Wednesday, 5 November 2014

A Touch of Blue!

Hi loves,
Wow, long time eh! I've been on a thinking lodge this week on the decision to continue blogging or not, still being TipsandTopcoat but just moving to Instagram for the foreseeable future. It seems the best thing atm! I'll be doing a post at the end of the week with info! :) 

On with today's little bit of nail art, I fancied a splash of bright to compliment a matte black mani. I also added in a bit of leopard print, it had to be! 

I used KIKO 336 along with Jacava in Jet Black and Vanilla Slice. 
I used paints for the rest. 

I really love this look, the pop of blue was just enough in my opinion. I went with some gold in amoungst it also. 
Overall I enjoyed it & wore it for 4days! Shockingly long for me usually lol.

Do you have a favourite colour you like to pair with matte black? 
Lou xx

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Models Own Autumnal Update! HyperGel - Autumn | Swatches and Review

Hi loves, 
The final nail post here as I'll be fully on Instagram come tomorrow. (Update post to be posted asap!)

Today though I'm sharing the fabulous new Autumn HyperGel polishes by Models Own, a gorgeous bunch I must say! I have really been into fall shades as of lately so these are totally up my way.

"The gel formula glides on effortlessly for a flawless manicure with no streaking or dragging, delivering fresh and vivid colour. The thicker, self levelling gel gives a raised effect and allows you to apply a single coat for an extra glossy finish, with expert coverage for an immaculate at-home manicure."

Inky Blue | a deep ink navy blue which I love! Great formula, needing just 2 coats.


Brunette Red | a very rich currant/brunette red. A truly beautiful shade, I love that it looks classy but doesn't shove the classic vibe as with most reds! 2 coats.


Pitch Purple | a rich ink purple, not a huge fave of mine in this collection. It's very similar to Inky Blue and not a huge 'Autumn' hit IMO, none the less it is lovely! Great formula again, 2 coats. 


Ebony Green | a beautiful deep forest green, a true gem! I really love this one, I had a little disappointment at one point though, I felt the colour got swallowed up a little on the second coat, leaving some 'brighter' spots (note index finger). I have since grown to really love this polish. 2 coats. 


Raven Red | the 'practically black' super deep dark brick red. I was super disappointed with this one, you get a hint of the red on one coat which isn't enough, it needs 2 coats IMO which leaves you with this. I just wish it looked like the name suggests. 

Available now via Models Own Website and Bottleshops.


Lou xx

SpaRitual Snow Globe | Swatch & Review

Hi loves!
I hope you're all doing great! 

Today I am sharing a super stunning topper from SpaRitual, the perfect addition to any mani, christmas inspired or not! ;)

I don't usually start with a macro but this... I just had to! 

Snow Globe | a beautiful mix of tiny white squared glitter and teeny iridescent gold glitter. Shown one coat over SpaRitual Midnight Stroll. 

Beautiful right? I really love this mix, it's simple but enough, I do kind of wish they were white hexes or dots over squares? I think it would have added to the christmas vibe etc. Just my personal opinion but saying that, this is perfect anyway! 

I went with a deep shade of course but I kind of want to see this over white, strange I know but I think it would just add a little something lol. 

You can find this on the SpaRitual website, aswell as keeping up to date via the FB page :) 


Lou xx