Mani Monday: piCture pOlish Sizzle

Mani Monday: piCture pOlish SizzleMy amazingly talented sister-in-law does hair and gel nails, and with my nails constantly breaking I asked her if she would give me some pretty new almond shaped ones. (She also gave me an amazing haircut, I’ll talk about that later this week!) They are a lot longer than I’ve ever had before and so they are taking some getting used to, but I love them. She painted them a beautiful nude shade, but last night I decided I wanted something bold… so I went with the hottest pink I have in my collection: piCture pOlish Sizzle!
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Maybelline Loaded Bolds Rebel Pink

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As someone who is trying really hard to spend less on makeup this year, I will be reaching more and more for drugstore products, and Maybelline is almost always the first display I stop at when I go in to London Drugs or Shoppers. I was really excited for the Loaded Bolds range when it launched last year, and am equally excited to show off Rebel Pink.

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mani monday with crabtree & evelyn

mani monday with crabtree & evelynMy first mani monday of 2016! Honestly I haven’t even painted my nails since before Christmas, so I was excited to receive this adorable little package from Crabtree & Evelyn. They sent over 4 shades of their Neil Lacquers:

Beautyberry: When cheerful pinks mingle with bold reds, the festivities begin. Our brilliantly bright and festive shade is always the life of the party.
Orchid: Vibrant, bold purple hue is as wild and enchanting as the flower that inspired it. This fast-drying polish glides on smoothly.
Cranberry: We’ve added a bit of magic to the classic crimson red, creating a perfectly bold, glamourous and fresh colour for your nails.
Wine: An enchanting blend of opulent, deep reds create an intoxicating balance that pares perfectly with your party dress.

All 4 provided almost full coverage in 1 coat. The brush is small and firm and makes it very easy to apply without making a mess – typically after a long hiatus I feel like I’m starting over and end up spending more time cleaning up than applying nail polish, but I had next to none.

Swatches below are with 1 coat and with the flash on (darn sun setting at 5pm) – so they are a bit darker in person. I wouldn’t be able to choose a favourite of the 4, and they are absolutely perfect for Valentine’s day which is already somehow less than a month away!
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Product received for review.
All comments and opinions are honest and my own.

What’s on your nails this week? I love hearing from you, please leave me a comment!