Sunday, 5 February 2012

Mink & Heart Beat Nails–Accessorize {notd}


Once upon a time on twitter, there was a beauty blogger/PR who was looking for some keen nail bloggers. There was not much more  information provided in the tweet, I could list hundreds of nail bloggers better than me, but upon encouragement of a certain Kellie,  I decided to put myself forward. The lovely blogger got back in touch very quickly and accepted my expression of interest. I soon found out that I was offered the possibility to review 2 nail polishes from the latest Accessorize collection.       

     
I was very lucky to have been chosen but I  had a very mixed reaction. I didn't have an overwhelming successful experience with Accessorize polishes before, so much so that I  decided not to blog
about the polishes I had purchased from the brand and only talk about one of them. My main issue had been with the  formula, leaving me with patchy coverage: covering the nail line with no problem but leaving some patches of blank every now and then.  I absolutely hate writing negative reviews about products I have received for free by a company and I was dreading receiving the polishes.



My two polishes reached me in the speed of lightning. The same day they arrived I had to swatch them on one nail and I felt much  lighter. I don't know what Accessorize has done to the polishes but the formula is totally different from all the previous polishes I  have tried and this makes me really happy and relieved, mainly because I won't have to write a negative review. *phew*     

    
     
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So ladies and gentlemen let me share with you my experiences with the 2 little beauties I have been lucky to trial. The first one is MINK. Mink is a  delightful light browny/pinky/nudy/taupey beige.

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I am not very good at describing colours as you can tell. What I do know is that I am in absolute love with the colour. But what really blew me away was the coverage I was able to get from one coat. All my photos show you just one coat  of polish, something which I didn't think it would be possible, given my previous experiences with Accessorize Polishes.

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The formula is not perfect, mind you. It reminded me of Nails Inc typical formula: applies a little funky and bumpy at first but then  dries beautifully smooth. So MINK made me really happy and exceeded all my expectations.

HEART BEAT is a beautiful dark raspberry shade and was identical to MINK in application. The level of coverage in one coat was  phenomenal. My flash photos make it appear a little brighter than it really is. I was scared looking at the bottle that the shade would be a  big 'grandma' ish but grandma it certainly isn't and it is a very elegant shade.

     
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I love this shade. Sorry I couldn’t shortlist my selection of picture any further.

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MINK and HEART BEAT put my 'patchy' memories firmly to the past and made me want to try some more from the new collection. In fact, I have already bought 'Dream' the purple & blue 3D glitter (4th one on the right) but let me get some decent hard core glitter nail polish remover before I can play  with it.


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What: Accessorize Polishes
Where: Selected Acessorize Stores and Larger Superdrug shops
How much: £4      


     
I couldn’t leave you with sharing with you the remaining shades of the latest vast collection of Accessorize polishes.

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13 comments:

RaeRae said...

I really like the original Accessorize polishes so I'm looking forward to trying the new ones if they've improved so much!

Biba said...

They're both gorgeous! But I really love Mink - it looks awesome on you!

KatBeautyAddict said...

Love mink

Simderella said...

I love their polishes! I managed to get a few in their sale for £2!!! and I was just as impressed with the coverage and how long they lasted xx

Lucy - Beauty and the Blogger said...

Oooh I really like these colours, I've been pleasantly surprised by the Accesorize make up range actually :-)

Sian said...

Heart beat is pretty, what a lovely colour.and so well applied too!xx

Gemma said...

I bought a few polishes in there sale as they were all half price :) Don't think they were the new formulae though, as they definatley need a couple of coats xx

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Powdered Almond said...

I really like mink - and like the sound of one coat coverage because I am sooooo lazy! Will check this out! x

Viktoria said...

I really like these, might have to go and have a little look!xx

mcmademoisellelikes said...

Really liking the look of the taupe one. Like you I was a bit worried of Accessorize polishes from previous experiences, but I'd certainly give it another try now that I know they've chnaged the formula!

Strawberry Blonde said...

Fabulous pics and review Liloo... I adore that Mink shade. It shall be mine! :)
Nic xx

Beauty's Bad Habit said...

Heart Beat looks stunning!

Big Fashionista said...

Whoooooop whooooooop

Love it x x x
Lovely colours, lovely nails, lovely Liloo x.

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