Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy (longwear nail enamel)

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This revlon nail polish has been knocking around in my nail polish drawer for yonks! I was given it as a PR sample and as much as I appreciated it, it wasn’t my normal choice of colour as it’s a strong teal with a slight shimmer of silver gliter. I forgot about it until today…

It’s mani monday and it’s freezing cold outside, while I take off my berry coloured polish I delve around in my drawer for a colour I’ve not worn in a while when I spot this again.

It’s a longwear polish (will report back on that later in the week) which mimic’s the coverage and pigmentation of a gel polish. It’s quite thick however really easy to apply. The brush is wide and flat which I thought would be tricky to get my polish to the sides but it was actually easier. The two coats of polish went on evenly, I would even go as far to say the applicaion almost looks professional.

I’m really impressed with the results and will have a look at other shades in the range. I haven’t bought a revlon polish since the early 1990’s if I’m honest, the last one I got was Revlon Nail Enamel in Pink Nude (still available) which was the Essie Sugar Daddy of it’s time.

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It states that you do not need a base coat however I still used one because the colour of the polish is so dark. I finished with a top coat (not pictured) and massaged cuticle oil on my cuticles.

I’m surprised how much I like this colour, it suits my skin tone and is really fresh after all the christmay red shades. The subtle metallic glitter in it is also quite nice giving it added sparkle if you look really closely. I hate shimmery polishes and love glitter but find glitter polishes are a bummer to remove so this is a perfect compromise.

Have you used any of Revlon’s Colorstay Gel Envy nail polishes? I would love to hear about them and your experiences.

Secondblonde x

Anti-Ageing Foods You Need To Add To Your Shopping Trolley!

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So we all know that eating a balanced diet of healthy foods including “good fats” is the way forward. Did you know that there are 9 foods that you should be eating on a weekly basis to aid younger brighter skin and slow down premature ageing and here’s why!

1.Avocado (the king of instagram #foodporn) High in Vitamin E which is a skin saviour. A healthy fat that lowers cholestrol and great for keeping your joints supple. Helps to prevent premature ageing of your skin and damage to your DNA.

2.Fruit (avoid sugar loaded tropical fruits) High in Vitamin C to promote a healthy glow, our bodies do not store Vitamin C so the more you can eat the better.

3.Berries Bursting with Antioxidants which have a positive effect on slowing down your skins ageing process supporting collagen formation keeping your skin nice and plump.

4.Dark Chocolate (85% cocoa) Cocoa is very high in oxidants helping to protect skin from harmful UV effects, eat moderately and always choose organic.

5.Tomatoes Contain lycopene which has been proven to be anti-ageing to the skin.

6.Fish Fresh Oily cold water fish is the best source of omega-3 a fatty acid which supports healthy skin and immune function.

7.Coconut (the dharling of instagram) The health benefits are endless (another blog post right there) however when talking of the benefits on your skin for eating coconut this medium chain fatty acid has been shown to significantly increase skin elasticity and decreased wrinkling of the skin.

8.Green Tea An antioxidant which has anti-cancer properties and aids weight loss, highly effective on our skins complexion and overall good health.

9.Leafy Green Veg Acting like an edible elixir of youth! Benefits to our skin colouration in a way that others find attractive, also another anti-cancer ingredient. Two great reasons to pile your plate high with spinach, broccoli or kale.

What are you going to add to your weekly shop this week?

Secondblonde x

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