Friday, 31 January 2014

Best of 2013 - Nails!

So to finish off my "Best of 2013" series is nails, I've always liked having nice nails and having a manicure but this year my collection seems to have grown massively! I'm currently trying to find a new way to store them all as I've run out of room! Here are some products and looks that have stood out for me this year.
Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat - I was so dubious about this product, I've tried so many products, tips and tricks to make my nails dry quickly in the past and always come away with at least one nail smudged. I'll admit I was expecting rather good things after hearing rave reviews and what seemed to be a fairly high price tag. Honestly I love this stuff now, I carry it with me between both of my homes as I couldn't bare to do my nails without it! It doesn't completely dry my nails instantly but it does speed it up considerably. I can start to type, text or apply my make up if I'm careful within a few minutes. I now wouldn't be without this!

Barry M Glitter Top Coats - I've only shown one but theres about 4 or 5 that I've been loving towards the back end of this year, I did a few different glittery nail looks on my blog and a guest post about it too. My only gripe is that they're so so difficult to get off and that irritates me but I'm having to restrain myself now from using glitter all of the time!

Barry M Gelly Nails - These seemed to be huge with everyone at the beginning of the year and although they are still bringing out new colours I don't seem to hear about them anymore! I was a tad underwhelmed when I first tried them as I was expecting a really opaque colour in just one coat but now I've come to terms with the fact that you need a good two or three, I really like the finish of it! I have 3 or 4 different shades and always browse the collection when I'm in boots to see if any more catch my eye!

Matte/Tuxedo Nails - To create this specific look I used Barry M's "Navy", The Rimmel Matte Top Coat and then A Nail's Own Clear Polish. I really thought that these were going to be a huge thing, it turns out that they weren't but I really enjoyed them for the first part of 2013. So much easier to create than I thought it would be and never has a nail polish lasted so long on my nails! 

What have been your stand out nails for 2013? What do you think will be big this year?

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