Last week I attended the Olympia Beauty Show in London with the Boudoir PrivÃ© lot. I have never attended before, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect, and in all honesty I was sort of disappointed. The place was full of exhibitors from all aspects of beauty – hair, nails, makeup, skincare hell even cosmetic surgery! But it all aimed more towards beauty professionals, which was all a bit too much for a little old beauty blogger like me However, I still enjoyed wandering around and when we stumbled over a stand that people were going absolutely potty over, I just had to stop and see what all the fuss was about. You know what all the fuss was over, half price OPI, that’s what – completely justified! I can’t remember the exact price, but I think they were around Â£5. Now that was enough of a saving for me to get my purse out.
Firstly I picked up a the ‘Natural Nail Base Coat’, despite my nail polish obsession I have never owned a base coat (shocker), but after my nails were left ridiculously stained by Essie’s Limited Addiction the other day (a gorgeous, gorgeous red), I knew it was time to invest. I have used this twice already and I must say that my nail polish appears to come off my nail easier. Thumbs up! Then I decided to grab a colour while I was there, I went for ‘Skull & Glossbones’ which I will admit was 100% influences by Laura’s post on it a while ago now. This is going to be my go-to autumn/winter colour, it’s more neutral toned and less green than Models Own ‘Concrete Mixer’, and paler than Essie’s ‘Chinchilly’. The combination of these with with a heavy dollop of Seche Vite Top Coat is perfecto!