Sunday, 3 April 2011

Innocent Haze Nails NOTD

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So you have some great nail polishes at home. You love their colour but they are too sheer and they need 4 or 5 coats to achieve full opacity. I have some nail polishes like that, and the faff to apply so many coats put me off applying them altogether, unless I have all the time in the world and that I am bored senseless. What I have been doing lately to remedy this problem is to apply one coat of nude nail polish first and then 2 coats of the very sheer polish (tip I learnt from Helen Nice things). But I only have 1 nude polish in my collection, a cosmopolitan magazine freebie.


So this is why I wanted to buy some more nude polish and I choose to purchase bargain nail polish Desert Haze (£1.50) and Innocent (£1.00) from ELF.


Today, I wanted to show you how they look and perform applied on their own. Desert Haze was very easy to apply, the polish glided effortlessly onto my nail bed despite a funky brush: for some reason the brush fanned out more than usual, which sped the application process.


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There are 2 tiny little hair which are slightly longer than the others, but nothing major and that can't be fixed with a little quick trim. The photos show 3 coats. I absolutely love the colour and it's a change from the usual (and only) pinky nude I had in my collection. It would have been ideal if I had achieved that opacity in 2 coats, but heck, for £1.50, one can't complain. Thumbs up from me.



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Meet 'Innocent' from Elf. This one sported a traditional brush and I didn't need to trim anything. I didn't have the funky fan out effect that the Desert Haze had. The colour is exactly like I imagined. Application was a doddle and it's such a forgiving colour, you can go for it and apply very sloppily, which is what I did.



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This colour might be a bit bland for some, but for me, it's perfect and I can't wait to use it on its own or layered underneath a sheer and more coloured polish. In an ideal world, this polish would have reached opacity in 2 coats but for £1.00, it's totally worth it.



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So if you're looking for 2 items to make your order reach £10 and make the most of an promotional offer, pop these 2 colours in your basket, you won't be disappointed. I was thrilled. Woop ^_^



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What do you think? Do you like? Do you own elf shades yourself? Which nail polishes should I get from ELF?

23 comments:

Jo said...

I love this polish colour! I've never tried elf polishes, but I might give this one a shot :)

Louise said...

oo nice desert haze is especially nice

missy_ellie_uk said...

I love Desert Haze. Have never thought of putting a nude base under sheer polishes! x

BekahCat said...

I have innocent which I love!

I also have Metal Madness which is stunning with red and green flecks in the pewter silver colour, and copper which is really pretty and I have a bunch of others but I don't remember which ones...

I figure for £1.50 there's nothing to lose! Hehe

LOIS said...

Ohh I love them! Love them both, but I got a little more love for desert haze.
.. No I dont. Jesus! This is dilemma, a classic.
I'm not much of a help here. I'd take them both ^^
Love Lois xxx

Miss Jones said...

new follower here : ) these are gorgeous shades, thank u for the post> i have had bad times selecting nail shades on elf they look nothing like the swatch image - i will however trust these now! xxx

Kat said...

Innocent is gorgeous I have to have it!

Hannah said...

I have Innocent too, I love it! My favourite elf polish has to be the mint one ( I think it's Mint Cream?). Even my dentist, who looks and acts like Jeremy Clarkson, has complimented that one! x

Leanne OCD said...

I love both colours. They look fab on you. I don't own any ELF polish, but I think I just found two to start my shopping list with x

Jenny said...

Ooh I love both but innocent is just wow! x

Emma Greenwood said...

Ooh I'll be checking these out, I've been using Accessorize 'Fudge' which is the perfect nude but I kind of resent paying £4 for a colour I only use as a base. Thank god for ELF's cheapness :D xx

KatXoXo said...

I've been trying to get my hands on the Innocent for a while!!! It finaly said in stock on the site so I placed my order & when it came they said they ran out so they took it off my bill...BLAH! I like the deser haze as well. They look great just on their own as well I think!
KatXoXo

Stina said...

WOW! Both are so beautiful on you, and also your pictures are so amazing, do you take them with flash (cos of the dark background, I ask).

Very pretty, I can't chose a favourite <3

Rachel said...

I'm not normally one for nudes but Innocent looks amazing on you! x

Big Fashionista said...

Love both of these, always love your blogs with loads of pictures, makes my day

beautydiarist said...

These are fabulous colours and your photos of them are amazing. Great post, I am spoilt for choice and could not choose at all. Jan x

Sherrie said...

I have this and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! WIsh I had nails like yours! x

dani@callitbeauty said...

desert haze is BEYOND gorgeous! i need a shade similar to this :)

Clazzerati said...

wow, that competition really is fab, have just entered! THanks for the tip! xx

Lipglossiping said...

Desert Haze is lovely, if I don't have that one, I need it!

Miss Diamond Pearl said...

Both are gorgeous... but I'm in love with your nails, they are perfect! Jealous!! Me? LOL! ;) x

Justine (Productrater) said...

wow I love both of those! great swatches! :)

Katia said...

great colours! i love it!

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