Nails that won’t let you down | EG

We all know the story, one shower and your nails are chipped, they begin to crack and the nail varnish fades after a few days. Being extremely interested in nails and nail art, I like to buy products that last and when I saw the Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Polish (what a mouthful) I knew I had to try it.

  
Barry M is a great brand. The makeup is fantastic, and so are the nail polishes- and I’m yet to try their new primers. Barry M – from what I’ve been told – do not test on animals, which is an extreme positive as many brands, including makeup giant MAC ( who are notorious for this ) do test on animals.

I own three of the nail polishes and they are all fantastic. My favourite is dark side of the shroom which is a mauve colour. I also own do you pink I’m sexy and vengeance is wine. The polishes themselves are extremely pigmented and build able. One coat of the darker shades is all you’d need, unless you want a really deep colour

The brush of the polishes is wide so you can paint your whole and nail without covering your fingers in it. The packaging is also gorgeous- rose gold packaging anyone?

The showstopper is the top coat. Oh my gosh I’ve never used one that is so good. Barry M does make the best nail polishes, mine usually last for a week or two. This topcoat makes your nails look like gels. At first I thought ” No that’s not possible ” but now it’s a whole other story! My nail polish stays for up to 2 weeks- without chips and the only reason I have to remove it is because it’s grown down so far.

My favourite thing is the range of colours. There are bright colours, muted nudes and dark reds. Whatever colour your looking for, this range will most likely have it.

I would definately recommend buying these polishes, especially as they are usually part of a deal in a range of shops!

Have you guys got a favourite brand? 

Have a lovely day!

Grace X 

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August favourites! | EG♡

I rarely do favourites posts but this month I feel like I have to! I have really enjoyed this month ( obviously because of the holidays ) and these are a few things that I’ve loved this month.

  
Victoria’s Secret bag

This bag is so cute! It’s the perfect size to carry my things that I need and the colours are gorgeous. It also has a little charm and now on the zip which is really sweet. If you guys want a what’s in my bag post I can do one for you too!

Rose gold watch- newlook

I got this for Christmas last year and wore it every day then kind of forgot about it. Recently I’ve been wearing it every day and I love it. It goes with all of my outfits and has the right amount of sparkle on it too.

Nail gems 

This huge pack of nail gems was given to me by my friend for secret Santa. The colours are all lovely and match every nail varnish. I wore silver ones recently with a glitter polish and they looked so pretty.

Rommel London- brow this way

I don’t wear any makeup, but I feel like this is a must. I have thick eyebrows that never seem to stay the way I brush them. I absolutely love this product and would recommend it to anyone. It goes on and dries clear, as my eyebrows are dark I don’t want to put any coloured gel on them. It is a really good product, I will definitely be repurchasing.

Anatomicals – no old bags allowed

I got this in the plane on my way home for just £5! You take a small bit and rub it under your eyes to reduce darkness and bags. I have really got into skincare this month and love looking after my skin. I feel like this makes a big difference, I can definitely see it in myself. For just £5 I will be repurchasing this.

Ciate nail polish & topshop exhibit nail polish 

Cite is now my go to top and base coat. I have the underwear base coat and silicone top coat. Both of them are such good quality and really make my nails look like gel. I got 10 for £10 at the clothes show last December and they have all lasted really well, none of the colours have ran out yet. 

Topshop exhibit is such a pretty colour. I do think it’s more of an autumnal colour, but I love it too much to wait. It stays on for ages and pretty red and purple tones in it. I can’t wait to use it again.

what have you guys been loving?

I also have some reviews coming up for you!

Also, you can check out my new Instagram account @elizabethgracieblog!

Have a lovely day!

Grace x

the past couple days | EG♡

Woah! These past few days have gone so quick and I’m super sorry I haven’t blogged for you guys! I’ve actually not stopped since thursday and now I finally have time to sit down and type!

  
Firstly I’ve painted my nails using:

No7 ‘in the stars’

Barry M ‘prickly pear’

Ciate ‘ underwear’ base coat

Ciate ‘silicone top coat’

At the moment this is my favourite nail varnish combination. Lilac is my favourite color! I especially love how ‘ in the stars’ looks over the top. It actually looks great over any mani though. The silicone top coat is a manicure saver! It makes them looks like gel nails and lasts for ages! I will definately be repurchasing it!

  
Also, on Friday I went to the NEC to see The Vamps live! It was the best concert ever! I bought 5 woven wristbands for only £6! The whole place had such a great atmosphere and everyone was singing and dancing. The support acts were Luke Friend, Union J ( from X factor uk for anyone whose confused ) and The Tide who were from America. I would definately go and see the tide again! Even though The Vamps are known as a popish band, it was definately more like a rock concert. The guitars and drums sounded great and overall I had the best night ever! 

I hope to see them again!

Have a lovely day!

Grace x

floral nail art tutorial | EG♡

Hiiii! Today I can finally post a tutorial for my favourite nail art! This is easy but very effective and looks great! This design is great for spring/ summer and you can change the colours to ones you prefer, if you’d like to.

   Nail vanishes I used: 

Asda – sherbet fizz

Asda – smarty pants

Asda – meteorite

New look – fuscia

Ciate – ‘ underwear ‘ base coat 

Ciate – silicone top coat 

dotting tool ( you could also use a bobby pin )

What to do!

1- paint your base coat and wait for it to dry

2- paint 2 coats of your base colour ( I chose green )

3- using a dotting tool, paint four pink dots on your nail

4- using your dotting tool again, paint brackets around the edge of the dot and a smaller dot in the middle

5- using your dotting tool, paint two small green lines off the centre of the flower 

6- add a top coat and voila! Enjoy your beautiful new nails!

Hope you enjoyed this new post! And of course have a lovely day!

Grace x