My Faves: Pretty Pastel Polishes

Hi Beauties

Spring is finally coming, there are lighter mornings which makes dragging myself out of bed for work a nicer experience, there are cute clothes in my fave shops that I can’t wait to get my hands on, but best of all there are pretty spring time pastel polishes,

And here are some of my faves… 

The first pretty pastel polish I want to feature in this post is ‘Apple Pie’ by Models Own, It’s a stunning pale green shade that would look lovely with a tan 



The second polish is a sky blue shade, now as many of you know I’m not really a blue nail polish kind of girl, but Maybelline’s ‘Uptown Blue’ really stood out to me, it reminds me of a clear sky on a warm sunny day, it’s simply beautiful. 



The third polish is one I really do want to try its Essie’s ‘Garden Variety’ which is part of their new spring collection, its a very unquie shade, it has the perfect balance between green and blue that creates a colour all it own that is perfect for the coming spring.



The next polish is from Rimmel’s new Rita Ora collection, not only are the bottles super cute and girly but the colours are sweet and pastel perfect, my favourite is ‘Sweet Retreat’ is a lovely blue toned pink shade and will make you look very tanned.



Thank you lovely for the beautiful swatches 

Next I’m going to move onto a polish from Revlon that has been featured in many several of my posts before, yes as you may have guessed it’s a green and no it isn’t ‘Rain Forest’. ‘Minted’ (Thanks for the lovely swatch huni) is a classic Spring to summer transition shade, that isn’t to bright to be worn day or night.



 ‘Road Rage’ from Barry M is one that I went to purchase last week, it is part of the Speedy Quick Dry collection and was impossible to get hold of, I am very disappointed that I still don’t own this gorgeous fresh green spring shade, maybe some day I will :).



Finally Ciates’s ‘Spinning Teacup’ is also a pretty pastel polish that I have featured in other posts, but I thought I’d mention it again, it’s a beautiful vintage lilac shade that suits it’s name perfectly, I can’t wait to own it.



Thank you huni for providing me with such an adorable swatch

Thanks for reading Beauties, I hope you all enjoyed this post. Are there any pretty pastel polishes that I’ve missed out? Which are your favourite shades for spring?.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx 

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Ciate: Perfect Pastels

Hi Beauties

After shopping for drugstore Polish for such a long time and heating everyone rave about high-end brands like MAC, Chanel and Urban Decay, I thought I’d delve into the higher end of the nail polish world myself by bringing you my favourite polishes from Ciate,

As far as I know Ciate is a French brand and I only own two bottles of polish by them, but all in all I like them, they have a great range of colours, their formula is nice, goes on smooth, is quick drying and depending in the colour most Ciate polishes are opaque in 1-2 coats.

Even through it’s coming into fall again, this post is going to be on Ciates’s pretty pastels, I was looking up swatches online and pastels just seemed to catch my eye, so here are a few of my fave polishes that I would like to add to my very meagre collection.

The first Ciate polish is ‘Candy Floss’ which is a very bright yet subtle and petty shade of pink, this is a colour that for me will have to wait until next spring as I want to wear it with a tan to really give such an eye catching colour a new lease of life.

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‘Apples and Custard’ is by far my fave polish featured in this post, as you may know Iove green polish, weather it be mint or a deep emerald shade green is a mani must for me. ‘Apples and Custard’ is more of a muted lime green shade and less of a true apple green colour, however it is still stunning and it has such a super cute name.

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‘Ferris Wheel’ is a very pretty muted pastel blue shade which remains me a lot of the 1950s. It is a white based blue which will give your nails a subtle sky blue shade without screaming ‘look at me’.

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Pepperminty’ again has an adorable name but it is also the perfect mix of ‘Apples and Custard’ and ‘Ferris Wheel’,it has the 1950s sky blue shade that can be seen in ‘Ferris Wheel’ yet it is balanced perfectly with the muted lime shade of ‘Apples and Custard’, this is such a perfect spring/summer shade.

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‘Hoopla’ is another pink shade but unlike ‘Candy Floss’ is has more of a peachy undertone, as a result you get the perfect baby pink shade, simply beautiful.

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‘Spinning Tea Cups’ is the only purple shade to feature in this post which is strange because I love my pretty pastel purple shades, even though it is more of a grey based purple ‘Spinning Tea Cups’ still looks like a summertime polish, but because it also has more muted undertone I think this would be a lovely polish to wear in autumn as a professional neutral nail that isn’t nude.

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And finally ‘Strawberry Milkshake’ is another polish that would make a lovely nude nail, it is a white based pink, this balance means it is not so nude that it is plain and neutral yet it is not such a bright pink it can only be worn in summer.

Overall I think some of the polishes in this post are very versatile and have the perfect balance between subtle pastel shades and bold, bright shocking shades. In my opinion this means they can be worn in both summer and autumn and will compliment your look beautifully.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Nail Polish: Why Pay More?

Hi Beauties,

This post was inspired by one of my lovely subbies asking me where i get all of my polish at such discounted prices, these are just a few of the sites i use, but I’ll post more soon.

The prices listed are based on individual bottles of polish only, no collections, sets, nail treatments or tools are included in thesxe prices. Most of these sites are uk based and many of them ship internationally, depending on where you live.

 

Fragrance Direct (http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/)

Orly £3.99

Essie £2.50-£2.99

O.P.I £2.99- £6.75

Ciate £5.99

Nails Inc n/a

Sally Hansen £0.99- £3,99

Wet and Wild n/a

 

Direct Cosmetics (http://www.directcosmetics.com/)

Orly n/a

Essie £2.99

O.P.I (shatter) £2.29

Ciate n/a

Nails Inc n/a

Sally Hansen £0.89- £1,99

Wet and Wild n/a

 

The Cosmetics House (http://www.thecosmetichouse.co.uk/)

Orly n/a

Essie n/a

O.P.I £4.99-£5.99

Ciate n/a

Nails Inc n/a

Sally Hansen £1.45- £2.50

Wet and Wild n/a

 

Cosmetics Fairy (http://www.cosmeticsfairy.co.uk/)

Orly n/a

Essie £0.99- £4.99

O.P.I £1.99- £4.95

Ciate n/a

Nails Inc n/a

Sally Hansen £0.99- £3.49

Wet and Wild £0.30- £1.65

 

Save On Make up (http://www.saveonmakeup.co.uk/index.php)

Orly n/a

Essie n/a

O.P.I (shatter) £2.66

Ciate n/a

Nails Inc n/a

Sally Hansen £1.33- £2.33

Wet and Wild n/a

Ebay and Amazon are also great places to look for discount nail polish and nail art supplies. But you need to do your research as there are a lot of fakes of O.P.I and Essie.

I’ve also just become an AVON rep,  they have nail art supplies, tools, polishes, creams, lotions, show me some love and check out my personal brochure: http://www.avon.uk.com/PRSuite/custonlineOrderEBrochure.page?acNo=MTc5NzgzNTE=&source=RFlNQ1VSTA==&custRepOrdr=1

More coming soon…. watch this space

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora.