OPI ‘Under The Mistletoe’ nail varnish

*Drum roll* Introducing OPI ‘Under The Mistletoe’. (possibly) One of the most Christmassy nail varnishes in the world. LOOK AT IT.

OPI Under The Mistletoe nail varnish

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Kiko 244 Dark Plum Red

Kiko 244 Dark Plum Red

Kiko 244 Dark Plum Red

Today’s manicure is Kiko’s yummy, squishy jelly polish, the exotically named ‘244’ (!). This is a dramatic, dark purple – almost black. I was pleasantly surprised that this applied perfectly in two coats, which is unusual for a jelly polish to be so pigmented and not to leave bald spots.

Kiko are rapidly becoming one of my favourite polishes, although I found out recently that they are a lot more expensive in the UK than elsewhere in Europe… who’s up for a trip to Italy to stock up? You can buy them online HERE.

Lex

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Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Grapefruit 235

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Grapefruit 235

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Grapefruit 235

I didn’t know what to expect from Barry M’s foray into jelly polishes. It wasn’t sheer and squidgy (you know what I mean!) like true jelly polishes, and it was actually a bit of a nightmare to apply – steaky, draggy and gloopy. But the final result is lovely and so shiny – with no top coat. Yes, you heard me right – I didn’t use Seche Vite on a manicure. I feel a bit faint.

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Nails Inc Sweets Way Review

Nails Inc Sweets Way Review

Nails Inc Sweets Way Review

Nails Inc’s new special effects ‘Sprinkles’ collection is inspired by baking, more specifically cake decoration. There are 4 in the range and I was at the counter for AGES trying to pick which one to get. But this one kept catching my eye more than the others.

A creamy blue sheer base with densely-packed baby blue, baby pink and silver mini glitters: this is a jelly sandwich manicure in one product! In the close up photos, you can see the first layer of glitter peeking out through the second layer of sheer base. I am in love.

The glitter goes on well, you don’t have to place the glitter in bald spots. And this is 2 coats of glitter, so you can see how well it layers.

The polish dries slightly matte, which I like. But I added a generous layer of top coat as it is a bit gritty when dry. I am happy to put up with that though as it looks just like frosting on cupcakes…so pretty.

I am going to have to get the other 3 in the collection as I can’t get enough!

Lex

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OPI ‘Y’all Come Back Ya Hear?’

OPI ‘Y'all Come Back Ya Hear?’

OPI ‘Y’all Come Back Ya Hear?’

This is my final nail varnish from my Paris Sephora haul and it is the most summery of the lot.

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