly half a day :) I know it sounds quite long but you have to consider that there are various steps that need to be done to get a good result. 
  • Don't be scared it is very very easy to use. If I can do it everybody can do it :) Before we started we watched Scot Cornwall's Video (Here) on youtube and it made the whole process pretty clear.                                                                         
  • You do have to remember that you are not allowed to wash or get your hair wet for 3 days. Which can be quite challenging in the UK :) but my sister had the whole week off and she carried an umbrella everywhere.
  • As you can see from the last couple of pics her hair is not poker straight but there is a huge difference to the before pictures. Scot Cornwall is talking in his video about a Japanese method to get it poker straight but I'm not sure what it is.

OVERALL: My sister is very happy with the result :) If she wants her hair poker straight it only takes her half the time than it took before to straighten them. We don't know how long it will last but if you want I can update again. If it does not last very long than I don't think its worth the hassle HOWEVER if it lasts at least a month than its definitely worth doing it as it will save you so much time every morning.

If you have any questions just comment below and I (my sister) will try our best to answer them :)



Before - Washed No Blowdry

Straight after Treatment - Straightened Hair with GHD's

After 4 days - Washed No Blowdry

16 Jun 2011

Elegant Touch Flawless French Manicure Kit - £14.95

Each pack contains 56 French tips that come in 14 sizes and are enough for 4 applications.
Available EXCLUSIVELY at Superdrug stores from 20th June.



12 Jun 2011

 There are really good reviews about the Bare Escentuals Faux Tan Gel on Makeupalley and while reading the reviews there was a talk about a brush to buff in the gel. So I browsed the internet and found this Video. What a genius idea isn't it?? :) Unfortunately, the brush is not available in the UK. WHYYYYYYY?? 

Anyway... thanks to the WORLD WIDE WEB :D I was able to buy the brush on Ebay US. Was a bit pricey but I really like the idea of using a brush to apply fake tan. I hate using a mitt or gloves. And as many fake tanners stain the hands when applied with bare hands the brush might make the self-tanned stained palms a problem of the past. I think I will be buying the Bare Escentuals Faux Tan Gel as well. 

If anyone has any experience with the brush or the Bare Escentuals Faux Tan Gel please comment :D I would love to hear your experience.



10 Jun 2011

Marie Claire, Glamour (Bought three to get all three Benefit Freebies :)), InStyle

8 Jun 2011

Just a quick note :) 

There are going to be Benefit, 

Benetint, Rosietint and Highbeam

freebies in this month's Glamour issue.

  The magazine hits the shops tomorrow :) 

Go and grab it!



4 Jun 2011

Lipbase, I-Metal Liquid Shadow, Face and Body Metal in Bronze and Gold
 Face and Body Metal in Bronze and Gold
 I-Metal Liquid Shadow, Face and Body Metal in Bronze and Gold
 Face and Body Metal in Bronze and Gold

Complete Bronze Kit

Hi Guys

This is just a quick post to let you know that there is a Massive Ruby & Millie 75% Off Sale @ Boots. It is in-store and online. I bought couple of things in-store yesterday but also ordered the complete bronze kit (last pic) online just a minute ago. Soooo HURRYYYYYY UPPPPPPPP :D



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