Saturday, 17 March 2012

NOTW - e.l.f. Mint Cream + e.l.f. Twinkle

Hello my dears! I've very excited to show you my nails this week! I'm saving my final NerdLacquer (and also still one Beetlejuice!) until I have a better camera. I managed to capture this weeks NOTW really nicely with my phone!
I think I nailed (hahaha geddit?) a couple of current trends all at once here... e.l.f. Mint Cream is a gorgeous pastel shade which is right on Spring/Summer '12! It's also green in light of St Patrick's Day. I also used the beautiful e.l.f. Twinkle for a statement nail on each finger. Twinkle is a clear fine glitter polish, the glitters are silver and a blue/green colour but as you can see from the photos they twinkle oranges and pinks too! So pretty.
Ooooh, sparkly! The Mint Cream applied pretty weakly and the photographed look took three coats, with still a little nail show through, but it applied smoothly and initially dried really shiny. By morning it had settled a bit more I think and looked less shiny than before, but still really pretty. Twinkle applied really easily, though I wanted lots of glitter so I applied three coats. Twinkle dried quite slowly (compared to Mint Cream that dried almost instantly) and stayed in this weird wrinkly state for a while - it was soft and I could move it around like loose wrinkly skin. It reminded me of the skin you get on custard that's been left sitting!! It all dried rock hard though and there's been no chipping so far!
I took another to capture the extra sparkle :)

What do you guys think?♥
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*This item was won in a giveaway at Life of a Sweetaholic. I was not asked or paid to review this item. All opinions are 100% my own.

14 comments:

  1. Yay more Mint Cream love! It's really pretty with Twinkle over it, I may have to pick that up too!

    xo

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    1. I've been going mad with Twinkle lately. If I could use it to pain my walls I probably would - it's so lovely! :D xx

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  2. I have this colour but not put it on yet. Love the added sparkle!

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    1. It's really beautiful! Makes me hungry for mint choc chip ice cream though :) xxx

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  3. That looks pretty. I love pale greens and blues these days and I am such a sucker for sparkle and glitter.

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    1. Thank you :) I love them too and they're perfect for the pastel trend xx

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  4. I love mint colours! The glitter looks great as an extra too. :) xx

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    1. Thanks :) I think this is one I'll be wearing more often :) xx

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  5. I have to say that it looks gorgeous on your nails my lovely :) Glad that you liked your prize :)
    xxx

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    1. Thanks hun! You picked the most amazing colours for me. I've got a proper post on your giveaway coming soon I promise! I'm so behind :( xxx

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