Friday, 7 November 2014

Essie Sugar Daddy X Bourjois Manicure Laser Toppings


Hello Lovelies!

You might have already guessed that I love fashion, but when it comes to makeup and nails, I'm afraid I let the girly side down. I'm not a 'typical girl', in that I don't tend to get excited about the new makeup 'must-have' or nail polish shade. Nevertheless, occasionally a product or two will catch my eye and I'll give it a go. When it comes to nails, I like understated and natural shades, that don't draw too much attention. That's probably due to the fact I'm constantly biting my nails and they never seem to be in good shape. Surprisingly, a few weeks ago I noticed my nails were looking pretty decent, and so I grabbed the opportunity to experiment with two new polishes: 

Essie Sugar Daddy and Bourjois Laser Toppings. 


Essie Sugar Daddy / £7.99

I started with fresh, clean nails that had no polish on them. I applied one coat of Essie Sugar Daddy which left my nails naturally glossy with a lovely shine. Essie has become one of my favourite nail brands, as their collection of natural shades are perfect for understated nail lovers, like me. I love this light pink shade as it provides an effortless, classic look which complements every outfit. Although slightly expensive (£7.99 for one small bottle), I think Essie polishes are great value, long-lasting and very versatile.

Bourjois Laser Toppings / £5.99

After I applied the Essie shade, I decided to jazz things up a little bit by applying a coat of Bourjois Laser Toppings. I had been instantly attracted to the pot of gold glitter in the store. My friend actually bought it first and when I saw it sparkling on her nails the next time we met up, I knew I also had to have it! The polish adds a touch of sparkle to any manicure and although I wouldn't wear this glitter all the time, I think it is perfect for the upcoming Christmas festivities. Apply one generous coat and you'll quickly have gorgeous, glitter nails that will make you shine during these dark winter nights. 

More soon, 

Helen
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  1. I love Bourjois as a brand, I think it's fabulous but I recently found out it's pretty pricey here in Canada and the local drugstore only carries selected products. :-( I have never tried any Essie polishes but it seems to get really great reviews.

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  2. This Is such a lovely combination x

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  3. You did wonderful job, looks like a perfect manicure :)
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  4. both manicures are lovely...the natural one is great for everyday and the glittery one for special occassions...looks like you're all set!

    I'm not sure where I stand...sometimes I'm girly, sometimes not...I mean I love to wear nailpolish but I also do a lot of DIY stuff that is bad for manis! sometimes you give up something to get something else...

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  5. Your nails look lovely, perfect style for a winter holiday party. Enjoy a restful weekend, Helen :)

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  6. Love the final look. Cute. xx

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  7. Wow, this is so pretty, love it. *__*
    Lovely greets and have a nice weekend...

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  8. Great job, lovely manicure!!!
    Kisses, love Paola.

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  9. I'm new follower, such an adorable blog, and lovely manicure! :)


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  10. Hi dear
    Perfect manicure, love the first one
    xoxo

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  11. Such a cool mani Helen! Glamorous and natural at the same time!
    ♥XO♥
    Jeanne
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  12. Amazing nails! I love it!
    I really love your blog,it's so interesting and you're so stylish,I love!
    Do you want to follow each other?let me know,and I hope you!
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  13. I adore Sugar Daddy, one of my all time favourites. I just can't do as a job as you!

    Annabel ♥
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  14. Your nails look absolutely lovely :)

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  15. Love this shade, looks really pretty Helen. x
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  16. Love this shade

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  17. Very lovely. I actually haven't tried Essie before but I want to.

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  18. You are so good at painting your own nails! When I paint my nails, it looks like a five year old did it. Love the brand Essie too! It's my favorite

    xo, carli
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  19. Pretty color nails :)

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  20. Aww your nails are so cute! I'm currently taking a few weeks break from wearing nail polish. The surface of my nails are cracking due to more than a month of wearing nail polish.

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  21. Your nails are so cute!! Thanks for sharing!!
    xo Anne

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  22. Lovely post, and cute products

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  23. Gosh, the laser topping is so cute! Lovely blog, dear!
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  24. Great post, so lovely!! :)

    Brina xoxo, SweetStyle

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  25. Very pretty and natural! Sometimes subtle is better. ;)

    Tara x

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  26. Gorgeous! Sugar Daddy is such a classic shade :)

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  27. I am absolutely loving glittery top coats at the moment - I'm totally in the Christmas spirit! Sugar Daddy is a lovely classic shade, I really like Essie's colour range xx

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  28. Your nails look amazing!


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  29. oooo, love this combination! I loveeee painting my nails too haha!! X

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  30. coooool**
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  31. Beautiful nail polish combo!
    I love your blog!
    xo from Italy,
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  32. I am loving your nails, they don't look like you bite them, I've seen much worse. I like the glitter looks so cute.

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  33. I'm the same way- I don't really seek out makeup (other than the basics) unless a color *really* catches my eye. So I'd definitely be attracted to that pot of gold glitter. I'd be super curious to see how that looks over a deep color!

    xo marlen
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  34. Loving your mani, it looks super cute and cool!
    kisses
    xox
    Lenya
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  35. I love Essie nailpolish and this is just so naturally chic!
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  36. Looks really nice and neat!
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  37. Lovely nail art! I prefer brighter colours, but that nail polish looks beautiful. x

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  38. Beyond beautiful!
    Kisses from Miami,
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  39. Love it!!

    xxx
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  40. Well done on your mani. I'm not picky on make up either.

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  41. I love glitter at christmastime too! :3 I've bit my nails since I was 6 and they're the shortest nails in the world so nail polish isn't my favourite thing either, even though I have way too much of it :)
    <3 Katie
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  42. Your nails are so pretty
    xo
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  43. świetny blog ! ♥
    Jestem u Ciebie chyba po raz pierwszy prawda? Ale z pewnością nie ostatni ! ;)
    Zapraszam do mnie :)

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  44. Great nail polish! <3

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  45. I love the semi-transparent pink color, it looks great with everything!

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  46. Great post, polish looks nice :D
    Greets, Nabil ;)

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  47. SO PERFECT
    anyway, would you like to follow each other on gfc/bloglovin and instagram?

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  48. Me encantan las manicuras en tonos naturales, son super elegantes!!!

    Besos, Emi
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  49. Love your mani!

    - Deniz
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  50. Love the Essie color..such a pretty and natural shade for everyday wear! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  51. Nice blog. Follow for follow?

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  52. Lovely combination!!
    xo, Jane
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  53. Amazing nail style! I love it:)

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  54. Both colors are amazing!! They're so delicate. But Essie is not cruelty free *cry*

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  55. you've got so pretty nails lovely!!

    xx

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  56. Really cool nails! I have the same Essie polish, it's fantastic!

    Have a great week!
    xxx
    Bianca

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  57. nice color!!
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  58. I'm totally with you on makeup and nail polish...I definitely let the girl world down there! However, Sugar Daddy is one of my favorite polishes...it's simple, but still pretty. Love that you added the glitter!

    Shannon
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  59. Lovely effect :) Your nails look so pretty <3 Gisforgingers xx

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  60. Nice colors. I love your nails. <3

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  61. Lovely combination of polishes! Very pretty :)

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  62. Very cute and definitely perfect for the festive season!

    Sxx
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  63. Stunning post, your nails look amazing. Unfortunately, being a backpacker at the moment, the nails cant be as prioritised as normal :/ x

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  64. lovely manicure! thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
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  65. Love the composition is an original idea, love it so

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  66. The polish gives such a subtle color, love it!

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  67. Świetny blog ♥
    Jestem u Ciebie po raz pierwszy prawda? I na pewno nie ostatni ! ;)
    zapraszam do mnie w wolnej chwili ;*

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  68. Beautiful post, really interesting! xx

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  69. Would love follow! Just started, now its your turn, honey!
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  70. Wow, that 'laser topping' looks pretty interesting, never seen something like that before!

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  71. great manicure :)

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