Review: Gelicious Gel Nails & Little Prince George

I love doing my nails (and hardly ever have time) but always get super disappointed when I smudge or chip the polish like 5 minutes after I’ve just done them.

Enter… Gelicious Gelicious Gel Nail Colour

Gelicious is an Australian company who make a gel based nail polish system. They claim gel is healthier for your nails than regular polish and the best feature, the polish stays on for up to 2 weeks at a time! Hooray! So, my lovely mum bought me a travel lamp and 2 colours for my birthday in 2012… I tried it and I just couldn’t for the life of me get the polish to apply evenly. They would cure and be all blotchy and weird! 😦 So, the kit sat in my bathroom drawer for a good 6 months before I tried it again. This time with a different colour and hoorah…. it worked perfectly and I have been obsessed ever since! The colour applied evenly and it stayed put for a good week and a half.

Little Prince George Nail Colour

My try applying Little Prince George

Since then I have tried about 8 different colours from the Gelicious shop and they are a little hit and miss (this may be my dodgy application skills but the fact some polishes work well and others don’t sort of rings alarm bells for me). I have just put on one of my new colours – Little Prince George and this is how it came out… not the most even application but it looks ok from far away which is the main thing I suppose.

As I redo my nails every couple of weeks I will post photos of the new colour so you can see how it turned out for me. I have found that the example images of the colors on the Gelicious store seem a little off but that is just me personally.

I have contacted Gelicious about my nail colour issues and they were absolutely lovely about it. They replaced the offending colours but unfortunately it didn’t make much difference to the application. As I mentioned… it may be just me and/or my nails (extra oil or something).

Happy nail colouring!

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Review: Sexy Sadie Body Scrub by Glamourflage

Sexy Sadie Body Scrub

Glamourflage Sexy Sadie Body Scrub

Alrighty, time to kick off the beauty reviews with this absolutely divine body scrub. I was originally introduced to this body scrub after receiving a sample of it in a monthly subscription beauty box called Bellabox. I loved it so much I bought the large 250mL size!

It’s called Sexy Sadie Body Scrub and it is made by a company called Glamourflage. I had never seen this product before receiving it in my Bellabox but was immediately interested by the fun packaging! As a curvy girl myself, I identify with other curvy girls and the pinup culture in general (even if I’m not confident enough to actually practice it) so I absolutely loved the vintage style of the bottle and Glamourflage’s branding overall.

Now, to the actual product. WOW, does it smell absolutely awesome or what!? With a mixture of walnut, coconut and aloe it smells just like a tropical island… perfect to transport you to a secluded paradise every time you use it! It is I think, hands down the yummiest smelling product I have come across… ever! The sandy texture of the scrub helps to slew all that extra dead skin away and transport your skin to perfectly buffed and polished perfection.

I use this product every time I go for a wax or right before every other shave. I find it also helps to allow my shaver to cut the hairs a bit shorter than normal resulting in longer time between shaves. (The less shaving required the better, right?!)

So far, this is the only product I’ve tried from Glamourflage but just looking at their website I want EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT! ha ha I definitely recommend the Sexy Sadie Body Scrub if you want smooth, sexy, polished skin from top to toe. Meanwhile, I’ll be saving my pocket money to buy another Glamourflage product ASAP! 😉

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