Sunday, 28 April 2013

NOTD: French Riviera & Nail Constellation Pices

MUA Nail Constellations: Pices (available here and in Superdrug)
L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Nails.: French Riviera (available here)

I thought I'd paint my nails today for the first time in what feels like forever because now all of my essays are done I have nothing to do! I thought I'd try out my new MUA Nail Constellation beads and then decided on L'Oreal Paris Color Riche polish in 601 French Riviera. This is practically my most favourite nail colour of all time, I found it about a year a go but I've only used it a few times because the bottle is so small I want to savor it even though I could easily buy another. It's a shimmery pale blue which I thought would look good with the MUA beads. I've painted my nails with two coats of this today which has left the coverage a bit more transparent than I'd like but it gets hard to dry when I use more. I've talked about how much I love these polishes before (here) and I'll say again that I especially like the brush.

Now, on to the MUA beads that I got in my mini MUA haul the other day... they were surprisingly good! I have to admit that I've not tried any similar nail beads but I was shocked at how easy they were to apply; it took no effort at all, I expected much more fiddling. It said just to shake the beads over wet nail polish using the handy little funnel attached to the bottle, press any loser ones down and wait to dry. I also applied a top coat even though it didn't suggest it as my base nail polish didn't seem sticky enough to hold them on for long. They look fine but I probably wouldn't advise doing this unless you really have to because I did notice a bit of colour running from the turquoise beads. Other than that I was very impressed with them for the price and will be trying some other things with them soon! I was also pleased that it was easy to get any excess beads back in to the bottle by using the funnel the other way round to pour them back in. As you can see there are a few untidy bits in the picture but in real life it's barely noticeable and would hardly be worth trying to fix until a few more fall off!
Over all, YAY for easy nail art!


  1. Omg I wanna have this nails! Shall we follow? let me knowXSE

  2. They do these little ball things in poundland, such good value! xx

    1. Thanks for the tip, I'll have to look! x


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