OPI TOKYO SPRING ’19 COLLECTION TEMPURA-TURE IS RISING! With Influenster

I’ve been really lucky these last few days, firstly to receive a free voxbox from Influenster and secondly because it was gel polish and arrived the day before my gel polish course! I was really excited to see I’d been given gel polish from the OPI Tokoyo Spring ’19 Collection, a base coat, top coat and an orange/coral red shade called TEMPURA-TURE IS RISING!

I’ve worked with other gel systems in the past but never OPI, although I do have some OPI polishes I use for watermarbling and they’re my favourite to work with so I knew they were going to be good.

OPI Gel Polish is well known for being long lasting, up to 3 weeks wear which is why they’re many salon’s favourite. Even my course tutor was saying they’re her favourite brand!

The colour is perfect for Summer and holidays abroad, I’ve been wearing mine at the beach last weekend where it looks stunning. I would say it will clash with grey skies (good luck with this one Brits).

If you want to get freebies I would definitely recommend Influenster, it can take a while of being on the site (I’ve been on about a year) before you get a box but it’s worth the wait.

npw Unicorn Sparkles Confetti Nail Polish

I recently tried npw’s colour changing nail polish but I also bought this confetti polish at the same time. I found it in Sainsbury’s for £7. It’s basically like easy polka dot nail art, you just paint your nails like normal and then apply the confetti polish with a sponge. The first thing I noticed is how heavy the bottle is, it looks like plastic but it’s actually ceramic.

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The polish is made of small rainbow pastel circles mixed in with clear top coat nail polish, the brush is a thin striping brush. For some reason, it’s only suitable for people ages 14+ which I just don’t get why. I’d love to hear your theories in the comments!

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npw Unicorn Colour Changing Nail Polish

Christmas gift sets are already making it to the supermarket shelves at Sainsbury’s and among them, I found this set of 2 colour changing nail polishes by npw. The set cost £6, I also picked up the unicorn sparkles confetti nail polish which I’m looking forward to trying out next time I do my nails.

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The orange 2 yellow polish was quite disappointing as the shift isn’t very obvious and it takes 3 to 4 coats before the colour is solid. The purple 2 pink polish looks stunning though, If you run it under the hot tap it will turn pink and under the cold tap it will turn purple. If you have long nails the polish should turn pink from your body heat but stay purple on the tips like mine. It’s a beautiful effect that can look a little like a french tip or an ombre. Luckily the purple 2 pink polish applies perfectly in 1 to 2 coats. It’s a pity the bottle is only 8ml because it could look good in a water marble but I wouldn’t want to waste the polish

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If you want to see a video of my nails changing colour under the water, you should head to my  Instagram page.

W7 Unicorn Nail Polish

W7’s Unicorn range has a magical feel as the polishes contain fine glitters that have a stunning colour shifting effect in the light. Gratiana, the dark pink polish, shines green in the light. It takes a couple of coats for Gratiana’s vibrant colours to shine through, the first coat looks like a rose gold colour but the second coat really brings the colour to life. Alanala, the lilac polish, shines baby pink in the light and Breanna the baby pink polish shines lilac in the light. Alanala and Breanna are like the twins of nail polish. I think their subtle contrast would work really well for gradient nail art like ombre. It’s definitely something I will try soon.

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W7’s Unicorn range is captioned “Add a mystical edge to your nails with this collection of nail polishes. The unicorn range brings iridescent and pearlescent beams of colour to your fingertips. Colours to suit all year round, whether it’s bringing out your inner Summer mermaid or your Winter unicorn.”

The range also includes a polish called Serenity which is described as a “rosey pink with an orange twist” and a polish called Drisana which is a much cooler silvery stone colour that shimmers blue and reminds me of a stream over pebbles.