Zoya’s Velvet Matte Madness

Hi Beauties

Well, I was browsing the web for nail polishes as you do at 3pm on a Wednesday afternoon, and I came across an advertisement about the rerelease of Zoya’s Matte Velvet polishes, I googled swatches and they look amazing.

I was amazed at how much they actually look like velvet, and the colours are beautiful. I’ve never liked every colour in a whole collection before, here are my thoughts on Zoya’s rerelease matte velvet collection.

‘Dovima’ is a stunning matte black which will be perfect for Halloween or even to transition between autumn and winter. A ‘Dovima’ mani would also look amazing with a glossy tip to give it that ultra glamorous look and feel.

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‘Posh’ is a very true bright red shade, again it can by made classy or you could add an edge of rockabilly with black vintage patterned decals. I love red and black together and they look stunning on the nail, the velvet texture of the polish coupled with the smooth look of the decal will really make your manicure pop.

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”Harlow’ is to me more of a fuchsia or deep pink shade as opposed to a berry red, it’s a lovely shade and very wearable but for me it would need to be just a little bit darker. However i do think this polish would look beautiful at a New Year’s Eve party, ‘Harlow’ is a lovely colour and even though it isn’t a true favourite I’d still have it in my collection.

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‘Savita’ is a very eye catching bright purple shade, I like this polish because unlike the rest of the collection it has a brightness to it which takes away from the strictly gothic look, however I do think the matte velvet finish to the polish makes it a fall or a winter only polish, it would just look too heavy to wear in the summer.

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‘Veruschka’ is by far my favourite polish of this collection. It is a stunning deep green shade. Green for me is a very versatile colour and a favourite of mine when it comes to nail polish. ‘Veruschka’ would look stunning with ‘Posh’ and a gloss tip to create a sophisticated yet eye-catching manicure.

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And finally ‘Loredana’ which is a gunmetal grey shade, is for me very much like ‘Harlow’ not a true favourite of mine. It seems to be stuck in limbo between black and grey, but it would still make a lovely mani for anyone who’s wants a dark nail but does not want to use a full on gothic black like ‘Dovima’.

Overall I really do like this collection the velvet matte finish looks stunning for autumn and winter and there is a beautiful colour selection, there is defiantly something for everyone and it’s a collection I can not wait to own.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

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China Glaze: Metal Metallics

Hi Beauties

It’s getting colder and more wintery here already, I live in the UK and at the moment all it does is rain, so to go along with the rainy weather I thought I’d bring you my favourite metallic polishes by China Glaze.

The first polish by China Glaze is called ‘I’m A Chromantic’, its a textured polish with a very pretty lilac-y pink under tone, now I’m not really a textured polish person as I think some of them can look cheap, but this one looks lovely, I think the lighter colour and the subtle texture makes ‘I’m A Chromantic’ very wearable.

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‘Rare And Radiant’ is by far one of my favourite from China Glaze’s metallic collection, it is a stunning green shade, a shade that has the perfect balance between a lime green and an emerald green.

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‘Unpreditable’ is another green shade, but this one is more aquatic than ‘Rare And Radiant’, it is a blue based green which reminds me completely of vacationing some where beautiful and sunny, to me this polish is perfect for the ultimate summer manicure.

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The forth polish I want to mention in this post is a very beautiful jewel toned purple shade called ‘No Plain Jane’, this polish was named just right because it is anything but plain, it is a very true purple which looks beautiful but the added metallic finish gives it a look all it’s own. Simply stunning.

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‘Platinum Sliver’ as you’ve probably guessed is a pretty silver shade, but the metallic finish adds a very beautiful mirror finish to this polish, making your manicure beautifully multi tonal.

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And finally China Glaze’s ‘Poetic’ is another favourite metallic polish of mine. It’s a stunning rose gold shade, but the metallic finish gives this polish a touch of modernity. ‘Poetic’ is the perfect polish to give your manicure a pretty vintage modern twist.

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So, another post inspired by the strange weather, I wonder what will inspire me next?

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

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

Fantastic For Fall

Hi Beauties

I hope your all feeling a lot better than I am seen as I’m I’ll again :(. It’s getting colder here in the uk that can only mean one thing it’s fall again, yay my fave time of year. ­čÖé

Not only because it’s perfect sweater weather but also because there are done amazing autumn nail polish colours, so here are some of my faves.

The first is Butter London’s ‘Queen Vic’ it’s a beautiful raspberry red-y pink toned colour, which would look good as a dark nail without going too over broad.

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The second deep berry red autumn shade is Essie’s ‘Carry On’ unlike the cult classic ‘Wicked’ which is a more berry red toned colour, ‘Carry On’ has a stunning purple base which in some lights makes it look black and in others you can see that stunning deep purple undertone.

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The third is a much more affordable option, it’s MUA’s ‘Orchid’ which is part of their new fall collection, it’s a beautiful shade that lies perfectly between purple and pink, it’s the perfect shade for the summer to fall transition.

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‘Release’ from China Glaze is another purple based fall tone, but this polish has more of a grey undertone which makes it more a neutral colour but never the less it still makes a very striking manicure.

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The next two polishes are again very affordable and are both muted neutral shades from MUA, ‘Bullet’ is a concrete grey shade with a very pretty greenish undertone, where as ‘Mud Pie’ is a much more muted light brown shade, in my opinion they are both perfect for an autumn mani without being too over powering.

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Now as many of you may know Revlon is by far my favourite nail polish brand, the next two polishes are two beautiful jewel toned shades that are perfect for fall. ‘Vixen’ is a beautiful deep cherry red, where as ‘Rainforest’ (my fave polish of all time) is a beautiful forest green shade with flecks of gold micro glitter. Although these two polishes are completely different shades they still make stunning fall manicure colours.

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Another fall fave from Essie is called ‘Berry Naughty’ not only do I think the name is super cute it’s also a beautiful berry red tone, it’s not so dark that it looks black yet again it can’t really be considered a true red. It has the perfect balance of both of these qualities and in my opinion is simply perfect.

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Finally Essie’s ‘Armed And Ready’ is a very unique shade, it’s a brown-y green shade with flecks of gold and red micro glitter, I adore this colour and it’s defiantly one that’ll be on my nails this fall and maybe even into winter.

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Thanks for readings beauties, until next time…

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Essie: Glamours Greys

Hi Beauties,

Now that the seasons are changing and it’s getting cooler, here in the UK it is at least, it’s time to wave goodbye to bright summery colours, so I thought I’d focus more on wintery shades such as greys, deep reds and blues.

I’ve decided to blog about my favourite grey polishes from none other then Essie.

The first is Essie’s ‘Chinchilly’ not only does it have a name that brings to mind an adorable furry rodent, but it is also a beautiful brown based grey that will be perfect for transitioning from autumn to winter.

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The second is ‘Smokin Hot’ which is a very deep toned grey, in my opinion it is not only perfect for a darker nail where black is a little too dark, this pretty polish also fits the bitter winter weather perfectly.

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‘Master Plan’ is a classic light grey polish, I’d wear this shade of grey no matter what the season, I love this polish it’s a definite must have for any polish lover.

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‘Cashmere Bathrobe’ is a cult classic and it has it’s place in any worthy Essie nail polish collection, this grey shade has a deep green undertone to it which makes it a beautifully unique colour, it’s perfect for that wintery mani.

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And finally ‘Cocktail Bling’ is a sky blue based grey which makes it again very unique but unlike ‘Cashmere Bathrobe’ this polish is one that I would wear all all year round as it has the perfect balance between grey and blue.

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I hoped you all enjoyed this post, and thanks so much for all of the locket comments and the countless likes so far on both of my blogs it means so so much to me. I love you all.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Gorgeous Greens

Hi Beauties

I hope you are all well, unlike me I’ve been tired and in pain for the past few days so I thought I’d take it easy today seen as I’m working all weekend again starting tomorrow,

In order to pep me up a little I thought I’d post about some of my favourite green polishes,

The first is Revlon’s ‘Rain Forest’ I know I’ve mentioned this one in posts before but it really is my at time favourite polish. It has a green base with stunning gold and metallic flecks of micro glitter which together make this polish look Devine, when I wear it I can’t stop looking at my nails ­čÖé

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The second is ‘Last Chance’ from Sinful Colors which to me although it’s a lovely colour it is a very basic colour block green which would look lovely in autumn.

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The third polish to feature in this post Is another by Sinful Colors, ‘San Francisco’ is a much lighter more shimmery shade than ‘Last Change’ because of this it is more of a spring green not an autumn one, this is defiantly a polish I’d want to add to my collection in 2015.

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‘Emerald Sparkle’ from China Glaze is very similar to Revlon’s ‘Rain Forest’, they both have a beautiful green base with metallic micro glitters, although ‘Emerald Sparkle’ is a lighter shade which makes it an all year round colour, in my opinion it just doesn’t have that same sunning mesmerising look that ‘Rain Forest’ does.

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The fifth polish is ‘Going Incognito’ by the o so famous Essie, it’s more of a grey based green which gives it a spring time look, it’s still a very pretty colour even though it’s not one I’d wear all year round.

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Essie’s ‘Stylenomics’ is another fave of mine when it comes to green polish, it is a very deep almost black green which in my opinion makes this shade perfect for the winter months.

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‘Flat Iron Green’ from NYC is a very rich racing style green and has become a new fave of mine to wear on more casual days.

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And finally a lighter shade of green is Revlon’s ‘Jaded Night’ it has more of a blue undertone which gives it a uniquely beautiful finish.

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Thank you beauties for taking the time to have a read through this post, which are your favourite green polish shades? And which brand are they by?

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Revlon Wants

Hi Beauties,

Revlon has to be my favourite nail polish brand by far, the formula is amazing and they have a range of so many different colours.

Here are ten of the polishes from Revlon that I need in my polish collection.

The first Is ‘bold sangria’ it’s a beautiful deep purple colour and I don’t think I own anything like it.

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The second one is the ‘matte top coat’ which by the look and things gives any manicure the perfect matte finish.

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The third polish I want, well need is ‘ocean breeze’ and yes I know every other blogger and vlogger has this colour, in my opinion it makes the perfect summer manicure.

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Then there’s ‘smouldering’ which isn’t as popular but it still beautiful, it’s the perfect silvery-green tone.

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‘Victorian’ is a stunning bold pink shade, perfect for creating that statement manicure.

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The sixth shade I need into collection is called ‘Valentine’ as you can guess it’s the perfect shade of red.

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‘Lady luck’ is a perfect muted pink.

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The eighth is a deep dark, romantic red called ”Vixen’, I NEED THIS POLISH.

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‘Really Rosy’ is by far my favourite colour featured in this post, it’s a perfect vintage pink, fantastic for that ultra feminine look.

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The finale polish is called ‘Red Ribbon’ and is the perfect celebration red.

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I hope you all enjoyed seeing my wants from Revlon. I just hope I can purchase some of them soon.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx