Nails Inc. Nailkale Revisited

nails inc nailkale superfood base coat alexa chung 2014 autumn

A few months ago I posted about the exciting new products from Nails Inc. using the superfood kale to nourish and hydrate nails. I’m always a bit sceptical when it comes to claims by brands but I trust Nails Inc. and I’m obsessed by nails so I decided to conduct a little experiment of my own with the Nailkale Base Coat.

I’ve used the basecoat every time I painted my nails since I received it back in September. I made a point of using no other base coat or treatment product on my nails to see if it really did have an effect. Since I’ve been using the base coat I have noticed my nails have been stronger and I’ve particularly noticed my nails no longer flake. I didn’t have a huge issue with flaking but occasionally I would go through a period of my nail flaking, probably because I paint my nails so often but I haven’t had flaking since September. Also I’ve noticed my nails are more flexible, if I catch one of my nails, it doesn’t just snap, it bends and resists breaking. Finally, I’m sure my nails are growing faster than usual. There are no claims that this product will increase nail growth but I think my nails are growing quicker because the product is hydrating.

Overall, I’m hugely impressed with this base coat and I really recommend it.

PR Sample but this is my honest opinion of the product, I wouldn’t say I like something unless I really did.

Have you tried it? What do you think? Would you try it?

Nails Inc. Snowflake Kensington Church Nail Polish

Nails Inc. Snowflake Polish Kensington Church Street

Words cannot describe how much I love this nail polish. I absolutely love Nails Inc., I love the packaging and the designs and this year’s snowflake polishes are no disappointment. This is the pure white version and I love it! It looks absolutely amazing and I’ve received tons of compliments when I’ve been wearing it. I like this would make a fab Christmas gift, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love to receive this on Christmas day, it looks amazing and it’s from a fantastic nail brand.

What do you think?

RMK Eye Balm*

rmk eye balm

I use an eye everyday and every night but I’m a little wary of the claims some eye creams make. I don’t believe an eye cream will be life changing but I know I need an eye cream to keep under my eyes moisturised and hydrated. Also I use an eye cream everyday to help my under eye concealer apply better and look fresher for longer.

I was very lucky to be sent the RMK Eye Balm to try and I was really pleased to receive it because it’s a product I probably would never have got round to trying. Generally, eye creams only work with long term use but in the short term, I’ve been loving it as a base for my under eye concealer. I sometimes find that my concealer looks dry and cakey almost immediately after applying it but I’ve noticed when I’ve used this my concealer looks fresher for longer.

The Best Christmas Nail Polishes*

nails inc christmas nail polishes

Every year nail brands launch some Christmassy themed nail polishes and without a doubt the best come from Nails Inc. They’ve launched two snowflake nail polishes and I’m in love with the. I can’t stop looking at them in the bottles or on my nails.

nails inc kensington church street

First is Kensington Church Street which is a clear base with white circles and silver glitter to look like snowflake.  It look amazing over red nail polish, I think it would be perfect for Christmas day. I’ve also tried it over Nails Inc. Porchester Square which is the perfect nude shade and it looks amazing, really understated and chic. I’ll have posts coming up on both looks.

nails inc whitechapel

Next is Whitechapel which is a gorgeous mix of white circles and gold glitter. This is so festive, I love it! I think this looks amazing over a darker shade, I’ve tried it with Tate from Nails Inc. which is a deep red/berry shade and it looks stunning, really classic.

I love both of these polishes, I think they’re perfect for you’re festive manicure or a stock filler for someone, I can’t imagine anyone would be disappointed to receive these on Christmas morning.

PR Sample

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Gel

clinique anti-blemish solutions clearing gel

 I’m always a bit sceptical when it comes to blemish treatments. I’ve never really found one that actually works, most of them just dry out my skin and that in turn gets rid of the blemish. However, I can honestly say the Clinique Clearing Gel genuinely helps when those pesky blemishes show up.

I originally tried this when I bought some Clinique product and the girl at the counter gave me a tester to try, but at the time I didn’t need it so I put it in my sample box. However, a couple of weeks ago I had the most annoying breakout and I decided to try it and it honestly worked it’s magic overnight. I so impressed by that I had to head to my local Boots the next day to buy a full size.

The packaging is really compact and it has a small hole at the top that dispenses the product so it’s really hygienic and easy to keep free from bacteria.

Have you tried it? What do you think?

Ciate Can Can

Ciate Can Can Haute House Autumn 2014

I think I’ve found my favourite nail polish of the season. I love the Ciate Haute House Collection but Can Can is by far my favourite. It’s a really gorgeous deep shimmery burgundy colour, it looks like it’s just a shimmery berry shade but it has a lovely purple hint to it. I absolutely this colour and I think I’ll be wearing it a lot because it looks amazing!

What do you think?