The 60p, 60 second manicure (really!)

It’s been a while since I produced a Mani Monday, but this one I just had to share! For under £1 this fast drying, super pretty, gel-looking bottle of wonderfulness just had to be shared.

I am not normally one for the fast-drying formulas, I always find I am disappointed when they don’t actually *dry* in 60 seconds, but this one I put to the test.

I even set a timer:

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I applied a layer of the loveliness and waited for the time to be up, and voila! It wasn’t just a bit dry, it was properly-you-can-touch-it-and-not-leave-a-fingerprint dry. *swoon*

“Where can I purchase this amazing formula” I hear you cry, well, it is from one of my favourites actually – you guessed it – PRIMARK!

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It took three layers (and 3 minutes – woop!) to get the finished look, and for 60p I ain’t complaining.

The colour stayed vibrant and didn’t even chip over the weekend – which I spent packing boxes. It leaves a lovely gel-looking finish ad glides on – no gloopy mess!

I may just have to return to Primark for the other shades, I just didn’t think I’d be this in love!

Can you recommend any other fast drying formulas?

– love Carla x

 

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Ciate Mini Mani Month: 12 days of Christmas

Before the boyf. departed for Thailand, he surprised me with a present to keep me occupied while he was away (he’s very good like that).

My Ciate Mini Mani Month advent calendar was a bargain from TK Maxx and something that I may have had a little squeal over.

Although there are 24 doors to open with a mini Ciate behind each one, I thought I’d share the first 12 with you:

Ciate Mini Mani Month

On the first day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Snow Globe

On the second day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Boudoir

On the third day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Amazing Gracie

On the fourth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Silver Caviar Metallic Pearls

On the fifth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Hoopla

On the sixth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Sugar Plum

On the seventh day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Main Stage

On the eighth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Midnight in Manhattan Caviar Pearls

On the ninth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Candy Floss

On the tenth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Pillow Fight

On the eleventh day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Pepperminty

On the twelfth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Gold Caviar Metallic Pearls

I absolutely LOVE all of them although I haven’t braved the caviar pearls just yet. With 12 more to go I can’t wait to see what comes next.

The boyf. did good – a nail polish a day keeps the girly-ness at bay 😉

– love Stef x