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Hello lovelies,

some time ago I have applied for Tweezerman Ambassador Programme and I have gotten these goodies to review. I've been testing them for a while and now I'm ready to tell you what I think...

All products came in handy black pouch with white Tweezerman logo. There are multiple pockets inside that can easily contain all possible tools you'll need for your manicure and pedicure. 

Lucy's Stash - Tweezerman products

Lucy's Stash - Tweezerman products

The first products in the pouch are emery boards. These have different grains (150/220, 100/180 and 100/180)They are not too rough so are good for my natural nails. I use them to file down my nails just before I finish the edges with glass nail file.

Lucy's Stash - Tweezerman products

The next tool is for feet and heels. It has a good ergonomic wooden handle and two different salt grains. I really liked the rougher side for my heels, it does the job of exfoliating dead and hard skin of the feet very well.  The whole product feels really heavy and well-made.

Lucy's Stash - Tweezerman products

Next up are clippers - I don't how about you but I prefer to use nail scissors for both hands and feet. So I gave the two clippers to my boyfriend for testing. I just want to point out that they have cute 'Satin Etched' zebra print on them contrasting with the shiny steel finish.

He told me that he liked the bigger clippers for his toenails and the smaller ones for his nails. He also complimented that they were really sharp and well-made. I can tell that too, they feel heavy and robust. I have had quite a few cheap clippers in my hands and the difference is significant.

Then we've got cuticle nippers here. I can't believe I could live such a long time without cuticle nippers! They are great for cutting hangnails which I get very often. Up until  now I used to use a nail file to get rid of them but it's not the best way. The nippers are also stainless steel and well-made and very, very sharp! They also have the cute zebra print so thumbs up.

Lucy's Stash - Tweezerman products

Another tool I have here is Ingrown Toenails File. It looks little bit like a saw :) I have used it on myself. As far as I understand it you use the smaller end to kinda get under the nail and then you go in with the saw-like end and file the nail off where it tends to grow in. The saw-like end is quite sharp when used on nails even though it feels blunt on touch.The handle has rubber parts to ensure good grip without slipping.

Next up is a Pushy and Nail Cleaner, cuticle tool which I love! The smaller end (at the bottom of the pic) is great for cleaning out dirt from underneath the nails. I use the other end for scraping off dead cuticle skin  around the nail when I use the Blue Cross Cuticle remover. As it's made from steel it's hard so be careful and don't put a lot of pressure on the tool or you might scratch your nails.

Lucy's Stash - Tweezerman products

I like close-ups :))

Lucy's Stash - Tweezerman products
Lucy's Stash - Tweezerman products

Ok, so I'm sure all of you know that Tweezerman does make great quality stainless steel tools right? So I don't have to go on and on again about how much I liked the products. I honestly can't fault them in any way, they are just great. What I really liked is the selection of tools I got to try and I found some tools I never want to be without...yes, I'm talking about the cuticle nippers and the Pushy and Nail Cleaner.

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*These were provided for a review

Hello lovelies,

Fancy some more holographic polishes today? I've got one of the new China Glaze Hologlams here (more coming ;) glammed up with freehand white lace nail art. This post is quite picture heavy as it also includes review and swatches of the Galactic Gray alone so please click on the Read more link ;)

Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray lace nails

There's not really much to say about this look. I wanted to decorate the Galactic Gray polish and I thought I would try to paint some elegant lace :) I've used white acrylic paint and Viva La Nails brushes shown later in the post...

Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray lace nails
Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray lace nails
Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray lace nails
Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray lace nails
Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray lace nails

This picture was taken under artificial light. The holo effect is almost invisible and the polish looks very boring :(

Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray lace nails

These are the brushes I've used to paint the white lace. I've used the longer middle one for the mesh and  the shorter one on the right for the arches and dots. They are nice to work with but the longest brush on the left is quite thick so I will be cutting off some of the bristles/hairs. These brushes are by Viva La Nails and can be purchased here. I'll show you more painting with these brushes in the future. *They were provided for review

Galactic Gray - dark grey base with holographic effect. As many of you, I was very excited that China Glaze is bringing back holographic collection (and the first sneak peak pics looked great!) this spring. Unfortunately the holo effect is not very strong even on the direct sunlight. Despite that I have picked up some of the Hologlam shades so I could review them.

The formula is better than with the OMG collection but it still has its weak points. It applies well until you go over the already painted place for the second time. It creates bald spots and streaks if you don't work fast enough because it dries quite fast. The pigmentation is slightly lower and I needed two thicker coats for good coverage.

Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray
Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray
Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray
Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray
Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray
Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray

Artificial light

Lucy's Stash - China Glaze Galactic Gray

Considering the low holo effect, formula and the higher price (as much as £16 as opposed to regular China Glaze polish that retails for £5-7) I wouldn't purchase again. I do have more Hologlam polishes though as I wanted to to show them to you and the swatches will be coming as soon as the sun decides to come out!