Essence gel nails at home - Happy ending with glitterland accent

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Next week I have a full review of the Essence Gel nails at home kit including a first impressions and wear test. For now I thought I would show ye the manicure I achieved using the kit. I have on the peel off base coat from the gel nails kit, 2 coats of Essence Happy ending which is a beautiful pink creme from their colour and go range and the clear gel topcoat. For the accent nail I used 1 coat of the Essence Gel nail at home Wow effect gel topcoat in 04 Glitterland.


This was taken right after application and you can see how glossy it is. I didn't use a topcoat over the accent nail and it looks amazing. The glitters look like they're are suspended in the gel rather than just falling flat on the nail. Like I said I'll have the full review next week (it's a long post) but let me know what you think of the finished look below.

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Twinsie Tuesday- Accent nails

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A nice easy challenge for this week as part of the Twinsie Tuesday group. This is a great group for making you branch out and try new designs and use polishes you normally don't get much use out of. This time I just went with the flow. I had absolutely no plan and no set polishes to use. I started off with 2 coats of Nails inc St James. Even though red isn't my favourite, you wouldn't believe the amount of it I go through in a year. 


For the accent nail I did a little window design. I used some white paint for the outline. I filled in the rest with Essence Black is Back. I thought it needed something else to make it really stand out as an accent nail. I rooted around in my stash and out popped China Glaze Snowglobe (which is amazing and I completely underestimate how pretty it is). I dabbed that into the middle giving it a nights sky kind of look.I topped it off with a matte topcoat to make the glitters in Snowglobe really stand out. 

That's all for this week. I look forward to seeing what the other ladies came up with for this challenge. 


 Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
​ Marisa at Polish Obsession
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision

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Sally Hansen Miracle gel (110) Birthday suit swatch and review

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This is the last polish I have to show ye from the new Sally Hansen Miracle gel polishes that are being released in Ireland this month. This is the shade 110 Birthday Suit. Unfortunately the formula on this one isn't great. I needed 4 coats for full coverage but I will say that you'd never know it needed that many coats unless someone told you. On the nail it looks perfect,not at all thick. Birthday suit is a light beige creme. Like all the other polishes I have tried from the Miracle Gel line it is very glossy on its own but a topcoat will help prolong the wear time.



Unless you are absolutely in love with the colour and you're willing to put up with doing 4 coats then this is probably one to skip. I'll end up keeping this as a pedicure polish as I do like the colour a lot but I paint my nails at night and I'm sure they'd end up smudged in the morning. I don't tend to have a lot of time to spare to allow them to dry fully when I do 3 coats never mind 4. 

So that's it for my Sally Hansen miracle gel review. Let me know which colour was your favourite and if you plan on picking any of them up once they are released. I have seen swatches of a beautiful brown that I hope to pick up when I come across a stand. I think this is one of the best Sally Hansen collections so far in terms of colour choices. They really went all out with this one and it payed off.

The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes and topcoat cost €9.99 each. You can pick up a duo pack for €14.99 which included one colour and one topcoat. There are 18 shades in this collection and they'll be available in Ireland around mid September.

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**Product was provided for review**

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel (210) Pretty Piggy swatch and review

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The penultimate post in my Sally Hansen Miracle gel review. Today I have my possible favourite polish from the 5 I was sent to try. This is (210) Pretty Piggy. Not only is the name adorable but the colour is just spot on. I would say it's a orange toned pink creme. I love this and it would look great as a pedicure polish (as the name would suggest)


I have on 2 coats. It can get streaky so take your time with the first coat and you should be away with it. I've worn this a few other times and I needed 3 coats so it's a bit hit and miss.  Like the other polishes in this range, Pretty Piggy is so glossy on its own but I would always add on a topcoat if I was planning on wearing it for a couple of days. 

The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes and topcoat cost €9.99 each. You can pick up a duo pack for €14.99 which included one colour and one topcoat. There are 18 shades in this collection and they'll be available in Ireland around mid September.

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Sally Hansen Miracle gel (330) Redgy swatch

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Redgy is one of my favourites from the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel releases. It is a lot more like a true raspberry in person and it is brighter than the camera picked up. It's beautiful.  The formula on Redgy was amazing. I have on 2 coats without a topcoat and again, like Street Flair, it is incredibly glossy on its own. 


Raspberry shades are better than red in my opinion. They look amazing on the nail and the formulas tend to be incredible. I would add a topcoat on if I was wearing this for a couple of days just to keep it looking this good. I did put a basecoat on before applying this just in case it stained. This shade of polish can stain your skin pretty badly so I didn't want to chance it. Redgy is a definite winner for me. 

The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes and topcoat cost €9.99 each. You can pick up a duo pack for €14.99 which included one colour and one topcoat. There are 18 shades in this collection and they'll be available in Ireland around mid September.

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**Product was provided for review**

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel (240) B Girl swatch

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Today I have a swatch of the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish in 240 B Girl. They say you don't need a basecoat with the Miracle gel polishes but I have one on just in case. It only takes a minute to put it on so it's not a big deal for me. B Girl is part of the Street Pastels collection.It is a pastel blue creme that is pale but not completely washed out.


The formula on B Girl is ok. You'll need 3-4 coats depending on your nail length to get this streak free. Pastels are pretty much a pain to work with in general but seeing as they claim the Miracle gel polishes are all opaque in 2 coats I was a bit disappointed. As I mentioned in the review you are better off applying these polishes in 3 long strokes otherwise you're increasing the chance of it looking streaky.

The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes and topcoat cost €9.99 each. You can pick up a duo pack for €14.99 which included one colour and one topcoat. There are 18 shades in this collection and they'll be available in Ireland around mid September.

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**Product was provided for review**

Twinsie Tuesday - Teal nails

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The challenge for this weeks Twinsie Tuesday post was Teal nails for Ovarian Cancer awareness. I only have a handful of teal polish so this was a pretty easy one for me. I just grabbed a few and used them all in this manicure. I started with 2 coats of China Glaze Exotic Encounters on my middle and ring fingers. I left that to dry for a while before striping it off and adding on Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Blue Streak. Finally I added on Estee Lauder Black Turquoise to the tips and the middle to finish it all off. Black Turqouise is the polish on my Index and pinky finger.


I made the mistake of adding on a crappy topcoat which bubbled and ruined the look of the manicure which was incredibly frustrating! Thankfully you can't really see it in the pictures but in person it was awful. Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie Tuesday links down below to see what they came up with for this weeks theme.


 Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
​ Marisa at Polish Obsession
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision

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