Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Essie Professional Routine Mini Kit

Last week there was no NOTW | Manicure Monday post because I finally got my hands on the dinky little Essie Professional Routine Mini Nail Kit and wanted to put it to the test. I was pretty sure that this used to be sold in Boots, but whenever I went in store or looked online they didn't have any. However, just by good luck I found this set for £7.99 in TK Maxx, but then whenever I looked online, I saw that Fragrance Direct sold them for an incredible £5.99!
The set contains a 5ml bottle of First Base Base Coat, a 5ml bottle of Mademoiselle and a 5ml bottle of Good To Go Top Coat. All of the nail polishes apply like a dream, with no streakiness at all. Plus, both the base coat and the top coat dry fairly quickly so it reduces the time taken to do manicures, which is always a bonus. However, when I was applying Mademoiselle, it did take around 3 thick coats to make it fully opaque, but this could just be down to it being a very pale shade. 
After wearing the kit for a little more than a week, there was a few chips, but nothing that you would notice unless you were really staring at my nails. I can definitely see myself buying the base coat and the top coat in the future as I really was impressed by them, they both left my nails feeling so strong and shiny. The Mademoiselle nail polish is definitely a pretty shade once it's fully opaque, it would be so ideal if you weren't allowed to wear nail polish to school, work etc. or if you like really subtle shades! Plus, at only £5.99 down from £14.99, you can't really go wrong!

What do you think of the Essie Professional Routine Mini Nail Kit? Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments!

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Weekly Snapshots

First of all, I would like to apologise for my absence this week. I had a few assignments for uni due in for this week, then on top of that I've been feeling a little under the weather due to cold and flu season being upon us. I need to start taking more vitamins! Anyway, hopefully I can resume blogging again as soon as possible as I have some ideas I can't wait to bring to life!

1. Matching with the weather in my shirt that has little black clouds on it.
2. Incredible lunch and hot chocolate at uni.
3. Warm and cosy in my Bambi slipper socks, as usual.
4. Following up from last weeks chocolate discovery, I had to try these!
5. So much want for a Michael Kors phone purse.
6. Selfie before ice-cream and cinema with my best friend! 
7. Honeycomb ice-cream and waffles, droooool.
8. Annabelle and an extra large pick n' mix to hide in.
9. What I came home to. My family clearly think they're hilarious. 

How was your week? Do you have anything exciting planned for the week ahead? Let me know in the comments!