Wednesday, 12 September 2012

UK Floam dupe!!?? (sort of)

Most of you are probably familiar with Floam by Nail-venturous / Ninja Polish, but if you're not it is an Indie polish that resembles this stuff:

And here is the nail polish:

It has a mix of yellow, green and blue matte glitter and I would definitelly say it grows on you. The first time I saw it I thought it was ugly and strange but then I came to realise thats why it works. The trouble is, it can be a pain to get hold of, it sells out fast when it is restocked and it has a price tag of £9 ish including shipping from USA. For many people, that is a bit pricey for a bottle of nail polish. Fear not, I have found an alternative, and you can get it for as little as £1.95!!

W7  Cosmic Green.
I know, its not a perfect match, there are many differences. Cosmic Green is metallic and Floam is matte neon. That said, the similarities are there and shouldn't be overlooked, and it should keep that lemming at bay for a while. I am surprised nobody else has picked up on this yet but I suspect that is because all eyes have been on the other W7 polishes lately (namely Mosaic, Lava Flow, Salt n Pepper).

Let's take a closer look:

They are not a million miles away from each other are they? So far, we have only looked at bottle shots though. How do they compare on the nail?

I applied a coat of Rimmel Pro Matte Top Coat on top of Cosmic Green to see if that would make any difference.

Conclusion: They bear more than a passing resemblance and it is my opinion that W7 may have been inspired by Floam somewhat. It is not what I would call a dupe but if you are on a budget and can't be done with waiting for Floam to be restocked, W7 Cosmic Green is for you!

Which one would you choose?
DISCLAIMER: Both of the products in this post were paid for by me, not that it changes my opinion anyway!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Dove By You Exhibition

Recently I took part in Dove's latest campaign: the Dove by You Exhibition. It was an app on their Facebook page where anyone could upload a picture of dove artwork. They provided stencils and templates and the rest was left up to each individual. I decided to create nail art for my entry as I wanted to see if I could actually pull it off. A few weeks later I received this:

10 postcards printed with my design..

..and a hamper containing full size Dove products and beautifully packaged in shredded tissue.

I got Dove Go Fresh Body Wash in Plum & Sakura blossom (smells very fruity and yummy!), Dove Original anti-perspirant stick, Dove Beauty Cream Bar & Dove Indulgent Nourishment Body Lotion with Shea Butter (this is my favourite of the lot!)

I am amazed by how generous Dove have been and would like to say a huge thank you! It was such a lovely surprise!

It wasn't even a competition, EVERYONE  who took part got sent one of these gorgeous hampers. Entries to the exhibition are now closed but you can still check out the gallery to see everyone's lovely creations. Keep an eye on Dove's Facebook page as I'm sure they will have lots of wonderful opportunities in the future even if you missed out this time.

Share the Dove love..

DISCLAIMER: The products in this post were sent to me free of charge by Dove for taking part in the Dove By You Exhibition. I have not been compensated for writing this post.

Monday, 3 September 2012

My (rather late) Birthday post!

Hi, it was my birthday in July and I just thought I'd show you some of the gifts I received.

Emery Board, Nail Clippers, Tweezers, Barry M Lip Gloss (from Impulse gift set)

Technic Nail Art trio (purple, white, gold)

Technic Nail Art trio (silver, pink, black)

Sinful Colors: Paris 856| Cha Cha Red 32| Hot Spot 943| Daddy's Girl 841| See You Soon 931| Aqua 104

beauty uk Glitter Brown| Astor Fash'n Studio Black| Barry M Nail Paint 122 (from Impulse gift set)

Aaaand finally, Technic Carnival x2

Oi! Oi! That's yer lot!
DISCLAIMER: All products featured in today's post were gifted to me by my lovely mother for my birthday.