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Max Factor Candy Blue & newsprint stamping nail art

Hello! Today’s polish is chosen by my husband. I asked him to pick out his favourite nail polish from my collection, which apparently turns out to be Max Factor Candy Blue. Why? Because he once saw a woman at work wear the colour and thought it looked nice! And then asked her the name of the polish and told me to buy it. Should I be worried? Ha ha.

Max Factor Candy Blue

Candy Blue is a really pretty blue creme, which was opaque in two coats. The only thing that annoying about it is that it comes in one of those teeny tiny mini bottles and consequently has a teeny tiny brush to go with it. If you’re a bit heavy handed like me you might struggle, but a bit of practice helps. I don’t know why they don’t do this in the larger Max Factor bottles. The mini colours are much better than its larger colours, but I’m thinking it’s all a marketing ploy to make people buy more. I mean, it only makes Fantasy Fire in the mini bottles and that’s exceptionally popular.

Max Factor Candy Blue

Max Factor Candy Blue

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$5.95
  • Volume: 5ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

Over the weekend I decided it might be a bit fun to do some newsprint-inspired stamping thanks to Vivid Lacquer plate VL004. This plate has some really pretty designs on it, including a TV, a city skyline and butterfly wings. Sadly though when I applied the top coat it pulled some of the polish I used, which was Fing’rs Flirt Nail Art Stamping Polish in white (this is part of a stamping kit I hope to review sometime soon). I should have waited for it to dry more I think.

Max Factor Candy Blue nail art

So, what do you think? I reckon the newsprint would work well in a black-on-white combo, as you see with documents and books. Next time maybe. But I like the white on Candy Blue, too. Thanks for reading!


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Taping & dotting nail art featuring Rimmel London, Max Factor & Covergirl polishes

Hello! So as I mentioned in yesterday’s post I have some nail art to show you today. While it’s pretty simple, I think it’s come up quite well.

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

I used my base of Max Factor Deep Grey and then made the lines and dots with Covergirl Tickled Pink from the Outlast Stay Brilliant Collection and Rimmel London Royal Blue from the Metal Rush Collection. To make the stripe in the middle I used two strips of nail art tape and just dabbed the nail polish brush on the side I wanted to colour. I broke it up a bit by doing a straight line on my ring finger instead of all diagonal lines.

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

I think I definitely need to improve on my dotting; although I used two different sized dotting tools the dots look the same size on some fingers. But I am getting there!

So, what do you think? Any good? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!


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Max Factor Deep Grey

Good evening! Tonight is a quick post as I really want to get stuck into doing some nail art on my nails afterwards. I have Max Factor Deep Grey to show you, a beautiful blackish-grey creme that that has some gorgeous silver-looking shimmer in it that really sparkles in natural light. I must admit, I have surprisingly fallen in love with this shade, I like how it is a dark polish but has that shimmer in it to make it less intimidating.

Max Factor Deep Grey

Just looking at the picture above I realise how I need to put some cuticle cream on! Sorry about that. Nevertheless, while this went opaque in two coats, I found the first coat really hard to apply, it just seemed to pull a bit as I applied it. Maybe I put on too little polish? Once the second coat went on, it was smooth sailing.

Max Factor Deep Grey

I tried to capture the sparkle in photo above, but the picture really doesn’t do the polish justice.

Max Factor Deep Grey

I wore this polish to work with no problems. I actually think it’s pretty sophisticated without verging on being a goth. As soon as I put it on I knew it would be the perfect base for some nail art! Who’s knows what crazy things I’ll do?

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$5.95 (but I got mine for AU$2 on clearance, woo!)
  • Volume: 5ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

Well, I’m off to do that nail art, which will be in my next post. Thanks for reading!