I have already done a nail art blog post featuring 2 of the GOSH SS15 collection nail varnishes, but wanted to show you some other exciting bits from the collection that I was sent this week. I don’t think I’d tried any GOSH make up products before so I was very intrigued to give them a go.
Multicoloured Gradient Nail Art
These aren’t my best gradients but in my defence I was going to do something over the top so they didn’t need to be too perfect. However, I ran out of time and patience with them and decided they would be fine as they were! #nailbloggerproblems
These were done with Barry M pastel nail varnishes and are topped with two coats of Essie ‘Good To Go’ (Still not liking it as much as Seche Vite by the way…)
I’ve done a tutorial here for how to do gradients, this is the same principle but with 4 colours instead of 2.
I might actually update these tomorrow and post some pictures as I’m still not too enamoured with them…
Kiko 240 Apple Red Review
I firmly believe that everyone should own a classic red nail varnish. Red polish not only goes with everything, but it also instantly dresses up an outfit and makes you feel oh so glamourous. I would like to put this polish forward as a candidate for the ultimate red nail varnish,
Kiko Apple Red is a blue-toned, red creme polish that applies unbelievably well. It is so flattering with my skin tone I never wanted to take it off. This is two coat perfection, topped with Seche Vite.
You can buy this amazing polish HERE.
Dainty Doll It’s my Party Lipstick
Dainty Doll is a cosmetics brand started by Nicola Roberts (yes, the one from Girls Aloud). She has red hair with very pale skin and became fed up of trying out cosmetics that didn’t go light enough or suit her colouring. So she made her own brand. Pretty bad ass really!
I didn’t have high hopes for this lipstick, I don’t know why but the Girls Aloud connection put me off a bit…but I was so wrong. This lipstick is GORGEOUS. It is slightly matte so you have to moisturise your lips well with balm beforehand but it means that it is long-lasting. I quite like the semi-matte look, but if you don’t you can pop a bit of gloss over the top.
The lipstick looks like such a bright coral in the tube but applies to be a bit more subtle – it still catches the eye but doesn’t blind you!
2016 update: Dainty Doll as a brand no longer exists, which I think is sad as there aren’t many cosmetics brands who focus solely on very pale skin tones. Perhaps it will reappear in future.
Revlon 320 Jaded Nail Varnish
I love pastels. I know that it’s Autumn and I’m meant to be reviewing oranges and reds and browns but come on! Look at this polish! It is just so pretty. Mint creme polish with blue flecked shimmer…*sigh*.
OPI At First Sight Nail Varnish
This is a super pretty ivory, pearl-finish polish with a gold glow. This needed 3 fairly thick coats to get rid of the visible nail line, and was then topped with a layer of Seche Vite. It’s not really my kind of polish as I prefer bright colours and I’m not a fan of pearl finishes typically… but it’s very pretty and I think it would look lovely on shorter nails. Maybe the pearl effect coupled with my long nails makes it look a bit 80s?
GOSH 549 Holographic Hero
I have been searching for this polish forever. It is like the nail blogging community’s version of a unicorn. So when I found it in Superdrug I did a little squeak… and then bought two bottles, just in case!
OPI Steady As She Rose is a polish from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection and I am in proper googly-eyed, undying love with it. It is a really unusual neutral shade, a pastel pink-grey that is so flattering and goes with everything. It reminds me of the now discontinued Models Own ‘Utopia‘ which another of my favourites.
As with most OPI nail varnishes, this only needed 2 coats and went on beautifully. This is shown with Seiche Vite top coat. You can buy it HERE, although I don’t think this is going to be brought into the permanent collection so I’d get a wriggle on if you want it.