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Hello lovelies,

 

How are you all doing? I'm still very excited from my last post about VOLOOM hair volumizing iron - have you seen it yet? It's such an awesome hair tool! I hope you've enjoyed something little bit different. Now it's back to nails with this romantic-looking nail art design.

 

I have been testing the new KIKO Perfect Gel Duo in Milky Mint a while ago and I couldn't resist doing some nail art with it. Milky Mint is beautiful aqua mint colour and it goes perfectly with soft pinks and purples so that's what I paired it up with...

 

Pastels & Peonies | Glitter Half-moon Nail Art
Pastels & Peonies | Glitter Half-moon Nail Art
Pastels & Peonies | Glitter Half-moon Nail Art
Pastels & Peonies | Glitter Half-moon Nail Art
Pastels & Peonies | Glitter Half-moon Nail Art
Pastels & Peonies | Glitter Half-moon Nail Art

 

I've used KIKO Milky Mint, Bundle Monster neon round glitter and gold caviar beads from Light In The Box.

 

How to get this look:

  1. Paint your nails with two coats of KIKO Milky Mint
  2. Apply a tiny bit of the Perfect Gel Topcoat to the top area of the nail and stick three purple glitters in a half moon shape
  3. Again using the topcoat stick smaller pink glitters next to the purple glitters and on the sides if you need to fill the space
  4. Last embellishment are the caviar beads - Stick them in between the purple glitters using topcoat.
  5. Topcoat the whole nail with KIKO Perfect Gel Topcoat

 

Hope you've enjoyed this post and have a lovely weekend everyone! Lucie x

 

*PR sample

 

Hello lovelies,

 

It seems like the trend of gel-like nail polishes is more and more popular and KIKO jumped on the bandwagon. This trendy Italian brand has released a 5-free Perfect Gel Duo line with 18 shades and today I'll show you one of them.

 

About Perfect Gel Duo:

"Set of two limited-edition gel effect nail polishes. The colour and top coat combine for a manicure with maximum shine and exceptional hold, thanks to an exclusive technology that activates with natural light. As the days pass, the polish's glossy finish becomes harder, maintaining the shine and colour for up to seven days.

The intense colour is revealed after the second coat. The texture is rich and creamy.

Thanks to the flat brush with its clear bristles, the polish glides on smoothly and easily. The coats go on perfectly evenly. The top coat polish, which is sensitive to natural light, comes in a metallic bottle to better preserve the formula."

 

KIKO Perfect Gel Duo in Milky Mint - Review & Swatches
KIKO Perfect Gel Duo in Milky Mint - Review & Swatches
KIKO Perfect Gel Duo in Milky Mint - Review & Swatches
KIKO Perfect Gel Duo in Milky Mint - Review & Swatches
KIKO Perfect Gel Duo in Milky Mint - Review & Swatches

 

 

KIKO Milky Mint is a minty green creme shade with hints of aqua blue. Two coats were fully opaque and applied easily. The formula seemed little bit thicker which then helped with the plumped gel-like appearance. I waited as per instructions and then applied the top coat. The result was a glossy and perfect manicure. I wore the nail polish for good 4 days without chipping and then I removed it. I'm sure it could stretch few more days if I had let it on.

 

The instructions state: Apply two coats of coloured nail polish, letting it dry between coats. Before applying the top coat, wait two minutes. Apply the top coat and let it dry for 3 minutes.

 

Overall it seems like a good nail polish line especially for those who want their polish to last as long as possible but one thing is a bit silly - you get a top coat in every box with colour so if you'll want more colours you'll have to buy the duo set.

 

KIKO polishes are available at kikocosmetics.co.uk, and at the brand stores.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*PR sample