Today is a perfect Spring day over here with loads of sunshine and almost 20°C. Before I head outside to catch a few rays of sunlight I want to share with you my picks from the new P2 standard nail polish range. Just like Catrice and Essence, the German drugstore brand P2 cleans out their range twice a year. I never paid much attention to their products in the past, because they were rather cheap looking and didn't offer anything special in my eyes. During the last year P2 has really stepped up their game though, both in make up and nail polish products. So I had to go and check out what is new and I took six polishes home with me. All swatches are taken under my daylight lamp and without top coat to show you the true finish of the polishes. Enjoy!
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Monday, March 03, 2014
Happy Monday and welcome to March everyone!
Today is Rosenmontag (Rose Monday or Carnival Monday) here in Germany. It's that day of the year where everyone dresses up, gets drunk and sings along to "Ballermann" music. As a kid I loved Carnival and dressing up (mostly, because my grandma used to sew my costumes every year). Today, Carnival is not for me anymore. The good thing about it is that we get Rosenmontag off, so I am currently enjoying a long weekend :)
It's been a while since I wrote about my favorite nail care products. Quite a bit has changed, so I decided to give you an update about my essential nail care items.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
When I went to the drugstore a few days ago to run some errands (and maybe check out the new P2 nail polishes) I noticed that quite a few brands have come out with these sponge type nail polish removers. Basically, these are bottles with a sponge soaked in nail polish remover. You simply stick your finger into the hole in the middle, twist a few times and your nail polish should be removed in no time. The first German drugstore brand I saw releasing this kind of nail polish remover was P2 and I reviewed their product a few months ago. Now Essence and also DM's own brand Ebelin threw their take on a sponge nail polish remover on the market. While I was not pleased with the P2 remover, I am still drawn to this kind of product, because it is great for on the go or when you're in a hurry. There is no need for cotton balls and the remover won't leak when you throw the bottle in your bag or suitcase, because the liquid is "trapped" in the sponge. So I gave the Essence Quick & Easy Sponge Nail Polish Remover a try. For my detailed thoughts and a little comparison to the P2 remover read on after the jump!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
today I have a drool-worthy polish for you! At least for me it is. I am talking about Payton from Zoya's last Zenith winter collection. I was on a mission to find that collection on my trip to the US last December. Sadly, I could not find it while I was there. Back home I bit the bullet and ordered Payton and Dream from a Dutch online shop for 12€ a bottle, which is roughly $16 - yikes. The retail price in the US is $8 I believe. But trust me, this shade is so worth the money!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
It is not often that I see a Nubar nail polish on blogs. It seems like they don't release many new collections these days. And just when I thought this brand was about to sink into oblivion, they come up with a pretty collection (Crushed Candy - neon matte glitter anyone?!). I have not worn any Nubar polish in ages, but they used to make some of my favorite duochrome polishes. One of them (and one of the first Nubar shades I ever got) is Purple Beach, a complex purple shade.