Saturday, 30 August 2014

NOTD // Models Own Hyper Gel

This has been my absolute go to nail polish for the majority of the summer. Having mixed feelings about previous Models Own nail polishes, I was only too keen to try out this HyperGel gel effect formula hoping this would be the one to win me over. For a very modest price tag of £5 I was very impressed! An absolute sucker for a gorgeous pink polish I did my best to restrain myself and branch out to a lovely mint green shade in Turquoise Gloss.

 The formula was of a good consistency, much thicker than the Barry M Gelly polishes, which I much preferred. It was easy to apply and it gave great coverage after just one coat (I applied two coats). The polish lasted around 4/5 days before any chips appeared, which for me, seemed like magic! To top it off, the finish is gorgeous and shiny as though a high shine top coat has been applied (not very visible in the photo unfortunately). I would love to stock up on these and try out a few more, however the colour selection doesn't seem to be particularly amazing so I am not sure which of the others I would go for. Extremely happy with this product, in fact I would probably have to say it is one of the best polishes I've purchased in a long time!

Have you tried any of the Hyper Gel polishes? Would love to hear some recommendations on which one I should get next!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Happy 1st Birthday!

So here comes round the month of August and my blog's first birthday! I can't believe it has been a year since I started blogging! With this, comes a little name change as it's something I've been considering for a while and a monumental event like this seemed ideal. Welcome to Lana Loves ...! Not the most frequent of bloggers, I am trying to set aside more time to write reviews as well general ramblings about what's caught my eye in the beauty world and hopefully become much better at this. Thank you soooooo much to all of you who have been with me throughout this journey! I appreciate your comments so much and absolute love the flash of excitement when you see a 'new comment' email come through.
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So here's to another successful year and I hope you keep popping back for a read now and then and make me extremely happy! Lots of love!
P.S. I'm looking to spruce up my blog with a cute new layout, so if anyone can recommend a blog designer or website please let me know! Thanks! xx