Posts Tagged‘Seche Vite’

Summer Lovin’: Essie ‘Too Too Hot’

I decided to treat myself to a pedicure last week at my beloved Dante Wellness Spa (Lizelle for nails, Nicole for waxes – trust me) because my poor, tired hooves were in desperate need of some TLC. As a surveyed the Essie rack of polishes, trying to decide which shade of red to choose, this little beauty caught my eye. ‘Too Too Hot’ is from the 2011 Braziliant Collection, and I can’t believe I didn’t spot it sooner – I loved it so much that I promptly bought a bottle and went home to paint my fingernails! As you can…

The Repeat Purchases

The Repeats

Hello. My name is Camilla and I’m unfaithful. There, I said it. When it comes to cosmetics, there very few products that I will purchase more than once – mainly because there is just so much good stuff out there that I still need to try. However, there are a select few that I continue to come back to, time and time again. L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Of course I still adore my Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume and Maybelline Great Lash, but there is a special place in my heart for L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes. I first bought this…

Thirty Tips for Thirty Years


So, I recently survived my 30th birthday (which wasn’t nearly as traumatic as I expected it to be) and I started thinking about all the beauty advice I’ve been given/read about/learnt first hand over the past three decades. With that in mind I decided to put together a piece outlining the 30 best tidbits in celebration of 30 years of beauty love! This is a long post, so maybe go make yourself a cup of tea and get settled in.

Review: OPI Chip Skip Nail Lacquer

Chip Skip

  After reading Charlotte’s guest post on the key to a chip free mani, I decided that it was high time for me to investigate this nail dehydrator business. I picked up a bottle of OPI Chip Skip Nail Lacquer in the hopes that it would help prolong the life of my manicure. Here’s the rundown: How does Chip Skip work? It works by dehydrating the surface of your nail by absorbing any surface moisture/oil. By eliminating that layer of moisture or oil, it allows the polish to really adhere to your nail and stops it from chipping as easily. How…

Pro Tip: The Key to a Chip-Free Manicure


Our friend Charlotte is not only a top financial PR strategist, fluent in Russian and Spanish, and generally awesome, but she is professionally trained manicurist to boot. Here are her tips for achieving a chip-free mani: “Until I learnt from the professionals, I never managed to maintain a chip-free set of painted nails for more than two days.  Now, I paint my nails on a Sunday night, and they still look pretty much perfect by Friday (however my short attention span usually dictates a change in colour by at least Wednesday!). There are a number of forces at play which keep…

Nail Revolution: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Seche Vite

We all know the feeling: sitting patiently, waiting for our nail polish to dry. And then, just when you think you’re ready to go, you touch something and it smudges. RAGE. But fear not, help is at hand…I give you Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. What is it? A fast-drying top coat specially formulated to penetrate through nail polish to the base coat, forming a single solid coating over the nail for a more durable finish. What does it promise? To cut drying time dramatically, and to leave nails resistant to chipping and peeling. Does it deliver? YES. I have been…