I have been very lucky enough to receive some Kaga gel nails to try out over the past few months, which is a UV gel polish system that is a professional quality gel formula and available from Amazon.
During my trial I tried it on bare nails, on plain press ons as well as an overlay on tips.
The bottles are luxurious, there are endless colours to choose from and are all priced according to quality, ranging from £5.48-£11.99. Colours range from deep plums, vivid yellows, golden shimmers and ethereal iridescent glitters.
Read on to see how the performed and what my final thoughts are on the Kaga range.
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During October I was kindly sent a Stylfile Gel Polish Remover kit to try at home. Being a big Apprentice fan myself and a Stylfile fan, I was excited to try the remover kit myself and see how easy it is to remove my gels a different way than using foils.
The problem with using foils is they can be tricky to apply and hold on the nail securely. This is where inventor Tom Pellereau saw a gap in the market and created this simple way to remove them. He discovered that 52% of women believe that gel polish damages the nail. I would be in this 52% if I were voting in this poll, but according to Tom this is down to poor removal.
I am up for a challenge to see how easy it is to remove, and if my nails feel damaged and brittle after removal. 2 weeks into my gel nails being applied it is time to remove them using the kit and reapply some fresh colours. I have used a normal nail polish and a glittery one, to see if the remover two popular gel nail types.
The kit retails for £16.99 which has everything needed to remove your gels.
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I popped into Claire’s Accessories a few days ago and managed to pick up a pack of Lilygrams for £2 in their sale, reduced from £9. Recently, I’ve been using false nails and gel extensions a lot more, especially press on ones. With my final deadlines coming up it has been hard to pamper myself so press on nails have been a perfect add on to my beauty routines. I’ll be reviewing these as if I’d purchased them for the full price. Included in the pack is a nail file, nail glue, instructions and 24 nails in 10 sizes.
Price: £9. Purchased for £2.
Time Trailed: 4 days
Continue reading “Lily Loves… Lilygrams Elegant Touch Nails Review.”
Nails Inc has a master class of their products on Friday the 4th of April and Saturday 5th of April!
There are two days or times you could attend, which is between 3pm-6pm on the 4/4/14, and 9am-12pm on 5/4/14.
You can learn about what polishes and treatment products are suitable for your nails, their Hero products, as well as a workshop learning how to apply the perfect polish, and the secret to their specially designed brush.
Sadly I won’t be able to attend, but I hope you can take advantage of this class!
Be sure to grab a Caviar top coat or nail treatment with your £10 redeemable deposit!
Click the picture to see all information regarding this event.
Just a quick mention and mini review of Barry M’s new nail paint from the Silk collection.
I bought it as part of the 3 for 2 in Boots not long ago and gave it a try 2 weeks ago, and I’m impressed! It applied very smoothly with one coat and dried semi matte, almost frosted in texture, which I was not expecting. It almost dries to a soft textured matte rather than quite rubbery as some brands matte polishes are. Best part is it stayed on for around 3 days without chipping too badly and I kept it on for a week and a half and at the end of that time it still looked great and that’s without using a top coat or base coat! I’ll definitely be investing in more when they release more colours!
There are currently 6 colours in the collection, priced at £3.99.
This set of Nails Inc Capsule Colours has been reduced to £25 from £57! It will be on sale until Thursday 12th December 2013 or until stock runs out. You get 8 4ml colours, perfect for trailing colours, as stocking fillers or as nail varnish to go, and a full size Kensington Caviar gel effect nail polish.
Grab it while you can!
Here’s a Pixi Beauty Nail Polish review! One of many to come (I have over 100 nail polishes and counting so expect more colours!)
This is my newest Pixi Purchase which I went to the store to collect, along other items I’d been waiting to get for a while!.
Time spent trialing: 1 Month
The colour is a lovely lilac colour not too bright but not too weak, lovely for every day or to match an outfit.
Claims: Formulated for high definition, super smooth application with a chip-resistant finish and built-in UV protection to prevent polish discolouration.
Full spectrum of nail shades that withstand wear and tear while providing saturated colour with a high gloss finish.
3 Free: Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free.
Continue reading “Pixi Beauty Wakeup Wisteria Review!”
After a bad experience overall with Nails Inc, ever since that point I’ve not bought anything from the brand, however before I used to purchase a few products here and there.
About 3 Months ago I decided to give the Kensington Caviar duo set a go, as in training they said it was a hero product (one that everyone should have and suits any skintone) boasted about it’s omega 3 properties from the caviar and fast drying time.
Time spent trialing: a little over 3 months. Price: £18
Kensington caviar base coat helps to nourish nails whilst helping to prevent staining, smooth the surface and prolong the duration of your manicure.
Kensington caviar top coat provides a wet look professional finish that is touch dry in only 45 seconds.
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