Just Another Manic(ure) Monday: Mischief Managed

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I’m sure you’ve all heard of the lovely Tanya Burr, makeup artist turned beauty blogging extraordinaire turned cosmetic brand owner (plus, if you watch her YouTube channel you’ll know she’s a real sweetheart)!

I’ve been watching her for years and she’s been a real inspiration of mine so when I heard she was releasing her own nail polishes and lip glosses I was seriously excited. This polish was my first purchase. I was after a classic but youthful red shade and Mischief Managed is exactly that. It’s really bright which I love for summer but I can also imagine layering a red glitter over this for the Christmas season and it looking gorgeous then too!

The finish of this polish is perfect. It’s opaque in only one coat (although I always do two for shine and durability), it’s easy to apply and it’s super glossy. It almost looks like a gel polish. The brush is a great halfway house between being thick enough to cover the nail but thin enough to get in the corners without going over the edges or flooding the nail bed.

In short, I love this. Hats off to Tanya! You can purchase it from here for £5.99.

Have you tried any of Tanya Burr’s polishes? Which are your favourite shades?

Thanks for reading!
Abi x

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Just Another Manic(ure) Monday: Tart Deco

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I adore this colour. It’s a perfect creamy peachy orange. It looks great with a tan and would be a lovely finger or toe nail shade for summer holidays. Essie is my favourite brand of high end nail polishes (if you can call them high end because they now sit between Barry M and Model’s Own in Boots!) because their shade range is pretty unparalleled and they aren’t too pricey.

Having said all that though, I didn’t find this shade as easy to work with as I do with the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine’s mentioned last week . It goes on slightly streaky and definitely requires 2 coats at a minimum. I also think the brush is slightly too slim. It also doesn’t give the same mirror shine and doesn’t seem to stay chip-free for so long (even with the use of a top coat).

To conclude, the colour is perfection, the quality is just ok.

You can pick this up from here for £7.99.

Thanks for reading!
Abi x