Hello lovelies! I've got the most adorable polish by Nail Lacquer to show you today!! After reviewing two of her polishes (check them out here) I couldn't wait to try some of her full size polishes with the cute handmade charms! I purchased Bring Me Love and one other that I'll show you another day. Bring Me Love is a gorgeous baby pink with pink, green, blue and white hex and square glitters and also a few white bar glitters. I've realised that I don't actually dislike bar glitters, as long as they aren't the main feature of a polish I quite like them :D
The polish is really easy to apply and the glitters spread nice and evenly. It is quite sheer, I've taken a photo below with just one coat so you can see but it builds up to opaque with just 3 coats. As I've mentioned before, I love glitter polishes like this to be quite sheer as you get to see all the glitters within the layers and it really gives it lots of depth! Another thing about this polish is I found it dried pretty quickly, which is really good if you're impatient like me :)
Now I thought I'd show you a little tip that I randomly came across in this blog post here. As I've been using a lot of glitter polishes lately, I realised I needed something to smooth them out. The problem with just using a topcoat is that the glitter ends up absorbing it so you need lots of layers and your nails can end up looking quite thick. I'd heard of gelous, but it isn't easy for me to get hold of and also it's made to make your nails thicker which I do not like, so I was searching for an alternative. The brilliant blogger mentioned above recommends using Poshe super fast drying basecoat before applying topcoat. So I purchased some from Nail Polish Direct to test it out. It works perfectly and my nails were so glossy and smooth!
I seem to have really got into stamping lately too. I recently purchased two plates and an XL stamper from Dashica Beauty Shop. I've always had trouble stamping on my nails as the nail beds curve a lot (not just in the usual c curve, but they curve downwards too). The stamping plates I purchased are slightly longer than usual plates (2cm long) so they fit my nails and the XL stamper is perfect! moulds to my awkward shaped nails! :) Ironically one of my nails decided to break half way down the free edge yesterday so I've filed them all down, but I can still use the longer plates on my shorter nails too! The design below is from the Big SdP-P plate.
Isn't this just the most adorable polish you've seen? :D I've got another beauty to show you next time too and it's completely different to this one!
Both of the full size polishes I bought came with cute little handmade charms and I absolutely love this! Some of the polishes do not come with charms but you can buy them for just £1 extra and she'll make the charm to match the polish. You can purchase these adorable polishes on the nail lacquer etsy store, she has a wide range of polishes available. Each mini polish (4ml) is £3.50 and full sized (10ml) range from £5.50-£7.50. You can get 10% off using the code TENOFF !