Sunday, 29 April 2012

Midnight Mint Mojito Manicure

In my head, I had imagined that my 'midnight mint mojito' manicure would be a french manicure, midnight blue as a overall colour and base and some mint tips. I am absolutely rubbish at french manicures and I just couldn't publish the result of my disastrous attempts.


This is shade 5 or mint as I have decided to call it, a lovely little bargain from MUA. The brush was a little bit basic, it took three generous coats to achieve the opacity you see on the nail but you cannot deny its beautiful colour and glossy finish.

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Next, this is shade 1, or 'midnight blue' for me. Application was not straightforward and I experienced a lot of patchiness, but 3 coats later, I had forgotten all about it and everything was hanky dory.


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You wouldn't think these would only cost £1 each, would you? This is one of many the reasons why I love living in the UK, you don't have to fork out a fortune to have pretty nails. And you know what? I bet the general public, or a even nail polish aficionado couldn't tell, from looking at my nails, as I walk by, whether what I am wearing costs £20 or £1. Win! Smile



disclosure: these polishes were sent for review purposes

10 comments:

Ashleigh said...

WHY ARE THESE POLISHES SO PRETTY?
and more importantly
WHY DON'T I LIVE IN THE UK TO BUY THEM ALL?

Sirvinya said...

Oooh, those are rather lovely. Must stop at MUA next time I'm in Superdrug.

Laura said...

I have both of these and I absolutely love them. I even have a back-up of the green :-)

madamegourmand.com said...

Beautiful colours, the green is so pretty

Perdita said...

I agree completely, nail polish differs in price but with layers and a good top coat no one can tell if it's MUA or Chanel!

Emma said...

I luuurve the green! xx

bloomzy said...

These are both such gorgeous colours. The midnight blue one has to be my favourite though! I hope I can grab these in my local Superdrug.

jobetterdays said...

They are both gorgeous colours. I can't do French manicures either so I cheat and use tape!

funkiichiicka said...

The blue looks gorgeous!
It's a shame you had problems with it, though.
But still, for £1, not bad at all.

Gemma Meredith said...

I keep meaning to pick the dark blue up as it's so pretty, but I keep forgetting! I'm going to have create a shopping list!
http://theredoneblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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