Monday, 10 December 2012

Festive NOTD MUA Constellations & Maybelline MNY

I received these gorgeous nail polishes as part of a very lovely Secret Santa gift.  I got the MUA Constellations in Scorpio and Maybelline MNY nail varnish  in 553.  I have never used the Ciate Xaviar or any dupe so was really excited to try this and the MNY polish too as I hadn't tried that range either and this is SUCH a pretty colour. The nails painted with MNY only have a Seche Vite topcoat in all photos but only the first photo shows the Constellations without topcoat.

Now, in my opinion the Constellations looks cooler and more 3D without the topcoat but frankly I don't think they would last long - maybe OK for a one night only thing.  With topcoat I am 3 days in with VERY little fallout and I'm chuffed.  They are so festive and pretty and the MNY is a really pretty colour. The topcoat seems to give the little beads a more metallic look too (removed some of their colour very slightly maybe?) but still a very cute look and they look like little Christmas lights.  Yeah maybe I'm a bit too much in the old festive spirit here but it's December, right?

Most photos courtesy of my iPhone in my too-cosy-to-get-out-of-bed-to-get-the-camera-bedroom.

Without topcoat

With Seche Vite topcoat

So there ya go!  What do you think?  Have you tried any of these and liked or disliked them?  I can't wait to try more of both range and think this might be my nail look for my trip to NYC next week...

Special thanks again to my SS if you're reading this xx

LoubouLush x