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Sally Hansen – Four Shades – Swatches & Review

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Hi there!! Today I have swatches of four polishes for you. They are from Sally Hansen and I have to admit that I haven’t tried any of their polishes yet. So I was very eager to have them on my nails. Slovenian retailer decided to send me these four shades and I have to say they chose well. One will be great in the fall and the other three are bright and perfect for the summer.

And now on to the polishes and their formula.

 

Tipsy Gypsy* – Sally Hansen

Tipsy Gypsy is a bright pink with jelly finish. It goes on easily and it is opaque in two coats.

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Tidal Wave* – Sally Hansen

Tidal Wave is a bright blue summer shade. I wore this one a couple of times, since I have them at home for almost a month now. I love how gorgeous it looks on my tanned hands. It has the same formula as the previous one, a jelly formula and it is opaque in two easy coats.

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Scarlet Fever* – Sally Hansen

Scarlet Fever will be perfect in the fall. It is a gorgeous muted maroon shade and I think my favourite of the bunch. Although I like them all 🙂 . This one has a formula with a creme finish and is opaque in two coats. But you can make it opaque with only one lumpy coat. To me it is perfect!

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Red-iance* – Sally Hansen

Red-iance is another bright shade, a fiery red with warm undertones. Again, perfect for the hot summer days and nights. It is almost fully opaque in one coat, I applied two. And the formula is easy to work with.

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So, do you have any Sally Hansen polishes and what is your experience with them? And do you have any recommendations regarding the colours for me? Please let me know.

I don’t know for you foreign readers, but Slovenian followers can buy them in some dm stores.

Thank you for reading and see you next time! xoxo

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Avon Mark. Gel Shine Chrome

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Hi there! Today I have six polishes from Avon Mark. Gel Shine Chrome* line to show you. There is a lot of sparkle going on here, but there just isn’t enough sun here to see its full potential. I hope the weather gets better, so the polishes will shine properly. Well, I wouldn’t mind the sun for other reasons too 😀 .

They all have the same formula, sheer with first layer and then the second layer makes them fully opaque. Now let’s get started.

 

Sparkle Lens* – Avon Mark. Gel Shine Chrome

This is gunmetal silver with small reflective flakes that make a chrome like effect. The first coat was very sheer, but the second coat made the polish fully opaque. The application was easy and streak free.

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Golden Eyes* – Avon Mark. Gel Shine Chrome

It’s a golden polish with a hint of gunmetal silver in it, because it is not as yellow as gold usually is. It also contains the small flakes/shimmer with chrome effect.

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Contrast Boost* – Avon Mark. Gel Shine Chrome

Contrast Boost is my favourite. It looked gorgeous in the bottle and it does on the nails too. I love the teal colour here and the fact that it reflects light and darker shades of teal, like proper mermaid’s tail. Very pretty.

The application was easy and it is fully opaque in two coats.

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Exposure Boost* – Avon Mark. Gel Shine Chrome

This one is also very pretty. It’s a proper fuchsia nail polish with red, purple and pink tones. It fully covers in two coats and the application was easy too.

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Over Intensified* – Avon Mark. Gel Shine Chrome

Over Intensified is my least favourite of the bunch. It’s too green. Otherwise I have no complaints with it. The formula is the same as with the others and it is fully opaque in two coats.

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Pop Art* – Avon Mark. Gel Shine Chrome

This one is a beauty too. Especially on the nails when you have tanned skin. Perfect combination! It is opaque in two coats and the formula is easy to use.

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And these are all the shades from Avon Mark. Gel Shine Chrome*. They are all available in the latest Slovenian campaign. Foreign followers, you can check with your local Avon for more.

Thank you for reading and following me and see you next time! xoxo

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Alessandro Summer Dreaming – Swatches & Review

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Hi there!! Today I have five polishes from Alessandro Summer Dreaming collection to show you. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw all of these already in my stories. But if you don’t, then here they are!

I can’t wait to go on summer vacation, so summer collections are something that take me away and I feel like I am already at the sea with a good cocktail in my hands. The sound of the sea, hot summer sun and me laying in the shadows of a palm tree, isn’t that dreamy? 😀

No back to reality and see what I have to show you.

 

Sun Kissed White* – Alessandro Summer Dreaming

This is a nail polish with a sheer white base full of micro glitter. The formula is great, but it doesn’t cover in two coats. So if you are looking for a full coverage in two coats, this might not be for you. It does cover fully in three coats, but then you have a lot of nail polish on your nails. However, I have to point out that I love the fact that it’s a bit sheer in two coats. It goes on smoothly and evenly. There are no sheerer spots on nails afterwards. You know, some sheer polishes can be a real pain and just can’t be applied evenly. Well this one can be and it looks beautiful.

I applied three coats on my ring finger and the rest are covered in two, so you can see the difference. I prefer two coats.

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Melon Sorbet* – Alessandro Summer Dreaming

The base colour here is nude pink and the polish contains pink or silver sheen, I really can’t say.

This sheen can cause some difficulty in application. Sometimes the brush strokes can be visible because of that. But here they aren’t. The polish applies smoothly and evenly across all nails. So the formula is great and it covers fully in two coats.

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Soft Saffron* – Alessandro Summer Dreaming

It’s brownish orange with a creme finish. I love it. It’s a bit different from your usual nail polish colour and I like that about it. It’s unique. And I think either you will love it or hate it, there is no middle way with this one.

It went on smoothly and it was fully opaque in two coats.

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Sensual Kiss* – Alessandro Summer Dreaming

Oh this one! It’s a perfect red for my skin tone. It’s on the warmer side, with a hint of terracotta. The application was like a dream. It has a jelly finish and is fully opaque in two coats. Perfection!!

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Sun & Breeze* – Alessandro Summer Dreaming

And the last one. It is a true turquoise and up until I started applying it I thought it had a creme finish. So, it has a bit of sheen, but very subtle. It’s almost invisible on the nails.

The formula is great, it applies easily and it is opaque in two coats.

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I like them all. This collection is soo versatile, yet all the polishes can be used together in one nail art. What do you think? Do you have a favourite or are you like me and like them all? 😀

You can get them here: e.kozmetika and in stores: Maxi, Beautique, Nama (they are 20% off this week) and some beauty salons.

Thank you for reading and see you next time!! xoxo

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L.O.V LOVinity – Devoted Denim & Bridal Bloom – Swatches & Review

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Hi guys!! Today I am showing you a pair that has been added to the LOVinity regular line of L.O.V Cosmetics. This is the line of long lasting nail lacquers and if you are interested here are swatches of two more polishes that I swatched back in the 2016.

Now let’s start with these two. They both have great formula and are easy to apply. They are both fully opaque in two coats and they are both perfect for the spring time.

 

Devoted Denim* – L.O.V LOVinity

Devoted Denim is a muted, dusky turquoise. It leans more towards green then to blue, so it’s a green turquoise.

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Bridal Bloom* – L.O.V LOVinity

This is a peachy pink. It is pink, but with a hint of peachiness. So it has warm undertones. Keep that in mind.

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Have you tried these yourself? And how do you like the brand in general? I must say I am getting quite fond of it. I already have two other polishes and a lipstick and eyebrow kit.

Thank you for reading and have a lovely day!! xoxo

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Alessandro Perfect Pair – Pink Diva – Swatches & Review

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Hi guys!! Today I have a swatch of Alessandro Perfect Pair in Pink Diva* for you. It is a product that consists of liquid lipstick and nail polish. Very practical when being on the road.

The liquid lipstick isn’t matte. It has more of a glossy finish, but it doesn’t get sticky. It doesn’t dry on the lips, so if you have problems with dry lips, this lipstick will be somewhat a bit nourishing for you. I like it as a touch up product, otherwise I feel like it is too heavy on my lips.

And as for the nail polish, it is of the same quality as all their nail polishes, so there is actually not much to say.

 

All in all I love the idea behind Alessandro Perfect Pair. It can be very handy to have it in my purse and I like it as the product on the go, especially now in the summer with all the festivals up head 😉 .

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